The Winamac Town Park has been a busy place this summer. In addition to the Pulaski County Fair and Northern Indiana Power from the Past, Park Manager Dave DeLorenzo told the park board last Thursday that there have also been a number of smaller events and group visits.Continue reading
Interest in pickleball continues to grow in Knox and Winamac. The expansion of the Winamac Town Park’s pickleball facilities last year has proven to be a good decision. That’s what Jon Chapman told the rest of the town’s park board last Thursday.Continue reading
Money raised for the Winamac pool project will not be released to the town until the end of next year. Almost $150,000 has been raised for the effort, but the Winamac Town Council and Park Board have both decided to stop pursuing the project, mainly due to concerns that the town wouldn’t be able to afford the cost of running a pool.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 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
Flooding concerns have led to the cancellation of tomorrow’s Winamac Town Park cleanup day. Park Board President Chris Schramm made the announcement during Thursday’s board meeting.Continue reading
Plans are being finalized for next month’s Winamac Town Park cleanup day. Park Manager Dave DeLorenzo told the town’s park board last week that 18 trees have been ordered for planting during the event, and the Winamac Tree Committee has ordered another six trees on top of that.Continue reading
The bidding process for the Winamac Town Park restroom project remains on hold, as funding delays continue. Winamac Park Board President Chris Schramm announced last week that the town is still waiting on a confirmation letter for its Land and Water Conservation Fund grant.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 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 Winamac Park Board welcomed its newest member Thursday. Steve Miller took his seat on the board, replacing Courtney Poor. Meanwhile, Chris Schramm was chosen to take over Poor’s former position of board president.Continue reading
The Town of Winamac is looking for a new park board member. Courtney Poor is stepping down, after serving as the board’s president since its inception in 2016.Continue reading
A Winamac Park Board member is voicing his frustration after someone apparently vandalized the new restrooms along the Winamac Parkway. “I went in there a few weeks ago to look and there was trash everywhere in there, and people went to the bathroom and plugged it up,” Chris Schramm told the rest of the park board last week. “I assume kids are doing that. I mean, it looked terrible.”
The Winamac Park Board has decided not to contract out the mowing of the Town Park, but may use some extra part-time help on an as-needed basis. Park Manager Dave DeLorenzo told board members last week that he’s been able to get some help from other town departments, and when that’s not available, he can get someone to help him part-time. “I know that I have the ability to make a phone call and get a little part-time help,” he said. “I mean a day here or a day there. I’m not going to abuse that, at all.”
A quote for the remainder of the work needed at the tennis and pickleball courts was considered by Winamac Park Board members Thursday night.
Park Board President Courtney Poor informed the other board members about the quote submitted by Leslie Coatings, Inc. “It’s $7,000 it says to pretty extensively clean then restripe here.” Continue reading