Posts Tagged ‘ George Patchell ’

Cecil County Council Tinkers with Moore Budget; Slight Spending Cuts, Tiny Tax Rise– Worries About Reserve Funds Raid

June 8, 2016

The Cecil County Council decided on Tuesday (6/7/16) to approve lame duck County Executive Tari Moore’s final budget with minimal spending cut tinkering– putting just $131,000 back into reserve funds that Moore has raided by over $12.4 million during her tenure. The Council went along with Moore’s proposed property tax rate for Fiscal 2017,...
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Cecil County Exec Tells Council to ‘Wait’ for full Animal Control Costs; Shelter Buy Gets Positive Response but Problems with Moore ‘Facts’

March 16, 2016

A CECIL TIMES SPECIAL REPORT NEWS ANALYSIS A majority of the Cecil County Council indicated support this week for county purchase of an existing private animal shelter facility, but some members reserved judgment on County Executive Tari Moore’s plan to create a fully government-operated program, with county worker payscales and benefits. But Moore refused...
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Cecil Co Exec Moore Demands $500K to Buy Animal Shelter, Won’t Say Where or Who Would Run it; Singing Secret Tune?

February 15, 2016

NEWS ANALYSIS ‘You just slip out the back, Jack (Robert Hodge) Make a new plan, Stan (Alan McCarthy) You don’t need to be Coy, Roy (Dan Schneckenburger) Just get yourself free Hop on the bus, Gus (George Patchell) You don’t need to discuss much Just drop off the key, Lee…(Joyce Bowlsbey)’ –Paul Simon, “50...
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Cecil County DPW Chief Hits Two Multi-Million $ Homers, One Small Strike on Cost Savings to Taxpayers

November 4, 2015

Not so long ago, Mike Flanagan was a star pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles, scoring multiple wins for the home team. In Cecil County, more recently a similarly-named batter employed by the county government hit some home runs out of the park in savings to local taxpayers. But even the best hitters sometimes get...
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Cecil County Budget: Just When You Thought it was Over, Here Come $ Amendments

July 8, 2015

The Cecil County Council adopted the new Fiscal 2016 budget just a few weeks ago but now that the new budget year began July 1, the panel is considering several budget amendments to boost or shift around spending and the county executive is asking for an expedited approval process that would shorten the time...
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