Posts Tagged ‘ fund balance ’

McCarthy Withdraws Sewer Fee Boost; Council Political Concerns May Set Back Cecil Exec Drive to Stop Reserve Fund Raids

May 15, 2018

NEWS ANALYSIS Cecil County Executive Alan McCarthy has withdrawn his proposed major increase in sewer user fees as part of his Fiscal 2019 budget, saying he wants to review alternative rate structures to give small users a break. But the action may signal a setback for McCarthy’s overall budget plans to end policies to...
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New Cecil County Budget Freezes Property, Income Tax Rates; Boosts School $, Sewer Fees

March 31, 2018

Cecil County Executive Alan McCarthy unveiled his new Fiscal 2019 budget plan on Friday (3/30/2018), freezing property and income tax rates at current levels, boosting school spending slightly, and calling for a major increase in sewage treatment fees in order to balance the wastewater fund. The budget now goes to the County Council, which...
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Cecil County Council Peanut Gallery Budget Flubs; Can-Kicking Versus Investment in Future

May 31, 2017

COMMENTARY A majority of the Cecil County Council seems to be worrying about picking up peanuts, as it reviews the proposed Fiscal 2018 budget, while ignoring the elephants in the room: the need to invest in the county’s future and to work harder and smarter to address the local opioid drug epidemic. Some of...
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Cecil County Budget: Books, Business, Ballfields; Council Faces Heavy Lifting for Limited Results

April 7, 2017

NEWS ANALYSIS Cecil County Executive Alan McCarthy’s first-ever budget proposal landed with a bang at the doorstep of the County Council this week, accompanied by a perhaps surprisingly muted reaction, so far, from the public and positive endorsements from local business leaders and representatives of popular county programs. McCarthy’s budget raises property tax rates...
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McCarthy Marks 100+ Days as Cecil County Exec at CBL Event; Warns of ‘Empty Bag’ in County Finances

March 30, 2017

Cecil County Executive Alan McCarthy reflected on his four months in office Thursday (3/30/2017) as a “hectic” but “educational experience,” with steps already taken to reorganize county government, re-order transportation priorities, and promote business development. But he warned that the county faces a fiscal “empty bag” due to stalled revenues, rising costs, state spending...
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