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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - June 18, 1965, Bennington, Vermont Manchester motels add to grievances Bennington Banner Friday june 18, 1985-7 continued from Page i Lister to attend the hearings. Lewis b. Tuttle or. Of chalet Motel said he was glad Quot one Lister has enough interest to come and help straighten out these matters a but he added a these three men Are not qualified to appraise our Albert Webb of the weather vane Motel on the other hand said he wished Henry r. Robinson senior member of the Board of listers had shown up. A my complaints All Stem from Henry Robinson a he commented and a a it a difficult to pin him Down when he a not Webb said a in the Days before or. Robinson became a Lister my Motel paid a real estate tax of $58 per room. Or. Robinson raised this to $136. The county Board reduced this to $124. When prices go up a a few cents at a time a we shrug our shoulders and say a Well everything is going up. But when a Price jumps $1,436 at one time we wonder what we Are getting extra for this Price jump. A in my own Case i am getting nothing. I am Miles from a sewer i have no Street lights no sidewalks no Street cleaning service no rubbish pickup and no town water. I have no children in the school system yet i am charged $217 every fathers Day special save s3 62 regularly s23 50 Utility hedge trimmer u-171 Cut full 13-Inch Swath at 3000 cutting strokes per minute easy to use Only 5 lbs. Reversible Side handle for southpaws $q.88 Economy Auto stores inc i 530 main St 2 6226 month 12 months a year open or a i have reason to believe this is a Henry Robinson income tax a not a a realty tax a Webb continued pointing out that Robinson in his first year on the Board a took Over and has been running things Ever since. A i urge you to support the aggrieved a he told the boards by prohibiting the Robinson Board from inflicting its vindictive taxes upon selectman Orrin Beattie pointed out that the Board of civil authority has Only certain Powers and that though there had been some investigation in the past few Days a looking for ways of impeaching a Lister a it appeared that Only a personal civil suit or a change at town meeting were alternatives. A we can Only lower assessments a chairman Edwin l. Bigelow emphasized. A we can to raise somebody a a that a not enough a replied Webb. Robinson a appears to dislike Manchester a motels and their owners a Webb continued. A there is some slight justification for this. He operates an inn charging the same rate per room As the motels. His accommodations Are equal to those of motels but the Public prefers motels and his business has suffered somewhat despite his calling his inn a motor Webb said when he was on the witness stand during county Board hearings town agent John Hutton a fighting in or. Robinsons cause asked me few questions regarding my land construction or buildings. Questions were mostly related to personal income. Or. Hutton a first questions were do i close in the Winter i make More Money if i stayed open when i am closed do i go on vacation trips did no to i go to Europe on such a trip i have a higher occupancy rate if i stayed open Winters How much Money had i taken in last year what were my expenses a should my real estate taxes be based on my income should i have to work Winters of i do not want to does a european trip justify an increase in property taxes a a let a look at Jim camry Bell member of Board of civil authority if he were to have a Nice fat lucrative Case made proper settlement and received save 100s of dollars t Artoff a to a or \ available at Oneida j >�?on1�?T Market 736 main Street a Large but justified fee should the assessed valuation on his a Brick Block and Annex go up if Bob Mattison works sundays and his income goes up should the assessed valuation on his lot House garage and shop be raised a such thinking is absurd. That is no Way to run town affairs. A the bitterness that runs through town now Over taxes stems from Henry Robinson and the ineffectiveness of Walter Clemons and Earle Fowler. This year Clyde Bryant did not show that he was equal to stopping the rampages of or. Robinson. A look at my Case. This year my taxes went up about $500 without even notification of the fact. Would you like your taxes to be raised $500 and not know about it until you went for a haircut we Motel owners Are not talking about peanuts. When or. Robinson does not like you he hits hard a $500 Here $1,000 there. A in asking the Board of civil authority for help Webb told the members a last year you heard Many cases. This year it is worse. These Are two years of the Robinson Board. You know and i know there was never anything like this before. You have a crowded docket Only because of the Knowles system a would bring equalization of taxes to All. But the Robinson Board can easily scuttle this make it worthless and our $6,000 go Down the Webb described the difficulties costing Money time and a loss of dignity when a citizen places an Appeal before a county Board a fall the Motel owners in Manchester Are friends and discuss business a he said a but never before did one Tell the other specifically what his mortgage was what his Gross amount of income was How much in Winter How much in summer what were the actual expenses. This was drawn to such a Fine line that when or. Bartholomae was testifying regarding his profits. Hutton asked him what happened to the roast beef left Over from skiers dinners the implication being that leftovers could be eaten without Cost by the Bartholomae family and that in itself was a profit not shown on the Dollar and cent operating statement offered in evidence. A your attorney asked or. Robinson in the Light of raising my taxes $1500, How could he justify reducing his own personal property taxes. Or. Robinson replied that at one time he served dinners to his guests and now he did not. The reduction was taken because he no longer used All his refrigerators or stoves. A these humorous encounters can be told now because it costs nothing to meet Here Abd talk. But at the county Board where it Cost $200 a Day to plead your Case Only the grievance Board members and the attorneys were Webb then compared his tax rate with those of members of the Board of civil authority who sat in the jury Box before him. A i am paying 200 times the tax rate a he said. A because Jim Campbell owns the most impressive business place among members of the 65 Sunbeam deluxe Sedan gives you All this for under 1800 a 4-door Sedan with bucket seats a disc brakes a unitary construction a 5-passenger Comfort a High mileage. Still under s2000 with american automatic transmission Board May i Point out that his a Brick Block amp Annex pays at 60 times the tax rate. There is a lot of business done in this building and if the Henry Robinson income tax was applied Jim would be in for plenty of trouble. A Bob Mattison with a lot House garage and shop a pays at 20 times the tax rate. Mrs. Griffith pays at 23 times the tax rate. Orrin Beatties land House barn is garage pays at 27 times the tax rate. Ralph Fleming pays at 20 times the tax rate. A nun a Dye Bongartz pays at to times the tax rate. Amp a Zecher a farm House and lot pays at nine and one half times the tax rate. A my Point is not that my property is not larger and More valuable but at 200 times the tax rate i am paying an unjust share of the taxes. Or. Clemons very modestly lists his Beautiful tavern House loaded with Antiques at Only 30 times the tax rate. And his rental property the Hoyt House with its multiple apartments in the most fashionable Section of Manchester glides through the tax books at Only 35 times the tax rate. Sixty times the tax rate would be More honest. A these hands that Caress their own properties so gently run amok when handing out the tax rate to the Hans Palmer owner of the Palmer House Motel also applauded Bryant for appearing. A the other two gentlemen Don t have the Courtesy to show up a he commented. A i wish Clemons was Here a he s my pet. Id like to him some Palmer also scored the local listers disregard of the county Appeal Board s recommendations. He discussed his own Case As owner of a potential a bypassed Motel already in an a a unfavourable however he added a i pay $35 a week in taxes a More than most of the chambermaid in Manchester he said a local a a distinguished citizen had recently told him a this tax business Isnit funny anymore. Even some of us locals Are being such a statement Palmer complained implies discrimination against out of states and foreigners who have become property owners in town. An austrian by birth Palmer pointed see Manchester Page 14. Col. I the Pownal 65 Sunbeam deluxe Sedan a Rootes product about our Money saving overseas delivery plan Sunbeam a a it Poe. Whit a alls. Opt. A try. For information. Write Root motor. 505 perk av., 9830 West Pico blvd., to Angel cd. Paulin garage Hillman Sunbeam sales service ports . Rte. No. 7 442-4971 Shaftsbury it. Vera Langlais 823-7716 scoutmaster Rolland Roy of troop 47 has requested that medical forms issued to scouts two weeks ago be returned to him As soon As possible. The physical examination forms Are part of the necessary data to be recorded when scouts Register at Camp Sunrise july 4. Howard Van Horn Lay Reader of the Pownal Center Community Church has announced that the summer schedule will go into effect sunday with the worship service at to . Sunday school sessions which closed june 13, will resume in september. William Goodwin of Pownal Center was admitted thursday to the Mary Hitchcock general Hospital Hanover n.h., for observation and treatment. Bible school with the theme a a god a children Pray a vacation Bible school will open monday morning sponsored by the North Pownal congregational Pownal methodist and first Baptist churches. Sessions will be held each Day at the North Pownal Church through july i from 9 to 11 45. The program will include Bible study music arts and crafts and recreation. A free will offering will be taken daily to assist with the Cost of materials. All area children four through Junior High school age Are invited. The group will be divided into five classes with the following teachers Nursery mrs. Wesley Burdick assisted by mrs. Harriet Walsh kindergarten mrs. Lyle Grusendorf assisted by mrs. James Harris primary mrs. Earle v. Church assisted by mrs. Laura Messina Junior mrs. Howard Isherwood assisted by miss Elizabeth Hatch Junior High the Rev. John c. Hatch and the Rev. David c. Hubbard. Music will be under the direction of mrs. Charles f. Mason and the c congregational youth group and the methodist youth Fellowship will also assist. Closing exercises will take place on thursday evening july i. Battlefield Park s Battle of hours won Hoosick Falls Long and unceasing Effort on the part of town supervisor John a. Murphy Bennington Battlefield Park scheduled by state Law to close at 5 . Each Day will now remain open until 9 ., according to an announcement received from . Cunningham supervisor of historic Sites. The action came through co operation of Rensselaer county in furnishing staff to keep it open. The county sheriff s de dept. Appointed Elmer Laporte As special Deputy to supervise the Park from 5 . Until 9 under the direction of the regular custodian Leo Bradley. The announcement was made at the tuesday night meeting of the town of Hoosick Board. Shaftsbury Board to form town planning committee Shaftsbury a enthusiasm ran High Here thursday night As a number of Shaftsbury and Arlington residents met to hear a talk on town and regional planning by Richard g. Rubino director of the state Central planning office. As a result of the meeting and a motion by Charles b. Lack a unanimous vote was carried for selectmen to appoint a town planning committee to be composed of five members and the chairman of the Board of selectmen. The new committee when formed will be asked to look into a local plan and also into the possibility of joining with planning in greater Bennington which has been under Way six months. The state planning official concentrated his talk on the Steps which Shaftsbury would have to follow to undertake a comprehensive planning program but he also discussed regional planning and requirements for available Federal Aid. After his talk Rubino answered Many queries about town and regional plan Pownal Board to Check voters for school District meeting Pownal a the Board of civil authority will meet saturday night at 8 in the town office to make a final revision of the checklist of voters in preparation for next tuesdays annual school meeting. Applications for Absentee ballots must be received by the town clerk by 9 . Friday night. It is expected that annual reports will be received by voters of the Pownal town school District within the next two Days. Voting on 12 articles will take place at the town Hall tuesday from 1-7 . With the business session at 8. Two school posts Beldon Sprague a Recogniser Waterford . A Robert proper of pleasant Street Bennington and Reldon Burr Sprague of Manchester were among a group of 96 Young grand Union employees who recently spent the Day touring the Eastern food chains divisional Headquarters facilities during the company a 15th annual a a employee recognition to be filled Are being sought unopposed. Warren w. Mason incumbent is seeking re election for a three year term As a director on the local Board and Donald Rogers is running for the first time As a representative from Pownal also for a three year period on the it. Anthony Union High school Board of directors. Cushman corp. Honors three North Bennington a three longtime members of the office staff of . Cushman mfg. Corp. Were honoured at a retirement party wednesday night at the Paradise restaurant attended by 40 members of the office staff and executive personnel. The Cushman corporation gave the party for mrs. Margaret Pease who has been on the office Force for 45 years miss Thelma Gaul with 30 years service and miss Alleen cd Iii ton with 12 years service. Due to a death in the family mrs. Pease was unable to be present. The retirees were presented corsages of red rosebuds and gifts from the corporation of engraved Silver bowls by Tiffany. Making the presentation was corporation president Hall w. Cushman. Others who spoke briefly were Townsend k. Wellington and Thomas Cook. Also on hand was Burton l. Bromley retired former superintendent who welcomed these fellow workers to the ranks of the happily retired. Ning As Well As zoning. Prior to the meeting the state official was taken to dinner by the boards of selectmen and listers at the Terrace restaurant where All had an Opportunity to talk informally. Especially interested in problems of planning were j As on Daniels and Arthur Carman both listers and both of whom have lived in More Urban areas where they said they had seen the effects when planning came too late. Also attending the dinner were selectmen Ezekiel Cross or. And Merton Snow and Lister Charles Scarey. Rubino will speak again in this area june 30 when he will address a Lions club sponsored meeting for the Public in Arlington. Hoosick Falls Edith Beaumont 686-9103 members of the ladies auxiliary Hoosick Falls Lodge of elks who served on dinner committees for the organization during the past year were compensated for their efforts tuesday night when 28 members enjoyed a dinner at the Batten kill inn. Representatives or. And mrs. Perry Pine of West Hoosick attended the Lith annual reunion of the Potter Neilson group of matrons and patrons of Eastern Star chapters in new York which was held last weekend at Canoe Island Lodge Lake George. The Pines were the Only area people among the 118 attending the affair which began Friday evening and closed sunday afternoon. Mrs. Pine was Matron of the Van Rensselaer Lodge Oes Here in 1954. Or kitchens consult your electrician builder or Call your cd office Central Vermont Public service corp. When Money Means More than a weekly allowance As soon As a boy has a newspaper route Money takes on a new meaning ifs no longer simply a handout from dad. From his route experience he learns the value of Thrift the logic of saving. And when Christmas or birthday time comes around he can proudly use his own Cash to Purchase gifts. In addition to learning the basics of Money management the boy with a newspaper route gains other rewards that will stay with him for the remainder of his life. He develops skills on his route that Many boys May never acquire. He Sable to put classroom theory into actual practice. And by working with men who Are trained to develop his Best potentials he a often a couple of jumps ahead of his classmates. Bennington Banner being a new paperboy is a great experience for any Young Man. If you have a son or know of any lad that you think might Benefit from newspaper route experience give our circulation department a Call. J f

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