Finance

At a time when most units of government, as well as many private entities, are struggling and seeing their financial ratings fall, Cranberry has moved in the opposite direction. Our previous rating – a very high Aa2 – is now an even higher Aa1 – just two steps from the pinnacle of the Moody’s Investor Service scale. The most signficant benefit of this rating is the ability to borrow money at the lowest possible interest rate.

Our Department is responsible for the overall financial management of the Township and supports all departments, with: 

  • Accounting, payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable
  • Budget preparation
  • Cash management
  • Financial reporting
  • Billing for selected services including sewer, water.
  • Information and fees for false fire alarms 

False alarms are frequently received as the result of improperly maintained or defective alarm systems, or the incorrect placement of alarms. When Township police, volunteer firemen, or emergency medical service personnel and equipment are called out unnecessarily, it places the entire community at risk.

Fees are calculated on a yearly basis.
  • 1st Alarm - No Charge
  • 2 - 5,  $75 each
  • 6 - 10,  $150 each
  • 11 alarms or more, $175 each
For more fire prevention information, please review our code ordinance.  Bills are issued by the Township Finance Department.