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Bartholomew County Council
April 11, 2023

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

 

Greg Patterson

Greg Patterson (R), District 1

440 Third Street - Ste 102
Columbus, IN 47201

Phone: 812-

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Leah Beyer

Leah Beyer (R), District 2

440 Third Street - Ste 102
Columbus, IN 47201

Phone: 812-

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Mark Gorbett

Mark Gorbett (R), District 3

440 Third Street - 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 Street - Ste 102
Columbus, IN 47201

Phone: 812-342-9989

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William Lentz

 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 - 2019

See "MEETING CENTER" for County Council Minutes

County Council's Minutes - 2019

Bartholomew County Council Minutes 12 10 2019 (1843 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council Minutes 11 12 2019 (1804 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council Minutes 10 08 2019 (2080 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council Minutes 09 10 2019 (2154 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council Minutes 08 13 2019 (1643 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council Minutes 07 09 2019 (1859 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council Minutes 06 11 2019 (1820 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council Minutes 05 14 2019 (1663 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council Minutes 04 09 2019 (1661 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council Minutes 03-12-2019 (2030 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council Minutes 02-12-2019 (2164 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council Minutes 01-08-2019 (2151 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Council Minutes - 2020 Budget Hearings (2534 downloads) Popular #

 

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