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 2015 Hampton Christmas Parades, to help defray the expenses of the 2016 Christmas Parade and related activities? (Majority vote required)
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 takes place early in December, and tries to involve 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 $329,000 would bear an increased tax cost of $.35 if this Article passes.