Governor grants Jeremy Dodge reprieve on July 15 deadline for vacating East Montpelier home

Peter Shumlin

Peter Shumlin

In a written statement issued moments ago, Peter Shumlin said he’ll waive the July 15 deadline by which Jeremy Dodge is contractual obligated to move out of the Foster Road homestead the governor purchased from him last November.

“As I have said, I was saddened and disappointed that Jerry Dodge now regrets our agreement. I see and talk with Jerry frequently, and yet first heard about this from the press,” Shumlin said. “When Jerry asked for my help to avoid the tax sale, I agreed, and I want to see this through to a good resolution. If that means Jerry stays in the house beyond July 15, that’s fine with me.”

Shumlin encountered criticism in recent days after media outlets reported details of a real estate transaction in which the second-term Democrat acquired the property for $58,000. The land is valued by town listers at $140,000.

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