Shall the Town of Hampton vote to accept the following streets as Class V Highways. These streets require the vote of a Town Meeting to be Class V Highways and have not previously been placed before the Town for a Vote of acceptance; they have been paved and maintained by the Town for many years. These streets shall be accepted at no cost to the Town:
Dumas Avenue and Cliff Avenue per plan recorded at the Rockingham Registry of Deeds on March 1, 1918; and
Ocean Drive, Woodstock Street, Plymouth Street, Campton Street, Thornton Street and Portsmouth Avenue, all located in Sun Valley, so-called, per plan recorded at the Rockingham Registry of Deeds on June 26, 1946, Plan Number 9174; and
Pearl Street, Gill Street, and Redman Street per plans recorded September 29, 1921; and
Viking Street and Thorwald Avenue per plan recorded December 17, 1942. These streets known as Norseman’s Rest; and
Towle Avenue per plan recorded September 1922; and
Newman Street and Mason Street per plan recorded October 1948; and
Acadia Avenue, Emerald Avenue, Sapphire Avenue, Crest Street, Ash Street, Spruce Street, and Overlook Street per plan recorded February 15, 1911 as part of Surf Side Park; and
Lamprey Terrace per plan dated September 29, 1948 recorded at the Registry of Deeds as Plan # 01379; and Boston Avenue, said highway having been surveyed by Parker Survey, Inc., and filed in the Rockingham Registry of Deeds as Plan D-12567 and Plan D-12566, respectfully, and constructed by the Hampton Beach Improvement Company on Town property under a lease approved by Town Meeting, said lease dated and signed April 24, 1897; and Accept as is, the “Numbered Streets”, 1st Street through 19th Street, said highway having been surveyed in June 1909 by W.T. Ross, for the Town of Hampton and filed in the Rockingham Registry of Deeds under plan number 1316NR and in July 1976 by John W. Durgin, Civil Engineers Professional Association as plans numbered D6262, D8278, D8314, C8314, D11832 and D13216, said streets having been constructed on Town property”; and
Accept Acorn Road, said road having been shown on a plan dated October 21, 1924, titled “The Greenlands”, said acceptance confirming only its viatic use as a public highway, provided that its acceptance shall be of no force and effect until every property owner abutting Acorn Road signs a waiver, to be prepared by the Town Attorney, of any appeal under RSA 231 from such acceptance and of all damages that could be sought under RSA 231 as a result of such acceptance, or until six months has elapsed after the vote of acceptance without any such appeal having been made, whichever comes first; and Accept Smith Avenue, said street having been shown on a plan dated October 21, 1924, titled “The Woodlands”, said acceptance confirming only its viatic use as a public highway for that portion described as open for public use in deeds recorded at the Rockingham County Registry of Deeds at Book 2618, page 2374, and Book 2618, page 2375 provided that its acceptance shall have no force and effect until every property owner abutting the public area of Smith Avenue as described in the before mentioned deed signs a waiver, to be prepared by the Town Attorney, of any appeal under RSA 231 from such acceptance and of all damages that could be sought under RSA 231 as a result of such acceptance or until six months has elapsed after the vote of acceptance without any such appeal having been made, whichever comes first? (Majority vote required)
Recommended by the Board of Selectmen 5-0-0
What it means: This is a housekeeping matter to correct an oversight that has persisted since 1897.
Those in favor say: This will be the last article on the acceptance of streets, since if this Article passes it will bring all streets into compliance with state standards regarding control and maintenance.
Those against say: No one spoke against this article at the Deliberative Session.
Fiscal Impact: No tax impact.