A concern about tourists’ tubing expeditions’ impact on the Tippecanoe River’s ecology was heard by the Winamac Park Board last week. Resident Mark Copeland told board members that fishing isn’t what it was five or 10 years ago, and he blamed the trash brought by the increase in tourism.Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board has picked a construction company to build new restrooms in the Town Park. During Thursday’s meeting, board members selected the FORM-IT Corporation’s bid of $165,000.Continue reading
Efforts continue to expand the green space at Veterans Memorial Park in Winamac. During last week’s park board meeting, board member and town manager Brad Zellers said there might be some money in the town’s curb and sidewalk budget to remove the remnants of a concrete ramp off of Washington Street.Continue reading
As the Winamac Park Board prepares to rebuild the restrooms in the Town Park, the completion of the grant paperwork also means that several smaller projects will be able to move ahead. Last year, the park board was awarded a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant.Continue reading
The Winamac Town Park’s “swinging bridge” will finally be getting inspected. During Thursday’s park board meeting, board member and town manager Brad Zellers said the inspection company will be there in two weeks.Continue reading
Two wildly different bids for the Winamac Town Park restroom project were opened by the park board Thursday. The FORM-IT Corporation submitted a bid of $165,000. Gariup Construction Company’s bid was more than twice that, at $347,500.Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board is revisiting plans to upgrade the landscaping near the entrance to the fairgrounds, but getting it done it time for this year’s 4-H Fair may prove to be a challenge. Last year, the park board agreed to let the Pulaski County Jr. Leaders replace the entrance sign, remove most of the bushes surrounding it, and replace the wooden posts used as edging.Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board will soon be seeking construction bids for the Town Park restroom project. During Thursday’s meeting, Park Board President Chris Schramm said town officials were putting the finishing touches on the grant paperwork.Continue reading
After years of discussions, Veterans Memorial Park in Winamac may finally get a bench. The town’s park board voted Thursday to allow the VFW and any other interested veterans groups to work on the effort.Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board finally appears to be ready to accept construction bids for the Town Park restroom project. Plans call for the old brick restrooms in the front of the park to be demolished and replaced with a new structure, with more ADA-compliant stalls and more room in general.Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board has approved an agreement for the inspection of the Town Park’s “swinging bridge.” Indianapolis engineering firm Butler, Fairman & Seufert will do the work for $6,500. That’s a bit more than it cost during the last inspection cycle. During Thursday’s meeting, board member and town manager Brad Zellers said the difference is that this inspection will include a check for lead paint.Continue reading
Winamac’s pool project was officially put to rest by the town’s park board Thursday. Members voted to stop pursuing the pool project and focus on a splash pad instead. Board member and town manager Brad Zellers abstained from the vote. This follows similar action by the town council last month.Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board is almost ready to get construction bids for new restrooms in the Town Park, but town officials will have to work around some scheduling constraints. Last year, the park board was awarded a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant to help with the cost, but as of last week, the paperwork still hadn’t been finalized, according to Park Board Secretary Kim Burke.Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board is waiting for some direction from the town council before working on an application for this year’s round of federal grant funding. During Thursday’s meeting, Park Board Member Pat Bawcum suggested writing a grant for a splash pad, if the town council decides not to move forward with a swimming pool project.Continue reading
Efforts to add a decorative lighting feature to the Winamac Town Park’s swinging bridge will be able to move ahead. On Thursday, the town’s park board learned more about the various options from Mike Brubaker with Associated Controls + Design and John Ford with Carl Stahl Architektur.Continue reading
After years of removing dying ash trees from the Winamac Town Park, park officials are now beginning to look into replacing them.
Park Manager Dave DeLorenzo brought the issue to the park board Thursday.
He estimated that 90 to 95 trees have been lost to the emerald ash borer, although there are some that remain. He asked the park board about working with the Tree Committee to gradually plant a variety of new trees over the next few years.Continue reading
The idea of expanding the green space in Veterans Memorial Park was again brought up during last week’s Winamac Park Board meeting. Fred Zahrt, who helped develop the park as part of the town’s tree committee, said replacing some of the gravel area with grass was part of their original plan.” The plan that I presented . . . included the whole property,” he explained, “and that included a tree or two back here and so forth.”Continue reading
The Winamac Park Department is getting an equipment upgrade. The park board Thursday approved the purchase of a new lawnmower from GreenMark Equipment for a cost of $11,230. It will replace a 2012 mower with nearly 2,000 hours, according to Park Manager Dave DeLorenzo.Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board may soon have a firmer cost estimate for a proposed lighting feature for the Town Park’s Swinging Bridge. “Apparently, someone was up with Mr. [Greg] Henry, came up and saw him and have made another appointment. But they did some measurements on the bridge, as far as the lighting,” Park Board President Courtney Poor told the rest of the board last week. “And so he hopes to have some of that information, hopefully, maybe for the January meeting, as far as just estimates from that company. I had requested they have it by the 15th of January, I think.”Continue reading
Efforts to upgrade Winamac’s tennis and pickleball facility have come to a standstill. Back in July, the town’s park board approved a $7,000 quote from Leslie Coatings to resurface the Town Park’s tennis court, but stripe it for both tennis and two side-by-side pickleball courts.