The Starke County Commissioners are meeting this morning with a lengthy agenda that includes a number of departmental reports and other county updates, one of which involves the Bass Lake Beach. Previously, the commissioners discussed the establishment of a county parks and recreation committee to oversee the beach and other non-municipal public parks. Establishment of such a body would be up to the council, and the commissioners sent them a favorable recommendation to do so.
While there has been no word yet on how the council will vote regarding the establishment of a committee, the commissioners are slated to discuss issues at the Bass Lake Beach and Campground at 9:10 a.m. this morning. The commissioners requested that management officials from the beach attend their meetings to provide them with updates on how the beach is coming on fixing problems at the location.
When last the commissioners discussed the beach, Richard Callahan – who has a lease with the county through 2018 to run the property – contended that several problems have already been fixed and said both the beach and campground will be problem-free when an inspector returned to check both facilities.