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City Moves Closer To Finalizing FY 2018 Budget

June 7th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Mayor and City Council moved one step closer Tuesday to finalizing the FY 2018 budget – complete with a nearly 10% tax hike. The council approved a series of first readings of ordinances covering the tax rate; water and sewer rates and the general fund.  The proposed budget, in addition to the tax hike, the proposals include some alterations to employee health care contributions; implements a 5% across the board cuts to all department; and cuts three police officers and two firemen positions. The city council members have been criticized in recent months for failing to act proactively years ago in anticipation of lean fiscal times. Councilman Rock Cioni…


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