I made a stupid math error in my listserve comment about taxes on August 2. I overlooked the fact that the recent reappraisal had dropped the total value of all properties in town by 8 percent. Consequently property taxes had to raised 8.7 just to cover the budgets we voted.
Regardless, taxes were increased well beyond 8.7 percent and I hope those who prepare budgets and those who vote upon them will try hard to keep them at sustainable levels. These are not.
Please note my new email address: Nedc1943@gmail.com