Don’t wait until it is too late! Start planning now on how you want to do to help control your property tax rate.
The most important that you must know is that YOU do have a say in how much property tax you pay.
Become a local government expert. The best place to go for a basic understanding of how local government works is the NH Municipal Association’s web site. Use their search bar in the upper right corner of the home page. Type in Annual meeting and find a whole slew full of writings.
You can search and find information about anything town government does. Take advantage of their publications. You can find a list of their published resources here.
Budget Advisory Committee/Board of Selectmen budget development meetings are scheduled for Saturday November 4, 2017 and Saturday November 18, 2017 @ 8:30 am. Hopefully the town’s new live streaming network will be up and running so you can watch the meetings from home.
Those joint meetings consist of each Town Department coming before a group of 10 people and explaining their budget requests. Hopefully copies of the proposed budget requests will be published on line at the Town’s web site. I would strongly urge each and everyone of you demand Town Hall to place the proposed budget on the web page.
The proposed budget, in its entirety is created and stored in an electronic form by employees who are paid from our property tax dollars and on computers paid for by our property tax dollars.
Therefore, there should be no reason why it cannot be placed on a tax payer funded web page.
As soon as the Budget Advisory Committee (which OHB is on) sets their date to review the proposed budget and deliberates recommended changes to the Select Board, I will let you know.
We are the legislative body…We control what is spent at town hall…Study the budget from the beginning and don’t wait to the last minute…ask questions and demand answers!
Median Household Income in Henniker is below the state average. We have the 10th highest tax rate…this is not sustainable!
OHB…keeping it real… making it easier for you to find the facts so you can draw your own conclusions…..
“There are things public officials would never do if they thought somebody might call them out on it.”