Ellettsville was founded in 1837 and officially incorporated September 16, 1866. Today, the town government consists of the Town Council, Clerk-Treasurer as well as Street, Utilities, Planning, Police, and Fire Departments. The five-member Town Council and Clerk-Treasurer oversee the administrative and financial functions of the town government.
Ellettsville officials strive to work closely with other elected officials and area organizations that have a stake in the well-being of the community, including the Ellettsville Chamber of Commerce, Ellettsville Main Street, Monroe County Government, Monroe County Solid Waste District, City of Bloomington, Bloomington Economic Development Corporation and the Town of Stinesville.
You can contact the Town Council members and Clerk-Treasurer at the following address:
Or, you can write to Town Council members at their home addresses:
David Drake -- Ward 1
Liaison to the Fire Department
Phillip Smith -- Ward 2
5252 N. Mary Street
Scott Oldham -- Ward 3
Council Position: President, Liaison to Police
Dan Swafford -- Ward 4
Council Position: Vice President, Liaison to the Street
and Planning Departments
Dianna S. Bastin-- Ward 5
Sandra C. Hash, Clerk-Treasurer
Town Council Secretary
Town Council meeting minutes and other town information can be obtained at the Clerk-Treasurer's web site:
Ellettsville does have a zoning ordinance to govern land use issues within the town limits. There is a Plan Commission as well as a Board of Zoning Appeals. For zoning related questions, individuals are encouraged to contact the Town of Ellettsville Department of Planning.
Rick Coppock, Bynum Fanyo
Town Boards and Commissions include:
For a complete list of members, please contact: Sandra C. Hash, Clerk-Treasurer
Ellettsville Police Officers are Marshal Tony Bowlen, Chief Deputy Marshal Jay Humphrey, Sergeant Russell Harris, Sergeant Eric Chaudion, Sergeant Craig Davis, Ron McGlocklin, Alva Bohall, Travis Perian and Zach Michael.
The Ellettsville Police Department "our men in blue" are now at 1406 W. Temperance St., in Ellettsville. The staff is well equipped and well trained to handle the public safety needs of the Ellettsville community. With 9 full-time and 2 part time officers and a well-established reserve unit, consisting of 15 Deputy Marshals, they patrol the streets and protect the citizens day and night. The Police Receptionist works 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday to assist the public with reports and gun permits.
Each full-time officer is Indiana Law Enforcement certified, while the reserve officers have all completed their mandatory 40-hour pre-basic course. The officers are active in the community in many ways, both on and off duty. The officers have take-home vehicles, equipped with radios, radar, and video cameras.
The Police Department is always ready to serve and welcomes the challenges posed by a growing community.
You can contact the police at the following address:
Ellettsville Fire Department
Ellettsville Fire Department, Station #7
Ellettsville Fire Department, Station #8
You can contact the Fire Department at the following addresses:
You are invited to visit our home page for more information at http://www.ellettsvillefire.org
The Ellettsville Street Department has the challenge of maintaining the streets, storm drains, street signs, town parks, town parking lots and other town property. They do the mowing, trimming leaf pickup, snow removal, and other town keeping functions. Leading the department are Street Commissioner Jim Ragle, Foreman Danny Stalcup, Mike Griffey, Mike Richardson, Kip Headdy, David Fluke, and Scott Bruce.
To do their job, they have six dump trucks, 2 backhoes, a small dozer, a grade- all, two service trucks, a bucket truck, 2 leaf vacuums, a brush chipper, a paver, a roller, and 2 street sweepers. Their busiest time is between March and November when they are busy keeping the trees and grass under control. The balance of the year allows them time to maintain and service their equipment while they prepare to combat the snow and ice that threatens the citizen's safe passage.
The Street Department staff is very conscientious of the job they do for the people and businesses in the Ellettsville area. They welcome and encourage citizens to call with problems and suggestions so the street department can provide a speedy response.
You can contact the Ellettsville Street Department at the following address:
The Town of
The office is located in the
Town Hall, at the corner of
For more details, please contact the office:
Ellettsville Utilities /
Office Hours: 7:30-4:00 M-F
The Wastewater Treatment Plant is located northwest of town on Red Hill Road. Built in 1997 with a design capacity of 2.3 MGD, it utilizes state-of-the-art technology, including ultra-violet disinfection, to ensure the highest quality effluent.
Wastewater Treatment Plant
is managed by Jeff Farmer of Bynum Fanyo Utilities
and is located at
The Utility Service building
is located at
(Copies of the report are also available at the Town Clerk’s Office
for inspection during business hours.)
Anytime it rains, water
falls onto many different surfaces, and depending on the surface, it either
enters the ground, or runs off to another location. For instance, if
rain falls on grass, a portion soaks into the ground, but if it lands on a
paved parking lot, it runs off the lot to another location. Within the
Urbanized Area of the Town of
Most people don't realize
that the polluted runoff from impervious surfaces (like pavement) runs into
storm drain inlets which drain directly into streams and other water bodies
(including drinking water supplies such as
The only way to lessen this pollution is to reduce the amount of pollutants washed away by storm water. To learn more about storm water, please refer to the links provided.
Last Updated: December 4, 2013