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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - July 16, 1966, Bennington, Vermont 2-Bennington manner saturday july 16, 19h6 tax rates presented for Bennington area to help local residents measure the effect that changes in their property assessments will have on their tax Bills the Banner is Here presenting the tax rates that various municipalities and school districts have enacted for 1966. Notices of changed property assessments were mailed out this week by listers who have completed a comprehensive reappraisal of taxable properties. With the new property assessment figure which owners May Appeal and the tax rate information owners can calculate what their tax Bill will be and thereby have some clearer measure of How this compares to what they paid last year. The various rates As Given represent the rate on each $100 of assessed valuation. To calculate his Bill a property owner should take i per cent of the assessed valuation listed in his m raid Yard guard outdoor Fogger kills bugs on Contact te9 a 2.25 1.98 m drug store phone 2-6713 Bennington it. Change notice and multiply this times the applicable tax rate. The rates Are As follows for residents of the Rural or a a outside area of the town a total rate of $10.66 consisting of $1.80 for the town tax $1.00 for the town Highway tax and $7.86 As the rate for the Bennington school District. The total compares to the $11.69 rate in 1965. In addition the Bennington Rural fire District has levied a 40 cent rate for 1966, the same As last year. For residents of the Village of Bennington a total rate of $13.06 consisting of $1.80 town tax $1.00 Highway tax $2.40 Village tax and $7.86 for the Bennington school District tax. Total rate last year was $14.18. For residents of old Bennington a total rate of $13.45 consisting of $1.80 town tax $1.00 Highway tax $2.79 Village tax $2.49 regular tax plus $.30 tax for a special zoning expense and $7.86 Bennington school District tax. The 1965 total rate was $14.18. For residents of North Bennington no total rate is available for this Community at this time since voters of the North Bennington graded school District authorized their Prudential committee to determine what the 1966 rate would be at such time As a final grand list figure became available. The rate has not yet been set. The North villagers will be paying the town rate of $1.80, the $1.00 Highway tax and $1.35 Village rate. The school District rate would be added to these to get the total rate to be applied to the property assessment. Playground chatter hat show contestants a Jenny Carroll to of 224 Bradford St. Looks Ladylike in her Bonnet of assorted Flowers while Glen Prue 7, of 135 Beech St. Sports a less conventional hat made of soda pop cans. Both were contestants in the hat show held wednesday afternoon at memorial Park. Hurlburt sen. Aiken announces Urban renewal Grants Washington a four Vermont cities with Urban renewal projects now getting under Way will be recipients of $5.7 million in Urban renewal capital Grants sen. George d. Aiken said Friday. State Revenue increase reported for fiscal 1966 Montpelier up a Vermont wound up with a 14.6 per cent increase in state revenues during fiscal 1966 with a Boneless Rump roast 3 la. Avg. Fryers walkers la. La. 95�?~ 39 food Market Fok the Bride rings As Beautiful As the purpose for which they were made. To be worn with love. Atkins Gould jewellers main str Ket b Kim no ton time to change shop Oneida keep Cool sleep Well with Firestone j or Fol it i be Ovtia min a w k w re i co quiet operation 2 Speed fan washable air filter operates on 115 volts no drip dehumidification Philco space mate room air conditioner for bedrooms and others 5000 Btu $139.95 7000 Btu $?89.95 easy terms record collection of $45.8 million. The $6.7 million increase Over the previous year boosted revenues far above gov. Philip h. Hoff a original 1965 estimates and topped the revised estimates the administration made Only last january. Tax collections for fiscal 1966, which ended june 30, totalled $43,858,405 or nearly $6 million More than in fiscal 1965. There were times during the year when the Republican legislature thought Hoff was playing fast and Loose with Revenue estimates and doubted whether there really would be any substantial surplus at the end of the year. But the doubt dwindled As the increased state revenues provided the Money for a $2.3 million supplemental appropriation Bill during the 10-week special session earlier this year. House speaker Richard w. Mallary a Fairlee has called on Hoff to Call another special session to appropriate More Money for state Ald to education. However Mallary is unlikely to get his wish. A substantial budget surplus in an election year especially when the topic of a democratic fiscal responsibility could become an Issue is always a Good conversation item. State revenues have grown by 51.2 per cent since Hoff took office four years ago and by 78. G per cent since 1960. And to show How estimates can fool even governors the revenues from Pari Mutual horse racing showed an increase of nearly $40,000 Over Hoff s original 1965 estimate and $290,000 More than anticipated when he revised his figures in january. The following is a Sample of How revenues compared personal income taxes netted $21.5 million in 1966 and $18,7 million in 1965. The original is time for 1966 was $17.3 million later revised to $19.8 million. The cigarette tax was estimated to bring in $4.1 million but actually totalled nearly $5 million. And another indication of economic development is the corporation franchise tax. In 1965 it was estimated to add $2.7 million to the state Treasury but actually topped the $4 million Mark. Known for values 210 North Bennington re. Bennington Vermont now. Up to 2 years to pay for All purchases it no Money Down a this is a relatively new form of Federal assistance a the senator said. A it involves what Are known As a Progress payments which Are made As a City progresses in the cleanup of obsolete business or Industrial according to figures provided at sen. Aikens request by the housing and Urban development department the following capital Grants have been placed in Reserve barrel $1,294,000 Burlington a $2,390,866 Hartford a $697,372 Rutland a $1,304,796 a it costs Money to prepare for new land use in renewal areas a sen. Aiken explained. A property owners must be compensated for the slums they own or other run Down realty properties. Then the land must be cleared of existing dwellings and levelled for use according to the Urban renewal plan the City has the senator said Urban renewal Law recognizes that Clearing land for further development is a costly procedure. To provide an incentive for cities to undertake Urban renewal projects the government makes what it Calls a Progress payments As Sites Are cleared for new use. A for example i am advised that the City of Burlington received a capital Grant allocation of almost $2.4 million this last fiscal year just ended and so far $572,806 has been paid by the Federal government to the City for Clearing land in the Champlain Street area. This payment represents three fourths of the loss the City will sustain in Clearing the land in sen. Aiken said he has been advised that no other payments have As vet been made in Vor. Mont but Money will be available just As quickly As specific Sites Are cleared. Three of the four capital Grants were first put in Reserve during fiscal 1964. At that time Hartford a allocation was $38,805, which was increased during the last fiscal year to $697,372. Barre and Rutland capital Grants were also made in fiscal 1964 with no subsequent increase. Burlington a capital Grant allocation was made during fiscal 1966. Gov. Hoff takes Neutral stand on proposed Swanton Racetrack Montpelier up a gov. Philip h. Hoff declined Friday to give his blessings to a group of Swanton leaders seeking approval for a Racetrack in their Community. The governor who met Foi two hours with the town representatives took a Neutral stand. He said he was behind anything that could prove beneficial for the state but he added that official Sanction would have to come from the Vermont racing commission. A $3 million All purpose track is planned for a 480-acre site on Maquam Shore. Ii the racing commission gives its approval a spokesman said construction could begin within a few weeks. A track in Swanton mrs. Stacy fells rotary of fresh air children mrs. Fred Stacy of Shaftsbury described for the rotary club Here Friday a program that provides two week summer vacations in the country for thousands of underprivileged new York City children. Mrs. Stacy who is local chairman of the new York Herald Tribune fresh air fund said that the fund is sponsoring Vaca Bennington briefs the Banner office will be closed at 1 30 . Monday to enable the staff to attend a company picnic at Lake Shaftsbury. Members of the class of 1956 at Bennington High school Are reminded of the 10th class reunion being held tonight at the it. Anthony country club. The affair will get underway at 6 30 p. In. With cocktails and a Buffet dinner to follow at 7. There will be dancing after the dinner. Those who have not made reservations Are still Welcome and can obtain tickets at the door. Tons in the country this summer for 11,000 youngsters in 2,163 towns in the Middle Atlantic and new England states. Each child according to mrs. Stacy stays with a family that agrees to provide a bed Good food fresh air and Sunshine for the two week period. Vermont families she told the rotarians will be hosts to 730 youngsters this summer. Of these 95 will be staying in Bennington county. The fund a non profit organization supported by individuals foundations and corporations will also operate seven summer Camps for 2,600 children this year mrs. Stacy said. The total Cost of the operation in 1965, she told the club was $764,022. The Cost of sending each child to a a Friendly town a she explained in $30. Mrs. Stacy also outlined the process for selecting the fresh air children. Prospective hosts she said fill out forms stating the sex and age of the child they wish to invite. This information is referred to the funds office in new York which in turn passes it on to one of 80 affiliated social agencies. Parents who want their children to participate Register with their local agencies. Registrations and invitations Are then matched. Mrs. Stacy said that the programs goal is to give needy children a a constructive experience with intelligent interested adults a and some help toward a solving growing up problems making friends and having fun in a tension free this years group of fresh air children arrives in Bennington next week. Lees Quality carpets could bring in a substantial betting handle from horse players in neighbouring Quebec and new York. Merrick Wheeler and Bernard Young of Springfield and Frederick Young of Ludlow Are the incorporator of the Swanton International raceway. They have filed an application with the racing commission. No formal action has yet been taken. The delegation visiting the governor included rep. Armand Coderre a Santon Jay Chaffee president of the Village Board Alfred Hakey a Village trustee Village superintendent Oren Harris . Barrett and Gabriel Trahan of Swanton and rep. Renfred Gallagher a St Albans. Trahan is comptroller of races in Canada. Arlington Helene Thompson 375-2325 plans showing various lines for the proposed relocation of . 7 through Arlington and Sunderland prepared by the Vermont department of highways Are now on View in the Arlington Post office where local residents can View the Mun preparation for the Public hearing which the department will conduct beginning at 8 . Next wednesday at the Fisher elementary school. Red Mountain chapter Oes will meet at 8 . Sunday at the Mahar funeral Home in Bennington to pay last respects to sister Leone Atkins. Astronomy notes the planet Mercury is not now visible. It will emerge As a morning Star in the East about the Middle of August. Venus is still a morning Star and May be seen for about two hours before Sunrise. Mars is too close to the Sun and invisible. Jupiter May now be seen in the morning just before Sunrise. Saturn rises in the Southeast about Midnight. Our Earth has Early this month passed aphelion the greatest distance from the Sun for this year 94,448,000 Miles. The Moon will be at the new phase on sunday and is not visible. A a a n % up see the i samples 434 main Street dial 7-7133 Bennington shutout game in playground baseball action this week the Stark Street Junior leagues six to to year old behind the pitching of Jerry Sennett tallied seven runs to shut out the memorial Park juniors. Hey one hey two j Manchester a anyone in Bennington county looking to buy anything from a Brand new Washer dryer to aunt Sadie sold hat rack can probably find it a under the big top tonight at the annual Lions club auction Here. Bidding will Start at 7 for the second night in the huge tent local Lions have raised on Manchester elementary school grounds on memorial Avenue. Proceeds will go to various Lions Good works including their sight conservation and scholarship programs. Good in rip it intr policy favored by col. Ayres the possibility that a Good neighbor policy May develop Between the towns of Arlington and Shaftsbury was hinted at thursday night at the Highway department hearing held on the route for a proposed relocation of . 7 through these and other Bennington county towns. A gesture in this direction at least came albeit in a wry manner from col. Fairfax Ayres a member of the Shaftsbury planning commission. Ayres had obtained the floor to support the position of the commission earlier outlined by its chairman Merritt Hewitt jr., favouring the More Westerly of the four lines evaluated by the department and its opposition to the two Easterly lines including the so called Linde line. Referring to the Linde line and pointing on a map to the bulk of the town to the West Ayres said a there is nothing on Earth that you could do to remind the travelling Public that there is a town of Shaftsbury Over but with an interchange in the Wilson dude ranch area he said that a you could put a sign Here saying that of you go Over this Bank you will be in then he added bringing chuckles from his listeners a and if Arlington wanted to pay us $100 a month we would even put their sign underneath tuesdays four inning contest saw the Stark Street nine crossing the plate seven times during a disastrous second inning for the East Side team. Chalking up a tally apiece were Eddie and Jerry Sennett Ronnie and Russell Pembroke Bobby Wassick Marcel Schneider and Eddie Vosburgh. Big Sticks for the victors were left fielder Russell Pembroke and Jerry Sennett who connected for two hits each. Scott Buchanan suffered the loss. The Stark Streeter will play their female counterparts in a softball game monday at to . Balloon painting contest wednesday afternoon scores of Young artists ? tried their hand at whipping up colourful creations on balloons in the annual balloon painting contest at Stark Street. After repeated deflation the following participants received ribbons and Lucky Bucks for their efforts Linda Garand prettiest Richard Garand Bob Lmke and Billy Dyer funniest Margaret Ottavrano John Dyer Peter Garand and Barry Nuckolls weirdest Linda Hicks Steve Garand and Billy Olson most original Sheila Kearns Mary Morrissey and Laura Hicks neatest. A a popped masterpieces disqualified Many aspirants. Special event monday the featured event at Stark Street will be a colouring contest which will get under Way at 2 . Dolls and models dolls and models will furnish the entertainment at Stark Street on wednesday in the doll and Model Parade. Models of cars boats planes and other vehicles of transportation will be on display As Well As monster models and dolls of All shapes sizes and nationalities. Prizes and Lucky Bucks will be awarded. The Bennington Banner telephones business. .442-6300 newsroom. .442-2800 advertising. .442-2684 the Bennington Banner is published Dally except sunday and Legal holidays at 425 main St., Bennington vt., 15201 by the Banner publishing corporation. Members by United press International which is entitled exclusively to use for republication of All local news printed in this newspaper As Well As All up news dispatches. Home delivery by Carrier and motor delivery 10 per Day rates by mall for 50-mlle radius and All Vermont 3 months $6.30, 6 months $11.70, i year $22.50 elsewhere in the . 3 months $7.00 6 months $13.00 i year $25.00 second class postage paid at Bennington it. 05201 automated . Rigger buying Power super duper Markel depot Street Bennington it. Quot pied and patted. Aimua Tate present. July 14 15 16 17 a i death of a Dalesman by Arthur Miller Dorset playhouse Coll 867-5777 to Reserve curtain 8 40 . Everybody benefits from our full banking services some of our Quot red carpet services Quot checking accounts savings accounts personal amp business Loans mortgages Home improvement Loans Trust funds Safe Deposit boxes Large parking facilities drive in window open 3 . 5 . The Vermont Bank and Trust company mows Tut eel St 11 in in ii Msty allele so a nut must a town i Siirid Economy Auto stores. Inc. 530 main Street dial 26226

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