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418,558.09


Encumbered from 2000


Balance 01/01/02


76,212.09


Total



202,788.27

7,429.28

6,699.25

41,777.45

15,206.81

1,685.61

1,789.00

489.00

1,929.29

8,626.10

19,452.70

9,923.53

6,958.79

5,949.67

337.47

516.50

64,576.47

4,172.44

462.95

17,787.51

418,558.09



53



SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS REPORT - 2001

The Scholarship Funds Committee met at the town office on April
25, 27, and May 1, 2001. After reviewing the applications, awards
were given to twenty-five applicants. Eight of these were presented
at awards night at the Winnacunnet High School and seventeen
recipients were notified by mail.

Respectfully submitted,

Vernon Small, Chairman
Arnold Knowles, Secretary
Everett Strangman, Member

CEMETERY RESTORATION COMMITTEE REPORT - 2001

As part of our on-going annual restoration project, the members
of the restoration committee respectfully submit the following as
completed work for the year 2001:

Methodist Cemetery, Route 1

All of the markers and monuments have been cleaned, most all of the
smaller monuments requiring repairs have been completed, there are
some larger obelisks still needing repairs, and some leveling brush
and limbs were also removed.

Hillside Cemetery, Route 1

Some work is still needed on many of the larger obelisks, such as
leveling and some new concrete foundation work to keep them from
falling over from frost heaves and sinking into the earth.

Elmwood Cemetery, Route 1

Many of the larger stone monuments received new foundations and
leveling. There are others along with the much larger obelisks still
needing attention. The entire back fence was cleaned of brush and
large over hanging tree limbs, many of which were detrimental to the
welfare of the stones below. Many broken stones were put back
together by the careful work of Roger Syphers of Syphers Monument &
Restoration Company, who has been doing a fine, commendable job in
all of our cemeteries.

Chevy Chase Cemetery, Chevy Chase Way

Received work on the stones, which were re-set from sinking into the

ground.

Janvrin Cemetery, Pine Street

Received some minor work on the stones.

Gove Cemetery, Route 1



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Received a CIRCA monument, which indicates the time in history, and
the site originated. Roger Syphers Monument Company, Hampton, NH,
donated this marker.

Town Meeting House, Route 1

Recently, during road construction on Route One, a grave was
uncovered belonging to the Gove family from many years past. It was
re-located near the fence on the south side of the Old South Meeting
House. Roger Syphers was employed to mark this grave with a
gravestone and four-granite corner post with chains making it a more
respectful and personal resting place for our departed.

Roger Syphers of Syphers Monument Company of Hampton, NH has been
doing a commendable job on the stone and site work. He has been
spending time in all of our cemeteries trying to maintain a balance
of work for each site. The committee was hoping to wind down this
project by the end of 2001; however, some of the larger work is
requiring more time and material then anticipated. The committee
respectfully reports that this project must go on further to be
completed so that it won't require large annual repairs and only
regular maintenance after completion, with exception to random acts
of nature causing unpredictable repairs in the future.

Respectfully submitted,

for the Cemetery Restoration
Committee: George W. Dow, Chairman

Committee Members: Clyde Brown, Vice Chairman

Dorothy Fitzgerald, Secretary
Roger Syphers, Associate Member



55



FIRE CHIEF'S ANNUAL REPORT - 2001

As the year 2001 comes to a close I would like to thank the
townspeople who chose me as their Fire Chief, and I am looking forward
to serving you for many years. I would like to share with you the
new upgrades and equipment that the department has accrued through the
year .

• Jaws of Life - We have purchased two Holmatro Jaws of Life. One
set is used with engine one and the other is used with the
rescue squad truck. They have been very useful with the rescue
of trapped people in vehicles and building fires.

• Thermal Imaging Camera - We have purchased a new Bullard
Thermal Imaging camera that has helped us to search for people
in building fires.

• Dispatch System Upgrade - Our 911 dispatching system has been
upgraded, which has brought us in line with the State's 911
system.

The Firefighter Phil Puppet program that I introduced this year
at the school, to preschool through the third grade was a big success.
The children were treated to a puppet show about how to prevent fires
during Fire Prevention Week at school. They also had a chance to see
first hand the town's fire truck. These children learned while having
fun on how to prevent fires. Next year I would like to introduce
Flashy the Robotic Fire Dog to the children.

We have four new fire fighters who have already proven their
worth. Marc Bibaud has been in the department for 19 months and
already a paramedic. Robert Mawson has been in the department for 17
months and can administer intravenous procedures in the ambulance.
Paul Kallio and Rayenold Perkins have been in the department for 11
months and are going to school to obtain certification in IV
administration.

I would like to congratulate fire fighter Irving Brown who has
recently retired. His long dedicated service of 22 years to the people
will be missed. We wish him the best.

As in past years our department seems to be increasing in our
number of fires and ambulance runs. We are asking you again to
support our new equipment request this year, which we feel will serve
you better

• Thermal Imaging Camera - One Bullard Thermal Imaging Camera.
This camera will be used in conjunction with our other camera
to help to detect people in building fires. It will also be a
safety measure, if a fireman who has one camera has a heart
attack or becomes disoriented we would be able to find him.

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• New Rescue Squad Truck - One New Rescue Squad Truck. This truck
will replace a 1986 small GMC rescue squad truck that is
costing the department more to maintain each year and it is two
small to carry our equipment and men. This truck provides
assists to the ambulance and firefighting operations and new
Jaws of Life.

• Defibrillators - Two sets of defibrillators. The old one will
be traded in for a new one. The old set is now obsolete, and we
cannot order new parts to keep them repaired.

In closing I would like to thank the fire personnel that
support me, the surrounding towns, all other town departments, and YOU
the townspeople for your continued support to make our Fire Department
one of the best in the seacoast area.

Respectfully Submitted,

Martin P. Janvrin
Fire Chief



FIRE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT

2001

FIRE INCIDENTS FOR THE YEAR



Arcing, Shorted, Elec. Equip 14

Smoke Removal 04

Move-up-Cover Assignment 02

Control Burn 08

Steam, Gas, mistaken for Smoke 06

Bomb Scare 02

Unintentional False 41

Steam Rupture 01

Chemical Emergency 09

Refuse Fire 03

Lock-In 01

Excessive Heat 01

Structure Fires 19

Vehicle Fires 13



Water Evacuation 02

Unauthorized Burn 12

Smoke Scare 17

Vicinity Alarm 07

Inhalator Call 05

System Malfunction 43

Assist Police 06

Air-Gas Rupture 02

Lock Out 01

Emergency Medical Calls 619

Spill, Leak, No fire 26

Power Line Down 03

Outside of Structure Fires 09
Tree, Brush, and Grass Fires 29



Still Alarms
Box Alarms
Total Incidents



905

2

907



AMBULANCE RESPONSE FOR THE YEAR



Exeter Hospital
Portsmouth Hospital
No Transport



285
46
156
Total Responses



Anna Jacques Hospital
Refusals



349
26



Blood Pressure/Walk Ins
Burning Peimiits



606
675



Total Services 3050



57



SEABROOK HOUSING AtJTHORITY - TOWN REPORT 2001

2001 was another successful year for the Seabrook Housing
Authority. Thanks to the generosity of the citizens of the Town, the
Authority celebrated the first anniversary of the completing of our
second facility - Ocean Mist - that provides forty apartment homes
for our moderate to lower income Seabrook seniors.

In August residents of Ocean Mist and Seabreeze Village were
treated to an outdoor seafood festival complete with live
entertainment. A good time was enjoyed by all despite lack of
cooperation from Mother Nature. Thank goodness for the tent!

As promised to the community, the Authority continues to operate
both of its properties without any operational financial assistance,
and yet the residents continue to enjoy rental payments based on a
percentage of income, allowing true af f ordability to these most
deserving folks.

Despite the availability of 80 apartments, the Authority's
waiting list continues to grow. At years end 43 Seabrook elderly
households are waiting for their opportunity to live in affordable
housing. We will of course continue to monitor the upward trend of
the waiting list and when and if appropriate we will seek the
guidance of the town as to increasing our capacity.

The Housing Authority audited financial statements are on file
with the Board of Selectmen and the Town Manager and are open to the
public .

As always its volunteer commissioners, Fred Moulton, Oliver
Fowler, Richard "Dick" Donahue and Representative Patricia O'Keefe,
have skillfully guided the Authority. It has been a pleasure working
with them.

I wish to thank all the town employees, elected officials, and
residents who have helped make the Seabrook Housing Authority a truly
great success and even greater asset to our citizens; without your
support we would have nothing.

Respectfully submitted,

Paul Michael Kelley
Chairman



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THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

TOWN OF SEABROOK

TOWN WARRANT FOR 2 002

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

You are hereby notified to meet in the auditorium of the Seabrook
Community Center, U.S. Route 1 (Lafayette Road), on Tuesday,
February 5, 2002, at 7:00 o'clock in the evening to participate in the
first session of the 2002 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 12, 2002, 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 12, 2002, 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 Treasurer for a term
of three (3) year's; one Town Clerk for a term of three (3) years; one
Moderator for a term of two (2) years; two (2) members of the Budget
Committee for a term of three (3) years; 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 Supervisor of the
Check List for a term of six (6) 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, by amending Table 3 in
Article XIII by subjecting Zone 5 to the same requirements that are
specified for Zones 1 and 2R.

(Recommended by the Planning Board)

Article 3: To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning
Ordinance, as proposed by the Planning Board, by adding the following
language to the beginning of paragraph D in Article XV: "In order to
ensure that wetlands remain well vegetated..." .

(Recommended by the Planning Board)

Article 4: To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning
Ordinance, as proposed by the Planning Board, by adding the following
to Article XX:

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K - Demolition of Structures: Before a structure is demolished
or removed, the owner or agent shall , if deemed necessary by the
Seabrook Building Inspector, notify all utilities having service
connections within the structure. A permit to demolish or remove
a structure shall not be issued until a release is obtained from
the utilities , stating that their respective service connections
have been removed in a safe manner. Demolition shall not
commence until after a demolition permit has been issued by the
Seabrook Building Inspector. During and after demolition, the
premises shall be maintained free from all hazardous conditions,
fences shall be erected, and the grade shall be restored.

(Recommended by the Planning Board)

Article 5: To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning
Ordinance, as proposed by the Planning Board, iiy adding the following
to Article XI :

E - Connected Dwellings: Structures that connect dwelling units
together shall enclose viable living space and shall be
architecturally consistent with the adjacent dwellings."

(Recommended by the Planning Board)

Article 6: To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning
Ordinance, as proposed by the Planning Board, by adding a footnote to
the Road Frontage Requirement in Article VI, as follows:

"Parcels dedicated for conveyance to the Town of Seabrook for
conservation purposes shall be exempt from the roadway frontage
reguirement . "

(Recommended by the Planning Board)

Article 7: 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 Eleven Million Five
Hundred Twenty-five Thousand Two Hundred Eighty-seven ($11,525,287.00)
Dollars? Should this article be defeated, the operating budget shall
be Ten Million Nine Hundred Fifty-seven Thousand Five Hundred Fifty-
three ($10,957,553.00) 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 proposed 2002 budget of $11,525,287 is $3 million
less than the 2001 budget of $14,550,738 due to the final bond
payment. The selectmen and the budget committee recommend this
appropriation.



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Article 8: 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 9: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate
the sum of Eighty-five Thousand ($85,000.00) Dollars for the purpose
of developing a town park on town-owned property located on the corner
of Route 1 and Route 107 behind the Old South Meetinghouse. The
project would include development of the entrance, site work, fence,
skateboard rink, and other park amenities. This will be a non-lapsing
account per RSA 32:7, VI and shall not lapse until the park is
developed or in two (2) years. The selectmen recommend this
appropriation. The budget committee does not recommend this
appropriation. (Majority vote required).

Article 10: To see i5 the town will vote in accordance with RSA
72:37-b to modify exemptions for the disabled, as follows: Commencing
with the 2002 tax year, shall we modify the existing exemption for the
disabled as follows? The exemption, based on assessed value, for
qualified taxpayers shall be $25,000. 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 $18,500 or, if married, a combined net income of not more than
$30,000; and own net assets not in excess of $100,000 excluding the
value of the person's residence.

Article 11: To see if the town will vote in accordance with RSA
72:39-b to modify elderly exemptions, commencing with the 2002 tax
year, as follows: Commencing with the 2002 tax year, shall we modify
the elderly exemptions from property tax in the town of Seabrook,
based on assessed value, for qualified taxpayers, to be as follows:
for a person 65 years of age up to 75 years, $45,000; for a person 75
years of age up to 80 years, $60,000; for a person 80 years of age or
older $75,000. To qualify, the person must have been a New Hampshire
resident for at least 5 years, own the real estate individually or
jointly, or if the real estate is owned by such person's spouse, they
must have been married for at least 5 years. In addition, the
taxpayer must have a net income of not more than $18,500 or, if
married, a combined net income of less than $30,000; and own net
assets not in excess of $100,000, excluding the value of the person's
residence .

Article 12: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of Fifty Thousand ($50,000.00) Dollars for the
consultant/legal costs involved with assessing the value of the power
plant and negotiating a new agreement. This will be a non-lapsing
account per RSA 32:7, VI and shall not lapse until the

consultant/legal 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 13: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of Twenty-five Thousand Eight Hundred ($25,800.00)
Dollars for the purpose of purchasing and equipping one (1) marked
patrol vehicle (replacement) . 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 14: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of Twenty-five Thousand Eight Hundred ($25,800.00)
Dollars for the purpose of purchasing and equipping one (1) marked
patrol vehicle for an added patrol vehicle. 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 15: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of Thirty-five Thousand Five Hundred Seventy-five
($35,575.00) Dollars for the purpose of purchasing and equipping one
(1) pick-up style truck with a dog kennel type cap for the use of the
animal control division and to authorize the sale or trade-in of the
existing animal control van. This will be a non-lapsing account per
RSA 32:7, VI and shall not lapse until the truck is purchased and
equipped or in two (2) years. The selectmen and the budget committee
recommend this appropriation. (Majority vote required.)

Article 16: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of Forty-six Thousand ($46,000.00) Dollars for the
purpose of purchasing and installing an 80,000 kilowatt propane
emergency generator for the police station to replace the existing
generator which is necessary for emergency operations. This will be a
non-lapsing account per RSA 32:7, VI and shall not lapse until the
generator is purchased and installed or in two (2) years. 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 Eighty-eight Thousand Eight Hundred Seventy-
seven ($88,877.00) Dollars for the cost of Seabrook' s contribution to
nineteen (19) 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 this
appropriation. (Majority vote required.)



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3,000


3,


000


3,000


2,160


2,


160


2,160


3,100


3,


100


3,100


2,800


2,


800


2,800


1,300


1,


300


1,300


2,200


2,


,200


2,200


750




750


750


27,429


27,


,429


27,429


5,434


5,


,434


5,434


3,240


3,


,240


3,240


2,000


2,


,000


2,000


3,000


3,


,000


3,000


3,795


3,


,795


3,795


13,277


13,


r277


13,277


1,517


1,


,517


1,517



Board of Budget
Agency Selectmen Committee
Human Service Agency Request Recommend Recommend

A Safe Place $ 5,625 $ 5,625 $5,625

AIDS Response of the Seacoast 2,500 2,500 2,500

American Red Cross 1,250 1,250 1,250

Area Homemaker Home Health

Aide Service 4,500 4,500 4,500

Child & Family Services (Rockingham

Counseling)
Community Diversions
Crossroads
Lamprey Health Care
Retired Senior Volunteers
Richie McFarland Children's Fund
Rockingham County Adult Tutorial
Rockingham County Community Action
Rockingham County Nutrition Program
Seacoast Big Brothers Big Sisters

Of New Hampshire
Seacoast Healthnet
Seacoast Hospice
Seacoast Mental Health Center
Seacoast Visiting Nurses
Sexual Assault Support Services
(Women's Resource Center)

$88,877 $88,877 $88,877

Article 18: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of Two Thousand Five Hundred ($2,500.00) Dollars
for the Council on Aging to be used to continue providing a
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 19: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of One Hundred Ten Thousand ($110,000.00) Dollars
for the purpose of purchasing, installing and implementing a new
computer system at the town office building. The work will consist of
a new system to handle all financial management including fixed
assets, tax billing/records, water and sewer billing, historical
documents, voters, motor vehicle registrations, payroll, welfare,
building and health records, etc. The existing 1980s software is
limited and no longer sufficient to handle our needs and support
services will discontinue within one year. This will be a non-lapsing
account per RSA 32:7, VI and shall not lapse until the computer system
is purchased, installed and implemented or in two (2) years. The
selectmen and the budget committee recommend this appropriation.
(Majority vote required) .

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Article 20: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of Ten Thousand ($10,000.00) Dollars to be used
for restoration of cemetery monuments and markers within town
cemeteries. This will be a non-lapsing account per RSA 32:7, VI and
shall not lapse unti"' the restoration project is completed or in two
(2) years. The selectmen and the budget committee recommend this
appropriation. (Majority vote required).

Article 21: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of Forty-seven Thousand Nine Hundred ($47,900.00)
Dollars for the purpose of reshaping and paving Cross Beach Road. The
work will consist of re-grading, adding gravel and paving. 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) .

Article 22: 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 paving Lower Collins Street. The work will consist of
re-grading and paving. 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.)

Article 23: To see if the town will vote to raise and
appropriate the sum of Forty Thousand ($40,000.00) Dollars for the
purpose of purchasing and equipping a combination rack/dump truck with
plow for the public works department and to authorize the sale or
trade-in of the existing 1987 rack body plow truck which has 102,881
mileage. This will be a non-lapsing account per RSA 32:7, VI and
shall not lapse until the truck is purchased and equipped or in two


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