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      We are a diverse group of Hampton residents from all walks of life and political persuasions. We are advocates for the Hampton taxpayer.  Our objective is to assure that value is being obtained for the tax dollars that we are asked to pay. We closely scrutinize all financial issues associated with the town of Hampton and its schools as they affect taxes and advocate accordingly. We can do this very effectively since we are free of any special interest influences hence remain objective on all issues. We choose to remain anonymous so that special interests cannot focus on character assassinations but are forced to focus on the substance that we report or give recommendations on.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Average Single-Family Home Property Tax $7,150 estimate for 2018
By Norm Silberdick @ 5:14 AM :: 462 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

If all municipal, SAU90 and Winnacunnet High School warrant articles pass this March the Hampton tax rate will increase by 7% to $17.53 this year. The accumulative increase in the taxes on an average single-family home will have risen from $5,989 in 2014 to $7,150 in 2018, a 19% increase of over $1,000 in only 4 years. At this rate we will be at $9,000 in another five years. The 2018 estimate does not even include the $11.8 million WWTP bond on the ballot, if approved it will not hit the tax rate until 2019.

In the past few years a number of high cost warrant articles have passed by less than 25 votes. With little effort, you can make a difference!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Improper Use of the Road Maintenance Fund with Article 9 will drain the Fund
By Norm Silberdick @ 8:08 AM :: 353 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

The Road Improvement Fund should be prioritized for use on those roads in Hampton that need to be reconstructed, paved or otherwise improved, NOT for the beautification project by Experience Hampton in Article 44 of last year’s warrant.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Support Warrant Article 7 - Waste Water Treatment Upgrades
By Norm Silberdick @ 9:18 PM :: 422 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

Rational Taxpayers of Hampton will support Warrant Article 7 calling for a bond issue for $11,780,000 for necessary upgrades to the Waste Water Treatment Plant. During the public hearings for this project and at Public Comments, Rational Taxpayer members and its supporters spoke up to challenge the original amount of the bond issue which resulted in a $2 million reduction.

Areas that we remain concerned about include:

Saturday, February 17, 2018

What does "No Tax Impact" mean?
By Norm Silberdick @ 4:23 PM :: 391 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

each article should stand on its own merits and not be a scheme devised by the Board of Selectmen to mislead the voters

Friday, March 9, 2018

Election News
By Benjamin Franklin @ 7:42 PM :: 222 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

Election News

Below you will find easy link references on candidates that took place in this final week of campaigning.

You may also wish to see the complete list of candidates running for Town Offices, including Rational Taxpayers' recommendations

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Jones flips over Teamsters Union Contract
By Citizen Jones @ 7:57 PM :: 266 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

With this new understanding, I now fully support the teamsters contract and recommend the voters approve Article 10.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

A Challenge to Chairman Waddell
By Norm Silberdick @ 3:49 PM :: 789 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

Why do some businesses get their trash picked up daily, some less frequently, while other businesses do not have their trash or recycling picked up at all by the Town remains a head scratcher. Town officials should have some understanding of this. I call on the Selectmen to

Friday, November 10, 2017

Town Of Hampton versus the State of New Hampshire
By Jerry Znoj @ 3:51 PM :: 767 Views :: 1 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

The “don’t rock the boat” strategy (we will work it out over time) is a failed strategy! This suggested strategy smacks of politics and passivism

Friday, November 10, 2017

Cable TV Fund concern
By Norm Silberdick @ 12:51 PM :: 643 Views :: 1 Comments

Our recommendation was to modify the Franchise Fees in the Comcast agreement to reduce them from 4% to 2%, which in effect gives the cable subscribers, who also happen to be taxpayers, a reduction to their monthly cable fee charges. While there is great appreciation for the dedicated Cable Committee staff, there needs to be more leadership and direction. As the money accumulates it will ultimately be squandered on ...

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Woolsey speaks on "knee jerk motion"
By Woolsey, Mary-Louise @ 11:07 AM :: 765 Views :: 1 Comments :: Tax Increase

Knee jerk motions have no place at any Deliberative Session.

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