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For the year 1990 there were 25 building permits issued for
various construction projects. All 25 permits were for additions,
alterations and remodeling. There were no new structures (houses)
built in the year 1990.

The estimated costs for the 25 permits totals $159,289.00.

S i ncerel y ,

Louis E. Janos
Bu i Iding I nspector
Seabrook Beach Village



The Seabrook Beach Village District held their annual meeting on
Tuesday, March 27th in the Warren West Memorial Building on Rt . lA.
Officers for the 1990-1991 term were elected as follows:

Tim Willis - Commissioner for three year term
Ann 0' Sullivan - Clerk for one year
John Lannan - Treasurer for one year
Edward Maguire - Moderator for one year
The Beach Commissioners meet on the second Wednesday of each
month at 7:00 PM.

The District had a rather quiet year with building permits down
and no activity at all before the zoning Board of Adjustment. The
side of the community building that once housed the Police Department
was rented in February to Screen Gems, Inc., a silk-screening
business .

There were two zoning changes this year, the first was at the
annual meeting which updated the Floodplain Development Ordinance,
and the second one dealt with the sale of fireworks in the District,
being acted upon at a special precinct meeting on June 5th. At the
November meeting, the Commissioners established a zoning review panel
to go over the current ordinance to see if any sections may need
changes or clarifications and to submit their recommendations to the
Commissioners for action in the coming year.

A couple of problems this year were met and dealt with in co-
operation ^^7ith the town. In March, the Rt . 286 bridge was closed for
a week due to construction problems during which time emergency
vehicles were kept in the District around the clock until the bridge
reopened. In June, Fire Chief Jerry Brown came to our meeting to
explain the banning of the traditional 4th of July bonfires which the
town of Salisbury was also prohibiting. The disappointed residents
complied for the sake of public safety in hopes of a possible future
precinct and town sponsored holiday celebration.

We look forward to working with the people of Seabrook in keep-
ing the beach district a place we can all continue to enjoy for many
years to come.

Respectfully submitted,
Ted Xavier, Chairman
Tim Willis
Patricia O'Keefe

Board of Commissioners
Seabrook Beach Village District



The Seabrook Recycling Feasibility Study Committee
was approved at the March 1989 town meeting. The
Committee was formed to determine whether a recycling
program was feasible for the town of Seabrook and, if so,
propose a program for the Selectmen's review for
submission to the town's voters.

The Committee has been meeting regularly since June,
1989 to develop a recycling proposal for the Selectmen's
review. The Committee originally consisted of three
members but was expanded to five at the 1990 Town
Meeting. The Committee members are: Warner Knowles, Paul
Kelley, Patricia O'Keefe, Richard Thurlow, and Steven
Clark. We have tried to keep the Selectmen and Road
Agent appraised of our progress by providing them with
copies of minutes of our meetings.

The Committee has studied other programs adopted by
communities in our area as well as across New Hampshire
and the United States. There ar«^ many programs from
which to pick and choose but the two most common
recycling programs we have observed consist of either a
curb-side recycling program or drop-off center recycling
program. The only other major variation we discovered
from community to community is whether the adopted
recycling program is done by a private contractor or in-
house by municipal forces. These two programs and two
variations are explained as follows:

Curb-side Recycling - This program is the easiest and
most convenient recycling method for the resident. It
works similar to what the town current practice is on the
collection of solid waste. Residents on a specific date,
usually the same day as regular garbage collection, place
their recyclable products at the curb-side where they are
picked up and sent to a recycling facility.

Drop-off Center - A drop off center program is where
residents are required to go to a specific location,
usually a town landfill or transfer station, and place
their recyclable products in various bins at the

Contractor v municipal forces - A few communities
have expanded their municipal collection departments to
establish a recycling program. The norm in this area has
been to bid a program out to a private contractor who is
required to supply whatever forces are necessary to
carry-out a recycling program in a community for a set


The towns of Exeter and Hampton are examples of
communities that have adopted curb-side collection
programs using a private contractor. The town of Rye has
had a drop-off center program managed by municipal forces
in place since the early 1980 's. Through our research
and data collection these three communities have been
very cooperative in providing us with information
assistance on their programs. Early in the establishment
of this Committee the Rye Public Works Director gave two
members of our Committee a personal tour and review of
that communities program.

Eric Small, Administrative Assistant in Hampton
Falls, has also been very helpful to this Committee. He
has provided us with information and ordinances on the
program in Hampton Falls that was established in 1989.

Having reviewed available programs and learned from
the communities around us, the Seabrook Recycling Study
Committee would propose the following program for the
town's review and consideration. We are recommending
that the town of Seabrook undertake a recycling program
with the following features:

1. The town of Seabrook adopt a curb-side
recycling program using a private contractor.

2. The curb-side program would consist of
participating residents separating recyclable materials
from their regular waste and placing the recyclable 's
into a co-mingled bin to be placed at the curb. Co-
mingled meaning residents will only need to separate
their waste into two containers, either the regular
garbage can or into one recycling bin. Our research has
shown that the easier and more convenient the recycling
program is to the resident the higher level of
participation is received.

3. Initially, recycled materials will consist
of newspaper, aluminum, glass, and plastic. Other items
may be included at a later date or under subsequent
contracts but these four items make up a large portion of
the waste stream, are the easiest to separate, and have
markets for the recycled product.

4. The Contractor will be required to pick-up
recyclable 's on the same day the towns rubbish is

5. Approximately three (3,000) thousand bins
will need to be purchased and distributed to residents.


6. The program will be voluntary as long as
participation remains high. There is a provision to go
to mandatory if the Selectmen find that participation has
dropped off (to be determined on an annual basis) .

7. An ordinance be adopted that will need to
be incorporated in to the towns current solid waste

8 . The Committee proposes a start-up date of
October 1, 1990, for a recycling program if the voters
adopt the article submitted at town meeting.

In order to carry out this program the Committee
expects the first year cost to get the program up and
running to be $100,000. This budget breaks down as

Curb-side program/ contractor $75,000.00
Recycling bins (3000 § $5.00) $15,000.00
Public information/educa- $10,000.00
tion, legal, bidding, printing,
& misc.

Total $100,000.00

The first year will be the highest because of initial
capital costs and public education. In year two and
thereafter direct costs should decline. There will also
be a decline in the rubbish budget for disposal costs
paid to the waste-to-energy facility in Haverhill, Mass.
that will be realized. The Committee does not recommend
that this be changed in the first year but will be able
to be estimated for the second year and beyond.

The Town of Seabrook and the City of Portsmouth are
the only communities in the immediate area that do not
have a recycling program in place. We believe it is
essential for the town to move forward on some type of
recycling program whether it be what the Committee
proposes or some variation. It is our belief that
eventually there will be mandates from the federal
government and the state to reduce a communities level of
solid waste generation. The E.P.A. is already
considering adoption of regulations that require towns
and cities to recycle 25% of the solid waste stream. The
adoption of a program at this years town meeting will put
the town one step ahead of any mandates and will also be
an effort at reducing the negative effects solid waste
has on the environment.


We hope you the voters will support the proposed
program. A program of this type is essential to the
protection of our environment.

Respectfully submitted.

Steven A. Clark, Chairman
Paul M. Kelley
Warner B. Knowles
Patricia O'Keefe
Richard N.Thurlow


My annual report to the town's citizens and taxpayers for
fiscal year 1990 must again show an overdraft. As of the
close of the fiscal year the welfare budget reflected an
overdraft of $7,076.

As I have predicted in the last two years there are many
uncontrollable factors at work over which the Town of
Seabrook has no control. I do not intend to belabor you
with a reminder of the economy both local and national,
as we all know the economy is in serious trouble. The
Congress has again delayed and cut public assistance
programs, which has had an adverse impact on the towns
and cities in New Hampshire.

Again I remind you that that "famous safety net" you have
all heard about is right down here at the town level.

I do expect 1991 to be a "bench mark" year in welfare for
the Town of Seabrook, as there appears to be no end in
sight to unemployment and the bad news on the economy.

Respectfully submitted,

James C. Falconer
Welfare Officer




Nineteen ninety, a scant two years before the Library's centennial celebration, has
now passed into the history books and will be remembered as a year of planning
for the future.

Statistically speaking, circulation hit an all-time high of 20,825 items - an increase of
98% over the past five years. Patronage was 15,375 - a 77% increase from five
years ago. Total registrations are now 2,202, 414 of which occurred in 1990.

Several new adult services were begun by the Library during the past year,
including: a delivery service to shut-ins; a monthly book discussion group; and a
newsletter, the Brown Library Book* Report.

Old Home Days 1990 had the Library Staff and Trustees under the tent on the
schoolgrounds - selling books. It was hot, but it was fun.

The Children's Room also had a most successful year. An ambitious year-long story
hour schedule was maintained. Many class visits were made. Summertime found
the Library once again cooperating with the Seabrook Recreation Center providing
story hour services to some of their youthful patrons. Several entertainers
performed at special events, including local favorite, Papa Joe. Altogether there
were 189 children's programs provided by the library in 1990, an increase of more
than 41% over those in 1986 - the year in which the current emphasis on childrens'
services was started.

Also during 1990, the Friends of Brown Library was reorganized after a lengthy
hiatus and currently claims 55 paid memberships. It is hoped that next year will see
a resurgence in the activity of this group.

Because so much of the year was spent by the Trustees and Staff in preparing plans
for the Library's future expansion, perhaps the highlight occurred at the Special
Town Meeting on December 21, 1990 at which the townspeople voted
overwhelmingly to have the Town accept the Brown Library, thus paving the way
for vastly improved Library services in the near future. Thanks are due to each
individual who has so far helped us toward our goal.

The Library is open six days a week: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 12:00 PM -
8:00 PM; Tuesday, Thursday from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM; and Saturday from 9:00
AM - 1:00 PM. Telephone 603-474-2044. Come in, or call - the Library is there for

Charlotte K. Marshall,










To the inhabitants of the Town of Seabrook, in the County of
Rockingham, in said state, qualified to vote in town affairs:

You are hereby notified to meet in the auditorium of the
Seabrook Community Center, U.S. Route 1 (Lafayette Road), on
Tuesday, March 12, 1991, at 10:00 o'clock in the forenoon and to
cast ballots until at least 7:00 o'clock in the evening of the same
day, and to meet in the auditorium of the Seabrook Community
Center, U.S. Route 1 (Lafayette Road), on Thursday, March 14, 1991,
at 7:00 o'clock in the evening to act on the articles below.

Further, you are hereby notified that the moderator will
process the absentee ballots at 1:00 o'clock in the afternoon on
Tuesday, March 12, 1991, pursuant to RSA 659-49.

Article 1: To elect by non-partisan ballot: one (1)
Selectman and Assessor for a term of three (3) years; one (1)
Trustee of the Trust Funds for a term of three (3) years; one (1)
Tax Collector for a term of three (3) years; one (1) Road Agent for
a term of one (1) year; one (1) Fire Chief for a term of one (1)
year; three (3) Constables for a term of one (1) year; two (2)
members of the Planning Board for a term of three (3) years) ; two
(2) members of the Budget Committee for a term of three (3) years;
one (1) Park Commissioner for a term of three (3) years; one (1)
Trustee of the Library for a term of one (1) year; one (1) Trustee
of the Library for a term of two (2) years; and one (1) Trustee of
the Library for a term of three (3) years.

(On the Official Ballot)

Article 2: Are you in favor of the adoption of amendment
number 1 as proposed by the Planning Board for the Town Zoning
Ordinance as follows?

1. To amend Section 263-3 of the Seabrook Zoning
Ordinance, "Definitions", by adding the following:

COMMERCIAL ENTERTAINMENT - means any show or display,
whether live, by film or by other means of presentation, which
is provided in exchange for value received or pledged.
Commercial entertainment does not include the dissemination of
material which is obscene, as those terms are defined by
Chapter 650 of the Revised Statutes Annotated of New

COMMERCIAL RECREATION means any game or amusement which
is provided in exchange for value received or pledged. Such
game or amusement shall not necessarily require any skill on
the part of any participant. Commercial recreation shall not
include the dissemination of any material which is obscene, as
those terms are defined by Chapter 650 of the Revised Statutes
Annotated of New Hampshire.

COMMERCIAL AMUSEMENTS - means any game or amusement which
is provided in exchange for value received or pledged. Such
game or amusement shall not necessarily require any skill on
the part of the participant. Commercial amusements shall not
include the dissemination of any material which is obscene, as
those terms are defined by Chapter 650 of the Revised Statutes
Annotated of New Hampshire.

(Recommended by the Planning Board)
(On the Official Ballot)

Article 3 : Are you in favor of the adoption of amendment
number 2 as proposed by the Planning Board for the Town Zoning
Ordinance as follows?

2. To amend Article VII, Section 2 63-53 of the Seabrook
Zoning Ordinance, by deleting that section as it is presently
stated and replacing it with the following:

263-53 Sign Ordinance

No sign shall be erected without a sign permit issued by
the Building Inspector. Said permit will be dated by the
Building Inspector. All signs shall adhere to the minimum
requirement set forth in Table 3 below:

Table 3


Zoning Districts

1 & 2R

2 & 3

4 & 5

1. Maxinnjm Cumulative Area (sq. ft.)
of all free standing signs.



2. Maximum area of all roof signs.


3. Maximvim number of free standing
signs per lot.



4. Maximum number of roof signs
per business.


5. Height of sign (above grade).



6. Setback from lot line and/or
edge of pavement.




Notwithstanding the above, in addition to the signage that is
normally permitted in Table 3, each lot shall be allowed
without a sign permit:

1. Entrance and Exit signs less than 3 square feet per
side and less than 3 feet above grade.

2. One temporary real estate sign, one temporary
contractor's sign and one temporary yard sale sign. Temporary
signs may be posted for not longer than sixty consecutive days
and no more than one hundred and twenty-five days in any
calendar year.

3. Wall signs up to a maximum of 10% of the wall

4. Temporary political signs which may be posted for not
longer than ninety consecutive days and no more than one
hundred and eighty days in any calendar year.

5. Roadside produce signs (not to exceed 30 square feet
per lot) .

6 . One temporary sign per business that is less than 3
feet in height and 6 square feet in area. Temporary signs are
allowed for a maximum of 3 days per calendar year.

Municipal signs.

The following signs are PROHIBITED in the Town of
Seabrook :

A. Animated, moving, flashing, intensely lighted signs
and signs that emit audible sounds, noises or visible matter.

B. Non-Accessory signs and bill boards.

C. Signs painted on or attached to a vehicle or trailer
parked on the property for the purpose of providing
advertisement of products or directing people or a business or
activity located on the property. The purpose of the
placement of such signs shall be determined by an objective
analysis of the placement of the vehicle on the property, the
times the vehicle bearing signs is parked on the property and
other related factors. This section is not intended to
prohibit any signage on vehicles used on the street or highway
for businesses on the property.

D. Signs that block the view of any traffic, street sign
or traffic signal.

E. Signs which bear or contain statements, words, or
pictures which constitute the dissemination of any material
which is obscene as those terms are defined by Chapter 550 of
the Revised Statutes Annotated of New Hampshire.

F. Roof signs made of combustible material.

G. Non-conforming signs in place prior to this ordinance
may not be altered or repaired.


SIGN: Any device, structure, banner, fixture or placard using
graphics, symbols, and/or written copy designed specifically
for the purpose of advertising or identifying any
establishments product, goods, service or activity.

FREE STANDING SIGN: A sign supported by poles or braces that
are permanently attached in the ground or attached to
something buried in the ground and not supported by any
building or structure.

TEMPORARY SIGN A sign not intended for long term use and that
is not permanently attached to the ground.

WALL SIGN: A sign painted on or attached to and erected
parallel to the outside wall of any building.

ROOF SIGN: A sign erected over or on the roof of any

NON ACCESSORY SIGNS & BILL BOARDS: Any sign that does not
advertise the name, address, business or products of the site
on which it is located.

NON-CONFORMING SIGNS: Any signs that predate this ordrnancc
and do not comply with the guidelines set forth herein.

(Recommended by the Planning Board)
(On the Official Ballot)

Article 4: On petition of Charles H. Felch, Sr. , and thirty-
four (34) other legal voters of the town: To see what action the
town will take on the following:

3. To amend Section 263-5 of the zoning ordinance and
the official zoning map of the Town of Seabrook by including
the following:

Zone 2 shall be confined to those areas within 500 feet
of Lafayette Road, or to the rear lot line of any lots now
existing, which abuts Lafayette Road, with the exception of
those areas now in Zone 3 and all other areas of Zone 2 shall
remain the same.

(Recommended by the Planning Board)
(On the Official Ballot)

Article 5: On petition of Rob T. Brown and thirty-two (32)
other legal voters of the town: To see what action the town will
take on the following: We the undersigned legal voters of the Town
of Seabrook, New Hampshire, petition to amend Chapter 263-5 of the
Seabrook Zoning Ordinance to include a "Zone 6" and "Zone 7" and to
amend Section 263-65 by adding the following ordinance:

4. An ordinance amending the Town of Seabrook Zoning
Ordinance by dispersing sexually oriented businesses and limiting
them to a specified zoning district; providing for licensing and
regulation of sexually oriented businesses; and creating two
additional zoning classifications to be known as "zone 6" and "zone

Pursuant to the authority granted by the Constitution and
General Court of the State of New Hampshire, BE IT ENACTED BY THE

SECTION I. Purpose and Intent.

It is the purpose of this ordinance to regulate sexually
oriented businesses to promote the health, safety, morals, and
general welfare of the citizens of the Town, and to establish
reasonable and uniform regulations to prevent the continued
deleterious location and concentration of sexually oriented
businesses within the Town. The provisions of this ordinance have
neither the purpose nor effect of imposing a limitation or
restriction on the content of any communicative materials,
including sexually oriented materials. Similarly, it is not the
intent nor effect of this ordinance to restrict or deny access by
adults to sexually oriented materials protected by the First
Amendment, or to deny access by the distributors and exhibitors of
sexually oriented entertainment to their intended market. Neither
is it the intent nor effect of this ordinance to condone or
legitimize the distribution of obscene material.

SECTION II. Definitions.

(1) ADULT ARCADE means any place to which the public is
permitted or invited wherein coin-operated or slug-operated or
electronically, electrically, or mechanically controlled still
or motion picture machines, projectors, or other image-

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