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Mayor & City Council Reach General Consensus On FY 2020 Budget

April 17th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Mayor and City Council has reached a general consensus on the FY 2020 budget- and it while it holds the line on taxes- there are proposed rate hikes for water and trash services.  The city council held a one hour work session on the budget Tuesday afternoon- with Comptroller Ken Tressler reporting that the overall fiscal picture for the city had improved significantly in recent years- perhaps best reflected by a $2.6 million budget surplus. Just a few years ago the city had a deficit of $1.9 million. The rate increases proposed are to help offset a 33% increase contained in the new contract with Burgmeier Hauling for trash collection; and to help balance the water fund.  Tressler proposed a 37% increase for trash and a 5% increase for water are the proposals on the table…


2 Responses to “Mayor & City Council Reach General Consensus On FY 2020 Budget”

  1. April 17, 2019 at 8:25 am, Steve said:

    Maybe it is time to look at “Ken” & “Jeff”, they seem good continually raising rates, fees, taxes to the Citizens of Cumberland. We, the Citizens CANNOT keep paying more & more. The Utility cost have increased numerous times, for quite some time. Do you guys think the Citizens are stupid & don’t remember? Property Taxes, nearly a 10% increase and now this. Come On!!!


  2. April 17, 2019 at 3:09 pm, Ed Dodrill said:

    The water and sewer and trash are already high! This on top of the property tax increase is too much! This is not Montgomery County.


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