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Bartholomew County Council

The County Council is comprised of seven (7) elected officials who are defined as the county's fiscal body in IC 36-2-3.  The Council members are divided into four (4) districts and three at-large positions, elected to staggered four (4) year terms.

The council has the ultimate decision-making power regarding fiscal affairs. This body has the authority to view or review fiscal matters, determine proper policy, and set priorities for the allocation and expenditure of county funds. The General Assembly determines the powers of the county council in this area. Their duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Approving and fixing annual operating budgets of all county government offices and agencies {IC 36-2-5-7}
  • Establishing salaries, wages, per diems, and other compensation for all county officials and employees {IC 36-2-5-3}
  • Fixing tax rates and establishing levies on all county property for the purpose of raising funds to meet budget requirements in conducting county business {IC 36-2-5-11}, as well as authorizing the borrowing of money in the form of bonds and notes {IC 36-2-6-18}
  • Appropriating public funds, i.e., authorizing the expenditure of county money by particular officials or departments for specific purposes {IC 36-2-5-11 and IC 36-2-5-12}

 

Council Members

 

Chris Ogle

Chris Ogle (R), District 1

2230 Jolinda Ct. 
Columbus, IN 47203

Phone: 812-376-9275

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Laura DeDomenic

Laura DeDomenic (R), District 2

440 Third St. Ste 102
Columbus, IN 47201

Phone: 812-350-7283

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Mark Gorbett

Mark Gorbett (R), District 3

440 Third St. Ste 102
Columbus, IN 47201

Phone: 812-342-9989

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Jorge R. Morales

Jorge R. Morales (R), District 4

6024 Leatherback Dr. 
Columbus, IN 47201

Phone: 812-342-3669

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Evelyn S. Pence

Evelyn S. Pence (R), At Large

5640 Goeller Rd.
Columbus, IN 47201

Phone: 812-342-7423 

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Matt Miller

 Matt Miller

440 Third St. Ste 102
Columbus, IN 47201

Phone: 812-342-9989

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William Lentz - President

 William Lentz (R), At Large

3990 E. 750 N.
Columbus, IN 47203

Phone: 812-587-5278 

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Meeting Audio

County Council's Audio - 2016

Bartholomew County Council's Audio 01/12/2016 (623 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council's Audio 02/09/2016 (697 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council's Audio 03/08/2016 (566 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council's Audio 04/12/2016 (543 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council's Audio 05/10/2016 (550 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council's Audio 06/14/2016 (512 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council's Audio 07/12/2016 (508 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council's Audio 08/12/2016 (507 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council's Audio 09/13/2016 (322 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council's Audio 11/09/2016 (305 downloads) Popular #

Meeting Minutes

County Council's Minutes - 2016

Bartholomew County Council Minutes 12-13-2016 (218 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council Minutes 11-09-2016 (249 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council Minutes 10-11-2016 (272 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council Minutes 09-13-2016 (274 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council Minutes 08-09-2016 (223 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council Minutes 07-12-2016 (427 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council Minutes 06/14/2016 (391 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council Minutes 05/10/2016 (401 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council Minutes 04/12/2016 (506 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council Minutes 03/08/2016 (441 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council Minutes 02/09/2016 (494 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council Minutes 01/12/2016 (683 downloads) Popular #

Calendar

Budget Calendar 2016 (817 downloads) Popular #
Budget calendar 2017 (591 downloads) Popular #

Budget Ordinances

2015 Budget Ordinance (1068 downloads) Popular #

Salary Ordinances

2015 Salary Ordinance (3572 downloads) Popular #
2017 Bi/Weekly Salary Ordinance (468 downloads) Popular #

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