Contract Deputy Survey

Many of the surrounding towns have decided to sign on with a contract deputy for policing services within their community.  The Town of Newfield’s Board of Selectmen were approached by the Sheriff’s Office regarding an opportunity for the Town of Newfield to share the services of two (2) contract deputies with the Towns of Shapleigh and Acton.  This survey is designed to take a gauge of what the interest is for such services in the town. 

The cost was estimated at $72,000 and would be 80 hours of dedicated weekly coverage to the community area of Newfield, Shapleigh and Acton.  

Breaking this down into what this would mean for your tax bill……

A house valued at $100,000. Would have seen an additional increase in their tax bill of $30 this year
A house valued at $150,000. Would have seen an additional increase in their tax bill of $45 this year
A house valued at $200,000. Would have seen an additional increase in their tax bill of $60 this year
A house valued at $250,000. Would have seen an additional increase in their tax bill of $75 this year

Based on the information provided for services and costs, please indicate your answer to the survey question below;

* 1. Are you in favor of the Town of Newfield entering into an agreement with the Town of Acton and Shapleigh to share the services of two (2) contract deputies?

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