The Winamac Street Department recently had work done on their street sweeper. The renovations will help improve cleaning capabilities, speed up the amount of time it takes to complete street sweeping tasks and hopefully prolong the lifespan of the 17-year-old machine.
During Winamac Town Council meeting Monday evening, Street Department Superintendent Jeremy Beckner informed the council that this is the first time the sweeper has received any repair work since its purchase, explaining the $16,000 cost.
The improvements include a new 18 bristle pick-up broom that has helped eliminate extra work for the street department. In the past, workers would have to go over roads more than once in order to clean up the trail the sweeper left behind. With the repairs, only one run is needed.