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 36 - Noise Standards and Police Detail billing  (1833 Views)  (2 Comments)

Warrant Article Created By: Selectmen

Results Votes in Favor Votes opposed Total Votes Required To Pass
1599 968 50%
Rational Taxpayer's recommends voting Yes


Shall the Town of Hampton vote to amend the Entertainment Activities Ordinance Chapter 149 of the Code of the Town of Hampton as follows:

Section 149-15. A. (1) by striking the items in the box labelled Day/Night and substituting therefore the following: 12Noon to 11PM* Monday through Thursday 75 dB

Section 149-15. A. (1) by striking the items in the box labelled Late Night and substituting therefore the following 11PM to 11:59 PM Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and legal holidays defined in RSA 288, 75 dB

Section 149-16. Police Attendance. by removing the figures 30% in the last line and substituting the figures 50% so that the last line in Section 149:16 reads “Payment for services of these personnel shall be borne by the licensee at current wage rates, plus 50%.

Recommended by the Board of Selectmen 5-0-0

Posted in: Favorable, Passed


# Jerry Znoj Wednesday, January 17, 2018 4:52 PM
I am in favor of this amended ordinance. The Chief of Police did a lot of study on the noise levels and where they should be measured and indicates he is comfortable with what is stated and it corrects certain shortcomings of the original ordinance.
# stevejnh Sunday, February 18, 2018 2:29 PM
This is important people of Hampton. We need some control over noise in this town. It strange looking back over the years and remembering the 1970's Salisbury Beach with a bar on each corner.
L Street is looking that way now.
We can't be sold as both a Family and a party destination when the sun goes down. It doesn't work. The visitors have young children and need quiet. Additionally if you haven't noticed lately there is an increasing year round population that likely is still working and would like to sleep at night. As for the people saying they shouldn't live at the beach, much of the noise issues are a new problem cause by over development. Remember the Salisbury Beach comment, look whats there now, all Condos. That's where Hampton is also headed.

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