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Budget Open House at Village Hall Meeting on March 31st

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Cumberland Financial Plan
Open House & Village Hall Meeting

Monday, March 31, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Council Chambers at 2675 Dunsmuir Avenue

Join Council members and staff at this informal meeting to find out more about Council’s proposed five year financial plan and how your property tax dollars will be spent over the next five years. View the meeting agenda and information on the proposed five year financial plan.

A 1% tax increase for municipal purposes is proposed.

View Council’s draft 2014 strategic priorities.

Highlights of the proposed capital project budget for 2014 include funds for:

  • Steven’s Lake dam water reservoir seismic stabilization
  • construction of a new water line at Allen Avenue and Second Street
  • sewer replacement and storm drain installation in the lane north of Windemere between Second and Fifth Street
  • design work for the reconstruction of Cumberland Road from the interchange to Bevan Road
  • design work for the reconstruction of Egremont Road from Ulverston to Penrith
  • reconstruction of Maryport Road from Fourth to Fifth Street
  • new pump and hoses and a wildfire structural protection unit for the Fire Department
  • land acquisition for a new fire hall
  • Lake Park boat dock replacement
  • Lake Park water reservoir tank replacement
  • Village Park landscaping
  • Skateboard park design
  • Mountain bike jump park construction

Council also proposed to allocate

  • another $150,000 towards the construction of the skateboard park (for a total of $300,000)
  • $50,000 for cemetery improvements
  • $50,000 for Coal Creek Historic Park improvements
  • $10,000 for street sign replacement
  • $25,000 for a recreation facility and program review
  • $17,000 grant to the Cumberland Museum and Archives
  • $15,500 grant to the United Riders of Cumberland for land access agreement
  • $4,000 for invasive plant management
  • $4,000 for new portable bleachers

If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to submit feedback by April 7, 2014.

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