Courthouse photo by Anna Riback
                              Courthouse photo by Anna Riback

The League of Women Voters of Brown County is a nonpartisan cadre of local men and women committed to education and improvement of Brown County, State and National government.  Everyone is welcome to participate. 

Meetings are held at 10:00 am, the second Monday of every month, in the lower level of the Brown County Public Library.

Democracy is not 

a spectator sport!



COMMUNITY CONVERSATION SEPTEMBER 24, 2015

FOLLOW UP NOTES

from the Community Conversation of August 13, 2015

August 13, 2015 Follow Up Notes

Brown County Art Colony of the Midwest http://www.browncounty.com/art-colony-of-the-midwest


Background:  How is Brown County perceived today? What changes or improvements do we want in Brown County for the future? How can Brown County efficiently and effectively prepare to meet the future?  As Brown County’s Vision 2010 was winding down, these were the questions that catalyzed a Needs Assessment and new visioning project for 2020 called "Brown County 2020: A Vision for the Future."  This document does not so much lay out a specific action plan, as set forth the guiding values of the community with ideas of how these might be reflected and implemented.  The underlying vision of V-2020, grounded in community input and many meetings of interested parties and stakeholders, informed a newer initiative in 2013, titled "Leading Brown County."   This latter document, to be read in conjunction with Vision 2020, was designed to assist leaders to identify and capitalize on strategic opportunities. We urge all interested parties to consult both "Vision 2020" and "Leading Brown County," available on the website of the Brown County Community Foundation – www.bccfin.org under Resources.

2020 Leading Brown County FINAL10-28-14



Joint County Council & Commissioners

FUNDING OUR COUNTY ROADS:

WHAT SHOULD WE DO?

COME TO A JOINT SESSION OF THE COUNTY COUNCIL AND COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO DISCUSS THE NEW STATE LEGISLATION ON ROAD FUNDING.  WE ALL KNOW BROWN COUNTY ROADS NEED MORE MAINTENANCE THAN WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO PROVIDE.   SHOULD WE APPLY FOR THE OFFERED GRANT?  SHOULD WE RAISE WHEEL TAXES TO QUALIFY?  OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS WANT YOUR INPUT!

MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016 AT 6:30 P.M.
COUNTY ANNEX, SALMON ROOM

 



ANNUAL MEETING MAY 23, 2016

ANNUAL MEETING
HOTEL NASHVILLE
Upstairs Dining Room
May 23, 2016
Contact Janet Kramer for RSVP by May 20th
BlueJayHill@att.net

5:30 pm           Social gathering

 

6:00 pm           Introduction of guests accompanying members and  dinner

 

6:45 pm           Guest Speaker David Redding BC County Council            President

BC School Superintendent

 

To the Editor:

 

  The new Brown County School Superintendent contract has been released and is available on the school website:   www.brownco.k12.in.us.   This contract will be presented to the public for comment on Monday May 23rd at 6:30 PM at Brown County Intermediate School.  You may also contact your local school board members with your questions and comments.  The vote to approve the contract will take place on May 31.

 

                    

According to this five year continuous contract, our new superintendent will start with a base pay of $125,000.  If the superintendent is evaluated as highly effective or effective and meets certain performance goals, the local school board has the sole discretionary authority to approve increases in base pay from $1 to $10,000 annually; in addition, each year she could receive a stipend pay of $1 to $10,000 in the form of a lump sum payment.  The contract grants 20 vacation days and 12 sick leave days (unused to accrue to a cap of 90).  Additionally, the contract honors sick days from her previous employer amounting to 152 days.  Health and life insurance are offered for $1 each a year.  The board shall pay another $20,000 annually which she may but is not required to contribute to a 403 (b) annuity plan.     

 

 Although difficult to do, comparison with superintendent contracts in surrounding school systems which have student bodies of similar sizes are listed here with their base salary.  Benefit packages vary.  All these school systems have a three year superintendent contract.

 

                                  Student Enrollment                   Base Salary

 Spencer-Owen              2612                                        $   100,000

 Indian Creek                 1792                                        $   105,000

 Martinsville                   4900                                         $   120,000

 Seymour                       4669                                         $   114,923

 Brown County               2107                                         $   125,000

 

 

We hope the public finds this data useful.

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Sincerely,

 

 

Julie Winn on behalf of the Board of the League of Women Voters of Brown County








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Brown County League of Women Voters,
Aug 17, 2014, 8:12 PM