North Judson Council Reorganizes, Selects Town Attorney

North Judson has a new town attorney. The town council approved a contract with attorney Justin Schramm.

Clerk-Treasurer Alicia Collins notes that Schramm already has some municipal experience. He currently serves as the town attorney for Winamac, Monterey, and Francesville.

Schramm will have some work ahead of him, as he takes over in North Judson. The town faces a lawsuit from the operator of its short line railroad. North Judson has also been taking legal action against various property owners, in an effort to crack down on unsafe building violations.

During Tuesday’s meeting, the North Judson Town Council also made several yearly appointments. Wendy Hoppe has once again been selected to serve as council president. She will also remain the council’s representative on the Starke County Economic Development Foundation Board of Directors, while Jane Ellen Felchuk will continue to serve on the Starke County Environmental Management Commission.

Alicia Collins takes over as the town’s representative on the Kankakee-Iroquois Regional Planning Commission, and council members were appointed as liaisons with each of the town’s departments.