Shall the Town of Hampton vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $20,000 for the ongoing maintenance of the Town-owned Historic Blacksmith’s Shop located off of Barbour Road, with said sum of $20,000 to come from the Unassigned Fund Balance. This will be a non-lapsing appropriation per RSA 32:7, VI and shall not lapse until the work is completed or by March 31, 2020, whichever is sooner? NOTE – This structure is in need of a foundation, sill replacements, and replacement of selected siding.
Those in favor say: The old blacksmith shop, located at Victory Garden on Barbour Rd, is part of our cultural heritage. Right now, it isn’t open to the public because the work that needs to be done makes the building unsafe. If this Article passes, and once the work is completed, the objective would be to open it for the public to appreciate.
Those against say: No one spoke against this Article at the Deliberative Session.
Fiscal Impact: No tax impact because the dollars would be withdrawn from the Unassigned Fund Balance.