City of New Castle,Indiana

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City Council - Ward 5
227 N Main St
New Castle, IN 47362
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     The New Castle Common Council (City Council) is composed of seven members, including five ward representatives and two at-large representatives.  All seats are elected to four-year terms.  The current term began on January 1, 2016.  There are no term limits.

 
 
 
 Mark Koger-President
Ward 5
 
Mary Abbott
Ward 1
 
 
Jeff Hancock-Vice President
Ward 2
 
 
 
 
 Jerry Walden
Ward 3
 
 
 
 
 
Aaron Dicken
Ward 4
 
 
 
 
Rex Peckinpaugh
At-Large
 
 
 
Lynn Perdue
At-Large
 
 
 
        The City Council is the legislative body, responsible for creating/adopting ordinances (the laws, penalties and fee schedules), tax abatements, establishing the city's budget, and hearing issues raised by the city administration and their constituents.  Meetings are held on the first and third Monday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall, located at 227 North Main Street (3rd floor).  The Mayor presides over the meetings and in the event of a tie would cast the tie-breaking vote.  Meetings that fall on a city holiday are held on the following Tuesday.
          As Ambassadors for the City of New Castle, Council members often serve as representatives on intergovernmental boards, commissions, and committees.  They also make appointments to various advisory boards, commissions, and committees.
 
Council Committees
 
 

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Budget & Salary

Lynn Perdue-Chair
Jeff Hancock
Mark Koger   
     All seven members
Council Members
serve on this committee

Cemetery & Parks

Economic Development

Mary Abbott-Chair
Aaron Dicken
Rex Peckinpaugh   
Rex Peckinpaugh-Chair
Lynn Perdue
Mark Koger   

Public Works & Safety

Traffic / Parking

Aaron Dicken-Chair
Jerry Walden
Mary Abbott  
Jeff Hancock-Chair
Jerry Walden
Aaron Dicken 

Special Issues

Water & Sewage

Mark Koger-Chair
Rex Peckinpaugh
Lynn Perdue 
 Jerry Walden-Chair
Mary Abbott
Jeff Hancock

Tax Abatement 

Mark Koger
Lynn Perdue
Aaron Dicken