To see if the School District will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $300,000 to continue long term maintenance, repair and modernization work to include technical and/or engineering services at Hampton’s Marston and Centre school buildings and grounds? This article is a continuation of an annual program planned to keep the buildings updated and in good condition, thereby protecting the taxpayer’s investment. Projects planned for 2016-17 are listed below. This will be a non-lapsing appropriation per RSA 32:7 VI and will not lapse until these projects are completed or June 30, 2018, whichever is earlier. (Majority vote required.)
Replace roof over original building and 1975 addition (phased) $215,000
Implement security improvements (phased) 25,000
Replace original classroom sinks and counter tops (phased) $ 20,000
ADA improvements (district-wide) 5,000
Replace hallway entrance doors to Gymnasium 5,000
Roof repairs (ongoing) 5,000
Implement security improvements (phased 25,000
What it means: The Article is self-explanatory – the funds are sought to keep the two schools in good condition.
Those in favor say: This is a routine request to maintain the buildings in good order.
Those against say: No one spoke against this Article at public hearings.
Fiscal Impact: The average Hampton home valued at $329,000 would bear an increased tax cost of $35.50 in 2016 if this Article passes. Approval of this Article affects 2016 only.