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Sunday, July 28, 2013
City of Westminster Maryland News and Notes newsletter for July 2013
City of Westminster Maryland News and Notes newsletter for
Thank you for the vote of confidence in re-electing me to
the Office of Mayor of the City of Westminster. Council Member Chiavacci was
also re-elected and Council Member Suzanne Albert will be returning to the
Council. We will continue to serve the residents of the City, provide a solid
financial foundation and revitalize downtown.
The following budget actions have been approved by the
• A one-cent reduction in the General Fund Property Tax from
.57 cents to .56 cents. This commitment to reduce the tax increase as capital
improvement projects were completed was made by the Mayor and Council when the
increase was adopted in 2009.
• No increase in water or sewer rates.
• Place the one-time highway user revenue in the Capital
Project Reserve account to use for emergency or one-time only projects since
there is no commitment for continuing this revenue source beyond this year.
• Included a 3% cost of living increase for our employees
who have exhibited their commitment and dedication to our residents during the
recession and who have not received an increase in five years.
• Added two emergency projects to the Priority One projects
funded by the tax increase: replacement of the furnaces in the Police
Department and partial replacement of the Skateboard Park. The other priority
capital projects include vehicle and equipment replacement, street overlay and
sidewalk replacement projects, repairs to City Hall and the Longwell Armory and
replacement of the SAN network.
• The budget is available for your review on our web site