What is the Owen County County Council?

The Owen County Council is a seven member body that makes decisions concerning our county's budget, finances, taxes, salaries, and other related financial matters. The council also makes various appointments to other governmental boards/commissions. In one election cycle, four members are elected in each of their respective districts that include different parts of Owen County. In the other election cycle, the remaining three members are all elected county-wide (at-large).

 

Regular monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 7:00pm at the Owen County Courthouse. These are always open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. Annual budget hearings are held in the first part of September. The hearings usually last for several days from 8:00am until recess that evening.

 

Often, special meetings need to be held to address urgent issues. Workshop sessions are also held periodically to have general discussion on issues, however, no legal decisions can be made.

A more detailed "legal" description of the County Council and other County Government entities, please check out Indiana Code 36-2.

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