Article 29 - create sidewalk fund  (228 Views)  (1 Comments)

Warrant Article Created By: Selectmen

Results Votes in Favor Votes opposed Total Votes Required To Pass
1076 1639 50%
Rational Taxpayer's recommends voting No

Shall the Town of Hampton vote to establish a Sidewalk and Americans with Disabilities Improvement Capital Reserve Fund under the provisions of RSA 35 for the purpose of estimating, designing, building new, replacing and improving sidewalks in either concrete or asphalt depending on location, signage and illuminated crosswalk infrastructure including accessibility pursuant to the Americans Disabilities Act and to raise and appropriate the sum of $100,000 to go into said Capital Reserve Fund and appoint the Board of Selectmen as agents to expend from said Fund. Further to authorize the Board of Selectmen to apply for, accept and expend any Federal, State or local grants and funds for the purposes of estimating, designing, building new, replacing, and improving sidewalks, signage and illuminated crosswalk infrastructure including improving accessibility pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act with said grants and funds to be added to the Capital Reserve Fund created hereunder? (Majority vote required)

Recommended by the Board of Selectmen 4-0-1

Not Recommended by the Municipal Budget Committee 0-8-0

Fiscal Impact Note (Finance Dept.) The estimated 2019 tax impact on $ 100,000 is $0.030 per $1,000 valuation (three point zero cents per thousand dollars of valuation).

 

 

Posted in: Unfavorable, Money

Comments

# Jerry Znoj Tuesday, February 12, 2019 12:53 PM
Vote NO here ,enough is enough with the creation of funds!!! Name the sidewalks you want to repair or create and their associated costs and let the public vote!!! It seems to me that public prudence is being overcome with capital reserve funds that can be funded by the unassigned fund balance and used by the B.O.S. at their discretion. I'm just not comfortable with that arrangement.

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