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15 as read.
ADOPTED

ARTICLE 16: read by the Moderator, "To see if the Town will vote to
authorize the Board of Selectmen to form a three member committee for
the purpose of locating a suitable site for the Police Station."

Motion by Frederick B. Felch, second by James C. Falconer, to adopt
Article 16 as read.

ADOPTED

ARTICLE 17: read by the Moderator, On petition of Clyde 0. Brown and
fifteen (15) other voters of the Town: "To see if the Town will vote to
rescind the action taken under Article 45 of the 1982 Town Warrant:
" assigning a police cruiser to the Police Department for use by the
Youth Services Officer in his official duties with the youth of the town.

Motion by Clyde O. Brown, second by Earl Perkins to adopt Article 17
as read.

DEFEATED

ARTICLE 18: read by the Moderator, On petition of Francis L. Thib-
odeau and sixteen (16) other voters of the Town: "To see if the Town
will vote to appoint a committee of at least five (5) voters to study
the feasibility of contracting for a commercial security force for the
Police Department to replace the Police Department oirrently used and
funded by the Town of Seabrook."

Motion by Francis L. Thibodeau, second by Elizabeth Thibodeau to adopt

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Article 18 as read.

DEFEATED

ARTICLE 19: read by the Moderator, "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the siom of Twenty-six Thousand ($26,000) Dollars
to purchase a new ambulance, the old one to be disposed of by sale or
trade-in.

Motion by Ernest Sanborn, second by Bruce G.Brown to adopt Article 19
as read.

ADOPTED

ARTICLE 20: read by the Moderator, "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the sum of Ninety Thousand ($90,000.00) Dollars

to purchase a new fire engine, Engine #2 to be disposed of by sale
or trade-in.

Motion by Ernest Sanborn, second by Bruce G. Brown to adopt Article 20
as read.

Amendment to Article 20 by Ernest Sanborn, second by Bruce G. Brown.

Amendment to Article 20 - To see if the Town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of One Hundred Twenty Thousand ($120,000.00) Dollars
to purchase a new fire truck, Engine #2 to be disposed of by sale or
trade-in.

ADOPTED AS ADMENDED

ARTICLE 21: read by the Moderator, "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty Thousand ($20,000.00) Dollars to
purchase a new engine and transmission for Fire Engine #3."

Motion by Ernest Sanborn, second by James S. Eaton to indefinitely post-
pone Article 21.

INDEFINITELY POSTPONED

ARTICLE 22: read by the Moderator, "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the sum of Thirteen ThousftRd Seven Hundred ($13,-
700.00) Dollars to implement the proposed Interim (One Year) Parking
Management Plan at Seabrook Beach."

Motion by Vernon R. Small, second by Gertrude Humphrey to adopt Article
22 as read.

This Article explained by James Champoux, and questions answered by
Malcolm Chase, consultant for this parking project.

Hand vote taken YES 95 NO 18

ADOPTED

ARTICLE 23: read by the Moderator, "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the sum of Ten Thousand ($10, 000. 00) Dollars to
lease (with option to buy) a mobile sanitary facility to be located at
Seabrook Beach."

Motion by Vernon R. Small, second by Eric N. Small to adopt Article 23
as read.

Question answered by consultant Malcolm Chase.

Amendment to Article 23 by Vernon R. Small, second by James S. Eaton,

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that the mobile sanitary facility be located at the Police Station.

AMENDMENT ADOPTED

ARTICLE 24: read by the Moderator, "To see if the Town will vote to
authorize the Selectmen to implement the preliminary plan and design of
Public Service Company of New Hampshire's barge facility at Seabrook
Beach, and to report with rscommendations at the 1984 Town meeting."

Motion by Frederick B. Felch, second by James C. Falconer to adopt Article
24 as read.

DEFEATED

ARTICLE 25: read by the Moderator, "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the sum of Thirty-Five Thousand ($35,000.00) Doll-
ars to establish preliminary plans for the development of the Public
Service Company of New Hampshire barge facility at Seabrook Beach, and to
authorize the Selectmen to solicit and accept funds that may be made
available from PSC of NH through acceptance by the Town of the barge
facility, as well as grants and other funding that may be made available
by the State of New Hampshire , the Federal Government , and other sources . "

Motion by Frederick B. Felch, second by Frank Thibodeau to indefinitely
postpone Article 25.

INDEFINITELY POSTPONED

ARTICLE 26: read by the Moderator, "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the s\im of Two Hundred Thirty-Five Thousand
($235,000.00) Dollars for the purpose of constructing a building on
town-owned land to the rear of the Fire Station to accommodate the needs
of the Water , Fire and Mosquito Departments . "

Motion by James S. Eaton, second by Warner Knowles to adopt Article 26
as read.

DEFEATED

ARTICLE 27: read by the Moderator, "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the sum of Six Thousand ($6,000.00) Dollars to
construct an addition to the existing garage on town-owned land to the
rear of the Fire Station for establishing facilities for the Mosquito
Control Program."

Motion by Frederick B. Felch, second by James C. Falconer to adopt Article
27 as read.

ADOPTED

ARTICLE 28: read by the Moderator, "To see if the Town will vote to

raise and appropriate the sum of Two Hundred r^^tJ^uOO.OO) Dollars for

the purpose of installing a new transmission main for the Rte. 107 rock
wells and making other capital improvements in the water system."

Motion by Frederick B. Felch, second by James C. Falconer, to adopt
Article 28 as read.

ADOPTED

Motion by Virginia L. Fowler, second by Frederick B. Felch to adjourn
this meeting until Friday night at 7 PM. (3/11/83) Adjourned at 11:28PM.



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MARCH 11, 1983

ARTICLE 29: read by the Moderator, "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the svun of Seventy-Five Thousand ($75,000.00)
Dollars for the purpose of establishing another rock well and further
water search."

Motion by Frederick B. Felch, second by James C. Falconer to adopt
Article 29 as read.

ADOPTED

ARTICLE 30: read by the Moderator, "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty Thousand ($20,000.00) Dollars
to complete Article 25 of the 1982 Town Warrant which was "for the purpose
of capita expenditures on construction and improvements to the Town Water
System."

Motion by Frederick B. Felch, second by James C. Falconer to adopt
Article 30 as read.

ADOPTED

ARTICLE 31: read by the Moderator, "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty Thousand ($20,000.00) Dollars
for the purpose of installing a water main and fire hydrant at the new
Community Center Complex."

Motion by Frederick B. Felch, second by James C. Falconer to adopt
Article 31 as read.

ADOPTED

ARTICLE 32 : 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 installing water mains and fire hydrants on
Fowler's Court and Parkersville Lane."

Motion by Frederick B. Felch, second by James C. Falconer to adopt
Article 32 as read.

ADOPTED

ARTICLE 33: read by Moderator, "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the sum of Fifty Thousand ($50,000.00) Dollars
for the purpose of relocating the water main and services along the
bridge on Railroad Avenue."

Motion by Frederick B. Felch, second by James C. Falconer to adopt
Article 33 as read.

Amendment to Article 33 by Warner Knowles, second by Thomas Battles
to amend figure to $30,000.00.

ADOPTED AS AMENDED

ARTICLE 34: read by the Moderator, "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the sum of Fifteen Thousand ($15,000.00) Dollars
to move the telemetering panels to the new town hall."

Motion by Frederick B. Felch, second by Warner Knowles to adopt Article
34 as read.

AOTlcftiE 35: read by the Moderator, "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the sum of Four ThousflSd ($4,000.00) Dollars to

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be used to study the retirement plan options available to permanent em-
ployees and elected officials not in the New Hampshire Retirement System."

Motion by Frederick B. Felch, second by James C. Falconer to adopt Art-
icle 35 as read.

ADOPTED

ARTICLE 36; read by the Moderator, "On petition of James C. Falconer
and twenty-two (22) other voters of the Town: To see if the Town will
vote to adopt the following law, pursuant to RSA 31:39; 125; 147: Where-
as radioactive wastes and ionization radiations and their sources can be
detrimental to health, welfare, and life on earth, and the well being of
our citizens, and our unborn children, and have disastrous long term
irreversible genetic defects: The people of Seabrook do hereby enact
a law to limit, restrict and prevent the transporting, storage, and
dxomping of radioactive wastes within the Town of Seabrook; more part-
icularly ionizing or non-ionizing radiation, whether solid, liquid, or
gas, which material is known as but not limited to gamma rays. X-rays,
alpha and beta particles, high speed electrons, neutrons, protons, and
other atomic or nuclear particles or X-rays or any byproducts materials
from radioactive sources including plutonium, uranium, uranium 233,
uranium enriched isotopes 235, and any other material i^nvolving ionizing
and non-ionizing radiation including so-called, "Low level radiation
and radioactive wastes." This by-law meaning and intending to prevent
the Town of Seabrook from becoming a radioactive and/or Nuclear dumping
ground now and forever . "

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by James Champoux to adopt Article

36 as read.

ADOPTED

ARTICLE 37: read by the Moderator, "On Petition of Robin V. Crowell and
twelve (12) other voters of the Town: To see if the Town of Seabrook, out
of concern for the health and safety of its citizens, will require that
any emergency response plans for the town and the SEabrook Nuclear Pro-
ject shall be subject to home rule approval by Town Meeting as a condit-
ion for acceptance by the Town."

1. Any evacuation or other emergency response plans for the
Seabrook Nuclear Project which affect the town and which are developed
by or for the town, the state of New Hampshire and/or the Public Service
Company, shall be placed on the Warrant by the Selectmen to come before
Town meeting for home rule approval by majority vote.

2 . Out of respect for the democratic process of home rule no
town official or agency shall promote the implementation of an emergency
response plan for the Seabrook Nuclear Project which has not been approved
by Town Meeting.

Motion by Elizabeth Thibodeau, second by Elsie Tedford to adopt Article

37 as read.

Hand vote taken. YES 27 NO 29

DEFEATED

ARTICLE 38: read by the Moderator, "On petition of Robin V. Crowell
and thirteen (13) other voters of the Town: To see if the Town will
vote to go on record in support of immediate actions by the Federal Gov-
ernment to control and reduce acid rain which is harmful to the environ-

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ment amd economy of Seabrook and to the health and welfare of the people
of Seabrook. These actions shall include:

1. Reduce by at least half the major cause of acid rain, sul-
fur dioxide emissions, by the year 1990.

2 . Conclude negotiations and adopt a treaty with the government
of Canada that will commit both nations to the same goal.

The record of the vote on this article shall be transmitted
to the New Hampshire Congressional Delegation and to the President of
the United States.

Motion by Frederick B. Felch, second by James C. Falconer to adopt
Article 38 as read.

ADOPTED

ARTICLE 41: read by the Moderator, "To see if the Town will vote to
authorize withdrawal from the Federal Revenue Sharing Fund for use as an
offset against the following debt service :

PURPOSE AMOUNT

1975 Water Bond — Principal $ 75,000

Interest 50,000

1955 Water Bond ~ Principal 25,000

$150,000

Motion by Frederick B. Felch, second by James C. Falconer to adopt
Article 41 as read.

ADOPTED

ARTICLE 42: read by the Moderator, "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty Thousand ($20,000.00) Dollars
to expand the present parking area of the Town Office Facility."

Motion by Frederick B. Felch, second by James C. Falconer to adopt
Article 42 as read.

ADOPTED

vote to
ARTICLE 43: read by the Moderator, "To see if the Town will authorize

the Board of Adjustment, rather than the Planning Board, to hear all app-
lications for gravel permits pursuant to RSA 155-E."

Motion by Frederick B. Felch, second by Nancy Crossland to adopt Article

43 as read.

ADOPTED

ARTICLE 44 : read by the Moderator , "to see if the Town will vote to
authorize the Selectmen to apply for, accept and expend up to Ten Thou-
sand ($10,000.00) Dollars in Coastal Energy Impact Program (CEIP) Plan)-
ing Grants, and to raise and appropriate the sum of Two Thousand ($2,000.
00) Dollars as the Town's 20% local match toward said grant."

Motion by James Champoux, second by Elizabeth Thibodeau to adopt Article

44 as read.

ADOPTED

ARTICLE 45: read by the Moderator, "Upon Petition of James E. Champoux
and eleven (11) other voters of the Town: To see if the Town will vote

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to authorize the Board of Selectmen to appoint a part-time Code Enforce-
ment Officer to work in conjunction with the part-time Building Inspector
and Health Officer to enforce and police the Town's Zoning Regulations
and other relating regulations and to perform all other duties which
are required of that position, and to raise and appropriate the sum of
Five Thousand ($5,000.00) Dollars as a salary for said position.

Motion by James Champouc, , second by Robert Godbout to adopt Article 45 as
read.

Hand vote taken. YES 33 NO 33 Ballot vote taken YES 41 NO 41
DEFEATED

ARTICLE 46: read by the Moderator, "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the sum of One Hundred Thousand ($100,000.00) Dol-
lars to develop the Ledge Road, Pine Street, and Lower Collins Street,
and to excavate and hot top the parking lot to the north and south of the
Police Station."

Motion by Frederick B. Felch, second by James C. Falconer to adopt Article
_ 46 as read.

ADOPTED

ARTICLE 47: read by the Moderator, "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the sum of Fifty Five Thousand ($55,000.00) Dollars
for the purpose of purchasing a new 6-wheel dump truck with wing and plow
for the Highway Department, the old one to be transfered to the Water
Department . "

Motion by Vernon Dow, second by Frederick B. Felch to adopt Article 47
as read.

ADOPTED

vote to

ARTICLE 48: read by the Moderator, "To see if the Town will raise and
appropriate the sum of Seven Thousand ($7,000.00) Dollars for the purpose
of purchasing a new tow-behind street sweeper for the Highway Department."

Motion by Vernon Dow, second by Earl Perkins to adopt Article 48 as read.

ADOPTED

ARTICLE 49: 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
the acquisition and/or development of land for recreational purposes . "

Motion by Vernon Small, second by Bruce G. Brown to adopt Article 49 as
read.

ADOPTED

ARTICLE 50: read by the Moderator, "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the sum of Seventeen Thousand ($17,000.00) Dollars
for the purpose of erecting a fence on the Chase Homestead property."

Motion by Robert Godbout, second by Frank Thibodeau to indefinitely
postpone .

Move question by Frederick B. Felch, second by James C. Falconer not to
postpone indefinitely.

Motion by James Champoux, second by Earl Perkins to adopt Article 50 as
read.

ADOPTED 16



ARTICLE 51: read by the Moderator, "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the sum of Forty Six Thousand ($46,000.00) Dollars
for the installation of a sprinkler system at the new Community Center."

Motion by Frederick B. Felch, second by Vernon Small to adopt Article
51 as read.

Amendment to Article 51 by James Fowle, second by Frederick B. Felch.

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the sum of Forty Thousand
($40,000.00) Dollars for the installation of a sprinkler system at the
new Community Center upon completion of the building.

ADOPTED AS ADMENDED

ARTICLE 52 : read by the Moderator , "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the siam of Five Thousand ($5,000.00) Dollars to be
the Town's donation to the Seabrook Day Care Center, which is under the
sponsorship of the Child Development Council, Inc., and to include funds
for the support of the Seabrook Day Care Center in the regular Town Bud-
get starting in 1984."

Motion by Christie Conrad, second by John Stxamp to adopt Article 52
as read.

ADOPTED

ARTICLE 53: read by the Moderator, "To see if the Town will vote to
amend the Seabrook Parking Ban Ordinance of June 6, 1978, under authority
of its Corporate Charter and the provisions of the New Hampshire Revised
Statues Annotated: To amend Section 3 Seabrook Beach , so that the re-
strictions on Portsmouth Avenue reads as follows: Portsmouth Avenue:
No on-street parking at any time on the west side of the street."

Motion by Frederick B. Felch, second by James C. Falconer to adopt
Article 53 as read.

ADOPTED

ARTICLE 54: read by the Moderator, "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the sum of Fifteen Hundred ($1,500.00) Dollars to
aid in the support of A Safe Place which is operated by the Seacoast
Task Force on Family Violence . "

Motion by Douglas Hedstrom, second by Diana Randall to adopt Article
54 as read.

ADOPTED

ARTICLE 55: read by the Moderator, "To see if the Town will vote to
raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty-One Thousand ($21,000.00) Dollars
for the construction of a replica statue to replace the Civil War Monu-
ment at the Wildwood Cemetary."

Motion by Frederick B. Felch, second by James C. Falconer to adopt
Article 55 as read. Hand vote taken. YES 41 NO 38

ADOPTED

ARTICLE 56: 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 add to the capital reserve fund, known as the "Motor Vehicle
Fund."

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Motion by Frederick B. Felch, second by James C. Falconer to adopt
Article 56 as read.

ADOPTED

ARTICLE 57: read by the Moderator, "Upon petition of Cecil K. Downard
and twenty-six (26) other voters of the Town: To see if the Town will
vote to provide Fifteen Thousand ($15,000.00) Dollars to hire a mechanic
to work and repair town vehicles."

Motion by Elizabeth Thibodeau, second by Warner Knowles to indefinitely
postpone Article 57.

INDEFINITELY POSTPONED

ARTICLE 58: 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 for the purpose of adding said amount to the Capital Reserve Fund,
known as the "Municipal Building Fund."

Motion by Frederick B. Felch, second by James C. Falconer to adopt
Article 58 as read.

ADOPTED

ARTICLE 59: To see if the Town will vote to adopt the following ordin-
ance.

REGULATION AND LICENSING OF AMUSEMENT DEVICES ;

Pursuant to the powers granted by its Corporate Charter and Revised
StatT-tes Annotated 31:41-d:

1. Prohibited Practices and Devices

A. No person under the age of 14 years shall be allowed to operate
any amusement device unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. It
shall be the duty of the manager, ownsr or employees of any estab-
lishment where amuse ment devices are present to ascertain the age
of each person operating or wishing to operate an amusement device.

B. No gambling or wagering shall be permitted. No prizes of any
kind or value shall be given away or sold at nominal fee for any
reason whatsoever and no cash or "pay-off" shall be given for any
reason whatsoever pertaining to a high score, matching number, skill
points or other outcome of an amusement device game.

C. No amusement device shall be licensed which is designed or fitted:

1) to allow deposit of multiples of coins before playing;

2) with a"knock-off "button and/or internal meter designed to cancel
the visible accumiiated points and record them internally in the
device ;

3) to allow continuous play under the same scoring by depositing
additional coins.

2. License Required

A. No person, firm, corporation or association may allow to be oper-
ated an amusement device without first obtaining a license from
■the Board of Selectmen or their designee for said device.

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B. The Board of Selectmen or their designee may establish from time
to time reasonable licensing requirements and standards; includ-
ing number of machines, location and hours of operation, but in
no event shall those requirements contain less than the following:

1) That the applicant or applicants must be 18 years of age and
of good moral character as reasonably determined by the Chief
of Police.

2) That a full description of the premises is s\abmitted with a
statement that such premises will be operated in accordance
with all applicable local ordinances. No amusement;device
shall be located other than within a fully enclosed permanent
building.

3) That no license will be issued to any person or corporation
for amusement devices located within one half mile of the
nearest school .

C. The applicant shall pay $50.00 per year or any part thereof
for a license covering from one to three amusement devices; and
for each additional device shall pay $50.00 per year or any part
thereof , provided that the applicant may at his discretion remove
and replace any device at will without further payment of fee.
However, each additional or replaced device must be licensed.

D. Licenses shall be effective from the date granted until
December 31, of the year granted. Each License will be reviewed
annually by the Board of Selectmen , and renewed upon payment of
fees, but only if the person, firm, corporation or association
applying for a renewal has been found to cfiTmply with the provisions
of this ordinance, and the location and operation of the amusement
device will oe detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of
the public.

E. Any violation of any of these provisions of this ordinance
or requirements and standards authorized pursuant hereto shall
constitute a violation of the license and may be considered just
cause for the revocation or suspension of the license. If the
location and operation for said amusement device proves to be a
detriment to the health, safety, and welfare of the public, the
license for said device may be revoked or suspended. Any revocat-
ion or suspension shall be carried out by the Selectmen only after
due notice and hearing.

F. The Board of Selectmen from time to time^mend this ordinance
to modify, add or delete any provisions thereof. Nothing in this
ordinance shall be construed to abrogate, limit or contradict any
state or federal law or regulation.

3. Enforcement

A. During all hours of operation the amusement device shall be
open and accessible for inspection by the Selectmen or the Chief
of Police or their designated representatives to determine com-
pliance with the terms of this ordinance .

B. Any person, firm, corporation, or association found to be in
violation of this ordinance shall be guilty of a violation as
defined by New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated and be subject

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to a fine of not more than $100.00 per day for each violation.

4. Definitions

A. Amusement Device ; The term "amusement device" shall mean any
machine which, upon the insertion of a coin, slug, token, plate
or disc, may be operated by the public generally for use as a
game, entertainment, or amusement, whether not registering a score,
and whether or not skill is used in its operation. It shall in-
clude but not be limited to such devices as electronic games , pin-
ball machines, skill ball, mechanical grab machines, and all games,
operations, or transactions, similar thereto under whatever may be
indicated. The term does not include vending machines in which
are not incorporated gaming or amusement features, nor does the
term include any coin-operated rides or devices which solely pro-
duce music.

B. Person, Firm, Corporation or Association ; The terms person,
firm, corporation or association shall include any of those en-
tities or combinations thereof owning an amusement device , or main-


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