Winamac Town Council to Hold Public Hearing Over OCRA Grant Tonight, Regular Meeting Scheduled for Afterwards

The Winamac Town Council will hold a public hearing to discuss the OCRA Grant Application for the Wastewater project. It will be held at 6 p.m. with their regular meeting rescheduled to take place immediately after the hearing adjourns.

The OCRA Grant that is up for discussion is a competitive grant worth $700,000 that will help cover costs of the proposed upgrades to the Wastewater treatment plant. In order to be eligible for the funding, the application will need to be submitted by February 9th.

During the regularly scheduled meeting, the department superintendents will deliver reports to the council. Town Manager Brad Zellers will present a list of appointments and Clerk-Treasurer Melanie Berger will discuss investments, surety bonds and documents about nepotism and conflict interest in her report.

Council members will also revisit some old business presented by resident and business owner, Jason Potthoff, including a request regarding a portion of his property. The topic of backflow testing fees will also be reconsidered.

Both the public hearing and the regular meeting will take place at the Winamac Utilities Complex at 623 W 11th Street.