Wayne County is governed by a board of three county commissioners elected every four years by the voters. The board of commissioners oversees the entire operation of the county and represents the best interests of the citizens. Counties are required by law to provide certain services to their citizens. Each county performs a wide range of different functions including community development and environmental planning, overseeing elections and providing a wide array of human services. The Commissioners are also responsible for administering the budget for the Court of Common Pleas and the magisterial district courts and protecting public health and safety. To fund all these important programs, counties rely on taxes based on the value of real estate in the community. Real estate includes the buildings and land associated with homes and businesses.
The Commissioners’ Office also serves as the county’s Business Office. Invoices for the general fund, liquid fuels, 911 and other funds are processed and paid through that office. Payroll checks, human resource records, workers compensation reporting, health benefits and other related employee issues are also handled by this office. The Commissioners’ Office oversees retirement fund enrollment, real estate tax collector reports and postings, record keeping and benefit check processing. All general fund accounting, reporting, liquid fuels reporting and budget management are handled by John Haggarty, who also works directly with the treasurer’s office to track revenues and expenses of the county. The Commissioners hold weekly work sessions to discuss items to be brought before the board for official action, typically on Thursdays at 10:30 am in their meeting room on the third floor of the Courthouse Annex in Honesdale.
Chief Clerk – Vicky Botjer
Please email Vicky Botjer (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions pertaining to the Wayne County Commissioners