The Hoosier Valley Railroad Secretary, Mark Knebel, attended the recent North Judson Town Board meeting where he informed the Board that the 2011 grant applications have opened and they will be applying for a $235,000 grant. The
grant match is 41% which is $96,350. Co-Alliance and the Chesapeake and Indiana Railroad have agreed to pay half of the match if the town could pick up the other half which is $48,175. The Board agreed to pay that amount. The railroad staff hopes to complete more upgrades if awarded this grant.
Members of the Mint Festival Committee appeared before the North Iudson Town Board to ask if the Town’s attorney could write a letter to the prior members to retum all Festival materials. The Board denied the request saying they are not getting in the middle. The Board suggested they try talking to the Starke County Prosecutor.