County Elected Officials

Morgan County Commissioners

180 S. Main St. Martinsville, IN 46151
T- 765-342-1007

The three commissioners are the custodians of the home rule powers of the county. counties have 3 commissioners, one from each district in the county. With the cope of home rule, commissioners may adopt and vest themselves with additional regulatory powers. They also have the authority to pass ordinances in the following broad areas:

  • Controlling, maintaining , and supervising county property including courthouses, jails and public offices.
  • Supervising construction and maintenance of roads, bridges and to provide for traffic control.
  • Developing economic development programs to attract and retain jobs in the county.
  • To grant vacations pay, sick leave, paid holidays and other similar benefits to county employees.
  • To administer elections in conjunction with the county election board.
  • To establish minimum housing standards.
  • Auditing and authorizing payments on behalf of the county
  • To incorporate new towns and alter township boundary lines, on petition.
  • Receiving bids and authorizing contracts.
  • Exercising appointive powers including both the selection of members to fill positions on boards, commissions and committees, and appointments of certain department heads.
  • Planning and implementing strategies for solid waste handling as a member of solid waste district boards.

District #1 (Baker, Green, Jackson, Washington Townships)

Norman D. Voyles (R), Chairman

nvoyles@morgancounty.in.gov
1620 Cramertown Loop
Martinsville, In 46151
T- 765-342-4513

District #2 (Adams, Ashland, Gregg, Jefferson Monroe, Ray Townships)

Brian Goss (R)

9545 W. Lewisville Rd
Paragon, In 46116
T- 765-537-9056

District #3 (Brown, Clay, Madison, Harrison Townships)

Ryan Goodwin (R) Vice Chairman

rgoodwin@morgancounty.in.gov
203 Shadowview Cir
Mooresville, In 46158
T- 317-483-1210

Morgan County Council

180 S. Main St. Martinsville, IN 46151

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 budges 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 budge 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.
  • Non-binding review of budgets for certain non-elected boards in the county and other civil units.

 

District #1 (Clay, 2, 3, Washington,1-6, 8, 10-13)

Bryan Collier (R) Chairman

216 E. Pike St.
Martinsville, In 46151
T- 317-342-8120

 District #2 (Green 1, 2, Harrison, Jackson1-3, Madison 1-3, Washington 7, 9, 14)

Paul Prather (R), Vice Chairman

3564 Clear Creek Blvd.
Martinsville, In 46151
T- 765-342-5352

District #3 (Brown 1-11, Madison 4, 5, 6)

Virginia Perry (R)

102 Fountain Dr.
Mooresville, In 46158
T- 317-831-1894

District #4 (Adams, Ashland 1, 2, Baker, Clay 1, Gregg 1, 2, Jefferson 1-3, Monroe 1-3, Ray 1, 2)

David Zoller (R)

P.O. Box 87
Paragon, In 46166
T-765-537-2750

At Large County Council Members

Vickie Kivett (R)

709 E. Washington St.
Martinsville, In 46151
T- 765-342-6341

Daniel Elliott (R)

290 Nast Chapel Rd.
Martinsville, In 46151
T- 765-352-0234

Kim Merideth (R)

1789 Blue Bluff Rd.
Martinsville, In 46151
T- 765-318-1369

 

The Finance Team

The offices of Auditor, Treasurer and Assessor must work together as a team. The success of these offices carrying out their duties are interdependent. These offices must work closely with state agencies, the county commissioners, county council and each other to best serve the taxpayers. The Auditor and Treasure act as a check and balance over the county’s finances.

Auditor

the auditor is a constitutional office.  The auditor serves as a secretary to the board of county commissioners and the clerk to county council. Auditor has responsibility for keeping accounts and issuing checks for the county. Commissioners, council and other officials look to the auditor for daily operational assistance.

Coordinator of tax collection and distribution
The auditor is directly responsible  for preparing tax duplicates that show the value of property and taxes assessed against each taxpayer.

After taxes are collected, the auditor distributes them to the governmental units and agencies for which they were collected.

The auditor must also prepare plats that show the ownership and assessed valuation of each parcel in each township in the county. The plats must contain information prescribed by the Department of Local Government Finance and must be kept current.

IN Keeping accounts and issuing warrants, the auditor must develop financial analysis and cash flow projections and assist with budget preparations. The auditor is the principal financial officer in county government and is defined under IC 36-2-9-2 as the fiscal officer of the county. They also prepare and file an annual financial report with the State Board of Accounts.

Officeholder:

Dan Bastin (R)

dbastin@morgancounty.in.gov
180 S. Main St.
Martinsville, In 46151
T- 765-342-1001
F- 765-342-1015

 


Treasurer

The county treasurer is a Constitutional Office. This office is responsible for collecting taxes. The treasurer may order the sale of real property to pay delinquent taxes.

the treasurer also receives distributions of local income and other taxes that are collected by the state. The office also has custodial and investment responsibility for all the taxes and other revenues collected by county government. Together with the auditor, the treasurer insures the proper distribution of funds.

Officeholder:

Julie Brittain-Minton (R)

jminton@morgancounty.in.gov
180 S. Main St.
Martinsville, In 46151
T- 765-342-1048
F- 765-342-1115

 

Assessor

The County Assessor is a statutory office. The primary duties of the county assessor are to determine the assessed value of property in the county and certify the values to the county auditor.
County assessors use modern technology to perform mass appraisal. Tax payers can file an appeal with the county assessor to challenge the value placed on the property.
The assessor does not establish the tax rate, only the assessed value of property.

Officeholder:

Brenda Brittain (R)

bbrittain@morgancounty.in.gov
180 S. Main St
Martinsville, In 46151
T- 765-342-1065
F- 765-342-1097

 

Property and Election Functions

Surveyor

Your surveyor must prepare, maintain, and keep in their office a legal survey record book showing maps of sections, grants, subdivisions, or groups of such areas in sufficient detail so that the location of each is shown. The surveyor maintains a corner stone record book. The information is the basis for determining the location of parcels within your county. They also supervise all regulated drain construction, reconstruction and maintenance. They serve as an ex offico member of the county drainage board, and serve as a member of the county plan commission.

Our founding fathers placed the office of County Surveyor in the State Constitution.  They wanted to keep people with the knowledge of county parcels, town and city boundaries, drain and topography as officeholders elected by the people. They wanted the surveyors to remain in service to their counties for longer periods of time, and therefore did not impose term limits on this office.

Officeholder

Terry Brock (R)

tbrock@morgancoutny.in.gov
180 S. Main St.
Martinsville, In 46151
T- 765-342-1064
F- 765-342-1063

Recorder

Most state’s have an elected recorder or a register of deeds.  A Constitutional Office, the recorder’s primary function is to maintain permanent public records submitted for recording.  These records are the legal basis for determiner ownership of real property. These documents, sometimes called instruments, include mortgages, deeds, liens, military discharges, subdivision plats, leases, public and private bonds, person property and powers of attorney.
Instruments are recorded either for giving legal public notice of their existence or for safekeeping and future reference. It is the duty of the recorder to see that each instrument meets the essential requirements for recording. Each instrument must be scanned and indexed into a computer system and then microfilmed for archival purposes.
The county recorder prepares and furnishes official copies of any record or instruments when required by law or ordered by the court, or requested by any parties. And if requested the recorder certifies that it is a true and correct copy of the document in the records of the office. The recorder may under IC 32-21-2-3 acknowledge any conveyance, mortgage or instrument of writing to be recorded.
The county recorder files Uniform Commercial Code financing statements that pertain to fixtures to the real property. They also conduct searches on names presented to them by a financial institution or company.
The recorder is a member of the county commission on public records, which has authority over the preservation or disposition of all public records maintained by the county.

Officeholder:

Jana Gray (R)

jgray@morgancounty.in.gov
180 S. Main St.
Martinsville, In 46151

T- 765-342-1077
F- 765-342-5617

Clerk Of the Circuit Court

The General Assembly, by statute, has assigned responsibility for many of the administrative functions of the county courts to the clerk of the circuit court, which is sometimes referred to as the county clerk.  This is a Constitutional Office. In addition, the General Assembly has also assigned the role of state election law administrators to the clerk.

Election Related Functions- Elections are fundamental to our democracy and the responsibility of making sure elections are run smoothly is given to the county clerks.  The clerks administer Indiana’s election laws in a non-partisan manner. They receive filings of candidacy from person seeking certain elective public offices and issues certificates of election to successful local candidates except in the cases of constitutional officers, who receive their commissions from the Governor. The clerk also serves as and ex-officio member and secretary of the county election board and clerk of the county board of canvassers.
The clerk also makes sure all election polling sites meet state and federal guidelines and insure that election workers are trained.

Judicial Related Functions- Access to the courts often begins in the county clerks’ office.
The clerk maintains all records of pleadings, motions, papers, evidence and court rulings of the court.They also issue summonses and subpoenas to witnesses ordering them to appear in court.
The clerk issues marriage licenses, records, maintains oaths of offices, election duties, keeps a record of all judgements, orders and decrees of the court.
The clerk also must certify and attest to complete transcripts of court proceedings involving title to property, the imposition of prison sentences and in all court cases where a complete court record is required.
The clerk collects court cost, fines and money judgements levied by the court.  In the case of a money judgement, the clerk pays the money to the person or entity entitled to the judgement. In recent years, the collection of child support has become a major responsibility of the cler’s office.

Officeholder:

Hon. Stephanie Elliott (R)

10 E. Washington St.            Election/Voter Registration office
P.O. Box 1556                      180 S. Main St. Ste 1               Members:
Martinsville, In 46151         Martinsville, In 46151              Becky Waymire
T- 765-342-1025                  T- 765-342-1029                      Tammy Parker
F- 765-342-1111                   F- 765-349-5370

Public Safety And Judicial Functions

County Coroner

The chief responsibility of the coroner is to determine the cause of death in cases involving violence, casualty, unexplained or suspicious circumstances or when the person has been found dead.When notified of a death under any of the above circumstances, the coroner must alert and obtain the investigative assistance of the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction in the area.  Once they determine the cause of death, the law requires the coroner to file a death certificate of his or her findings with the local health officer. If an autopsy is necessary, the coroner must employ a qualified pathologist to conduct it.

Officeholder:

Annette Rohlman (R)

180 S. Main St.
Martinsville, In 46151
T- 765-342-1033
F- 765-349-5064

 

Prosecuting Attorney

The original authority for the prosecutor is found in Article 7, Section 16, of the Indiana Constitution. Although elected by voters in each judicial circuit, the prosecuting attorney represents the state of Indiana, and prosecutes violators of state statutes in all courts having criminal jurisdiction within the judicial circuit.

Officeholder:

Hon. Steven P. Sonnega (R)

T- 765-342-1050
F- 765-342-1085

 

Sheriff

The responsibilities of the sheriff serves the county and the state. The sheriff manages the county jail, the prisoners confined in the county and administers work release programs.
The sheriff serves as an officer of the courts in the county to deliver service of warrants, subpoenas, and  other forms of process.
Collecting delinquent state income tax or levying on the property of taxpayers for the amount due when a warrant is issued by the Indiana Department of Revenue  commanding him or her to do so, and transmitting to the Department of Revenue the amount collected.
The sheriff may also appoint reserve deputies, if the county commissioners have enacted an ordinance specifying an authorized number of reserve deputies.
Usually coordinates or is involved in the response to emergency (911) calls.

Officeholder:

Robert “Bob” Downey (R)

160 N Park Ave.
Martinsville, In 46151
T- 765-342-1080

 

 

Board of Health                                Plan Commission

180 S. Main St.                                                   Kenny Hale – Director

Martinsville, IN 46151                                                                                    180 S. Main St.

T – (765) 342-6621                                                                             Martinsville, IN 46151

F – (765) 342-1062                                                                  T- (765) 342-1060    F- (765) 342-1091

 

 

Purdue Extension Office

180 S. Main St.

Martinsville, IN 46151

T – (765) 342-1010

F – (765) 349-5071