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Not in Lower Burrell

| Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, 5:19 p.m.

The fact that the City of Lower Burrell is not raising taxes for 2017 didn't surprise me one bit. I was secretary of the Public Works Department from 2001 to 2012, and I witnessed firsthand the manner in which officials kept close tabs on spending in all departments.

There are some cities that may have a surplus of money at the end of the year and are told to spend it anyway they can. Not in Lower Burrell. I had to think long and hard before spending money on office supplies and then tried to get the best deals on what we needed.

Residents who are lucky enough to be living in this city have no idea how carefully their tax dollars are spent.

Thank you to everyone at City Hall for doing such a great job on our behalf.

Christine Cimino-Schubert

Lower Burrell

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