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Penalty

Any person violating any of the provisions of this Article or the rules
and regulations made under the authority thereof, shall be liable to a
penalty of not more than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for each offense.

Validity

If any section or part of section, or paragraph of this ArticTf is
declared invalid or unconstitutional, it shall not be held to invalidate
or impair the validity, force or effect of any other sections, or part
of a section or paragraph of the Article.

Motion by James S. Eaton, second by Earlene U. Locke to accept Article 7
as read.

This Article submitted by Police Department.

Hand vote taken. YES 71 NO 86

Motion to adjourn by Virginia L. Fowler, second by Walter I. Randall.

Meeting adjourned at 10:25PM.



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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT'S REPORT



Without question the biqaest change of the past year was
the move to the new Town Hall on Lafayette Road. The move
was accomplished in two days in August, and the official Open
House was held on October 31, 1981. Most citizen input has been
favorable, although some bugs have yet to be worked out. In 1982
plans are to grass in the area north of the parkinn lot, erect
outside signs, and install the weathervane.

This year saw some promisina developments in the continuina
story of Seabrook's water shortage. The Town Meetina appropriated
S900,000 for use in water exploration, engineering and develop-
ment. Some funds were used to drill test holes and do seismic
work for gravel -packed wells, but the major effort was in the
search for rock wells. After two disappointino starts, the
Town did find a promising site on the western end of Route 107.
As the land was controlled by Public Service Company, the
Selectmen negotiated a purchase and sales agreement whereby
the Town bought 112 acres for $285,000. The water engineers
have given us probable yield estimates of 1,000,000 gallons
per day. If these figures hold true, townspeople may be able
to enjoy unrestricted use of water in the coming years.

Seabrook continues to enjoy the benefits of the dollars
Seabrook Station adds to its tax base. Because of the large
sums set aside for capital improvement (i.e., recreation
center, well project), we can delay any borrowing of money
for the first six months of the year. It is also possible
to reinvest large amounts at high yields, with a net income to
the Town of approximately $200,000. The Town is lucky in having
the services of Town Treasurer Carol Perkins, who not only
makes these investments but manaaes to keep track of it all
in good fashion.

1981 saw the issue of Sunday dog racing confronted, both
by demonstrations and by actions at a Special Town Meetina.
Pursuant to the votes of that meeting, the Selectmen have made
efforts to fight the loss of this local option. Although the
outcome will likely not be known for some time to come, it
was aood to see the voters interested and willino to work for
something they believe in.

As the result of a wage and salary survey conducted by
the N.H. Municipal Association, a pay plan has now been adopted
for all non-union employees of the Town. The plan has been
incorporated in the budget proposals for 1982, as outlined in the
warrant pages of this Town Report. Employees also benefited
from the decision of the Board of Selectmen to pay all health
insurance premiums for employees and their families. In
combination with the pay plan, this constitutes a handsome
package of wages and fringe benefits.

Employees of the Police and Fire Departments have now
oraanized into the first unions among Seabrook town employees.
Negotiations with the Seabrook Law Enforcement Association
resulted in a contract which was signed on November 30, 1981.



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Negotiations with Seabrook's International Association of
Fire Fighters Local 2847 are continuing and should result
in a contract in the near future. The advent of unionism
will undoubtedly affect the operations and supervision of
these departments.

As a result of the rapid increase in insurance premiums
over the past several years, an effort has been made to get
a handle on these costs. Our insurance coverage has been
reviewed by a consultant, with a final report expected in
early 1982. The consultants have already made recommendations
regarding fleet coverage and worker's compensation, in addition
to giving advice on the establishment of departmental and
safety policies. It is hoped that these recommendations
will be implemented in the coming year. The Town also picked
up insurance coverage for its officials. This coverage is
meant to protect our officials and committee members from
losses, provided their actions were in good faith and within
the scope of their authority.

Cable television has yet to become a reality in Seabrook.
Although they were granted a franchise in 1980, CableVision
Services has yet to provide service to any Seabrook customers.
The provisions of that franchise agreement give us little
opportunity to move this work along. The Selectmen have
been approached by the Hampton cable firm. However, any
authority to grant another franchise would have to come from
the Town Meeting.

In the coming year I would hope to see four thinas
accomplished: purchase of the lands known as Seabrook Beach,
from the high water mark to the existing ocean-front houses;
development of a high-yield well field on Route 107, resulting
in the lifting of the water ban; adoption of a revised
Personnel Policy to guide the day-to-day operations and
supervision of the departments; establishment of a lona-term
plan and direction for disposal of the Town's solid waste.

In closing I would like to express my appreciaiton
for the efforts of the people at the Town Hall. I feel the
Town is fortunate in having a group which is able to carry
on the activities in these offices with a minimum of problems
and fuss.

Respectfully submitted,

Steven H. Goes
Administrative Assistant



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ASSESSING DEPARTMENT

This year was very diversified, with all planned projects
( photos of property; new file systems; cross index file) introduced
into the regular office routine and presently being finished for the
year 1982.

With the move to the new town building, work continued yery well,
The addition of a new drafting table and light has proved very help-
ful in the up dating of town maps.

Plans for the coming year have not been fully developed to date.
Tentative project will be the revaluation, which will include both
taxable and non-taxable property.

Respectfully submitted
Margaret B. Weare
Assessing Department



BUILDING INSPECTORS REPORT



Town Permits


Number


Est. Value


New Homes


8


$ 179,000


Large Remodeling


28


152,600


Miscellaneous & Addition


47


69,036


Businesses/Additions


6


12,000


Mobile Homes


41


663,035




130


$1,075,671



Respectfully submitted
Ralph C. V. Eaton
Building Inspector



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1981 SUMMARY INVENTORY OF VALUATION



LAND $ 36,783,754

BUILDING $498,803,796

MOBILE HOMES 5,833,600

TOTAL VALUATION BEFORE EXEMPTION ALLOWED

VALUE CREDITS ALLOWED

(BLIND & ELDERLY)

TOTAL VALUATION ON WHICH TAX RATE IS COMPUTED

VETERANS CREDIT ALLOWED

TOTAL TAX PAYABLE



$ 541,421,150

1,547,805
539,873,345

31,383.74
$ 6,825,014.15



NUMBER OF ACCOUNTS



2720



ACCOUNT

MUNICIPAL

SCHOOL

COUNTY



NET APPROPRIATION



$ 6,682,825



TAX/$1,000



$ 3,461,393


$ 6.90


2,601,391


4.70


620,041


1.10



$12.70



YOUR

1981

TAX DOLLAR




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PROPERTY



JED BY TOWN



Acquired through Tax Collector's Deed



Taxes To:



A. J. Anderson
Effie Bagley
Morris & Marie Beal
Hiram 6. Beckman
Charles Brewster, Hrs.
Thomas Charles, Est.
Charles Chase
George Chase, Hrs.



Harry Chase

Irving Chase, Hrs.

Josiah Chase, Hrs.

J. Smith Chase, Hrs.

Donald Clark

Walter Clark

Joseph Comley, Hrs.

Ellen Connor, Est.

Phillip or Phyllis Dagget

Joseph Delong

Albert Dow, Hrs.

Wil 1 iam Dow, Hrs .

Charles Eaton, Hrs.

Harrison L. Eaton, Hrs.

Lena Eaton, Hrs.

Wil lie Eaton, Hrs.

Amy Evans

Harry Evans

Jerome Evans, Hrs.
George E. Felch, Hrs.
Albert Flannagan
Fannie Fowler, Hrs.
Willard Fowler, Est.
William Fowler, Hrs.
Dr. E.B. Goodall
Benjamin Gove, Hrs.
David Gove, Hrs.
Andrew Gynan, Hrs.

Herbert Gynan, Hrs.
Julia Hodgekins
Charles F. Janvrin, Hrs.
Peter Jul iano. Est.
Benj. Joy Lots
Wallace Knowles, Hrs.
Dennis Larnard



Description :

^h acres marsh

1 acre Fowler Marsh
Pickens Ave.

Cross Beach

7 acres Til ton Land

Eaton Land

2 acres marshland

1/3 interest - 2 Pes. Marsh land
1 ac. Chaseland; 4 ac . Chase & Pike
Ld. : 1 ac. Felch Stump; Eaton Home-
stead 3 ac; 3^5 ac. Dow Island;
Twombly land, II5 ac. Locke Tillage
Ld.; Land on Boynton's Lane.
5 acres stumpland
Land & Sprout Lnad
Flats

Gove Marsh
Janvrin Land
Cetain Parcel of Land

7 acres marsh

3h acres stump and wood land

River Street Land

4ig acres marsh

Marsh

1 acre marsh

k homestead & Bldg. So. Main St.

14 acres Marsh

h Homestead & Bldg. So. Main St.

Land & Bldgs.- Fowler Court

Land, Lafayette Road

9 acres marsh, 10 acres marsh

4 acres marsh

Evans stump & pond wood land

'2 acre Felch Land; 1-2 acres marsh

Lot 52 Seabrook Beach

Land Worthley Ave.

Marsh

Marsh

5 acres Perkins wood Land

3 acres Gove Marsh
Sanborn School, Land& Bldg.

8 acres Beckman Woodland
ij of 3 acres Rock Marsh
Land on River Street

7 acres land

2J^ acres Joy Marsh, 2 acres flats

Worthl ey Ave. Land

Folly Mill Woods

Marshland

7 acres Collins Wood Ld.,4i2ac. spr.ld



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Property Owned by Town (Con't,

Charles W. A. Lamprey
George Locke, Hrs.
'^Ibert Merrill
John Moody

Walter Morril 1 , Hrs .
Ed. L. Perkins, Hrs.
N.B.Pevear, Hrs.

John & Del ores Pettiglio

Carlenne Perusse

Geo. D. Pike, Hrs.

Frederick Riley

Donald Savory

Seabrook Development, Inc.

Berry Shattler

Ruth Short

Susan Sibley, Hrs.

Emily Smith



Jacob Smith, Hrs.
James Smith, Hrs.

Madel ine Smi th



El bridge Steven
Stratham Hardware
Charl es Sul 1 ivan
Joseph Til ton , Hrs.
Ethel Thurlow

Howard Towle

Geo, Walton, Est.
Jonathan Wal ton , Hrs,
John N. Walton, Hrs.
Marie Walton
Theresa Walton, Est.
Wm. H. Walton, Est.
Al ice M. Weare
Geo. 0. Weare



\h acres tract land

2 lots, h acre stump land

3 acres flats
Ih acres marsh

12 acres marsh 96 pc.

Zh acres Marsh

2 acres Chase stump, 11 acres Fogg

wood land

Land & Bldg. So. Main Steet

Store Bldg.

4 acres Gove Marshland
Cross Beach Land

Land

# 56 Lakeshore Dr.

2 acres Marsh, 4 Acres Marsh
9 pes. land

3 2 acre pes, marsh

1 acre Joy wood, \h acres Lock till-
age, Roak land, h acre Cross land
h acre valve, \h Perkins Land, 3
acres Gills
1 acre Boynton Land
h acre woodland, 2 acres Dow;
h acre stump

4 acres Smith stump, B. Chase land
Ih acres Pettengill stump, \h acres
til lage

Marsh & Spreading place

Woodland

3/4 acres land

4 acres marsh

3 acres Dow wood, h acre marsh,
2I5 acres marsh

4 acres Tilton Marsh, 4 acres Gill
Marsh

Land

h acre Rowe land & Homestead

Marsh

Land & Bldg. Rocks Road

Marsh

Marsh Land & Phil brick Land

Brown Pasture

Marshland



PURCHASE

Riley Well Fields
Fogg-Pineo Well Fields
Crovetti Well Field
Chase Homestead
Transfer Station
Town Hall Property
Elementary School
Rte. 107 Well Field



28.6 Ac.

17.3 Ac.

17.7 Ac.
11.7 Ac.

3.5 Ac.
1.7 Ac.

68.4 Ac.
112.7 Ac.



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PROPERTY OWNED BY TOWN ( CON'T)

GIFT

Gov. Weare Park 3.5 Acres

Vet. Memorial Park 7.8 Acres

Hillside Cemetery 18.2 Acres

Elmwood Cemetery 2.0 Acres

Farm Lane Dock 6.0 Acres

Town Shed Property 1.2 Acres

Water Tank RTE. 286 1.0 Acres

Seabrook Beach Parking Lot 0.7 Acres



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1980


1981


8459


7642


5244


5429


148


154


83


87


61


61



Police Report for 1981

Complaints which required Police responce

Informational or miscellaneous complaints logged

Medical and ambulance assists

Motor Vehicle Stolen
Motor Vehile Recovered

474 448 Reported Motor Vehicle Accident 90 cases of

reported personal injuries and no fatalities. This
included 10 accidents involving pedestrians.

420 450 Escorts made by cruisers, including money runs
for banks, businesses, escorting boats, etc.

9 9 Missing Persons

On the Department's State and Federal Reports We Have Listed

14 12 Assaults

1980 1981

Robberies $ 1,041.00 $ 1,975.00

Burglaries $ 86,830.00 $ 40,365.00

Thefts $ 66,781.00 $ 80,313.00
Motor Vehicle Stolen

$ 267,037.00 $ 146,416.00
61 61 Recovered Motor Vehicle

$ 153,038.00 $ 171,050.00

Total Property Stolen

$ 421,689.00 $ 268,889.00
Total Property Recovered

$ 173,538.00 $ 193,527.00

Report of Seabrook Police Dept. Cases at Hampton District Court

1980 1981

3108 2364 Cases Presented ( People )
2636 2653 Guilty ( Cases )
234 66 Not Guilty ( Cases )

156 161 Nolle Prosequi or dimissed for various reasons
such as bringing a lesser charge , absence of
witnesses .



6


4


120


105


237


212


83


87



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Report of Seabrook Police Dept. Cases at Hampton District Court

1980 1981

142 730 Cases continued to a latter date

72 107 Defaults

56 75 Cases to Grand Jury

4 50 Cases to Superior Court

Report from Youth Services Officer

121 Juvenile Arrests

20 Repeat Juvenile Arrests
125 Entered into Hampton District Court
11 Completed an alternative work detail program of benefit to the
Town such as washing and polishing Town Vehicles such as Fire
Trucks , Police Cruisers, picking up litter , painting buildings
sweeping parking lots.

2 Reported run-aways from this Town

3 Recovered run-aways from another state.

This year marks the completion of the first full year that the
Town of Seabrook has had a full-time Youth Services Officer. We
have started a in school education program at the Seabrook
Elementary School to teach children in Safety and Drug abuse prevent
ion . We have had many request for tours of the Police Station and
have talked to Brownies, and Scout Groups. We have also received
a quantity of Drug Abuse Prevention books by several local
merchants who contributed to a fund raising drive the Police
Department sponsored. The local bicycle registration program
is going well with many bicycles listed in our files. We encourage
parents to call us and we'll be more than glad to stop by your
house and register your bicycles at no charge. Parents are urged
to call the Youth Service Officer for any problems that may arise
concerning the youth of the community.



Respectfully submitted;

Howard C. Page III
Youth Services Officer



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FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORT

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the departments
for the nelp I have received this past year. The Fire Department has
had a very busy year both with fire service and ambulance service. I
would also like to thank the residents of Seabrook for their help in
regards to wood stoves in the town as I feel we have a very good
record. We have had very little trouble this year. Good fire
protection can only be achieved with your help. We also had very
pood responses to the free blood pressure checks at our station.
Once again it has been my pleasure to serve you as Fire Chief.

Ambulance Calls for 1981

Exeter Hospital 121

Anna Jaques Hospital 193

Amesbury Hospital 16

Transfers to Home 45

_ Called but did not transfer 106

DOA 7

Mutual Aid 3



491

Respectfully submitted:
Ernest B. Sanborn
Fire Chief



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BELL ALARMS 1981



Electrical


3


Buildings


23


False Alarms


7


Mutual Aid


11


Grass


2


Woods


10


Motor Vehicle


3


Flooded Oil Burner


1


Chimneys


1




61


STILL ALARMS 1981




Rescue


1


Electrical


8


Town Dump


6


Wash Down


8


Camp Fire


13


Woods


51


House Fires


1


Trailers


4


Grass


44


Motor Vehicle


15


Stoves


5


Smoke Detectors


16


Flooded Oil Burner


14


Stuck in Elevator


1


Chimneys


10


Water Pipes


5


Smell of Gas


8


Small Building


1


Oil Truck Fire


1


Smoke Investigation


11


False Alarms


29


Dumpsters


12



264



TOTAL CALLS FOR 1981



325



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1981 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SEABROOK RECREATION COMMISSI!



The members of the Seabrook Recreation Commission are Vern Small,
Diana Randall, Harry Knowles, Henry Boyd, Earlene Locke, Charlotte
Dow, and Sal Rubera.

Programs offered throughout the year included:

A playground program was conducted for six weeks during the
summer. Activities included arts and crafts, sports, a summer food
service program in which the children were served lunches, puppet
show, magic show, Christmas in July at which Santa Claus made a
special appearance, trips to Pawtuckaway State Park and Hampton
Beach State Park, a junior frisbee contest, Pepsi -Cola/NBA Hot Shot
basketball program, and many other special events. Seabrook also had
15 youngsters qualify for the state meet of the Hershey track and
field program.

There were approximately 250 youngsters participating in pony
league, little league, and farm league baseball as well as girls
Softball. There was enough interest to create an additional pony
league team as well as a teen-age girls softball team which partic-
ipated in the state tournament. Seabrook also boasted a mens baseball
team, as well as a newly created womens softball team which played
many area teams.

New programs initiated in 1981 included; participation by 15
Seabrook youngsters in the National Junior Tennis League held in
Hampton; a trip to Fenway Park to see the Red Sox; an outdoor educat-
ion program for teens; a motorcycle maintenance program; and a self
defense program.

1981' s celebration of Old Home Day began with the Miss Seabrook
Pageant and Grand Ball. Maureen Randall was crowned Miss Seabrook for
1981. Activities at the Old Home Day celebration included clam
shucking, softball games, skillet toss, horseshoe pitching, musket
shott, lobster dinner, dance bands, game booths, crafts booths, food
booths, and a fireworks display. A very successful road race was
held to top off the weekend of celebration.

Approximately 50 youngsters participated in the pee wee football
program and the newly created Winnacunnet Little Warriors football
program. A uniformed cheerleading squad was also formed.

The Seabrook Happy Seniors Club meets monthly and has over 200
members. The group takes many trips throughout the year to such
places as Hart's Turkey farm, a fall foliage tour, Washington, D.C.
and many other places of interest.

Other activities included; womens exercise classes, volleyball
for both men and women, basketball for men, ice hockey for 17 youngsters,
basketball instruction for children, and a Halloween Haunted House
co-sponsored by the Lioness and Lions Clubs of Seabrook.

At the town meeting in 1981, the town voted to raise and
appropriate money for various recreation projects. Among the projects
undertaken by the Recreation Commission was the purchase of outdoor
light fixtures and poles to be installed at both ball fields at
Veterans Memorial Park in order for local teams to play night games.
Other projects undertaken include the beginning of construction of a
small building at Veterans Memorial Park that will be used as a rest-
room facility, an electrical room to control the use of the outdoor



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lights, and a storage room for local teams to store their equipment.
Extensive work was done at Farm Lane Dock to make it more accessible
for the recreation boater. Work included digging and leveling of the
area as well as paving the ramp area so that it will be easier to
unload boats. Construction was begun on a tennis court at Governor
Weare Park. Money to complete the restroom building at Veterans
Memorial Park, install the lights at Veterans Memorial Park and
complete the tennis courts at Governor Weare Park is being requested
in the 1982 operating budget.



MOSQUITO CONTROL REPORT

The staff was composed of myself as supervisor, one young male
graduate of U.N.H., a male undergraduate of Plymouth State College,
and a female instructor on vacation leave from Seabrook Elementary
School. All were duly certified by the N.H. Pesticide Control Board
in the mosquito control category.

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

All known beekeepers were notified by registered mail and the
location of their colonies recorded that they could be avoided in
the spraying program.

The spring larviciding of fresh water mosquito breeding sites
commenced in early May and was continued periodically throughout
the summer as needed.

Larviciding of the extensive salt marsh breeding sites began
in late May. Frequent rains during the summer coupled with the
normal periods of high tide resulted in almost incessant breeding
of the salt marsh mosquitoes. Treating the marshes to assure that
the larvae produced were exterminated before developing into the
adult or biting stage proved almost a daily ritual for the mosquito
control crew.

The first mosquitoes appeared on the wing during the last week
of May in numbers great enough to warrant the commencement of the
summer spraying program which was continued through Labor Day. The
spraying took place on twenty occasions and the spray route was
identical to that of past years.

On Monday of each week the Board of Selectmen was provided a
report of the previous week's activities along with those planned
for the week ahead.

The pesticides employed were: Cythion 91% ULV for adul ticiding;
Abate 2G and Flit M-L-0 for larviciding.



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For the second consecutive year the mosquito population showed
a marked decrease. The salt marshes in Seabrook, because of the
neglected and badly deteriorating network of mosquito ditching are
capable of producing phenomenal numbers of mosquitoes annually. The
constant inspection and treatment of these marshes from early June
to September is time consuming and necessary if the residents of
Seabrook hope to realize measurable relief from the mosquito
nuisance.

Perhaps in the future, legislation toward relaxing the regulat-
ions governing dredging and filling the coastal marshes will
provide permanent rather than temporary relief from a perennial
mosquito problem. I would hope that members of the State Legislature
representing Seabrook and all other communities in the seacoast area
will someday introduce such action.

The staff of the Seabrook Mosquito Control Program sincerely
appreciate the cooperation of the townspeople during 1981 and look
to another productive year in 1982.

Respectfully submitted

Robert W. Spencer

Supervisor

Seabrook Mosquito Control



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ANIMAL CONTROL
1981 ANNUAL REPORT

110 dogs were taken to Marcoda Pet Shop this year. Of those 27
(24.5%) were put to sleep because no one claimed them and owners
could not be found. 3 (2.7%) were given to new homes and 80 (72.7%)
of the dogs were returned to their owners.

Of all dogs picked up there were 16 (14.5%) that did not have
the street that they were picked up on listed. There were 13 (11.8%)
that were picked up at the Police Station either running at large or
brought in by the public or other police officer. Of the dogs picked
up with the streets listed there were 22 (20%) that were picked up in
the beach area (east of Rte. 1-A and between the Neil J. Underwood
Memorial Bridge and the state line including River Street. The
remaining 59 (53.6%) of the dogs were picked up in the up town area.

The streets in the up town area that had the most dogs picked
up on them were as follows:

Collins Street 6 dogs (5.5%) So. Main Street 6 dogs (5.5%)
Worthley Ave. 3 dogs (2.7%) Rte. 1 10 dogs (9.2%)

The rest of the streets had only 1 or 2 dogs picked up on them.

The worst street in the beach area was: Atlantic Ave 4 dogs 3.6%
Again, the rest of the streets had only one or two dogs taken off of
them.

There were 5 (4.5%) dogs picked up on the beach and taken to the
kennel. Most of the dogs found on the beach were with their owners,
and did not have to be taken to the kennel.

The dogs taken to the kennel were held an average of 12.4 days
before putting them to sleep. The State laws require we hold them
only 7 days.

There were 23 dogs picked up that were claimed before they were
transfered to the kennel .

There were 212 tickets written which brought a total of $1,090.


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