To The Daily Sun,
Dear Gilmanton taxpayers:
In public input at the Gilmanton Board of Selectmen's Meeting on November 16, a few taxpayers voiced their unhappiness. There were questions and concerns but at no time did anyone ask for a board member to step down. Reference Tuesday's Laconia Daily Sun.
The 2015 tax rate is based on the operating budget, warrant articles voted in, revenue and the Board of Selectman applying funds from the non-designated fund balance.
Revenue is one part of the equation. It is my job to ask why it was not adjusted.
I have used all the resources available to better understand and help explain this tax rate.
Isn't the past town administrator a resource? Why do selectmen Hatch and Jean have an issue with using this resource? With the Academy flood, simple questions concerning billing for work and human resource questions have been answered by the past administrator.
The move by Selectmen Jean and Hatch, to remove me as chairman, was nothing more than censorship.
As your selectman, I will continue asking questions that need to be asked. As your selectman, knowing the hardship this tax rate has caused ... I apologize.
Selectman, Town of Sanbornton
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