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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!

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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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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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What does "No Tax Impact" mean? by Norm Silberdick

each article should stand on its own merits and not be a scheme devised by the Board of Selectmen to mislead the voters

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A Challenge to Chairman Waddell by Norm Silberdick

Why do some businesses get their trash picked up daily, some less frequently, while other businesses do not have their trash or recycling picked up at all by the Town remains a head scratcher. Town officials should have some understanding of this. I call on the Selectmen to

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Town Of Hampton versus the State of New Hampshire by Jerry Znoj

The “don’t rock the boat” strategy (we will work it out over time) is a failed strategy! This suggested strategy smacks of politics and passivism

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Cable TV Fund concern by Norm Silberdick

Our recommendation was to modify the Franchise Fees in the Comcast agreement to reduce them from 4% to 2%, which in effect gives the cable subscribers, who also happen to be taxpayers, a reduction to their monthly cable fee charges. While there is great appreciation for the dedicated Cable Committee staff, there needs to be more leadership and direction. As the money accumulates it will ultimately be squandered on ...

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Woolsey speaks on "knee jerk motion" by Woolsey, Mary-Louise

Knee jerk motions have no place at any Deliberative Session.

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Town Warrant's Latest Comments

Article 45 - $520,000 for Mace Road sidewalk
Tough call. Too bad we built a playground in an ar... by stevejnh
Article 38 - modify all fence height restrictions in deeds
This is kind of funny, drive around and look at th... by stevejnh
Article 36 - Noise Standards and Police Detail billing
This is important people of Hampton. We need some ... by stevejnh
Article 31 - $15,000 for replacing the exterior doors on the Town Office Building
I agree with Jerry, it should be in the budget. by stevejnh
Article 29 - $40,000 to be placed in the Hampton Conservation Commission Fund
I'm for letting the Con-Con have some funds, but I... by stevejnh
Article 28 - $20,000 to study a sewer enterprise fund
I don't think this is money well spent. We now how... by stevejnh
Article 26 - Create a "Town Clerk Assistant" position
I remember a time when the office was open on Mond... by stevejnh
Article 23 - $51,000 for a utility pickup truck with plow for the Fire Department
If this is really needed it should be in the Fire ... by stevejnh
Article 22 - $80,000 for storm water drainage system for the King’s Highway
Another "Undesignated Fund Balance" free money tha... by stevejnh
Article 20 - $100,000 for hiring a consultant engineering firm about flooding from the Hampton River and Hampton Harbor
This isn't money well spent. The solution is to bu... by stevejnh