Roll Call Votes

In the 2017 General Assembly, Indiana lawmakers passed legislation that requires county auditors to post on the county's website the roll call votes of the county's executive and fiscal bodies. This page provides the information required under H.E.A. 1622.

Taxpayers are reminded that the full meeting minutes of both the Porter County Council and the County Commissioners also contain roll call votes. The minutes, along with agendas and video recordings of the meetings, are available online at the Agenda and Minutes page.

The Porter County Auditor's Office is pleased to add this page to our website to promote greater transparency of local government.

2019 Porter County Council meetings 

(New format! To view the roll call votes for a particular meeting, click on the link.)

Oct. 17, 2019 

2020 Budget Hearings

Sept. 24, 2019

2019

Porter County Council - July 23, 2019


Dan Whitten, PresidentJeff Larson, Vice-PresidentSylvia GrahamMike JessenRobert PoparadJeremy RivasGreg Simms
Roll CallYn/aY
Yn/aY
Memorial Opera House Fund 4915:
Additional appropriations of $3,778.75 and $221.25
Yn/aY
Yn/aY
Memorial Opera House IAC Grant 8300:
Additional appropriation of $9,724
Yn/aY
Yn/aY
Prosecutor's Office, Form 144: General fund salary increase to equalize victim advocates compensationYn/aY
Yn/aY
Expo Center, Form 144: Reduction in salary for assistant director and increase for event managerYn/aY
Yn/aY
Parks Department:
Additional appropriations of $5,000 in Fund 1179, $4,396.23 in Fund 8150, and $9,702 in Fund 9102
Yn/aY
Yn/aY
Sheriff Donation Fund 4108:
Additional appropriation of $3,500
Yn/aY
Yn/aY
Jail County Corrections Fund 1122: Additional appropriation of $25,000Yn/aY
Yn/aY
Adult Probation Funds 9164 and 2103:
Additional appropriations and Form 144 changes
Yn/aY
Yn/aY
Second readingYn/aY
Yn/aY

2019 Porter County Council - June 25, 2019


Dan Whitten, PresidentJeff Larson, Vice-PresidentSylvia GrahamMike JessenRobert PoparadJeremy RivasGreg Simms
Roll Call
YYYYYY
Memorial Opera House Fund 4915:
Additional appropriation of $20,000

YYYYYY
Recorder's Perpetuation Fund 1189:
Additional appropriation of $110,000

YYYYYY
Expo Center budget transfers
YYYYYY
Election Board/Voters/Board of Elections and Registration General Fund
Reductions and additional appropriations to establish new Board of Elections and Registration budget, effective July 1

YYYYYY
Clerk Form 144:
Restructures the pay for two deputy positions

YYYYYY
Tourism:
Additional appropriation of $4,400

YYYYYY
Assessor Form 144:
Eliminates chief deputy position, establishes two real estate director and appeals director positions

YYYYYY
Jail Inmate Processing Fee Fund 4911:
Additional appropriation of $20,000

YYYYYY
Stormwater Fund 1182: Additional appropriation of $25,000
YYYYYY
Cumulative Bridge Fund 1135:
Additional appropriation of $10,000

YYYYYY
Cumulative Bridge, Stormwater Funds:
Additional appropriations of $9,000 in each fund for lease/purchase vehicle (tabled from May meeting)

YYYYYY
Second reading
YYYYYY
Adoption of new longevity pay policy
YYYYYY
Appointment:
Reappointment of Stacey Whitten to Porter County Library Board

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Porter County Council - May 28, 2019


Dan Whitten, PresidentJeff Larson, Vice-PresidentSylvia GrahamMike JessenRobert PoparadJeremy RivasGreg Simms
Roll CallYYYYYn/an/a
County Court General Fund 1000:
Additional appropriation of $1,000
YYYYYn/an/a
Cumulative Bridge Fund 1135:
Budget transfer and Form 144 for $7,800 increase to Project Manager I vacant position
YYYYYn/an/a
Porter County Sheriff compensation agreement, 2018-19YYYYYn/an/a
MVH Fund 1176: Additional appropriation of $20,000YYYYYn/an/a
Drug Task Force Fund 4010:
Additional appropriation of $5,000
YYYYYn/an/a
Virtual Pathways Fund 4924:
Additional appropriation of $10,000
YYYYYn/an/a
Sheriff Highway Interdiction Fund 4925:
Additional appropriation of $15,000
YYYYYn/an/a
Jail Inmate Processing Fee Fund 4911:
Additional appropriation of $2,000
YYYYYn/an/a
Surveyor Form 144 and Perpetuation Fund: Form 144 and additional appropriations to upgrade position to a Survey Manager at a $57,000 salaryYYYYYn/an/a
Second readingYYYYYn/an/a
Facilities Department:
Form 144 reduction
YYYYYn/an/a
Porter Regional Hospital Tax Abatement:
Approval of annual CF to 1 form
YYYYYn/an/a

Porter County Council - April 23, 2019


Dan Whitten, PresidentJeff Larson, Vice-PresidentSylvia GrahamMike JessenRobert PoparadJeremy RivasGreg Simms
Roll CallYYYYYYY
Memorial Opera House Fund 4915:
Additional appropriation of $38,120.04
YYYYYYY
Election Board:
Form 144 changes amending the pay for poll workers
YYYYYYY
Veterans Donation Fund 4112:
Additional appropriation of $390
YYYYYYY
Prosecutor General Fund:
Reduction of $6,534.50 in Returning Fugitives (to be assumed by Sheriff's Department)
YYYYYYY
Prosecutor Pre-Trial Diversion Fund 2503:
Additional appropriations totaling $46,722 toward new employee
YYYYYYY
Sheriff General Fund:
Additional appropriation of $6,534.50 in Returning Fugitives (assumed from Prosecutor's Office)
YYYYYYY
Sheriff General Fund:
Additional appropriation of $3,400 in HIDTA reimbursements
YYYYYYY
Sheriff User Fee Fund 2505:
Additional appropriations up to $8,928 toward matron position (2018 adopted salary with 4% increase)
YYYYYYY
Sheriff Highway Interdiction Fund 4925:
Additional appropriations totaling $108,000
YYYYYYY
Park General Fund:
Additional appropriation of $22,365
YYYYYYY
Parks Operating Fund 1179:
Additional appropriation of $3,307.50
YYYYYNY
Parks Sunset Hill Farm Education Fund 4919:
Additional appropriation of $216,041
YYYYYYY
Second readingYYYYYYY

Porter County Council - February 26, 2019


Dan Whitten, PresidentJeff Larson, Vice-PresidentSylvia GrahamMike JessenRobert PoparadJeremy RivasGreg Simms
Roll CallYn/aYYYYY
Wildlife Management Fund 4106:
Additional appropriations totaling $21,000
YYYYYYY
LIT Fund 1112:
Additional appropriation of $80,000
YYYYYYY
Prosecutor Pre-Trial Diversion Fund 2503:
Form 144 for one new Court Manager position
YYYYYYY
Veterans Donation Fund 4112:
Additional appropriation of $560
YYYYYYY
Health Department:
Additional appropriations totaling $43,030.64 for Immunization Fund 8205 and $70,000 for Public Health Preparedness Fund 8119
YYYYYYY
Highway Local Roads and Streets Fund 1169:
Additional appropriations totaling $110,000
YYYYYYY
Adult Probation:
Reduction in salaries of $10,840 in Fund 2000 and reduction in salaries of $9,723 in Fund 2101
YYYYYYY
Adult Probation Community Corrections Grant (Jail portion):
Additional appropriations totaling $1,854.06 for jailer salary
YYYYYYY
Sheriff Public Safety Data Tech Fund 4907:
Additional appropriation of $26,100
YYYYYYY
Sheriff Virtual Edu Fund 4924:
Additional appropriations totaling $32,500
YYYYYNY
Sheriff Portage SRO Fund 4923:
Additional appropriations totaling $200,610.14
YYYYYYY
General Fund:
Additional appropriation of $101,379 to bring funding for Porter-Starke to state-adopted level
YYYYYYY
Stormwater Fund 1182:
Additional appropriations totaling $320,000
YYYYYYY
Cumulative Bridge Fund 1135:
Additional appropriations totaling $154,000
YYYYYYY
Second readingYn/aYYYYY
Motion to acknowledge job reclassification for Prosecutor administrative assistant positionYn/aYYYYY


Porter County Council - January 29, 2019


Dan Whitten, PresidentJeff Larson, Vice-PresidentSylvia GrahamMike JessenRobert PoparadJeremy RivasGreg Simms
Roll CallYYYYYYY
Rainy Day Fund 1186:
Additional appropriation of $446,011.76 and approval to purchase new election equipment
YYYYYYY
Second readingYYYYYYY


Porter County Council - January 15, 2019


Dan Whitten, PresidentJeff Larson, Vice-PresidentSylvia GrahamMike JessenRobert PoparadJeremy RivasGreg Simms
Roll CallYYYYYYY
Approval of Harold Harper's legal services contractYYYYYYY
Approval of County Surveyor Kevin Breitzke's contractYYYYYYY
Public Health Preparedness Fund 8119: Additional appropriation of $34,902.08YYYYYYY
Second readingYYYYYYY
Council appointment to County Alcohol Beverage CommissionSwihartSwihartSolidaySwihartSwihartSolidaySwihart
Council appointment to County Plan CommissionSimmsJessenSimmsJessenSimmsSimmsSimms

Porter County Government Non-Profit Foundation - January 15, 2019


Laura Blaney, PresidentMike Jessen, Vice-PresidentJim BiggsJeff GoodSylvia GrahamJeff LarsonRobert PoparadJeremy RivasGreg SimmsDan Whitten
Roll CallYYY
YYYYYY
Motion to elect Laura Blaney PresidentYYY
YYYYYY
Motion to elect Mike Jessen Vice-PresidentYYY
YYYYYY
Approval of resolution to transfer $4,562,797.78 from Holding Account Fund to Foundation Budget FundYYY
YYYYYY

Also present were Advisory Board member Matt Vessley, Foundation Treasurer Michelle Clancy, and Foundation Secretary Vicki Urbanik.

2018

Porter County Council - November 27, 2018


Andy Bozak
Jeremy RivasKaren ConoverJeff LarsonSylvia GrahamMike JessenDan Whitten
Roll CallYYYn/a
YYY
Local Income Tax Fund
Additional $125,000 to Longevity, $10,000 to FICA, $15,000 to PERF
YYYn/a
YYY
Form 144:
Motion to double the pay for the Nov. 6 poll workers
YYYn/a
AbstainYY
Wildlife Management Fund:
Various additional appropriations for Celebrate Wildlife event expenses
YYYn/a
YYY
Court Interpreter Grant Fund:
Additional appropriation of $787.96
YYYn/a
YYY
General Fund -- Circuit Court:
Additional appropriation of $5,800
YYYn/a
YYY
Prosecutor Deferral Fund:
Transfer of $14,775.44 to pay out comp time, with transfers for FICA and PERF
NNYn/a
NYN
Tax Sale Fees Fund:
Additional Appropriation of $40,000 to Contractual
YYYn/a
YYY
General Fund -- EMA:
Additional $10,266.23 to Other Equipment
YYYn/a
YYY
Prosecutor IPAC Grant:
Additional appropriations totaling $8,581.87
YYYAbstainYYY
General Fund -- Jail 1217:
Additional appropriation of $35,340 for Other Equipment
YYYYYYY
Second reading:YYYYYYY
Adoption of 2019 Salary Ordinance with stipulation that portions may be reviewed in DecemberYYYNYYY

Porter County Government Non-Profit Foundation - November 27, 2018    


Andy BozakJeremy RivasKaren ConoverJeff LarsonSylvia GrahamMike JessenDan WhittenJeff GoodLaura BlaneyJim Biggs
Roll CallYYYYYn/aYYYn/a

Also present were Advisory Board members Matt Vessley and Mark Ritzi; Foundation Treasurer/County Treasurer Michelle Clancy; and Foundation Secretary/County Auditor Vicki Urbanik.

Porter County Council - October 30, 2018 


Andy BozakJeremy RivasKaren ConoverJeff LarsonSylvia GrahamMike JessenDan Whitten
Roll CallYYYYYYY
Veterans' Services Donation Fund:
Additional $500 to Other Services
YYYYYYY
Substance Abuse Council:
Additional $180,000 for grant funding
YYYYYYY
Surveyor Perpetuation Fund:
Additional $40,000 to other Equipment
YYYYYYY
Recorders Perpetuation Fund:
Form 144 increase in hourly rate up to $16
YYYYYYY
Sheriff Pension Trust:
Additional $35,000 to PERF
YYYYYYY
General Fund -- Sheriff Garage:
Additional $35,000 $35,000 to Auto, Truck and Equipment
YYYYYYY
Adult Probation:
Assorted Form 144 changes affecting four funds
YYYYYYY
Second Reading YYYYYYY
Support of proposal from County Treasurer and Auditor to place certain interest earnings in General FundYYYYYYY

Porter County Council 2019 Budget Hearings - Assorted Dates


Andy Bozak
Jeremy RivasKaren ConoverJeff LarsonSylvia GrahamMike JessenDan Whitten
September 18: Public Hearing and First Reading
YYYYYn/a
September 20 Roll CallYYY
YYY
September 24 Roll CallYYYYYYY
September 27 Roll CallYYY
YYY
October 11 Roll CallYYY
YYY
October 16 Roll CallYYYYYYY
Motion to award employees 3.5% raisesYYYYYYY
Motion to award employees 4% raises (rescind prior motion)YYYYYY
Y
Motion on certain prosecutor office raisesYYYYNYN
October 30 Roll CallYYYYYYY
Motion on Prosecutor lease resolution, withdrawing appropriation for 2019YYNYYYY
Motion to appropriate the lease amount in County Council budget under contractualYYYYYYY
Motion to increase hourly rates for Health Department nursesYYY
YYY
Motion to grant all employees 4% raises or special raises, whichever is higherNNNNYYY
Motion to grant IT Director a 4% raise plus special raise of $10,000YYYYYYY
Motion to grant all but one of Prosecutor's special raise requestsYYYYYYY
Motion to grant all assessors 4% raise, with no other special raises and no change to Level II to III supplemental payYNYYYYN
Motion to grant Portage Township assessors 4% raise plus special raises as requested less $500 and no change to Level II to III supplemental payYYYYYNY
Final budget adoptionYYYYYYY

Porter County Council - September 24, 2018


Andy BozakJeremy RivasKaren ConoverJeff LarsonSylvia GrahamMike JessenDan Whitten
Roll Call YYYYYYY
Public Defender Supplement Fund:
Additional $40,000 to Legal
YYYYYYY
General Fund -- General Courts:
Additional $1,817.40 to Court Interpreter
YYYYYYY
General Fund -- Sheriff
Additional $40,000 to Overtime
YYYYYYY
Sheriff Donation Fund:
Additional $13,000 to Police K9
YYYYYYY
Inmate Processing Fund:
Additional $34,000 to Data Processing Equipment
YYYYYYY
Local Roads and Streets:
Additional $39,810 to Contractual
YYYYYYY
Recorder Perpetuation Fund:
Additional appropriations totaling $289,000 to Contractual and Data Processing Equipment
YYYYYYY
Parks Operating Fund:
Additional $15,000 to Event Expenses
YYYYYYY
General Fund -- Animal Shelter:
Roll call on motion to transfer funds to pay out comp time
NYYYYYY
PCCRVC (Tourism):
Additional $80,000 to Advertising
YYYYYYY
Prosecutor Victim Assistance Grant:
Form 144 changes for $3,000 raises for victim advocates
YYYYYYY
Second ReadingYYYYYYY
Motion in support of United Steelworkers resolutionYYYYYYY

Porter County Council - August 28, 2018


Andy BozakJeremy RivasKaren ConoverJeff LarsonSylvia GrahamMike JessenDan Whitten
Roll CallYYYYYYY
Surveyor Perpetuation Fund:
Additional $11,000 to Data Processing Equipment
YYYYYYY
Highway Fund, Local Roads and Streets Fund:
Additional appropriations totaling $800,000 (LRS) and $105,000 (Highway)
YYYYYYY
Health Immunization Grant Fund:
Reductions totaling $9,441.57
YYYYYYY
Recorders Perpetuation Fund:
Additional $8,500 for Furniture/Fixtures over $100
YYYYYYY
Memorial Opera House IN Humanities Grant:
Additional appropriations totaling $5,000
YYYYYYY
Adult Probation:
Form 144 salary changes in Funds 2101 and 2000
YYYYYYY
Prosecutor Deferral Fund:
Reduction of $3,776, Form 144 change
YYYYYYY
Longevity:
Additional appropriations totaling $166,390 in Riverboat Fund and $100,000 in General Fund
YYYYYYY
Second readingYYYYYYY
Review of maximum levies and tax cap impacts, with recommendation to taxing unitsYYYYYYY

Porter County Council - July 31, 2018


Andy Bozak
Jeremy RivasKaren ConoverJeff LarsonSylvia GrahamMike JessenDan Whitten
Roll CallYYn/a

YYY
Stormwater Fund:
Additional $50,000 to Consultants; $350,000 to Contractual
YYn/a
YYYY
Health Fund:
Additional appropriations totaling $68,483.45 for Immunization Grant Fund
YYn/a
YYYY
Sheriff Pension Fund:
Additional $35,000 to PERF
YYn/a
YYYY
Adult Probation Community Corrections Grant:
Additional appropriations totaling $45,385 related to new first-class jailer
YYn/a
YYYY
Adult Probation Community Corrections Grant:
Additional appropriations totaling $60,926.48 related to new grant
YYn/a
YYYY
Parks Department:
Cal Trail Covered Bridge Fund--Additional $4,850 to Building Maintenance
Brincka Grant Fund--Additional $5,202.73 to Building Maintenance
Parks Grant Fund--Additional $5,000 to Building Maintenance
Coastal Management Grant Fund--Additional $1,087 to Building Maintenance
Arcelor Mittal Pond and Prairie Grant Fund-- Additional $1,533.16 to Building Maintenance
YYn/a
YYYY
Second readingYYn/a
YYYY

Porter County Council - June 26, 2018


Andy BozakJeremy RivasKaren ConoverJeff LarsonSylvia GrahamMike JessenDan Whitten
Roll CallYYYYYYY
Public Defender Supplemental Fund:
Additional $15,000 to Legal Services
YYYYYYY
Court Interpreter Grant Fund:
Additional 41,594.64 to Court Interpreter
YYYYYYY
General Fund--Superior Court III:
Additional $500 to Uniforms and Clothing
YYYYYYY
Motor Vehicle Highway Fund:
Additional $50,000 to Overtime; Additional $62,587 to Bituminous
YYYYYYY
General Fund--ITS:
Additional $500 to Travel
YYYYYYY
Surveyor Perpetuation Fund:
Additional $35,000 to Motor Vehicles
YYYYYYY
Sheriff's Department (various additional appropriations):
General Fund--Additional $60,000 to Equipment
DEA Proceeds Fund--Additional $174,000 to Equipment
County User Fee Fund-- Additional $20,000 to Training and Education
Drug Task Force-- Additional $5,000 to Data Processing Equipment
YYYYYYY
Porter County Police Retirement Plan
Approval of new trust agreement for retirement and benefit plans; amendment to retirement plan to remove Merit Board approval for lump sum and DROP lump sum
YYYYYYY
Second readingYYYYYYY
Discussion on Contracts, Leases:
Request county attorney and county auditor to compile data on maintenance agreements and lease-rentals
YYYYYYY

Porter County Government Non-Profit Foundation - June 26, 2018    


Andy BozakJeremy RivasKaren ConoverSylvia GrahamMike JessenJeff LarsonDan WhittenJeff GoodLaura BlaneyJim Biggs
Roll CallYYYYYYYn/a
Yn/a

Also present were Advisory Board members Matt Vessley, David Kwiat, and Mark Ritzi; Foundation Treasurer/County Treasurer Michelle Clancy; and Foundation Secretary/County Auditor Vicki Urbanik.

Porter County Council - May 29, 2018


Andy BozakJeremy RivasKaren ConoverJeff LarsonSylvia GrahamMike JessenDan Whitten
Roll CallYYn/aYYYY
Circuit Court General Fund:
Additional $6,000 to Mental Health/Drug Court
YYn/aYYYY
 Adult Probation General Fund:
Reduction of $36,355 Salaries; Form 144 changes for assistant chief and probation officer
YYn/aYYYY
Adult Probation Administration Fees, User Fees:
Form 144 changes for assistant chief and probation officer
YYn/aYYYY
Cumulative Bridge Fund:
Form 144 for new Senior Highway Engineer (roll call votes for Plan Commission and Highway Department)
YYn/aYYYY
PCCRVC:
Form 144 change for hourly
YYn/aYYYY
Reassessment Fund, Portage Township Assessor:
Additional $27,480 for Contractual
YYn/aYYYY
 Jail General Fund:
Additional $1,000 for Training and Education
Adult Community Corrections: Additional appropriations and Form 144 related to DOC grant
YYn/aYYYY
Jail General Fund:
Form 144 to move 1st Class Patrolman to Corporal
YYn/aYYYY
Second readingYYn/aYYYY
Porter Hospital tax abatement:
Approval of CF to 1 compliance statement
YYn/aYYYY

Porter County Council - April 24, 2018


Andy BozakJeremy RivasKaren ConoverSylvia GrahamMike JessenJeff LarsonDan Whitten
Roll CallYn/aYYYn/aY
Porter County Revenue Bond Project Fund:
Transfer $3,641,500 to 42100 Buildings
Yn/aYYYYY
Adult Probation:
General Fund: Additional $36,355 to Salaries
Probation User Fees: Additional $12,868 to Salaries
Yn/aYYYYY
Recorder Perpetuation Fund:
Additional $300 to Training and Education
Yn/aYYYYY
Parks Department:
Form 144 changes: $31,200 to $0 for Office Coordinator; up to $15 per hour Public Relations Coordinator and Events & Rental Coordinator; $39,000 to $0 Communications Director: $0 to $38,000 Office Coordinator
Yn/aYYYYY
Prosecutor Deferral Fund:
Additional $2,274 to FICA; additional $2,442 to PERF
Yn/aYNYYY
VOCA/Domestic Violence Grant Fund:
Additional $21,805 to Salaries; additional $7,920 to hourly; Form 144 changes approving raises for Victim Advocates and part-time up to $12 per hour
Yn/aYNYYY
Sheriff's Department-General Fund:
Additional $4,874.43 to Salaries; Form 144 changes
Yn/aYYYYY
Sheriff User Fee Fund:
Reduction of $4,874.43 in Salaries; Form 144 changes
Yn/aYYYYY
Drug Task Force:
Additional $1,000 to Telephone
Yn/aYYYYY
Jail 1217 General Fund:
Additional $6,691.80 to Contractual
Yn/aYYYYY
Health Department: 
Form 144 changes
Yn/aYYYYY
Second readingYn/aYYYYY

Porter County Council - March 20, 2018


Andy Bozak
Jeremy RivasKaren ConoverSylvia Graham
Mike Jessen
Jeff Larson
Dan Whitten
Roll CallYYYYYYY
Porter County Revenue Bond Project Fund:
Additional $4.5 million to Consultants
Additional $24 million to Contractual
YYYYYYY
LIT:
Additional $150,000 to Motor Vehicles
YYYYYYY
Stormwater Construction Fund:
Additional $1,625,000 to Consultants
Additional $16,928,428.72 to Contractual
YYYYYYY
Surveyor Perpetuation Fund:
Additional $35,000 to Motor Vehicles
 YYYYYYY
Health Department Fund:
Additional $18,846 to Contractual
YYYYYYY
Health Department Antabuse:
Motion to approve Form 144 hourly rate changes: Program Director from up to $31 to up to $36; Registered Nurse from up to $26 to up to $31.50; Security Officer from up to $21 to up to $22.50
YYYYYYY
District I Task Force Fund:
Additional $6,000 to Tires and Tubes
Additional $15,696 to Equipment other than Vehicles
Additional $10,000 to Vehicle Repair
YYYYYYY
Second ReadingYYYYYYY

Porter County Council - February 27, 2018


Andy BozakJeremy RivasKaren ConoverSylvia GrahamMike JessenJeff LarsonDan Whitten
Roll CallYYn/aYYYY
Motion to approve Council minutes, October 24/17 and 11/28/17YYn/aYYYY
Memorial Opera House Fund: Additional $38,120.04 to AdvertisingYYn/aYYYY
General Fund -- IT, Jail, Commissioners IT: Additional $158,500 to Salaries for one new Systems Administrator and to transfer Network Manager from the Jail budget and E911 IT position from the Commissioners' budget; set all three salaries at $65,000 each IT: Additional $15,000 for overtime IT: $350,000 for Data Processing Equipment Jail: Reduction of $48,300 from Salaries Commissioners: Reduction of $52,500 from SalariesYYn/aYYYY
Motor Vehicle Highway Fund:
Additional $50,000 for Overtime
YYn/aYYYY
Substance Abuse Council:
Additional $41,056.06 to Local Government Remittances
YYn/aYYYY
Parks Land and Water Conservation Grant:
Additional $200,000 to Contractual
YYn/aYYYY
Health Department IIC Immunization Grant:
A total of $28,773 in additional appropriations
YYn/aYYYY
Tax Sale Fees Fund:
Additional $20,000 to Contractual
YYn/aYYYY
E911 Surcharge Fund:
Various changes in job titles; reduction of one 1st Class Telecommunicator and addition of one Administrative Assistant; a total of $11,000 in specialty pay
YYn/aYYYY
General Fund--Clerk/Election Board:
Clerk: Reduction of $68,016 in Salaries to eliminate two positions
Election Board: Additional appropriation of $68,016 in Data Processing Equipment
YYn/aYYYY
Motion to approve all additional appropriations for Sheriff's Department
General Fund: Additional $30,416.30 to Other Equipment
Overweight Vehicle Fund: Additional $42,000 to Motor Vehicles
Pros--IPAC Grant: Additional $10,000 to Other Equipment
Inmate Processing Fund: Additional $28,000 to Motor Vehicles; additional $24,300 for matching grant funds.
YYn/aYYYY
Second readingYYn/aYYYY

Porter County Government Non-Profit Charitable Foundation - February 27, 2018


Andy BozakJeremy RivasKaren ConoverSylvia GrahamMike JessenJeff LarsonDan WhittenJeff GoodLaura BlaneyJim Biggs
Roll CallYYn/a
YYYYYYY
Motion to elect Mike Jessen Foundation Board PresidentYYn/a
YYYYYYY
Motion to elect Dan Whitten Foundation Vice-PresidentYYn/a
YYYYYYY

Also present were Advisory Board members Matt Vessley and Mark Ritzi, Foundation Treasurer/County Treasurer Michelle Clancy, and Foundation Secretary/County Auditor Vicki Urbanik.

Porter County Council - January 23, 2018


Andy Bozak
Jeremy RivasKaren ConoverSylvia GrahamMike JessenJeff LarsonDan Whitten
Roll Calln/a
YYYYYY
Motion to approve all Memorial Opera House additional appropriation requests:
MOH IAC Grant, $10,107.35
MOH Anderson Foundation, $1,898.05
MOH United Way Power of Youth, $2,000
MOH Arts Midwest, $553
MOH PCCD Sparking the Arts, $6,684.83
n/a
YYYYYY
Surveyor Perpetuation Fund:
Additional $45,000 to Other Equipment
n/a
YYYYYY
Motion to approve all Health Department additional appropriation requests:
Local Health Maintenance, $10,000
Local Health Maintenance Trust (Tobacco), $3,000
Public Health Preparedness, $70,765.50
n/a
YYYYYY
 Motion to approve all Plan Commission and Stormwater Management requests:
Plan Commission, $5,000 additional appropriation
Stormwater, $6,500 in additional appropriations; $30 transfer to legal notices
n/a
YYYYYY
Sheriff Drug Task Force:
A total of $49,833 in additional appropriations
n/a
YYYYYY
Inmate Processing Fund:
Additional $16,000 for Building and Structures
n/a
YYYYYY
Second Readingn/a
YYYYYY

Porter County Council - January 3, 2018


Andy BozakJeremy RivasKaren ConoverSylvia GrahamMike JessenJeff LarsonDan Whitten
Roll CallYYYYYYY
Motion to appoint Andy Bozak the 2018 Council PresidentYYYYYNY
Motion to appoint Jeremy Rivas the 2018 Council Vice-PresidentYYYYYYY
Motion to approve Council Attorney Harold Harper's 2018 contractYYYYYYY
Motion to approve County Surveyor Kevin Breitzke's 2018 contractYYYYYYY
Motion to re to appoint Donald Ensign to the County Redevelopment CommissionYYYYYNY
Motion to re to appoint Thomas Swihart to the Alcoholic Beverage CommissionYYYYYYY
Motion to re to appoint Mitch Peters to the Convention, Recreation, and Visitors CommissionYYYYYYY
Motion to re to appoint George Armstrong to the County Park BoardYYYYYYY
Motion to re to appoint Scott Williams to the PTABOAYYYYYYY
Motion to re to appoint Lloyd Kittredge to the Chesterton EDCYYYYYYY
Motion to re to appoint Michael Sarver to the Portage EDCYYYYYYY
Motion to re to appoint Patrick McGinley to the Valparaiso EDCYYYYYYY
Motion to approve Council Board appointments: Community Corrections Advisory Board: Larson, Harper
NIRPC: Larson
NICTD: Whitten
Plan Commission: Jessen
Recycling & Waste Reduction District: Conover
EMA: Graham, Larson
Council on Aging: Graham
Juvenile Justice Advisory Board: Bozak
Storm Water Advisory Board: Rivas
YYYYYYY
Motion to retain all council liaison appointmentsYYYYYYY

2017

Porter County Council - November 28, 2017


Mike JessenDan WhittenAndy BozakKaren ConoverSylvia GrahamJeff LarsonJeremy Rivas
Roll CallYYYYYYY
Recorder's Perpetuation Fund:
Additional $3,000 to Rebinding Records
YYYYYYY
Expo Center:
Additional $10,000 to Advertising
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Adult Probation:
Motion to table additional appropriation and Form 144
YYYNYYN
Revenue Bond Project Fund:
Additional $3 million to Contractual Services
Additional $1 million to Consultants
YYYYYYY
Hospital Interest Fund:
Additional $16,250 to Contractual Services
YYYYYYY
Local Income Tax Fund:
Additional $13,388 to FICA, $19,600 to PERF, and $175,000 to Longevity
YYYYYYY
Auditor/Council:
Approval of new longevity policy
YYYYYYY
CCD:
Additional $35,502 to Motor Vehicles
YYYYYYY
Sheriff Donations Fund:
Additional $20,000 to Other Equipment
YYYYYYY
 General Fund--Jail:
Additional $30,000 to Overtime
YYYYYYY
Stormwater Bond Construction Fund:
Additional $300,000 to Consultants
Additional $1 million to Contractual
YYYYYYY
Parks Grant Fund:
Additional $750 to Consultants
YYYYYYY
Auditor/Council:
Approval of Rainy Day Fund resolution
YYYYYYY
Second readingYYYYYYY
Second reading and adoption of 2018 Salary OrdinanceYYYYYYY

Porter County Government Non-Profit Charitable Foundation - November 28, 2017


Mike JessenDan WhittenAndy BozakKaren ConoverSylvia GrahamJeff LarsonJeremy RivasJeff GoodLaura BlaneyJim Biggs
Roll CallYYYYYn/a
YYn/a

Also present were Advisory Board members Matt Vessley and Mark Ritzi, Foundation Treasurer/County Treasurer Michelle Clancy, and Foundation Secretary/County Auditor Vicki Urbanik

Porter County Council - October 24 & October 26, 2017


Mike JessenDan WhittenAndy BozakKaren ConoverSylvia GrahamJeff LarsonJeremy Rivas
October 24, 2017: Roll Call
YYYYYn/a
Hospital Proceeds Fund, LIT: Motion to continue requests to 10/26/17 meeting
YYYYYn/a
Porter County Substance Abuse Grant Fund: Additional $170,000 to Local Government Remittances
YYYYYn/a
Adult Probation ADM: Additional $1,490 to Salaries, approval of Form 144 for new Chief Probation Officer
YYYYYn/a
EMA--General Fund: Additional $6,000 to Salaries
YYYYYn/a
IT--General Fund: Additional $500 to Travel
YYYYYn/a
Sheriff Department--General Fund: Additional $50,000 to Overtime
YYYYYn/a
Treasurer Tax Sale Fees Fund: Additional $30,000 to Contractual Services
YYYYYn/a
Second Reading
YYYYYn/a
October 26, 2017 Roll CallYYYYYYY
Hospital Proceeds Fund: Additional $1,200,000 to Other Mobile Equipment (new 800 MHz public safety project)YYYYYYY
LIT: Additional $150,000 to Motor VehiclesYYYYYYY
Second readingYYYYYYY

Porter County Council 2018 Budget Hearings - September 18 through October 26, 2017


Mike JessenDan WhittenAndy BozakKaren ConoverSylvia GrahamJeff LarsonJeremy Rivas
September 18: Public Hearing/1st Reading. Roll Calln/a
Yn/a
YYYY
September 19: Roll Calln/a
YYYYn/a
Y
September 21: Roll Calln/a
YYYYn/a
Y
September 25: Roll CallYn/a
YYYn/a
Y
September 25: Motion to approve Parks Department General Fund at $966,823Nn/a
NYNNY
Sept 28: Roll CallYYn/a
YYYY
October 2: Public Hearing/1st Reading (with added Foundation Budget Fund). Roll CallYYn/a
YYn/a
n/a
October 11: Roll Calln/a
Yn/a
YYYY
Motion to approve special IV to D raises (needs four affirmative votes)n/a
Yn/a
NYYN
Motion to approve special Extension raises (needs four affirmative votes)n/a
Nn/a
NYNY
Motion to grant 4% raises to all full-time employees except those granted special raisesn/a
Yn/a
YYYY
October 26: Roll CallYYYYYYY
Motion to adopt 2018 budgetsYYYYYYY
Motion to adopt 2018 Salary Ordinance first readingYYYYYYY

Porter County Council - September 26, 2017


Mike JessenDan WhittenAndy BozakKaren ConoverSylvia GrahamJeff LarsonJeremy Rivas
Roll CallYYYYYYY
Adoption of $30 million Capital Improvement Bond issuance, second readingYYYYYYY
Rainy Day Fund:
Additional $4,147 to Consultants (Commissioners); additional $40,641.08 to Data Processing Equipment (E911)
YYYYYYY
EMA--General Fund:
Approval of Form 144 to change EMA Director salary from $71,500 to $73,000
YYYYYYY
General Courts--General Fund:
Additional $15,000 to Psychiatric Services
YYYYYYY
Health Department: 
Local Health Maintenance Fund: Additional $25,000 to Hourly
ILHDTA Fund: Additional $30,000 to Hourly
YYYYYYY
Sheriff's Department

General Fund: Additional $25 to Uniforms (Sheriff); additional $9,800 to Other Equipment (Sheriff Garage) Drug Task Force: Additional $10,500 to Motor Vehicles
Public Safety Data Tech Fund: Additional $541 to Data Processing Equipment
YYYYYYY
Second ReadingYYYYYYY

Porter County Government Non-Profit Charitable Foundation - September 26, 2017


Mike JessenDan WhittenAndy BozakKaren ConoverSylvia GrahamJeff LarsonJeremy RivasJeff GoodLaura BlaneyJim Biggs
Roll CallYYYYYn/a
YYYY
Motion to transfer $4.5 million of Foundation earnings to new Foundation Budget FundYYYYYYYYYY

Also present were Advisory Board member Matt Vessley, Foundation Treasurer/County Treasurer Michelle Clancy, and Foundation Secretary/County Auditor Vicki Urbanik

Porter County Council - August 22, 2017


Mike JessenDan WhittenAndy BozakKaren ConoverSylvia GrahamJeff LarsonJeremy Rivas
Roll CallYYYYYYn/a
Approval of MinutesYYYYYYn/a
Approval of $20 million stormwater revenue bond, first readingYYYYYYY
Motion to suspend the rules to allow second reading approval of stormwater bondYYYYYYY
Approval of $20 million stormwater bond, second readingYYYYYYY
Approval of $30 million capital improvements revenue bond, first readingYn/a
YYYYY
Hospital Interest Fund:
Additional $16,250 to Contractual Services
Yn/a
n/a
YYYY
IT--General Fund:
Additional $9,000 to Maintenance Agreements; additional $30,000 to Software
Yn/a
YYYYY
Animal Shelter Donation Fund:
Additional $8,000 to Contractual Services
Yn/a
YYYYY
Recorders Perpetuation Fund:
Additional $10,000 to Data Processing Equipment
Yn/a
YYYYY
 Tax Sale Fees Fund:
Additional $31,931 to Contractual Services
Yn/a
YYYYY
Surveyor Perpetuation Fund:
Additional $2,500 to Other Supplies; additional $1,500 to Data Processing Equipment
Yn/a
YYYYY
Memorial Opera House DNR Grant:
AdditIonal $70,000 to Contractual Services
Yn/a
YYYYY
Memorial Opera House IAC Grant:
Additional $7,779 to Office Equipment over $100
Yn/a
YYYYY
Parks and Recreation Coastal Management Grant:
Additional $10,000 to Contractual Services
Yn/a
YYYYY
Parks Grant Fund:
Additional $5,000 to Contractual Services
Yn/a
YYYYY
Riverboat Fund:
Additional $172,000 to Longevity, $13,158 to FICA, $19,264 to PERF
Yn/a
YYYYY
Second ReadingYn/a
YYYYY
Approval of Auditor penalty waiver policyYn/a
YYYYY
Tax Levy and Tax Cap Review:
Approval of recommendation to taxing units to stay within their maximum projected levies when adopting budgets
Yn/a
YYYYN

Porter County Government Non-Profit Charitable Foundation, Inc. - August 15, 2017


Mike JessenDan WhittenAndy BozakKaren ConoverSylvia GrahamJeff LarsonJeremy RivasJeff GoodLaura BlaneyJim Biggs
Roll CallY
YYYYY
YY
Motion to retain Katz Sapper & Miller audit firmY
YYYYY
YY

Also present were Advisory Board member Matt Vessley, Foundation Treasurer/County Treasurer Michelle Clancy, and Foundation Secretary/County Auditor Vicki Urbanik.

Porter County Council - July 25, 2017


Mike JessenDan WhittenAndy BozakKaren ConoverSylvia GrahamJeff LarsonJeremy Rivas
Roll CallYYYYYYY
Cable Franchise Fund: Additional $213,526.39 to Roads and TaxiwaysYYYYYYY
E-911 Surcharge Fund: Increase Director salary from $68,500 to $90,000; Increase Training Coordinator from $41,155 to $44,750YYYYYYY
PCCRVC Fund (Innkeepers Tax): Additional $65,000 to Advertising, $2,000 to Power, $15,000 to Maintenance Agreements, $400,000 to BuildingsYYYYYYY
Juvenile Probation--General Fund:
Decrease Salaries by $17,223
Decrease probation officer from $50,335 to $33,112
YYYYYYY
Adult Probation Community Corrections Grant Fund: Additional $70,000 to Salaries, $5,355 to FICA, $167,805 to Insurance, $7,840 to PERF, $10,000 to Office Supplies, $10,000 to Postage.
Increase salaries from 0 to $20,818 for three probation officers
YYYYYYY
Stormwater & Development Fund: Additional $33,000 to Salaries, $2,640 to FICA, $9,000 to Insurance, $3,600 to PERF.
Add Engineer position, $65,000
Plan Commission Fund: Additional $12,000 to Other Equipment
YYYYYYY
Portage Township Assessor--General Fund:
Additional $375 to Training and Education, $2,000 to Travel
YYYYYYY
Sheriff Donations Fund: Additional $12,000 to Contractual Services, $1,000 to Event Expenses, $6,000 to Other EquipmentYYYYYYY
Sheriff DEA/Byrne Grant Fund: To table additional of $234,000 to EquipmentYNNNYYN
Sheriff DEA/Byrne Grant Fund:
Additional of $234,000 to Equipment, contingent upon Council and County Attorney review
YYYYYYY
Sheriff DEA/Byrne Grant Fund:
Additional of $1,000 to Contractual Services
YYYYYYY
Second ReadingYYYYYYY