County Council

The Council has the ultimate decision-making powers regarding fiscal affairs.  The Council has authority to view or review fiscal matters, determine proper policy, and set priority for the allocation and expenditure of county funds.

Typically these powers include:

  • Approving and fixing annual operating budges of all government offices and agencies {IC 36-2-5-7}
  • Establishing salaries, wages, per diems, and other compensation for all county officials and employees. {IC 36-2-5-3}
  • Fixing tax rates and establishing levies on all county property for the purpose of raising funds to meet budget requirements in conducting county business {IC 36-2-5-11}, as well as authorizing the borrowing of money in the form of bonds and notes. {IC 36-2-6-18}
  • Appropriating public funds, i.e., authorizing the expenditure of county money by particular officials or departments for specific purposes. {IC 36-2-5-11 and IC 36-2-5-12}
  • Authorizing certain purchase or sales of county owned land {IC 36-1-11-3}

Seth Whicker
Republican
County Council At-Large

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1191 W Hancock St
Uniondale, IN  46791
260-403-6928
email:
swhicker@sym.com

Todd Mahnensmith
President – Republican
County Council District 3

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P.O. Box 342
Ossian, IN  46777
260-622-6188
email:
kmasphalt@frontier.com

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Steve Huggins
Republican
County Council District 2

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1723 E 350 N
Bluffton, IN 46714
260-437-8872
email:
shuggins@pretzels-inc.com

Jim Oswalt
Republican
County Council District 1

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2781 S 200 E
Bluffton, IN  46714
260-824-8597
cell: 413-8872
email:
jimoswalt@oswaltrealty.com

Chuck King
Democratic Party
County Council District 4

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1025 South Main Street
Bluffton IN  46714
phone: 260-273-1742
email:
cking@adamswells.com

Vicki Andrews
Republican
County Council At-Large

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8708 S 600W-90
Warren, IN 46792
home: 260-375-3131
email:
vandrews@swell.k12.in.us

Mike Mossburg
Vice President – Republican
County Council At-Large

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2953 W 500 S
Bluffton, IN  46714
cell: 260-341-3899
email:
mike@techservicespro.com

Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes

Wells County Board of Council

1st Tuesday following the first Monday of each month (except as noted) at 7:00 pm in the Carnegie Annex Building 223 W Washington Street.

2017
January 3
February 7
March 7
April 4
May 2
June 6
July 5 (Wed)
August 8
September 5
October 3
November 7
December 5