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