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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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Jim Reed

 Jim Reed (R), At Large

8011 S 900 E
Elizabethtown, IN 47232

Phone: 812-579-6876 

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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 (437 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council's Audio 02/09/2016 (515 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council's Audio 03/08/2016 (382 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council's Audio 04/12/2016 (358 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council's Audio 05/10/2016 (364 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council's Audio 06/14/2016 (331 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council's Audio 07/12/2016 (327 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council's Audio 08/12/2016 (328 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council's Audio 09/13/2016 (133 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council's Audio 11/09/2016 (116 downloads) Popular #

Meeting Minutes

County Council's Minutes - 2016

Bartholomew County Council Minutes 12-13-2016 (84 downloads) #
Bartholomew County Council Minutes 11-09-2016 (121 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council Minutes 10-11-2016 (113 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council Minutes 09-13-2016 (136 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council Minutes 08-09-2016 (102 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council Minutes 07-12-2016 (294 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council Minutes 06/14/2016 (258 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council Minutes 05/10/2016 (264 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council Minutes 04/12/2016 (373 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council Minutes 03/08/2016 (307 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council Minutes 02/09/2016 (339 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council Minutes 01/12/2016 (527 downloads) Popular #

Calendar

Budget Calendar 2016 (749 downloads) Popular #
Budget calendar 2017 (315 downloads) Popular #

Budget Ordinances

2015 Budget Ordinance (930 downloads) Popular #

Salary Ordinances

2015 Salary Ordinance (3046 downloads) Popular #
2017 Bi/Weekly Salary Ordinance (234 downloads) Popular #

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