The Winamac Town Council hopes to move a step closer to appointing park board members during a special session this morning. The park board was formally established last month, with the goal of opening up new opportunities for grant funding.
Four park board members, preferably two Republicans and two Democrats, need to be appointed by the town council. The town has a list of interested individuals from which to choose. Potential park board members must be residents of Winamac’s park district, but a few questions remain about what exactly that entails.
Some council members have also expressed concern about having an even number of board members. But according to state statute, any additional members would have to be appointed by either the Eastern Pulaski School Board or the Pulaski County Public Library Board, not the town council. Town officials recently sought answers to some of these questions by visiting Monticello, to learn how their park board operates.
Today’s meeting starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office in the Winamac Town Hall.