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REPORT of the Town of 



PLAISTOW 

1977 




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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



PAGES 



Abated Property and Resident Taxes 69-74 

Appropriations and Taxes Assessed 25-26 

Assets and Liabilities 29-30 

BUDGET COMMITTEE, Report of 20-23 

Building Inspector, Report of 85 

Cemetery Sexton, Report of 97 

Cemetery Trustees. Report of 76-77 

Civil Defense, Report of 84 

Comparative Statement of Approp. & Expenditures .... 27-28 

Conservation Commission, Report of 99-100 

Detailed Statement of Payment 50-68 

Disbursements, Summary of 46-47 

District Court, Report of 79 

Dog Officer, Report of 90 

Fire Department, Report of 82-83 

Health Department, Report of 91 

Highway Supervisor, Report of 75 

Librarian, Report of 92-93 

Library Trustees, Report of 78 

Long and Short Range Committee 102-106 

Planning Board, Report of 87-88 

Police Department, Report of 80-81 

Receipts, Summary of 48-49 

Old Home Day committee 101 

Recreation Commission, Report of 94-96 

Revenue Sharing, Report of 32 

Schedule Town Property 31 

Selectmen, Report of 43-45 

Southern Rock. Reg. Planning, Report of 98 

Summary and Inventory 2 4 

Tax Collector, Report of 34-39 

Tax Rate 2 6 

Town Clerk, Report of 33 

Town Officers 3-6 

Treasurer, Report of 40-42 

Tree Warden, Report of 86 

WARRANT, TOWN 7-19 

Zoning Board of Adjustments, Report of 89 



ELECTED TOWN OFFICERS 



Moderator 



Clifton E. Cook 



Representatives to the 
General Court 



Leonard Sanborn 
Annie Mae Schwaner 
K. Michael Tavitian 
Robert Vlack 



Supervisors of the 
Checklist 



Selectmen 



George Bourque 
Marlene Todd 
Gladys A. B. Tozier 

Norman L. Major, Chairman 
LeRoy S. Dube 
Milton H. Todd 



Treasurer 



Ruth E . Jenne 



Collector of Taxes 



Stanley T. Herrick 



Town Clerk 



Helen A. Hart 



Trustees of the 
Public Library 



Auditors 



Fire Engineers 



Constable 



Cemetery Trustees 



Barbara N. Baratt, Chairman 

Samuel Conti, Vice-chairman 

Nils Persson, Secretary 

Ruth C. Cook, Corres. Sec. 

David Dana, Treasurer 

Robert H. Rochussen, Asst. Treas 

Robert A. Chooljian 
John D. Fitzgerald 

T. Richard Latham, Chief 
John D. Fitzgerald 
Robert A. Chooljian 
Gene Brown 

Donald Petzold 
Alexander Brown, Jr. 

Catherine L. Foster, Clerk 
Craig Morse 
Nancy Wendell 



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ELECTED TOWN OFFICERS 



Moderator 



Clifton E. Cook 



Representatives to the 
General Court 



Leonard Sanborn 
Annie Mae Schwaner 
K. Michael Tavitian 
Robert Vlack 



Supervisors of the 
Checklist 



Selectmen 



George Bourque 
Marlene Todd 
Gladys A. B. Tozier 

Norman L. Major, Chairman 
LeRoy S. Dube 
Milton H. Todd 



Treasurer 



Collector of Taxes 



Town Clerk 



Ruth E . Jenne 



Stanley T. Herrick 



Helen A. Hart 



Trustees of the 
Public Library 



Auditors 



Fire Engineers 



Constable 



Cemetery Trustees 



Barbara N. Baratt, Chairman 

Samuel Conti, Vice-chairman 

Nils Persson, Secretary 

Ruth C. Cook, Corres. Sec. 

David Dana, Treasurer 

Robert H. Rochussen, Asst. Treas 

Robert A. Chooljian 
John D. Fitzgerald 

T. Richard Latham, Chief 
John D. Fitzgerald 
Robert A. Chooljian 
Gene Brown 
Donald Petzold 

Alexander Brown, Jr. 

Catherine L. Foster, Clerk 
Craig Morse 
Nancy Wendell 



Budget Committee 



Administrative Assistant 



Attorney 

Board of Adjustments 



Alternates on the 

Board of Adjustments 



Bookkeeper 
Building Inspector 
Cemetery Sexton 



Census Taker 



Civil Defense Director 



Dog Officer 



Board of Health 



Highway Supervisor 



Irving S. Oilman, Chairman 

Garold Morse, Vice Chairman 

Eleanor P. Sargent, Secretary 

Rosemarie L. Bayek 

Robert Cheek 

Richard Hawkins 

Douglas Laing 

Michael McPherson 

John Merrill 

John A. Palmer 

William Sculley 

Joyce Wright 

LeRoy S. Dube, Selectman 

APPOINTED OFFICERS 

Robert Casazza * 

James F. Fleming * 

Donald E. Wood, Chm. 1977 

John D. Fitzgerald, V. C.1980 

John Hansbury, Clerk 1978 

Emile Langlois 1979 

George W. Colby, Jr. 1979 

John A. Palmer * 

Robert R. Rivard * 

William J. Simmons * 

Neil Walker * 

Brenda E. Major * 

Guy L. Sawyer * 

Herbert K. Reed * 

Theresa Bourque * 

T. Richard Latham * 

Donald Sargent * 

Aretemus J. W. Packard * 

Bernard J. Dube * 

Robert W. Bennett * 



Police Department 



Part Time Patrolmen 



Selectmen's Clerk 



Recreation Commission 



Southern Rockingham Regional 
Planning District Comm. 



Southern Rockingham Regional 

Transportation Policy- 
Greater Lawrence Solid 
Waste Committee 

Alternate 



Highway Safety 



Mosquito Control 



Norman W. Beaton * 

Ernest Brown * 

Alfred E. Chase * 

John W. Colby * 

Frederick C. Copp * 

Bernard J. Dube * 

Ignatius A. Fournier * 

Thomas McTeague * 

Walter O'Connor * 

Meredith Packard * 

Gene V. Paul * 

Nicholas Pichowicz * 

Joan Pichowicz * 

William Query * 

Bryan Richards * 

Clinton W. Senter, Sr. * 

Bradley S. Smith * 

Milton H. Todd * 

Curtis Young * 

Ruth E. Jenne * 

Rosemarie L. Bayek, Chm. * 

Dorothy Ketchum * 

Barbara James, Treas . * 

Sue Sherman * 

Michael McPherson * 

Nickolas Sarbanis * 

Earl Smith * 

Donald McKendry * 

Thomas H. Cullen * 

LeRoy S. Dube * 

Joseph MacFarlane * 

Thomas H. Cullen * 

Alexander Brown, Jr. * 

Joseph E. Coakley * 

T. Richard Latham * 

John Fitzgerald * 

Robert W. Bennett * 

Milton H. Todd * 

Peter Taylor * 

Robert R. Rivard * 



Industrial Commission 



Librarian 



Assistant Librarians 



Long & Short Range Committee 



Merrimack Valley Health 
Planning District 

Old Home Day Committee 



Overseer of the Poor 
Welfare Department 

Planning Board 



Alternates to the 
Planning Board 

Police Department 
Chief 
Full Time Patrolmen 



Clerk 



Charles R. Graham, Chm. * 

Irving S. Oilman * 

Carlton S. Ingalls * 

William F. Simmons * 

Joan Keezer * 

Albin Noyes * 

Susan Allison * 

Muriel Herrick * 

Marjorie Knowles * 

Arnold P. Ziemian, Chm. * 

Samuel Conti, V. Chm. * 

Rita Sampson, Sec. * 

Donald L. Durand * 

Barry A. Sargent, Chm. * 

Sue Sherman, V. Chm. * 

Marsha Gallotti, Sec. * 

Brenda E. Major, Pub. * 

Rosemarie L. Bayek, Treas. * 

Board of Selectmen 

J. Alden Palmer, Chm. 1978 

Charles 0. Stevens, II 1979 

Walter Pearson 1980 

Eleanor P. Sargent 1981 

Milton H. Todd, Selectman 

Bernard J. Dube 1978 

Thomas H. Cullen 1979 

Alexander Brown, Jr. * 

Robert L. Tanguay * 

Joseph E. Coakley * 

Kenneth J. Heim * 

Joan M. Pichowicz * 



TOWN WARRANT 
The State of New Hampshire 

To the inhabitants of the Town of Plaistow in the County of Rocking- 
ham in said State, qualified to vote in Town affairs: 

You are hereby notified to meet at the Pollard School in said Plaistow 
on Tuesday, the fourteenth of March, next, at eight of the clock in 
the forenoon, to act on the following articles: 

1. To choose all necessary Town Officers for the year ensuing. 

2. To raise such sums of money as may be necessary to defray Town 
charges for the ensuing year and make appropriations of same. 

3. To see of the Town will vote to accept Trust Funds now held by 
the Cemetery Trustees. 

4. To see of the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to borrow 
in anticipation of taxes. 

5. Shall the provisions of Chapter 171-A of the revised law relative 
to playing games of Beano be adopted in this Town? 

6. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
Five Thousand Eight Hundred Dollars ($5,800.00) for the purchase 
of approximately one acre of land on Sweet Hill Road for the 
eventual errection of a Water Tower (Map 71, Block 1, Lot 1) . 

(Recommended by the Planning Board) (Recommended by the Budget 
Committee) 

7. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) to hot top the parking area at 
the Public Library. (Recommended by the Budget Committee) 

8. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
Thirteen Hundred Dollars ($1,300.00) to reshingle and repair roof 
of the Public Library Building. (Recommended by the Budget 
Committee) 

9. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) for the purchase of a water 
sump pump for the Highway Department. (Recommended by the 
Budget Committee) 

10 . To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
of Fourteen Hundred Dollars ($1,400.00) to purchase office fur- 
niture and equipment for offices of the Town Clerk and Tax col- 
lector which are being established at the Town Hall. (Recommended 
by the Budget Committee) 



11. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the sum of One Hund- 
red Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) for the purchase of land and 
buildings on Elm Street owned by the Lagasse Amusement Company 
for future Municipal Facilities and authorize the withdrawal of 
Ninety Thousand Dollars ($90,000.00) for this purpose from the 
Revenue Sharing Fund established under the provisions of the 
State and Local Assistant Act of 1972 with the balance to be 
raised by taxation. (Recommended by the Planning Board) 
(Recommended by the Budget Committee) 

12. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00) for the renovation and 
completion of the second floor of the Town Library Building and 
to raise the said sum by the issuance of Town Notes and Bonds 
under the provisions of the Municipal Finance Act RSA 33, and to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to negotiate and issue Bonds or 
Notes, and to fix the rate of interest and all other terms there- 
of and to take such action as may be required to effectuate the 
purpose of this vote or authorize the Selectmen to withdraw 
Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00) from the Revenue Sharing 
Funds established under the provisions of the State and Local 
Assistance Act of 1972. (Not Recommended by the Budget Committee) 

13. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
Three Thousand Seven Hundred Dollars ($3,700.00) to conduct a 
Feasibility Study and Water Quality Testing Program to develop 
Kelly Brook Dam and Reservoir for a municipal water supply. (Re- 
commemded by the Planning Board) (Recommemded by the Budget 
Committee) 

14. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
Twenty-Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00) to install an automatic 
fire alarm system in the Library Building, the Highway Garage and 
the Fire House. (Recommended by the Budget Committee) 

15. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
Thirty-Nine Hundred Dollars ($3,900.00) to install an automatic 
fire alarm system in the Town Hall Building. (Not Recommended 
by the Budget Committee) 

16. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
Five Thousand Two Hundred Seventy Dollars ($5,270.00) for the 
purpose of conducting a Summer Recreation Program for all children 
of Plaistow in grades one through eight. Also, to see if the 
Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to apply, negotiate, and 
do all things necessary to get approval of and to accept and spend 
Community Services Administration (CSA) funds for the purpose of 
purchasing recreation equipment and materials . Said CETA and CSA 
funds to be used to reduce the above dollar sum appropriated by 
the Town. (Recommended by the Budget Committee) 



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17. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
Thirty-Seven Hundred Dollars ($3,700.00) for the purchase and 
installation of a Hydraulic Sander for the Highway Department. 
(Recommended by the Budget Committee) 

18. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
of Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00) to be used in the construc- 
tion of the Vic Geary Drop-In Center. Said Center to be built on 
Greenough Road in Plaistow. (By Petition) (Not Recommended by the 
Budget Committee) 

19 . To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
Seven Hundred Dollars ($700.00) to conduct Halloween Parties for 
the children of Plaistow. (Recommended by the Budget Committee) 

20. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) to defray the expense of Old Home 
Day for the citizens of Plaistow (RSA 31:4 XXI). (Recommended by 
the Budget Committee) 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
Seventy Thousand Dollars ($70,000.00) for extension of the water 
main system from the Pump House at the water reservoir down 
Nicholas Road to Kingston Road and to raise the sum by issuance of 
Town Notes or Bonds under the provisions of the Municipal Finance 
Act RSA 33, and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to negotiate 
and issue bonds or notes, and to fix the rate of interest and all 
other terms thereof and take such action as may be required to 
effectuate the purpose of this vote. (Recommended by the Budget 
Committee) 

22. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) to be placed in a savings ac- 
count for the Plaistow Conservation Commission. These monies 
plus any future monies received for this purpose, shall be used 
to purchase land which the Commission feels would be useful to 
the Town of Plaistow for conservation purposes . (Not Recommended 
by the Budget Committee) 

23. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) to be set aside and added to the 
Fire Department Equipment Reserve Fund for the future purchase of 
new and improved equipment for the Fire Department. (Recommended 
by the Budget Committee) 

24. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) to be set aside for a Highway 
Equipment Reserve Fund for future purchases of Highway equipment. 

(Recommended by the Budget Committee) 



25. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) for the purchase of a One Ton 
Truck and Snowplow for the Highway Department. (Recommended by 
the Budget Committee) 

26. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate thr sum of 
Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00) being a contribution to the 
Greater Salem Mental Health Association by the Town of Plaistow 
for service to its citizens. (Recommended by the Budget Committee) 

27. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($1,500.00) for the purchase of 
office furniture for the Police Department. (Recommended by the 
Budget Committee) 

28. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) being a contribution to to the 
Plaistow Historical Society, Inc. for a display case and storage 
cabinet for artifacts. (By Petition) (Recommended by the Budget 
Committee) 

29. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) for the installation of a well, 
pump and drinking fountain at the public Recreation Field. (Re- 
commended by the Budget Committee) 

30. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00) to preserve and restore our 225th 
Flag and Banner. (By Petition) (Recommended by the Budget Committee) 

31. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
Twenty-Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00) for the purchase of widening 
the present entrance doors of the Fire House. (Recommended by 
the Budget Committee) 

32. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
Eighty-One Dollars ($81.00) to assist the Rockingham Child and 
Family Service for Counseling Services rendered to residents of 
the Town. (Not Recommended by the Budget Committee) 

33. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
Three Thousand, Three Hundred Seventy-One Dollars and Ten Cents 
($3,371.10) to continue the position of the Administrative As- 
sistant to the Planning Board from September 1st thru December 
31st, 19 78. (Recommended by the Planning Board) (Not Recommended 
by the Budget Committee) 

34. To see if the Town will vote to receive and spend the sum of 
Fifteen Hundred and Eighty-Three Dollars ($1,583.00) for office 
equipment for the District Court. (Recommended by the Budget 
Committee) 



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To see if the Town will authorize the Board of Selectmen to make 
application for and to receive and spend up to One Hundred Twenty- 
Five Thousand Dollars ($125,000.00) of funds that may become 
available to the Town under "Comprehensive Employment and Training 
Act of 19 72" as amended (CETA) for the purpose of providing fed- 
erally subsidized training and employment opportunities to bene- 
fit both residents of the community and the community-at-large . 
(Recommended by the Budget Committee) 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to accept 
and expend Two Hundred Forty-two Dollars ($242.00) provided to 
the Town of Plaistow by the United States Office of Revenue 
Sharing as provided in their Anti-Recessional Assistance Fund. 
(Recommended by the Budget Committee) 

37. "Shall we adopt the new provisions of RSA 72:43-C relative to 
expanded exemptions on Real Estate for the Elderly, changing the 
eligibility requirement that a person may own no more than Thirty- 
Five Thousand Dollars ($35,000.00) in assets of any kind to a re- 
quirement that a person may own no more than Fifty Thousand Dollars 

($50,000.00) in assets of any kind?" 

yes no 

38. "Shall we adopt the new provisions of RSA 72:43-B relative to 
expanded exemptions on Real Estate for the Elderly, changing the 
the basis of the exemption from the equalized assessed valuation 
to the actual actual assessed valuation?" 

yes no 

39 . "Are you in favor of increasing the Board of Selectmen to Five 
(5) members?" 

yes no 

40. "Be it resolved by the Town of Plaistow that the New Hampshire 
Housing Commission be and is authorized to operate in the Town of 
Plaistow, in the State of New Hampshire, that said New Hampshire 
Housing Commission is authorized to sponsor a project for the 
elderly/low income under Section 8 of the U. S. Housing Act of 
1937 as amended, for any of the following accomodations: (a) 
existing standard housing 30. dwelling units; (b) rehabilitated 
housing ]L0_ dwelling units. The Total number of Dwelling units 
authorized by this and all previous authorizations shall not 
exceed 40^ dwelling units." 

41. "Shall we adopt the provisions of RSA 466:30-A which makes it un- 
lawful for an owner of any dog licensed or unlicensed to permit 
said dog to run at large, except when accompanied by the owner or 
custodian, and when used for hunting, herding, supervised com- 
petition and exhibition or training for such?" 

yes no 

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42. To see if the Town wishes to exclude from its Social Security Plan 
services performed by election officials or election workers for 
each calendar quarter in which the remuneration paid for such 
services is less than Fifty Dollars (^50.00) 

43. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to set a- I 
side the Twenty Acres (20) more or less (Map 24, Block 3, Lot 3) 

81-9 3 Old County Road for Recreation and open space use only. 

44. To see whether the townsDeoDle can anc._will authorize the expendituresi 
of Town funds for the cost of Legal Representation of a Selectman ■ 

contesting a Petition of residents and eligible voters seeking 
reconsideration of his election as Selectman. (By Petition) 

45. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to sell 
a parcel of land on East Pine Street (Map53, Block 2, Lot 6) ap- 
proximately 9800 square feet with 40' frontage and 330' depth to 
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Judson, Jr. for the sum of One Hundred and 
One Dollars ($101.00) plus legal expenses. 

46. To see if the Town will convey to William W. Conte a parcel of 
tax deeded land described on assessors Map 42, Block 2, Lot 25. 
The consideration for said sale shall be the amount of Ninety- 
Three Dollars and One Cent ($9 3.01) which included back taxes and 
interest plus all legal costs, as well as the transfer to the Town 
of Plaistow for the sum of One Dollar ($1.00) the following parcel 
of land approximately 7860 square feet located at the intersection 
of the Northerly side line of East Road leading from Westville to 
Hampstead, Southerly by the Northerly side of East Road 206' 
Northerly by the Southerly side of Old Westville Road 206' and 
Easterly by a curve extending in a Westerly direction and having i 
a radius of 60' more or less and a length of arc of 154.98 more 

or less. 

47. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to sell 
the above described tax deeded property on assessors Map 42, 
Block 2, Lot 25 at a public auction. (This article will be with- 
drawn if article #46 above is approved) . 

48. To see if the Town will rescind Article 1 of Special Town Meeting, 
June 6, 19 70 "quote" 

"To see of the Town will vote to authorize the construction 
of approximately 2,940 feet of pipe with necessary hydrants 
and appurtenances, for the purpose of extending fire pro- 
tection to an additional section of the Town including a 
proposed new industry to be located therein; and to that end 
to appropriate the sum of Forty Thousand Dollars ($40,000.00) 
for this purpose; and to raise the said sum by issuance of 
notes or bonds of the Town in accordance with the pro- 
visions of revised statues annotated Ch . 33 known as the 
municipal finance act; and to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to negotiate and issue said bonds or notes upon 
the credit of the Town, and to take such other action as may 
be required to effectuate the purpose of this vote." 

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49. To see if the Town will authorize the Board of Selectmen to apply 
for, negotiate and do all other things necessary to obtain Federal 
Interest Free Loans, and to expend the same, as may be required 
for the preparation of plans and designs of Town Roads, Municipal 
Buildings, extension of Water System and Sewer System and other 
Town functions . 

50. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen 
to accept gifts for specific purposes for the Town of Plaistow. 

51. To see if the Town will authorize the Board of Selectmen to make 
application for and to receive and spend in the name of the Town, 
such advances, grants-in-aide, or other funds for Town purposes 
as may now, or hereafter be forthcoming from Federal, State, 
Local or private agencies that would be of benefit to the Town. 

52. To see if the Town will vote to adopt the following amendments to 
the Zoning Ordinances of the Town of Plaistow, as proposed by the 
Planning Board. 

Amend Zoning Ordinance of the Town of Plaistow adopted March 14, 
1956, and thereafter amended as follows: 

ARTICLE III Definitions - Section K added in: 

Piggery defined: fFe keeping, raising and maintaining of any 
pig for sale, breeding or any commercial purpose and/or the 
keeping, raising and maintaining at any time more than two (2) 
pigs for the owners personel use. (Not Recommended by the 
Planning Board) 

yes no 

ARTICLE IV SECTION Gl - Revised first paragraph to read: 

Adoption of codes to govern the construction, fabrication, 
erection, enlargement, repair, location and use of one (1) and 
two (2) family detached dwellings entitled "One (1) and Two (2) 
Family Dwelling Code 1975 Edition and B.O.C.A. Basic Housing Pro- 
perty Maintenance Code 19 75 Edition" and to adopt a code to secure 
safety to life and property from all hazards incident to the de- 
sign, erection, repair, removal, demolition or use and occupancy 
of buildings, structures or premises other than detached one (1) 
and two (2) family dwellings entitled the B.O.C.A. Basic Building 
Code "1975" deleting from the B.O.C.A. Basic Building Code the 
following sections: (Recommended by the Planning Board) 

yes no 

ARTICLE IV SECTION G - Add #2: 

A change or proposed change in ownership or usage in any non 
residential building, conducting or proposing to conduct a com- 
mercial or industrial enterprise, shall be caused for the owner or 
leasee of such property to obtain an occupancy for use of the pre- 
mises certificate as required under regulations of B.O.C.A. code 
#120.0. (Recommended by the Planning Board) 

yes no 

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ARTICLE IV SECTION G-3 being added: 

No person shall maintain a piggery as herein defined in any 
district within this Town. Two (2) pigs for the use and pleasure 
of the owner thereof may be kept, raised and maintained subject 
to the following regulations: 

1.) The owner thereof must obtain a permit from the Health Officer 
of the Town, which permit shall remain in full force and effect 
provided: 

a) The applicant intends to pen the pigs on a lot with a 
minimum of two (2) acres. 

b) The sty and any associated enclosure is a minimum of 
200 ' from a lot line. 

c) The maintenance of said pigs is not in violation of RSA 147 

2.) Said permit may be revoked by the Health Officer of the Town 
for failure to conform to the permit and continued maintenance of 
pigs without a permit shall subject the owner to a violation for 
each and every day said maintenance continued after revocation. 
(Not Recommended by the Planning Board) 

yes no 

ARTICLE V SECTION 6A - revised to read: 

The proposed occupation may not occupy more than 25% of the 
gross floor area in the dwelling " and must be carried out entirely 
within the principle dwelling structure". 
(Recommended by the Planning Board) 

yes no 

ARTICLE VI SECTION 10 - revised to read: 

One permanent sign having an area on one side of over 15 square 
feet but not over 30 square feet and one permanent sign having an 
area pf 15 square feet or under with no one dimension exceeding 
8 feet on either sign shall be permitted in a commercial zone pro- 
vided it pertains to enterprises conducted on the premises . Each 
such sign shall be permitted upon application approval by the 
Building Inspector and providing it conforms to the code set forth 
in the building code requirements and the laws of the State of 
New Hampshire. Upon the Building Inspectors approval the permit 
will be issued to the owner after the $15.00 permit fee has been 
paid to the Town for each such sign. 

Any sign having an area of over 30 square feet, or not covered by 
the building code requirements pertaining to enterprises conducted 
on the premises shall not be erected or maintained without permission! 
being granted by the Board of Adjustment and a finding by the board 
that such use is not objectionable under the terms and in accordance 
with the spirit of this ordinance, which findings shall not be 
made without proper notice and hearing. Upon approval by the Board 
of Adjustment the Building Inspector shall upon application, issue 
a sign permit to the applicant after a fee of $15.00 for such sign 
has been paid to the Town. No more than two permanent signs for 
each occupancy shall be permitted in this zone in the Town. 

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Temporary sign permits may be issued for a period not to exceed 
90 days providing they are non flashing and pertain to business 
conducted on the premises. Such signs shall have a square footage 
of not more than 32 square feet and no one dimension of over 8 
feet. Only one temporary sign permit will be issued to any one 
business during any one twelve month consecutive period. Permit 
fee upon applicantion approval by the Building Inspector shall be 
$25.00 per sign payable to the Town. 

All electrically illuminated signs shall be certified as to the 
electric wiring and devices by the Building Inspector and all 
wiring and accessory electricial equipment shall conform to the 
National Electric Code as adopted. All signs shall conform to the 
B.O.C.A. code with the following exception: flashing signs will 
not be permitted. 

Delete the following from the B.O.C.A. Basic Building Code. 

Sections; 

1402.2.1 

1402.2.2 

1402.2.5' 

1402.3.1 

1410. 

Amend the following in the BO.C.A. Basic Building Code 

1409.2 and change from "a ground sign shall not be set nearer to 
the street lot line than the established building line'.'. To read 
"a ground sign shall be set back 30' from center of the road on 
Town roads, and as prescribed by the laws of the State of New 
Hampshire, on State roads". 

1409.5 Amended to read "the maximum height of 30 feet". 

Temporary banners and cloth signs shall meet the requirements as 
set forth in the code and shall require a permit from Building 
Inspector. The permit fee shall be $25.00 payable to the Town. 
They shall meet the size requirements for temporary signs. 

All applicants receiving sign permits shall agree to maintain their 
signs in a neat and orderly fashion as therein described in the 
building code. (Recommended by the Planning Board) 

yes no 

ARTICLE VIII SECTION 2 A - Add at the end: 

"Start-up time for all machinery associated with a quarry or 
gravel or sand pit shall be no earlier than seven (7) A.M. and 
removal of material from the site shall be no earlier than seven- 
thirty (7:30) A.M. Termination of removal from the site shall be 
no later than four-thirty (4:30) P.M. and all machinery must be 
shut down by six (6) P.M. These operating hours shall be for Mon- 
day through Saturday. No operation will take place on Sundays. 



15 



No excavation shall take place closer than fifteen (15) feet from 
the top of the bank to any boundary line and be no closer in depth ' 
than five (5) feet from the seasonal high water table. 

The final slopes will be a reasonably desirable grade for the 
development of the area in relation to the surrounding areas with- 
in the district. Under no circumstances will any finished slopes 
be steeper than one vertical to one horizontal." i 

(Recommended by the Planning Board) 

yes no 

ARTICLE IX SECTION 3-A - Revised to read: 

Every person intending to erect, construct, alter, restore, 
move or "demolish" any structure or portion thereof within the Town 
shall, before proceeding to do any of the work connected therewith, 
file with the Building Inspector a request for a permit to do so 
accompanied by so much of the following information as may be per- 
tinent: (Recommended by the Planning Board) 

yes no 

ARTICLE IX SECTION 3A. 3 - to be added: 

"One set of the plans will be retained by the Building Inspector 
for his records." (Recommended by the Planning Board) 

yes no j 

ARTICLE IX SECTION 3A.6 - adding new section: 

"Building permits will not be required for the following ex- 
ceptions: Reshingling an existing building, or the paving of 
existing driveways, erecting fences, the replacement of windows or 
doors (providing the replacement casings are the same size and 
basic design as the old casements) , or the general maintenance 
of property providing work is done in accordance with the Town's 
established codes and ordinances." 
(Recommended by the Planning Board) 

yes no 

ARTICLE IX SECTION 3B - Revised to read: 

The permit shall clearly state at which stage of construction 
each inspection shall take place. The permit shall become void 
unless work thereunder is commenced within six (6) months of the 
date od issuance thereof and such work shall proceed with reason- 
able expedition once it has begun. 
(Recommended by the Planning Board) 

yes no 

ARTICLE IX SECTION 3C.1 

The applicant shall pay to the Town a fee at the time of filing 
application. Said fee to be based upon estimated cost at time of 
such filing as follows: 

Estimated cost - $299 or less - no fee 
Estimated cost - $300 to $4,000. - $10.00 fee 
Estimated cost - over 4,000. - $2.50 fee per thousand dollar 

construction cost. 

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Demolition permits fee $5.00/floor to be demolished. 

"Separate permits shall be required for all chimney construction, 
wiring and plumbing installations, changes or alterations. 
There will be no charge for these permits. Such permits must 
be obtained by the person actually performing the work." 

"No permit or fee shall be required for temporary repairs to 
a building due to a fire or an accident." 
(Recommended by the Planning Board) 

yes no 

ARTICLE IX SECTION 3C.2 - Add in: 

"Estimated Cost for residential buildings shall be $25. /sq. 
ft. first floor and unfinished basement; $15. /sq. ft. for each ad- 
ditional finished area; and $10. /sq. ft. for each additional un- 
finished area." 

"Estimated Cost for garages in residential areas shall be 
$2000. per stall up to two stalls then $1500. per stall for each 
additional stall." 

"Estimated Costs for Industrial or Commercial buildings shall 
be computed at $18./ sq. ft. for each floor to be used." 

"Estimated Cost above is used for determining the cost of the 
permit not assessment." 
(Recommended by the Planning Board) 

yes no 

ARTICLE IX SECTION 3C.3 - Add in: 

"If violations are found, an additional $5.00 fee per inspection 
will be charged." 

"In the event work has started prior to the issuance of any 
building permit or permit covered in Section 10, a $25.00 fee will 
be charged in addition to the regular per fee." 

"In the event an unsafe structure or cease and desist order 
has been issued there will be a $10.00 fee for its removal." 

"The fee for a requested inspection of an existing building 
by the owner shall be $10.00." 
(Recommended by the Planning Board) 

yes no 

ARTICLE IX SECTION 4 - Revised to read: 

"It shall be unlawful to occupy a new dwelling, additional or 
any new or existing commercial or industrial building or any part 
of any building approved for home occupation or use a new garage, 
structure or swimming pool without first obtaining an occupancy 
or usage permit from the Building Inspector. The Building Inspector 
shall notify the Fire and/or Health Inspector as necessary to in- 



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spect for occupancy or usage of any of the above as the situation ., 
warrants. Permits will be issued only after all work authorized i' 
under the building permit has been completed and only if the work 
on the premises meets code requirements for the type ofoccupancy 
desired. Occupancy permit fees will be $5.00, if no building i 
permit fee was required. Each additional inspection for occupancy 
or usage where violations are found will result in additional $5.00 
fee. Any owner of any new dwelling, structure, home occupation, ' 
pool, or commercial or industrial property that uses or occupies 
or allows to be used or occupied without a proper occupancy or 
usage permit shall pay to the Town $10.00 for each day or part 
thereof such an occupancy or usage esists." 
(Recommended by the Planning Board) 

yes no 

ARTICLE IX SECTION 9 - add in: 

"All fees and fines as defined and written in this Ordinance 
shall be payable to the Town of Plaistow, New Hampshire.." 
(Recommended by the Planning Board) 

yes no 

53. To see if the Town will vote to accept as submitted the reports 
of Agents, Auditors, and other officers and committees heretofore 
appointed. 

54. To transact any further business that may legally come before this 
meeting. 

GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS AND SEAL THIS 19th day of February in the 
year of our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Seventy-Eight. 



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Norman L. Major, Chairman 



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BUDGET OF THE TOWN OF PLAISTO W 

Estimates of Revenue and Expenditures for the Ensuing Year 
January 1, 1978 to December 31, 1978 

Compared with 
Estimated and Actual Revenue, Appropriations and Expenditures 
of the Previous Year, January 1, 1977 to December 31, 1977 



Source of Revenue Estimated 


Actual 


Estimated 




Revenue 


Revenue 


Revenue 


Previous Year 


Prev. Year 


Ens. Year 




1977 


1977 


1978 


From State: 








Interest & Div. Tax $ 


20,000.00 


$ 21,283.87 


$ 20,000.00 


Savings Bank Tax 


6,300.00 


8,521.53 


8,000.00 


Meals & Rooms Tax 


32,000.00 


43,867.66 


40,000.00 


Highway Subsidy 


20,434.30 


20,434.30 


32,292.43 


Reimb. Bus. Profit Ta> 


: 7,612.00 


7,612.00 


7,993.00 


From Local Sources : 








Dog Licenses 


1,300.00 


2,583.65 


2,000.00 


Bus. Permits & Filing 


10.00 


16.00 


10.00 


Motor Vehicle Permits 


90,000.00 


136,293.00 


110,000.00 


Int. on Taxes & Dep. 


20,000.00 


49,637.42 


20,000.00 


Income from Tr. Funds 


10.00 


8.90 


10.00 


Withdraw from Capital 








Reserve Funds 


1,750.00 


1,750.00 


-0- 


Fines & Forfeits 








District Court 


10,000.00 


12,812.35 


10,000.00 


Resident Tax Retained 


32,000.00 


31,740.00 


31,000.00 


Rent of Town Property 


10.00 


20.00 


10.00 


Income from Depts . 


2,100.00 


38,855.75 


2,100.00 


From Federal and 








State Sources 


355,821.00 


355,821.00 


288,470.00 



Total Revenue from all 

Sources except Property 

Taxes $599,347.30 $692,401.68 $571,885.43 



Amount to be raised by 
Property Taxes; ex- 
clusive of County & 
School Taxes $373,265.30 

Total Revenue $945,150.73 



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SUMMARY AND INVENTORY 



Land $ 11,614,470.00 

Buildings $ 36,942,635.00 
Public Utilities: 

Gas $ 335,150.00 

Electric $ 1,245,692.00 $ 1,580,842.00 

Boats and Launches $ 8,850.00 
Less : 

Current Use Value Credit $ 101,195.00 

Total Valuation before Exemptions Allowed $ 50,045,602.00 

Less : 

Elderly & Blind Exemptions $ 704,250.00 

Net Valuation on which Tax Rate is Computed $ 49,341,352.00 



Number of Inventories Distributed for 19 77 

Mailed 1941 

Date Mailed March 15, 1977 

Number of Inventories 

Returned 1035 



Selectmen: 



Norman L. Major, Chairman 
LeRoy S. Dube 
Milton H. Todd 



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STATEMENT 



OF APPROPRIATIONS 
ASSESSED FOR 1977 



AND TAXES 



Town Officers Salaries 

Town Officers Expenses 

Elections & Registrations 

District Court 

Town Hall Expense 

Police Department 

Fire Department 

Care of Trees 

Planning & Zoning 

Damages By Dogs 

Damages & Legal Expenses 

Civil Defense 

Health Department 

Vital Statistics 

Town Dump Maintenance 

Highway Department 

Street Lighting 

Town Road Aid 

Library 

Town Poor 

Old Age Assistance 

Memorial Day 

Recreation Commission 

Parks & Playgrounds 

Water Service Maintenance 

Cemeteries 

Conservation Commission 

Industrial Commission 

Southern Rockingham Regional Planning 

Payments on Debts - Principle 

Payments on Debts - Interest 

*Greater Salem Mental Health 

*Halloween Parties 

*Summer Recreation Program 

*Extension of Water Line 

♦Treasurer Salary Increase 

*Cont. Administrative Assistant 

*Vic Geary Drop-In 

*Fire Department Equipment Fund 

♦Storage Area - Ingalls Terrace 

*Arts & Crafts - Ingalls Terrace 

♦Highway Department Equipment Fund 

♦Harriman Road Improvement 

♦Glendale Circle Improvement 

♦Town Audit 

♦Employees Social Security 

♦Anti-Recessional 

♦Old Home Day 

♦Greenough Road project 

♦Highway Survey 

County Tax Assessment 

Timberlane Regional School District 25 



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27 

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16 

18 

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36 

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$ 2,945,619.35 



Less - Estimated Revenues and Credits: 

Interest & Dividend Tax 

Savings Bank Tax 

Highway Subsidy 

Meals & Rooms Tax 

Yield Tax 

Interest on Delinquent Taxes 

Resident Tax Penalties 

Fighting Forest Fires 

Resident Taxes Retained 

National Bank Stock Taxes 

Summer Recreation Program 

Police - ASAP 

Water Tower Reimbursement 

Dog Licenses 

Business Licenses, Permits & Filing 

Fines & Forfeits - District Court 

Rent of Town Property 

Interest Received on Deposits 

Income from Trust Funds 

Income from Departments 

Income from Water Dept. 

Motor Vehicle Permits 

Federal EDA Funds 

Ant i- Recessional 

Cash Surplus 

Total of Town, School and County $ 2,227,762.00 

Deduct: Reimb. a/c Property Exempted 

170 Special Session $ 146,403.00 

Add: War Service Tax Credits 27,400.00 
Overlay 7,985.00 

Property Taxes to be Raised $ 2,116,744.00 



$ 21,283.00 




8,521.00 




20,434.00 




37,227.00 




233.00 




12,000.00 




290.00 




100.00 




32,590.00 




6.00 




400.00 




1,000.00 




1,750.00 




1,300.00 




550.00 




12,000.00 




10.00 




22,000.00 




10.00 




1,700.00 




2,100.00 




120,000.00 




351,966.00 




387.00 




70,000.00 


$ 717,857.00 



Tax Rate Approved by State Commission per $100.00 

Municipality $ .43 

County .17 

School 3.69 

$ 4.29 

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Taxes to be Committed to Collector: 

Gross Property Taxes $ 2,116,744.00 

Less War Service Credits 27,400.00 

Total Tax Committment $ 2,0 89,344.00 



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STATEMENT OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES 



Assets 



Cash on Deposit 



520,977.39 



Cash on Deposit - Specials: 
Fire Dept. Equipment Fund 
Fire Dept. Truck Account 
Town Hall Brick Pointing 
Planning Board Recreation Acct 
Mt . Misery 
Mt . Misery Grant 
Revenue Sharing Account 
Gr. Lawrence Solid Waste Acct. 
Highway Dept. Account 
Water Line Account 
Library Gift & Note Account 
Highway Equip. Account 
Harriman Road Account 
Town Audit 

Glendale Circle Account 
Adm. Assistant Cont. Salary 
Greenough Rd. Urban D. 
Treasurers' Salary Inc. 
EDA Public Works Account 

Unredeemed Taxes : 
Year 1976 
Year 1975 
Year 1974 
Previous Years 

Uncollected Taxes: 

Property & Resident Taxes 

1977 

1976 

1975 

Previous Years 
Head Tax 



13,910 
34,376 
2,444 
776 
202 
257 
048 
115 
217 
469 



12 



45 



38 
09 
94 
33 
22 
49 
42 
99 
32 
03 

1,476.90 
5,000.00 
3,800.00 
3,000.00 
1,810.00 
5,200.00 
3,150.00 
125.00 
700.00 



80,125.60 
30,273.16 
11,473.96 
11,733.51 



$483,076.37 
1,250.00 

228.07 
5,406.78 

220.00 



139,080.11 



133,606.23 



$ 490,181.22 
$ 1,283,844.95 



29 



STATE OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES (cont.) 



Liabilities 



Timberlane Regional School District 



981,374.00 



State of New Hampshire: 

Unremitted Resident Taxes 



132.00 



Special Reserve Account: 

Fire Department Equipment Fund 

Fire Department Truck Account 

Town Hall Brick Pointing 

Planning Board Recreation Acct, 

Mt. Misery Acct. 

Mt. Misery Grant Acct. 

Revenue Sharing 

Gr. Lawrence Solid Waste 

Highway Department 

Water Line Account 

Library Gift & Note Account 

Highway Equipment Fund 

Harriman Road Account 

Town Audit 

Glendale Circle 

Adm. Assistant Cont. Salary 

Greenough Rd. Urban D 

Treasurers' Salary Inc. 

EDA Public Works Account 



$ 13. 


,910. 


.38 


34. 


,376. 


.09 


2, 


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.94 


12. 


,776. 


.33 




202. 


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257. 


.49 


45. 


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115. 


.99 




217. 


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5. 


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5, 


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3, 


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125. 


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700, 


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$ 139,080.11 
$ 1,120,586.11 



Surplus 



163,258.84 



$ 1,283,844.95 



30 



SCHEDULE OF TOWN PROPERTY 



Town Hall: 

Land and Buildings 
Furniture and Equipment 

Library: 

Land and Buildings 
Furniture and Equipment 

Police Department: 
Equipment 

Fire Department: 

Land and Buildings 
Equipment 

Highway Department: 

Land and Buildings and Disposal Area 
Equipment 



160,000.00 
9,000.00 



100,000.00 
18,171.00 



14,000.00 



36,000.00 
69,000.00 



40,000.00 
70,000.00 



Recreation: 

Parks, Commons and Playgrounds 

Water Supply Facilities: 

Water Holes: 

Cemetery Equipment: 



42,000.00 

187,000.00 

7,500.00 

400.00 



$ 753,071.00 



LAND AND BUILDINGS ACQUIRED THROUGH TAX DEEDS 



NAME 



LOCATION 



CODE 



Addie Carter 




24A Mt. 


, Misery 


1 


Arthur Cote 




29A Merrill Land 


2 


G. Lorentzen 




lA Noyes Farm 


2 


G. Denoncour, 


Est. 


lA Castle Land 


2 


L. Demarais, 


Est. 


Land - 


Danville Rd. 




H. Harris 




Land - 


Old County Rd. 




H. Harris 




Land - 


Main St. 




H. Harris 




Land - 


Main St. 




W. Conti 




Land - 


Main St. 




Code 1 Held 


for future town 


value 




Code 2 Town' 


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- not free to 


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5,100 



12 



19 

10 

9 



100 
50 
50 
100 
100 
350 
300 
200 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



56,350.00 



31 



REPORT OF TOWN AUDIT 

TOWN OF PLAISTOW, N. H. 

Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 1977 

REVENUE SHARING FUNDS 

Statement of Revenue, Expenditures, Encumbrances, and Fund Balance 

Available Funds, January 1, 1977 $ 824.41 

Add Revenue ; 

Entitlement Payments $ 43,016.00 

Interest 1,208.01 44,224.01 

TOTAL AVAILABLE FUNDS $ 45,048.42 

Less Expenditures: 

Capital Expenditures: -0- 



Available Cash - December 31, 1977 $ 45,048.42 

Less ; Encumbrances (Appropriations Authorized ) 
December 31, 197 7 

Capital Outlay: -0- 

Available Unobligated Funds - December 31, 1977 $ 45,048.42 

We have examined the accounts and record for the Revenue Sharing 
Fund of the Town of Plaistow, N. H. for the fiscal year ended December 
31, 1977. 

In our opinion, the above Statement of Revenue Appropriations, En- 
cumbrances & Available Unobligated Funds presents fairly the revenue, 
expenditures & encumbrances incurred, & status of Revenue Sharing Funds 
of the Town of Plaistow, N. H. for the year ended December 31, 1977. 

Signed, 

Robert H. Chooljian 
John Fitzgerald 

Auditors 



32 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 



January 1,1977 through December 31, 1977 



DEBITS 



Motor \/ehicle Permits Issued: 



1977 Permits 



$ 136,293.00 



Filing Fees : 



16.00 



Dog Licenses Issued : 

277 Neutered Dogs 

323 Male Dogs 

6 6 Female Dogs 

6 Lost Tags, Replaced @ .25 

230 Fees, Delayed 

2 Kennel ^i^icenses (a 12.00 

1 Kennel License 

1 Kennel License 



691 

944 

409 

1 

468 

24 

25 

20 



30 
50 
35 
50 
00 
00 
00 
00 



2,583.65 



TOTAL AMOUNT RECEIVED 



$ 138,892.65 



Remittance to Treasurer 



CREDITS 



Motor Vehicles Permits 
Filing Fees 
Dog Licenses 



$ 136,293.00 

16.00 

2,583.65 



TOTAL AMOUNT PAID TREASURER 



$ 138,892.65 



Respectfully submitted. 



Helen A. Hart 
Town Clerk 



33 



REPORT OF THE TAX COLLECTOR 

Surrunary of Warrants 
Property, Resident and Yield Taxes 

Levy of 1977 



-Debits- 



Taxes Committed to Collector ; 
Property Taxes 
Residents Taxes 
National Bank Stock Taxes 



Total Warrants 



Added Taxes : 

Property Taxes 
Resident Taxes 



Penalties Collected on 
Resident Taxes 



$ 2,093,482.37 

32,590.00 

6.50 



202.30 
1,380.00 



TOTAL DEBITS 



$ 2,126,078.87 

1,582.30 

91.00 

$ 2,127,752.17 



-Credits- 



Remittance to Treasurer : 
Property Taxes 
Residents Taxes 
National Bank Stock Taxes 
Penalties on Resident Taxes 

Abatements Made During Year : 
Property Taxes 
Resident Taxes 



Uncollected Taxes - December 31, 1977 
(as per Collector's List) 



$ 1,606,285.34 

30,070.00 

6.50 

91.00 



8,182.96 
40.00 



Property Taxes 
Resident Taxes 

TOTAL CREDITS 



$ 479,216.37 
3,860.00 



$ 1,636,452.84 



8,222.96 



483,076.37 
$ 2,127,752.17 



34 



REPORT OF THE TAX COLLECTOR 

Summary of Warrants 
Property, Resident and Yield Taxes 

Levy of 1976 

-Debits- 

Uncollected Taxes - January 1, 1977 ; 

Property Taxes $ 253,965.95 

Resident Taxes 4,080.00 $ 258,045.95 

Added Taxes ; 

Resident Taxes 510.00 

Interest Collected on 

Delinquent Property Taxes ; 12,026.16 

Penalties Collected on 

Resident Taxes ; 296 .00 

TOTAL DEBITS $ 270,878.11 



-Credits- 

Remittance to Treasurer During Fiscal Year 
Ended December 31, 19771 

Property Taxes $ 251,956.51 
Resident Taxes 3,330.00 
Interest Collected During Year 12,026.16 
Penalties on Resident Taxes 296 .00 $ 267,608.67 

Abatements Made During Year ; 

Property Taxes $ 2,009.44 

Resident Taxes 10.00 2,019.44 

Uncollected Taxes - December 31, 19 77 ; 
(as per Collector's List) 

Resident Taxes 1, 250 .00 

TOTAL CREDITS $ 270,878.11 



35 



REPORT OF THE TAX COLLECTOR 

Summary of Warrants 
Property, Resident and Yield Taxes 

Levy of 1975 

-Debits- 

Uncollected Taxes - As of January 1, 19 77 : 

Property Taxes $ 1,581.94 

Resident Taxes 260.00 $ 1,841.94 

Penalties Collected on 

Resident Taxes 6.00 



TOTAL DEBITS $ 1,84 7.9 4 



-Credits- 

Remittance to Treasurer During Fiscal Year 
Ended December 31, 1977 : 

Resident Taxes $ 60.00 

Penalties on Resident Taxes 6 .00 $ 66.00 

Abatements Made During Year ; 

Property Taxes 1,553.87 

Uncollected Taxes - December 31, 1977 : 
(as per Collector's List) 

Property Taxes $ 28.07 

Resident Taxes 200.00 228.07 

TOTAL CREDITS $ 1,847.9 4 



36 



REPORT OF THE TAX COLLECTOR 

Summary of Warrants 
Property, Resident and Yield Taxes 

Levy of 1974 back to 1957 

- Debits- 

Taxes Committed to Collector : 

Polls $ 70.00 
Property 5,001.46 

Resident 440.00 

Yield 200.80 $ 5,712.26 

Interest Collected on Delinquent 

Property Taxes : 28.31 

Penalties Collected on 

Resident Taxes: 3.00 



TOTAL DEBITS $ 5,74 3.5 7 



-Credits- 

Remittances to Treasurer During Fiscal 
Year Ended December 31, 1977 : 

Property Taxes $ 89.76 
Resident Taxes 30.00 

Interest Collected During Year 28.31 

Penalties on Resident Taxes 3 .00 $ 151.07 

Abatements Made During Year ; 185.72 

Uncollected Taxes - December 31, 1977 : 

Polls $ 70.00 
Property 4,911.70 

Resident 410.00 

Yield 15.08 5,406.78 

TOTAL CREDITS $ 5,743.57 



37 



REPORT OF THE TAX COLLECTOR 

Summary of Warrant 

State Head Tax 

Levy of 19 70 

-Debits- 

Uncollected Taxes - January 1, 1977 : $ 220.00 

TOTAL DEBITS $ 220.00 



-Credits- 



Uncollected Taxes - December 31^ 1976 ; 

(as per Collector's List $ 220.00 

TOTAL CREDITS $ 220.00 



38 



REPORT OF THE TAX COLLECTOR 
Summary of Tax Sales Account - As of December 31^ 1977 

-Debits- 



Balance of Unredeemed 
Taxes of 
January 1, 19 77 

Taxes Sold to Town 
During Current Fiscal 
Year 

Interest Collected 
After Sale 

TOTAL DEBITS 



Tax Sales on Account of Levies of: 



1976 



94,302.95 



121.70 



$94,424.65 



1975 



1974 



1,174.14 



1,453.60 



-Credits- 



Previous 
Years 



$42,271.99 $20,733.95 $21,336.94 



2,353.86 



$43,446.13 $22,187.55 $23,690.80 



Remittances to 
Treasurer During Year : 

Redemptions 
Interest & Costs 
after Sale 



$14,177.35 
121.70 



$11,981.87 $ 9,216.32 $ 8,181.93 
1,174.14 1,453.60 2,353.86 



Abatements During Year 



32.03 



Deeded to Town During Year 



16.96 



11.64 



1,421.50 



Unredeemed Taxes - 
December 31, 1977 



80,125.60 



30,273.16 



11,473.96 



11,733.51 



TOTAL CREDITS 



$94,424.65 



$43,446.13 $22,187.55 $23,690.80 



39 



REPORT OF THE TREASURER 



January 1, 1977 through December 31, 1977 



Balance on Hand - January 1, 1977 
Received from Tax Collector: 



1977 
1976 
1975 



Property 
Property 
Property 



Taxes 
Taxes 
Taxes 



1,634,134.83 

225,857.02 

89.76 



727,099.29 



1977 Resident Taxes 

1976 Resident Taxes 

1975 Resident Taxes 

1974 Resident Taxes 



26,520.00 

5,090.00 

100.00 

30.00 



Redemptions 
Bank Stock Tax 
Interest & Penalties 

Received from Town Clerk ; 
Auto Registrations 
Dogs & Kennels 
Filing Fees 

Received from Arlington Trust : 
Temporary Loans 
Int. on C of D & RSA acct . 

Received from United States Treasury ; 
Revenue Sharing 
Economic Dev. Adm. 

Received from State of New Hampshire ; 
Highway Subsidy 
Business Profits Tax 
Interest & Dividends Tax 
Meals & Rooms Tax 
Savings Bank Tax 
Police Safety Projects 
Gas Tax Reimbursements 

Police 

Highway 

Fire 
Old Age & Disability Asst. 
Town Road Aid 
Forest Fire Reimb. 
Rec. Park Grant Balance 



48,660.77 

6.50 

12,450.47 



$ 136,293.00 

2,583.65 

16.00 



1,952,939.35 



138,892.65 



$ 1,400,000.00 

37,186.95 1,437,186.95 



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219,800.00 


262,714.00 


$ 


20,434.34 

146,404.08 

21,283.87 

43,867.66 

8,521.53 

8,592.00 

889.14 
309.07 
143.16 
912.28 
2,113.92 
1,515.37 






1,943.05 


256,929.47 



40 



REPORT OF THE TREASURER (CONT.) 

Received from District Court : 

Court Receipts & Small Clains $ 12,812.35 

Received from Cemetery Trustees : 

Perpetual Care & Interest on Trust Funds 96 8.13 

Received from Police Department : 

Insurance Reports $ 536.75 

Parking Tickets 392.00 

Pistol Permits 150.60 1,079.35 

Received from Other Sources : 

Plan. Board Subdivisions $ 1,595.50 

Plan, Board Recreation Acct. 8,540.00 

Plan. Board Hearing Fees 280.00 

Plan, Board Recording Fees 140.00 

Sale of Maps 100.00 

Building Fees 2,596.00 

Septic Systems 765.00 

Zoning Books 52.00 

Code Books 31.50 

Temporary Sign Permits 325.00 

Bd. of Adjust. Hearing Fees 630.00 

Bid Documents 4 75.00 

Sale of Checklists 15.00 

Pent. 5<^ Savings 8.90 

Copy Machine ' 120.84 

Rent - Town Hall 20.00 

Cemetery - Lots & Care 2,52 5.0 
Licenses & Permits 

Beano 700.00 

Fleas 60.00 

Junk 75.00 

Engineering 10.00 

Palminstry 50.00 19,114.74 

Received from Arlington Trust (Sp. Accts) : 

Library Gift & Note Accts. $ 66,409.96 

Exploratory Test Wells 1,380.60 

Water Tower Acct. 1,830.98 

Ambulance Acct. 2,820.51 

Antirecessional 388.27 

Fire Truck Acct. 1,326.15 

Highway Acct. 16,700.05 

Gr. Lawrence Solid Waste 400.00 

Water Line Acct. 49,190.62 140,447.14 



41 



REPORT OF THE TREASURER (CONT. ) 

Reimbursements ; 

CETA - Rock. /Strafford Manpower $ 40,861.61 

Plaistow Library W. T. & S.S. 508.59 

Hills Insurance - Truck 1,280.78 

Hills Insurance 18.00 

Police Cruiser Insurance 250.85 
Water Tower Maintenance 

Process Engineering 1,233.42 

Westville Homes 1,233.42 

Penn Box 4,240.90 

Senter Bros. - Gravel 2,088.00 

Police & Highway Insurance 565.13 

Planning Board Soil Survey 75.00 

U.S.F.G. Towing Charge 102.00 

Old Home Day 570.26 

Midway Water Line - Police 513.00 

Scott Pontiac - Cruiser 700.00 

Timberlane Jr. Football 29.95 

Welfare 430.00 

City of Nashua 20.00 

Court Decrees 297.60 

Miscellaneous 90.00 $ 55,108.51 

Total Receipts $ 5,005,291.93 

Less Selectmen's Orders $ 4 , 484, 314 . 54 

Balance on Hand - December 31, 1977 $ 520,977.39 



Respectfully submitted, 



Ruth E . Jenne 
Treasurer 



42 



REPORT OF THE SELECTMEN 

The total valuation of the Town amounted to $49,341,352.00. The 
Town closed the year with an unexpended balance of $43,528.83. 

There were 464 Veteran's Exemptions and seven total disabled 
exemptions for a total of $28,100.00. 102 Elderly Exemptions and two 
Blind Exemptions were granted for a total valuation of $740,800.00. 

Town elections will be held at Pollard School on March 14th. The 
Town Meeting will be held at Timberlane Regional High School on March 
15th at 7:30 P.M. 

This has been a very busy year for the Selectmen. Some of the 
major items of business are shown below for your review. 

The portion of the extension of the original water line and 
hydrants appropriated in 1975 ($52,000.00) has been completed from the 
Railroad Tracks to the Fire House. 

The EDA Federal Water Main and Reservoir Project ($352,000.00) 
has been completed from the Fire House to the Keezer Manufacturing Plant. 
Also from the Railroad tracks to the northern end of Maple Ave. and in- 
to the reservoir located N.W. of the Exeter-Hampton Electric Mainte- 
nance Building. It is hoped that we will have sufficient funds to bring 
the water line from the Old Westville Road to the east side of the B & M 
Railroad tracks. 

The Library was moved to their new quarters on Elm Street by the 
Summer CETA youth and the Highway Department. The new quarters were 
dedicated October 9, 1977, thanks to the large gift from Mrs. Nelson 
in memory of her husband and for the many smaller gifts from others. 

The CETA Town Hall restoration project was approved for three 
positions for a year for a total of $23,000.00. The project consists 
of 1- renovating two rooms located upstairs in the Town Hall for use of 
the Clerk of Courts and a general meeting room; 2- renovating a portion 
of the old Library space for use of the Building Inspector and Planning 
Board; 3- renovating the remaining section of the old Library space 
for use as a meeting room for the Selectmen and offices for the Select- 
men's Clerk, Bookkeeper and Administrative Assistant; 4- renovating the 
old Selectmen's Office and part of the kitchen into four separate rooms 
for use of the Police Department; and 5- renovating the former Police 
Department space into a room to be jointly used by the Tax Collector 
and Town Clerk. The first four projects have been completed and the 
remaining project is underway. 

The CETA project was submitted and approved for town positions 
for 50 weeks to assist the Planning Board in the Development of a 
Master Plan for the Town ($15,713.00). 

The Summer SPEDY program consisting of a grant for 24 youths 
positions f ron the CETA program was received and utilized as follows : 

43 



14 for High^/ay Department, 4 for Pollard School and 6 for the Recre- 
ation Department for a total of $14,344.00. 

Two positions have been fully funded for the entire year under the 
CETA program for Highway Maintenance (Approximately $18,000.00 plus one 
laborer directly on CETA payroll) . 

This year the Administrative Assistant's Salary was paid half 
with CETA funds and half with EDA funds. 

We were fortunate in obtaining an employee from the Green Thumb 
Program sponsored by the Department of Labor without cost to the Town 
who is employed as a dispatcher at the Highway Garage. 

Revenue Sharing funds on hand and anticipated during 1973 amount 
to $90,000.00. The entire amount has been requested for purchase of 
the Lagasse Land and Building pending a decision of the townspeople 
whether or not to approve this purchase. Another request has been 
received to complete the second floor of the Library at a cost of 
$25,000.00. 

The State Municipal Accounting Division has been scheduled to 
complete an audit of town accounts for the years 1976 and 1977, some- 
time in early 19 78. 

We wish to thank the Old Home Day Committee for a iob well done. 
Their program was well accepted by the community and a spirit of pride 
and love for the Town was evidenced by the many attending the events. 

The Band Stand presented by the Plaistow Lion's Club was completed 
and dedicated on November 13, 19 77. Many thanks to the Lions and to 
the donors. This bandstand is a symbol of the generosity and the co- 
operative spirit which has been expressed by the citizens, businessmen, 
and Lions who joined together to unselfishly give of thair time and 
money to complete this project. 

There continues to plague the Selectmen many violations of zoning 
ordinances and building codes, which are slow in resolving and require 
much tact and time. It is expected with the growth of the Town much 

more time will have to be devoted to these problems. The cooperation 
of all residents is r(;quested in helping the Selectmen uphold the rules 
of the Town . 

The Highway Department is now well established. The Sanitary Land 
Fill has been taken over by the Department with the acquisition of a 
bulldozer. We feel that this in the long run will be much more economica. 
and a more efficient operation. Some projects scheduled were delayed 
due to the wash out of the Kelley Road Bridge, which took many man hours 
not planned and required the diversion of TRA funds to complete the pro- 
ject. Considerable expense and effort has been made in the widening of 
a half mile of Harriman Road. It is expected this portion of the road 
will be regraded and paved as soon as the weather permits. The Glendale 
Circle project has been started and will be complete early this year. 

u 



RESIDENTS ARE ADVISED THE NEW RSA CH . 2 31 IMPOSES A MANATORY PENALTY 
FOR FAILING TO FILE A COMPLETED ANNUAL PROPERTY INVENTORY FORM BY 
APRIL 15th OF EACH YEAR. PENALTY IS 1% OF THE PROPERTY TAX BUT IN NO 
CASE LESS THAN $10.0 NOR MORE THAN $50.00. ALSO ANY PERSON FAILING 
TO FILE SUCH AN INVENTORY WILL LOSE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL ANY PROPERTY 
TAX OR CLAIM EXEMPTIONS. 

No parking signs have been installed on both sides of Elm Street 
adjacent to Main Street which will permit more visibility for drivers 
of motor vehicles and reduce the potential accident hazard. 

We wish to thank all the Boy and Girl Scout organizations in 
Plaistow for their labor of love so generously given to their Town 
during their annual Spring Town Clean-Up Drive. Also our thanks to 
Kevin Major for his efforts in beautifying the grounds in front of 
the Library as his Eagle Scout Project. Thanks also to Mark Caskie 
for another Eagle Scout Project beautifying the grounds around the 
gates at the Sanitary Land Fill site. 

We acknowledge and appreciate the important contributions to the 
Town made by the following persons who have completed their tenure in 
various town boards, committees, commissions and appointed positions. 
Mahlon T. Keezer, Supervisor of the Checklist; Thomas H. Cullen, Select- 
man; Barbara Nichols, Library Trustee; Dennis Cronin, Cemetery Trustee; 
George Nott, Norbert Gauron and Pauline Keezer, Municipal Budget Com- 
mittee; Richard Ripley, Custodian; Barbara Burnin, Health Department; 
Bernard J. Dube , Building Inspector; Guy Sawyer, Dog Officer; Bruce 
James, Planning Board; Nancy Hall, Police Clerk; Robert Jackson, Police 
Officer; Arnold Ziemian, Recreation Commission; and Leon Bowie, Tree 
Warden and Conservation Commission. 

We appreciate the support given us by the townspeople in the past 
and we wish to solicit your your support in the future. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Norman L. Major, Chairman 
LeRoy S. Dube 
Milton H. Todd 



«5 



SUMMARY OF DISBURSEMENTS 



General Government: 


















Town Officers' Salaries 


$ 


14, 


,807. 


,15 










Town Officers' Expenses 




43, 


r665. 


.56 










Elections & Registrations 






719. 


.64 










District Court 




15, 


,250. 


.00 










Town Hall Expenses 




16, 


,365. 


,75 


$ 


90, 


,808. 


.10 


Protection of Persons & Property: 


















Police Department 


$ 


105, 


,943. 


.78 










Fire Department 




35, 


,548. 


.11 










Care of Trees 




1. 


,124. 


,41 










Planning & Zoning 




4, 


,066. 


.84 










Damages by Dogs 




2, 


,459. 


.65 










Damages & Legal Expenses 




3, 


,880. 


.50 










Civil Defense 






975. 


.87 


$ 


153, 


,999. 


.16 


Health: 


















Health Department 


$ 


8, 


,834. 


.82 










Vital Statistics 






70. 


.38 










Town Dump Maintenance 




25, 


,356. 


.65 


$ 


34, 


,261. 


.85 


Highways & Bridges: 


















Highway Department 


$ 


96, 


,769. 


.32 










Street Lighting 




19, 


,633. 


.19 










Town Road 






569. 


.35 


$ 


116; 


,971. 


.86 


Libraries : 










$ 


18, 


,098. 


.20 



Public Welfare : 

Old Age Assistance 
Town Poor 

Patriotic Purposes ; 
Memorial Day 

Recreation Commission : 

Parks & Playgrounds : 

Public Services : 

Water Service Maintenance 

Cemeteries 

Regional Planning 

Payment to other Govermental Disisions 
Timberlane Regional School 
2% Bond & Debt Tax 
Rockingham County Assessment 

Payment on Indebtedness : 
Temporary Loans 
Long Term Notes 



8,567.19 
16,340.87 $ 



9,434.25 
4,652.59 
3,534.00 $ 



24,908.06 



291.58 



5,463.95 



784.91 



17,620.84 



$ 1,898,455.40 
48,72 
91,349.41 $ 1,989,853.53 



$ 1,400,000.00 

31,500.00 $ 1,431,500.00 



46 



Interest: 

On Temporary 
On Long Term 


Loans 
Notes 


Unclassified: 





Discounts & Abatements 
Taxes Bought by the Town 

Special Appropriations : 
Highway Garage 
Library Renovations 
Lawrence Solid Waste 
Highway Survey 
Vic Geary Drop-In Center 
Main Street Water Line 
Fire Truck Account 
Summer Recreation Program 
Salem Mental Health 
Storage Shed - Recreation 
Arts & Crafts - Recreation 
Old Home Day 
Test Wells 

Harriman Road Improvement 
Halloween Parties 
Ambulance Account 
Greenough Road Project 
Glendale Circle Improvement 
Fire Dept. Equipment Fund 
Adm. Assistant Cont. Salary 
Planning Board Recreation Acct, 
Highway Equipment Res. Fund 
Town Audit 

Treasurers ' Increase 
EDA Water Line 
CETA Employees 
Ant i- Recessional 
Social Security 

TOTAL 



$ 31. 


,915. 


.34 


8. 


,696, 


.92 


$ 2. 


r985. 


.53 


94, 


,302, 


.95 


$ 16. 


,700. 


.05 


66< 


,409, 


.96 




400, 


.00 




990, 


.00 


3. 


,000. 


.00 


49. 


,190, 


.62 


1- 


,326, 


.15 


4. 


,517, 


.04 


3, 


,000, 


.00 


1- 


,700, 


.00 


1- 


,000, 


.00 




789, 


.33 


1< 


,380, 


.60 


4. 


,500, 


.00 




600, 


.00 


2. 


,775, 


.00 


3, 


,600, 


.00 


2< 


,500, 


.00 


10, 


,000. 


.00 


5, 


,200, 


.00 


8< 


,540, 


.00 


5< 


,000, 


.00 


3. 


,000. 


.00 




500, 


.00 


217, 


,178. 


.74 


40. 


,068. 


.81 




387. 


.00 


7, 


,598. 


.46 



40,612.26 



97,288.48 



$ 461,851.76 
$ 4,484,314.54 



47 



SUMMARY OF RECEIPTS 



Balance on Hand - January 1, 19 77 



727,099.29 



From Local Taxes 



19 77 Property 


Taxes 


1976 Property 


Taxes 


1975 Property 


Taxes 


1977 Resident 


Taxes 


1976 Resident 


Taxes 


1975 Resident 


Taxes 


1974 Resident 


Taxes 


Interest & Penalties 


Bank Stock Tax 


Redemptions 




From Town Clerk: 








1,634,134.83 

225,857.02 

89.76 

26,520.00 

5,090.00 

100.00 

30.00 

12,450.47 

6.50 

48,660.77 



Auto Registrations 
Dog & Kennel Licenses 
Filing Fees 

From State : 

Highway Subsidy 

Business Profits Tax & Int. 

Interest & Dividends Tax 

Meals & Rooms Tax 

Savings Bank Tax 

Police Safety Projects 

Gas Tax Refunds: 

Police, Highway, Fire 
Old Age & Disability 
Town Road 

Forest Fire Reimbursements 
Recreation Park Grant Bal. 

From Federal : 

U. S. Treasury - Revenue Sharing 
Economic Dev. Adm. 

From Arlington Trust Co. : 
Temporary Loans 
Interest on Cert, of Deposits 
and RSA Accounts 

From Local Sources & Reimbursements 
Planning Board - Subdivisions 
Planning Board - Recreation Acct, 
Planning Board - Hearing Fees 
Planning Board - Recording Fees 
Building Fees & Septic Systems 
Temporary Sign Permits 
Board of Adjustment Hearing Fees 
Bid Documents 



$ 


136,293.00 




2,583.65 




16.00 


$ 


20,434.34 




146,404.08 




21,283.87 




43,867.66 




8,521.53 




8,592.00 




1,341.37 




912.28 




2,113.92 




1,515.37 




1,943.05 


$ 


42,914.00 




219,800.00 



$ 1,400,000.00 
37,186.95 



1,595.50 
8,540.00 
280.00 
140.00 
3,361.00 
325.00 
630.00 
475.00 



$ 1,952,939.35 



138,892.65 



256,929.47 



262,714.00 



$ 1,437,186.95 



48 



ELECTIONS AND REGISTRATION 



19 77 Appropriation 



Summary of Expenditures : 

Supervisors: Anne Peaslee 

Brenda E. Major 
Gladys Tozier 
Mahlon T. Keezer 
Marlene Todd 

Clifton E. Cook, Moderator 

Ballot Inspectors 

Clerks 

Ballots, Checklists, etc. 

Janitorial Service 

Election Meals 

Police Work 

Less Reimbursements 
Unexpended Balance 



$10.00 
10.00 
25.00 
20.00 
30.00 



95.00 
35.00 
75.00 
60.00 
230.55 
144.59 
34.00 
45.50 



719 
15 



64 
00 



$ 



704.64 



495.36 



DISTRICT COURT 



1977 Appropriation 

Receipts from District Court (net) 
Total 

Summary of Expenditures : 

Daniel H. Andernacht, Justice 
Roy Daubenspeck, Ass. Justice 
Kendall Chase, Special Justice 
Stancik & Goodchild, P. A. 
Edith F. Signer 

Unexpended Balance 



16,200.00 
12,812.35 







29,012.35 


$8,000.00 






800.00 






350.00 






100.00 






6,000.00 


$ 


15,250.00 




$ 


13,762.35 



TOWN HALL EXPENSES 



1977 Appropriation 



$ 18,000.00 



Summary of Expenditures: 
Custodial Service 
Heat 

Electricity & Electric Heat 
Gas 

Insurance - Building & Content 
Supplies 
Labor & Etc. 
Furnace 
Town Hall Renovations 

Less Reimbursements 
Unexpended Balance 



$ 2,540.25 
1,245.20 



2,260 
23 
1.662 
1,312 
198 
2,483 
4,639 



61 
59 
05 
59 
54 
75 
17 



$16,365.75 
$ 25.00 



$ 16,340.75 
^ 1,659.25 



51 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 



1977 Appropriation . . 
Summary of Expenditures 
OFFICERS 

Alexander Brown, Jr. 

Chief 
Robert Tanguay 

Patrolman 
Joseph Coakley 

Patrolman 
Kenneth J. Heim 

Patrolman 

Part-Time Patrolmen: 

Alexander Brown, Jr. 
Norman W. Beation 
Ernest Brown 
Alfred E. Chase 
Joseph Coakley 
John W. Colby 
Fred Copp 
Bernard J. Dube 
Ignatius A. Fournier 
Kenneth J. Heim 
Robert W. Jackson 
Thomas R. McTeague 
Walter J. O'Connor 
Gene V. Paul 
Meredith Packard 
William Query 
Bryan Richards 
Robert L. Tanguay 
Milton H. Todd 
Curtis Young 
Frank Boetti 
Bradley Smith 



WAGES 

$ 13,794.69 

10,454.78 

9,431.51 

9,431.51 



MILEAGE 



$ 97,380.00 



TOTAL 

$ 13,794.69 

10,454.78 

9,431.51 

9,431.51 



60.00 




60.00 


597.38 




597.38 


554.13 




554.13 


723.13 




723.13 


520.30 




520.30 


910.01 




910.01 


594.75 




594.75 


888.25 




888.25 


310.38 




310.38 


2,161.75 




2,161.75 


26.00 




26.00 


1,775.91 


20.80 


1,796.71 


146.25 




146.25 


318.50 




318.50 


159.27 




159.27 


2,359.52 




2,359.52 


6,724.14 


8.84 


6,732.98 


1,438.24 




1,438.24 


534.19 


32.50 


566.69 


1,188.46 


28.60 


1,217.06 


339.00 




339.00 


552.51 




552.51 


$ 65,994.56 


$ 90.74 


$ 66,085.30 



52 



POLICE DEPARTMENT (cont.) 



Summary of Expenditures (continued) : 
Nancy Hall, Clerk 
Joan M. Pichowicz, Clerk 
State Retire. & Hosp. (Chief & Patrol.) 
Uniforms 

Cruiser Equip. & Repairs 
Cruiser Gas & Oil 
Cruiser 

Cruiser Insurance 
Radio & Radar Equipment 
Maint. of Equipment & Supplies 
Office Supplies 
Telephone 
Training 
Insurance 
School 
Ambulance 
Miscellaneous 

Less Reimburse. (School, Gas refund 
ins. claims, ASAP, park, tickets) 

Unexpended Balance 



$ 1,495.00 

4,213.16 

3,632.57 

1,689.79 

5,027.77 

6,819.46 

4,359.78 

1,613.00 

360.47 

956.23 

1,916.67 

2,566.76 

50.00 

5,005.49 

72.00 

35.00 

45.33 

$105,943.78 

12,508.59 



$ 93,435.19 
$ 3,944.81 



PLANNING AND ZONING 



1977 Appropriation 



$ 4,050.00 



Summary of Expenditures: 

Eleanor P. Sargent, Clerk 

Advertising 

Recording Plats 

Supplies 

Maps 

School 

Engineering 

Appraisal 

Miscellaneous 



541 
118 

64 
785 

55 
150 
162 



50 
40 
00 
62 
00 
00 
50 



150.00 
39.82 



4,066.84 



Less Reimburse, (maps, books, recording 
fees , etc . ) 

Unexpended Balance 



2,169.00 



$ 1,897.84 
$ 2,152.16 



53 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 



19 77 Appropriation 



$ 36,250.00 



Summary of Expenditures: 
Payroll - Regular 
Payroll - Forest Fires 
Telephone 
Heat 

Electricity 
Building Maintenance 
Alarm System 

Telephone Answering Service 
Firefighting Equipment 
Personal Equipment 
Radio 
Hose 

Insurance 
Supplies 
Training 

Fire Prevention & 
Hand Tub 

Truck Maintenance 
Water Hole Improvement 
Miscellaneous 

Less Reimbursements 

Unexpended Balance 



Inspection 
Fuel & Repairs 



10,765.25 
3,914.94 
1,526.40 
1,048.04 

644.50 
1,401.27 

590.53 

999 
3,286 

263 
1,684 
1,675 



884 
583 
438 
556 

25 
816 

29 
413 



96 
12 
59 
50 
26 
60 
80 
55 
30 
00 
47 
94 
09 



35,548.11 
1,658.53 



$ 33,889.58 
$ 2,360.42 



CARE OF TREES 



1977 Appropriation 



$ 1,500.00 



Summary of Expenditures: 



Leon A. Bowie, Tree Warden 

Randolph Pickersgill, Tree Warden 

Tamarack Tree Service 

Triple A Nursery 

Ralston Tree Service 

Supplies 



323 

40 

85 

320 

350 

6 



16 
00 
00 
00 
00 
25 



$ 1,124.41 



Unexpended Balance 



375.59 



54 



DAMAGES BY DOGS 



1977 Appropriation 



$ 2,400.00 



Suiranary of Expenditures: 

Guy L. Sawyer, Dog Officer 
Donald Sargent, Dog Officer 
Supplies 

Overexpended 



800.00 

1,600.00 

59.65 



$ 2,459.66 



59.65 



DAMAGES AND LEGAL EXPENSES 



1977 Appropriation 



$ 4,000.00 



Summary of Expenditures : 

James F. Fleming, Town Council 
Artemas J. W. Packard, M.D. 

(Bd. of Health Consultant) 
Advertising 

Unexpended Balance 



$ 3,695.50 

125.00 
60.00 



$ 3,880.50 
$ 119.50 



CIVIL DEFENSE 



1977 Appropriation 



$ 1,000.00 



Summary of Expenditures: 

Joseph S. Hills Agency - insurance 
Supplies 

Unexpended Balance 



294.00 
681.87 



$ 975.87 



24.13 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT 



1977 Appropriation 



$ 8,965.00 



Summary of Expenditures : 

Bernard J. Dube, Inspector 
Shanahans Ambulance 
Miscellaneous 



$ 495.00 
8,325.00 

14.82 

? 8,834.82 



Less Reimbursements (septic system insp.) 
Unexpended Balance 



710.00 



$ 8,124.82 
$ 840.18 



55 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 



19 77 Appropriation 



$ 94,260.00 



Summary of Expenditures : 



Robert Bennett - Highway Supervisor 
Roland Senter - Asst. - High. Worker 
Overtime 

Extra Contracted Plowing 
Spreader 
Loader 

Vehicles Repaired 
Vehicles Gas & Oil 
Truck & Equipment Rental 
Radio Repair 
Cold Patch 
Salt 

Screened Sand 
Culverts & Catch Basins 
Contracted Projects 
Insurance - Workmen's Comp. 

Equipment 
Health 
Garage 
Garage - Heat 

Telephone 

Electricity 
Engineering 
Supplies, Repairs & Parts 

Less Reimbursements 



$ 11,696. 


,56 


9,857. 


,74 


4,169. 


,06 


7,611. 


.00 


1,960. 


.00 


700. 


.00 


3,836. 


.15 


3,543. 


.52 


9,999. 


.39 


168. 


.29 


1,986. 


.33 


9,506. 


.99 


3,605, 


.50 


1,493. 


.40 


9,4 34, 


.55 


1,260, 


.00 


1,951. 


.00 


1,573. 


.65 


66, 


.50 


2,068, 


.80 


550, 


.53 


360. 


.93 


9 00. 


.00 


8,469, 


.43 


$ 96,769, 


.32 


2,588, 


.87 



$ 94,180.45 



Unexpended Balance 



TOWN DUMP MAINTENANCE 



79.55 



1977 Appropriation 



$ 24, 320.00 



Summary of Expenditures: 

Senter Brothers, Contractor 

Robert Bennett 

Roland Senter 

William A. Maguire co, Ext. 

Rental of Equipment 

Cleaning Dump Road 

Less Reimbursements 



$ 5,000, 


.00 


1,302, 


.25 


1,063, 


.50 


240, 


.00 


17,670, 


.90 


80, 


.00 


$ 25,356, 


.65 


$ 2,088, 


.00 



$ 23, 268.65 



Unexpended Balance 



$ 1,051.35 



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VITAL STATISTICS 



1977 Appropriation 



Summary of Expenditures : 

Helen A. Hart, Town Clerk 

Unexpended Balance 



LIBRARY 



150.00 



70.38 



79.62 



1977 Appropriation 



Summary of Expenditures : 

Plaistow Public Library Trustees 

Less Reimbursements (W.T. & S.S.) 



$ 17,974.00 



18,098.20 
(124.20) 
124.20 



Unexpended Balance 



-0- 



TOVm POOR 



19 77 Appropriation 



$ 12,000.00 



Summary of Expenditures : 
Room & Board (Teenagers) 
Sharon Nursing Home 
Goodwin Nursing Home 
DeMoulas Market 
Custeau's Market 
PGA Food saver 

Exeter & Hampton Electric Co 
Styles Drug Store 
Heat 

Nault ' s Pharmacy 
Ambulance 
Rent 
Miscellaneous 

Less Reimbursements 

Overexpended 



$ 5,369.50 
5,634.84 
2,565.80 
540.00 
205.00 
137.00 
341.13 
399.15 
417.08 
147.95 
113.30 
242.50 
227.62 

$16,340.87 
1,426.25 



14,914.62 
2,914.62 



57 



RECREATION COMMISSION 



1977 Appropriation 



$ 5,434.00 



Summary of Expenditures 



Boys and Girls Softball 

Youth Hockey 

Junior Football 

Junior Baseball 

Boys & Girls Basketball 

Band Concerts 

Benches for Town Hall Green 

Field Maintenance 

Miscellaneous 

Less Reinbursements 



$ 83.30 

750.00 

703.95 

1,741.35 

594.95 

890.00 

163.29 

76.65 

460.46 

$5,463.95 

29.95 



$ 5,434.00 



Unexpended Balance 



PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS 



-0- 



19 77 Appropriation 



$ 1,100.00 



Summary of Expenditures : 



Richard Ripley, Custodian 
Recreation Building 
Mowing fields 
Supplies & Repairs 



270.00 

300.00 

163.59 

51.32 



784.91 



Unexpended Balance 



WATER TOWER MAINTENANCE 



315.09 



1977 Appropriation 



$ 10,000.00 



Summary of Expenditures: 



Northern Utilities 

Process Engineering (W.T. Maint) 

Process Engineering (Diesel pump) 

Gordon F. Merrick Co. (oil) 

Insurance 

Repairs to water line 

Easement purchase 

Less Reimbursements 

Unexpended Balance 



$2,071.62 

862.50 

1,271.79 

22.56 

101.15 

4,604.63 

500.00 

$9,434.25 

6,707.74 



2,726.51 
7,273.49 



58 



LONG-TERJM NOTES 

1977 Appropriation $ 31,500.00 

Summary of Expenditures: 

Haverhill National Bank - Water Tower $ 3,500.00 

Haverhill National Bank - Water Line 6,000.00 

Indian Head Nat. Bank - Water Line(new) 7,000.00 

Indian Head Nat. Bank - Highway 15,000.00 $ 31,500.00 

Unexpended Balance -0- 

TREASURERS' INCREASE 

1977 Appropriation $ 500.00 

Summary of Expenditures: 

Ruth E. Jenne, Treasurer $ 3 75.00 

Treasurer^' Increase Acct. 125. 00 $ 500.00 

Unexpended Balance -0- 



GREATER SALEM MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION 

1977 Appropriation $ 3,000.00 

Summary of Expenditures: 

Greater Salem Mental Health Association $ 3,000.00 

Unexpended Balance -0- 

CHILDREN'S HALLOWEEN PARTIES 

1977 Appropriation $ 600.00 

Summary of Expenditures: 

Pollard School P.O.P.S. $ 600.00 

Unexpended Balance -0- 



61 



SUMMER RECREATION ACCOUNT 

1977 Appropriation $ 5,268.00 

Receipts from Rockingham/Strafford Manpower . . . 400.00 

Total $ 5,668.00 

Summary of Expenditures: 

Nickolas Sarbanis $ 1,008.00 
Roy Huntress 644.00 

Mary E. Carroll 644.00 

Supplies & Trips 2,221.04 $ 4,517.04 

Unexpended Balance $ 1,150.96 



EDA WATER LINE ACCOUNT 

1977 Appropriation $ 351,966.00 

Cash Transferred over to Town $ 219,800.00 

Remaining in Letter of Credit Account $ 132 , 166 . 00 

Total $ 351,966.00 

Summary of Expenditures: 

Robert G. Casazza, Supervision $ 4,469.68 

Goodwin-Gallagher Assoc. 30,720.90 

Arch. Consultant 730.32 

Johns Mansville 27,787.98 

Hilco Supply 13,446.62 

Midway Excavators 138,954.99 

Public Works Supply 653.29 

Advertising 307.66 

Miscellaneous 212.66 $ 217,284.10 

Unexpended Balance: 

Cash On Hand 12/31/77 $ 2,515.90 

Remaining in Letter of Credit Acct. 132, 166 .00 

Total $ 134,681.90 



CONTINUED ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT 

1977 Appropriation $ 5,200.00 

Summary of Expenditures: 

Continued Administrative Assistant account $ 5 ,200 . 00 

■"Unext-ended Balance -0- 



62 



VIC GEARY DROP IN CENTER 

1977 Appropriation $ 3,000.00 

Summary of Expenditures: 

Vic Geary Drop In Center $ 3,000.00 



Unexpended Balance -0- 



STORAGE SHED - RECREATION 

1977 Appropriation $ 1,700.00 

Summary of Expenditures: 

John W. Colby, Builder $ 1,700.00 

Unexper ded Balance -0- 



ARTS & CRAFTS - RECREATION 

1977 Appropriation $ 1,000.00 

Summary of Expenditures: 

John W. Colby, Builder $ 1,000.00 

Unexpended Balance -0- 

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT - EQUIPMENT FUND 

1977 Appropriation $ 5,000.00 

Summary of Expenditures: 

Highway Department Equipment Fund $ 5 , 000 . 00 

Unexpended Balance -0- 



HARRIMAN ROAD IMPROVEMENT ACCOUNT 

1977 Appropriation $ 4,500.00 

Summary of Expenditures: 

Tamarack Tree Service $ 700.00 

Harriman Rd. Improve. Acct. 3, 800.00 $ 4,500.00 

Unexpended Balance go -0- 



GLENDALE CIRCLE IMPROVEMENT ACCOUNT 



1977 Appropriation 



$ 2,500.00 



Summary of Expenditures: 

Senter Brothers 

Glendale Circle Imp. Acct 

Unexpended Balance 



$ 690.00 
1,810.00 



$ 2,500.00 



-0- 



TOWN AUDIT ACCOUNT 



1977 Appropriation 



$ 3,000.00 



Summary of Expenditures 



Town Audit Account 



$ 3,000.00 



Unexpended Balance 



-0- 



OLD HOME DAY 



1977 Appropriation 



600.00 



Summary of Expenditures: 

Awards, Supplies, license, etc 



Less Reimbursements 



Unexpended Balance 



$ 789.33 

570.26 



GREENOUGH ROAD URBAN "D" ACCOUNT 



219.07 



380.93 



1977 Appropriation 



$ 3,600.00 



Summary of Expenditures: 

Treasurer, State of N. H. 
Greenough Rd. Urban "d" Acct 



$ 450.00 
3,150.00 



$ 3,600.00 



Unexpended Balance 



-0- 



64 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT ACCOUNT 



Balance on Hand 

Interest 

Total 



January 1, 19 77 



$ 


16,511.54 
405.83 


$ 


16,917.37 



Summary of Expenditures : 

John A. Palmer & Sons, Inc 
McKinney Artesian Well 
Plaistow Precast Corp. 
Senter Auto Supply 
Nelson M. Powell, Inc, 
George Olsen - electricial 
Gordon F. Merrick Co. 
Miscellaneous Supplies 

Unexpended Balance 



$ 8,842.00 

371.49 

543.00 

2,076.07 

424.02 

1,467.83 

2,633.00 

342.64 



$ 16,700.05 



$ 217.32 



LIBRARY RENOVATIONS - GIFT AND NOTE ACCOUNTS 



Balance on Hand - January 1, 19 77 
1976 Appropriations from Notes 
Interest 
Total 

Summary of Expenditures: 

Goodwin-Gallagher Assoc. 

John A. Palmer & Sons, Inc. 

Don's Hot Topping Service 

Insurance 

McKinney Artesian Well 

Miscellaneous 

Unexpended Balance 





$ 
$ 


33,820.24 

32,000.00 

2,066.62 

67,886.86 


$ 3,443.90 

62,319.00 

180.00 

194.30 

74.95 

197.81 


$ 


66,409.96 




$ 


1,476.90 



MAIN STREET WATER LINE EXTENSION 



Balance on Hand 

Interest 

Total 



- January 1, 1977 



$ 


53,025.82 
1,633.83 


$ 


54,659.65 



Summary of Expenditures: 

Boston & Maine Corp. 
Goodwin-Gallagher Assoc. 
Midway Excavator , Inc . 
Hilco Supply Inc. 
Valley Steel Products Co 
Bids returned 
Miscellaneous 

Unexpended Balance 



$ 580.00 






5,796.04 






17,950.49 






19,977.98 






4,192.81 






290.00 






403. 30 


$ 


49,190.62 




$ 


5,469.03 



65 



GREATER LAWRENCE SOLID WASTE 

Balance on Hand - January 1, 1977 $ 500.00 

Interest 15.99 

Total $ 515.99 

Summary of Expenditures: 

North East Solid Waste $ 400.00 

Unexpended Balance $ 115.99 



ANTI-RECESSIONAL ACCOUNT 

Balance on Hand - January 1, 1977 $ 387.00 

Interest 1.27 

Total ^ 388.27 

Summary of Expenditures: 

Roland Senter $ 210.00 

Robert Bennett 177.00 $ 387.00 

Unexpended Balance $ 1.2 7 



EXPLORATORY TEST WELLS 

Balance on Hand - January 1, 1977 $ 1,255.30 

Interest 125.30 

Paid from Town Officers Expenses 839 . 40 

Total ? 2,220.00 

Summary of Expenditures: 

Layne, New England $ 2,220.00 

Unexpended Balance -0- 



FIRE TRUCK TRUCK ACCOUNT 

Balance on Hand - January 1, 1977 $ 34,731.00 

Interest 971.2 4 

Total $ 35,702.24 

Summary of Expenditures: 

Conway Associates $ 1,209.04 

Leo LaCroix 117.11 $ 1,326.15 

Unexpended Balance $ 34,376.09 

66 



AMBULANCE ACCOUNT 

Balance on Hand - January 1, 1977 $ 2,775.00 

Interest 45 . 51 

Total ^ 2,820.51 

Summarv of Expenditures: 

Shanahan Amublance Service $ 2 , 775. 00 

Unexpended Balance - Returned to Gen. Fund $ 45.51 

FIRE DEPARTMENT EQUIPMENT ACCOUNT 

Balance on Hand - January 1, 1977 $ 3,683.19 

Interest 227.19 

1977 Appropriation 10,000 .00 

Total $ 13,910.38 

Summary of Expenditures: 

No Expenditures 

Uexnerded Balance v 13 , 910 . 38 



SOCIAL SECURITY 

1977 Appropriation $ 4,588.00 

Receipts 3,010.46 

Paid from Town Officers Expenses 709.84 

Total ^ 8,308. 30 

Summary of Expenditures : 

Employees Social Security $ 8, 308 . 30 

Unexpended Balance -0- 



HIGHWAY SURVEY 

1977 Appropriation $ 990.00 

Summary of Expenditures: 

Treasurer, State of New Hampshire $ 990 . 00 

Unexpended Balance -0- 



67 



COUNTY ASSESSMENT TAX 
1977 Appropriation $ 91,349.41 

Summary of Expenditures: 

Rockingham County Treasurer $ 91,349.41 

Unexpended Balance -0- 



TIMBERLANE REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT 

Balance 1976-1977 Appropriation $ 931,455.40 

1977-1978 Appropriation ;, 948, 374. 00 

Total $2,879,829.40 

Summary of Expenditures: 

Timberlane Regional School District $1, 898,455 . 40 

Balance Due the District $ 981,374.00 



68 



EXPENDITURES NOT REQUIRING APPROPRIATIONS 

Temporary Loans ; 

Arlington Trust Company $ 1,400.000.00 
Taxes Bought by the Town : 

Stanley T. Herrick, Tax Collector 94,302.95 

Discounts, Refunds and Abatements ; 

Percy Oliver 69.65 

Robert and Ann Jones 225.74 

Nicholas and Joan Pichowicz 1,140.27 

Robert Farrar 8.5 

Process Engineering 787.73 

Martin & Hayden Ins^urance Agency 42.50 

Joseph Helfrich 13.00 

Sharon Contracting, Inc. 294.00 

Rodney and Joyce Marr 155.22 

Lowell Molding Corp. 248.92 

$ 2,985.53 



69 



ABATEMENTS 

Abatements on the 1977 Property Warrant: 

Veterans Exemptions : 

Robert McPhoe $ 50.00 

Barbara & William McGinley 100.00 

Irving Burton 50.00 

Doris Ciotti 50.00 

Edward DeFosse 50.00 

John Glouser 50.00 

William Hallahan 50.00 

John Hobbs 50.00 

Russell Kaskiewicz 50.00 

Sarah Kenison 50.00 

Richard Lundin 50.00 

Donald Main 50.00 

Ernest Miller 50.00 

Garold Morse 50.00 

Roger Osborne 50.00 

Anthony Papadopoulos 50.00 

Gary Robinson 50.00 

Harry Smith 50.00 

Armando Venuti, Sr. 50.00 

Richard Walker 50.00 

James White 50.00 $ 1,100.00 

Deeded : 

wTIliam Conte $ 8.5 8 

Jeopardy Warrant : 

Samuel Dills $ 439.06 

Duplicate Billing : 

Gail Lafayette $ 330.33 

Anne E. Leavitt 894.47 $ 1,224.80 

Boat Tax : 

Jack E. Philo $ 12.87 

Hardship ; 

Jean Clements $ 250.00 

Mrs. Walter Sickel 200.00 

Edith Killam 200.00 

Alma Herrick 160.00 

Pearl Beaulieu 60.00 

Zelda Primrose 300.00 

Ernest Comeau 588.81 

Harold Sawyer 96.53 $ 1,855.34 



70 



Abatements on the 1977 Property Warrant (Cont. ) 

Elderly Exemptions ; 
Edward A. Smith 
Richard Russell 
Arthur Hunter 

Non-Taxable : 

Carl G. Davis, Post #34, A.L. 
Town of Plaistow 

Blind Exemption ; 

Grover H. Paclet 

Assessment Error : 
John Atwood 
Robert McPhee 
Garold Morse 
Dr. Albert Landa 
George Danglemeyer 
George Hartford 
Alton Wing 



$ 139.43 






154.44 






154.44 


$ 


448.31 


$ 823.68 






2,608.33 


$ 


3,432.01 




$ 


214.50 


$ 105.11 






165.16 






609.18 






66.50 






30.03 






190.91 






21.45 


$ 


1,188.34 




$ 


9,923.81 



Abatements on the 1976 Property Warrant ; 

Deeded : 

William A. Conti $ 7.96 

Howard Harris 1,542.25 $ 1,550.21 

Hardship : 

Jean E. Clements $ 2 50.0 

Billing Error : 

A. Victor Ge a r y $ 228.64 

$ 2,028.85 



Abatements on the 1975 Property Warrant : 

Deeded : 

Howard Harris $ 1,553.87 

Abatements on the 19 74 Property Warrant : 

Billing Error : 

Pentucket Builders Corp. $ 130.08 

Redemption Book : 

Warren Sargent $ 469.49 

$ 599.57 

7l =========== 



ABATED RESIDENT TAXES TO COLLECTOR 19 77 LEVY 



Non-Resident 



Thomas S. Allison, Jr 
Diane E. Buco 
Frank A. Buco 
Dawn Carter 
Susan Cogswell 
David M. Dills 
Jeannie Foster 
Richard Foster 
Donald G. Gault 
Eloise Gault 
Richard C. Gerrish 
Charlotte Hart 
David Hart 
Robert Hermis 
Kathy Kidd 
Robert Kidd 
David Landry 



Elsie Landry 

Carla Nelson 

Kevin Phaneuf 

Renee Phaneuf 

Kathy Pluard 

Joseph Portnoy 

Judith Portnoy 

Brian Taillon 

Earle X. Taillon, Jr. 

Robert N. Taillon, Jr. 

Bessie Toshach 

James Vitas 

Marcia Vitas 

Linda Wyatt 

Richard Wyatt 

Randall Xenakis 



Hardship 



Marsha Beaulieu 
Hildegarde Law 



Thomas Law 



Over- Age 



Estelle Cartier 
Roland Cartier 
Ralph E. Harris 
Harold B. Kidder 



Mildred Moran 
Herbert C. Noel 
Ida Parziale 
Annie Mae Schwaner 



Veterans Widow 



Viola Miller 
Mary Seeley 



Anna Peaslee 



Pays Elsewhere 



John Cordeiro 
Julia Cordeiro 
Phyllis Cosman 
Nancy Hill 



Agnes Metropolis 
Joyce Mitchell 
Peter Wheeler 



Duplicate Billing 



Constance Garrahan 



Ronald Montville 



Service People 



Charles C. Mayo 
Patrick Sawyer 



Ronald J, 
Thomas A, 



Pynn 
Towler 



ABATED RESIDENT TAXES TO COLLECTOR 19 77 LEVY 



Unknown 



Marty Antos 



ABATED RESIDENT TAXES TO COLLECTOR 19 76 LEVY 



Non-Resident 



Joseph R. Balestra 
Barry F. Belanger 
Thomas R. Belanger 
Barbara A. Bell 
Robert C. Bell 
Ellen J. Bentley 
Gary Bentley 
Henrietta Bentley 
Olga Blanchard 
Irene Blank 
Leroy D. Blank 
Wayne L. Braley 
Christopher Cate . 
Linda H. Ciccketti 
Philip Ciccketti 
Susan Cogswell 
Maryann Cook 
Leonard Cormier 
Theresa Cormier 
James Deburro 
David M. Dills 
William Duncan 
James Dunn 
Phyllis Dunn 
Jeffrey George 
Steven R. Gerrish 
Susan Glover 
Barry Gofstein 
Maryann Gofstein 
James Harnois 
Susan Harnois 
Nancy Hey 
Alma Howard 
Angela Howard 
Charles Howard 
Robin J. Jackson 
Rita Janvrin 
Ronald Janvrin 
Rebecca Johnson 
Carol A. Jones 
Nancy Kennedy 
Paul Kennedy 
Gregory Kolb 
Leslie Lacasse 



Michael Lacasse 
Daniel Lafleur 
Dorothy Lassor 
Alice Leavitt 
Thomas Leavitt 
William Leavitt 
Kay Loreman 
Rosemary Millard 
Lois Nicholas 
Jean L. Nutter 
Kathy Pluard 
Bernice Poirier 
Raymond Poirier 
Eric Porter 
Joyce Porter 
Benjamin Romano 
Pam Romano 
Susan Rudowski 
Bean Ryan 
Patrick Ryan 
William Ryan 
Rosemary Sala 
Leonard Sargent 
Susan Scott 
George Smith 
Laurie Smith 
Yvonne Smith 
Nancy Stevens 
Ralph F. Stone, Jr 
April Sweeney 
Robert Sweeney 
Jeffrey Taillon 
Linda Thomas 
Peter Trainer 
Peter Vinci 
Richard Vinci 
James Weber 
Robert Weinhold 
Linda Weinhold 
Kim Welcome 
Doris Wilson 
Robert Wilson 
Kathleen Wood 



73 



ABATED RESIDENT TAXES TO COLLECTOR 1976 LEVY 



Pearl E. Beaulieu 
Alma Herrick 



Hardship 



Linda Richards 



Paid Elsewhere 



John Cordeiro 
Julia Cordeiro 
John V. Greska 



Susan Greska 
Charles Witaszek 



Unknown 



Scott Dinsmore 
Ernest Fountaine 
Nancy Klinch 



Jernice A. Harlen 
Cherryann Jason 



ABATED RESIDENT TAXES TO COLLECTOR 19 75 LEVY 



Pearl Beaulieu 
Barry Belanger 
Thomas Belanger 
Olga Blanchard 
Alice Leavitt 
Thomas Leavitt 



William Leavitt 
William Ryan 
April Sweeney 
Robert Sweeney 
Peter Trainor 
Richard Vinci 



ABATED RESIDENT TAXES TO COLLECTOR 19 74 LEVY 



Barry Belanger 
Alice Leavitt 



Thomas Leavitt 
William Leavitt 



ABATED RESIDENT TAXES TO COLLECTOR 19 7 3 LEVY 



Barry Belanger 



George Tardy 



YIELD TAX TO COLLECTOR 19 7 3 LEVY 



74 



REPORT OF THE HIGHWAY SUPERVISOR 

The Plaisto^'- Highway Department now employs a full-time Super- 
visor, one Assistant Highway Supervisor, three CETA employees and one 
employee from the Green Thumb Program. 

This year has been a full one for the Highway Department with 
the large amounts of snow and icing conditions and projects like the 
Kelley Road Bridge and Harriman Road. We've had our hands full with 
little rest. All work done on both jobs were done by Town Employees 
with little outside help, which in the long run saves the Town con- 
siderable amounts of money. 

As of now the department still has the one International 1750 
Dump Truck with snow plow and wing. The department also has a four 
wheel drive Dodge Pick-up with an eight foot Fisher plow, a loader 
backhoe combination, and two sanders We have had a few more pro- 
blems this year than last because of equipment breakdowns but most 
were handled with little difficulty. As of now equipment seems to 
be our most important problem with snows of large amounts calling 
for bigger and heavier equipment with fewer contractors doing snow 
plowing. 

As for my goals, they are the same as last year. To bring 
roads up to standards realizing town budgets and trying to stay 
within that budget. In the winter, providing we have dry pavement 
as soon as possible after each storm with the proper use of deicing 
chemicals to keep traffic and school buses moving safely. Also 
with regard to road side trees and vegetation and ground water. We 
are trying to lower the salt consumption on secondary roads wherever 
possible. 

This year we took over the Sanitary Landfill Operation which 
is more efficient and more economical than what was provided with 
contracted services. 

We have constructed a well and septic system at the Highway 
Garage, and a road grader was picked up from surplus at no cost to 
the Town . 

We have corrected many drainage problems, accomplished some 
road overlay work, filled many pot holes, some gravel work accom- 
plished on Glendale Circle, trees and poles removed on Harriman Road 
getting it ready for widening and paving. Some additional catch 
basins have been installed and most others cleaned out. 

I would like at this time to thank my men, contractors, towns- 
people and Selectmen for having patience, foresight and cooperation 
this year. I hope this cooperation will continue and we will be able 
to accomplish more. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Robert Bennett, Highway Supervisor 

7. 



REPORT OF THE CEMETERY TRUSTEES 



Balance in Checking Account, December 31, 1976 



Received Interest 
5-3-77 
1-6-78 

Total Receipts 



$ 2,065.46 
2,058.42 



$ 1,465.46 



4,123.88 
$ 5,589.34 



Expenditures : 

Father Griffin 
John Colby 
Town of Plaistow 
(perpetual Care) 
Town of Plaistow int. 
Father Griffin int. 
John Colby 



691.69 
410.75 

910.00 

58.13 

691.69 

410.75 



Balance on Checking & Interest Ace, Dec. 31, 1977 



$ 3,173.01 
$ 2,416.33 



Savings Cert. #3112 

Savings Cert. #6160 

Savings Cert. #6251 

Savings Cert. #6250 

Savings Cert. #6252 

Savings Cert. #6569 



INVESTED FUNDS 

Plaistow Co-operative 
Plaistow Co-operative 
Plaistow Co-operative 
Plaistow Co-operative 
Plaistow Co-operative 
Plaistow Co-operative 



Savings Book Interest 
Total Invested Funds as of December 31, 1976 



Bank 


$ 7,000.00 


Bank 


3,300.00 


Bank 


9,078.59 


Bank 


5,391.21 


Bank 


24,480.70 


Bank 


2,000.00 




443.54 




$ 51,694.04 



Respectfully submitted. 



Catherine Foster, 
Craig Morse 
Nancy Wendell 



Clerk 



76 



REPORT OF THE CEMETERY TRUSTEES (CONT. ) 

Report of Trust Funds 
Year Ended December 31, 1977 



Date of Purpose How New Funds 
Creation Name of Trust Fund of Fund Invested Created 

6-16-77 Theodore Smith Perpetual Care Plaistow 

Co-op Bank $100 .00 

9-12-77 Paul D. Palmer Perpetual Care Plaistow 

Estate Co-op Bank $1,000.00 

9-12-77 J. D. & Margaret 

Burns Perpetual Care Plaistow 

Co-op Bank $100.00 

9-29-77 Bertha Bryant Perpetual Care Plaistow 

Co-op Bank $100.00 

9-29-77 Marion Collins 

Estate Perpetual Care Plaistow 

Co-op Bank $100.00 

12-15-77 Forrest Reynolds Perpetual Care Plaistow 

Co-op Bank $100.00 

TOTAL $1,650.00 



Respectfully submitted. 



Catherine Foster, Clerk 
Craig Morse 
Nancy Wendell 



77 



REPORT OF THE LIBRARY TRUSTEES 



Receipts : 



Balance on Hand, January 1, 1977 
Received from Town of Plaistow 
Transferred from New Equipment Fund 
Transferred from Peaslee Memorial Fund 
Transferred from Virginia Robinson Fund 
Transferred from Palmer Memorial Fund 

Expenditures : 

Salaries - Librarian 

Assistant Librarians 
Pages 

New Books Purchased 

Periodical Subscriptions 

Encyclopedias & Reference Books 

Postage & P. O. Box 

Supplies 

Insurance 

Dues to Library Organizations 

Telephone 

Education & Convention Expense 

Capital Equipment 

Maintenance - Electricity 

Heat 

Public Activities 

Miscellaneous Expense (Shelf painting) 

Balance on Hand, December 31, 1977 



2,001.46 

17,974.00 

3,823.93 

57.00 

325.00 

295.00 



$ 4, 


,045, 


.13 


3, 


,686. 


.08 




928. 


.55 


3, 


,464. 


.45 




483, 


.16 




475. 


.80 




93. 


.05 




423. 


.72 




62. 


.00 




18. 


.00 




341. 


.83 




171. 


.28 


7, 


,171, 


.17 




723. 


.24 




133, 


.54 




175. 


.26 




550. 


.00 



$24,476.39 



$22,946.26 
$ 1,530.13 



Special Funds on Deposit in Plaistow Co-operative Bank: 



New Equipment Fund 

Virginia Robinson Fund 

Encyclopedia Reference Fund 

Annie L. Dow Fund 

Fines Account 

Irving E. Peaslee Memorial Fund 

Paul D. Palmer Memorial Fund 



1,859 
314 
351 
308 
943 
296 

2,247 



92 
07 
33 
88 
32 
75 
95 



Respectfully submitted, 

Barbara N. Baratt, Chairman 

Samuel D. Conti, Vice-chairman 

Ruth C. Cook, Corresponding Sec. 

Nils C. Persson, Recording Sec. 

David W. Dana, Treasurer 

Robert H. Rochussen, Asst. Treasurer 



78 



REPORT OF THE PLAISTOW DISTRICT COURT 



January 1, 1977 to December 31, 1977 

Balance on hand 1/1/77 

Received from fines: 

1/1/77 to 12/31/77 (1,807 criminal 
cases processed) 

Received from Small Claims including 
payment of forms , second summons and 
executions, after costs 

Received from Civil Cases including 

entry fees, judgments, executions and 
payment of writ forms 



-0- 



34,240.00 



624.28 



689.26 



TOTAL RECEIPTS 



$35,553.54 



Expenditures : 

Paid to State of New Hampshire 

Department of Motor Vehicles (fines) 
Fish & Game Dept. (fines) 
Public Utilities (fines) 



$17,343.00 

280.00 

32.00 



17,655.00 



Expenses: telephone, postage, printing, 
dues, bond, library, ass't clerk, 
supplies, misc. and vv itness fees 

Paid to the Town of Plaistow, N. H. 

TOTAL EXPENDITURES 



5,086.19 
12,812.35 



$35,553.54 



Respectfully submitted. 



Edith F. Signer 

Clerk 

Plaistow District Court 



79 



REPORT OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT 

This year marks the completion of my fifth year as your Chief 
of Police. During this time the department has grown from a full-time 
Chief and one full-time officer to the Chief and three full-time 
officers . 

The move into our new quarters will help to make our operation 
more efficient, and will make it easier to operate in a more 
professional manner. 

During 1977, the Police Association has endeavored to work with- 
in the community and enter into projects for community betterment. 
Once again the Association sponsored a Little League Baseball Clinic. 
At Christmas the Association joined with other organizations in the 
purchase of toys and food to make the Holidays brighter for those 
less fortunate. 

Plaistow officers gave voluntarily many hours to make the May- 
Day-A-Thon for Crotched Mountain a success. Once again they with the 
firemen participated in a football game to raise money for a Timber- 
lane Scholarship. 

Timberlane Band was presented with $50.00 to help in their drive 
for the Gimbel's Fund. Officers helped in the success for the Old 
Home Day celebration not only by their efficient police work but by 
their participation in a good-natured Softball game. 

Members of the department worked in cooperation with the Plaistow 
Fish and Game in the construction of a firing range . Officers Kenneth 
Heim and Frederick Copp spent many hours establishing a fire arms 
training class for all police officers from Plaistow and surrounding 
towns . 

Several part time officers spent many evenings taking law 
enforcement classes at Salem High School. 

As a department head, I have spent many hours working with the 
Short-Long Range Planning Committee, during the past few months. 

I would like to thank the residents at this time for their con- 
tinued support and co-operation during the past five years and look 
forward to serving you for many more. 

I would also like to extend my thanks to my Officers and Clerk 
for their faithful service and backing. Thanks also go to Selectmen, 
members of the Police Departments of Newton, Atkinson, Hampstead, 
and Kingston who are always ready to assist when needed. 



80 



REPORT OF THE POLCE DEPARTMENT (CONT. ) 

In closing I would like to remind you that the Police Department 
is your Department, established to assist you. If you have a problem 
please call or stop and see us. If you don't have a problem, plan to 
stop and see us when we have our Open House in our new quarters. 

Repsectfully submitted. 



Alexander Brown, Jr. 
Police Chief 



Motor Vehicle Accidents 



229 



1 car 




2 car 




3 car 




Hit & 


Run 


1 car 


& other 



(bike, motorcycle, Tel. pole, etc.) 



30 

136 

9 

20 

34 



Number persons summoned 

Total Offenses 

Motor Vehicle Violations 

Speeding 

DWI 
Assaults investigated 
Robbery 

Breaking & Entry Larceny 
Stolen Autos 
Stolen Bicycles 
Bad checks 
Drugs case 
Juvenile case 
Juvenile arrested 
Missing Persons 
Misc. complaints 



621 
1086 

510 
71 
32 
5 
43 
38 
28 
50 
16 
34 
28 
16 

215 



81 



REPORT OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT 



I am pleased to report to you that we had only one working 
structual fire all year long, although several minor fires were re- 
ported in residences and commercial establishments. These mainly 
consisted of stove fires, smoking motors, etc. Again, much credit 
is due to the diligent effective work of our inspector - Bill Judson, 
and the fire prevention efforts of your department. 

Although the number of responses was up significantly, most 
were of a non-serious nature. Leaks and related water line problems 
caused many needless runs to commerical and industrial facilities. 
Rescue calls ran the full gamut from a rescue from height of the type 
seen on TV, to cut fingers. We will try to eliminate emergency rescue 
response for minor scrapes and bruises, as this is not a proper func- 
tion of the rescue unit. 

Our responses to woods and grass fires doubled over last year. 
Many were caused by children who ride mini-bikes in the woods. These 
children stop along the trails to smoke or to light a small campfire. 
Because of their remote locations, these fires go undetected and grow 
in size. We have difficulty reaching them with vehicles and water 
and usually have to rely on men walking in with back-pumps and grub 
hoes to extinguish them. This takes considerable time, manpower and 
money, and the responsibility for them lies directly with the parents. 
Our goal is to reduce these needless fires by a minimum of 50% next 
year. Please help us 1 

The new truck, a 1250 GPM pumper, was delivered in early 
December, and we expect it will be placed in service shortly. The 
station was completely painted inside and out by members of the de- 
partment with some assistance from CETA employees. 

Again we have requested the inclusion of a section in the 
building code requiring smoke detectors in all new or extensively 
remodeled buildings. We request your support in this legislation. 
We also suggest that each home owner consider installing one or 
more in his home. They are very inexpensive, extremely reliable, 
and could save your life. 

I would like to thank the many citizens who have helped us 
throughout the year. The Fire Department ^^ dedicaJted to serving 
you, and our men are well qualified. We appreciate your support. 
Thank you. 

Respectfully submitted, 

T. Richard Latham 
Fire Chief 



82 



REPORT OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT (CONT. ) 

SUMMARY OF RESPONSES 

Vehicles: Fires, Accidents, Gas Spills 30 
Structual: 

Residential 

Minor, Including Chimney 13 

Working Fires 1 

Commercial, Residential, Schools 12 

Brush: Grass, Woods, Dump, etc. 5 3 

False : 5 

Medical Aid: 39 

Mutual Aid to Others : 5 

Mutual Aid From Others: 

Miscellaneous: 18 



83 



REPORT OF THE CIVIL DEFENSE 



The rescue truck, which is housed in the Fire Station is funded 
primarily through the Civil Defense budget. The vehicle is a quick- 
response type of vehicle. It is exceptionally well equipped for 
automobile extrication and various types of emergency rescue work. 
The rescue truck is manned by trained personnel of the Fire Department 
The Plaistow Firemen's Association has started a fund this year, for 
the purpose of contributing to the purchase of a new vehicle to re- 
place the present truck. 

Mr. Craig Stickney has been appointed as Deputy Director and 
is responsible for plans for coordinating the efforts of various 
emergency units in time of disaster. His responsibilities also in- 
clude interfacing with other local, state and national Civil Defense 
agencies . 

Respectfully submitted, 

T. Richard Latham 
Director 



84 



REPORT OF THE BUILDING INSPECTOR 

TO: Board of Selectmen 

FROM: Guy L. Sawyer, Building Inspector 

Dear Sirs; 

I respectfully submit 
this department from January 



the followi 


ng 


report 


on 


permits issued by 


y to Decemb 


er 


1977. 








TYPE 




NUMBER 


OF 




ESTIMATED 






PERMITS 




COST 


One family 




37 




$ 


1,135,465.00 


Two family 




1 

176 

1 

12 

13 

4 

5 

1 

6 






20,550.00 

243,349.00 

15,500.00 

32,429.00 

56,100.00 

258,000.00 

175,991.00 

62,875.00 

2,625.00 



Dwellings 

Dwellings 

Alternations & Additions 

Mobile Homes 

Swimming Pools 

Garages 

Recreational 

Commercial 

Educational 

Other 

Total 256 $ 2,002,884.00 

The total number of building permits issued for the year was 
256 compared to 174 in 1976. There were 63 Occupancy Permits issued 
in 19 77. 

The total estimated cost was $2,002,884.00 in 1977 as compared 
to $1,785,804.48 in 1976. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Guy L. Sawyer 
Building Inspector 



85 



1 



REPORT OF THE TREE WARDEN 



ANNUAL TREE PLANTING PROGRAM 

Twenty-one new trees were planted during the spring months of 
1977. Sixteen of these were deciduous and five were flowering. In 
an effort to offset losses as a result of disease and age, most of 
these trees were planted along roadsides where losses has occurred. 

SPRAYING 

Again this year the town with the permission of the Conservation 
Commission has attempted to control Dutch Elm Disease. In early 
spring, the time when prevention is crucial to control, roadside Elm 
trees were sprayed with the chemical methoxychor. This year's spray 
program was contracted to the Ralston Tree Service and carried out 
with the aid of a hydraulic insecticide sprayer, 

TREE REMOVAL 

Tree removal during 19 7 7 was minimal. Only a few trees which 
were hazardous to traffic and pedestrians were removed. However, due 
to the severity of late winter's snow and ice storms, tree damage was 
extensive. Where many residents responded to the Tree Warden's re- 
quest to notify him of roadside damage to trees, a great deal of time 
was spent on clean-up. 

For the past few years, Leon A. Bowie, the former Tree Warden, 
did a superior job in that capacity. His efforts in behalf of and 
concern for Plaistow's environment are sincerely appreciated. As 
your new Tree Warden, I hope to fulfill his loss. 

Respectfully submitted. 

Randy H. Pickersgill 
Tree Warden 



86 



REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD 

New growth in town (Subdivision approvals and site develop- 
ment approvals) in 1977 was about equal to 1976. Future growth 
possibilities proposed, but not yet approved, show a marked increase, 
mowever . 

This year the Board approved subdivisons on new or extended 
streets creating 21 new building lots. One of these, Christie Lane 
(off Smith Corner Road) , has been constructed and accepted. Ten 
subdivisions on existing streets creating 14 additional lots have 
been approved this year. 

Proposals now under consideration include a subdivision in the 
Pine Street-Hilltop Road area creating 50 new lots and a development 
in the Sweet Hill Road-Newton Road area providing for a 400-unit mobile 
home park, a 120-bed nursing home and 50 units of elderly housing. 
The latter proposal will require amendments to several ordinances in 
order to be permitted and will therefore be presented at two statutory 
public hearings prior to calling a special town meeting 

The citizen's group named Sounding Board has concluded its work 
of over one year and this board has approved the first four chapters 
of the Master Plan incorporating suggestions of the Sounding Board. 
We are currently working on the final chapter of the plan. 

Another citizen's group called the Long-Short Range Planning 
Committee has been active this year in studying the municipal facility 
needs of the community. It is expected that they will have a recom- 
mendation regarding the Lagasse property (former car-barn) this year. 

In October the town received funding for ten months for two 
federal government positions under CETA to provide staff for the 
Board. One of these is an administrative assistant and one a clerk- 
typist. These full-time employees, whose salaries are paid by the 
government, have enabled the Board to continue work on the Master Plan, 
and on code revisions concurrently while also considering subdivision 
and site development proposals. It is anticipated that this staff 
will help expedite the Board's work through the next ten months and 
enable completion of the Master Plan. 

We thank the members of the Sounding Board, the members of the 
Long/Short Range Study Committee, the Southern Rockingham Regional 
Planning District Commission staff and commissioners ; all of whom have 
assisted this Board in its decision making in 1977. 



87 



REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD (CONT. ) 

This Board welcomed as new members this year Mrs. Eleanor 
Sargent, Selectman Milton Todd and for a brief time Selectman 
Norman L. Major. 

We thank Bruce James for his services on the Board from 197 3 
to 1977 and former Selectman Thomas Cullen for his services from 
1964 to 1977. 



Respectfully submitted, 



J. Alden Palmer, Jr. , Chairman 
Walter Pearson 
Charles O. Stevens, II 
Eleanor P. Sargent 
Milton H. Todd, Selectman 



88 



REPORT OF THE ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT 



The Zoning Board of Adjustment meets on the last Thursday of 
each month at 7:00 P.M. to hear advertised appeals. The case load 
for 1977 was forty-nine or an average of four or five appeals per 
hearing night. The Board also had to schedule many off -night in- 
spections to more fairly deal with certain appeals . 

The Board has endeavered to work closely with the Building 
Inspector on interpretation of our existing zoning ordinances. Hope- 
fully after the March town meeting we will be relieved of hearing 
most of the sign requirements as they will be handled through the 
Building Inspector's Office. 

We are currently studying home occupations and have suggested 
a change in this area. We are also trying to work with the Planning 
Board as close as possible to make our existing zoning ordinances 
more clear and therefore, easier to enforce. 

The Board would like to emphasize that its decisions are based 
on our existing zoning ordinances and within the legal framework of 
its authority. 



Respectfully submitted, 



Donald E. Wood, Chairman 

John Fitzgerald, Vice-chairman 

John Hansbury, Clerk 

George W. Colby, Jr. 

Emile Langlois 

Ruth E. Palmer, Recording Sec. 



Alternate Members 

John Palmer 
Neil Walker 
Robert Rivard 
William Simmons 



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REPORT OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH 

Improperly kept animals, both of household and outdoor nature, 
are still a problem in residential areas. An increasing number of 
complaints are being brought to the attention of the Board of Health. 
Swift and constructive action should be taken in areas where there is 
a clear health problem. 

Only one case of Scarlet Fever was reported and twelve cases 
of chicken pox were reported to the Health Officer. 

Sewer drainage is still a major problem. With the increasing 
population and the projected residential and industrial growth of 
the Town, prompt action must be taken. Mr. Jim Dube, member of the 
Board of Health, is making a concentrated effort to meet this 
challenge to our community. 

The main concern of this department is to inspect all restaurants 
in Town and update any Health regulations. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Artemas J. W. Packard, Chairman 
B. James Dube 



91 



REPORT OF THE LIBRARIAN 

1977 was an especially busy and exciting year for the Plaistow 
Public Library. It was the completion and move into the new library 
building on Elm Street. The move was completed without missing a 
single normal operating day largely due to the extra time put in by 
our excellent and dedicated staff consisting of Muriel Herrick, Linda 
Gates and Marjorie Knowles and the tremendous support and volunteer 
aid of many, many townspeople who spent countless hours boxing and 
shelving books and who with the help of manpower workers made the 
move extremely smooth. 

We also wish to thank the many people who made contributions both 
large and small to furnishing the new library. These furnishings pro- 
vide a warm and inviting atmosphere in which to read and study. It 
is also enjoyable to browse and observe our changing displays and we 
hope everyone will take advantage of the new facility. 

There are still many books on the second floor which have not 
been catalogued and which will in time be placed on the shelves. 

We are anxiously awaiting the completion of the second floor 
so that programs and activities can be held in the function room and 
not distrub library patrons. The function room when finished will 
be available to all groups for meetings and programs. 

Our programs consisted of the National Library Week presentation 
of the "Wizard of Oz", story hours and related parties, the Summer 
Reading Club which saw fifty-four children complete the program and 
it's related Children's Book Week program. We were happy to have 
eighty-one children enroll in this program. We also had a Rockingham 
County Health Service Program and plan to have more. 

We are asking people with interesting hobbies and collections to 
arrange for their presentation in our new locked display case. These 
displays are enjoyed by those who visit the library. 

Our swap shop is still extremely popular with many more books 
available due to increased space. 

Pollard, Kindergarten and Nursery school Children continue to 
make regular visits to the library and we hope to add an additional 
staff member to aid in this program. Linda Jackman has recently 
joined us as a library aide. 

The library trustees and I want to thank the staff and the many 
volunteers very much for their aid and support this past eventful year, 

Respectfully submitted, 

Susan Allison 
Librarian 

92 



REPORT OF THE LIBRARIAN (CONT.) 



LIBRARY HOURS 



Monday 


9:00 


- 12:00 


a.m. 


Wednesday 


8:00 


- 12:00 


a.m. 


Thursday 


9:00 


- 12:00 


a.m. 


Saturday 


9:00 


- 12:00 


a.m. 



1:00 


- 9:00 


p.m 


1:00 


- 9:00 


p.m 


1:00 


- 9:00 


p.m 



Books Purchased 564 

Gifts 529 

Magazines Purchased 56 

Magazines by Gifts 10 

Books Discarded 200 

Total Volumes in the Library 13,414 

Adult Fiction 7,741 

Non-Fiction 3,401 

Magazines 2,246 

Juveniles 8,233 

Records 132 

Total Circulation 21,753 

New Borrowers 335 

Days Open 19 4 



Respectfully submitted. 



Susan Allison 
Librarian 



I 



93 



REPORT OF THE RECREATION COMMISSION 

The commission would like to thank all of the townspeople 
who have volunteered their time and effort to make the recreation 
programs a continuing success. We encourage anyone who may be in- 
terested in helping in any way with our present programs, or in- 
terested in developing other types of recreation programs or 
facilities, to attend our meetings. 

Improvements of the recreation field on Ingalls Terrace con- 
sisted of fertilizing the baseball field and reseeding the bare spots 
on April 1, 1977. Also building a picnic shelter and concrete block 
storage shelter the first part of June as authorized by the Town War- 
rant of the March 1977 meeting. 

Our thanks goes to Joe Giampa for conducting tennis lessons for 
new and advanced boys and girls . 

The Summer Band Concerts which have been an enjoyable entertain- 
ment for residents of all ages, were again held throughout the summer 
with a total of nine Wednesday evening concerts. The Timberlane Stage 
Band, Haverhill Municipal Band, Sunflower (a folk group sponsored by 
U.N.H.), Zypher ( a local Rock group), Merrimack Valley Guitar Club 
presented concerts. 

The Recreation Commission would like to express their sincere 
appreciation to the Lions Club for the Band Stand which provides a 
most attractive setting for future Band Concerts. 

The 197 7 Summer Recreation Program was the most successful ever 
thus far. 

First of all there were more than 220 Plaistow youths attending 
over a six week period. This figure was more than double that of 
the previous year. This years program expanded its activities to in- 
clude a full-time arts and crafts program, a learn-to-swim program 
at the Haverhill Y.M.C.A., tennis lessons at Ingalls Terrace and an 
inter-league baseball and softball program for the older children. 

We also sponsored several field trips to various educational 

and recreational sites which involved over 100 children and parents 

on each trip. There were also two performaces by the Little Red 
Wagon Theatre Group. 

The Summer Recreation Program will continue to sponsor several 
annual events. A bike safety inspection will be held at the begin- 
ning of each summer. The program will continue to have its family 
day at which 250 people participated this past summer. 

For the first time this year the recreation program sponsored 
a track invitational for local recreational programs which was won by 
our Plaistow youths. We will continue to sponsor an area-wide super- 
stars contest which saw 120 youths ages 6-15 participate in 1977. 

94 



REPORT OF THE RECREATION COMMISSION (CONT.) 

Another goal of the Summer Recreation Program is to get adults 
who live in the Plaistow area involved in recreational activities. 
The Program will sponsor annual tennis and horseshoe tournaments for 
the Junior Division (14-18) and the Senior Division (18 & up) . This 
coming year the summer program will also offer a mixed-doubles tennis 
league and horseshoe league. 

The Timberlane Junior Basketball Program is run for boys in 
grades 4 through 8 from Plaistow and Atkinson. The program is jointly 
sponsored by the Atkinson and Plaistow Recreation Commissions and is 
run by Jerry Lovett, Plaistow and Dave Heffernan, Atkinson. 

In the 1976-77 season the program operated 3 leagues in which 
over 60 Plaistow boys participated. The 1976-77 season offered a new 
twist as the Timberlane teams were joined by Hampstead teams in all 
leagues. This offered the boys extra playing time as some of the games 
were held at the Hampstead gym. 

The Timberlane Football League has a very successful 19 77 season. 

The Junior Division got off to a late start due to inclement 
weather for three weeks in a row. This years Junior Division was made 
up of 5 teams. Three teams were from the Timberlane District and two 
teams were from the Haverhill League. 

The Timberlane Football League also sponsored two teams in the 
Haverhill Y.M.C.A. League. They are the Timberlane Giants and the 
Timberlane Vikings. Both teams completed successful seasons. The 
Giants were co-champs of the league and the Vikings placed 3rd. 

The Plaistow Recreation Commission would like to take this 
opportunity to thank the many people who have donated their time 
in helping to make this football league a very successful one. 

The Timberlane Junior Baseball Program experienced another 
successful season in 1977. The program is operated for boys and girls 
in the 8 to 15 year old bracket. 

In 1977 over 250 Plaistow boys and girls played ball in 5 dif- 
ferent leagues sponsored by the Timberlane Junior Baseball Program. 

Our Babe Ruth Team, led by coaches Jim Kirsch, Plaistow and 
Dick Gardella, Atkinson again won the Intertown Babe Ruth Championship 

Many thanks to Bob Gagnon and Stew McCormack of Plaistow for 
their years of service as coaches in the program. 



95 



REPORT OF THE RECREATION COMMISSION (CONT.) 

Thanks go also to Nancy Pearson who organized the Softball 
program and all the mothers who helped her with a successful sea- 
son for the 4th and 5th graders. 

In conclusion, we would once again like to thank all the people 
who haved worked with us to make the recreation programs within the 
town a tremendous success. Also the commission accepted with deep 
regrets the resignation of Chairman Arne Ziemian who through his 
efforts, organization and determination the board became an active 
part of the community in all aspects of recreation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Rosemarie Bayek, Chairman 
Dorothy Ketchum, Secretary 
Barbara James, Treasurer 
Earl Smith 
Michael McPherson 
Nickolas Sarbanis 
Sue Sherman 



96 



REPORT OF THE CEMETERY SEXTON 

During the year 19 77 we maintained an attractive looking 
cemetery while keeping within the budget. 

We made improvements to our shed. 

We purchased two new mowers . These mowers kept the cemetery 
well groomed along with sone trimming and raking. 

We tried to accommodate the wishes of lot owners. Anyone 
wishing special attention on their lot is asked to contact me soon 
and we will get to do it this spring. 

I wish to express my thanks to the town officials and lot owners 
who have made my job a little easier by their complete understanding 
and concern. 

Anyone wishing to help with cemetery maintainance is asked to 
contact me as scon as possible. 

Repsectfully submitted, 

Herbert (Topper) Reed 
Cemetery Sexton 



97 



REPORT OF THE 
SOUTHERN ROCKINGHAM REGIONAL PLANNING DISTRICT rOMMT<^qTnM 

1977 further strengthened the already productive relationship 
between Plaistow and the Regional Planning Commssion . Those of us 
involved in regional planning are grateful to the citizens of Plaistow 
for their continued support. 

Utilizing the soils information produced in the 1976 Plaistow 
Soils Survey, the Regional Planning Commission was able to provide 
the town with useful analyses of potential development impacts from 
various building proposals. Before the town can better know the 
potential effects of particular development proposals on abutting 
properties and nearby ground and surface waters. We are hopeful 
that this new information will be used by the town during 1978 to 
modify its development regulations. 

1977 saw good progress on completion of the text of the town 
Master Plan. A citizen's Sounding Board was formed to advise the 
Plaistow Planning Board on the final shape the town Plan should take. 
The Planning Board has accepted the goals and objectives as defined 
in the draft town Plan document. During 1978 the Plan itself should 
be completed. 

The Regional Planning Commission provided Plaistow with con- 
siderable transportation planning assistance during 1977. Proposals 
for regulation of on and off-street parking were suggested, traffic 
volume forecasts were developed and traffic impacts of particular 
development proposals were provided to the town. 

As was the case during 1976, the Regional Planning Commission 
provided Plaistow with about three times more in planning services 
than it received in town contributions. We are optimistic about 19 78 
activities and anticipate continued excellent cooperation between 
Plaistow and its Regional Planning Commission. 

1977 Regional Planning Services to Plaistow 

Town Planning Assistance $ 4,305.11 

Water Quality Planning Assistance 4,453.56 

Transportation Planning Assistance 1,420.48 

Subdivision Application Assistance 979.26 

Miscellaneous Assistance 1,199.39 

Approximate Overhead Costs 1, 750 .00 

TOTAL $ 14,107.80 

Plaistow Regional Planning Dues (1977) $ 3,534.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

Thomas H. Cullen, Commissioner 
Donald McKendry, Commissioner 
Jonathan Gilmore, Plan. Director 

98 



REPORT OF THE PLAISTOW CONSERVATION COMMISSION 

During 1911 , the Commission was involved with several gravel 
pits applications and several applications concerning dredge and 
fill. Involvement with these applications and the monitoring of the 
areas after the permits have been issued is a regular function of 
the Commission. This is in accordance with town and state ordinances. 

The waste oil tank at the disposal area is still being used. 
The tank has now been placed in a convenient location and is well 
marked. Close to 1,000 gallons of old oil have been collected in the 
three years that it has been in use. This represents a lot of oil 
that could have leached into underground water supplies if it has been 
disposed of into the garbage trench or other uncontrolled places. 




We have worked out new gravel regulations which will be voted 
on by the townspeople. One of the additions to the zoning ordinances 
would control operating times in the gravel pits in order to minimize 
the discomfort of neighbors of the area. Other additions to the 
ordinances would control final grades, maximum depth of excavation, 
and undisturbed land between the excavation and abutting property. 
These additions would assure that the area will remain useable after 
the work is done and also will protect abutters land form possible en- 
croachment. The last part of the proposed gravel regulation is a 
section that allows legal access to the area so that the Conservation 
Commission can periodically monitor the operation to be certain that 
the provisions of the permit are being followed and also to avoid pro- 
blems that might arise if a renewal of the permit is desired. 

The Commission has also submitted an addition to the zoning laws 
disallowing the use of wetlands for garbage and general refuse dis- 
posal. This is an extremely important regulation since wetlands are 
one of nature's main purification and recharge areas for our under- 
ground water supplies. Since all people in Plaistow depend on wells 
for their water, we must protect the quality of the water supplied to 
these wells. 

The Sounding Board, made up of citizens of Plaistow, felt that 
regulations for both better control of gravel operations and protec- 
tion of our wetlands was important to the town. 



99 



REPORT OF THE PLAISTOW CONSERVATION COMMISSION (CONT.) 

The Commission has inserted an article in the Town Warrant to 
raise $10,000.00 for the purchase of land. Periodically land becomes 
available for purchase and the Commission has not had the money for 
this in the past. New Hampshire laws allow for Conservation Commissions 
to set up reserve accounts for this purpose. There are many grants 
available and the Commission will apply for then when a land purchase 
is feasible. Even with grants, sone town money will be required for 
the purchase, legal, and surveying costs involved. The Commission 
felt a reserve fund would be valuable for this purpose. Open spaces 
for wetland and wildlife protection and general recreation uses are 
extremely valuable for a balanced environment in any town. 

It appears that the price of old paper is on the rise. The 
Commission will probably reinstitute the waste paper recycling pro- 
gram when the price of paper will make it at least a "Break even" pro- 
position. Watch for an announcement in the future. 

The Conservation Commission meets on the second Monday of every 
month at eight P.M. in the Town Hall. The public is always welcome 
at these meetings. Your suggestions are important to us so that we 
can work on projects that are of concern to the people we serve. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Charles O. Stevens, II, Chairman 
Donald Durand, Secretary 
Edward LaFave , Treasurer 
Joseph MacFarlane 
Randy Pickersgill 
Russell Sargent 
Earl Smith 



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REPORT OF THE OLD HOME DAY COMMITTEE 

At the annual March Town Meeting of 19 77 the people of Plaistow 
raised and appropriated $600.00 so that on July 4th all the residents 
could set aside this day to meet old friends and make new acquain- 
tances . 

At the opening ceremony Selectman Chairman Norman L. Major wel- 
comed one and all, and the Historical Society presented gavels made 
from the towns old elm tree. 

An Ecumenical Service was presented by the local churches, re- 
freshments were served by the Boy Scouts and Lions Club, and the 
dunking pool and pillory were in action all day. 

Local residents displayed their talents with an arts and crafts 
exhibition, as did the Police and Fire Departments in a so-called 
Softball game, the results of which is still in doubt. 

There were games for the children and a hayride which everyone 
seemed to enjoy. A special visit by Governor Meldrin Thomson was 
very enjoyable. We also received a gift of an American flag which 
had been flown over the U.S. Capitol from Senator Mclntyre. 

An old New England tradition of a beanhole supper was served 
to over 300 residents, followed by a band concert on the village green 

Everyone had a very enjoyable day and we look forward to our 
2nd annual Old Home Day in 19 78. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Barry Sargent, Chairman 
Sue Sherman, Vice Chairman 
Marsha Gallotti, Secretary 
Brenda E. Major, Publicity 
Rosemarie Bayek, Treasurer 



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SHORT AND LONG RANGE MUNICIPAL PLANNING COMMITTEE 

The Short and Long Range Municipal Planning Committee recommends 
to the Planning Board, the Board of Selectmen and citizens of the 
Town of Plaistow that the Lagasse property. Elm Street, Plaistow, be 
purchased for $100,000.00 as municipal land for future Town needs. 
The background and reasons for this recommendation are summarized as 
follows . 

Responding to a request by the Planning Board for citizens 
assistance in formulating municipal land and building plans a group 
of citizens convened on May 26, 1977. The group of 21 consisted of 
representatives of all Municipal Departments, most Town Committees 
and several interested citizens. Organizational meetings, at one 
of which Arnold Ziemian was elected Chairman, were followed by study 
of the immediate mandate of the Committee. 

The Townspeople at the 1977 Annual Town Meeting had rejected to 
purchase the Lagasse property. Notwithstanding this action, and pre- 
sumably because many facts had not been aired before the vote. Town 
leaders determined that it would be wise to maintain a purchase option 
on the site pending a fuller examination. By letter of May 31, 1977 
the Selectmen notified the Committee that its responsibilities were 
"to establish the short and long term building and land needs for the 
various departments of the Town, and to investigate the availability 
of land and buildings to satisfy these needs." 

It is fair to say that most committee members were initially 
skeptical, if not outright hostile, regarding the purchase of the 
Lagasse property. All agraed however, to conduct an open-minded 
study of municipal needs and the resources available to meet the 
needs discovered. Committee members formulated a methodology by 
which their tasks could be responsibly and expeditiously completed. 

After receiving from department heads projected space needs over 
five, ten and twenty years the Committee informally queried the spokes- 
persons about specific items. These estimates were then compared with 
existing facilities. 

Because municipal services grow as a function of Town population 
growth and other factors committee members met with a representative 
of the Southern Rockingham Regional Planning District Commission and 
reviewed data compiled by that commission. In sum the reports pro- 
jected a 54% increase in population and population density, a 60% in- 
crease in housing units and an 80% rise in employment within the town 
over the period between 1975 and 1995. These factors reviewed with 
several assumptions about the provision of municipal services formed 
the basis of a needs assessment . 

Concluding that town facilities would have to be expended over 
the next several years committee members pursued investigative areas. 
The Committee as a whole and several individual members conducted site 
examinations at the Fire Station, Police Station, Sanitary Landfill, 
Town Hall, Lagasse Building, Merrimack (Mass) Fire Station, and other 
New Hampshire municipal buildings. 

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site visits having been completed the Committee decided to solicit 
information about suitable property (Between 2 and 5 acres) which might 
be available with one-half (h) mile of the Fire Station (later Town 
Halli . Letters were sent to 22 taxpayers and realtors asking if such 
property might be available. Although five properties were reviewed 
two were withdrawn by the owners and one was deemed unacceptable. The 
Lagasse property remains as did a parcel owned by Mrs. C. E. Wood, north 
of Industrial Way (off Main Street). The latter property was ^ according 
to the owner, to be considered only if another site was not found. 

Concurrent with these efforts the Committee sought information 
on property values, building structure soundness, construction and 
renovation costs for public safety buildings, and building design 
requirements and assistance. An appraisal of the Lagasse site by 
Donovan-Forky Appraisal Services, Nashua, N. H. became the source of 
much controversy not because of its contents but because the report 
could not, it was belatedly found, be released without the consent 
of the property owner which was not granted. The Committee did learn 
that methods of property are not necessarily adaptable to valuation 
of the worth in the eyes of the Town. Available property near the 
center of a well developed village, convenient to other municipal 
facilities and with easy access for a variety of purposes might very 
well be judged of a reasonably higher value to the Town than to other 
developers . 

This lesson lately learned, the Committee was able to make far 
better use of the extensive assistance provided at no cost by Architect 
John M. Daly. Mr. Daly and his colleagues examined the Lagassee Building 
and found it to be structurally sound (as had previous qualified ex- 
aminers) . In a report to the Committee Mr. Daly wrote regarding the 
Lagasse Building, "In my opinion the building is suitable for the pur- 
pose of a fire/police facility conversion. The site size configuration 
and topography is also more than acceptable for such rehabiliation . " 
Accompanying reports related to electricial system needs and a 
structural assessment. The latter report concluded "that the building 
is in sound structural condition with certain required corrective action 
(notes within the letter) . 

In addition to this information Mr. Daly enlightened committee 
members on ways of working with architects and construction costs. 
His estimates were based upon published cost experiences for like 
structures in the Northeast and upon his own substantial experience 
with this type of building. 

Meanwhile committee members had sought and been assured of 
assistance through the U. S. Department of Justice, Law Enforcement 
Assistance Administrations ' National Clearinghouse for Criminal 
Justice and Architecture. The service, provided at no cost to the 
Town, has included consultation with a facilities expert who pro- 
vided information on probable future law enforcement needs in town. 



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All meetings of the Committee are open to the public and the press 
in at least 36 articles fully aired the processings. Townspeople un- 
able to attend the informative and often spirited meetings were able 
to follow the envolving inquiries of the Committee. 

The conclusions reached have not been without disagreement. Earlier 
justification for purchasing the property primarily for Fire Department 
purposes brought resistance from members of that department. A re- 
examination of projected department needs at a very productive meeting 
resulted in a change in emphasis in reasons for acquisition as a 
better understanding of equipment and building needs by all attending. 

Taking competing views into consideration and reviewing the in- 
formation which has been developed over nine months in no fewer than 
15 meetings the Committee formulated the following sixteen reasons 
in support of its recommendation. 

1. Unavailability of other property in close proximity to the 
center of town and present municipal facilities that would 
be suitable for future expansion; i.e. good land with easy 
access and would not require additional expense of development, 
roads, etc. 

2. Purchase of Lagasse property (6^5 + acres) would provide ap- 
proximately two acres of land adjacent to present cemetery 
that could be used to extend the size of present cemetery 
when needed. 

3. Mrs. Lagasse has informed us she has a buyer who would like 
to purchase the property for use as a storage facility for 
Christmas decorations, etc. She has asked to be released 
from the option at an earlier date (now to expire two days 
after the Town Meeting) if the Short & Long Range Committee 
decides not to recommend at the purchase price of $100,000.00. 

4. Present aesthetics of the property are poor and take away 
from the town's aesthetic value. It purchased for similar 
uses, appearance will probably not change and may perhaps 
deteriorate . 

5. If we were to hold off purchasing the Lagasse property, as- 
suming that it would continue to be available for purchase, 
the value of the property could increase 8 - 10% per year, 
i.e., $100,000.00 today could mean approxim.ately $150,000.00 
in four years . 

6. If the Town does not purchase the property then the Town can 
only realize approximately $1,400.00 per year in taxes at the 
present assessment. This is the same assessment basis used 
for the entire town. 

(Building and property appraised by the state at $50,000.00, 
100% evaluation. 70% of $50,000.00 yields $35,000.00. 
At $1,400.00 per year in taxes.) 

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7. The taxes to be collected would not be offset by the 
$8-9000.00 increase in property value per year due to in- 
flation if the Town were to decide to purchase the property 
at a later year. On 5 years, taxes realized would be ap- 
proximately $7500.00 while the price of the property at the 
current rate of inflation would be $50,000.00. 

8. Two separate appraisals of the Lagasse property were re- 
ceived by the Town during 1976. The verbal appraisals were 
in range of $70-75,000.00. 

9 . The worth of the property in the eyes of the Town may be 
different than appraisal value used for developmental purposes. 

10. If we purchase property then we can apply for Federal funds 
to rehabilitate present Lagasse building or erect new Town 
facilities . 

11. Revenue Sharing Funds can be used to purchase property. The 
Town should have $90,000.00 (1977-1978) at the end of 1978. 
This means only $10,000.00 from general tax or approximately 
20<: per $1000.00 of evaluation. 

12. If we purchase now, the building can be used for storage 
purposes of town equipment until an ultimate decision is 
reached in its final use. 

13. Future public safety buildings on the site would likely re- 
quire only approximately 2-3 acres. This would leave 2 acres 
for the cemetery and two acres for other municipal facilities, 
e.g. recreation, etc. 

14. Parking facilities at the present municipal buildings, ex- 
cept library are inadequate. The new property would allow 
ample parking spaces. 

15. When the present fire station space facilities are inadequate 
as they are projected to be between 1987 and 1992, the existing 
fire house could be used for other purposes. 

16. Two consulting architects and a structural engineer have in- 
spected the Lagasse building and have fould it to be struct- 
urally sound. 



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We hope that these reasons and the full report of our findings 
will be regarded as a good faith effort to provide information and 
guidance to the Townspeople in making their decision. It has been a 
pleasure (but often a burden) conducting the investigation. We thank 
the Planning Board and the Board of Selectmen for their confidence 
in us. Ve also want to thank each and everyone who worked so hard on 
this committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Arnold Ziemian, Chairman 
Samuel D. Conti, Vice-chairman 
Rita Sampson, Secretary 



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