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Cost Of Public Safety Growing

June 5th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

The cost providing full service, full time public safety is growing for the city of Cumberland- and it’s a chief concern going into the next fiscal year. Although there have been preliminary discussions over the years of going to a volunteer fire department; or having the police department consolidate with the county- to date, the city continues to maintain a full time professional police department and a full time professional fire department. City Administrator Jeff Rhodes pointed out that city property tax revenues alone can no longer cover the cost of public safety…

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