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February 2022

Summer(2022) History Intern

Position Title:  Brownstown Township Summer(2022) History Intern

Goal:  Develop a computer program to help start updating Jackson County History Center records of all head stone names for historic cemeteries in Brownstown Township.  Probe the Brownstown Old Town Cemetery ground for headstone basses to try to match broken off and removed headstones for future restoration.

Qualifications:  Good writing, computer, and communication skills.  Ability to work independently in collecting and processing historic data and information.

Desired Qualifications:  A high school graduate with some college experience and interest in history.  A Brownstown Township or Jackson County resident.

Work Schedule:  Not more than 30 hours per week and not more than 12 weeks.  Starting in May or June and ending in August or September of 2022.

Salary:  Up to $10 per hour based on experience and qualifications.  Current local mileage reimbursement for job relate travel.

Duties and Responsibilities:  Work in the Jackson County History Center facility and/or the Brownstown Township Trustee office.  Collect data and information as needed from Brownstown Township Cemeteries and any other records from Jackson County Offices or local news paper offices.

To Apply:  Submit a brief resume and a statement of interest in history to: 

Brownstown Township Trustee:   (email) jisaacs102@gmail.com

or  Brownstown Township Board Chair:  (email) backdrjack@yahoo.com

For Other Information:  Call 812-569-9474 or 812-216-3931 or visit https://brownstowntownshipindiana.com/

Board Meeting 2-16-2022

At this meeting the Brownstown Township Board approved these resolutions, requests and reports.

Resolution 1-2022: The Brownstown Township Board resolves to accept a request from Premier Companies CEO Harold Cooper to survey the approximate 0.10 acre cemetery plot on their Brownstown Indiana business property described as PT SE 14.123 A in Jackson County Indiana.  Premier Companies will then donate the cemetery plot and public access to Brownstown Township. This cemetery plot will be recorded as public property of Brownstown Township and named Ewing Cemetery.

Resolution 2-2022: The Brownstown Township Board resolves to sponsor a Brownstown High School History Student in a school to work program at the Jackson County History Center.  The job will pay a current minimum wage for up to 12 hours per week. The objective is to update and record past and current township activities and help maintain the Brownstown Township Website.  Expenses will be paid from the General Fund budgeted item (3.) Other Services and Charges, (L.) Community Services*.

Resolution 3-2022: The Brownstown Township Board resolves to hire a Summer History Intern to help update some of the township cemetery records and help identify and restore some of the grave sites.  Expenses will be paid from the General Fund budgeted item (3.) Other Services and Charges, (L.) Community Services*

Survey Request to Jackson County Surveyor: a/ The Brownstown Township Board requests a survey and legal description for a 0.1 acre cemetery plot on the Premier Companies business property described as PT SE 14.123A in Jackson County Indiana. The historic cemetery plot will be donated to Brownstown Township for public access and be named Ewing Cemetery. b/ The Brownstown Township Board requests the unnamed property described as 36-54-11-200-002.000-002 on the Jackson County Indiana GIS map be surveyed and legally described as public property and named Brickyard Hill Cemetery.

At this meeting the Board also approved the Annual Financial Report, Year End Report, Salaries Report, and Nepotism Policies Repot. The 2021 data submitted for Brownstown Township, Jackson County Indiana is available online at: //gateway.ifionline.org/report_builder/ then click on Report Search then click on Search by Unite and type in Brownstown Township.

Report by Jack Gillespie, Board Chairman

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