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City’s 2016 Budget Includes 10% Hike in Sewer Rates

June 3rd, 2015 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Mayor and City Council is poised to implement a 10 precent increase in sewer rates. Facing a continuing decline in property tax revenue, Cumberland officials are looking at a bare essentials fiscal year 2016 budget of approximately $44 million, which includes funds for fighting blight, increased costs for employee health care and higher debt payments. During Tuesday’s council meeting, city officials approved the first and second readings of several ordinances pertaining to the FY 2016 budget- including the proposal to increase the sewer rate. City Administrator Jeff Rhodes…


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