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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
2018 Budget Hearings
Sept. 18-Oct. 26, 2017

   Mike Jessen  Dan Whitten  Andy Bozak  Karen Conover  Sylvia Graham  Jeff Larson  Jeremy Rivas
Sept. 18: Public Hearing/1st Reading. Roll Call     Y  
Sept. 19: Roll Call  
Sept. 21: Roll Call   Y Y
Sept. 25: Roll Call
Y

Sept. 25: Motion to approve Parks Department General Fund at $966,823 N   N  Y N N Y
Sept 28: Roll Call  Y  
Oct. 2: Public Hearing/1st Reading (with added Foundation Budget Fund). Roll Call  Y      
Oct. 11: Roll Call
 
Motion to approve special IV-D raises (needs four affirmative votes)    
Motion to approve special Extension raises (needs four affirmative votes)    N    N Y
Motion to grant 4% raises to all full-time employees except those granted special raises      Y
Oct. 26: Roll Call Y Y
Motion to adopt 2018 budgets  
Motion to adopt 2018 Salary Ordinance first reading
 





Porter County Council

Sept. 26, 2017

   Mike Jessen  Dan Whitten  Andy Bozak  Karen Conover  Sylvia Graham  Jeff Larson  Jeremy Rivas
Roll Call   Y Y
Adoption of $30 million Capital Improvement Bond issuance, second reading  Y
Rainy Day Fund:
Additional $4,147 to Consultants (Commissioners); additional $40,641.08 to Data Processing Equipment (E911)
 Y
EMA--General Fund:
Approval of Form 144 to change EMA Director salary from $71,500 to $73,000
 Y
General Courts--General Fund:
Additional $15,000 to Psychiatric Services
 Y
Health Department:

Local Health Maintenance Fund: Additional $25,000 to Hourly
ILHDTA Fund: Additional $30,000 to Hourly
 Y
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

 Y
Second Reading  Y



Porter County Government Non-Profit Charitable Foundation
Sept. 26, 2017

  Mike Jessen   Dan Whitten  Andy Bozak  Karen Conover  Sylvia Graham Jeff Larson   Jeremy Rivas Jeff Good   Laura Blaney  Jim Biggs
 Roll Call  Y
Motion to transfer $4.5 million of Foundation earnings to new Foundation Budget Fund  Y  Y  Y

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 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  
IT--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

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    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