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funds shall include the engagement of an architect for
the project with associated costs and fees, architectural
plans and specifications, engagement of a contractor for
construction of the project, builder's risk and other
insurance, worker's compensation insurance, legal fees
and costs, construction of the project including all
related costs required to facilitate completion of the
project.

4. A public hearing shall be held, followed by a
Special Town Meeting request that the Town vote to

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authorize the Seabrook Housing Authority to proceed with
the Elderly Housing project. Thereby releasing the funds
in escrow to the Seabrook Housing Authority for the
purpose stated above. Also that said housing be
exclusively for Seabrook residents with a one year
residency requirement.

Accountability will include a yearly audit filed
with the Town Clerk in time for the town report, also a
budget for the coming year. Should the vote be against
proceeding with Elderly Housing, all funds held in escrow
will be returned to the General Fund to reduce taxes.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 28 deferred until June 9, 1988.

Article 29: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of Four Hundred Thousand ($400,000.00) Dollars
for the purpose of purchasing the land and preliminary preparation
of said land on a site for Elderly Housing including all related
costs for acquisition such as deposits, hazardous waste surveys,
insurance, engineering costs, preliminary site survey expenses,
preliminary architectural costs, recording costs, legal fees, title
insurance fees, wetlands approval ("evidence that premises are not
in a Federal special flood hazard zone"), water resources
investigation, required licenses with respect to zoning,
environmental laws and building permits.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 29 deferred until June 9, 1988.

Article 30: To see if the town will vote to authorize the
Seabrook Housing Authority to accept State or Federal funding for
Elderly Housing, if and when such funds become available.

Article 30 deferred until June 9, 1988.

Article 31: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of Three Hundred Thousand ($300,000.00)
Dollars for the purpose of purchasing a parcel of land and all
structures thereon adjacent to Governor Weare Park and comprising
approximately three (3) acres, for municipal purposes.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 31 deferred until June 9, 1988.

Article 32: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of Two Hundred Thirty-Six Thousand One Hundred
Sixty ($236,160.00) Dollars to supplement appropriations made under
Article 33 of the 1986 annual town meeting and under article 23 of



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the 1987 annual town meeting for the purpose of constructing a
solid waste transfer station.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 32 deferred until June 9, 1988.

Article 33: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of Thirty-Eight Thousand Five Hundred
( $38 f 500. 00) Dollars for the purpose of purchasing and installing a
new weighing scale at the transfer station.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 33 deferred until June 9, 1988.

Article 34: On petition of Vernon G. Dow and eleven (11)
other legal voters of the town: To see if the town will raise and
appropriate the sum of Thirty-Six Thousand Five Hundred
($36,500.00) Dollars to purchase a bulldozer.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 34 deferred until June 9, 1988.

Article 35: Shall the town join the Southeast Regional
Refuse Disposal District in accordance with the provisions of the
Southeast Regional Refuse Disposal District Agreement, a copy of
which Agreement has been filed with the selectmen, and the
provisions of RSA Chapter 53-B, which together provide for
construction, maintenance, and operation of regional refuse
disposal facilities by said District, provided that the District
is formed by the towns of Brentwood, Danville, East Kingston,
Exeter, Fremont, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Kensington, New Castle,
Newton, North Hampton, Rye, Sandown, and South Hampton, and the
city of Portsmouth in accordance with the provisions of RSA
Chapter 53-B?

Article 35 deferred until June 9, 1988.

Article 36: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of Ninety One Thousand Five Hundred Eight
($91,508.00) Dollars for the payment of the town's share of the
budget of the Southeast Regional Refuse Disposal District for the
fiscal year of said district ending March 31, 1989; to authorize
the Treasurer to pay the appropriated amount to said district in
four (4) quarterly installments commencing on April 1 and
continuing on or before the first day of each successive calendar
quarter; and to take action relative thereto.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 36 deferred until June 9, 1988.



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Article 37: To see if the town will vote to appropriate by
transfer from the capital reserve fund known as the "Municipal
Building Fund," the sum of Three Hundred Ninety Thousand
($390,000.00) Dollars for the purpose of making repairs to the
town garage facility, and to appoint the selectmen as agents for
the town for the purpose of expending said funds.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 37 deferred until June 9, 1988.

Article 38: To see if the town will vote to discontinue the

capital reserve funds known as the "Motor Vehicle Fund" and to

direct the Trustees of the Trust Funds to pay the balance of said
funds to the Town of Seabrook.

(Not Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 38 deferred until June 9, 1988.

Article 39: To see if the town will vote to discontinue the
capital reserve funds known as the "Municipal Building Fund" and
to direct the Trustees of the Trust Funds to pay the balance of
said funds to the Town of Seabrook.

(Not Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 39 deferred until June 9, 1988.

Article 40: On petition of Warner B. Knowles and fifteen
(15) other legal voters of the town: To see if the town meeting
will vote pursuant to RSA 35 of the Capital Reserve Funds Act to
authorize the expenditure of Nine Hundred Seventy Thousand
($970,000.00) Dollars from the Town of Seabrook ' s Municipal
Building Fund for the purpose of the design and construction of a
Public Works Facility and building(s) to be located on town owned
land off Centennial Road. The facility shall include the water,
highway and parks departments.

(Not Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 40 deferred until June 9, 1988.

l^ticle 41: On petition of Warner B. Knowles and fifteen
(15) other legal voters of the town: To see what action the town
meeting will take on the following: To authorize the construction
of a Public Works Building and Facility on town owned land on
Centennial Road and to raise and appropriate the sum of Nine
Hundred Seventy Thousand ($970,000.00) Dollars for this purpose.

(Not Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 41 deferred until June 9, 1988.



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Ax-ticle 42: On petition of Warner B. Knowles and fifteen
(15) other legal voters of the town: To see what action the town
meeting will take to establish a so called Public Works Building
Committee for the purpose of overseeing, reviewing, and inspecting
the design, construction, and completion of said Public Works
Facility; and said committee to be appointed by the moderator. Of
those appointed at least three (3) of which shall be full-time or
elected personnel from the highway, water and/or parks department.

Motion by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, second by James S. Eaton, to
table Article 42 until June 9, 1988.
MOTION ADOPTED.

Article 43: To see if the town will vote to raise and

appropriate the sum of Six Thousand Thirty-Three ($6,033.00)
Dollars for the purpose of purchasing a micro-computer and related
software for the Water Department.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 43 deferred until June 9, 1988.

Article 44: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of Fifteen Thousand Five Hundred ($15,500.00)
Dollars for the purpose of purchasing and equipping a new station
wagon to replace the fire chief's car, and to authorize the sale
or trade-in of the existing fire chief's car.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 44 deferred until June 9, 1988.

Article 45: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of Twenty-Eight Thousand ($28,000.00) Dollars
for the purpose of purchasing and equipping two (2) police
cruisers, and to authorize the sale or trade-in of two (2)
existing police cruisers.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 45 deferred until June 9, 1988.

Article 46: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of Twenty-Seven Thousand ($27,000.00) Dollars
for the purpose of purchasing and equipping a 3/4-ton pick-up
truck and a 3/4-ton utility truck for the Water Department, and to
authorize the sale or trade-in of an existing 1/2-ton pick-up
truck and a 3/4-ton utility truck.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 46 deferred until June 9, 1988.

Article 47: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of Twenty Thousand ($20,000.00) Dollars for

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the purpose of purchasing a 580 Case backhoe/loader for the Water
Department, and to authorize the sale or trade-in of an existing
580 Case backhoe/loader.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 47 deferred until June 9, 1988.

Article 48: On petition of Ernest B. Sanborn and one hundred
twenty-three (123) other legal voters of the town: To see if the
town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Three Hundred
Sixty-Five Thousand ($365,000.00) Dollars to purchase a ladder
truck for the Town of Seabrook Fire Department.

(Not Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 48 deferred until June 9, 1988.

Article 49: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the siom of Thirty-Five Thousand Five Hundred Ninety
($35,590.00) Dollars to be used to supplement an appropriation
made under Article 26 of the 1987 annual town meeting for the
purpose of constructing a central refueling station for town
vehicles .

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 49 deferred until June 9, 1988.

Article 50: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the siom of Twelve Thousand Five Hundred ($12,500.00)
Dollars for the purpose of paying rent, salaries, and other
expenses in connection with the establishment of a police sub-
station at Seabrook Beach, and to authorize the selectmen to sign
leases and other agreements for implementation of the purposes of
this article.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 50 deferred until June 9, 1988.

Article 51: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of Two Hundred Ten Thousand ($210,000.00)
Dollars for the purpose of conducting exploration for water
supply, and for the development of water supplies to include
engineering, land acquisition, and purchase and installation of
pumps, water pipes and appurtenances, and to authorize eminent
domain procedures as may be necessary for the purposes of this
article.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 51 deferred until June 9, 1988.



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Article 52: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the siom of Eighty-Seven Thousand Five Hundred
($87,500.00) Dollars for the purpose of replacing water mains and
appurtenances on True Road and Blacksnake Road.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article 52 deferred until June 9, 1988. ^^

Article 53: To see if the town will vote to amend the Code
of the Town of Seabrook by adding to Chapter 92, Purchasing
System, the following provisions:

"All purchases of supplies and materials, the cost
of which is estimated to exceed Five Thousand
($5,000.00) Dollars, shall be purchased only after
public bids have been solicited.

A notice of the bid shall be advertised in a
newspaper of local circulation and at least five days
shall be allowed between the publication of the bid
notice, and the filing date for bids.

The provisions of this by-law shall be subject to
the control of the Office of the Board of Selectmen.

The Board of Selectmen may, from time to time,
promulgate policies to effect the provisions of this by-
law."

Motion by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, second by James S. Eaton, to
adopt Article 53 as read.
ARTICLE 53 ADOPTED

Article 54: To see if the town will vote to amend the Code
of the Town of Seabrook, by adding to Chapter 202, Parks and
Recreation, Article III, Launching Ramp, the following provisions:

"No person shall leave a vessel moored to the
public float or attached to the public pier for a period
of more than one hour, without expressed written
permission of the Board of Selectmen, with the exception
of rowboats, not exceeding fifteen (15) feet in length,
which may be moored to the public float on designated
sides.

No person shall place or deposit on the public
float or public pier, any fish, lobster, bait, lobster
traps, barrels, boxes, gear, nets or other fishing
equipment for any period longer than is reasonably
necessary for the prompt loading or unloading of same.

Violations of any provision of this by-law shall be
punishable by a fine of not more than One Hundred



($100.00) Dollars per day, and prosecution for criminal
trespass under the New Hampshire Criminal Code.

The provisions of this ordinance may be enforced by
duly appointed members of the Seabrook Police Department
and/or the Harbor Master appointed by the State of New
Hampshire.

Motion by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, second by Herbert Baxter III, to

adopt Article 54 as read.

Amendment to Article 54 by Floyd M. Jones, second by Herbert

Baxter III to have 1 hour changed to 48 hours.

ARTICLE ADOPTED AS AMENDED.

Article 55: On petition of Herbert A. Fowler and twenty-
five (25) other legal voters of the town: To see if the town will
vote to accept the use of the barge facility on the west side of
Route lA, formerly owned by Public Service Company of New
Hampshire, to be used as a facility for the local fishermen,
without any cost to the town.

Motion by Herbert A. Fowler, second by Shelley Dow, to adopt
Article 55 as read.
ARTICLE 5 5 ADOPTED.

Article 56: On petition of Charlotte K. Marshall and
eighteen (18) other legal voters of the town: To see if the town

will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Six Thousand Fifty

($6,050.00) Dollars to repaint and repair the exterior of Brown
Library.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Article deferred until June 9, 1988.

Article 57: 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 Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, second by James S. Eaton, to
adopt Article 57 as read and move that the town raise and
appropriate the sum of $4,410,734.00 dollars for the purposes of
enacting the provisions of Article 57.

Amendment by Clyde 0. Brown, second by James Eaton, that the line
item budget be cut by $300,000.00 dollars, the cuts to be applied
by the Board of Selectmen.
AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE 57 ADOPTED.

Amendment by Eric N. Small, second by Shelley Dow, to add the sum

of $1,000 dollars to the Human Services budget.

AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE 57 adopted.

TOTAL BUDGET $4 , 111 , 7^4 . 00 dollars ADOPTED.

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Article 58: To transact all other legal business that may
come before this meeting.

Motion by James S. Eaton, second by Thomas O'Brien, to adjourn
until Thursday June 9, 1988 at 7PM. at the SEABROOK COMMUNITY
CENTER.

TOWN MEETING ADJOURNED AT 11:47PM.



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ADJOURNED TOWN MEETING HELD AT SEABROOK COMMUNITY CENTER

SEABROOK, NH.
JUNE 9, 1988

Adjourned Town Meeting called to order by Moderator, Charles H.
Felch, at 7:05 PM.

Salute to flag led by Lydia M. Gould.

Articles read before being voted upon.

This meeting will be working under the same rules as in Adjourned
Town Meeting held March 9, 1988. Will also use same check-list.

Article 10: To see if the town will vote to appropriate
Eighty-Three Thousand Three Hundred Thirty-Four ($83,334.00)
Dollars as the total cost of a Coastal Zone Management (CZM)
grant, to apply for Fifty Thousand ($50,000.00) Dollars from the
state and federal governments as the 60% match towards said grant,
and to raise Thirty-Three Thousand Three Hundred Thirty-Four
($33,334.00) Dollars from taxes as the town's 40% match to the
above CZM grant.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Motion by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, second by James S. Eaton, to
postpone Article 10 indefinitely. Due to the financial structure
at this time many articles will be postponed.
ARTICLE 10 POSTPONED INDEFINITELY.

Article 11: To see if the town will vote to establish the land
acquisition capital reserve fund as authorized in RSA 35:1, III-
a, for the purpose of acquiring conservation land or interests in
land for permanent conservation use, to be used as the local
matching funds or part of the local matching funds required under
the N.H. Land Conservation Investment Program (LCIP) RSA 221-A,
and to appoint the selectmen as agents for the town for purposes
of expending the principle of said funds and to raise and
appropriate One Hundred Thousand ($100,000.00) Dollars to said
fund and authorize the selectmen to accept private donations of
land, interest in land or money for part of the local matching
portion of the LCIP, and authorize the selectmen to apply for and
accept the state matching funds under the LCIP for the purposes of
acquisition of the fee or lesser interest in conservation land and
other costs associated therewith. Said appropriated funds,
donations and state matching funds may be expended by the
selectmen -

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Motion by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, second by James S. Eaton, to
postpone Article 11 indefinitely.
ARTICLE 11 POSTPONED INDEFINITELY.



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Article 13: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the siiin of Seven Million Five Hundred Thousand
($7,500,000.00) Dollars for the purpose of adding said money to
the capital reserve fund known as the "Municipal Sewer Fund."

(Recommended by the Budget Committee) -^z^

Motion by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, second by James S. Eaton, to
postpone indefinitely. James S. Eaton doesn't think this will
slow up sewer progress.
ARTICLE 13 POSTPONED INDEFINITELY.

Article 15: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of Twenty Thousand ($20,000.00) Dollars for
the purpose of updating the town's master plan.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Motion by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, second by James S. Eaton, to

postpone indefinitely.

ARTICLE 15 POSTPONED INDEFINITELY.

Article 16: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of Fifty-Five Thousand ($55,000.00) Dollars to
study the administrative and financial structure of the town.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Motion by James S. Eaton, second by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, to

postpone indefinitely.

ARTICLE 16 POSTPONED INDEFINITELY.

Article 17: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of Five Thousand ($5,000.00) Dollars for the
purpose of making improvements at the Veteran's Memorial located
at Legion Circle so that veterans of both the Korean Conflict and
Vietnam War can be identified.

($3,000.00 Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Motion by James S. Eaton, second by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, to

postpone indefinitely.

ARTICLE 17 POSTPONED INDEFINITELY.

Article 18: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of Nine Thousand Six Hundred Forty ($9,640.00)
Dollars for the purpose of providing outdoor s\ammer concerts, to be
administered by the Recreation Commission.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Motion by Vernon R. Small, second by Ralph Smith, to postpone

indefinitely.

ARTICLE 18 POSTPONED INDEFINITELY.

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Article 19: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the siom of Ninety-Eight Thousand Five Hundred
($98,500.00) Dollars to supplement an appropriation made under
Article 27 of the 1987 annual town meeting for the purpose of
constructing a parking lot at the Community Center.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Motion by Vernon R. Small, second by Ralph Smith, to postpone

indefinitely.

ARTICLE 19 POSTPONED INDEFINITELY.

Article 20: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of Ninety-Four Thousand Five Hundred
($94,500.00) Dollars to construct and equip an addition to the
Community Center for the purpose of enlarging the present game
room and creating a public smoking area.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Motion by Vernon R. Small, second by Ralph Smith, to postpone

indefinitely.

ARTICLE 2 POSTPONED INDEFINITELY.

Article 21: On petition of Eric N. Small and one hundred
twenty-two (122) other legal voters of the town: To see if the
town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty-Six
Thousand ($26,000.00) Dollars for the following improvements to
the Old South Meeting House — install a fire alarm system and
lightning rod and paint the entire exterior.

($18,000.00 Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Motion by Eric N. Small, second by Bruce G. Brown, to adopt
Article 21 as read.
Hand vote taken.

YES 84 NO 95
ARTICLE 21 DEFEATED.

Article 23: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of Seventy-Seven Thousand Three Hundred
Thirteen ($77, 313.00) Dollars to supplement appropriations made
under Article 46 of the 1983 annual town meeting. Article 30 of
the 1985 annual town meeting, and Article 36 of the 1986 annual
town meeting, for the purpose of completing improvements to Ledge
Road.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Motion by James S. Eaton, second by Richard Keefe, to postpone

indefinitely.

ARTICLE 2 3 POSTPONED INDEFINITELY.

Article 26: On petition of James C. Falconer and twenty-one
(21) other legal voters of the town: To see what action the town

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meeting will take on the following proposed by-laws to govern the
conduct of Adjourned or Special Town Meetings, acting as a
legislative body, pursuant to RSA 40.

1. The official voter checklist (s) shall be used
at all Town Meetings at the entrance to the hall for all
Adjourned or Special Town Meetings and all persons shall
be checked off who enters. Legal voters then may be ^
seated.

All non-voters or non-residents shall be distinctly
separated and may be seated only after all legal voters
are first seated.

2. That all rules of order and conduct of Town
Meeting business other than what is set forth in RSA 40
and the New Hampshire Election Laws shall be conducted
by Robert's Rules of Order Revised and that ■ the
Moderator shall be required to make his decisions based
on these rules and laws.

3. That all Adjourned and Special Town Meetings
shall be "video taped" and this record to be preserved
in the archives of the Town forever; and to raise and
appropriate the sum of five hundred dollars ($500.00)
for this purpose.

($300.00 Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Charles Polito, to adopt
Article 26 as read.
ARTICLE 26 DEFEATED.

Article 28: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the svan of Three Million Five Hundred Thousand
($3,500,000.00) Dollars for the purpose of granting said amount to
the Seabrook Housing Authority for the following purposes:

1. Said money is to be used by the Housing
Authority exclusively for expenses of the Authority in
the acquisition/funding, planning, construction and
operation of an Elderly Housing Project;

2. Four Hundred Thousand ($400,000.00) Dollars of
this appropriation to be released immediately for the
purchase of the land and preliminary site preparation
including all related costs for acquisition such as
deposits, hazardous waste surveys, insurance,
engineering costs, preliminary site survey expenses,
preliminary architectural costs, recording costs, legal
fees, title insurance fees, wetlands approval ("evidence
that premises are not in a Federal special flood hazard
zone"), water resources investigation, required licenses
with respect to zoning, environmental laws and building
permits.

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3. The balance of said funds are to be held in escrow
until such time as the architect has consulted with all


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