Planning efforts continue for the North Judson-Wayne Township community center project. North Judson Clerk-Treasurer Alicia Collins told the town council last week that an appraisal of the proposed site has been completed and a meeting will be held with the hope of finalizing the donation of the land.
Town officials were also scheduled to meet with an engineer last Friday, while a representative with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs will be in town for a site visit this Friday.
North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Chief Joe Leszek reported that the department’s fundraiser for the project earlier this month raised about $2,000. In total, the community center project is estimated to cost $830,000. Project organizers hope OCRA grant funding will cover $400,000 of that.
Collins also announced that a public hearing on the town’s wastewater grant application will be held Monday, May 2 at 6:00 p.m. Commonwealth Engineers has offered to update the long-term control plan for the town’s wastewater facilities, with three-quarters of the cost being covered by grant funds.
Last week’s town council meeting was the last one for council member Justin Davis, who is resigning from the position. Collins thanked Davis for everything he’s done for the town. A Democratic Party caucus will be held this evening at 7:00 at North Judson Town Hall to choose a replacement.