On the Budget web page, we strive to put the numbers into context in the 600+ pages of the Borough budget. Posted here are approved Borough budgets dating back to 2007 and CAFRs, also known as an audit, dating back to 2009.
A one-hour video, separated into chapters of the items you want to view, is posted here with the Mayor and Attorney conversationally discussing the parts of the budget. This video examines a past budget from 2015 and is merely an example of an anatomy of a budget. The numbers have changed.
Budget communications between staff and Manager and Manager and Assembly & Mayor are posted here. The Borough may be the only municipality posting such internal communications and has been doing so for some five years. Among the items each year, you will also find external publications such as all departments' pdf presentations and Manager presentations to the Assembly.
A good way to begin with a 30,000-foot view is to read the opening letter in budgets from the finance director and manager.
Budgets & CAFR Documents
Check back often as we will be adding documents, notices and information of interest during the process that we expect will be completed in May.
The 2019 Manager's Budget is currently in process. All documents can be found under the communication section below. For times and dates of Assembly budget deliberation, see the Public Meeting calendar.
The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), is the companion to the budget. It details how money was spent in the previous year.
Budget Communication & Documents
This section houses Budget presentations and all Assembly-Staff communication that are used in deliberation.
The Numbers Have Changed Since 2015, But the Budget Elements Remain the Same
Listen to the engaging conversation of Borough Attorney Nick Spiropoulos and Assembly Member Vern Halter on what makes up the Borough's budget.
This video is designed to give citizens a starting point on a very complex subject. The hour-long presentation is broken up into short 1-3 minute segments that you can scroll or skip through via text subject markers.