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A N N U A L
R E POR T S



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FOR THE TOWN OF




DERRY



NEW HAMPSHIRE



For the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 1963

and for the Cooperative School District Number 1

for the Year Ending June 30, 1963













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TRIBUTE TO THE OLD ALEXANDER-EASTMAN HOSPITAL

This spacious mansion was built about 1849 by Mr. Benjamin Eastman. It remained continually in the
hands of descendants of the Eastman family until 1933 when Mrs. Charles H. Hood, grand-daughter of
Benjamin Eastman, gave the estate to the Alexander Hospital Corporation. It was opened to the public
as a hospital in August 1934, having been remodelled for the puirpose with funds bequeathed by Dr. Har-
rison Alexander.



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B. T



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MEW liAMPSHIRE



For the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 1963

and for the Cooperative School District Number 1

for the Year Ending June 30, 1963



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INDEX

Town Officers 2

Committee Reports ' 3

Town Warrant 4

Town Budget 6

Statement of Receipts, Appropria-
tions and Detailed Payments 6

Pe port of Town Clerk ^

Report of Tax Collector 8

Report of Municipal Court ^^

Police Activity Report 10

Report of MacGregor Park H

Inventory of Taxable Property 11

Vital Statistics 12

Balance Sheet 12

Highway Equipment 13

Report of Derry Cemetery 14

Town Land, Buildings and Equipment 20

Refunds, Discounts and Abatements 21

Report of Libraries 22

Report of Trustees of Trust Funds 23

Report of Town Treasurer 25

Report of Fire Departments 26

Derry Water Works 26

Derry School District 35



TOWN OFFICERS



Board of Selectmen and Assessors

Donald Bentley, Chairman
R. Dana Smith
Irving E, Shemeld



Overseer of Public Welfare; Donald Bentley
Civil Defense 'Director: Robert A. Ross



Town Counsel: Grinnell, George H.

Tax Collector: Buffum, Dorothy O.
Town Clerk: Hoisington, G ecile R.
Treasurer: Manning, Frederick H.
Road Agent: Cooper, John L.



Municipal Court

Judge: George H. Grinnell
Clerk: Walter A. Pillsbury

Chief of Police: Robert J. Berube
Supervisor of Traffic: Donald Bentley

Health Officer: Ora G. Merrill
Dog Officer: Ernest Gaines

Auditors: Russell J. Carson William J. DeRemer James H. White

Moderator: Joseph V. Stancik
Budget Committee: 1961-1964
Rolfe G. Bannister
Joseph V. Stancik

1962-1965
Grant G. Benson, Jr,
Richard Low

1963-1966
Robert J. Carbone
Frank E. Irish



J. Sydney Barlow

William E, Howard, Chairman

Armand P. Cote
Elaine Rendo



Margaret M. DiMarzio
Barbara Jacobson
Representing Selectmen: Donald Bentley
Representing Derry Fire District: Harvey Cote
Representing E. Derry District: Roger T, Durgin
Representing Derry School District: Leander W. Burdick
Representing Derry Water Works: Albert J. Picard



Water Commissioners:

Albert J. Picard, 1965

Donald Bentley , 1966

Clive C. Small, 1967
Water Department Superintendent: Harold Bean
School Superintendent: Robert W. Dolph



School Board



Leander W. Burdick - 1964
Anna D. Stevens - 1965 Milton F. White -

Helen L. Bachelder - 1967 Barbara Gratton



Zoning Board
Edward Cadieux, Chairman, 6/1/64
Edmond A. Drouin 6/1/65
Leo A. Bailey 6/1/65

William Howard 6/1/66
Roy Felnauer 6/1/67



1966
1968



Planning Board
Wallace L. Kimball, Chairman -
Edward Bureau, Legal Advisor
Howard S, Dearth - 6/11/66
Arthur F. Hobsch - 6/11/66
JohnSchurman - 6/11/64
R. Dana Smith

Trustees of Trust Funds
Wilbert C, Hodgdon, 1964
Franks. Breen, 1965
Emil J. Kimin, 1966



6/11/66



Supervisors of the Check List
Leona C. Bellavance
Leona D. DesRosiers
Barbara G. Schurman

Tkylor Library
Alan B. Shepard, 1964
Milton F. White, 1965
Ruth G. Wheeler, 1966
Paul E. Brickett, 1967
Janice Dearth, 1968



Town Library
Barbara Blunt, 1964
Frances Mannarini, 1965
Ruth L Bartlett, 1966
Frank T. Buckley, 1967
Walter A. Pillsbury, 1968

Forest Hill Cemetery
Roland Willey, 1964
Bertrand E. Peabody, 1965
Alfred T. Hepworth, 1966

Recreation Committee



Gerald Cox, Recreation Director
Ruthlee Root, 4/15/64
Franklin M. Allgeyer, 4/15/65
Marilyn Ball. 4/15/65
Robert Gannon 4/15/66
Roland Belanger. 4/15/66



REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD

By legislative authority of the State of New Hampshire,
the Town of Derry has established a Planning Board whose
operation is to make reports and recommendations rela-
tive to the planning and development of the Community,
also to approve or disapprove subdivision plans of land.

Last year the board held approximately thirty official
meetings to review some twenty-nine subdivision plans and
aprrove a final twenty-five said plans.

At the 1963 Town Meeting, the Planning Board asked for
and was granted a sum of money to acquire the assistance
of a professional planning and consulting firm to create
a master or comprehensive plan of the town.

The contract was a warded to the Planning Services Group
of Cambridge, Mass., with Mr. Justin Gray in charge of the
programi. This program was to get off to an early star t in
April or May of this year with Mr. Elliot Hansen of the
Department ik Resources and Economic Development of the
State of New Hampshire, as assistant Planning Director.

On May 8th, the Planning Board was notified of the sudden
death of Mr. Hansen and before the State Dept. of Economic
Development could find and train qualified personnel, many
months passed by before our request could be sent to
Washington for the necessary approval of funds.

In July, Mr. Randall Raymond joined the staff of the Divi-
sion of Economic Development as assistant PlanningDirec-
tor and by December, our plan had been approved and re-
turned from Washington and the board feels that the plan
will move ahead very rapidly early in 1964.

Respectfully submitted,

Wallace Kimball, Chairman

Arthur Hobsch, Secretary

Howard Dearth

John Schurman

Edward Bureau, Legal Advisor



AUDITORS' REPORT



We, the undersigned auditors for the Town of Derry,
N.H., do hereby certify that we have examined the cash
accounts of the following and have found each of these
accounts to be correct, viz:

Townof Derry Selectmen Collector of Taxes
Town Treasurer Trustee of Trust Funds

Town Clerk Derry Municipal Court

Treasurer's Account of the Derry Public Library

Treasurer's Account of Taylor Library

MacGregor Park Fund

Treasurer of Cemetery Trustees

Derry Water Works

Dated at Derry this 4th day of February, 1964



Russell J. Careon

William J. DeRemer

James H. White

Auditors of the Town of Derry



Specimen Ballot - Vote Cast at 1963 Town Meeting.



TOTAL t.TJffiliR OF VCTZ3 CAST:



1706



Make a Cross [X] Opposite Your Choice



TOWN CLEBK
One Year Vote for Ooe

CECILE HOISINGTON lt76 | \ \

SELECTMAN
Three Yean Vote for One



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RLSSELL J. CARSOl
WILLIAM J. De REM Jg^,
JAMES H. WHITE



ALVIS I.. JOHNSON



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TOWN TnEASCRCB
One Tear Vote for One

FREDERICK H. MANNING I I



TAX COLLECTOR
One Tear Vote for One



DOROTHY BWFUM 1^59 Q

' PI



TRUSTEE OF TRUST FUNDS

Tbrce Years Vote (or One



KMIL KLMIN 1288



TRUSTEE OF DERRY PUBLIC
LIBRARY

Five Years Vote (or One



WALTER A. PILLSBU]



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TRUSTEE OF TAYLOR LIBRARY
Five Years Vote for One



JANICE T. DEARTH



1231"



CEMETERY
Three Years Vote for One



ALFRED T. HEPWORTH

1268—



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RO/U> AGENT
One Year Vote for One



JOHN I. COOPER



1277



IRA C. MOORE



401



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THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

To the Inhabitants of the Town of Derry qualified to vote
in town affairs:

You are hereby instructed to meet at the Veterans Me-
morial Building in said Town on rhe second Tuesday of
March next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, to act upon the
following subjects:

By vote of the Selectmen, the polls for this meeting will
remain open from ten o'clock in the forenoon until seven-
thirty o'clock in the afternoon, and as much longer there-
after as the Town, at the opening of the meeting, may vote.

1. To elect a Selectman for three years. Town Clerk,
Treasurer, Collector of Taxes, Library Trustees, Trust-
ees of the Trust Funds, Cemetery Trustee, Auditors, Del-
egates to the Constitutional Convention, and other neces-
sary Town officials for the year ensuing.

2. To see if the meeting will vote to continue the action
on all further articles in this warrant to Saturday after-
noon, March 14, 1964, at 1:00 p.m., at the Grinnell School
in said Town of Derry, and pass any vote relating thereto.

3. To vote to raise and appropriate such sums of money
as may be necessary for the maintenance of the poor, for
laying out and repairing highways, for building and repair-
ing bridges, for suppression of moths, for police depart-
ment and municipal court, the Derry District Court, for
hydrant service and electric lights, for salaries of Town
Officials, for the Board of Health, for the expense of the
Town Hall, for support of the libraries, forState and County
taxes, for the observances of Memorial Day, for aid to the
Derry Visiting Nurse Association, for playground purposes
and for band concerts, for co-operating with the State and
Federal governments in the control of insect pests and
white pine blister, and for all necessary charges arising in
said Town, and pass any vote relating thereto.

4. To see if the Town will authorize the Selectmen to sell
at public auction and convey any real estate acquired through
deeds furnished to citizens, providing that in the case of tax
deeded real estate the previous owner, or his or her heirs,
if known, or its successors and assigns in the case of a
corporation, shall have the first opportunity to purchase the
same, and pass any vote relating thereto.

5. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen
to incur debts for temporary loans in anticipation of taxes
of the municipal year in which such debts are incurred and
made payable therefrom, by such vote, and pass any vote
relating thereto.

6. To see if the Town will vote to adopt the provisions
of Revised Statutes Annotated, Chapter 80, Section 52-a,
providing for the prepayment of taxes, and authorize the
Collector of Taxes to accept payments in prepayment of
taxes, and to further allow the Collector of Taxes to dis-
count taxes according to the following schedule or such
other schedule as the meeting may determine, fix the rate
of such discount, and pass any vote relating theretor The
Selectmen recommend the following schedule and discount:
2% discount on taxes prepaid in full, or installments of not
less than $100.00, prior to July 1, 1964; 1 1/2% discount
on installment payments of taxes of not less than $10.00 per
payment until July 1, 1964; 1% discount on installment pay-
ments of $10.00 or more until October 1, 1964, or until
the tax bills are issued; and a 1% discount from the time
that the tax bills are issued until October 1, 1964.

7. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from the Mac-
Gregor Fund in the hands of theTrustees of Trust Funds the
sum of $500.00, to be expended during the summer of 1964



for band concerts at MacGregor Park, and pass any vote re-
lating thereto.

8. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate
the sum of $1475.43 for aid under Apportionment A of Town
Road Aid Plan to match a State appropriation amounting to
$9836.22 for the purpose of construction and re-construc-
tion of Class IVandClass Vhighways.and pass any vote re-
lating thereto.

9. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate
the sum of $6270.00 for aid under Apportionment B of Town
Road Aid Plan to match an appropriation by the State of
$6270.00 for the purpose of construction and re-construc-
tion of Town highways as provided for in said Town Road
Aid Plan, and pass any vote relating thereto.

10. To see If the Town will vote to raise and appropriate
the sum of $277.54 for membership by the Tovm in the New
Hampshire Municipal Association, and pass any vote relat-
ing thereto.

11. To see If the Town will vote to raise and approprioL^
the sum of $250.00 to be used in co-operation widi the State
and Federal funds for the control of White Pine Bliste.
Rust within the confines of the town, and pass any vote re-
lating thereto,

12. To see if the Town wishes to ad opt the recommendaticii
of the Budget Committee that $1000.00 be transferred from
parking meter receipts tothePoUceDepartmentforthe pur-
pose of patroling the meters, that the sum of $1820.00
from parking meter receipts be transferred to the Highway
Department for the purpose of cleaning about the meters,
that the sum of $780.00 for meter maintenance, the sum of
$3800.00 for new meters, and the sum of $200.00 for park-
ing lots be transferred to theSelectmen, and that any balance
of meter receipts be transferred to the Trustees of Trust
Funds to be added to the capital reserve funds, and pass any
vote relating thereto.

13. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate
from general taxation the suin of $25000.00tobe used by the
Selectmen, with general sewer funds, topay part of the bonded'
indebtedness of the Tovm for sewers, which amounts are
$60000.00 principal payment and $22230.00 interest pay-
ment, and to further vote that any unexpended balance of
appropriated funds left at the end of the year be trans-
ferred to the Trustees of Trust Funds for a sewer capital
reserve fund, and pass any vote relating thereto.

14. To see what action the Town wishes to take on the fol-
lowing question: "Shall sweepstakes tickets be sold in this
town?" (This question must by law be voted on by ballot.)

15. To see what action the Town wishes to take on the fol-
lowing question: "Do youfavoradoptlonof theTown Manager
Plan as provided in Chapter 37, and amendments thereto,
of the RevisedStatutesAnnotated?(Thisquestionmustby law
be voted on by ballot).

16. In the event that the Town Manager Plan is adopted by
the voters, to see if the Town will vote to set the salary and
expenses for the Town Manager at a figure not exceeding
$8000.00 for salary and a figure not exceeding $500.00
for expenses, and vote to raise and appropriate such pro-
portion of said salary and expensts as the Town may deter-
mine is needed for the year 1964, and pass any vote relating
thereto.

17. To ste if. the Town will vote to fix the salaries of the
officers and ofilcials of the Derry District Court as fol-
lows: $1800.00 for the Justice dnereof, $900.00forthe Clerk
thereof, and $500.00 for theSpecial Justice thereof, and pass
any vote relating thereto.



18. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate
for the expenses of the Derry Municipal Court from Janu-
ary 1, 1964 through June 30, 1964, as lollows: $600.00for
the Justice thereof, $250.00for the Clerk thereof, and $100.00
for the Special Justice thereof, and to raise and appropriate,
for the officers and personnel of the Derry District Court
fronn July 1, 1964 through December 31, 1964, the sum of
$900.00 to pay the Justice thereof, the sum of $450.00 to
pay the Clerk thereof, and the sum of $250,00 for the Special
Justice thereof, and pass any vote relating thereto.

19. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of
Water Commissioners to discontinue the allowance of fifty
(50) feet of water main toeachcustomeruser on water main
extensions made after Aprill, 1964 inaccordancewith spec-
ifications of the Board of Water Commissioners, and pass
any vote relating thereto.

20. To see If the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen
to borrow a sum not exceeding $48000.00, by the issuance
of serial negotiable notes of the Town of Derry as author-
ized by the provisions of Revised Statutes Annotated 1955,
and any amendments thereto, to fix the term of said notes
in equalxannual installments for a period of not over four
years, and to fix the rate of interest to be paid thereon,
the place of payment and other details of said notes, the
proceeds from said loan to be expended in the year 1964
by the Water Department for the purpose of extension of the
water system of the town. The determination of the pro-
ject or projects to be undertaken shall be made by the Se-'
lectmen after consultation with the Water Commissioners
and the Planning Board: and oass anv vote relating thereto.

21. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen
to employ a full time assessor, who shall also serve as a
building inspector, and pass any vote relating thereto.

22. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate
for salary and expenses of the Assessor-Buildinglnspector,
in the event ±at the preceding article is adopted, a sum not
exceeding $7500.00 as salary and a sum not exceeding $500.
for his expenses, and pass any vote relating thereto,

23. In the event that the two preceding articles are not
adopted, to see if the Town will vote to employ the State
Tax Commission or private consultants to revalue all of
the taxable property of the Town, the funds therefor to
be raised by issuance of serial notes of the Town in an
amount to be determined by the Selectmen in accordance
witii the cost of the project, said amount not to exceed
$30000.00, the Selectmen to fix the term of said notes in
equal annual installments for a period of not over three
years and to fix the rate of interest to be paid thereon, the
place of payment, and other details of said notes, and pass
any vote relating thereto.

In the event said revaluation cannot be commenced in 1964
due to prior commitments of the State Tax Commission or
private consultants, said money is to be borrowed, an agree
ment made for the revaluation, and the proceeds of said loan
put into a capital reserve fund to be expended by the Select-
men under the terms of the revaluation contract,

24. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate
a sum not exceeding $1500. lor Civil Defense, the Select-
men to have final approval power of all expenditures by
the Civil Defense Director exceeding $800.00 and pass any
vote relating thereto.

25. By petition, to see if the Town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of $500.00 for the use of the Spacetown
Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps, Inc. to help keep the group
active and able to represent and advertise the Town of Derry
in appearances throughout the region, and pass any vote re-
lating thereto.

26. By petition, to see if the Town will vote to raise and
appropriate a sum not exceeding $2500.00 for the purpose
of installing and maintaining a chlorination system for the
water of Hood Pond at Hood Pond Park, and pass any vote
relating thereto.

27. By petition, to see if the Town will vote to install
angle parking on the Soutii side of Broadway, from die vi-



cinity of Central Street to the vicinity of Birch Street,
and, though no added costs should be involved, to raise
and appropriate the amount of money necessary to com-
plete the project and that the work be completed before
May 28, 1964, if possible, and pass any vote relating
thereto.

28. By petition, to see if the Town will vote to raise and
appropriate a sum of money sufficient to pay a poUceman
the prevailing police wage. in Derry, said sum not to exceed
$4500.00, for the purpose of employing a policeman to patrol
Broadway on foot during such part of the night as the Chief
of Police after consultation with the Selectmen shall direct,
and pass any vote relating thereto.

29. By petition, to see if the voters of the Town will auth- •
orize the Selectmen to sell (consideration $1.00) or nego-
tiate on a long term lease to Lester W. Chase Post #9, the
premises now known as Veteran'sMemorialHall, Broadway,
Derry, New Hampshire, and pass any vote relating thereto.

30. By petition, to see if the Town will vote to amend the
Sewer Ordinance of the Town of Derry, dated October 1,
1958, as follows:

By adding the following new section: "Section 304a:
Any sewage disposal system, private or public, requiring
the use of a lagoon shall have the lagoon situated a minimum
of 600 feet from the closest abutter orfrom any dwelling on
the property requiring the construction of the lagoon. Any
lagoon shall be fenced to a minimum height of six feet with
a fence suitable for keeping children and small animals out
of the lagoon. All gates shall have suitable locks. Any la-
goon shall be designed and operated in such a manner that
offensive odors shall not go beyond the reserve area sepa-
rating the lagoon from dwellings nearby or to the land of
other owners."

Amend Section 103 by deleting the same and substituting
the following section therefor: "Section 103: 'Sewage' shall
mean a combination of the water-carried waste from resi-
dences, commercial business buildings, institutions, farm-
ing operations and industrial establishments, together with
such ground, surface and storm water as may be present."

., Amend Section 122 by inserting the following definition:
"Section 122: 'Lagoon' shall mean a pond of engineering
design for the purpose of receiving raw or treated sewage
or effluent from any primary system such as Septic or
Imhoff tanks."

31. By petition, to see if the Town will vote to centralize
all departments of the Town, with the exception of the School
Department, under the Office of the Selectmen, and pass any
vote relating thereto.

32. By petition, to see if the Town will vote that any and aU
expenditures of $500,00 or over to be made by the Town be
put out for competitive bids and the contract awarded to the
lowest qualified bidder; provided, however, that at least
three (3) bids mustbe received beforea contract is awarded,
and pass any vote relating thereto.

33. To hear the reports of agents, auditors and commit-
tees heretofore chosen, and pass any vote relating thereto.

34. To appoint any necessary committees on any article
embraced in this warrant.

35. To transact any other business that may lawfully
com& before such meeting.

Given under our hands and the seal of the Town of Derry,
this 24ti:i day of February AX>. 1964,

Donald Bentley

R. Dana Smith Selectmen of the Town of Derry

Irving Shemeld



SUOGET^F THE TOWN 0F_



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Estimates of Revenue and Expenditures for tbc Eosulog Year January 1, 19M to December 31, 1964.
Compared with
Estimated and Actoal Revcnae, Appropriations and Expenditores of the Previoas Yeaii January 1, 1963 lo December 31, 1963



NEW HAMPSHIRE




TOWN OFHCERS' EXPENSES



1963 Appropriation
1963 Revenue

Over Expended



Expenditures

Expenditures;
Services:

Granon, Eileen T.

Jacobson, Barbara F.

Jones, Sarah H.



13,808.35
169.85
655.76

14,633.96



14,633,96



N. H. Employees Retirement System
Town Share - 1963



4,012.96
961.80
3,003.44



342.69



Social Security

Town Share - 1963 304,91

Town Reports :

Hatch, Edward O. 1,655.00

Mailways of New England 25.02

Pillsbury, Ruth L. 35.00

United States Post Office 82.20

New England Tel. & Tel. Co.

Selectmen & Tax Collector 263.14

Town Clerk 111,82

Insurance and Bonds:

Bartlett & Shepard 55.59

DeRemer, Bill Agency, Inc. 33.70

Derry Insurance Agency 444.80

Assessors Expenses and Public Welfare:

Bentley, Donald 250.00

Smith, Richard Dana 100.00



Supplies: Expenses:




Add^essOixaph-^iuln;:raph Corp


5.c3


Association cc N Ji= Assessors


3.00


Bahan's Staaoiier>


230-22


BobStaratton Ics. Agency


c.OO


3rai!lurn PubHshing Co.


7.00


Buifuin, Dorothy O.


22.30


DesRoslers, Leaia


3.60


Derry News EniErprise Press




Inc.


102.25


Derry Salem News and Print-




ing Co.. Idc.


262.30


Derry Star. The


4.00


EastErn Slopes Inn.


18.00


Eastman, EdscH C. Co.. Inc.


29.61


Eaton's Electric Shop


6.50


HrstN=ii(Hial Rank


2aoo


Friden, Inc.


saoo


Ifetch. Edward O.


277.70


Hoisingtoa, Cecile R.


22.40


Tj^ke Tarleton Club


25.00


Marks Printing House


79.42


MariBl. A. E. Company


140.59


Nashoa Office Equipirjent Inc.


53.70


Newpll. Harriett C.


6.50


New Han^jsbire Bindery


3a50


NJLTax CoHectors' Assoc


3.00


NJl.City & Town Clerks Assn.


3.00


Office Machines ot N Jl.


6.50


Rp<n<;nT,- of Deeds


20C-.00


Saw\'ers Basiness Interiors


4a47


StstE o£ N Jl. Treasurer


70.79


Tcwer, Fred L. Compames


20.CX)


Underwood Corporstiwi


i6aoc


UidCHi Leader CoiporatioQ, The


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