About Seymour

The City of Seymour is located one hour south of Indianapolis, one hour north of Louisville and one and one-half hours west of Cincinnati. Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana is the place to live your future! Seymour has a population of approximately 20,000 residents and is served by Mayor Matthew Nicholson, Clerk-Treasurer Darrin Boas and seven Councilmembers.

Seymour is a thriving industrial, commercial, and residential community based on well-planned growth and progress. The quality of life is demonstrated by Seymour’s “small town” yet bustling atmosphere, beautiful parks and open spaces, attractive landscaping and arterial streets, a low crime rate, quality schools and affordable housing. Because of the geographic location, a pro-business environment, and a proactive local government — Seymour is expected to continue to grow.

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Calling All Artists

In an effort to encourage community pride and support the arts, Seymour City Hall is seeking artwork to display in a rotating exhibit in the newly renovated city hall building at 301-309 N. Chestnut St.

Entries can include photography, drawings, paintings, sculpture and mixed media. Submissions, excluding sculptures, must be framed and ready to hang.

There are no age requirements, and artists do not have to live in Seymour to participate.

Jane Hays, administrative assistant to the mayor, is spearheading the project.

“The mayor and I had talked about a rotating art exhibit at city hall near the beginning of his term,” Hays said.

Before the renovation, there were some photos from local artist Kevin Greene on display and Hays said they received lots of good feedback.

City Hall is scheduled to reopen in mid-October. Renovations include a new HVAC, new flooring, lighting and ceilings along with freshly painted walls in a bright color palette. Several new spaces including offices and a second large conference room also have been added.

“We are excited about the changes to city hall, so we thought this was the perfect time to showcase some great artwork by talented people,” Hays said. “I’m looking forward to seeing what the community has to offer.”

Pieces to be displayed will be chosen at the discretion of the mayor and city hall staff. Any artwork containing profanity, vulgarity or indecent subject matter will not be displayed.

Artwork will remain on display for six months and then returned to the owner. If an artist is wanting to sell the work, they must include their name, contact information and price to be displayed along with the piece.

First round of submissions will be accepted until Oct. 4. Artwork can be brought to the temporary city hall at 211 N. Chestnut St.

There will be an open house and reception at a later date for the public to come in and view the art and renovations.

For more information, contact Jane Hays at 812-523-5880.




Meet the 2021-22 Seymour Mayor's Youth Council

Members are Gracie Adams, Paul Bontrager, Addie Brock, Macy Casner, Lorelai Dixon, Anastaesia Fields, Luke Franklin, Caden Harriss, Lucy Horton, Elizabeth Kirby, Cory Robinson, Brandon Rodriguez and Phoebe Underwood. Not in attendance: Grace Claycamp, Mary Higdon and Bryce Blevins.

Bontrager, Casner, Horton, Robinson, Higdon and Blevins are serving their second year on the council.

The council serves as an advisory board to the mayor on issues affecting youth in the community. Nicholson started the youth council when he took office in 2020.

“It promotes civic commitment and community volunteerism, and gives our youth a voice and an opportunity to get involved in city government,” Nicholson said.



Fourth and O'Brien Intersection Improvement Project

Sample Roundabout Image - Not located in Seymour We would like to thank those from SEH Engineering, INDOT and all of the citizens who participated in last night's public hearing on the proposed $1.58 million Fourth and O'Brien Intersection Improvement project which includes the construction of a mini-roundabout, sidewalks and bike lanes.

The public comment period remains open through Sept. 16. Comments can be emailed to Glenn Peterson at gpeterson@sehinc.com.

All comments submitted will become part of the public record, and they will be entered into a transcript, reviewed, evaluated, and given full consideration during the decision-making process.

Final design plans will be completed later this year with construction beginning in the summer of 2022 at the earliest.

Click here to view the INDOT Road Plans for O'Brien Street at 4th Street

Click here to download the Powerpoint Presentation

Pictured Above - Sample Roundabout Image - Not located in Seymour



Road Rejuvenation Project

Seymour will begin a project after Labor Day to extend the life of just more than 7 miles of city streets.

On or after Sept. 7, crews from RejuvTec Inc. will be applying an in-depth seal coat of the asphalt rejuvenating product Reclamite on many local streets.

The product is designed to restore the asphalt pavement back to its proper chemical balance, improve flexibility, eliminate cracking and potholes, reduce road fatigue and slow the oxidation process.

Seymour received $108,200.18 earlier this year from the state’s Community Crossings Matching Grant program, which the city will match with funds from the Seymour Redevelopment Commission to fund the road rejuvenation project.

Using Reclamite is a way to make newly constructed pavement last longer and provide corrective maintenance on deteriorated pavement to preserve streets and delay further deterioration and more costly fixes.

Preventive maintenance on a roadway can be compared to changing the oil in a vehicle. It will greatly extend service life at a lower cost than repaving or reconstruction.

City engineer Bernie Hauersperger said he is glad the city is able to move forward with the rejuvenation project.

“We are excited that we can take this progressive step in pavement maintenance,” he said. “This project will allow streets that have good pavement to last longer before we need a major overlay.” 

The product replaces oils in the pavement that have been dried by the sun, preparing it once again to be weather resistant.

Application will take place between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. All cars parked on the street need to be removed during those times. Streets will be closed a lane at a time. Flaggers and signage will be in place to help direct traffic. Residents will be notified of rejuvenation work on their street by a door hanger beforehand.

Residents will have access to their driveways at all times. During the application period, RejuvTech workers will provide assistance to drivers and residents if needed.

An applicator truck sprays the Reclamite on the asphalt surface. The product goes down pink and penetrates into the asphalt. It then changes color in about 15-30 minutes depending on temperature and other factors. 

Reclamite is a petroleum maltene based product and will temporarily darken the pavement.

After application, a light coating of sand is then put down to absorb any residual Reclamite to reduce tracking of the product into homes. Although odorless, pets and children should not be allowed on the street during and immediately after application.

The road will remain closed until after the sand has been applied because the road will be slick and oil can get on vehicles. Sand will be swept up within two days.

To reduce the chance of getting residue on vehicles, speed should be kept to a minimum for several days.

 Should residue get on a resident’s driveway, it can be washed away with water or will wear off in a few weeks. If it gets on a vehicle, it should be washed off immediately with soap and water or a mild solvent remover.

Also, residents should not use lawn sprinklers or wash their vehicles as the street must be dry to receive the treatment. In the event of rain, work will be delayed until the following day.

Click here to view a list of the Road Rejuventation Projects




Burkart Annexation Fiscal Plan

The PDF document below is the fiscal plan for the “Burkart Annexation” territory for future annexation to the City of Seymour. This territory encompasses four (4) different annexation areas. This document constitutes the written fiscal plan and definite policy for each of the four separate annexations.

Click here to view the Burkart Annexation Fiscal Plan



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