Winamac Town Council members named an appointment for the Northwest Indiana Solid Waste District when they met last Monday.
According to the District’s website, as a result of growing landfills in Indiana, the 1991 State Legislature required each county to develop a plan to address its solid waste issues. Pulaski County officials teamed up with individuals from Benton, Carroll, Jasper, Newton and White Counties to work on a plan together and the district office was formed.
Clerk-Treasurer Melanie Berger provided one condition of the position and explained why the appointment was necessary. She explained, “It just has to be an elected official. We have representation because we are the largest municipality in the county.”
Clerk-Treasurer Berger noted that she was the appointment for this year and indicated she wouldn’t have a problem doing it again.
Council President Tom Murray recommended keeping things the same and the remainder of the council agreed. They voted unanimously to retain Berger as the town’s representative.