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City Looking At $600K Shortfall

April 20th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Mayor and City Council is looking at a nearly $600,000 shortfall as the budget process gets underway- and the city isn’t ruling out personnel cuts.   A budget work session was held Tuesday afternoon with City Comptroller Ken Tressler and City Administrator Jeff Rhodes providing an overview of the city’s fiscal situation which is tighter than it has been in recent years primarily as a result of a substantial increase in the cost of health care; a relatively stagnant property tax revenue stream; and the growing cost of public service- specifically fire and police. Rhodes said there are some options to look at to balance the budget without implementing tax hikes- but it will include some difficult decisions…





 

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