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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. {IC 36-2-5-7}
  • Establishing salaries, wages, per diems, and other compensation for all county officials and employees. {IC 36-2-5-3}
  • Fixing tax rates and establishing levies on all county property for the purpose of raising funds to meet budget requirements in conducting county business [IC 36-2-5-11}, as well as authorizing the borrowing of money in the form of bonds and notes. {IC 36-2-6-18}
  • Appropriating public funds, i.e., authorizing the expenditure of county money by particular officials or departments for specific purposes. {IC 36-2-5-11 and IC 36-2-5-12}
  • Authorizing certain purchases or sales of county owned land. {IC 36-1-11-3}
  • Performing non-binding review of civil units’ budgets within the county and comparing growth rates of civil units with non-farm income growth. Review becomes binding on non-elected units when those units exceed statewide growth average. {6-1.1-17-20.5} 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.


Meeting Schedule

The Council meets on the 4th Monday each month at 3:30 pm. 



Matt Chickaduance  
Member At-Large
Jackie Monk
Member At-Large
Wes Scarbrough
Member At-Large
Logan Pearison
District 1

Jerry C. Payne 
District 2

Curtis Bedwell 
District 3

Nick Cullison 
District 4

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100 Courthouse Sq
Room 202
Sullivan, IN 47882
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