Did you know that VT is the only state in New England (plus NY!) that does not automatically grant tax exemption yo Granges? And Berlin is the only Town in VT that collects 100% of the tax? Though the Hall is not located in a Common, like most Granges in New England, it is just on the other side of the line from Montpelier and is assessed higher every year. The current tax bill = just about $7,200. This is the biggest item in the budget; twice what we pay for sanding and plowing, and WA-AY more than the heat! Every year we run a deficit. Closing the Hall is inevitable some day, if something does not change. So, on Town Meeting Day, we will ask the voters to grant an exemption and in return will give free use of the Hall a minimum of 2X/month to the Town or to any Berlin resident.