Letter: Reported Tiverton petition levy increase false 

Posted 7/5/21

To the editor:

The town solicitor can disagree with petitioners about whether petitioner budgets can or should use any of the town’s surplus funds - anticipated to be over $10 million next …

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Letter: Reported Tiverton petition levy increase false 

Posted

To the editor:

The town solicitor can disagree with petitioners about whether petitioner budgets can or should use any of the town’s surplus funds - anticipated to be over $10 million next year - for tax relief, but the effect of the proposed budgets on the tax levy is not open for debate. 

The numbers are clear: the Pallasch/Farnworth budget would result in a 2.1% increase over last year in the total tax levy, rather than the 3.6% increase recommended by the Budget Committee budget. Anyone quoting a number higher than this 2.1% increase for our budget proposal either has not looked at the budget documents, does not understand them, or is intentionally trying to mislead taxpayers. See for yourself (attached graphic).

Deb Pallasch

Tiverton

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