The Winamac Town Board members held a Public Hearing for the proposed 2012 budget at their meeting Monday night. No comments were made during the hearing. The total of all funds proposed for 2012 is $1,470,882.
The Town Board also learned that the Town is the recipient of a fully-funded Safe Routes to School Green 3 grant worth $75,000. The Safe Routes to School grant allows a study to be done to see how students travel to school and, if needed, to provide a sidewalk or other gateway for children to safely travel to school. The Town will put up the money immediately and it will be paid back in full.
The Town is also the recipient of a Community Energy Grant. A study will be done to determine how town officials utilize electricity and make suggestions on energy saving options. This is also a fully-funded grant, but it is unknown at this time how much the grant is for. Only 16 communities in the state received this grant and the Town of Winamac is one of them.