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Hampton, NH Selectman Barnes' memorable moments

Updated: Mar 7

This blog is written in the third person as it is taken from prior Board of Selectmen meeting minutes that are available on the Town of Hampton website Agenda Center • Hampton, NH • CivicEngage ( and prior media publications.

July 12, 2021 - Hampton selectmen review recommendations presented by a third-party consultant, to reiterate what most current and former elected town officials already knew but were not courageous enough to enact upon regarding the Hampton Fire Department and its operations. Cost - $15,000 in taxpayer funds.

ARPA funds

October 18, 2021 - Barnes discussion with the Board regarding the electronic ballot counting devices and recommending that the town of Hampton return to hand counting all paper ballots. Barnes was also serving as a Hampton representative for the Marigold Coffee Club at this time.

October 18, 2021 - Noted that the 2020 town of Hampton operating budget was underspent by $1,600,000.

October 25, 2021 - Barnes motions to end the trial basis regarding the use of electronic ballot counting devices. Motions fails. (1-4-0)

October 25, 2021 - Barnes notes concern with the current inflation and suggests that all wage increases should go onto the ballot for a vote.

November 1, 2021 - Barnes votes against the proposed operating budget.

November 1, 2021 - Noted that 28% of the total public works budget was appropriating money for trash and recycling collection and transportation.

NOTES: (1) The public works budget is the largest departmental budget, and (2) This cost includes the expense of picking up certain commercial trash and recycling every day during the seasonal months.

November 15, 2021 - Barnes again notes concern with the current inflation, the continued printing of dollars, and current utility costs for town taxpayers.

November 22, 2021 - Barnes notes concern for open borders in relation to the opioid crises.

December 6, 2021 - Barnes votes against the five-year manager employee contract. (4-1-0) NOTE: This contract including future wage obligations that did not go on the ballot for a vote.

December 6, 2021 - Barnes notes concerns over migrants passing over the border, some are testing positive for covid, Barnes asked about numbers for that, and the response was that neither management nor any of the other selectmen had a clue. NOTE: At this time the vaccines, quarantining, and other covid porn was being pushed by the state and local NH governments.

February 4, 2022

Barnes asks state of NH to fork over $20 million

February 14, 2022 - Barnes discusses the NHDOT Seabrook-Hampton bridge project and confirms with the public works director that the cost and plans to move the Hampton sewer line will be covered by the state of NH as it is their project.

March 7, 2022 - Barnes got the board to unanimously support Senate Bill 249, which would have repealed the unconstitutional Housing Appeals Board (HAB). NOTE: This bill failed passage in Concord and the HAB unfortunately still exists.

March 7, 2022 - Barnes discusses the Daniel Richard Remonstrance regarding electronic ballot counting devices.

In summary, Barnes caused mayhem to the Hampton status quo.

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