Beginning May 1, 2016, the Marshal and his Deputies will be tagging abandoned and or inoperable vehicles. This will be strictly enforced within the corporate limits of the Town of Francisco, County of Gibson, State of Indiana.
Pursuant to Indiana Code 9-13-2-1, vehicles or parts considered abandoned will be tagged as follows:
IC 9-13-2-1 Abandoned Vehicle Sec 1. "Abandoned vehicle" means the following: (1) A vehicle located on public property illegally. (2) A vehicle left on public property without being moved for three (3) days. (3) A vehicle located on public property in such a manner as to constitute a hazard or obstruction to the movement of pedestrian or vehicular traffic on a public right-of-way (4) A vehicle that has remained on private property without the consent of the owner or person in control of that property for more than forty-eight (48) hours. (5) A vehicle from which the engine, transmission, or differential has been removed or that is otherwise partially dismantled or inoperable and left on public property. (6) A vehicle that has been removed by a towing service or public agency upon request of an officer enforcing a statue or an ordinance other than this chapter if the impounded vehicle is not claimed or redeemed by the owner or the owner's agent within twenty (20) days after the vehicle's removal. (7) A vehicle that is at least three (3) model years old, is mechanically inoperable, and is left on private property continuously in a location visible from public property for more than twenty (20) days.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC. 1. Amended by P.L.92-1997, SEC.1.
PURSUANT TO INDIANA CODE 9-13-2-1, THE OWNER OF THE VEHICLE OR PARTS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL COSTS INCIDENTAL TO THE REMOVAL, STORAGE OR DISPOSAL OF THE VEHICLE.
The Gibson County Fair will be having a Pageant Call Out Meeting on April 18th 2016 at the Activities Building. Princess Pageant participants will need to be at the Activities Building at 5pm. Mini Princess Pageant participants need to be at least 4 as of June 1st 2016 and cannot have had their 7th birthday as of June 1st 2016. Princess Pageant participants need to be at least 8 as of June 1st 2016 and cannot have had their 13th birthday as of June 1st 2016. Sweetheart and Queen Pageant Participants will need to meet at 6pm. Sweetheart contestants will need to be at least 13 as of June 1st 2016 and cannot have had their 17th birthday as of June 1st 2016. Queen Pageant Contestants need to be at least 17 years of age as of June 1st 2016 and cannot have had their 21st birthday as of June 1st 2016. Entry fees, scholarship awards, prize information, and deadlines can be found on the Gibson County Fair website www.gibsoncountyfair.com If you have any questions please contact the Fair Office at 812-385-3445 or
Officials with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources have clarified recent legislation that legalizes certain rifles and cartridges for the deer season in 2016.
According to a DNR news release, officials have received several questions about the legislation, especially when it comes to calibers and cartridges. House Enrolled Act 1231 was passed earlier in 2016 by the Indiana General Assembly. It allows some additional rifle cartridges to be used only on private land during the firearms season.
For a list of specific cartridges that are legal in Indiana: CLICK HERE
Democrat party officials in Gibson County have set the date to select the successor for Dean Enyeart.
The Princeton City Councilman in District 4 passed away last month.
Democrat precinct committee chairs in Patoka precincts 4, 5 and 6 will meet in caucus Friday, April 15th at 4 PM to make the choice.
Candidates interested in filling the remaining term through the end of December 2019 must live within Princeton's District 4, and file a declaration of candidacy no later than 72 hours prior to the caucus.
For more information, contact Gibson County Democrat Central Committee Chairman Bob Rowe at 812-455-5302.