Bill Crase

53 East Mound Street
Knox, IN 46534
(574) 772-9135 — Main
(574) 772-9119 — Fax

Office Hours

Monday          8:00 am – 4:00 pm (CST)

Tuesday          8:00 am – 4:00 pm (CST)

Wednesday     8:00 am – 4:00 pm (CST)

Thursday         8:00 am – 4:00 pm (CST)

Friday               8:00 am – 4:00 pm (CST)

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Agency Functions

  • Look over and and approve every building permit and subdivision that goes through the Starke County Planning Commission and conduct on-site inspections when necessary
  • The following duties are in accordance with the duties of the Surveyor of Record for the following drainage boards (meetings held every month): (1) Starke-Pulaski, (2) Starke-Marshall, (3) Starke Regular, (4) Starke-Laporte-St. Joseph, (5) Starke-Marshall-Laporte-St. Joseph.
    • Create and maintain minutes of each meeting.
    • Create all drainage contracts and special provisions for excavating and spraying as well as all inspection reports and claims for contractors.
    • Create and submit claims for Drainage Board members.
    • Obtain permits from various Federal and State Regulatory agency concerning drainage projects.
    • Create a Maintenance and Reconstruction priority list for all legal drains under each boards jurisdiction.
    • Create Surveyor reports concerning all pertinent data on individual drains for each drainage board as needed
    • Create and maintain Maintenance & Reconstruction assessment rolls for all assessed drains. (approximately 48)
    • Service the public’s request for all information relating to these boards.
    • Act as the drainage boards’ liaison between themselves and various state and federal agencies such as the Department of Natural Resources, Army Corps of Engineers, and the Environmental Protection Agency.
    • Schedule and conduct public hearings as well as serve notices on all interested parties in accordance with State and Federal law. (minimum of 2 per year per board)
    • Inspect and report on allegations of obstructions of legal drains, mutual drains, and natural surface watercourse.
    • Make determination of watersheds for regulated drains.
  • Perform the duties of a member on the following boards: Kankakee River Basin Commission and Starke County Planning Commission.
  • Maintain or arrange maintenance for 5% of the section corners in Starke County each year.
  • Maintain and record all legal records dating from the 1800s to the present.
July 5, 2022
  • Commissioners Meeting

    July 5, 2022  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    53 e Mound st Knox Indiana

    Regular Session


July 11, 2022
  • Starke County Planning Commission Board Meeting

    July 11, 2022  5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Annex Meeting Room

    Annex Building Meeting room


  • BZA meeting

    July 11, 2022  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    53 E. Mound St. Knox, IN 46534


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