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Randy Novak,
President

District 2

E-mail: rnovak@laportecounty.org

Phone: 219-877-7069

Mark Yagelski,
Vice President

District 3

Terry Garner,
Member

District 1

Connie Gramarossa,
Member

At Large

Michael Rosenbaum,
Member

District 4

Earl Cunningham,
Member

At Large

Mike Mollenhauer,
Member

At Large

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2020 MEETING SCHEDULE
MINUTES/ORDINANCES/RESOLUTIONS

Public Notice

Notice of Joint La Porte County Commission/County Council Workshop and Notice of Special County Council Meeting

 

The Joint La Porte County Commission/County Council workshop will be January 13, 2021 at 5 P.M.  to discuss the Review proposal of Marquiss Electric and USI for five year maintenance program  for Franklin St. bridge – Andy Skwiat, consider estimates for mechanical, electric and engineering fees required to complete interim repairs necessary to accomplish March 15 re-opening, and review proposal of Maintenance Department for renovation of former Community Corrections Building at 500 Monroe Street for department offices/storage and supplies – Larry Levendowski, Facilities Director.  It will also be a Zoom meeting only for the public – please visit our website at www.laporteco.in.gov for the Zoom link information.

 

The Special County Council meeting will be at 6 P.M.  to discuss the Franklin St. Bridge.  It will also be a Zoom meeting only for the public – please visit our website at www.laporteco.in.gov for the Zoom link information.

DUTIES OF THE COUNTY COUNCIL

The council has the ultimate decision making power regarding fiscal affairs. The council has authority to view or review fiscal matters, determine proper policy, and set priorities for the allocation and expenditure of county funds.

The General Assembly determines the powers of the county council in this area. Typically these powers include:

  •  Approving and fixing annual operating budgets of all county government offices and agencies
  • Establishing salaries, wages, per diems, and other compensation for all county officials and employees
  • Fixing tax rates and establishing levies on all county property for the purpose of raising funds to meet budget requirements in conducting county business, as well as authorizing the borrowing of money in the form of bonds and notes
  • Appropriating public funds, i.e., authorizing the expenditure of county money by particular officials or departments for specific purposes
  • Authorizing certain purchases or sales of county owned land

Under IC 36-2-3-6, the county council may employ legal and administrative personnel necessary to perform its duties. (Generally see IC 36-2-3 for duties of the County Council).

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