The North Judson Town Council last week discussed the possibility of putting up signage prohibiting smoking near shelters in the town park. Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry says that matter was tabled because, as of July 1, House Bill 1149 would take effect– a bill preventing smoking in many public areas. The council will investigate whether or not parks are included in that bill.
Town Marshall Doug Vessely also informed the council that his department has been having problems with a 2005 squad car. He says the vehicle, which has 130,000 miles, will have to be repaired, but he has not yet had it looked at. Henry says Vessely often gives the board reports on what repairs are needed in his department to keep the board up to date. He will return to the next meeting with an estimate on repairs for the vehicle, which he says he hopes will last at least another year.
The Railroad Board told the council that they are still working on getting a grant processed for repairs at the U.S. 30 railroad crossing. Henry says that although the crossing is on U.S. 30, it is still owned by the town and they are responsible for its upkeep and maintenance. Henry says she expects more information regarding those repairs at the next meeting.