Welcome To Wright Township,Luzerne County, PA.
Wright Township provides full time police protection and roads/public works, as well as planning/zoning, recreation, recycling and volunteer fire department.
The Township includes a 35-acre recreation park consisting of playground, basketball and tennis courts, baseball field, sand volleyball court, soccer complex and walking trail where seasonal recreational programs are available along with a 10-week summer program for 6-12 year olds; Wright Manor, a 30-apartment building for the elderly with dining/meeting/activities room; the 1,050 acre Crestwood Industrial Park consisting of manufacturing and warehousing and employing over 3,000, also in the Crestwood Industrial Park is a compost recycling center (sponsored by the Mountaintop Area Council of Governments), consisting of the townships of Fairview, Dorrance and Wright.
Mountaintop is located in Wright Township and has a rich heritage.
The Mountaintop Hotel
The Nuangola Station
The Aberdeen Hotel
Wright Township was formed from a piece of Hanover Township in 1851. It was named in honor of Col. Hendrick B. Wright of Wilkes-Barre. In 1798, Conrad Wickeiser was the first settler in the region. He was followed by James Wright, who established the first tavern and sawmill in the locality. Logging was one of the chief industries in the region at the time. Wickeiser and Wright settled in what is now Fairview Township (once part of Wright Township). In what is now Wright Township, the first settler was probably Cornelius Garrison in the 1830s. He erected a sawmill on Big Wapwallopen Creek in the southwestern portion of the township. It was one of the longest running mills in the community.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 13.3 square miles (34.5 km2), all of it land. Wright is part of the Mountain Top region of Luzerne County. The township is densely populated in the western half. The southern and eastern portions of Wright are made up of thick forests. The community’s main business district is located in the northern and central portions of Wright. PA 309 runs north to south through the heart of the township. PA 437 travels through the eastern portion of Wright.
Michael Marshal – Chairman
Matthew J. Howton – Supervisor
Colleen Macko – Supervisor
Louis Welebob – Supervisor
Donald Zampetti – Supervisor
Pamela Heard – Secretary/Treasurer
Carolyn Scromonski – Administrative Assistant
Pamela Heard – Right To Know Officer
Carolyn Scromonski – Planning Commission Secretary
Barbara Macko – Tax Collector
Financial Trend (10 years)
The chart below illustrates the steady but slight increase in revenue and expenditures for the township over the past ten years. Please note the paired revenue and expenditure bars are close to even height indicating that the township consistently approximates a breakeven fiscal year. Some of the fluctuation in the revenue/expenditure bars over time can be attributed to capital expenditures as grant funded projects are included in the trend line.
The 2019 General Fund Operating Budget calls for revenues of $2,176,569 and expenditures of $2,176,569. The budget has been balanced with no property tax increase. The tax rate for general purposes will remain at .07516 cents on each one hundred dollars of assessed valuation or .7516 mills on each dollar of assessed value.
|Liquid Fuel Fund||$199,984||$197,424||-1%|
|Capital Reserve Fund||$400||$400||0%|
|Heart & Lung Fund||$7,917||$7,917||0%|
|Storm Water Maint. Fund||$1,232||$0||-12316700%|
|Unemployment Comp. Fund||$2,505||$2,505||0%|
|Police Pension Fund||$300,277||$246,347||-22%|