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Town of Ellettsville


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:


             Ellettsville Town Hall
             200 E. Association Street
             Suite 103 (Eagles Landing)

             Ellettsville, IN 47429

             Phone: (812) 876-3860
             Fax: (812) 876-3491


Or, you can write to Town Council members at their home addresses:


David Drake -- Ward 1

438 Birch Street
Ellettsville, IN 47429

E-mail: or

Council Position: Vice President, Liaison to the Fire Department


Scott Thomas -- Ward 2

315 W. Oak Street
Ellettsville, IN 47429


Scott Oldham -- Ward 3

200 E. Association St., Suite 103
Eagles Landing
(Town Hall)
, IN 47429


Council Position:  President, Liaison to Police


Dan Swafford -- Ward 4

5126 North Capitol Ave
Bloomington, IN 47404


Liaison to the Street and Planning Departments


Dianna S. Bastin-- Ward 5

531 W Tecumseh Drive
Ellettsville, IN 47429


Liaison to Utilities


Sandra C. Hash, IAMC, CMC, Clerk-Treasurer

200 E. Association, Suite 103
Eagles Landing
(Town Hall)

Ellettsville, IN 47429


Town Council Secretary


Town Council meeting minutes and other town information can be obtained at the Clerk-Treasurer's web site:


Ellettsville Clerk-Treasurer's Office


Ellettsville Town Code


Town of Ellettsville’s Public Meetings Schedule for 2014


Town Council Meeting Procedures


Proposed Ordinances


Town of Ellettsville Drug Card


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 Associates
              528 N. Walnut St., Bloomington, IN 47404-3806
              Phone: (812) 332-8030
              Fax: (812) 339-2990

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Town Appointed Officials


  • Mike Cornman, Fire Chief, 5080 W. St. Rd. 46., Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Tony Bowlen, Town Marshal, 1406 W. Temperance St., Ellettsville, IN 47429
  • James Ragle, Street Commissioner, 102 S. Park St.., Ellettsville, IN 47429
  • Michael Farmer, Utility Superintendent, 221 N. Sale St., Ellettsville, IN  47429
  • Connie Griffin, Director of Planning, 106 S. Park St, Ellettsville, IN 47429
  • Darla Brown, Town Attorney, Sturgeon & Brown, 313 N. Lincoln Street, Bloomington, IN 47402


Town Boards and Commissions include:


  • Plan Commission
  • Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Parks Board


For a complete list of members, please contact:  Sandra C. Hash, Clerk-Treasurer

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Ellettsville Police Department


Ellettsville Police Officers are Marshal Tony Bowlen, Chief Deputy Marshal Jay Police.jpg (23801 bytes)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 Police Department
            1406 West Temperance Street
            Ellettsville, IN 47429
            Phone: (812) 876-2272
            Fax: (812) 876-8332
  ; Email:


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Ellettsville Fire Department


Ellettsville Fire Department, Station #7


Ellettsville Fire Department, Station #8


You can contact the Fire Department at the following addresses:

            Ellettsville Fire Department, Station #7
            5080 West State Road 46
            Bloomington, IN 47404
            Phone: (812) 876-4819
            Fax: (812) 876-0178

            Ellettsville Fire Department, Station #8
            900 N. Curry Pike
            Bloomington, IN 47404
            Phone: (812) 339-0017
            Fax: (812) 332-3444


You are invited to visit our home page for more information at


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Ellettsville Street Department

Intersection.gif (40835 bytes)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:

                 Ellettsville Street Department
                 102 South Park Street
                 P.O. Box 8
                 Ellettsville, IN 47429
                 Phone: (812) 876-8616
                 Fax: (812) 876-0444
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Ellettsville Utilities Department

The Town of Ellettsville Utilities is a municipally owned water & wastewater utility. It is managed by Bynum Fanyo Utilities, a private utilities management firm. The water utility consists of 90 miles of water main and two storage tanks with combined storage capacity of 1M gallons. The water utility center currently serves approximately 4800 customers and has daily average flows of .9 MGD (Million Gallons per Day). The sanitary sewer system consists of the Ellettsville Wastewater Treatment Plant, which also serves Northern and Eastern Richland Sewer Corporations, and includes approximately 22 miles of sewer mains in the collection system. The sewer utility serves approximately 4000 customers and has daily treated flows of 1.1 MGD.

The office is temporarilyy located in Suite 106 of Eagles Landing, 200 E. Association. Individuals wanting to sign up for new services, start-up existing water service or pay their bill can stop by during regular office hours. Also, individuals wanting new services can call ahead to request an on-site evaluation and estimate for installation charges.

For more details, please contact the office:

Ellettsville Utilities / Office Hours: 7:30-4:00 M-F
200 E. Association Street, Suite 106
Eagles Landing

Ellettsville, IN 47429

Phone: (812) 876-2297
Fax: (812) 876-6850
Line Location Requests: (800) 382-5544


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 7568 Red Hill Road Ellettsville, IN 47429 Phone: (812) 876-1287 Fax: (812) 876-0668

The Utility Service building is located at 6150 N. Matthews Drive. Personnel and equipment are dispatched from this location. Utility crews consist of 2 plant operators and 9 operations-maintenance personnel. The utility boasts about its modern fleet of equipment, including a new combo jet-rudder for cleaning and maintaining sanitary sewers and a mobile camera that inspects the interior of
the sewer mains.

NRSC Evaluation Report

(Copies of the report are also available at the Town Clerk’s Office

for inspection during business hours.)

Storm Water Quality and why it is a concern:

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 Ellettsville, much of the rain runs off of driveways, parking lots, and streets, where it picks up oil, grease, sediments, and many other pollutants that are harmful to the environment.  To report erosion problems at construction sites, please call the Ellettsville Planning Department at 876-8008.

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 Lake Monroe). This type of pollution is called non-point source pollution because the overall pollution comes from many different sources. Polluted runoff damages and kills vegetation, fish, and wildlife habitats.  Runoff from failing septic systems and farms can cause E. coli levels in waterways to become dangerous to human health, and can cause overproduction of algae in lakes and ponds which lead to fish kills. 

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. 

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Last Updated:  February 26, 2014