December 08

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City News

Halloween Fun!

Kid’s Halloween Party

Saturday, October 31st, the City of Cumberland hosted a Halloween party for the children of Cumberland and surrounding areas.

At the event we saw 90 kids!

What a great turn out!

We would like to thank Houghton State Bank, Cumberland Telephone Company, Schrier Auto Body, Dan’s Welding, and the 21st Century Cooperative for their generous donations, without them these events would not be possible!

We would also like to thank our volunteers Katie Greenwalt, Virginia Coughlin, Grace Smith(City Hall), Devan Amdor(CTC), Beau Barnholt(CTC), Will Jenkins(CTC), Tyler Wilson(CTC), Rana Thomsen, Lane Thomsen, Teresa Stender, Ericka Stender, Matt Graham, Emily Smith, Brad Smith, and Becky Pelzer.


City Hall Now Accepting Debit/Credit Card Payments!


The City of Cumberland is now accepting debit and credit card payments, for Utilities, from all major credit/debit car brands such as: MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover Card! Payments may be made online at, by telephone at (888)604-7888, or in person at City Hall!

Water Caculator

Water Usage Calculator

Ever received your water bill and wondered, “How could I have used THAT MUCH water?!”

Well, you aren’t the only one. In fact, a lot of people don’t understand water usage. So here is a website that made it simple!

Here you input how many times you do dishes (whether it be by hand or dishwasher), how many baths and showers everyone in your household takes, how many times and for how long you spend watering plants, how many loads of laundry you do, and how many times and for how long you wash your hands and brush your teeth in a day. Yes, it is that in depth. I was skeptical when I input our family’s numbers (2 adults, 1 infant, 2 cats, 1 dog), but when the number appeared I was shocked. It was exactly what my bill usually is per month!

So, if you have ever wondered how water usage is calculated and, “How could I have used THAT MUCH water?!”, I strongly encourage you to use this tool to your advantage.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

What A Great Easter Egg Hunt!

Saturday, April 4th, was a beautiful day for an Easter Egg Hunt. What a wonderful turn out we had this year!

The City of Cumberland would like to thank the people who organized and planned the hunt, and the volunteers who hid the eggs!

They saw 60+ kids this year and because of that extra goody bags needed to be made mid-event!

Thank you to all the kids (and their parents) who came to hunt eggs on such a beautiful day!

Can you find yourself in the pictures below?

Until Next Year!

Kids Hunting Eggs! Kids Hunting Eggs! Kids Hunting Eggs! Volunteers/Parents Kids Hunting Eggs!

Bids For Improvements

Improving The Interior of City Hall

The City Council of the City of Cumberland is now accepting bids to remodel portions of the inside of City Hall.

As of now City Hall is insufficient in heating its interior, and is wasting money and energy trying to keep it heated.

We are hoping that by doing these rennovations we will save almost $1200 a year on the City Hall heating bill!

All bids can be submitted Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday between the hours of 8:00AM and 4:00PM and Thursday from 9:00AM to 4:00PM.

Dates To Remember In December!

December 8th, Cumberland Post Office 9AM-12PM
December 9th, Cumberland City Hall 9AM-12PM
(Cumberland City Hall Celebrates its 100 Year Anniversary!)
December 10th, Cumberland Public Library 10AM-2PM
December 11th, Houghton State Bank 8AM-2PM
December 12th, Cumberland Telephone Company 11AM-2PM

Support our local businesses and stop in for cookies, coffee, and conversation!

Cumberland Children Choose To Be Healthy!

6th – 12th Graders Choose to Start Running Club in Cumberland

As of July 8th at 8:30 A.M. a group of Cumberland’s youth will meet at the Baptist Church in town and will be participating in a new running club run by Deb Brown, middle school track coach. This club will teach the basics of running including: stretching, staying hydrated, what snacks are most healthy for before and after a run, endorphins, and much more! This club will also teach responsibility, these kids will be provided a “runners’ journal” and every Tuesday will be asked they remember to bring their journals to review the running recorded at home. If you or your child has any questions about joining this club please contact City Hall (712)774-5614.



City Hall Office Hours

Beginning Monday August 4, 2014 City Hall will be closed Mondays, this schedule however is temporary and will last only through November 2014. As many of you know I will be having my first child the end of September, and as a courtesy to the public the Cumberland City Council, Mayor, and I have decided we will be closed on Mondays to avoid confusion of our hours.

Starting August 4th City Halls’ hours will be as follows: Monday-Closed; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8:00AM to 5:00PM; Friday-Closed. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but we are only hoping to avoid confusion.

Thank you for your patronage,

Grace Smith, City Clerk

New Service Lines to be Installed

We Hope You Are As Ready As We Are!

Beginning Monday, June 16th, Crain Construction will begin to install and connect the new service lines! Soon the citizens of Cumberland will reap the benefits of the hard work put in to this project! This means clean drinking water and better water pressure for our citizens.

All of us at City Hall and your City Council would like to thank the majority of you who have been patient and understanding as we have hit some bumps in the road, and continue to appreciate this demonstration of patience and understanding as we come to the end of our Fiscal Year 2013 Water Project.

Work Begins on New Water Lines

What a Wonderful Time to Be A Citizen of Cumberland!

Work has finally begun on the City’s water lines! This means many things for the City of Cumberland, the quality of water will be better, water pressure will be more powerful, and the towns amenities are improving! We are doing everything and anything to improve the quality of life here in Cumberland, and it all starts with this project.

Once this project is completed we will need to repave some of the more damaged City streets, and we all know we need it! So please, as this project begins and ends, keep an eye out for the wonderful men working on the water lines, pay attention to road signs, and be prepared to experience a higher quality of water in our tiny town!