Gary resident Jim Nowacki complains about being asked by officials to wear an orange hard hat when he visits the Gary Sanitary District because he walks to the board meetings. | Carole Carlson~Sun-Times Media
GARY — Nelson Tinsley’s tenure as president of the Gary Sanitary Board and chairman of the city’s Stormwater Management District had lasted for just two weeks.
Tinsley stepped down from both posts on Monday, citing his wife’s ill health and the time the positions consume.
The sanitary board took no action Monday to elect a new board president and district chairman. It could do so at its April 7 meeting.
Board members elected Tinsley to the positions March 3, but he said he evaluated his wife’s health and his role in her assistance and decided he could no longer serve in them.
Tinsley replaced long-time sanitary board president Richard Comer by a 3-2 vote. Tinsley, a former police officer, had served as board vice president.