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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.

On this page, we will post all roll call votes taken by the Porter County Commissioners and the Porter County Council. We will also post roll call votes taken by the Porter County Government Non-Profit Charitable Foundation, whose voting members consist of the Council and the Commissioners.

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.



Porter County Council
August 22, 2017

   Mike Jessen  Dan Whitten  Andy Bozak  Karen Conover  Sylvia Graham  Jeff Larson  Jeremy Rivas
 Roll Call  Y  
 Approval of Minutes  Y  
 Approval of $20 million stormwater revenue bond, first reading  Y  Y
 Motion to suspend the rules to allow second reading approval of stormwater bond  Y  Y  Y
 Approval of $20 million stormwater bond, second reading  Y  Y Y
Approval of $30 million capital improvements revenue bond, first reading  Y  
Hospital Interest Fund:
Additional $16,250 to Contractual Services
 Y  
General Fund:
Additional $9,000 to Maintenance Agreements; additional $30,000 to Software
Y  
Animal Shelter Donation Fund:
Additional $8,000 to Contractual Services
 Y  
 Recorders Perpetuation Fund:
Additional $10,000 to Data Processing Equipment
Y  
 Tax Sale Fees Fund:
Additional $31,931 to Contractual Services
Y  
Surveyor Perpetuation Fund:
Additional $2,500 to Other Supplies; additional $1,500 to Data Processing Equipment
Y   Y  Y  Y
Memorial Opera House DNR Grant:
AdditIonal $70,000 to Contractual Services
Y    Y  Y  Y
Memorial Opera House IAC Grant:
Additional $7,779 to Office Equipment over $100
Y    Y  Y  Y Y
Parks and Recreation Coastal Management Grant:
Additional $10,000 to Contractual Services
Y  
Parks Grant Fund:
Additional $5,000 to Contractual Services
 Y    Y  Y
Riverboat Fund:
Additional $172,000 to Longevity, $13,158 to FICA, $19,264 to PERF
   Y  Y  Y  Y  Y
Second Reading  Y    Y  Y  Y  Y  Y
Approval of Auditor penalty waiver policy  Y    Y  Y  Y  Y  Y
Tax Levy and Tax Cap Review:
Approval of recommendation to taxing units to stay within their maximum projected levies when adopting budgets
 Y    Y  Y  Y  Y  N




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

   Mike Jessen  Dan Whitten  Andy Bozak  Karen Conover  Sylvia Graham  Jeff Larson  Jeremy Rivas  Jeff Good  Laura Blaney Jim Biggs 
Roll Call   Y    Y  Y      Y    Y  Y    Y  Y
Motion to retain Katz Sapper & Miller audit firm  Y    Y  Y      Y    Y   Y    Y  Y




Porter County Council
July 25, 2017


    Mike    Jessen    Dan  Whitten  Andy Bozak   Karen Conover  Sylvia Graham   Jeff Larson  Jeremy   Rivas
Roll Call  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y
Cable Franchise Fund:
Additional $213,526.39 to Roads and Taxiways
 Y  Y
E-911 Surcharge Fund:
Increase Director salary from $68,500 to $90,000; Increase Training Coordinator from $41,155 to $44,750
 Y Y
PCCRVC Fund (Innkeepers Tax):
Additional $65,000 to Advertising, $2,000 to Power, $15,000 to Maintenance Agreements, $400,000 to Buildings
 Y  Y
Juvenile Probation--General Fund:
Decrease Salaries by $17,223
Decrease probation officer from $50,335 to $33,112
Y  Y Y
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
 Y  Y
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
 Y
Portage Township Assessor--General Fund:
Additional $375 to Training and Education, $2,000 to Travel
Y
Sheriff Donations Fund:
Additional $12,000 to Contractual Services, $1,000 to Event Expenses, $6,000 to Other Equipment
Y Y
Sheriff DEA/Byrne Grant Fund:
To table additional of $234,000 to Equipment
Y N Y
Sheriff DEA/Byrne Grant Fund:
Additional of $234,000 to Equipment, contingent upon Council and County Attorney review 
Y  Y  Y
Sheriff DEA/Byrne Grant Fund:
Additional of $1,000 to Contractual Services
Y  Y  Y
Second Reading Y