Derry taxpayers can expect a reduction in their town tax rate of $1.21, after a sometimes-contentious Town Council meeting where a majority of the Councilors approved the cut. The May 19 meeting brought more than 200 residents to protest proposed cuts, and they were stationed inside and outside the building. But four Councilors held the
The position of Human Resources Director will not be filled in 2015-16, a proposal that came as a surprise to three of the seven Councilors. The position, along with a proposed position for an Economic Development Director, was removed from the 2016 budget in the process preceding the final vote on the 2016 budget.
The Derry Fire Department will operate with one less station and eight fewer positions, after a red pencil-wielding Town Council voted in the majority to cut its budget in the May 19 Council meeting. Town Administrator Galen Stearns’ working budget for 2016 had called for not filling four vacant positions. The Council majority added four