North Judson residents will have the chance to weigh in on a proposed tax increase during tonight’s town council meeting. A public hearing is scheduled on the reestablishment of the town’s cumulative capital development fund.
Clerk-Treasurer Alicia Collins says the town currently has one, but since the tax rate decreases over time, it’s down to just over 0.01 percent. The reestablishment would boost that level back up to 0.05 percent. A representative from accounting firm Umbaugh and Associates is scheduled to be at tonight’s meeting to explain the fund to residents.
In other business, council members may choose a contractor to demolish a downtown building. Seven contractors have expressed interest in tearing down the building at 205 and 207 Lane Street, which was found last year to have numerous safety violations.
Also during tonight’s meeting, a representative from Commonwealth Engineers is expected to discuss its study of North Judson’s wastewater facilities. Additionally, former clerk-treasurer Ken Pfost will be honored with a moment of silence.
Tonight’s North Judson Town Council meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall.