Article 44 - $ 110,000 land purchase for conservation commission  (407 Views)  (1 Comments)

Warrant Article Created By: Selectmen

Results Votes in Favor Votes opposed Total Votes Required To Pass
2150 596 50%
Rational Taxpayer's recommends voting Yes

Shall the Town of Hampton vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $ 110,000 (One hundred and ten thousand dollars), $55,000 (fifty-five thousand dollars) from taxation and $55,000 (fifty-five thousand dollars) from the Conservation Fund for the fee simple purchase and permanent protection of a +/- 70 acres parcel (Map 63 Lot 1) located off of Timber Swamp Rd in Hampton for the purpose of conserving open space, protecting wildlife and aquatic habitat, and prese rving wetland and flood control areas in the best interest of the Town for the appraisal value of$108,000 (one hundred and eight thousand dollars) plus $2,000 (two thousand dollars) for legal and closing costs, of which the overall sum may be reduced if land conservation grant funding can be secured, said premises to be held in perpetuity by the Town of Hampton and placed under the care of the Conservation Commission, this parcel shares a common boundary line with both the Hurd Farm (1 20 acres) and Batchelder Farm (110 acres) Conservation Easements and will be the first parcel to connect these two easements, creating greater protection for the Taylor River Watershed, this funding will be non-lapsing appropriation per RSA 32:7, VI and will not lapse until the acquisition of the land or by December 31, 2021, whichever is sooner? (Majority vote required)

Recommended by the Board of Selectmen 4-1-0

Recommended by the Municipal Budget Committee 8-0-0

Fiscal Impact Note (Finance Dept.) The estimated 2019 tax impact on $55,000 is $0.016 per $1,000 valuation (one point six cents per thousand dollars of valuation).



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# Jerry Znoj Friday, February 8, 2019 12:28 PM
Good deal here ( money wise) and for all the right reasons stipulated in the warrant article. Vote yes !

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