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.
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.
Total number of requests for Township Assistance.
Total number of recipients of Township Assistance.
Total number of households containing recipients of Township Assistance.
Total Value of benefits provided to recipients of Township Assistance.
The office of the Wabash Township Trustee is responsible for
- administering funds to the Wabash Township Volunteer Fire Department
- caring for our Wabash Township cemeteries
- administering Township Assistance to our Wabash Township neighbors.
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).
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.
Disbursed 2017: $623,760
Cash balance 2017: $738,325
Cash balance 2017: $32,487
Fire Fighters Fund
Cash balance 2017: $46,258
Cash balance 2017: $59,141
Cash balance 2017: $469,033
Cash balance 2017: $11,942
Cash balance 2017: $3,949
Received 2017: $0
Cash balance 2017: $97,630.45
Received 2017: $0
Disbursed 2017: $0
Cash balance 2017: $3,937