Lake Township

Luzerne County


Budget Message




The 2019 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 $120,892.



Anticipated expenditures include $21,422 for the non-uniform employee pension plan.  Also, a spring clean-up, $35,000 paving project, $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$21.50 to $22.36, road laborers from $20.55 to $21.37 and secretary from $12,330 per year to $12,827 per year.


Based on the 2010 census of 2050 residents, and a total budget of $671682,

anticipated spending amounts to approx. $327.81 per resident, per year.



Of the budget, about 21% is for General Government Administration, about 3% is for Public Safety, about 2% is for Health Services, 1% is for donations, 52% is for Roads, and 21% is for Insurance, Bonding, Employee Benefits and payroll withholdings.