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Budget

2022 Budget

Scheduled Budget Meetings (additional meetings may be scheduled)
  • First Public Budget Workshop Meeting, Thursday, October 28: [Video] [ Presentation]
  • President's Budget Message, Wednesday, November 3 [Text] [Video]
  • Finance Committee Meeting, Wednesday, November 10, 8:00 p.m. via Zoom [ Video]
  • Second Public Budget Workshop Meeting, Thursday, November 11: [Video]
  • Third Public Budget Workshop Meeting, Monday, November 15, 6:30 p.m. via Zoom [ Video]
  • Board of Commissioners Meeting to adopt the Preliminary 2022 Budget and Schedule a Public Hearing, Wednesday, November 17, 7:30 p.m. via Zoom
  • Finance Committee Meeting, Wednesday, December 8, 8:00 p.m. via Zoom
  • Board of Commissioners Meeting, Public Hearing on 2022 Budget, Wednesday, December 15, 7:30 p.m. via Zoom

2021 Budget

2020 Budget

Budget Process

The Cheltenham Township Budget process starts in August of each year when the Township staff meets at the department level to review and prepare draft department budgets. Once a draft budget is established it is presented to the Board of Commissioners and public during several public meetings. Our budget process workshop schedule changed in 2021 from prior years and is as follows:

Budget Workshop Meetings: A series of evening workshops in October through November, 6:30-9:30pm.
The Board of Commissioners reviews and discusses a draft of the proposed Operating Budget and Capital Budget Requests at these workshops.

President's Budget Message: First Wednesday of November, 7:30 p.m.
As required by Section C1203 of the Cheltenham Township Home Rule Charter, the President of the Board of Commissioners presents the annual Budget Message to "explain the budget both in fiscal terms and in terms of programs, policies, activities and plans; describe the important features of the budget; indicate any major changes in financial policies, expenditures and revenues from the current year, together with the reasons for such changes; summarize the Township's debt position and include such other material as the Board may request or which the President deems desirable."

Finance Committee Meeting: Second Wednesday of November, 8:00 p.m.

The Township's Finance Committee will summarize discussions on the Budget from the Capital Budget Workshop meetings and consider recommending the Board of Commissioners adopt a Preliminary Budget and advertise a Public Hearing to hear public comment on the proposed Budget at its regularly-scheduled meeting of the Board of Commissioners in December.

Board of Commissioners Meeting: Third Wednesday of November, 7:30 p.m.
The Board of Commissioners will consider adopting a Preliminary Budget and authorize advertisement of a Public Hearing to hear public comment prior to considering adoption of a Final Budget at its regularly-scheduled meeting in December. Adoption of a Preliminary Budget means that budget expenditures may not be increased more than 10% in total or 25% in any individual line item without being advertised and open to the public for inspection for a minimum of 10 days prior to adoption of a Final Budget.

The Preliminary Budget will be made available to the public for inspection before the end of November.

Finance Committee Meeting: Second Wednesday in December, 8:00 p.m.
The Finance Committee will review the Final Budget and consider recommending the Board of Commissioners adopt the Budget at its final meeting of the year.

Board of Commissioners Meeting: Third Wednesday in December, 7:30 p.m.

A Public Hearing will be held to consider public comment on the proposed final budget. At the conclusion of the Public Hearing the Board of Commissioners will consider adoption of the Final Budget.
      2020 Strategic Financial Management Plan (PFM Report)
      Review the Township's  2020 Strategic Financial Management Plan (PFM Report)
       
       
       
       
       
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