Winamac Clerk-Treasurer Inquires about Updating Code of Ordinances Book

Winamac Clerk-Treasurer Melanie Berger proposed updating the town’s ordinance book during the town council meeting Monday night.

Berger explained that American Legal Publishing is the company that takes care of updating their code of ordinances book. She informed the council members that the last update cost around $3,000 and took place back in July of 2016.

Since about 18 months has passed, she asked council members if they’d like to update the book again. Council President Tom Murray asked Town Attorney Justin Schramm how often they should update the book. Schramm didn’t provide him with a time frame but he said the town has passed about 30 new ordinances since the last update.

Clerk-Treasurer Berger said she’ll have to send American Legal Publishing all the new information in order for them to make the necessary changes. December 31st of 2017 will serve as the cut off date for the additional ordinances that will be sent. Anything from 2018 will not be included but she proposed having the code of ordinances updated every 2 years from now on.

Rather than voting on it during Monday’s meeting, council members asked Berger to check into the price before they make any official decisions. Berger said she thinks it will be similar to what it cost in 2016 but she said she’d ask for a specific price. Once she receives that information, that figure will be presented to council members during a future meeting.