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City Council Considers Options to Address Budget Shortfall

April 28th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Mayor and City Council are looking at a budget shortfall of $411,000 in the prelimary budget- but the vast majority of that can be covered by funds from the American Rescue Plan Act. As a result the city does not plan a tax hike and the water and sewer rates will hold steady. City Comptroller Mark Gandolfi presented the preliminary budget recommendations to the council during a Tuesday work session. He said there is a great deal of flexibility in how the city chooses to utilize those federal dollars…