Final budget action to take place December 13
Details of Cranberry Township’s budget for 2019 is now online and available for inspection. It follows the Board of Supervisors’ authorization on November 15 to post the draft document for a month of public inspection and comment online prior to final adoption. The General Fund portion of the expense budget – the part that includes the services people normally associate with local government – is projected to come in at just under $23.5 million, a six percent increase from 2018. No tax rate changes are included. The budget’s priorities adhere to Cranberry’s updated comprehensive plan. It fully funds the state-mandated police pension program and continues the fiscal practices that earned the Township Moody’s top credit rating in 2018. In addition, the Township operates five Enterprise Funds – sewer, water, trash, swimming and golf – which are financed by user fees rather than tax revenues. Their total expenses for 2019 are budgeted at $45.6 million.