Budget Committee Public Hearing 2/3/21

NOTICE

OF

PUBLIC HEARING

TOWN OF GOSHEN – BUDGET COMMITTEE

TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE TOWN OF GOSHEN:

You are hereby notified that the Town of Goshen Budget Committee will conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on its recommended Budget for 2021 on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in Town Hall.  SNOW DATE:  Thursday, February 11, 2021.

The public is encouraged to attend.

ALL ATTENDEES ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS

PER EMERGENCY ORDER OF GOVERNOR SUNUNU.

 

Barbara E. Paronto, 

Chairperson

Goshen Town Officer Filing Notice

GOSHEN TOWN OFFICER FILINGS

The filing period for Town Officers for the
March 9th, 2021
TOWN ELECTION
Wednesday January 20, 2021 to Friday January 29, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Under the non-partisan ballot system, filing for the following officers can be made at the
Town Clerk’s Office Monday thru Thursday from
7:30 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m

1 Selectperson…….….………….……….………..…3 year term
1 Town Clerk/Tax Collector….….….……………3 year term
1 Trustee of Trust Funds…….……………………3 year term
1 Cemetery Trustee….………….……..…….……..3 year term
2 Planning Board Member.….….…..…………..3 year term
2 Zoning Board of Adjustment………………..….3 year term
2 Library Trustees.…………………………………….3 year term
1 Supervisor of the Checklist ………………..……5 year term
3 Budget Committee Members…………. ….. … 3 year term
1 Budget Committee…………………………..………2 year term
2 Budget Committee ………………………………….1 year term

Cindy L. Williams, Town Clerk

Please note:
The Town Clerk’s Office will be Open from
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Friday January 29th for Candidacy Filing

Budget Committee Meeting Schedule 2021

  • Tuesday January 5 – 6:00 PM:  Review/recommend School District Budget
  • Wednesday Jan 6 – 6:30 PM:  Work Session
  • Thursday Jan 14 – 6:30 PM:  Work Session
  • Wednesday Jan 20 – 6:30 PM:  Work Session
  • Wednesday Jan 27 – 6:30 PM:  Work Session
  • Thursday Jan 28 – 6:30 PM:  Final work Session
  • Tuesday February 2:  NO MEETING – Deadline for Petitioned Articles (Town)
  • Wednesday February 3 – 6:30 PM:  Work Session (if needed)
  • Wednesday February 3 – 7:00 PM:  Public Hearing – Town Budget
  • Monday February 8:  NO MEETING – Deadline for Petitioned Articles (School)
  • Tuesday February 9 – 6:00 PM:  Public Hearing – School  Budget
  • Thursday February 3 – 7:00 PM:  Public Hearing – School Budget (Snow date only)

 

Budget Committee work sessions begin at 6:30 PM and adjourn at 8 PM.  Budget Committee Public Hearing begins at 7:00 PM

School Board Meetings begin at 6:00 PM.  School Board Public Hearing begins at 6:00 PM.

 

All meetings of the Budget Committee are open to the public in accordance with RSA:  91-A:2

Help Wanted: Goshen Transfer Station

The Town of Goshen, NH is accepting applications for Transfer Station operators

Wednesday 12:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. (summer hours) 9:00 to 3:00 p.m. (winter hours)
Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

To apply or learn more, please call (603) 863-5080

Public Notice to Library Patrons – Oct 2020

10/29/2020

Dear Patrons:

It is with an overabundance of caution that we are limiting entrance to the library to one person at a time. (For families, please send in one person from your household.)

Patrons will have 10 minutes in the library. There will be no public computer access until further notice.

To enter please:

  1. 1)  Sanitize hands
  2. 2)  Put on provided gloves
  3. 3)  Wear a mask
  4. 4)  Ring the bell (it looks like an apple) and wait for confirmation that it is okay to enter
  5. 5)  Upon entering, follow social distancing guideline (6 feet)
  6. 6)  Throw away gloves and re-sanitize hands on your departureThank you for your continued support!

Curbside services are also available. Please call OGPL at
603 863-6921 during regular business hours for more information on curbside services.

For more information on the Olive G Pettis Library, please click here.

2020 Preliminary Values

Preliminary 2020 Assessed Values Available 

The values here reflect the Preliminary 2020 Assessed Values.  A complete listing of preliminary assessments (PDF) is sorted by location for the 2020 Tax Year.

NH RSA 75:8-a requires that all municipalities complete a town-wide revaluation of all properties every five years.

Some of the most frequent questions the Town has been receiving regarding the revaluation are:

  • What is a revaluation?

A revaluation is the process of conducting the data collection and market analysis necessary to equalize the values of all properties within the town, bringing all to at or near 100% as of April 1, 2020. This ensures that all contribute an equitable portion of the total tax burden.

  • What is market value and who determines my property value?

Market value is determined by people, by the activity in the real estate market, and the general economy.

  • How do I know if my assessment is equitable?

There are two good methods of determining this. First, compare your property to similar ones that have recently sold; your assessment should be in line with these sale prices. Second, if no recent sales are available, compare your assessment to similar properties in your area; your assessment should be in line with those similar properties.

Remember, however, that very few properties are exactly alike.   Your assessment should be comparable, but it will seldom be exactly the same as a similar property.

  • Will a revaluation increase my property taxes?

Although a revaluation may result in increases to nearly all individual property assessments, that does not mean that all property owners’ taxes will increase. This is because the assessments, collectively known as the total valuation, serve only as a basis used to determine the annual tax rate necessary to satisfy the total tax burden; the tax burden being the amount we must raise to operate the local government and support the many services we have come to expect such as schools, police, etc. Simply put, if a revaluation were to double the Town’s total valuation and the tax burden remained the same, the tax rate would be cut in half.

That said, it is important to remember that, for any number of reasons, not all properties will increase the same percentage. For some, the percentage may be higher and, in turn, the amount of property taxes higher, as welll. Your December tax bill will reflect the impact, if any, of your new assessment on your property taxes.

  • What if I disagree with my new assessment?

If you have questions or feel the preliminary assessed value does not reflect market value, you may schedule an appointment to meet with a staff member for an informal review of your assessment. At the hearing, you can voice concerns and discuss inaccuracies or discrepancies with staff, who will review your property record card, explain the value, and determine if any changes are appropriate.