No way, McKee says about school budget hike

No way, McKee says about school budget hike


UMBERLAND - Mayor Daniel McKee is promising to recommend as much of a school increase as possible, but warning this week that upping the town's commitment by $1.6 million is too great a stretch.

First off, he says, the proposed school increases alone would use up the entire amount Cumberland is permitted by town and state statutes to raise taxes, leaving nothing for increases on the municipal side.

Cumberland faces a $400,000 increase in the amount owed to the police pension fund following an actuarial study, he noted. Beyond that, the town is paying for a $375,000 state-mandate property revaluation process this year.

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