The Winamac Town Council considered three tax abatement renewals when members met last Monday.
One of the abatement renewals was for Standard Properties
and the other two were for Standard Integrated Solutions. Town Manager Brad
Zellers commented that everything appeared to be in order.
Winamac Town Council members took action to update their salary ordinance when members met earlier this month.
An updated mandate was the driving force behind an ordinance considered by the Winamac Town Council last week.
An ordinance related to the use of the Winamac Utilities Complex came before council members at their meeting this week.
Clerk-Treasurer Melanie Berger explained that the ordinance
was first enacted in January of 1996 and noted that a lot has changed since
Since the Town of Winamac’s financial advisor recently went through a merger, an existing contract required an update.
While the construction phase of Winamac’s lighting and sidewalk upgrade project is still a couple of years away, officials are already taking steps to address Indiana Department of Transportation requirements.
The Winamac Town Council agreed to help pay for a necessary inspection on the Town’s footbridge when members met Monday night.
Winamac Town Marshal Mark Hoffman presented a hire recommendation to Town Council members Monday night.
Winamac Clerk-Treasurer Melanie Berger is expected to discuss a contract with Baker Tilly during tonight’s town council meeting.
A multi-phase project that could include a splash pad, a pool, and a perimeter path was presented to Winamac officials and residents Wednesday afternoon.
Members of the Winamac Town Council and Park Board, as well as representatives from the Pool Committee and Pulaski County Wellness Center gathered at the Utilities Complex to hear a presentation from Engineer Jason Miller.
The Winamac Town Council has a scheduled a special meeting for this afternoon.
The purpose of the special session will be to hear information regarding a 10-year plan for creating a splash pad/pool area.
Entrance to the Winamac Town Park
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.
Winamac Town Council members received some financial insight from Clerk-Treasurer Melanie Berger when officials met last Monday.
She presented council members with reports from the town’s
financial advisors at Baker Tilly (formerly Umbaugh and Associates).
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.”
The Winamac Police Department will be moving forward with the installation of a practice range out at the Town Woods.
Town Manager Brad Zellers recently reminded council members
of a request from the Police Department that they approved back in January of
A recent incident in the Winamac Town Woods has Town Manager Brad Zellers looking to upgrade one of the cameras there.
When the town council met last week, Zellers reminded
members that there is some surveillance out at the town woods.
He noted, “We have three cameras out there to monitor people
dumping things. It is handy, we have caught several people.”
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.
Some water project change order items came before Winamac Town Council members for approval during a special session last Monday.
Members met with Midwestern Engineers CEO Mark Sullivan as well as Kevin Madison, the owner of KDM Services and his company’s attorney Nathan Wiz.
Seemingly faulty traffic lights were brought up at last Monday’s Winamac Town Council meeting during a presentation provided by an Indiana Department of Transportation representative.
Another township fire contract came before the Winamac Town Council when they met last week.