The Winamac Park Board now has a fifth member. The Pulaski County Public Library Board appointed Sandy Lucas to the park board Wednesday.
The appointment came after two names were brought forward for the library board’s consideration. Library Executive Director MacKenzie Ledley says Lucas’s exact term on the park board has not yet been determined. Park board members will eventually be appointed to four-year terms, but the initial terms vary in length, so members will be up for reappointment at different times.
The fifth member was requested by the park board, in part, to make it easier for two members to meet outside of an advertised park board meeting without violating open meeting policies. The Winamac Town Council initially limited the park board to four members, since any additional ones would have had to be appointed by either the library board or the Eastern Pulaski School Board, not the town council.