tax 'whack' is yet to come
now, Goffstown taxpayers should already have
received their property tax bills for the July 1st
To my surprise, some folks told me, "Well, my
bill wasn't too bad. It didn't go up that
Huh? I soon realized these folks didn't
understand they really won't be hit with the huge
13.84% increase in the tax rate until their
December bills arrive. That's when we'll be
hearing thuds all over town from taxpayers keeling
over, bill in hand.
Hopefully, taxpayers will remember their pain when
they go to the polls again this coming
March. Such well-known spenders as Henry
Boyle, Philip Pancoast and Suzanne Tremblay are
all in the last years of their school board
terms. Over on the board of selectmen, none
other than Phil D'Avanza, staunch supporter of all
that is costly, will also be up for
re-election. Check their voting records on
spending issues and you'll understand what I'm
yourself how Goffstown has gotten itself into this
fiscally disastrous position in the first place,
and who is responsible for it, and the answers are
clear. We are in this position because we
have often spent money irresponsibly and in many
cases needlessly (can you say VOIP phone systems
and GPS units?), and those directly responsible
for this spending are our elected officials on the
school board and the board of selectmen.
So what can be done about it? Plenty.
As we are beginning to see across the country,
spenders are suddenly, and finally, being voted
out of office. There is no doubt the same is
about to occur in our state house as well this
Goffstown voters can easily do the same come
And if you have enough interest in your taxes to
have read this column in the first place, why not
consider running for the school board or the board
of selectmen yourself?
Guy Caron can be
reached via e-mail at: GuyC@GoffstownResidentsAssociation.com
Columns by Guy Caron
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