Letter: Shaftsbury fee figure is not an 'illusion'

To the Editor:

Holly Bahan, candidate for Shaftsbury town clerk and treasurer, insinuated in a recent letter to the editor that the Select Board had offered "an illusion" in our FY19 budget projection of town clerk fees. No, in fact we offered an estimate based on the most recent data and arithmetic. When the budget was finalized in January we had collected clerk fees of $31,231 for the nine months of April-December, for a monthly average of $3,470. Multiplying that by 12 yields a yearly estimate of $41,641 which we rounded down to $41,640 and stuck in the budget. No illusions here.

Tim Scoggins,



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