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 11 - Union Contract - Supervisory Association Local 3017  (732 Views)  (2 Comments)

Warrant Article Created By: Selectmen

Results Votes in Favor Votes opposed Total Votes Required To Pass
1429 1216 50%
Rational Taxpayer's recommends voting No
Annual increases of 3% are too generous, most members of this union make close to $100,000 with overtime.

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 Hampton Department Supervisory Association Local 3017, 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) $55,514
2019 (52 weeks) $74,283
2020 (13 weeks) $10,571

And to further raise and appropriate $55,514 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 7-2-0

Fiscal Impact Note (Finance Dept.) The estimated 2018 tax impact on $55,514 is $0.017 per $1,000 valuation (one point seven cents per thousand dollars of valuation).

Posted in: Unfavorable, Money

Comments

# Grand Dragon Sunday, January 28, 2018 9:31 AM
Reference comment in article 10 . Are dispatchers or secretaries in this? It would be nice to know specifically the makeup of this union and the various levels this applies to . We don't want to assume anything here.
# Frédéric Bastiat Tuesday, February 13, 2018 7:27 PM
This bargaining unit represents the fire officers. Specifically, the ranks of Deputy Chief, Captain, Lieutenant, Fire Prevention Officer, EMS Officer, and secretaries. Dispatchers are not in Local 3017; they are with the fire fighters.

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