Town vote will decide fate of Hooksett Police Commission
That would bring the tax bill up to $5,652, or a $72.50 increase, for a $250,000 property if all warrant articles pass.
The time frame to abolish the commission was originally 15 days, but was amended in April at the deliberative session of Town Meeting to allow the commission to “finish” its work.
Recycling superintendent Diane Boyce has pushed for the warrant, hoping to gain a mechanism to address a minority in the town who refuse to recycle even when at the station. Critics have argued that the recycling center already sees remarkable success, and that mandatory recycling risks creating a backlash which could set recycling in general back in Hooksett. Boyce has stated that she would not institute fines or withdraw service if the policy was instituted.
Items not in the default budget include $230,416 for the Police Department for the reorganization of staff, an increase in the number of positions, training funds, fuel increases, and the replacement of a cruiser.
Should the default budget go into effect and all articles fail, the rate would decrease by 28 cents, to $22.04, said Soucie.
Polls will be open today at Cawley Middle School from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m.
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