The Town of North Judson now has a redevelopment commission. It was officially established by the town council Monday.Continue reading
The condition of a North Judson auto repair shop property continues to draw concern from town officials. Now, they’re hoping zoning updates might put some teeth into enforcement efforts.Continue reading
The potential sale of North Judson’s short line railroad could complicate efforts to extend the North Judson Erie Trail. The Prairie Trails Club wants to extend the trail to the northwest, alongside the railroad tracks. Starke County Economic Development Foundation Executive Director Larry Wickert told the town council Monday that in order to get a Next Level Trails grant from the state, it would help to have a permanent easement from the town.Continue reading
A bill for almost $11,000 has prompted the North Judson Town Council to consider changing the town’s election cycle. The bill for last November’s town election was eventually forgiven by the Starke County Council, but during Monday’s town council meeting, Council Member Josh Brown said the county might not be willing to do that in the future.Continue reading
The North Judson Town Council considered two agreements related to services they would need as they proceed with the potential sale of the town-owned railroad.Continue reading
A recent conversation that North Judson Town Attorney Justin Schramm had with a representative of the Indiana Attorney General’s Office was highlighted during the council’s first meeting of the month.Continue reading
North Judson’s Town Attorney will be looking over the town’s zoning rules following a question submitted by the Building Inspector Monday evening.Continue reading
A right-of-way permit form was submitted to North Judson Town Council members for consideration last week.Continue reading
A request from Mediacom has prompted North Judson Town Attorney Justin Schramm to create a right-of-way form for the town.Continue reading
An ordinance that would regulate public nuisances on private property in the town of North Judson was presented to officials in draft form Monday night.
Town Attorney Justin Schramm told members this ordinance would prohibit what’s classified as “environmental public nuisances.”Continue reading
A resolution related to funding for the North Judson Wastewater/Combined Sewer Overflow project was passed when members met during their first meeting of the month.Continue reading
North Judson Town Council members plan to handle a few different matters during a special end-of-year session being held today. Continue reading
North Judson’s billing clerk came before the Town Council last Monday to discuss the possibility of developing an ordinance that would change the way the town bills utilities at rented properties. Continue reading
North Judson Town Attorney Justin Schramm encouraged town council members to appoint a safety board when they met Monday night. Currently, North Judson Town council members also serve as members of the safety board.
The attorney referenced an Indiana code that regulates the discipline and removal of firefighters and police officers which gives individuals the right to a hearing where they can appeal to the safety board if they face a suspension exceeding 5 days.
Schramm said that can lead to a bit of an issue when safety board consists of the same people who serve as town officials.
North Judson Officials took action Monday night to repeal an outdated ordinance that prohibited tattoo parlors from being established within the town limits. Continue reading
North Judson Town Council members took a major step with their Waterworks and Sewer projects when they met last Monday.
Two ordinances related to the projects were considered at last week’s meeting. These documents laid out various details, including all the entities involved as well as certain requirements and responsibilities related to the projects and how they’re being financed. Continue reading
North Judson Town Council members addressed a property classification concern when they met last Monday.
Don Ward and Gus Curran came before council members last week to ask whether they knew if a particular piece of property was zoned within the town limits or if it fell in the county’s jurisdiction.
He added that they were looking to get some kind of definitive statement from the council as soon as possible since Curran is attempting to sell the property and already had one client turn away due to the zoning complications. Continue reading
The North Judson Town Council members approved a lease agreement with Fourway Computer Products when they met on Monday.
The lease agreement permits Fourway Computer Products to utilize the Town’s water towers to install new equipment that is supposed to help improve internet coverage and capabilities in town. Continue reading
A representative from the firm ONI Risk Partners will discuss the Town of North Judson’s property and liability insurance for 2019 when town council members meet tonight.
Members will also go over a proposal from Fourway Computer Products when they address old business. Continue reading
North Judson Town Attorney Justin Schramm asked for some language to be added to a lease agreement between the Town and Fourway Computer Products during Monday night’s town council meeting.
At a previous meeting, the President of the company, Roland Houin, asked the council to consider upgrading the existing equipment installed on the town’s water tower next to Norwayne Field and removing any redundant or unutilized electronics to make better use of the space. Continue reading