Shall the Town of Hampton vote to raised and appropriate the sum of $21,057 for the purpose of hiring a part-time paralegal in the Town Counsel’s Office?
NOTE: The warrant article contains the cost for 39 weeks from April 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. Total yearly cost is $28,075.
What it means: For over ten years, Town Counsel was assisted by a legal assistant who then became Assistant Town Counsel. But since 2014, that position has been vacant. Some work has been contracted to outside services and at some points in time, Town Counsel has been assisted by an intern. With current workloads and resources considered, the voters are asked to again support an on-staff part-time legal assistant.
Those for and against say: No one spoke either for or against this Article at the Deliberative Session.
Fiscal Impact: The average Hampton home valued at $408,000 would bear an increased tax cost of $3.26 for a 52-week period if this Article passes. The cost per thousand of property valuation is .008.