The North Judson Town Board this week received an update on the process of moving the town’s garage to a new building, and according to Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry, councilwoman Jane Ellen Felchuk is working closely with Town Superintendent Marshall Horstmann and will soon be acquiring signatures from residents as required to establish that the town is in need of a new garage.
Henry said the town needs a new garage because the current building is in extremely poor condition and is not large enough to suit the town’s needs. Most importantly, however, Henry said the building is in disrepair and would be too costly to rehabilitate.
Consequently, the town is now looking into building a new building on property that had been donated to the town near Railroad and Sycamore streets. The location would also house the town’s new salt shed, which Horstmann is currently working on; he is getting an engineer’s opinion on how deep the cement pad must be for the new salt shed, and hopes that the building will be up and ready to house salt before snow falls.
Officials must gather at least 50 signatures from residents that affirm the town is in need of a new garage before the project can move forward.