Town Officials of Plainfield

Town Council
Robin G. Brandgard
Bill Kirchoff
Dan Bridget
Kent McPhail
Lance Angle

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Town Court
James Spencer

Mark Todisco

Robin Brandgard April 2018.jpg Robin G. Brandgard
Title: Town Council President, represents District 4
Council Liaison for: Fire Territory, Water Department

Bio: Robin Brandgard has been a member of the Town Council since January, 1980, serving as Council President since 1991. His areas of responsibility are the Water Department and the Fire Territory. He is retired from Allison Transmission Division, General Motors Corporation. Robin is a 1961 graduate of Plainfield High School and attended Purdue and IUPUI. He and his wife Ginny have two sons, Darrin and David, and a grandson.

Robin has been a member of the Plainfield Plan Commission since 1980 and is also a member of the Plainfield Lions Club, the Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership, the Indiana Association of Cities & Towns, Plainfield Masonic Lodge #653, and the Indianapolis Valley Scottish Rite.

Robin's motto for daily living is: Do not worry about things you cannot control. And if you can control things, you should not have to worry about them. He notes this is sometimes easier said than done.

Robin's goals for the town are:

  1. To keep the small town atmosphere with citizens involved.
  2. Keep improving upon the quality-of-life programs within the Town, such as the Park System, the Path/Greenways System, the Recreation Center, and Splash Island.
  3. Keep the business, commercial, and industrial areas separate from the residential areas.
  4. Grow the tax base in order to keep taxes low and still provide the services required.
  5. Keep politics and special interests out of the decision making for the Town.
  6. Provide a proactive atmosphere for those having to do business with the Town.

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Bill Kirchoff April 2018.jpg Bill Kirchoff
Title: Town Council Vice President, repesents District 3
Council Liaison for: Street Department

Bio: Bill Kirchoff became a member of the Town Council in January of 2000. He is retired from Cinergy/PSI after 33 years of service, mainly in the areas of customer service and field management. Bill is responsible for maintaining and developing the Town's streets.

Bill is extremely involved in the community, serving on the Board of Directors for the Indiana United Methodist Children's Home and on the Advisory Council of the Hendricks County United Way. He is also an active volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, Faith in Action, and the Plainfield United Methodist Church. Currently Bill is a member of the Executive Service Corps. He received his AS degree from Vincennes in General Management and his BS degree in General Studies from Indiana University, with a Certificate in Gerontology. Bill and his wife Diane have two sons, Brad and Matt, and a daughter, Stephanie.

Bill's goals for the Town are to provide high quality services in a customer-friendly manner for the lowest possible cost, to maintain the quality of life that we enjoy in Plainfield, and to stay ahead of the growth curve in providing an efficient and safe transportation infrastructure.

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Dan Bridget April 2018.jpg Dan Bridget

Title: Town Council Member, represents District 5
Council Liaison for: Sewer Department, Sanitation

Bio: Dan was elected to the Council in 2015 and began serving on January 1, 2016. He and his wife Patty moved to Plainfield in 1984. Dan grew up in Decatur Township, so living in Plainfield means he’s lived within the same nine miles all his life. He says says when he first walked into the house in Plainfield they now live in, he felt like he was at home. Dan and Patty have a daughter, Allison, who started at Van Buren Elementary the first year they moved to Plainfield and has since graduated from Plainfield High School and become a teacher herself.

Dan has retired from Gilchrist & Soames where he was the Director of Quality & Regulatory Compliance. His specialty was quality management systems like ISO 9000 and 14000. His goal as a member of the Town Council is to see the sewer projects that are in planning stages come to fruition. “They are excellent plans, and I want to maintain that energy to keep them on schedule,” he said.  “Our utilities are well-run.”

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Kent McPhail April 2018.jpg Kent McPhail
Title: Town Council Member, represents District 1
Council Liaison for: Police Department, Public Relations

Bio: Kent McPhail was appointed to the Town Council in 1998 to fill the vacancy created when another council member retired and has been elected to the Council since. Kent's area of responsibility is the Police Department and Public Relations. He is also the former Executive Director of the Plainfield Chamber of Commerce.

For eleven years Kent served on the Monroe-Gregg School Board. He has been a past member of the Board of Zoning Appeals and currently serves on the Plan Commission. He is on the Board of the Hendricks County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Kent is also a deacon at the Plainfield Christian Church.

Kent graduated from Monrovia High School and attended Indiana Central College. He has retired from the Suburban Steel Supply Company of Indianapolis where he was General Manager. Prior to that he was General Manager for the Earle M. Jorgensen Company (formerly Kilsby Roberts Co.). He and his wife Donna have a son, Fred, a daughter, Marla, and five grandchildren.

His personal creed is to do his best to make the right decisions for Plainfield and its citizens.

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Lance Angle April 2018.jpg Lance Angle
Title: Town Council Member, represents District 2
Council Liaison for: Parks & Recreation Department

Bio: After moving to Plainfield from Cincinnati, OH in 2005 with his wife of 20 years, Cheryl, and his two sons, Alex and Logan, Lance quickly became active in Hendricks County. He has been a member of the Plainfield Chamber of Commerce since 2005, and was elected and served as president in 2012. He has served on the Hendricks County Tourism Commission since 2010. Along with many other community leaders in the area, he is a graduate of Leadership Hendricks County (2013). He and his family continue to be active members of the Plainfield Christian Church.

His goals are:

  • to preserve and advance the quality of life for all Plainfield residents and sustain the great infrastructure the Council men and women have established.
  • to share and support the needs of our service men and women in the Police, Fire, and Public Works departments.

Lance also has a great interest in the process of updating Plainfield's Comprehensive Plan that shapes the community and guides growth.

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James Spencer
Title: Town Judge
Department: Town Court
Address: 1075 W. Main St.
Phone: (317) 838-3710
Fax: (317) 838-3474

Bio: Jim Spencer has been Judge of the Plainfield Town Court since 1989 and has been re-elected for 4-year terms since, his most recent re-election being in 2015.  He is a licensed attorney and a licensed professional engineer. As a practicing attorney, Judge Spencer focuses on the corporate, business and commercial areas of the law. He has served as an outside counsel for Delco Electronics Corporation and as Assistant General Counsel for AMAX Coal Industries, Inc.

Judge Spencer is an active member of the Plainfield community. He has served as president of the Plainfield Optimist Club and president and board member of the White Lick Heritage Community Foundation (now the Hendricks County Community Foundation). He has a master's degree in engineering from the University of Illinois and a juris doctor degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law.

Duties of the Town Court

  • The Plainfield Town Court began serving the community on September 5, 1989 with James Spencer presiding. The Court was established after passage of HB 1388 in the 1989 General Assembly, as a convenience for local residents and to reduce overtime costs for the Plainfield Police Department. The Town Court handles the following types of cases.
  • Misdemeanors: A violation of an Indiana Statute for which a person might be imprisoned up to one year. Fines up to $5,000 and court costs can also be added to any period of imprisonment or probation.
  • Infractions: A violation of an Indiana Statute for which a person might be fined but not imprisoned. Most traffic violations are considered infractions. Fines up to $10,000 and court costs may be imposed for infraction violations.
  • Ordinance Violations: Plainfield Town Ordinance Violations such as fire code, building code, and animal control violations can be heard in the Court with fines and court costs assessed for the violations.
  • Pursuant to the Indiana Statutes, Judge Spencer has established a traffic violations bureau which lists the fines and costs for first violations of minor traffic offenses. The violations bureau allows most people issued traffic violations the opportunity to pay the fine and court cost before the scheduled court date. Use of the violations bureau is voluntary and those individuals wishing to request a trial may do so as noted on the traffic summons.
  • Court sessions are held each Tuesday afternoon (except the fifth Tuesday of a month) at 12:30 p.m. in the Town Court, located at 1075 West Main Street. Initial hearings and trials are conducted at each Court session for infractions, misdemeanors and ordinance violations.
  • The Court office is open each business day from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. to respond to procedural questions regarding pending cases. All Court sessions are open to the public and community and civic groups as well as residents are encouraged to attend the Court sessions and observe the Court proceedings.

Contact the Town Court: The Town Court is in the Plainfield Public Safety Building at 1075 W. Main Street, Plainfield, IN 46168. If you have any questions, please call the Town Court at (317) 838-3710 or send an email to

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Todisco, T.jpg Mark Todisco
Title: Clerk/Treasurer
Department: Administrative Offices
Address: 206 W. Main St.
Phone: (317) 839-2561 ext. 211
Fax: (317) 838-5236

Bio: Mark Todisco has been serving as the Clerk- Treasurer since September 2017. Mark is a 1976 graduate of Indiana University, Kelly School of Business. He moved to Plainfield in 1986. He and his wife, Linda, have three sons and six grandchildren.  Mark has served on Optimist Board of Directors and coached youth sports within the Plainfield Optimist Program, Plainfield Teenage Baseball, and Travel Baseball Program for over 12 years. He served six years as President of the Plainfield Red Pride Booster Club. He has had the honor to be a Servant-Leader for the Plainfield School Board for 23 years. Mark brings over 40 years of private-sector background and training to the Clerk Treasure office, the fiscal agent for the town, including sales, marketing, customer service, financial, project, and senior management experience.  Mark is responsible for all financial recordkeeping and management. In addition, his responsibilities include timekeeping and payroll, bank reconciliations and investments, public meeting documentation, audit controls, and accounts payable and receivables.