Westfall Township and West Hazleton Borough Exit Act 47

In 2014, the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) determined that Westfall Township and West Hazleton Borough have met the criteria for rescission of the Act 47 “distressed” status, representing the second and third municipalities to exit Act 47 in 2014 and the first municipalities to exit Act 47 since 2007. DCED recognized the positive steps taken by leadership and citizens of the two municipalities to overcome financial struggles.

The Municipalities Financial Recovery Act, Act 47 of 1987, was enacted to provide a broad-based program of fiscal management oversight, technical assistance, planning and financial aid to municipalities experiencing severe fiscal distress. Get information on Act 47 or call 1-866-466-3972

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