Boards & Commissions
Board of Public Works
The Board of Public Works consists of three members, one of whom is the mayor. The remaining two are appointments by the mayor. Board members must be residents of the city but may hold other municipal appointed or elected offices. The Clerk-Treasurer is the clerk of the board. The Board functions include law enforcement and fire protection; the specific powers are contained in IC 36-8. The public works function includes control over streets, sanitation, sewers and the water utility.
Board of Zoning Appeals
Mayor appoints three members, two at large and one from Plan Commission; one member is appointed by Plan Commission from between its two members from the unincorporated area around city; one is appointed by the City Council.
Mayor appoints members. Term of office is four years.
Citizens Advisory Commission for Industrial Development
Mayor appoints members annually.
Commission on Sustainability
Mayor appoints three members; City Council appoints three; three appointed by Commission itself; one Council appointment shall be a Council member; Mayor shall be ex-officio. No more than four Commissioners may live outside the City’s corporate limit.
Greencastle Community Schools
The City Council appoints two, Greencastle Township Advisory Board appoints two, Madison Township Advisory Board appoints one. Term of office is four years. Superintendent of Greencastle Community Schools, appointed by its Board of Trustees.
Parks and Recreation Board
Mayor appoints 4 members, Library Board appoints one of its own members, School Board appoints one of its own members. Term of office is four years for regular members and one year for ex officio members.
Mayor appoints five members; County Commissioners appoint two; City Council appoints one. Park Board appoints one. Board of Works appoints one; Indiana Statute places engineer on Commission.
Putnam County Housing Authority
Mayor appoints three members and a nonvoting adviser from Greencastle Community Schools Corporation Board of Trustees, City Council appoints two.
Mayor appoints 3 members; City of Greencastle Ordinance 1998-10 places Street Commissioner and a City Councilor on Board. Term of office is three years.