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ARTICLE 31 DEFEATED.

Article 32: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate
the sum of Forty-three Thousand One Hundred Thirteen ($43,113.00)
Dollars for the purpose of purchasing and equipping
three (3) police cruisers, and to authorize the sale or trade-in of
three (3) existing cruisers.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)



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Motion by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, second by Paul J. Cronin, to adopt

article 32 as read.

Motion by Leonard P. DiBartolomeo, second by James C. Champoux, to cimend

article 32 so that the $43,113.00 dollars will be taken from the Motor

Vehicle Trust Fund.

Motion by Leonard P. DiBartolomeo, second by James C. Chaimpoux, to

reconsider the amendment to Article 32.

Motion to reconsider adopted.

ARTICLE 32 ADOPTED AS READ.

Article 33: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate
the sum of Twenty Thousand Two Hundred Eighty ($20,280.00) Dollars for
the purpose of purchasing and equipping the police officers with 9MM
pistols and appropriate leather gear.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Motion by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, second by Asa H. Knowles Jr., to adopt
article 33 as read.
ARTICLE 33 ADOPTED AS READ.

Article 34: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate
the sum of Eighteen Thousand Five Hundred Fift^^ ($18,550.00) Dollars for
the purpose of purchasing and equipping one (1)" transport van, for
prisoners, and to authorize the sale or trade-in of one (1) existing
van-

( Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Motion by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, second by Paul J. Cronin, to adopt
article 34 as read.
ARTICLE 34 ADOPTED AS READ.

Article 35: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate
the sum of Six Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty

($6,760.00) Dollars for the purpose of purchasing a canopy for the
central refueling station at the fire station.

(Not Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Motion by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, second by Asa H. Knowles Jr., to adopt
article 35 as read.
ARTICLE 35 DEFEATED.

Quorum questioned . Count taken - total count - 143

Motion by Timothy F. Willis, second by Francis L. Thibodeau, to adjourn
this meeting until monday evening (March 18, 1991) at 7 PM.

ADJOURNED TOWN MEETING
MARCH 18, 1991

Motion by Everett C. Strangman Jr. second by Norman L. Brown, to
reconsider Article 35. Motion by Moderator at beginning of this
adjourned town meeting to have no reconsiderations after an article has
been acted upon. No article has been acted upon since article 3 5 so
this is legal to reconsider at this time.
Vote of body to reconsider article 35. DEFEATED.

Article 36: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate
the sum of Three Hundred Thirty Thousand ($330,000.00) Dollars for the
purpose of purchasing and equipping a new dual purpose aerial/1,500



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G.P.M. pump truck for the fire department, and to authorize the sale or
trade-in of the 1972 Ford 1,000 G.P.M. pumper.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Motion by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, second by Manford H. Doucette, to
adopt article 36 as read.
ARTICLE 36 DEFEATED.

Article 37: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate
the sum of Twenty Thousand ($20,000.00) Dollars for repair and
improvements, (including materials, labor, and related cost) to the fire
department alarm system. Repairs are to include replacement of lines
located on South Main Street, Route 286, and Seabrook Beach, or to act
in any manner thereon.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Motion by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, second by Vernon R. Small, to adopt
article 37 as read.
ARTICLE 37 ADOPTED AS READ.

Article 38: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate
the sum of Sixteen Thousand Five Hundred ($16,500.00) Dollars for the
purpose of purchasing a new chief's vehicle for the fire department, and
to authorize the sale or trade-in of the existing vehicle.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Motion by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, second by Manford H. Doucette, to

adopt article 38 as read.

Amendment to article 38 by Jerry W. Brown, second by Everett C.

Strangman Jr. to see if the Town will vote to raise anc^ appropriate the

sum of seventeen thousand five hundred ($17,500) dollars for the purpose

of purchasing and equiping a new Fire Chiefs vehicle for the Fire

Department and to authorize the sale or trade in of the existing

vehicle.

Amendment to article 38 adopted.

ARTICLE 38 ADOPTED AS AMENDED.

Article 39: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate
the sum of Twenty-one Thousand Three Hundred ($21,300.00) Dollars for
the purpose of purchasing a new four wheel drive, one and one-half (1/2)
ton pick-up truck complete with seven and one-half (7 1/2) foot snow
plow for the fire department.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Motion by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, second by Norman L. Brown, to adopt
article 39 as read.
ARTICLE 39 DEFEATED.

Article 40: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate
the sum of Nineteen Thousand Eight Hundred Forty-three ($19,843.00)
Dollars for the purpose of purchasing twenty-eight (28) new sets of turn
out gear for the call personnel of the fire department.

Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Motion by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, second by Jerry W. Brown, to adopt
article 40 as read.

Amendment by Jerry W. Brown, second by Everett C. Strangman Jr. , to see
if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Fourteen



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Thousand One Hundred Seventy Three Dollars ($14,173.00) for the purpose
of purchasing twenty (20) new sets of turn out gear for the call
personnel of the Fire Department.
Amendment to article 40 adopted.
ARTICLE 40 ADOPTED AS AMENDED.

Article 41: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate
the sum of Seventeen Thousand ($17,000.00) Dollars for the purpose of
purchasing and equipping a 3/4 ton utility truck for
the water department, and to authorize the sale or trade-in of an
existing 3/4 ton utility truck.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Motion by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, second by Warner B. Knowles, to adopt
article 41 as read.

Hand vote taken. YES 79 NO 46

ARTICXE 41 ADOPTED AS READ.

Article 42: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate
the sum of Two Hundred Sixty-five Thousand ($265,000.00) Dollars for the
purpose of purchasing land for a new well site.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Motion by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, second by Warner B. Knowles, to adopt
article 42 as read.
ARTICLE 42 ADOPTED AS READ.

Article 43: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate
the sum of One Hundred Seventy-five Thousand ($175,000.00) Dollars for
the purpose of painting the elevated water tank located off Route 286.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Motion by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, second by Warner B. Knowles, to adopt

as read.

ARTICLE 43 ADOPTED AS READ.

Article 44: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate
the sum of Twenty-one Thousand ($21,000.00) for the purpose of
purchasing and equipping one (1) new Caterpillar Model 446 backhoe
loader for the highway department, and to authorize the trade-in of one
(1) existing Caterpillar Model G926 wheel loader, serial number
1SD00063, with attachments.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Motion by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, second by Vernon G. Dow, to adopt
article 44 as read-

Hand vote taken. YES 79 NO 57

ARTICLE 44 ADOPTED AS READ.

Article 45: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate
the sum of Ten Thousand ($10,000.00) Dollars for the purpose of
purchasing and equipping one (1) stainless steel sand spreader with all
fixtures installed and one (1) angle plow for the highway department,
and to authorize the trade-in of one (1) existing sand spreader and one
(1) existing straight plow.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)



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Motion by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, second by Vernon G. Dow, to adopt
article 45 as read.
ARTICLE 45 ADOPTED AS READ.

Article 46: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate
the sum of Six Thousand Nine Hundred ($6,900.00) Dollars for the
purchase of a John Deere Model 332 diesel powered lawn and garden
tractor with fifty (50) inch mower and 2 bag power flow system with
blower, and to authorize the sale or trade-in of the existing parks
tractor, a John Deere Model 314 gasoline powered with John Deere
rototiller.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Motion by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, second by Blanche Gove-Bragg, to adopt
article 46 as read.
ARTICLE 46 ADOPTED AS READ.

Article 47: On petition of Louis T- Nardello and forty-one (41)
other legal voters of the town: To see if the Town will vote to approve
of the Board of Selectmen amending an agreement between the Town of
Seabrook and Yankee Greyhound Racing, Inc., dated May 11, 1988, if and
only if the Town votes at the 1991 annual town meeting to allow Yankee
Greyhound Racing, Inc. , to simulcast running horse racing and/or harness
horse racing by changing the payment provisions from $50.00 per race
conducted on Sundays to the following:

(a) For 156 consecutive weeks commencing as of the first
week following the approval of the warrant article at the 1991
annual town meeting that allows Yankee Greyhound Racing, Inc., to
simulcast running horse racing and/or harness horse racing, the

following

(1) an amount equal to the greater of (i) $50.00 for
each live greyhound race conducted by Yankee Greyhound
Racing, Inc., on the Sunday for each week; or (ii) $650.00;
and

(2) $150.00 per week

(b) After the completion of the 156 consecutive weekly
payments as specified above, the greater of (1) $50.00 for each
live greyhound race conducted on Sunday; or (2) $650.00 for each
week in which Yankee Greyhound Racing, Inc., actually simulcasts
running horse races and/or harness horse races; it being the
intent that after 156 weeks Yankee Greyhound racing shall be
obligated to make contributions to the Scholarship Fund if and
only if Yankee Greyhound Racing, Inc., conducts live greyhound
racing on Sunday or simulcasts running horse racing and/or harness
horse racing during a week, and if Yankee Greyhound Racing, Inc.
neither conducts live greyhound racing on a Sunday nor simulcasts
running horse racing and/or harness horse racing in a week, then
no payment is due for such week.

Motion by Louis T. Nardello, second by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, to adopt
article 47 as read.

This article explained by Dan Callahan from Yankee Greyhound Racing.
ARTICLE 47 ADOPTED AS READ.

Article 48: On petition of John J. Palladino, Jr., and forty-one
(41) other legal voters of the town: To see if the Town will vote to
approve of the issuance of a license by the New Hampshire Pari-Mutuel
Commission to Yankee Greyhound Racing, Inc., its successors and assigns



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to conduct running horse racing and/or harness horse racing for the
purposes set forth in RSA 284:17 and RSA 284:22.

Motion by John J. Palladino, Jr., second by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau,

to adopt article 48 as read.

Amendment to article 48 by Timothy F. Willis, second by Blanche Gove-

Bragg, after RSA 284:22, providing that Yankee Greyhound be allowed a

license to simulcast horse racing only.

AMENDMENT ADOPTED.

ARTICLE 48 ADOPTED AS AMENDED.

Article 49: On petition of George M. Eaton and twenty seven (27)
other legal voters of the town: To see if the town will vote to adopt
the following resolution:

WHEREAS, Although the right of free expression is part of
the foundation of the United States Constitution, very carefully
drawn limits on expression in specific instances have long been
recognized as legitimate means of maintaining public safety and
decency, as well as orderliness and productive value of public
debate; and

WHEREAS, There are symbols of our nation such as the
Washington Monument, the United States Capitol Building, memorials
to our greatest leaders, and our flag, which are the property of
every American and are therefore worthy of protection from
desecration and dishonor; and

WHEREAS, The law as interpreted by the United States Supreme
Court no longer accords to the flag the reverence, respect, and
dignity to which it is entitled; and

WHEREAS, It is only fitting that people everywhere should
join in a forceful call for the restoration of the flag to its
proper station under law and decency;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the voters of the Town of
Seabrook respectfully request the Congress of the United States to
propose an amendment of the United States Constitution, for
ratification by the states, specifying that Congress and the
states shall have the power to prohibit the physical desecration
of the flag of the Unites States.

Motion by Frank L. Knowles Jr., second by Charles A. Polito Jr., to
adopt article 49 as read.
ARTICLE 49 ADOPTED AS READ.

Article 50: On petition of James C. Falconer and twenty-four
(24) other legal voters of the town: To see if the town will vote to
raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty-five Thousand ($25,000.00)
Dollars to the police department for the purpose of continuing
participation in reciprocal drug-related undercover operations under the
auspices of the Drug Task Force, and to authorize the town manager to
apply for, contract for, accept and expend grants of federal or state
aid, or both, as may be available, and to do all things necessary to
carry out the purpose of the appropriation.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Paul J. Cronin, to adopt article

50 as read.

ARTICLE 50 ADOPTED AS READ.



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Article 53: On petition of Robert G. Mawson and twenty-nine (29)
other legal voters of the tovm: To see if the town will vote to direct
the town manager to grant a leave of absence to the elected fire chief
for the duration of said term of office, if said chief is also a
permanent employee of the Seabrook Fire Department.

Motion by Jerry W. Brown, second by Donna Smith, to adopt article 53 as

read.

ARTICLE 53 ADOPTED AS READ.

Article 54: On petition of James C- Falconer and twenty-eight
(28) other legal voters of the town: To see what action the town
meeting will take to raise and appropriate the sum of One Hundred
Thousand ($100,000.00) Dollars for the purpose of conducting a
reappraisal of taxable property in the Town.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Motion by James C. Falconer, second by Bruce G. Brown, to adopt article

54 as read.

ARTICLE 54 DEFEATED.

Article 55: On petition of Rebecca L. Carter and twenty-eight
(28) 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 to assist Cross Roads House, Inc., a non-profit organization, in
providing emergency shelter and transitional housing services to the
area's homeless population.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)



Motion by Patricia M. O'Keefe, second by Elizabeth A,
adopt article 55 as read.
ARTICLE 55 ADOPTED AS READ.



Thibodeau, to



Article 56: On petition of Ralph D. Marshall and twenty-six other
legal voters of the town: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of Five Thousand ($5,000.00) Dollars for the purpose
of erecting a concession stand with a public address system at Governor
Weare Park- The site selection and construction of to be done under the
direction of the park department.

(Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Motion by Ralph D.Marshall, second by Asa H. Knowles,Jr., to adopt
article 56 as read.
ARTICLE 56 ADOPTED AS READ.

Article 57: On petition of Warner B. Knowles and thirty-one (31)
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 for the
purpose of removing the old railroad bridge over Walton Road, a town
owned public way (the bridge and rails are now owned by the Guilford
Transportation, Inc. ) and to improve and pave the road, fix the
abutments and slopes to the adjoining landowners.

(Not Recommended by the Budget Committee)

Motion by Warner B. Knowles, second by Bruce G. Brown, to adopt article
57 as read.

Motion by Earl S. Perkins, second by Oliver W. Fowler, to table article
57.



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ARTICLE 57 TABLED.

Article 58s On petition of Anthony G. Dow and twenty-four (24)
other legal voters of the town: To see if the town will vote to adopt
the following ordinance regulating the use of motor homes or
recreational vehicles for residential or domicile purposes.

ORDINANCE

Motor homes or recreational vehicles may be used for residential
or domicile purposes for a period of only thirty (30) days, after first
obtaining a permit to do so from the Town of Seabrook.

Existing Ccimpgrounds are excluded from the provisions of this
ordinance.

Motor homes or recreational vehicles are defined as follows:

(a) Motor home or van, which is portable, temporary
dwelling to be used for travel, recreation and vacation,
constructed as a integral part of a self-propelled vehicle.

(b) Pickup camper, which is a structure designed to be
mounted on a truck chassis for use as a temporary dwelling
for travel, recreation, and vacation.

(c) Recreational trailer, which is vehicular, portable
structure built on a single chassis, 400 feet or less . . .
. designed primarily not for a permanent dwelling but as
temporary dwelling for recreational, camping, or travel.

(d) Tent trailer, which is a canvas or synthetic fiber
folding structure mounted on wheels and designed for travel,
recreation and vacation purposes.

Any person violating any provisions of this ordinance shall
be subject to a fine of $100.00 per day.

Motion by Janet C. Dow, second by Gordon H. Dow, to adopt article 58 as

read.

Amendment by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, second by Anthony G. Dow, to insert

"square" between 400 and feet in article 58.

Amendment adopted .

Motion by Timothy F. Willis, second by Thomas E. Battles, to postpone

article 58 indefinitely.

ARTICLE 58 POSTPONED INDEFINTELY.

Article 59: On petition of Arthur P. Fort in and twenty-eight
(28) other legal voters of the town: To see if the town will vote to
accept Linda Lane, so called, as a town road and to maintain, plow and
supply other services normally associated with a town road for the same.

Motion by Arthur P. Fortin, second by Wayne D. Bowden, to adopt article

59 as read.

Amendment by James E. Champoux, second by Oliver W. Fowler, add to

article 59 - if and when the road meets all specifications of town

regulations.

Amendment adopted.

ARTICLE 59 ADOPTED AS AMENDED.

Article 60: To see if the town will vote pursuant to the
authority of RSA 49:8-8, 155, 156 and 155(a), to adopt the



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basic/national fire prevention code recommended by Building Officials
and Code Administrators International, Inc., being particularly the 1990
edition thereof, and the whole thereof, for the purpose of prescribing
regulations governing conditions hazardous to life and property and the
same code is hereby adopted and incorporated as fully as if set out in
length, and from the date of which this chapter shall take effect, the
provisions thereof shall be controlling within the limits within the
Town of Seabrook except as hereinafter modified or amended. This code,
as hereinafter modified or amended, is hereby established as Chapter 158
of the Code of the Town of Seabrook. The standard fire prevention code
is amended to include as Section 158-1 the following: "All existing and
future gasoline dispensing stations shall be equipped with self
contained fire extinguishing systems and no automatic type nozzles shall
be permitted." Further, the standard fire prevention code is cunended by
Section 158-2 of the Seabrook Code which shall read as follows: "All
commercial establishments having chemicals stored above ground shall
have an approved dike or holding tank below ground and the holding tank
shall have a capacity to store the full capacity of the above ground
tank plus ten (10%) percent."

Motion by Jerry W. Brown, second by Francis G. Warcewicz, to postpone
article 60 indefinitely as read.
ARTICLE 60 POSTPONED INDEFINITELY.

Article 61: To see if the town will vote to change the purpose
and the use of the funds appropriated under Article 31 of the 1984
Annual Town Meeting and which was further amended by Article 5 of the
September 15, 1986, Special Town Meeting, the balance being One Hundred
Sixty-one Thousand Nine Hundred Twenty-eight Dollars and Twenty-one
Cents ($161,928.21), to be used for the purpose of engineering,
construction, land acquisition and studies associated with the ongoing
plans for the construction of a municipal sewer system in Seabrook-

Motion by Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, second by Bruce G. Brown, to adopt
article 61 as read.
ARTICLE 61 ADOPTED AS READ.

Article 62: 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 Paul J. Cronin, that the
operating budget be passed at $5,635,191.00.

OPERATING BUDGET $5,635,191.00
SPECIAL ARTICLES 39,711,148.00
TOTAL BUDGET 45,346,339.00

ARTICLE 62 ADOPTED AS READ.

Article 63: To transact all other legal business that may come
before this meeting.

Motion by James S. Eaton, second by Bruce G. Brown, to adjourn this Town
Meeting sine die.

Meeting adjourned at 10:30PM.



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BOARD OF SELECTMEN /TOWN MANAGER - 1991 REPORT

We are pleased to be able to provide you with the
following report summarizing the events and activities of
1991.

Our community continues to experience growth and
development when many communities around us are suffering
from a deep recession. 1991 was no different from
previous years in the level of activity that occurred
inside and outside your local government.

In January, the budget committee was presented with a
proposal for the 1991 warrant calling for an aggressive
financing plan for the sewer project. The committee was
asked to recommend two appropriations for the project that
would provide the town with sufficient funding to begin
construction after federal permits had been issued. The
committee was asked to approve a nine million dollar
appropriation and to recommend authorizing a bond issue
up to twenty-eight million dollars. After substantial
discussion on the delays in the project and hearing the
overall financing plan, the committee approved the request
to be submitted to the voters in March.

In February, a number of public hearings were held on
matters facing the town. The sewer project faced its
first public hearing before the Army Corp of Engineers.
The meeting was well attended by those who had concern
about the location of the treatment plant and the proposed
distance of the ocean outfall pipe. No action was taken
by the Army Corp but the town was directed to respond to
the technical concerns presented at the hearing.

A public hearing was also held in February on a
proposed zoning change to regulate adult businesses and
adult materials. The hearing was conducted at the
community center and was held to apprise citizens of the
comprehensive zoning proposal that was petitioned for the
March warrant. The planning board also held a hearing on
this matter, as well as for other zoning amendments which
included a proposed wetlands ordinance.

The March annual meeting had a higher attendance
level than years past. The state of the economy may have
been one reason for the turnout, but the size and content
of the warrant may have been the true reason. The town
meeting approved the sewer requests. Authorization was
given to issue up to twenty-eight million dollars in bonds
to help finance the project, which was part of that
approval. All told voters approved a warrant of
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The March warrant asked voters to determine whether
they wanted a 40 unit elderly housing project. The
housing authority, an entity created by the voters at the
1983 town meeting, presented a comprehensive plan to
build the complex on a parcel of land on Railroad Avenue.
The meeting was asked to appropriate 1.7 million dollars
to construct the project, which would open by the years
end. The meeting approved the request and true to its
word, the housing authority had an open house in December.

The summer heat did not slow the activity in town.
The Yankee Fisherman's Cooperative saw the fruits of their
labor become reality when the Co-op took over the new fish


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