There are Bills, Then There are “Stealth” Bills

Some of our local taxpayer groups have been keeping track of bills that would affect local government, and in particular, the taxes and property rights of the owners of single family homes. A compilation of what they recommend to be vetoed as well as bills hidden...

It’s Not Too Early to Start Thinking About Town Meetings

It’s Not Too Early to Start Thinking About Town Meetings. Here’s why. Regionalism is being promoted by HUD FEDERAL grants which want to come in and change your town’s look, rules, regulations and zoning. Here is a recent document from NH House on...

To TIF or Not to TIF?

Read up on Tax Increment Financing and how it is applied. Do you think TIFs are a good idea? Some miffed over TIF in Dover… “DOVER — Some people were in a tiff over a possible TIF district. The City Council is mulling designating an area of the city as a...

Reassessment Means Less TIF Money

From the Ledger Transcript: JAFFREY — An incorrect initial assessment of an affordable housing apartment building in downtown Jaffrey is an example of Vision Appraisal Technology’s lack of due diligence, according to Town Manager Michael Hartman. The...

Special Tax Financing Districts Proposed in Salem

From the Eagle Tribune: SALEM — Selectmen may consider revamping the tax structure for three areas in town, hoping it will help finance road projects and other needed infrastructure improvements. Selectman Michael Lyons told fellow board members Monday that he wants...