Commissioners Release Draft 2022 County Budget With no Tax Increase

40

WARREN, Pa. – The Warren County Board of Commissioners have announced the release of the draft 2022 County Budget for review and public comment.

The draft budget is balanced with no increased taxes or fees and provides for the funding of all County services including Human Services, the Sheriff’s Department, the Courts, and other related county offices.

The public review period will begin at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1 and continue until the final Commissioners public meeting of 2021 at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, December 22nd in the Jackson Courtroom where the Commissioners will deliberate and then vote on and potentially adopt the final 2022 budget. The budget will be available for review in the commissioners office in the Warren County Courthouse at 204 4th Avenue in Warren, PA.

Highlights of the budget include:

  • The budget includes NO NEW TAXES.
  • The budget is balanced.
  • Estimated revenues from real estate taxes are $9.4 million which is slightly down from 2020 as the result of tax appeals.
  • Delinquent tax payments are expected to go down slightly in 2022.
  • Health insurance costs remain flat.
  • The county is expecting a reduction in its ARC payment which subsidizes the pension but has budgeted a flat rate due to the continued volatility in the investment markets.
  • The county still awaits the final contract with its unions which will eventually impact the budget and changes will need to be made once that is passed.
  • There is an allocation of$15,000 of ACT 13 funds to be used for the creation of a land bank.

Any questions for the Commissioners Office regarding this news story may be directed to Pam Matve, Chief Clerk, by phone at 814-728-3402 or by email at [email protected].