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New Fees Considered in Cumberland County

Better keep an eye on your pocketbooks in Cumberland County — ’cause officials there are eying them, too.

County Mayor Kenneth Carey has sent a list of a 13 revenue-boosting ideas to the county commission, including new fees on notary services, copies of police reports, land development and trash disposal, the Crossville Chronicle reports. He also floated the idea of cutting back on convenience center hours and charging a fee when the county’s extrication equipment is used at a car accident.

From the Chronicle:

Carey concludes his letter stating, “I am not advocating for or against any of these ideas, but merely providing information for you to consider that is an alternative revenue option other than property tax.” …

Commissioners agreed to bring up the discussion again in a future budget committee meeting when Mayor Carey was in attendance.

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