The Town of North Judson may be able to move ahead with alley repairs, following the replacement of the town’s dump truck. The town council last week voted to purchase a truck from Holt & Sons Truck Sales of Gardner, Illinois, according to Clerk-Treasurer Alicia Collins. The company buys used trucks and refurbishes them to customers’ specifications.
Collins says the cost is $47,790, nearly $20,000 less than the other bid the town received. She adds the replacement truck may allow the town to repair alleys this year without having to hire an outside contractor to haul stone and other materials. Meanwhile, the town council continues to consider moving trash pickup to the street, to save wear and tear on the alleys.