On the Budget web page, we strive to put the numbers into context in the 600+ pages of the Borough budget. Posted here are approved Borough budgets dating back to 2007 and CAFRs, also known as an audit, dating back to 2009.
A one-hour video, separated into chapters of the items you want to view, is posted here with the Mayor and Attorney conversationally discussing the parts of the budget. This video examines a past budget from 2015 and is merely an example of an anatomy of a budget. The numbers have changed.
Budget communications between staff and Manager and Manager and Assembly & Mayor are posted here. The Borough may be the only municipality posting such internal communications and has been doing so for some five years. Among the items each year, you will also find external publications such as all departments' pdf presentations and Manager presentations to the Assembly.
A good way to begin with a 30,000-foot view is to read the opening letter in budgets from the finance director and manager.
Our goal is to communicate the Borough's financial information in a user-friendly manner. Check back often as we include newly released finance reports and publications.
The Borough budget is developed each year between December and the third week of April, when the Manager's Proposed Budget is presented to the Assembly. Public hearings are held throughout the Borough prior to its adoption in May of each year. Budget communications and Assembly packets related to budget deliberations can found under the communication section below. For times and dates of Assembly budget deliberation, see the Public Meeting calendar.
The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is a thorough and detailed presentation of the Borough's financial condition. It reports on the Borough's activities and balances for each fiscal year.
This section houses all Assembly-Staff communication that are used in deliberation.
These are the budget presentation that have been given to the Assembly in Open Session.
Listen to the engaging conversation of Borough Attorney Nick Spiropoulos and Assembly Member Vern Halter on what makes up the Borough's budget.
This video is designed to give citizens a starting point on a very complex subject. The hour-long presentation is broken up into short 1-3 minute segments that you can scroll or skip through via text subject markers.