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The Valley Reporter
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Waitsfield, VT 05673

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Grand List is collateral

To The Editor:

Regarding the third upcoming vote on Waitsfield's proposed municipal water system: Every voting taxpayer within the town of Waitsfield must understand one basic point, that being the following:

In order to obtain funding just to construct the system (approximately $7,700,000) the town must put up the entire Grand List -- that is all of the property in town -- as collateral insuring against default. Should there be any problem repaying any portion of the loan plus interest over the 40-year life of the loan, your home and property will ultimately secure repayment of any shortfall.

So, think of it this way: A yes vote means you are allowing the town to use your house and property as collateral for their water system, through the year 2048. A no votes means, no, no, no.

Frank Palumbo



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