Fall Property Taxes Due Nov. 13

The Jackson County Treasurer, Roger D. Hurt, reminds taxpayers that the second installment of property tax billings are due Monday, Nov. 13.
“This is slightly later this fall as the Nov. 11 Veterans Day is observed by the county on Friday Nov. 10,” said Hurt. “This is the usual deadline for paying property taxes but since the courthouse is closed that day the deadline is extended to Monday, Nov. 13.
Residents can pay their taxes in one of four methods:
•Payment in person at the Treasurer’s Office in the courthouse in Brownstown from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
But if you want to avoid the sometimes lengthy lines you can opt for one of the following methods, said Hurt.
•Payment by mail delivery with check and payment coupon. Payment is considered on time when postmarked by Nov. 13.
•Payment at The Peoples Bank locations in Brownstown, Crothersville and Seymour or The State Bank Of Medora.
This option for payment must include the payment coupon to be presented at the Bank for proper crediting of the taxpayer’s payment. Payments made at banks must be made before the close of their business on Nov. 13.
•Payment with credit/debit cards on-line at www.jackson-tax.net or the County Web site; www.jacksoncounty.in.gov.
•Payment with credit /debit cards using the automated system. Toll Free 1-888-809-5849.
Both credit/debit options will incur a convenience fee charge, Hurt noted.
•A secure drop box is located at the Sugar Street entrance of courthouse. Payment coupons with your check should be placed here. No cahs payments are accepted in the drop box. Payment is considered on time if received in the drop box by midnight on the deadline date.
If anyone is ever in doubt of the amount that they owe, how to make a payment, where a payment can be processed or questions on the billing schedule, call us at the Jackson County Treasurer’s Office at 812-358-6125 or 812-358-6126 or email questions to treasurer@jacksoncounty.in.gov.
Hurt said that residents with questions about assessments or reassessments should contact the Assessor’s Office at 812-358-6112;
Questions about exemptions or tax rates are handled by the Auditor’s Office at 812-358-6161.

Sauers Lutheran Serving Annual Turkey & Ham Supper Sunday

St. John’s Lutheran Church (Sauers) will be serving their annual turkey & ham supper and Ladies Aid Bazaar this Sunday, Nov. 5, with serving from 4 to 7 p.m.
The traditional sinner is available for a free will offering. Carryouts will be available and the public is cordially invited to enjoy the bountiful meal.
The church is located at 1108 S 460 E west of Dudleytown. For more information call 812-521-2842.

Thoughts On November

by Curt Kovener

We have begun the month of “no”: no flowers, no fruits, no vegetables, no warm sun…November.
Here are some others’ thoughts on the penultiment month of the year.
“Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn.” ~Elizabeth Lawrence
“Dull November brings the blast, then the leaves are whirling fast.” ~Sara Coleridge
“November comes And November goes,
With the last red berries And the first white snows.
With night coming early, And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket And frost by the gate.
The fires burn And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest Until next spring.”
~ Elizabeth Coatsworth
“I like spring, but it is too young. I like summer, but it is too proud. So I like best of all autumn, because its tone is mellower, its colours are richer, and it is tinged with a little sorrow. Its golden richness speaks not of the innocence of spring, nor the power of summer, but of the mellowness and kindly wisdom of approaching age. It knows the limitations of life and its content.” ~Lin Yutang
“Autumn is the eternal corrective. It is ripeness and color and a time of maturity; but it is also breadth, and depth,
and distance. What man can stand with autumn on a hilltop and fail to see the span of his world and the meaning of the rolling hills that reach to the far horizon?” ~ Hal Borland
“Heap high the farmer’s wintry hoard!
Heap high the golden corn!
No richer gift has Autumn poured
From out her lavish horn!”
~ John Greenleaf Whittier
“Autumn is marching on: even the scarecrows are wearing dead leaves.” ~ Otsuyu Nakagawa
“Splitting dry kindling on a damp November day are like wind-chimes tinkling.” ~Michael P. Garofalo
“The wind that makes music in November corn is in a hurry. The stalks hum, the loose husks whisk skyward in half-playing swirls, and the wind hurries on…
A tree tries to argue, bare limbs waving, but there is no detaining the wind.”
~ Aldo Leopold
“Two sounds of autumn are unmistakable, the hurrying rustle of crisp leaves blown along the street or road by a gusty wind, and the gabble of a flock of migrating geese.
Both are warnings of chill days ahead, fireside and topcoat weather.” ~ Hal Borland

PUBLIC NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICE
Notice of Public Hearing
Jackson County Water Utility to obtain assistance from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Loan Program for Drinking Water Utility Improvements
The Jackson County Water Utility will hold a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Jackson County Water Utility office located at 1119 W. Spring Street, Brownstown, IN 47220. The Utility’s engineering consultant, Curry & Associates, Inc., will present the recommended improvements which includes distribution system expansion east and southeast of Seymour and northeast of Crothersville as described in the Preliminary Engineering Report (PER). The project will be funded through a DWSRF loan.
At this hearing, there will be the opportunity for questions and comments from the public. If special assistance is required at the meeting, please contact Larry McIntosh, Utility General Manager, at 812-358-3654.
Copies of the PER are available for public viewing starting October 30, 2017 at the Jackson County Water Utility Office, located at 1119 W. Spring Street, Brownstown, IN 47220. Written comments regarding this project should be sent to Lori Young, Curry & Associates, Inc., 110 Commerce Drive, Danville, IN 46122 by November 24, 2017.
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS
OF ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS
Notice is hereby given to the taxpayers of Jackson County, Indiana, that the proper legal officer of Jackson County at their regular meeting place at Jackson County Courthouse Annex, at 6:00 p.m. on the 15th day of November, 2017, will consider the following appropriations in excess of the budget for the current year.

County General Fund
Other Services & Charges     22,000
Total County General Fund    22,000
Rainy Day Fund
Personal Services               200,000
Total Rainy Day Fund          200,000
Emergency Management
Special Approp Fund
Other Services & Charges    24,729
Emergency Management
Special Approp Fund           24,729

Taxpayers appearing at the meeting shall have a right to be heard. The additional appropriations as finally made will be referred to the Department of local Government Finance (DLGF). The DLGF will make a written determination as to the sufficiency of funds to support the appropriations made within fifteen (15) days of receipt of a Certified Copy of the action taken.
Dated: November 1, 2017
Kathy S. Hohenstreiter
Fiscal Officer
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
CAUSE NO. 36C01-1710-EU-000094
In the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana.
Pursuant to I.C. 29-1-7-7, notice is hereby given that Donald Luecke was, on the _20th_ day of October, 2017, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Evelyn Luecke, deceased, who died testate on September 19, 2017.
All persons having claims against this estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the office of the clerk of this court within three (3) months from the date of first publication of this notice, or within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death, whichever is earlier, or the claims will be forever barred.
Dated at Brownstown, Indiana, this _20th_ day of October, 2017.
Amanda L. Lowery,
Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Jackson County, Indiana
Attorney for Estate:
Jeffrey J. Lorenzo
Lorenzo & Bevers
218 West Second Street
Seymour, IN 47274
Phone: (812) 524-9000
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Climatologist: La Niña Could Bring Slightly Cooler Temperatures, Wetter Winter

Depending on the severity of La Niña, most of Indiana could be in store for a slightly cooler and wetter winter, says Petra Zimmermann, who teaches climatology at Ball State and faculty director of the university’s meteorology and climatology laboratory.
La Niña is defined as cooler than normal sea-surface temperatures in the central and eastern tropical Pacific that impact global weather patterns, she said.
Recent readings of the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) and Multivariate ENSO Index (MEI) indicate the Pacific Ocean moving into a La Nina event. A La Niña generally sends the polar front jet stream into a wavier pattern, with dips and valleys called ridges and troughs. This affects tracks of storms and whether or not cold Canadian air plunges toward the equator.
“The response in Indiana should be more muted than in some other parts of the nation,” Zimmermann said. “Generally, one can expect slightly cooler and wetter winter conditions, but again, that depends on the severity of the La Nina. Assuming a mild or moderate La Niña, I predict low-to-medium chances of slightly cooler temperatures, particularly for the northern two-thirds of the state. However, given Indiana’s fickle response to La Niña in the past, there’s a reasonable chance that temperatures could be average or even somewhat above average.”
Slightly above-average precipitation is possible for December through February, she said.
“Should the cooler temperatures pan out, much of this could fall as snow,” Zimmermann said. “The southern half of Indiana will even be more likely to see increased precipitation, though the somewhat warmer conditions farther south might yield more rain or possibly even more ice events.”