Tag: Early Intervention Program

The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) administers the Municipalities Financial Recovery Act, Act of 1987, P.L. 246, No. 47. Under Act 47, DCED has a responsibility to assist Pennsylvania municipalities that are experiencing severe financial difficulties in order to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their citizens. Altoona was designated as financially […]
In 2014, Strausstown Borough in Berks County was facing several major issues. In order to eliminate budget deficits, it was forced to raise real estate taxes and sewer fees by more than 30 percent. Additionally, Borough Council’s part-time staff was struggling to manage many full-time services, including street lights, trash collection, municipal issues, and the […]