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2014 Budget Bulletin Now Available

2013-10-30 13:36:22

A borough’s operating budget is the single most important work product that serves a number of purposes – it allocates money between departments; authorizes expenses and projects spending. A budget is a financial plan that shows how much money will be available, what resources it will come from and how the budget will be used.

The Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs (PSAB) 2014 Budget Bulletin can help elected officials and managers like you prepare your municipal budget. In the Budget Bulletin you will find items such as a budget schedule, budget worksheets, links to state and federal documents, Borough Code provisions, borough tax and rate limits, program highlights and much more. Click here to access the 2014 Budget Bulletin.

While municipal budgets must be adopted by Dec. 31,[1] most boroughs start preparing them in September. The budget must also be available for public review prior to final adoption.

Each PSAB member has been mailed a password that you will need to access the site. If you are in need of the password, please contact Mira Miller at mmiller@boroughs.org or 717-236-9526, ext. 1019.

If you still need assistance or have any questions about preparing your borough’s budget, please contact Shelley Houk, Director of Research, at 800-232-7722 ext. 1018 or by email at shouk@boroughs.org, or  Ed Knittel, Senior Director, Education and Sustainability, at ext. 1027 or by email at eknittel@boroughs.org.


[1] In a municipal election year, the budget may be reopened and amended per Section 1311 of the Borough Code. An amended budget must be adopted by Feb. 15.