Proposed 2022 Budget Unveiled

Borough staff presented the 2022 proposed budget to Council and the public last night. The proposed budget is available for review here: 2022 Proposed Budget.

The 2022 General Fund Budget includes an operating deficit, but staff recommends using reserves to close the budget gap rather than a tax increase.

The 2022 budget includes proposed increases to water and sewer rates in line with a 2018 rate study that examined operation and maintenance costs. The proposed water rate increase is 3.48% and the sewer increase is 3.37%. According to the EPA, a typical person uses approximately 7,920 gallons per quarter. Using this information, a single user could expect to see a $2 increase per quarter for water and a $2 increase per quarter for sewer. A family of four could expect a $9 increase per quarter for water and an $11 increase per quarter for sewer.

#DidYouKnow that out of 14 Cumberland County municipalities, our combined water/sewer rates are the fifth-lowest!

The 2022 budget proposed no rate increases for parking, stormwater, and trash bags.

Borough Council may consider adopting the budget at a public hearing on December 9 at 6:45 p.m.

You can watch last night's Budget Hearing on YouTube:

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