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Budget Hearings

January 31, 2019

Town Meeting is coming up in March and that means it is the season for municipal and school budget hearings.  Although Waterville Valley has a population of just 483 full-time residents, our town and school budgets are not small.  If you’re a Waterville Valley property owner (whether you’re a registered voter or not), I encourage you to be informed, educate yourself, get involved, and attend budget and bond hearings and other municipal and school meetings. 

The Town of Waterville Valley budget and bond hearing will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 6-8 p.m. at the Recreation Department.

The bond hearing is related to a fiscal year 2019 bond authorization in the amount of $1,278,500 for fiscal year 2018 capital improvements programs to fund the following projects:

  • Purchase a fire department ladder truck – $878,500
  • Purchase a department of public works trash truck – $250,000
  • Trails construction and maintenance – $150,000

You can view the Town of Waterville Valley budget at Town Hall and at the Waterville Valley Post Office.

The Waterville Valley school district budget hearing will be held on Monday, Feb. 4, at 6:15 p.m. at the Recreation Department.  The school district’s proposed 2019/2020 budget can be viewed here

If you have questions, contact Waterville Valley Town Hall at 603-236-4730 or the Waterville Valley Elementary School at 603-236-4700.

Waterville Valley town and school district budget hearings

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget.

2 thoughts on “Budget Hearings

  • Jennifer Saffran says:

    The majority of the tax payers in WV are condo owners, most who have their primary residence outside of WV, and therefore, cannot vote. It would be good if we could find a way to have those taxpayers views heard.

    • Jan Stearns says:

      Hi Jennifer, thanks for taking the time to comment. ALL Waterville Valley property owners are welcome to attend town bond/budget hearings and public meetings. Waterville Valley Town Manager, Mark Decoteau, just sent me a note in response to your comment and said, “they [property owners] are allowed and really encouraged to attend and have always been allowed to speak. We would like to have them at the meeting and hear what they have to say.”

      So, by all means, please attend and encourage your fellow condo owners to attend and/or share your thoughts and opinions.

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