The town of Winamac is considering the possibility of tax abatements for a new business in the town. According to Town Manager Jim Conner, the town council responded favorably to the idea, but a public hearing will need to be held in February before any official decision is made. Conner said Antares is a specialty container manufacturing business, a new business for the city, and this abatement could have positive effects for the town.
Conner also said a local boy scout is working on designs for a possible skate park in the town. He said the youth gave the council an update on the project, and with $27,000 raised toward the project, he hopes to have construction done by July. However, he is still looking into a few more possible grants.