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

Total number of requests for Township Assistance.

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Total number of households containing recipients of Township Assistance.

Total Value of benefits provided to recipients of Township Assistance.

*Information provided by Wabash Township Annual Financial Report

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:

 

2017 Annual Financial Report

The budget is separated by funds. The 2017 Wabash Township Financial Report listed 8 different funds. General, Fire Fighters, Fire Equipment, Fire Protection, Township Assistance, Excess Levy, 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 2017: $639,097

Disbursed 2017: $623,760
Cash balance 2017: $738,325

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General Fund

Received 2017: $123,567
Disbursed 2017: $115,757

Cash balance 2017: $32,487

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Fire Fighters Fund

Received 2017: $212,885
Disbursed 2017: $223,686

Cash balance 2017: $46,258

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Fire Equipment

Received 2017: $130,374
Disbursed 2017: $143,342

Cash balance 2017: $59,141

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Fire Protection

Received 2017: $129,568
Disbursed 2017: $50,678

Cash balance 2017: $469,033

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Township Assistance

Received 2017: $11,926
Disbursed 2017: $20,262

Cash balance 2017: $11,942

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Payroll

Received 2017: $30,775
Disbursed 2017: $30,072

Cash balance 2017: $3,949

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Rainy Day

Received 2017: $0

Disbursed 2017: $39,917

Cash balance 2017: $97,630.45

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Excess Levy

Received 2017: $0
Disbursed 2017: $0
Cash balance 2017: $3,937