Shall the Town of Hampton vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $100,000 for the purpose of installing new decorative street lighting at Hampton Beach on C, D, and F Streets and on Ashworth Avenue, including all engineering, design, procurement, shipping, delivery and installation costs, together with all related appurtenances and activities necessary or desirable to complete the purposes of this article, with the sum of $100,000 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: Decorative lighting was installed in 2009 on A and B Streets as well as part of Ashworth Avenue in accordance with plans in the possession of the Town. The underground conduit already is in place on all of Ashworth Avenue and all of the lettered streets with only wiring and above ground decorative lighting left to be installed. The new lighting that was installed has greatly improved visibility and safety on the streets where lighting was completed; the old commercial street lighting was disconnected and removed and utility billing for the commercial street lighting has been terminated for those streets.
What it means: The description and notes above are self-explanatory.
Those in favor say: Much of the expensive work (underground conduits) has already been done, and the balance, which will be taken from the unassigned fund balance, will not increase taxpayers costs in 2018.
Those against say: No one spoke against this article at the Deliberative Session.
Fiscal Impact: No tax impact in 2018 because the funds are being withdrawn from the Unassigned Fund Balance.