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Manager. Those wishing to examine the audited financials may do so at
Town Hall.

I would like to thank Paul Stewart Property Management for the
skill and extra help they have given us during this hectic phase. We
were able to save considerable costs by utilizing the same
architectural firm of Curtis, Walter and Stewart. Our construction
team lead by Allied Construction Inc., has provided expertise and
cost cutting innovations that has meant cost saving to the taxpayer
without compromising quality.



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I would also like to take a moment to introduce you to Paul
Essigmann. Paul has lived in Seabrook Beach for many years and has
served as a part-time clerk of the works for the new building and
part-time maintenance man for the original building. Paul will be in
charge, full time of all 80 units as maintenance director once
completion and occupancy has occurred of the new building. Paul is
well versed in all phases of construction and repair.

It has been a pleasure working with my fellow Housing Authority
members; Paul M. Kelley, Oliver Fowler, Representative Patricia
O'Keefe, and Richard Donahue.

I would like to thank the Board of Selectmen, the Town Manager
and all those town employees and residents for their help and support
through the years .

In closing I would like to give a special thanks to the
residents of Seabrook whose vision and generosity has made this new
facility possible. Thank you!

Respectfully submitted.



Frederick Moulton, Jr., Chairman
Paul M. Kelley, Vice Chairman
Patricia O'Keefe, Treasurer
Oliver Fowler, Member
Richard Donahue, Member



WELFARE DEPARTMENT REPORT - 1999

For the fiscal year 1999, the Town's welfare department spent a
total of $62,774, $12,168 more than 1998. A total of 82 families
were assisted in 1999, and the Town has recovered $577.50 through
promissory notes, assignments, court actions, and liens, and
$22601.72 has been worked off by recipients through the Town's
Workfare Program.

Although the economy appears to be good, there continues to be.
an increase in the number of working poor families. This combined
with the increase in rental costs and lack of available housing has
caused a continued increase in the amount of assistance required. As
usual we continue to assist many cases while awaiting disability
awards .

Respectfully submitted,
Deirdre L. Greene
Welfare Administrator

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1999 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SEABROOK RECREATION COMMISSION
The 1999 members of the Seabrook Recreation Commission: Vernon Small, Chairman; Ohver Carter Jr..
Selectman & Vice Chairman; Shelly Carter, Secretary; Rosemary Fowler, Parks Department; Susan
Foote, Planning Board; Sheryl Maltais (resigned 4 1), Ralph Marshall (end of term 4/1), Charlotte Dow,
and Salvatore Riibera. The Full-time Staff: Sandra Beaudoin, Director of Recreation; Brett Simmons ,
Assistant Director (started 6/22/99); Frances Eaton, Secretary afid Clyde Eaton, Community Center
Custodian .

CILANGES IN 1999
This was the second full year of charging small user fees for structured programs. Efforts are being made
to gradually implement user fees, so that the burden of program costs will shift primarily to the program
user's responsibility 20 years from now and the smaller portion be subsidized by the taxes. Our fees and
charges are still unusually low, when compared to recreation departments in the surrounding
communities. Currently cost range from 60 cents to $1 .20 per class for youth and resident aduhs. Non-
residents pay guest & program fees from 1 .00 to 2.50 per class, which is still a deal. Our summer camp
costs range from $1 .70 to $3.00 per day. In summary a fee schedule is planned to include very gradual
increases over 25 years, at which time Seabrook fees could be similar to other communities.

During 1 999, the staff began searching for specialized software for the computers at the Community
Center to help the recreation department with registrations and programming. We narrowed our search
down to Vermont Systems. They supplied us with an activities program from Rec Trac on the office
computers. This will increase our efficiency with registrations, developing class roster, supplying detail
receipts and more. Future plans include adding other trac modules on I.D. Card processing, facilities
scheduling and league scheduling. All programs will link and save time.

In 1999, the major repairs to the Community Center included replacing the east hallway tile floor,
replacing carpeting in the lobby area and reinforcing hallway walls in the south corridor. Work is needed
on all flat roof areas and not enough funds were available to cover repairs. We have experienced water
damage in heavy rain periods, due the existing problems. Plans are to secure enough funds to fix the
remainder of the problems during 2000. Repairing the parking lot had to be postponed to this spring

SUMMER CAMPS/ENROLLEMENT AND YEAR

154/1992 155/1993 187/1994 235/1995 264/1996 251/1997 171/1998 151/1999

TOTAL ID. CARDS ISSUED SINCE 1984 : 3,681(81 new people 1999)

NUMBER OF DAYS CENTER WAS OPEN: 296 /1 999

The following displays the different types of Special Events held throughout the year. The Special events
are listed with the lowest and highest event attendance during 1999. Majority are listed.

SPECIAL EVENTS 1 Halloween Party 275

14 Roller-skates 20-128 1 Ski/Tubing Trip/Gunstock 26

5 Youth Dances/Mixer 98-120 1 Ice Skating Trip 14

10 Teen Dances 71-154 1 Easter Egg Hunt 181

1 Youth Christmas Party 320 1 Overnight Plus 48

(210 children had photos taken w/Santa) 6 Summer Camp Trips 30-80

1 Bowling Trip 14 1 Little & Miss Seabrook Pageant 261

1 Beanie Babies Party 9 1 Jr. Miss Seabrook Pageant 169

54+ Basketball League Games 50-250 1 Old Home Day Slide Show 1 50

1 Boston Bruins 44 1 Seabrook Lions Patriot Essay Contest 5

1 Disney on Ice Show 44 1 Senior Citizen Day over 200

1 Sports Banquet/Basketball 380 2 February Vacation Trips, Movies & Ceramics 20

2 Cheerleaders Banquets over 50 and more

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OTHER COMMUNITY CENTER USAGE : Over 37 different local groups used the SCC in 1999 for
meetings, training, flind raising and recreation, including health agencies, school, voting, businesses,
scouts, union meetings, company Christmas parties, public meetings, civic & booster clubs and leagues.

1999 SEABROOK OLD HOME DAYS
The 1999 Seabrook Old Home Days were again a success, but dampened by a little rain. The event
kicked off with postponed fireworks at the Seabrook Elementary School and slide show at the Community
Center on Monday, August 16 . A new Family Night was held at Governor Weare Park and was attended
by approximately 500 people. The night was a success filled with fun, contests, food and entertainment.
The 19''' annual Miss Seabrook Contest was held on Thursday, August Is"' where over 261 people
witnessed Emily Smith being crowned Miss Seabrook. The 4th Little Miss Seabrook, Kayla O'Neill, was
also crowned that night. On the following night, Kristin Crossland was crowned Jr. Miss Seabrook. On
Saturday, August 20* local non-profit groups, town departments and others provided food, crafts,
contests, entertainment and more. This year's event was held at the Seabrook Dog Track. ''Almost
Cowboys" entertained a few diehard country western fans. New activities included the flea market, open
air services, beer tent, car rally and more. Approximately twenty-five attended the Seabrook Lions Club
OHD Turkey Shoot on Sunday, August 21^ at the Route 107 wells firing range. A few cars showed up on
Sunday at the Dog Track for a car rally, but the weather kept many away. This year's event was from
Monday thru Sunday. The 1999 Old Home Day Committee included representation from the Seabrook
Dog Track, Seabrook Station, Seabrook Recreation Commission and Department. They were Barbara
Farragher, Ken Clapp, Joe Hume, Bob Linnehan, Fred Sullivan, OUie Carter, Jim Martin, Shelly Carter,
Sue Foote, Sandy Beaudoin, and Tom Sherman. Thanks to all of the above a new day was developed.
Anyone interested in helping with this year's Old Home Days, please contact the Seabrook Recreation
Department, 474-5746.

SEABROOK YOUTH SPORTS COUNCIL
The Youth Sports Council has been very active enhancing youth sports guidelines and opportunities in
conjunction with the recreation department during 1999. The council has assisted in developing coaches,
parent/player standards and more. Representatives during 1999 included Jim Demars/Baseball, Michelle
Heywood/Cheerleading, Maria Brown/Cheerleading(effective in the fall) Oliver Carter,Jr./Selectman,
Tamya Cody/Parent/Secretary, John Evans/Football, John Sheehan/Basketball, Dave Marcotte/Basketball
(effective in Oct.), Mike Fowler/Soccer, Derek Griggs/Community, Jim Deshaies/PoUce Department and
Recreation Staff. Sandy Beaudoin assisted the group until Brett Simmons the Assistant Recreation started
at the end of June. Currently the Sports Council is planning sign-up dates, policies & procedures, funding
guidelines, budget preparations, training (NYSCA), sport handbook and etc.

CSPONSORS IN 1999C
Seacoast Coca-Cola Bottling Co. continues to be the leader in supporting youth & teen programs. During
1999, the company provided beverage products, prizes and $1,500 in sponsorships. Other sponsors
included Local businesses: Seabrook Station; Diamond Paving; Carter's Priority Printing; Shamrock
Paving; Seabrook Shellfish; Seabrook Permanent Fire Fighters; F.O.R.S.; First and Ocean Savings,
Dexter Hysol; Dunkin Donuts; Shaw's and McDonalds.

1999 Volunteer of the Year Award recipient "John Evans"- presented at Family Night-Old Home Days

In conclusion, the commission and department staff appreciatively extends a special thanks to all those
volunteers who shared their time and put forth much effort for the youth of Seabrook during 1999. Local
volunteers were responsible for coaching over 44 sports teams for youth & teens.

Respectfully submitted,
Seabrook Recreation
Commission and Staff

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FIRE CHIEF'S - ANNUAL REPORT 1999

The Seabrook Fire Department has had a very busy 1999. Due to
the good relations we are now having with our surrounding towns, we
have responded to an unusual amount of mutual aid calls. The
ambulance service also had a very busy year. The department is
continuing to up-grade its training and equipment to provide the very
best and up-to-date ambulance and fire service possible. I would like
to thank the residents of Seabrook and hope that they will continue
to support our efforts. I would also like to thank the complete
staff of the fire department for their extreme efforts and dedication
in making this one of the best departments in the seacoast area.

In closing, I wish to personally thank those of you that helped
me through these last eight months. As you know, due to the
resignation of the past fire chief, I was appointed in May 1999. I am
grateful to have had the opportunity to prove that I am qualified to
perform the duties of fire chief.

It has been my pleasure to serve you; I hope you will allow me
the privilege to continue.

Respectfully submitted,
Keith A. Sanborn
Fire Chief

FIRE DEPARTMENT - ANNUAL REPORT 1999

The Town is growing at a fast pace; therefore, the Fire Department has had a very busy
1999. Activities for the past year are as follows:

Fire Incidents

Structure Fires 22 Outside of Structure Fires 04

Vehicle Fires 15 Tree, Brush, Grass Fires 40

Refuse Fires 04 Explosion - No Fire 01

Outside Spill-W/Fire 02 Air Gas Rupture 07

Emergency Medical Calls 57 6 Lock-Ins 01

Excessive Heat 02 Spill, Leak No Fire 21

Extrication 02 Power Line Down 05

Arcing, Shorted Elec. Equip 09 Lock-Out 02

Smoke Removal 02 Assist Police 01

Unauthorized Burn 07 Smoke Scare 13

Control Burn 06 Vicinity Alarm 07

Steam, Gas 03 Malicious False 05

Bomb Scare 03 System Malfunction 49

Unintentional False 31

Still Alarms - 807

Box Alarms - 33

Total = 840

Ambulance Responses

Exeter Hospital 236 Anna Jacques 311

Portsmouth Hospital 73 No Transports 75

Refusals 39

Total 734

Blood Pressure/Walk-Ins 560

Burning Permits 67 TOTAL SERVICES = 2,804

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SEABROOK LIBRARY - ANNUAL TOWN REPORT - 19 9 9

"The mission of the Seabrook Library is to ensure that the people
of the Town of Seabrook, New Hampshire, have the right and means to
free and open access to information and ideas which are fundamental to
a democracy. The Library will protect intellectual freedom, promote
literacy, encourage lifelong learning and provide library materials,
information services and a place for community activities." So states
the document which guides all of our operations. It's good reading -
stop in sometime and read the whole thing.

The year nineteen ninety-nine saw the Library working hard to
fulfill its mission, and to simultaneously fend off any Y2K-related
problems. All that effort so far seems to have been fairly successful
although the year's circulation figure (the number of items loaned) is
currently in some doubt due to a major computer malfunction. Customers
passing through our doors numbered 49,687 for the year and the number
of cardholders now stands at 2,998.

Computer time, once again, was in high demand at the Library.
Lessons on surfing the Internet continued to be offered at various
times throughout the year to those interested and proved to be very
popular. The public access computers were kept busy by adults and
young people alike - indeed, waiting lines were often the norm.

The Library's website received a new, updated look. The address
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 the spring they held an extremely popular Plant
Sale. Also, in July, the Friends directed a craft program for
children. Special thanks are due to Friends Terry Amato, Denise
Favaloro and Karen Luxton for all of their organizational efforts. And
of course a big thanks go to all of the rest of the Friends as well -
some of whom helped provide refreshments at various programs. Adult
programming included a variety of diverse subjects such as CPR
classes, financial planning, how to find money for your child's
college education, and "Finding Your Roots" - a program on how to do
genealogical research given by Judith Kimball.

Additionally, the year 1999 saw Herb Ludeke, Pat Mason and
Beatrice Townsend join the Library as volunteers. Together they put
back on the shelves much of what the public returned to the Library
after use - and a large thank you is owed to all three for the
generous giving of their time and energy.

The Library's Young Adult Department experienced a quiet year due
to the resignation of Lesley Gaudreau . Her position was filled by

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William Thayer. There are big plans for this age group for the coming
year. Watch the papers for more details as the year progresses.

The Children's Room held two successful summer reading programs
entitled "Treasure Readers" for grades 1-4, "Story Seekers" for ages
1 1/2 - 6. Special events for children included performances by
puppeteer Martha Dana, long-time local favorite Papa Joe, Marcus Gale,
Lesley Smith, Steve Blunt and magician BJ Hickman. Program topics
included: learning sign language with Kathy Ivey, and reptiles and
amphibians with Verna Jungels of the Audubon Society.

In March, Norman H. Brown was re-elected to the Board of
Trustees. The other Board members are Mark S. Eaton and Eric N. Small.

The Seabrook Library is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from
noon until 8:00 PM; on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM until 6:00
PM; and on Saturdays from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM . Telephone: 603-474-
2044; Fax: 603-474-183 5; e-mail/Internet: oceanOseabrook . lib . nh.us .
Visit - in person or on-line, call, fax, write us - e-mail or snail
mail. Join your friends and neighbors in using and enjoying your
public Library.

Respectfully submitted,
Elizabeth G. Heath,
Director



INCOME

Town of Seabrook

NH Charitable Found. Interest

Interest - Bank Accounts

Copier

Memorial Gifts, Donations

Non-Resident Fees

Sale Books

Lost/Damaged Replacement

"Conscience" - Fines

Donations to Children's Programming

Other

Totals

SUMMARY

Town Appropriation 1999
Expenses 1999



Balance 1/1/99

Other Income (non appropriation) 1999

Expended, 1999

Balance 12/31/99





EXPENSES




354,754.00


Payroll


162,613.37


2,129.79


Office Supplies


4,055.95


2,425.52


Telephone


3,102,80


616.06


Books/Subscriptions


35,003.63


1,317.00


Computer Supplies


23.232.05


220.00


Copier Supplies


0.00


824.35


Postage


1,922.63


271.77


Dues/Memberships


1,470.00


376.08


Tuition/Education


889.60


1,625.00


Meetings/Conferences


1,553.45


3,078.22


Fuel Oil


4,557.90


367,637.79


Electricity


15,994.50




New Equipment


1,675.93




Equipment Maintenance


7,787.65


354,754.00


Building Maintenance


8,096.62


354,754.00


Grounds Maintenance


110.00




Printing


1,043.30




Other Contract Services


40,918.54


22,053.36


Other Professional Services


2,972,15


12,883.79


Custodial Services


20,391,58


354,754.00


Committed -books, computer supplies


17,362.35


52,299.50


Totals


354,754.00



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SEABROOK BEACH VILLAGE DISTRICT - ANNUAL REPORT 1999

The year just completed has been one of substantial progress for
the Beach Village District.

With the overwhelming support of the voters at the annual
district meeting in April, a new computer and appropriate software
have been purchased, air-conditioning has been installed in the
occupied sections of the precinct building, and new windows have been
placed in the Warren West section of the precinct building.

Further improvements to the "physical" plant will include the
construction of an entranceway to the hair salon and the refurbishing
of the side entry to the Warren West building.

Late in the year the "middle" section of the building was rented
and will be occupied beginning in January.

More importantly, however, the residents of the district have
become active on a variety of issues, and the town leaders are
clearly noticing their spirited involvement on current issues.

The people made their feelings known on such topics as proposed
changes to the district boundaries, the loss of the extra rubbish
pick-up during the summer months, and parking problems at the beach.

Now that the sewer project is just about totally completed,
construction and renovation continues at a brisk pace.

Thankfully, problems associated with this activity have been
kept to a minimum through the efforts of Mr. Jason Page, District
Building Inspector, and the members of our zoning board of adjustment
chaired by Mr. Henry Therriault.

We wish to thank all residents for their support during this
past year and we look forward to continued development and progress
in the year 2000.



District Commissioners



Respectfully submitted,

Marion Kinlock
Richard Maguire
Thomas Pike



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REPORT OF THE POLICE CHIEF - 1999

First and foremost we would like to thank the residents of
Seabrook for voting in the affirmative for the 1999 operating budget.
With its passage we were able to complete some projects that we had
to eliminate or cut back in previous years.

We have been very lucky in the past year, as our major crime
rate has only slightly increased. We attribute this to our continued
presence within the community but most importantly to you, the
residents, cooperating with us, the police. Many crimes have been
either prevented or solved by the alertness of residents that have
observed and call the emergency business or crime line.

With the hiring of a new custodian Raymond Hill, we are now
getting the police station and its grounds cleaned up properly. We
had been without one for approximately two years and part time help
was just getting us along, not maintaining the station.

We are working with school officials on implementing an
emergency plan for any unusual event that may happen. It seems that
the whole country is upgrading security and we think that we are
taking the lead here on the seacoast.

Again, all members of the Seabrook Police Department thank the
residents for all of their assistance in the past year and ask that
it continue into the new millennium. We will continue to provide
professional service to the commiunity.

Respectfully submitted,
Paul C. Cronin
Chief of Police

POLICE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS - ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 1999



JUVENILE


1998


1999


ANIMAL


1999


Abuse


07


13


Dog Complaints


344


Delinquency


64


49


Other Animal


262


Neglect


07


04


Dogs Picked Up


57


Sexual Assault


13


13


Animals to Kennel


09


Child Pornography


00


00


Animals Destroyed


63


C.H.I.N.S.


18


15


Animal Bites


28


Runaway /Mis sing


18


42


Warnings Issued


94


Police Intervention


84


97


Summonses Issued


04


New Cases Handled


64


58


Cruelty Cases


11








Animals Killed by Dogs


02


Total Cases Handled


275


291


Total Monies


$670.00



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Police Statistics (Cont.)



CASE DESCRIPTIONS


1999
Case


Case
Clear


PROSECUTION


1998


1999


Assault on Officer


05


05


Cases presented to Court


2090


1955


Sexual Assault


13


11


Found Guilty


1290


1046


Assault


94


95


Found Not Guilty


07


05


Criminal Contempt


10


10


Pled NG,Set for Trial


319


303


Criminal Threaten


74


72


Cont. to another Date


176


270


Criminal Trespass


17


16


Defaulted


95


111


Bomb Threat


01


01


Nol Pressed


77


67


Domestics


320


320


Dismissed


04


15


Harassment


53


52


Cont. without Finding


58


53


Phone Harassment


56


45


Miscellaneous Hearings


47


27


Prostitution


02


02


Probable Cause Hearing


s


06


33


Missing Persons


44


44


Extradition Hearings


09


06


Firearms Incidents


03


03


Grand Jury Indictments


30


33


Lewd/Indecent Acts


05


05


Under Advisement


02


03


Stalking


06


06








Attempted Suicide


22


22








Suicide


02


02


57 Intelligence Report


s






Untimely Deaths


12


12


Were generated. Over 60%






Wiretap /Eavesdrop


02


02


Of those were Drug






Witness Tampering


04


04


Related.






Drug Related


21


17








PROPERTY STATISTICS


OFFENSE


NUMBER


AMOUNT LOST


AMOUNT RECOVERED


Arson


03






Bad Checks (Felony)


12


$28,156.00




$3,270.


30


Burglary


39


78,698.00




6,045.


00


Forgery/Fraud


14


22,189.00




533.


DO


Recovered Property


56






4,270.


00


Robbery


00






Theft


286


124,475.00




32,957.


00


Theft of M/Vehicle


36


193,396.00




156,100.


DO


Criminal Mischief


165


25,903.00




885.


DO


Lost/Found


25


2,188.00




2,402.


DO










Total Loss/Recovery


636


475,005.00




206,462.


DO










Total Cases for
1999: 8947









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BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT - ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 1999

The Zoning Board of Adjustment was very busy during 1999 with 23
cases presented to be heard.

During the year. Zoning Board Members also attended the NH Law
Lecture Series and various other seminars to remain current in
the ever-changing laws and recent court cases which affect our
community's land use and rulings on zoning adjustments within
Seabrook.

The board members wish to acknowledge the time and dedication
that Allen Eaton devoted to the Zoning Board this year. Mr.
Eaton was forced to resign as a result of a job reassignment.
The board welcomes new members, Clyde Eaton and Dr. Peter
Fowler .

All board members donate their time and efforts to these non-pay
positions and serve the Town well.

Respectfully submitted,

Henry Therriault, Chairman Clyde Eaton

Dr. Robert Lebold, Vice-Chairman Dr. Peter Fowler

Lucille Moulton, Clerk Phil Reed
Jo-Anne Page, Secretary

BUDGET COMMITTEE - ANNUAL REPORT 1999

Another year has come and gone. In early November the Budget
Committee started weekly budget sessions to look at all
department budgets for the upcoming year. It is the task of the
Budget Committee to make sure departments bring forward factual


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