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Landis town manager to address high utility rates Monday

By Liz Moomey
liz.moomey@salisburypost.com

LANDIS — Interim Town Manager Kenny Isenhour will address questions about utility rates and how they relate to a state investigation into embezzlement of town funds when the Landis Board of Aldermen meets Monday.

The meeting is at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 312 S. Main St.

The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating former Town Manager Reed Linn and former Finance Officer Ginger Gibson for possible embezzlement.

Monday’s agenda notes the board and staff members will not be able to discuss the ongoing investigation.

On Tuesday, the town posted the utility rates on its website under the Transparency tab. Residents for years have complained about high utility rates with little explanation.

The board also will discuss the East Landis Fire District tax, which is set at 0.0425 percent of property valuation. The town rate is 0.53 percent.

At a budget workshop Thursday, interim Finance Officer Roger Hosey said the fire tax is the lowest among neighboring districts and the town is looking at possibly adjusting the rate.

The aldermen will also consider approving concept plans for Passive Park. The Linn family is donating the land and money.

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