I went to a lovely village by the Ocean here in NH to buy a dinghy a few years ago. The fellow was moving. We had to go into his basement to get the small outboard motor that was included. I commented on the beautiful basement room I spotted. It was a large L shaped room all done to the nines with a walk out to the yard. This was in addition to a “regular'” basement.”Thanks” he said” “The assessor never caught this the whole time I have lived here” He smiled like a fox. I let it go. I would imagine we have a few attics that have been redone here in Town. Those man caves too I hear so much about or is that just some guy dreaming? If you have added living space it should be reflected on your tax card. You tax card is public information. Have you checked yours lately?
The deal is no income tax, pay property tax. That’s the deal right ? That’s the nut of the “pledge” all the pols have to take when running for the top job in New Hampshire. You could keep this little funding farce going longer if you at least paid your bills in your own hometown. I think that even with a return to normal in 2-3 years this system is doomed because it does not foster citizenship. I mean c’mon ducking the tithe is no way to roll.
I want to see some equity in the system. It is patently unfair to have your neighbor pay your bill if its space you are living in and enjoying.