Township of Upper St. Clair Passes Budget With No Tax Increase for 14th Consecutive Year
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 unanimously approved the 2023 budget for the 14th consecutive year, the budget keeps tax rates level. The real estate tax rate will remain at 3.83 mills and the earned income tax rate will remain at 0.80 percent.
The Township’s sewer rate multiplier will be reduced from 1.86 to 1.80, to partially offset ALCOSAN”S 7 percent rate increase.
“It is a challenge in this economic environment to develop a budget that doesn’t further burden the taxpayers or sacrifice service levels,” said Township Manager, Matthew R. Serakowski. “We are proud to have done just that, positioning us to maintain a positive record of stable operations and strong financial performance in the face of record inflation.”
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 34th time. The Township also received its 14th consecutive GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. Upper St. Clair is one of only seven municipalities in the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to receive the award. The 2023 budget document continues to meet the GFOA’s award criteria.