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County Council - Vanderburgh County

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The County Auditor is the official record holder for the County Council.  Annually, the County Auditor must compile and prepare for publication the budget and proposed tax levies for county funds, township poor funds and other funds subject to the budget laws and under the auditor's jurisdiction. This duty carries with it the further duty to submit the budget to the county council, and, as clerk of the county council, to keep record of all proceedings connected therewith.

The auditor also has the duty to receive transcripts for additional appropriations from the officers of municipalities and in each instance to certify a copy of those receiving approval from the County Council to the State Board of Tax Commissioners for a hearing and final determination by that board.

Forms to request Additional Appropriations, Repeal of Funds, and Transfer of Funds are available in the Adobe (PDF) format by using the County Forms link to the left or in the navigation link Forms above.

Live Streaming of Meetings

You can view meetings live on Granicus by clicking on this link and selecting Vanderburgh County Council and then View Event for the meeting. If you wish to view the agenda, click on Agenda. The video recording and the verbatim minutes of these meetings are also archived on Granicus for meetings starting January 6, 2016 to the present.

To view a list of upcoming County meetings, click on the Events Calendar link under More Information or on Events below.

Viewable Council Minutes

Upon approval by the County Council during their official meeting, minutes will be made available the following business day after 12:00 noon. These verbatim minutes are located on Granicus under Archived meetings. If you would like to view a PDF of archived meetings held after January 6, 2016 they are located on Granicus and can be accessed by following these instructions:
  1. Use this link to get to the Granicus Archives;
  2. Click on the link For Archived Events and
  3. Open County Council under Available Archives to
  4. Select the year and then the
  5. Meeting you would like to view.
Contact Kathy Glaser at 812-435-5008 for more information. Scanned images of these records are available by using the links for Vanderburgh County Council Meetings Archive - 1900s and 2000s.

On January 6, 2016 the Council minutes became available on Granicus along with the video file of the meetings.  Upon approval by the County Commissioners during their official meeting, minutes will be made available the following business day by 12:00 noon and posted to Granicus.

You can view the video recording and the verbatim minutes of these meetings on Granicus by clicking on this link and selecting Archived Events and then Board of County Council and then the meeting.

1900s -If you would like to view the Council Minutes from the 1900s, click on the link to the left labeled Vanderburgh County Council Meetings Archive - 1900s. These are in PDF format and are searchable. To use the index by date to help in your search, click on TOC.
2000s -If you would like to view the Council Minutes from the 2000s (prior to 1/6/2016), click on the link to the left labeled Vanderburgh County Council Meetings Archive - 2000s. These are in PDF format and are searchable. To use the index by date to help in your search, click on TOC.

Verbatim Minutes for County Council Emergency Meetings:

Vanderburgh County Council Meeting Schedule

County Council Meeting:  2020 Meeting Schedule

Proposed Additional Appropriations

Notice is hereby given the taxpayers of Vanderburgh County, Indiana that the proper legal officers of the Vanderburgh County Council, at their regular meeting place in Room 301 of the Civic Center Complex, Evansville, Indiana will consider and act upon the following appropriations:

Click the date(s) below to view the proposed additional appropriations.

County Council Meeting:  August 19, 2020; 2021 Budget Notice Legal Ad

Filing Deadlines for Appropriations: 2020 Meetings

Notice - April 24, 2020:

In order to preserve funds available to operate County government due to anticipated shortfalls in the budgets and reductions in revenues in 2020 and subsequent years, the County Council unanimously approved a resolution stating that it will only consider requests concerning essential or fiscal matters and/or requests needed by offices and departments for emergency or extraordinary circumstances.  

In summary, Resolution CO.R-04-20-008 further states:

“When requests are to be made before the County Council for transfers, appropriations, and/or to fill vacancies and positions, such requests shall be reviewed by the President of the County Council and evaluated on a case-by-case basis as to whether such requests or items will be placed upon the agenda or considered or voted upon at a meeting.  The procedure for the Sheriff to fill vacancies of jail confinement officers and the courts to fill vacancies of court reporters and bailiffs will continue as set forth in the Vanderburgh County Council Ordinance CO. 01-20-001.”

The resolution is effective immediately and remains in effect through December 31, 2020 unless amended, modified or rescinded by the County Council. Click here to view the ordinance passed on April 22, 2020.

2020 Council Liaison Appts: County Council Liaison Appointments

Vanderburgh County Budgets

Notice to Taxpayers of Vanderburgh County Budgets 

NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS OF VANDERBURGH COUNTY OF 2020 BUDGET

Notice is hereby given to the taxpayers of Vanderburgh County, Indiana that for property tax due and payable in 2020 and thereafter, local government budget notices, including budget and tax levy information, will be available at www.budgetnotices.in.gov or by calling the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance at (888) 739-9826. Interested parties may subscribe to receive selected local government budget notices via email by going to www.budgetnotices.in.gov.

BRIAN GERTH, AUDITOR VANDERBURGH COUNTY, INDIANA

You can use this link to view the budget on the DLGF website: https://gateway.ifionline.org/report_builder/. Follow these instructions to build the report:

  • Select Budgets
  • Select Budget Summary
  • Select Vanderburgh from dropdown list for County
  • Select a Year
  • Select County for the Unit Type
  • Select VANDERBURGH COUNTY for the Unit
  • Click on View Report

Vanderburgh County Budgets:

For questions on Vanderburgh County Budgets, call Kathy Glaser in the Auditor's Office at (812) 436-5088.

Forms Available for the County Council

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