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Trustees of Trust Funds,


Capital


Reserve,




Fire Dept.






500.00


County Tax






3,404.74


Head tax






1,949.00


School District






44,219.51




$83,257.12



TREASURER'S REPORT



Cash on hand January 1, 1959


$25,660.57


Received from town clerk:




Auto tax, 1958


78.62


Auto tax, 1959


5,043.67


Dog licenses


322.50


Filing fees


11.00


State Forestry:




Reimbursement, Warden's training


13.95


Reimbursement, woods fire, Route 152


111.58


Reimbursement, forestry trails


24.50


State Treasurer:




Reimbursement, Head tax


13.69


Railroad tax


.25


Interest and dividends


1,758.94


Savings Bank tax


38.41


Leonard 0. Wenant, bag salt


1.50


Leonard 0. Wenant, chairs


11.83


Lee Fire Dept. Aux., beano license


10.00


Ralph H. Granger, building permits


75.00


Jeremiah Smith Grange, chairs and




freight


223.42


Tax Collector:




Property taxes, 1959


57,960.82



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Poll taxes, 1959 526.00

National Bank Stock 10.00

Interest, 1959 .74

Advertising costs 52.05

Yield taxes, 1958 579.42

Property taxes, 1958 10,409.15

Poll taxes, 1958 112.00

Interest, 1958 299.64

Head taxes, 1959 1,710.00

Head tax penalties, 1959 2.50

Head taxes, 1958 400.00

Head tax penalties, 1958 40.00

Redemptions, 1958 745.75

Redemptions, 1957 5.76



$106,253.26

EXPENDITURES
Cash on hand January 1, 1960 $22,996.14

Paid orders of selectmen 83,257.12



$106,253.26
FLORENCE F. CALDWELL,

Treasurer.



TOWN CLERrS R

Received for 1958 auto permits $ 78.62

Received for 1958 dog license .50

Received for 1959 auto permits 5,043.67

Received for 1959 dog licenses 351.00

Received for filing fees 11.00

Total $ 5,484.79



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Less fees for dog licenses 29.00



$ 5,455.79

Paid treasurer for auto permits $ 5,122.29

Paid treasurer for dog licenses 322.50

Paid treasurer for filing fees 11.00



Total $ 5,455.79



TAX COLLECTOR'S WARRANT

SUMMARY OF WARRANT
LEVY OF 1959
Dr.
Taxes committed to collector:

Property taxes $71,880.92

Poll taxes 696.00

Yield taxes 1,042.29

Bank stock taxes 10.00



Total warrant $73,629.21
Added taxes :

Property taxes $ 99.00

Poll taxes 2.00

Interest .74



Total debits $73,730.95
Cr.
Remittances to treasurer:

Property taxes $57,960.82

Poll taxes 526.00

Bank stock taxes 10.00

Interest .74



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Uncollected taxes 14,675.36

Abatements 558.03



Total credits




$73,730.95


LEVY OF


1958




Dr.






Uncollected taxes as of Jan. 1,


1959:




Property taxes




$10,618.76


Poll taxes




156.00


Yield taxes




672.72


Total warrant


$11,447.48


Added taxes :






Property taxes




43.51


Interest




299.64


Adv., sales and mortgagee c


osts


52.05


Total debits


$11,842.68


Cr.






Remittances to treasurer :






Property taxes




$10,409.15


Poll taxes




112.00


Yield taxes




579.42


Interest




299.64


Adv., sales and mortgagee


costs


52.05


Uncollected taxes




390.42



Total credits $11,842.68

LEVY OF 1957

Dr.

Uncollected taxes as of Jan. 1, 1959 : $ 36.69

STATE HEAD TAXES— LEVY OF 1959

Dr.

State Head taxes committed to collector:

Original warrant $ 2,280.00



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Added tax 5.00



Total commitment




' $


2,285.00


Penalties collected






2.50


Total debits


$


2,287.50


Cr.








Remittances to Treasurer:








Head taxes




$


1,710.00


Penalties collected






2.50


Uncollected taxes






575.00


Total credits


$ 2,287.50


LEVY OF 1958






Dr.








Uncollected taxes as of Jan. 1,


1959:






Head taxes




$


565.00


Penalties






40.00


Total debits


$


605.00


Cr.








Remittances to treasurer :








Head taxes




$


400.00


Penalties






40.00


Uncollected






25.00


Abatements






140.00



Total credits $ 605.00

LEVY OF 1956

Dr.

Uncollected taxes as of Jan. 1, 1959 $ 29.69

LEVY OF 1955

Dr.

Uncollected taxes as of Jan. 1, 1959 $ 27.04



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LEVY OF 1954

Dr.

Uncollected taxes as of Jan. 1, 1959 $ 11.58

LEVY OF 195S

Dr.

Uncollected taxes as of Jan. 1, 1959 $ 463.66

SUMMARY OF TAX SALES ACCOUNTS



As of Dec. 31,


1959




Dr.








Tax sales


on




account of levies of




1958


1957


Taxes sold to Town during






current fiscal year


$1,611.45




Interest collected after sale


2.00




Costs collected after sale


4.30




Balance of unredeemed taxes






Jan. 1, 1959




$85.30


Total debits


$1,617.75


$85.30


Cr.






Remittances to Treasurer






during year


$ 745.75


$ 5.76


Unredeemed taxes at close






of year


872.00


79.54



Total credits $1,617.75 $85.30

The foregoing is a correct list of all money paid
treasurer during fiscal year of 1959 to the best of my
knowledge and belief.

INEZ E. BENNETT,

Tax Collector.



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REPORT OF ROAD AGENTS

Oscar R. Gooch



Summer Maintenance
Winter Maintenance


$ 101.00
1,937.00


F. I. C. A. tax


$ 2,038.00
10.82


Highway expense


$ 2,027.18
88.39


Dump


$ 2,115.57
10.00


Lloyd F. Stevens
Summer Maintenance
Winter Maintenance


$ 2,125.57

$ 3,444.65
1,331.38


F. I. C. A. tax


$ 4,776.03
34.13


Highway expense


$ 4,810.16
$ 514.75


Dump


$ 5,324.91
126.00



$ 5,450.91
Lloyd Stevens — Road Agent — Dec, 1959
Stevens $ 1,722.12

Gooch 665.95

0. Kennard 1,210.75

L. Tuttle 138.75



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J. Canney 132.00

R. Morrison 12.50

R. Keniston 145.00

K. Fogg 37.50

R. Randall 31.25

R. Keniston, Jr. 7.50

Gibb's Garage 11.94

Johnson Hardware 35.11

Total $ 4,150.37

J. Bennett $ 262.75

Hazelton Co. 158.48

L. Wenant 8.30

J. St. Jean 6.78

Field Mach. 27.29

G. Menter 10.00

A. Dow 3.15

L. Sauliner 21.00

M. Decato 71.00

N. Morgan 27.50

Scott Mach. 82.00

D. Davis 53.50

Steve's Garage 25.40

L. Hill 36.00

J. Pike 138.20

Total $ 931.35

J. N. Brown $ 56.94

T. Kennard 16.50

J. Kasalonis 16.25

H. Smith 141.25

Peggy's Store 138.25

Total $ 369.19



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$4,150.37
369.19
931.35

$5,450.91
Monthly Check Sheets
$1,579.52
553.77

503.42

249.67

362.21

247.19

661.33

491.14

184.24

251.55

366.87



$5,450.91



REPORT OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES

Cash on hand January 1, 1959

Appropriation

Strafford Savings Bank



EXPENDITURES

N. H. Library Association

N. H. Library Trustees Association

Literary Guild, books

Dollar Mystery Guild, books

Readers Digest Book Club, books



$


117.72




350.00




23.81


$


491.53


$


5.00




3.00




27.30




29.90




14.58



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Whiting Stationary Company, books
Arthur T. White, magazines
Elizabeth George, salary and janitor



Cash on hand January 1, 1960
Strafford Savings Bank



125.41
31.20
75.00



311.39

156.33

23.81



$ 491.53



Giff Cheshire
Kyle Hunt
G. H. Coxe
M. Salvage



R. Gary

E. Bohle
B. Pasternak
J. H. Harrells
Chandler

A. Wedemeyer
Pat Boone
T. Heyerdahl
S. Morrow-
Rex Stout
J. J. Marrig
H. Slesart
J. O'Hara

F. Yerby
Wickenden
F. Chinn

B. Davis



LIBRARY BOOKS— 1959

Starlight Basin

Kill My Love

The Big Gamble

Parrish

Best In Books

Readers' Digest

Lady L.

The Man Who Disappeared

Dr. Zhivago

The Big Company Took

Play Back

Wedemeyer Reports

Twixt Twelve and Twenty

Aku-Aku

Great Captain

Champagne for One

Gideons Month

The Gray Flannel Suit

From the Terrace

The Serpent and the Staff

The Wayfarers — Gift — Chapman

The Unannointed

The Appomaltox



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K. Roberts
R. & T. Lockridge
J. Blackburn
C. Mergendahl

F. Keyes
Bassek
K. M. Knight
E. S. Gardner

E. Seifert
H. Espy
W. Lederer
J. Lawrence

A. J. Cronin
L. D. Rich

M. Harkness
R. L. Stevenson
H. Snyder
H. Snyder
Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Thane
H. Warton

G. Coxe
N. Busch
R. Condon

B. Benson
M. Alband
G. Ashe
M. Gilbert

Pat Dennis



Best In Books

The Lively Lady

Accenton Murder

A Scent of New Mown Hay

The Bramble Bush

Victorine

The Fiery Night

Beauty Is A Beast

The Case of the Deadly Toy

Readers' Digest

Home Town Doctor

Quiet Yelled Mrs. Rabbit

The Ugly American

The Ring of Truth

The Citadel

The Peninsula

Best In Books

The Tamworth Narrative

A Child's Garden of Verses

Girls of the Bible

Boys of the Bible

Zorro's Adventures

Sleeping Beauty

The Light Heart — Gift — Chapman

Women of the Bible

Triple Exposure

California Street

Manchurian Candidate

Seven Steps East

A Day in Monte Carlo

The Pack of Lies

Blood and Judgment

The Tall Book of Fairy Tales

Around the World with Auntie Mamie



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E. Hamilton
H. Kitto
E. Hamilton
H. Kitto



The Roman Way— Gift— Miller

Greek Tragedy— Gift— Miller

The Greek Way— Gift— Miller

The Greeks— Gift— Miller



Dodds The Greeks and the Irrational — Gift — Miller
Hamilton The Echo of Greece— Gift— Miller

J. Wilson Means to an End

V. Mason The Young Titan



F. & R. Lockridge


Murder and Blueberry Pie


T. Capote


Breakfast at Tiffany's


J. Carr


Three Detective Novels




Best In Books


C. Fremlin


The Hours Before Dawn


T. Dewey


The Chased and the Unchased


A. King


Mine Enemy Grows Older


R. Travers


Anatomy of a Murder


W. Macken


Seek the Fair Land


I. Levin


Main Street U.S.A.


L. Schoonoser


The Prisoner of Tordesillas


E. Gilbert


The Hour Glass


A. Rotholtz


The Time of the Dragons




Readers' Digest


E. Thane


The Family Quarrel


P. Buck


Command the Morning


G. Coxe


Slack Tide


L. Uris


Exodus


J. Marsic


Gideon's Staff


P. Quentin


The Shadow of Guilt




Best In Books


M. Steven


Nine Coaches Waiting


A. Wilson


The Middle A fe of Mrs. Elliot


0. Briston.


Celia


F. Costain


The Darkness and the Dawn


E. Lorac


The Last Escape



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A. Mailey The Final Diagnosis

Readers' Digest

F. Parkington The Great Tradition

F. Parkington Senator Mortove's Daughter

C. Chesterton The Father Brown

J. Wallace The Fabulous Showman

A. Gale The Exploits of Tommy Hambledon

F. Slaughter The Crown and the Cross

Zane Grey Horse Heaven Hill

E. Ogiline The Witch Door

T. Costain Ride With Me

R. Crichton The Great Imposter

Paul Gallico Too Many Ghosts
PROPOSED BUDGET FOR 1960-1961



LEE FIRE DEPARTMENT




LEE, N. H.




Operations and Maintenance


$ 540.00


Heat


150.00


Electricity


40.00


Insurance


150.00


Red Network


200.00


New Equipment


300.00


Total


$1,380.00


Capital Reserve for New Equipment


$ 500.00


Respectfully submitted,




(signed)





Directors :

STATON R. CURTIS,
ARTHUR W. PRATTE,
RALPH H. GRANGER.
1959 ANNUAL FIRE DEPT. REPORT



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The Lee Fire Dept. answered nine calls from Jan. 1
through Dec. 31, 1959. Total fire loss estimated at
$8,000.

Several of the members again kept the dump burned
through the summer months, thereby gaining training
experience with the equipment and keeping the dump
clean.

We appreciate your efforts in securing permits to
burn and your good fire prevention habits that are
making our job an easier one.

Regular meetings are on the second Thursday of
each month; training and work meetings are on the
fourth Thursday of each month. Anyone interested
is most welcomed to belong. No dues.

Officers for 1960 are:

Chief : Lloyd Stevens Oldfield 9-3827

Captains: Oilman Menter Oldfield 9-3825

Oliver Kennard Oldfield 9-3465

Sec. Treas.: Maurice Hatch Oldfield 9-3858

Directors: Ralph Granger Oldfield 9-3498

Staton Curtis Oldfield 9-3418

Arthur Pratte Oldfield 9-3882

Chairman of the Board of Selectmen is automatically
a director.

The Fire Dept. number is Oldfield 9-3477 and it is
requested this number be used for emergency only.
For burning permits and other information, please
call Oldfield 9-3827.

Respectively submitted,

LLOYD F. STEVENS, Chief.

PREVENTION IS EVERYBODY'S BUSINESS

The year 1959 was fortunate from a forest fire
standpoint. New Hampshire had the best record in
the nation. Fewer acres were burned, suppression
costs were substantially reduced and damage to wood-



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lands held to a minimum. The record resulted from
a combination of favorable weather conditions, an alert
warden service and a cooperating public.

Yet, despite all this, there still persists a disturbing
note.

58%, or 6 out of every 10 fires in 1959 were caused
by careless smokers and debris burners.

10%, or 1 out of every 9 fires was caused by children.

Careless, indifferent, thoughtless and independent
minded individuals and failure of parents to properly
supervise children and keep matches out of their reach,
annually cause these unnecessary fires which cost large
sums to extinguish and cause extensive damage. The
elimination of these three causes of fires would radic-
ally change this picture. The rules are simple —

1. Before burning, secure a permit from your local
forest fire warden — the law requires it.

2. Be sure to properly supervise your burning.

3. Make certain your fire is DEAD OUT before
leaving it.

4. Don't throw lighted matches, cigars and cig-
arettes from moving vehicles — use your ash tray.

5. Don't burn at home — Use your town dump and
save yourself much possible difficulty, both personal
and financial.

Number of local fires — 1
Number of acres burned — 9
Number of permits issued — 178

LLOYD F. STEVENS,

Forest Fire Warden.
ROBERT W. SMITH,

District Fire Chief.

REPORT OF BUILDING INSPECTOR
During the calendar year of 1959, 28 permits were
issued. These permits include:



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9 new dwelling units
4 additions or remodeling of dwellings
6 camps '

2 stores (one as part of dwelling)
2 garages
2 storage buildings
1 camp addition
1 poultry house
1 remodeling of store
1 greenhouse

Construction in the town keeps about an even pace
year by year. During the four years that the building
ordinance has been in effect, there have been 99 per-
mits issued with the number of new dwellings, re-
modelings, and miscellaneous structures remaining in
close relationship each year. The most noticeable
change is in the number of camps built this year. The
four year totals include 40 dwellings, 2 apartment
buildings, and 10 summer cottages.

The work of the Building Inspector would be facil-
itated if permits were secured before construction was
begun and the inspector was notified when the building
was ready for inspection.

Respectfully submitted,

RALPH H. GRANGER,

Building Inspector.
AUDITOR'S CERTIFICATE

January 27, 1960
We have examined the accounts of the Selectmen,
Treasurer, Tax Collector, Road Agent, Trustees of the
Trust Funds, Library Trustees, and Town Clerk and
find them correct to the best of our knowledge and
belief.

ALICE E. DUDLEY,
SAMUEL F. TAYLOR,
Auditors of Lee, N. H.



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Proposed Zoning Ordinance
for the
Town of Lee, New Hampshire
ARTICLE I
Preamble
Pursuant to authority conferred by Chapter 31, Sec-
tions 60-89, N. H. Revised Statutes Annotated, 1955,
and for the purpose of promoting the health, safety,
and welfare of the inhabitants, and preserving the
values and charm of the town, the following ordinance
is hereby adopted by the Town of Lee, New Hamp-
shire, in official town meeting convened.

ARTICLE II

Districts
For the purpose of this ordinance the Town of Lee
is divided into the following districts as shown on the
official zoning map filed with the Town Clerk and
dated March 8, 1960: Residential District; Commercial
and Industrial District; Civic Center District; Agri-
cultural District.

ARTICLE III
General Provisions
The following provisions shall apply to all districts :

A. Any use that may be obnoxious or injurious by
reason of the production or emission of odor, dust,
smoke, refuse matter, fumes, noise, vibration or simi-
lar conditions ; or any use that is dangerous to the com-
fort, peace, enjoyment, health or safety of the com-
munity or lending to its disturbance or annoyance, is
prohibited.

B. The removal of clay, sod, loam, sand, or gravel
is permitted — either for private use or for sale — pro-
vided that all excavating, handling, processing, and
storage facilities shall be removed and the area shall



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be re-graded or otherwise covered to assure that the
premises are left in a safe and sightly condition and
protected against erosion.

C. No owner or occupant of land shall permit fire
or other ruins to be left, but within one year shall re-
move or refill the same to ground level or shall repair,
rebuild, or replace the structure.

D. Sanitary Protection.

1. No cesspool, septic tank, or sewage disposal area
shall be constructed or maintained less than 75 feet
from the edge of a public water body; from a well; or
from a dwelling other than that to which it is appur-
tenant.

2. No waste waters or sewage shall be permitted
to run free into a public water body or be discharged
in any way that may be offensive or detrimental to the
health of others. All such waste shall be conveyed
away underground through use of an accepted sanitary
system or in such a way that it will not be offensive or
detrimental to health.

3. All dwellings and sanitary systems shall be con
structed and maintained in accordance with standards
set and enforced by the N. H. State Department of
Health and the N. H. Water Pollution Commission.

E. No junk yard or place for the storage of dis-
carded machinery, vehicles, glass, paper, cordage,
refuse, or other waste or discarded material shall be
maintained.

F. All trailers and mobilehomes to be used as per-
manent residences, not located in trailer parks, shall
have permanent foundations.

ARTICLE IV

Residential District
A building may be erected, altered, or used, and a



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lot may be used or occupied only for the following pur-
poses and in accordance with the following provisions :

A. Uses Permitted

1. Single-family and two-family dwellings with
private garages and accessory buildings.

2. Churches and religious institutions; hospitals;
municipal buildings; parks and playgrounds; private
and public schools.

3. Residences may be used to house such customary
uses by the owner or tenant as offices for doctor, engi-
neer, architect, lawyer, real estate and insurance, or
other recognized profession ; or such home occupations
as hairdressing or dressmaking, except that the num-
ber of persons employed at any one location shall not
number more than two persons in addition to the
owner or tenant.

4. Food and garden produce may be exposed for
sale.

5. Property owners of enterprises shall be allowed
two advertising signs for products sold on the prem-
ises, such signs not to total over fifteen square feet in
area; also two signs, not exceeding five square feet
each, pertaining to the lease, sale, or use of a lot of
building on which placed.

6. Trailers and mobilehomes are not permitted in
this district.

B. Lot Area Required

1. The lot area shall not be less than 20,000 square
feet, with a minimum frontage of not less than 100
feet provided, however, that any permitted use may
be constructed on a record lot at the time this ordi-
nance becomes effective regardless of the area or
width of such lot if the yard and other requirements
prescribed are complied with. Vacant lots in the same



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ownership having in the aggregate a continuous front-
age of 100 feet or more shall not be subject to this ex-
ception.

2. There shall be a front yard on each lot which

shall not be less than 25 feet in depth from the front

yard line. Rear and side yards shall not be less than

10 feet from rear and side lot lines.

ARTICLE V

Commercial and Industrial District

A building may be erected, altered, or used, and a
lot may be used or occupied only for the following pur-
poses and in accordance with the following provisions :

A. Uses Permitted

1. Any use permitted in the Residential District
under the same provisions as apply to residences in
that district.

2. Lodging houses, apartment houses, hotels, mo-
tels, tourist courts or cabins, including such retail busi-
nesses within these permitted buildings as are con-
ducted for the convenience of the residents or guests.

3. Shops, restaurants, and other retail businesses.

4. Garages, parking lots, and gasoline stations.

5. Outdoor theatres, and golf courses.

6. Business offices and banks.

7. Theatres, halls, and clubs.

B. Land Requirements

1. There shall be between the edge of the right of
way and the extreme front of any building a yard hav
ing a minimum depth of 30 feet. No building shall be
located within 10 feet of the side property lines.

C. Parking

1. If any proposed use is such as to attract vehicles,
ample spaces shall be provided on the property to ac-



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commodate such vehicles attracted by the business or
industry.

D. Signs

1. Property owners and tenants shall be allowed
two advertising signs relating only to the use or uses
conducted in the building or on the immediate premises
thereof.

ARTICLE VI

Agricultural District
A building may be erected, altered, or used, and a
lot may be used or occupied only for the following pur-
poses and in accordance with the following provisions:

A. Uses Permitted

1. Any use permitted in the Residential District
under the same provisions as apply to residences in
that district except that lot areas shall be governed by
Article VI, Bl, and yard requirements by Article VI,
B2.

2. All general farming and forest activities.

B. Land Requirements

1. No lot shall be less than one acre, and every
building lot shall have a minimum lot frontage of 200
feet provided that where lots are located on the ex-
terior of a curving street, a shorter front dimension
shall be permitted provided the average width of the
lot measured across its center shall be 200 feet.

2. There shall be a front yard on each lot which
shall not be less than 25 feet in depth from the front
yard line; rear and side yards shall not be less than
10 feet from rear and side lot lines.

C. Signs

Directional signs relating to a business operated in
the Town of Lee shall be permitted provided that said
directional signs for any one enterprise do not exceed



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one in any two-mile length of road, not including those
to indicate change of direction ; also that said direc-
tional signs cannot be placed within 50 feet of any-
other sign. Such signs are not to total over fifteen
square feet in area.

D. Trailers and Mobilehomes

1. Single trailers and mobilehomes may be located
anywhere in this district provided that they meet all
land and sanitary protection requirements.

ARTICLE VII

Civic Center District
The Civic Center District shall be restricted to struc-
tures and areas for public use only, such as museums,
town buildings, churches, parsonages, public schools.

Where buildings are of historic or other significance,
but are residential in character, such buildings may
be used to house such people as may be necessary.
ARTICLE VIII
Nonconforming Uses
A. Any nonconforming use may continue in its
present use except that any nonconforming use or
building may not be:

1. Changed to another nonconforming use;

2. Re-established after discontinuance for one year
except to a use conforming to the district in which it
is located;

3. Extended.

ARTICLE IX
Enforcement

A. It shall be the duty of the Board of Selectmen,
and the Board is hereby given power and authority, to
enforce the provisions of this ordinance.

B. The Building Inspector shall issue any and all
permits requested when such permit is in accordance



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with the provisions of this ordinance. Application for
a permit shall be made on forms provided by the Build-
ing- Inspector.

C. After passage of this ordinance, it shall be un-
lawful to erect any building or alter the bulk of any
building or relocate any building or change the use
of any land or building without first obtaining a per-
mit from the Building Inspector except that no permit
shall be required for alterations involving less than
$200.00.

D. Upon any well-founded information that this
ordinance is being violated, the Selectmen shall take
immediate steps to enforce the provisions of this ordi-
nance by seeking injunction in the Superior Court or
by any other legal action.

ARTICLE X
Board of Adjustment

Within thirty days after the adoption of this ordi-
nance and thereafter as terms expire or vacancies oc-
cur, the Board of Selectmen shall make appointments
to a Board of Adjustment of five members conforming


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