The Winamac Park Board is planning for a couple events at the end of April. Last week, board members agreed to let Kingdom Kids daycare facility host a color run fundraiser at the Town Park on the morning of Saturday, April 27.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 idea of expanding the green space in Veterans Memorial Park was again brought up during last week’s Winamac Park Board meeting. Fred Zahrt, who helped develop the park as part of the town’s tree committee, said replacing some of the gravel area with grass was part of their original plan.” The plan that I presented . . . included the whole property,” he explained, “and that included a tree or two back here and so forth.”Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board may soon have a firmer cost estimate for a proposed lighting feature for the Town Park’s Swinging Bridge. “Apparently, someone was up with Mr. [Greg] Henry, came up and saw him and have made another appointment. But they did some measurements on the bridge, as far as the lighting,” Park Board President Courtney Poor told the rest of the board last week. “And so he hopes to have some of that information, hopefully, maybe for the January meeting, as far as just estimates from that company. I had requested they have it by the 15th of January, I think.”Continue reading
Tree removal continues in the Winamac Town Park, but some new ones are also being planted. Practical Tree Service has completed the removal of 15 trees according to the town’s specifications, according to Park Manager Dave DeLorenzo. He told the town’s park board last week that he also plans to remove some smaller ash trees himself, and he’s already cut one down by the volleyball courts.
Another busy festival season is in the books for the Winamac Town Park. Park Manager Dave DeLorenzo reviewed this summer’s Pulaski County 4-H Fair and Northern Indiana Power from the Past show, during last week’s park board meeting.
The Winamac Town Council is holding a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. ET in order to discuss the town water project. Last month, the council agreed to combine the $550,000 grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs with money borrowed from the town’s Electric Depreciation Fund. Community members are encouraged to attend and share their views about the planned water upgrades and facility improvements.
Winamac’s parks are getting some new trees, thanks to some local organizations. Park Manager Dave DeLorenzo told the town’s park board last week that the Winamac Tree Committee was scheduled to plant eight trees Saturday. Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board will get an update from the town’s tree committee. Committee member Judy Heater is scheduled to meet with the park board during tonight’s meeting. Continue reading
The Winamac Town Park will see several of its dead trees replaced, thanks to the Indiana Department of Transportation. INDOT had planted trees in the Town Park, to replace ones that were removed as part of a State Road 14 reconstruction project. However, many of those trees have been unable to survive. Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board is hoping to make it easier for residents to help out with the town’s park facilities. Park Advisory Council Chair Dave Bennett told the park board Thursday that many people and organizations would like to get involved but don’t currently have a method for doing so. Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board now officially has some help with its efforts. During last week’s meeting, the board passed a resolution establishing an advisory council to help provide input on the town’s park and recreation facilities. Continue reading
The Winamac Parkway may soon be getting some landscaping upgrades. Austin Felty approached the Winamac Park Board Thursday about planting trees along the trail as an Eagle Scout project. Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board is finalizing plans for the creation of an advisory council. It will be tasked with getting public input on the town’s park and recreation facilities, as well as helping with potential fund raising efforts. Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board has officially formed an advisory council to help raise funds and get public input. Park board members voted Thursday to establish the council and set some additional parameters for its operation. Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board is expected to finalize a few of the policies for board members, when it meets this evening. Based on discussion at the board’s previous meeting, board members will be presented with policies regarding the disclosure of potential nepotism and conflicts of interest. Continue reading
Winamac’s new park board may soon be getting some help. This week, board members began the process of forming an advisory council. Continue reading
Did you know that Winamac has been one of the nation’s ‘Tree City USA’ towns for more than 15 years? It managed to gain that title thanks to the voluntary efforts of the Winamac Tree Committee. The committee itself has been around for approximately 20 years now. For the first time ever, up and coming high school seniors will serve as members of the committee. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners were approached at their biweekly meeting on April 18 by Fred Zhart with the Winamac Tree Committee. Zhart requested approval of the use of inmates to help him dig holes to plant 28 trees this weekend.
Zhart told the commissioners that he has enlisted the assistance of inmates before, and he reminded them that he did not allow smoking or contact with other people while the inmates were assisting him. Zhart went on to say that inmates were not only grateful to get out and work, but when the returned to work they are much easier to manage.