To the Editor,
Are you sick and tired of digging yourself out? No I’m not referring to the snow I’m
referring to Bow’s high taxes. Last year the overwhelming message from Bow voters is
that we don’t want to be buried in higher taxes. Unfortunately some of our elected
officials are tone deaf and didn’t get that message and proposed higher taxes again this
year. Luckily we have new candidates running for office who have earned the
endorsement of the Bow Taxpayer Group because they will listen to the voter.
Tax fighters Ben Kiniry , who is running for Selectman, is teaming up with Chuck
Douglas and Rob Holling who are running for the Budget Committee. These candidates
are dedicated to lowing Bow’s taxes and will fight against gimmicks and proposals that
will keep taxes high. Ben, Chuck, and Rob all know that it is essential to have lower
taxes if we want to attract new businesses and keep a stable tax-base which is
essential because our Bow Power Plant is constantly under attack.
March 10, 11, and 13 are Town Election, Town Meeting and School Meeting Days,
respectively. It is critical that you participate if you want your taxes lowered. If you listen
to some of our elected officials say in their meeting minutes, they’re hoping that you
don’t turnout this year. Well surprise them and turn out in large numbers. Get family
and friends to go. Going to the Town/School Meetings and putting a stop to excessive
spending could be the best time spent all year.
Last year, we actually had several dozen people leave the Town Meeting even before
the first vote. That is unacceptable and it is imperative that Moderator Imse take action.
The people’s right to vote supersedes any long drawn out presentation. If people feel
they need to leave but the meeting is moving too slow for the vote the voters have the
right to call the question and ask for the vote. If the moderator says that it requires a 2/3
vote to successfully call the question he is wrong because the voters can overrule him
with a majority vote. So it really only takes a majority vote to keep the meeting moving
Anyone who is not comfortable calling the question I will do it for them. Just ask me. It
will be my pleasure to make sure that you get your right to vote.