Town Clerk  

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Nick Jarrett, Treasurer

Read more about the treasurer position

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:

  1. Receive and care for all town money and pay the money out only on order of the town council.
  2. Keep accounts showing when and from what sources the clerk-treasurer has received town money and to whom the clerk-treasurer has paid out town money.
  3. Prescribe payroll and account forms for all town offices.
  4. Prescribe the manner in which creditors, officers, and employees shall be paid.
  5. Manage the finances and accounts of the town and make investments of town money.
  6. Prepare for the town council the budget estimates of miscellaneous revenue, financial statements, and the proposed tax rate.
  7. Maintain custody of the town seal and the records of the town council.
  8. Serve as clerk of the town council by attending its meetings and recording its proceedings.


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.

Chris LaMar, Town Manager

Keith Folkner, Police Chief

Rick Cole, Fire Chief

Bob Bullock, Building Commissioner

Susan Bell, Town Judge

Board of Zoning Appeals  

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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:

  1. The approval will not be injurious to the public health, safety, morals, and general welfare of the community;
  2. The use and value of the area adjacent to the property included in the variance will not be affected in a substantially adverse manner;
  3. The strict application of the terms of the zoning ordinance will result in practical difficulties in the use of the property.

Planning Commission  

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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:

Brian Longbons, President

Nate Logston, Vice President

Becky Diercks Member

Clarence Plankenhorn, Member

Shaun Lieberman, Member

Brian Clark, Member

Pete Schaffner, Member

Suzanne Huntsman, Member

Building Commissioner  

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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.

Hagerstown Parks  

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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

Girl’s softball

West Lawn Cemetery

Contact Information  

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Emergencies: 911

Telephone: 765-489-6171

Fax: 765-489-5100

Police (Non-Emergency): 765-489-4711


49 East College Street,
Hagerstown, IN 47346


9:00am to 3:30pm

Closed daily for lunch:

12:00 - 1:00pm and designated holidays

(Answering Service is available 24 hours a day)

Town Court Information

Telephone: (765) 489-6219

Fax: (765) 489-5100

Hours: 8:30am to 3:30pm weekdays

Closed daily for lunch: 12:00 - 1:00pm and designated holidays

Please do not call the Town Hall for Court issues. If you reach a busy signal, this means the Court line is in use by the Court Clerk. Please try your call again at a later time.

Town Council  

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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:

Rick Cole, Council President

The council president is the town executive and serves on all committees in an ex-officio capacity.

Brian Longbons

Plan Commission appointment and serves on the Finance Committee

Becky Diercks

Plan Commission appointment and liaison for West Lawn Cemetery

Clint Hardin

Liaison to Emergency Services and the Airport Board

Fred Dill

Liaison to Parks & Recreation

Town Manager  

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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. Christopher W. LaMar Reg. Architect was appointed Town Manager in August 2014. He has both a Bachelor of Architecture Degree and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Ball State University. Mr. LaMar has over twenty years of experience working with construction projects in communities throughout Indiana where he is licensed as an Architect. Chris graduated from Hagerstown Jr.-Sr. High School and has lived in the Hagerstown area over 30 years.

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:

  1. Attends the meetings of the Town Council and recommend actions he considers advisable;
  2. Oversees the electrical, water, wastewater, and street departments and manages the activities of the field operations staff;
  3. Administers and enforces ordinances, orders, statutes, and resolutions of the Town Council;
  4. Prepares budget estimates for projects as required;
  5. Executes contracts on behalf of the town for materials, supplies, services, or improvements, after the completion of the appropriations, notice, and competitive bidding required by statute.


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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
9:00am to 12:00pm (Noon) and 1:00pm to 3:30pm weekdays

Payment Options

For payments at the Administration Office, office hours are 9:00am to 12:00pm (Noon) and 1:00pm to 3:30pm weekdays.

For credit or debit card payment by telephone, the toll-free number to call is 1-866-480-8552

For credit or debit card payment online, pay online here.

Town Hall and Utilities Staff  

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Julie Neal,
Accounts Receivable and Receptionist

Betsy Davis,
Utility Billing and Cemetery Records

Julie Hoskins,
Accounts Payable and Administrative Assistant

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.


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View our Town Services page for detailed descriptions.
Snow Removal
Tree Trimming
Leaf pick-up
Fire hydrant flushing
Voluntary utility shut-off
Involuntary utility shut-off
Re-pavement plan
Sewer loan debt service
Sidewalk assistance plan
Wellhead district
Storm Sewer plan
Meter reading information
Water testing
Sewer testing
Two-mile fringe
Sewer jetting