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Town Cannot Legally Waive Food Pantry Water/Utilities Bill; Makes Appeal For Help

At the January 2022 Town Council meeting Whitehall Food Pantry volunteers Cara Sacry and Konnie Smith requested that the pantry’s water/utility bill be waived, as the organization is a non-profit entity and the building is used only once a month for a few hours. Mayor Mary Janacaro-Hensleigh recommended to the Town Council to charge $1 per year, as the Whitehall Community Library and Whitehall General Store have this same arrangement. However, after the meeting, it was discovered that this arrangement is illegal and could ultimately affect the Town’s ability to get grant funding and sta...

 

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