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NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS OF TAX LEVIES

NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS OF TAX LEVIES

Notice is hereby given the taxpayers of Brown County Schools, Brown County, Indiana that the proper legal officers of said School District  located at 357 E. Main St., Nashville, Ind., will meet at the Brown County Schools Administrative Offices, 357 East Main Street, Nashville, Indiana 47448 on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. to conduct a public hearing on the budget. Following the meeting, any ten or more taxpayers may object to a budget, tax rate, or tax levy by filing an objecting petition with the proper officers of the political subdivision within seven days after the hearing. The objecting petition must identify the provisions of the budget, tax rate, or tax levy the taxpayers object to. If a petition is filed, the political subdivision shall adopt with its budget a written finding concerning the objections filed and testimony presented. Following the aforementioned hearing the School Board will meet at Brown County School’s Administrative Offices located at 357 E. Main St., Nashville, Ind., on Thursday, October 6, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. to adopt the following budget:

BUDGET ESTIMATE

Complete details of budget estimates by fund may be seen at the School Administration Offices.

               1.                                                     2.                                   3.                             4.                             5.

           School                                             Budget                    Maximum Est. Funds      Excessive Levy                Current

            Funds                                           Estimate                       to be Raised                    Appeals                        Tax

                                                                                                 (including appeals)       included in Col. 3                 Levy

General                                                    16,673,500                          XXXXX                        XXXXX                        XXXXX

Referendum – Exempt Operating                     130,000                         178,313                                                              0.00

Debt Service                                                                                  2,597,478                    4,267,001                                            3,704,361

Retirement/Severance Bond Debt Service         131,610                         225,937                                                         117,338

Capital Projects                                          5,621,000                      4,481,925                                                      1,771,432

School Transportation                                  4,235,000                      2,651,780                                                      2,124,708

School Bus Replacement                                650,000                      1,566,912                                                         683,843

Rainy Day                                                  3,000,000                          XXXXX                        XXXXX                        XXXXX

Total                                                        33,038,588                     13,371,868                                                      8,401,682

Net Assessed Valuation of taxable property for the year 2011 payable 2012: $1,000,000,000

Taxpayers appearing at the hearing shall have an opportunity to be heard.

                                         COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF TAXES COLLECTED AND TO BE COLLECTED:

(Property tax to be collected in current year and actual collections for the previous three (3) years).

Fund Name                       Collected 2008                 Collected 2009                 Collected 2010            To Be Collected 2011

General                              6,119,953                            XXXXX                            XXXXX                          XXXXX

Referendum – Exempt Operating

Debt Service                      2,798,985                        3,050,859                        1,455,488                      3,704,361

Retire/Sev./Bond Debt Serv.   124,673                             78,599                             42,853                         117,338

Capital Projects                  2,398,934                        1,753,367                        2,216,137                      1,771,432

School Transportation          1,970,112                        1,975,863                        2,603,349                      2,124,708

School Bus Replacement        260,307                           245,471                           541,790                         683,843

Spec.Ed. Preschool                 43,841                            XXXXX                            XXXXX                          XXXXX

Rainy Day

Total                                13,716,805                        7,104,159                        6,859,618                      8,401,682

NOTICE

Budget Year 2012

In addition to the annual budget, the proper legal officers of Brown County Schools will meet at Brown County Schools Administrative Offices 357 East Main Street, Nashville, Indiana 47448 on Thursday September 15, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. to consider the establishment of a Capital Projects Fund Plan.

The following is a General Outline of the Plan:                                                                                                          

CURRENT EXPENDITURES:                                            Account No.                2012                   2013                     2014

(1) Land Acquisition and Development                                       41000                        0                        0                          0

(2) Professional Services                                                         43000                77,000                 79,000                   81,000

(3) Education Specifications Development                                  44000               154,000               158,000                 162,000

(4) Building Acq. Constr. Improve. (includes 45200 & 45300)         45100            1,997,000            2,577,000              2,644,000

(5) Rental of Building, Facilities & Equipment                              45500               115,000               118,000                 121,000

(6) Purchase of Mobile or Fixed Equipment                                 47000               360,000               375,000                 390,000

(7) Emergency Allocation (Other Facilities Acq. & Const.)             49000               584,000               599,000                 614,000

(8) Utilities (Maintenance of Buildings)                                       26200               250,000               257,000                 264,000

(9) Maintenance of Equipment                                                  26400               820,000               847,000                 874,000

(10) Sports Facility                                                                  45400               103,000               106,000                 109,000           

(11) Property or Casualty Insurance                                          26700               222,000               228,000                 234,000

(12) Other Op. & Maint. Of Plant                                               26800                         

(13) Technology

              Instruction-Related Technology                                   22300               578,000               593,000                 608,000

              Admin Tech Services                                                 25800               361,000               371,000                 381,000

  SUBTOTAL CURRENT EXPENDITURES:                                                    5,621,000            6,308,000              6,482,000

(14) Allocation for Future Projects (Cumulative Totals)                                        700,000            1,400,000              2,100,000

(15) Transfer from one Fund to Another                                      60100                         

TOTAL EXPENDITURES AND ALLOCATIONS:                                               6,321,000            7,708,000              8,582,000

SOURCES AND ESTIMATES OF REVENUE:                                                                                                                    

(1) January 1, Cash Balance                                                                         2,400,000                                                     

(2) Less Encumbrances Carried Forward From Previous Year                                                                                              

(3) Estimated Cash Balance Available for Plan (Line 1 minus Line 2)                  2,400,000            2,520,000              2,646,000           

(4) Property Tax Revenue                                                                             4,481,925            4,571,563              4,662,995

(5) Auto Excise, CVET and FIT receipts                                                            171,431               174,860                 178,357

(6) Other Revenue (Interest Income)                                                                          

TOTAL FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR PLAN (Add lines 3,4,5,6):                              7,053,356            7,266,423              7,487,352

ESTIMATED PROPERTY TAX RATE TO FUND PLAN:                                           .4482                  .4572                    .4663

BASED UPON AN ASSESSED VALUATION OF:                                       1,000,000,000      1,000,000,000        1,000,000,000

Taxpayers are invited to attend the meeting for a more detailed explanation of the plan and to be heard on the proposed plan.

   THIS NOTICE INCLUDES FUTURE ALLOCATIONS WHICH HAVE NOT PREVIOUSLY BEEN SUBJECT TO TAXPAYER OBJECTIONS.

      Project - Location                                                Allocation Year 2012              Allocation Year 2013            Allocation Year 2014

Rebuild/replace HVAC systems in (4) Elem. Buildings           $700,000                           $1,400,000                         $2,100,000

*Future Allocations as specified above will be subject to objections during the period stated in the Notice of Adoption to be published at a

later date.

Taxpayers are invited to attend the meeting for a detailed explanation of the plan and to exercise their rights to be heard on the proposal. If the proposal is adopted by resolution, such proposal will be submitted to the Department of Local Government Finance for approval.

Dated this 15th day of August, 2011

Board President Judy Hardwick; Vice President Teresa Waltman; Secretary Carol Bowden; Member Connie Weddle; Member John Mills

                          NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS OF SCHOOL BUS REPLACEMENT PLAN FOR THE YEARS 2012-2023

In addition to the annual budget the proper officers of Brown County Schools will meet at the Brown County Schools Administrative Offices, 357 E. Main St., Nashville, Indiana on Thursday September 15, 2011 at 6:00 PM to consider the School Bus/Vehicle Replacement Plan as summarized below for the twelve (12) year period between 2012 and 2023. The levy required to fund this plan will be raised as indicated in the Notice to Taxpayers of budgets and levies to be collected in 2011. Detail of the proposed plan is on file in the office of the Superintendent for inspection from the date of this notice. Taxpayers shall have the right to be heard on the plan summary as listed below at the public hearing.

I.              SUMMARY OF PLANNED REPLACEMENTS AND ACCUMULATION FOR FUTURE YEARS

                     A                          B                            C                        D                                  E

                  No. of             No. of buses to                Year                  Total of              Amount to be Accumulated

            Buses Owned          be replaced                                   Replacement Cost     in 2012 for Future Purchases

                    30                          2                          2012                   165,000                         450,000

                    35                          2                          2013                   150,000

                    35                          3                          2014                   252,000

                    35                          3                          2015                   256,331

                    35                          3                          2016                   264,758

                    35                          1                          2017                   101,766

                    35                          1                          2018                    84,805

                    35                          3                          2019                   299,305

                    35                          1                          2020                   101,764

                    35                          1                          2021                   102,263

                    35                          3                          2022                   309,781

                    35                          5                          2023                   436,163

The above only reflects allocations to be raised in 2012. Such amount will be added to accumulation raised from prior years.

Total accumulations are reflected on Line 11 of the Budget Form 4B, available for inspection in the office of the Superintendent.

II.             ADDITIONAL BUS NEEDS FOR YEAR 2012 (Including Contractual Costs Per IC 20-40-7-7)

         Number                  Bus                  Year                 Type of Bus/Vehicle                 To Be Owned            Year 2012 Cost Of

                                  Capacity                                          Per DOE “TN”                       Or Leased               Additional Buses

                                                                                                                                                           (Including Bus Contracts

                                                                                                                                                           Being shifted to the Bus

                                                                                                                                                              Replacement Fund)

             1       One Bus (84 Passengers)   2012                              C                                  Owned                      98,000.00

             2       One Bus (84 Passengers)   2012                              C                                  Owned                      98,000.00

             3       One Bus (84 Passengers)   2012                              C                                  Owned                      98,000.00

             4       One Bus (84 Passengers)   2012                              C                                  Owned                      98,000.00

             5       One Bus (84 Passengers)   2012                              C                                  Owned                      98,000.00

             6       One Bus (84 Passengers)   2012                              C                                  Owned                      85,000.00

             7    One Mini-Bus(15 Passengers) 2012                             A2                                 Owned                      75,000.00

BUS CONTRACTS PER IC-20-40-7-7

August 24, 31, 2011            11-208

Obituaries
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Craig Lawrence Holden, 48, New Palestine
  Husband of Dawn (McKamey) Holden formerly of Brown County

Melissa Ann Smith, 38, Nashville
  Mother of Michaela Smith of Nashville

James Lee "Jimmy" Bock, 47
  Brother of Patricia Bock of Nashville

  • September 21
    Monarch talk at BCSP Nature Center
    2 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • September 21
    'The November Man' movie at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren
  • September 22
    Guided fall hike from BCSP fire tower
    2 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • September 22
    Free small business seminar presented by ISBDC
    5:30 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East
  • September 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • September 23
    Ornithologist's field bag at BCSP Nature Center
    2 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • September 23
    BC Area Plan Commission
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • September 23
    New 12-step meetings open in Van Buren area
    7 to 8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 24
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • September 24
    CSCD Board of Directors
    7 p.m. CSLOA Clubhouse, 8751 Nineveh Road
  • September 24
    BC Board of Zoning Appeals
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • September 24
    BC Parks & Rec. Board
    5:15 p.m. BC Parks & Rec. Office, 1001 Deer Run Lane
  • September 24
    Taste of fall at BCSP Nature Center
    2 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • September 24
    Bluegrass festival at music park
    Bill Monroe Music Park, 5163 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 25
    Go Club at the library
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 25
    Gospel jam session
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone
  • September 25
    Bluegrass festival at music park
    Bill Monroe Music Park, 5163 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 25
    Brown County/ Purdue Extension Board
    7 p.m. 802 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • September 25
    Thursday at BCSP
    10 a.m., 2 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • September 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 26
    Bean Blossom farmers market Friday
    4 to 7 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, State roads 135 North and 45, Bean Blossom
  • September 26
    Comedy country music revue at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren
  • September 26
    Bluegrass festival at music park
    Bill Monroe Music Park, 5163 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 26
    Friday at BCSP
    2 p.m., 7 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • September 27
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 27
    Bluegrass festival at music park
    Bill Monroe Music Park, 5163 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 27
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • September 27
    Fall family farm day at theraputic horse farm
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hope for Hearts Farm Inc, 1005 W. State Road 45
  • September 27
    Women’s Retreat Day
    8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Salvation Army, 168 S. Jefferson St.
  • September 27
    Saturday at BCSP Nature Center
    9 a.m., 10 a.m., 2 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • September 27
    Parks and recreation plans ladies tea
    10 a.m. Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St. in Coachlight Square
  • September 27
    Betty Begonia sale slated for September
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Artist's Retreat Cottage, 1641 Oak Grove Road
  • September 28
    Pinecone craft at BCSP Nature Center
    2 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • September 28
    Therapy dogs to listen to readers
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 29
    Monday at BCSP
    10 a.m., 8 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • September 30
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 30
    Nashville Development Review Commission
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 30
    Fall flowers at BCSP Nature Center
    2 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • October 1
    Local Emergency Planning Committee
    9 a.m. Ambulance Base, 53 State Road 46 East
  • October 1
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • October 1
    Brown County Commissioners
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • October 1
    BC SWCD
    6:30 p.m. SWCD Office, 802 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • October 2
    Gospel jam session
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone
  • October 2
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 2
    WRAPS meetings
    7 to 9 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 3
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • October 4
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • October 4
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • October 4
    Chili supper, music and mystery auction at Hickory Ridge
    5 p.m. Hickory Ridge Center, 2314 Hickory Ridge Lane
  • October 5
    Herb barn hosts antique market
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flower & Herb Barn, 5171 Bean Blossom Road, Nineveh
  • October 5
    Elkinsville community reunion near Browning Mountain
    11 a.m. Bill Miller's farm, Elkinsville
  • October 7
    Magic club
    5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 7
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • October 8
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • October 9
    Gospel jam session
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone
  • October 9
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 10
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • October 11
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • October 11
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • October 11
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • October 11
    Second Saturday Village Art Walk
    5 to 8 p.m. Downtown Nashville
  • October 14
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • October 15
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • October 25
    BCSP Halloween activities
    5 to 6 p.m., 8 to 10 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • November 8
    Second Saturday Village Art Walk
    5 to 8 p.m. Downtown Nashville
  • November 8
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road