The Town of Vernon intends to apply for grant funding from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (Community Development Block Grant Funds - CDBG) to construct a new fire station for the Vernon Township Volunteer Fire Department.
The grant program requires current information on the income levels of the households that are located within the service area of the fire department.
The income survey and instructions will be mailed out to randomly selected residents beginning the first week of January to obtain the surveys. It should only take a few minutes to complete the survey and we hope to have these returned to the Town no later than the end of January.
Since this is a random sampling of the Vernon Township Fire Territory, all responses for those selected are required to complete the study. If responses are not returned to the Town by the end of January the Vernon Township Fire Department Volunteers are required to make an attempt at personal contact to complete the survey.
The survey is strictly confidential and is being conducted under the direction of Ivy Tech Southeast in Madison and the Southeastern IN Regional Planning Commission in Versailles.
Please direct any questions regarding the survey to Mary McCarty of the Southeastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission at (812) 689-5505.Vernon is a town in Vernon Township, Jennings County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 318. As the county seat of Jennings County, it is the smallest town with that designation in the state of Indiana. It is nearly surrounded by the Muscatatuck River. Vernon has the only elected mayor of a town in the state of Indiana and the only elected town marshal. Dan Wright is Mayor and Britt Burgmeier is the Marshal. The town is on the National Register of Historic Places and is the host of many firsts in the state.