The North Judson Town Board heard a public presentation by Starke County Economic Development Foundation Representative Larry Wickert regarding the industrial park located on Oak Wood Street. Wickert explained that there has not been much activity in the way of looking for industry in the area, and he says that could be attributed to one primary issue.
Wickert says that from the beginning of the industrial park, there has always been a problem regarding street access because of a lack of direct access to State Roads 10 and 39. He also said that there may be an issue regarding water pressure, and told the board that he just wanted to touch base and find out whether or not the board had any suggestions or ideas to bring industry into the area.
North Judson Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry said that the town is also dependent on the Economic Development Foundation to bring in prospective industries, and she says that a public meeting will be held to discuss the topic further. Henry says the meeting will include town board members and Wickert, as well as Economic Development Foundation Executive Director Charles Weaver and possibly the Starke County Commissioners.
Henry said the meeting will be held separately from their regularly-scheduled meetings because she expects it to be lengthy. She says the meeting will likely take place in July.