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Consolidation Of Services Discussed On Dave Norman Program

April 8th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

Consolidation of services has been an issue debated locally for about three decades, with little more than lip service paid to the concept, although it is currently under active consideration.

WCBC's Dave Norman told Mayor Ray Morriss that he wouldn't mind seeing the city turn in its charter and have all services fall under county government…

3 Responses to “Consolidation Of Services Discussed On Dave Norman Program”

  1. April 08, 2019 at 12:14 pm, Dale said:

    Maybe Dave would be willing to enumerate the reasons Cumberland should be absorbed into the county and discuss those reasons in detail.

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  2. April 08, 2019 at 1:58 pm, mac said:

    How would this change affect individuals living within the county but not within the city limits of Cumberland? Would county property owners be chipping in on city trash collection and other city specific fees and taxes?
    The city never has enough money to cover expenses and consolidating would be beneficial to them. How does the county justify the burden of more expense without just raising taxes and fees for everyone?

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  3. April 09, 2019 at 3:12 am, David said:

    “Consolidation” is code for “elimination.” This is all a shell game to eliminate the city fire department so that Mayor Morris has money freed up to spend elsewhere.

    Anybody who thinks the city and county combining will save any money needs to have their head examined!

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