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or paths with rocks, loam, manure or other bulky
substances.

No person having the custody of dogs shall allow
the same on the grounds of any Seabrook cemetery.

The superintendent has tJie right to remove, or cause
to be removed, from the cemetery improper and dis-
orderly persons and persons violating the rules of
the cemetery and the laws of the community.

No person shall make gravestone rubbings in any
cemetery without first obtaining the permission of
the selectmen or cemetery superintendent.

The superintendent and his employees shall have the
right at all times to enter upon any lot or other
parts of the cemetery to perform their duties, and
they shall have the right to remove, or cause to
be removed, any tree or shrub which the superint-
endent may consider detrimental, dangerous, or in-
convenient to the proper functioning of the cemetery.

Ten miles an hour is a reasonable speed limit.

No bicycles, motorcycles or all terrain vehicles
shall be permitted in the cemetery except as may be
in attendance at funerals or on business.

Damage for careless driving will be charged to the
owner of the vehicles.

Persons other than plot owners or relatives shall
not be permitted to loiter in the cemeteries.

The gates will be closed and locked at sunset, and
at any time of emergency at the discretion of the
superintendent.

The cemetery grounds and buildings shall be open
from sunrise to sunset.

The use of water is for plants and flowers.

Any person, corporation or organization which vio-
lates any provisions of these regulations, shall be
guilty of a violation and fined the amount of
twenty-Five ($25.00) Dollars,

The superintendent is authorized to make any emer-
gency rule for the proper conducting of the cemetery
that the exigencies pf the occasion may require,
but such rules shall be subject to approval later
of the Board of Selectmen.

These regulations become effective upon their app-
roval by the Board of Selectmen September 29, 1983.



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TOWN DUMES ORDINANCE

At a regular meeting of the Board of Selectmen for the Town of Seabrook,
New Hampshire, held on July 28, 1983, a majority of the Board being
present, the following ordinance was adopted pursuant to the powers
granted in said Town's Corporate Charter and the Revised Statutes of
the State of New Hampshire, as amended:

The restrictions and limitations of this ordinance pertain to a
certain parcel of land purchased by the Town of Seabrook from the Ocean-
side Community Association on March 4, 1982, described as follows: All
of the land lying Easterly of and between all water front lots and the
Atlantic Ocean, and all the land lying Northerly of and between all
water front lots and the Hampton-Seabrook town line, and all the parcels
beginning at the termination of certain public streets as follows:
State Line Street, New Hampshire Street, Amesbury Street, Newbury Street,
Groveland Street, Merrimack Street, Haverhill Street, Lawrence Street,
Methuen Street, Andover Street, Dracut Street, Lowell Street, Chelmsford
Street, Tyngsboro Street, Nashua Street , Hudson Street, Hooksett Street,
Ashland Street and Tilton Street,

1. There shall be no structures, including but not limited to
buildings, fences, tents, swimming pools, septic systems, leach fields,
boardwalks, flagpoles, picnic tables or permanent or portable toilet
facilities located thereon, There shall be no paving or filling on
said land nor shall the natural vegetation be removed from the dunes
area.



2. The property is to remain forever open and undeveloped. In
order to preserve the said dunes from erosion and destruction, that
Iportion of the property identified as the ''dunes area" shall not be
used for picnicking, sunbathing or other customary beach activities.
The "dunes area" shall be that portion of the property beginning with
the eastern boundary of the water front lots and extending easterly to
the highest point of sand on the dunes, Said dunes usually and custom-
arily support the growth of bunch grass,

3. The property shall not be used for commercial purposes whether
or not such commercial use involves construction of building or other
structures,

4. No motor vehicles shall be parked or operated on the property.
"Motor vehicles" shall be inclusive and shall include automobiles,
trucks, motorcycles, trail bikes and other off-the-road vehicles, ex-
cept municipal and emergency vehicles in the performance of municipal
and emergency duties, In addition, the extensions of Hooksett street,
Haverhill Street and State Line Street may be used by commercial fish-
ermen and Iciensed lobstermen as access to the beach front by motor
vehicles for the sole purposes of retrieving their equipment,

5. No trailers, mobile homes, camping trailers, motor homes, tents
or boats shall be operated, parked or occupied on the property. No ani-
nals shall be kept on the property.

6. There will be a $100.00 penalty for any violation of the pro-
visions of this ordinance,

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7. This ordinance is intended to supplement, not to replace any
other law, statues, or other rules governing the subject to which it is
addressed.

8. If any provision of this ordinance or any portion of such pro-
vision or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is
held invalid, the remainder of the ordinance and the remainer of such
provision and the application thereof to other persons and circumstances
shall not be affected thereby.

9. This ordinance is to take effect on July 28, 1983, 1:00 a.m.,
and to remain in effect indefinitely.

BOARD OF SELECTMEN

TOWN PARKS AND RECREATION AREAS ORDINANCE

At a regular meeting of the Board of Selectmen for the Town of
Seabrook, New Hampshire, held on November 3, 1983, the following ord-
inance was adopted relevant to parking vehicles and loitering at town
parks and recreation areas in the Town of Seabrook. Said ordinance is
hereby adopted pursuant to the power granted in said town's Corporate
Charter and the Revised Statutes of the State of New Hampshire, as
amended, RSA 31 :39:

1. The parking of automobiles and other vehicles in designated
parking areas adjacent to or on the property of any town park or recre-
ation area is prohibited between the hours of 9:30, p.m. and 6:30 a.m.
These parking areas shall remain open after 9:30 p.m. during any town
approved activity, but will close immediately thereafter,

2. The use of or presence in any town park, recreation area or
adjacent park facilities is not permitted except in accordance with the
same time limits as specified in paragraph one of this ordinance.

3. Any person violating the above provisions of this ordinance
will be subject to a penalty not to exceed one thousand ($1 ,000)dol lars.

4. This ordinance will become effective at 1:00 a,m., November
9, 1983,

BOARD OF SELECTMEN

PARKING BAN ORDINANCE

At a regular meeting of the Board of Selectmen of the Town of
Seabrook, New Hampshire, held on February 9, 1984, a majority of the
board being present, the following ordinance was adopted pursuant to
the powers granted in the Seabrook Home Rule Charter 1983 and the Re-
vised Statues of the State of New Hampshire, as amended:

1. TOWN PIER

No person shall park any vehicle on the town pier parking lot at
River Street at any time without a town parking permit. Said permit
must be located in a conspicuous place on a window in the vehicle.

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2, SEABROOK BEACH

A, No person shall park any vehicle as hereafter defined, from
1:00 a.m. on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend until midnight, Sep-
tember 15 of each year, in the following places at Seabrook Beach:

Ocean Drive No on street parking at any time.

River Street

New Hampshire Street "

State Line Street No on-street parking at any time on

the north side of the street,
Eisenhower Street No on-street parking at any time on

the east side of the street.
Portsmouth Ave. No on-street parking at any time on

the west side of the street.
Woodstock Street No on-street parking at any time on

the north side of the street.
Manchester Street No on-street parking at any time

from Atlantic Avenue to Hooksett

Street.
Hooksett Street No on-street parking on the north

side from Suncook Street to Ocean

Drive,
Haverhill Street No on-street parking at any time on

the north side of the street.

B. No on-street parking at any time on the south side of any
street, except Woodstock Street and Haverhill Street,

C. No on-street parking at any time in the rights-of-way to the
beach.

D. On-street parking east of Route lA on Amesbury Street and
Newbury Street, and between Haverhill Street and Hooksett Street, is
designated for property owners at Seabrook Beach, with the following
exceptions:

On-street parking is allowed for uptown Seabrook residents only
on the following streets:

(1) South side of Haverhill Street,

(2) East side of Atlantic Avenue from Haverhill Street To
Hooksett Street. The Traffic flow on this road will
be one way north.

(3) South side of Hooksett Street extension between Manchest-
er Street and Ocean Drive.

E. Uptown Seabrook residents are defined as any resident of the
Town of Seabrook having his/her primary residence west of the Black-
water River,

F. All on-street parking will be by special permit only, Per-
mit cards for property owners at Seabrook Beach may be obtained at the
Police Station, Permit stickers for uptown Seabrook residents may be
obtained at the Town Hall.

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3. SEABROOK PROPER

Stard Road .No on-street parking at any time.
New Zealand Road No on-street parking at any time

from interstate 95 to Lafayette

Road.
Rocks Road No on-street parking at any time

from Route 1 to the road leading to

the town Transfer Station.

4. PARKING DURING SNOW STORMS :

No person having the custody or control of any vehicle shall
stop or cause to be stopped, or park on any public street or highway
in the Town of Seabrook, so as to impede or interfere with the proper
snow clearing operations of the town,

5. GENERAL RESTRICTIONS:

A. No parking at any time within fifteen (15) feet of a fire
hydrant.

B. No parking at any time within twenty (20) feet of an inter-
section.

C. No parking at any time within fifty (50) feet of an termin-
ation of a dead end road,

D. No person shall park any vehicle on any real estate owned
by the Town of Seabrook where, at the direction of the selectmen,

a sign clearly indicating that parking is not permitted on said
premises has been erected.

E. No person shall park any vehicle on any street or road within
the Town of Seabrook on which parking is subject to regulation by the
selectmen of the town where, at the direction of the selectmen, a sign
has been erected.

F. The word "vehicle" as used in this ordinance shall include
any bus, highway equipment, motorcycle, motor truck, motor vehicle,
semi-trailer, side car, tractor, trailer or other vehicle defined by
RSA 259.1 as amended, and shall also include any camper trailer or
mobile home whether or not occupied.

G. The selectmen shall issue the permit described in Section 2
hereof to any person who, upon application for such permit, demon-
strates that he/she is a resident of the Town of Seabrook, New Hamp-
shire.

6. PENALTIES :

The following penalities are hereby imposed for violations of
this ordinance:

A. $10.00 for the first violation and $15.00 for each subse-
quent violation of Section 1 - 5 of this ordinance.

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B. Vehicles illegally parked according to all sections of this
ordinance will be subject to towing on the first offense at the
owner's expense.

7. INTENT OF ORDINANCE :

The intent of this ordinance is to supplement, not to replace
any other laws, statutes, or other rules governing the subject which
is addressed and to consolidate all prior parking ordinances and
amendments that were executed on the following dates:

February 9, 1978 June 16, 1983

June 6, 1978 October 27, 1983

May 19, 1983 January 26, 1984

8. If any provision of this ordinance or any portion of such provi-
sion or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is

held invalid, the remainder of the ordinance and the remainder of such
provision and the application thereof to other persons and circum-
stances shall not be effected thereby.

9. This ordinance is to take effect immediately, with the exception
of Section 2, which will be in effect from l:00a.m. on the Friday of
Memorial Day weekend of each year until midnight on the 15th. of Sept-
ember of each year.

BOARD OF SELECTMEN



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PERSONNEL POLICY



TOWN OF SEABROOK



Revised and adopted i/^/^^



The following Personnel Policy has been adopted and approved
by the Board of Selectmen for the Town of Seabrook to guide the
administration of personnel activities. Guidelines set forth in
this policy statement shall apply to all personnel working for the
Town of Seabrook. Presentation of this information to all employees
will serve to instruct them in their rights as well as their responsi-
bilities while in the employment of the Town.

Every person employed by the Town of Seabrook shall receive a
copy of this Personnel Policy and shall acknowledge receipt of same
in writing.



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TABLE OF CONTENTS

SECTION I. Provisions of Employment

A. Permanent Employment Page 3

B. Recruitment Policy Page 3

C. Job Description Page 3

D. Job Oualifications Page 3

E. Promotion Page 4

F. Hiring Announcement Page 5

G. Applications Page 6
H. Testing Page 7
I. Ranking Page 7
J. Probation Page 7
K. Provisional Appointment Page 8
L. Training Page 9

SECTION II . Attendance and Leave Regulations

A. General Page 8

B. Annual Leave Page 8

C. Holidays Page 10

D. Sick Leave Page 10

E. Bereavement Leave Page 11

F. Leave of Absence Page 11

G. Military Leave Page 11
H. Civil Leave Page 12
I. Absence Without Leave Page 12
J. Worker's Compensation Page 12
K. Hours of Work Page 13
L. Overtime Page 13
M. Call Back Pay Page 14
N. Anniversary Dates Page 14

SECTION III . Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures

A. Disciplinary Procedures Page 15

Step.l. Verbal Warning Page 15

Step 2. Written Vlarning Page 15

Step 3. Suspension Page 16

Step 4. Dismissal Page 16

B. Grievance Procedure Page 17

SECTION IV . Interaction

A. Departmental Cotmiunication Page 19

B. Severability Page 19

C. Adoption Page 19

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SECTION I. PROVISIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

l\ permanent employee shall be defined as a person who has been
granted permanent standing and its accompanyinq benefits by action of
the Board of Selectmen or the Town Meetinn.

Permanent appointments shall be made in consideration of the
recommendations of the Department Head involved and such applications
and tests as may be required for the position.

A. Permanent Employmen t

The Town shall employ, without discrimination as to aqe, race, color,
sex, creed, national origin, marital status, physical or mental handicap,
the best qualified persons who are available at the salary level
established for town employment. Within the limits of time during
which a position must be filled, there shall be as wide a search for
qualified candidates as is practicable.

B. Recruitment Policy

Selection and appointment to all job openinos will be based solely
upon job-related requirements and the applicant's demonstration that
he/she possesses the skills, knowledqe, ability and other characteristics
necessary for successful job performance and career development.

C. Job Description

When a job opening occurs, the Department Head and Administrative
Assistant shall review the functions, duties and responsibilities of
the position to ascertain whether the job description is still accurate.
Any proposed changes in the job description shall be reviewed and approved
by the Board of Selectmen prior to advertising the job opening.

D. Job Qualifications

After defining the job, the Department Head and Administrative
Assistant shall determine the minimum qualification requirements
necessary for successful performance of the job. These Qualification
requirements will be based on the elements of the job description for
the job opening being filled, as well as any other special requirements
which may be deemed necessary for the specific job openina.

The requirements will be reviewed and approved by the Board of
Selectmen prior to recruitment for the position.

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E. Promotion

The Town encourages employees to develop new skills, expand
knowledge of their work, assume greater responsibilities and make
known their qualifications for promotion to more difficult and
responsible positions. Any job opening for a position as department
head, Administrative Assistant, or Recreation Director shall be filled
in accordance with the provisions of Section I. F. of this Personnel
Policy. Any other job opening which may provide promotional opportunity
to a permanent Town employee shall be posted in each Department for
a minimum of five (5) working days. During that time, any permanent
employee of the Town may make application for the job opening in
accordance with the provisions of Section I. G. of this Personnel Policy.

If no applications are received from permanent employees within
the five (5) day period, recruitment shall proceed according to the
provisions of Section I. F. of this Personnel Policy. If applications
are received and accepted from permanent employees, recruitment shall
proceed according to the provisions of Section I. H. of this Personnel
Policy. If no permanent employees qualify for final selection, recruit-
ment shall proceed according to the provisions of Section I. F. of this
Personnel Policy.

When two permanent employees appear to be equally well qualified
for promotion to any position, preference shall be given to the
employee with the greater seniority.

F. Hiring Announcement



Information concerning job openings shall be posted in at least
two public places and advertised in the two local newspapers of greatest
circulation in a manner designed to give all eligible persons adequate
opportunity to make applications and demonstrate their fitness for the
particular vacancy involved. The announcement will be made at least
ten (10) working days before the last date for filing applications,
and will set forth essential facts with reference to the duties and
responsibilities, required minimum qualifications, prescribed salary
range and hours of work. Should there be any limitations of eligibility
to either age or physical characteristics, each hiring announcement shall
so state.



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G. Applications

An application form, which may be obtained from the Selectmen's
Office, win be filled out by all applicants. Applications will be
accepted no later than 4:00 P.M. on the last date designated for
filing applications. All of the persons whose applications have
been rejected will be notified in writina and all other applicants
will be notified of times and dates of testing or interviews.

The Selectmen may reject applications for any of the following
reasons:

1. The applicant is found to lack any of the established
qualification requirements for the position.

2. The applicant is physically unfit to perform the duties

of the position to which he/she has applied, as determined
under the provisions of Section I. D. of this Personnel
Pol icy.

3. The applicant is addicted to the habitual or excessive use
of drugs or intoxicating beveranes.

4. The applicant has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor
involving moral turpitude or misconduct.

5. The applicant has been dismissed from employment for
delinquency, insubordination, or misconduct, as
substantiated by the previous employer.

6. The applicant has resigned under charges of delinquency
or misconduct, as substantiated by the previous employer.

7. The applicant has intentionally made a false statement

in his/her application with regard to any material facts.

8. The applicant has practiced or attempted to practice any
deception or fraud in his/her application, testing, or
in securing eligibility for appointment.

9. The applicant does not meet any limitations of elinibility
with regards to age or physical characteristics.



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H. Testing

In filling a vacant position, the Selectmen shall determine the
level and extent of testing to be given for the particular class of
position. Where appropriate, competitive examinations will be
administered in a manner that will fairly test the fitness of all
applicants. In order to avoid the possibility of discrimination,
the identity of applicants will be concealed in all examinations.
Applicants may be required to submit proof of their age, citizenship,
driving records, and military records, and a permanent record of
this data will be kept.

I. Ranking

In any examination the minimum score through which eligibility
may be earned shall be determined by the Selectmen prior to the
administration of the test. All applicants for any oosition will
be notified of their standing, but actual test scores shall not be
open to public inspection. Candidates with scores equal to or
better than the minimum score shall be interviewed by the Selectmen
or an agent designated by them for this purpose. The Board of
Selectmen shall make the final selection from the top three rankinq
candidates for that position, in consideration of the recommendations
of the Department Head involved. Applications and test scores will
be kept on file for one year, and may be used in any subsequent
hiring procedures during that year. Hiring shall be subject to
passing a complete physical exam given by a physician designated by
the Selectmen. The Town shall bear the expense of said examination.

J. Probation

The purpose of the probationary period is to provide both
tl)e employee and employer with an opportunity to determine whether
the employee is able to carry out the duties and responsibilities of
his/her position. Any employee hired to a permanent position shall
be required to successfully complete a six (6) month probationary
period.



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The Department Head will meet formally with the employee at
the conclusion of the third and fifth month of the probationary
period to review the employee's performance. The Department Head
will offer suggestions if improvement is needed and a summary of
his/her comments will be placed in the employee's personnel file.
Upon the Department Head's reconmendation, the Board of Selectmen
may extend the probationary period an additional six (6) months in
order to provide the employee with an opportunity to improve his/her
performance. Such recommendation shall be in writing and shall
state the deficient areas and suggest remedial action. Copies of
the recommendation will be forv/arded to the employee and entered
in the employee's personnel file.

An employee may be terminated for cause at any time durinq the
probationary period. Except in cases of alleaed discrimination,
a probationary employee shall not be able to appeal such action.

K. Provisional Appointment

When a position becomes vacant and the Department Head or
Selectmen believe that said position should be filled without delay,
a provisional appointment may be made. After reviewing the applications
for the position on file, a person may be selected who meets the
minimum entrance requirements and is qualified to perform the duties
of such position. Such appointments shall be made a consideration
of the recommendations of the Department Head involved. A provisional
appointment may not exceed sixty (60) days. Mo employee benefits
shall accrue to employees with provisional appointments. A person
receiving a provisional appointment may be considered for permanent
employment provided he/she meets the same qualifying requirements
as other applicants for the position.

L. Training

Both the Town and its employees benefit from the provisions
of educational training opportunities at reasonable expense to the
Town. Department Heads shall be responsible for organizina and
carrying out training programs designed to improve the quality of
performance and to bring about more efficient and economical
operations.



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SECTION II. ATTENDANCE AMD LEAVE REGULATIONS

A. General Standard rules governing attendance and leaves of
absence for all permanent employees will be observed as follows:

1. Individual hourly attendance and leave records will
be maintained by the Department Head and will be
forwarded to the Selectmen's Clerk on or before
Friday morning. All requests for annual leave shall
be made at least one week prior to the taking of any
such leave.

2. Requests for annual or sick leave shall be filled


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