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 31 - $15,000 for replacing the exterior doors on the Town Office Building  (1447 Views)  (2 Comments)

Warrant Article Created By: Selectmen

Results Votes in Favor Votes opposed Total Votes Required To Pass
1338 1268 50%
Rational Taxpayer's recommends voting No

They have already been fixed.

Shall the Town of Hampton vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $15,000 for the purpose of replacing the exterior doors on the Town Office Building. The doors would be replaced by sliding doors to prevent wind damages that are a continuing problem. Maintenance of the doors, mostly from wind damage, has expended the sum of $11,153 since 2009 and expenses are continuing? (Majority vote required)

Recommended by the Board of Selectmen 4-0-0

Recommended by the Municipal Budget Committee 8-0-0

Fiscal Impact Note (Finance Dept.) The estimated 2018 tax impact on $15,000 is $0.005 per $1,000 valuation (five tenths of one cent per thousand dollars of valuation).


# Jerry Znoj Tuesday, January 16, 2018 11:07 PM
Something like this should be in the budget unless there is fear that the budget may get rejected. This is a necessity and an infrastructure upkeep requirement. This needs to be bid out very competitively to get the best value for the taxpayer. NO Waiver to the purchasing policy on this one. Will the doors be automatic and open and shut upon approach? The deliberation session may tell us more .
# stevejnh Sunday, February 18, 2018 2:17 PM
I agree with Jerry, it should be in the budget.

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