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
Winamac Town Council members took action to update their salary ordinance when members met earlier this month.Continue reading
An updated mandate was the driving force behind an ordinance considered by the Winamac Town Council last week.Continue reading
Since the Town of Winamac’s financial advisor recently went through a merger, an existing contract required an update.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
An ordinance approved by the Winamac Town Council last week allowed Clerk-Treasurer Melanie Berger to transfer dormant account balances back into the general fund.
She explained, “We used to collect parking fees, we don’t have that any longer, same with the safe routes to school, we had $1.58 that was left in there.”Continue reading
Winamac Town Council members approved fire contracts for various townships when they met Monday night.
The Town of Winamac contracts fire services for six different townships. Clerk-Treasurer Melanie Berger said she has received contracts back from four out of the six trustees.Continue reading
Winamac Town Council members received some information about all the residents who utilized the town’s online service for paying utility bills when they met Monday night.Continue reading
Winamac Town Council members will reorganize when they meet for their first meeting of the year tonight. In addition to electing the president and vice president, members will also consider a list of appointments.Continue reading
The 2019 Holiday Schedule was up for approval when the Winamac Town Council held their final meeting of the year last Friday.Continue reading
Winamac Town Council members named an appointment for the Northwest Indiana Solid Waste District when they met last Monday.
According to the District’s website, as a result of growing landfills in Indiana, the 1991 State Legislature required each county to develop a plan to address its solid waste issues. Pulaski County officials teamed up with individuals from Benton, Carroll, Jasper, Newton and White Counties to work on a plan together and the district office was formed. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners are still looking for a Democrat to replace Jim Thompson on the county’s advisory plan commission. No recommendations had been received by Monday’s commissioners meeting.
The Winamac Town Council approved an ordinance last Tuesday that would allow water and electric bills at rental properties to be put in the name of the landlord, rather than switching it every time there’s a new tenant.
This idea first came up when members met in October and Clerk-Treasurer Melanie Berger mentioned some consistent issues with renters leaving town with unpaid utility bills. Continue reading
Winamac Clerk-Treasurer Melanie Berger informed town council members about an upcoming event during their meeting Monday night.
She explained, “Indiana Main Street is going to be visiting. If anyone is able to attend, can you let me know? They would really love to see local involvement, especially with the county officials and town officials.”
She said officials will be in town for a two-day workshop on Thursday, December 6th and Friday, December 7th. Continue reading
Multiple ordinances were up for consideration during Monday night’s Winamac Town Council meeting.
One of the ordinances was permitting adjustment to be made to water and sewer bills due to undetected water leaks. Another ordinance establishes policies and procedures for declaring bad credit uncollectable and the last ordinance approved credit adjustments to be made due to clerical or read errors. Continue reading
Winamac Town Council members discussed the employee salary ordinance for 2019 when they met last Tuesday.
Clerk-Treasurer Melanie Berger encouraged the council to make a decision about the ordinance prior to their next meeting since at least one council member will be absent in November. Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board’s application for grant funding for Town Park upgrades appears to have gotten state approval. The town hasn’t officially received an award letter, but DNR officials told Park Board Secretary Kim Burke that the application is on the state-approved list.
Winamac Town Council members held a bid opening for the Town’s wastewater project when they met in a special session on Tuesday.
Only one bid was received for the project and it was from Crosby Construction. They provided a total base bid of $1,475,000 and listed an alternate amount of $55,000. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners are moving ahead with a fiscal plan. They voted two-to-one Monday to hire Peters Municipal Consultants to put the plan together, with Jerry Locke voting in opposition. Of the two proposals the county received, Peters’ was apparently cheaper, with a maximum cost of $24,000, compared to Umbaugh and Associates’ cap of $35,000.