CNHT will be trying something new this evening. We are holding a public, or as we are calling it, a civic meeting, in Antrim regarding our efforts to put a warrant article on the Antrim Town Meeting warrant. CNHT went out and rounded up signatures for petition.
Our petitioned warrant article is on the ballot and calls for the adoption of a budget committee under RSA 32, the Municipal Finance Law.
Antrim’s financial status is a wreck since it was discovered late last year that grants were improperly accounted for in Antrim’s budgets for several years creating what one might call a checking account overdraft.
The selectmen and town administrator are opposed to the adoption of a budget committee. This town administrator is the third in a year and a half. Our argument is that a budget committee might have noticed a creeping financial problem and stopped it before it became a million dollar mistake.
This is an offer taxpayers shouldn’t refuse.