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government meetings and Interviews on local politics.

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Video Clips Concerning the Possible Property Tax 13.75% Hike Proposed
by the Washington County Council and Commissioners
Click Here     1st Handout on the increases    2nd Handout on the increases
Due to the possible Property Tax increases, we would like to encourage anyone over 65 years of age to apply
Senior Citizens Property Tax Credits.
Click Here to download the Requirements and Instructions    Click Here to download the Form
Coming Soon!  -  IndianaProud.com will be presenting
an in-depth look at the Washington County Budget and how it affects the rest of the community

IndianaProud.com on Budget Padding

Budget Padding can be very hard to spot and even harder to bring it up during the budget hearings.

The following is an example from the Washington County Indiana
Budget Hearings of July 2018
Property Taxes in Washington County Indiana - 18 July 2018
Sponsored by the Purdue Extension Office - Larry DeBoer, Tamara Ogle and John Hawley

Click Here to download the handout.

The Washington County Budget Hearings
will be held July 24th through July 27th - starting at 8 am each morning - at the Washington County Indiana Courthouse.

Click here for the Budget Hearing Video

Click Here for a copy of the 2019 Washington County Budget
Third House Session

Washington County, Indiana

Sponsored by:

Washington County Indiana Farm Bureau

The Washington County Chamber of Commerce

Steve Davisson and Erin Houchin



The February 6, 2017
Washington County Land Use Planning Meeting
(Washington County Zoning Board)
The January 3, 2017
Washington County Land Use Planning Meeting
(Washington County Zoning Board)

Topics discussed:

The election of Officers
Discussion about forming zoning districts
Regulating and zoning the un-zoned towns in the county.

Plan Commission Agenda

The Washington County Property Tax Assessment Board History of Trouble

There apparently have been some very serious problems with the PTBOA Board for a number of years.
 
Washington County Government is Weird About our Property - Reciprocal Setbacks
In 2012, the Washington County Zoning Board tried to pass what they called Reciprocal Setbacks - which did not succeed and was not passed.

The easiest way to understand it would be that if a poultry operation located next to your home and your property was within a certain distance (400 feet for example), you could not build or repair structures on your property.  But the poultry operator could build anywhere on their property because they had an exemption. 

Zoning law not based on the best use of the land, but zoning law based on who's name is on the deed.

If it had passed - and it almost did - the effects would have been devastating to both the farming community and home owners. 
It was basically a "steal from your neighbor" law.
Click Here to see some Clips

Washington County Government is Weird About our Property - Reciprocal Setbacks
Is there something wrong with our Jail?
Problems that never seem to get fixed

The Public should be able to ask and receive details about any community project without the fear of embarrassment. 

Our Sheriff's Department has been written up by the Indiana State Board of Accounts for years for Bookkeeping Violations.

Click Here to see the information.

Do some research on your own if you wish

According to Cybertek Engineering - the technical service for Washington County - the County Employees have been using the County Internet Service to listen to music and watch Netflix videos while at work - to the point that they use up so much bandwidth that the State and County Programs that need to function to do our community's business don't have enough bandwidth to function properly.  
The County had to spend a little over $2,000 additional money to enhance the firewall. 
Here is an excerpt from that meeting.
Click Here to see the full video of the August 6th Commissioner meeting and Here to see the written adjustments.

As a Free Service,
we video tape local Washington County, Indiana public meetings.
2019 Washington County Budget Hearings
Voter List Research Page for Washington County, Indiana.
Is there something wrong with our Jail?
The Washington County Property Tax Assessment Board History of Trouble
Local Candidate Page - 2014 Election
October 21, 2014 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
The Candidate Forums from the 2010 Elections
October 7, 2014 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
October 6, 2014 Washington County Zoning & BZA
October 6, 2014 Washington County Council Meeting
September 16, 2014 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
August 19, 2014 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
August 5, 2014 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
August 4, 2014 Washington County Zoning and BZA
August 4, 2014 Washington County Council Meeting
July 31, 2014 Salem, Indiana Board of Zoning Appeals
Washington County PtaBoa Hearings - July 23rd, 24th and 30th of 2014
Washington County 2015 County Budget Hearings
July 15, 2014 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
July 14, 2014 Town of Campbellsburg Water Project Contract Signing
July 8, 2014 Washington County Tourism Board Meeting
July 8, 2014 Washington County Commissioner Special Meeting - Insurance Bids
July 7, 2014 Washington County Zoning Board Meeting
July 7, 2014 Washington County Council Meeting
July 1, 2014 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
June 10, 2014 Washington County Commissioners Special Meeting
June 3, 2014 Washington County Tourism Board Meeting
June 3, 2014 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
June 2, 2014 Washington County Zoning Meeting
June 2, 2014 Washington County Council Meeting
May 29, 2014 Town of Campbellsburg Water Project Bid Meeting
May 20, 2014 Washington County Tourism Board Meeting
May 20, 2014 City of Campbellsburg Pre-Bid Meeting
May 20, 2014 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
May 7, 2014 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
May 5, 2014 Washington County Zoning Meeting
May 5, 2014 Washington County Council Meeting
April 7, 2014 Washington County Zoning Board
April 7, 2014 Washington County Council Meeting
April 1, 2014 Washington County Tourism Board Meeting
April 1, 2014 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
March 20, 2014 Town of Campbellsburg Water System Improvements Pre-Bid Meeting
March 18, 2014 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
March 4, 2014 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
March 3, 2014 Washington County Zoning Board Meeting
Febrary 18, 2014 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
February 4, 2014 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
February 3, 2014 Washington County Zoning Board Meeting
February 3, 2014 Washington County Council Meeting
December 3, 2013 Washington County Tourism Board Meeting
December 3, 2013 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
December 2, 2013 Washington County Zoning Meeting
December 2, 2013 Washington County Council Meeting
November 19, 2013 Washington County Commissioner/Council Special Meeting
November 5, 2013 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
November 4, 2013 Washington County Zoning Meeting
November 4, 2013 Washington County Council Meeting
October 29, 2013 Washington County Commissioner and Council Special Meeting
October 15, 2013 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
October 7, 2013 Washington County Zoning Meeting
October 7, 2013 Washington County Council and Commissioner Joint Meeting
October 1, 2013 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
September 17, 2013 Washington County Delaney Creek Park Board Meeting
September 17, 2013 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
September 10, 2013 Washington County Zoning Meeting
September 4, 2013 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
September 3, 2013 Washington County Tourism Board Meeting
September 3, 2013 Washington County Council Meeting
August 22, 2013 Washington County Council - Budget Hearings Meeting
August 20, 2013 Delaney Creek Park Board Meeting
August 20, 2013 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
August 6, 2013 Washington County Tourism Board Meeting
August 6, 2013 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
August 5, 2013 Washington County Zoning Board Meeting
August 5, 2013 Washington County Council Meeting
July 24 & 25, 2013 Washington County 2014 Proposed Budget Hearings
Washington County 2014 Proposed Budget Files
July 16, 2013 Washington County Delaney Creek Park Board Meeting
July 16, 2013 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
March 2, 2011 Washington County Economic Summit
July 2, 2013 Washington County Tourism Meeting
July 2, 2013 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
July 1, 2013 Washington County Zoning Board Meeting
July 1, 2013 Washington County Council Meeting
June 18, 2013 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
June 11, 2013 Washington County Commissioner Special Meeting - CAFO Zoning Ordinance
June 4, 2013 Washington County Tourism Board
June 4, 2013 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
June 3, 2013 Washington County Council Meeting
May 21, 2013 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
May 7, 2013 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
May 6, 2013 Washington County Zoning Meeting
May 6, 2013 Washington County Council Meeting
April 17, 2013 Salem Airport Board Meeting
April 16, 2013 Delaney Creek Park Board Meeting
April 16, 2013 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
April 9, 2013 Washington County Zoning Board Meeting
April 2, 2013 Washington County Tourism Meeting
April 2, 2013 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
April 1, 2013 Washington County Council Meeting
March 20, 2013 Salem Airport Board Meeting
March 19, 2013 Delaney Creek Park Board Meeting
March 19, 2013 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
March 11, 2013 Pre-Bid Meeting for Jail Expansion
March 5, 2013 Washington County Commissioner Meeting
March 4, 2013 Washington County Zoning Meeting
March 4, 2013 Washington County Council Meeting

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