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Township of Upper St. Clair Passes Budget With No Tax Increase for 12th Consecutive Year

USC Finance - Monday, December 07, 2020
Township of Upper St. Clair Passes Budget With No Tax Increase for 12th Consecutive Year

Despite the challenging and uncertain economic environment resulting from the pandemic response, the Township of Upper St. Clair again accomplished a balanced budget with no tax increase.
 
On Monday night, the Township of Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners approved the 2021 budget. The real estate tax rate will remain at 3.83 mills and the earned income tax rate will remain at 0.80 percent for the 12th consecutive year. 

ALCOSAN is scheduled to increase its billing rate for wastewater treatment by 7 percent in 2021. To help absorb some of that increase, the Township’s sewer rate multiplier will be reduced from 2.00 to 1.93.

"This budget represents the effort of Township staff and the Board of Commissioners to continue delivering consistent, high-quality services and programs for the residents and businesses of Upper St. Clair in a cost-effective manner amidst one of the most challenging periods of time ever experienced," said Township Manager Matthew R. Serakowski.  
 
The Township of Upper St. Clair 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 32nd time. The Township also received its 12th consecutive GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. Upper St. Clair is one of only five municipalities in the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to receive the award. The 2021 budget document continues to meet the GFOA’s award criteria.

Find out more about the 2021 budget here.
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