Taxpayer Resources & Information

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Resources that concern Owen County taxes, budgets, and finance.

 

Documents

Longevity Compensation Issue - Ruling, Findings, Conclusions, and Final Judgment - Owen County Council vs. Owen County Commissioners Popular

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On March 14, 2017, the Owen County Council filed a Writ of Prohibition (IC 34-27-2-1), Action for Mandate (IC 34-27-3-1), and Claim for Declaratory Relief (IC 34-14-1-1) against the Owen County Commissioners for their actions which violate IC 36-2-5-3 concerning employee compensation, a/k/a the “Longevity Dispute”. A decision was handed down by the Honorable Senior Judge Christopher Burnham November 15, 2017 in favor of the Owen County Council.

 

Probable Cause Affidavit & Charges - State of Indiana vs Donald G Minnick Popular

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The Probable Cause Affidavit and charges concerning the State of Indiana's case against Owen County Commissioner Donald (Donnie) G Minnick is public and available for viewing here.  Remember, these charges are allegations.  The defendant is innocent until proven guilty following judicial process.

 

Probable Cause Affidavit & Charges - State of Indiana vs Joe A Pettijohn Popular

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The Probable Cause Affidavit and charges concerning the State of Indiana's case against Owen County Highway Superintendent Joe A Pettijohn is public and available for viewing here.  Remember, these charges are allegations.  The defendant is innocent until proven guilty following judicial process.

 

2018 Owen County Community Services Grants Program Application Popular

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Owen County Council 2018 Community Services Grants Program Summary

 

For 2018, the Owen County Council expects to award one cycle of grants for community services to nonprofit organizations conducting programs or projects involving:

 

A. Adult and Youth Education
E. Public Safety
B. Emergency Shortages
F. Public Service
C. Food and Shelter
G. Transportation
D. Health
H. Veterans

 

The Grants Review Committee shall focus on the following criteria when reviewing grant applications:

 

A. Projects must primarily serve Owen County residents.
B. Likelihood of success of the proposal (i.e., will the dollar amounts sought likely accomplish the professed goal of the proposal?)
C. Partnerships or leveraged – whether the funds will serve to bring other partners or funding to the project?
D. Operational expenses such as travel, conference costs, ongoing support or expense costs, maintenance costs, etc., shall be given low priority in award decisions, but shall not be necessarily excluded from consideration.

 

An organization that is doing charitable work without an IRS 501(c)(3) determination may be awarded a grant if a fiscal agent is designated. The fiscal agent must have IRS 501(c)(3) status and agree to monitor and report on the grant.

 

Grants will be made for one (1) time only for the calendar year, and reports on the project’s accomplishments and finances are required during and at the end of the grant period. New for this grant cycle, a representative from each applicant organization will be scheduled for an in person interview.

 

Grant Application Form: An electronic template of the application form is available at our website: www.owencounty.in.gov . Go to the Auditor’s section. Save the 2018 Community Services Grant Application form onto your computer so you can fill it in later.

 

NOTE: Applicants cannot complete the form online and submit it directly or by email.

Hardcopy application forms to be filled in by hand also are available at the Owen County Auditor’s office in the Courthouse or by calling 812-829-5000.

 

Due Date: The Owen County Council has one grant cycle per year for Community Services Grants. Applications for 2018 grants are due by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2017.

 

Delivery: Submit six (6) copies of the application form (do not include any attachments) to:

 

Owen County Council Grants Review Committee
c/o Owen County Auditor
60 S. Main Street
Spencer, IN 47460

 

Questions: Please contact Auditor, Patty Steward @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 812-829-5000.

Notification on Grant Awards: The Grants Review Committee evaluates applications and makes recommendations to the Owen County Council in December 2017). In January 2018, applicants will be notified by letter of funding decisions. Grant recipients must sign an Owen County Council Community Services Grant Agreement prior to receiving their checks.

2018 Budget Year - Owen County Government Initial Budget Requests & Estimates Popular

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Owen County Government departments have submitted their estimates for the 2018 budget year. All amounts are preliminary estimates and are step one of three in the annual budget review and formulation process. Final budgets are to be approved by the Owen County Council later this Fall.

 

2018 Budget Year - Owen County Budget Workshop Schedule

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Schedule for our 2018 Budget Year Workshop, to be held August 10th and 11th.  August 12th is advertised, but is not currently scheduled for use.

 

2017 Property Tax Payment Distribution Calculator

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Paying property tax?  See how the amount you pay is distributed between all governmental levels and funds with this calculator.  All Owen County property tax payers can use this tool.

 

District Two Property Tax Analysis, 2016-payable-2017 Popular

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Want to know how each $1.00 you pay in property tax is divided among all taxing units in Washington Township and the Town of Spencer?  Click here for the detail.

 

Owen County Taxing Units' 2016-payable-2017 Property Tax Rates Popular

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Owen County's 2017 Property Tax rates by Taxing Unit.  Click here for a detailed breakdown.

 

Owen County Council Declaratory Judgment Filing 03-14-2017 Popular

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This is the Declaratory Judgment Filing by the Owen County Council concerning a challenge of legal authority by the Owen County Commissioners over compensation of county employees.

 

2017 Budget Year - Final Approved Owen County Government Budgets Popular

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This document outlines all of Owen County Government's budgets, as approved by the Owen County Council and Indiana Department of Local Government Finance.

 

Owen County Robert (Bob) E. Clark Recycling Center Internet Survey Results Popular

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On November 14th, an additional appropriation request was made to the Owen County Council for the purposes of settling a 2016 Budget Year shortfall in the Owen County Robert (Bob) E. Clark Recycling Center’s operating budget. Public interest and discussion concerning the center, its operations, and future then increased.

Local officials were contacted by the public via telephone, newspaper, e-mail, social media, and in-person communication. In order to enhance the amount of feedback received on this subject, an on-line survey was created by Councilman Neff on November 28th using a third party company called SurveyMonkey. The six question survey is public, informal, non-scientific, and anonymous. The survey is available via https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P6DJVW3 but, access to the survey will end mid-December. More information about SurveyMonkey can be found via their website via https://www.surveymonkey.com. Promotion of the survey was done through Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, word of mouth, and the Spencer Evening World newspaper.

As of 1:00pm December 12th, the survey had 357 participants.  The results of the survey are presented here in this report, in question order.

 

2017 Budget Year - Owen County Government Initial Budget Requests & Estimates Popular

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Owen County Government departments have submitted their estimates for the 2017 budget year. All amounts are preliminary estimates and are step one of three in the annual budget review and formulation process. Final budgets are to be approved by the Owen County Council in October.

 

2017 Budget Year - Owen County Budget Workshop Schedule Popular

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Schedule for our 2017 Budget Year Workshop, to be held August 18th and 19th.  August 20th is advertised, but is not currently scheduled for use.

 

Owen County Local Income Public Hearing Tax Chart & Cost Estimates Popular

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This information was presented at the August 8th public hearing concerning Owen County's Local Income Tax.  It identifies several issues being reviewed, the cost to fix those issues, and, if a change in the tax rate is needed, the cost impact based on a variety of rates and taxable income.

 

District Two Property Tax Analysis, 2015-payable-2016 Popular

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Want to know how each $1.00 you pay in property tax is divided among all taxing units in Washington Township and the Town of Spencer?  Click here for the detail.

 

Owen County Taxing Units' 2015-pay-2016 Property Tax Rates Popular

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Owen County's 2016 Property Tax rates by Taxing Unit.  Click here for a detailed breakdown.

 

Owen County Jail Feasibility Study by RQAW Consulting Engineers & Architects Popular

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Owen County Jail Feasibility Study, recently completed by RQAW Consulting Engineers & Architects.  A presentation was made to a joint work session of the Owen County Council and Owen County Commissioners

February 25, 2016.

 

Paid for by Anton Karl Neff personally