If all articles pass the municipal portion of the tax rate will rise from $6.32 in 2017 to $6.74 in 2018, or a 6.6% increase. The WWTP bond is not included in the 2018 $6.74 rate, as the bond is not anticipated to hit the tax rate until 2019. However, the bond if approved will add another $.19 to the muni tax rate bringing it up to $6.94 or an 9.8% increase as a result of Warrant Articles approved in March of 2018. Seven proposed articles are funded from the UFB (Unassigned Fund Balance aka accumulated surplus), which would result in a $540,000 withdrawal. Had the UFB not been used in these articles the impact, including the WWTP bond, would result in a muni tax rate of $7.10 or a 12.3% increase.

Town of Hampton 2018 Warrant is current as of 3/8/2018

 Article 10 - Union Contract - Teamsters  (804 Views)  (2 Comments)

Warrant Article Created By: Selectmen

Results Votes in Favor Votes opposed Total Votes Required To Pass
1902 723 50%
Rational Taxpayer's recommends voting Yes

This union has had no increase in 2 years. If approved the average annual increase over the 5 year period will be 1.6%,

Shall the Town of Hampton vote to approve the cost items included in the collective bargaining agreement reached between the Hampton Board of Selectmen and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 633, which calls for the following increases in salaries and benefits at the current staffing level, over the amount paid in the prior fiscal year:

Fiscal Year Estimated Increase over previous year level
2018 (39 weeks) $36,404
2019 (52 weeks) $53,483
2020 (52 weeks) $41,813
2021 (13 weeks) 8,975

And to further raise and appropriate $36,404 for the current fiscal year, such sum representing the additional costs attributable to the increase in salaries and benefits required by the new agreement over those that would be paid at current staffing levels? (Majority vote required)

Recommended by the Board of Selectmen 5-0-0

Recommended by the Municipal Budget Committee 7-1-1

Fiscal Impact Note (Finance Dept.) The estimated 2018 tax impact on $36,404 is $0.011 per $1,000 valuation (one point one cents per thousand dollars of valuation).

Posted in: Favorable, Money

Comments

# Grand Dragon Sunday, January 28, 2018 9:25 AM
Who are the people that this Union represents? Most people don't have a clue of the makeup of the union and the roles they play to service the taxpayer . Articles written in this fashion are written by people who do not understand the public and do not go out of their way to explain!
# Frédéric Bastiat Tuesday, February 13, 2018 7:47 PM
The comment above is certainly correct; most folks don’t know who this union is and why roles these people fill. The Teamsters in Hampton are the people in Town Office who work in the Town Clerk’s office, the Tax Collector’s office, the Building Department, the Finance Department, the Tax Collector’s office and more. They are also Police Disptchers, DPW foremen and the HPD custodian.

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