Finances

Additional Appropriation for Township Assistance

The Harris Township Board will meet 4.8.2020 to seek public input on an additional budget appropriation for 2020.

The $40,000 additional appropriation is for purposes of Township Assistance, in anticipation of additional need. The funding source is the Rainy Day Fund. No funds would be disbursed until the initial $15,000 appropriation is exhausted.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 8 at 6pm, outside the Trustee Office which is located in the fire station at 13981 State Road 23, Granger, Indiana. Again, the meeting will begin promptly at 6pm, and will be held outdoors.

Those in need may contact the township via email or phone.
The township may be able to assist township residents, including with utility and rent in certain situations, and subject to income and other published guidelines. Please note that as of now, utilities are not shutting off service.

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Township improvement checklist

Good things have been happening since 1/1/2015:

  • EXPENSES DOWN, almost $10,000 annualized reduction in existing operational expenses
  • IMPROVED SERVICE, to township assistance recipients
  • REDUCED OVERALL EXPENDITURES, estimated $40,000 savings in township assistance alone (2015)
  • CEMETERY RESTORATION, long overdue for both township cemeteries
  • WEB SITE ESTABLISHED, HarrisTownship.in
  • INCREASED NON-TAX REVENUES, approaching $60,000 year-to-date
  • PARK IMPROVED, playground mulch, bird habitats and seating at Harris Township Park

Plans are underway for additional improvements.

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Operating expenses are down!

Doing the same for less is a good thing.  Do you see that very often in government?

Harris Township’s operating expenses have been reduced by almost $10,000 per year on an annualized basis – for existing general services.  We’ll put that money to good use elsewhere.

No magic, just hard work, a keen eye, and a sharp pencil.  How?  Stopping utilities that were rarely used, eliminating unneeded coverage, comparing prices, and taking full advantage of our tax-exempt status.

The dollars add up.  Stay tuned for more good news.

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