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a total width and length of not more than twenty- four (24) feet, five (5) feet
for residential swimming pools. Steps and walkways shall not be considered a
part of the structure, but porches, piazzas, and other similar elements shall be
considered a part of the structure."

(Not Recommended by the Planning Board)

(On the Official Ballot)

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Article 6: To see if the Town will vote on the following: Shall the
Municipality approve the Charter Amendment reprinted below? Amend the
Seabrook Home Rule Charter Part II, Section III Rules of Town Meeting Quorum ,
by deleting the word "quorum" from the heading and deleting in its entirety
the second paragraph of said section, [dealing with the requirement for a
certain quorum for town meetings.]

(On the Official Ballot)

Article 7: To see if the Town will vote on the following: Shall the
Municipality approve the Charter Amendment reprinted below? Amend the
Seabrook Home Rule Charter, Part II, by adding Section XXIV, Public Works , as
follows:

There is hereby created the Department of Public Works. It shall consist
of a Director of Public Works, who shall be head of the department, and
all officers and employees assigned thereto. The Director shall be
appointed by the Selectmen and shall reside within the Town during the
period of his employment. He shall be allowed up to twelve months to
establish residency once he becomes employed. All officers and employees
shall perform their duties subject to the supervision of the Director.

A. The Department of Public Works shall have charge of and supervision
over the construction, management, and control of the town's water system
and all storm, water, and sanitary sewers, including the setting of
rates which shall be done only with the approval of the Selectmen.

B. The department shall have charge of the care, maintenance, and
construction of public dumps, public parks and playgrounds, cemeteries,
public beaches, public forests, shade and ornamental trees, and the
collection of waste and refuse. These duties shall not, however, conflict
and interfere with the duties and responsibilities of the Recreation
Commission so long as said Commission continues in existence.

C. The department shall have charge of the street lighting system and
shall be responsible for the maintenance, repair and extension therof.

D. All physical properties of the Town, including water distribution,
parks, playgrounds, and all municipal utilities not assigned to some
other department or officer shall be and are hereby assigned to the
Department of Public Works.

E. The Director of Public Works shall be custodian of all tools, equipment
and other personal property belonging to the Town and not assigned to the
care of any other public officer.

F. All persons currently holding office or performing duties in conflict
with or duplicating the authority granted to the Department of Public
Works herein, shall continue in office or in performance of these duties
until the Selectmen appoint a director, at which time the said office

and duties shall be discontinued.

G. The effective date of this amendment will be July I, 1985.

(On the Official Ballot)

Article 8: To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to borrow
money in anticipation of taxes and to renew and refund Town notes.

Article 9: To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen
to apply for, accept and expend money from the state, federal or another
governmental unit or a private source which becomes available during the year in
accordance with the procedures set forth in RSA 31:95-b.

Article 10: To see if the Town will vote to authorize and empower the
Selectmen to appoint such permanent police officers, fire fighters and employees for
all other departments of the Town as they deem necessary.

Article 11: To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen
to sell at public auction or by advertised sealed bids such Town Property as^is
no longer used by the Town.

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Article 12: To see if the Town will vote pursuant to authority under RSA
80:42 III to authorize the Selectmen to sell tax title property in the first
instance to former owners of the property or the heirs of said owners for a sum
not less than the outstanding taxes owed plus accrued interest to the date of tax
deed; or failing such sale, then by advertising sealed bids or public auction, at
the discretion of the Selectmen.

Article 13: 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:

BOND PURPOSE AMOUNT

Principal $ 25,000
Principal 75,000
Interest 50,000
$150,000

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 14: To see if the Town will vote to appropriate Eighty-Six Thousand
($86,000) Dollars as the total cost of three Coastal Zone Management (CZM) grants,
to apply for Sixty-Nine Thousand Two Hundred ($69,200) Dollars from the state and
federal government as the 80% match towards said grant, and to raise Sixteen
Thousand Eight Hundred ($16,800) Dollars from taxes as the town's 20% match to the
above CZM grants.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 15: To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to
negotiate and sign a contract for the disposal and transportation of solid waste
collected in Town with one of the three companies below. Other terms of said
contract including cross indemnification and hold harmless provisions, shall be
fully negotiated by the Selectmen in accordance with the best interest of the Town.

1. a twenty (20) year contract with Refuse Fuels Associates of Haverhill,
Massachusetts, initially at a fee of Thirty-Six Dollars and Fifty Cents
($36.50) per ton, which amount will be subject to an adjusted, annual
escalation of the U.S. Consumer Price Index.

2. a three (3) year contract with Browning-Ferris Industries of Portsmouth,
New Hampshire, initially at a fee of Thirty-Five Dollars and Fifty Cents
($35.50) per ton, which amount will be subject to a straight annual
escalation of the U.S. Consumer Price Index.

3. a twenty (20) year contract with Lakes Region Disposal Co., Inc., of
Rochester, New Hampshire, initially at a fee of Thirty-Nine (39) Dollars
per ton, which amount will be subject to a straight annual escalation of
the U.S. Consumer Price Index and any increase of the local gate fee.

Article 16: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum
of One Hundred Thousand ($100,000) Dollars to purchase two 110 yard trailers for
the purpose of hauling the Town's solid waste to an out of town disposal facility.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 17: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum
of Ninety-Five Thousand ($95,000) Dollars to purchase a 10 wheeler rubbish compactor
to replace the current one.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 18: To see if the Town will vote to approve the plans for the new
police station as presented by the Police Station Building Committee and release
the funding for its construction in accordance with Article 29 of the 1984 annual
town meeting.

Article 19: To see if the Town will vote to constitute a Board of Water
Commissioners in accordance with RSA 38:16 which shall consist of the Selectmen
of the Town. A person elected as Selectman shall also be elected as a Water
Commissioner and shall hold this office for the term of their office as Selectman.
The Board of Water Commissioners shall give direction and shall exercise
supervision over the Department of Public Works in the area of the Town's water
works system.

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Article 20: On petition of Warner B. Knowles and Nine (9) other legal
voters of the Town: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the
sum of Two Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand ($225,000) Dollars for the purpose of
constructing a building on town owned land on True Road to be used for a shop
and garage for the Water Department.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 21: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum
of Fifteen Thousand ($15,000) Dollars for the purpose of hiring a Public Works
Director.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 22: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum
of Twenty-Three Thousand ($23,000) Dollars to hire a Labor Relations Negotiator
& Personnel Coordinator for the purpose of advising the Selectmen on grievance
matters, negotiating contracts with employees and employee associations and such
other duties as assigned by the Selectmen.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 23: On petition of Warner B. Knowles and Twelve (12) other legal
voters of the Town: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the
sum of Thirteen Thousand ($13,000) Dollars to add dental coverage to the Town's
present Health Insurance coverage to take effect as of May 1, 1985.

(Not Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 24: To see if the Town will vote to adopt by reference as an
ordinance the provisions of the Life Safety Code, National Fire Protection
Association, Inc., Doc. No. 101, 1981 edition as amended.

Article 25: To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to
expend a portion of the funds raised and appropriated under Article 31 of the
1984 Annual Town Meeting to purchase one of the following sites for the location
of the proposed fire station and to authorize the Selectmen to negotiate such
other terms of the purchase in accordance with the best interest of the Town.

A. Adams parcel 1.5 acres. Smith's Lane - $200,000

B. Straw-Grasso parcel — 6.5 acres. Route 1 $295,000

Article 26: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the
sum of Fifty Thousand ($50,000) Dollars to purchase an office management (small
business computer) system.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 27: On petition of Charles H. Felch Sr. and Nine (9) other legal
voters of the Town: To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to
raise and appropriate the sum of Five, Thousand Three Hundred ($5,300) Dollars
to purchase a copier for the second floor offices at the Town Hall.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 28: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum
of Twenty-Five Thousand ($25,000) Dollars to install an irrigation system and to
landscape the grounds of the Town Hall.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 29: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum
of Fifty Thousand ($50,000) Dollars to survey town roads in order to establish accurate
road widths for the purpose of installing drainage, sidewalks and shade trees.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

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Article 30: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum
of Two Hundred Thousand ($200,000) Dollars to complete the construction of Ledge
Road and Lower Collins Street.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 31: On petition of Sheila M. Bishop and One Hundred Four (104) other
legal voters of the Town: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate
the sum of Twenty-Five Thousand ($25,000) Dollars to be added to the amount
raised at the 1984 town meeting (article 47) for the layout and construction of
Cross Beach Road.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 32: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum
of Fifty Thousand ($50,000) Dollars to construct drainage systems along town
roads.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 33: On petition of Herbert E. Fowler and Fifty-Six (56) other legal
voters of the Town: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum
of Five Thousand ($5,000) Dollars to purchase necessary pipe, catch basins, and
materials needed to install approximately six hundred fifty (650) feet of twelve
(12) inch underground drainage on a portion of Washington Street, between Route
286 and South Main Street.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 34: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum
of Sixty-Five Thousand ($65,000) Dollars for the construction of two truck stalls
and enlarge the present sand-salt stall of the Highway Department.

($30,000 Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 35: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum
of Twelve Thousand ($12,000) Dollars to plant trees and pave roads in the town
cemeteries.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 36: To see if the Town will vote to discontinue as an open highway
that portion of Old New Boston Road which begins at a point seven hundred sixty-
five (765) feet westerly of the intersection of True Road and New Zealand Road
and continues to the Kensington town line, and make said road subject to gates
and bars. Said discontinuance and gates and bars to continue until such time
as the land adjoining said road may be developed for residential uses in
accordance with the Seabrook Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations.

Article 37: On petition of Michael A. Vedrani and Fifteen (15) other legal
voters of the Town: To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to
accept a road commonly known as Dixon Way being shown as a proposed road on a
plan of land entitled "Subdivision of Land for E. N. Dixon Co., Inc., in Seabrook,
New Hampshire, Scale: 1" = 40', February 1978, Parker Survey Asso., Inc,"
said plan being recorded with Rockingham County Registry of Deeds as Plan No.
D-7651 upon recommendation of the highway agent and authorize the Selectmen to
accept a proper deed for the road from the owner, E. N. Dixon Co., Inc. The
said road is part of a subdivision off Old New Boston Road approved by the Town
of Seabrook Planning Board on March 13, 1978,

Article 38: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum
of One Hundred Eleven Thousand ($111,000) Dollars to dredge the Farm Lane Canal.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 39: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum
of Seventy-Five Thousand ($75,000) Dollars to construct a bicycle path along
Walton Road, Lafayette Road and Washington Street.

(Not Recommended by the Budget Committee)



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Article 40: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the
sum of Fifteen Thousand ($15,000) Dollars to construct a parking lot on town owned
land on Atlantic Avenue.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 41: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the
sum of Twenty-One Thousand ($21,000) Dollars to purchase land adjacent to the
Veteran's Memorial Park for future expansion of the parking facilities and
to authorize the Recreation Commission to negotiate said purchase.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 42: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum
of Twenty-Five Thousand ($25,000) Dollars to purchase a mini-bus for the
Recreation Department.

(Not Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 43: To see if the Town will vote to accept the following donations
to the Seabrook Community Center:

1. One Kimball Piano given by the Happy Senior Citizens Club.

2. One Exercise Training Cycle given by K. J. Quinn Co.

3. One Exercise Barbell Set given by the USM Bailey Corp.

4. 'One Flag Pole and three American Flags given by the Seabrook
American Legion Post and Auxiliary #70.

5. One Exercise Rowing Machine given by the Seabrook Bank & Trust Co.

6. One Tennis Table given by Henry Jackman of Henry's Amusements.

Article 44: To see if the Town will vote to adopt and ratify the proposed
Taxi-Cab Ordinance:

1. No person shall be engaged in the Town of Seabrook, New Hampshire, in
the business of picking up and transporting of passengers for hire without
having a license to do so from the Town of Seabrook, New Hampshire, nor
shall any vehicle be used for such business unless it meets the require-
ments hereinafter stated, nor shall the owner of such vehicle(s) or

the proprietor of the taxi business in which such vehicle is being used
allow any person to operate such vehicle who is not licensed as here-
inafter provided.

2. All taxi businesses so licensed shall maintain an office in the Town
and all vehicles licensed and used as taxis shall be garaged in the Town
of Seabrook, New Hampshire.

3. Each vehicle to be used as a .taxi shall first be registered and insured
as a taxi and bear a taxi registration plate or taxi identification. All
documents and permits relating to the vehicles' use as a taxi shall be
carried within said vehicle at all times.

4. Each taxi business shall file a certificate of insurance covering all
its taxis with the Town Clerk no later then January 2 of each year, said
coverage shall be a minimum of One Hundred Thousand ($100,000) Dollars
for property damage and a minimum of One Hundred Thousand ($100,000)
Dollars to Three Hundred Thousand ($300,000) Dollars for personal liability.

5. All vehicles licensed and used as taxis shall display identifying
signs in letters not less than four inches high indicating the business
name, telephone number, and unit number (e.g.. Car 1, 2, etc.), as well
as an illuminated roof light identifying the vehicle as a taxi.

6. All vehicles licensed and used as taxis shall be inspected periodically
by the Seabrook Police Department by an officer(s) so designated by the
Chief of Police for safety equipment and cleanliness. This is in addition
to the standard equipment required for normal state inspection. Vehicles
shall also contain a fire extinguisher in proper working order, first aid
kit, a minimum of three road flares, 20 - 30 minute type, or safety markers.
The interior and exterior of all vehicles shall present a clean respectable
appearance at all times (weather permitting).

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7. The name of the owner of the vehicle, registration number of the
vehicle, and the rates of fare duly established, shall be conspicuously
posted on a printed card in such a manner for all patrons to read while
in the car or office building of the taxi company.

8. Taxicab rates shall be in such amount as are set from time to time by
order of the Board of Selectmen.

9. The rates charged to passengers by owners or drivers shall be
standard for all who are in the business of operating a taxi service
within the limits of the Town of Seabrook, New Hampshire. Any changes

in the fare schedule (in the Town of Seabrook only) require prior approval
of the Board of Selectmen.

10. Every driver of a licensed taxi shall at all times when driving or
waiting for employment display an identification card with taxi operator's
number, as issued by the Town Clerk.




12. All licenses granted under these rules and orders shall expire on
December 31st after the date thereof. No permit can be transferred to
another person without the written consent of the Board of Selectmen and
the payment of Fifty ($50.00) Dollars transfer fee.

13. No person under eighteen (18) years of age will be considered for or
granted a taxi operator's license.

14. Any owner or driver of a taxi convicted of procuring any alcoholic
beverage for a minor shall lose his taxi license forthwith.

15. The driver of any taxi shall, upon request by any passenger, issue
a receipt for the amount charged. Such receipt should indicate the
name of the taxi, owner registration number of the vehicle, amount of
the fare charged and date of transaction.

16. The owner or licensed driver of a taxi shall not unreasonably
refuse to carry a passenger for hire within the limits of the Town of
Seabrook.

17. Any license granted under the provisions of these rules and orders
may be revoked by the Board of Selectmen for just cause after written
notice and reasonable opportunity of the licensee to be heard.

18. Any person who violates these rules and orders shall be fined One
Hundred ($100.00) Dollars for each offense.

19. Whoever procures transportation within the Town of Seabrook, New
Hampshire, in any licensed taxicab and who willfully refuses to pay upon
demand the sum due and payable for such transportation under the
provisions of this by-law shall be liable for a penalty not exceeding One
Hundred ($100.00) Dollars for each offense.

Article 45: On petition of Susan D. Crowley and One Hundred Fifty (150)
other legal voters of the Town: To see if the Town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of Thirty Thousand ($30,000) Dollars to be donated to the
Seabrook Child Care Association, Inc., as the Town's portion towards the
construction of a licensed Day Care Center in Seabrook.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 46: On petition of Edna Hannon and fourteen (14) other legal voters
of the Town: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of
Three Thousand Five Hundred ($3,500) Dollars to the Rockingham County Nutrition
Program for its hot, nutrituous meals served to the elderly at the Seabrook
Community Center, for its Meals on Wheels sent out to the homes of needy,
handicapped and elderly of Seabrook.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

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Article 47: On petition of Veronica Bednas and Eleven (11) other legal
voters of the Town: To see if the Town of Seabrook will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of One Thousand ($1,000) Dollars to assist Seacoast
Hospice, a non-profit organization.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 48: On petition of Priscilla Lancaster and Fourteen (14) other
legal voters of the Town: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate
the sum of One Thousand Twenty-Three ($1,023) Dollars to assist the Women's
Resource Center, a private non-profit organization.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 49: On petition of Willard F. Boyle and Eighteen (18) other legal
voters of the Town: To see if the town will vote to authorize the Trustees of
the Trust Funds to withdraw a sum, not to exceed One Million Five Hundred Fifty
Thousand ($1,550,000) Dollars from the Capital Reserve Fund, known as the Sewer
Fund, for the design plans and specifications for the proposed wastewater
collection, treatment and disposal facilities of a municipal sewerage system.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 50: On petition of Willard F. Boyle and Eighteen (18) other legal
voters of the Town: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the
sum of Five Million ($5,000,000) Dollars for the purpose of adding said amount
to the Capital Reserve Fund, known as the Sewer Fund.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 51: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum
of One Hundred Thousand ($100,000) Dollars to add to the Capital Reserve Fund,
known as the "Motor Vehicle Fund."

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 52: To see tf the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the
sum of Five Hundred Thousand ($500,000) Dollars to add to the Capital Reserve
Fund, known as the "Municipal Building Fund."

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 53: To see what sums of money the Town will vote to raise and
appropriate for the expense of the General Government for the protection of
persons and property, for health and sanitation, for highways and bridges,, for
the support of the Town Poor and'for all necessary expenditures for the ensuing
year.

Article 54: To transact all other legal business that may come before this
meeting.

Given under our hands and seals this // of February, in the year of our
Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Eighty Five.



Selectmen of Seabrook



A true copy of Warrant - Attest:



Selectmen of Seabrook







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We hereby certify that we gave notice to the inhabitants, within named,
to meet at the time and place and for the purpose within named, by posting an
attested copy of the within Warrant at the place of meeting within named,
and a like attested copy at the Post Office and the Town Hall, being public
places in said Town on the /■^'^ day of February, 1985. '"



Selectmen of Seabrook




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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
ROCKINGHAM, SS.



February j^, 1985



Personally appeared the above named Selectmen of the Town of Seabrook
and swore that the above was true to the best of their knowledge and belief.



Before me.



VUlCiiUA L. iOWLlSn, NOTARY PUDUC
MY COMMISSION EXPIRES JUNE 30. 1986



JdTticff of the Peace/Notary Public



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BUDGET FORM FOR TOWNS WHICH HAVE ADOPTED THE
PROVISIONS OF THE MUNICIPAL BUDGET LAW

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

Municipal Services Division




BUDGET OF THE TOWN


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