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purchasing a vehicle scale for use at the Town dump facility.



(Approved by the Budget Committee)



ARTICLE 34: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the
sum of Thirty Five Thousand ($35,000) Dollars for the purpose of purchasing
a compactor.



(Approved by the Budget Committee)



ARTICLE 35: Shall we adopt the new provisions of RSA 72:43-c relative
to expanded exemptions, on real estate for the elderly, changing the
eligibility requirement that a person may own no more than $35,000 in assets
of any kind to a requirement that a person may own no more than $50,000 in
assets of any kind?

(On the Official Ballot)



ARTICLE 36: To see if the Town will vote to authorize the New Hampshire
Housing Commission to operate in the Town of Seabrook and to authorize the
said commission to sponsor a project, for elderly/low income persons under
Section 8 of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937 as amended, for any of the following
accommodations or a combination thereof: (a) existing standard housing 100
dwelling units.



ARTICLE 37: On Petition of Francis Lloyd and Thirty Nine (39) other
voters of the Town: To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Highway
Agent to plow out driveways for all property owners over 65 years of age
upon the request of the owners.



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ARTICLE 38: To see if the Town will authorize the Selectmen to expend
the Highway Subsidy provided by the State of New Hampshire pursuant to the
provisions of RSA 241:14 and 15, as amended, for the purposes defined in
said Statute.



ARTICLE 39: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the
sum of One Thousand Two Hundred ($1,200) Dollars for the purpose of
purchasing a snow plow.



(Approved by the Budget Committee)



ARTICLE 40: On Petition of Christina LeClair and Thirty- seven (37)
other voters of the Town: To see if the voters will raise and appropriate
Twelve Thousand Five Hundred ($12,500) Dollars for the Riley Road to be
hot-topped.



(Approved by the Budget Committee)



ARTICLE 41: On Petition of Christina LeClair and Thirty-six (36) other
voters of the Town: To see if the Town will accept the road known as Riley
Road.



ARTICLE 42: On Petition of Ernest B. Sanborn and seventeen (17) other
voters of the Town: To see if the Town will vote to accept Perkins Ave. as
a Town Road.



ARTICLE 43: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate
the sum of Three Thousand ($3,000) Dollars for the purpose of defraying the
expenses of an Old Home Day Celebration.

(Approved by the Budget Committee)



ARTICLE 44: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the
sum of Three Hundred ($300) Dollars for the purpose of properly installing
the Bicentennial Time Capsule Monument.

(Approved by the Budget Committee)



ARTICLE 45: To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Moderator
to establish a five member committee to study the youth problem in Town.
The Youth Study Committee shall report its findings and its recommendations
to the next annual Town Meeting.



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ARTICLE 46: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate
the sum of Five Hundred ($500) Dollars for the purpose of defraying the
expenses of the Youth Study Committee.

(Approved by the Budget Committee)



ARTICLE 47: On Petition of Bruce G. Brown and Twenty-One (21) other
voters of the Town: To see if the Town will vote to adopt the provision of
RSA Chapter 55:9c which exempts the Town Clerk from registering voters.
Meaning and intending that the Supervisors of the Checklist shall be the only
ones to register voters in this Town.



ARTICLE 48: On Petition of Robie M. Beckman and Twelve (12) other
voters of the Town: To see if the Town will vote to establish a permanent,
unsalaried committee of at least 12 members to be known as the "Town
Improvement Study Group" and instruct the Moderator and the three Selectmen
to share equally in appointing the original members within ten days of
"adjournment of this Town Meeting; the Group to maintain membership by
invitation, filling vacancies and replacing members who miss three consecutive
posted meetings; duties of the Group to include study of problem areas of the
community and to suggest remedies to the appropriate departments.



ARTICLE 49: On Petition of Donna M. Kish and Fourteen (14) other
voters of the Town: To see if the Town will vote to rescind the action taken
at the June 29, 1957, Special Town Meeting "to elect the Chief of Police by
ballot."



ARTICLE 50: To see if the Town will vote to increase the salaries of
town employees in accordance with the following schedule:

TOWN OFFICE: 1977 T978

Selectman, Chairman $ 1 ,785.00 yearly $ 2,500.00 yearly

Selectman, Members 1 ,260.00 yearly 1 ,600.00 yearly

Town Treasurer 2,500.00 yearly 6,900.00 yearly

Selectmen's Clerk 148.00 weekly 154.00 weekly

All other clerical work 3.50 per hr. 3.65 per hr.

Building Inspector 2,500.00 yearly 2,750.00 yearly

Assessor 13,000.00 yearly 17,000^00 yearly

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Chief 215.00 weekly 240.00 weekly

Asst. Chief 198.00 weekly 230.00 weekly

Lt. Detective 220.00 weekly

Sergeant Police 193.00 weekly 210.00 weekly

Permanent Police 186.00 weekly 200.00 weekly

Permanent Police Starting 174.00 weekly 180.00 weekly

Regular Police 3.85 hourly 4.00 hourly



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FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Chief 772.00 yearly 235.00 weekly

Deputies 186.00 weekly 215.00 weekly

Capt. 186.00 weekly 210.00 weekly

Permanent Men 186.00 weekly 200.00 weekly

Call Firemen (percentage) 420.00 yearly 500.00 yearly

Part-time fill ins 3.85 hourly 4.00 hourly

Starting Men 174.00 weekly 180.00 weekly



HIGHWAY, CEMETERY, RUBBISH, HEALTH:

Highway Agent 215.00 weekly 221.00 weekly

Asst. Highway Agent 198.00 weekly 204.00 weekly

Permanent Men 186.00 weekly 192.60 weekly

Heavy Equip. Operators 186.00 weekly 199.20 weekly

WATER DEPARTMENT:

Foreman 215.00 weekly 221.00 weekly

Asst. Supt. 198.00 weekly 204.00 weekly

Permanent Men 186.00 weekly 192.20 weekly

Part-time 3.85 hourly 4.00 hourly

(Approved by the Budget Committee)



ARTICLE 51: On Petition of Robert W. Fowler and Twenty-Two (22) other
voters of the Town: To see if the voters of the Town of Seabrook, N.H. will
vote to change the base rate pay for the Police and Fire Departments to the
following:

Starting Probationary Police or Fire from
Permanent Police and Fire after Probation
Permanent Police and Fire after Five Years
Sergeants and Fire Lieutenants if full time
Lieutenant Detective Police
Assistant Chief Police and Deputy Fire Chief
Chief of Police and Fire Chief if Fulltime

(Submitted without recommendation by the Budget Committee)



ARTICLE 52: On Petition of Robert W. Fowler and Twenty-Five (25) other
voters of the Town: To see if the Town will vote to change the work week
for the Town of Seabrook from Forty-Four (44) hours to Forty (40) hours per
week.

(On the Official Ballot)

ARTICLE 53: On Petition of Robert W. Fowler and Twenty-Four (24) other
voters of the Town: To see if the Town will vote to allow that all money
received from illegal parking in the Town of Seabrook be put into the Police
Equipment Fund for the purchase of parking tickets and for the purchase of
any needed equipment for the Police Department.



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ARTICLE 54: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the
sum of Ten Thousand Four Hundred Fifteen ($10,415) Dollars for the purpose
of purchasing two new police cruisers and to authorize the Selectmen to sell
or trade-in a 1977 police cruiser and a 1977 police station wagon.

(Approved by the Budget Committee)



ARTICLE 55: To see if the Town will vote to change the name and purpose
of the capital reserve fund established in 1967 and known as the Fire
Department Equipment Fund, so that the name will now be Town Motor Vehicle
Equipment Fund and the purpose will be the purchase of fire equipment and
municipal motor vehicles; and to raise and appropriate the sum of Thirty
Thousand ($30,000) Dollars to be added to said fund.



(Approved by the Budget Committee)



ARTICLE 56: On Petition of Catherine F. Silver and Fifteen (15) other
voters of the Town, to see how the voters will act on the following question:
Are you in favor of the Town to send a message to the General Court urging
the court to pass legislation that would oppose the practice of Construction
Work In Progress (CHIP) as a device by Public Service of New Hampshire to
pass on construction costs to the consumer in the form of higher electric
rates before facilities are providing service.

(On the Official Ballot)



ARTICLE 57: On Petition of Alfred C. Janvrin and Twenty-Seven (27)
other voters of the Town: To see if th,e people of the Town will vote to
keep the police station wagon for use by the Dog Officer instead of trading
it in for a new wagon.



ARTICLE 58: On Petition of Alfred C. Janvrin and Twenty-Nine (29)
other voters of the Town: To see if the Town will vote to increase the Dog
Officer's salary from Six Hundred Thirty ($630) Dollars to One Thousand
Eight Hundred ($1,800) Dollars, now that there is a year-round leash law.

(Submitted without the recommendation of the Budget Committee)



ARTICLE 59: To see if the Town agrees to participate in the National
Flood Insurance Program by directing the Board of Selectmen to complete
'the eligibility application and submit the required information to the
Federal Insurance Administration.



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ARTICLE 60: To see if the Town will vote to adopt the following
resolution pursuant to application to the Federal Insurance Administration:

WHEREAS, certain areas of Seabrook are subject to periodic flooding from
(STREAMS, RIVERS, LAKES, OCEANS, ETC.), causing serious damages to
properties within these areas; and

WHEREAS, relief is available in the form of Federally subsidized flood
insurance as authorized by the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968; and

WHEREAS, it is the intent of this Town Meeting to require the recognition
and evaluation of flood hazards in all official actions relating to land
use in the flood-plain areas having special flood hazards; and

WHEREAS, this body has the legal authority to adopt land use and control
measures to reduce future flood losses pursuant to New Hampshire RSA
Chapter 31, 36, 156, and 156A.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That this Town Meeting hereby:

1. Assures the Federal Administration that it intends to enact and
maintain in force for those areas having defined flood hazards,
as delineated by the Flood Hazard Boundary Map issued by the
Federal Insurance Administration dated August 2, 1974 and any
published revision to this map, adequate land use and control
measures with effective enforcement provisions consistent with
the Criteria set forth in Section 1910 of the National Flood
Insurance Program Regulations ;'and

2. Vests the Planning Board with the responsibility, authority,
and means to:

(a) Assist the Administrator, at his request, in his delineation
of the limits of the area having special flood, or flood-related
erosion hazards.

(b) Provide such information as the Administrator may request
concerning present uses and occupancy of the floodplain, or
flood-related erosion areas.

(c) Cooperate with Federal, State, and local agencies and private
firms which undertake to study, survey, map, and identify flood-
plain areas and cooperate with neighboring communities with
respect to management of adjoining floodplain areas in order to
prevent aggravation of existing hazards.

(d) Submit on the anniversary date of the community's initial
eligibility an annual report to the Administrator on the progress
made during the past year within the community in the development
and implementation of floodplain management measures.

3. Appoints the Building Inspector to maintain for public inspection
and to furnish upon request, for the determination of applicable
flood insurance risk premium rates within all areas having
special flood hazards identified on a Flood Hazard Boundary Map
or Flood Insurance Rate Map, any certification of flood-proofing,
and information on the elevation (in relation to mean sea level)
of the level of the lowest habitable flood (including basement if
habitable) of all new or substantially improved structures, and



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include whether or not such structures contain a basement, and
if the structure has been floodproofed the elevation (in relation
to mean sea level) to which the structure was floodproofed.

4. Agrees to take such other official action as may be reasonably
necessary to carry out the objectives of the program.



ARTICLE 61: To see if the Town will vote to establish the following
building regulation pursuant to RSA 156 in conjunction with the National
Flood Insurance Program as follows:

1. The Building Inspector shall review all building permit applications
for new construction or substantial improvements to determine
whether proposed building sites will be reasonably safe from
flooding. If a proposed building site is in a location that has a
flood hazard, any proposed new construction or substantial
improvement (50% or more of the market value of structure) including
prefabricated and mobile homes) must (i) be designed (or modified)
and anchored t-o prevent floatation, collapse, or lateral move-
ment of the structure, (ii) use construction materials and utility
equipment that are resi stent to flood damage, and (iii) use
construction methods and practices that will minimize flood damage.

2. The Building Inspector shall obtain, review, and reasonably
utilize any base flood elevation data available from a Federal,
State, or other source, until such other data has been provided
by the Administrator, as criteria for requiring that (i) all new
construction and substantial improvements of residential structures
have the lowest floor (including basement) elevated to or above
the base flood level and (ii) all new construction and substantial
improvements of non-residential structures have the lowest floor
(.including basement) elevated or floodproofed to or above the

base flood level .

3. The Building Inspector shall require that all mobile homes to be
placed within Zone A on the community's Flood Hazard Boundary Map
shall be anchored to resist flotation, collapse, or lateral
movement by providing over-the-top and frame ties to ground
anchors. Specific requirements shall be that (i) over-the-top
ties be provided at each of the four corners of the mobile home,
with two additional ties per side at intermediate locations and
mobile homes less than 50 feet long requiring one additional tie
per side, (ii) frame ties be provided at each corner of the home
with five additional ties per side at intermediate points and
mobile homes less than 50 feet long requiring four additional ties
per side; (iii) all components of the anchoring system be capable
of carrying a force of 4,800 pounds; and (iv) any additions to
the mobile home be similarly anchored.



ARTICLE 62: To see what sums of money the Town will vote to raise
and appropriate for the expense of the General Government, for the
protection of persons and property, for health and sanitation, for highways
and bri-dges, for the support of the Town Poor and for all necessary
expenditure for the ensuing year.



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ARTICLE 63: To transact all other legal business that may come
before said meeting.



GIVEN under our hands and seals this ^^ day of February, in the
year of our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventy-eight.



Selectmen of
Seabrook

A true copy of Warrant - Attest:

Selectmen of
Seabrook

Seabrook, New Hampshire




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February - >, 1978



We hereby certify that we gave notice to the Inhabitants within named,
to meet at the time and place and for the purpose within named, by posting
an attested copy of the within Warrant at the. place of meeting within named,
and a like attested copy at tlje^Post Office and the Town Hall, being public
places in said Town on the '5s" day of February, 1978.






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February '^^, 1978



Personally appeared the above named Selectmen of the Town of Seabrook
and swore that the above was true to the best of their knowledge and belief.



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