Lake Township

Luzerne County


Budget Message




The 2020 budget is based on anticipated revenues from the .5 mills real estate tax, a 5.00 per capita tax, a real estate transfer tax of ½ %, and a 1 % earned income tax.



Anticipated revenues also include Liquid Fuels Funds estimated at $118,416.



Anticipated expenditures include $21,028 for the non-uniform employee pension plan.  Also, a spring clean-up, $130,000 grant request for new roller, $8500.00 donation to be divided among five fire and ambulance companies, a $700.00 donation to the public library, $100 donation to Lake Lehman Last Knight event, and $100 donation to Patriots Cove.



The following raises have been included: Road foreman from$22.36 to $22.92, road laborers from $21.37 to $21.91 and secretary from $12,827 per year to $13,212 per year.


Based on the 2010 census of 2050 residents, and a total budget of $794694,

anticipated spending amounts to approx. $387.65 per resident, per year.



Of the budget, about 18% is for General Government Administration, about 2.75% is for Public Safety, about 1.25% is for Health Services, .25% is for donations, 61% is for Roads, and 16.5% is for Insurance, Bonding, Employee Benefits and payroll withholdings.