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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Moultonboro CIPC May 14th 2015

This is not a very long video, but it has a powerful message: if all 2016 capital project requests are approved, the increase to the tax levy from 2015 to 2016 will be just over 29%. That would be an increase of about $257 annually for every $100,000 of assessed property value. The tax rate would be $11.43.
The annual ceiling set a few years back by the BoS is no more than 5% increase annually.

The primary purpose of the CIPC is to minimize fluctuations in the tax rate for capital projects, so they have their work cut out for them.


1 comment:

Joe Cormier/jcormier2@myfairpoint.net said...

Personally, the CIPC has been doing a great job. Our town planner, Bruce, is especially a town asset in helping the committee in its endeavors.

"The primary purpose of the CIPC is to minimize fluctuations in the tax rate for capital projects, so they have their work cut out for them."

In total agreement ... However!

The legislative body is the ultimate deciding factor in approving the requests.

I attended the last UNH feasibility meeting, and surmised it was an "UNFeasibility," not a UNH Feasibility meeting!

No defined empirical data; no facts. Anecdotal evidence has its limits. Just some repeating of what past committees or "blue ribbon," beer commercials from the past; probably from the same base, committee after committee. That meeting is supposed to be about the $5,000 we spent on hearing from some "impartial" recreation academics. Stick to it!

UNH recommendations 1 &2 of the 5, were worked very well; especially by the school reps. Recommendation 3 is a DUH! Recommendation 4 is spot on. Recommendation 5 is a ... stick it, where the sun don't shine .. especially regarding "observations" in place of numbers.

The other commissions had what credentials? Been in town, crying about no swimming pools because the lake is frozen, and MoBo owes it to its select few to entitle them with Vahalla! I guess basketball is the future growth of MoBo, listening to the dire need for more gyms! For how many kids ... a dozen? Where are the numbers? For adults wanting to play basketball? How many? Whatever happened to pick-up ball outside ... oh ya ... winter.

Why don't we have a monthly budget review published on the town web, including CIPC benchmarks? Don't want to hear its too complicated!

There's a new TA that will be coming in. Make that his/her first assignment from the BoS. A monthly budget report posted online. Is the BoS getting a Monthly Budget Report ... why not?

UNH study

CIPC: town website