The Winamac Park Board is finalizing plans for the creation of an advisory council. It will be tasked with getting public input on the town’s park and recreation facilities, as well as helping with potential fund raising efforts.
After the park board voted to establish the advisory council at its previous meeting, Town Attorney Justin Schramm put it in resolution form this week. “It sets out the term limits, the purpose, the fact that they have to report to you, that they’re to meet at least twice annually,” he told the park board Thursday.
A first reading was held for the resolution during this week’s board meeting. Final approval is expected at the next meeting, after board members finalize the list of advisory council appointments and contact all the new members. Several potential members were invited to Thursday’s meeting, but only one was in attendance.
In addition to members of the public, representatives of the Winamac Tree Committee and Northern Indiana Power from the Past are included on the preliminary list. The park board had yet to find someone to represent the Pulaski County 4-H Fair, as of Thursday’s meeting.
While the advisory council will be required to meet and report to the Winamac Park Board twice a year, they will also be able to schedule additional meetings as necessary.