I've been very frustrated with Senate Bill 30 and the whole Balsams Bailout proposal. All of it.
But today I'm seeing some signs of at least a 'small pushback' which I'll be attempting to report on.
Let's get going.
There is alot of public relations and media fluff associated with this whole idea, whether it is responsible journalism is a question that clearly lingers and exists. And as I've reported I've contacted the Caledonian Record newspaper directly with my concern(s) that their reporting is basically Dixville Capital LLC sponsored material, not objective reporting.
So this morning I'm reading the Caledonian Record newspaper and their reports of a Coos County Commissioners meeting in which the commissioners are being explained some of the needs of the Balsams project by Coos County Planning Board Chairman John Scarinza. One of the requests/needs is for a code enforcement officer and/or building inspector which can be met by the use of the State Fire Marshal.
Who pays for the services and transportation of the state fire marshal from Concord to the Balsams?
"On the topic of building inspector, Scarinza told the commissioners they could hire a private party per RSA or hire the state fire marshal office to perform the function for the county."
And the story gets better....
From what I read Coos County Sheriff Gerald Marcou, as a part of this Balsams Bailout wants "could be an impact on the sheriff's department from the additional development and needs to know if to budget for additional staff."
To anyone who actually believes that NH taxpayers do not have to pay for this Balsams Bailout I'd encourage you to read this quote again.
"The county commissioners voted 3-0 to accept Scarinza's reccomendation, with Commissioner Tom Brady asking for a letter of agreement stating the developer will agree to pay all costs."
Commissioner Brady needs to do more than just ask.