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In the Mayor's open letter I just noticed two confliction statements. He mentions that there is a 2% cap on property tax. Which is true. Then he goes on to mention how in his budget he needs to account for an increase of the health insurance bill is going up by 12%, pension payments by 13%.

One key thing the mayor left out is that according to the recent law passed property tax can only go up 2% on items that the town has control of. Health insurance and Pension payments are exempt from the 2% cap portion and can property tax bill could in fact be raised slightly more to account for those 2 specific increases. They play no part in having to fit into the 2% budgeted raise. So why even mention this? Either the mayor doesn't know the law or wants to make it seem like he has to layoff firefighters because of the Pension/Health insurance costs going up and there is a cap on property taxes when in fact he can raise the taxes above the 2% to cover these costs.

I just wanted the truth to be known.

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In the Mayor's open letter I just noticed two confliction statements. He mentions that there is a 2% cap on property tax. Which is true. Then he goes on to mention how in his budget he needs to account for an increase of the health insurance bill is going up by 12%, pension payments by 13%.

One key thing the mayor left out is that according to the recent law passed property tax can only go up 2% on items that the town has control of. Health insurance and Pension payments are exempt from the 2% cap portion and can property tax bill could in fact be raised slightly more to account for those 2 specific increases. They play no part in having to fit into the 2% budgeted raise. So why even mention this? Either the mayor doesn't know the law or wants to make it seem like he has to layoff firefighters because of the Pension/Health insurance costs going up and there is a cap on property taxes when in fact he can raise the taxes above the 2% to cover these costs.

I just wanted the truth to be known.

He did mislead in his open letter. But he did explain how pension payments and health insurance raises do not factor into the 2% cap in his opening at the Council Meeting last night.

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The Noble and Honorable Mayor Santos is doing a great job. He didn't get rid of any fireman the first time around, but don't have the false sense of security to think he is even close to being done with them and their big mouths. Press on brother.

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The Noble and Honorable Mayor Santos is doing a great job. He didn't get rid of any fireman the first time around, but don't have the false sense of security to think he is even close to being done with them and their big mouths. Press on brother.

"The Noble and Honorable Mayor Santos is doing a great job. He didn't get rid of any fireman the first time around . . ."

No firemen were laid off due to concessions by the firemen. Santos did nothing to preserve these jobs, absolutely nothing.

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