Shall the Town of Hampton vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $643,225 for improvements to streets consisting of paving overlays, adjustments to structures to permit paving, repairs and replacements to drainage, crack sealing, curbing installation and improvements to Town parking areas on the following streets, Landing Road south of State Route 101, Old Stage Road, Acorn Road and Driftwood Road, said appropriation to be offset by the State Highway Block G rant estimated to be $299,804. This shall be a non-lapsing appropriation per RSA 32:7, VI and shall not lapse until the projects are completed or by March 31, 2018, whichever occurs sooner? (Majority vote required)
What it means: The Town will raise the funds to do the specified work. A State Highway Block Grant will offset some of the expenses.
Those in favor say: The work is necessary due to several years of deterioration. As voters approve the funds, work is being completed on the roads that are most in need of repair. This process will continue each year until the quality of our roads is up to acceptable levels.
Those against say: No one spoke in opposition at the Deliberative Session.
Fiscal Impact: The average Hampton home valued at $329,000 would bear an increased tax cost of $40.47 if this Article passes.