Scott County, Indiana Books LLC

ISBN: 9781156599303

Published: May 21st 2010


44 pages


Scott County, Indiana  by  Books LLC

Scott County, Indiana by Books LLC
May 21st 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 44 pages | ISBN: 9781156599303 | 7.35 Mb

Chapters: Winchester, Illinois. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 43. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Scott County is a county located in the U.S.

state of Indiana. As of 2000, the population was 22,960. The county seat is Scottsburg. Scott County was formed in 1820. It was named for Gen. Charles Scott, who was Governor of Kentucky from 1808 to 1812. Much of its water supply comes from Hardy Lake. The county government is a constitutional body, and is granted specific powers by the Constitution of Indiana, and by the Indiana Code.

County Council: The county council is the legislative branch of the county government and controls all the spending and revenue collection in the county. Representatives are elected from county districts. The council members serve four year terms. They are responsible for setting salaries, the annual budget, and special spending.

The council also has limited authority to impose local taxes, in the form of an income and property tax that is subject to state level approval, excise taxes, and service taxes. Board of Commissioners: The executive body of the county is made of a board of commissioners. The commissioners are elected county-wide, in staggered terms, and each serves a four year term. One of the commissioners, typically the most senior, serves as president.

The commissioners are charged with executing the acts legislated by the council, the collection of revenue, and managing the day-to-day functions of the county government. Court: The county maintains a small claims court that can handle some civil cases.

The judge on the court is elected to a term of four years and must be a member of the Indiana Bar Association. The judge is assisted by a constable who is also elected to terms of four years. In some cases, court decisions can be appealed to the ...More: http: //

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