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March 14, 2012

Hampstead Town Results


FOR SELECTMAN, 3 years, vote for 1

Richard H. Hartung 1,209

Robert Charles Davis 526

FOR TOWN MODERATOR, 2 years, vote for 1

Neil Reardon 1,573

FOR CHIEF OF POLICE, 3 years, vote for 1

Joseph Beaudoin 1,624

FOR TRUSTEE OF THE CEMETERIES, 3 years, vote for 1

Jeffrey Mackey 1,499

FOR TRUSTEE OF THE TRUST FUNDS, 3 years, vote for 1

Brian Vass 1,465

FOR BUDGET COMMITTEE, 3 years, vote for 1

Proctor Wentworth 1,372

FOR PLANNING BOARD, 3 years, vote for 2

Neil E. Emerson 674

Paul S. Wentworth 653

Chris S. Dane 572

Paul Carideo 837

Derrick Moyer 387

FOR LIBRARY TRUSTEE, 3 years, vote for 1

Emily D. Reschberger 837

Cheryle Bartolo 674

FOR SUPERVISOR OF THE CHECKLIST, 6 years, vote for 1

Pamela Hartung 1,462

2. Are you in favor of the following as proposed by the Planning Board for the Hampstead Zoning Ordinance:

IN-LAW/ACCESSORY APARTMENTS: IV-14.1 Definition

Replace Existing Definition: "An apartment within a single family residence used as a separate living space consisting of separate sleeping, cooking and bathroom facilities and which is occupied by the parents, in-laws, children, siblings of, or caregiver for, a member of the family unit occupying the primary part of the residence."

(Proposed by the Planning Board)

Yes: 1,503

No: 304

3. Are you in favor of the following as proposed by the Planning Board for the Hampstead Zoning Ordinance:

SEASONAL DWELLING CONVERSION: IV-5: 4 Conversion Requirements

Replace Existing Conversion Requirements: "The conversion of a seasonal dwelling to a home which is, or may be, used as the primary or year-round dwelling shall require a Special Exception from the Zoning Board of Adjustment unless the following conditions are met."

Add "IV-5:6. Special Exception for Seasonal Dwelling Conversion: "A special exception may be granted by the Zoning Board of Adjustment for conversion of a seasonal dwelling to year-round use that does not meet criteria set forth in Section IV-5:4, A. Lot Size, B. Setbacks, Height, Area, D. Frontage, provided that the applicant submits proof of compliance with IV-5:4 C. Septic System and the permit requirement of IV-5:5."

(Proposed by the Planning Board)

Yes: 1,322

No: 454

4. Are you in favor of the following as proposed by the Planning Board for the Hampstead Zoning Ordinance:

COMMERCIAL ZONE C-2: III-5: 5 Structure / Dwelling Regulations

A. Number of Structures

Building area shall not exceed 15% of buildable lot area. "Buildable lot area" does not include group 5 or group 6 soils. Contiguous business establishments shall meet the above requirements in the aggregate for lot coverage. Adopted 3/8/2005

Add: "Building area may be increased to 20% of building lot area by Special Exception from the Board of Adjustment."

(Proposed by the Planning Board)

Yes: 1,251

No: 487

5. Are you in favor of the following as proposed by the Planning Board for the Hampstead Zoning Ordinance:

GENERAL PROVISIONS: 1-2: 4 Lot Consolidation

Replace with: "Contiguous lots, under common ownership, can be voluntarily merged by applying to the Planning Board, pursuant to NHRSA 674:39-a."

(Proposed by the Planning Board)

Yes: 1,442

No: 303

6. To see if the voters of the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Million Five Hundred Thirty Eight Thousand Three Hundred Dollars and no Cents ($1,538,300.) for the purpose of financing the construction of a new Police Station on Town owned land (Map 7, Lot 10) and equipping same, which building will house the Town's Police Department, and to authorize the issuance of bonds or notes of not more than One Million Five Hundred Thirty Eight Thousand Three Hundred Dollars and no Cents ($1,538,300.) under and in compliance with the Municipal Finance Act, RSA 33:1 et seq., as amended, and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to 1) apply for, obtain, and accept federal, state and other aid, if any, which may be available for said project and to comply with all laws applicable to said project; 2) issue, negotiate, sell, and deliver said bonds and notes; 3) determine the rate of interest thereon and the maturity and other terms thereof; 4) take any other action or pass any other vote relative thereto. This article requires a 3/5 majority vote to pass.

If this article passes, Article # 9 will be null and void.

Recommended by the Board of Selectmen 2-1

Recommended by the Budget Committee 3-2 (advisory only)

Yes: 1,137

No: 819 (needed 1,174 votes to pass)

7. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate as an operating budget, not including appropriations by special warrant articles and other appropriations voted separately, the amounts set forth on the budget posted with the warrant or as amended by vote of the first session, for the purposes set forth therein, totaling Five Million One Hundred Seventy Five Thousand One Hundred Seventy Six Dollars ($5,175,176.00) Should this article be defeated, the default budget shall be Five Million Two Hundred Forty Seven Thousand Six Hundred and Two Dollars ($5,247,602.00), which is the same as last year, with certain adjustments required by previous action of the Town or by law; or the governing body may hold one special meeting in accordance with RSA 40:13 X and XVI, to take up the issue of a revised operating budget only.

Recommended by the Board of Selectmen 3-0

Recommended by the Budget Committee 4-1 (advisory only)

Yes: 1,510

No: 354

8. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate Two Hundred Seventy Five Thousand Dollars ($275,000) for the purpose of acquiring a Fire Department Tanker to be funded with a grant from FEMA in the amount of Two Hundred Sixty One Thousand Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($261,250); and to authorize the withdrawal of Thirteen Thousand Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($13,750) from the Capital Reserve Fund created for this purpose.

(If passed, this article will have a zero tax impact)

Recommended by the Board of Selectmen 3-0

Recommended by the Budget Committee 5-0 (advisory only)

Yes: 1,435

No: 457

9. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate Fifty Four Thousand Dollars ($54,000) for full engineering and architectural services for the proposed police station's building design and site plans. If Article # 6 passes this article will be null and void.

Recommended by the Board of Selectmen 2-1

Not recommended by the Budget Committee 2-3 (advisory only)

Yes: 784

No: 1,059

10. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate ($64,000) from the Capital Reserve Fund to purchase and upgrade the fire department's communications equipment in the amount of Thirty Nine Thousand Dollars ($39,000); and to replace the fire department's cardiac monitor/defibrillator in the amount of Twenty Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000).

(If passed, this article will have a zero tax impact)

Recommended by the Board of Selectmen 3-0

Recommended by the Budget Committee 5-0 (advisory only)

Yes: 1,471

No: 412

11. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) to finish the drainage system for the Town Beach, parking lot and roadways to reduce pollution and erosion of the Town Beach and Wash Pond. This article shall be non-lapsing until the completion of the project or until December 31, 2016, whichever comes first.

Recommended by the Board of Selectmen 3-0

Not recommended by the Budget Committee 2-3 (advisory only)

Yes: 1,105

No: 766

12. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) to be placed in the existing Hampstead Public Library Building Maintenance Non-Capital Reserve Fund.

Recommended by the Board of Selectmen 3-0

Recommended by the Budget Committee 3-2 (advisory only)

Yes: 1,122

No: 765

13. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) and authorize the withdrawal of that amount from the Town Forest Maintenance Account for the purpose of forest management, maintenance and other costs associated with the care of Town Forest land. Funds requested come from the Forest Maintenance Fund.

(If passed, this article will have a zero tax impact)

Recommended by the Board of Selectmen 3-0

Recommended by the Budget Committee 4-1 (advisory only)

Yes: 1,482

No: 396