A few North Judson area residents on the fringes of the town limits will soon get monthly bills for trash and hydrant services. Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry explains a recent internal audit found three homes have been receiving those services from the town for several years but have not been charged for them. Continue reading
Contractors or subcontractors doing business in or with the town of North Judson must obtain a permit from the town and be properly insured. That’s the gist of the contractor permit ordinance passed on final reading Monday night by the town board. The new policy does not apply to homeowners who perform their own renovations. However, anyone hired to build, remodel or renovate a structure is subject to the law. Continue reading
The North Judson Town Board plans to add three additional rows of grave sites to Highland Cemetery. Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry tells WKVI news that there is room to do so on the far east side of the existing property. Board members voted Monday night to proceed with surveying and plotting the land. Henry says the expansion will add between 100 and 115 grave sites. They will be available within the next few months. Contact the North Judson Clerk’s Office at 574-896-3340 for more information.
The Town of North Judson now has a social networking policy on the books for its employees. It applies to all full and part-time workers, elected officials and any other person or persons or department in close association with the town. Board members adopted the policy when they met Monday night. It recognizes that people may use platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social media sites and reminds them that their postings may have an adverse effect on the town or themselves. Employees are urged to monitor content in which they are tagged and only post work-related information with permission. The policy does allow the clerk-treasurer to post information about upcoming town events or needs on social media sites with approval from the council. To read the policy, click here SOCIAL NETWORKING POLICY-05-19-2014. Continue reading
The little league diamond at the North Judson Town Park is shining brightly, thanks to a recent assist from Kankakee Valley REMC. A crew from the utility company set the three new light poles the town purchased for the park. Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry says the town board sent them a thank you letter.
Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry tells WKVI news the exterior of the structure is finished, and the garage doors will be installed today. Town maintenance employees will then do the interior work.
The North Judson Town Board will hold a special public meeting on Wednesday, April 2 at 8:30 a.m. CT at the building that currently houses the First Farmers Bank and Trust building at 310 Lane St.
Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry told WKVI that the bank is vacating the building to move to a different location in town. First Farmers Bank and Trust recently bought Bank of Indiana and will be moving to that location.
The weather on Monday caused the postponement of several government and school board meetings. Many of those have been rescheduled.
The Starke County Board of Commissioners will meet Thursday morning at 9 a.m. in the Starke County annex building. EMA Director Ted Bombagetti will have an update for the commissioners, updates will be given on the proposed sale of property in Parkview Heights to the city of Knox, plus a report on landfill monitoring results. Commissioner Kent Danford will provide a report on the meeting of the Knox planning commission and permit fees. The automatic renewal of Kone Elevator’s service contract and a proposed amended agreement from Lawson-Fisher regarding the County Road 300 East and State Road 8 project are also on the agenda for this meeting.
Henry said the matter will be discussed again at the next meeting.
In addition, the board is reviewing the employee handbook, but that matter was also tabled pending further review, Henry said.
The town of North Judson is still plagued with frozen water meters and pipes, with four or five residences currently suffering from the effects of this winter’s frigid temperatures. Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry said the difficult part of this situation is the fact that most of the pipes are frozen on the side of the pipes maintained by the town, but the ground is so frozen that crews are unable to get to the pipe to fix it.
In addition, Henry said the meeting will include a review of the process regarding the reading of ordinances, with the possibility of a reading to be held regarding the proposed ordinances. She said the board will also elect the new board president, and appoint the town marshal, town superintendent, town attorney, and board member positions as necessary.
Henry said that as a result, the town may have to tighten their belts a little more than what they anticipated.
The town also received funds from the Starke County auditor for sewer liens in the amount of $10,957.70.