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Community Activist Accuses City Officials Of Taking “Kickbacks” For Rolling Mill Project

October 17th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

A recent letter to the editor appearing in the Cumberland Times News from longtime community activist Mary Miltenberger accused the Mayor and City Council members of taking “kickbacks” connected to the developer of the Rolling Mill project.  Mayor Brian Grim, asked for a response during Tuesday’s city council meeting, dismissed the accusations as nothing more than election year “nonsense”. The questions came shortly after the council voted to go ahead with the sale of the 2.5-acre tract in the Rolling Mill neighborhood — currently owned by the Cumberland Economic Development Corp. — to Cumberland Gateway Real Estate.  The transaction involves the developer purchasing the tract for $600,000. The vote to move forward on the deal took place at Tuesday’s regular council meeting at City Hall.  Following the meeting, the media asked Grim about Miltenberger’s claims…


2 Responses to “Community Activist Accuses City Officials Of Taking “Kickbacks” For Rolling Mill Project”

  1. October 17, 2018 at 9:01 am, Bob said:

    It seems a quite reasonable accusation of a group of people selling a property for only about 10% of what it cost the city to acquire.


  2. October 18, 2018 at 7:56 am, mike said:

    I agree with Bob, this cost the taxpayers MILLIONS and for what? So some greedy city officials could pocket bribes.


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