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THE OLD CHASE HOMESTEAD, containing approximately twelve (12)
acres, which Option is dated November 16, 1978, and to raise
and appropriate the sum of TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTEEN THOUSAND,
EIGHT HUNDRED AND FIFTY ($216,850.00) DOLLARS for the pur-
pose of purchasing this property. Said purchase price shall
be reduced by the consideration given by the Town to the Tru-
stees of the Josiah Chase Homestead Family Trust for the Op-
tion and any amounts that may be returned to the Town under
the Terms of the Option. (This article is submitted pursuant
to vote of the Special Town Meeting of November 16, 1978.)

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Clyde 0. Brown, to

accept as read.

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 22- read by the Moderator: "see if the Town will vote to auth-
orize the Selectmen to sell to John C. Parkman the tax title
it holds on land located on the northeasterly side of Folly
Mill Road as assessed to the heirs of Benjamin Gove and
known as the Emma I. Temple Lot and acquired by the Town by
collectors deed dated October 17, 1978 for a price which
shall be the market value as determined by the Office of the
Tax Assessor plus the cost of survey and legal actions to
quiet the Title".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Clyde 0. Brown, to



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accept as read.

Amendment by James C. Falconer, second by Clyde 0. Brown,
to read October 17, 1969, instead of October 17, 1978.

Amendment adopted.

MOTION DEFEATED

ARTICLE 23 - read by the Moderator: "see if the Town will authorize the
Selectmen to appoint a Deputy Tax Collector".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Clyde 0, Brown, to
accept as read.



Hand vote taken.
MOTION DEFEATED



YES 53 NO 68



ARTICLE 24



read by the Moderator: "see if the Town will authorize the
Selectmen to convey by deed tax title property held by the
Town in accordance with RSA 80:42 which requires such con-
veyance by public auction or advertised sealed bids".



Motion by James C,
accept as read.

MOTION ADOPTED



Falconer, second by Clyde 0. Brown, to



ARTICLE 25 -read by the Moderator: "see if the Town will vote to auth-
orize the Selectmen to sell to Mabel Pietrowski for the sum
of $3,295.00 the tax title it holds on land and building on
Fowler's Court as assessed to the heirs of Earl in Fowler
and acquired by the Town by Tax Collectors deed dated Decem-
ber 28, 1978".

Motion by Clyde 0. Brown, second by James C. Falconer, to
accept as read.

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 26 -read by the Moderator: "see if the Town will vote to auth-
orize the Selectmen to sell to Alfred C, Janvrin, Jr. for
the sum of $2,264.03, the tax title it holds on land and
buildings on South Main Street as assessed to Charles Mc-
Quillan and Margaret Fogg and acquired by the Town by Tax
Collectors deed dated December 28, 1978",

Motion by Robie M. Beckman, second by Clyde 0. Brown, to
accept as read.

1. Amendment by Margaret Fogg, second by James C. Falconer,
to amend by striking out in line 2 the name "Alfred C.
Janvrin, Jr." and inserting in place thereof the name
(Margaret Fogg). Hand vote taken YES 54 NO 25

2. Amendment by Alfred C. Janvrin Jr. second by Alfred C.
Janvrin Sr. to read in place of Alfred C. Janvrin, Jr.
and insert the names of Charles McQuillan and Margaret
Fogg. Hand vote taken YES 48 NO 16

AMENDMENTS ADOPTED & MOTION ADOPTED

AT^TICLE 27 -read by the Moderator: "see if the Town will vote to raise



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and appropriate the sum of TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE THOU-
SAND ($225,000.00) DOLLARS for the purpose of purchasing
land of E.N. Dixon Co. Inc. located on the corner of True
Road and Old New Boston Road and consisting of approximate-
ly 13.9 acres for the purpose of protecting the Town Well
Fields and providing open space for the Town".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by CLyde 0. Brown, to
accept as read.

Amendment by James C. Falconer, second by Clyde 0. Brown, to
insert after the word Inc. to read-or authorize the Select-
men to take by Eminent Domain.

AMENDMENT ADOPTED & MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 28 - read by the Moderator: "see if the Town will vote to raise
and appropriate the sum of EIGHTY THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED FIFTY
($80,650.00) DOLLARS for the purpose of acquiring land sur-
rounding the new well field being developed off of Lower
Collins Street sufficient to comply with all state regulat-
ions for the protection of municipal water supplies and to
authorize and empower the Selectmen to enter into negotiat-
ions with the owners of said land for purchase or to take
any other action required for the taking of said land for
municipal use".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Clyde 0. Brown, to
accept as read.

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 29 - read by the Moderator: "see if the Town will vote to raise
and appropriate the sum of TEN THOUSAND ($10,000.00)D0LLARS
for the purpose of purchasing a 3/4 ton pick-up truck to be
used by the Water Department".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Clyde 0. Brown, to
accept as read,

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 30 - read by the Moderator: "see if the Town will vote to pur-
chase and install water meters in all unmetered users thro-
ughout the Town and to raise and appropriate the sum of
FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND ($400,000.00) DOLLARS for this purpose'

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Clyde 0. Brown, to
indefinitely postpone.

MOTION POSTPONED INDEFINITELY

ARTICLE 31 - read by the Moderator: "see if the Town will vote to raise
and appropriate the sum of TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND ($200,000.00)
DOLLARS for the purpose of capital expenditures on constru-
ction and improvements to the Town water system".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Arthur Wicklund, to
accept as read.

MOTION ADOPTED



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ARTICLE 32 -read by the Moderator: "see if the Town will vote to adopt
an ordinance pursuant to the powers granted in the Town's
Corporate Chapter and the Revised Statutes Annotated of the
State of New Hampshire as amended which would protect the
health and safety of the public by requiring State approval
for the placement and development of private wells prior to
the issuance of a building permit as follows:

1. No building permits for the construction, placement or
development of any building containing waste disposal
system shall be issued by the Building Inspector until
the owner of the land to be developed shall first have
obtained written approval for same from the State Water
Supply and Pollution Control Commission or any other
State Agency having jurisdiction and licensing control
over the placement of wells.

2. There shall be a fine of One Hundred ($100) for each vio-
lation of this ordinance and an additional fine of One
Hundred ($100) per day for each day of continued violation,

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Clyde 0, Brown, to
accept as read.

Amendment by Warner Knowles, second by James E. Champoux, to
read after word PRIVATE WELLS, COMMUNITY WELLS AND FACTORY
WELLS

AMENDMENT ADOPTED & MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 33 -read by the Moderator: "see if the Town will vote to raise
and appropriate the sum of FIFTY THOUSAND ($50,000.00) DOL-
LARS for the purpose of adding it to the Town Motor Vehicle
Equipment Fund",

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Earlene U. Locke, to
accept as read. Hand vote taken YES 60 NO 37

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 34 -read by the Moderator: "see if the Town will vote to raise
and appropriate the sum of TWO HUNDRED TEN THOUSAND ($210,
000.00) DOLLARS for the purpose of constructing and equiping
a substation for the Fire Department at the "Sanborn School
Property", at the corner of Lafayette Road amd New Zealand
Road".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Clyde 0. Brown, to
indefinitely postpone.

MOTION POSTPONED INDEFINITELY
ARTICLE 35 -read by the Moderator: "see if the Town will vote to raise
and appropriate the sum of FORTY THOUSAND (140,000.00) DOL-
LARS for the purpose of preserving the Sanborn School
building and moving it to other Town property".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Edward Gove, to indef-
initely postpone.

MOTION POSTPONED INDEFINITELY



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ARTICLE 36 -read by the Moderator: "see if the Town will vote to raise
and appropriate the sum of THIRTY THOUSAND ($30,000.00) DOL-
LARS for the purpose of upgrading and improving the Town fire
alarm system".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Clyde 0, Brown, to
accept as read.

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 37- read by the Moderator: "see if the Town will vote to raise
and appropriate the sum of NINTY THOUSAND ($90,000.00)D0L;^
LARS for the purpose of purchasing a new pumper fire truck".

Motion by James C, Falconer, second by Clyde 0. Brown, to
accept as read,

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 38- read by the Moderator: "see if the Town will vote to raise
and appropriate the sum of TWENTY FIVE TH0USAND($25,000.00)
DOLLARS for the purpose of purchasing a new ambulance".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Clyde 0. Brown to
accept as read.

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 39- read by the Moderator: "see if the Town will vote to adopt
an ordinance pursuant to the powers granted in said Town's
Corporate Charter and the Revised Statutes Annotated of the
State of New Hampshire as amended which would require the
installation of automatic sprinklers for new commercial and
industrial building as follows:

1. Every building or structure with a total floor space of
7,500 square feet or more must be constructed with auto-
matic sprinklers which shall be installed to meet the
minimum requirments of NFPA Standard #13 (standard for
the installation of sprinkler systems), NFPA National
Fire Codes, Vol. 6, Chapter 8 (Underground Pipes and
Fittings) and Chapter 9 (rules for laving pipes).

2. All sprinkler alarms shall be connected to the municipal
fire alarm system.

3. This ordinance shall take effect upon approval of Town
Meeting and shall apply to all new construction.

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Clyde 0. Brown, to
accept as read.

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 40-read by the Moderator: "see if the Town will vote to raise
and appropriate the sum of ELEVEN THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED ($11-
400.00) DOLLARS for the purpose of purchasing two police
sedans".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Clyde 0. Brown, to
accept as read.

MOTION ADOPTED



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ARTICLE 41- read by the Moderator: "see if the Town will vote to raise
and appropriate the sum of SEVEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED ($7,
500.00) DOLLARS for the purpose of purchasing a new police
van".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Walter I. Randall, to
accept as read. Hand vote taken YES 65 NO 41

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 44- read by the Moderator: "see if the Town will vote to raise
and appropriate the amount of FIVE HUNDRED ($500.00) DOLLARS
to be used by the Seabrook Conservation Commission for acqu-
iring, maintaining, improving and protecting land in the name
of the Town".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Douglas Silver, to
accept as read.

Amendment by Harry Knowles, second by Robert Quayle, to re-
comend FIVE THOUSAND ($5,000.00) DOLLARS be raised.

AMENDMENT ADOPTED & MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 45- read by the Moderator: "see if the Town will vote to raise
and appropriate the sum of THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY ($350.00)
DOLLARS as the Town's donation to the Seacoast Big Brother-
Big Sister of New Hampshire Program and to accept any County
aid or grants for this purpose".

Motion by Eric N. Small, second by Francis Thibodeau, to post-
pone indefinitely.

MOTION POSTPONED INDEFINITELY

ARTICLE 46- read by the Moderator: "see if the Town will vote to purchase
and install a chain link fence to enclose the Wildwood and
Elmwood Cemeteries and to raise and appropriate the sum of
FIFTEEN THOUSAND ($15,000.00) DOLLARS for this purpose".

Motion by Eric N. Small, second by Walter I. Randall, to
accept as read.

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 47- read by the Moderator: "see if the Town will vote to raise
and appropriate the sum of EIGHT THOUSAND ($8,000.00) DOLL-
ARS for the purpose of purchasing a 3/4 ton pickup truck for
use by the Park Department".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Clyde 0. Brown, to
accept as read.

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 48- read by the Moderator: "see if the Town will vote to raise

and appropriate the sum of SEVENTY THOUSAND ($70,000.00) DOL-
LARS for the purpose of purchasing rubbish compacting equip-
ment for the transfer station".

Motioh by James C. Falconer, second by Clyde 0. Brown, to
postpone indefinitely.



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MOTION POSTPONED INDEFINITELY

ARTICLE 49- read by the Moderator: "see if the Town will vote to raise

and appropriate the sum of FIFTY THOUSAND ($50,000.00) DOLL-
ARS for the purchase of a new tractor-crawler".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Clyde 0. Brown to
accept as read.

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 50- read by the Moderator: "see if the Town will vote to raise
and appropriate the sum of FORTY TWO THOUSAND ($42,000.00)
DOLLARS for the purpose of purchasing a rubbish compactor".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Clyde 0. Brown, to
accept as read.

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 51- read by the Moderator: "see if the Town will vote to accept
a road to be known as "Chase Way" insofar as said road is
paved and is identified as the road to D.G. O'Brien, Inc.
and located on "Subdivision Plan for Chase Enterprises Inc.,
Seabrook, New Hampshire, K.F. Moore & B.G. Staples land sur-
veyers, Dover, N.H., Scale 1"=100'. May 1977 and recorded
in Rockingham Records 0195".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Clyde 0. Brown, to
accept as read.

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 52- read by the Moderator: "on petition of William E. Felch and
SeventeetjQ(17) other voters in the Town to see if the Town
will vote raise and appropriate the sum of TWENTY-TWO HUND-
RED ($2,200.00) DOLLARS for a yard and one half sander for
the Highway Department".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Clyde 0. Brown, to
accept as read.

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 53- read by the Moderator: "see if the Town will vote to raise
and appropriate the sum of TEN THOUSAND ($10,000.00) DOLLARS
for the purpose of constructing a four bay addition onto the
Town garage on Railroad Avenue".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Clyde 0. Brown, to
accept as read.

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 54- read by the Moderator: "see if the Town will authorize the
Selectmen to exfE nd the Highway Subsidy provided by the State
of New Hampshire pursuant to the provisions of RSA 241:14 and
if, as amended, for the purpose defined in said Statute".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by CLyde 0. Brown, to
accept as read.

MOTION ADOPTED



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ARTICLE 55- read by the Moderator; "see if the Town will vote to raise
and appropriate the sum of TEN THOUSAND ($10,000,00) DOLLARS
for the purpose of hot topping Town roads".

Motion by James C. Falconer, Second by Clyde 0. Brown, to
accept as read.

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 56- read by the Moderator: "petition of Thelma P, Kendrick and
Forty-One (41) other voters of the Town to see if the Town
will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of FOUR THOUSAND
($4,000.00) DOLLARS for the purpose of installing a drain on
Collins Street near the residence of Thelma P. Kendrick".



Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Clyde 0.
postpone indefinitely.

MOTION POSTPONED INDEFINITELY



Brown , to



ARTICLE 57- read by the Moderator: "see if the Town will vote to raise

and appropriate the sum of TEN THOUSAND (^$10,000,00) DOLLARS

for the purpose improving the docking facility on the end of

Farm Lane". , , , ^, , ^^ r.

Motion bv James C, Falconer, second by Clyde 0. Brown, to

accept as redd. Hand vote taken. YES 68 NO 25

ARTICLE 5l9- read by the Moderator: "see if the Town will vote to raise
and appropriate the sum of ONE THOUSAND ($1,000.00) DOLLARS
for the purpose of planting trees and shrubbery for the beau-
tifi cation of the Town".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Clyde 0. Brown, to
accept as read. Hand vote taken YES 89 NO 12

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 60- read by the Moderator: see if the Town will vote to raise
and appropriate the sum of TWO THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED ($2,200)
,00) DOLLARS for the construction of an approved concrete
dog pound".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Ann Downer, to post-
pone indefinitely.

MOTION POSTPONED INDEFINITELY

ARTICLE 61- read by the Moderator: "see what action the Town will take
to ratify the Personnel policies as adopted by the Board of
Selectmen on December 7, 1978".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Clyde 0. Brown, that
the personnel policies be adopted as printed in Town Report,

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 63- read by the Moderator: "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 bridges, for the sup-
port of the Town Poor and for all necessary expenditures for
the ensuing year".



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Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Earlene U. Locke, to
accept the amount of $3,222,948.47 as budgeted for the ensu-
ing year.

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 64- read by the Moderator: "to transact all other legal business
that may come before said meeting".

Motion by Vernon R. Small, second by Diane Randall, that the
Moderator, Stanley A. Hamel appoint a committee of five per-
sons known as the Parks and Recreational Commission for the
purpose of Proposing an acquisition of proper ties for the
benefit of people, & the use of people.

MOTION ADOPTED

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Earlene U. Locke, to
adjourn the Town Meeting to a time and date to be determined
by the Board of Selectmen with the School Board of the Town
of Seabrook and to appoint a committee to carry out the man-
date of said Article 18.

MOTION ADOPTED

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 11:50 PM.



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SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
DECEMBER 14, 1979
SUNDAY DOG RACING



Special Town Meeting called to order by the Moderator, Stanley A. Hamel
at 7:05 PM in the gymnasium of the Seabrook Elementary School, Walton
Road, Seabrook, New Hampshire.

ARTICLE I - read by the Moderator: "on Petition of Marion E. Hawkes,
and fifty or more legal voters of the Town of Seabrook, to
see if the Town will vote to approve the issuance of a lic-
ense for holding greyhound racing meets after midday on Sun-
days from September 15th to June 15th provided that the hol-
der of such Sunday meet and further, provided that the hol-
der of such meets provide at its expense, such security as
may be reasonably required by the Seabrook Chief of Police".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Clyde 0. Brown, to
accept as read.

Motion accepted as read.

Motion to amend Article I by James C. Falconer, second by
Clyde 0. Brown, to read as follows:

Motion as amended: On Petition of Marion E. Hawkes, and
fifty or more legal voters of the Town of Seabrook, to see
if the Town will vote to approve the issuance of a license
for holding greyhound racing meets after midday on Sundays
from September 15th to June 15th provided that the holder
of such meets pay to the Town of Seabrook a $1,000.00 dol-
lar license fee for each such Sunday meet and further, pro-
vided that the holder of such meets provide at its own ex-
pense, such security as may be reasonably required by the
Seabrook Chief of Police.

Amendment No. I accepted as read.

Second motion to amend Article I by Charles H. Felch, second
by Frederick B. Felch.

Second motion as amended: On Petition of Marion E. Hawkes,
and fifty or more legal voters of the Town of Seabrook, to
see if the Town will vote to approve the issuance of a lic-
ense for holding greyhound racing meets after midday on Sun-
days from September 15th to June 15th provided that the hol-
der of such meets pay to the Town of Seabrook a $1,000.00
dollar license fee or such additional amount as may be req-
uired by State law for each such Sunday meet and further,
provided that the holder of such meets provide at its own
expense, such security as may be reasonably required by the
Seabrook Chief of Police.

Amendment No II accepted as read.

Moderator announced that YES and NO BALLOTS will be used in
voting on this Article. Moderator also asked the body if



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they wanted a dog track official to speak on this Article,

The body agreed that they did not want an expla nation.
The body proceeded to vote.

NO 370 YES 86



Meeting adjourned at 8:40 PM,



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SELECTMEN'S REPORT FOR 1979

The Town of Seabrook continues to grow in many ways and
the demand upon the time and energy of the Selectmen and
the Office continues each year at an ever increasing rate.

There are a number of areas of major concern to the
Citizens of Seabrook and some of these will be presented
as articles in the Town Warrant for your consideration this
year. The areas of prime concern from the viewpoint of the
Board of Selectmen are:
FIRST:

A means of orderly growth control for the town through
planning and zoning and the development and approval of a
Master Plan. The effect of uncontrolled growth in Seabrook
in the past is the prime reason for most of our problems
today, particularly the, problems of water and sewage. A
Building and Life Safety Code are extremely important to
the safety and welfare of everyone, as well as to the pre-
servation of aesthetic values and protection of our water
resources.
SECOND:

The Town's municipal water system is an area that re-
quires continuing attention, improvement, and expansion.
A considerable amount of time and effort has been devoted
by your Board of Selectmen again this year to the Town's
most precious resource, the water supply.

The Mill Lane wells have been re-activated after much
research and testing. This alleviated a critical water
shortage last summer and saved thousands of dollars to the
taxpayers. The further exploration and drilling of test
wells has been abandoned as this is no longer practical and
has proven a waste of money. The so-called Brown's gravel
pit project on Lower Collins Street was the last such pro-
ject. The well proved to be inadequate and was abandoned.

The Board of Selectmen this year hired another water
engineering firm in an attempt to reach a solution to Sea-
brook's water needs. There will be proposals to act upon



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at this year's town meeting to begin a comprehensive pro-
gram for up-grading and improving the municipal water sup-
ply. Research on funding and means to resolve the water
problems has been carried out so that we may ultimately do
away with the annual summer water ban.
THIRD:

There will be articles in the Warrant which will be re-
questing you the voters to act on a municipal office build-
ing and the disposition of land and buildings owned by the
Town. An integral part of this action will be the planning
and funding of a recreational center in Seabrook. These
issues are of the utmost importance and will be presented
in detail at the Town Meeting.

The Town of Seabrook, because of unusual growth in the
past few years, has called upon its citizens to make rapid
adjustments to keep pace with change. The Selectmen's
office has had to adapt in the administration of its
affairs and services to the citizens and employees. Our
payroll and budget are now on a computer system in the town
offices and the tax billings and water billings are being
programmed for computer. The Selectmen and our Adminis-
trative Assistant are yery busy keeping pace with all the
changes.

The dump problems which had plagued the town for years
have been resolved with a five year contract for the haul-
ing of Seab rook's trash. The platform scales have been in-
stalled at the transfer station as well as a road being
built and paved. A scale building was constructed to house
personnel and equipment. Total costs have been cut and the
operation of the transfer station should realize a net re-
duction of $40,000 per year.

The Police Department, under a newly appointed chief,
has established a merit testing and hiring system for
officers. The result is a marked improvement in officer
efficiency, performance and appearance. We now have a
professional Police Department in the real sense. With



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continuing modernization and a training program, the
Selectmen now feel the people of Seabrook can well take
pride in the Police Department.

The Town has seen fit to improve the Fire Department by
authorizing a new fire truck and by continuing improvements
in the fire alarm system. Furmer Eaton has been certified
as a training officer, assuring the continued high quality
and professionalism of the Fire Department. Again, the


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