News Flash New Restrictions on Signs in County Right of Ways
Posted on February 14, 2018 Please be aware there are new restrictions on placing signs within the right of way of Hamilton County streets. Violators may be subject to a judgment up to Five Hundred Dollars ($500) for each sign. Review the complete ordinance for more details. Complete Ordinance...
Pursuant to IC 5-14-1.5-5(c) The Hamilton County Board of Commissioners will meet on the following dates in 2017. Meetings are held in the Commissioners Courtroom at the Hamilton County Government and Judicial Center. View the Board of Commissioners calendar for more information on scheduled meetings and times.
The Deadline to be placed on the agenda is 12 p.m. on the Wednesday before the Commissioners meeting. Call 317-776-8462 to be placed on the agenda.
For other information please call Dan Stevens, Assistant to the Commissioners at 317-776-9719.
Members & Terms of Office
Each county is governed by a Board of Commissioners consisting of 3 elected persons. The commissioners are elected from separate districts (in which they must reside) but by vote of the county as a whole. Commissioner districts must be redrawn at least once every 10 years, and may be redrawn in any odd-numbered year.
The terms of office of county commissioners are 4 years on a staggered basis. In general, the Board of Commissioners is responsible for the administration of county business. The commissioners may enact ordinances to meet local conditions and exercise other authority vested in the board by the legislature. The base salary for the commissioners is established by the salary ordinance.
The Board of County Commissioners serves as the executive and administrative authority for the county. The Board of County Commissioners duties include the:
Appointment of certain county and township officials
Audit and authorization of claims against the county
Authorization of contracts and received bids
Control, maintenance, and supervision of county property
Performance of certain election functions
Service as the Board of County Finance
Supervision of construction and maintenance of roads and bridges