To The Daily Sun,
Give credit where credit is due.
I have been a taxpayer in Gilmanton for 40 years. My recollection is that the tax rate has increased for 38 of those years. We had a minimal decrease in 2012 and an outstanding decrease of 9.4 percent this year. This decrease is due to the efforts of our selectmen to control town spending. We need to thank our selectmen, town administrator, department heads and the Budget Committee for this tax reduction.
On the other hand, our School Board and superintendent have over budgeted in excess of $500,000 a year for the last three years. We need to get school spending under control. Please review the school budget closely before you vote in March.