The proposal to eliminate the sales tax portion of the options tax that is being put before the voters should not be approved at this time. Revenue from this tax is reducing the burden imposed by the education tax in a manner that was anticipated by the state legislature at the time the option taxes were authorized. Perhaps when the golf course debt and debt incurred for a new fire house are paid off then the options tax issue should be revisited.
By the time these debts are retired the Village hopefully will become a reality. The Village will increase our tax base. The increased tax base could provide revenue that would make it more practical to eliminate all or part of the options tax.
Hence let’s wait before we eliminate the sales tax.
David Rosenblum, Killington