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I spoke with Becky Brockway this morning and she told me that she is not even sure if the fee increase passed.  She said that the fee we send to the state right now is still a total of $3.00. $1.00 to the state and $2.00 for the spay neuter program.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Lyndon Town Clerk 
  To: [log in to unmask] 
  Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2008 12:53 PM
  Subject: Re: Dog Licenses


  Lyndon has been charging $3 since July 1st and we just ordered the new license and fee poster from VLCT which as the new rates on it.  We received a call from VLCT this morning explaining that the July 1st date as printed in the Legislative Wrap-up was incorrect, that this fee increase doesn't go into effective until April 1st of 2009.  If you want to see it for yourself, it's in Act 153, all of which is effective 7/1/08, except for the increase in the surcharge.  It makes no sense that this law, meant to increase funding for the VNSIP program, takes effect after the majority of the dogs in the State are licensed.  

  We too have already sent in our money to the State, amounting in an $18 overpayment.  If anyone from the treasurers' office is reading, please keep the $18 and apply it toward the VNSIP program.  I don't really think that those 18 people expect us to refund their money.

  Thanks to VLCT for calling this morning and straightening this out.  If you ever wanted to know if the clerks read the Legislative Wrap-up, well,here's proof that we do indeed.

  Lisa Barrett
  Town of Lyndon
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Linda Nunn 
    To: [log in to unmask] 
    Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2008 11:27 AM
    Subject: Re: Dog Licenses


    I have done the same thing in the Town of Groton.

     

    From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of St. Albans Town Assistant Clerk
    Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2008 9:51 AM
    To: [log in to unmask]
    Subject: Re: Dog Licenses

     

    i understood the same and changed fee's accordingly on 7-1-08. 

    St Albans Town

      ----- Original Message ----- 

      From: Braintree Town Clerk 

      To: [log in to unmask] 

      Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2008 9:27 AM

      Subject: Dog Licenses

       

                  I'm sure I got an e-mail which indicated that the new charges to the state went into effect on July 1 of this year.  So, with that belief in mind, I began charging the extra dollar.  OOPS!  Am I the only one who was fooled by this?????????????  Yesterday I mailed my return to the treasurer's office with the $3.00 charge as a write-in.

       

      Richard C. Liebert

      Town Clerk

      Braintree, VT  05060

       


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