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COUNTY ORDINANCE

COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 12-15-10-01

ORDINANCE IMPOSING WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO BE OPERATED WITHIN THE CORDRY-SWEETWATER CONSERVANCY DISTRICT AND IMPOSING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREOF

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of Brown County, Indiana, has the authority, pursuant to I.C. 9-20-1-3, to impose restrictions on the weight of motor vehicles to be operated upon roads, streets and highways within the boundaries of the Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District, Brown County, Indiana; and, WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District has appeared before the Board of Commissioners of Brown County, Indiana, and has requested that the Board of Commissioners impose weight restrictions on the weight of motor vehicles to be operated upon the roads, streets and highways within the boundaries of the Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District beginning upon the effective date of this Ordinance and ending on March 15, 2011, and thereafter, beginning on December 15th and ending on March 15th, restricting the use of said roads, streets and highways to motor vehicles weighing less than 20,000 pounds gross vehicle weight (GVW); and, WHEREAS, the roads, streets and highways to which this Ordinance applies are identified upon a map of the Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District attached as EXHIBIT "A" to this Ordinance and are identified by name on EXHIBIT "B" attached to this Ordinance; and, WHEREAS, the Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District has presented to the Board of Commissioners of Brown County, Indiana, evidence that operation of motor vehicles in excess of 20,000 pounds GVW upon the roads, streets and highways within the boundaries of the Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District during the period of December 15th to March 15th will cause serious damage or destruction to said roads, streets and highways due to deterioration of said roads, streets and highways, rain, snow and other climatic conditions; and, WHEREAS, the Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District has further requested that if this Ordinance is adopted, that certain motor vehicles be exempt from this Ordinance, said motor vehicles being school buses and any bus not more than forty-five (45) feet in length, motor vehicles delivering heating fuel in solid, liquid or gaseous form to locations within the Cordy-Sweetwater Conservancy District, emergency and utility repair motor vehicles, including, but not limited to, septic cleaning and repair motor vehicles, vehicles owned by any governmental entity and operated in order to accomplish a governmental purpose or function, privately owned motor homes as defined by I.C. 6-6-5-1, commercial trash hauling or trash removal vehicles providing services to locations within the Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District, and vehicles delivering materials and/or supplies to the Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District; and, WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of Brown County, Indiana, after conducting a public hearing upon this proposed ordinance and receiving testimony, finds and determines that it would be conductive to the public health, safety and welfare and in the best interests of the residents of Brown County and the Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District to impose weight restrictions upon the roads, streets and highways located within the Cordy-Sweetwater Conservancy District as requested by the Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District, and to allow exemptions from said Ordinance as requested by the Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District., NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE Board of Commissioners of Brown County, Indiana, that:  1. No person may operate a motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight in excess of 20,000 pounds upon the roads, streets or highways identified on EXHIBITS "A" and "B" attached to this Ordinance from December 15th to March 15th of each year.  2. This Ordinance shall not apply to school buses and any bus not more than forty-five (45) feet in length, motor vehicles delivering heating fuel in solid, liquid or gaseous form to locations within the Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District, emergency and utility repair motor vehicles, including, but not limited to, septic cleaning and repair motor vehicles, vehicles owned by any governmental entity and operated in order to accomplish a governmental purpose or function, privately owned motor homes as defined by I.C. 6-6-5-1, commercial trash hauling or trash removal vehicles providing services to locations within the Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District, and vehicles delivering materials and/or supplies to the Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District.  3. Any person violating this Ordinance shall be fined in the amount of $100.00, together with court costs. Any person violating this Ordinance for a second or subsequent time shall be fined in the amount of $500.00, together with court costs.  4. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect upon passage and advertisement as requested by law. SO ORDAINED THIS 15th DAY OF DECEMBER, 2010.

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

BROWN COUNTY, INDIANA

James William Austin, President

Mary Fouch

Darrell Kent

ATTEST:

Mari H. Miller, AUDITOR

BROWN COUNTY, INDIANA

January 12, 19, 26, 2011  11-008

 

Obituaries
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Merwin E. Bugher, 92, Nashville
  

Theresa “Terri” Dean, 59, Greenwood
  

George R. Osborn, 69, Brown County
  Husband of Sharon L.G. “Sherry” (Ford) Osborn of Nashville

  • March 5
    Go Club meeting Thursday
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 5
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • March 5
    Gospel jam & sing at Gnaw Bone church
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • March 5
    Nashville Town Council
    6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • March 5
    Bluebird Club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 5
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. BCJHS, 95 School House Lane
  • March 5
    Rotary Club
    7:15 a.m. Artist Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 5
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 6
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 6
    'SpongeBob Movie' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 6
    Live band at winery
    7 to 10 p.m. Chateau Thomas Winery, Coachlight Square, 225 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 7
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • March 7
    Meet your legislators at County Office Building
    10 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • March 7
    Meet 'Wilderness Plots' author at the library
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 7
    Music celebration at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 7
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    7:30 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • March 7
    Live music at winery
    7 to 10 p.m. Chateau Thomas Winery, Coachlight Square, 225 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 8
    'Wilderness Plots'-themed concert planned
    4 p.m. BCHS, 235 School House Lane
  • March 8
    Brown County bridal tour slated
    10 a.m. to 6 p.m. various locations
  • March 8
    'SpongeBob Movie' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 9
    Beeline beekeepers club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 10
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • March 10
    Soil & water conservation district to celebrate 62 years
    6 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • March 10
    Nashville Parking & Public Facilities
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • March 10
    Widowed group euchre party
    1 p.m. Sycamore Valley Community Center, 746 Memorial Drive
  • March 10
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. Brown County Presbyterian Fellowship, 602 State Road 135 North
  • March 10
    CSCD Roads, Security commissions
    6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. CSCD Office, 8377 Cordry Drive; CSLOA Clubhouse, 8751 Nineveh Road
  • March 11
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • March 12
    Rotary Club
    7:15 a.m. Artist Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 12
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 12
    BC photography club
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 13
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • March 14
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • March 14
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    7:30 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • March 18
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • March 19
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 20
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 20
    Widowed group
    12:20 p.m. Brown County IGA parking lot, 30 Hawthorne Dr.; St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 21
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • March 21
    Jackson Township VFD yard sale
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jackson Township Fire Department, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • March 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • April 9
    BC photography club
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • April 24
    Wildflower foray slated at historic site
    TC Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Belmont
  • April 25
    Wildflower foray slated at historic site
    TC Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Belmont
  • April 26
    County history center dedication slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • April 26
    Wildflower foray slated at historic site
    TC Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Belmont