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thousand, six hundred, ninety-two dollars ($1,692) for the Strafford
Regional Planning Commission.

17. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of four
thousand, six hundred, twenty-three dollars ($4,623) for the Durham
Ambulance Corps.

18. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of five
hundred dollars ($500) for the Strafford County Community Action Program.

19. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate and authorize the withdrawal
from the Revenue Sharing Fund established under the provisions of the State
and Local Assistance Act of 1972 for use as setoffs against appropriations for
the following specific purposes and amounts indicated herewith or take any
other action thereon.



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APPROPRIATION AMOUNT

Police Cruiser $ 13,000.00

Highway Equipment (grader) 4,281 .99

TOTAL $ 17,281.99

20. To see if the Town will vote to establish a trust fund for the purpose
of financing all or part of the cost of the acquisition of land, agricultural
developmental rights, and/or conservation easements; and further, to see if
the Town will vote to appropriate from the anticipated surplus in the 1985-86
municipal budget, a sum not to exceed fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to
be deposited with the Trustees of the Trust Funds for the above stated
purposes.

21. To see if the Town will vote to oppose the burial, storage, transporta-
tion and production of high level radioactive waste in the Town of Lee and
State of New Hampshire; and to call upon Congress to conduct an indepen-
dent investigation with full public participation into the feasibility and pru-
dence of the US Department of Energy's (DOE's) present plan to dispose of
radioactive waste and into the DOE's competence to carry out such a plan.
The record of the vote on this article shall be transmitted to the Governor
of New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Congressional Delegation, and the
President of the United States. (By the petition of William R. Jones and at
least nine other registered voters.)

22. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to transfer tax
leins and convey property acquired by the Town by Tax Collector's deeds
by public auction or advertised sealed bids or in such manner as determined
by the Selectmen as justice may require.

23. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to accept on
behalf of the Town monies, gifts, legacies, and investments and services,
and to accept any Federal or State funds which may become available during
fiscal 1986-87. Further, to see if the Town will vote to authorize the Select-
men to make application for said funds and then to expend the same for the
purposes designated within applicable Federal or. State regulations.

24. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to sell surplus
equipment valued at less than three hundred dollars ($300) at private sale
and to sell surplus equipment valued at more than three hundred dollars
($300) at public auction or by advertised sealed bids; if the property
remains unsold, to sell the remaining property through private sale.

25. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to borrow money
in anticipation of taxes.

26. To transact any other business which may legally come before this
meeting.

GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS AND SEAL THIS TWENTY-FIRST DAY OF
FEBRUARY IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, NINETEEN HUNDRED EIGHTY-SIX.

Shirley M. Clark
Wallace E. Dennis
Joseph P. Ford
SELECTMEN OF LEE



Insert 5



Insert 6



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

Municipal Services Division




BUDGET OF THE TOWN

OF ^B. N.H



Appropriations and Estimates of Revenue for the Ensuing Year January 1, 1986 to December 31, 1986 or
for Fiscal Year From J"^^ ^ ^ 19 ?^ to ^"^^ ^^ ' 19 ^J__



Date Fphriiary ? 1, 1986



SELECTMEN (PLEASE SIGN IN INK)

R.S.A., Chap. 31, Sect. 95. Immediately upon the close of the fiscal year the budget committee in towns
where such committees exist, otherwise the selectmen, shall prepare a budget on blanks prescribed by the
Department of Revenue Administration. Such budget shall be posted with the town warrant and shall be printed
in the town report at least one week before the date of the town meeting.



THIS BUDGET SHALL BE POSTED WITH THE TOWN WARRANT



Insert 7



Insert 8



PURPOSES OF APPROPRIATION (RSA 31 :4)
GENERAL GOVERNMENT


ACTUAL
EXPENDITURES

(1984-85)


APPROPKIATIONi
(1985-86)


APPROPRIATIONS
ENSUING FISCAL
YEAR
(1986-87)


1 Town Oflicers Salary


27,721.46


30,700


32,100


2 Town Officers Expenses


30,269.14


36,300


43,100


3 Election and Registration Expenses


9,886.21


6,000


8,800


4 Cemeteries


4,991 .20


s,oon


S,600


5 General Government Buildings


9,144.n2


io,qno


11 ,700


6 Reappraisal of Property


fi,lfiS.92


7,nnn


R,c;f)0


7 Planning and Zoning


9,S4ft,1Q


q,lRO


12,400


8 Legal Expenses


22,4nft,44


12,000


12,000


9 Advertising and Regional Association


1 ,Q2Q.nn


1 ,q6ft


2,1<12


10 Contingency Fund


2,Rq2.qn


4/900


4, Roo


11








12








13








14








PUBLIC SAFETY








15 Police Department


7fl, 146.61


qq,000


1 16, ft?"^


16 Fire Department


17, in?. in


?0,4'^0


?7^qq0


17 Civil Defense


n


100


100


18 Building Inspection


1, 829,25


2 400


10 noo




2 so? fifl


10 000


in 0^0


20 niepi-n^h Services


S,196 .nn


6,000


11, 196










22








HIGHWAYS, STREETS & BRIDGES








23 Town Maintenance


72,21? "5


lOq nnn


1^7 nnn


24 General Highway Department Expenses


5,588.08





n


25 Street Lighting










6 436 25 ■














28








29








30








SANITATION








31 Solid Waste Disposal


in, 427 .77


11,600


17,qoo


32 Garbage Removal










20,85'' I')


20 o?6


31,080


34








35








36








HEALTH








37 Health Department


250 00


200


?oo


38 Hospitals and Ambulances


4 744 00


4 q7n


^,491


39 Animal Control


-fOi\ 11


1,^^00


1 J "^no


40 Vital Statistics








41 Visiting Nurses


2,950.00


2,950


2,950


42








43








WELFARE








44 General Assistance


3,702.14


9,000


13,000


45 Old Age Assistance


1,236.45


6,000





46 Aid to the Disabled








47








48









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PURPOSES OF APPROPRIATION
CULTURE AND RECREATION


ACTUAL
EXPENDITURES
1984-85


^PPROPRIATIONf
1985-86

(1&65-86)


APPROPRIATIONS
ENSUING FISCAL
YEAR
(1986-87)


49 Library


12,935.00


14,913


20,744


50 Parks and Recreation


3,624.92


4,976


5,214


51 Patriotic Purposes


75.00


400


400


52 Conservation Commission


1,550.00


1,550


1,550


53








54








55








56








DEBT SERVICE








57 Principal of Long-Term Bonds & Notes








58 Interest Expense - Long-Term Bonds & Notes








59 Interest Expense - Tax Anticipation Notes





2,000


2,000


60 Fiscal Charges on Debt








61








62








CAPITAL OUTLAY








63 Police Radios & Cruiser


13,352.00





13,000


64 Dump truck (special twn mtg)


17,406.76








65 Jaws of Life


4,000.00








66 Town Bldgs Imp.


3,090.10


5,000


12,500


Highway Equipment





4,500


11,600


67 Fire Station Alarm System








2,600


68 Police radar unit








1,300


69 Land purchase








60,000


70 Voting Booths








2,500


71 Water Resources Protection




10,000





72 Septaqe /Landfill planning




3,000





73 OPERATING TRANSFER OUTS:








74 Capital Reserve (Highway)


10,000.00


5,500





75 Capital Reserve (Fire)


10,000.00


10.000


10,000


MISCELLANEOUS








76 Municipal Water Department








77 Municipal Sewer Department








78 Municipal Electric Department








79 FICA, Retirement & Pension Contributions


14,597.98


17,700


21.000


80 Insurance


16,641.81


22.800


28.900


81 Unemployment Compensation








82 Bulk Gas


Q Q?? 7n


fi,nnn


8,000


83








84








85 TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS


478,214.60 1


534.953


727.664


Less Amount of Estimated Revenues, Exclusive of Taxes (Line 1 33) —
Amount of Taxes to be Raised (Exclusive of School and County Taxes)


$537,662.99
$190,001.01


BUDGET OF THE TOWN OF


LEE . N.H.


THIS BUDGET SHALL BE POSTED WITH THE TOWN WARRANT



Insert 10



SOURCES OF REVENUE
TAXES


ACTUAL
REVENUE

(1984-85)


ESTIMATED
REVENUE

(1985-86)


ESTIMATED
REVENUE

(1986-87)


86 Resident Taxes


J 12,110.00


5 16,080


1$ 17,500


87 National Bank Stock Taxes








88 Yield Taxes


3.343.88


1,000


2,000


89 Interest and Penalties on Taxes


36,236.85


30.000


30,000


90 Inventory Penalties




700


700


91 Land use chanqe tax


4,274.13


35,100


50.100


92








INTERGOVERNMENTAL REVENUES - STATE








93 Shared Revenue -Block Grant


40,347.38


25,610


20.610


94 Highway Block Grant


31.096.15


32.621


32.621


95 Railroad Tax








96 State Aid Water Pollution Project








97 Reimb. aJc State-Federal Forest Land








98 Other Reimbursements








99 Business Profits Tax


38,652.88


48,150


48,150


100








101








102








INTERGOVERNMENTAL REVENUES - FEDERAL








^°^ Land i. Viator Pf^n«or"a»-i'^n f:ranf (Rst-inwted)






30.000


104








105








106








107








LICENSES AND PERMITS








1 08 Motor Vehicle Permit Fees


1 i4,R/n ,0(1


110,000


130,000


109 Dog Licenses


i,7^n.:>n


1 ,700


1,700


1 1 Business Licenses, Permits and Filing Fees


7,^iQ.9n


s,ono


9,000


111








112








113








CHARGES FOR SERVICES








1 1 4 Income from Departments


1,47^. T^


fi,nnn


7,000


1 1 5 Rent of Town Property








116 Bulk Gas


4,993.99


6,000


b,UUU


117 Special duty


3,387.68


10,000


10,000


118








119








MISCELLANEOUS REVENUES








120 Interest of Deposits




20,000


?t^,nnn


121 Sale of Town Property








122 Yield tax bonds


407.50






123 Refunds


2,483.24






124 Gifts


500.00






125








OTHER FINANCING SOURCES








1 26 Proceeds of Bonds and Long-Term Notes








1 27 Income from Water and Sewer Departments








1 28 Withdrawal from Capital Reserve




3,000




1 29 Revenue Sharing Fund


10,442.07


15,664.18


17,281.99


130 Fund Balance


120,000.00


78,000.00


98,000.00


131








132








1 33 TOTAL REVENUES AND CREDITS


457,941.94


444,625.18


537,662.99



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Insert 12



ARTICLE II

PROPOSED

AMENDMENTS TO

BUILDING REGULATIONS



Insert 13



Insert 14



ARTICLE II
TEXT OF THE PROPOSED BUILDING REGULATIONS AMENDMENTS
Explanation and Recommendations by the Planning Board

1. Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment #1 as proposed by the
Lee Planning Board to the Lee Building Regulations as follows:

Amending Section I such that compenation for the Building Inspector
shall be determined annually by the Board of Selectmen.

Currently the Building Inspector is compensated by a small salary plus
fifty percent (50%) of all building permit fees. This amendment would
increase his annual compensation to a reasonable and stable sum; fees
would revert to the Town.

2. Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment #2 as proposed by the
Lee Planning Board to the Lee Building Regulations as follows:

Amend the entire ordinance such that the word "buildingCs)" is
replaced by the word "structure(s) "?

This change would expand the terminology in the ordinance to include mobile
homes and other prefabricated type structures.

3. Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment #3 as proposed by the
Lee Planning Board to the Lee Building Regulations as follows:

Amending Section 2 to add: Building permits shall be obtained for the
placement of mobile homes on sites?

Although reference is made in the ordinance to mobile home standards, no
permit for placement is currently required.

4. Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment #4 as proposed by the
Lee Planning Board to the Lee Building Regulations as follows:

Amending Section 3 pertaining to building applications to add:
Applications shall receive action by the Board of Selectmen In
consultation with the Building Inspector. Each application shall
be processed within a ten (10) day period?

This amendment provides for a review committee and a reasonable period of
time to ensure that each application complies with local ordinances and
regulations.

5. Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment #5 as proposed by the
Lee Planning Board to the Lee Building Regulations as follows:

Amending Section 3 to increase building fees to ten dollars ($10.00)
for the first $2,000 of estimated cost of construction and two dollars
($2.00) for each additional $1,000 of estimated building costs?

This amendment doubles building inspection fees to a more reasonable level
and will supplement municipal revenues.

6. Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment #6 as proposed by the
Lee Planning Board to the Lee Building Regulations as follows:



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Adding Section 5 (renumbering subsequent sections) to require the
issuance of occupancy permits by the Building Inspector after final
inspection of any new structure to ascertain compliance with all local
or state ordinances?

The requirement of occupancy permits will necessitate a final premise
inspection of any new structure to ascertain compliance with all local or state
ordinances and aid in code enforcement.

7. Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment #7 as proposed by the
Lee Planning Board for the Lee Building Regulations as follows:

Amending Section 4 (1) to add: The maximum number of occupants in
a household shall not exceed one per three hundred (300) square feet
of habitable floor space?

This amendment would restrict overcrowding of residences ihrough student
rentals and prevent the overburdening of septic systems.

8. Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment #8 as proposed by the
Lee Planning Board for the Lee Building Regulations as follows:

Amending Section 4 (g) to add: Wells shall not be placed closer than
forty (40) feet to the boundary of an undeveloped lot or less than 75
feet from an existing or proposed septic system leach bed?

This is recommended to protect groundwater from contamination.

9. Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment #9 as proposed by the
Lee Planning Board for the Lee Building Regulations as follows:

Amending Section 4(p) to add: All underground fuel storage tanks
to be replaced or installed must be of rigid fiberglass and in addition
must comply with all of the requirements set forth in Article XII
(Aquifer Protection) of the Lee Zoning Ordinance. Plans shall be
implemented to map and test all existing underground storge tanks.

This amendment incorporates the provisions of the Aquifer Conservation
District as proposed by the Water Resources Action Committee in an attempt
to protect Lee's groundwater.



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ARTICLE III

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS

TO THE

ZONING ORDINANCE



Insert 17



Insert 18



ARTICLE III
TEXT OF THE PROPOSED ZONING AMENDMENTS
Recommendations and explanation by the Planning Board

1 . Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment # 1 as proposed by the
petition of Ivan Fogarty and at least twenty-five (25) other registered
voters for the Lee Zoning Ordinance as follows: (The Planning Board does
not recommend this amendment.)

Amending Article I such that Zone C, the commercial zone, would be
extended to encompass the area on Route 125 running south of Route
4 to the junction of Route 125 and Route 152 and extending seven hun-
dred (700) feet to the east and west of the Route 125 right of way?

This amendment was submitted to the Planning Board by voter petition.
The Planning Board voted unanimously not to recommend this amendment for
the following reasons. Strafford Regional Planning Commission, at the re-
quest of the Planning Board, prepared an analysis of the Route 125 and
Route 4 corridors and made recommendations regarding commercial expansion
in these areas. Due to the natural land limitation, specifically soils and wet-
lands, and environmental considerations, the only section of town which
appears to offer any possible land area for commercialization was across from
the Lee Raceway between Fox Garrison and Mill Pond Roads. This limited
area would require planning and funding for the development of service
roads to minimize access off Route 125 due to traffic and safety concerns.

2. Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment #2 as proposed by the
Lee Planning Board for the Lee Zoning Ordinance as follows:

Amending Article XVIII pertaining to fines and penalties by deleting the
existing article and substituting: Any violation of this ordinance may be
made punishable as set forth in New Hamphire Revised Statutes 676:17
and as amended?

This provision incorporates new state statutes effective January 1986 which
sets forth punishment for zoning violations by civil fine or criminal penalty
and permits prosecution through the local district courts.

3. Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment #3 as proposed by the
Lee Planning Boad for the Lee Zoning Ordinance as follows:

Amending Article XI (G) to increase the required distance from a wet-
land to a septic tank or leach field to one hundred twenty-five feet?

This amendment was recommended by Sharon Francis of the Water Resources
Action Project to protect ground and surface waters from contamination.

4. Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment #4 as proposed by the
Lee Planning Board for the Lee Zoning Ordinance as follows:

Amending the Ordinance by the addition of Article XII pertaining to
the Aquifer Conservation District and renumbering subsequent articles?

This article was prepared by the Water Resources Action Committee and maps
were prepared by Strafford Regional Planning. The purpose is to protect
the groundwater and future water supplies of the towns of Lee and Durham.
This article in entirety follows:



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ARTICLE XII
AQUIFER CONSERVATION DISTRICT

A. Statement of Purpose and Intent

The purpose of this article is to protect the public health, safety and
general welfare by providing for the protection and preservation of existing
and potential groundwater resources, known as aquifers, in the Town of Lee,
New Hampshire.

Incidents of contamination and shortage, occuring locally as well as
nationwide, have brought forth concern regarding the necessity of planning
for the protection of groundwater resources. Once considered an unlimited
and unspoilable resource, the water supplied by aquifers in many New Hamp-
shire towns has been made useless due to contamination. Some town have
been forced into expensive projects in order to meet the public's need for
water.

It is, therefore, the intent of this article to protect our known aquifers
by preventing adverse land use practices and by limiting the kinds of
development which are inconsistent with the preservation of a potable ground-
water supply. This district will be managed in the interest of providing
water of acceptable quality and adequate quantity for use by present and
future generations of Lee residents (and possibly of neighboring towns with
whom we share aquifers and the desire to use them wisely).

B. District Boundaries

(1) Aquifer Conservation District

The Aquifer Conservation District is identified as those areas depicted
on the Lee Zoning map which are designated as having the potential to
yield ground water. This designation is based on the US Geological Survey
Map entitled "Availability of Groundwater in the Piscataqua and other Costal
River Basins of Southern New Hampshire". (Water Resources Investigation
77-70, 1977) and on the US Soil Conservation Service map entitled "Soil
Survey of Strafford County", March, 1973.

(2) Aquifer District Incorrectly Delineated

Where it is alleged that an area has been incorrectly delineated as an
aquifer, or that an area not so designated meets the criteria for aquifer
designation, the Planning Board shall determine whether the regulations
contained herein apply.

The Planning Board shall make their judgement under this section only
upon the determination by a qualified hydrogeologist{s) on the basis of
additional on-site investigation or other suitable research that the informa-
tion contained on the Aquifer map is incorrect. This evidence shall be
acceptable only when presented in written form by said hydrogeologist to
the Planning Board. Any necessary test well(s) or other investigation shall
be conducted at the expense of the landowner or the developer.

C. Relation to Other Zones or Districts

Where the Aquifer Conservation District is superimposed over another
zoning district, the more restrictive regulations shall apply.



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D. Permitted Uses

(1) Low density, residential development is permitted in the Aquifer
Conservation District provided it meets the standards of Zone A as defined

in Articles IV, XI, XII of this ordinance. Multi-family units must meet the
standards of Zone A. No more than ten percent (10%) of a lot or tract in
the Aquifer Conservation District shall be covered by pavement, roofing,
or materials impervious to water.

(2) Accessory uses are permitted as in Zone A (Article IV, C) pro-
vided that they also meet the requirements listed in this article under in-
dustrial/commercial uses.

(3) Farming, gardening, nursery, forestry, and grazing are permitted
provided that fertilizers, manure, pesticides, herbicides, and similar sub-
stances are used in accordance with applicable state and federal laws, in-
cluding but not limited to New Hampshre RSA Chapters 149-D, 149-M, and
222.

Commercial use and temporary storage of inorganic fertilizers, herbi-
cides, and pesticides are also subject to performance standards as outlined
by the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture. Outdoor unenclosed
storage of these materials is not permitted.

(4) Recreational activities which pose no threat of contamination or
pollution of groundwater and those which do not destroy the vegetative
cover are permitted.

(5) Industrial/commercial uses are permitted in Zone C provided that
they do not store or dispose of hazardous or toxic materials on site and that
they do not discharge process waters on site. No more than ten percent
(10%) of a lot or tract in the Aquifer Conservation District shall be covered
by pavement, roofing, or materials impervious to water.

E. Prohibited Uses

(1) Subsurface storage of petroleum or refined petroleum products is
prohibited in the Aquifer Conservation District. Existing underground tanks
over nOO gallons are subject to New Hampshire Water Supply and Pollution
Control Commission regulations.

Existing underground tanks under 1100 gallons shall be inventoried
within six (6) months of the adoption of this ordinance. All existing under-
ground tanks shall be registered with the Board of Selectmen. Registration
of the tanks must be renewed every five (5) years. Testing for leaking
of existing underground tanks shall be begun within six (6) months of the
adoption of this ordinance; the oldest tanks shall be tested first. The cost
of the testing shall be shared jointly by the landowner and by the Town.
Any tanks that fail a test must be pumped out and replaced with an above
ground tank. Testing shall be done at five (5) year intervals under guide-
lines established by the Board of Selectmen.

(2) Outdoor storage of road salts or other deicing chemicals is pro-
hibited.

(3) Dumping of snow containing road salts or other deicing chemicals
brought from outside the district is prohibited.

(4) Septage disposal sites or waste lagoons are prohibited.



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(5) Solid waste disposal areas (landfill or dump) are prohibited; stump
dumps may be permitted on a site approved by the Planning Board and by
special exception from the Board of Adjustment.

(6) Storage (above or below ground), discharge or disposal of hazard-
ous or toxic materials are prohibited except as permitted for agricultural use.
(See paragraph F, (3).)

(7) Automotive service and repair shops, junk and salvage yards are
prohibited.

(8) Earth removal where the excavation would substantially damage a
known aquifer and/or the recharge area of an aquifer is prohibited. (See
Article IX of this ordinance.)

F. Conflicting Provisions


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