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Cumberland Mayor And City Council Determined Not To Raise Taxes

March 8th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

Although the numbers are bleak and some drastic measures may need to be taken- the Cumberland Mayor and City Council members are unified in a desire to not increase taxes. The city is facing the loss of more than $500,000 because of an almost 6 percent decline in property values. Although only a work session with no official vote, Council members essentially agreed that they don’t want to raise the tax rate to make up for revenue lost due to a decline in property values. And they don’t want to dip into the city’s slowly growing fund balance. Councilman David Kauffman said without a tax hike, there will be a need for serious cut backs- perhaps impacting personnel and services…

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