County Hopes To Recoup Over $305,000 During Next Week’s Delinquent Property Tax Sale

Jackson County will conduct a tax sale next Friday, October 27, for delinquent real properties that have taxes and special assessments due from the prior year’s spring installment.
In Indiana, the county treasurer and auditor are required to sell tax liens on delinquent properties. Jackson County will offer these tax sale certificates at a public auction for a minimum bid that is not less than the total amount due in delinquent taxes, costs, special assessments and penalties.
“The purpose of the tax sale is to offer these delinquent properties to collect back taxes to help fund local government services,” explained County Auditor Kathy Hohenstreiter.
Roger Hurt, Jackson County Treasurer, said, “There are currently 89 properties available for the tax sale totaling $305,312.51 in delinquencies.”
Jackson County has contracted with SRI, Inc., an Indianapolis-based company, founded in 1989, that conducts tax sales, commissioners’ certificate sales, deed sales and sheriff sales for over 150 counties in Indiana, Michigan, Colorado, Louisiana and Iowa.
Persons interested in registering and bidding at the Jackson County Tax Sale should visit the SRI, Inc. website at www.sriservices.com and read the information provided regarding tax sales.

Haunted Trails & Glow Walk Coming To Countryside Park

Crothersville Parks will again be hosting Haunted Trails and Glow Walk on Friday & Saturday, Oct. 27 & 28 at the Countryside Park.
“We had an amazing turn out last year and hope to see the same this year,” said Parks Board president Ron Foster. “We have a lot of help from some very creative minds. This year is shaping up to be something I would have never imagined possible.”
The event will run each evening from 8 p.m. to midnight or until everyone gets through the trails.
Foster said the Haunted Trails, which is a free event, is going to be even bigger than last year. “We have something to scare everyone. The props are awesomely creepy and the actors are ready to bring them to life.”
There will be a Glow Walk for those who aren’t quite up to the fright of Haunted Trails. There will be candy stations for the kids on the Glow Walk and free glow necklaces.
Residents who want to get involved can bring their vehicle and candy to the park for Trunk or Treat to distribute candy to youngsters.
And exclusive first for the Halloween weekend celebration will be showing of the movie ‘Gnawbone’, written and directed by Crothersville natives Darrin Means and James Thompson, on both nights.
Residents should bring more than their sweet tooth to the park as the Crothersville-Vernon Township Fire Dept will be selling fish sandwiches and chili.
“If you came out to the park last year and had a good time, this year will be even better, no one will be disappointed,” Foster said.
Anyone who is interested in helping can message the Parks Board on their Facebook page, Crothersville Community Park, or show up at next Monday’s special meeting on October 23, at 6 pm at Country Side Park to volunteer and join in the community fun.
The Country Side Park is located on County Road 1000 E west of town and just north of Crothersville Cemetery.

Two New Pastors To Lead Bethany Baptist Church

Bethany Baptist Church will hold a celebration to welcome their new pastors at 6 p.m. this Sunday, Oct. 22.
There will be a chili supper and, weather permitting, a hayride following.
Crothersville native the Rev Troy Burns attended Bethany at a young age. After serving in the National Guard, 2002-2008, he attended God’s Bible School and College in Cincinnati. He has acquired his Associates Degree in Bible and Theology and BA in Ministerial Education.
He and his wife, Trish, are the parents of a son, William and a daughter Kathryn.
They are excited about being ‘Home’ at Bethany and invite everyone to come join in the fun, food and fellowship and getting to know them.
Michael Payne is the church’s new youth pastor. He is a 1979 graduate of Austin High School, a 1983 graduate of IU with a BS in Business Administration. In 2013 he was a graduate of CLI Franklin College. He married Melissa Kallembach Payne in November 2009.
They are looking forward into leading the Youth and the Ministry at Bethany.
The public is cordially invited to join in the celebration.

I Did Not Mean To Disrespect the Flag …And Maybe You Didn’t Either

by Curt Kovener

If there are not naturally occurring weather crisis, wildfires, hurricane damage assistance, nuclear finger pointing, computer hacking then there are conjured up crisis du jour since January 20.
Now there are a bunch of Washington types, led by the President and VP, with their knickers in a knot because some football players are not standing for the National Anthem. The high profile athletes are not standing as a way to bringing attention to the injustice of the significantly high number of police shootings of black citizens because the victims are not high profile.
Rather than look at the root cause of the high profile player protest, the two elected national leaders who have never served a day in the military, want to talk about disrespecting the flag.
I was taught during my years in the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts to stand when the flag passes by and for the playing for the National Anthem.
Sometimes that is just not possible.
There are radio stations that will occasionally play a four part harmony version of the Star Spangled Banner. I suppose they do so to show their support for the flag and to be patriotic.
But when listening to the radio driving down the interstate at 70 mph, it just doesn’t seem like a good idea to pull over, get out of my truck, and stand while traffic goes whizzing by wondering what is wrong with me. They probably are not listening to the radio but talking on their phones or texting or tweeting.
Then there are those pickup trucks with the American and Confederate flags affixed to their pick up beds driving about. Like the professional football player, they are expressing their right to free speech guaranteed by the First Amendment. The flag maybe passing by me but I cannot safely stand with a semi filling my rearview mirror.
And— an embarassing confession— there have been times I have been caught in the men’s room before an athletic event. I was standing when the anthem was being played, but not at attention. At least not in that way. Perhaps the President would say I should have planned better but I know my bladder better than he does, I think.
The appearance of disrespecting the flag is a non-negotiable point with members of the VFW and American Legion. I get that. They served this country in one of the branches of service.
Back on the home front, I was the director of the Crothersville Red, White & Blue Festival for 16 years…a festival which is billed as “Indiana’s Most Patriotic Festival.” I have served what is equivalent to four presidential terms to promote a lot of red, white & blue flag waving. All the while having served as much time in the military as our Commander in Chief and his second in command.
It was also during my youthful scouting days that respect for the flag was taught.
But even today as I drive about the community and the county I see people disrespecting the flag. Atop a number of flag poles in the front yards & in front of businesses I pass are flags that are no longer red, white & blue but pink, gray and in tatters by the wind, rain and neglect. Flags that long ago should have been exchanged for new ones and those that are past their service respectfully and ceremonially incinerated.
Maybe Vice President Pence gets more national exposure for walking out of a football game when some opposing team players took a knee (the President takes credit saying he told him to do it). But wouldn’t it have more meaning if on his next trip back to his home state that convoy of armored black SUVs with tinted windows pulled into the driveway of a tatter, faded flag waver to shame them for disrespecting the flag?
Don’t worry. It won’t happen. By the time you are reading this there will be yet another crisis du jour to distract us from the important stuff.

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE
BITUMINOUS MATERIALS
The Board of Jackson County Commissioners will receive sealed bids for bituminous materials, for the Contract year of 2018. All bids to be on file in the office of the Auditor not later than 4:00 pm, November 20, 2017. At the 9:00 A.M. Meeting on November 21, 2017 all bids will be opened and read aloud in the Jackson County Courthouse Annex at 220 Walnut St., Brownstown, IN.
All bituminous materials shall be in conformance with the Indiana Department of Transportation, 1995 Standard Specifications as follows:
Asphalt Emulsion AE-90 Section : 902.04
The following quantities are estimates and to be used for bidding purposes only. The actual quantities used will be determined by the County.
Asphalt Emulsion AE-90 Gallons: 150,000
The bid price per gallon for the bituminous materials listed above shall be taken by the following four (4) methods of delivery.
1. F.O.B. PLANT PICK-UP – County will pick up the material at the vendor’s plant.
2. COUNTY STORAGE – Vendor will deliver material and pump into storage tank provided by county.
3. VENDOR STORAGE – Vendor will provide a storage tank at any point in Jackson County upon Superintendent’s request.
4. JOBSITE DELIVERY – Vendor will hold the truck transport at jobsite until emptied or released by Superintendent.
All proposals must be accompanied by a properly executed Bid Form 95 (which includes the non-collusion affidavit) as prescribed by the State Board of Accounts. Each Proposal shall be accompanied by an acceptable certified check, cashiers check, or surety bond made payable to Jackson County in an amount of not less than ten percent (10%) of the total bid price.
The Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and all bids and the right to waive any informalities
in the bidding process.
Signed this 11th day of October, 2017.
10/11, 10/18 hspaxlp

PUBLIC NOTICE
BITUMINOUS MIXTURE
The Board of Jackson County Commissioners will receive sealed bids for 5,000tons or less of the following types of Bituminous Mixture, for Contract year of 2018
Quoted price shall be per ton, F.O.B. plant, loaded into any County Highway truck.
Price should be bid as follows:
Hot Mix:
#9 Stone……………. @ $________per ton
#11 Stone………….. @ $________per ton
#9 Binder………. @ $________per ton
Cold Mix, all type…………..@ $____per ton
MWS Mix, all type………….@ $____per ton
Hot Asphalt Tack.@ $__________per ton
All proposals must be accompanied by a properly executed Bid Form 95 (which includes the non-collusion affidavit) as prescribed by the State Board of Accounts. Each proposal shall be accompanied by an acceptable certified check, cashiers check, or surety bond made payable to Jackson County in an amount of not less than ten percent (10%) of the total bid price.
Unless otherwise specified herein, applicable portions of the Indiana Department of Transportation Specifications (1995) shall apply of this contract as if they were printed herein. Attention is called to the following particular Sections. Section 109, 401, 403, 406 and 620.
Each Bidder shall submit with their bid verification that the asphalt plant used to produce the Bituminous Mixture for this contract has been inspected and accepted by an approved source of supply by the Indiana Department of Transportation. The verification form submitted with the bid shall be a current INDOT Form TD-444, Bituminous Mixing Plant Inspection Report, completed and signed by a representative of the Indiana Department of Transportation.
Each Bidder must indicate on his bid for the exact location of their asphalt plant and stockpiles. They shall also list the exact dates of plant mix availability for both hot mix and stockpile mix.
Weigh scales and weigh tickets shall be in accordance with the applicable Provisions of Section 109 and Section 401 of the Indiana Department of Transportaiton Specifications, 1995. The weigh tickets shall contain the information as outlined in Section 109.01 (b). A weigh ticket shall accompany each load of Bituminous Mixture.
An approved Escalator Clause may be submitted with this bid.
Materials:
Hot Mix shall be Hot Asphalt Concrete produced as set out in the applicable Provisions of Sections 403 of the Indiana Department of Transportation Standard Specifications, 1995. Mixing asphalt shall be AC-20.
Cold Mix shall be produced as set out in the applicable Provisions of Section 406 of the Indiana Department of Transportation Standard Specification, 1995. Mixing asphalt shall be AE-150.
MWS Mix shall be Mixture WS produced as set out in the applicable Provisions of Section 620 of the Indiana Department of Transportation Specifications, 1995. Mixing asphalt shall be AE-300.
The Board of Commissioners reserve the right to reject any and all bids; reserve the right to waive irregularities in bidding procedure; to award to the lowest and best bidder and to reject any and all bids that are obviously irregular.
All Bids to be on file in the office of the County Auditor not later than 4:00 p. m. November 20, 2017. At the 9:00 A.M. Meeting on November 21, 2017 all bids will be opened and read aloud at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex at 220 Walnut St., Brownstown, IN.
Signed this 11th day of October, 2017.
10/11, 10/18 hspaxlp

 

PUBLIC NOTICE
JACKSON COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
REQUEST FOR QUOTATION
CEMENT READY- MIX
2,000 Yards Or less of Ready Mix Cement. Quotes must be submitted on Ready Mix Cement on a per yard basis by using Stone and Sand that meet with the State of Indiana.
Specifications and supplier shall also supply any equipment needed to any point in Jackson County, subject to the supervision of the County Road Supervisor.
Quotes must be submitted using the following formula:
Class A Mix Per Yard
Class B Mix Per Yard
Class C Mix Per Yard
9 Bag Grout Mix Per Yard
Interplast-N Per Yard
Additive: Air entrainment 1% or 2% excelerator
3500 PSI
3000 PSI
The above combination of concrete shall meet the specifications of the Indiana Department of Transportation.
Quotes to be in the office of the Jackson County Highway Department not later than November 20, at 3:30 P.M.
Quotes shall be for the year 2018.
Signed this 11th day of October, 2017..
10/11, 10/18 hspaxlp

 

PUBLIC NOTICE
JACKSON COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
REQUEST FOR QUOTATION
CULVERT MATERIALS
Quotations accepted for the year 2018.
8,000 Feet Or less corrugated galvinized steel and/or aluminum and/or plastic (sizes: 12″ through 60″ diameter) culvert pipe to be available in twenty (20) to forty (40) foot length sections.
>> Include pipe arch or other shapes of equivalent end areas
>> Include 16, 14, 12, & 10 gauge for steel and aluminum.
>> Include polymer precoated galvinized steel, if available.
>> Include corrugated N-12 Poly pipe (Diameter 4″ through 60″ smooth interior)
>> Include HP Storm Pipe (Diameter 12″ through 60″)
>> Larger diameter structures will be quoted as needed throughout the year.
All materials to be delivered to the County Highway Garage unless otherwise stated.
Delivery is required within 45 days of date of order.
Above price to be firm and net.
Quotations accepted for the year 2018 include certified chemical analysis from supplier of steel or aluminum or plastic. All materials to meet Indiana Department of Transportation Specifications.
Quotations to be on file in the office of the Jackson County Highway Department not later than November 20 at 3:30 p.m. 2017.
Signed this 11th day of October, 2017.
10/11. 1018 hspaxlp

 

PUBLIC NOTICE
GASOLINE AND DIESEL FUEL
Notice is hereby given that Jackson County, Indiana acting by and through its board of Commissioners will receive sealed bids at the office of the Auditor in the Courthouse, Brownstown, Indiana, until 4:00 P.M. on November 20, 2017 for the following gasoline, diesel fuel, oils, and other supplies for all County owned vehicles, for the year 2018. At the 9:00 A.M. Meeting on November 21, 2017 all Bids will be opened and read aloud at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex at 220 Walnut St., Brownstown, IN.
50,000 Gallons more or less, of lead free gasoline-regular grade 87 octane. Gasoline service is to be available 24 hours a day and seven days per week, preferably in three locations in Jackson County. Bids will be considered with a discount off pump quoted in bid, applicable taxes included in price per gallon.
65,000 Gallons more or less, of a 50 cetane on road premium diesel fuel oil with winter blend, in season and a 51-55 cetane off road diesel oil to be delivered to any tank the County may use in Jackson County.
Bulk Gallons more or less, of DEF endal (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) to be delivered bulk, 275 gallons.
The bid shall include rack prices as of November 8, 2017.
Bidder shall have the right to increase or decrease the contract unit price, in an amount equal to the bidder’s increase or decrease in cost of materials and supplies occurring subsequent to the date on which such a bid is awarded. Said increase or decrease in the bidder’s cost of materials and supplies shall be substantiated by proper documentation from the bidder’s source of supply. All services and supplies are to be purchased at the bidder’s place of business. Fixed price may be accepted.
The Right to reject any or all bids is reserved.
Each bid is to be on completed Bid Form 95 that includes a non-collusion affidavit and be accompanied with a Bond Bid, Cashier’s check or Certified check in the amount of 10% of the total bid. Bidding is to be accepted in accordance with laws of the State of Indiana governing bidding on county material, services and supplies.
Signed this 11th day of October, 2017.
10/11, 10/18 hspaxlp

PUBLIC NOTICE
JACKSON COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
REQUEST FOR QUOTATION
OILS, ANTI-FREEZE & FLUIDS
Quotes accepted for the year 2018.
Lubricating Oils, Grease, Transmission Fluids and Anti-freeze (anti-freeze to be 55 gallon drums) quotes will be received for the following:
15W-40 EOL Bulk/275 gal
Mercon 12 / 1 cs. qts.
HYD R & O 20W ISO 68 55 gal. drums
MP GL-5 80W-90 30 gal. drums
Grease NLGI #2Cs. 30/1 tubes & 120# drum
Antifreeze Low Silicant Concen. 55 gal. drums
DEF endal (Diesel exhaust fluid) Bulk/275 gal
Quotes to be on file in the office of the Jackson County Highway Department not later than November 20, 2017 at 3:30 P.M.
Signed this 11th day of October, 2017.
10/11, 10/18 hspaxlp

 

PUBLIC NOTICE
STONE AND OTHER AGGREGATE
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of the County of Jackson, Indiana, will receive sealed Bids until the hour of 4:00 p.m. on the 20th day of November, 2017. At the 9:00 A.M. Meeting on November 21, 2017, all bids will be opened and read aloud at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex at 220 Walnut St., Brownstown, IN.
Contract bids will be for the year 2018.
Crushed stone as described by the Indiana Department of Transportation. Stone furnished must meet the specifications of INDOT as to quality and size. Bidders price must include any and all cost of loading into County Highway trucks or private trucks employed by the County Highway Department.
Stone will be bid by and accepted by specific geographic area townships: Brownstown, Driftwood, Grassyfork, Washington, Salt Creek, Owen, Carr, Pershing, Hamilton, Vernon, Redding and Jackson so as trucks can better utilize time and mileage.
Stone shall consist of the following sizes numbers: #2, #4, #5, #8, #9, #11, #12, #53, #73, Rip Rap 6″ & 12″, Special Fill, Sand and Course Lime
Stone in all sizes shall also be bid at price F.O.B. quarry.
Stone must meet INDOT Class A Specifications
All proposals must be accompanied by a properly executed Bid Form 95 (which includes the non-collusion affidavit) as prescribed by the State Board of Accounts.
Each Proposal shall be accompanied by an acceptable certified check, cashiers check, or surety bond made payable to Jackson County in an amount of not less than ten percent (10%) of the total bid price.
Signed this 11th day of October, 2017.
10/11, 10/18 hspaxlp

PUBLIC NOTICE
JACKSON COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS
TIRES AND TUBES
These specifications are for the tires and tubes for all present vehicles and equipment owned or purchased by the Jackson County Highway Department.
Price sheets quoted on regular and lug tires. Supplier shall also quote on radial, bias and belted bias tires.
Quotes to be submitted for heavy equipment and radial ply tires for all trucks and trailers. Radial ply shall be steel textile construction. Truck tire tread design shall be: Front – open groove with minimal slipping; Rear – traction conventional (standard tread depth).
Supplier to have a service truck available for repair service on the road.
Quotation will be for the year 2018.
Quotations to be on file in the office of the Jackson County Highway Department not later than November 20, at 3:30 , 2017.
*Tire sizes attached that the County is presently using:
235/75R17 4 ply Pickup
265/75R16 4 ply Pickup
245/75R18 10ply Pickup
235/85R16 10 ply Ton truck
245/75R16 4 ply Brush Chipper
245/75R17 4 ply Pickup
7.50 X 15 8 ply Roller
315/80R22.5 14 ply Dump truck
10.00R20 14 ply Dump Truck
11R22.5 14 ply Dump truck
9.50X16.5 10 ply Trailor
7X14.5 12 ply Trailor
17.5X25 8 ply Loader
17.5X24 8 ply Backhoe
11L16 8 ply Backhoe
18.4X30 6 ply Tractor
15-22.5 8 ply Chipbox
7.50-15 8 ply Roller
1100 x 20 14 ply Tack truck
185R14 4 ply Crafco Sealer
225/75R15 6 ply Brush Sprayer
205/75R15 6 ply Trailor
215/75R17.5 8 ply Trailor
10.00-20 16ply Wheeled Excavator
Signed this 11th day of October, 2017.
10/11, 10/18 hspaxlp

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