I have known Tim Goodwin for a good number of years, and I can describe him with a story that involves my relationship with him.
I was an elected lister of the town of Weston for 15 years, after which I decided that, with the increasing complexity of the position, new approaches were needed to maintain fairness in the grand list. We also needed someone conversant with the state’s tax structure when describing the workings of the board to the public.
I had seen Tim, as a local School Board member, patiently and accurately describe the calculation of our education tax rate at a number of annual school meetings, and thought him the ideal candidate, so I went to Tim and suggested that he would make a good lister.
Tim replied that if I would assume one of his many outside duties for Weston, he would run for my position of lister.
Tim is now serving in his sixth year, having chaired the board for a period through 2011. During his time on the board, he has done much to improve its operations through his knowledge of the tax laws and analytical ability.
I also know Tim as a justice of the peace and member of the Board of Civil Authority, where it is my pleasure to work with him, and where I have found him to perform his duties with fairness and compassion. I support Tim and I will certainly vote for him.
WestonMORE IN Letters
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Capt. James Cook discovers and names Christmas Island, Brits develop and test H-bombs there in 1957-58; 100 years ago today, Christmas truce takes hold on Western Front in France, combatants observe the holiday.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Gen. Wm. T. Sherman concludes March to the Sea, secures Savannah, Ga., offers the city as Christmas gift to Pres. Lincoln; N.Y.'s Lincoln Tunnel opens in 1937; first gorilla born in captivity, Colo, celebrates 58th birthday today.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Brent Curtis reports on the probe into a city bar fight involving police officers; Vt. Yankee has its last media day event before final shutdown next week; Depot Park hosts annual vigil to raise awareness of plight of homeless.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Vermont Gas Systems puts Phase 2 on hold as the latest estimate for Phase 1 takes a 27 percent leap upward, to a total of $157 million; U.S. Attorney Tristram Coffin quits for job with private firm; police cite man in pot bust.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: In 1972, Christmas bombing of North Vietnam ordered by President Richard Nixon, most lethal strikes of the war; in 1989, U.S. invades Panama to depose, arrest and charge Gen. Manuel Noriega with drug trafficking, racketeering.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Gov. Peter Shumlin announces demise of his single-payer health insurance initiative; convicted first-degree murderer Alan Prue sentenced to 50 years for killing teacher Melissa Jenkins; veterans chafed about park naming snub.