I intended to simply go back and look at the tax rate increases from the available online "Board Briefings" and instead I was struck by the fact that the School Board votes on the budget in April and then in May the School Board holds their "Budget Public Hearing." If the Board truly wanted public input on the Budget, why wouldn't they encourage public comment BEFORE they vote on it?
Back to my original purpose for reviewing the Board Briefings: tax rates. The Board has unanimously approved Budgets that increased the Hamburg tax rate by...
2008: estimated 5% range
2009: estimated 7.5 to 8.2% range*
2010: estimated 2.4 to 3.5% range
2011: estimated 4.4 to 4.7% range
TOTAL TAX RATE INCREASE: 19.3 TO 21.4%
*NOTE: Please correlate with the administrative salary increase and the "$1.8 million" deficit.
NEW- THE FLEECING OF THE TAXPAYER- HODGSON RUSS LEGAL BILL
*****NEW****Click on link below to be directed to the Hodgson Russ Legal Bills Jan- May 2016- THE FLEECING OF THE TAXPAYER.https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B03Rg-d-K8EZYVRLTUxxVmpUNzA/view?usp=sharing