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CUMBERLAND CO. COMMISSION PASSES BUDGET, NO PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

The Cumberland County Commission tonight approved the 2018-2019 fiscal year budget of $107.7 million. If the two major capital projects, construction of the new Crab Orchard School and renovations to Cumberland County High School, are added in the budget is $120.8 million. The budget calls for no property tax increase.

It also has the following included of interest:

  • A 2 percent raise for part-time and full-time county employees
  • new radios for emergency department
  • tech items for the library
  • computerization and modernization of the election office
  • new patrol cars for the sheriff’s department
  • three new ambulances
  • a new fire truck
  • upgrades to the jail
  • a full-time employee for the animal shelter
  • budget continues funding for student resource officers in county schools
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