Winamac Town Council members established an account for Community Crossings Grant funds when they met earlier this week.
Town Attorney Justin Schramm mentioned that the account would hold the $90,000 awarded through the grant as well as the $30,000 of match money. Providing match money was a stipulation of receiving the grant and the amount would be transferred from the transportation fund.
Schramm went on to describe some content within the ordinance stating, “Under section 1 paragraph three, it lists the acceptable expenditures from that account which pretty much covers almost anything you would want to do with a street, the bridge, replacing guard rails, etc.”
Other approved uses include the installation of warning or regulatory signage, intersection improvements and the construction, maintenance and design of disabilities-accessible sidewalks, ramps, curbs and gutters associated with a road project.
The final acceptable expenditure listed is any other road or street project, as determined by the Winamac Town Council. The ordinance establishing the fund received unanimous council approval.