Here’s a link to the Article as it will appear on the Ballot:
What it means: The Child Advocacy Center is requesting to be added to the town’s list of agencies that receive an annual donation. They have not previously appeared on the ballot for a donation. Therefore, they were not added to Article 20 this year (Social Services Agencies), but to a separate Article so voters could weigh in. If Article 42 passes The Child Advocacy Center would be part of the Social Services Agencies list next year. The dollar amount requested is derived from the number of children from Hampton who are being represented by the group.
Those in favor say: The Child Advocacy Center speaks on behalf of children who are victims of abuse and their case is being handled in the court system. The Child Advocacy Center becomes the voice for those children.
Those against say: No one spoke against this Article at Deliberative Session.
Fiscal Impact: The average Hampton home valued at $329,000 would bear an increased tax cost of $.15 if this Article passes.