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2020 Budget Passed With No Tax Increase

USC Finance - Wednesday, December 04, 2019
2020 Budget Passed With No Tax Increase

On Monday night, the Township of Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the 2020 budget with no tax increase.

For the 11
th consecutive year, the Township’s real estate tax rate will remain at 3.83 mills and the earned income tax rate will remain at 0.80 percent.

“The 2020 budget allows the Township to continue providing high quality services in the coming year while keeping an eye on the future,” stated Township Manager Matthew R. Serakowski.

Upper St. Clair staff will continue to explore opportunities for sidewalk construction in 2020, focusing on areas where current segments can be connected and neighborhoods can be linked to civic amenities.

The next phase of the perimeter trail is expected to commence in 2020. The project will extend from its current end near Rostron Drive towards the Morton Fields Complex. The final trail segment to connect to the Morton Fields Complex is planned for 2021.

At the Community & Recreation Center, the most significant capital project will be the $1,000,000 replacement of the HVAC unit that serves the indoor 
pool area. Additionally, the routine annual replacement of fitness and aquatics equipment will continue in 2020. The Community & Recreation Center’s Facilities Implementation Team is expected to make several major recommendations to the Board of Commissioners in 2020 related to capital improvements and rates.

Upper St. Clair’s partnership with PennDOT on a two-year plan to improve the traffic signals along Route 19 will continue with four more intersections slated for 2020. Upper St. Clair Staff will also work with PennDOT to coordinate its roundabout project at the intersection of McLaughlin Run, McMillan and Lesnett roads. The project is slated to begin in 2020, starting with sewer improvements in the area.

The Township again received two recognitions from the Government Finance Officers Association of the US & Canada (GFOA) during the year. The GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting was received for the 31st time. The Township also received its 11th consecutive GFOA 
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. Upper St. Clair is one of only five municipalities in the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to receive both awards. The 2020 budget document continues to meet the GFOA’s award criteria.

View the entire
2020 budget here

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