This article was funded by LebTown donors as part of our Civic Impact Reporting Project.

The South Londonderry Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the 2024 budget at their December meeting. Here’s LebTown’s look into the budget.

Planned revenues total $4,251,480 and expenditures total $4,311,104. The budget is available in full here (PDF).

Expected revenues are as follows:

  • $1,012,000 in property taxes
  • $2,080,000 in local enabling
  • $140,600 in licenses
  • $23,000 in fines
  • $70,400 in interest and rents
  • $138,540 in public safety
  • $604,821 in intergovernmental revenue
  • $58,100 in charges for services
  • $46,769 in other services
  • $77,250 in refunds

Expected expenditures are as follows:

  • $478,680 toward general government
  • $4,900 toward tax collection
  • $268,550 toward the municipal building
  • $1,200,611 toward the police department
  • $2,700 toward code enforcement
  • $79,500 toward planning and zoning
  • $2,500 toward emergency management
  • $376,463 toward public works and highway
  • $55,000 toward snow and ice removal
  • $19,000 toward signs and signals
  • $12,000 toward repair of tools
  • $14,000 toward maintenance work
  • $94,000 toward roadway work
  • $38,000 toward recreation
  • $43,000 toward contributions
  • $31,000 toward miscellaneous insurance
  • $1,141,200 toward employee benefits
  • $450,000 toward interfund transfers

There is a net loss of $59,624 expected for 2024. Supervisors did not respond directly to attendee questions concerning their thoughts on what factors may have led to the budget miss.

To compare to the 2023 budget, view LebTown’s overview. While this article concerned a draft version, major changes were not made to the budget.

Read more: A look into South Londonderry Township’s draft 2023 budget

South Londonderry Township supervisors meet at 27 W. Market St. on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. The next meeting (reorganization) will be held Jan. 2.

These meetings are open to the public and do not require registration.

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Emily Bixler was born and raised in Lebanon and now reports on local government. In her free time, she enjoys playing piano and going for hikes.


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