Letter: Johnson refutes rumor
I've heard some pretty strange rumors being spread around. One that I find particularly offensive is that I want to be the highest paid chairperson in the county. This is totally false.
I didn't care that the raises approved in 2007 (to take effect in 2009) were rescinded at the November 2008 budget hearing. I simply used other towns and salaries for comparison's sake. In fact, at the end of the public hearing, I said, "That's democracy in action." That quote was in the HSO news article about the budget hearing.
What any other town chairperson is getting paid is not my concern. If serving as town chair was only about money, I'd be doing something else.