Note: In The Know Hampton is covering these two articles together because they are related, and virtually identical things were said about them at the Deliberative Session.
Here are links to the Articles as they will appear on the Ballot:
What it means: A yes vote approves the salary increases negotiated via Collective Bargaining negotiations. This agreement covers 2 years starting in April of 2015. Of the two years (104 weeks) 39 weeks fall into 2015; 52 weeks into 2016; and 13 weeks into 2017.
Those in favor say: Both the town’s interests and the interests of the firefighters and fire officers were well-represented in the negotiating process. The proposed salary increases were said to be equitable.
Those against say: No one spoke in opposition to either of these Articles at the Deliberative Session.
Fiscal Impact: The average Hampton home valued at $329,000 would bear an increased tax cost of $8.50 if this Article 13 passes, and an additional increased tax cost of $4.09 if Article 14 passes.