Starke County Sheriff Bill Dulin will discuss the staffing needs for the new jail with the county commissioners when they meet this evening. The facility east of Knox on State Road 8 is scheduled to open in June and will house nearly twice as many inmates as the existing jail. The advance agenda for the 6 p.m. meeting indicates Dulin will ask for permission to hire two more full-time jail officers. He will also review the revised listing of needed equipment with the commissioners.
Other agenda items include consideration of a possible amendment to the county’s golf cart ordinance, discussion of a mechanic’s position for the Starke County Highway Department and consideration of a jail policy for EMS service and billings.