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What Happens When a Selectwoman Challenges the Town of Piermont? Part 2

By CNHT | March 21, 2017

What Happens When a Selectwoman Challenges the Town of Piermont? Part 2

If you still don’t understand that your own NH town is a good place to start draining the swamp, please read Part 1.

Piermont is a small town in Grafton County, New Hampshire. When we say small, we mean it — the population of Piermont was a mere 790 at the 2010 census.

When Teran “Terri” Mertz, wife of George Mertz, Commander, USN (Ret) was elected to a seat on the 3-person Selectboard in 2016 for a three-year term, she never expected that her attempts to insure the town simply follow rules and procedures would lead to harassment, threats of arrest, and even an attempt to ban her from entering the town offices.

While the 91-A law provides that ANY citizen, not just elected officials, can request public documents, Terri Mertz has been required to make a written request for all documents she wants.

The tax record posted below is the last one she was allowed to see.

Did the other selectmen do this to protect a person they hired, a person Mertz alleges is at least double-, if not triple-dipping into the taxpayer till by logging time for all three of her part-time town jobs simultaneously and working almost as many overtime hours when she is supposed to be only working part-time?

Selectman Subjeck, of course, is the only one who is allowed to see/ sign that employee’s time-sheets.

It is quite probably that many of the people in the attached tax record listed as being in arrears have simply fallen on hard times. But, certain names do stand out, as those who have been in arrears since as far back as 2013. The law is fairly strict about how long a town can allow taxes to go unpaid. If, after two years the taxes remain unpaid, the tax collector will deed the property to the municipality (N.H. Restat. Ann. § 80:76).

Coming in Parts 3 and 4 will outline attempts to defame the Mertzs, and inconsistencies with tax assessments by Avitar.

Piermont Outstanding Taxes as of July 2017

Topics: Abatements, Assessing, Litigation Updates, Right to Know, Town Government, Town Meetings, View Tax | Comments Off

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