Dear Baugo Community Schools Taxpayer,
I would like to inform you of a new online tool that will allow you to attend and stay involved with the budgets of your county, city, towns, townships, libraries, special districts, and schools. This past spring, the Indiana General Assembly passed House Enrolled Act 1266. This allowed for the development of a new central website, BudgetNotices.IN.Gov, where taxpayers can search to find their local government’s budget notices. Previously, the only way to find this information was to review the notices in your local newspaper.
Taxpayers will be able to view all local government units in Elkhart County, search by your address, or use an interactive map tool.
Why is this important to you?
As a taxpayer in Elkhart County, you have the ability to view budget notices in one central online location. This allows you to have advance notification and increase the transparency of your local unit’s budget process. These notices can be viewed any time, day or night. Additionally, if you want to look at the budget notices for multiple areas, you can do so using this one website.
Taxpayers that do not have Internet access or have difficulties with the website may contact the Department of Local Government Finance at (888) 739-9826 and request a paper copy of the notices for their local government units.
For specific questions related to a budget item, please contact Mr. Bruce Perry at 574-293-8583.
BudgetNotices.IN.Gov is available on the Indiana Gateway for Government Units. It is also available on our website on the “About” page under “Department of Finance Gateway.” The Gateway is the primary collection and publishing tool for local government units submitting their required reports to the State of Indiana. It has the benefits of digital collection into a robust data warehouse and immediate accessibility by taxpayers. Please take advantage of this extremely useful tool.
Jim DuBois, Superintendent
Baugo Community Schools