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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Chief says every withdrawal requested in public, but is that true?

The short answer is no. That, like many other statements is patently false.

But what is the truth?

Now thanks to this blog, and the Atkinson Taxpayers Website, that question is easily answered.

If you go to the Atkinson Taxpayers website, and look at the donation acct. ledgers, you will see many expenditures over the last three years, coincidently the years the board of selectmen was controlled by the chief and his puppet, Sapia, were made with no public disclosure.

This is bad enough, but there were alot of problems with that account, The board was supposed to post notice of the public hearing 7 days in advance, and never did. They were supposed to VOTE to spend any money, and rarely did that!

No, even though most requests were made in public, the public usually had little idea of how that money was being spent.

Lets Look at the Donation Account Ledger for 2007;

On 1/10/07 $400.00 to William Anderson for Gift cards NEVER DISCLOSED
On 1/10/08 $50.00 to Rick Theberge for a mailbox NEVER DISCLOSED
On 1/16/08 $117.00 to William Anderson for Senior Drivers Jackets NEVER DISCLOSED
On 3/7/07 $58.00 to William Anderson for Logos on Jackets NEVER DISCLOSED
On 3/7/07 $40.00 to Rick Theberge for Sand/salt driveway NEVER DISCLOSED
On 3/28/07 $40.00 to Charlie McCarthy Senior-4 pops tickets NEVER DISCLOSED
On 3/28/08 $250.00 to Atkinson Youth Baseball for sponsorship NEVER DISCLOSED
On 6/6/07 $21.65 to Charlie McCarthy for Staples/plug/parking NEVER DISCLOSED
On 7/18/07 $175.00 to Details on wheels for wax and buff durango NEVER DISCLOSED
On 7/18/08 $90.00 to Harolds Locksmith for new key for Mercury NEVER DISCLOSED
On 7/25/08 $65.00 to Charlie McCarthy for wax senior car NEVER DISCLOSED
On 7/25/07 $50.00 to Freshwater Farms for Cammilieri(Flowers?) NEVER DISCLOSED
On 10/24/07 $50.00 to Phil's signs for flu shot signs NEVER DISCLOSED
On 10/24/07 $100.00 to ram printing for envelopes NEVER DISCLOSED
On 10/31/07 $216.00 to Lynn Card co. for Police badge cards NEVER DISCLOSED
On 10/31/07 $18.58 to Charlie McCarthy for Rx items NEVER DISCLOSED
On 11/14/07 $173.00 to C&D Auto clinic for car repairs for senior NEVER DISCLOSED
On 11/14/07 $57.00 to Freshwater Farms for Crowley(Flowers?) NEVER DISCLOSED
On 11/14/08 $48.00 to Pulsar Alarms for Med alert NEVER DISCLOSED
On 11/20/07 $15.00 to Phil Consentino for parking fee Boston NEVER DISCLOSED
On 11/20/08 $100.00 to Phil Consentinno for gift certificate NEVER DISCLOSED
On 12/19/07 $45.00 to Exeter flower shop for flowers Kinney NEVER DISCLOSED
On 12/31/07 $486.75 to Murphy and Sons Oil for heating oil assist. NEVER DISCLOSED
On 12/31/07 $75.00 to Rick Theberge for assist snow removal NEVER DISCLOSED


And that's just one year! This has been going on for 15 years!

Sorry chief, we know how you hate people to use the word LIE in describing your tales, so can we say untruthful?

We will just let the people decide for themselves. The facts are presented.


Anonymous said...

Phil, why can't you understand that you need to be open, when you manage other peoples money? For someone who whines every time someone "attacks your good name" you do more to destroy it than anyone else.

Anonymous said...

chief maybe if you would be honest with the public, the public wouldn't question how you work.

Anonymous said...

It is not in the Chief's nature to be honest. He is the problem and he must be removed from any position within the town. Do not expect the Selectmen to do the firing, we the people have to do it at the ballot box. Thief Consentino has to go.

Anonymous said...

Wow, THIEF CONSENTINO! Now there is a nickname I bet will stick. Has an appropriate ring to it instead of Chief.

MAcciard said...

I, for one do not think it appropriate. For all of his failings, and, in my humble opinion, there are many, I just can not make the leap to "thief".

I know, many of you will read this and say, "but you are suing him". I know that, but my suit is based upon actions of his which, I believe, to be inappropriate, or in violation of statute, They do not rise to the level of theft, nor have I ever made any personally disparaging comments about the chief, I leave the character assassination to him. If you look back at what I have actually said, and written, you will find that I have only made statements which, I could prove to be true, and which dealt with his actions, and not him personally.

I just think the word "thief" is a bit much, but that is just my opinion.

Anonymous said...

If you would like help in getting rid of the problem politicians in the town of Atkinson, please write to and we will get in touch with you.

Anonymous said...

Mark, I have to disagree from a taxpayer perspective. If you narrowly define thief as someone who takes from one and puts in his own pocket I can kind of see your point. But he is taking from the PD budget without taxpayer authorization and funding EA. As far as I am concerned, thief is fair game and can be used in this context because it is taking from one........period. If he is taking without someone's OK, thief is OK to use by me.

As for the actions where he takes money from the PD donation account under one pretext and uses it for another, then in my opinion the word Liar is more appropriate than thief. But we are mincing words here. I'll use the Nixon metaphor and just say I think he's a crook no matter how you slice it.

Anonymous said...

Wow, so we are in agreement that taxpayers need to get rid of THIEF CONSENTINO? Where do we sign up?

Anonymous said...

Anyone who wants to participate in getting rid of the Chief can write:

Attn: Atkinson Taxpayers Association
C/O Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers
136 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03301

OR Email:

All personal information will be kept strictly confidential and information will be sent to you. If you leave a phone number, someone will call or visit you.

MAcciard said...

To Anon @ 6:57

I understand, but that is up to the taxpayers to bring out at town meeting. It is up to the taxpayers to hold that shady budgetting as unacceptable.
The reason I say that Thief does not apply to that situation is that, it is legal for the selectmen to move money. What the selectmen fail to pay attention to in that RSA(32:10) is the opening line "when changes occur that were unforeseen at town meeting"

Atkinson-Factor said...

Why would anyone donate any money to a guy who does things this way? Polish the durango? That is the Chief's personal car that is payed and maintained by you and me. And on top of that here we have the donation account paying for a wax job. Durango 30,000.00, Gas for one year 15,000.00 , Insurance 1,000.00 , Price of chiefo wasting your tax monies and donation account.....priceless.

Anonymous said...

Writing to the website is as useless and complaining here, it's just venting and doesn't accomplish anything real. Blah, blah, blah.

Anonymous said...

Dont forget that the Durango is only one of TWO taxpayer paid for, and provided take home vehicles for the chief's private use!

He also parks the Mercury at his home, Why does one town employee, need TWO TAXPAYER FUNDED PRIVATE CARS?

And why wont the selectmen do anything about it?

Anonymous said...

So who's running for Selectman in March?

We need a strong candidate.

Anonymous said...

Why change the subject Phil?

Anonymous said...

I'm not Phil.

The next logical step is to support a good candidate for selectman, someone to help us get rid of him.

Anonymous said...

Webmaster, Please consider this as an article submission

Subject: Your Atkinson Property Taxes

Good Afternoon All Atkinson Taxpayers for Fair Evaluations Committee Mailing List People

It's that time of year again. Your property tax bills must be paid by December 8th and most likely you were over assessed by a minimum of twelve percent in assessed value. If the average value is $358,801.93, that would mean one would be over assessed by $43,056.23 and over paying by $639.82 . Tax Rate this year is: $14.86

Please remember that each dollar you over pay, someone else is not paying his fair share. In other words, you are subsidizing them. In this poor economy, can we really afford to do this?

Have you inspected you property tax card this year for errors? (You should do this every year regardless if you filed an abatement last year.)

If not, we would like to suggest:

1. Go to the Selectmen's office at Town Hall and make copies of everything that is in your property tax folder. (Copy everything front and back) You will be charged fifty cents a sheet by the selectmen. They will also try to convince you that everything is fine and you are wasting your time. (Last year we got back over $130,000.00 for taxpayers and the figure is growing.)

2. Print out your latest Property Tax Card from the CAMA System and compare it to prior years.

3. Check all information on your card for accuracy. (Most cards we have checked have many errors that cost you money.)

4. Keep these copies in a safe place in your home. (Things get lost at Town Hall)

5. If you find errors, you must file an abatement between January 1st but no later than March 1, 2009 to get your money back and lower your assessment.

You can download and printout the abatement form at:

6. If you need help understanding the codes or filing an effective abatement, please contact
us. We have experience and you do not have to do this alone. We are even willing to visit your home to look for factors/conditions that the assessor did not give you credit for. Conditions that will lower your assessment.

7. If you need help, you can contact us through

Please note that your committee helped two plaintiffs in two BTLA hearing cases against the Town of Atkinson this year. These filings will be on our web site shortly and we will notify you of the court decisions when they are available.

Please do not allow Atkinson's Assessors to assess you for property you do not own.

Sincere regards,
Atkinson Taxpayer for Fair Evaluations Committee

Anonymous said...

To AnonymousDecember 2, 2008 12:19 PM

Hi Chief,

Nice contempt you have for us Taxpayers. With our help, your Blah, blah, blah will go away real soon.

Anonymous said...

To 8:09 PM

As a stated before, I'm not the Chief. I am one of us a but I want some action taken to stop all these problems in town. I think talk is cheap when not followed up with action.

We need to get him out and get some good selectmen in.

Anonymous said...

Lets be honest here;

The reason we bitch on this blog, is because we know that when people complain publicly they get sued, or their cars vandalized, or any of the other things that have happened to Carol Grant and Mark Acciard.

We have seen what the people who stand up publicly have to go through, and I have a wife and kids, and I cant put them through that.

So if it comes to a vote, I'm there, but I am not going to stand up in a meeting, so that the chief can find out who I am, that is crazy.

Anonymous said...

If there was a warrant article to take him out and there were people who showed up at the deliberative session and there was a secret ballot, we could do this.

He could not hurt anyone anymore if he was not the Chief.

Anonymous said...

I can't fight city hall alone. Seems like a lot of people don't have the &*&* to change the sewer we all live in. I am going to move, but before I do I will pay close attention to how the town I move to is run. I hope it is where people have the guts to stand up to what is wrong.
What are we teaching our kids with attitudes of being scared of such bullies. What if they decide to stay in town? Will they stick their heads in the sand too?
Such a shame!

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