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Cecil County Council Fine-tunes Budget: Tax Boost Killed, Tennis Courts Out, Some Cop Gear In

May 29, 2015

The Cecil County Council reached its goal on Thursday to block a property tax increase proposed by the County Executive, with extra money still available for possible last-minute additional tax relief for citizens or lowering healthcare expenses paid by county employees. After several hours of often chaotic number-crunching and cross-talk at an afternoon meeting...
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Cecil County Council in Budget Home Stretch to Freeze Tax Rate; Schools Off Cutting Block but Some Wonder Why

May 27, 2015

The Cecil County Council crawled into the home stretch of their budget deliberations on Tuesday, with another round of spending cuts that put them within about $146,000 of their goal to prevent a two-cent property tax increase proposed by County Executive Tari Moore. At one point, County Council President Robert Hodge (R-5) proposed a...
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Cecil County Exec Proposes 2-Cent+ Property Tax Rate Boost; Schools Pleased with Budget, Sheriff Denied Deputies

April 1, 2015

Cecil County Executive Tari Moore proposed a Fiscal 2016 budget on Wednesday 4/1/15 that would increase property taxes, raise fees for dumping trash at the landfill, and boost public school spending for many, but not all, of the schools’ requests. The budget proposal would yet again tap the county’s “unassigned fund balance” reserves, which...
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Cecil County Council Election Face-Off: Patchell Flubs Budget; Drugs, Jobs Seen by Most as Key Issues

October 12, 2014

Candidates for the three open Cecil County Council seats at stake in the November general election faced off 10/8/14 in an issues forum at the Cecil College campus in North East, with most candidates focusing on the economy and drug abuse issues as key concerns for the county’s future. But one candidate flubbed a...
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White House Gives Cecil County $125K Drug Prevention Grant; Over Half of $ Goes to Pay, Benefits for Program ‘Coordinator’

October 5, 2014

The White House has awarded $125,000 to Cecil County for programs aimed at preventing drug abuse, especially among youths. But more than half of the annual grant will go to pay salary and benefits for a co-coordinator of a newly-created “Cecil County Drug-Free Communities Coalition.” The grant comes from the White House Office of...
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