Wells County

Council

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
Vice President – Republican
County Council At-Large

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1191 W Hancock St
Uniondale, IN  46791

260-403-6928
swhicker@sym.com

Todd Mahnensmith
Republican
County Council District 3

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P.O. Box 342
Ossian, IN  46777

260-433-3838
kmasphalt@frontier.com

Steve Huggins
President – Republican
County Council District 2

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1723 E 350 N
Bluffton, IN 46714

260-437-8872
stevehuggins1723@gmail.com

Jim Oswalt
Republican
County Council District 1

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6505 S 500 W
Poneto, IN  46781

260-413-8872
jimjd70@hotmail.com

Chuck King
Democratic Party
County Council District 4

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1025 South Main Street
Bluffton IN  46714

260-273-1742
cking@adamswells.com

Vicki Andrews
Republican
County Council At-Large

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8708 S 600W-90
Warren, IN 46792

260-375-3131
vsandrews42@gmail.com

Scott Elzey
Republican
County Council At-Large

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1824 NW SR 116-90
Markle, IN  46770

Wells County Board of Council Meetings

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.

January
4
February
8
March
8
April
5
May
4 (Wed)
June
7
July
5
August
2
September
6
October
4
November
9 (Wed)
December
6
December
22 (1:30pm)
Current Agenda
County Council Meeting Minutes
Appointment Openings

The Wells County Council is accepting applications for Board Appointments to:
Local Alcoholic Beverage Board
Area Plan Commission Board
Property Tax Board of Appeals

The appointments to these boards vary from annual appointments to 5-year appointments.  All appointments will start on January 1, 2022.

Some qualifications may apply for certain boards.

Board Appointment Application

County Council Appointments

Alcoholic Beverage Board (1-year term):
Tony Garton

Area Plan Commission (1-year term):
Jerome Markley

Chamber of Commerce (1-year term):
Vicki Andrews

Economic Development (1-year term):
Steve Huggins

EMA Advisory Board (1-year term):
Todd Mahnensmith

EMS Board (1-year term):
Todd Mahnensmith

Huntington City-Twp Public Library (4-year term):
Jamie Hoffman (term ends 12/31/2022)
Daryl Shrock (term ends 12/31/2024)

Property Tax Board of Appeals (1-year term):
Judy Affolder

Regional Sewer District (4-year term):
Mike Mossburg (term ending 12/31/2023)
Leon Berning (term ending 12/31/2023)

Solid Waste District Board (1-year term):
Chuck King

Wells County Public Library (4-year term):
Dustin Brown (term ending 08/15/2025)
Kim Gentis (term ending 08/15/2024)

Wells County Trails (1-year term):
Vicki Andrews

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