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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. (Estimated $4.7757 per thousand impact on the tax rate.)
(Recommended by the Board of Selectmen.) (Recommended by the Budget
Committee.) (Majority vote required.)



ARTICLE 9



To see if the Town 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 Employees' Association dated January 2, 2004, that
calls for a 15 month agreement; and further to raise and appropriate the sum of
One Hundred Seventy Two Thousand Six Hundred Seventy Three Dollars
($172,673.00) for the 2004 fiscal year, said sum representing the additional costs
attributable to the increase in salaries and benefits over the previous fiscal year's
appropriation to implement the Fact Finder's Report and the agreed contract
provisions between the Town and the Union. The increased cost for the
subsequent year (2005) at contract expiration is One Hundred Sixty Seven
Thousand Nine Hundred Nineteen Dollars ($167,919.00). (Estimated $0.0878
impact per thousand on the tax rate for 2004 and $0.0854 per thousand on the tax
rate for 2005.) (Recommended by the Board of Selectmen.) (Recommended by
the Budget Committee.)



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ARTICLE 10



To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell at public
auction or by advertised sealed bids such property as is no longer used by the
Town with any sales conditioned upon such restrictions as are satisfactory to the
Town. (Recommended by the Board of Selectmen.) (Majority vote required.)



ARTICLE 11



To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Ninety Five
Thousand Seven Hundred Eighty-Seven Dollars ($95,787.00) for the cost of
Seabrook's contribution to twenty (20) human service agencies in the seacoast
area. A breakdown of each human service agency's request follows. (Estimated
$0.0492 per thousand impact on the tax rate.) (Recommended by the Board of
Selectmen.) (Recommended by the Budget Committee.) (Majority vote
required.)



Human Service Agency

A Safe Place 3

Aids Response of the Seacoast

Great Bay Chapter American Red Cross

Area Homemaker Home Health Aide Service

Child & Family Services

Cross Roads

Community Diversion

Lamprey Health Care

Richie McFarland Children's Fund

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program

Rockingham County Adult Tutorial Program

Rockingham County Community Action Program

Rockingham County Nutrition Program

Seacoast Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Seacoast Health Net

Seacoast Hospice

Seacoast Mental Health Center

Seacoast Visiting Nurses Center

Sexual Assault Support Services

Child Advocacy Center





Board of


Budget


Agency


Selectmen


Conmiittee


Request


Recommend


Recommend


3,525


3,525


3,525


2,500


2,500


2,500


1,250


1,250


1,250


4,500


4,500


4,500


3,000


3,000


3,000


3,300


3,300


3,300


2,160


2,160


2,160


2,800


2,800


2,800


3,900


3,900


3,900


1,300


1,300


1,300


1,000


1,000


1,000


27,429


27,429


27,429


5,434


5,434


5,434


8,200


8,200


8,200


1,900


1,900


1,900


4,000


4,000


4,000


3,795


3,795


3,795


13,277


13,277


13,277


1,517


1,517


1,517


1,000


1,000


1,000


95,787


95,787


95,787



ARTICLE 12



On petition of Frank W. Chase, Jr., and twenty-nine other legal voters of the town
of Seabrook: "To see if the Tovm v^ll vote to raise and appropriate the sum of



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Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00) to the Seacoast Diversion
Program, a non-profit agency, to support the many services they provide to the
town of Seabrook." This includes educational, prevention and intervention
opportunities for at risk children and families including drug and alcohol, truancy,
anger, and other behaviors as identified by local schools, police, family members
or courts. (By Petition.) (Estimated $ 0.0012 per thousand impact on the tax rate.)
(Recommended by the Board of Selectmen.) (Recommended by the Budget
Committee.) (Majority vote required.)



ARTICLE 13



To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Four Thousand
Eight Hundred Dollars ($4,800.00) to the Council on Aging to expend and to
continue providing a transportation program that 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 four (4)
years. (Estimated $0.0024 per thousand impact on the tax rate.) (Recommended
by the Board of Selectmen.) (Recommended by the Budget Committee.)
(Majority vote required.)



ARTICLE 14



To see if the Tovm will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Eighty Thousand
Dollars ($80,000.00) for the continuation of the removal of the ash pile at the
Transfer Station, said appropriation to be funded by the transfer of Forty
Thousand Dollars ($40,000.00) fi-om the unexpended fimd balance as of
December 31, 2003 and Forty Thousand Dollars ($40,000.00) to be raised by
taxation. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has
instructed the Tovm to devise a plan for removal of the ash pile. (Estimated
$0.0407 per thousand impact on the tax rate.) (Recommended by the Board of
Selectmen.) (Recommended by the Budget Committee.) (Majority vote
required.)



ARTICLE 15



To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Eighty Six
Thousand Seven Hundred Dollars ($86,700.00) for the purpose of purchasing and
equipping three (3) marked police cruisers, said appropriation to be funded by the
transfer of Eighty Six Thousand Seven Hundred Dollars ($86,700.00) fi-om the
unexpended ftmd balance as of December 31, 2003. ($0 per thousand impact on
the tax rate.) (Recommended by the Board of Selectmen.) (Recommended by the
Budget Committee.) (Majority vote required.)



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ARTICLE 16



To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty-Two
Thousand One Hundred Thirty-Eight Dollars ($22,138.00) for the purpose of
continuing the current lease purchase, said lease purchase agreement contains a
non-appropriation clause, to own one (1) marked pick-up style four wheel drive
truck for the Animal Control Division of the Police Department, said
appropriation to be funded by the transfer of Twenty-Two Thousand One
Hundred Thirty-Eight Dollars ($22,138.00) from the unexpended fund balance as
of December 31, 2003. This will be a non-lapsing account per RSA 32:7, VI and
shall not lapse until the truck is purchased or in three (3) years. ($0 impact per
thousand on the tax rate.) (Recommended by the Board of Selectmen.)
(Recommended by the Budget Committee.) (Majority vote required.)



ARTICLE 17



To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Fifty-Four
Thousand Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($54,750.00) for the purchase often (10)
replacement breathing apparatus for the Fire Department, said appropriation to be
funded by the transfer of Fifty-Four Thousand Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars
($54,750.00) from the unexpended ftmd balance as of December 31, 2003. ($0
impact per thousand on the tax rate.) (Recommended by the Board of Selectmen.)
(Recommended by the Budget Committee.) (Majority vote required.)



ARTICLE 18



To see if the Town v^dll vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Hundred
Nine Thousand Dollars ($109,000.00) to implement the Capital Improvement
Plan for town Roads, said sum is intended to perform deferred maintenance on
approximately 3.5 miles of town roads annually through the correction of
drainage problems, resurfacing of road pavements and necessary shoulder
improvements, said appropriation to be fiinded by the withdrawal of One Hundred
Nine Thousand Dollars ($109,000.00) from the Transportation Improvement
Fund. ($0 per thousand impact on the tax rate.) (Recommended by the Board of
Selectmen.) (Recommended by the Budget Committee.) (Majority vote
required.)



ARTICLE 19



To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Fifty Thousand
Dollars ($50,000.00) for the purpose of reshaping and paving Cross Beach Road,
said appropriation to be fiinded by the transfer of Fifty Thousand Dollars
($50,000.00) from the unexpended fund balance as of December 31, 2003. Said
work to consist of regrading, adding gravel and pavement. ($0 per thousand



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impact on the tax rate.) (Recommended by the Board of Selectmen.)
(Recommended by the Budget Committee.) (Majority vote required.)



ARTICLE 20



To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Hundred
Thirty Thousand Dollars ($130,000.00) for the purpose of removing the current
underground gasoline and diesel fueling system for the Town that is located
behind the Fire Department and replacing the same with an above ground system
contained in an explosive proof building with at least double walled tanks, with
spill containment and an alarm system and to remove the underground fliel
storage tank for the emergency generator at the Fire Department and replace the
same as a part of the new above ground fuel system, said appropriation to be
funded by the transfer of One Hundred Thirty Thousand Dollars ($130,000.00)
from the unexpended fund balance as of December 31, 2003. ($0 per thousand
impact on the tax rate.) (Recommended by the Board of Selectmen.)
(Recommended by the Budget Committee.) (Majority vote required.)



ARTICLE 21



To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Forty Eight
Thousand Six Hundred Dollars ($48,600.00) for the purchase of library books.
(Estimated $0.0246 per thousand impact on the tax rate.) (Recommended by the
Board of Library Trustees.) (Recommended by the Board of Selectmen.)
(Recommended by the Budget Committee.) (Majority vote required.)



ARTICLE 22



To see if the Town will vote to name the Board of Selectmen as Agents of the
Town for the Water Resources Capital Reserve Fund established under Article 33
of the Warrant for the 2003 Annual Town Meeting. (Recommended by the Board
of Selectmen.) (Recommended by the Water and Sewer Advisory Committee.)
(Majority vote required.)



ARTICLE 23



To see if the Tovm will vote to amend its vote under Article 1 1 of the Warrant for
the 2003 Annual Town Meeting by removing the words "IF THE DIVERSION
AND PERMIT FOR DESALINATION FACILITY ARE APPROVED BY THE
STATE", said words beginiung at line 8 of the article as printed in the Warrant on
page 4A of the 2002 Town Report, so that the Article will read вАФ "To see if the
Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Three Million Six Hundred
Thousand ($3,600,000.00) Dollars to prepare designs, permits and construct a
stream diversion on the Hampton Falls River in Seabrook near the town boundary



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and to prepare designs and permits for the construction of a desalination facility
and to install water meters as a part of a State mandated water conservation
program. This will be a non-lapsing account per RSA 32:7, VI and shall not lapse
until the work is complete or in five (5) years", and further, that this article makes
no appropriation upon its passage, the funds indicated herein having already been
appropriated and raised for the work. (Recommended by the Board of
Selectmen.) (Recormnended by the Water and Sewer Advisory Committee.)
(Majority vote required.)



ARTICLE 24



To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to enter into a
transfer or long-term lease for the use of a portion of town property located and
fronting on State Route 107, Tax Map 1, Lot 1, for the construction of a District
Court facility by the State of New Hampshire to serve the Town of Seabrook and
other surrounding New Hampshire communities. The Selectmen are directed to
include in any such transfer or lease that the property, including structures, are to
be returned to the Town of Seabrook in good condition and at no cost upon the
completion of the State's usage as a Court facility. (Recommended by the Board
of Selectmen.) (Majority vote requned.)



ARTICLE 25



To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Five Thousand
Dollars ($5,000.00) for the purpose of funding the conservation Fund. The funds
to be used for all purposes allowed by law under RSA 36-A. (Estimated $0.0025
per thousand impact on the tax rate.) (Recommended by the Board of Selectmen.)
(Recommended by the Budget Committee.) (Majority vote required.)



ARTICLE 26



To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Ten Thousand
Dollars ($10,000.00) to be used for the restoration of cemetery monuments and
markers within Town cemeteries. (Estimated $0.0050 per thousand impact on the
tax rate.) (Recommended by the Board of Selectmen.) (Recommended by the
Budget Committee.) (Majority vote required.)



ARTICLE 27



To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Sixty Eight
Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($68,500.00) for the purpose of purchasing and
equipping a 2004 loader/backhoe for the Transfer Station, and to authorize the
sale or trade-in of the existing 1993 Case 580 Super K loader/backhoe.
(Estimated $0.0348 per thousand impact on the tax rate.) (Recommended by the



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Board of Selectmen.) (Recommended by the Budget Committee.) (Majority vote
required.)



ARTICLE 28



To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Seventy-Six
Thousand Dollars ($76,000.00) to purchase and equip a new articulated four
wheel drive multi-purpose rubber tired sidewalk tractor, plow and snow blower,
72" rotary mower, turf tires, power angle sweeper and dust control system for
additional summer park use. The purpose of this purchase is to provide proper
winter sidewalk maintenance and to allow for more efficient summer parks
mowing. (Estimate $0.0386 per thousand impact on the tax rate.)
(Recommended by the Board of Selectmen.) (Not Recommended by the Budget
Committee.) (Majority vote required.)



ARTICLE 29



To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Hundred
Thirty Thousand Dollars ($130,000.00) for the purpose of purchasing and
equipping a new recycling truck, and to authorize the sale or trade-in of the
current 1994 hitemational recycling truck. (Estimated $0.0661 per thousand
impact on the tax rate.) (Recommended by the Board of Selectmen.)
(Recommended by the Budget Committee.) (Majority vote required.)



ARTICLE 30



To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty-Six
Thousand Dollars ($26,000.00) for the purpose of purchasing and equipping a 3/4
ton utility 4X4 plow truck for the Public Works Department. (Estimated $0.0132
per thousand impact on the tax rate.) (Recommended by the Board of Selectmen.)
(Not Recommended by the Budget Committee.) (Majority vote required.)



ARTICLE 31



To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Forty-One
Thousand Dollars ($41,000.00) for the purpose of purchasing and equipping a
combination 4-wheel drive rack/dump truck with plow for the Public Works
Department and to authorize the sale or trade-in of the existing 1993 rack body
plow truck which has 99,978 miles. (Estimated $0.0208 per thousand impact on
the tax rate.) (Recommended by the Board of Selectmen.) (Recommended by the
Budget Committee.) (Majority vote required.)



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ARTICLE 32



To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Eighty-Eight
Thousand Dollars ($88,000.00) for the purpose of purchasing and equipping a
2004 dump/plow truck for the Public Works Department and to authorize the sale
or trade-in of the existing 1993 International 6 wheel truck in the Town's fleet
(truck #57) which at 1 1 years old is the oldest 6 wheel large truck in the Town's
fleet. (Estimated $0.0447 per thousand impact on the tax rate.) (Recommended
by the Board of Selectmen.) (Recommended by the Budget Committee.)
(Majority vote required.)



ARTICLE 33



To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Thirteen
Thousand Eight Hundred Twenty-Two Dollars ($13,822.00) for the pvupose of
purchasing a Speed Prevention Radar Trailer for the Police Department, Six
Thousand Dollars ($6,000.00) of the total cost will be reimbursed by a State
Highway Safety Grant. (Estimated $0.0007 per thousand impact on the tax rate.)
(Recommended by the Board of Selectmen.) (Recommended by the Budget
Committee.) (Majority vote required.)



ARTICLE 34



To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Hundred
Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) for engaging consultants and funding legal costs
and expenses involved in the assessment of value and negotiating a new
assessment agreement between the Town and Seabrook Station. This will be a
non-lapsing account per RSA 32:7, VI and shall not lapse until an agreement is
completed and signed or in five (5) years. (Estimated $0.0508 per thousand
impact on the tax rate.) (Recommended by the Board of Selectmen.)
(Recommended by the Budget Committee.) (Majority vote required.)



ARTICLE 35



To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Hundred
Thousand ($100,000.00) DoUeirs for the construction of a sidewalk on Railroad
Avenue. The sidewalk will allow the safer movement of children to bus stops and
allow the elderly to walk to the market. 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.
(By Petition of Earl S. Perkins and 99 others.) (Estimated $0.0508 per thousand
impact on the tax rate.) (Recommended by the Board of Selectmen.)
(Recommended by the Budget Committee.) (Majority vote required.)



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ARTICLE 36



To see if the Town will approve an equal trade of land parcels, Map: 18, Lots 17,
18, 19 owned by Patricia Degan and located on Old Colony Road in the Cross
Beach Area comprising of salt marsh, meadowlands and sand dunes being
approximately twelve (12) acres for: three (3) lots of land belong to the Town
comprising less than three (3) acres designated on Tax Map: 15, Lot: 103, Parcels
1 , 2 & 3, located on Lower Collins Road. (By Petition.) (Majority vote required.)



ARTICLE 37



To see if the Tovm will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to convey by
deed to the direct abutters those portions of the abandoned highway right-of-way
that was abandoned by the reconstruction of Worthley Avenue. (This article
transfers several small pieces of land to tax lots 16-59-2; 16-60; 16-61; 16-62;
with the largest piece being .024 acres.) (Majority vote required.)



ARTICLE 38



To see if the Town will vote to have ALL individuals working for the Town of
Seabrook, NH, tested randomly for drug and alcohol usage which will include:
full-time and part-time employees, including the board of selectmen and all
elected officials, appointed supervisors/department heads, town manager, town
clerks and secretaries, tovm fire and police personnel, and: this testing procedure
shall be performed by a non-bias third party, and: positive drug/alcohol results on
any town employee listed above shall be processed in the same manner as what is
now being exercised by town govenmient on those employees that are currently
being tested, and: the said random testing program shall include individuals
within his/her department group separate fi-om other groups using the same
procedure, which is being exercised by town government on those employees that
are currently being tested. Groups are as follows:

1 .) Elected Officials & Town Manager

2.) Department Heads & Supervisors

3.) Clerks & Secretaries

4.) Police

5.) Fire
This article shall become effective immediately upon passage.
(By Petition of Elizabeth J. Brown and 77 others. (Majority vote required.)



ARTICLE 39



To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town Charter be deleting therefi*om all
of Article II, Section C-8 that reads as follows:



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"C-8 Right to Open Government

All meetings and records of the Town's Boards and Commissions or officials are
open to review by any citizen and all rights, duties and obligations expressed in
the Right to Know Law (RSA 91 -A as amended to 1982) are hereby adopted and
incorporated herein by reference."

and to replace it with the following new Section C-8 to read as follows:

All meetings and records of the Town's Boards, Committees, Commissions and
officials are open to review by any citizen, unless otherwise excluded by law, and
all rights, duties, and obligations expressed in the New Hampshire Revised
Statutes Annotated, Chapter 91 -A. Access to Public Records and Meetings (Right
to Know law, so-called), and subsequent amendments thereto, are hereby adopted
and incorporated herein by reference.

(Majority vote required.)

ARTICLE 40

To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town Charter by deleting therefrom all
of Article II, Section C-15, Subsection B that reads as follows:

"B. The presence of five percent (5%) of the registered voters or one hundred
twenty-five (125) (whichever is fewer) shall be required to constitute a quorum at
any Town Meeting, other than for the purpose of voting on the official ballot, for
the transaction of business; however a motion to adjourn to some other date shall
not require a quorum."

And to replace it with a new Subsection B to read as follows:

B. A quorum for the transaction of business, other then for the purpose of voting
by official ballot, shall be the presence of five percent (5%) of the registered
voters or one hundred twenty-five (125) registered voters, whichever is fewer. A
motion to adjourn to a date and/or time certain shall not require a quorum.

(Majority vote required.)

ARTICLE 41

To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town Charter to remove fi-om Article
II, Section C-24 a sentence that reads:

"A minimum of one (1) year residency in the Town prior to election shall be a
condition to hold any elective office."



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as the provision is contrary to State Law.
(Majority vote required.)

ARTICLE 42

To see if the Town will vote to amend Chapter 162-4, Display of Class C
Common Fireworks, of the Code of the Town of Seabrook, by inserting and
adding the following new subsections to Chapter 164-4 as follows:

G. The Board of selectmen shall establish requirements for each applicant to
demonstrate financial responsibility for damage to property or injury to others
before a permit is issued.

H. No person shall be issued more than three permits for the display of Class C
fireworks during any calendar year.

(Majority vote required.)

ARTICLE 43

To see if the Town will vote to amend Chapter 249 of the Code of the Town of
Seabrook, titled Vehicles and Traffic, by adding a new subsection to Section 249-
25, Schedule IV, Parking Prohibited at All Times, such subsection to be
subsection C and to read as follows:

C. The Board of Selectmen are authorized to issue special parking permits to
allow handicapped or disabled Seabrook residents to park in any restricted
parking zone east of Route lA that is otherwise restricted regardless of the
handicapped or disabled resident's location of residence.

(Majority vote required.)

ARTICLE 44

On petition by Ralph Marshall and other legal voters of the town: "To see if the
town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $10,970.00 for upgrades to
Gov. Weare Park

$3170 for infield mix 2 girls softball fields and t-ball field.
$800 for dugouts for 2 softball fields and baseball field #2
$2000.00 for upgrades on fencing.
$5000.00 upgrades for parking lot. (hot top)
$10,970.00 total."



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(By Petition.) (Estimated $0.0056 per thousand impact on the tax rate.)
(Recommended by the Board of Selectmen.) (Recommended by the Budget
Committee.) (Majority vote required.)



ARTICLE 45



On petition by Ralph Marshall and other legal voters of the town: "To see if the
town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $11, 500.00 for the construction
of a modem restroom facility with handicap accessibility with concession stand at
Veterans Memorial Park." (By Petition.) (Estimated $0.0058 per thousand
impact on the tax rate.) (Recommended by the Board of Selectmen.)
(Recommended by the Budget Committee.) (Majority vote required.)



Given under our hands and seals the 23rd day of January, in the year of our Lord
Two Thousand Four.



BOARD OF SELECTMEN



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Oliver L. Carter, Jr., Chaimian
Asa H. Knowles, Jr.





Karen Knight


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