Ok now for the “Who Done It?” From what we can find out the Treasurer’s office failed to include the new recently passed school mill levy as well as some of the other school tax. In addition to the Havre Schools all Hill County Schools were short changed. Of course blame is being cast on the “old” Treasurer Carrie Dickson that was defeated by Sandy Brown this last November. That stands to reason because she is no longer here to defend herself and the “recently departed” usually gets the blame for all problems in most all work situations.
Funny part is that no one from the county, either the current Treasurer or the County Commissioners, had any idea there was even a mistake until someone from the school noticed that their school account had some severe deficiencies in what should have been an adequate fund balance and went to the courthouse to find out what was going on. As far as our readers enquiries as to whose heads are going to roll for this blatant mistake I would guess NO ONES would be the correct answer. The thing “suggested” or should I say the next bit of “gossip” was the Dickson purposely sent the mistake ridden tax notices to make the lady that took her out in the election look bad. It is all speculation at this point but I would be amazed if we ever know the whole truth.
In short we are being told to “Pay Up and Shut Up”