I am currently in the process of writing another post concerning our Junior/ Senior high school situation and it is going to be a doozy.
While at the deliberative session on Saturday, crammed into the gym bleachers for three hours, it became apparent that there are more people with the understanding that we cannot keep passing the blame and we need to do something as a town to fix this situation we are currently in. And for that I am very happy.
However, there are those people who do not want to do anything. Nothing. Just let things keep going as they are. They are using scare tactics and inflated tax rates to convince others that our taxes will soon be $100.00/ $1000.00 in the next two years. And that will not include the dam removal/ construction, water treatment plant or the new water line from the well to the main part of town.
There was an "information packet" being handed out by these town folks at the deliberative session which is twisted "information" to suit their agenda. Many times in the packet there are statements that the school board/ superintendent have failed to do anything to help the tax payers of Newmarket and are only seeking to build a new school.
The saddest part of that packet? It was organized by a member of one of the towns committees. Pretty sad that this person cannot go to a school board meeting and discuss like an adult their concerns, instead they distribute a seven page packet and hide behind a group called Newmarket Citizens for Responsible School Solutions.
I am guessing that this packet came into being as a last ditch effort of this group because they can see that it is not going to be an easy NO vote like it has been in the past. That the people of Newmarket are not going to continue to go merrily along like they have in the past. That we can see the cost of doing nothing has cost each and every tax payer thousands and thousands of dollars over the years with the only thing to show for it is a crumbling school which is over capacity. The old way of ignoring problems will not solve these problems. Previous votes in Newmarket have gotten us to this place, and it is not a happy place to be. We are ready for a change.