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“…costs Gilford $95 per ton for trash removal and $235 per ton for “recyclables”

I’m writing this follow up letter on the eve of the new Gilford Solid Waste Center’s opening. After my last letter, Town Administrator Scott Dunn found my email address and sent me a sheaf of material on the subject. Unfortunately, I feel that I understand the situation even less now. Mr. Dunn confirmed my statement …

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Gilford – Take our money for a Transfer Station THEN make recycling mandatory? Now a vote for Monarchical diktat

Sigh, this feels like its going to be a bit of a slog. While some may be saying “Skip, just do it – find the bags, find the time, wash everything, take more time to sort…just do it.  Stop rocking the boat”. They don’t realize that is isn’t necessarily that I’m against doing all that, …

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Gilford – Take our money for a Transfer Station THEN make recycling mandatory? Part 2

I did my initial rant here. Did you know that our new Recycling Center is now going to have a firing range (supposed to be for law enforcement but why stop there – if the taxpayers are paying for the facility, why not the rest of us?), and a boat storage area (probably for the …

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Tales from the Selectboard – “sure, ve haff der Power to make you verk for free fer der Recyling Center”

So last night was the Selectboard’s Public Meeting on the Recycling Center / Transfer Station: Rules, Regulations, and Fines.  And what fine Fines they are! Here’s the paperwork / package that was prepped for the meeting. Again, to set the stage, twice the Selectboard put in warrants for the money to build out this place: …

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Tales from the BudComm – Should Gilford’s new Recycle Center be named “Monument to Economic Illiteracy”? Or…

“A place where Ideology reigns over money”? Or, “Scott Dunn’s Taj Mahal” (Scott Dunn being the Town Administrator and the main pusher for Gilford’s new Recycle Center / Transfer Station. Sigh…and now the bill has has come due.  But not the one you might think. In the beginning, it sounded OK – time to leave …

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Gilford Selectboard & administrators know not what they do: recycling overruns

Now that the Gilford tax bills for the first half of 2019 have been issued, are most Gilford taxpayers happy, or at least reasonably content, with the level of taxes in the town? I suggest that many are not and that some of the reasons for the ever-increasing taxes in Gilford can easily be ascertained …

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