The council has the ultimate decision-making power over:
Approving and fixing annual operating budgets of all county departments
Authorizing the borrowing of money in the form of bonds and notes
Authorizing the expenditure of public funds for specific purposes
Establishing salaries and other compensation
Fixing tax rates and levies
Setting priorities for the allocation of public funds
Tippecanoe County Government will provide responsive, high-quality services that enhance and maintain self-sufficiency, personal safety, economic opportunity, mutual respect and quality of life for present and future generations.