Letters 4 – 6 – 2012

Taxes too high & too complicated 

I read Robert Maynard’s article on the wealthy, influential few in Vermont. It starts a feeling in me again. Every day I vow to fight the process of tax sales that nearly encumbered my 4th generation farm property after being only 9 months late. The local yokels only told my husband in a malicious, your Dad is dead, pay up and get out move. They took advantage of a family that was dissolving. Who are they? I do not know. Some I believe were sitting at the table when the lawyer announced at the tax sale my husband paid the bill.

When we had to divide off our 1/6th of the family farm, the town clerk got her nose into the mess. At that time I approached the state’s attorney about someone wants my property. He laughed and said they cannot take it. Then they tried to take it two years later. I know it sounds stupid, my rant. I lined out the selectman after the town meeting this year because they explained how a change is not an amendment by Robert’s Rules. Sorry, long story… I write because I believe enviro-wackos wanted my property and still do. I can say this to you. On my blog I call them eco terrorists. Now we have too high of a tax bill and wonder when the tax man is coming back. The town refuses to answer how I can change this law of annual tax sales. I was told it cannot be done…

Thanks for being there,

– Mary Gerdt



Notes & Events

Tuesday, April 10: Gubernatorial Candidate Randy Brock speaks at the Orange County Republican Dinner in Randolph, Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church. 43 Hebard Hill Rd. (Route 66), Randolph, VT $10/person, $5/person for guests who are first time attendees. Bring a guest!!

Thursday, April 12: Shelburne Republicans host Jack Lindley, new chair of State Republican Party, at 7:30 am meeting at Dutch Mill Restaurant, Shelburne. All are welcome.

Saturday April 14th: Castleton Republican breakfast at the Trak-In on Route 30 in Bomoseen, VT. Breakfast at 8:30 am followed by Guest Speaker Senator Randy Brock. RSVP to Castletonrepublicans@yahoo.com or for additional info contact Al Gustafson at 802-273-3954.

Wednesday April 18: Ethan Allen Institute’s 19th annual Jefferson Day Event, 7:30 PM, Sheraton Burlington – University Amphitheatre. EAI Founder John McClaughry will speak on “Mr. Jefferson’s Economy.” Governor Jim Douglas will introduce John McClaughry.


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