I would like to address the controversy surrounding the new scorched-earth personal property tax model being implemented by Lisbon.
The personal property tax laws have been controversial from their inception. In Lisbon, for the past 25 years, the selectmen have always advocated a middle-of-the-road model. We were not going to tax grandmother’s stove, for example, if she chose to sell a few cookies. This has changed, but the present administration should not publicly use my name in criticizing past practices that were fair and agreed upon by everyone involved.
The present administration lives in a glass house and I am sitting on a pile of rocks.
I advise Lisbon taxpayers to hold on; they are in for the ride of their lives with the present administration.
Gerald Samson, Buckfield