Geracimos is the right choice
FROM: ELAINE SHEPARD CHESAPEAKE CITY
I am a previous Chesapeake City Town Council member, holding that position for two years. In the past decade, I have also attended most council meetings and workshops. I feel the need to correct a statement quoted in your newspaper’s May 4 edition regarding the timing of the budget discussions in town.
Both Mr. Frank Vari and Mr. Lew Collins insinuated that the budget discussions were delayed by the current administration. A look back at the council meeting minutes going as far back as 2011 on the Chesapeake City town website clearly illustrate the fact, however, that the budget discussions, the public hearing and subsequent voting sessions on the budget always happen at exactly the same time each year — in May and June.
This year, Mr. Vari, as a new candidate for the position of mayor, relayed false information to some residents about taxes being raised by a huge percentage rate. Each year, the possibility of a minute raise in taxes is discussed by all council members. This