The only place it should be "removed" from is his credit report. Maybe he misunderstood the person with the State. I agree with what you told him, except the cost would be $10.00 each release.
Cassandra J. Barbeau
Assistant Town Clerk
Bennington, VT 05201
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From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network
[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Huntington Town Clerk - Heidi
Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2009 2:10 PM
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Subject: Old Liens and Releases
I am full of odd questions today. I just got off the phone with someone
who has a bunch of liens from the state and he is claiming that someone
from the state told him that these were outdated and should be removed.
I explained that we cannot remove anything from the land records and, no
offense, cannot take someone's word for it. It must be in writing.
I suggested that he get a letter from the state outlining which old
liens should be released and we would be happy to do it. This letter, I
told him, would be in the land records as official documentation of the
releases. I also told him it would be $10 to record the letter.
Does anyone have anything to say about how I handled this? I am looking
for answers about how some of you might have dealt with a similar
experience and if I should call him back with different information.
Thanks, in advance.