North Judson Town Board Seeking Cemetery Mowing Bids

 The North Judson Town Board last week received an update on the bids for town cemetery mowing services, and Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry explained the board approved a motion to advertise for bids in local papers with a deadline of Feb. 18.

Henry said the bids must be sealed and submitted as per the specs in the advertisement. The board will review bids at their meeting on Feb. 18, but she said the board may not award the bid that night; rather, the board may want to review the contracts further before making a decision.

Last April, the board awarded the cemetery mowing bid to Maple Leaf Landscaping at a cost of $700 for each mowing. According to last year’s bid, a maximum of eight mowings would take place for the season from May 1st to November 1st, and any additional mowings would have to be approved.

Henry noted that the board also welcomed the new town attorney, Rachel Arndt, to her first board meeting. The board appointed Arndt, an attorney with Rochester firm Peterson Waggoner, and Perkins, at their last meeting on Jan. 23 to replace Cassandra Hine. Henry said the board had reviewed several potential candidates for the position before narrowing it down to three, and at their meeting on Monday night voted Arndt to be the new attorney.