The number of people that make up Local Government’s TEAM is much larger than anyone can imagine. We have, department heads (police, fire, highway department, water, waste water, solid waste, town clerk/tax collector, town executive 0ffices) and hired personnel in all of those departments that work hard at making government run smoothly. Last but not … Continue reading Teamwork! Local Government’s road to success…is easier when everyone knows where they are going….
Mirror, mirror on the wall…when will my tax bill begin to fall? As I observe our local government conducting the town’s business, one can not help but notice the enormous amount of grant money funding the improvements of our day to day operations. The sales pitch to accept this grant $$$ is that it will … Continue reading Henniker’s Big Small Government…Grant Money…The Most Dangerous Game….(part 1)
Sometimes you hear or read things that just can’t be true! On Juniper Ridge we are dealing with the issue of a home owner building a motocross tack on the rather small piece of property in the Village Proper residential zone. One neighbor wanted to build a fence because of the noise and dust nuisance. … Continue reading He said what?????
The staff here at OHB wants to congratulate the Road Management Committee for the tremendous work that they are doing. I have attended the last few meetings and have had the privilege of watching this dedicated group of neighbors. They have finished their assessment of every one of our town’s paved roads and they have … Continue reading The staff at onlyhennikerbruce (OHB) wants to give a big shout out to…The Road Management Committee!
At the November 1, 2016 Board of Selectmen’s meeting, a resident asked about a project purportedly going on at the Highway Garage. The discussion that followed raises some serious questions. The Army Corps of Engineers, had asked the town to remove debris from Army Corps property back in 2014. Because of the garage fire, the … Continue reading Asbestos waste removed from town property…Board of Selectmen confused…
Okay so the tax bill shock is starting to wear off. I tried to prepare everyone this past summer…and now it is finally here. Good news…there are solutions…budget season has just begun. We must come together and discuss the concerns we all have and brainstorm some ideas. A few of those ideas will create solutions. … Continue reading Large tax increase…there are solutions!
My first meeting as a member of the Budget Advisory Committee was a very informative one. I want to thank my fellow committee members (David Woolpert, Christopher Roberts, Peter Flynn, Cheryl Morse and Michael Cyr) and the Board of Selectman for hosting such a spirited meeting. To all those who appeared before the joint committee, … Continue reading Henniker’s Tax rate rises as budget season begins…First Budget Advisory Committee/Board of Selectman Budget meeting completed…
In the weeks to come I will be writing a series of blogs regarding the standardization of our public school system. You will be introduced to the two men who were the chief architects of what became known as Common Core State Standards (CCSS). You will also see how the massive negative response to the … Continue reading Common Core Standards….What we all need to know!