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Former Co. Finance Director Gives “Two Cents” On City Budget Woes

May 11th, 2017 by WCBC Radio


Former Allegany County finance director Jerry Frantz giving his “two cents” on the city’s budget problem this week- urging Cumberland officials to look at other cost-saving measures- most notably when it comes to employees health insurance.  Frantz, who retired from the county in 2011, said escalating employee health care costs are a major driver of budget expenses. Frantz said the average cost for a family plan per employee for the city averages about $30,000 annually, with the county’s plan costing roughly $20,000 annually. He sees room for significant savings there.  Frantz also strongly advised that a property tax hike not be part of the city’s fiscal plans moving forward….


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