Maybe my question should have been "Does it seem unusual and/or irresponsible for a town to hire and pay contractors/subcontractors who are delinquent with their property taxes without requesting upfront that all or a portion of their payments be used toward their delinquent tax?" 

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: katharine bergen 
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  Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 9:48 AM
  Subject: Re: Payments to delinquent taxpayers

  What a good question.  I have often wondered the same.  I'll be interested to hear what other treasurers do.

  Kathy B.




  From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Amy Deutl, Moretown Treasurer
  Sent: Monday, August 24, 2009 1:23 PM
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  Subject: Payments to delinquent taxpayers


  Does anyone have a policy concerning payment of funds (i.e. employees or subcontractors) to delinquent taxpayers? Voters are concerned that the Selectboard is paying people to work for the town who also have a delinquent tax bill due.  I'm wondering if it would be 'legal' to withhold an amount from the employee's or subcontractor's payment in lieu of delinquent taxes owed.





  Town of Moretown
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  Moretown, VT  05660
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