Winamac residents will have a chance to weigh in on the town’s application for grant funds for park upgrades. The town’s park board plans to apply for a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant to help pay for new restrooms and new equipment for the toddler playground in the Town Park. The park board has money available for both projects from donations, but the grant would allow the town to buy even more playground equipment, while saving some of the Park Gift Fund for future projects.
A public hearing on the project and the funding will be held Monday at 6:00 p.m. at the Winamac Municipal Utilities Complex. The grant application is due June 1.
During last year’s grant cycle, the park board applied for funds for its swimming pool rebuilding project, but the request was denied. Officials with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources believe the project would have a good chance this year. However, the town has put the project on hold, due to concerns that money wouldn’t be available to operate the pool if it’s built.
The Winamac Pool Committee has proposed a cheaper option, but so far, it hasn’t gotten the official support of the town council.