Brownstown Township / Jackson County / Indiana

Board Minutes and Schedule, Project Updates, and News Items


September 2017

Board Minutes 7-31, 2017

The Brownstown Township Board met on Monday, July 31, 2017 at the Trustee’s office.  Members present at the meeting were Bev Dewitt, Jack Gillespie, Angela Blann, and Jennifer Isaacs.  Meeting was called to order by Jack Gillespie.  Jennifer Isaacs read the minutes from the June 21st meeting and they were approved.


Old Business

Work is beginning by Graveyard Groomers on Miller Cemetery for a $5,000 project and to follow with work on Burrell Cemetery .  Jack is getting bids on the Old Town Cemetery from Helen Wildermuth of Stonehugger Cemetery Restoration, Inc.  Nashville, IN.


New Business

Angela Blann was welcomed as new Township Board Member.

Jennifer read the 2018 budget with recommendations made and the board agreed to increase the Recreation budget from $10,000 to $20,000 and to increase the Cemetery budget from $20,000 to $25,000.

Jack discussed the new Obesity Project in Jackson County and possible future endeavors.

The next meeting will be in September.

Meeting was adjourned.



September 11, 2017

 Jackson County Fair Board:

 The original (township, town and county) cooperative “Bicycle/Pedestrian Path” project plan (2011) included connecting a multi-use path with the existing asphalt paths in the Jackson County Fairgrounds.  That BROWNSTOWN/EWING MAINSTREET project was started with the Brownstown Community Indy 500 contest winnings of $25,000.  Brownstown Township matched the $25,000 and the Brownstown Chamber of Commerce helped complete the project to Hough Creek in 2012.  At that time, limited funds prevented connecting to the fairground paths.

 In 2016 Jackson County was designated by the United States Center For Disease Control (CDC) as one of the most obese counties in Indiana, Therefore, elected and appointed local officials need to consider projects which may help encourage more local physical activity. Completion of the “Bicycle/Pedestrian Path” to connect with existing facilities in the county fairgrounds has been identified as a project to help increase local physical activity.

 The Brownstown Township Board has budgeted for an increase in our 2018 Recreation and Culture Fund to help support the “Jackson County Healthier Together” project.  We request the Jackson County Fair Board cooperate with the  Brownstown Township Board to financially support the completion of the “Bicycle/Pedestrian Path” by the Jackson County Park Board.

 Jack Gillespie, Chairman, Brownstown Township Board

Larry Raymer, Chairman Jackson County Park Board




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