1444 Hillsdale Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
412-561-8900

Budget Documents

Monthly Budget Reports

Annual Adopted Budgets

2019 Budget Worksheet

This is the Excel document used to work on the Borough’s upcoming budget. You can adjust the Property Tax rate on the Main Page to adjust expected revenues. Under the “Paving” tab, you can select which road projects to add into the budget for 2019, while also choosing whether to replace brick streets with brick, asphalt, or pavers. Those selections will be added to the “Capital Improvements” tab in the “Paving” row. In that same tab, you can select from a number of capital improvement projects under consideration. Individual departments have their own tabs to look at personnel costs and decisions. The spreadsheet is made for touchscreen devices, so you can look at budget options from any mobile device that can open an Excel file, or from a laptop/desktop computer.

Future budget forecasting makes a number of assumptions, such as 3% growth in employee wages, 6% growth in healthcare expenses, and 2% growth in utility costs. There is no guarantee that these assumptions will hold, but they help to provide an early view of our future budgets. Revenue and expense memos have been added to highlight any changes from prior years.

I hope that this will help residents understand the Borough budget a little better, but I am aware that it can be very overwhelming. If, after going through the various documents, you have questions, please let me know and I will do my best to answer.

Best regards,

Ben Estell
Borough Manager