Center Township of Howard County, Indiana

213 East Jefferson Street

PO Box 905
Kokomo, IN 46903


2016 Archived News

Township Sponsors Howard County Health Fair

Center Township presented a check to the Howard County Health Fair on Friday, August 5 to help with the 2016 Health Fair which was held at the Ivy-Tech Event Center on Thursday, October 6.

Township Meeting - Proposed 2017 Budget

The Office of the Center Township Trustee and the Center Township Board, together with the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance set the annual Board meeting for the adoption of the proposed 2017 Budget for Tuesday, September 6, at 10am. The board meeting meeting was held in the conference room of the Township Office Building located at 213 East Jefferson Street in Kokomo.

With no action taken on the budget, the meeting was continued until September 22, at 1:30pm. That meeting was held in the conference room of the Township Office Building.

The 2017 budget was adopted at the September 22 meeting and is posted on the Indiana Gateway.

ITA Education Conference

The Indiana Township Association hosted their annual Education Conference in Indianapolis from September 18-21. During this conference the State Board of Accounts had their annual instructional meeting with the townships. The ITA commits Tuesday to training of township officers, appointees, and employees. Therefore Township office was closed on Tuesday, September 20 so that our staff could attend this training. There were twelve staff members and the trustee in attendance.

Back to School Rally August 6

Indiana Black Expo partnered with Center Township to sponsor a back to school rally which included Backpacks and basic school supplies for youth Grades 1-6, Mobile Dentist (who gave free exams to youth), DNA kits, hotdogs and chips, and other activities. The rally took place at the Center Township Community Service Building from 9am to 3pm on Saturday, August 6. Click here to download the flyer.

Township Board Special Meeting July 5

There will be a special meeting of the township board on July 5 at 10:30am in the township office conference room. The meeting is for the purpose of acting upon an emergency request for funds from the Family Services Association for the Domestic Violence Shelter and for the homeless veterans facility - The Jackson Street Commons. The Board will need to appropriate additional funds to meet the request. By law this is the only business which may be enacted during the meeting. Center Township taxpayers should also be aware that the additional appropriation, if approved, will in no way effect their tax levy or require additional taxes.

NOTE: The result of the special meeting of the board was an additional appropriation for $75,000, with the stipulation that the use of the funds will be monitored according to the usual standards for accountability with township community service partners.

Township Day at the Ball Park June 22

The Office of the Center Township Trustee arranged for almost 400 youth and chaperones to attend the June 22 game at the ball park when the Kokomo JackRabbits played the BlueSox. We are looking for pictures to post. If you have any you would like to share, please contact us at centertrustee @

Township Sponsors Haynes-Apperson Festival

The Office of the Center Township Trustee once again this year sponsored the Haynes-Appeson Festival held in Foster Park June 30 - July 2. We had a booth (tent) set up at the festival to distribute information about the work of Center Township and to share information about our Community Service Partners, and to offer the opportunity to meet the Center Township Trustee, Dr. Robert A Lee and his staff.

Highlights of the 2015 Report of the Trustee

State law requires the township board to meet on for the annual report of the trustee. In keeping with that mandate, Center Township held a meeting at 10:30am on January 26, 2016 at the offices of the Center Township. The report of the trustee which was presented during that meeting included the following statistics:

2016 Budget Shows Fiduciary Constraint

The Center Township budget for 2016 (available for public viewing on the Indiana Gateway) is not only a quarter-of-a-million dollars less than the 2015 budget, but reflects the anticipated increases in spending for township assistance during the new year as well as additional personnel to better accomplish that service to residents of the township. Yet even with those increases the budget for the fifth year does not call for an increase in the tax levy for Center Towsnhip residents. Dr. Lee and the Township Board continue to seek to provide the best possible service at the least possible cost to our taxpayers.