On the petition of John Nyhan and at least 25 Hampton registered voters, shall the Town of Hampton raise and appropriate $3,000 to pay to Experience Hampton, Inc., the organizer of the 2010 to 2017 Hampton Christmas Parades, to help defray the expenses of the 2018 Christmas Parade and related activities?
What it means: This is an annual donation to Experience Hampton to help fund the Christmas parade in town.
Those in favor say: The parade involves many groups within town, including businesses, schools and local officials. The total cost of the parade is $15,000, of which the taxpayers are being asked to absorb a small fraction.
Those against say: No one spoke against this Article at Deliberative Session.
Fiscal Impact: The average Hampton home valued at $408,000 would bear an increased tax cost of $.41 if this Article passes. The cost per thousand of property valuation is .001.