Wornhoff tapped to fill Cedar Lake council seat
By Carrie Napoleon Post-Tribune correspondent January 29, 2013 10:22PM
Updated: March 2, 2013 7:02AM
CEDAR LAKE — Former Town Council President Greg Wornhoff on Tuesday was tapped to replace councilman Dale Poston, R-3rd, who resigned earlier this month.
Wornhoff was selected by a Republican caucus conducted at the Hanover Township Trustee’s Office. Six of the town’s 10 delegates were on hand for the caucus. Wornhoff defeated newcomer Nathan Vis by a 5-1 vote in the first round of voting.
Vis is a lawyer and was appointed to serve on the town’s Redevelopment Commission in September. He will continue to serve on the commission and was encouraged by Wornhoff to seek the Ward 3 nomination in the 2015 Republican primary.
Wornhoff served four years on the Town Council, two of those as its president. He has also served more than 20 years on the town’s Stormwater Management Board.
Both men agreed the town is on the cusp of development and careful planning must be put in place to ensure growth takes place beneficially. Wornhoff said it is only a matter of time before the Illiana Expressway is constructed and officials need to guide development connected with it.
“We need to be proactive and have a plan in place,” Wornhoff said.
Randall Niemeyer, Town Council president and one of the caucus delegates, said Poston had to resign his position after moving out of Ward 3. He had been absent for a number of Town Council meetings prior to the resignation.
Niemeyer said while Poston’s absence did not affect the town’s ability to conduct business he is looking forward to having the full council seated.
“We have a lot of work to do,” he said.