The town of North Judson cannot finalize a grant application for water system improvements until they get enough completed income surveys from local residents. Town officials are applying for funds to rehabilitate the two water towers. First the town has to meet the income threshold outlined in the grant criteria.
Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry says the Kankakee-Iroquois Regional Planning Commission mailed income surveys to residents, but not enough have been returned to proceed. Town utility workers are following up with in-person visits to the homes that have not returned the surveys. Henry tells WKVI News 110 surveys were sent in, and 25 more have been collected through site visits. She says the town needs 337 in order to proceed with the grant. Henry adds residents who got surveys in the mail should expect a visit soon.
The North Judson Town Council on Monday also approved the procurement of a credit card for the superintendent to use when making purchases at stores where the town does not have a charge account. Currently he has to pay for purchases out of pocket and submit receipts for reimbursement.