Yep.  Didn’t work out.  The DTC sued the town and we had to settle. 

Kathy B


From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Town of Peru
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2010 12:08 PM
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Subject: delinquent tax collector penelty


Our Selectboard wants to continue our penalty for late taxes at 8%.


But only pay the delinquent tax collector 4% and the town make a little more than just the interest.


As far as I can tell all the penalty is for the delinquent tax collector and the Selectboard can’t decide this.


According to the Vermont town officers book the law is 32 VSA   1674 “but is at the discretion of the collector of delinquent taxes”.

“Or voters can vote to pay the collector a salary in lieu of fees” 24 VSA 1530


The warning has been printed they have not warned anything about changing his payment. I know there was some sort of discussion on this 6-8 weeks ago, I didn’t know I needed to pay more attention. Any one already been there, done that.



Tracy Black