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August 20. 2013 11:11PM

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HARRISBURG — Sixty five municipalities in Luzerne County have received their share of funds collected by the state from Feb. 1-July 31 through state liquor license fees.

Overall, the county received $118,240, ranging from $23,400 for Wilkes-Barre to $50 for Slocum Township.

License fees are based on the type of license and the population of the municipality in which it is located, Stacy Kriedeman, the state liquor control board spokeswoman, said Tuesday.

The fees are distributed twice a year to municipalities. In the previous round, which included Aug. 1 through Jan. 31, $55,600 was distributed to Luzerne County municipalities. Statewide, from Feb. 1-July 31, $2.4 million was distributed to a total of 1,418 municipalities.

Under the Pennsylvania Liquor Code, fees are collected whenever a liquor license application, renewal or validation is submitted. Once approved, the money is distributed to the municipality in which the licensee is located to help defray the cost of local law enforcement.

Here’s a breakdown of how which local municipalities received funds, and how much they got:


Hazleton: $13,500

Nanticoke: $5,200

Pittston: $2,690

Wilkes-Barre: $23,400


Ashley: $1,200

Avoca: $1,550

Conyngham: $400

Dallas: $1,500

Dupont: $1,850

Duryea: $1,450

Edwardsville: $1,800

Exeter: $2,200

Forty Fort: $400

Freeland: $1,850

Harveys Lake: $1,600

Hughestown: $300

Kingston: $5,500

Larksville: $1,400

Luzerne: $2,100

Nescopeck: $300

Nuangola: $150

Plymouth: $2,800

Pringle: $450

Shickshinny: $150

Sugar Notch: $150

Swoyersville: $1,850

Warrior Run $150

West Hazleton: $2,300

Weast Pittston: $200

West Wyoming: $250

White Haven $500

Wyoming: $1,600

Yatesville: $150


Bear Creek: $1,200

Black Creek: $650

Buck: $150

Butler: $1,800

Conyngham: $100

Dallas: $1,600

Dennison: $300

Dorrance: $400

Exeter: $400

Fairmount: $300

Fairview: $1,400

Foster: $450

Franklin $200

Hanover: $5,150

Hazle: $2,050

Hunlock: $800

Huntington: $200

Jackson: $200

Jenkins: $1,300

Kingston: $1,400

Lake: $400

Lehman: $600

Newport: $1,100

Pittston: $1,200

Plains: $5,900

Plymouth: $400

Rice: $250

Slocum: $50

Sugarloaf: $1,400

Union: $600

Wilkes-Barre: $4,950

Wright: $400

Total $118,240

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