Published DateTo the editor,
During the 2012 Tilton Town Meeting, voters passed a sewer rate of .43 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation. Most of the support for this rate was from the Lochmere residents, most of whom are on the sewer system. This is not fair to the other 1,600 taxpayers who are not on the system. Why should they pay for these extra costs?
Most taxpayers in town probably don't even know they are paying for this because it was included into the general tax rate, and not a separate rate of .43 cents for sewer costs. This was a pretty sneaky move as far as I'm concerned.
There is a move to repeal this article that was passed last year, so if you don't want to pay for sewer rates when your not using the system then get out and vote on this article at the town meeting on March, 16 at 8 a.m.
Resident voters of Tilton should vote this sewer rate down!