Tag Archives: Gilford

Tales from the BudComm – Fred, please remember you were part of the problem you are bellyaching about

OK, Fred Butler has another LtE in the local paper and, of course, he is off-point.  Not only off-point in the way that our own inimitable commenter Timothy (factual but of no real relevance in his own special Progressive way) … Continue reading

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Tales from the BudComm: Upon Fred Butler (Gilford) beclowning himself again

his past Tuesday night, my hamlet had its Public Session where the Budget Committee presented both its budgets (Municipal, School District) to the townfolk to explain the numbers and to take questions or listen to concerns.  Fred Butler approached the … Continue reading

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Tales from the BudComm – that single word is exploitable.

There are a number of issues with this word, contract, and how it plays into not only the Default Budget (which, in SB2 governed towns, it is the budget that gets put into place if the PROPOSED budget is shot … Continue reading

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Tales from the BudComm – differing standards

Well, the last night of the (Gilford) Budget Season was last Thursday nite. A long nite – from 6:30pm and I didn’t get home until after midnight.  Did we get all of the surface analysis done and talked to all … Continue reading

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Tales from the BudComm – “Do you see what I see?”

“… the massive flurry of subcommittee meetings and report writing has calmed down and one can actually start to sit down and meditate, cogitate, and try to do something more than a surface cursory level analysis. Like “how come it … Continue reading

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Tales from the BudComm: we don’t need no stinkin’ private sector

Cemeteries.  Usually a very small part of any town or city’s budget but it is there.  It seems that every town has at least one within its boundaries; mine, due to historical reasons, has a bunch of them.  Many of … Continue reading

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Tales from the BudComm – “raised by taxes”

Now those of you that have been reading the ‘Grok for a while know that one of my big bugaboos is the combination of TANSTAAFL and “free money” – the former being “There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free … Continue reading

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