Posts Tagged ‘ tax rate ’

Cecil County Council Approves New Budget, Freezes Tax Rate; Schools Untouched, Sheriff Gets Last Minute Hit

June 3, 2015

The Cecil County Council approved a new Fiscal 2016 budget Tuesday night, cutting spending by over $2 million to kill a property tax increase proposed by County Executive Tari Moore. But the council’s deliberations went to the wire with a last-minute $150,000 spending cut in the county Sheriff’s Department budget that already had been...
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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 Budget Warning: Casino $ to Decline, Schools Face Aid Cuts, Property Values Drop Could Prompt Tax Rate Boost

December 13, 2011

Local impact aid revenues from the Hollywood Casino in Perryville are likely to be lower than previously expected and Cecil County schools face new cuts in state aid in Fiscal 2013, the county’s budget director warned county Commissioners Tuesday. Craig Whiteford, the budget director, outlined issues facing the county as Commissioners begin the budget...
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Cecil County Commissioners Slapped on Wrist by State Open Meetings Panel

May 15, 2011

A state open meetings board has slapped the Cecil County Commissioners on the wrists for going behind closed doors in 2010 to hire a lobbyist to oppose two bills pushed in Annapolis by state Sen. E.J. Pipkin and Del. Michael Smigiel, both R-36, that would have limited the powers of county government leaders. In...
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