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Business Inspections

Restaurants & Take-Out Stands 42

Stores & Markets 22

Motels & Inns 4

Beauty Parlors 5

Mobile Food Vendors 5

Food Processors 1

Tattoo Parlors 6

Tattoo Artists 18

Health Gym 1

Complaints -Investigations-Inspections

Sewage Related Complaints 5

Complaints of Unsanitary 7

Trash Related Complaints 6

Miscellaneous Health Related Complaints 18

Day Care 4



Respectfully Submitted,
Paul J. Garand
Health Officer



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HOUSING AUTHORITY REPORT 2004

The Seabrook Housing Authority enjoyed another successful year
in service to the 88 lower income senior citizens who reside at Ocean
Mist and Seabreeze Village.

Without ever advertising other than word of mouth, the waiting
list for our two properties continues to grow. At the present, 33
Seabrook residents await an opportunity for a decent home at an
affordable rent.

While not using any Federal funds, the Authority operates its
facilities absent the burden of mortgage debt and property taxes,
thanks to the generosity of the citizens of Seabrook. As a result
each resident pays a reasonable percentage of income for rent, and,
collectively, the Authority has been able to maintain breakeven
operations even though the average resident rent is under $300.00.

With an eye toward the future the Authority has purchased a
parcel of land adjacent to its current units in order to allow for
possible program expansion as well as providing a "green" buffer for
Ocean Mist and Seabreeze Village.

On the social front the Authority treated the residents to the
annual summer cookout and gala Christmas party.

The Authority is well served by its dedicated volunteer
Commissioners, Fred Moulton, Oliver Fowler, Dick Donahue and Patricia
O'Keefe.



Paul M. Kelley

Chairman, Seabrook Housing Authority



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BUDGET COMMITTEE - ANNUAL REPORT 2004

As I write this, the Budget Committee is well on its way to setting
the Town Budget. If you have been watching channel 22, you are aware
that it is an involved process. The debates have been lively and
opinions strong. In the end after much discussion, each member is
voting for what he or she believes is truly best for the Town.

As a group the committee is constantly struggling with the bottom
line. We understand that increased spending means increased taxes.
We do not take our responsibility lightly. There are also times when
not increasing a budget to address a problem in Town is "penny wise
and pound foolish". This year we voted to increase the Sewer budget
to address difficulties and avoid any further fines from the EPA.
This increase is significantly less expensive than paying additional
fines. The Police Department also received increased funding to add
an additional detective to deal with the drug issues in Town. These
were areas we as a board felt an increase in spending was justified
and will pay off in the long term.

I would like to thank the Department Heads for presenting financially
responsible budgets and the Budget Committee for their hours of work
in reviewing each budget and setting an overall budget that serves
the Town without unnecessary expense.

Respectfully submitted,



Dr. Peter Fowler, Chairman Paula Wood

Robert Marcello, Vice-Chairman Ivan Eaton, Sr,

Karen Knight, BOS Representative James S. Eaton

Michele Knowles, School Representative Jason Janvrin
Richard Maguire, Beach Representative
Jo-Anne Page, Secretary



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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
TOWN REPORT 2004

On behalf of the Department of Public Works I would like to thank the
people of Seabrook for their continued support. It has been a
pleasure this year to be associated with the men and women of this
department. Through their hard work and diligence the following is a
snapshot of what was accomplished in 2004.

WINTER MAINTENANCE: The DPW crew responded to slippery roads, ice
and snow 21 times between January and December 2004. Bruce Felch and
Asa Knowles IV represented the town in a State competition for
snowplow operators and were crowned State Champs ! These same two men
went on to capture the New England Championship!

RUBBISH: The department continued weekly curbside pickup along with
summer double runs on the beach route. 4,454 tons of rubbish was
collected, a 4% increase over 2003. Contract documents and
specifications generated by the DPW enabled the town to begin a
search for a multi-year outlet for this mixed solid waste.

RECYCLING: A new bailer was installed in January. The crew
repainted the Transfer Station Swap Shop, offices, bathrooms and
kitchen during the winter. Activity in 2004 included, but was not
limited to: wood 552 tons, paper 188 tons, cardboard 27 tons, glass
67 tons, plastics 20 tons, construction demo 554 tons, mixed tin &
aluminum 11 tons, electronics 26.5 tons, tires 39 tons, asphalt
shingles 1,670 tons.

ASH REMOVAL: All ash, over 500 tons was removed from our Transfer
Station burn site this year, thus bringing to fruition a multi-year
cleanup of our site.

FEDERAL STORMWATER MANDATE: This Washington six-part rule/policy
requires town to establish: 1. public education and outreach; 2.
public involvement and participation; 3. illicit discharge detections
and elimination; 4. construction site stormwater runoff control; 5.
post-construction runoff controls; 6. pollution prevention and good
housekeeping practices for stormwater. In March 2004 the DPW Manager
and NHDES representative taught two classes at Winnacunnet High
School on stormwater management. The town through its consultant
engineer Earth Tech, filed its 1st annual stormwater management
report with the EPA in April. During May informational stenciling of
catchbasins by Mrs. Silvers' 11^^ grade class started in Viola Circle.
In June the Seabrook Beach Association, with assistance from DPW,
stenciled "no dumping, drains to ocean" on 115 beach street catch
basins .

STORMWATER MAPPING: Earth Tech of Concord, MA, subcontracting Parker
Survey of Exeter, NH, completed mapping of beach street
infrastructure and have been mapping the estimated 400 catch basins



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in the stormwater drainage infrastructure in the Cains Brook
watershed.

PAVING: A one-inch overlay of Railroad Avenue, Stard Road, Walton
Road, and a section of Washington Street was undertaken by Pike
Industries. The DPW worked along with the Pike crews filling in
shoulders of the road with new gravel as needed.

2004 COASTAL GRANT: During November and December the DPW installed 7
new catch basins with this grant: Hudson Street, Ocean Boulevard,
Portsmouth Avenue, Atlantic Avenue, and Amesbury Street. The
installation is the first step in replacing substandard catch basins
with a State of NH standard.

PARKS: Major improvements to the Veterans Park hardball field were
completed, improvements to the girl's Softball field at Veterans Park
were substantially completed, debris in the rear parking lot at
Veterans Park was addressed and construction on a new concession
stand was started in November. General maintenance for use of the
fields was ongoing between April and October.

SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION: New sidewalks were constructed on the north
side of Railroad Avenue with the workload shared between contractors
and the DPW crew. The project started in July and concluded in
September .

MISCELLANEOUS: *Constructed building over large pumps located at the
Wastewater Treatment Facility between January and April. *Started
construction of a pole barn for storage of winter sand in December.
*Beach street signage and parking pavement markings addressed during
the summer to reflect Town ordinances. *Crack-sealed Lower Collins
Street. *Filled low shoulders on Ledge Road and Batchelder Road.
♦Pavement markings and double yellow centerline repainted.
♦Replacement of large culvert on Lower Collins Street. *Fall town-
wide cleanup. *Assisted with the installation of two new flashing
school zone lights. *iyiaintenance and operation of Welcome Center.
*A11 concrete sidewalks maintained and treated with double boiled
linseed oil. *Roadside mowing. *01d Home Day setup and cleanup.

CEMETERIES: Stumps for the new section in Hillside were excavated in
January and hauled away in February. Parker Survey and DPW set new
granite bounds in Hillside Cemetery's new section in April. These,
new sections opened in May for burials. Loam produced by Trumell
Screening was stockpiled for future use of cemetery expansion.

BEACH MANAGEMENT: DPW crew and local contractors moved 5,460 cubic
yards of dredging from Fish Coop property to Seabrook Beach in an
effort to replenish the beach primarily in the area of Sun Valley. A
new Ashland Street boardwalk prefabricated during the winter was
installed in April. During August an estimated 100 truckloads of
debris was removed from the beach and disposed of at our Transfer
Station. In October, 4 days of erecting winter fencing completed.



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SECORD'S POND/DAM MANAGEMENT: The emergency cutlet pipe, cited by
the State of NH in their deficiency report, was approved for
replacement in December 2004 after it was redesigned by SEA Engineers
of Concord, NH. The DPW crew will tackle this after the winter.

Respectfully submitted,

John M. Starkey, DPW Manager




Lower Collins Street Culvert Replacement



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Seabrook/Sun Valley Beach Management Committee - Annual Report

The Beach Management Committee was formed in September 2001 for the
purpose of establishing a long-term management plan for the Town
maintained beach. In July 2003, the Town received a grant from the
New Hampshire Coastal Program in the amount of $30,000 of which the
Town was to provide funds and in-kind services for $15,000. The
grant provided for the Town to hire engineering consultants to assist
in the writing of a comprehensive management plan of the Tov7n Beach.
The funding of the grant required that the plan be completed by June
30, 2004. In December 2003, the Board of Selectmen awarded the
consultant contract to Appledore Engineering.

In February the committee assisted with the utilization of dredge
material from Seabrook Harbor to Seabrook and Sun Valley Beach, which
would have been shipped out of Town. For the first time in history,
the Town of Hampton, DPW Department together with Seabrook' s DPW
worked to transport the sand to the beach and place it in areas to
provide protection of property. Both Towns are to be commended for
the job of providing the manpower and equipment to accomplish this
beach nourishment project.

The Beach Management Committee has worked diligently throughout the

year to complete the tasks of the plan which include the following:

-Compiled maps of the area and pictures of significant locations to

be addressed in the plan.

-Established an inventory and analysis of the sections of the beach

designated as South Beach and North Beach, which included Sun Valley

of Hampton.

-Reviewed the impact of the coastal process on the beach and dune

system.

-Reviewed the economic assessment of the beach area with regard to

value of residential and commercial properties.

-Conducted and reviewed actual counts of beach users and results of a

Town survey.

-Reviewed zoning ordinances and other regulatory requirements

including the Department of Environmental Services and the NH

Wildlife and Fish & Game requirements.

-Met with appropriate representatives of the NH regulatory agencies

at various times to establish guidelines.

-Established a vision and goal statement for the whole beach and for

specific areas.

-Established beach management methods appropriate to our specific

environmental needs including sand grading, beach raking, use of

fencing, beach nourishment from harbor dredging, maintenance of

public boardwalks and access areas, maintaining control of dune

heights and protection of private properties abutting the beach.

-Established specific action plans to be conducted on a yearly basis

and monitored for change as needed.



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-Meetings were televised on the local access channel 22 in order to

share the information process with the public.

-On May 13, 2004, the committee conducted a public hearing for the

town in which representatives of Appledore Engineering presented the

detail plan and answered questions. A representative from DES was

also in attendance and endorsed the plan.

-The final version of the plan was completed by June 30, 2004 along

with the dredge and fill application required by DES.

The final stage of the plan is to have the dredge and fill
application signed by both Towns of Seabrook and Hampton since the
plan also includes Sun Valley. Meetings are underway with the Town
of Hampton. Once the application and plan are submitted to the
Department of Environmental Services, a public hearing will be
scheduled before final approval. The committee looks forward to the
time when implem.entation of the plan will begin.

Respectfully Submitted:

Suzanne Manzi, Chairman

Susan Foote, Vice Chair; Members: John Hangen, DPW- Hampton; Karen

Knight, Selectman Advisor; Karen Manis, Sun Valley Resident; Doug

Mellin, DPW- Hampton; Duncan Mellor, Appledore Engineers; Jack Mette,

Appledore Engineers; Tom Pike, Seabrook Resident; John Starkey, DPW-

Seabrook; Hank Therriault, Seabrook Resident



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Conservation Commission Annual Report 2004

^^-mommission "^^^ Conservation CorrLmission reviewed twenty-nine NHDES
^<^FT>\Ttnr\r\ir Dredge and Fill applications this year and responded
to over fifteen potential wetland violation reports.
Additionally, this commission reviewed over sixty plans submitted to
the Planning Board and comments were provided for wetland protection
issues .

In March, the Conservation Commission sponsored a special offer
for residents to purchase compost bins at a discounted price. Five
dollars of the purchase price went to the conservation fund.

There was a presentation broadcast on channel 22, by NHDES in
April. Natalie Landry reported the results of the stormwater and
bacteria DNA water sampling project we have been assisting NHDES with
for the past 3 years.

Member Dick Dodge volunteered his
time in a storm drain stenciling project
sponsored by the DPW. Over 160 catch
basins were painted with a notice to
bring public awareness to where the
stormwater goes after it enters the drain
system.

The Conservation Fund was used to
purchase a sign for the Grace. C. Fogg
woodland on Weare Road that was donated
to the Town last year. This ten-acre
parcel is dedicated as a wildlife refuge
and compliments other conservation land
in the area.

In September a long awaited
Conservation Easement was signed for Elephant Rock. Signage will be
placed at that site in the coming year.

The Lowe's project donated over $150,000.00 for dredging Cains
Pond. The Conservation Commission will seek matching fund grants for
accomplishing this project. We are now 6 years into our plan to
restore the Cains Brook Watershed. We expect it will be another 10
years before the project is fully completed. Obtaining funding is
the primary obstacle.

In October Channel 22 broadcast a presentation by Mark West of
West Environmental on the importance of protecting and restoring .
freshwater wetlands. This study gives more information, therefore
more power to towns to use for many purposes, including mitigation.

The Brown's River Culvert and Salt Marsh Restoration project is
finally going forward. The delay was due to the security issues
resulting from 9/11. We have been sitting on $7,000.00 in the
Conservation Fund for the past three years which was donated from
Seabrook Station and dedicated towards this project.

In December we received another donation resulting from the
Lowe's project to seek a public access easement for Cains Pond.




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The Conservation Commission has noted one very troubling
of our Town's growth.
Vandalism and graffiti is
becoming more evident around
town. We reported our
concerns to the Board of
Selectmen regarding damage
by off road vehicles in our
town forest off Route 107 .
This activity not only
impacts valuable wildlife
habitat and wetlands, it
also puts our water supply
at potential risk of
contamination. ^ - - '^^^^^SHFi.)

We were appalled at the
graffito damage to a
historic granite arched
railroad bridge located along the Cains Brook Waterway.

During August and September the Salt Marshes were filled with an
assortment of herons, egrets and other waterfowl. They depend on the
bounty of food present in our marshes to prepare for their migration




Aspects of growth - graffito on historic arched raib-oad bridge




south. Please avoid any fast boat or jet-ski traffic in the salt
marsh creeks to prevent disruption of their eating habits.

The Conservation Commission meets on the second and forth Monday
of the month. The public is always welcome and we value your
interest .



Respectfully submitted:
Susan Foote, chairman
Derek Griggs, vice chairman
Dick Dodge, member



Jesse Fowler, member
Mike Colon, member
Henry Boyd, alternate



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Report of the Police Chief

It is with great honor that I submit this annual report of the
Police Department on behalf of the men and women of the Police
Department. We are so fortunate to have a department which consists
of dedicated, well trained individuals, who together serve as a great
team. This year has been a very busy one with the department seeing
an increase of 2,012 calls for service over the year 2003. We have
witnessed a substantial increase in drug related intelligence as well
as drug and alcohol related arrests. Although all of our employees
are dedicated to combating illicit drugs, it is truly the eyes and
ears of our citizens that provide us with a great deal of
information. We have been heartened by the telephone calls and
emails we have received by the community in this continual battle to
fight the drug plague.

Shortly after I was promoted as your new Police Chief the Board
of Selectmen assigned me the responsibility of creating a drug
education coalition. I selected Sergeant Michael Frost to organize
and chair such a committee. Sergeant Frost had originally
established the D.A.R.E. program within our school system prior to
being promoted to sergeant. Although Sergeant Frost recently retired
he agreed to stay on in a part-time capacity to serve our town. I am
pleased to announce that this coalition which is now officially
called the "Seacoast Community Safety Net" is making great progress
in providing information, education and mentoring not only to our
community but to the other communities that represent the Winnacunnet
High School District. In addition to Officer Frost many local
parents and many other professionals have volunteered to serve with
this committee. I wish to offer my sincere thanks for the fine work
and dedication they have continued to display.

It is essential that families, teachers, health care workers and
law enforcement officials continue to work together to prevent our
young folks from becoming drug statistics. Officer James Deshaies
who is our School Resource Officer interacts with the students within
the elementary and middle school systems each school day. Officer
Deshaies has been teaching the D.A.R.E. curriculum for 13 years
within our schools and has graduated over 1,000 students to date. In
addition to teaching D.A.R.E. and being a mentor for the children.
Officer Deshaies is certified in teaching "life skills" which he has
been teaching in the 6^^ grade and he will be expanding to the 7*^^ and
S^^ grade during the 2005 school year.

The Seabrook Police Department now has a full-time officer
assigned to the Attorney General's Drug Task Force which was
accomplished without any financial cost to our community. The
officer who was assigned meets on a weekly basis with our officers so
that all illegal drug leads are followed up on. Additionally, I have
requested an additional detective for your police department. If the

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2005 town budget is approved the funding will be available to provide
an additional detective who will be assigned to have a heavy
concentration on the arug issue within our community.

Respectfully submitted,

David A. Currier
Chief of Police




Michael Cawley being presented with Purple Heart



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POLICE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS-ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 2004



PROSECUTION


2003


2004


School Resource


2003-2004


Cases to Court


1233


1936


Assist Patrol


19


Found Guilty


571


946


Court Appearance


18


Found Not Guilty


02


03


Class Lectures


133


Continued


110


246


Counseling


117


Continued w/o Find


41


68


Agency Referrals


19


Set for Trial


186


263


Meetings Attended


79


Defaulted


177


272


School Events


14


Extradition Hearing


10


07


Student Contacts


274


Grand Jury Indict


41


51


Teacher Contacts


291


Prob. Cause Hearing


68


68


Parent Contacts


128








Calls for Service


139



POLICE STATISTICS CONT ,



CASE 2004
DESCRIPTIONS CASE


CASE
CLEAR








Assault on Police Ofc.02


02


Welfare Checks


36


36


Attempted Homicide 01


01


Suicide


02


02


Sexual Assault 04


04


Unwanted Persons


30


30


Assault (2"'^&Simple) 69


71


Untimely Deaths


11


11


1^" Degree Assault 01


01


Drug Activity


31


31


Criminal Contempt 11


11


JUVENILE


2003


2004


Criminal Threaten 71


69


Abuse


06


06


Criminal Trespass 20


11


Delinquency


44


56


Road Rage/MV Complaint 11


11


Neglect


14


11


Domestics/Disputes 110


110


Sexual Assault


13


09


Harassment 63


63


C.H.I.N.S.


37


74


Kidnapping 01


01


Runaway /Mis sing


19


40


Suspicious Persons 34


34


Police Intervent


154


96


Missing Persons 05


05


Cases to Court


44


23


Firearms incidents 04


04


Total Cases


154


180



PROPERTY STATISTICS



OFFENSE 2004


Cleared


AMOUNT LOST


AMOUNT
RECOVERED


Arson 01


00






Burglary 45


13


39,170


21,050


Forgery/Fraud 27


21


5,985


2,000


Bad Check 09


06


9,124




Attempted Robbery 01


01






Theft 267


157


176,508


55,830


Theft of MV/MC 13


16


93,300


73,500


Criminal Mischief 169


119


18,514


1,265


Lost/Found 10


43


1,119


2,670










Total Loss/Recovery 542


376


343,720.00


135,265.00



TOTAL CASES FOR 2004:11,012



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THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

TOWN OF SEABROOK

TOWN WARRANT FOR 2005



To i;he 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 8, 2005, at 7:00 o'clock in the
evening to participate in the first session of the 2005 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 8, 2005, 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
beginning at 1:00 o'clock in the afternoon on Tuesday, March 8, 2005, pursuant to RSA
659:49.

ARTICLE 1

To elect by non-partisan ballot: one (1) Selectman and Assessor for a term of three (3)
years; one (1) Town Clerk for a term of three (3) years; One (1) Town Treasurer for a
term of three (3) years; One (1) Park Commissioner for a term of three (3) years; Three
(3) Constables for a term of one (1) year; One (1) Trustee of Trust Funds for a term of
three (3) years; One (I) members of the Planning Board for a period of three (3) years;
One (1) member of the Budget Committee for a term of three (3) years; and One (1)
Trustee of the Library for a term of three (3) years.

ARTICLE 2

Are you in favor of Amendment No. 1 as proposed by the Planning Board for the Town
Zoning Ordinance as follows:

Amendment No. 1: Amend Article IV, Table 2 of the Town Zoning Ordinance to replace
"Road Frontage" with "Continuous Road Frontage, i.e. uninterrupted frontage" which
would allow only one stretch of continuous road frontage to be used to satisfy minimum
road frontage requirements?

YES n NO D



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ARTICLE 3

Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment No. 2 as proposed by the Planning Board
for the Town Zoning Ordinance as follows:

Amendment No. 2: Replace the Floodplain Ordinance in Article XX, .Section A of the


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