Comments by k9kamper

Gregg Garrison's picture

Results

My apologies ... one other correction, there were two openings on the school board ... Traci Jo Austin and George Paul Caron

NOTE: All candidates ran unopposed ...

Ward 1 Ward 2 Total
FOR COUNCIL AT LARGE
Christopher Brunelle 588 721 1309

FOR COUNCIL WARD 1
Eric Glen Metivier 554 0 554

FOR COUNCIL WARD 2
Roger Stanley Bickford 0 741 741

FOR SCHOOL COMMITTEE
Ward 1 Ward 2 Total
George Paul Caron 344 519 863
Traci Jo Austin 524 635 1159

FOR WATERCOMISSION
William Alex Bauer 587 739 1326

Total Ballots Cast: 747 962 1709
Registered Voters 3191 3328 6519

Gregg Garrison's picture

Voting Numbers

Your numbers are a tad off, you added the total in with the ward results ...
With a 26% voter turn out

QUESTION 1: BOND ISSUE - WORUMBO MILL (30/70 split)
Ward 1 Ward 2 Total
YES 193 299 492
NO 547 660 1207
BLANKS 7 3 10

QUESTION 2: BOND ISSUE - WATER TANK
Ward 1 Ward 2 Total
YES 254 365 619
NO 477 494 971
BLANKS 16 103 119

QUESTION 3: BOND ISSUE - WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT
Ward 1 Ward 2 Total
YES 379 527 906
NO 353 332 685
BLANKS 15 103 118
Ward 1 Ward 2 Total
Total Ballots Cast: 747 962 1709

Registered Voters 3191 3328 6519

Gregg Garrison's picture

General comments

While I am not sure I actually use the term "eye sore" it is ... the cost to renovate the mill far exceeds the value after restoration. While I understand the historic significance of the building, redevelopment of the site without the building would be of more significance to the future of the town it helped to build. Either way, I would like to see the future of this project sent to the voters for their input.

Gregg Garrison's picture

Cost

While I believe your costs are a bit off, in my opinion, the cost to renovate the mill far exceeds the value after restoration. While I understand the historic significance of the building, redevelopment of the site without the building would be of more significance to the future of the town it helped to build.

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The whole story ...

The write off was uncollectable tax on personal property (equipment) that Lisbon had carried on the books. The town does not have the ability to lien personal property and the equipment was moved off site. It was not real estate. The real estate tax adjustment (abatement) was made several years ago after the bankruptcy and sale(several times) . It only reflects a decrease in the valuation of the real property.