In the spirit of transparency, included below are screenshots from emails and documents that are relevant to the issue at hand.
This is the treatment that I've received with all levels of King William leadership after trying to collaborate to resolve this issue in a professional manner. It is my opinion that allowing this treatment to happen and not doing anything about it is the same as supporting it.
If you haven't already read the summary overview, I encourage you to understand the issues first.
The only taxable salad, based on the Commonwealth of Virginia Food and Beverage Tax Code are: "prepackaged single-serving salads consisting primarily of an assortment of vegetables"
Met with County Administrator, Bobbi Tassinari to explain situation and seek advice on how to resolve. I explained that this was an open risk to by business and I didn't believe the meals tax when written ever envisioned a business such as mine. Explained that I’ve reviewed code but didn’t come to her to do a line by line code review with her, and would welcome the opportunity with the County Attorney to explain my interpretation so this could be resolved
I presented three possible solutions to the move on from this problem:
1. Continue the disagreement between the Commissioner and I may end up in litigation and all of this would become public.
2. Amend the code - focus on a positive spin
3. Written letter from KW County saying I am not responsible for collecting meals tax (sample upon request)