The Winamac Town Council approved the $1.4 million 2016 budget during its meeting Monday. They also adopted an ordinance implementing net metering for the town’s electric customers who generate their own electricity using solar or wind power. Continue reading
The Town of Winamac is putting the finishing touches on its new trail. Continue reading
Winamac residents and businesses that generate their own electricity using solar or wind power may soon have a new system for selling that power back to the town. Continue reading
The Town of Winamac is saving money by switching its business to a local company. Continue reading
Incumbent Winamac City Councilwoman Judy Heater will serve a four-year term.
She got 36 votes to Rudy DeSabatine’s 25 on the first ballot during Thursday night’s Republican Party Convention. Winamac will not need to hold a November municipal election, as there are not any contested races. Continue reading
Registered Republican voters who live within the Winamac town limits will decide between two town council candidates tonight. Continue reading
During the Monday evening Winamac Town Council meeting Town Manager Brad Zellers provided an update about the ‘Safe Routes to School’ Program. The SRTS program first started up in 2012 after a grant was received allowing for more than 2,000 feet of trail and ADA compliant sidewalks leading from the school to the downtown area to be put in place. Continue reading
The first section of the Winamac Parkway is getting closer to being finished. Members of the committee in charge of the recreational trail told the Winamac town council Monday that if it were not for rainy weather, construction would have already been done. Continue reading
The Winamac Town Council members approved ordinances establishing salaries and wages for town employees in 2015.
In a special meeting yesterday, the council members approved salaries and wages for town officers and employees plus the officers of the Winamac Police Department. The ordinances passed by a vote of three to one. Tom Murray was the lone member who was against the approval of the ordinances.
The Town of Winamac now owns the triangle lot at the intersection of 13th Street and U.S. 35, having recently purchased the property from the state. Continue reading
Winamac’s largest employer has stepped up to help make the 2015 4th of July fireworks show at the town park a reality. The Braun Corporation has agreed to match up to $2,500 in donations received by the town for the show.
The Winamac Town Council will meet in regular session tonight at 7 p.m. EST. The meeting will take place at the Municipal Utility Complex across from the Plymouth Tube on State Road 14.
A longtime town of Winamac employee is now looking for work. The town council Monday decided to terminate Town Manager Jim Conner effective immediately. He has been the town manager for the past 15 years. Continue reading
The Winamac Town Council is considering a new recreational water area to fill the void of the now closed Pulaski County Family YMCA swimming pool. It is an outdoor water play area with fountains and minimal standing water. Continue reading
The Winamac Town Council members held a public hearing recently to discuss an increase in electric rates.
Customers that reside in the city limits will have a new minimum payment of $122.09 based on 1000 kw of use. Those who reside outside the city limits will have a new minimum payment of $127.09 based on 1000 kw of use. This is not average usage, but an example of how rates would increase. The billing will be decided on how many kilowatts are used in the household. The increase is 11.2 percent.
The Winamac Town Council is still weighing its options with regard to the community swimming pool at the Pulaski County Family YMCA. Continue reading
The Winamac Town Council approved the formation of a committee to further investigate funding options to rehabilitate the town pool.
The pool is not open as extensive repairs are needed to make it safe for swimmers.
Town Manager Jim Conner said several people were in attendance at the council’s meeting to discuss the pool.
A portion of Rinehart Park near the Pulaski County Family YMCA will soon be transformed into a skate park. Winamac teenager Clark Gudas took the effort on as an Eagle Scout Project. He told the Winamac Town Council he’s signed a contract with Hunger Skate Parks to begin construction by July 5th. Continue reading
Sewer rates for Winamac Municipal Utilities customers will go up soon. The Winamac Town Council on Monday approved a rate increase to offset what Eric Walsh with accounting firm Umbaugh and Associates says is a significant drop in revenues since 2011.
“Your revenues have decreased somewhere in the neighborhood of $80,000 to $90,000 on an annual basis,” Walsh told the council. A lot of that drop is due to a change in state law that caps the surcharge amount for customers outside the incorporated town limits. They were paying 50-percent more, but the town had to drop that to 15-percent last year to comply with the law. “There’s a portion of it due to some of your larger users just aren’t using as much water, and therefore their sewage bills are going down as well. The lion’s share of it is the reduction that was made via state statute last year,” Walsh explained. Continue reading
The Winamac Town Council has put off a decision on building a new town swimming pool for at least another month. The necessary repairs to bring the existing pool at the Pulaski County Family YMCA up to code were deemed too expensive for such an old structure. Continue reading