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be used at Veterans Memorial Park; hot topping an area at
Veterans Memorial Park to be used for parking as well as an
outdoor basketball area and a skating area; fencing the
boundaries as well as the outfield area at the new athletic
field at Veterans Memorial Park; bringing in fill and
seeding the outfield area at the new athletic field at
Veterans Memorial Park; and for survey work done at the
Farm Lane Dock area for future development.

A very special thanks goes to the Seabrook School
Board, Mr. Lou Nardello, and Mr. Richard Beckman for their
support and cooperation with the department in utilizing the
school facilities for recreation.

Respectfully submitted, Craig R. Orff, Director

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CHASE STUDY COMMITTEE REPORT

The Chase Study Committee was appointed by the Selectmen in
September, 1979. The Committee met nine times from June, 1979 to
March, 1980. At the town meeting in 1980, on request of the Chase
Study Committee, the sum of $25,000 was approved for a study of the
utilization of the Chase property. Also at this same meeting, as
suggested by the Selectmen, the sum of $500,000 was appropriated to
carry out plans as proposed by the Committee after subsequent approval
by a vote of the Town.

The Committee's findings were that the Chase property be used for
a recreation area suitable to the needs of all residents, young and old
alike.

In April of 1980 the Chase Study Committee was reappointed by the
Selectmen. The Committee met 12 times from May, 1980 to January, 1981.
In June of 1980 the Study Group met with several consulting firms.
The Allen Organization of Laconia, N.H. was chosen, having presented
a more comprehensive plan for park and recreation for the entire town
from which a preliminary plan for the Chase Property has been selected.

The Committee has offered a series of informative meetings to
acquaint the Town with the overall proposal. These plans will again
be explained at Town meeting. The complex suggested will include a
gymnasium suitable for spectator sports, a game area, all-purpose room,
offices, and meeting room. Also the back area to offer tennis courts,
picnic area, nature trails and passive recreation.

The Chase Study Committee has arrived at the plans while working
at times with Recreation Director Craig Orff, the Recreation Committee
and the Selectmen, as well as with the Allen Organization. It is the
wish of this Committee that all will benefit from this endeavor and
that all will cooperate in making it a successful project.

Respectfully Submitted,

Annie R. Beckman

Secretary, Chase Study Committee



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CIVIL DEFENSE REPORT

I was appointed Civil Defense Director in January, 1980 and
it is my hope that this past year has marked the beginning of an
effectual Civil Defense organization.

The first half of the year was devoted to learning my job,
reading reams of paper-work from the State and Federal government,
attending all sorts of meetings, and setting up a Civil Defense
Ordinance which outlines the duties of the CD Director and all other
town department heads. Under the direction of the Selectmen, the
CD Director is required to develop a Basic Emergency Plan and an
Emergency Evacuation Plan for all or part of the town if necessary
for any reason. Both of these plans are also required by the State
and Federal Governments.

I assure you that we will not be caught with our pants down,
as was the case during the big snow storm of 1978. We are now pre-
pared for the evacuation of the beach. The School Board has consented
to give us the use of the school as a reception center. I have
requested and received from the State 105 cots and 210 blankets
which are now stored at the school. I have made arrangements with
Bob Tiffany for the immediate use of a large generator and the State
will back us up with another much larger generator within 3-4 hours
notice, along with any other necessary equipment. Richard Beckman
will serve as Shelter Manager and Principal Nardello will be on hand
to look out for the interest of the school and represent the School
Board. School personnel have volunteered to handle the feeding and
care of the evacuees. The school nurse and town health officer will
be available and communications will be in operation.

During the Demonstration last May, at the request of the

police department and with the co-operation of Bob Tiffany, Gerry

Frechettes and the sheriff's department, we were provided with

complete radio communications to handle any situation. We provided

kitchen facilities and set up sleeping arrangements. We housed the

Sheriff's Department in one of our rooms which they manned 24 hours

a day. CD headquarters was manned for 18 hours each day for the

emergency with volunteer help, along with your CD Director.

We are in the process of setting up an emergency operation
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center at our headquarters in the Chase Homestead. When it is com-
pleted, we will have communication directly with the State CD, State
Police, the Sheriff's Department, local police and fire and all other
necessary departments. If power is lost, we will have emergency
lighting and enough power for our radios with the flip of a switch.
We will also have a ham and CB radio. Most of this equipment will
be in operation by the time you receive this report.

At the urging of the Selectmen, a great deal of my time and
some expense was expended in forming an Auxiliary Police Organization,
These groups are invaluable and extremely necessary in an emergency
situation. However, the Selectmen ultimately scrapped the project.
This has set us back at least two years in training time.

There are many projects planned for the coming year. I plan
to have instructions for police and fire personnel in the handling
of radiological equipment. We will be working with both the Police
and Fire Departments on a local ordinance for the storage, handling
and transporting of hazardous materials. A survey will be taken to
ascertain types of materials being transported through our town. We
would like to devise a way to keep this kind of thru traffic on
Route 95 and away from Route 1 and other congested areas.

We will be running surveys at the beach and uptown as well
to get as much input as possible to help in planning for all
emergency situations.

I'd like to quote the State-prescribed duties of a local CD
Director, " - upon his appointment, he becomes a town official
charged with coordination of all emergency operations and local
emeraency resources. His authority and execution of his responsibil-
ities are only as effective as the backing and supervision given to
him by the appointing authority." Although I have had and still do
have many obstacles to overcome, I shall continue to do all I can
to look out for the safety of the people of Seabrook. My goal is
to eventually have the manpower and resources which will give us
the capability to meet any emergency whenever or wherever it may
occur.

Respectfully submitted,
FRANK J. PALAZZO
Director of Civil Defense

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MOSQUITO CONTROL REPORT



I am hereby submitting a report of the Mosquito Control
Program as conducted in the Town of Seabrook during the year
1980:

The staff included myself as supervisor, two young lady
graduates of Plymouth State College, and a young male grad-
uate of U. N. H. All were duly examined and certified in
Category F-11 Mosquito and Black Fly Control at the opera-
tional level and I was certified at the Supervisory level,
as required by the State and Federal Laws (E.P.A.)-

Public notices were posted in the Seabrook Post Office
and Town Offices at the start of the season and the residents
were further notified through the Newburyport Daily News and
the Portsmouth Herald.

All known beekeepers in town were notified by personal
letter and the location of their colonies duly recorded in
order that they could be avoided in the spraying program.

Because of the late date of application filing by the
town, the permit for 1980 was not granted until the April
meeting of the State Pesticide Control Board and the larvi-
ciding of the fresh water mosquito breeding sites was delay-
ed. By the time of the first larviciding on May 28, 1980
the spring brood (Aedes) mosquitoes had reached the pupal
stage and a considerable number were on the wing.

Such was not the case with the salt marsh breeding
sites where Aedes sol lici tans larvea were located and treat-
ed commencing on June 4, 1980 in a larviciding program which
was continued through August 14.

Three (3) CDC miniature mosquito light traps were op-
erated weekly at the same sites as in previous years. Though
baited with dry ice the light traps did not provide a true
indication of the level of mosquito populations and were
especially ineffective in attracting Aedes sol 1 i ci tans , a
notably trap-shy mosquito. A much better indicator was the
biting count method. In 1981 the biting count method of
population and species indication will be employed to a
greater extent in Seabrook.

The International pick-up truck used in the program was
stripped of it's rusted out box and provided with a wooden
platform capable of carrying in addition to the ULV sprayer,
all equipment and materials necessary for a days' work in
the field. This change reduced the need for private trans-
portation and increased the efficiency of the work force.

In 1980 the spraying in Seabrook took place on sixteen
(16) occasions in an eleven (11) week period as deemed
necessary. The spray route within the town was identical
to that of previous years. However the operators were
instructed to increase the effectiveness of the application
by taking advantage of wind direction and accordingly
determine direction of travel along the route.

A new phase was added to the program in 1980 whereby
the workers were provided identification which they pre-
sented as they travelled door to door requesting permission

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Robert W. Spencer, Supervisor
Seabrook Mosquito Control



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POLLUTION CONTROL COMMITTEE

The newly-formed Pollution Control Committee had its
first meeting on November 24, 1980. At that time Willard
F. Boyle was elected chairman and Priscilla L. Palazzo was
elected secretary. Other members of the study committee
include Richard E. Blinn, Warner Knowles and Selectman
James Falconer ( ex-officio ).

Several meetings have been held at the Chase Homestead
and we have sent representatives to public hearings held in
other towns.

Several engineering firms have been contacted, inviting
them to submit proposals to us. We'll be selecting one of
these firms to do an in-depth study and a satisfactory re-
port that could be presented to the people, as voted on in
article 49 at the 1980 town meeting.

Randolph Monti, Carl Baxter, and Jim Mullins from the
State Pollution Control Commission have been very helpful in
guiding us and at least one of them attends each of our
meeti ngs .

We will be holding several public meetings and would
like to get as much input from the people of Seabrook as
possible. We do not want to rush into anything, but do
hope that we will be able to put a presentation before the
people at 1982 Town Meeting.

Respectfully submitted
Priscilla L. Palazzo
Secretary



REPORT OF THE



ROAD AGENT



Roads hot-topped Rocks Road

Dow ' s Lane

Parkersvi lie Lane

Beach roads
Drainage was installed on Pine Street.

Guard rails were placed at the bridge on Worthley Avenue.
New plots were laid out at Hillside Cemetery.
A new rubbish truck was purchased to provide better
trash pick-up in the busy times.

Respectfully submitted:

Wi 1 1 iam E . Fel ch ,

Road Agent
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BROWN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

Among the 1076 books bought this year was a 21 volume set of
Wildlife Encyclopedia and a 12 volume set entitled "Citizens Law
Library". This set is written in non-legal language and covers
wills, contracts, divorce, partnerships and many other subjects.
New RECI books included hardcover books for young readers. The
increase in circulation was 2475 books, making a total of 8,394
books circulated in 1980. This amount does not include the
hundreds of books that are exchanged in the paperback book ex-
change which is enjoyed by many patrons.

There has also been an increase in the number of students
using the library for homework and class assignments.

Twenty-five children were enrolled in a summer reading pro-
gram, co-sponsored by MacDonalds. A certificate for a free
sundae was awarded to each child who read either five or ten books.
Book reports were made orally to the librarians. A few of the
children earned several sundaes.

Mrs. Lydia Gould used her car as a bookmobile during the
summer recreational program held at the Seabrook Elementary School.
Well over a hundred books were loaned during the several weeks
included and many new students became patrons of the library.

The building has been insulated and storm windows installed
on the bay windows. This has helped to cut the draft to a mimimum
and the patrons find the building yery comfortable. Part of one
of the old wooden book stacks was built into the children's reading
area and added much needed book space. As stipulated in the
original deed, the fence has been mended.

Displays in the library this year included a collection of
Godey's dress prints, loaned by Mrs. Gertrude Humphrey, old Christ-
mas cards loaned by the Historical Society and model cars and air-
planes. The local Brownie Troops came and decorated for all the
holidays and their creations were enjoyed by all. The copy machine
has continued to be very popular with well over ten thousand copies
made during the past two years.

The Seacoast Librarian Association met at the Brown Library in
September with representatives from eleven towns and two from the
State Library. They were greatly impressed with all the progress
made at the 1 ibrary.

The Friends of the Brown Library are planning on having a
complete set of the town records of Seabrook bound for the Brown
Library. At this time, to have a complete set, any editions before
1927 are needed and would be greatly appreciated.

Many lovely books were received as Memorial gifts this year.
Many patrons find this to be a nice way to give a gift in someone's
memory. The Brown Library welcomes these gifts.



Charlotte Marshall, Trustee



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TOWN OF SEABROOK
STATEMENT OF TOWN CLERK'S ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR
ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1980



MOTOR VEHICLE PERMIT FEES

DOG LICENSE FEES:

TOWN ELECTION FEES:

PLANNING BOARD FEES:
PEDDLERS LICENSE FEES:

TOWN REPORT FEES:

LICENSE PLATE FEES:

BAD CHECK FINES:



$195,200,


.00


3,755,


.25


32.


.00


120,


.00


120,


.00


4,


.00


3,


.00


20.


.00



$199,254.25



Respectfully submitted,

Vi^^^nia L. Fowler
Town Clerk



TREASURER'S REPORT



1980



FROM LOCAL TAXES:

Current year

Property Taxes

Interest on Property Taxes

Resident Taxes

Resident Tax Penalties

Jeopardy Taxes

Yield Taxes

National Bank Stock

Boat Tax



$4,809,540. 30

00

38,900.00

175.00

933 .42

50. 00

195.00

1 ,982 .03



$ 4,851 ,775 . 75



PRIOR YEARS:
Property Taxes
Interest
Resident Taxes
Resident Tax Penalties
Tax Sales Redeemed
Interest & Costs



229,866 .08

8, 182,59

4,050.00

435.50

75 ,900.54

11 ,300. 16



329,734.87



FROM STATE:

Interest & Dividends Tax

Savings Bank Tax

Business Profits Tax

Highway Subsidy

Rooms & Meals Tax

Railroad Tax

Boat Tax

Gas Tax Refund

Overpayment on Yield Tax

Grant-Art . //2 1 M. Coastal Resources

Grant-Police Radar Unit



33
14
129
25
35



94 . 75
60.50
02 . 34
65. 14
29.63
00
51 .80
76.30
10. 94
00 .00
25 .00



245,216.40



FROM LOCAL SOURCES:

Motor Vehicle Permit Fees 195,200.00

Dog License Fees 3,755.25

Planning Broad Fees 120.00

Bad Check Cost 20.00

Business License & Filing Fees 1,641.00

Building Permit Fees 3,547.00

Sale of Cemetery Plots 4,705.00

Parking Violation Fees 3,145.00

Police Protection 23,265.65

Dog Fines 1,375.00

Ambulance Fees 2,637.00

Interest on Deposits 89,342.58

Interest on Trust Funds 817.31

Yankee Greyhound Racing 92,800.00

Sales of Zerox Copies 1,467.45

Dump License Coupons 9,250.31
Transfer excess Revenue-Water Dept. 80,000.00

Misc. Receipts 2,441.25

Reimbursements 34,110.19
Capital Reserve-Motor Vehicle E.F . 29,251.58

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578,891 .57



FROM U.S. GOVERNMENT:

Revenue Sharing transferred from Savings Acctj $ 150,000,00

RECEIPTS OTHER THAN CURRENT REVENUE:

Temporary Loan 2,200,000,00

TOTAL RECEIPTS FROM ALL SOURCES $ 8,355,618.59

Balance Jan. 1, 1980 1 .828,231 .45

Grand Total $10,183,850.04

Less Total Payments 7 ,263 ,894 . 1 1

Balance on Hand Dec. 31, 1980 $ 2,919,955.93

PROOF OF BALANCES

Balance as per statement

Arlington Trust Co. $ 2,572,435.09

Deposits not credited 401,731.70



$ 2,974, 166.79

Less outstanding checks 54,210.86

$ 2,919,955.93

WITHDRAWAL CAPITAL RESERVE FUND
MUNICIPAL BUILDING FUND

Balance Dec. 31, 1980 $ 3,549.90
Rece ip t s 00

Payments 3,372 . 94 3 ,372 . 94

$ 176.96

REVENUE SHARING SAVINGS ACCOUNT

Balance Jan. 1, 1980 $ 87,604.88

Receipt s

Entitlement payments 150,180.00

Interest earned on acc t 9 , 939 . 26 160, 119.26

$ 247,724.14
Payments

Money transferred to Gen. Fund Checking

Acct. for Police & Fire Budget Approp . 150 , OOP . 00

Balance as of Dec. 31, 1980 $ 97,724.14

Respectfully submitted,
Carol L. Perkins, Treas.



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TOWN OF SEABROOK



TAX COLLECTOR'S REPORT



(For Current Year's Levy)
SUMMARY OF WARRANTS
PROPERTY, RESIDENT AND YIELD TAXES
LEVY OF 1980



Taxes Conimitted to Collector :

Property Taxes $^?5_6,908

Resident Taxes V'.''?°.

national Bank Stock Taxes ^P .

k3ndca$»^affCfe<^>f«S< . Jeop.ard^ _Tax . . . .933_
BOAT TAX 1,982

Total Warrants $.5 ..Of 7_, 704



Yield Taxes

Added Taxes :

Property Taxes $. . -i'-Q^-n

Resident Taxes 6, boo



Overpayments During Year :



87



a/c Property Taxes $.

a/c Resident Taxes



Interest Collected on Delinquent Property Taxes . .

Penalties Collected on Resident Taxes _;_

TOTAL DEBITS $?'°5.^'V^.



175



CR.



Remittances to Treasurer;





j4,8


09,540
38, "900

• '101

50

• -933

1,'9 82

; ;i^5


J 4,851,681

9,551

195,126




Resident Taxes




National Ban',< Stock Taxes

Yield Taxes

bfiBdxtte«xei»aiTg8xl<a«e5 . Jeqp?rdx Tax
tetBRasBtxeal^ested^ . . Boat. Tax . .
Penalties on Resident Taxes




Discounts Allowed








Abatements Made During Year:

Property Taxes


$. .


2,641
1 6', 910








Yield Taxes




Uncollected Taxes - December 31, 1980:
(As Per Collector's List)

Property Taxes

Resident Taxes


$. .


186,319
• 8,770








• ■ '37




























TOTAL CREDITS


$.


5,056,358













SUMMARY OF WARRANTS

PROPERTY. RESIDENT AND YIELD TAXES

LEVY OF 1979

- DR.-

UncoHected Taxes - As of January 1, 1980 :

^ T t 235,480

Property Taxes 9370



Resident Taxes . . .
Land Use Change Taxes
Yield Taxes ....



Bank Stock



Added Taxes :

Property Taxes $

Resident Taxes



1,203



Overpayments :

a/c Property Taxes $

a/c Resident Taxes _



53
8, 183

431



Interest Collected on Delinquent Property Taxes . .
Penalties Collected on Resident Taxes

t 254,814
TOTAL DEBITS *



- CR. -

Remittances to Treasurer During Fiscal Year
Ended December 31 , 1980 :

Property Taxes $

Resident Taxes

Yield Taxes

t«B«H)S»x6)r3fi^6? erases .B^njc .S^ock
Interest Collected During Year . .
Penalties on Resident Taxes . . ■ _



229,866
• • 4',01T)

■ • • •94
■8,183

■ " ■ 43'l



Abatements Made During Year :

Property Taxes $

Resident Taxes

Yield Taxes _



1 ,220
5,96t)



242,584



7 ,180



Uncoll ected Ta xes - ^cember 31 . 1980:
{As Per Collector's List)



Property Taxes
Resident Taxes



TOTAL CREDITS



4 ,960



5., 05.0



254,814



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SUrW\RY OF WARRANTS

PROPERTY, RESIDENT AND YIELD TAXES

LEVY OF 1978 - 1977 - 1976

AND PRIOR YEARS

- DR. -

Uncollected Taxes - As of January 1, 1980 :

Property Taxes $ . . . .^^.

Resident Taxes P°.

Land Use Change Taxes



Added Taxes :

Property Taxes $

Resident Taxes



Overpayments :

a/c Property Taxes
a/c Resident Taxes



Interest Collected on Delinquent Property Taxes

Penalties Collected on Resident Taxes . ■ ■ ■ 4

TOTAL DEBITS $



- CR. -

Remittances to Treasurer During Fiscal Year
Ended December 31 , 1980 :

Property Taxes $ . . .

Resident Taxes

Yield Taxes

Land Use Change Taxes

Interest Collected During Year . . .
Penalties on Resident Taxes . . . . .



Abatements Made During Year :



Property Taxes
Resident Taxes
Yield Taxes .



Uncollected Taxes - December 31, 1980 :
(As Per Collector's List)

Property Taxes $

Resident Taxes



TOTAL CREDITS



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SUMMARY OF TAX SALES ACCOUNTS



FISCAL YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 1980
- DR. -

Tax Sales on Account


of Levies


of






1979




1978




1977




Pr^;


/nus
;ars


(a) Balance of Unredeemed
Taxes - Jan. 1, 1980 $ .

(b) Taxes Sold to Town During
Current Fiscal Year

Interest Collected After Sale

Redemption Costs


61 ,895
710
691


$ .


21,146


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