Category Archives: Budgets
Henniker’s Master Plan… a blueprint for the Official Budget Committee.
Henniker’s Master Plan calls for encouraging public involvement, participation and input on the various Town Departments. Thus Henniker needs more active committees. The Master Plan’s goal is to ensure that all community services and facilities meet the current and anticipated needs of the … Continue reading
Republicans in the NH Senate Who Expanded “Expanded Medicaid”
On Saturday I referenced the passage of expanded Medicaid out of the State Senate. The new Bradley-Care Bill, SB313, complete with a new and improved five-year plan (instead of two, cue the Soviet national anthem) got the yeah votes of every … Continue reading
‘Mistakes Are Made’
I’m about ready to propose a new law urging all elected officials to dispense with the phrases “mistakes are made” and “mistakes were made.” At the 2PM meeting Friday at the Town Office, to discuss the current mess over the … Continue reading
Selectmen Fail to Hold Public Hearing; Library Warrant Article Null and Void
“We have problems,” Chairman Gordon Hunt told his fellow library trustees this morning. “The selectmen didn’t hold a public hearing.” The library-addition warrant article is invalid and will not be legally binding if voted on at Town Meeting because the … Continue reading
Approximately $142,000 Missing From Library Capital Donations Fund
The library-addition warrant article that will be presented at Town Meeting next week would “authorize the withdrawal of Four Hundred Sixteen Thousand Dollars ($416,000.00) from the existing Library Capital Reserve Fund and Four Hundred Ten Thousand Dollars ($410,000.00) from the … Continue reading
Donna Green: Is this Normal?
When you raise issues about Timberlane’s financials to the TRSD auditor, you get stony silence, even as a board member. When you question a second time, you get threats from our SAU. I’ll leave you to decide if this is … Continue reading
What Does “Overspending” Mean?
At Monday’s board of selectmen’s meeting, Gordon Hunt, a member of the budget committee, and the selectmen called into question something that Chris Sawyer wrote in the Granite State News. Chris, who is running for budget committee, stated in response … Continue reading
Windham Proves it’s not “for the children” it’s for the “rich” teachers.
“.. in the latest “contract” with the Windham School Board, the older, more experienced, and RICHER teachers decided to shive their younger, less experienced, and poorer teachers by grabbing all of the cash of the newest and bloated teacher’s contract.” … Continue reading
Selectmen, Budget Committee Propose 12% Increase in Taxes…
The selectmen and Budget Committee have proposed budgets this year that would increase the “amount of taxes to be raised” by approximately 12% on the local part of our tax bill (not including state and county taxes), compared to last … Continue reading
Good Thing the Auditors Are Still At Work
During the public hearing on Timberlane’s budget, Arthur Green questioned why the revenue budget for 16-17 showed $250,000 from capital reserves. There was no answer that night, Jan. 11, 2018. Today the district’s unaudited annual report was published. Last year’s revenue budget … Continue reading