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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Prohibition of Public Input
By Norm Silberdick @ 7:33 AM :: 99 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

There are many talented people in Hampton who I am sure would enjoy providing their input as a means of community service. Prohibiting or otherwise suppressing our talented people from contributing causes serious, long term harm to all of us.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Tax on average single family home now Above $7,000
By Norm Silberdick @ 8:39 AM :: 546 Views :: 0 Comments :: Tax Increase

This graph reflects estimated spending based on the articles that actually passed in March 2018. ... In just four years the average will have risen from under $6,000 ($5,989) to over $7,000 ($7,015).

Friday, April 20, 2018

Voters desire to be part of the approval cycle
By Norm Silberdick @ 6:42 AM :: 797 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

Selectmen need to have a discussion and make a decision as to how they are going to respond to the voters desire to be part of the approval cycle for non-union wage increases that was reflected in the vote

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Improper Use of the Road Maintenance Fund with Article 9 will drain the Fund
By Norm Silberdick @ 8:08 AM :: 1243 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

The Road Improvement Fund should be prioritized for use on those roads in Hampton that need to be reconstructed, paved or otherwise improved, NOT for the beautification project by Experience Hampton in Article 44 of last year’s warrant.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Average Single-Family Home Property Tax $7,150 estimate for 2018
By Norm Silberdick @ 5:14 AM :: 1604 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

If all municipal, SAU90 and Winnacunnet High School warrant articles pass this March the Hampton tax rate will increase by 7% to $17.53 this year. The accumulative increase in the taxes on an average single-family home will have risen from $5,989 in 2014 to $7,150 in 2018, a 19% increase of over $1,000 in only 4 years. At this rate we will be at $9,000 in another five years. The 2018 estimate does not even include the $11.8 million WWTP bond on the ballot, if approved it will not hit the tax rate until 2019.

In the past few years a number of high cost warrant articles have passed by less than 25 votes. With little effort, you can make a difference!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Support Warrant Article 7 - Waste Water Treatment Upgrades
By Norm Silberdick @ 9:18 PM :: 1473 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

Rational Taxpayers of Hampton will support Warrant Article 7 calling for a bond issue for $11,780,000 for necessary upgrades to the Waste Water Treatment Plant. During the public hearings for this project and at Public Comments, Rational Taxpayer members and its supporters spoke up to challenge the original amount of the bond issue which resulted in a $2 million reduction.

Areas that we remain concerned about include:

Saturday, February 17, 2018

What does "No Tax Impact" mean?
By Norm Silberdick @ 4:23 PM :: 1406 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

each article should stand on its own merits and not be a scheme devised by the Board of Selectmen to mislead the voters

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

A Challenge to Chairman Waddell
By Norm Silberdick @ 3:49 PM :: 1804 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

Why do some businesses get their trash picked up daily, some less frequently, while other businesses do not have their trash or recycling picked up at all by the Town remains a head scratcher. Town officials should have some understanding of this. I call on the Selectmen to

Friday, November 10, 2017

Cable TV Fund concern
By Norm Silberdick @ 12:51 PM :: 1252 Views :: 1 Comments

Our recommendation was to modify the Franchise Fees in the Comcast agreement to reduce them from 4% to 2%, which in effect gives the cable subscribers, who also happen to be taxpayers, a reduction to their monthly cable fee charges. While there is great appreciation for the dedicated Cable Committee staff, there needs to be more leadership and direction. As the money accumulates it will ultimately be squandered on ...

Friday, September 22, 2017

Police chief should not be working details
By Norm Silberdick @ 5:58 AM :: 4037 Views :: 1 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

The whole practice doesn’t benefit the public; long-term it results in taxpayers footing the cost of increased pension benefits that the chief will receive for detail work and any impact on increasing workers comp premiums.

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