North Judson to Proceed with Alley Repairs

North Judson Water TowerAlley repairs may soon begin in North Judson. The town council Monday agreed to hire Frank Dietrich to install a new layer of stone in areas in need of repair.

Town Superintendent Marshall Horstmann estimated the town could save about $3,600 by having town employees haul the stone. “For us to haul those with the truck, it would be about 60 truckloads, and it would be about three weeks at the minimum for one person to be hauling the stone,” he said. “And that’s going to be taking a person away from other jobs that we’ve got going on.”

Beyond that, council member Josh Brown said it’s simply time for the work to get done. “I just want it to happen, though,” he said. “We’ve talked about this since June. I just want it to happen.”

Horstmann reported that the Dietrich could start the work in the next couple of weeks. Meanwhile, the town’s recently-purchased dump truck isn’t expected to arrive until the first week of October.

The town council decided to have Dietrich handle the work, in an effort to speed up the process.