Town Budget & Property Tax INCREASE…Plato’s Allegory of the Cave is a good lesson to learn from.

“The unquestioning acceptance of the already existing is what keeps people from being creative.” This year the governing body of the town is asking for us to dig deeper into our pockets when have had their jobs curtailed from the pandemic. Many are worried. On top of all the worry and confusion in our personal … Continue reading Town Budget & Property Tax INCREASE…Plato’s Allegory of the Cave is a good lesson to learn from.

Warm Body Politics…Local GOP Chairman Gets His Knickers In A Twist Over My Questioning a Henniker Candidate (????)

Recently I learned that a young man named Jason Earnhardt is running for our district’s State House Seat. Oh really, I immediately thought this was odd. In twenty years of living here, serving on one town board, 3 town committees, attending hundreds of Select-Board meetings and attending Town Annual meetings , I have never run … Continue reading Warm Body Politics…Local GOP Chairman Gets His Knickers In A Twist Over My Questioning a Henniker Candidate (????)

joe biden & dems Covid-19 Race-Baiting. Time to learn a thing or two from the people who know a thing or two!

“Biden joins Democrats calling on CDC for further racial breakdown of coronavirus pandemic”; this headline is sickening…mr. biden have you no scruples???? Listen up joe biden and your merry band of race baiters: RING THE BELL SCHOOLS IN SESSION! Current information seems to indicate that the SARS CoV-2, the virus causing the covid-19 pandemic, will … Continue reading joe biden & dems Covid-19 Race-Baiting. Time to learn a thing or two from the people who know a thing or two!

School Board’s Explanation Rings Hollow…Knew About Roof Leaks in 2017…Failed to Adopt CIP Funding…Poor Corporate Governance…Take Back Control…

  School District…VOTE NO and hold a Special Meeting! Finance this the correct way!!! In the latest edition of the Messenger, page 12 letters to the editor, The Henniker School Board attempted to explain their budget gimmick of using leases to lower the threshold of approving long term debt. These gimmicks are fully explained in … Continue reading School Board’s Explanation Rings Hollow…Knew About Roof Leaks in 2017…Failed to Adopt CIP Funding…Poor Corporate Governance…Take Back Control…

Vote No Warrant #4! Part I: School Board Fails To Adequately Disclose Costs Of The “Evergreen Clause” in New Teacher’s Contract…Violates Statute?????

The teacher’s contract that we are being asked to approve will have budgetary implications in FY 2021-2022. The statute requires that those costs be adequately explained. They have not been explained nor have they even been disclosed. Now let’s begin… All Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA) by Statute RSA 273-A must adequately disclose the financial terms … Continue reading Vote No Warrant #4! Part I: School Board Fails To Adequately Disclose Costs Of The “Evergreen Clause” in New Teacher’s Contract…Violates Statute?????

School Board: Budget Gimmicks, Leases W/ “Escape Clauses”…Long Term Debt Made Easy! Is This The Way You Want Your Tax $$$$’s Managed?

Incurring long term debt should be hard…not easy! The State Legislature in fact has in fact enacted a law making it hard, RSA 33:8 Municipal Finance Act: It states, among other things, Multi-year lease-purchase agreements for equipment are regarded as long-term debt (like a bond, they require a stream of payments to pay principal and … Continue reading School Board: Budget Gimmicks, Leases W/ “Escape Clauses”…Long Term Debt Made Easy! Is This The Way You Want Your Tax $$$$’s Managed?

Should we cede control of “at least” $24,000 a year of our Tax $$$’s to Administrators and the Teacher’s Union for stipend positions???? I hope not!

Yes indeed, it is that time of the year again…time to review the work product of our elected boards. Let’s start with The Henniker Community School. Yes there is a new teacher’s contract to vote on. For the most part it is the same contract with 4 small differences from the one we REJECTED on … Continue reading Should we cede control of “at least” $24,000 a year of our Tax $$$’s to Administrators and the Teacher’s Union for stipend positions???? I hope not!

Replay Video Confirms: Osgood Now Thinks Azalea Park Should Be $1 Million….

The Capital Improvement Plan was presented to the Select-Board at their meeting Tuesday January 28, 2020. In that presentation a request from the Azalea Park committee for $10,000 worth of  24 hour surveillance cameras was discussed. The CIP committee recommended not to support such a request. Mr. Osgood commented that the request was short a … Continue reading Replay Video Confirms: Osgood Now Thinks Azalea Park Should Be $1 Million….

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

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

Does Henniker have an Azalea Park Slush Fund????? Vice-Chair Hooper vows to get to the bottom of this…

Apparently NO tax dollars to be used for Azalea Park does not mean much to Select-board member Osgood…even after the town voted NO to a warrant article seeking to establish a budget line item for the Azalea park project. Last night at the select-board meeting in Public Comment #2 @ 55:40 of the meeting’s broadcast, … Continue reading Does Henniker have an Azalea Park Slush Fund????? Vice-Chair Hooper vows to get to the bottom of this…