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for each business establishment, except for signs as may be
required for state or federal regulations.

Temporary Signs One temporary sign such as used by real
estate agents advertising property for sale or those used by con-



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tractors, architects, painters or other artisans advertising work
in progress, or snipe signs promoting poHtical candidates or
special events, may be permitted on a lot in any zone provided:

It is unlighted, it is set back at least one-half the required depth of
the street yard setback; it does not exceed six square feet in size;
and it is removed upon completion of the work or transaction or
event.

Residential Accessory Signs Signs stating the name and
nature of a permitted home occupation may be displayed on a lot
in any zone provided such signs are:

Unlighted, are set back at least one-half the required depth of the
street yard or are attached to the building; and do not exceed one
in number. Which sign is to be no more than two (2) square feet in
size.

Directional Signs relating to a business operated in the Town
of Lee shall be permitted provided that said directional signs for
any one business shall not exceed on in any two-mile length of
road.

Special Exception - Business Signs Any business which is
operating under a special exception in the residential zone is
permitted one sign stating the name and nature of the business,
illuminated only during normal business hours and does not
exceed six (6) square feet in size. The setback must comply with
residential accessory signs.

Commercial Free standing or ground signs for businesses
located within the Town of Lee Commercial Zone shall not exceed
fifteen (15) square feet in total area per side and shall conform to
all other requirements with regards to illumination and place-
ment stated above.

Pole Signs Within the Commercial Zone, only one accessory
pole sign is permitted for automobile service establishments,
provided:

It shall not exceed thirty (30) square feet in surface area on
each of two sides nor a total of sixty (60) square feet on all sides;

Any portion of such pole shall be set back at least fifteen (15)
feet from any street or side lot line;



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It shall be erected in such a manner that no portion of it shall be
more than twenty -five (25) feet above the ground elevation of its
base. The base of the sign proper shall be no less than eight (8)
feet above the ground.

Exterior Wall Signs Within the Commercial Zone, no wall
sign shall exceed ten percent of the area of the building face to
which it is attached, but in no case shall it exceed forty eight (48)
square feet in size.

D. Signs and Size Permitted By Zone

Residential Zone

Residential Accessory — two square feet

Special Exception — six square feet

Temporary — six square feet

Directional — two square feet

Free standing Ground — six square feet (with a special

exception)

Commercial Zone



Pole — thirty square feet

Residential Accessory— two square feet

Temporary — six square feet

Wall — forty eight square feet

Free standing Ground — fifteen square feet



E. Nothing in this Ordinance shall be construed as restricting
the placement of signs, placards, poster or advertising displays
on the interior of display windows provided such signs do not
violate any other portion of this article. Further nothing should
be construed to prohibit any type of sign which may be required
by state or federal statutes.



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TOWN OF LEE LIBRARY TRUSTEES'
ANNUAL REPORT

July 1,1983 -June 30, 1984



Receipts:

Balance Forward $ 561.14

Town of Lee 5055.24

Fines 6.75

Durham Trust NOW interest 98.80

Book Sales 76.31

Gifts 50.00

Town Meeting Refreshments 48.75

$5896.99

Expenditures:

Books and Periodicals/Postage $3447.17

Telephone 263.29

NHLTA Dues, Trustee Travel and Expenses . . . 154.40
NHLA Dues, Librarian Travel

and Expenses 109.94

Special Programs 88.80

Furnishings and Equipment 336.03

Library Supplies/Maintenance 178.85

Miscellaneous 34.51

$4612.99

Balance 6/30/84 $1284.00*

*$522.29ofthis amount is encumbered for the purchase of books.



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68



REPORT OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT

July 1, 1983 to June 30, 1984

During the fiscal year 1983-1984, there has been a shift in the
type of criminal activity that is taking place. Property crimes in
many areas are the same or decreasing, yet crimes against the
person are on the increase. Crimes against the person require
more hours of investigation than any other crimes. There is also
an increase in motor vehicle accidents and in misdemeanor
thefts.

In Lee, part-time police officers are the mainstay of nights and
weekend coverage. As the hours increase, it becomes increasingly
more difficult to cover shifts with part-time personnel. These
people have regular employment that is their primary responsi-
bility and they are understandably more committed to their
full-time employment than their part-time police work. The State,
by law, has also dramatically increased the number of hours of
training in state approved courses necessary for specials before
they are certified for work. This has increased the necessary time
commitment of potential employees before they are eligible to
work as a police officer for pay.

As Lee increases in population and valuation, there is a need to
increase hours of coverage. At some point, the hours of coverage
will become so great that they should be covered by additional
full-time certified employees.

The following is the statistical breakdown for the period of
July 1, 1983 to June 30, 1984.

Respectfully submitted,
Brian Burke
Chief of Police



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STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN

1984

Felonies

Rape 3

Arson 1

Mail Tampering 1

Kidnapping 1

Forgery 8

Receiving Stolen Property 2

Theft/Fraud 5

Attempted Burglary 6

Burglary 18

Misdemeanors

Impersonating a Police Officer , 1

DWI Second Offense 6

Reckless Conduct 1

Criminal Threatening 6

Arson 1

Criminal Mischief 68

Theft/Fraud 94

Disorderly Conduct 4

Harassment (Telephone) 20

Operation After Suspension 3

Simple Assault 7

Criminal Trespass 17

Other Misdemeanors 2

Violations

Speed 324

Non-Inspection 17

Stop Sign 17

Passing Violations 11

Motor Vehicle License Offense 10

Disorderly Conduct 9

DWI 5

Failure to Yield 6

Unregistered 7

Unsafe Tires 2

Reckless Operation 4

Misuse of Plates 1



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Littering 6

Parking Complaints — Tickets Issued 20

Possession of Alcohol 6

All Other 28

General Service Calls

Abandoned or Towed Motor Vehicles 40

Aid to Lee Fire Department 51

Aid to Other Municipal Agency 15

Aid to Other Police Department 76

Animal Complaints 182

Applicant Checks 27

Burglar Alarm 36

Citizen Aid 160

Domestic Disturbances 31

Escorts 287

House Checks 74

Hunting Complaint 4

Lost/ Recovered Property 44

Medical Aid 54

Motorist Assist 109

Noise Complaint 32

Suspicious Person 94

Unsecure Buildings 48

Untimely Death 2

Motor Vehicle Accidents 124

Pistol Permits 31

All Other General Services 42

Adult Arrests

Default Warrant 6

Criminal Trespass 3

Operation After Revocation 4

Theft 6

Reckless Conduct 1

Contempt of Court 1

Arrest For Other Department 4

Fugutive From Justice 1

Impersonating a Police Officer 1

Burglary 1

Resisting Arrest 1



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Assault 3

False Information to a Police Officer 1

Criminal Mischief 2

Warnings

Speed 173

Stop Sign 16

Tire Violations 1

Non-inspection 8

Unregistered 3

Reckless Operation 4

Littering

Overload

Disorderly Conduct

Motor Vehicle License Offense 9

Failure to Yield 7

Fuel User Permit

DWI 9

Passing Violation 3

Failure to Dim Headlights 10

Defective Equipment 42

Checkup Slip 31

Other 11

Juvenile Arrests

Wayward 1

Runaway 1

Theft 3

Assault 1

Burglary 2

Arson 3

Disorderly Conduct 2

Criminal Mischief 3

Possession of Controlled Drug 1

Criminal Threatening 2



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PLANNING BOARD ANNUAL REPORT- 1984

The Lee Planning Board held public hearings on and approved
eight subdivisions of land in 1984 creating ten new building lots
in Lee. An application for subdivision on a private road was
denied by the Board. Applications are also pending for a major
subdivision on Route 152 which, if approved, would create eigh-
teen new building lots.

A pretrial settlement was reached in December concerning the
mobile home subdivision proposed by Cheney East Corporation
for 47 acres on Route 125 across from Wheelwright Pond. This
subdivision had been denied in 1983. The final plans will be
approved by the board in January 1985 to create seventeen mobile
home lots of two or more acres each. This will be the first mobile
home subdivision to be approved in the Town of Lee.

In October, the Planning Board granted site approval for the
Oyster River Condominium project, a complex of twenty-one
units located on 42 acres adjacent to the Oyster River off Mast
Road. These will be developed in 1985 by Ken Miller Construction
Company.

The Planning Board also conducted fourteen site reviews in
1984. Site approval was waived, as well for two additional appli-
cations — a minor solar expansion to live and Learn Daycare
and for a hairdressing salon to be operated as an accessory use
by Victoria Nobrega in Lee's Commercial Zone.

Conditional site approval was granted in 1984 for the following
businesses: a hardware store at Fogarty Lumber; modifications
to the Lee Raceway now under new ownership; a cabinetry shop
on Route 155; a ceramics shop and studio on Route 125; a country
crafts shop on Route 155 A; a real estate office on Lee Hill; a
flower shop at the Lee Traffic Circle; a five unit apartment com-
plex on West Steppingstone Road and expansion of MM Solid
Waste Equipment Company on Route 4.

A site review was also conducted of a peat excavation area on
Demeritt Road. Public hearings will be held on this application
in 1985 as well as for an excavation site on Garrity Road owned



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by Ken Miller Construction. All active excavation areas in Lee
were reviewed in 1984 by Board members to determine the status
of restoration and compliance with local Earth Removal
Regulations.

Site review was conducted for a proposed 64 unit apartment
complex on Route 125 and Pinkham Road; this application is
currently under consideration by the Board. Application was
also filed in December from Richard Fernald for operation and
expansion of an antiques and used furniture business on Route
125.

Two lot line adjustments were approved by the Planning Board
in 1984 for existing subdivisions. Planning Board members were
also represented at soil testing for nine lots of record which will
become building lots.

A subcommittee of the Planning Board, John Damon, James
Miller and Robert Moynihan have been actively working with
the Advisory Budget Committee on the development of a capital
improvements plan for the Town of Lee. The final document
should be ready in early 1985. John Damon has represented the
Planning Board on the Water Resources Action Comittee, formed
in Lee in 1984.

The Planning Board proposed several zoning amendments
which will be presented to Lee voters in March 1985 on the Town
Meeting Zoning and Referendum Ballot. These pertain to lot size
restrictions in the commercial zone, the Shoreland Conservation
District and the Recreational Zone. Another proposed amend-
ment would control the placement, size and number of business
signs in all zones in Lee. A petitioned amendment pertaining to
the expansion of the Commercial zone has also been presented to
the Planning Board.



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BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
ANNUAL REPORT- 1984

The Zoning Board of Adjustment conducted public hearings
on thirteen applications for special exception and variance to the
terms of the Lee Zoning Ordinance in 1984.

In March, Dr. Harvey Johnson was granted a frontage var-
iance to permit development of a lot of record located on a private
road adjacent to Wheelwright Pond. A front setback variance
was granted to Edward Ricker in May to enable him to build on a
lot of record on Newton Plains Road.

Special Exceptions were granted permitting new business in
Lee's residential zone. Linda Dugas opened her country crafts
shop on Route 155A in December where local handmade items
will be sold on a part-time basis.

Bonnie Whittemore was granted permission to open a real
estate office on Lee Hill adjacent to the Lee Village Store. Exten-
sive renovations to the building are planned; proposed opening
will be the Spring of 1985.

Stanley Hettinger was granted a Special exception in
November to permit conversion of the existng home and carriage
house on Route 125 and West Steppingstone Road into five execu-
tive apartments.

Variances to permit placement of mobile homes were denied to
Ruth Chapman and to Charles Martin in September. Applica-
tions for special exception and setback variances were denied for:
Isaie Giround for a cabinetry shop on North River Road in
August; Ivan Fogarty for a hardware store on Route 125 in May;
and to Irene Furbush for a ceramics shop on Route 125 in
November. A rehearing is scheduled on the Furbush application
in January 1985.

In April, a request for dimensional variance was denied to
James Lyndes for an apartment complex on Route 125 and
Pinkham Roads.



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At the end of 1984, the Board of Adjustment had two applica-
tions pending. Richard Fernald has requested a special exception
and setback and access variances to permit continued operation
and expansion of an antiques and used furniture business on
Route 125. Application has also been filed for a variance to Lee's
Building Codes to permit construction of a "chamber septic sys-
tem" in conjiinction with the apartment development approved
on the Hettinger property.

The Board of Adjustment welcomed James Leitz, appointed as
an alternate member to the Board in 1984.



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1984 REPORT

LEE CONSERVATION COMMISSION

The Conservation Commission members worked with the
Planning Board assisting with site reviews of the many develop-
ments being planned in Lee. Beside the dredge and fill permits
they were concerned with the effect of development on wildlife
habitat, shoreline protection, fire pond siting and stream water
quality. This year's proposed changes in the Shoreline Conserva-
tion District Zoning amendment reflect this concern. Members
are also working on the Water Resources Action Project. Lee was
one of six statewide communities chosen. The funds for this
project were allocated by the Selectmen.

Members have also worked with the Selectmen in the need to
relocate the present septic sewage disposal at the Town Dump.
The Commission has expressed its concern over the disposal of
cans and the encroachment on the wetlands adjacent to the
dump.

Peter Parker carried out a project of removing debris from the
James Farm fire pond. He constructed a bench and trail marker
sign, as well as maintaining the hiking trail and bridging wet
areas. This work was done to complete his Eagle Scout require-
ments. He should be commended for his efforts in community
improvement. A clean-up day was held to work on the Town
Forest Trails. Cross Country ski trails were laid out with Newell
Whitford of the Recreation Commission.

The Conservation Commssion worked on the purchase of the
Durgin property on Wheelwright Pond which could be an addi-
tion to the Town Forest but land acquisition is a difficult process.

A Bog Party was held with the owners of the Lee Hill Bog to
discuss the area, its use and preservation. We continue to work
with the Mastway School as outdoor education through Mrs.
Kingsley's class.

The whip-poor-will and Nighthawk survey continues. We are

happy to report that Lee has three state champion trees. They are

a black or sweet birch (9' diameter), red oak (14' diameter) and a

Chinese chestnut. _ . , . „ ^,

David Allan, Chairman

Conservation Commission
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LEE CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Treasurer's Report
December 31, 1984

Balance on Hand 12/30/83 $12,144.98

Dues: New Hampshire Association

of Conservation Commissions (95.00)

Appropriation, Town of Lee 1,500.00

Expenses to attend annual meeting of

NH Assoc, of Conservation Commissions 11/3/84:

D. A. Nickerson, Registration (15.00)

E. Miller, Registration & Mileage (28.60)

Interest -Money market account,

1/1/84-12/31/84 1,188.53

Balance on Hand 12/31/84 $14,694.91

Respectfully submitted,
Jeannette Roberts, Treasurer

1/28/85



78



REPORT OF THE

LAMPREY SOLID WASTE COOPERATIVE

The Directors of the Lamprey Regional SoHd Waste Coopera-
tive are pleased to report that the incinerator/energy recovery
plant located on the University of New Hampshire campus is
operating on a continuous twenty-four hour, seven day a week
schedule.

The day-to-day operation is carried out under the supervision
of the Cooperative's Administrator, under the general supervisory
control of the three-member Operations Committee from the Joint
Board of Directors. The plant personnel, in addition to the
Administrator, includes two mechanics, a truck driver, two daily
shifts of 12 hours each involving 8 persons, plus daily clean-up
crew. This organization operates the incinerator system, main-
tains records, and coordinates with the Univesrity's Power Plant
staff to monitor the boiler and steam production elements of the
plant. The Cooperative's organization also handles the collection
of refuse from the transfer stations of five communities, and
handles the ash removal and its transfer to the landfill site.

During 1984 modifications were made to plant piping which
has increased steam production and revenue. Preventive main-
tenance during the year included replacing the refractory in the
three lower chambers and it is anticipated that the upper
chambers will be done in 1985.

The latest word received from the University Concerning
Cogeneration is that UNH will quite likely purchase and main-
tain the turbine and generator which will provide the Cooperative
with a market for excess steam during the warmer months.

The operations committee welcomes Norman LeClerc of
Somersworth as a member and wishes to say Thank You to
Robert Lowe of Northwood for his years of assistance on the
Committee.

The Directors of the Cooperative wish to express their deep
appreciation for the assistance given their efforts by the Univer-
sity's staff as well as the officers and personnel of the co-operating
towns. Every effort will be continued to keep the residents of the
region informed of the progress in the collection, processing and
disposal of the waste which is being handled at the plant.
Joint Board of Directors Lamprey Regional Solid Waste Coop.

/s/ Ranee G. Collins, Chairman

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REPORT OF THE FIRE CHIEF

TOWN OF LEE
FIRE DEPARTMENT

The Lee Fire Department is in its 35th year with 24 active
members Hving in and around the town of Lee. It did not come
into being until the Town Meeting of 1950 voted to accept the
properties of a private department and the responsibilities of
providing citizens with fire protection. The firehouse which we
are now in was built with money appropriated at Town Meeting
and labor volunteered by the firemen in 1973.

Until 1966 the town was protected by two converted oil trucks,
one bought with funds solicited door to door, the other built up by
volunteer labor. In 1966 the fire department purchased its first
new fire truck with funds appropriated by Town Meeting, the
second in 1974 and the third in 1983. Today the fire department
has trucks and equipment valued in excess of $150,000.00 and a
building valued at $95,000.00 In March of last year, the new fire
truck arrived and was put into service. Its designation is Engine
2. The truck is a 1984 GMC on a C7000 chassis which carries
1000 gallons of water and has a pump capable of pumping 1000
gallons of water per minute. It, like Engine 1, has two high
pressure hoses 200 feet in length which are used for gasoline
washdowns, structure fires, motor vehicle accidents or as life
safety hoses for search and rescue hoses at structure fires.

In August of this past year the fire department acquired a
rescue tool similar to the Jaws of Life. This tool, however, operates
on a 12 volt system instead of a 2 cycle engine. The new rescue
tool is called "The Kinman Tool" and is carried aboard Engine 2.
The tool has already been utilized at two motor vehicle accidents
since August. This year also brought the addition of 1600 feet of
4" fire hose to be carried aboard Engines 1 and 2. This hose
enables us to move large amounts of water with little friction
loss.

The firefighters are volunteers paid at the rate of $5.00 per hour
only if they attend all the training meetings that we have. The
members of the Lee Fire Department spent 599'/2 manhours
attending to fire related emergencies and an uncounted number
of manhours were spent in training and keeping the fire equip-
ment ready and operational for the next emergency.



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The fire department is called into action by tone alert pagers
through Durham dispatch. This past year it responded to 6
investigations of smoke, 9 chimney fires, 6 structural fires, 4 calls
of mutual aid to neighboring towns, 12 motor vehicle accidents, 7
motor vehicle fires, 1 dryer fire, 1 stove fire, 8 brush fires, 2 calls
for wires down and 1 call for a fire at the dump.

Lee is a member of the Interstate Emergency Unit (fire mutual
aid system) whereby Lee can receive, free of charge, assistance
from any or all of the other members of fire departments. These
members now number in excess of 30 towns, and also Pease Air
Force Base and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. By being a
member of a mutual aid system, Lee has a moral obligation to
stand ready to offer assistance to other towns when called.

The Lee Fire Department Auxiliary has donated many
hundreds of dollars to the fire department since its organization.
Some of the purchases made by the auxiliary for use by the fire
department have been fire coats, boots, two-way radios and an
oxygen resuscitator.

It takes two things to make a fire department: 1) equipment
and 2) manpower ready and trained to operate that equipment. It
will not be too many more years before the town will have to look
at a full-time department. Manpower is a real problem during the
hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It is in the best interests of those
living in Lee to support the members of the fire department
whose job is to save lives and property. Our meetings are held
on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. at
the fire house on Mast Road. Any interested townspeople, 18
years of age or older, who would like to serve their neighbors in
Lee are encouraged to attend our meetings.

Respectfully submitted,
G. Michael Main, Chief
Lee Fire Department



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LEE FIRE DEPT. AUXILIARY TRIBUTE
30 YEARS OF SERVICE



In 1985, the Lee Fire Department Auxiliary celebrates its 30th
Anniversary. Over the last thirty years, the group has varied in
size and people, but never in its commitment to support in any
way possible the Volunteer Firemen and the Town of Lee. This is
to pay tribute to all of the women who have contributed to this


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