Shall the Town of Hampton vote to discontinue a portion of Old Park Avenue remaining after its reconstruction, caused by the relocation of Route 1 in 1960, in accordance with the provisions of RSA 231:43, provided that the discontinuance shall be of no force and effect until every property owner abutting the area of discontinuance signs a waiver, to be prepared by the Town Attorney, of any appeal under RSA 231:48 from such discontinuance and of all damages that could be sought under RSA 231:48 as a result of such discontinuance, or until six months has elapsed after the vote to discontinue without any such appeal having been made, whichever comes first?
What it means: Prior to the re-routing of Route 1 in 1960, Park Avenue was situated between the two houses numbered 19 and 25. With the extension and reshaping of Park Avenue, the small section of the road that once was between the two houses was returned to grass, but is still on the books as a road. This article seeks to officially discontinue the road.
Those in favor say: By discontinuing the road, the small strip of land will allow one homeowner to have the legally required frontage, and the other to be able to build a garage. The town benefits because the land will become part of the tax base.
Those against say: No one spoke against the concept at Deliberative Session.
Fiscal Impact: No tax impact.