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Gove Marsh

Janvrin Land

Cetain Parcel of Land

7 acres marsh

3^ acres stump and wood land

River Street Land

4^ acres marsh

Marsh

1 acre marsh

h homestead & Bldg. So. Main St.

14 acres Marsh

h Homestead & Bldg. So. Main St.

Land & Bldgs.- Fowler Court

9 acres marsh, 10 acres marsh

4 acres marsh

Evans stump & pond wood land

h acre Felch Land; \h 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
^ of 3 acres Rock Marsh
Land on River Street

7 acres land

2^ acres Joy Marsh, 2 acres flats

Worthley Ave. Land

Folly Mill Woods

Marshland

7 acres Collins Wood Ld.^ac. spr.ld



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Property Owned by Town (Con't.)

Charles W. A. Lamprey
George Locke, Hrs.
Albert Merrill
John Moody

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



\h acres tract land

2 lots, h acre stump land

3 acres flats
2>h acres marsh

12 acres marsh 96 pc.

3*2 acres Harsh

2 acres Chase stump, 11 acres Fogg

wood land



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

Made! ine Smith



El bridge Steven
Stratham Hardware
Charles Sullivan
Joseph Til ton, Hrs.
Ethel Thurlow

Howard Towle

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

PURCHASE

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



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
2*2 acres Pettengill stump, 1*2 acres
til lage

Marsh & Spreading place

Woodland

3/4 acres land

4 acres marsh

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

4 acres Tilton Marsh, 4 acres Gill
Marsh

Land

% acre Rowe land & Homestead

Marsh

Land & Bldg. Rocks Road

Marsh

Marsh Land & Phil brick Land

Brown Pasture

Marshland



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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



PURCHASE

Ocean side Community Assoc.
Elizabeth A. Pescosolido
Gynan & Agnes Dow



Beach Front

Rte. 1 & 107 (Meeting House)

Railroad Ave.



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FIRE REPORT

BUILDINGS 20 ASSIST TO PUBLIC 6

FALSE ALARMS 31 COUCH FIRE 2

VEHICLES 24 DUMPSTER FIRES 12

FIRE ALARM ACTIVATION NO FIRE.. 14 CAMP FIRES 4

SMOKE INVESTIGATION 14 GAS WASH DOWN 6

MOBILE HOMES 5 TOWN DUMP 11

GRASS & WOODS 36 STUCK IN ELEVATOR 1

SMELL OF GAS 8 ELECTRICAL 9

OIL BURNERS 6 CHIEFS CALLS '5

FIRE IN VENTS 3 PLANE CRASH 1

CHIMNEY FIRES 17 EXPLOSIONS 2

MUTUAL AID 6 DROWNDINGS 1

CHEM. LEAKS 3 TOTAL CALLS ,-

247

AMBULANCE R EPORT

EXETER HOSPITAL 117 CALLED REFUSED TO GO 48

ANNA JACQUES 175 DOA 4

AMESBURY HOSPITAL 22 PORTSMOUTH HOSPITAL 1

TRANSFERS TO HOME 10 WALKINS/ AT STATION 35

CALLS/ DID NOT TRANSFER 78 BLOOD PRESSURE STATION. 252

TOTAL CALLS 742



I would like to take this time to thank the Board of Selectman
and all the department heads that helped me in the past year 1982.

As you all know it has been a busy year for the Ambulance
Service and the Fire Department. We have had to contend with many
different situations.

I have worked hard at replacing old equipment to upgrade our
department. The men have had a lot of drills and have worked hard.

I am sure that in the coming year of 1983 we will provide good
service to all of you. It has been my pleasure to work with this
department and I am looking forward to working even harder in the
next year.

I am in the process of passing ordinance for the Fire Safety
lanes in all the apartment complexes. This is just one of the things
I feel is important. This year's survey shows that a much larger
number of people were saved because of them. Lets work tociether
and make our Town a safe one.

I would like at this time to give credit to the officers and
men of my department, working together has made the difficult task
that was encountered a complete success this year.

Once again, I thank you for the opportunity to have served you
and I look forward to 1983.

Respectfully Submitted,
Chief, Ernest B. Sanborn

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POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORT FOR YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1982
1981 1982



Items Logged at Dispatcher Center

Items requiring Police Response

Informational and/or Miscellaneous Items

Medical and/or Ambulance Assists

Fire Assists

Escorts (Local Business, Boats, Etc.)

Accidents Investigated





7031




5586




1445


154


127




94


450


416


448


378


1981


1982


12


12


4


3


105


122


212


221


87


57



61



1981

2364

2880

2653

66

161



107
75
50



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1982

1790

3256

3092

30

134



84
87
62



1981

Assaults

Robberies $ 1975.00

Burqlaries 40356.00

Thefts 80313.00

Motor vehicles Stolen 146416.00

Property Stolen 268889.00
Motor Vehicles recovered

Property recovered $193527.00

COURT REPORT



1982



% 1048.00

59938.00

73783.00

223275.00

358044.00

$112792.00



Total Number Persons Summoned To Court

Total Number Cases Presented

Guilty

Not Guilty

Nolle Prosequi or Dismissed for other reasons such as

witnesses not available for trial, indicated by Grand

Jury etc.

Cases Defaulted by Defendant

Cases to Grand Jury

Cases to Superior Court



There were approximately two thousand (2,000) parking tickets issued

by the department in 1982, resulting in $11,570.00 in fines collected

to date, and approximately $12,000.00 which we are attemptino to
collect.

Respectfully Submitted

Roy F. Crossland
Chief of Pol ice



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REPORT FROM YOUTH SERVICES OFFICER

This years end marks the end of the second full year that this
town has had a full time Youth Services Officer. We have spoken to
many students at the Seabrook Elementary School on the subject of
School Safety using the "Officer Bill" Safety Proqram. We have also
started using an animated cartoon and coloring book type proqram called
"Patch the Pony" in an effort to make young children aware of the dan-
gers of strangers and to prevent children from becoming the victims of
child molestors. This program is designed not to scare the children
but to make them aware of the dangers. Visitors to the police station
in November and December may have noticed the drawinqs made by our
children of "Patch."

There will be a babysitting program soon in which we hope many
youths will attend. We will be trying to teach the responsibilities
of babysitting and the safety rules that babysitters should understand.
Every youth who successfully completes the course will be issued a
certificate.

We have many new bicycles registered in our files to date and we

want all parents whose children received new bikes for Christmas or

who have not registered their old bikes with us to call the station

and set up a time for registration. It only takes 5 minutes and if
you cannot come to us we will come to you.

1982 Statistics

50 New Juvenile Arrests

4 Repeat Juvenile Arrests

44 Cases entered into Hampton District Court

3 Run-Aways reported from this town, All found or returned home.

4 Run-Aways found by local police from other areas.

We have had a reduction in the number of cases brought to the
Juvenile Session of the Hampton District Court due to the chanae in
the laws that now allow persons 16 years of age to be brought into
adult court on alcohol offenses. The majority of cases in the Hampton
District Court resulted in work-type projects ordered to be performed
by the youth rather than just fining the parent. This type of finding
is working well as we have not to date had a repeat offender who has
worked washing cruisers, sweeping or shoveling sand, painting, washing
windows... This type of finding we hope will continue as it places
the responsibility for delinquent behavior directly with the youth
rather than with the parent.

We have in the past had a written agreement with the Exeter Area
Youth Group Home, Inc., for the amount of $4,000.00. We were auaran-
teed placement for the Seabrook Youths at this home located in
Stratham, NH. This worked out very well for the youths whose parents
could not handle and that needed extra supervision. As of this report
the Exeter Group Home has decided to stop this practice and will
charge the Town of Seabrook $39.00 per day per youth. This contract
saved us a total of $17,000.00 in 1982 as we used the home for 539
resident days. The future usage of the group home will have to be

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paid by the town if ordered by the judge; however, the town may seek
re-imbursement through the parents according to the statutues.

We have also begun to have problems with vandalism to property
once again. Parents should be made aware that they are liable for up
to $10,000.00 for any damage caused by their children. This office will
take a strong prosecutive stand on any damage done to either private
or public property in an effort to curb this needless occurance.

Respectfully Submitted

Howard C. Page III
Youth Services Officer

ANIMAL CONTROL REPORT
The following is a report on the activities of the Animal Control
Officer and the results on that activity.

There were sixty-seven (67) tickets written for dogs on the beach,
dogs at large and unlicensed dogs bringing into the town one-thousand
twenty ($1,020.00) dollars in fine money.

There were fifty-seven (57) dogs picked up in Seabrook and taken
to the kennel . Of these only thirty (30) were claimed by the owners
or 53.5%, four (4) or .07% were placed with new owners and the rest,
twenty-three (23) or 40.3% were put to sleep because no one claimed
them. The dogs that were put to sleep were held an average of 10.3
days instead of the 7 required by law.

There were 17 dogs that were picked up and claimed before they
could be taken to the kennel.

There were twelve (12) complaints of cruelty to animals drawn up
against 4 people this year three (3) have been arrested and the forth
(4th) has a warrent out for him. These were the worst cases of abuse
I have seen in my 12 years in the Animal Control Profession. It is
hard to believe that any human being could beat a defenseless animal
in such a manner. These dogs were tied in their own yard. There was
also one complaint of cruelty to animals carried over from last year
and it was placed on file without a finding when the case went to
Court.

During 1982 there were twenty-two (22) dogs and cats killed by
motor vehicles with eighteen (18) of them being after April and the
reduction in hours. There were also four (4) dogs hit by motor
vehicles. Three (3) of the four (4) dogs died on the operating table.

There has been fifteen (15) dog bites throughout 1982 with
fourteen (14) of them occurring after April 1st and the reduction
in hours.



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The warrent for unlicensed dogs which usually has about one
hundred-fifty (150) names on it, was handed to me without any names
on it as a result of a new law not requiring the use of the property
inventory forms. This made it impossible to find many of the un-
licensed dogs that would have normally been found.

I would like to apologize to any of the residents of Seabrook
who have had a problem with animals that might have been handled as
well as it would have been in the past. It is impossible to provide
the same services in one-half (H) the time formally provided. It is
my hope that the Animal Control Program will get back to what it was
and that the people of Seabrook again have an Animal Control Program
that will put a harness on the increasing animal problems.

It was a pleasure to serve as Animal Control Officer for the
past forty-two (42) months and I am looking forward to a continued
good working relationship with the residents of Seabrook.

I would like to thank all the residents of Seabrook who have
been patient with the problems over the past year and for supportina
me in trying to provide this service.

Respectfully submitted,

Philip S. Darling
Animal Control Officer



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REPORT OF THE ROAD AGENT

I submit the following report to the Board of Selectman, the
citizens and taxpayers of the Town of Seabrook. In the year 1982
the list of accomplishments was as follows:

The total cost of hot topping was $47 ,.000. 00. The work at
the beach was done on Haverhill Street, Atlantic Avenue, Ocean
Drive to Ashland Street and Plymouth Street. In the remainder of
the town hot topping was completed on the lower Farm Lane., the
Causeway Street Bridge, Dwight Avenue, Wildvood and Hillside Cemetery,
Parkersville Lane to the parsonage and a section of Farm Lane and
Walton Road.

Sidewalks were repaired on South Main Street and swailed for

drainage. Sidewalks were repaired for Washington Street to the

Rand Church on South Main Street. There was also a drain and a

catch basin installed on South Main Street, which was drained onto
the marsh.

Collins Street was swailed and drained along the street to
Jim Brown's house. A catch basin was piped to the woods. On
Farm Lane two catch basins were installed and piped across the
road.

Catch basins and drainage were installed on River Street,
Plymouth Street, Lowell Street, and Lawrence Street.

Trees were planted at Hillside Cemetery. Many trees were cut
and thinned out along Adams Avenue, Stard Road and True Road.

The cemeteries were maintained from May to October.

The beach rake was used all summer on the ocean front and
River Street. The seashore was cleaned up from June through Labor
Day. The sand dunes and the river front were also cleaned.

A 140 foot long fence was installed on the north side of the
land owned by the Town at the Old South Meetinghouse.

I would like to extend the roads on Lower Collins Street,
Pine Street, and Ledge Road for emergency purposes, so the fire
trucks could use these roads. I would like to improve the drain-
age on Walton Road by the elementary school and on Collins and Pine
Streets.

I am proposing the purchase of a seven foot street sweeper that
will be pulled behind a truck to eliminate so much hand sweeping
with brooms.

I also would like to purchase a six wheel dump truck, diesel
powered with a wing and a plow.

Respectfully Submitted

Vernon G. Dow

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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT

The Health Department has had a busy year for 1982.

RELATED LEACHFIELD AND/OR SEPTIC PROBLEMS 143

ANNUAL INSPECTIONS OF ALL RESTUARANTS 4

COMPLAINTS OF UNSANITARY MOTELS 3

STREPTOCOCCAL INFECTIONS (Strep Throat) 26

COMPLAINTS OF TAMPERING WITH SOFT DRINKS 2

COMPLAINTS OF IMPROPER GARBAGE DISPOSAL 18

COMPLAINTS OF ANIMAL BITES 8

ROACH COMPLAINTS 5

RODENT COMPLAINTS 8

ANNUAL INSPECTIONS OF FOSTER HOMES 4

COMPLAINTS OF RUSTY WATER 36

Respectfully Submitted

Frank S. Valli Jr.
Health Officer

POLLUTION CONTROL COMMITTEE

We have had two members added to the committee this year. John
Dineen and Edward Maguire, both from Seabrook Beach, have joined
our ranks and should certianly help in determining the needs of
their sector.

We are pleased to announce that federal funds are again available
and it is now possible to go forward with our study.

A contract with the engineering firm E.C. Jordan Co. of Portland,
ME has been signed and it is processing very well with an in-
depth study of our needs.

We feel that we are finally making positive progress and expect
to have several public meetings in the coming year. The committee
is very hopeful that these meetings will be well attended by the
public and that a final decision on a system that will be suited for
Seabrook will soon be forthcoming.

Respectfully Submitted

Pricilla L. Palazzo
Secretary



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MOSQUITO CONTROL REPORT

The mosquito control program for 1982 commenced in mid-April and
terminated on the Labor Day weekend. Employed for the period were two
male students from the Essex Agricultural and Technical Institute in
Danvers, Mass. majoring in natural resources and environmental sciences,
myself as supervisor, and Miss Kathleen Hickey of Seabrook who has been
with the program for several summers. As annually required by the New
Hampshire State Pesticide Control Board, the entire staff was duly
examined, certified, and licensed prior to assuming their duties.

Also as required by the State of New Hampshire, public notices were
posted in the Seabrook Post Office and the Town Offices at the start of
the season, and residents were further notified through the Newburyport
Daily News and Portsmouth Herald.

All known beekeepers in Town were notified by registered mail
should they wish their properties avoided during the spray program.

The spring treatment of fresh water breeding sites commenced during
the third week of April and was continued as needed throughout the
summer.

Larviciding of the many salt marsh breeding sites began in mid-May.
During the month of June measurable rain fell on 21 days. The water
thus deposited on the marshes, coupled with the normal twice per month
tidal flooding, created an abnormal amount of mosquito breeding. It was
necessary to inspect and/or treat the breeding sites on a weekly basis
to assure that the mosquitoes were exterminated before they could reach
the biting stage.

A similar situation existed in the inland or fresh water areas
because of the excessive rainfall.

As temperatures were colder than normal during May, there was no
noticeable buildup of mosquitoes on the wing until early June. Thus
the adulticiding or spraying was not started until the second week in
June. The spray route which was the same as in past years, was covered
on seventeen occasions as compared to twenty a year ago.

Each week the Board of Selectmen was provided with a report of the
previous week's activities and those planned ahead.

The same pesticides were employed as in the past, Cythion 91% ULV
for adulticiding, Abate 2G and 4E plus FLIT M-L-0 for larviciding.
Thirty (30) percent less materials (pesticides) were used in 1982 than
in 1981. The breeding potential was as great if not greater than a year
ago because of the wet weather, but I feel that the stepped up efforts
in surveillance and larviciding while the insects were still in the
aquatic stages resulted in a lesser need of spraying from the street.

There were some problem areas which upon investigation proved that
some residents were actually producing mosquitoes in great numbers in
their own yards. Boats left uncovered, tires, and even such containers
as coffee cans and empty beer cans were found producing mosquitoes,

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Clogged roof gutters during rainy periods were often heavy breeding
sites,

At this writing, the same persons who served the Town in 1982
will be returning for the 1983 program. The cooperation of the
Townspeople has been greatly appreciated and we look forward to a
successful season ahead.

Respectfully submitted

Robert W. Spencer,

Supervisor,

Seabrook Mosquito Control



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THE PLANNING BOARD REPORT

The Seabrook Planning Board has had a very heavy work load
for the past year. Its regular meetings were lengthy, there being
informational discussions, preliminary hearings and Public Hearings
on Subdivisions and Site Plan Reviews, many of which crowded the
midnight hour.

The Board also conducted a lot of special meetings with the
Thoresen Group of Portsmouth, planning consultants on the Master
Plan. Hundreds of man hours were put into preparing and finalizing
it and the Board takes pride in its accomplishment in this endeavor.
After the required public hearings the Board approved and adopted
the Plan on June 15, 1982, and it is now available for residents at
the Town Hall. It contains a great deal of information concerning
the growth and progress of the town during the last ten to fifteen
years drawn from several previous reports and imput from many
citizens and officals. Based on this, it points up the aims and
policies which the Board feels will benefit the town in the future
and it supports growth and management policies.

In addition to the Master Plan, the consultants prepared a
Capital Budget and Improvement Program for the next five(5) years
which, if implemented by the Budget Committee, should help to set
priorities on large expenditures. They have also drawn up suggested
Zoning Regulations, Subdivision Regulations and Site Plan Review
Regulations, which the consultants feel would tie in more closely
with the aims of the Master Plan than the existing regulations do.

Your Planning Board will be studying these suggestions and
will be proposing to the voters those changes that it feels are
applicable for the town's welfare. Now that the townspeople have
voted to rescined the "Water Moratorium" , and the town enjoys a
favorable taxrate plus the town's accessibility because of its
proximity to several major highways. The Board anticipates a
heavier case load in the future and feels it needs to protect the
town with a tighter set of site plan review regulations.

The Board has also engaged the Kimball -Chase Co., a consulting
firm in Portsmouth, to study methods of providing parking for re-
sidents so they may enjoy the benefits of Seabrook' s beautiful
beaches, and also to study the possibility of improving the present
launching ramp at Farm Lane and developing a ramp and recreational
facility at "The Rocks", at the end of what was Rock's Road.
The consultants will also be workinq out an acceptable access to
"The Rocks".

Because of all the forgoing the Planning Board is expecting
a busy 1983; however, it hopes to accomplish this and to continue
to serve you to the best of its ability.

Seabrook Planning Board
James E. Champoux, Chairman
John C. Primerano, Vice Pres .
Katherine Casper, Clerk
Fredrick B. Felch, Select. Rep.
Mildred Si res s
Eric N. Small
Vernon R. Small



BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

For the year 1982, the members of the Board of Adjustment
of the Town of Seabrook NH were as follows: Albert Eaton, chair-
man, Leon Clark, Vice Chairman, Nancy Crossland, Clerk, William
Dolan, Catherine Stetson members, and Robert Kershaw and Cynthia
Marshall alternates. The Board heard 13 applications for a vari-
ance, 4 were granted, 7 were denied and 2 were held over pending
futher information.

Respectfully Submitted,

Nancy Crossland, Clerk

1982 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SEABROOK RECREATION COMMISSION

The members of the Seabrook Recreation Commission are:
Vernon Small, Chairman; Diana Randall; Harry Knowles; Charlotte
Dow; Richard Beckman; Walter Randall; and Sal Rubera. The
Commission held regular meetings on the first and third Thursday of
each month, throughout 1982, and with the Recreation Director
carried out many of the goals set in 1981. This included expan-
sion of the leisure programs for residents in Seabrook and capital
improvements of facilities available in Seabrook.

Activities conducted during the first year for youth included
a summer playground program with a breakfast and lunch program,
youth football program, cheerleading squad, fall session of acti-
vities, special events and trips.

One hundred and thirty seven youths enrolled in the Summer
Playground Program, participating in arts & crafts, music, drama,
indoor sports & games, outdoor sports & games, table games,
National Junior tennis League, trips and special events. Special
events included a local track & field meet, state track & field
meet, Wheaties Junior Frisbee contest, Little Wagon Show, peanut
hunt, bicycle rodeo, Pepsi Hot Shot Basketball program, and parent's
night. Trips were taken to Hampton playground for a play day,
Pawtuckaway State Park and Hampton Beach. The summer staff consist-
ed of two recreation supervisors, five C.E.T.A. youth workers and
vollunteers.

Volunteers, from Seabrook, operated the fall youth football


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