Shall the Town of Hampton vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to enter into a 5-year lease-purchase agreement for two (2) Mack Cab Over Trucks with Labrie Automated Side Loader Body units in the amount of $620,000 and to raise and appropriate the sum of $124,000 to fund said lease-purchase agreement in year one; said lease-purchase agreement shall contain a non-appropriation clause.
Those in favor say: The existing 2010 sidearm packers have required approximately $103,000 in repairs and labor in 2017 alone. A large part of the issue for these Trash/Recycling vehicles relates to the Exhaust Gas Recirculating (EGR) System, which takes the gases that are developed from the combustion process in an engine and “scrubs” them prior to being discharged through the exhaust stacks. The new trucks will not use this type of emissions system as they will use selective catalytic reduction (SCR) which uses diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) in conjunction with a catalyst to reduce nitrous oxide emissions. The proposed solution is a 5-year lease/purchase agreement for 2 side loaders at a total cost of $620,000. The year 1 lease cost is $124,000, which will cover exhaust, engine and other system repairs during the lease.
Those opposed say: No one spoke against this Article at the Deliberative Session.
Fiscal Impact: The $124,000 lease cost in 2018 will create an additional tax for the average Hampton home valued at $408,000 of $15.09. (Your property value divided by 1000 and multiplied by .037 to get your tax impact.)