Hello!  I'm Anton Neff and I am the District Two member of the Owen County Council.  Last night (January 12th), the Owen County Council conducted its first meeting of 2015.  Enclosed is information you may find helpful when you have questions about Owen County government or need assistance throughout the coming year.


WHAT IS THE OWEN COUNTY COUNCIL?

 

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


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

 

Anton Karl Neff
Owen County Councilman, District 2
306 N Park Ave
Spencer, IN  47460

(812) 829-4254 Home
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IS THERE A WEBSITE FOR DISTRICT TWO AND OWEN COUNTY GOVERNMENT?

 

Yes--there are official websites for both.

 

District Two:  http://www.antonkarlneff.com

 

On this website, you will find:

-A schedule of upcoming meetings
-Minutes to meetings for the County Council, County Commissioners, County Plan Commission & Board of Zoning Appeals, and the Owen Valley Fire Territory
-County office telephone numbers
-Links to Owen County businesses, churches, organizations, local utility companies, media, recreational facilities, and other governmental entities.
-Occasional surveys and information on certain issues
-Taxpayer resources and tax analysis

 

Owen County Government:  http://www.owencounty.in.gov/

 

On this website, you will find:

-County Departments' information
-Meeting minutes files
-Notices & alerts
-Forms and publications
-County staff contact information


IS THERE A DISTRICT TWO FACEBOOK PAGE?

 

Yes--please visit that page and "Like" it to stay connected with local information:

 

http://www.facebook.com/OwenCountyCouncilmanAntonKarlNeff


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

 

Jennifer Abrell, At-Large member
Irma Jean Franklin, At-Large member (Vice President)
Andy Wood, At-Large member
Nick Robertson, District 1 member
Anton Karl Neff, District 2 member
Chuck Hess, District 3 member
Patty Steward, District 4 member (President)


WHEN DOES THE COUNTY COUNCIL HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS?

 

Regular meetings and budget hearings are open to the public and you are invited!

 

Regular monthly meetings are held at the Owen County Courthouse on the 2nd floor 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 prior to the meeting, at Noon.  Regular monthly work sessions (a new feature for this year) are scheduled for the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00PM and will be used as needed.  All agenda inquires can be directed to the Auditor at 829-5000.

 

Annual budget hearings are also held at the Courthouse and are usually conducted in early September.

 

Special meetings, additional work sessions, executive 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 finances, budgets, compensation, funds, taxes, etc., as noted above.  If you have a question that is outside the realm of the County Council's duties, I can still help point you in the right direction for assistance.  Communication is a two-way street and I often contact folks in the District to ask for their opinions and insight on issues as well.


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.


Thank you very much for your time.  I look forward to working with you!

 

Paid for by Anton Karl Neff personally