Rochester, New Hampshire

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Rochester is one of the five largest cities in New Hampshire. It has a population of 29,752 as of 2010.[1]

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of New Hampshire county websites


The good

  • Budgets are posted.[2]
  • Agendas and minutes are posted.[3]
  • Bids and contracts are posted.[4]
  • The website lists the salary of every public employee in 2010[5]
  • Elected officials contact information is posted.[6]
  • Audits are posted.[7]
  • Information on vehicle fees is posted, but property tax information is not included.[8]
  • Zoning information is posted.[9]

The bad

  • No lobbying information is posted.
  • The directory for contacting administrative officials is still under construction.[10]
  • There is no department for public records.
  • No information in property taxes and no ability to pay online.

Budget

The proposed 2012 budget is $30,395,312 which is 1.68% higher than the 2011 budget.[11]

Stimulus

Rochester has received a total of $16.5 million from the economic stimulus package.[12]

Project Area Cost
Education $8,752,419
Energy/Environment $3,367,500
Housing/Facilities $11,059,223
Public Safety $1,021,732
Transportation $2,941,966

Public Employees

Elected Officials

Elected officials contact information is posted.[13]

Administrative Officials

The directory for contacting administrative officials is still under construction.[14]

Salaries

See also: New Hampshire state government salary

The website lists the salary of every public employee in 2010.[15]

Last First Position Total Wages and Benefits Benefits Total Gross Wages
SCRUTON JOHN CITY MANAGER $154,010 $27,919 $126,092
DUBOIS DAVID POLICE CHIEF $140,380 $33,892 $106,488
ALLEN MICHAEL DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF $125,888 $33,155 $92,732
BELLIO DOMINICK FIRE CAPTAIN $123,398 $35,460 $87,938
SANBORN NORMAN FIRE CHIEF $120,563 $32,391 $88,173
BOSSI ANTHONY POLICE SERGEANT $120,473 $23,137 $97,336

Pensions

See also: New Hampshire public pensions

While the salary information includes total benefits, pension information is not directly addressed.

Emergency personnel

The total budget for public safety in 2012 was $11,065,318.

Lobbying

See also: New Hampshire government sector lobbying

No lobbying information is posted.

Transparency & public records

There is no department for public records.

Taxes

The Tax Collector's Office collects all funds due the City of Rochester through property taxes, water and sewer user charges, automobile registration fees, and other revenue from all City departments.[16]

External links

References