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wall cap in the lobby was completed, finishing off the adult waiting
area very nicely. The main office receptionist work counter was
expanded into a surround work area, which made the office employees
happy with their workspace. A new piece of playground equipment
called a track-rider, was purchased and installed with money donated
by Home Depot. New drapes for the multipurpose Room were ordered and
will be installed in February or March. A 10' x 16' wood storage shed
was purchased and installed this fall, to house the Community Center
seasonal items.

The Community Center will have been in operation for 20 years during
March 2004. Due to that fact, we are newly experiencing the need for
replacements or repairs to system motors, sprinkler pipes, sewer
pipes, etc. Things in all are still very good and anything needing
attention is being addressed and fixed as they arise. Many new
people or guests using the facility are impressed when told that the
facility is 20 years old.

TOTAL I.D. CARDS ISSUED SINCE 1984 : 4,091(85 new people 2003)

NUMBER OF DAYS CENTER WAS OPEN : 299/2003

The following displays the different types of Special events held
throughout the year. The Special events list below contains the
lowest and highest event attendance during 2003.



Number held & Event Name Low-High Number held & Event Name TT

11 Roller-skating Nights 37-82 Halloween Party 135

10 Youth Dances/Mixer 25-101 All Star & Coach Basketball 175

10 Teen Dances 26-113 Breakfast w/Easter Bunny & 75

1 Youth Christmas Party 200 (Photos taken w/ the

Bunny)

(photos taken w/Santa) 99 Adopt a Grandparent Day 75

1 Basketball Tourney 4200 Annual Overnight Plus 43



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Basketball League Games 144-283 1 Sr. Citizen Christmas 111

Party
Disney on Ice Show 44 1 Lions Peace Poster Contest 1
4 Sports Banquets 80-400 Senior Citizen Day 265

Red Sox Trip 88 and more

Seabrook Recreation Department/Community Center Income for Six Years
1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003

$30,540 $32,141 $31,782 $36,418 $37,229 $41,959 $37,223

SUMMER CAMPS /YEAR AND TOTAL ENROLLMENT NUMBER
1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003

155 187 235 264 251 171 151 150 154 149 150

WEB- SITE - The Recreation Department continued to provide program and
facility information on the web. The site was designed by and is
still maintained by Amy Page of the Recreation Department. Please
visit the site at http: //townof seabrook. com/ Re creation /home . html

OTHER COMMUNITY CENTER USAGE : Over 32 different local groups used
the sec in 2003 for meetings, training, fund raising and recreation,
including health agencies, school, voting, businesses, scouts, union
meetings, company Christmas parties, public meetings, civic & booster
clubs and leagues.

James Champoux Basketball Scholarship Award - "Scott True" was

awarded the second James Champoux Basketball Scholarship Award.
Although he did not attend a basketball camp, he received various
prizes & gifts. The Coaches of the Seabrook Youth Basketball
Program chose him for this award due to his outstanding
sportsmanship .

2003 SEABROOK OLD HOME DAYS

The 2003 Seabrook Old Home Days ran from Saturday, August 9^^"^ thru
Sunday, August 17*^*^. The 6*^"^ Seabrook Lions Club Baby Pageant was the
first event held during the Old Home Days festivities with over 230
attending. The overall winners were Serena Brown and William Dow.
Around 150 attended Monday' s slide show of "Eaton Families" shown at
the Community Center by Eric Small of the Seabrook Historical
Society. The 5'^ OHD Family Night was held at Governor Weare Park on
Tuesday and was attended by over 230 people. The night continued to
be a success filled with fun, contests, food and entertainment. The
23"^^ annual Miss Seabrook Contest was held on Thursday, August 14^^^
where over 250 people witnessed Emily McComb being crowned Miss
Seabrook. The 6th Little Miss Seabrook, Marina Rae Felch, was also
crowned that same night. On the following night, Ashley Crossland
was crowned Jr. Miss Seabrook in front of over 200 spectators. On
Saturday, August 16*^"^ local non-profit groups, town departments and
others provided food, crafts, contests, entertainment and more. This
year's event was held at the Seabrook Elementary School. Local

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talent was hired again this year for the evening entertainment. The
weather interfered somewhat and the "Jameson Gang" Band had to end
early. Those that stayed through the thunderstorm enjoyed dancing
with Fernando Amato' s music. In spite of the weather, the Fireworks
Show went off as planned. On the final day, approximately 35
attended the Seabrook Lions Club OHD Turkey Shoot on Sunday, August
ll^'^ at the Route 107 wells firing range. Mike Yakine was the Turkey
Shoot's overall winner. The 2003 Old Home Day Committee included
representation from the public at large, Seabrook Recreation
Commission and Department. The representatives were Ollie Carter,
Shelly Carter, Patrick Collins, Minabell & Wayne Bowden, Jim Fuller,
Nancy Crossland, Phila Sturgis, Linda Lyons, and Sandra Beaudoin,
2003 OHD Coordinator. Thanks to all of the above people, things went
smooth. Anyone interested in helping with the 2004 Old Home Days,
please contact the Seabrook Recreation Department, 474-5746.

SEABROOK YOUTH SPORTS COUNCIL

The Youth Sports Council held a couple meetings during 2003, to
assure continuity within the youth sports programs and have an
opportunity to promote new activities in conjunction with the
Recreation Department. The 2003 council included Jim
Demars/Baseball, Randy Rogers/Football, Michelle
Heywood/Cheerleading, Oliver Carter, Jr. /Selectmen, Tarnya
Cody/Secretary, Mike Fowler/Soccer, Jim Deshaies/Community, Mike
Titone/Juvenile Officer, Bill Johnson/Martial Art, and Bill Hale &
Jim Morton/Softball. Patrick Collins was the Basketball
representative, as well as the advisor to Sports Council.

SPONSORS IN 2003

Seacoast Coca-Cola Bottling Co. continues to be our largest sponsor
supporting youth & teen programs. During, 2003, the company provided
beverage products, prizes and $1,500 in sponsorships. Other sponsors
included local businesses and Groups such as F.O.R.S., Pro-Wash,
Seabrook Station, SSEA, Diamond Paving, Seacoast Tae Kwon Do,
Amesbury Group, Chris Loisville Services, Seabrook Police
Association, Seabrook Permanent Fire Fighters, Seabrook Lions, DARE,
Walmart and McDonalds. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

2002 Volunteer of the Year Award recipient "Michelle Heywood"- was

presented with an award during the Seabrook Recreation Commission
meeting on January 8th. Michelle was active in 2002 coaching &
coordinating cheerleading teams, fund raising for basketball &
football. Thanks Michelle!

In conclusion, the commission and department staff, appreciatively

extend a special thanks to all those volunteers who shared their time

and put forth much effort for the youth of Seabrook during 2003.

Local volunteers were responsible for coaching over 51 sports teams
for youth & teens .

Respectfully siibmitted, Seabrook Recreation Commission and Staff

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SEABROOK LIBRARY - ANNUAL TOWN REPORT - 2003

The year two thousand and three turned out to be another
successful year for the Seabrook Library.

On the technology front the library got its new, free, 24/7/355
WiFi connection up and running - to rave reviews from mobile surfers.
Ongoing classes in basic computer usage and in safe internet surfing
for kids, parents, adults and seniors, again were popular library
offerings. JAWS & MAGic software packages were awarded to the
library, under a grant from the department of labor, which allow
people with sight impairment to use computers and surf the internet.
The "Museum To You" program, a month-long outreach effort of the
Children's Museum of Portsmouth, was extremely popular attracting many
youngsters (and their parents) .

The year's circulation figure (the number of items loaned) is
26,874. Customers passing through the doors numbered 42,538 - an all
time high, representing over 8,000 more library visits than last year
- a 23^% increase! The number of cardholders now stands at 4,631 with
458 new registrations this year. The Library now owns some 40,429
circulating materials (35,001 titles).

Herbert Ludeke and Beatrice Townsend continued as loyal
volunteers. Herb and Bea perform lots of helpful tasks and a big
"thank you" is owed once again to both of these wonderful folk for
their ongoing and tireless efforts in support of the Library.

The library's young adult department had a busy year. Anna M.
Nelson came on board as the YA librarian replacing Susie Husted who
left in March. The book and/or movie discussion group dissected 14
titles. Programs offered included tae kwon do, yoga, a poetry
contest, reference scavenger hunts and instructional classes in Yu-Gi-
Oh. Also, the YA book collection received some much needed "beefing
up" with special emphasis on the audio book and graphic novel
collections. The summer reading program was "Passports to New Worlds"
which awarded prizes for books read by the 30 teens who were
registered. A monthly book discussion group for high school students,
has formed cooperatively between the Seabrook, Hampton Falls, Hampton
and North Hampton public libraries, which meets at different
restaurants in the area to discuss the latest selection. Anna has
also visited the 6*^*^ grade English classes at the Seabrook Middle
School to discuss hot new titles and more visits are planned for the
future .

During the year, several popular ongoing programs were continued
such as the monthly book discussion group for adults and weekly story
hours for children. The children's summer reading programs were
titled "Rockasaurus Readers" and "Reading Rocks the Granite State".
Special events included performances by Papa Joe, Martha Dana and B.
J. Hickman. Jean Keefe once again gave a wonderful slate-painting
workshop; Library Trustee Elizabeth A. Thibodeau held two tea parties
just for kids; Mike Sullivan, the Director of the Weeks Public Library

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Seabrook Fire Department, Police Department, Water Department and DPW for
sharing their people and equipment for "Mega-Machines" night - everyone had
a great time.

Funding for these activities was provided in part by: Dean & Flynn
Inc., First & Ocean National Bank, Banknorth, K. J. Quinn & Co. Inc., FPL
Energy/Seabrook Station, The Seabrook-Hampton Falls Rotary Club, Shaw's
Supermarkets and Wal-Mart. McDonald's Restaurant and Putt-A-Round also
donated materials. Thank you one and all - we couldn't do it without you.
Other 2003 donations of note included a generous monetary contribution from
the Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank. We are most grateful for all of
these gifts.

Also new to the Staff in 2003 is Maureen D. Cullen, probably a
familiar name to most of the community, who hopped on board in April
replacing Jilda S. Patten who departed in March. Maureen is the former
librarian of Winnacunnet High School and we feel lucky to have her smiling
face behind the circulation desk. Come in, say "hi" and reminisce a bit
with her. In March, Elizabeth A. Thibodeau was re-elected to the Board of
Trustees. Other Board members are Paula J. Wood, Chairman, and Norman H.
Brown .

The library is open M, W, & Th from 12:00 until 8:00 PM; Tu & Fr from
10:00 until 6:00 PM; and Saturday from 9:00 until 1:00 PM (closed Saturdays
in July and August). To contact the library call: 603-474-2044; fax: 603-
474-1835; e-mail: [email protected] Please visit soon - in person or on-
line (http://www.sealib.org).

Respectfully Submitted, Elizabeth G. Heath



SEABROOK LIBRARY - 2003 FINANCIAL REPORT
INCOME

Town of Seabrook

Interest - NH Charitable Foundation

Interest - Bank Account (NHPDIP)

Memorial Gifts, Donations

Non-Resident Fees

Sale Books

Lost/Dannaged Replacement

"Conscience" - Fines

Donations to Children's Programming

Recovered Expenses

Other

Total

SUMMARY

Balance 12/31/02

Town Appropriation 2003

Other Income (non appropriation) 2003

Total

Expended 2003

Balance 12/31/03

"auditor's adjusted figure





EXPENSES


444,906.00


Payroll


13,596.42


Office Supplies


846.76


Telephone


39.53


Books/Subscriptions


225.00


Computer Supplies


990.40


Postage


250.03


Dues/Memberships


25.40


Tuition/Education


1,100.00


Meetings/Conferences


1,292.69


Fuel Oil


1,671.90


Electricity


464,944.13


New Equipment




Equipment Maintenance




Building Maintenance


115.982.46 *


Grounds Maintenance


444,906.00


Printing


20,038.13


Other Contract Services


580,926.59


Other Professional Services


464,013.43


Custodial Services


116,913.16


Encumbered




Total



232,492.45

4,979.77

4,260.10

43,390.50

635.49

1,078.70

1,092.00

265.91

964.41

10,456.01

17,814.66

892.99

13,411.88

23,843.52

645,15

340.00

85,896.65

4,264.65

572.34

16,716.25

464,013.43



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TOWN OF SEABROOK, NEW HAMPSHIRE

YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2003

STATEMENT OF TOWN CLERK' S ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR



MOTOR VEHICLE, TITLE & DECAL FEES $1,937,339.90

MARRIAGE LICENSE FEES $5895.00

VITAL STATISTIC FEES $10,649.50

ANIMAL LICENSE FEES $7,068.00

BAD CHECK FEES COLLECTED $4,391.42

ELECTION FEES $14.00

COMMERCIAL TEIANSFER STATION PERMIT FEES $95.00

RESIDENT STICKER PERMIT REPLACEMENT FEES $40.00

MOTOR VEHICLE TRANSPORTATION FEES $36,087.00

TOTAL FEES COLLECTED BY THE TOWN OF SEABROOK $2,001,579.82



TOTAL REGISTRATIONS PROCESSED 13,701

FEES COLLECTED FOR THE STATE $ 472,093.40



TOWN OF SEABROOK, NEW HAMPSHIRE
YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2003
STATEMENT OF TOWN CLERK' S ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR
2002 2003

DIFFERENCE
MOTOR VEHICLE FEES $1,937,339.90 $1,438,218.50 + $499,121.40
MARRIAGE LICENSE FEES $6,975.00 $5,895.00 - $1,080.00

VITAL STATISTIC FEES $10,757.68 $10,649.50 + $108.18
TRANSFER STATION COMMERCIAL FEE $135.00 $95.00 - $40.00
BAD CHECK FEES $5,545.84 - $1,154.42

RESIDENT STICKER REPLACEMENT FEE $14.00 $40.00 + $26.00
ELECTION FEES $15.00 $14.00 - $1.00

ANIMAL LICENCE FEES $3,626.50 $7,068.00 + $3,441.50

STATE FEES COLLECTED $469,518.10 $472,093.40 + $2,575.30

TOTAL REGISTRATIONS PROCESSED 12,897 13,701 + 804

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED,

BONNIE LOU FOWLER
TOWN CLERK



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THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

TOWN OF SEABROOK

TOWN WARRANT FOR 2004

To the inhabitants of the Town of Seabrook, in the County of Rockingham, in said
state, quaUfied 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 3, 2004, at 7:00 o'clock in
the evening to participate in the first session of the 2004 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, 2004, 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 begirming at 1:00 o'clock in the afternoon on Tuesday, March 9, 2004, 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 Moderator for a term of two (2) years; one (1) Supervisor of
the Check List for a term of six (6) years; three (3) members of the Budget
Committee for a term of three (3) years; two (2) members of the Plaiming Board
for a term of three (3) years; one (1) member of the Planning Board for a term of
two (2) 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 Tovm will vote to amend the Zoning Ordinance, as proposed by the
Plaiming Board:

Amendment 1: Adopt the following as Article XVII of the Zoning Ordinance,
and re-number subsequent zoning articles accordingly:

ARTICLE XVII - Traffic Mitigation

The construction or redevelopment of any building in excess of 50,000
square feet may be approved only after a finding by the Planning Board
that the following conditions are met at the time of opening of the building



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and that they will continue to be met for five years from the time of
building opening:

SECTION 1 - Visibility: Line of sight distance shall meet or exceed New
Hampshire DOT standards for entrances and exits to commercial sites.

SECTION 2 - Access: Access to the site shall be directly firom a Town
road or State highway or through a private roadway built to Town
standards and approved by the Plaiming Board.

SECTION 3 - Traffic Controls: Adequate traffic controls exist to ensure
safe access and on-site circulation of vehicle and pedestrian traffic. If
traffic signals are required, signalization shall be interconnected with other
traffic signals in the Town if such interconnection is found to be
appropriate by the Planning Board.

SECTION 4 - Acceleration/Deceleration lanes or suitable altemate
roadway improvements are provided on State and Town roads where the
Plaiming Board finds out such lanes are necessary to provide safe site
access based on sound engineering principles and practice.

SECTION 5 - Review Costs: The costs incurred by the Town in
reviewing traffic studies of applicants, calculating the fair share of off-site
improvements and/or in developing mitigation plans shall be borne by
applicants.

SECTION 6 - Construction Standards: All improvements required by
this ordinance shall be built in accordance with local, State and ASHTO
standards.

Amendment 2: Add a minimum setback requirement to Article VI of the Zoning
Ordinance as follows: ''Side & Rear setbacks for commercial uses from land
utilized or zoned Residential: 30 feet "

Amendment 3: Amend Article VI of the Zoning Ordinance by raising the
maximum height limit fi-om 35 feet to 50 feet for properties in Zone 2 that abut
Lafayette Road.

Amendment 4: Amend Article XIX of the Zoning Ordinance as follows:

A) Near the end of Section A, replace "Panels 2 & 3" with "Panels 420
of 681, 439 of 681, and 627 of 681. effective date May 17, 2004"; and

B) Near the end of Section B, replace "June 17, 1986" with "May 17,
2004".



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Amendment 5: Adopt the following national codes by reference, and insert in
Zoning Article XX: "Administrative Rules for Building":

• International Property Maintenance Code 2000 , published by the
International Code Council;

• International Building Code 2000 , published by the International Code
Council;

• International Mechanical Code 2000 , published by the International
Code Council;

• International Plumbing Code 2000 , published by the International
Code Council;

• International Residential Code 2000 for One- and Two-Family
Dwellings , published by the International Code Council;

• International Energy Conservation Code 2000 , published by the
. International Code Council;

• International Fuel Gas Code 2000 , published by the International Code
Council;

• International Electrical Code 2000, published by the National Fire
Protection Association.



ARTICLE 3



"Shall we adopt the provisions of RSA 72:28, II for an optional veterans' tax
credit? The optional veterans' credit shall be $200.00." (The current credit is
$100.00.) (Majority vote required.)



ARTICLE 4



"Shall we adopt the provisions of RSA 72:35, I-a for an optional veterans' tax
credit for service-connected total disability? The optional veterans' tax credit for
service-connected total disability shall be $2,000.00." (The current credit is
$1,400.00.) (Majority vote required.)



ARTICLE 5



"Are you in favor of increasing the Board of Selectmen to five (5) members?"
(Passage of this article will affect Article II C-29 of the Town of Seabrook Home



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Rule Charter relating to the number of members of the Board of Selectmen;
Article II C-29 B 3 of the Town of Seabrook Home Rule Charter relating to the
number of members required to call special meetings of the Board of Selectmen;
and Chapter 104, Article 104-5 B of the Town of Seabrook Code relating to
quorum requirements of meetings of the Board of Selectmen.) (By petition.)
(Majority vote required.)



ARTICLE 6



To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Two Million Six
Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,600,000.00) for the purpose of preparing plans
and specifications, bidding and constructing an arsenic, iron and manganese
removal system for the Town's bedrock wells, such sum to be raised by the
issuance of serial bonds or notes for a period not to exceed twenty (20) years
under and m accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Finance Act (RSA
33); and to authorize the Board of Selectmen and the Town Treasurer to issue and
negotiate such bonds or notes and to determine the rate of interest thereon; and
further to authorize the Selectmen to apply for, contract for, accept, and expend
any Federal, State or other available funds toward the project, including SRF or
other temporary or permanent State funding, USDA Rural Development and other
Federal funding, according to the terms under which they are received, and to
borrow in anticipation of the receipt of such aid or the issuance of such bonds or
notes, by the issuance of bonds or notes in anticipation of the issuance of such
bonds, notes or aid as provided by the Municipal Finance Act, as amended,
provided that any interest received or available may likewise be applied to the
project to the maximum extent permitted by law; and to authorize the Board of
Selectmen to take any and all other actions as may be necessary to carry out the
project in the best interests of the Town of Seabrook. (Estimated $0.1983 per
thousand impact on the tax rate.) (Recommended by the Board of Selectmen.)
(Recommended by the Budget Committee.) (Recommended by the Water and
Sewer Advisory Committee.) (3/5ths vote required.)



ARTICLE 7



To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Four Hundred
Sixty Three Thousand Dollars ($463,000.00) for the purpose of preparing plans
and specifications, bidding and painting of the interior and exterior of the Collins
Street Water Tower and the New Zealand Road Standpipe, such sum to be raised
by the issuance of serial bonds or notes not to exceed Four Hundred Sixty Three
Thousand Dollars ($463,000.00) for a period not to exceed 10 years and in
accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Finance Act (RSA 33); and to
authorize the Board of Selectmen and the Town Treasurer to issue and negotiate
such bonds or notes and to determine the rate of interest thereon; and further to
authorize the Selectmen to apply for, contract for, accept, and expend any Federal,
State or other available funds toward the project, including State SRF or other



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temporary or permanent ftinding, USDA Rural Development and other Federal
funding, according to the terms under which they are received, and to borrow in
anticipation of the receipt of such aid or the issuance of such bonds or notes, by
the issuance of bonds or notes in anticipation of such bonds, notes or aid as
provided by the Municipal Finance Act, as amended, provided that any interest
received or available may likewise be applied to the project to the maximum
extent permitted by law; and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to take any and
all actions as may be necessary to carry out the project in the best interests of the
Town of Seabrook. (Estimated $0.0454 per thousand impact on the tax rate.)
(Recommended by the Board of Selectmen.) (Recommended by the Budget
Committee.) (Recommended by the Water and Sewer Advisory Committee.)
(3/5ths vote required.)



ARTICLE 8



Shall we vote to raise and appropriate as an operatmg budget, not including
appropriations by special warrant articles, the amounts set forth on the budget
posted with the warrant for this meeting, for the purposes set forth therein,
totaling Thirteen Million One Hundred Eight Thousand Thirty-Six Dollars
($13,108,036.00)? (Estimated $4.5101 per thousand on the tax rate.) Should this
article be defeated, the operating budget shall be Thirteen Million Six Hundred
Thirty Thousand Three Hundred Fifty-Six Dollars ($13,630,356.00), which is the
same as last year, with certain adjustments required by previous action of the


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