The Town Council comprises five members elected by residents living within the Town of Brownsburg limits to serve four-year staggered terms. Each Councilor represents one of the Town's five Wards.
Under Indiana Code 36-5-2-9, the powers granted to the Town Council are the ability to:
Adopt and use a common seal
Adopt ordinances and resolutions for the performance functions of the Town
Purchase, hold, and convey any interest in property for the use of the Town
Under IC 36-5-2-11, the Town Council may issue bonds to procure money to exercise the Town's powers and pay Town debts. However, the Town may not issue bonds to procure money to pay current expenses.
Under IC 36-5-3-4, the Town Council adopts an annual budget.
The Town of Brownsburg is split up into five Council districts. Districts determine which constituents are represented by respective Council members based on their residential addresses.
Every decade, following certification of federal census data, Indiana Code requires the Town Council to redraw its legislative districts so each district is substantially equal in population. This process, called redistricting, is important in ensuring that each Town Council member represents about the same number of constituents.
Residents can use the map below to find their ward.