Face masks still have to be worn in Winamac businesses, and those not doing so could still be charged with a Class B misdemeanor. The Winamac Town Council held an emergency meeting Wednesday to try to clarify the issue. The council has rescinded its own order requiring the use of face masks, but Pulaski County’s order remains in effect, even within the town limits.Continue reading
The Town of Winamac has updated its employee handbook, due to a technicality with the Family and Medical Leave Act. Town Attorney Justin Schramm told the town council last week that while the town is subject to FMLA because it’s a political subdivision, its employees are not actually eligible.Continue reading
A new shelter may be added near the Winamac Town Park’s pickleball courts in the coming years. During Thursday’s park board meeting, President Jon Chapman said the idea stemmed from a recent t-shirt fundraiser begun by one of the town’s regular pickleball players.Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board is still waiting for grant funding to be released for the replacement of the Town Park restrooms. The town applied for a Land and Water Conservation Fund matching grant through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources back in 2018.Continue reading
Getting body camera footage from the Winamac Police Department will now cost $150. The fee was approved as part of an ordinance by the town council Monday.Continue reading
The Winamac Town Council recently considered an ordinance that would extend their contract with the Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) through the year 2050.Continue reading
Attracting more visitors to the Winamac Town Park is the goal of several ideas presented to the town’s park board last week. Town Council Member Dave Schambers said he’d seen pictures of a beach that existed decades ago in the park and wondered if that might be a cheaper alternative to building a new swimming pool.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
The Winamac Town Council has repealed an ordinance holding landlords responsible for utility bills, following a change in state law. In November, the council passed an ordinance allowing water and electric bills at rental properties to be put in the name of the landlord, due to concerns about renters leaving town with unpaid bills. But shortly after that, the state legislature passed House Enrolled Act 1347, which prohibits towns from doing that.Continue reading
The Town of Winamac may soon be expanding its park property. During last week’s park board meeting, member Jon Chapman said a resident is interested in donating some land south of Washington Street, across from the Town Park.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 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
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.
A public hearing over the designation of an Economic Revitalization Area (ERA) was held by Winamac Town Council members when they met earlier this month. Continue reading
A public hearing in order to consider the establishment of a public revitalization area will be held by the Winamac Town Council tonight at 6:00 p.m.
At the regular session immediately following the hearing, Tony Calabrese is scheduled to discuss the golf cart ordinance during public input. Continue reading
Winamac Town Council members considered an ordinance to regulate public nuisances on private property when they met Monday night.
Members reviewed the ordinance which states that in the interests of protecting public safety, health and welfare as well as for the purpose of enhancing the environment for residents of the town, property owners and occupants are prohibited from allowing an environmental public nuisance to exist.
It lays out relevant definitions utilized throughout the document and sets regulations related to vegetation, grass height, yard debris, refuse and drainage and stormwater management. Continue reading
Tonight’s Winamac Town Council meeting features a light agenda.
Members will hear from Jon Frain about vacating an alley and the proposed community swimming pool will be discussed again during public input. Continue reading
The ordinance book for the Town of Winamac has been updated and council members considered a quote for the upgrades submitted by the company American Legal Publishing during their meeting on Monday.
Clerk-Treasurer Melanie Berger said the company updated the book to include ordinances spanning from July 16th, 2016 through December 31st, 2017. The quote provided by American Legal was for $1,985. Members voted unanimously to approve the quote.
Additionally, Winamac’s Town Council members are anticipated to consider an ordinance pertaining to public nuisances on private property in the near future. Continue reading
A request to vacate an unused easement in Winamac was considered during last Monday’s Town Council meeting.
Town Manager Brad Zellers told the council members that Funeral Home Director Jon Frain contacted the office about an easement that he and neighboring property owners would like to have vacated. Continue reading