The Vineyard Gazette, of Edgardton, MA, covered the elections this week over in Tisbury, (also known as Vineyard Haven). And the people have spoken, nuking ballot measures that would increase taxes. Tisbury voters also decided two ballot questions which would have increased town property taxes, decisively rejecting both of them.
The first will be particularly problematic for town officials; it sought $85,000 to fund collective bargaining and contract settlements with employees.
The other questions sought $100,000 to begin putting aside for Tisbury’s currently-unfunded liabilities for post-employment benefits — mainly health insurance costs, for town workers.
Oh, no problem! That'll work itself out in time.