The necessary permits are almost in place for the Winamac Town Park’s restroom project. During Thursday’s park board meeting, town manager and board member Brad Zellers reported that there was just one item that still had to be processed, before construction can get going.
“I’ve got the county building permit,” he said. “We had to have that little area surveyed down there where 4-H uses. That’s done. It just needs recorded. . . . And the permit for the building itself, the state release, they’re in the process of renewing that because it expired.”
The FORM-IT Corporation has been hired to do the work at a cost of $165,000. “They seem to think the actual building, getting that structure up, is not that big a deal,” Zellers added.
When it comes to the demolition of the old restrooms, Zellers doubted that the cost will have gone up from previous estimates. Park Manager Dave DeLorenzo pointed out that if the ground is disturbed during the demolition, they’ll have to make sure it’s properly compacted before laying any concrete, so cracks don’t form. Zellers said a test could be done, while DeLorenzo suggested having the county run its compacting equipment on the site.
The cost of the restroom project is being covered, in part, by a Land and Water Conservation Fund matching grant.