North Judson Town Clerk-Treasurer Connie Miller and Town Board President Dan Anderson said thank you to the community Monday night as they were recognized for their efforts as elected officials. They also welcomed Donna Henry and Tim Cummins who will taking over as Clerk-Treasurer and Town Board member January 2nd, 2012.
Fellow Board member, Jane Ellen Felchuk, expressed her gratitude for their hard work and so did other members in attendance.
Connie Miller talked about her last few weeks in office.
“More than anything, I guess, the finality of it all has kind of finally sunk in. Up to this point, I’ve just been kind of going with the flow and keeping myself busy with work and keeping myself busy working with the incoming Clerk-Treasurer. I feel really good about it. I’m very happy with the people we’ve got coming in and I have no doubt that things are going to be great. I’m a little bit sad, but I’m ready to move on too so I think it’s a good thing for everybody.”
She talked about what she discussed with the residents at the meeting.
“The only thing I tried to stress was the same thing I try to stressed the eight years I was Clerk-Treasurer and that’s to keep yourself informed. Don’t depend on what you hear on the street or in the coffee shops. Come to the meetings and keep yourself informed, hear it first hand, stay involved with your community, and don’t depend on someone else’s interpretation to find out what’s going on. Be positive about the outlook of the town and where we’re going. Do what you can to help us grow and prosper.”
Dan Anderson talked about his term in office.
“It was a pretty good term,” he said. “We did a lot of construction. We did a wastewater lagoon project, we did the drainage project on State Road 39 on the south side of town, we decided that we would take the old firehouse and make it a community center and we put a lot of effort into that. We’ve applied for a couple of other grants for the railroad and I think all-in-all it’s been a productive four years.”
He said that the town will be moving forward with the new Board.
“They wanted a change and I wish them the best with that. I think this Council and the Clerk-Treasurer have done their best with what we had to work with and I look forward to seeing what the new crew will do.”