The North Judson Town Board’s plan to increase the size of the board from three members to five will be presented to the public for their approval in November on the general ballot. According to Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry, voters will be asked if they support the referendum to increase the board’s size after the Starke County Election Board ensures it gets on the ballot.
The board also received an update regarding the establishment of a second entrance into Highland Cemetery. Board President Wendy Hoppe spoke with Starke County Commissioner Kathy Norem, who said the entrance should not pose a problem. This week, the town’s utility crew cleared the overgrown trail that was previously an entrance to the cemetery and removed a chain blocking the path, officially opening the entrance. The cemetery can now be accessed via Ind. 10 and County Road 300 West. Henry says no audience members voiced opposition to the entrance.
Photo caption: Front Row: Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry, Board members Ralph T. Cummins, Wendy Hoppe, and Jane Ellen Felchuk, Attorney Cassandra Hine. Back Row: Town Marshal Doug Vessely, Fire Chief Joe Leszek and Town Superintendent Marshall Horstmann. Photo by Town Photographer Peggy Bohac