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department and information on this project will be sent to all property
owners in the aquifer zones west of Route 95 this year.

Junk cars and trash continue to be an on-going problem. Hopefully the

property maintenance code put forward by the Board of Selectmen will

clarify and make these nuisance regulations enforceable if approved by
the voters this year.

I would like to remind all pet owners to keep their animal rabies shots
up-to-date. More rabid animals were found in the area this year.

BUSINESSES INSPECTED AND LICENSED

Restaurants & Take Out Stands 41

Stores & Markets 19

Motels & Inns 04

Beauty Parlors 09

Tattoo Parlors 07

Mobile Food Vendors 06

Tattoo Artist Licenses 25

COMPLAINTS - INVESTIGATIONS - INSPECTIONS

Sewage Related Complaints 51

Complaints of Unsanitary & Unsafe Living

Conditions 13

Trash Related Complaints 25

Miscellaneous Health Related Complaints 39

Animal Bites 36

Day Care & Foster Homes Inspected 03

Cease & Desist Citations Issued 07



Respectfully Submitted
Robert S. Moore
Health Officer



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SEABROOK LIBRARY - ANNUAL TOWN REPORT - 1998

The year nineteen ninety-eight saw library use increase
dramatically. Circulation, or the number of items loaned, climbed to a
record 38,691 - an increase over the previous year's figure of 23%!
The number of cardholders now stands at 2,281 (re-registration began
in July of 1997) .

Computers remained a top draw for the Library. Lessons on surfing
the Internet were again offered throughout the year to those
interested and proved to be very popular. The public access computers
were again kept busy by adults and young people alike - indeed,
waiting lines were often the norm.

The Library got its website up and running with the help of
staffer Lesley Gaudreau and Jennifer Pineo, a Seabrook student at
Winnacunnet High School. The URL is: http://www.seabrook.lib.nh.us -
give it a try!

During the year, several ongoing programs were continued such as
weekly story hours for children and the monthly Book Discussion Group
for adults. The Friends of the Library again sold the ever-popular
glow necklaces during the fireworks display at Seabrook 's Old Home
Days in August and in May they held an extremely popular Plant Sale.
Also, in July, the Friends directed a craft program for children.
Thanks are due to Friends Terry Amato, Denise Favaloro and Karen
Luxton for all of their organizational efforts in these regards. And
of course a big thanks to all of the rest of the Friends, as well.

Adult programming included: Herbs, with Seabrook ' s own Susan
Foote; Salt Water Fly Fishing with Allan Butler, Jr.; Yoga with
Barbara Kizner; Basketwaking with Sally Watkins, also a local
resident; and, back by popular demand, a program for parents and
caregivers on teaching children how to safely surf the Internet, given
by the Library staff.

Additionally, the year 1998 saw Beverly Cunningham join the
Library staff, replacing Jennifer Haven as part-time Adult Services
Librarian, who currently concentrates her efforts in the Reference and
Circulation departments. Nettie Hartwick also joined the Library
staff as a volunteer. Nettie puts away, back on the shelves, much of
what the public returns to the Library after use - and a large thank
you is owed to Nettie for the generous giving of her time and energy.

The Library's Young Adult Department was also busy. YAs have been
checking out more library materials than ever before. Summer's Click
on Summer was very popular as were the many other offerings such as
Make Your Own Web Page; Link Up @ The Library which was held in
conjunction with a national campaign by the American Library
Association; and a three-part HTML class. Other perennially popular
programs were also held such as Mystery Night and an afternoon film
series .

The Children's Room held two successful summer reading programs
entitled Live Free & Read for grades 1-4, and STAR - Summer Time And
Reading for ages 3 - 6 . Special events for children included puppeteer
Martha Dana, long-time local favorite Papa Joe, and Todd Wellington -
professional silly person. Program topics included rainforest
creatures, origami - a workshop with Jane Eslinger, and mammals - with
the Audubon Society.

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The State of New Hampshire
Town of Seabrook



Town Warrant

and
Town Budget

for 1999



THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

TOWN OF SEABROOK

TOWN WARRANT FOR 1999

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 4th, 1999, at 7:00 o'clock in the evening to participate in
the first session of the 1999 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 9, 1999, 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 9, 1999, 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) Moderator for a
term of one (1) year, to fill a vacancy expiring in 2000; one Town
Clerk for a term of three (3) years; one Treasurer for a term of three
(3) 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 two

(2) years; one (1) member of the Budget Committee 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) 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 the Zoning
Ordinance, as proposed by the Planning Board, as follows:

-Add the following to Article XIII (Wetlands) of the Zoning
Ordinance :

C - Setbacks: Buildings and paved parking lots shall be no
closer than ten feet to wetlands.

D - Vegetation: No natural herbaceous vegetation and no
more than 50% of tree, saplings, or shrubs shall be removed
from wetlands. Vegetation shall only be removed during the
dry season or when the ground is frozen.

-Add a new line in Article VI under "Minimum Setbacks" (in every
zoning district as follows: From wetlands: 10'; and



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-Move Section E ("Ponds & Streams") from Zoning Article IX to
Zoning Article XIII.

Article 3: On petition of Lorraine D. Fogg and thirty-nine (39)
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 West
side of Stard Road, another 1,050 feet+-, for a total of 1,550 linear
feet+- to the Northern property boundary of land owned by Lorraine D.
Fogg, and thence Northwest along said property line to a depth of 850
feet. The depth of 850 feet to then continue Southwest, parallel to
Stard Road, back to the existing commercial zone."

(Recommended by Planning Board)

Article 4: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate
the sum of Two Million Eight Hundred Thousand ($2,800,000.00) Dollars
for the construction and original equipping of a forty (40) unit
expansion of the elderly housing facility. This will be a non-lapsing
account per RSA 32:7, VI and shall not lapse until the project is
completed or in three (3) years. The selectmen and the budget
committee recommend this appropriation. (Majority vote required.)

Article 5: To see if the town will vote to forgive repayment by
the Seabrook Housing Authority of the $250,000.00 promissory note as
approved under Article 40 of the 1983 Town Meeting. The selectmen
recommend this action.

Article 6: 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 Forty
Thousand Two Hundred Sixty-one ($14,040,261.00) Dollars? Should this
article be defeated, the operating budget shall be Thirteen Million
Six Hundred Eighty-three Thousand Eight Hundred Ninety-two
($13,683,892.00) 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 take up the issue of a revised operating budget
only. The selectmen and the budget committee recommend this
appropriation .

Article 7: To see if the town will vote to authorize the board
of selectmen to sell at public auction or by advertised sealed bids
such town property as is no longer used by the town with sale
conditional upon restrictions satisfactory to the town.

Article 8: 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."



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Article 9: To see if the town will vote to adopt by reference
the provisions of "The International Property Maintenance Code, First
Edition, 1998" as published by the Building Officials and Code
Administrators International, Inc., the International Conference of
Building Officials, and the Southern Building Code Congress
International, Inc., as an enforceable regulation governing existing
structures and premises within the Town of Seabrook . Copies of this
вАҐ regulation, which may be referred to as the Property Maintenance Code,
are available for public review at the town office building in the
offices of the town clerk, code enforcement officer and town manager.

Article 10: Shall we adopt the provisions of RSA 31:95-c to
restrict Three ($3.00) Dollars of revenues from each vehicle
registration to expenditures for the purpose of highway maintenance?
Such revenues and expenditures shall be accounted for in a special
revenue fund to be known as the Transportation Improvement Fund,
separate from the general fund. Any surplus in said fund shall not be
deemed part of the general fund accumulated surplus and shall be
expended only after a vote by the legislative body to appropriate a
specific amount from said fund for a specific purpose related to the
purpose of the fund or source of the revenue .

Article 11: To see if the town will vote to authorize the
transfer of the non-resident ambulance fee revenue, Five Thousand
Eight Hundred ($5,800.00) Dollars, into the capital reserve account
approved at town meeting under Article 12 on March 10, 1998. This sum
represents the amount collected from non-resident ambulance fees in
the fiscal year 1998. The selectmen and the budget committee
recommend this appropriation. (Majority vote required.)

Article 12: To see if the town will vote to establish a non-
capital reserve fund pursuant to RSA 35:l-c for the purpose of
stabilizing the tax rate of the town in the context of the fixed and
declining life of the Seabrook Nuclear Power Station. This shall be a
non-lapsing account pursuant to RSA 32:7 II and may be funded either
by transfers from surplus or by appropriations. This non-capital
reserve fund may be expended only for specific public purposes stated
in the DRA MS- 7 form of the town for the year such expenditure is
authorized by town meeting provided, however, that that this fund may
not be expended for the repayment of loans or retirement of debt as
defined by RSA 33:2. The selectmen recommend this article. (Majority
vote required.)

Article 13: To see if the Town of Seabrook will vote to
implement the recommendations contained in the Fact Finder's Report in
the matter of the Fact Finding between the Town of Seabrook and the
Seabrook Employee's Association dated July 1, 1998, which calls for
the following increases in the salary and benefits:

Year Amount

1998 $32,986.67

1999 $77,761.28

2000 $46,632.00



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And further, to raise and appropriate the sum of One Hundred Ten
Thousand Seven Hundred Forty-seven ($110,747.00) Dollars for the 1999
fiscal year, said sum representing the additional cost attributable to
the increase in salary and benefits over those paid in the prior
fiscal year for the contract years 1998 and 1999. The selectmen and
the budget committee recommend this appropriation. (Majority vote
required) .

Article 14: To see if the Town of Seabrook will vote to
implement the recommendations contained in the Fact Finder's Report in
the matter of the Fact Finding between the Town of Seabrook and the
Seabrook Permanent Fire Fighters Association dated December 20, 1998,
which calls for the following increases in salary and benefits:

Year Amount

1999 $44,724.33

2000 $ 8,233.00

2001 $ 8,233.00

And further, to raise and appropriate the sum of Forty- four Thousand
Seven Hundred Twenty-four ($44,724.00) Dollars for the 1999 fiscal
year, said sum representing the additional cost attributable to the
increase in salary and benefits over those paid in the prior fiscal
year for the contract year 1999. The selectmen and the budget
committee do not recommend this appropriation. (Majority vote
required) .

Article 15: To see if the Town of Seabrook will vote to
implement the recommendations contained in the Fact Finder's Report in
the matter of the Fact Finding between the Town of Seabrook and the
Seabrook Supervisory Employee's Association dated January 16, 1999,
which calls for the following increases in salary and benefits:

Year Amount

1998 $15,438.00

1999 $32,524.00

2000 $17,597.00

And further, to raise and appropriate the sum of Forty- seven Thousand
Nine Hundred Sixty-two ($47,962.00) Dollars for the fiscal year 1999,
said sum representing the additional cost attributable to the increase
in salary and benefits over those paid in the prior fiscal year for
the contract years 1998 and 1999. The selectmen and the budget
committee recommend this appropriation. (Majority vote required) .

Article 16: To see if the Town of Seabrook will vote the cost
items included in the Collective Bargaining Agreement reached between
the Town of Seabrook Board of Selectmen and the Seabrook Police
Association dated January 13, 1999, which calls for the following
increases in salary and benefits:



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Year Amount

1998 $36,215.00

1999 $62,430.00

2000 $28,660.00

And further, to raise and appropriate the sum of Ninety-eight Thousand
Six Hundred Forty-five ($98,645.00) Dollars for the 1999 fiscal year,
said sum representing the additional costs attributable to the
increase in salary and benefits over those paid in the prior fiscal
year for the contract years 1998 and 1999. (The selectmen and the
budget committee recommend this appropriation.) (Majority vote
required) .

Article 17: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of One Hundred Eighty Thousand ($180,000.00)
Dollars to be used for revaluation of the town property assessments as
required under the New Hampshire Constitution, Part 2, Article 6.
This will be a non-lapsing account per RSA 32:7, VI and shall not
lapse until the revaluation project is completed or in two (2) years.
The selectmen and the budget committee recommend this appropriation.
(Majority vote required.)

Article 18: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of Seventy-one Thousand ($71,000.00) 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.)
This will be a non-lapsing account per RSA 32:7, VI and shall not
lapse until the cruisers are purchased and equipped or in two (2)
years . The selectmen and the budget committee recommend this
appropriation. (Majority vote required.)

Article 19: 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 a communication recording system for the
police department and to authorize the sale or trade-in of the present
system. The present system will become non-operational on January 1,
2000. This system is a critical part of the operation of the police
department. This will be a non-lapsing account per RSA 32:7, VI and
shall not lapse until the communication recording system is purchased
or in two (2) years. The selectmen and the budget committee recommend
this appropriation. (Majority vote required.)

Article 20 : To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of Twenty Thousand ($20,000.00) Dollars to
upgrade, replace computer equipment as necessary to ensure we are
compliant with the year 2000. This is a critical article that will
ensure systems are operational effective January 1, 2000. This will
be a non-lapsing account per RSA 32:7, VI and shall not lapse until
the work is completed or in two (2) years. The selectmen and the
budget committee recommend this appropriation. (Majority vote
required. )

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Article 21: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of Sixty-nine Thousand Three Hundred Sixty-seven
($69,367.00) Dollars for the cost of Seabrook ' s contribution to
seventeen (17) human service agencies in the seacoast area. A
breakdown of each human service agency's request follows. This will
be a non- lapsing account per RSA 32:7, VI and shall not lapse as to
each line item until the contributions are completed or in one (1)
year. The selectmen and the budget committee recommend Sixty-nine
Thousand Three Hundred Sixty-seven ($69,367.00) Dollars for this
appropriation. (Majority vote required.)



Human Service Agency



Board of Budget
Agency Selectmen Committee
Request Recommend Recommend



A Safe Place

AIDS Response of the Seacoast

American Red Cross

Area Homemaker Home Health

Aide Service
Crossroads
Lamprey Health Care
Retired Senior Volunteers
Richie McFarland Children's Fund
Child & Family Services (Rockingham

Counseling)
Rockingham County Community Action
Rockingham County Nutrition Program
Seacoast Big Brothers Big Sisters

of New Hampshire
Seacoast Hospice
Seacoast Links

Seacoast Mental Health Center
Seacoast Visiting Nurses
Sexual Assault Support Services
(Women's Resource Center)



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Article 22: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of Two Thousand ($2,000.00^ Dollars to the Council
on Aging to be used to continue the transportation program which
assists non-driving handicapped and/or elderly residents of Seabrook.
This will be a non- lapsing account per RSA 32:7, VI and shall not
lapse until the contribution is completed or in two (2) years. The
selectmen and the budget committee recommend this appropriation.
(Majority vote required.)

Article 23: To see if the town will vote to authorize the board
of selectmen to establish a program for televising selectmen's and
other local meetings and public information announcements through an
agreement with the local cable company, and also, to raise and
appropriate the sum of Thirty Thousand ($30,000.00) Dollars for the
purpose of purchasing and installing the necessary cable television



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equipment and training personnel to operate it. This will be a non-
lapsing account per RSA 32:7, VI and shall not lapse until the
televising program is implemented and the equipment is in operation or
in two (2) years. The selectmen and the budget committee recommend
this appropriation. (Majority vote required.)

Article 24: To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum
of Twenty Thousand ($20,000.00) Dollars as the total cost for the
purpose of a salt marsh restoration project. This will include Ten
Thousand ($10,000.00) Dollars from a 1999 Coastal Program Grant and
Ten Thousand $10,000.00) Dollars of the town's share, of which Five
Thousand ($5,000.00) Dollars, will be work-in-kind and volunteer
services and the remaining Five Thousand ($5,000.00) Dollars to be
raised through taxes. This will be a non-lapsing account per RSA
32:7, VI and shall not lapse until the 1999 project is completed or in
two (2) years. The selectmen and the budget committee recommend this
appropriation. (Majority vote required.)

Article 25: To see if the town will vote to deposit five percent
(5%) of the revenues collected pursuant to RSA 79-A (the land use
change tax) in the Conservation Fund in accordance with RSA 36-A:5 III
as authorized by RSA 79-A: 25 II.

Article 26: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of Ten Thousand ($10,000.00) Dollars for the
purchase and installation of a minimum of fifty (50) water meters.
This will allow for a study of usage to best determine a fair and
reasonable fee system. This will be a non- lapsing account per RSA
32:7, VI and shall not lapse until the water meters are purchased and
installed or in five (5) years. The selectmen recommend this
appropriation. The budget committee does not recommend this
appropriation. (Majority vote required.)

Article 27: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sura of One Hundred Fifty-seven Thousand ($157,000.00)
Dollars for the purchase of 27 acres located near well #5 off Old New
Boston Road for the developraent of additional water sources and for
the protection of our existing water supply. This will be a non-
lapsing account per RSA 32:7, VI and shall not lapse until the land is
purchased or in two (2) years. The selectmen and the budget committee
recommend this appropriation. (Majority vote required.)

Article 28: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of One Hundred Thousand ($100,000.00) Dollars for
the purpose of purchasing and implementing the first phase of a SCADA
alarm and monitoring system for the water department. This system is
critical for the proper monitoring of the system to ensure proper
pumping and chemical treatment. This will be a non-lapsing account
per RSA 32:7, VI and shall not lapse until the SCADA system is
completed or in two (2) years. The selectmen and the budget committee
recommend this appropriation. (Majority vote required.)

Article 29: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of One Hundred Eighty Thousand ($180,000.00)
Dollars to drill the permanent Riley well, install casing and pipe

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needed for final development of this new well . The tests show that
this well can pump a potential of 3 00 gallons per minute. This will
be a non-lapsing account per RSA 32:7, VI and shall not lapse until
the well is completed The selectmen and the budget committee
recommend this appropriation. (Majority vote required.)

Article 30: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of Sixty Thousand ($60,000.00) Dollars to be used
to search and test for new sources of drinking water. This warrant is
needed to ensure we continue pursuing new sources to maintain our
water system. This will be a non-lapsing account per RSA 32:7, VI and
shall not lapse until the searching and testing is completed or in two
(2) years. The selectmen and the budget committee recommend this
appropriation. (Majority vote required.)

Article 31: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of Twenty-four Thousand ($24,000.00) Dollars for
the purpose of purchasing and equipping a 3/4 ton four wheel drive
emergency service truck for the wastewater treatment plant and
collection system. This vehicle will be used to service residential
sewer stations as well as town-owned stations. There is no existing


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