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17 indefinitely. INDEFINITELY POSTPONED.

Article 18: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum
of Twenty Thousand ($20,000.00) Dollars to pay 1986 salary increases for members
of the Seabrook Employees' Association.

(Recomnended by the Budget Comnittee)

Motion by Clyde 0. Brown, second by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, to adopt Article 18
as read. ARTICLE 18 DEFEATED.

Article 19: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum
of Eighty-Five Thousand Three Hundred ($85,300.00) Dollars to purchase and
install a central heating system at the Town Hall.

(Not Recomnended by the Budget Comnittee)

Motion by Clyde 0. Brown, second by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, to adopt Article 19
as read. ARTICLE 19 DEFEATED.

Article 20: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum
of Thirty-Five Thousand ($35,000.00) Dollars to purchase and install an electric
generator at the Town Hall.

(Not Recomnended by the Budget Comnittee)

Motion by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, second by Roger Castonguay, to adopt Article 20
as read. ARTICLE 20 DEFEATED.

Article 21: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum
of Eleven Thousand Three Hundred Eighty ($11,380.00) Dollars to purchase and
install additions/enhancements to the Town Hall computer system.

(Recomnended by the Budget Comnittee)

Motion by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, second by Clyde 0. Brown, to adopt Article 21
as read. Computer system to be installed in Town Clerks office and also add to
other departments. ARTICLE 21 ADOPTED.

Article 22: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum
of Two Hundred Thousand ($200,000.00) Dollars for the purpose of completing
improvements to Old New Boston Road and Ledge Road and to apply the balance of

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accounts under Article 46 (1983 - Ledge Road, Pine Street and Lower Collins
Street), Article 30 (1985 - Ledge Road and Lower Collins Street), and Article 36
(1986 - Ledge Road and Lower Collins Street) towards these projects.

(Not Recomnended by the Budget Comittee)

Motion by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, second by Clyde 0. Brown, to adopt Article 22
as read. ARTICLE 22 DEFEATED,

Article 23: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum
of One Hundred Seventeen Thousand Two Hundred ($117,200.00) Dollars for the
purpose of supplementing Article 33 of the 1986 adjourned session of the town
meeting for the purpose of completing improvements to the solid waste transfer
station.

(Not Recomnended by the Budget Committee)

Motion by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, second by Clyde 0. Brown, to adopt Article 23
as read. ARTICLE 23 ADOPTED.

Article 45: On petition of Eric N. Sjnall and fifteen (15) other legal
voters of the town: To see if the town will vote to rescind the action taken by
the Board of Selectmen in December, 1986, in which an engineering firm was
selected to design the wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal facilities
of a municipal sewage system, funding for this project ($2,250,000) was approved
in accordance with Article 58 of the 1986 annual town meeting.

A special conmittee, consisting of the Board of Selectmen and two members of
the 1986 Town Sewer Cormiittee, shall be authorized to make the final selection of
an engineering firm to design and coordinate the above project in the best
interest of the town of Seabrook. The two Sewer Conmittee representatives shall
be chosen by the Town Sewer Conmittee.

Motion by Eric N. Small, second by James S. Eaton, to adopt Article 45 as read.
ARTICLE 45 ADOPTED.

Article 27: On petition of Louis F. Sampson and thirty-five (35) other
legal voters of the town: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate
the sum of Twenty Thousand ($20,000.00) Dollars to demolish the Chase Homestead
Building and replace with hot top to improve the parking lot at the present site.

( Reconmended by the Budget Conmittee)

Motion by Louis Sampson, second by Harry Brown, to adopt Article 27 as read.

Amendment by Clyde 0. Brown, second by James S. Eaton, to add the words: and to

authorize a suitable placque to conmemorate the Chase Family. ARTICLE 27 ADOPTED
AS AMENDED.

Motion by Moderator, Charles H. Felch to adjourn this meeting until March 13,
1987 at 7 PM. MEETING ADJOURNED AT 11: 15 PM.



ADJOURNED TOWN MEETING MARCH 13, 1987
Meeting called to order by Moderator, Charles H. Felch, at 7:15 PM.

Article 24: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum
of Twenty Thousand ($20,000.00) Dollars for the purpose of beginning the
necessary engineering and construction of a drainage system along Boynton's Lane.

(Not Recotimended by the Budget Coitmittee)

Motion by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, second by Clyde 0. Brown, to adopt Article 24
as read. This article explained by Selectmen. ARTICLE 24 DEFEATED.

Article 31: On petition of Warner B. Knowles and twelve (12) other legal
voters of the town: To see what action the town meeting will take to authorize
the trustees of the trust funds to withdraw a sum not to exceed Four Hundred
Thousand ($400,000.00) Dollars from the Capital Reserve Fund known as the
Municipal Building Fund for the purpose of obtaining Design specifications and
constructing a Water Department Garage, workshop, and storage of parts, material,
tools and instruments and the building to be located on town owned land on
Centennial Road and to name the Selectmen of the town as agents for the purpose
of expending the monies for this use; and to further authorize the Selectmen to
enter into the necessary contracts and agreements as may be necessary for this
purpose.

(Not Recotimended by the Budget Conmittee)

Motion by Warner Knowles, second by Blanche McCallion, to adopt Article 31 as
read. ARTICLE 31 DEFEATED.

Article 25: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum
of Fifteen Thousand ($15,000.00) Dollars for the purpose of designing a public
works garage to be located on town-owned land.

(Recoimended by the Budget Conmittee)

Motion by Clyde 0. Brown, second by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, to adopt Article 25
as read. ARTICLE 25 ADOPTED.

Article 26: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum
of Seventy-Six Thousand Six Hundred Seventy-One ($76,671.00) Dollars to purchase
and install a central refueling system for town vehicles.

(Recoimiended by the Budget Conmittee)

Motion by Clyde 0. Brown, second by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, to adopt Article 26
as read. This article explained by Police Chief, Paul Cronin. ARTICLE 26
ADOPTED.

Article 28: On petition of Ernest B. Sanborn and nine (9) other legal
voters of the town: To see if the town will vote to adopt the following
ordinance:

Any new hotel or motel with sleeping or overnight stay with
acconmodations for six (6) or more units shall install a sprinkler system
said such system must be approved by local officials, fire chief and
building inspector.

Motion by Ernest B. Sanborn, second by Ann Downer, to adopt Article 28 as read.
Amendment by Ann Downer, second by Ernest B. Sanborn, to insert after hotel -
addions to existing motels or hotels with sleeping or overnight stay with
acconmodations for six (6) or more units shall install a sprinkler system, said
such system must be approved by local officials, fire chief and building
inspector. ARTICLE 28 ADOPTED AS AMENDED.

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Article 52: On petition of Ernest B. Sanborn and forty-eight (48) other
legal voters of the town: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate
the sum of Sixty Thousand ($60,000.00) Dollars for the purpose of replacing
ambulance forty-five (45), said such vehicle to be sold or traded.

(Reconmended by the Budget Coimittee)

Motion by Ernest B. Sanborn, second by Ann Downer, to adopt Article 52 as read.
ARTICLE 52 ADOPTED.

Article 29: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum
of Five Thousand ($5,000.00) Dollars to purchase and install a photocopier at the
Police Station.

(Reconmended by the Budget Committee)

Motion by Clyde 0. Brown, second by Ann Downer, to adopt Article 29 as read.

Police Chief Paul Cronin explained that this money is to be used to replace a

seven year old copier the Police Department already have in use. ARTICLE 29
ADOPTED.

Article 30: On petition of Warner B. Knowles and twelve (12) other legal
voters of the town: To see what action the annual town meeting will take to
raise and appropriate the sum of Ten Thousand ($10,000.00) Dollars for the
purpose of widening the extreme Easterly Section of Farm Lane Road so-called and
to eliminate a hazardous condition of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

($5,000.00 Reconmended by the Budget Conmittee)

Motion by Warner Knowles, second by James S. Eaton, to adopt Article 30 as read.
Amendment by Warner Knowles, second by James C. Falconer, to appropriate $5000
Dollars instead of the $10,000. ARTICLE 30 ADOPTED AS AMENDED.

Article 48: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum
of Twenty Nine Thousand ($29,000.00) Dollars for the purpose of supplementing
Article 47 of the 1984 and Article 31 of the 1985 adjourned sessions of those
town meetings for the purpose of improving Cross Beach Road.

(Not Reconmended by the Budget Conmittee)

Motion by James S. Eaton, second by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, to adopt Article 48
as read. This article explained by Mr. Malcolm Chase from Kimball & Chase. YES
8 NO paper ballots requested by by five legal voters of the town. YES 105 NO
34 ARTICLE 48 ADOPTED.

Article 32: On petition of Warner B. Knowles and twelve (12) other legal
voters of the town: To see what action the town meeting will take on the
following: To authorize the appointment by the Selectmen "A clerk of the works
or supervisor on an "ad hoc" basis for the specific purpose of monitoring any
project, subdivision, or private development which involves compliance with
local, state, or federal regulations and has the potential for impact on health,
safety, and welfare of the town and its citizens.

Motion by Warner Knowles, second by Blanche McCallion, to adopt Article 32 as
read. ARTICLE 32 DEFEATED.

Article 33: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum
of Nine Thousand Nine Hundred Eighty ($9,980.00) for the purpose of supplementing
an appropriation made under Article 57 of the 1986 adjourned session of the town
meeting, regarding the establishment of a lifeguard program.

(Not Reconmended by the Budget Conmittee)

Motion by Bruce G. Brown, second by Clyde 0. Brown, to adopt Article 33 as read.
Article explained by Budget Conmittee Member Albert Weare. Cost for this program
will be at least $50,000 dollars per year. ARTICLE 33 DEFEATED.

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Article 34: To see if the town will vote to rescind the provisions of
Article 57 of the 1986 adjourned session of town meeting, regarding the
establishment of a lifeguard program.

Motion by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, second by Frederick Moulton, to adopt Article
34 as read. ARTICLE 34 ADOPTED.

Article 35: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum
of Four Thousand Six Hundred Forty-Two ($4,642.00) Dollars for the purpose of
purchasing and installing a Merlin Telephone and Paging System in the Seabrook
Comnunity Center.

(Not Recoitmended by the Budget Committee)

Motion by Vernon R. Small, second by William M. Moore Jr., to adopt Article 35 as
read. ARTICLE 35 ADOPTED.

Article 36: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum
of Thirty-Five Thousand ($35,000.00) Dollars for the purpose of purchasing and
installing a back-up generator for the Seabrook Coimunity Center.

(Not Recoimended by the Budget Committee)

Motion by Sandra Beaudoin, second by James S. Eaton, to adopt Article 36 as read.
ARTICLE 36 ADOPTED.

Article 37: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum
of Six Thousand ($6,000.00) Dollars for the purpose of purchasing and installing
the following new equipment for the Seabrook Cotmunity Center: (1) American flag
with stand; (1) state flag with stand; (1) 48" comnercial gas stove with hood,
light and fan; and (1) set of heavy duty hideaway stairs.

(Reconmended by the Budget Coimittee)

Motion by Sandra Beaudoin, second by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, to adopt Article 37
as read. ARTICLE 37 ADOPTED.

Article 38: On petition of Elliot L. Eaton and twenty-four (24) other
legal voters of the town: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate
the sum of Thirty-Five Thousand ($35,000.00) Dollars, said funds to be
administered by the Recreation Coimission, for the purpose of purchasing and
installing Lights for the main Little League Field at Governor Weare Park.

(Not Reconmended by the Budget Comnittee)

Motion by Elliot Eaton, second by Bruce G. Brown, to adopt Article 38 as read.
ARTICLE 38 ADOPTED.

Article 39: On petition of Lita M. Brown and twenty-two (22) other legal
voters of the town: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the
sum of Seven Thousand ($7,000.00) Dollars, said funds to be administered by the
Parks Department, for the purpose of adding a second track route to the current
BMX Track located at the Seabrook Rt. 107 wells properties, as well as build up
portions of the existing track which will be used by both routes.

(Reconmended by the Budget Conmittee)

Motion by Lita Brown, second by Clyde 0. Brown, to adopt Article 39 as read.
ARTICLE 39 ADOPTED.

Article 40: On petition of Lita M. Brown and twenty-three (23) other legal
voters of the town: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the
sum of Two Thousand One Hundred and Forty ($2,140.00) Dollars, said funds to be

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administered by the Recreation Commission, to purchase new equipment for the
Seabrook BMX Track including: (1) Electric Start Gate; (1) Electric Gate
Control; (1) Gasoline 550 Generator and (2) Picnic Tables.

(Reconmended by the Budget Comnittee)

Motion by Lita Brown, second by Clyde 0. Brown, to adopt Article 40 as read.
ARTICLE 40 ADOPTED.

Article 41: On petition of Edna Hannon and nineteen (19) other legal voters

of the town: To see if the town will vote to support the Retired Senior

Volunteer Program by allocating One Thousand ($1,000.00) Dollars to help defray

some of the expenses for the fiscal year 1987-1988.

(Not Reconmended by the Budget Comnittee)

Motion by Albert Weare, second by Frederick Moulton, to lay this article on
table. This article is already a line item. ARTICLE 41 LAYED ON TABLE.

Article 42: On petition of Warner B. Knowles and eleven (11) other legal
voters of the town: To see what action the town meeting will take on the
following: To make a by-law which shall require that whenever any question
appears on the official ballot and the governing body or any other constituted
for charter changes, zoning changes, or any other referenda questions which uses
public funds or personnel to promulgate propaganda or any other form of
conmuni cation to influence the decision of the voters on any question; than any
responsible citizen or group of citizens who have an opposing view shall be
afforded "Equal Opportunity" and access to "Equal Funding" to offer their opinion
on questions or "Charter Changes" so placed on the town meeting ballot and
warrant.

Motion by Warner Knowles, second by Blanche McCallion, to adopt Article 42 as
read. ARTICLE 42 ADOPTED.

Article 43: On petition of Warner B. Knowles and twelve (12) other legal
voters of the town: To see what action the annual town meeting will take on the
following: Pursuant to the Cable Conmuni cation Policy Act of 1984, U.S. Public
Law 98-549, and RSA 53-c to establish a "Study Comnittee" of not more than five
(5) for the purpose of exploring the possibility of the Town of Seabrook to
acquire, purchase, own and operate a Cable Television system; and/or to
"establish a separate chartered municipal cable television authority" to acquire,
own, and operate said system. The Study Comnittee to report back to the March 8,
1988 annual town meeting on their findings, and recomnendations; further to raise
and appropriate the sum of Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars for expenses of this
comnittee for study, travel, and legal advice. The study comnittee to be
constituted as follows: To be nominated and elected from the floor of the
adjourned annual town meeting.

(Not Recomnended by the Budget Comnittee)

Motion by Warner Knowles, second by Blanche McCallion, to adopt Article 43 as

read. ARTICLE 43 ADOPTED. Motion by James C. Falconer, second by James S.

Eaton, to cast one ballot to accept nominations from the floor. Nomination
adopted as follows:

Warner B. Knowles
James C. Falconer
Robert V. Tiffany
Dorothea P. Merrill
Betty J. Janvrin

Article 46: On petition of Lydia M. Gould and sixteen (16) other legal
voters of the town: To see if the town will vote to extend the duties of the
Seabrook Pollution Control Comnittee (Sewer Study Comnittee) established on
November 24, 1980, to include active participation with future Boards of
Selectmen, throughout the design and construction phases of the town-wide sewer
system, until the need for a Sewer Comnission is determined and voted at an
adjourned Town Meeting.

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Motion by Lydia M. Gould, second by Eric N. Small, to adopt Article 46 as read.
ARTICLE 46 ADOPTED.

Article 44: On petition of Warner B. Knowles and eleven (11) other legal
voters of the town: To see what action the town meeting will take to raise and
appropriate the sum of Seven Million Five Hundred Thousand ($7,500,000.00)
Dollars for specific purpose of adding this amount to the Capital Reserve Fund
known as the "Municipal Sewer Fund."

(Reconmended by the Budget Conmittee)

Motion by Warner Knowles, second by Clyde 0. Brown, to adopt Article 44 as read.
ARTICLE 44 ADOPTED.

Article 15: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum
of Seven Million Five Hundred Thousand ($7,500,000.00) Dollars for the purpose of
beginning construction of a municipal sewage system; and to authorize the
selectmen to enter into such contracts and agreements as are necessary for this
purpose.

(Not Reconmended by the Budget Coimittee)

Motion by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, second by Ann Downer, to table Article 15.
ARTICLE 15 TABLED,

Article 47: On petition of Warner B. Knowles and twelve (12) other legal
voters of the town: To see what action the town meeting will take on the
following: To authorize and direct the Selectmen to use all unencumbered surplus
funds now remaining on hand at the end of the fiscal year, for the purpose of re-
payment and defraying the expense and fiscal impact on the towns tax rate as the
result of the Court ordered settlement resulting from over assessments and taxes
levied against Public Service Company's Seabrook Station Nuclear Fired Electrical
Generating Facility.

Motion by Warner B. Knowles, second by Richard Keefe, to adopt Article 47 as
read. Department of Revenue Administration advises that this is an illegal
article. ARTICLE 47 DEFEATED.

Article 49: On petition of Paul J. Cronin and eleven (11) other legal
voters of the town: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the
sum of Sixty-Eight Thousand ($68,000.00) Dollars to purchase a Computer System
(Wang hardware-Cogebec software) for use by the Police Department.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Motion by Paul Cronin. second by Blanche McCallion, to adopt Article 49 as read.
ARTICLE 49 ADOPTED.

Article 50: On petition of Paul J. Cronin and eleven (11) other legal
voters of the town: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the
sum of Twenty-Nine Thousand and Three Hundred and Eighty ($29,380.00) Dollars to
purchase two state bid police cruisers. These are to replace a police sedan that
was in an accident and the Chief's vehicle.

(Not Reconmended by the Budget Conmittee)

Motion by Paul Cronin, second by Frederick Moulton, to table Article 50. ARTICLE
50 TABLED.

Article 51: On petition of Paul J. Cronin and ten (10) other legal voters
of the town: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of
Seventeen Thousand and One Hundred and Fifty ($17,150.00) Dollars to replace the
Ford Transport Van.

(Not Reconmended by the Budget Conmittee)

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Motion by Paul Crom'n, second by Oliver Fowler, to table Article 51.
ARTICLE 51 TABLED.

Article 53: On petition of Warner B. Knowles and twelve (12) other legal
voters of the town: To see what action the town meeting will take on the
following: To raise and appropriate the sum of Twelve Thousand ($12,000.00)
Dollars to purchase a 1/2 ton pickup truck for the water department to replace
its present 1982 1/2 ton pickup truck.

(Not Recomnended by the Budget Conmittee)

Motion by Warner Knowles, second by James S. Eaton, to adopt Article 53 as read.
Hand vote taken. YES 38 NO 50 ARTICLE 53 DEFEATED.



Article 54: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum
of Five Thousand Five Hundred ($5,500.00) Dollars to purchase a salt and sand
spreader for the Highway Department.

(Recomnended by the Budget Conmittee)

Motion by Vernon Dow, second by Clyde 0. Brown, to adopt Article 54 as read.
ARTICLE 54 ADOPTED.

Article 55: On petition of Norman L. Brown and thirteen (13) other legal
voters of the town: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the
sum of Two Thousand Five Hundred ($2,500.00) Dollars for the purpose of
purchasing one new complete diving suit and related equipment and to use the
balance to repair and update present town diving equipment, said monies to be
added to the Civil Defense budget for this purpose only.

(Recomnended by the Budget Coirmittee)

Motion by Norman Brown, second by Vernon Small, to adopt Article 55 as read.

Amendment by Albert Weare, second by Clyde 0. Brown, delete said monies to be

added to the Civil Defense budget for this purpose only. ARTICLE 55 ADOPTED AS
AMENDED.

Article 56: On petition of Vernon G. Dow and twelve (12) other legal voters
of the town: To see if the town will raise and appropriate the sum of Eleven
Thousand ($11,000.00) Dollars to purchase a V-6 pick-up truck.

($9,500.00 Recomnended by the Budget Committee)

Motion by Vernon Dow, second by Clyde 0. Brown, to adopt Article 56 as read.
Amendment by Vernon Dow, second by Clyde 0. Brown, that the Town raise and
appropriate the sum of $9,500.00 dollars for the purpose of purchasing a V-6
pickup and to authorize the trade-in of one 1982 Chevrolet S-10 pick-up truck
currently being used by the Road Agent. ARTICLE 56 ADOPTED AS AMENDED.

Article 57: On petition of Vernon G. Dow and twelve (12) other legal voters
of the town: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of
Nineteen Thousand Five Hundred ($19,500.00) Dollars to purchase a one ton rack
body truck, complete with plow and Tomny-Gate.

(Recomnended by the Budget Conmittee)

Motion by Vernon Dow, second by James S. Eaton, to adopt Article 57 as read.
ARTICLE 57 ADOPTED.

Article 58: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum
of Two Thousand ($2,000.00) Dollars for the purpose of adding said money to the
Capital Reserve Fund known as the "Municipal Building Fund."

($1,000.00 Reconmended by the Budget Conmittee)

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Motion by James S. Eaton, second by Clyde 0. Brown, to adopt Article 58 as read,
and to appropriate the sum of ($1,000.00) Dollars for the purpose of adding said
money to the Capitol Reserve Fund known as the "Municipal Building Fund".
ARTICLE 58 ADOPTED.

Article 59: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum
of Two Thousand ($2,000.00) Dollars for the purpose of adding said money to the
Capital Reserve Fund known as the "Motor Vehicle Fund."

(Recoimended by the Budget Conmittee)

Motion by James S. Eaton, second by Clyde 0. Brown, to adopt Article 59 as read.
ARTICLE 59 ADOPTED.



Article 60: 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.

Motion by Albert Weare, second by James S. Eaton, to accept total Budget of
$20,386,551.00 Dollars. TOTAL BUDGET OF $20,386,551.00 ADOPTED.

Article 61: To transact all other legal business that may come before this
meeting.

Motion by Vernon R. Small, second by Clyde 0. Brown, to hold all official
meetings and voting at the RECREATION CENTER. MOTION ADOPTED.

Motion to adjourn by James C. Falconer, second by Frederick Moulton,
Adjourned Town Meeting adjourned at 11:52 PM,



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