Hootie is back and he whispered in my ear something crazy He said…..

HOOTIE 2(January 10, 2020)

By the light of this January full moon my Hootie has returned…..

 I Thaddeus J. Hootie declare myself “sympathetic to the folks who work and have very little time to attend meetings or research how and why our town has such a high property tax burden.

Whether you agree that our property taxes are too high or not, what can’t be debated is that our taxes are very high relative to nearly every other community in New Hampshire.

It might be helpful to view our respective property taxes in relation to a per diem or weekly expense.

For example, if the average property tax in Henniker is $9,000 per annum that would mean that each day the owner of that property goes to work the first $35 earned goes directly toward paying property tax.

 That assumes a five day work week for 52 weeks. Now, consider that the weekly cost to you in property taxes is $175.

Is it any wonder that we always hear about cost per thousand when debating taxes?

Sometimes, gross numbers are just that and don’t invite us to assess the day to day cost.

What WAS in your wallet at the end of the week?



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.”


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