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 25 - $50,000 for Landing Road sidewalk  (1290 Views)  (1 Comments)

Warrant Article Created By: Selectmen

Results Votes in Favor Votes opposed Total Votes Required To Pass
1221 1343 50%
Rational Taxpayer's recommends voting No
There is very little foot traffic on the existing sidewalk.

Shall the Town of Hampton vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $50,000 for the maintenance, repair, re-construction, replacement, and making ADA compliant of the Landing Road sidewalk from Route 101 to Winnacunnet Road. This shall be a non-lapsing appropriation per RSA 32:7, VI and shall not lapse until this project 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.) The estimated 2018 tax impact on $50,000 is $0.015 per $1,000 valuation (one point five cents per thousand dollars of valuation).


# Jerry Znoj Tuesday, January 23, 2018 3:06 PM
I presume that this has come about for safety reasons as kids are using this sidewalk to get to the High school. That being the case I support this article.

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