Town Meeting: Voters In Seacoast Towns Reject Major Capital Projects
Some Seacoast towns voted down major capital projects, although residents in New Castle, it turns out, will have a second chance at one of their warrant articles.
In Rye, residents voted not to spend $4 million dollars to renovate their town hall. In North Hampton, a simple majority favored a $7 million new library, and safety complex: but a super majority was needed to pass the measure.
And at the annual school meeting in New Castle, all articles passed but one: $1 million dollars to renovate and add on to the town’s Elementary school. There, School Board Vice Chair Rodney Rowland says – something unusual happened:
"Somebody stood up and asked for a motion to reconsider the vote on Article 1 basically saying they wanted a revote," he said. "That motion passed."
Rowland says he expects an even bigger turn out next Tuesday the 17th, when residents of New Castle vote a second time on the renovation.