Henniker Community School claims $730,000 in tax savings from Fiscal Year ’09-’15…While our property tax rate/$1,000 goes up 24%…

piggy-bank 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 the presentation showed that from 2009-2015, $730,000 was returned to you the the tax payer at the end of the school. henniker-annual-school-district-surplus (page 17)

However, actual year end financial documents, obtained from the SAU, shows that from 2009-2015 taxes on your personal property went up 24% (2009-$3.7 M to 2015- $4.8 M) multiple-year-reconciliation-reports

First  you must start to asking yourselves, why am I seeing these reports for the first time on a blog site? Why not publish these reports monthly and post on web site? Why the deception about the increasing property tax rate?

Probably to keep you from actually looking at two items;

  1. 2016-2017 property tax assessment (money obtained from your personal property tax rate of $12.88/$1,000 assessed valuation)  of $5,089,553  which computes out to a 35% increase since 2009 2016-6-month-reconciliation-december-16
  2. employee collective bargaining agreement contracts.

OHB…keeping it real… making it easier for you to find the facts so you can draw your own conclusions…PEACE!



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