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1997 FINANCIAL REPORT;

INCOME

Town of Seabrook

NH Charitable Found.

Interest - Bank

Copier

Memorial Gifts, Donations

Non-Resident Fees

Sale Books

Lost/Damaged Replacement

"Conscience" - Fines

Donations to Childrens' Programming

Other

TOTALS



SUMMARY

Balance, 1/1/97

Income, 1997

Expenses (non-encumbered)

Balance, 12/31/97

Encumbered Funds

*Funds committed to the Library's
computer automation project





Respectfully


submitted.




Elizabeth G.


Heath,




Director






EXPENSES




299,055.00


Payroll


150,258.06


1,931.68


Office Supplies


4,871.66


494.66


Telephone


3,612.43


1,253.54


Books/Subscriptions


39,943.60


1,040.00


Computer Supplies


2,318,14


460.00


Copier Supplies


362.64


726.70


Postage


1,856.50


39.10


Dues/Memberships


1,137.32


18.00


Tuition/Education


2,194.00


1,575.00


Meetings/Conferences


1,514.69


95.00


Fuel Oil


5,197.02


306,688.68


Electricity


16,256.62




New Equipment


1,150.88




Equipment Maintenance


6,607.90




Building Maintenance


1,801.18


13,033.89


Grounds Maintenance


213.00


306,688.68


Printing


2,888.19


304,915.23


Other Contract Services


40,277.45


14,807.34 ♦


Other Professional Services


2,955.61


8,240.67 •


Custodial Services


19,498.34




SUBTOTAL


304,915.23




Encumbered Funds


8,322.60




TOTALS


313,237.83



CHARTS !



CIRCULATION HISTORY




CUSTOMER HISTORY



35000



30000



25000



20000



15000



10000




45



TOWN OF SEABROOK WATER DEPARTMENT

Summary of Expenditures, Receipts and Proof of Balance

Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 1997

TREASURER'S EXPENDITURES REPORT/FOR WATER DEPARTMENT:

Personnel 209,393.17

Total Administrative 42,488.54

Total Supplies & Material 99,521.08

Total Contract Seii/ices 173,079.44

Total Expenditures 524,482.23
TREASURER'S RECEIPTS REPORT/FOR WATER DEPARTMENT

Balance January 1. 1997 118,104.83

Total 1997 Receipts 321,577.06

Interest Earned on Checking Account 1,405.04

Excess Budget Over Revenues 145,000.00

Overpayment 85.54

Sequestering payments-General Fund 24,792.38 610,964.85

Less Payments 549,604.75 61,360.10



61,360.10



Balance Per Statement
Deposits Not Credited
Less Outstanding Checks
Balance as of December 31,1 997
WATER DEPARTMENT RECEIPTS:


74,952.12
56,098.05
69,690.07


Water Use 306,416.29
Installations 9,870.00
Sale ofMaterials& Other 3,340.77
Late Fees 1,950.00

Total 1997 Receipts 321,577.06
WATER DEPARTMENT BILLINGS-CASH IN-PROOF OF BALANCE:


December 31, 1996 Balance Due Water Department

Meter Billings 145,389.88
Domestic- Apts. -MH Billings 161,523.21
Late Fees Billings 1,960.00
Installation Billings 9,870.00
Materials & Other Billings 6,003.89

Total Billings 1997 324,746.98
Total Receipts 1997 321,577.06
Abatements 1,561.66
Balance December 3 1, 1997
WATER DEPARTMENT ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE:


Domestic accounts
late Fees

Metered Accounts
Materials & Other


15,316.67

15.00

2,038.91

7,123.43



22,885.75



24,494.01



Accounts Receivable December 31, 1997 24,494.01



46



THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

TOWN OF SEABROOK

TOWN WARRANT FOR 1998

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 Thursday,
February 5, 1998, at 7:00 o'clock in the evening to participate in the
first session of the 1998 Annual Town Meeting;

And, you are hereby notified to meet in the auditorium of the
Seabrook Community Center, U.S. Route 1 (Lafayette Road), on
Tuesday, March 10, 1998, at 7:00 o'clock in the forenoon and to cast
ballots on the official ballot questions below, until at least 7:00
o'clock in the evening of the same day.

Further, you are hereby notified that the moderator will process
the absentee ballots at 1:00 o'clock in the afternoon on Tuesday,
March 10, 1998, 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) Fire Chief for a
term of three (3) years; one (1) Moderator for a term of two (2)
years; one (1) Supervisor of the Checklist for a term of six (6)
years; two (2) members of the Budget Committee for a term of three (3)
years; one (1) member of the Budget Committee for a term of one (1)
year; one (1) member of the Planning Board for a term of one (1) year;
two (2) members of the Planning Board for a term of three (3) years;
one (1) Park Commissioner for a term of three (3) years; one (1) Park
Commissioner for a term of two (2) years; one (1) Trustee of the Trust
Funds for a term of three (3) years; three (3) Constables for a term
of one (1) year; and one (1) Trustee of the Library for a term of
three (3) years.

Article 2: To see if the town will vote to amend Article II of
the Zoning Ordinance, as proposed by the Planning Board, as follows:

A) Replace the existing definition of Accessory Building with the
following: "A building whose purpose is subordinate to that of
the main building. It may be separate from or attached to the
main building. For the purpose of this ordinance, a garage or a
carport that is attached directly to the main building by a
breezeway shall be regarded as an integral part of the main
building. "

B) Replace the existing definition of Building with the
following: "Any permanent structure occupied or intended to
shelter any occupancy. For the purposes of this ordinance, a
multi-unit building, with or without firewalls, shall be
considered one building . "

C) Add the following to the definition of Family Apartment:

", the area of said apartment not to exceed 750 square feet. "

lA



Article 3: To see if the Town will vote to amend Article VI
(Table 2) of the Zoning Ordinance, as proposed by the Planning Board,
by adding the following footnote to Side & Rear (minimum setbacks) :
"On corner lots where the side yard abuts a street, the side yard
shall be subject to the minimum setback requirements for front yards."

Article 4: To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning
Ordinance, as proposed by the Planning Board, as follows:

A) Add the following definition to Article II of the Zoning
Ordinance: "Wetlands means an area that is inundated or
saturated by surface or ground water at a frequency and duration
sufficient to support a prevalence of vegetation typically
adapted for life in saturated soil conditions . Wetlands include,
but are not limited to, swamps, marshes, bogs, and similar areas.
Wetlands shall be delineated on the basis of hydrophytic
vegetation, hydric soils, and wetlands hydrology, in accordance
with the techniques outlined in the Corps of Encrineers Wetlands
Delineation Manual (January 1987) . "

B) Add a new Article XVI to the Seabrook Zoning Ordinance, to be
entitled "Wetlands" , as set forth below, and re-number subsequent
articles accordingly:

"A - Purpose: to protect the larger expanses of wetlands in
Seabrook, to minimize flooding, to protect wildlife habitats, to
protect groundwater quality, and to prevent damage to structures
and property. "

"B - Minimum Lot Sizes: Wetlands shall not be utilized to
satisfy more than 20% of the minimum lot size requirement
specified in Article VI of this ordinance. Tracts of land which
were less than five acres as of January 1, 1998 are exempt from
this requirement. "

Article 5: To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning
Ordinance, as proposed by the Planning Board, as follows:

A) Add the following definition to Article II:

"Telecommvinications Facility: any structure, antenna, tower, or
other device which provides commercial mobile wireless services,
unlicensed wireless services, cellular phone services,
specialized mobile radio communications (SMR) , personal
communications service (PCS) , and common carrier wireless
exchange access services."

B) Amend Table 1 in Article V by permitting Telecommunications
Facilities in Zones 1, 2 & 3, subject to a footnote to read as
follows: "permitted only on land west of 1-95 and within 3,500''
of the centerline of 1-95. These facilities are subject to the
provisions of Article XVII" . (Telecommunication facilities are
to be prohibited east of 1-95, and at locations more than 3,500'
west of 1-95.)

C) Add a new Article XVII, to be entitled Telecommunications
Facilities, as set forth below, and change the current Article
XVII' s designation to Article XVIII:

2A



"A - Signs: Telecommunication towers shall not contain
signs or graphic representation of any kind.

B - Fall Zone: A circular fall zone shall be depicted on
the site plan. The radius of said zone shall equal the
height of the proposed tower. This zone shall not include
any buildings or public ways. Easements shall be required
if the fall zone extends onto other properties.

C - Evidence that Co-Location is not Feasible: If a new
tower is being proposed, the applicant shall submit evidence
which is satisfactory to the Planning Board, that no
existing structure can accommodate the applicant's
antenna (s) .

D - Cooperation: An applicant proposing to build a new
tower shall submit a binding agreement which provides for
the maximum allowance of antenna co-location on the new
structure. This agreement shall obligate the applicant to
supply antenna co-location for reasonable fees and costs to
other telecommunications providers. Failure to provide an
agreement that is satisfactory to the Planning Board is
grounds for denial .

E - A Bond shall be submitted by the applicant to cover the
costs of tower removal in the case of abandonment . The
applicant shall submit a written agreement, the terms of
which are to be satisfactory to the Town of Seabrook, which
governs the bond.

F - Abandoned Telecommunications Facilities are those which
have not operated for a period of twelve consecutive
months . "

Article 6: On petition of Lorraine D. Fogg and twenty-nine (29)
other legal voters of the town: "Are you in favor of amending the
town zoning ordinance by increasing the area of the commercial zone
which now extends 500 feet from the corner of Route 10 7 down the
westerly side of Stard Road, by increasing said commercial zone
another 1,041+- feet, for a total of 1,541+- linear feet down the
westerly side of Stard Road to the northern property boundary of land
owned by Lorraine D. Fogg, and thence northwest along said property
boundary to a depth of 850+- feet. The depth of 850+- feet to then
continue in a southwesterly direction, parallel to Stard Road, back to
the existing commercial zone."

(Recommended by Planning Board)

Article 7: Shall the provisions for voting by official ballot on
all issues before the town under RSA 40:13 be limited to election of
officers and certain other questions?

Article 8: Shall we vote to raise and appropriate as an
operating budget, not including appropriations by special warrant
articles, the amounts set forth on the budget posted with the warrant,
for the purposes set forth therein, totaling Fourteen Million Sixty-
three Thousand Two Hundred Fifty-seven ($14,063,257.00) Dollars?

3A



Should this article be defeated, the operating budget shall be
Thirteen Million Three Hundred Forty-three Thousand One Hundred
Eighty-six ($13,343,186.00) Dollars, which is the same as last year,
with certain adjustments required by previous action of the town or by
law or the governing body may hold one special meeting, in accordance
with RSA 40:13, X and XVI, to _ake up the issue of a revised operating
budget only.

Article 9: Shall we adopt an exemption for the disabled? The
exemption, based on assessed value, for qualified taxpayers shall be
$20,000.00. To qualify, the person must have been a New Hampshire
resident for at least 5 years and own and occupy the real estate
individually or jointly, or if the real estate is owned by a spouse,
they must have been married for at least 5 years. In addition, the
taxpayer must have a net income of not more than $15,000.00 or, if
married, a combined net income of not more than $25,000.00; and own
net assets not in excess of $70,000.00 excluding the value of the
person's residence.

Article 10: Shall we adopt the provisions of RSA 154:1, I (b) ,
relative to the organization of the fire department in that the "fire
chief be appointed by the local governing body, or by the town or city
manager, if any, with firefighters appointed by the local governing
body or manager, upon recommendation of the fire chief." Said
appointments to be based on qualifications set by recognized
standards. This article to take effect one (1) year from passage.
Should this article be voted in the affirmative, the term of office
for the fire chief elected in 1998 shall expire in one year.

Article 11: To see if the town will vote to authorize the board
of selectmen to establish ambulance fees based on insurance
reimbursement or Medicare allowance and to establish a waiver system
that protects those unable to pay through a reduction in
the bill or full abatement. Ambulance service will still be provided
in all emergency situations.

Article 12: To see if the town will vote to establish a Capital
Reserve Fund under the provisions of RSA 35:1 for the purpose of
purchasing an ambulance; and to authorize indefinitely the town
treasurer to transfer all ambulance fees collected into said fund at
the end of each fiscal year.

Article 13: To see if the town will vote to adopt the following
ordinance to regulate transactions of a pawn shop nature and, upon
adoption, add the ordinance to the Code of the Town of Seabrook,
formatted and numbered appropriately.

PAWNBROKER/ PAWN SHOP ORDINANCE

PURPOSE .

The intent of this ordinance is to establish a system which will
fairly and impartially regulate retail transactions of a pawn shop
nature. This regulation shall be for the purpose of identifying
stolen property which is unintentionally received by the regulated

4A



THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

TOWN OF SEABROOK

TOWN WARRANT FOR 1998

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 Thursday,
February 5, 1998, at 7:00 o'clock in the evening to participate in the
first session of the 1998 Annual Town Meeting;

And, you are hereby notified to meet in the auditorium of the
Seabrook Community Center, U.S. Route 1 (Lafayette Road), on
Tuesday, March 10, 1998, at 7:00 o'clock in the forenoon and to cast
ballots on the official ballot questions below, until at least 7:00
o'clock in the evening of the same day.

Further, you are hereby notified that the moderator will process
the absentee ballots at 1:00 o'clock in the afternoon on Tuesday,
March 10, 1998, 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) Fire Chief for a
term of three (3) years; one (1) Moderator for a term of two (2)
years; one (1) Supervisor of the Checklist for a term of six (6)
years; two (2) members of the Budget Committee for a term of three (3)
years; one (1) member of the Budget Committee for a term of one (1)
year; one (1) member of the Planning Board for a term of one (1) year;
two (2) members of the Planning Board for a term of three (3) years;
one (1) Park Commissioner for a term of three (3) years; one (1) Park
Commissioner for a term of two (2) years; one (1) Trustee of the Trust
Funds for a term of three (3) years; three (3) Constables for a term
of one (1) year; and one (1) Trustee of the Library for a term of
three (3) years.

Article 2: To see if the town will vote to amend Article II of
the Zoning Ordinance, as proposed by the Planning Board, as follows:

A) Replace the existing definition of Accessory Building with the
following: "A building whose purpose is subordinate to that of
the main building. It may be separate from or attached to the
main building. For the purpose of this ordinance , a garage or a
carport that is attached directly to the main building by a
breezeway shall be regarded as an integral part of the main
building. "

B) Replace the existing definition of Building with the
following: "Any permanent structure occupied or intended to
shelter any occupancy. For the purposes of this ordinance, a
multi-unit building, with or without firewalls, shall be
considered one building. "

C) Add the following to the definition of Family Apartment:

", the area of said apartment not to exceed 750 square feet."

lA



Article 3: To see if the Town will vote to amend Article VI
(Table 2) of the Zoning Ordinance, as proposed by the Planning Board,
by adding the following footnote to Side & Rear (minimum setbacks) :
"On corner lots where the side yard abuts a street, the side yard
shall be subject to the minimum setback requirements for front yards. "

Article 4: To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning
Ordinance, as proposed by the Planning Board, as follows:

A) Add the following definition to Article II of the Zoning
Ordinance: "Wetlands means an area that is inundated or
saturated by surface or ground water at a frequency and duration
sufficient to support a prevalence of vegetation typically
adapted for life in saturated soil conditions . Wetlands include,
but are not limited to, swamps, marshes, bogs, and similar areas.
Wetlands shall be delineated on the basis of hydrophytic
vegetation, hydric soils, and wetlands hydrology, in accordance
with the techniques outlined in the Corps of Engineers Wetlands
Delineation Manual (January 1987) . "

B) Add a new Article XVI to the Seabrook Zoning Ordinance, to be
entitled "Wetlands" , as set forth below, and re-number subsequent
articles accordingly:

"A - Purpose: to protect the larger expanses of wetlands in
Seabrook, to minimize flooding, to protect wildlife habitats, to
protect groundwater quality, and to prevent damage to structures
and property. "

"B - Minimum Lot Sizes: Wetlands shall not be utilized to
satisfy more than 20% of the minimum lot size requirement
specified in Article VI of this ordinance. Tracts of land which
were less than five acres as of January 1, 1998 are exempt from
this requirement . "

Article 5: To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning
Ordinance, as proposed by the Planning Board, as follows:

A) Add the following definition to Article II:

"Telecommiinications Facility: any structure, antenna, tower, or
other device which provides commercial mobile wireless services,
unlicensed wireless services, cellular phone services,
specialized mobile radio communications (SMR) , personal
communications service (PCS) , and common carrier wireless
exchange access services . "

B) Amend Table 1 in Article V by permitting Telecommunications
Facilities in Zones 1, 2 & 3, subject to a footnote to read as
follows: "permitted only on land west of 1-95 and within 3,500'
of the centerline of 1-95. These facilities are subject to the
provisions of Article XVII". (Telecommunication facilities are
to be prohibited east of 1-95, and at locations more than 3,500'
west of 1-95.)

C) Add a new Article XVII, to be entitled relecommunications
Facilities , as set forth below, and change the current Article
XVII 's designation to Article XVIII:

2A



"A - Signs: Telecommunication towers shall not contain
signs or graphic representation of any kind.

B - Fall Zone: A circular fall zone shall be depicted on
the site plan. The radius of said zone shall equal the
height of the proposed tower. This zone shall not include
any buildings or public ways. Easements shall be required
if the fall zone extends onto other properties.

C - Evidence that Co-Location is not Feasible: If a new

tower is being proposed, the applicant shall submit evidence
which is satisfactory to the Planning Board, that no
existing structure can accommodate the applicant's
antenna (s) .

D - Cooperation: An applicant proposing to build a new
tower shall submit a binding agreement which provides for
the maximum allowance of antenna co-location on the new
structure. This agreement shall obligate the applicant to
supply antenna co-location for reasonable fees and costs to
other telecommunications providers. Failure to provide an
agreement that is satisfactory to the Planning Board is
grounds for denial .

E - A Bond shall be submitted by the applicant to cover the
costs of tower removal in the case of abandonment. The
applicant shall submit a written agreement, the terms of
which are to be satisfactory to the Town of Seabrook, which
governs the bond.

F - Abandoned Telecommunications Facilities are those which
have not operated for a period of twelve consecutive
months . "

Article 6: On petition of Lorraine D. Fogg and twenty-nine (29)
other legal voters of the town: "Are you in favor of amending the
town zoning ordinance by increasing the area of the commercial zone
which now extends 500 feet from the corner of Route 107 down the
westerly side of Stard Road, by increasing said commercial zone
another 1,041+- feet, for a total of 1,541+- linear feet down the
westerly side of Stard Road to the northern property boundary of land
owned by Lorraine D. Fogg, and thence northwest along said property
boundary to a depth of 850+- feet. The depth of 850+- feet to then
continue in a southwesterly direction, parallel to Stard Road, back to
the existing commercial zone."

(Recommended by Planning Board)

Article 7: Shall the provisions for voting by official ballot on
all issues before the town under RSA 40:13 be limited to election of
officers and certain other questions?

Article 8: Shall we vote to raise and appropriate as an
operating budget, not including appropriations by special warrant
articles, the amounts set forth on the budget posted with the warrant,
for the purposes set forth therein, totaling Fourteen Million Sixty-
three Thousand Two Hundred Fifty-seven ($14,063,257.00) Dollars?

3A



Should this article be defeated, the operating budget shall be
Thirteen Million Three Hundred Forty-three Thousand One Hundred
Eighty-six ($13,343,186.00) Dollars, which is the same as last year,
with certain adjustments required by previous action of the town or by
law or the governing body may hold one special meeting, in accordance
with RSA 40:13, X and XVI, to _ake up the issue of a revised operating
budget only.

Article 9: Shall we adopt an exemption for the disabled? The
exemption, based on assessed value, for qualified taxpayers shall be
$20,000.00. To qualify, the person must have been a New Hampshire
resident for at least 5 years and own and occupy the real estate
individually or jointly, or if the real estate is owned by a spouse,
they must have been married for at least 5 years. In addition, the
taxpayer must have a net income of not more than $15,000.00 or, if
married, a combined net income of not more than $25,000.00; and own
net assets not in excess of $70,000.00 excluding the value of the
person's residence.

Article 10: Shall we adopt the provisions of RSA 154:1, I (b) ,
relative to the organization of the fire department in that the "fire
chief be appointed by the local governing body, or by the town or city
manager, if any, with firefighters appointed by the local governing
body or manager, upon recommendation of the fire chief." Said
appointments to be based on qualifications set by recognized
standards. This article to take effect one (1) year from passage.
Should this article be voted in the affirmative, the term of office
for the fire chief elected in 1998 shall expire in one year.

Article 11: To see if the town will vote to authorize the board
of selectmen to establish ambulance fees based on insurance
reimbursement or Medicare allowance and to establish a waiver system
that protects those unable to pay through a reduction in
the bill or full abatement. Ambulance service will still be provided
in all emergency situations.

Article 12: To see if the town will vote to establish a Capital
Reserve Fund under the provisions of RSA 35:1 for the purpose of
purchasing an ambulance; and to authorize indefinitely the town
treasurer to transfer all ambulance fees collected into said fund at
the end of each fiscal year.

Article 13 : To see if the town will vote to adopt the following
ordinance to regulate transactions of a pawn shop nature and, upon
adoption, add the ordinance to the Code of the Town of Seabrook,


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