The Winamac Town Board at their meeting this week passed an ordinance formally adopting the new employee handbook. According to Town Manager Jim Conner, the new handbook covers all of the town’s employees, updating the policies for the first time since 2005. Conner said these updates go a long way in bringing the handbook up to Indiana Code as well as state and federal wage laws.
The board approved the ordinance and the final adoption of the handbook.
Conner also said that the town has received the go-ahead from INDOT to raise the speed limit in the downtown Winamac area, increasing the limit from 20 mph to 30 mph. Further, the town will be reducing the speed limit on U.S. 35 north of town near Good Oil from 55 mph to 45 mph.
Finally, the sidewalk replacement program will begin this week, according to Conner, with construction kicking off for homeowners that have signed up for the 50/50 split on expenses. Half of the cost of sidewalk replacement is covered by the homeowner; the other half is covered by the town.
Conner said 11 people signed up for the sidewalk replacement program.