Wabash Township

Tippecanoe County

Location

Wabash Township encompasses all but a small section of the City of West Lafayette and encompasses all of Purdue University.

Wabash Township has a total area of 49.1 square miles.

It contains the following neighborhoods.

Bar Barry Heights
Crumb Corner
Green Meadows
Happy Hollow Heights
Indian Village
Klondike
McQuinn Estates
Octagon
Ravinamy
Summit
Wabash Shores

 

About

Wabash Township is one of thirteen townships in Tippecanoe CountyIndiana, United States.

As of the 2010 census, Wabash Township had a population of 59,279.

Wabash Township contained 21,448 housing units making it the most populous township in Tippecanoe County.

*Information provided by Wikipedia

Structure

Wabash Township has a Trustee and three advisory board members. These are elected officials in the local county government. They are elected during midterm elections along with other county officials such as; county council and clerk. All of the township officials serve a term of four years.

Trustee

Jennifer Teising

Jennifer Teising
Wabash Township Trustee 2018 Democratic Candidate

The office of the Wabash Township Trustee is responsible for

Julia Buyers (R) was elected in 2014. She ran unopposed and currently receives $32,000 per year working approximately 10 hours per week. Jennifer Teising (D) has filed as the 2018 challenger (pictured left). 

 

Advisory Board

The Wabash Township Advisory Board consists of 3 people and they are responsible for ensuring the Trustee acts on the behalf of Wabash Township. The current advisory board meets an average of 6 times per year and receives $1,200. Michael Oxenrider, James Glenna and Jim Lewis. Running for election in 2018 as democrats:

 

Michael Oxenrider

2017 Annual Financial Report

The budget is separated by funds. The 2017 Annual financial report listed 6 different funds. General, Fire Fighters, Fire Equipment, Fire Protection, Township Assistance, Payroll, and Rainy Day. You can see the amount allocated (received) and dispersed (spent) as well as the cash balance for the end of 2017/beginning of 2018 below. The current trustee and advisory board have allocated the largest amount of resources to the Volunteer Fire Department. Each township operates independently and therefore the budgets vary significantly from township to township throughout Indiana.

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Total Budget

Received during 2017 : $639,097

Disbursed during 2017: $623,760

Cash balance 2017: $738, 325

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General Fund

Received during 2017 : $123,567

Disbursed during 2017: $108,993

Cash balance 2017: $39,251

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Fire Fighters Fund

Received during 2017 : $212,885

Disbursed during 2017: $253,361

Cash balance 2017: $46,258

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Fire Equipment

Received during 2017 : $130,374

Disbursed during 2017: $143,342

Cash balance 2017: $59,141

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Fire Protection

Received during 2017 : $129,568

Disbursed during 2017: $34,991

Cash balance 2017: $469,033

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Township Assistance

Received during 2017 : $11,926

Disbursed during 2017: $20,262

Cash balance 2017: $11,942

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Payroll

Received during 2017 : $30,775

Disbursed during 2017: $30,072

Cash balance 2017: $3,949

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Rainy Day

Received during 2017 : $0

Disbursed during 2017: $32,736

Cash balance 2017: $104,811