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budget would in all probability result in loss of
services provided to the taxpayers in order to keep
expenditures within the authorized appropriation.

A full nine months of 2006 was devoted to working
on preparing a budget for presentation to the budget
committee and town meeting. A'hile the budget is
higher than the 2004 budget, to which it would
default if it fails at the ballot box, I do recommend
that the community pass the budget as presented. To
do less would most likely result in service cuts that
will be unacceptable to the citizens of Seabrook.
Your approval of the budget is requested and
recommended.

The past year saw the completion of the HUD Grant
to reconstruct a portion of the seawall bulkhead at the
Fisherman's Cooperative. The grant funds provided
accomplished approximately 50% of the required
work. This office has requested additional grant
funds in the amount of $600,000 through the State of
New Hampshire and the Federal Government to
complete the process. A public fishing area was
provided on the northern end of the bulkhead area
with further improvements in that area to be
completed during 2007.

The board of selectmen appointed a fee study



committee during 2006. The committee's first
charge was to investigate the charges for service
provided at the transfer haul facility for commercial
users. The board held public hearings during
November and December that resulted in the change
of service fees charged for the disposal of
commercial and industrial solid wastes. Those fees
will result in the recovery of costs incurred by the
community for the disposal of solid wastes without
imposing charges against residential properties where
there are no charges now. Residences in mobile
home parks were likewise excused from continuing
the payment of fees for solid waste disposal. These
charges will place Seabrook on a level playing field
with other surrounding communities and will
discourage the disposal of wastes from other
communities at our solid waste facility.

The town received a marine patrol craft from the
Federal Government surplus property program during
2006. The front cover of this town report has a
picture of the 21 -foot patrol craft that was donated for
public safety work in the harbor and on our
oceanfront. The police department should be
commended for the extensive work required and
accomplished in obtaining close to $200,000 in
grants representing the patrol craft and its equipment
without expense to the taxpayers of Seabrook.

The board of selectmen wrestled with hundreds of
individual tasks during the year in establishing
policies, approving contracts and issuing permits for
various functions within the community. The town
float was replaced through a contract issued by the
board and installed in late summer. Numerous pieces
of equipment were replaced under bid following town
meeting approval. The town's code was brought up
to date through extensive work in house. The
replacement of the storm drain system on beach
roadways was continued with grant funds. Many
grant applications were prepared, filed and most were
approved during the course of the year. The board
filed and approval was granted by special legislation
that resulted in the citizens being afforded the
opportunity to amend the town charter at a special
election in September 2006. The board presented a
municipal budget to the budget committee that was
approved following months of meetings and hearings.

Much has been accomplished; much is yet to be
started, worked on and completed. The

accomplishment of tasks entrusted to town
government would not be possible without the
dedication and hard work of our municipal



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employees, our boards, commission, committees and
especially the board of selectmen. Thank you to all.
Certainly my office would not efficiently function
without the able help and assistance of Kelly
O'Connor, Margaret Wetherington and Amy Davis
during the year. I am indebted to them for all of their
dedication and hard work.

To the people of Seabrook 1 would like to express my
sincere appreciation for the opportunity to have
served you for these past years as your town
manager.

Respectfully submitted,
Frederick W. Welch
Town Manager



REPORT OF THE SUPERVISORS OF
THE CHECKLIST

The supervisors of the checklist oversaw two
elections this year. They included the town election
in March and the state general election in November.
The town election as well as the state general election
saw 2,189 registered voters. The total number of
voters in the Town of Seabrook stands at 6 1 42.

The supervisors have one election in 2007, the town
election in March.

2006 brought the supervisors a new statewide voter's
program. The state feels it will be a great tool to
detect voter fraud.

If you would like to register to vote you can do so at
the town clerk's office at the town hall from 9:00am
to 12:30pin and l;00pm to 4:00pm, Monday through
Friday, except within ten days of an election.
Residents may also register to vote at any session of
the supervisors of the checklist and on any day of
election. Please bring proof of residency and positive
identification when registering to vote.



REPORT OF THE BUDGET COMMITTEE

Once again the budget committee has the difficult
task of balancing the needs of the town. The
committee gathers information and asks many
questions before decisions are made.

The town has been operating on a default budget this
year. After the vote in March the selectmen, the
town manager and the department heads conferred
and created a new working budget. Thoughtfully,
they all have been able to keep within the bottom-
line, which in turn made the job of the budget
committee harder. We needed to consider warrant
articles for items that did not pass last year along
with the ones added this year. We take this on with
great enthusiasm and each one of us has his/her own
ideas and opinions but, as the budget committee, we
are working together for the best interest of the
taxpayers of Seabrook.

We hope our questions and discussions on channel 22
not only helped us but also helped the voters with
information about the town budget, the town warrant
articles, the school budget and the school warrant
articles as we voted them.

We, as a committee, could not take this task on
without the help and hard work from the selectmen,
the town manager and the department heads. For this
we thank them. Without the many hours of work we
have all put into this year's decisions we would not
be able to have recommended these items to the
voters as we have. We are hoping that the voters will
recognize all the efforts that have been put into the
budget for 2007.

Respectfully submitted.
Members of the Budget Committee



The supervisors of the checklist would like to thank
the projects and communications clerk, Carrie L.
Brown for her work in maintaining the checklist.

Respectfully submitted.
Supervisors of the Checklist



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REPORT OF THE ASSESSOR

Seabrook Valuation Trends

The Seabrook Real Estate market grew at an
extraordinary rate throughout early 2000 and into
2004. While Seabrook's market realized steady gains
through the late 1990's and into 2000, the rate of
growth grew as much as 15% per year since early
2001 and into 2004. Seabrook's real estate market
has continued to be strong in 2005; however, the
market began to stabilize in late 2005 and is even
showing signs of a decline for some property types.
The availability of low cost water and sewer, low tax
rates in comparison to neighboring communities, and
a high level of new construction continues to
contribute to the town's real estate market.

STATE PROPERTY TAX

In 1999, the State instituted a state education property
tax. The state also created an Education Property
Tax Hardship Relief program, which paid a refund to
any taxpayer that qualified, based on income,
ownership, and location of primary residence. This
program was repealed for the 2002 tax year and
replaced with the Low and Moderate Income
Homeowners Property Tax Relief program.
Applications will be available at the assessor's
office after April 15, 2007. The completed
applications will be accepted by the State of New
Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration
(DRA) from May 1, 2007 to ]unz 30, 2007.

Assessment Certification

The Town of Seabrook underwent a total re-valuation
of values for the 2001 tax year. A complete update of
values was undertaken by the assessor's office for the
2003 tax year and in that year, the town's assessing
office met all major guidelines of the State's review
of the assessments and assessment practices. The
assessor's office updated values for the 2006 tax year
and expects to update values again for the 2008 tax
year. The office is also planning to re-inspect all
properties in the town over the next three years.
DRA will be reviewing the office again in 2008.

Nuclear PowerPlant

The town and the joint owners of the Seabrook
Nuclear Power Plant finalized a two-year agreement
of $1,043,000,000 for the total taxable value of the



power plant. This was a 62% increase over the 2005
assessed value of $644,000,000.



2006 Summary Of Valuation



Land
Buildings
Public Utilities



810,998,200

617,616,300

1,222,123,900



Total Valuation Before Exemptions $2,650,738,400



Blind Exemption
Elderly Exemption
Disabled Exemption
Exempt Properties



135,000

24,390,000

1,630,000

79,321,200



Water/Air Pollution Control Exemption 155,826.500

Total Valuation After Allowed Exemptions

$ 2,389,435,700



2006 - Tax Rate



Government


Appropriation


Tax Per
$1000












Municipal


$11,808,320


$4.94 =


39.6%


County


1,789,321


0.75 =


6.0%


Local School


10,461,676


4.38 =


35.1%


State Education


3,177.832


2.40 =


19.2%


Total Tax Rate


$27,237,149


$12.47






□ Municipal

B County

I □ Local School

in State Education



Respectfully submitted,

Scott W. Bartlett, CNHA, NHCG

Town Appraiser/Assessor



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Abatements/Refunds for 2006
Taxes



Last Name


First


Map/Lot


Tax Year


Amount


Aloes


Chris E & Mary O


9-145-0


2006 Overpayment


119.00


Amato


Fernando


10-40-0


2006 Overpayment


154.00


American


Oil Change Corp


8-42-0


2006 Overpayment


307.45


Ash


Donald & Elizabeth


14-6-85


2006 Overpayment


182.00


Ayers


Richard E & Mary Lou


7-37-0


2006 Overpayment


1,602.00


Bassil


Richard & Joyce Buxton


8-36-6


2006 Overpayment


395.25


Beaupre


Susan


2-22-0


2006 Overpayment


1,130.00


Beckman


Edgar & Karen


16-73-1


2006 Overpayment


1,408.00


Bonacorsi


Anthony


14-6-48


2006 Overpayment


129.00


Bragg


Carl S Jr. & Sylvia Mel


4-5-3


2006 Overpayment


189.00


Brown


Bruce G (Edna Travis)


15-102-33


2006 Overpayment


238.00


Brown


Preston & Kathryn


2-37-110


2006 Overpayment


234.00


Cahill


Mary Ann & Charles A


20-158-0


2006 Overpayment


3,208.00


Cahill


Mary Ann & Etal


20-158-0


2006 Overpayment


3,105.00


Cain's


Brook Eight Realty Trust


9-67-8


2006 Overpayment


77.00


Carroll


Joeann S


16-42-3


2006 Overpayment


99.00


Chase


Francis G & Ellen M


12-31-8


2006 Overpayment


2,505.00


Chase


Francis G & Ellen M


16-64-0


2006 Overpayment


1,079.00


Chase


Francis G & Ellen M


16-65-0


2006 Overpayment


895.00


Chase


Francis G & Ellen M


7-71-0


2006 Overpayment


1,527.00


Cruz


Vincent & Tonia Anderson


15-8-2


2006 Overpayment


127.00


Delorme


Raymond & Eileen


17-38-84


2006 Overpayment


49.00


Eaton


Allen & Frances


7-90-24


2006 Overpayment


55.00


Eaton


Allen & Frances


9-215-0


2006 Overpayment


326.00


Flazarano


Joseph J & Tracie


13-2-0


2006 Overpayment


431.00


Forbes


Leatrice


15-8-8


2006 Overpayment


1,745.00


Fragala


Guy & Susan


20-251-0


2006 Overpayment


228.00


Fragala


Guy


20-250-0


2006 Overpayment


548.00


Franklin


Paul & Marge


8-13-16


2006 Overpayment


91.00


Gaumond


Ronald & Linda


26-101-0


2006 Overpayment


418.00


Gordon


Christopher J & Jill


4-14-305


2006 Overpayment


1,835.00


Green


Lawrence E


4-14-303


2006 Overpayment


460.00


Hale


William Jr & Jodi


8-67-0


2006 Overpayment


34.00


Higgins


Rosemary & Jean E


8-13-72


2006 Overpayment


37.00


Kimball


Washington Mutual Ba


9-81-0


2006 Overpayment


1,698.35


Knowles


Felicia D


5-5-10


2006 Overpayment


93.00


Koney


April


9-12-0


2006 Overpayment


80.46


Lai la


Realty Trust


7-122-0


2006 Overpayment


1,829.00


Lemay


Dorothy A


17-38-108


2006 Overpayment


66.00


Mason


Patricia A


9-7-4


2006 Overpayment


2,069.00


McGinness


Philip & Gina


2-1-11


2006 Overpayment


168.00


Meissner


Rainer


9-7-8


2006 Overpayment


120.00


Miller


James P & Marjorie


12-31-9


2006 Overpayment


196.00


Montisanti


Real Estate


7-55-0


2006 Overpayment


7,724.00


Newburyport


5 Cents (Donald Felch)


13-14-0


2006 Overpayment


1,873.00


O'Hara


Thomas & Jane


10-2-0


2006 Overpayment


1,941.00


Parry


Philip Esquire(Robinson)


2-77-0


2006 Overpayment


660.49


Penniman


Daniel


4-14-101


2006 Overpayment


1,394.00



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Abatements/Refunds for 2006
Taxes



Last Name



First



Map/Lot



Tax Year



Amount



Perkins

Prendergast

Prov.Bank

Sheridan

Smith

St. Pierre

Starr

Stoddard

Tavares

T-Park

Welch

Windle



Carol E

Ann M

Daly, David & Carrie

Edward M & Kathleen

Leonard & Ann

Stephen M & Jean M

Liane & Sherry Powers

RES/Title

Victor & Lesley M

Realty Trust

Ronald R Jr & Bobbi-Jo

Paul & Susan



10-57-0

21-558-0

8-13-1

17-38-18

17-38-44
10-29-5

8-13-100
2-10-0
9-36-11
7-90-47
16-61-0

20-135-0



2006 Overpayment
2006 Overpayment
2006 Overpayment
2006 Overpayment
2006 Overpayment
2006 Overpayment
2006 Overpayment
2006 Overpayment
2006 Overpayment
2006 Overpayment
2006 Overpayment
2006 Overpayment



Total Refunds for 2006 Overpayment of Property Tax



1,235.00

2,442.00

669.00

57.00

76.00

154.00

68.00

1,323.00

833.00

45.00

550.00

172.38

52,503.38



Demeritt


Kenneth M & Kathy J


2-37-13


2005 Overpayment


82.68


Kenney


JoanR


14-6-140


2005 Overpayment


63.41


Trust


Ocean Drive Realty


20-143-10


2005 Overpayment


5.32




Total Refunds for 2006 Overpayment of Property Tax

Jeffrey 25-1-1 2006 Abatement


151.41


Abrahams


88.00


Beckman


Frank H Jr


26-111-0


2006 Abatement


443.00


Bragg


Clayton & Sandy


14-6-76


2006 Abatement


68.00


Brown


Bnjce & Cynthia


15-102-7


2006 Abatement


374.00


Dobson


Dorothy


26-40-0


2006 Abatement


2.00


Dobson


Dorothy


26-41-0


2006 Abatement


2.00


Dobson


Dorothy


26-42-0


2006 Abatement


1.00


Downs


Jean E


14-36-1


2006 Abatement


16.00


Eaton


Jeannette M


12-43-0


2006 Abatement


1,202.00


Grape


Hill Associates


3-4-143


2006 Abatement


112.00


Grape


Hill Associates


3-4-157


2006 Abatement


112.00


Keefe


Richard J & Jean


9-213-0


2006 Abatement


1,060.00


Panaggio


Joseph A Sr


3-4-122


2006 Abatement


112.00


Staples


Mobile Home Park


14-6-54


2006 Abatement


112.00


Staples


Mobile Home Park


14-6-46


2006 Abatement


112.00


Staples


Mobile Home Park


14-6-135


2006 Abatement


312.00


Staples


Mobile Home Park


14-6-37


2006 Abatement


112.00




Donna


Total Abatements for 2006 Property Tax

2-43-0 2005 Abatement


4,240.00


Bowlen


737.00


Gosselin


Rita


14-6-135


2005 Abatement


593.00


Ingalls


Harold


23-54-1


2005 Abatement


688.00


Welch


Sandra L & James Sanborn 8-59-0


2005 Abatement


75.00






Total Abatements for 2005 Property Tax


2,093.00


Field


Laura


14-20-0


2005 Tax Lien


3,108.25






Total Abatement 2005 Tax Lien


3,108.25



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Last Name

Field



First

Laura



Abatements/Refunds for 2006
Taxes

Map/Lot Tax Year

14-20-0 2004 Tax Lien

Total Abatement 2004 Tax Lien



Amount



2J11.1\
1,111.11



Field


Laura


14-20-0


2003 Tax Lien


1,397.79






Total Abatement 2003 Tax Lien


1,397.79


112 Walton


Road Spendthrift


25-10-0


2006 1st Billing Refund


3.00


Bobola


Frederick


25-3-0


2006 Abatement Reftind


540.48


Brown


Maxie D


17-35-2


2006 1st Billing Refund


18.00


Carney


George L Jr


2-98-1


2006 Abatement Refund


3,674.82


Dodge


Roland E & Margaret A


10-55-35


2006 1st Billing Refund


49.00


DuPuis


Pauline A


5-5-7


2006 1st Billing Refund


25.00


Grape


Hill Associates, LLC


3-4-122


2006 1st Billing Refund


201.00


Grape


Hill Associates, LLC


3-4-143


2006 1st Billing Refund


201.00


Grape


Hill Associates, LLC


3-4-157


2006 1st Billing Refund


201.00


Higgins


Rosemary & Jean E


8-13-72


2006 1st Billing Refund


37.00


Keenan


Lucinda & Charles


22-17-1


2006 Abatement Refund


1,033.94


Lanctot


Thomas C & Karen


7-113-1


2006 1st Billing Refund


4.00


Lind


Eric N & Cheryl A


15-8-3


2006 Abatement Refund


177.30


Migos


Vasilios & Demetra


7-59-0


2006 1st Billing Refund


413.00


Nemphos


Florence E


10-55-27


2006 1st Billing Refund


72.00


Nestle


Waters North America


6-1-0


2005 Abatement Refund


60,000.00


Noonan


William & Sandra


14-6-302


2006 1st Billing Refund


88.00


Olsen


Richard


14-6-80


2006 Abatement Refund


211.99


Pike


Laurette


1-13-20


2006 1st Billing Refund


55.00


Pool


B Partners Inc


8-25-0


2006 Abatement Refund


205.79


Racite


Leonard S & Rosemary


14-29-3


2006 Tax Refund Data Corr.


201.00


Roaf


Robert C & Charleen E


1-13-10


2006 1st Billing Refiind


67.00


Sproul


Robert


14-15-2


2006 Abatement Refund


36.00


Staples


Mobile Home Park


14-6-37


2006 1st Billing Refund


201.00


Staples


Mobile Home Park


14-6-46


2006 1st Billing Refund


201.00


Staples


Mobile Home Park


14-6-54


2006 1st Billing Refund


201.00


Staples


Mobile Home Park


14-6-135


2006 1st Billing Refund


1.00






Total 2006 Overlay Refunds/Abatements


68,119.32



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REPORT OF THE SEWER DEPARTMENT

I would like to take this opportunity to personally
thank the fine men and women working for the sewer
department for the outstanding work accomplished in
2006.

Two EPA mandated projects were completed this
year. Waterline Industries of Seabrook, NH was
contracted to upgrade our chlorination and de-
chlorination equipment at our Route 286 pump
station. The project was overseen by CMA
Engineers from Portsmouth, NH. Kinsman

Corporation from Hooksett, NH was contracted to
upgrade our SCADA equipment at our Route 286
pump station, treatment plant and Centennial Street
pump station. This was overseen by TTG
Environmental Consultants from Concord, NH. Both
projects were 20% State of New Hampshire grant
funded.

Our wastewater treatment plant processed 316.1
million gallons of sewerage. From this we extracted
1515.60 wet tons of bio-solids, which were
transported to a composting facility.

The Mother's Day rainstorm deposited over 19-
inches of rain on Seabrook. This caused flows to
increase dramatically from our normal high of 1200
gallons per minute to an all time high of 4200 gallons
per minute. At this rate, the flows would not flow
through our plant by gravity. Much thanks given to
our fire department for their assistance. The fire
truck and our auxiliary pump were able to pump
water from our clarifier to our chlorine contact tank
during much of the storm. We are pleased to report
we successfully treated all water that entered our
plant.

Much thanks to our crew who worked non-stop for
long hours to keep our treatment plant and our pump
stations in operation.



the major projects completed by the crew include the
rebuilding of the three plunger sludge handling
pump, removal and reinstalling of an outfall pump,
removal and reinstalling of the treatment plant's grit
removal system and the rebuilding of the pump and
connection at the elementary school pump station.

Inspection of sewer mains with our new camera
discovered several sump pumps that have been
connected illegally to the sewer system.

Approximately 25,580 feet of sewer main and
manholes were cleaned with our new high pressure
jet-rodder. All pump stations, which include 17
major, 9 intermediate and 75 homeowner stations
were cleaned, inspected, tested, alarms verified and
all necessary repairs were made.

Much appreciation and thanks to the department's
secretary-clerk, Lynn Willwerth. Lynn keeps the
department in order and goes above and beyond the
call of duty.

We are proud to have chief operator, Philippe
Maltais. He has been an active member of the New
England Water Environment Association serving on
the small community committee, which sponsors
educational technical sessions for treatment systems
similar to our facility. This also provides us with
operator training and solutions to similar problems
that other community members have experienced.
This network also allows for an informational
exchange on benefits of the latest technology and
helps us update methods and procedures to maintain
performance compliance.

Two wastewater operator grade II vacancies were
filled. Congratulations to Anthony (Ben) Merrill
from Seabrook, NH and Anthony (Tony) Ballance
from Raymond, NH. Ben Merrill saves the town
money when he uses his skills performing electrical
work. He has a master electrician license.



Repairs were accomplished to four services. Two
services were connected to the sewer system. Two
pumps were installed to Henkel Technologies at 135
Folly Mill Road. A new simplex station was
installed at Bartlett's Farm Stand located at 360
Route 286.

The sewer crews are very busy with the normal
maintenance. Sewer personnel have been busy with
inspection of private sewer construction to new
homes, businesses and subdivisions. Some of



Thanks are given to chief mechanic, George M.
Eaton who is also a certified underwater diver.
George used his skills to clean and inspect our ocean
out-fall diffusers. This was a considerable savings to
the town.

The board of selectmen issued letters of
commendations to Curtis Slayton, foreman and
Dominic (Mike) Pike, laborer. Curtis and Mike were
first on the scene when a trench collapsed trapping a
water department worker. Their efforts and quick



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response certainly saved this worker from further
injury.

Congratulations are in order for our laboratory

technician, Claire Littlefield. Claire has taken

courses, passed the test and now has a N. H.
wastewater grade I license.

Thanks are given to Thomas Campbell our industrial
pretreatment manager for finding a replacement
chlorine analyzer on E-Bay. This saved the town
almost $3,000.00. Tom is very busy these days with
writing discharge permits for all the larger
businesses. He also heads up our fat, oil and grease
program.

We need everyone's help to keep our environment as
safe as possible. Please do not flush anything that
may be deemed hazardous into our sewer system,
such as hypodermic needles or petroleum products.
If a hazardous product accidentally gets into the
sewer piping, please notify the sewer department.
This will make it safer for our workers. Remember,
the sewer department personnel are continually
working in manholes and repairing valves and
pumps. I would like to point out to the residents that
it is illegal to connect floor drains, roof drains or
sump pumps to the sewer system.

Our sewer use ordinance has been updated. Copies
of this ordinance are available to the public at the
town hall. Also, it can be found on the town's
website.

Respectfully submitted,
Warner B. Knowles
Sewer Superintendent



BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

The Town of Seabrook is seeing an explosion of
growth on the Route 1 corridor. The zoning board of
adjustment along with the planning board struggles


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