Winamac Park Board to Continue Discussing Splash Pad, Toddler Playground Tonight

Entrance to the Winamac Town Park

Ideas for improving the Winamac Town Park will continue to be discussed during tonight’s park board meeting. Last month, board members said they would like to see the equipment in the toddler playground replaced. The Winamac Kiwanis Club has offered to pay for the new equipment, if it’s awarded a matching grant from the Indiana District of Kiwanis.

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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. Continue reading

Winamac Town Council Scheduled To Consider Four Ordinances During Tonight’s Meeting

There are a few different ordinances up for consideration during tonight’s Winamac Town Council meeting.

During the Clerk-Treasurer’s report, an ordinance regulating golf carts and one establishing a Community Crossings grant fund will be discussed. Town Attorney Justin Schramm is scheduled to discuss salary and water rates ordinances. Continue reading

Winamac Town Council Receives Updates on Police Station Renovations

Members of the Winamac Town Council received a couple of updates about renovations to the new police station during their meeting Monday evening. Town Marshall Mike Buchanan said that a new building on Main Street was purchased back in January and renovations started around March. He predicts they’re approximately 4-6 weeks away from occupying the new space.

During the Town Manager report at the meeting, Brad Zellers told members all that’s left to do is ceiling, door and flooring installation, as well as work that needs done in the parking lot. Continue reading

Winamac Park Board Must Explore Different Grant Options for Pool Project

Rendering of rebuilt Winamac pool.

Back in June, the Winamac Park Board submitted an application for $200,000 in match money from the DNR’s federal Land and Waterways Conservation Fund grant. During their meeting last night, the board discussed exploring other funding options for the community pool project because the LWCF grant was not received. Continue reading

Winamac Park Board to Continue Exploring Veterans Memorial Park Options

Winamac artist Greg Hildebrandt drew this rendering of the proposed bench and sign placement for the park board.

The Winamac Park Board is scaling back its plans for upgrades to Veterans Memorial Park, at least for now. Park Board President Courtney Poor had suggested adding a decorative archway prominently displaying the name of the park. But during last week’s meeting, he said he has reconsidered, after residents complained the archway would clutter the park.

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Winamac Park Board Updates Residents on Pool Grant Application

Rendering of rebuilt Winamac pool.

The Winamac Park Board is moving ahead with a grant application for the town’s swimming pool rebuilding project. The town’s applying for up to $200,000 in matching money from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Before turning in the grant application, the park board held a public hearing Monday to give residents a chance to weigh in on the project. Continue reading