Shall the Town of Hampton vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $316,231 for improvements to streets consisting of paving overlays, adjustments to structures to permit paving, repairs and replacements to drainage, repairs to sidewalks and driveway openings, crack sealing and curbing installation in accordance with the pavement management program or as required due to damage to roadways and improvements and repairs to Town Parking Lots and parking areas. Upon completion of the work scheduled in this warrant article, if funds remain unused the DPW may proceed to the next street(s) on their priority repair list until said unused portion is spent. Said appropriation to be offset by the State Highway Block Grant estimated to be $316,231. 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, 2020, whichever occurs sooner?
What it means: The Town of Hampton has been successful in receiving NH DOT Highway Grant Block aid that help to maintain Class IV and Class V “highways” (basically compact sections of town roads). Funds are applied to specific projects as identified by DPW and approved by the Board of Selectmen. The streets affected this year will be Ann’s Lane (Ann’s Terrace to Mill Road), Ann’s Terrace (Ann’s Lane south to the dead end), Ash Street (From Thorwald to Emerald) and Ashbrook Drive (from Morrill Street west in the circle).
Those in favor say: This will help Hampton to improve streets in need of repair, and the cost will be offset by a block grant from NH DOT.
Those against say: No one spoke in opposition to this Article at the Deliberative Session.
Fiscal Impact: Due to the NH DOT grant, there will be no tax impact.