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City Votes 4 To 1 To Increase Property Tax Rate By Nearly 10%

June 21st, 2017 by WCBC Radio

By a 4-1 vote Tuesday night the Cumberland Mayor and City Council voted to approve the city’s FY 2018 budget, including a 9.7% increase in the property tax rate. Although there was a town hall meeting in early April and a number of public hearings on the budget in recent weeks- there were still a number of citizens who showed up during the final budget meeting to express opposition. Mayor Brian Grim says while its easy to play Monday Morning Quarter Back and second guess decisions made in the past decade- the bottom line is that no one could have foreseen the health care crisis…


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