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City Water & Trash Rate See Increases While Real Estate Tax To Remain Unchanged

May 23rd, 2019 by WCBC Radio

Cumberland city officials agreed this week to leave the current real estate tax rate the same- but there will be increases for trash service and water. Agreeing to hold the real property tax rate at $1.0595 per $100 of assessed value for the next fiscal year means there is not a set increase or decrease in taxes. Mayor Ray Morris…


The city voted unanimously to increase the water rate 5%- a follow up on incremental increases announced last year. City Administrator Jeff Rhodes…


The biggest increase comes with trash collection which will see a 37% hike- equating to a little more than four more dollars a month on a customer’s bill.

2 Responses to “City Water & Trash Rate See Increases While Real Estate Tax To Remain Unchanged”

  1. May 23, 2019 at 6:28 am, Steve said:

    Usual action of Rhodes & the rest of them, raise cost to City residents instead of finding solutions. If this continues it is just a matter of time when you will not be able to afford living within the City.


  2. May 23, 2019 at 8:23 am, Bob said:

    CTN reports: Trash bills will increase for city residents after officials agreed Tuesday to a three-year contract with Burgmeier Hauling.
    The contract represents a 30 percent price increase over the current contract.

    So, the contractor raises the cost to the city 30% and the city raises the cost to its subjects 37%, a 23% greater increase. I guess such fine government doesn’t come cheap. They probably view it as a value added surcharge.

    And lets see if the 5% increase applies only to water as stated or to sewer as well which has already been roughly doubled in recent years. I guess they need some extra money to make up for city staff turning off their meters when they fill their pools.


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