The Town of North Judson continues to move forward with its efforts to obtain grant funding for its water tower rehabilitation project. Clerk-treasurer Alicia Collins says the grant application has been submitted, and now the town is waiting for official approval.
North Judson has already qualified for state funding, based on the results of income surveys taken last year. The grant will help pay for maintenance work to the town’s two water towers.
Meanwhile, the town is also starting the process of submitting another grant application. Last month, a representative from Commonwealth Engineers approached the council with a proposal to update the long-term control plan for the town’s wastewater treatment plant. The plan would help the town make decisions about future wastewater improvements and anticipate needs that may arise in the future.
Commonwealth Engineers says the plan will cost a total of $37,500, but grant funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development office would cover 75 percent of the cost. This week, the North Judson Town Council decided to start pursuing that grant, by notifying Rural Development officials of the town’s desire to apply for the funding.