Shall the Town of Hampton vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $99,740 for the following purposes of the Recreation and Parks Department: (a) the purchase of four (4) sets of new bleachers and picnic tables for the Tuck Field baseball field and the Eaton Park softball field; (b) the purchase of a “Gator” utility vehicle and trailer for the Parks Division; (c) the replacement of the carpeting at the Tuck Building; (d) the re-roofing of the Eaton Park Concession Stand; (e) the purchase of new office furniture to replace the hand-me-down 1970’s furniture that came with the Town Offices at the time of its purchase; (f) the resurfacing of two (2) in-bounds playing areas on the right-hand tennis courts, that includes one coat of Plexicushion Blue and one coat of US Open Blue plus striping; and (g) restoration of Tuck One Field, the Don Butler Diamond as the field is very uneven and requires removal of the grass cover and re-grading of the field; and (h) purchase of a new recreation software program including the purchase of new tablets and service for the Town Parking Lots and the Recreation and Parks Department as determined by the Board of Selectmen, the Town Manager and the Director of Recreation and Parks, and to authorize the withdrawal of $99,740 from the Recreation Infrastructure Special Revenue Fund established for the purpose under Article 44 of the 2007 Annual Town Meeting? (Majority vote required)
What it means: Every year, the needs of the Parks and Recreation Department are identified, and the voters need to approve withdrawal of the requested dollars from an established fund.
Those in favor say: The funds will contribute to a more efficient and safer Recreation Dept.
Those against say: No one spoke against this article at the Deliberative Session.
Fiscal Impact: No tax impact.