FY 2022 Souhegan Cooperative School District
Article 2 – Operating Budget $19,772,103
Default Budget ($19,396,334)
Amherst Tax impact: $0.34/thousand
Mont Vernon Tax impact: -$0.03/thousand
Amherst Tax impact of No vote: $0.16/thousand
Mont Vernon Tax impact of No vote: -$0.22/thousand
Article 3 – School Maintenance Expendable Trust Fund $163,000
Amherst Tax impact: $0.08/thousand
Mont Vernon Tax impact: $0.08/thousand
Article 4 – Souhegan Recreation Revolving Fund to come from unassigned fund balance. $85,000
Tax impact: No impact.
Tax impact if article fails: -$0.04/thousand for Amherst
and -$0.04/thousand for Mont Vernon
Total of SCSB budget and warrant articles: $20,020,103
Amherst Tax impact: $0.42/thousand, Mont Vernon Tax impact: $0.05
Avg. Amherst home: $353,000 x $0.42 = $148 increase
FY 2022 Amherst School District
Article 12 - Operating Budget $30,429,864
Default budget ($30,129,704)
Tax impact is: $0.00/thousand.
Tax impact of not passing this article is: -$0.17 per thousand.
Article 13 – Approve tuition agreement with Mont Vernon School District to continue sending students to Amherst Middle School.
Article 14 – Approve renewal of lease agreement with SAU 39 for lease of Brick School for a term of 5 years and approve the right to renew for one additional 5 year term.
Article 15 – Amherst School District Capital Facilities Repair, Maintenance and Improvement Expendable Trust Fund. $500,000 to come from unassigned fund balance.
Tax impact of passing: $0.00
Tax impact of not passing: -$0.29
Total of ASD budget and warrant articles: $30,429,864
Tax impact on avg. home of $353,000: $0.00
Avg. Amherst home: $353,000 x $0.00 = $0
FY 2022 Town of Amherst
Gross amount Tax impact
A22 Open Space Acquisition Bond $6,000,000 $0.09
A23. Operating Budget $14,877,676 $0.46
A24. Contingency Fund $120,000 UFB
A24. Police Station Renovation CRF $200,000 $0.12
A25. Communications Center CRF $25,000 $0.01
A26. Assessing CRF $25,000 $0.01
A27 Service Connected total disability tax credit $0.01
A28 Bridge Repair/Replacement CRF $200,000 $0.11
A29 Fire/Rescue Vehicle&Equipment CRF $257,000 $0.15
A30 Establish DPW Vehicles and Equipment. $120,000 $0.07
A31 Police Station Renovation Completion $200,000 UFB
A32 Establish & Fund CRF for Multimodal Facilities $75,000 $0.04
A33 Recreation Fields Acquisition & Construction CRF $50,000 $0.03
A34 NH Resolution for Fair Nonpartisan Redistricting (by petition)
*Capital Reserve Fund - CRF
*Undesignated Fund Balance - UF
Operating budget & articles
TOTAL FY 22 – 16,149,676
Does not include $6,000,000 Open Space Bond
Tax impact: $0.78/thousand
Avg. home: $353,000 x $0.78 = $275 increase
Total tax impact of Three Districts on $353,000/property:
Town of Amherst $275
Amherst School District $000
Souhegan Cooperative $148
All numbers were published on ballots and handouts
at the deliberative meeting.
Estimated revenues and credits for FY22: $11,970,167
Warrant Article 22, Open Space Acquisition
ARTICLE 22: Open Space Acquisition Bond
What is this? Faced with increasing development pressure and a desire by town residents to protect open space, water resources, and the rural aesthetic of the town, the Amherst Conservation Commission (ACC) has proposed a $6 million bond warrant article to enable purchase and conservation of open space in town.
How important is acquiring open space to maintaining the rural feel of Amherst? The amount of protected open space in southern New Hampshire towns is strongly associated with the “rural feel” of each locality. The most recent data available provides a snapshot of Amherst in comparison to several of its neighbors:
Bedford 8% conserved
Verification of Voter Checklist
New Hampshire law requires that the Supervisors of the Checklist verify the checklist every ten years. Any person on the checklist who has not voted in the past four years must re-register to remain on the checklist. The Supervisors are sending notice letters to these voters at the address the voter provided when registering.
The Supervisors of the Checklist for the Town of Amherst will hold a session for re-registering voters who have not voted since April 1, 2017, accepting applications for new voter registration, accepting requests for the correction of the checklist, and or change of political party affiliation on:
Date: Monday, June 14 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Amherst Town Hall – Clerks Office
Voters may check party affiliation online:
Applicants for registration who possess proof of identity, age, citizenship, and domicile should bring that proof when they come to register. Qualified applicants who do not possess proof or who do not bring proof with them may still register if they sign an affidavit attesting to their qualifications for identity, age, and citizenship, and / or domicile.
Voters/Applicants may also register during normal Clerk office hours.
For RSA information: