In the article “Extras draw criticism at city budget workshops” which appeared in the May 12 edition, a $25,000 expense related to membership in the Maine Downtown Network was referred to as a “membership fee.” $25,000 is in fact the minimum annual operating budget for MDN member municipalities, an expense that includes a staff member salary and promotions. According to Larraine Brown, interim project manager of Our Town Belfast, the group responsible for Belfast’s inclusion in the program, the membership fees amount to around $350 annually.