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Randy Novak,
President

District 2

E-mail: rnovak@laportecounty.org

Phone: 219-877-7069

Mike Mollenhauer,
Vice President

At Large

Terry Garner,
Member

District 1

Sean Quinn,
Member

At Large

Michael Rosenbaum,
Member

District 4

Jeff Santana,
Member

At Large

E-mail: jsantana@laportecounty.org

Home: 219-874-8832

Cell: 219-873-4876

Mark Yagelski,
Member

District 3

RESOURCES

2020 MEETING SCHEDULE
MINUTES/ORDINANCES/RESOLUTIONS

LA PORTE COUNTY COUNCIL NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING, BUDGET HEARINGS & TIME CHANGE OF

THE LA PORTE COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING 

The La Porte County Council will be holding a Special Meeting on the MC Courthouse Project and the replacement of 1 ambulance and 3 sheriff’s vehicles on Monday July 13, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. in the Assembly Room of the County Government Complex, 809 State Street, La Porte IN 46350. 

The La Porte County Council will be holding Budget Hearings on Monday July 27, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Tuesday July 28, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In the event Budget Hearings are not completed within this time, they will continue on Wednesday July 29, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. until completed.  

The La Porte County Council will have their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday July 27, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. instead of 6:30 p.m.

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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