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Special Election: Land Acquisition

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There will be a special election on June 25th, 2024 for a debt exclusion to purchase 52 +/- acres located between 117 - 125 College Highway.

Polls are open Noon - 8:00 PM. Mail-in ballots will be available.

The Ballot Question:

Shall the Town of Southampton be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond or notes issued in order to acquire the property located off College Highway, containing 52 acres, more or less, identified as Assessors’ Parcels Map 19-141, Map 19-144 and Map 24-15, being the property described in a deed recorded with the Hampshire Registry of Deeds in Book 14641, Page 304, for general municipal purposes, including all costs incidental and related thereto?

2024 Town Meeting Vote:

 

FAQ and Election Questions:

Informational Brochure

 

Location and Description of the Land:

Mass Mapper Link (Assessor Information)

Google Maps

Purchase Price and Borrowing Information:

The Town and the seller have agreed to a price of $2.2 million. This vote is to authorize borrowing up to that amount. 

Estimated Property Tax Impact Chart:  Based on borrowing over 20 years.

The Department of Local Services provides a calculator to estimate the impact on property taxes with a Prop. 2 ½ referendum question.

Use the calculator here *

* Please make sure to select "Southampton" as the Town and use "$110,000" in the "Enter Amount to Adjust by" field.