BOONE COUNTY INDIANA REAL ESTATE

Boone County Indiana Real Estate

Boone County Indiana Real Estate

Boone County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 56,640.[1] The county seat is Lebanon.[2] Indiana’s center of population is located in eastern Boone County, just northwest of the town of Sheridan in neighboring Hamilton County.

[3] Boone County was formed April 1, 1830, and named for frontiersman Daniel Boone.[4]

The county commissioners met near the center of the county on May 1, 1831 to identify a county seat, which by law had to be within 2 miles (3.2 km) of the county’s center; the city of Lebanon was selected to serve this purpose.[5]

In recent years, average temperatures in Lebanon have ranged from a low of 18 °F (−8 °C) in January to a high of 86 °F (30 °C) in July, although a record low of −27 °F (−33 °C) was recorded in January 1994 and a record high of 112 °F (44 °C) was recorded in July 1936. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 2.35 inches (60 mm) in February to 4.54 inches (115 mm) in July.[7]

Boone County Indiana Real Estate
Boone County Indiana Real Estate

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’s 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.[8][9]

Board of Commissioners: The executive body of the county is made up 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, collecting revenue, and managing the day-to-day functions of the county government. Boone County Indiana Real Estate.

Boone County Indiana Real Estate
Boone County Indiana Real Estate

 

 

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 a four-year term. In some cases, court decisions can be appealed to the state level circuit court. Boone County Indiana Real Estate.

County Officials: The county has several other elected offices, including sheriffcoronerauditortreasurerrecordersurveyor, and circuit court clerk. Each of these elected officers serves a term of four years and oversees a different part of county government. Members elected to county government positions are required to declare a party affiliation and to be residents of the county.[9]

Boone County is part of Indiana’s 4th congressional districtIndiana Senatedistricts 21 and 23,[10] and Indiana House of Representatives districts 28, 38 and 87.[11]

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