The ordinance regulating golf carts within the Town of Winamac was adopted with unanimous approval at Monday night’s town council meeting.
Town Attorney Justin Schramm mentioned that the addition of a registration fee deadline of January 31st was the only change made to the document since the last time council members looked over the ordinance. Specific stipulations about registration and operation as well as particular penalties are included in the ordinance.
There is a fee of $25 for each cart registered and the registration is effective for one year. All registration fees are deposited in the Winamac Police Department’s Continuing Education Fund. At the time of registration, the operator will be issued two numerical identification decals that should be affixed to the front and rear fender of the cart in areas where they’ll be visible when it is in operation. Continue reading →
The Winamac Park Board’s advisory council may soon transition into a “Friends of the Parks” group. The suggestion was made by the advisory council itself, after members felt they were duplicating many of the park board’s efforts. Continue reading →
The North Judson Town Council once again reviewed the proposed animal ordinance at their meeting Monday night. The current ordinance is divided into three sections: definitions, regulations and penalties and prohibitions.
Town Attorney Justin Schramm recommended that in order to speed up the process they could have held a first reading and any proposed changes could still be made and presented during the second reading. Some council members were interested in holding the first reading at that time but desired changes presented by other council members left it as just a consideration. Continue reading →
The North Judson Town Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing for their proposed 2018 Budget when members meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. According to Indiana Gateway, the budget estimate submitted for the general fund is $728,584, while the total estimated budget amounts to $983,546.
The meeting agenda states that council members will discuss the railroad bank account that was established during a meeting in September. At that meeting, they passed an ordinance designating an account where all funds railroad related would go. That includes money set aside for renovations as well as revenue received from the railroad company. Continue reading →
The Winamac Town Council is taking steps to formalize how the town’s park manager gets paid. While Park Manager Dave DeLorenzo’s salary is part of the park board’s budget, he’s still technically paid by the town council, according to Town Attorney Justin Schramm.
Demolition of a partially collapsed North Judson building is on hold until a structural engineer can be brought in to determine whether it’s safe for the owner to remove personal items from inside.
Part of the roof and upper floor of the structure at 205 and 207 Lane Street fell in last Thursday afternoon. The town sought an emergency demolition order to tear the structure down without having to go back through the bid process. Continue reading →
A block of the North Judson business district is closed until at least Monday morning after part of a building previously declared unsafe by the town council fell in. Town attorney Justin Schramm says an emergency hearing on the fate of the structure at 205 and 207 Lane Street will take place Monday morning at 8 a.m. EDT in Winamac. Special Judge Michael Shurn of Pulaski County will hear the case. Starke Circuit Judge Kim Hall recused himself due to a conflict of interest. Continue reading →
Winamac’s park department is getting a boost from some local volunteers. Last month’s Town Park cleanup day organized by the park board’s advisory council attracted more than 55 people who put in a combined 214 hours of work, according to organizers. Continue reading →
The North Judson Town Council will soon have a new member, following the resignation of Nathan Bradley. Clerk-Treasurer Alicia Collins says Bradley is moving out of town, requiring him to give up his council seat. Continue reading →
The Winamac Park Board is now eligible to apply for grant funding from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. DNR officials notified the town of its eligibility last month, following the completion of a five-year parks and recreation plan. Continue reading →
A dilapidated downtown North Judson building may soon be heading for demolition. The building at 205 and 207 Lane Street was found last year to have numerous safety violations, including a broken window, unsecured doors, falling debris, and roofing issues. Continue reading →
The Winamac Park Board continues to explore the expected maintenance costs for a rebuilt swimming pool. Last week, board member and town manager Brad Zellers presented a list of eight cities and towns around the state and what they spend each year on their pools. Of those, only two broke even, with pool admissions and concession sales. Continue reading →
The Winamac Park Board continues to evaluate the town’s relationship with the Eastern Pulaski School Corporation. While the schools use the Town Park for some athletic activities, there’s no formal lease agreement between the two entities. Continue reading →