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City Finds Firefighter Funding
The New Bedford City Council will be asked Thursday night to transfer funds to cover the cost of 31 firefighter positions until the end of this fiscal year. The request comes after funding from a federal SAFER grant ran out two months ago...
Bond Rating Holds Steady
The City of New Bedford has maintained its AA - bond rating. The announcement came from the Standard-&-Poors Bond Rating Service. Its the highest rating the city has received since 1970. Chief Financial Officer Ari Sky tells WBSM News, the bond rating means New Bedford is paying lower interest rates when borrowng money. "W...
Overtime Costs A Concern
Overtime Costs A Concern
Overtime in the Fire Department budget is causing some financial worries at City Hall. The overtime budget deficit is projected to be more than $1 million by the end of the fiscal year on June 30, 2016. Chief Financial Officer Ari Sky tells WBSM's Taylor Cormier, its not a new problem...
Energy Agreement Proposed
It looks like Siemens Energy will have a much bigger role in saving New Bedford some money beyond L-E-D streetlights. The city is looking to enter into an energy management services agreement with the company, which would hold Siemens to whatever energy savings they guarantee...
City Ambulances Arrive
City Ambulances Arrive
The City of New Bedford has acquired two new, state-of-the-art ambulances. Chief Financial Officer Ari Sky tells WBSM News, the city has purchased two new vehicles in each of the past two years. That added revenue says Sky, has helped to offset the cost of the new vehicles, saving taxpayers some money...