The North Judson Town Council is willing to consider an urban chicken ordinance, but first, they’re asking for a petition with 300 residents’ signatures. Council member John Rowe proposed the petition Monday, to gauge the amount of support that exists out in the community and not just among people showing up at council meetings. Continue reading
North Judson’s chickens will be allowed to stay for at least a while longer, as the town continues to review its animal ordinance. Residents filled North Judson Town Hall Monday, as chicken owner Sarah Burkett spoke out against the town council’s decision to more strictly enforce the ordinance. It currently prohibits residents from keeping chickens and other farm animals.
The legal battle over North Judson’s short line railroad has town officials considering the line’s future. Last July, the town council decided to lease the line to Michigan-based Lake State Railway, but the Chesapeake and Indiana Railroad still hasn’t vacated it.
North Judson residents will soon have curbside recycling. The town council voted Monday to enter into a five-year contract with Republic Services. Under the arrangement, residents will get a new recycling tote. Recycling will be picked up every other week, likely starting in August.
Whether or not North Judson gets curbside recycling pickup, the recycling drop-off site currently offered by the Starke County Environmental Management District will be removed by July 1. That’s what town council member Jane Ellen Felchuk told the rest of the council Monday. Town officials say it’s been difficult to keep the site clean, and they want the bins taken away as soon as possible. Continue reading
The Town of North Judson may soon be adding a part-time ordinance enforcement officer. Continue reading
Long-awaited alley repairs are nearing completion in North Judson. As of Monday, the alley project was about three-quarters of the way done, according to Town Superintendent Marshall Horstmann. Continue reading
The Town of North Judson is hoping to save some money by purchasing a refurbished dump truck, rather than a new one. Continue reading
Efforts to build a community center in North Judson continue, as town officials consider a potential location. Organizers had previously planned to apply this week for grant funding from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs to help cover the cost of building a new community center on donated land north of the town’s fire station. Continue reading
The Town of North Judson plans to upgrade some of its alleys. The town council Monday voted to use 25-percent of the property tax revenue the town received from the state, for alley maintenance. Continue reading
John Rowe has been selected as the newest member of the North Judson Town Council. He defeated Joan Haugh by a vote of 2 to 1 in a Democratic Party caucus Monday, according to North Judson Clerk-Treasurer Alicia Collins. Continue reading