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 32 - $10,000 for Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day  (1424 Views)  (1 Comments)

Warrant Article Created By: Selectmen

Results Votes in Favor Votes opposed Total Votes Required To Pass
2208 398 50%
Rational Taxpayer's recommends voting Yes

Shall the Town of Hampton vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $10,000 to conduct a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day during calendar year 2018; and to authorize the Board of Selectmen (a) to permit the Towns of Hampton Falls and New Castle to participate in said collection day at their own expense; and (b) to apply for, accept and expend for such purposes any funds from the State of New Hampshire, the Federal Government, and any private source as may become available? (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 $10,000 is $0.003 per $1,000 valuation (three tenths of one cent per thousand dollars of valuation).


Comments

# Jerry Znoj Tuesday, January 16, 2018 10:52 PM
Good cause as it allows the towns people to empty out a years worth of hazardous materials they may have stored up from the last hazardous waste day . Items such as batteries ,various aerosols , paint ( other than latex), fluorescent bulbs,oils ,shelf life expired garden supplies and what ever that may be toxic. Without this effort what would people do?. Most probably it would be disposed of it in the trash stream that would put it in the ground threatening the soil and ground water over time . A good thing to do here and I support the effort and cost.

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