Position description: The clerk-treasurer is the fiscal officer of the town and is an elected official with a defined term of four (4) years per election cycle. The principal powers and duties of this position as defined in IC 36-5-6-6 are:
The duties of the comptroller include oversight of town utilities billing and records, and collection of town utilities’ monies. In addition, the comptroller is to supervise the administration of town records’ requirements associated with approved grants and to work with town council and the town manager to facilitate cost-effective insurance programs for town employees and protection of town facilities. The town council has appointed the clerk-treasurer to this position.
The BZA meets on an as needed basis.
The Board of Zoning Approval (BZA) is responsible for the review of applications to the Town for variances to the building and/or zoning code within the Town and the two-mile fringe. The Building Commissioner sets up the meetings and presents the relevant information to the Board. The Board must address the following questions/concerns about the variance request:
The planning commission meets at the Town Hall on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm.
The Hagerstown Planning Commission is responsible for the orderly development of the governmental units and environs of the town. The Commission reviews all proposed development to determine conformance to the Master Plan of the Town. During the past few years the commission has been involved in the planning review of two new local subdivisions. The Commission has also been involved with the Legacy Project, which was a study completed in 2006 to determine the needs of the community.
The Planning Commission is made up of four citizen members from Town, two citizen members from the two-mile fringe, and three members of the local government.The current roster of the Planning Commission is:
Mr. Robert Bullock has been the Building Commissioner of Hagerstown for the past eighteen years. His duties include the review of all plans submitted for new or remodeled buildings, and the inspection of the construction of all those buildings. Bob holds certificates for one and two family residential inspections and for fire investigations. He is a member of the Indiana Association of Building Officials and sits on the Board of that organization. Bob attends building code classes on a regular basis. He also works with the Planning Commission to update the zoning code.
Open from Memorial Day to Mid-August.
We now charge $25 for reserving Shelter 1 or Shelter 2. Shelter 3 is first come, first served and it is at no cost.
Two playgrounds are available.
Little League Baseball
(Answering Service is available 24 hours a day)
8:30am to 3:30pm weekedays
The Hagerstown Town Council is the legislative body of the town. There are five (5) council members, enabled by statute and established by ordinance, each of which serves for a four (4) year elected term of office. Each member is elected as an “at-large” candidate. Current council members are:
The council president is the town executive and serves on all committees in an ex-officio capacity.
Liaison to Parks & Recreations, and serves on the Finance Committee
Plan Commission appointment
In 2003, the Town Council created the position of Town Manager, which supersedes and assumes all duties, responsibilities, and authorities that had previously been vested in the position of Director of Municipal Operations. The Town Manager works closely with the Town Council, Clerk-Treasurer, Plan Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and all of the Town Staff to ensure that the needs of the Town are met.
Mr. Robert W. Warner, P.E. was appointed as Town Manager in November, 2007. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University. Mr. Warner has over twenty-five years of experience in industry and consulting engineering. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Indiana and Ohio. Bob has lived in the Hagerstown area for over 25 years. He is active in the Hagerstown Optimist Club and the Hagerstown Rotary.
The Town Manager, under the direction of the Town Council, is responsible for the administrative duties and the day-to-day operations of the Town. Unless a written ordinance of the legislative body provides otherwise, the Town Manager:
The Town of Hagerstown manages the electric, water, and sewer utilities as well as the street department and the cemetery. The utility rates are set by statute and are available through The Hagerstown Code of Ordinances.
Town Utilities and Administration Hours
7:00am to 3:30pm weekdays
The staff members are also on call for emergency support duties and communication with citizens and businesses, utility customers and emergency service vendors during weather related utility service disruptions and other town council or town manager-declared emergencies.
View our Town Services page for detailed descriptions.
Fire hydrant flushing
Voluntary utility shut-off
Involuntary utility shut-off
Sewer loan debt service
Sidewalk assistance plan
Storm Sewer plan
Meter reading information