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 20 - $100,000 for hiring a consultant engineering firm about flooding from the Hampton River and Hampton Harbor  (1562 Views)  (1 Comments)

Warrant Article Created By: Selectmen

Results Votes in Favor Votes opposed Total Votes Required To Pass
2005 622 50%
Rational Taxpayer's recommends voting Yes

Shall the Town of Hampton vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $100,000 for the purpose of hiring a consultant engineering firm to study and report on the impacts of, and solutions to, flooding from the Hampton River and Hampton Harbor onto and along the West Side Streets off of Ashworth Avenue, Brown Avenue, and the Island Path and Glade Path areas, and the flooding that occurs from New Hampshire Route 101 north to Winnacunnet Road, including NH Route 1A and in the areas surrounding Meadow Pond, including High Street, King’s Highway, Gentian, Greene and Meadow Pond Roads, with said sum of $100,000 to come from the Unassigned Fund Balance. This will be a non-lapsing appropriation per RSA 32:7, VI and shall not lapse until the work is completed or by March 31, 2020, whichever is sooner? (Majority vote required)

Recommended by the Board of Selectmen 5-0-0

Recommended by the Municipal Budget Committee 9-0-0

Fiscal Impact Note (Finance Dept.) No Tax Impact.


Comments

# stevejnh Sunday, February 18, 2018 1:59 PM
This isn't money well spent. The solution is to buy a tide chart and accept it. This last storm was a 10 year storm. The flooding is only going to get worse. You need to raise your first floor or move inland.
Read this book: Retreat From a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change.

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