North Judson Town Council to Continue Discussing Animal Ordinance

North Judson Council President Wendy Hoppe; Police Officer Frank Thomas; Council Members Josh Brown, John Rowe, Jane Ellen Felchuk, James Young; Town Attorney Justin Schramm, Clerk-Treasurer Alicia Collins

North Judson’s animal ordinance will continue to be discussed during tonight’s town council meeting. Council members recently decided to enforce the ordinance more strictly, following complaints about chickens and other animals.

While chickens are technically prohibited in town, resident Sarah Burkett says her chicken farm was grandfathered in six years ago. A debate about whether that still applies to the chickens she has now has reopened the discussion about whether chickens should be allowed in general.

Also during tonight’s meeting, the North Judson Town Council is scheduled to hear a presentation from Starke County Economic Development Foundation Special Projects Coordinator Ron Gifford. The town council will meet tonight at 6:30 at North Judson Town Hall.