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PUBLIC HEARING SET ON PROPOSED CUMBERLAND CO. BUDGET

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A public hearing has been scheduled by the Cumberland County Budget Committee regarding the proposed fiscal year 2019-2020 budget. The public hearing will take place Monday, August 5, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. on the third floor of the old courthouse on Main Street in Crossville.

The county commission will then meet at 6 p.m. for a special session to vote on the proposed budget that is broken down into three resolutions.

Resolution 08-05-2019-1 would fix the tax levy in Cumberland County, Tennessee for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2019. It includes a general fund tax rate of $0.6411, a solid waste/sanitation fund tax rate of $0.1407, a general purpose school fund tax rate of $0.5410 and a general debt service fund tax rate of $0.2425 for a combined property tax rate of $1.5653. Cumberland County Finance Director Nathan Brock told 1057 News today that there is no property tax increase in this proposed budget.

Resolution 08-05-2019-2 deals with making appropriations for the various funds, departments, institutions, offices and agencies of Cumberland County, Tennessee for the year beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020.

Resolution 08-05-20190-3 is appropriations to non-profit charitable organizations of Cumberland County, Tennessee for the year beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020.

The proposed budget is broken down into the following categories:

General Fund – $27,775,583

Courthouse and Jail Maintenance – $31,000

Solid Waste/Sanitation – $2,577,947

Drugs Control Fund – $76,235

Other Special Revenue Fund – $10,000

Highway/Public Works Fund – $4,347,503

General Purpose School Fund – $59,227,773

Federal Programs – $4,345,559

Central Cafeteria Fund (schools) – $5,401,970

General Debt Service Fund – $6,510,786

The appropriations to non-profit charitable organizations in Cumberland County include:

Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce – $52,500

Fair Park Senior Center – $25,775

Fairfield Glade Fire Department – $20,000

Hilltoppers – $17,100

Cumberland County Rescue Squad – $12,000

Avalon Center – $5,000

Court Appointed Special Advocates – $5,000

Pleasant Hill Historical Society – $5,000

Veterans Honor Guard – $4,500

Wags and Whiskers – $4,000

Young Marines – $1,200


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