Boards & Commissions
Board of Public Works and Safety
The Board of Public Works and Safety consists of three members appointed by the mayor. The mayor serves as one of the three members. 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 oversees various public works projects, the city’s water utility, the city’s wastewater utility, and the public safety work of the police and fire departments. The powers of the board are outlined in various sections of Title 36 of the Indiana Code.
Board of Zoning Appeals
Of the five members of the Board of Zoning Appeals, the mayor appoints two at large members and one from the Plan Commission, one member is appointed by the Plan Commission from between its two members from the unincorporated area around the city, and one member is appointed by the Common Council. The board hears requests for development standards variances, use variances, special exception uses and flood hazard area standards variances.
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.