Please check out #16 on this report – Strafford County
Rochester Taxpayers, are you “Flabbergasted” by your taxes? Mr. Robert Jaffin, in a recent LTE is also “Flabbergasted,” by “his” rising taxes, while his property loses it’s value. Mr. Jaffin claims “the Rochester City Government is on an unsustainable and downward spiral, based on tax revenues they are trying to raise.”
Additionally, he specifically credits the Mayor, the City Manger as well as the City Council for making it TOO expensive for him to live here….. Hallelujah!
What is the significance of his letter? Mr. Jaffin failed to mention he is a member of Strafford County Regional Planning Commission, a proponent of the “Agenda 21” scheme.
This self appointed group is determined to insure we are taxed and controlled in every way, from their location in the Rochester Community Center. Yet, Mr. Jaffin, in another LTE, proposed demolishing that very building to construct a new “Taj Mahal” with multiple vehicle parking levels. SCRP obtains funding thru state and federal grants, for programs our taxes “already” fund. They do nothing but squander our money on their grandiose world view, while city’s and towns willingly abdicate control of your rights, to these unelected scoundrels.
This is a group who has no problem attempting to control our property rights, tax rainwater, or provide “Broadband Internet Services”, etc, while he and his ilk thrive on power. Mr. Jaffin is a hypocrite for complaining over his own taxes while he is personally adding ever to taxes and Gov control. My bad, I forgot these mundane things, like taxes, are not supposed to apply to the “elite”.
Maybe Mr. Jaffin should look in the mirror when he wants to blame someone for the cities higher taxes. There was yet another letter from Jaffin last month… wanting even more old buildings REFURBISHED.
Citizens, demand Strafford County Regional Planning be evicted and disbanded.
New scenic byway to celebrate mill towns along the Seacoast
By JOHN QUINN
Union Leader Correspondent
DURHAM — While some hope to capitalize on a new scenic byway that stretches 12 miles in four communities, others are wary of the impact of regional influence.
During a biannual meeting May 8, members of the New Hampshire Scenic and Cultural Byway Council unanimously approved the Mills Scenic Byway and included it into the state’s Scenic and Cultural Byway Program.
The Mills Scenic Byway travels through downtown Newmarket, Durham, and Madbury along Route 108. As Dover declined to participate in the process, the byway continues along Route 4, Roberts Road, Main Street and Front Street in Rollinsford.
The byway will help highlight the historical mills — which are being converted into housing, business and local centers — in the communities, according to Kyle Pimental, senior regional planner with Strafford Regional Planning Commission (SRPC).
Pimental said some Dover residents expressed concerns that the designation would bring about a loss of local control.
“Sustainability” is the hot new buzzword on the left.
It’s the kind of word that sounds nice when you first stumble into it, but like everything else in the world of the eco-left, it really means control.
It’s what United Nation’s Agenda 21 is all about.
What might surprise you is that controversy over Agenda 21 tends to arise not from the dramatics imposition of its principles from above (like global warming), but from attempts to quietly insert UN dogma into local cities and towns.
Take a look at CFACT senior policy analyst Bonner Cohen’s article on CFACT.org
Bonner reports that, “planning commissions, which have spread like wildfire over the past couple of decades and whose members are unelected, produce an endless array of schemes designed to micro-manage every aspect of commercial, residential, and recreational life. No town, no matter how small, is safe from the meddling of planners in and outside of government.”
Are there plans to bring Agenda 21 to your town?
Is it already there?
You and your neighbors need to know.
Join NH DES on April 10th from 6:30-8:30 PM when they will be hosting their sixth NH Wetland Program Spring 2014 Listening Session in Conference Room 1A at Strafford Regional Planning Commission.
In an effort to improve their technical standards, and operating and decision making processes, NH DES would like to hear from YOU! Come geared with some of your best ideas on how to improve the NH Wetlands Program.
*How to Achieve the Overarching Goals for the Wetlands Program
*The Permitting Process: Redesigning the Path to Approval and Other Procedures
*Using Better Information and Clearer Evaluation Standards for Improved Outcomes
*Requirements for storm water management, coastal areas, forestry, bank stabilization, and for the use of Best Management Practices Manuals
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 8,2014!
Can’t make this event, but would like to attend another listening session?! Check out the schedule here.
It is no secret that RPCs are promoting compact housing which would require ZONING CHANGES.
At their March 27th commissioners meeting (SRPC Offices, 150 Wakefield Street, Rochester, NH – Conference Room 1A at 7:00 PM) The Strafford Regional Planning Commission will hear presentations on Compact Cottage-Style Neighborhoods, and an Introduction to Workforce Housing Coalition.
– Kyle Barker’s presentation will look at the historic and current development patterns and explore the social and economic impacts of those patterns compared to a new compact design. The benefits of denser, smaller-scale development will be addressed utilizing a case study involving underdeveloped lots in Concord, NH
– Ashlee Iber, Executive Director of the Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast, will also be presenting an Introduction to the Workforce Housing Coalition, an organization focused on addressing housing challenges in the region through education and outreach initiatives.
The push toward urbanism is in full swing and if not stopped could be the end of property rights. Citizens of the Strafford region are invited to speak to agenda items. Statements shall be limited to three minutes.
If you live in the area of the SCRPC, plan to attend, listen and speak if necessary.
The push toward urbanism is in full swing and if not stopped could be the end of our freedom in this country! Citizens of the Strafford region are invited to speak to the agenda items below. Statements shall be limited to 3 minutes.
Strafford Regional Planning Commission
150 Wakefield Street, Suite 12, Conference Rm. 1A
Rochester, NH 03867
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Presenter: Kyle Barker, AIA, Barker Architects, Inc.
Topic: Compact Cottage-Style Neighborhoods
Kyle Barker’s presentation will look at the historic and current development patterns and explore the social and economic impacts of those patterns compared to a new compact design. The benefits of denser, smaller-scale development will be addressed utilizing a case study involving underdeveloped lots in Concord, NH
Presenter: Ashley Iber, Executive Director, Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast
Topic: Introduction to Workforce Housing Coalition
Ashlee Iber, Executive Director of the Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast, will also be presenting an Introduction to the Workforce Housing Coalition, an organization focused on addressing housing challenges in the region through education and outreach initiatives.
3. Action Item (motion required):
3.1 Draft minutes of September 26, 2013
3.2 Draft minutes of November 21, 2013
3.3 Approval of Vision Statement(s) for Regional Master Plan
4. Other Business
5. Citizen’s Forum – Citizens of the Strafford region are invited to speak only to agenda items. Statements shall be limited to three minutes.
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