Each year at the last stated meeting in November, the chief fiscal officer shall, on behalf of council, present to council for introduction a proposed budget ordinance. The proposed budget ordinance shall show the estimated receipts, expenditures and liabilities for the ensuing year, with the balance of unexpended appropriations and all other information of value as a basis for fixing the levy and tax rate for the next fiscal year. Council shall, upon introducing the proposed budget ordinance, fix a date for adoption, which shall be not later than December 31 of that year.
When the proposed budget ordinance is submitted to council and has been introduced, the city clerk shall immediately make the proposed budget ordinance available for public inspection at the city clerk’s office and shall publish a notice to that effect once in a newspaper of general circulation in accordance with the provisions of section 10109 (relating to publication of notices)
The independent auditor of the city shall conduct an annual audit of all accounts of city officers, departments and offices which collect, receive and disburse public money or are authorized with the management, control or custody of public money on which the independent auditor is required to report under this subchapter. The annual audit, as directed by council, shall also include any accounts subject to examination by the city controller.
The chief fiscal officer shall countersign all documents, in the form approved by council, authorizing payment from the city treasury. The chief fiscal officer or other official or employee of the city designated by council shall have charge and keep a record of accounts, under appropriate titles, to show separately and distinctly the following: (1) All of the assets and property vested in the city. (2) All trusts in care of the city. (3) Debts owed by the city. (4) All of the receipts and expenditures of the various departments.
By ordinance, a city shall establish a fire and a police pension fund.
The Finance department accepts the responsibilities of supervising and controlling the accounts of the departments. At City Council’s request, this Department suggests plans for management and improvement of City finances. The Finance Department presents the Annual Budget to Council for adoption. As part of the budget process, annual appropriations and the tax rate are set.
Other responsibilities include oversight of bills paid by the City, proper and appropriate investment of City funds, reporting of policies of insurance and bond coverage, and filing annual DCED reports. The Finance Department works closely with the Treasurer and City Controller to ensure proper accounting principles are followed and financial reports are complete and accurate.
Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)
Phone: (814) 827-5300 x 303
The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is authorized to administer this program under the Pennsylvania law known as the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program for Non-urban Counties and Certain Municipalities (commonly referred to as Act 179). DCED provides CDBG funding for the smaller communities and rural areas of the commonwealth.
The Housing and Community Development Act (HCDA) requires that CDBG-funded activities meet one of the following three national objectives: benefit low and moderate income (LMI) persons, aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight (SB), or meet urgent community development needs (UN) that the unit of local government is not able to fund either on its own or through other sources.
It is the policy of the City of Titusville to ensure adequate citizen involvement in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of its community development programs. The City of Titusville has developed this Citizen Participation Plan in an effort to encourage citizen participation in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, specifically in the application process. This Citizen Participation Plan is prepared and implemented in accordance with the guidance provided in Section 104(a)(2) of the Housing and Community Development Act and by regulations at 24 CFR 570.786(a)(6).
It is the public policy of the City of Titusville to promote the opportunity for full participation by minority and women’s business enterprises (“MBEs” and “WBEs”) in all housing and community development programs receiving funds from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.
Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 which is intended to ensure that the benefits of any employment or contracting opportunities generated because of CDBG covered projects be given to low and very low income persons or business concerns residing in the community where the project is located.
In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the City of Titusville is required to have a Section 504 plan for all Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs. This includes the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. This plan is developed to protect qualified individuals with disabilities from discrimination. This plan protects qualified individuals with disabilities such as physical or mental impairment including hearing, speaking, and visual impairments. It also ensures reasonable accommodations to the disabled.