The Mount Pocono Budget
A borough’s operating budget is the single most important work product of a borough council.
The borough budget serves a number of purposes – it allocates money between departments; authorizes expenses; and projects spending.
A budget should be a financial plan that shows how much money will be available, what resources it will come from, and how the budget will be used.
Municipal budgets must be adopted by Dec. 31. The process of preparing the budget starts much earlier.
Under the law, the borough is required only to make the budget available for public review before it is adopted.In Mount Pocono, the borough president forms a budget committee, which meets in private.
No minutes of budget committee meetings are maintained. Other council members are not even informed about when the budget committee meets.
Mount Pocono Borough Budget Committee