Senator Bob Guida (R-Warren) has introduced legislation in the Senate that clearly and concisely defines Agritourism in the State of New Hampshire. Senate Bill 169 seeks to amend RSA 21:34-a II(b) as follows; The marketing or selling at wholesale or retail, of any products from the farm, on-site and off-site, where not prohibited by [local] … Continue reading Senate Bill 169…SAVE OUR FARMS!!!
The cost for rebuilding Western Ave. was revealed at the January 17, 2017 Select Board meeting. Chairman Blomback said that he was “floored” by the bottom line on all the bids that were received. Chairman Blomback brought to the table a financing plan that included the use of Block Grant Money and currently held unrestricted … Continue reading Chairman Blomback “floored” by Western Ave. rebuild cost…proposes using unrestricted fund balance money…2016 DRA reports states Henniker, below minimum fund balance retention threshold!
Town meeting time again. Yes that time of the year where you know that you should go to town meeting and vote on important matters…like how you tax dollars are going to be spent. However, the thought of wading through the blizzard of superfluous information called the budget, just sends chills down your spine! Fear … Continue reading Annual Town & School District Meeting time…It is all about getting the right information…and how you can get that information sent to you without leaving the comfort of your home…
As we have mentioned in a previous blog, the Road management Committee’s report was submitted to the Board of Selectmen (BOS) at the January 3, 2017 meeting. detailed-report We would have loved to bring you video of the BOS reactions. A battery malfunction occurred and we were unable to capture the full flavor of the … Continue reading Roadway repairs $10 to $14 Million, Chairman Blomback wonders about grant money…Mr. Osgood… we can’t afford that and Suggested gas tax hike
As we prepare for the up coming budget season OHB would like to direct your attention to some actual facts. The Henniker Community School will once again prepare their presentation showing you that the yearly surplus reduces your tax rate/$1,000. However the real truth is that your tax assessment has gone up…WAY UP. Last year … Continue reading Henniker Community School claims $730,000 in tax savings from Fiscal Year ’09-’15…While our property tax rate/$1,000 goes up 24%…
OHB would like to begin by saying thank you to the following people for all the hard work they put in to creating one of the most detailed evaluations of Henniker’s public roadway system; Michael Flecchia, Chair; Leon Parker,Vice Chair; Leo Aucoin; Bill Marko; Robert Morse; Tom Weston, Road Agent; Tia Hooper,Selectwoman. Every resident in … Continue reading Henniker’s Road Management Committee…Yo dudes…the most comprehensive roadway report…EVER! And you can read it right here.
Is this how you want your town government to be run? On December 30,2016 town counsel filed a response prior to a January hearing date in Forster v. Henniker Merrimack County Superior Court Case No.: 217-2016-CV-00534. In that document the Henniker, through their attorney states the following town-of-henniker-zba-memo-of-law-12-30-16 see page 5. “…the Court observed that … Continue reading Update…Board of Selectmen (BOS) in the Dark! Town Counsel files court document defining Ancillary and Accessory…and Chairman Blomback has no idea what the definition means!
Clearly, residents in Henniker feel that if you pay your taxes you can do whatever you want on your property here in Henniker; “Keith Demourra asked for clarification on ancillary use. He wondered if he rode his lawnmower around the yard would this be a problem. He stated that if they pay their taxes they … Continue reading After spending $150,000 of your money…Chairman Blomback and the Board of Selectmen still have no understanding of our Zoning Regulations….