Thursday, March 22, 2018

2018 Town Meeting Results Overview

On Thursday, March 15, 2018 voters and non-voters of Waterville Valley came together for the annual Town Meeting Deliberative Session.  There were approximately 75 voters in attendance with 20 or so non-voting property owners and town staff also present.

The meeting covered many different topics from large construction projects with project budgets of several hundred thousand dollars to smaller amounts of money being set aside as reserves for future needs.

Over the next week or so, I will post a blog entry summarizing each of the topics that the Town voted on during Town Meeting. The bottom line is that all of the warrant articles proposed to Town Meeting passed and we will be moving forward with all of the projects during the coming year.

The total amount raised and appropriated by Town Meeting this year was $5,141,806.  With an estimated $2,372,383 in non-tax revenues this leaves $2,769,423 as our estimated amount to be raised by taxes for the year.  This is about $17,105 higher than the amount of taxes that we raised in 2017 (a 0.62% increase).

Our 2018 amount raised by taxes is $35,408 higher than the amount of taxes we raised in 2009 ($2,734,015) or about 1.30%.  While the tax totals each year have fluctuated up and down, we have been able to keep the tax burden of Town Government under the rate of inflation for the past 10 years (13% - Town to 17% - CPI).  We are very appreciative to the hard work or our department heads and staff and the guidance of the Selectmen to be good stewards of Town funds.

Blog Reboot and Re-introduction

Hello, everyone!  My name is Mark Decoteau and I am the Waterville Valley Town Manager.  I would like to welcome you to our town and to people and places of Town Government here in the Valley. 

This blog is intended to provide you with information about our town facilities and the great people who help maintain and run the support services for our community and resort overall.  It is our second try at maintaining a blog which provides you with useful information and with a forum to talk to us about your interactions with our staff.

If there are any questions that you have about our town operations, please do not hesitate to contact us through the email addresses or phone numbers below.  We are here to serve our residents, property owners and resort guests.  We are interested in your feedback about how we are doing.

Town email:
Town Manager email:

Town Hall phone number: (603) 236-4730