The Winamac Park Board has officially formed an advisory council to help raise funds and get public input. Park board members voted Thursday to establish the council and set some additional parameters for its operation.
The advisory council will be made up of no more than 10 members, although the park board plans to initially appoint only eight. They will include members of the public, as well representatives appointed by the Winamac Tree Committee, the Pulaski County 4-H Fair, and Northern Indiana Power from the Past. Each member will be appointed for a one-year term.
The park board plans to require the advisory council to meet at least twice a year. Winamac Town Attorney Justin Schramm noted that since the nonvoting advisory council is not required to provide public notice of their meetings, there will be some flexibility when it comes to scheduling additional meetings.
The possibility was also discussed of having the advisory council or other committees help out with planning potential events and programs in the Town Park. The park board plans to appoint members to the new advisory council at its next meeting.