Borough of Avalon

640 California Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA  15202

P: 412-761-5820

F: 412-761-5953

Business Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm

 

info@boroughofavalon.org

 

EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM

Avalon Borough and Council have been working hard, with success, to improve the fiscal stability of the community. In order to continue those efforts, Avalon Borough received a $62,000 grant for the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s Early Intervention Program. Avalon Borough was required to supply a local match of $6,200.  In March of 2017, proposals were solicited to select a consultant to perform the study.  Grass Root Solutions was retained to perform The Early Intervention Program analysis and began the process in June.

 

The first phase of the Early Intervention Program (“EIP”) study is an in-depth analysis of all departments in the Borough. The result is a detailed plan with recommendations for short term and long term goals as well as providing a five-year financial management plan to meet those goals.

 

Avalon Borough also identified community and economic objectives that included developing a blight strategy for vacant and abandon homes, revitalization of the business district, enhancing the Route 65 corridor, reviewing sanitary and storm water infrastructure issues, developing an improvement master plan for parks, recreation and facilities and reviewing the police department methods.  The study also helps identify possible funding sources for those projects.  Phase two of the EIP study helps Avalon Borough apply for funding to accomplish those goals.

 

The study is now complete and ready to be shared. Click the links in red below to view the report.

 

STEPS 1-2-3 – FINANCIAL CONDITION

            1  Financial Condition Assessment

            2  Financial Trend Analysis

            3  Emergency/Short Term Plan

 

            Appendix A – Municipal Profile General Population

            Appendix B  - Revenue and Expenditure Detail

            Appendix C  - Comparable Communities

 

STEP 4  MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONAL REVIEW

 

STEPS 5-6  5 YEAR MANAGEMENT PLAN

            5  Multi-Year Plan Adoption

            6  Implementation and Process Renewal

 

Additional Areas:

           

PARKS & RECREATION

 

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLIGHT STRATEGY

           

            Appendix A – Retail Market  - Avalon Potential

            Appendix B – Retain Market – Potential Drive Times

            Appendix C – Retirement Communities

            Appendix D - Tapestry Set to Impress

            Appendix E – Sample SALDO Provisions

            Appendix F – Base Map – Condemned Properties