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City Approves 20% Sewer Rate Increase

May 1st, 2013 by WCBC Radio

With an eye toward the future, and taking a businesslike approach to the situation- the Cumberland Mayor and City Council reached consensus Tuesday night to move forward with a 20% increase in sewer rates for the upcoming fiscal year.  The action is designed to bring the sewer fund out of debt, and to provide a slight surplus in the account. In implementing such a large hike, the city hopes to avoid having to approve a series of incremental increases over the next few years. City Administrator Jeff Rhodes and Comptroller Joe Urban provided an overview of the situation- and the numbers show that a 20% increase will mean an average hike of around $35 annually, or 6 to 7 dollars additional per sewer bill. The increase is for sewer service only and does not involve water, trash or property taxes.  Mayor Brian Grim….





One Response to “City Approves 20% Sewer Rate Increase”

  1. May 01, 2013 at 10:34 am, Diana said:

    WE CAN NOT AFFORD MORE INCREASES IN ANYTHING–PAYCHECKS ARE CERTAINLY NOT INCREASING. CITY PROPERTY TAXES ARE RIDICULOUS, ALONG WITH COUNTY TAXES. NO ONE CAN AFFORD TO LIVE IN CUMBERLAND. I HAVE A NICE HOUSE SOON TO BE FOR SALE!!

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