Shall the Town of Hampton vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $1,500,000 for the purpose of reconstructing a portion of Lafayette Road from High Street to Winnacunnet Road and then from Winnacunnet Road to Towle Avenue to include street repairs and reconstruction and associated materials and labor necessary to do the work, and also to include associated drainage system maintenance and replacement, replacement of sidewalks, the installation of ornamental street lighting, granite curbing and other roadway infrastructure needed to complete the work; and
To fund such appropriation through the withdrawal of $1,500,000 from the Road Improvement Capital Reserve Fund created under Article 16 of the 1998 Annual Town Meeting for the purpose and no amount to be raised from taxation. This will be a non-lapsing appropriation per RSA 32:7, VI and shall not lapse until the work is completed or by March 31, 2020, whichever is sooner?
Those in favor say: This is part of the maintenance that the Town should be performing for the citizens, and the fund being used is one that taxpayers have contributed to over the years for just such purposes.
Those against say: There does not seem to be an objection to the work, only questions about the prioritization of streets to be addressed.
Fiscal Impact: There is no tax impact because the money was appropriated in prior tax years. This Article is allowing the withdrawal of the money from the fund for the specified purpose.