Betty wanted and got $7,000.00 a year to tape the council meetings. You can call it a stipend if you like. Council left that out of the 2009/10 budget. Betty did not ask them to stop paying her they just did. Betty is going about running town hall, or at least trying to, and I think everyone knows that. I wish she wouldn't and it is not was she was elected to do. Hey, maybe you can get her to stop.
I thought the 2.5 cent proposed increase was 18%. As for Betty doing anything but instill fear with groundless rumors of the town going bankrupt or failing to meet bond obligations that would be most welcome. I am at a loss for any reasonable proposal she has made to decrease the tax burden. She falls into the same trap so many politicians do, they want to promise everything and make it happen through magic. Taxes can be cut by reducing services and that is tough to do.
As for all the things you list that Betty did not do you get no argument out of me. I am not sure what your point is. Nobody said she did any of those things but it would be nice if she would try working with council instead of this same old Oak Island blame game.
More information about formatting options