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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Tax on average single family home is now virtually $7,000
By Norm Silberdick @ 7:56 AM :: 135 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

This graph reflects 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 almost $7,000 ($6,944).

Monday, November 5, 2018

Tax Rate
By Norm Silberdick @ 9:07 AM :: 184 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

The most recent information indicating that the tax rate may increase by 4% is truly a shocking event to Hampton Taxpayers. In our numerous articles to the Hampton Union and our presentations at the Board of Selectmen we constantly mention the need to look out for the interests of the taxpayers when the Town goes on spending sprees. Some of the items impacting our taxes are necessary some are not.

 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Prohibition of Public Input
By Norm Silberdick @ 7:33 AM :: 674 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.

Monday, May 28, 2018

RTOH MEET WITH BOS ON CABLE TV MONEY EXCESS
By Jerry Znoj @ 12:40 PM :: 1001 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

On 5/21/2018 Norm Silberdick and Jerry Znoj of the Rational Taxpayers of Hampton met with the BOS to voice concerns over the revenue that has been “pouring” into the cable TV fund since 2016...

... a recent lengthy discussion was held on channel 22 where a major upgrade was discussed for channel 22 but never a cost in dollars mentioned! RTOH complained about the lack of transparency on that discussion as to the costs...

Friday, April 20, 2018

Voters desire to be part of the approval cycle
By Norm Silberdick @ 6:42 AM :: 1283 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

Friday, March 9, 2018

Election News
By Benjamin Franklin @ 7:42 PM :: 1742 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

Election News

Below you will find easy link references on candidates that took place in this final week of campaigning.

You may also wish to see the complete list of candidates running for Town Offices, including Rational Taxpayers' recommendations

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Jones flips over Teamsters Union Contract
By Citizen Jones @ 7:57 PM :: 1641 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

With this new understanding, I now fully support the teamsters contract and recommend the voters approve Article 10.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Improper Use of the Road Maintenance Fund with Article 9 will drain the Fund
By Norm Silberdick @ 8:08 AM :: 1674 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 :: 2051 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 :: 1872 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:

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