Upper St. Clair Township

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Township Of Upper St. Clair Passes Budget With No Tax Increase

The Township of Upper St. Clair has once again accomplished a balanced budget with no tax increase.

On Monday, Dec. 4, the Township of Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the 2024 budget, which will keep the tax rates level for the 15th consecutive year despite continued challenges with inflation, a new refuse and recycling contract and a multi-million-dollar renovation of the Morton Field Complex. The Real Estate Tax rate will remain at 3.83 mills and the Earned Income Tax rate will remain at 0.80%.

The Township’s sewer rate multiplier will be reduced from 1.80 to 1.68 to partially offset ALCOSAN’s 7 percent rate increase. This marks the fourth consecutive year that the Township’s portion of the fee is reduced while being the 11th consecutive year that ALCOSAN’s portion increased.

"While inflation and the economy challenge local governments throughout our region, our staff has developed a budget that considers those forces while providing continued exceptional services to the residents,” said Township Manager Matthew R. Serakowski.

The Township of Upper St. Clair once 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 35th time.  The Township also received its 15th consecutive GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.  Upper St. Clair is one of only eight municipalities in the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to receive the award.  The 2024 budget document continues to meet the GFOA’s award criteria.