The North Judson Town Board swore in their two new members, Josh Brown and Justin Davis, who are now filling the seats created during the general election. A public question presented to voters in North Judson on Nov. 6 asked whether or not the town board should be expanded to five members, and the overwhelming majority gave it their approval. Now, the two youngest board members are taking their seats on the newly-expanded board.
Knox City Court Judge Charles Hasnerl performed the swearing-in ceremony with several family members in the audience to witness the event.
The board also made a number of appointments, including the re-appointment of Town Marshal Doug Vessely and Town Superintendent Marshall Horstman, who were both commended on their fine performance in 2012, along with Building Inspector Tony Benson who was also re-appointed. The board appointed Josh Brown as the representative to the Kankakee-Iruquois Regional Planning Commission, and Rich Warner was re-appointed to the Railroad Board.
Horstmann also made a public reminder to all residents of North Judson to ensure they leave one water tap running slightly while temperatures are near or below freezing in order to prevent freezing the water inside the lines, which can cause a number of problems.
Photo submitted by Peggy Lipscomb Bohac Photographer for the Town of North Judson