North Judson Town Board Tentatively Approves Purchase of Cemetery Signs

The cemetery in North Judson will soon be sporting a new rules and regulations sign, as the North Judson Town Board this week approved a purchase order for a quote receive on the purchase of two signs. Town Superintendent Marshall Horstmann presented the purchase orders from Gary Clark on the cost of two signs, which came to $1200 and includes two 4-foot-by-8-foot aluminum signs for the main entrance and a 4-foot-by-4-foot aluminum sign for the secondary entrance.

As an additional cost-cutting measure, Gary Clark told Horstmann that he has a sign he had prepared for a business about five years ago that had never been picked up, and he offered to use it for the main entrance sign. The advertising detail on the sign could be painted over and used as the back side, and Clark indicated the signs could be ready within a week. Horstmann said the total cost would come out to about $900, but it’s not set in stone.

Council President Wendy Hoppe indicated the purchase order could be approved pending the outcome of the final cost, and a motion was made and approved to purchase the two signs – including the used aluminum sign – pending the final cost.

The board also approved an amendment to the rules and regulations ordinance, clarifying that “marking flags” do not include flags such as American or other decorative flags. The council approved the amendment on its first reading, and the second and third readings are expected at the next meeting.