Here’s a link to the Article as it will appear on the Ballot:
What it means: This is a project to help solve the water drainage issues in the downtown area. The Town will raise and appropriate the $449,156 and FEMA is being asked to contribute $149,156, or about a third of the total cost. The FEMA opportunity is for this year only. If the FEMA funds are not granted, or the public bids are in excess of the amount estimated, the project will not be undertaken.
Those in favor say: The old pipes are failing and will need to be replaced. Better to take advantage of the opportunity to have a third of the cost covered by FEMA.
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 $53.12 if this Article passes.