The Winamac Town Park is a step closer to getting new restrooms. The park board voted last week to hire Mark Maddox to draw up architectural plans for a cost of $3,000. That’s significantly lower than the other bid the town received, for $9,500. The goal is to expand the facility to allow for more toilets and more space for wheelchairs.
How to pay for the plans was the topic of some discussion last week. The park board previously decided to use money donated to the Park Gift Fund, rather than tax dollars. But with some uncertainty remaining about next year’s budget, some members suggested using town funds while they’re available, and saving the Gift Fund for the future. In the end, though, the board stuck with its original decision.