Winona Council OKs Grace College Bonds Refinancing

Winona Lake Town Council Tuesday approved on first reading refinancing of bonds for Grace College.
Al Feldbaum, Barnes and Thornburgh bond attorney representing Grace College, presented the request and said it is to refinance three outstanding bond issues.
“There will be no tax dollars involved and the college will make payments on the bond,” Feldbaum said.
The council will review the bond on second reading at its April meeting.
In other business, the council approved the town purchasing a generator from Cummins Generators for $25,843, and a $16,920 installation that will be done by LA Electric. 
Josh Weaver, Jones Petrie Rafinski, said the town’s existing 1985 generator has electrical issues with the low voltage levels that can’t run two pumps.
The council also approved using up to $15,000 in the police department’s budgets to purchase six laptops that wil go inside police vehicles.
Erin Porter, Winona Lake Limitless Park committee member, gave an update on the park and said phase one, the splash pad, will have a soft opening May 15 at 6:30 p.m. by Winona Lake Park during the annual Fat and Skinny Tire Festival.
She thanked the town for its support and asked that if there are corporate donors that could be contacted about financial contributions toward the project, to let her know.
Winona Happenings include World Compassion Network Run for Hunger 5K at Winona Lake Park March 29 at 10 a.m.; Easter Egg Hunt at Winona Lake Park March 28 at 1:30 p.m.; Kosciusko Cares 5K at Winona Lake Park April 11 at 9 a.m. and National Christian College Athletic Association basketball championship at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center today through Saturday.

(Story By The Times Union)