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,000.00) DOLLARS for this purpose.".

Motion by James S. Eaton, second by Armand Blanchard, to adopt as read.

MOTION POSTPONED INDEFINITELY

ARTICLE 35 - read by the Moderator: "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the sum of FOURTEEN THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY
EIGHT ($14,458.00) DOLLARS for the purpose of purchasing two police
sedans and to authorize the Selectmen to sell or trade-in two used pol-
ice sedans".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Karl Greene, to adopt as read.

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 36 - read by the Moderator: "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the sum of FOUR THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED FORTY ($4,-
640.00) DOLLARS for the purpose of purchasing twenty-four police revol-
vers".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Earlene U. Locke, to adopt as
read.

MOTION DEFEATED

ARTICLE 37 - read by the Moderator: "To hear the report of the Chase
Homestead Building Committee and to take such actions as may be necess-
ary thereunder".

fiction by James S. Eaton, second by James C. Falconer, to hear the re-
port of the Chase Homestead Building Committee.

Report given by Annie Beckman, and recorded by the Town Clerk.

REPORT ACCEPTED

ARTICLE 38 - read by the Moderator: "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the sum of TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND ($25,000.00)
DOLLARS FOR THE PURPOSE OF HAVING AN IN_DEPTH STUDY done on the utili-
zation of the Chase property".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by James Champoux, to adopt as read.

MOTION ADOPTED



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Motion by Leon Clark, second by Edward Goldberg, to have Article 52
brought up at this time.

ARTICLE 52 - read by the Moderator: "On Petition of Frances C. Brown,
and One Hundred Thirteen (113) other voters of the Town: To see if the
Town will vote to authorize the creation of a Housing Authority in acc-
ordance with RSA 203:4".

Motion by Leon Clark, second by James Champoux, to adopt as read.

This Article by law has to be voted by yes and no ballots.

165 voted YES 118 NO 47

MOTION ADOPTED

Motion to adjourn by James C. Falconer, second by James S. Eaton,
to adjourn until 7:30 PM Friday night, March 14, 1980.
Adjourned at 12 midnight

MARCH 14, 1980

ARTICLE 39 - read by the Moderator: "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the sum of FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND ($500,000.00)
DOLLARS to be used to carry out plans as proposed in the Chase property
study".

Motion by James Champoux, second by Harry R. Knowles, to adopt as read.

Amendment to main motion by James C. Falconer, second by James S. Eaton

Adding at the end of Article 39 the following;

and to authorize the Selectmen to expend said amounts only after said
plans have been approved through a Special Town Meeting called by the
Selectmen for this purpose.

Passed as amended.

AMENDMENT ADOPTED

ARTICLE 40 - read by the Moderator: "To see if the Town will vote to
authorize the Trustees of the Trust Funds to withdraw the sum of Six-
teen Thousand Seven Hundred ($16,700.00) Dollars from the Capital Re-
serve Fund known as the Motor Vehicle Equipment Fund, for the purpose
of purchasing a new Caterpillar Model 930 Wheel Loader, and to name the
Selectmen of the Town as agents for the purpose of expending the moneys
for this purpose, and further authorize the Selectmen to trade one Cat-
erpillar Model 931 Track Loader, one Caterpillar Model D3/931 Backhoe,
one Eager Beaver Trailer, one Caterpillar Model D6 Tractor, and one
Michigan Model 55 Wheel Loader towards said purchase".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Earlene U. Locke, to adopt as
read.

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 41 - read by the Moderator: "To see if the Town will vote to
authorize the Trustees of the Trust Funds to withdraw the sum of Twenty
Thousand ($20,000.00) dollars from the Capitol Reserve Fund known as the
Motor Vehicle Equipment Fund for the purpose of purchasing a new back-

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hoe, and to name the Selectmen of the Town as agents for the purpose of
expending the moneys for this purpose and further to authorize the Sel-
ectmen to trade one Case 580B Backhoe towards said purchase".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Earlene U. Locke, to adopt as
read.

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 42 - read by the Moderator: "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the sum of TEN THOUSAND ($10,000.00) DOLLARS for
the purpose of developing plans for permanent Town-owned police and fire
facilities".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Earlene U. Locke, to adopt as
read.

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 45 - read by the Moderator: "To see if the Town will vote to
acquire by purchase or eminent domain, under terms deemed necessary and
advantageous by the Selectmen, the land in Seabrook commonly known as
Seabrook Beach and owned by Oceanside Community Associations or its suc-
cessor and assigns, and described in deed of David Miller dated November
15, 1921 and Brown University dated November 12, 1974, for park and re-
creational use and other public uses as necessary for the public welfare
and to raise and appropriate the sum of TWO HUNDRED TWENTY THOUSAND
($220,000.00) DOLLARS for this purpose".

Motion by Earlene U. Locke, second by Mildred Siress, to adopt as read.

MOTION DEFEATED

ARTICLE 46 read by the Moderator: "To see if the Town will vote to est-
ablish a Recreation Commission for the purpose of conducting and promot-
ing leisure time activities inaccordance with the authority granted to
Towns under RSA 35~B:1 and to exercise the powers stated in RSA 35-B:3
I-VIII. Such Commission shall consist of five (5) members appointed by
the Selectmen who shall be one from the Planning Board, one from the
Parks Commission, one from the Selectmen's office and two from the public
at large. The two persons appointed shall serve for 3 years; the two
persons next appointed for two years; the fifth person for one year.
Their successors shall be appointed under the same appointing procedure
for 3 years" .

Motion by Vernon R. Small, second by James C. Falconer, to adopt as read.
MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 47 - read by the Moderator: "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the sum of TWENTY FOUR THOUSAND ($24,000.00)
DOLLARS for the purpose of financing the Recreation Commission, so as
to provide a salary for a full time director at THIRTEEN THOUSAND TWO
HUNDRED ($13,200.00) DOLLARS, supplies and expenses at EIGHT HUNDRED
($800.00) DOLLARS and year round programs at TEN THOUSAND ($10,000.00)
DOLLARS".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Salvatore Rubera, to adopt as read.

MOTION ADOPTED

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ARTICLE 48 - read by the Moderator: "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the sum of THIRTY THOUSAND ($30,000.00) DOLLARS
for its use in acquiring and developing land for recreational purposes".

Motion by Vernon R. Small, secondt by Harry R. Knowles, to adopt as read.

Amendment by Vernon R. Small, second by Harry R. Knowles, TO READ:
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of THIRTY
THOUSAND ($30,000.00) DOLLARS for its use in acquiring and/or develop-
ing any town land for recreational purposes.

MOTION & AMENDMENT ADOPTED

ARTICLE 49 - read by the Moderator: "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the sum of ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND ($100,000.00)
DOLLARS to be used in the preparation of a report for sewerage and sew-
age treatment facilities, including such land acquisition, easements,
rights-of-way, surveys and borings as are required".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Earlene U. Locke, to adopt as
read.

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 50 - read by the Moderator: "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the sum of SEVEN THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED ($7,800.
00) DOLLARS for the construction of a permanent monument to the memory
of all Seabrook veterans of war".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Michael DeParis, to adopt as read,

Amendment by Floyd M. Jones, second by James S. Eaton. TO READ:
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of ELEVEN
THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED AND SIXTY FOUR(?;il ,964.00) DOLLARS for the con-
struction of a permanent monument with all names to the memory of all
Seabrook veterans of war.

AMENDMENT ADOPTED

ARTICLE 51 - read by the Moderator: "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the sum of FIVE THOUSAND ($5,000.00) DOLLARS as
the Town's donation to the Rockingham County Community Action Program".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Earlene U. Locke, to adopt as
read.

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 53 - read by the Moderator: "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the sum of TWO THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED ($2,300.00)
DOLLARS to purchase collapsible voting booths".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Earlene U. Locke, to adopt as
read.

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 54 - read by the Moderator: "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the sum of $892.45 to purchase credit under the
New Hampshire Retirement System for Martin P. Janvrin and Jerry W. Brown

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for the six month probationary periods they served before becoming per-
manent firemen".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Earlene U. Locke, to adopt as
read.

Amendment by Charles H. Felch, second by Bruce G. Brown, TO READ:

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $9,618.

61 to purchase credit under the New Hampshire Retirement System for

Martin P. Janvrin and Jerry W. Brown for the six month probationary

periods they served before becoming permanent firemen and for Everett

Felch for four years and one month while serving as a full time police

officer.

AMENDMENT PASSED UNANIMOUSLY VOTED

ARTICLE 55 - read by the Moderator: "To see if the Town will authorize
the Selectmen to appoint a Deputy Tax Collector".

Motion by Frederick B. Felch, second by Elizabeth Thibodeau, to adopt
as read.

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 56 - read by the Moderator: "On Petition of Mollis G. Eaton and
Eighteen (18) other voters of the Town: To raise the sum of $2500 to be
used for fill (gravel) on the western section of Ledge Road, directly
east of the existing hot top".

Motion by Ralph Gilmore, second by Charles H. Felch, to adopt as read.

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 57 - read by the Moderator: "To see if the Town will vote to
authorize the Selectmen to sell and convey to Public Service Company of
New Hampshire, for fair market value as determined by the Selectmen, a
certain parcel of land, together with the buildings and improvements
thereon, located on the westerly side of U.S. Route No. I, socalled, and
conveyed to the Town by Collector's Deed dated April 22, 1969, and re-
corded in the Rockingham County Registry of Deeds, Book 1961, Page 223,
said premises being the former Amy Evans property".

Motion by James S. Eaton, second by Wayne Melanson, to adopt as read.

Hand Vote YES 76 NO 50
MOTION ADOPTED ^

ARTICLE 58 - read by the Moderator: "To see if the Town will vote to
have the School Board of the Winnacunnet Cooperative School District
undertake a study of the feasibility and suitability of the withdrawal
of the Seabrook School District from the cooperative district, pursuant
to the procedure set forth in RSA 195:25 as amended".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Charles H. Felch, to adopt as
read.

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 59 - read by the Moderator: "To see if the Town will vote to
authorize the Selectmen to negotiate an agreement for the exchange of
3,000 square feet of Town-owned land located on the easterly side of
the property known as the Town Shed, for 3,200 square feet of land owned

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by Aretta Brown and located on the northerly side of said property, for
the purpose of increasing the usable land area of the Town Shed property".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Earlene U. Locke, to adopt as
read.

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 60 - read by the Moderator: "On Petition of Leon P. Bagley
and Fifty Six (56) other voters of the Town: To see if the Town will
vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $1700.00. $1,000.00 of this
for the purpose of improving Cower Collins Street from the end of the
present pavement, a distance of approximately 750 feet easterly there-
of: $700.00 of this to install a water line over the same route, the
pipe and fittings to be used from that already owned by the Town".

Motion by Bruce G. Brown, second by Floyd Jones, to adopt as read.

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 61 - read by the Moderator: "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the sum of NINE HUNDRED THOUSAND ($900,000.00)
DOLLARS for the purpose of adding to the Municipal Building Fund".

Motion by Clyde 0. Brown, second by James C. Falconer, to postpone Art-
icle 61 and act on Article 61 before Article 73.

MOTION TO POSTPONE PASSED

ARTICLE 62 - read by the Moderator: "To see if the Town will vote to
approve an agreement with the New England Fire Truck Museum, Inc. of
Wareham, Massachusetts by which the Museum will assume physical control
and agree to restore and display the Town's 1947 Buffalo Fire Truck and
to return the truck to the Town should the Museum cease operations, all
in accordance with the terms of an agreement dated September 5, 1979".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Earlene U. Locke, to adopt as
read.

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 63 - read by the Moderator: "To see if the Town will vote to
authorize the expenditure of TWO HUNDRED TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND ($225,-
000.00) DOLLARS raised under Article 27 of the 1979 Town Warrant for the
purpose of purchasing approximately ten (10) acres plus certain ease-
ments from E.N. Dixon Company, Inc. and to ratify a certain Memorandum
of Agreement for said purchase dated February 22, 1980".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Earlene U. Locke, to adopt as
read.

Amendment by James C. Falconer, second by Earlene U. Locke, to delete
all wording after Inc.

Hand vote YES 69 NO 46

MOTION AND AMENDMENT ADOPTED

ARTICLE 64 - read by the Moderator: "On Petition of Earl S. Perkins and
Twenty Seven (27) other voters of the Town: To see if the Town will vote



to direct and authorize the Selectmen to sell to Earl S. Perkins of
Railroad Avenue, Seabrook, New Hampshire, the land formerly of John
Chase, and described as follows:

Land on Pine Street and land known as one-half (%) of Seven (7) acres
assessed to the heirs of John Chase, and acquired by Tax Collector's
Deed, dated December 31, 1979, for the sum of Two Hundred and Eighty-
nine and 08/100 ($289.08) Dollars.

Motion by Earl S. Perkins, second by Warner Knowles, to adopt as read.
MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 65 - read by the Moderator: "To see if the Town will vote to
establish the following ordinance for the preservation of the health
and safety of the public.

SWIMMING POOLS

1. All outdoor, artificial pools which have a maximum depth of
more than three feet when filled to capacity, shall have a wall, fence
or other enclosure with a minimum height of four feet constructed arou-
nd the entire pool, except above ground pools having an elevation of
four feet or higher above ground level.

2. The wall, fence or enclosure shall be constructed so that child-
ren will be unable to crawl, or pass through to the pool without first
using the gate or door to the pool.

3. All gates and doors shall be locked by a hasp or other compar-
able locking device when the pool is unattended.

4. All existing pools must comply with the terms of this ordinance
no later than June 1, 1980.

5. Penalty - Any person violating any provision of this ordinance,
shall be subject to a fine of One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Earlene U. Locke, to adopt as
read.

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 66 - read by the Moderator: "On Petition of Edward Merrill and
Eighteen (18) other voters of the Town: To extend, construct and com-
plete Pine Steeet to Town Road specifications prior to application of
asphalt to older section of same street".

Motion by Bruce G. Brown, second by Arthur Fortin, to adopt as read.
MOTION DEFEATED

ARTICLE 67 - read by the Moderator: "On Petition of John A. Campanella
and Thirty Eight (38) other voters of the Town: To have the Seabrook
Police conduct random patrols through Mobile Home Parks in Seabrook where
permission has been granted from the park owners to allow these patrols
to occur".

Motion by Charles H. Felch, second by Joseph Gould, to adopt as read.

MOTION ADOPTED



ARTICLE 68 - read by the Moderator: "On Petition of Alfred Norton and
Ten (10) other voters of the Town: That the Town of Seabrook take over
the Electric Light Pole #1411 located at the end of Virginia Lane".

Motion by Alfred Norton, second by Bessie S. Hamel , to adopt as read.

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 69 - read by the Moderator: " on Petition of Robert E. Thomson
Sr. and Twenty-Five (25) other voters of the Town: To see if the Town
will vote to authorize and direct the Selectmen to grant a cable tele-
vision franchise to Cablevision Service Co., Inc., upon such lawful
conditions as they may require, to erect, install and maintain in, under
or over street, highways, and other public ways of the Town, wires, cable
and other equipment related to the delivery or enhancement of television
signalsand other electrical impulses all in accordance with and as all-
owed by. New Hampshire RSA 53-C (Supp. 1977)".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Kenneth Allbee, to adopt as read.

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 70 - read by the Moderator: "On Petition of Emmanuel A. Garand
and Thirteen (13) other voters of the Town: That the Town Selectmen
inform the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) that no operating licen-
se should be granted to Public Service Company of N.H. because there is
no way to safely evacuate the surrounding area. Further, the Town Sel-
ectmen inform the NRC that no Town Funds will be spent on an evacuation
plan for the Seabrook Nuclear Plants".

Motion by Catherine Silver, second by Flora Prior, to adopt as read.

Amendment by Catherine Silver, second by James S. Eaton, to change word
BECAUSE to UNTIL change NO to A.

This Article will be voted by secret ballot with check-lists.

YES 64 NO 45
ADOPTED AS AMENDED

ARTICLE 72 - read by the Moderator: "To see if the Town will vote to
authorize the Selectmen to enact ordinances, rules and regulations and
enter into agreements for all normal and emergency civil defense activ-
ities consistent with federal and State Civil Defense laws which may
include but not be limited to the following: Civil Defense Director's
Authority, Emergency Operations, Emergency Plans, Mutual Aid Pacts and
Penalities for Violations".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Earlene U. Locke, to adopt as
read.

MOTION ADOPTED

ARTICLE 61 - read by the Moderator: "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the sum of NINE HUNDRED THOUSAND ($900,000.00)
DOLLARS for the purpose of adding to the Municipal Building Fund".

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Motion by Clyde 0. Brown, second by James C. Falconer, to adopt as read.
Discussion held.
ADOPTED AS READ

ARTICLE 73 - read by the Moderator: "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 bridges, for the support of the Town poor
and for all necessary expenditures for the ensuing year".

Motion by Clyde 0. Brown, second by James C. Falconer, to adopt Total
Budget of $5,222,276.61.

$1,000,000.00 of Total Budget to be put in the account of the
water department.

MOTION ADOPTED AS READ

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Earlene U. Locke, to reconsider
Article 61. Discussion held.

RECONSIDER ARTICLE 61 PASSED

Motion made by James C. Falconer to postpone indefinitely was promptly
withdrawn with no second.

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Earlene U. Locke, to amend Art-
icle 61 to read $400,000.00. Discussion held.

AMENDMENT DEFEATED

Amendment by James C. Falconer, second by Warner Knowles to amend Art-
icle 61 to $300,000.00. Discussion held
Hand vote taken. YES 59 NO 34

AMENDMENT ADOPTED AS READ

Now we will vote on main motion as amended.
Hand vote taken. YES 59 NO 32

MOTION AS AMENDED PASSED

Motion to reconsider Article 73 by Everett A. Weare, second by James C.
Falconer. Discussion held. Voted to reconsider Article 73.

Motion to amend Article 73 by Everett A. Weare, second by James C.
Falconer. To adopt the figure of $4,622,276.61 for all purposes of the
Town.

ADOPTED AS AMENDED



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EMERGENCY SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
BY ORDER OF SUPERIOR COURT
NOVEMBER 13, 1980



Meeting called to order by Moderator Stanley A, Hamel
at 7:30 PM in the Upper Hall of the Seabrook Fireman's
Association Building, Route 286, Thursday November 13,
1980.

Warrant read by Moderator Stanley A, Hamel,

ARTICLE I: Read by the Moderator: "To see if the Town
will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of TWO HUND-
RED THOUSAND ($200,000.00) DOLLARS in order to supplement
the sum of money raised under Article 23 of the 1980
Annual Town Meeting for the purpose of constructing a new
Town Office Building".

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Earlene U. Locke
to accept Article I as read.

Eric N. Small appointed Assistant Moderator by Moderator
Stanley A. Hamel. So Mr. Hamel can explain plans and
answer questions on the construction of the Town Office
Building .

Questions and plans explained.

Motion to move question by Daniel Gretsch, second by
Bruce G . Brown .

Article I passed by unanimous vote. (voice vote)

Motion to adjourn by Eric N. Small, second by Bruce G.
Brown .

Meeting adjourned at 7:55 PM .



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SELECTMEN'S REPORT FOR 1980

The year 1980 has seen our town progress in many ways. It has
been a busy year for your Board of Selectmen, other elected officials,
departments, Committee groups and personnel.

The Town Office Building Committee spent many hours with the
Architect, Tambling Associates, personnel and the Selectmen to prepare
plans for this building. We thank you for appropriating the funds to
build this facility. It is scheduled for completion in the summer of
1981.

The Chase Homestead Committee has been diligent in their planning
for the best recreational use of this property. The Allen Organization
of Laconia, New Hampshire was hired to assist them in this project.

A Recreation Commission was approved at March, 1980 Town Meeting,
and members were appointed. They conducted interviews, hiring a full-
time recreational director, Craig Orff, to supervise our recreation
program for all age groups. We will be well rewarded if the proposed
new building and outside activity areas are funded in March, 1981.

A Committee to study needs for a new town-owned Police Station
and Fire Station are working toward proposals for funding.

The Seabrook Pollution Control Committee is formed and will be
working closely with State Agencies to research and determine our
needs for sewage tretment. Funding for this project was temporarily
stopped in 1980 by the U.S. Government. We understand these funds
are now released and will be made available.

This year saw us without funding for improvements to our Municipal
Water Supply. Our residents suffered another summer water ban,
limiting their water usage. The Selectmen interviewed several Water
Engineers and selected Jones and Beach of Stratham, New Hampshire, a
company serving this area and one we felt would give us more individual
attention. Several areas are being explored for gravel-packed wells
and rock well exploration. A report will be presented to the Board
in January, 1981 with projects for funding in March. We would hope
our townspeople will approve of these projects. The Water shortage
is presenting a serious situation that will not correct itself unless
we act to correct it.

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With limited funds, the Water Department personnel connected
'dead-ends" from Smithtown to Pickens Ave., and Gove Road to Lafayette
Road. Extensions were made on Lower Collins Street and Perkins Avenue.
New water lines replaced old and troublesome lines on eight (8) streets
at Seabrook Beach. This had been an annoying problem for these resi-
dents for several years. The roads were re-surfaced at the conclusion
of the project.

Many old service connections were replaced; the recharge of wells
#1 and # 2 was again in operation; wellhouses were painted inside and
outside, with brush and trees removed in the vacinity; well property
was surveyed and permanently bounded; new fencing will surround the
well housing area; new hydrants painted. These men were busy with
many new installations and service calls.


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