The Town of North Judson made about $300 selling odds and ends during the recent town-wide yard sale. Continue reading
The North Judson town-wide yard sale is today! More than 50 spots around town and in the outskirts will be hosting their own sales. If you’re looking to have a detailed description of where these sales are located you should pick up one of the maps that are available. Continue reading
The North Judson City Council met Monday evening for their regularly scheduled meeting. Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry presented a $225 quote for pest control services during their last meeting and after some deliberation during their latest meeting the The Council approved the treatment of town hall by Combs Pest Control, so they will be using florence sc pest control to get rid of the problem. Continue reading
The weather has sidelined efforts to collect enough income surveys from North Judson residents to finalize a grant application. Continue reading
The town of North Judson cannot finalize a grant application for water system improvements until they get enough completed income surveys from local residents. Town officials are applying for funds to rehabilitate the two water towers. First the town has to meet the income threshold outlined in the grant criteria. Continue reading
Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry told WKVI News that the town council approved the purchase of five baskets totalling $1,700 that will capture large items in the sewer system. The wastewater crews continue to find shirts, sleeves, underwear, and other items not suitable for flushing down the toilet in the sewer pumps. As a result, the pumps are damaged and it’s quite an expense to replace those pumps.
North Judson residents can put any brush they would like to have hauled off by the town alongside their alleys for pickup starting Monday. If the home doesn’t have an alley, brush can be placed along the curb. Either way, clerk-treasurer Donna Henry says it needs to be in place by 7 a.m. Monday to ensure pickup, as crews will only make one pass through town. She adds this pickup is for brush only, as leaves will be collected again this fall.
The lone contractor to submit a timely cemetery mowing bid to the town of North Judson will do the work this year. Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry says the town council awarded the bid to Shef’s Lawn Care Services. Their $15,000 bid includes mowing of Highland and Pioneer Cemeteries and other miscellaneous lawn care around town. Continue reading
North Judson will still have a grocery store thanks to quick action by the town council. Heartland Markets has signed a letter of intent to buy Ray’s Super Foods on Lane Street. Company officials also asked the town if they could offer any incentives. North Judson Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry recently spoke with representatives from the State Board of Accounts, who suggested they could set up a revolving loan fund for economic development projects. Continue reading
A buyer has expressed interest in Ray’s Super Foods in downtown North Judson but is looking to the town council for financial assistance to close the deal. Town Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry recently sought guidance from the State Board of Accounts as to what the council may be able to do. If Ray’s closes, North Judson will be without a grocery store. Continue reading
Whether the deal goes through for the store’s purchase, however, may be influenced by the North Judson Town Council. Ray’s Super Foods operated in North Judson for the past 18 years, but the owners announced in an advertisement that they intended to “make a change.”
The public is invited to tour the new North Judson Town Maintenance Building. An open house is scheduled tomorrow afternoon from 4:30 until 6 p.m. The new building is located at 710 Railroad Street on the west side of town. It features a three-bay garage and will replace the dilapidated structure located near the town park on George Street. North Judson Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry says light refreshments will be served at tomorrow evening’s open house.
Head to North Judson for bargains tomorrow. Town-wide yard sales start at 8 a.m. and continue through the day, rain or shine. Continue reading
The Town of North Judson has additional graves available for purchase in Highland Cemetery. A recent survey of the east side of the current property allowed the addition of approximately 84 sites. Continue reading
A few North Judson area residents on the fringes of the town limits will soon get monthly bills for trash and hydrant services. Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry explains a recent internal audit found three homes have been receiving those services from the town for several years but have not been charged for them. Continue reading
The North Judson Town Board plans to add three additional rows of grave sites to Highland Cemetery. Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry tells WKVI news that there is room to do so on the far east side of the existing property. Board members voted Monday night to proceed with surveying and plotting the land. Henry says the expansion will add between 100 and 115 grave sites. They will be available within the next few months. Contact the North Judson Clerk’s Office at 574-896-3340 for more information.
The Town of North Judson now has a social networking policy on the books for its employees. It applies to all full and part-time workers, elected officials and any other person or persons or department in close association with the town. Board members adopted the policy when they met Monday night. It recognizes that people may use platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social media sites and reminds them that their postings may have an adverse effect on the town or themselves. Employees are urged to monitor content in which they are tagged and only post work-related information with permission. The policy does allow the clerk-treasurer to post information about upcoming town events or needs on social media sites with approval from the council. To read the policy, click here SOCIAL NETWORKING POLICY-05-19-2014. Continue reading
The North Judson Town Council is expected to vote on a social media policy for employees when they meet on Monday, May 19. Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry tells WKVI News it’s a new addition to the employee handbook. Councilman Tim Cummins has been working to revise and update it. The changes are mostly clarifications of things like how vacation time is earned. Once the policy is adopted, the handbook will be reprinted and given to town employees.
The council is also revising the contractors permit ordinance, with a first reading set for their mid-month meeting. They also acknowledged the park board’s recent hiring of Bill Hemphill as the seasonal caretaker for the town park. Town council members also set Aug. 9 as the date for this year’s town-wide yard sale. Henry says more information about permits and other requirements will be provided closer to that date. The exterior of the new maintenance building is finished, and the interior should be complete by the end of the month.
A portable speed bump used by the Town of North Judson to slow traffic near the little league field on Weninger Street was stolen sometime over the weekend. Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry says the town marshal’s office is investigating the theft. Each spring town officials place one near the park and another one on Ufkes Drive near the soccer field. Even though they are portable, they still have to be anchored into the pavement. Henry says the town got a quote of $675 to replace the speed bump. Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call 574-772-5914.
The criminal case against former North Judson Clerk-Treasurer Connie Miller has gone to the attorneys for negotiation, according to Wendy Hoppe, town council president. Hoppe told the town council this week that the next meeting between the attorneys will take place on Feb. 21 in South Bend.