Winamac to Explore Cumulative Capital Development Fund Reestablishment

Winamac property owners may see a bit of a tax increase next year. Clerk-Treasurer Melanie Berger told the town council Monday that the town’s cumulative capital development fund rate, which decreases over time, is now down to 4.23 cents. She said the town could bring in about another $5,300 by reestablishing it at the full five cent rate.

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Starke County Park Board Denies Rent Credit for Bass Lake Campground Electrical Upgrades

Starke County will not help the operator of the Bass Lake Campground with the cost of electrical upgrades. After six months of discussion, the county park board voted Tuesday to deny a request to deduct the $7,800 cost from the operator’s rent payment. The project would have increased the electrical capacity in the back half of the campground, to accommodate newer RVs.

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Architects Finalizing Plans for Knox Schools Building Project

Duane Dart with architecture firm Schmidt Associates gives Knox School Board members an update on building plans.

Architects continue refining plans for Knox Community Schools’ upcoming $20 million building project. Duane Dart with Schmidt Associates told the school board last week that drawings were being completed and a final “room-by-room” analysis was planned for last Friday.

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Pulaski County Officials Consider Architect, Financial Advisor, Bond Counsel for Courthouse Project

Pulaski County officials are planning their next steps, when it comes to the renovation of the courthouse and expansion of the Justice Center. During a joint session with the county council Monday, the commissioners agreed to ask Rowland Design for a quote for final design work, since the company already did the preliminary plans.

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Winamac Park Board Continues Planning for ‘Swinging Bridge’ Improvements

The Winamac Park Board continues planning to prepare the Town Park’s “swinging bridge” for its centennial. A rededication ceremony and the installation of a decorative lighting feature have been proposed for 2023. But first, Park Board President Jon Chapman wants to address some of the items that came up in a recent bridge inspection.

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