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$2.2M In Licensing Fees To Be Returned

March 7, 2018 GMT

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced the return of $2.2 million in licensing fees to municipalities where those licenses are located. Municipalities in Luzerne Country received $48,800 to be distributed amongst 56 municipalities. Wilkes-Barre received the most, getting $10,350. Twice a year, as required by law, the PLCB returns the fees paid by license holders. Municipalities have flexibility in allocating and spending the funds to meet local needs. The PLCB oversees the regulation of more than 15,000 retail liquor licenses statewide, including restaurants, clubs and hotels. Licensees pay fees ranging from $125 to $700, depending on the type of license and the population of the municipality. The recipients from fees paid between Aug. 1, 2017 to Jan. 31 include: Ashley, $400; Avoca, $500; Bear Creek Twp., $400; Buck Twp., $150; Dallas, $600; Dallas Twp., $800; Dorrance Twp., $200; Dupont, $400; Duryea, $500; Edwardsville, $1,400; Exeter, $1,200; Fairview Twp., $600; Forty Fort, $100; Hanover Twp., $2,000; Harveys Lake, $800; Hughestown, $300; Hunlock Twp., $200; Kingston, $1,500; Kingston Twp., $200; Jenkins Twp., $450; Laflin, $150; Lake Twp., $200; Larksville, $600; Lehman Twp., $200; Luzerne, $1,000; Nanticoke, $3,050; Newport Twp., $200; Nuangola, $150; Pittston, $1,000; Pittston Twp., $1,000; Plains Twp., $2,150; Plymouth, $1,000; Pringle, $150; Slocum Twp., $50; Sugar Notch, $150; Swoyersville, $1,000; Warrior Run, $150; West Pittston, $600; White Haven, $350; Wilkes-Barre, $10,350; Wilkes-Barre Twp., $1,050; Wyoming, $200. — STAFF REPORT