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Tax on average single family home now Above $7,000 by Norm Silberdick

This graph reflects estimated spending based on the articles that actually passed in March 2018. ... In just four years the average will have risen from under $6,000 ($5,989) to over $7,000 ($7,015).

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RTOH MEET WITH BOS ON CABLE TV MONEY EXCESS by Jerry Znoj

On 5/21/2018 Norm Silberdick and Jerry Znoj of the Rational Taxpayers of Hampton met with the BOS to voice concerns over the revenue that has been “pouring” into the cable TV fund since 2016...

... a recent lengthy discussion was held on channel 22 where a major upgrade was discussed for channel 22 but never a cost in dollars mentioned! RTOH complained about the lack of transparency on that discussion as to the costs...

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Voters desire to be part of the approval cycle by Norm Silberdick

Selectmen need to have a discussion and make a decision as to how they are going to respond to the voters desire to be part of the approval cycle for non-union wage increases that was reflected in the vote

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Election News by Benjamin Franklin

Election News

Below you will find easy link references on candidates that took place in this final week of campaigning.

You may also wish to see the complete list of candidates running for Town Offices, including Rational Taxpayers' recommendations

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Jones flips over Teamsters Union Contract by Citizen Jones

With this new understanding, I now fully support the teamsters contract and recommend the voters approve Article 10.

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Improper Use of the Road Maintenance Fund with Article 9 will drain the Fund by Norm Silberdick

The Road Improvement Fund should be prioritized for use on those roads in Hampton that need to be reconstructed, paved or otherwise improved, NOT for the beautification project by Experience Hampton in Article 44 of last year’s warrant.

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Average Single-Family Home Property Tax $7,150 estimate for 2018 by Norm Silberdick

If all municipal, SAU90 and Winnacunnet High School warrant articles pass this March the Hampton tax rate will increase by 7% to $17.53 this year. The accumulative increase in the taxes on an average single-family home will have risen from $5,989 in 2014 to $7,150 in 2018, a 19% increase of over $1,000 in only 4 years. At this rate we will be at $9,000 in another five years. The 2018 estimate does not even include the $11.8 million WWTP bond on the ballot, if approved it will not hit the tax rate until 2019.

In the past few years a number of high cost warrant articles have passed by less than 25 votes. With little effort, you can make a difference!

Read More... Average Single-Family Home Property Tax $7,150 estimate for 2018
 
 
Support Warrant Article 7 - Waste Water Treatment Upgrades by Norm Silberdick

Rational Taxpayers of Hampton will support Warrant Article 7 calling for a bond issue for $11,780,000 for necessary upgrades to the Waste Water Treatment Plant. During the public hearings for this project and at Public Comments, Rational Taxpayer members and its supporters spoke up to challenge the original amount of the bond issue which resulted in a $2 million reduction.

Areas that we remain concerned about include:

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Town Warrant's Latest Comments

Article 24 - $50,000 for replacement vehicle at DPW
The "yard horse" is a needed item for the transfer... by Grand Dragon
Article 13 - 5 year lease for 2 garbage trucks
Cost analysis that justified the article was incom... by Grand Dragon
Article 14 - State Highway Block Grant
See my comment on article 15 as the disposition of... by Jerry Znoj
Article 15 - $300,000 to be added to the Road Improvement Capital Reserve Fund
This is a go and a yes . It becomes your responsib... by Jerry Znoj
Article 09 - $1.5 million for Lafayette road
Hampton warrant article 9 – What gives here?? Vote... by Jerry Znoj
Article 08 - Budget $27,225,312
Until the Board of Selectmen learn on how to get d... by Grand Dragon
Article 45 - $520,000 for Mace Road sidewalk
upon further review It looks like 9 telephone pole... by Grand Dragon
Article 07 - $11.78 million bond for Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrades
To the voters of Hampton, be advised that the 200 ... by Jerry Znoj
Article 44 - Subject Non Union wage and/or benefit increase to voter approval
Certainly would be one way to control the growth o... by Jerry Znoj
Article 45 - $520,000 for Mace Road sidewalk
Tough call. Too bad we built a playground in an ar... by stevejnh