The North Judson Town Board held a second public hearing this week – this time regarding their new salary ordinance. The third reading of the ordinance was conducted at the recent meeting of the board and no public comment was made, allowing the board to pass the ordinance as written. The ordinance allows a $.50 raise per hour for employees of the town that receive a license for the application of pesticide, and Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry said that only one employee currently qualifies for the raise.
The board also discussed the town’s anti-tobacco policy which prohibits the use of tobacco in public buildings. Henry says the town’s policy is more stringent than the statewide policy which will take effect July 1 and only covers smoking, while she says the town’s policy covers tobacco use as a whole. The board plans to draft an ordinance regulating fines for violations of the policy.
The upcoming Mint Fest has been taking precedence over many town projects, including the replacement of street signs with newer, more reflective signs. Town Superintendent Marshall Horstman says they have gotten the new signs but the replacement has been delayed until after the festival.