Murray proud of town and its achievements

Murray proud of town and its achievements

CUMBERLAND – When elected mayor in 2014, Mayor Bill Murray said he ran a school contest to develop the slogan “Pride in Cumberland.”

“I am proud of Cumberland and the great strides we’ve made,” he said. “I’m proud of our great schools and have made significant investments in education.

“I’m proud of our efforts in preserving open space, having purchased 229 acres at Mercy Woods.

“I’m proud of our new public safety complex and our expanded recreational opportunities, with many new programs, new ballfields and completion of Tucker Field complex.

“I’m proud of our expanded programs for our seniors, a new senior van and safety improvements at One Mendon Road.

“I’m proud of the management plans approved for Diamond Hill Park, the Monastery and Franklin Farms.

I’m proud of my administration’s efforts to provide better customer service for residents and businesses by streamlining the permit process and establishing Cumberland 311.

“I’m proud of controlling property tax increases and the two increases in our bond rating.”

Murray said he is surprised his opponent “is not proud of our great town. I have tremendous ‘Pride in Cumberland,’ ” he said, “and as mayor, will continue to keep taxes affordable, while improving services.”