On January 12th, the Owen County Council conducted its first meeting of the year.  It is an honor and pleasure to continue representing District Two as your Council member. Enclosed is information you may find helpful when you have questions or need assistance throughout the coming year.  Being accessible is a responsibility as a public official that I take very seriously.

 


WHO IS, AND HOW DO I REACH MY DISTRICT'S COUNCIL MEMBER?

 

Anton Karl Neff
Owen County Councilman, District 2
306 North Park Avenue
Spencer, Indiana  47460

 

(812) 829-4254 Home
(812) 325-4029 Cell
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http://www.antonkarlneff.com

 


WHO ARE ALL OF THE MEMBERS OF THE OWEN COUNTY COUNCIL?

 

Irma Jean Franklin, At-Large member
Mark Snapp, At-Large member
Mike Wood, At-Large member (President)
Nick Robertson, District 1 member
Anton Karl Neff, District 2 member
Kristin Szczerbik, District 3 member
Patty Steward, District 4 member (Vice-President)

 


WHAT IS THE COUNTY COUNCIL?

 

It is a seven member board consisting of four elected from districts and three elected county wide.  The Council reviews and sets county operating budgets, establishes compensation for county officials and employees, appropriates public funds, and has the ability to secure financing for county government projects.  The Council also makes appointments to various local boards.

 


WHEN DOES THE COUNTY COUNCIL HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS?

 

Regular meetings and budget hearings are open to the public.

 

Regular monthly meetings are held at the Owen County Courthouse in the 2nd floor meeting room on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 PM.  The deadline to be a part of the meeting agenda regarding an issue relating to the County Council is the Monday morning prior to the meeting.  All agenda inquires can be directed to the Auditor at 829-5000.

 

Annual budget hearings are also held at the Courthouse and usually are conducted late August/early September.

 

Special meetings, work sessions, and committee meetings can also occur as needed and may be advertised on a per case basis in the Spencer Evening World.

 


WHAT ISSUES MAY I CONTACT MY COUNCIL MEMBER ABOUT?

 

Any issue relating to budgets, compensation, funds, taxes, etc., as noted above.

 

If you have a question that is outside the realm of County Council's duties, I can still help point you in the right direction for assistance.  Owen County government also has an official website now and you may visit it at:

 

http://www.owencounty.in.gov/html/

 

Communication is a two-way street and I also often contact folks in the District to ask for their opinions and insight on issues as well.  Before the holidays, an on-line local government survey became available.  I was very pleased with the responses received thus far.  If you have not had a chance to participate, please do so by visiting the following link:

 

http://www.antonkarlneff.com/surv1

 

You can also specifically contact me regarding County Plan Commission issues as I serve as the Council's appointment to that board.


 

WHAT IS YOUR POLICY ON CONFIDENTIALITY?

 

I encourage open communication and in order to do so, I simply ask that people identify themselves.  I do not respond to unsigned letters, anonymous calls, etc.  If a person specifically requests that I keep their name confidential when I work to address an issue, I will honor that.


 

Paid for by Anton Karl Neff personally