1 9 4 9 The Ninety -seventh ANNUAL REPORT of the CITY OF CONCORD New Hampshire for the Year Ending December 31, 1949 Capital of the State of New Hampshire County Seat of Merrimack County Area: 64 Square Miles. Population: 27,171 (1940) Authorized and Published under the supervision of the Board of Library Trustees by the City Council 74 I IT IS MY HOME TOWN AND I AM PART OF IT "My town is the place where my home is founded; where my business is situated and where my vote is cast ; where my children are educated ; where my neighbors dwell, and where my life is chiefly lived. It is the home spot for me. Aly town has the right of my civic loyalty. It supports me and I should support it. My town wants my citizenshi]), not my partisanshij), my friendliness, not my dissension, my sympathy, not my criticism ; my in- telligence, not my indifference. My town supplies me with protection, trade, friends, education, schools, churches, and the right to free, moral citizenship. It has some things that are better than others; the best things I should seek to make better, the worst things I should help to suppress. Take it all-in-all, it is my town, and it is entitled to the best there is in me." — Selected Legislative Review 1949 BOARD OF ALDERMEN . . . •f -f i i -f -f ^Accepted recommendation of Planning Board requiring the minimum area of lots to be 8,000 square feet with a minimum frontage of 80 feet. ^Authorized a change in the zoning map establishing an in- dustrial district in the intervale area easterly of the city proper. ^Voted to establish a new park in the south-end section of the city bounded by Broadway. South and West Streets and designated Noyes Park. ^Approved the discontinuance of portions of Ferry Street and Pittsfield Road. ^Authorized a study to establish a federal-aid urban highway sys- tem in the city. ^Completely revised the build- ing code and plumbing rules. ^Adopted an ordinance which requires the annual preparation of a capital outlay program in con- nection with the municipal bud- get. ^Approved the selection of the location of a southerly extension of the throughpass via the Hall Street area to the Westside High- way, so-called, at the Concord- Bow town lines. ^Rezoned a section of North Main Street from a local business to a commercial district. ^Amended the zoning ordinance to provide effective control of the removal of soil and gravel from a premises in the interest of safety and property values. ^Approved new street layouts in connection with three new subdivisions. ^Granted the Planning Board regulatory control over subdivi- sion development. ^Enacted a total of 15 ordinances and 30 resolutions. ^Issued new bonds and serial notes in the amount of $500,000.00. ^Approved new streets layouts for Little Road and a section of Lake View Drive in connection with the Town Road Aid program. ^Authorized the construction of ^L^dded 78 house lots to the citys' an extension to the police garage, residential areas. 4 — City of Concord Administrative Review 1949 MUNICIPAL DEPARTMENTS . . . i -f i i -f i ^The City Clerk reported the smallest number of marriages recorded in the past few years. ^The Board of Assessors re- ported a tax rate of $51.35 per $1,000.00 of assessed valuation in the city and $59.00 in Penacook. ^The Tax Collector reported the acquisition of $29,080.38 in back taxes, $15,170.05 more than the 1948 total. ^The City Treasurer reported expenditures of $353,073.19 from the ecjuipment and improvement bond issue. ^The City Solicitor completed revision of the ordinances and re- peal of obsoleie enactments. They were formally adopted on Feb- ruary 14, 1949. ^The Planning Board assisted the Board of Education in the preparation of plans for a bus loading area at Conant School. ^The Health Department re- ported nine resident cases of poliomyelitis. ^The Milk Inspector noted that average daily consumption of milk was 14.947 quarts. ^The Public Library acquired a book-trailer with which to serve suburban Concord. ^I^The Recreation Commission ap- pointed a full-time supervisor of girls' recreational activities. C^The Relief Department placed 23 children in foster homes as a part of its social work program. ^The Police Department re- ported a substantial decrease in the number of misdemeanors. CThe Probation Department noted a serious increase in the amount of juvenile delinquency. A total of 52 children were re- ferred to the Juvenile Court. ^The Municipal Court reported 1.897 parking violations as com- pared with 3,326 such cases for the previous year. C^The Fire Department played host to the New Hampshire State Fire College at St. Paul's School. CThe Public Works Department added six new trucks, one load packer, one tractor and one weld- ing machine to its fleet of mobile equipment. ^The City Sealer carried on an intensified program of weighing packaged goods throughout the city. ^The Municipal Airport re- ported a marked increase in both passenger traffic and the amount of air freight handled at the port. ^The Water Department com- pleted the new Penacook High Service Pumping Station. Annual Report -^ 'Tlic Privilege of Citi.cciisliip" GOVERNMENT Hon. Charles J. McKee Mayor William A. Stevens Substitute Mayor Y y Y f f Aldermen-at-Large and Members Board of Public Works William A. Stevens Nelson E. Strong Robert W. Potter Charles A. Bartlett Thomas B. Jennings Harry D. Challis Ward Aldermen John M. Allen John E. Davis William J. Flynn Winfield J. Phillips John W. Stanley Edward L. Lovejoy Lester W. Holt Clarence A. Drown Emmett a. Nawn Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4 Ward 5 Ward 6 Ward 7 Ward 8 Ward 9 Standing Committees of The Board of Aldermen Accounts and Claims : Aldermen Drown, Bartlett, Holt and Lovejoy. Bills, Second Reading: Aldermen Strong, Davis, Drown and Nawn. Elections and Returns : Aldermen Nawn, Davis, Holt and Potter. Engrossed Ordinances : Aldermen Allen, Holt, Lovejoy and Strong. Finance: Mayor McKee, Aldermen Stevens, Challis, Phillips and Stanley. Fire Department : Aldermen Potter, Allen, Flynn and Lovej oy. Land and Buildings: Aldermen Bartlett, Flynn, Holt and Nawn. Police and License: Aldermen Davis, Jennings, Nawn and Strong. Public Instruction : Aldermen Flynn, Allen, Drown Jennings. Relief : Aldermen Davis, Allen and Bartlett. and City of Concord OFFICIALS Airport Matuigcr Building Inspector City Clerk City Engineer City Messenger City Solicitor Citx Treasurer William F. Flynn Edward E. Beane Arthur E. Roby Edward E. Beane Henry W. Smith Gordon S. Lord Carl H. Foster Commissioner, Board of Public Works Ervin E. Webber Fire Chief Judge, Municipal Court Judge, Special, Municipal Court Librarian Milk Inspector Oz'erseer of Poor Overseer of Poor, Penacook Charles P. Coakley Planning Director Gustaf H. Lehtinen Clarence H. Green William L. Stevens Peter J. King Keith Doms Austin B. Presby Parker L. Hancock Probation Officer Registrar of Vital Statistics Sanitary Officer Sealer of IV eights and Measures Supt. of Parks and Cemeteries Supt. of Streets Supt. of Water Works Robert L. Colby Arthur E. Roby Walter C. Rowe J. Shepard Norris Edward L. Howland Ervin E. Webber Director, Recreation Commission Tax Collector Tree Warden G. Arthur Faneuf Paul G. Crowell Amos B. Morrison Ervin E. Webber Boards, Commissions and Trustees Board of Adjustment: Elwin L. Page, Chairman: A. Clifford Hudson, Raymond V. LaPcinte, Donald G. Matson, Lawrence J. Moynihan. Board of Airport Commissioners : Charles J. McKee, Chairman : Charles A. Bartlett, John N. Engel, Charles C. Hoagland, Edward L. Lovejoy, Donald J. McFarland, Robert W. Potter. Board of Appeals — Building Code: Eugene F. Magenau, Chairman ; George Bouley, Carroll Garland, A. Clifford Hudson, Arnold Perreton. City Planning Board: Dudley W. Orr, Chairman ; Edward E. Beane, Charles C. Davie, Douglas N. Everett, Warren H. Greene, A. Clifford Hudson, John B. Jameson, Charles J. McKee, Robert W. Potter. Board of Examiners of Plumbers : Arthur W. Sargent, Chairman ; George E. Young, Edward E. Beane. Board of Health : Charles J. McKee, Chairman: Dr. Pierre A. Boucher, Dr. Thomas M. Dudley, Dr. Clinton R. Mullins. Board of Hydrant Commissioners : Edward E. Beane, Chairman ; Clarence H. Green, G. Arthur Faneuf. Board of Library Trustees : Willis D. Thompson, Jr., Chairman : Ralph H. Avery, Francis E. Beer, Har- old W. Bridge, Joseph J. Comi, John F. MacEachran, Sara B. Magenau, May- land H. Morse, Jr., Martha G. Upton. Police Commission : Daniel Shea, Chairman ; M. Harrison Duffy, Guy A. Swenson. Recreation Commission : Leigh S. Hall, Chairman : William D. Haller, Chester G. Larson, William H. Macurda, Osmond R. Strong. Trustees of Trust Funds : Harry H. Dudley,, Carl H. Foster, L Reed Gourley. Board of Water Commissioners: James W. Jameson, President: Robert W. Brown, Harry H. Dudley, Allen M. Freeman, Charles P. Johnson, Donald Knowlton, Charles J. McKee, Gardner Tilton, James B. Godfrey Annual Report — 7 CITY CLERK -f i i i i i Arthur E. Roby City Clerk Margaret A. Spencer, Deputy City Clerk 1949 Expenditure $12,523.51 four adjourned and three special meetings during 1949. Eleven public hearings were also sched- uled and held during the year. Fifteen ordinances and thirty resolutions were enacted as com- pared to the enactment of twenty ordinances and forty-one resolu- tions in the preceeding year. Vital Statistics Dan Cupid has been less active than usual according to the City Clerk. In fact, a trend of fewer births and marriages became ap- parent during the past year. In- terestingly enough, the birth rate exceeded the death rate for the fourth consecutive time in the history of the City of Concord. Births Marriages Deaths 1947 1948 1949 1077 877 866 451 385 330 668 709 662 Record Auto Permit Income More auto permits were issued during 1949 by the office of the City Clerk than ever before. In- come from this source hit an all- time high of $68,126.47. City Clerk Roby is doubtful if income from this source will be exceeded in 1950. Board of Mayor and Aldermen The Board of Mayor and Aldermen held twelve regular. Board of Public Works The Board of Public Works during the year 1949 held twelve regular and eighteen special meet- ings. There were in addition, one hearing and one adjourned meet- ing. The major part of the Board's activity for the year was related to sidewalk construction, sewers, and installation of electric lights throughout the city. Elections The Municipal Primary of the City of Concord was held October 11, 1949 and the present charter which has been in efifect since 1910 was overwhelmingly re- pealed by the following vote. For repeal 4255. For retaining 1672. The new charter provides a Council Manager Plan for the City of Concord and was approved by the 1949 Legislature and pre- sented to the voters of the City of Concord at the October elec- tion. Following the repeal of the present city charter it became 8 — City of Concord City Clerk Rohy Rounds Out 30 Years of Service necessary to receive filings for three councilmen-at-large and nine ward councilmen. The fihng period opened October 18 and continued for one week. During this time there were eight fiHngs for council-men-at-large and thirty-two filings for ward council- men. At the Municipal Election, held November 8, 1949 Howe Anderson, Leigh S. Hall and Shelby O. Walker were elected as councilmen-at-large and the following ward councilmen : Ward 1 — James P. Ferrin. Ward 2 — Kenneth C. Gridley, Ward 3 — Merton C. Buckminster, Ward 4 — J. Richard Jackman, Ward 5— Floyd F. Otto, Ward 6— James Ross, Ward 7 — Milton J. Barnes, Ward 8 — Edwin R. Langevin, Ward 9 — Emmett A. Nawn. At this same election an act relating to "beano" was adopted by the voters of the city. "Yes" — 3989 votes. "No"— 2783 votes. Election expenditures totaled $5,374.39. This amount included the printing of check lists, elec- tion ofificials salaries, rent, labor performed and lunches for offi- cials. Annual Report — 9 ASSESSMENT TAX COLLECTION FINANCES -f i i i i i . . . ASSESSMENT •f i i i i i BOARD OF ASSESSORS Clarence L. Clark Chairman Arthur F. Henry Clarence O. Philbrick 1949 Expenditure $18,650.41 The 1949 tax warrant totaled $2,036,809.80. This represented an increase of $287,292.37 over the total for the previous year. The 1949 tax rate per $1,000.00 of assessed valuation was $51.35 in the city and $59.00 in Pena- cook as compared with 1948 tax rates of $45.92 and $48.90 respec- tively. The total assessed valuation of property in Concord for the year of 1949 was $38,765,980.00 as compared with a total assessed valuation of $37,230,320.00 in the preceding year. Polls and property valuations exempt from taxation totaled $1,018,725.00, an increase of $172,753.00 over the previous year. The City of Concord held a total number of 4,103 shares of railroad stock. These shares are taxed by the state and credited to the city. . . . TAX COLLECTION i -f i i i i Amos B. Morrison Tax Collector 1949 Expenditure $10,590.95 Of the total tax warrant sub- mitted for collection. $204,943.00 remained outstanding at the close of the year 1949. This represented a substantially larger amount of taxes outstanding than were re- corded at the end of the previous year and reflected a fluctuating local economy. The amount of back taxes acquired by the City of Concord at the 1949 Tax Collector's Sale was $29,080.38, or $15,170.05 more than the total for the previous year. This is the largest amount of back taxes acquired by the city since the year 1943. During the year, acting in the capacity of City Real Estate Agent, the Tax Collector received a total of $1,975.83 from the sale and rent of property deeded to the city. 10 — City of Concord . . . FINANCES i i i i -f i Carl H. Foster City Treasurer 1949 Expenditure $6,905.58 •f i i i i i TRUSTEES OF TRUST FUNDS Harry H. Dudley Carl H. Foster I. Reed Gourley Carl H. Foster Custodian 1949 Expenditure $543.00 -f i i i i i Bond Funds Expenditures of $353,073.19 were made during- the past year from the equipment and improve- ment bond issue of 1949. The major expenditures made from this sum included the South and Rockingham Street projects, the addition to the Police Station garage, general surfacing and re- surfacing of sidewalks, new equipment, the re-building of Bouton Street, the fire and police signal system, the through pass, Sheep Davis Road and the pur- chase of materials for work on the Sewall's Falls Bridge. Bonded Debt The city's bonded indebtedness increased by $392,000.00 during 1949. New bonds and serial notes were issued totaling $500,000.00, while previous bonds were re- tired in the amount of $108,000.00. Parking Meter Fund Receipts from parking meters during 1949 totaled $43,517.63. Operating costs were $12,195.15 and a sum of $15,530.75 was paid in final payments on the meters. A future annual net income of approximately $30,000.00 is an- ticipated from this source. See Appendix for Detailed Finan- cial Information. Nciv Police Garage Extension LEGAL SERVICE ■f i i i i i Gordon S. Lord Ci\y Solicitor 1949 Expenditure $2,679.40 i i i i i i Old Litigation Criterion Service Inc. vs. City of Concord The petitioner applied for a permit to attach poster panels 4' X 8' in size to the outside walls of certain grocery stores located in a general residence district. The application was denied and the petitioner took its application to the Zoning Board of Adjustment for review. After hearing, the board concluded that the Zoning ordinance does not permit, within a residential district, display of signs of the type petitioner sought to erect. In February, 1948, the petitioner prosecuted its appeal to the Superior Court. By mutual agreement of counsel, trial was postponed pending a decision by the Supreme Court of related issues in the case of St. Onge vs. Concord. Concord Electric Company vs. City of Concord In laying out an access road to the Concord throughpass the Board of Aldermen took by eminent domain certain land in which the Concord Electric Com- pany claims to own an easement to maintain poles which support its transmission line. No damages were awarded to the Concord Electric Company. By petition, commenced in September, 1948, this company seeks to recover damages for loss of its easement. Colonial Realty Company vs. City of Concord Colonial Realty Company ap- plied for a permit to construct a driveway across the sidewalk at a point north of Palissi Block and south of the premises owned by the Elk's Club. The use of a drive- way at this location as a means of ingress and egress to a parking lot was subject to serious objec- tion. The application was de- nied. Colonial Realty Company amended its petition by proposing that the drive be restricted to use as an entrance by north bound trafific only. The amended applica- tion was denied. The petitioner, in July, 1948, applied to the Superior Court for a reversal of the city's action. New Litigation 1949 was a quiet and uneventful year on the legal front. During the twelve month period no actions at law were commenced by or against the City. Other Activities Revision of the ordinances and repeal of obsolete enactments, a work commenced in 1947. was completed, and the ordinances in revised form were formally adopted by the Board of Alder- men on February 14, 1949. 12 — City of Concord PLANNING i i i i i i CITY PLANNING BOARD Dudley W. Orr, Chairman Edward E. Beane Charles C. Davie Douglas N. Everett Warren H. Greene A. Clifford Hudson John B. Jameson Hon. Charles J. McKee Robert W. Potter GuSTAF H. Lehtinen Director 1949 Expenditure $8,458.23 ////// Zoning Orderly community growth re- quires a constant review of the zoning ordinance. The Planning Board recommended five changes in the ordinance during 1949. In keeping with the modern trend of residential development, the required minimum area of lots was increased from 5,000 to 8,000 square feet, and the minimum frontage from 50 to 80 feet. The zoning ordinance was further amended to provide effective con- trol of the removal of soil and gravel from a premises in the in- terest of safety and maintenance of neighborhood property values. A most important change in the zoning map was the establish- ment of an industrial district in the intervale area easterly of the city proper. This change, to- gether with the throughpass, existing railroad facilities, and the proposed development of future streets, provides the city with an industrial location second to none in the state. Other changes recommended by the board included the rezoning of a section of North Main Street from a local business to a com- mercial district, and the rezoning of a section of Penacook Plains from an agricultural to a general residence district. Streets and Highways New street layouts were ap- proved in connection with three new subdivisions. These included Putney Avenue off East Side Drive in East Concord, Guay Street off Pembroke Road in Con- cord Plains, and Mooreland Avenue off South Street in the South End. The layout of Emer- son Street in the revised Sargent subdivision off McKinley Street in the South End was also ap- proved. These layouts involved the conditional acceptance of 2,490 feet of street. New street layouts were also approved for Little Road and a section of Lake View Drive in connection with reconstruction work under the Town Road Aid program. In addition, the board approved a layout for Matthew Street, a former dedicated way connecting Broadway and Dunk- lee Street. The discontinuance of portions of three streets was considered. In two instances, involving Ferry Street and Pittsfield Road, favor- able action was recommended. Both of these discontinuances were related to state highway Annual Report — 13 -.m »**► An Aerial J'iczv of Concord's Nczvly Completed Thrnnghpass construction and relocation activ- ities. The board recommended that a petition for the abandon- ment of a 300-foot section of Broken Bridge Road be denied. At the request of the Board of PubHc Works, Weir Road and Sugar Ball Road were studied to determine the advisability of maintaining these roads as public highways. In cooperation with the state highway department and the federal bureau of roads, studies were undertaken to establish a federal-aid urban highway system in the city. Completion of this work will make the city eligible for federal financial aid in the improvement of major arterial highways. Mapping In line with the board's policy of developing a major street plan, lines were established for future streets in connection with the throughpass project. Particularly noteworthy was the selection of the location of a southerly exten- 14 — City of Concord sion of the throughpass via the Hall Street area to the Westside Highway, so-called, at the Con- cord-Bow town line. Also of consequence was the mapping of a future street parallel to and easterly of the throughpass between Bridge and Ferry Streets. The board recommended amend- ment of the official map of the city to establish a new park in the south-end section of the city proper. This area, which is bounded by Boadway, South and West Streets, was designated Noyes Park. Subdivision The Planning Board processed the plats of four subdivisions during the year. Of these, three were new developments and the fourth was a revision of an exist- ing layout. The new areas in- cluded the Johnson property on East Side Drive in East Concord, the Denis tract on Pembroke Road in Concord Plains, and the Cilley lot on South Street in the City Proper. The subdivision plan of the Sargent property on McKinley Street was revised. As the result of this activity, 78 house lots were added to the city's residential areas. In connection with the Cilley subdivision, the board prepared a preliminary residential street plan of the larger area bounded by South Street, Iron Works Road, Turkey River and the Concord- Bow town line. This plan was devised to permit the proper in- tegration of the Cilley subdivision into an orderly development plan of the neighborhood as a whole. Satisfactory progress was made on the problem of over-all sub- division control. A study made by the board served as the basis for an ordinance granting the Plan- ning Board regulatory control over subdivision development. The board is preparing regula- tions for adoption early in 1950. Land use and Housing The board's annual survey of land use indicated that a total of 5,325 feet of residential front- age on streets with complete municipal facilities was built upon during the year. This development involved the construction of 50 dwelling units. In spite of the creation of 203 new dwelling units in a year's time, the housing shortage in Concord continued acute, especial- ly in the medium and low-rent categories. This is illustrated in part by the fact that the April census made by the assessors noted only 78 vacancies, 26 less than the total for the previous year. Building and Plumbing Codes The building code and the plumbing rules were completely revised during the year. The new 1949 edition of the building code recommended by the National Board of Fire Underwriters, with necessary adaptations to meet Annual Report — 15 local conditions, was substituted for the 1943 edition previously in use. The policy of adopting national standards by reference as permitted by statute was con- tinued. A new plumbing code was pre- pared based on uniform plumbing code material made available by the federal Housing and Home Finance Agency. The new code achieved a greater degree of uni- formity and orderliness than was present in the old ordinance. The scope of the ordinance was broadened so as not to impose unnecessary burdens on the local plumbing industry while safe- guarding the health of the citizens of Concord. Tax-Deed Property Carrying out its functions of annually reviewing all property acquired by the city in non-pay- ment of taxes to determine whether there is foreseeable public use for the same, the board withheld from sale six parcels of land. Four of these were on the northerly side of Sandquist Street in the bed of the proposed exten- sion of the throughpass. The other two involved parts of the Thompson subdivision adjacent to the Denis development on Con- cord Plains which were reserved for future street purposes. Capital Budget Procedure Twice during the past decade, the City of Concord adopted capital budget programs. How- ever, there was no continuity to this financial planning effort. Believing programming of capital improvements to be a logical and common-sense application of busi- ness and corporate practices to municipal affairs, the Planning Board prepared and submitted to the Board of Aldermen an or- dinance that would require the annual preparation of a capital outlay program in connection with the municipal budget. The ordinance, which carried the un- official approval of the new City Council, was adopted by the Board of Aldermen. Other Activity Other activities undertaken by the Planning Board during 1949 included a survey of the Bishop's House on Green Street to deter- mine the practicability of its use for municipal purposes, a study of the utility of water holes located in the rural areas of the city, and a study of various con- siderations relating to the making of a service charge for the collec- tion of refuse. The board also acted in an advisory capacity to the Board of Aldermen in the naming of a number of streets and public squares. In connection with the South Street reconstruction project, the board assisted the Board of Education in the preparation of plans for a bus loading area at Conant School. 16 — City of Concord PUBLIC HEALTH and SANITATION i i i i i i BOARD OF HEALTH Hon. Charles J. McKee, Chairman Pierre A. Boucher, M.D. Thomas M. Dudley, M.D. Clinton R. Mullins, M.D. Walter C. Rowe, M.D Health Officer Austin B. Presby Milk Inspector 1949 Expenditure $11,044.99 ■f -f i i i i Health Conditions Measles, whooping cough and chicken pox, in scattered areas in the city, were prevalent in the usual numbers. During July, August and September polio- myelitis proved to be the cause of much uneasiness in Concord where nine resident cases were reported. Suspects and patients were hospitalized immediately as a precautionary measure. Some of the patients were observed and released after treatment when the case was very mild while others were hospitalized many weeks under more intensified care. Immunization Clinics In cooperation with the Con- cord District Nursing Associa- tions, clinics for children from 6 months to 9 years were held each month with a total of 361 treat- ments given for whooping cough and 366 for diphtheria and teta- nus. Ninety children have been vaccinated for small pox. Vac- cination is compulsory in New Hampshire and families moving here from states where it was not compulsory were required to have their children vaccinated before entering school. It has been several years since either diphtheria or small pox have been reported. Sanitation Program The department is grateful to both the State and United States Public Health Service for making the services of a Sanitary En- gineer possible. The State found it necessary to discontinue their part of assistance in the employ- ment of a Sanitary Engineer and on July 1. 1949, the city engaged the services of a Sanitary In- spector on a full-time basis. The work of the inspector is under the supervision of the Health Officer and consists of investigating com- plaints, making routine inspec- tions of alleyways, restaurants and other establishments where food is served. Swab rinses are taken of glasses, utensils and dishes for the purpose of deter- mining efficiency of disinfection in dishwashing. Four hundred sixty-eight of these tests were taken. A total of 2,878 sanitary inspections in this city and Pena- cook were made. Annual Report — 17 Vital Statistics were residents, and 400 non- - ^rr\ • /- residents. A total ot 650 deaths in Concord t-. ii -.i • Presented herewith in summary during 1949 was recorded by the ^^^^^^ -^ ^ tabulation showing the department. This figure repre- ^j.^ number of resident deaths sented a decrease of 59 as com- from the seven most common pared wath the total for 1948. Of causes during the past five year the deaths recorded in 1949, 250 period. 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 Diseases of the circulatory system 108 111 127 139 108 Cancer and other malignant tumors 2)7 37 45 40 31 Nephritis 16 7 13 13 10 Accidental deaths 10 24 18 14 12 Pneumonia 10 13 12 11 16 Diabetes mellitus 8 14 9 8 13 Tuberculosis 9 5 3 4 2 i i i i i i . . . MILK INSPECTION Consumption During the year the total daily average consumption of milk in Concord was 14,947 quarts, which was about the same as last year. Of this amount, 12,390 quarts or 82.9 per cent was sold as pasteur- ized milk, and 2,557 (juarts or 17.1 per cent was raw milk. Of the 12,390 quarts of pasteurized milk sold, 900 quarts was homogenized vitamin "D" milk. The consuming public seems to have accepted homogenized milk, as this particular class milk in- creased 82.4 per cent in sales over last year. The total average daily sale of grade "A" pasteurized milk for the year was 131 quarts; whereas, last year the average daily sale of grade "A" pasteur- ized milk was 296 quarts. Of the 2,557 quarts of raw milk sold daily, 2,533 quarts were ordi- nary milk, while 24 quarts were sold as grade "A" milk. Production There are 9 modern pasteuriz- ing plants in Concord that handle 85 per cent of all milk sold in the city. At present there are 21 milk and cream distributors. Two pro- ducer-dealers discontinued the retail business by changing from retail to wholesale milk to plant. Two producers were refused permits to sell milk in Concord. One new producer was permitted to sell milk to plant only. Cream During the year the total aver- age daily sale of heavy (40%) cream was 382 quarts, which was 17.9 per cent less than last year. Price factor may have contributed to the decrease in consumption of cream. Of the 382 quarts of heavy cream sold in Concord, 335 quarts or 87.3 per cent was 18 — City of Concord Milk Plant Inspection pasteurized, and 47 quarts or 12.3 per cent was raw cream. The same amount of cream was sold this year as was sold last year. The tptality of the cream varied somewhat with the season of the year in which it was bought and sold on the Concord market. The cream for the most part was found satisfactory. Chocolate Milk During 1949, the total average daily sale of chocolate milk in Concord was 245 quarts, approx- imately 20 quarts less per day than was consumed last year. The general quality of chocolate milk sold was satisfactory. Orange-Ade The consumption of orange-ade was 92 quarts daily average, which was slightly less than last year. Tests of various samples collected from dealers indicated that the quality of orange-ade sold was highly satisfactory. School Milk A total of 75.612 quarts of pasteurized milk and 15,054 quarts of chocolate milk was consumed in the public schools during the past year. Most of the milk was distributed to the pupils in half pint bottles, either at the morning recess period or during the noon period. Annual Report — 19 ♦i| ' i i»'«^j 'flic Desire for Self-Expression Finds a Stroiu/ Mediiiin in Recreation. To Meet Tliis Xeed the City Maintains a J'ariety of facilities. W J . > -'i^rv-tv .' "i;: V RECREATION RECREATION COMMISSION Leigh S. Hall, Cliairniaii William D. Haller Chester G. Larson William H. Macurda Osmond R. Strong Paul G. Crowell Director 1949 Expenditure $29,529.05 1949 Capital Budget $ 1,472.53 / / / / / / Administration December 31, 1949 marked the completion of the first year of complete jurisdiction over all city recreational facilities by the Recreation Commission. One of the early actions by the Commission was the appointment of a supervisor of girls who was employed expressly to foster girls' activities. The new super- visor was of considerable as- sistance to the Director of the Recreation Commission in carry- ing out its objectives. Finances Total receipts from the 1949 operations at Beaver Meadow and the Memorial Athletic Field amounted to $6,539.57. Of this amount, $4,820.59 represented golf course revenue and $1,718.98 was from rental charges and conces- sions at Memorial Field. Rou- tine expenditures for the year amounted to $29,529.06. In ad- dition to these expenditures, approximately $1,472.53 was ex- pended froin the capital budget. Attendance A total of 55,796 men, women and children enjoyed themselves at the city's play-areas during the past summer. This total is repre- sentative of the average attend- ance for the past few years. The Director of the Commis- sion reported that until provisions are made for supervision of the winter sports areas, it will be im- possible to estimate total winter attendance. Memorial Field Numerous repairs and improve- ments were accomplished at the Memorial Field during the past year. limprovements included the application of 140 cubic yards of loam to resurface the football field, the re-painting of the main grandstand and the re-loaming of the Softball field. In addition, several drainage ditches were ex- tended and deepened. Memorial Field is used by both of the local high schools for home football games. Moreover, the field is used occasionally by New England College for football and .acrosse. During the past year several 'ocal organizations rented this facility to stage various contests, the proceeds of which were used for the purpose of charity. Russell Pond Area Again the Annual Ski Carnival sponsored by the Concord Ski Club proved to be the top drawing card at Russell Pond. Annual Report — 21 In spite of poor snow condi- tions, a tow was operated when- ever possible. The major improvement effect- ed during the past year was the re-planking of the bedway to the ski jump. In addition, the open slope was smoothed down. Beaver Meadow The installation of a new hot water system for shower facilities at the Beaver Meadow Golf Club was the major improvement com- pleted during 1949. The showers scored an immediate "hole-in- one" with all club members. The planned application of fer- tilizer to both greens and fair- way created unusually fine green conditions, the Director of the Recreation Commission reported. White Park Always popular for numerous reasons, two new features were introduced at White Park during 1949. They were recorded music for ice-skating and all year-round outdoor basketball. Sawdust in sufficient amount to effectively absorb the moisture from the court makes all year-round out- door basketball possible for Con- cord's younger set. Rollins Park During the past year, members of the Recreation Commission crew cut back the infield of the ball diamond to conform with official regulations. Also a con- siderable amount of work was done to the tennis courts at Rol- lins Park. Other Activities The American Red Cross con- tinued to supply instructors for two periods a week at all of the city's swimming pools, as well as for the advanced lifesaving class at St. Paul School area. As is customary, the annual Fourth of July celebration for children was held at White Park and received its usual enthusias- tic response. Suiiiiiirr Scou Coiitooccok River Year Around Reading is Brought for the Entire Family by the Library's Book Trailer PUBLIC LIBRARY i i i i i i ANNUAL REPORT 1949 BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES Willis D. Thompson, Jr., Chainuan Ralph H. Avery Francis E. Beer * Harold W. Bridge Joseph J. Comi John F. MacEachran Mrs. Eugene F. Magenau Mayland H. Morse, Jr. Mrs. Robert W. Upton Keith Dojis Librarian 1949 Expenditure $52,881.65 1949 Capital Expenditure $ 5,849.28 i i i i i i * Resigned September 1, 1949 Record Circulation In establishing- an all-time high in the circulation of books, maga- zines and pamphlets, residents of Concord read an average of eight books per capita dtiring the past year. During 1949, a total of 219,773 books were borrowed as compared with the previous record of 217,396 established in 1940. The 1949 total represented an increase of 34,526 over the total number of books circulated in 1948. In teriiis of dollar value to the library patron, the library cir- culated approximately $550,000.00 worth of books. This amount is equivalent to ten times the amount of the 1949 appropria- tion. An estimated retail value of $2.50 for each book circulated Annual Report — 23 Cinderella Dramatised at Children's Story Hour was used as a yardstick in arriv- ing- at tlie above figure. Branch Library Service With the acquisition of a 25- foot book trailer to serve residents of suburban Concord, this city became the first in New England to utilize a trailer for this pur- pose. Officially titled Traveling Branch, the "one-room library on wheels" began neighborhood ser- vice on September 12 to the resi- dents of Concord Heights, East Concord and the South End. In addition, the Traveling Branch served Eastman and Dame Schools. Increased hours and ad- ditional scheduled stops are an- ticipated in the future. An average of approximately 60 books and magazines were circulated in every hour that the trailer was open to the public during 1949. In addition to operation of the Traveling Branch, the Penacook and West Concord branch li- braries, one of the most vital functions of the Branch Depart- ment is its service to patients at Concord Hospital. A total of 4,686 books were circulated at both units of the hospital in 1949. as contrasted with hospital cir- culations of 2,570 in 1948 and 603 in 1947. Books for pleasure and profit were in great demand. Plato, Plutarch and Locke The Concord Public Library organized and sponsored two Great Books Discussion Groups during the year with a combined initial enrollment of 75 people. Because of the size of the groups, meetings were held at the State Library. A large measure of credit is due to the discussion leaders, Rev. John Ruskin Clark, Jr., Mr. Merle M. Smith and Mr. Alvah W. Sulloway, who have con- tributed generously their time and energies. Work with Children It is interesting to note that more parents are continually be- coming more interested in what their children read. Interest on the part of parents showed a marked increase during the year 1949 and there are many indica- tions that this trend will continue. The sharing of books by parents and children is a source of lasting mutual satisfaction. In serving the elementary schools of the city, more books were made accessible to Concord 24 — City of Concord children. In fact, circulation of books in public and parochial schools showed an increase of 24,338 over the school circulation of the previous year. Regular story hours, a summer reading club and a Sunday film program contributed to the high- level of reading interest evident among the younger children of the city. The children's film program was largely made possible by the generous action of the trustees of the Walker Lecture Fund. Care- fully selected films for children are presented on the first and third Sundays of the month, October through March. Attend- ance at these film showings averaged in excess of 100 children each Sunday. Young People's Work An active program in its work with young people was carried on by the library. Continuing well-established activities in- cluded the Junior and Senior Reading Clubs, a weekly young people's radio broadcast and in- struction in the use of the library. During the past year, more than 200 junior high school stu- dents visited the Young People's Room and were instructed in the use of the card catalog and basic reference books. This activity is of considerable value to students. It is the policy of this depart- ment to adhere to a critical, but elastic policy in making available books and other materials which provide the best from the stand- points of recreation and informa- tion. This department was greatly facilitated in its work with Junior and Senior high school students through the close cooperation of the reference department. Little-heralded, but widely used is the collection of current college bulletins and catalogs maintained in the Young Peoples' Room. Reference and Periodicals One of the more intangible, but very real library functions is its reference service to people in all walks of life. Questions asked range from "What is the address of the John Doe Company" to "What is the present cost of liv- ing index in Manchester." Most often people regard the Periodical Room as a pleasant room in which the latest maga- zines may be read. However, the 165 periodicals received by the library are doubly important be- cause they are a source for timely information of reference value not available in books. A total of 11,644 magazines and pamphlets were borrowed during 1949. Viciv of Heavily Patronized Young People's Room Registration and Book Collection During the past year, 1,641 new borrowers were registered by the library. In addition, 1.156 re- registrations were recorded. At the close of the year, 13,124 children and adults possessed library cards. The library added a net total of 3,864 books to its collection during 1949. The library's total book collection numbered 57,561 volumes at the end of the year. Finances During the year $5,000.00 was turned over to the library from the estate of Dr. Charles P. Bancroft in accordance with a be- quest establishing a fund for li- brary use. In addition, the trus- RELIEF i i i i i -f CITY RELIEF BOARD John E. Davis, Chairman Charles .\. Bartlett John M. Allen Parker L. Hancock ..Overseer of Poor Charles P. Coakley Overseer of Poo'- (Ward 1) 1949 Expenditures City $84,8b7.4') Penacook $11,462.97 i i -f i i f General Trend During 1949, the City Relief Department experienced a stead- ily increasing case load. In the past years, the majority of the relief cases consisted of persons not employable due to old age. sickness, and accidents. In 1949, tees of the Walker Lecture Fund gave the library $400.00 for use in connection with an educational film program for children. The 1949 cost of operating the library amounted to $52,881.65, a decrease of $1,986.56 as compared with the total for the previous year. In addition, $5,849.28 were expended for capital budget items. Major expenditures in- cluded $33,044.18 for salaries and $9,404.39 for books and period- icals. Library income from sources other than taxation amounted to $16,713.89 during 1949. This figure incluled $13,963.08 in trust fund earnings, $2,350.81 in fines and a $400.00 grant from the Walker Lecture Fund. the increase was due to lack of employment, discontinuance of G. I. benefits in July, 1949, and the high cost of living. Many families were eligible for unem- ployment compensation but in most cases it was insufficient to take care of the family needs. It was also necessary to place children in foster homes. In December 1949, there were 23 children placed in homes. Factors contributing to these requests for placement were marital difficul- ties, alcoholism, and unmarried mothers. Administration The City Relief Department is the agency which has been 26 — City of Concord created by the City government to carry out the tax supported pubHc assistance and social work program for the City of Concord. Merrimack County also uses this same agency for those individuals and families living in Concord who are relief responsibilities of the County. This arrangement eliminates duplications. Merri- mack County and the City of Concord share all administrative costs. The County repays the City on a monthly basis for money expended on County cases. Old Age Assistance In January there were 247 persons receiving Old Age As- sistance and in December the Old Age Assistance case load was 255. The monthly average was 248. The city's share in this program for the year 1949. amounted to $35,506.43, as compared to $34,895 in 1948. The following table shows the trend in Old Age Assistance both as to number of cases and costs. Average Year No. of Cases Cost to City 1941 156 $10,378 1942 176 12,450 1943 177 15,070 1944 178 16,124 1945 189 19.118 1946 214 25,221 1947 232 29,075 1948 248 34.895 1949 248 35.506 Relief Costs The total cost of City relief during 1949 was $96,330.43, of which $11,462.97 were expended in Penacook and $84,867.46 were expended in the remainder of the city. Direct relief expendi- tures for groceries, milk, fuel, rent, board and care of adults, board and care of children, medi- cine, clothing, funerals, cash allowances and miscellaneous amounted to $29,542.93. Expendi- tures for similar items for depen- dent soldiers totaled $12,339.43. A total of $35,506.43 was spent for Old Age Assistance, and an additional $7,836.00 was expended for hospitalization of poor and indigent persons. County relief costs during 1949 totaled $42,139.70. Of this amount, $28,391.58 represented direct county relief and $6,902.56 aid to dependent soldiers. Relief Load There were 99 city relief cases representing 261 persons on the department's rolls at the end of the year. This represented an in- crease of 37 cases and 107 persons from the total at the beginning of the year. County relief cases at the close of 1949 numbered 53 with 150 persons represented. Throughout the year public as- sistance was granted to 197 dififerent city cases representing 523 persons, and 129 county cases representing 361 persons. This makes a combined total of 326 cases representing 884 persons. Annual Report — 27 "P /^ T T /'^ Tj^ total for the precediiij:!^ year. It is important to note that this de- T) "D ^~\ 'T^ "C* r^ 'T^ T /^ "^' crease was due in most part to misdemeanors in violations of ^ ^ parking-, Minor complaints for POLICE COMMISSION the year totaled 8,314. This repre- Arthur W. McIsaac Chief of Police sents an increase of 9S2 over 1948. J.Edward SiLVA....Deputv Chief of Police t, ^ i • ^i r n • 4. u^ in^r. ^ ■ T- ,- " L,^r.Ar.-^nA Presented ni the followm.s: table 1949 Operating Expenditures.. ..$130,492.74 '^ 1949 Improvement Expend's $ 10,697.97 '^ a classification by ^ type and number of the criminal cases handled by the Police Depart- Fewer Arrests in '49 ment during 1949. The number of Arrests during 1949 totaled minor daily complaints is in- 3.203, a decrease of 1,309 from the eluded. CRIMINAL CASES DURING 1949 Classificafioji Persons Charged — Felonies: Rape 2 Burglary — breaking and/or entering 16 Larceny— theft 89 Auto theft 27 Forgery 9 Embezzlement and fraud 12 Total 155 Persons Charged — Misdemeanors : Assaults 23 Sex offenses 11 Offenses against family and children 7 Drunkenness 287 Disorderly conduct 59 Vagrancy 4 Gambling 4 Driving while intoxicated 23 Violation of road and driving laws 319 Parking violations 2,028 Traffic and motor vehicle laws 209 All other offenses 72 Suspicion or held for investigation 2 Total 3,048 Grand Total 3,203 Active cases for year 186 Total 3,389 Minor complaints 8,314 GRAND TOTAL OF OFFENSES AND COMPLAINTS 11,703 28 — City of Concord During- the year, property re- ported as stolen totaled $25,093.28. The Department recovered $21,026.15 worth of stolen prop- erty. Finances The City appropriated $140,- 007.75 for Police Department purposes for the year 1949. Of this sum, $130,492.74 represented operating costs and $10,697.97 capital expenditures. The capital expenditure was used to construct an extension to the police garage. The Department's unexpended balance at the end of the year totaled $226.20. This amount, to- gether with earnings of $1,426.99, was returned to the City Trea- surer. Personnel There were few changes made in the Police Department per- sonnel during the past year. One regular and three special police- men were appointed during 1949. One regular and one special policeman resigned during the year. Traffic The amount of traffic in Con- cord, particularly through traffic, continued to show an increase during- 1949. The congestion caused bv throuo:h traffic on Main Annual Report — 29 TO mk LOCAL ^' POllCE - DEPT. & BOY'S CLUB CHRISTMAS NEW YEAR Street will be partially taken care of by the new throughpass opened last November. However, the throughpass will not take care of this problem entirely, as the east and west heavily traveled high- ways still go directly through Main Street. The Department investigated 480 automobile accidents during 1949. There were no traffic fatalities during 1949 but 156 per- sons were injured. These figures show a small improvement for 1949 over 1948, but the Depart- ment is striving at all times to maintain the 1949 record of no traffic fatalities and to lessen traffic accidents and personal injuries. Safety As in the past, the Department continued to intensify its safety program. A great deal of time was spent on safety lectures through-out the schools and traffic patrols, established in 1946 at all the City's grammar schools, were continued. Each school that is located on a much traveled high- way has been presented with a set of safety zone school signs. This was made possible by the generosity of various organiza- tions in the City. These signs are proving quite satisfactory. Full cooperation has been given the Concord Safety Council in its effort to cope with tliis serious ])roblem. 30 — City of Concord Parking Meters At the end of the year 1949, there were 517 Dual Automatic Parking Meters in operation in the congested business sections of the City. Although the parking meters have greatly relieved the acuteness of the parking situation, it does not seem to be the final solution. A positive solution will be the building of off-street park- ing lots. If traffic continues to increase as it has in the past, we feel that action regarding these lots should be taken as soon as possible. The gross income from the meters from January 1, 1949 to December 31, 1949 was $43,821.17. Training Program As in past years, all regular and special police officers were required to attend the Police Training School conducted by the Chief of the Department. New Equipment and Improve- ments A new air-cooled engine-drive Westinghouse generator unit has been installed in the building dur- ing the past year. This unit will be used in case of power failures to supply the radio, Gamewell System and lights and equipment in the building. During 1949. the much needed extension to the police garage was constructed. This included a new lift for repairing police vehicles, enabling our mechanic to do work that previously he had been unable to do. The garage now houses all police equipment, four cruisers, ambu- lance, patrol wagon, motorcycle, and police boat. Last year, all walls and ceil- ings throughout the building were washed and painting done where necessary. Also, the cell blocks were completely painted and renovated. The Police and Fire Depart- ment together purchased a new inhalator to be used in Penacook. This inhalator is to stay at the Penacook Fire Station, except when in use. All men who may have occasion to use it have been properly instructed by this De- partment. Ambulance During 1949, the police ambu- lance and patrol wagon responded to 899 calls. This figure com- pares with 789 calls made during 1948, and shows an increase of 110 calls over 1948. h\'(/isfratioii Day for Bicycles PROBATIO •f i i i i i MUNICIPAL COURT Judge William L. Stevens Robert L. Colby Probation Officer 1949 Expenditure $1,852.03 •f i i i i i Increased Delinquency The year 1949 witnessed the greatest number of delinquent children ever to come before the juvenile court in this City in any one year. Fifty-two different children were referred to this Court on new charges of delin- quency and neglect. The source from which these cases were re- ferred to the Court, was primarily the Police Department. The cases of neglect, however, originated from the State Department of Public Welfare. Of the fifty-two children who came before the juvenile court, eight were neglected children. These were placed in the tem- porary or permanent custody of the State Department of Public Welfare for placement in foster- homes. Of the remaining forty- four children, twenty-seven were involved in breaking, entering and larceny, eight were involved in sex ofifenses, six involved in malicious mischief, and three were involved in the setting of fires. The Court disposed of these cases by placing twenty-four on probation, eight being released in the custody of their parents and their cases continued indefinitely, one case being dismissed, eight being ordered to the Child Guidance Clinic for psychiatric examination and treatment and three were committed to the State Industrial School in Manchester. Causes The primary cause for delin- quency was the laxness of parents in supervising their children. Broken homes caused by death, divorce or legal separation was the secondary cause for delin- quency. The absence of a normal family life was apparent in all the cases that came before the Court during the past year. A few of these conditions were brought on by an increasing economic strain on the family budget. Few Violations During the past twelve years. Concord has had an average of less than one probation violator per year. The relationship of pro- bation violators to the total num- ber of cases handled by the Juvenile Court during the past twelve years shows that the aver- age number of violators per year is also less than one. This is several times less than the State average and many times less than the National average. The average cost per year for each property tax payer of Concord amounts to less than ten cents for the total cost of maintaining the Municipal Probation Department. 32 — City of Concord Trend There is a definite upward trend in juvenile delinquency and cases of neglected and dependent children. The cost of maintaining a home remains high \\hile un- employment is on the increase. This is particularly true among those of the unskilled laboring class. The cases which do not fall within the preceding category come within the classification of unfit parents who seem to shift the responsibility of properly supervising their children onto the several social agencies and organizations that function within our City. Until such time as our present laws are fully enforced or until such time as new laws are made to make parents direct- ly liable for the delinquent acts of their children, then we as a community can only hope to meet the increased delincjuency through means of a efficient probation department. MUNICIPAL COURT i -f i i i i William L. Stevens Jnd'ic Peter J. King Special Judge WiNSLow H. Osborne Clerk 1949 Expenditure $4J0Q.O0 i i i i i i Parking Meter Violations There was a marked decline in the number of parking violations which were brought to the atten- tion of the Municipal Court during the year 1949. In 1948 there were 3,326 such cases, while in the cur- rent year there were only 1.897. It would appear from these figures that the public has ac- cepted the meters, although they are doubtlessly considered a necessary nuisance. Other Cases Tried Exclusive of parking, there were 1,024 criminal cases before the Court during the year, and of these, thirty were felonies. Fel- onies are cases of such a serious nature that the Municipal Court does not have jurisdiction, and include those cases where the sentence may be more than a year in prison or more than a $500 fine. Last year there were 29 such cases, so there seems to be no progress nor retrogression in this respect. Of the total number of criminal cases, 28 were "nol prossed" by the prosecuting authorities and only six were appealed to the Superior Court. There were 15 cases in which the respondent was found not guilty after a hearing. It is also interesting to note that of the 1,024 criminal cases, more than half, or 550. w-ere for motor vehicle violations of one kind or another. There was a marked increase in the numlier of juvenile case be- Annual Report 33 fore the court with 52 handled this year as opposed to 33 last year. One juvenile case of a serious nature was transferred to the Superior Court. Most of this in- crease occurred during the last half of the year 1949 and to some extent may be traceable to the general economic situation. There were 108 civil cases entered as opposed to 162 for the previous year. About one third of these were eviction actions. Small claims procedure was used to a much larger extent than previously. In 1947 there were only six cases, in 1948 there were 50, and in 1949 there were 138 cases entered. The jurisdic- tion of the court in this type of case is limited to matters involv- ing $35 or less and involving debtors who live within the county. Revenue and Costs The total income of the court during the year was only $10,559.66 as opposed to more than $13,400.00 during the pre- vious year. This apparently in- dicates a general trend because in 1947 the receipts totalled more than $17,900.00. Of the sum re- ceived during 1949, $4,618.80 was paid to the motor vehicle depart- ment under the statute and, after other miscellaneous fees and ex- penses of the court were paid, $5,132.06 was turned into the city treasury. Firemen's Toy Shop Helps ficjlit PrUiuji 34 — City of Concord MUNICIPAL AIRPORT i i i i i -f BOARD OFAIRPORT COMMISSIONERS Hon. Charles J. McKee, Chairman Robert W. Potter, Clerk Charles A. Bartlett Donald J. McFarland John N. Engel Edward L. Lovejoy Charles C. Hoagland William F. Flynn Airport Manager 1949 Operating Expenditure $12,826.23 1949 Earning $ 6,931.63 •f -f -f i i i Airline Service Northeast Airlines, the air car- rier serving Concord and vicinity, reported a banner year in 1949 with a 95.6 per cent increase in the number of passengers en- planing at the airport as com- pared with the previous year. The amount of mail, express and freight also increased with the following totals as a result : mail, 16,256 pounds; express, 6,105 pounds; freight, 15,225 pounds. The amount of inbound traffic showed a substantial in- crease as well. During 1949, Northeast Airlines continued to fly direct flights to and from New York by way of Worcester and also retained their tw^o round-trip flights to Boston. Improvements The City Engineer together with the aid of the City Planning Board completed plans and spec- ifications for the development of the entrance to the airport. Under the provisions of the Federal Air- port Act, 75 per cent of the pro- ject's cost will be borne by the State of New Hampshire and the Federal Government. Paving the road-way entering the airport, construction of an automobile parking area, con- struction of a segmented circle showing runway directions and runway numerals are included among the principal features of the project. Other Activities The Civil Aeronautics Admin- istration's Aviation Safety Dis- trict Office continued to operate from the Concord Municipal Air- port as did the Weather Bureau. Both of these offices are quartered in the Administration Building. Of the two city-owned hangars, the William E. Martin Flying Service continued to use the larger one and Ferns Flying Ser- vice used the smaller hangar for flight operations. The Airport Manager reported a definite leveling off in the num- ber of veterans participating in flight training under the G. I. Bill of Rights, although many veterans continued to avail them- selves of the opportunity for advanced flight training under the provisions of this program. Annual Report — 3S CONCORD ... CITY OF DIVERSIFIED INDUSTRIES FIRE PROTECTION ////// FIRE BOARD Robert W. Potter, Clminuan John M. Allen William J. Flynn Edward L. Lovejoy Clarence H. Green fire Chic' Henry E. Drew Duncan M. Murdoch Joseph F. Greenough, Jr. Deputy Chiefs 1949 Operating Expenditure. ...$154,513.18 1949 Capital Expenditure $ 2,626.49 •f -f i i i i Fires and Fire Loss Concord's Fire Chief noted in his 1949 report that there were fewer alarms recorded than were reported in the preceding year. Of the 578 alarms to which the department responded, 503 were still alarms and 75 were box alarms. Actually this represented a decrease of 65 as compared with the total for the previous year. Fire losses for 1949 totaled $73,825.16, as compared with $218,975.12 for the previous year. This total represented a decrease of $145,149.96. Presented here- with is a summarization of losses by fire during the past year. Personnel No changes were made during 1949 in the over-all fire force per- sonnel. The permanent personnel numbers 43 men, and the depart- ment's call force includes 78 men. In addition, there are two vaca- tion and sick leave men and one Fire Alarm Superintendent. The auxiliary force rendered valuable service on several occasions. Fire Prevention The department continued with its intensified fire prevention program launched several years ago. This program includes rou- tine inspection activities, as well as periodic inspections of hos- pitals, convalescent homes, the- aters and schools. Fire drills were conducted in all city schools and students were instructed in fire prevention. The press, radio and various organizations cooperated in furthering fire prevention in this community. The Fire Department was very active during 1949 inspecting new Buildings .. Contents Totals .... 38-- Value $580,550.00 FIRE LOSSES Loss $54,916.28 18.908.88 Jnsiinuiee $467,450.(10 99,605.55 Insurance Paid $54,916.28 15.808.88 Net Loss $ 900.00 3,100.00 $683,282.33 $73,825.16 $567,055.55 $69,825.16 $4,000.00 City of Concord power oil burner installations and heating" units converted from coal to oil. Apparatus and Equipment The apparatus of the depart- ment includes 17 trucks of various types and three official cars which are housed in four stations, one of which is located in the city proper and three in the outlying districts. In May, a 750-gallon Mack pumper was acquried and commissioned in place of a 1922 Concord hose wagon. In addition, a 1,000-gallon GMC tank truck was delivered to assist in fire fighting in the rural areas of the city. In November, a Dodge Fire Alarm Tower Truck was added to the department's mobile equip- ment. At the close of the year, the department had in service 19.300 feet of two and one-half inch hose, 2,850 feet of one and one-half inch hose, 2,500 feet of three quarters inch booster hose and 200 feet of three inch hose for water towers. Maintenance All apparatus is kept in top condition as a matter of standard operating policy. All necessary repairs and replacements are effected in the department work- shop under the direction of the mechanic. Other Activities Construction of the Gamewell Fire and Police Signal System Fire Alarm Toivcr Truck Gives More Protection to Property Owners was completed and officially ac- cepted by the Fire Board, Decem- ber 5, 1949. The Concord Fire P^oartment played host to one of the most efi^ective N. H. State Fire Colleges in the history of the Granite State. Held in August, nearly 300 men attended the two-day session. Use of the facilities at St. Paul's School contributed materially to the success of the course. . . . FIRE HYDRANTS ////// BOARDOF HYDRANT COMMISSIONERS Edward E. Beane, Chairman G. Arthur Faneuf Clarence H. Greene 1949 Expenditure None i i -f -f -f -f The water department main- tained its highly efficient service of periodically checking all hy- drants during the year. Special care was taken to inspect all hy- drants used after a fire in order to insure their usefulness. Annual Report — 39 ZONING BUILDING PLUMBING . . . ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT Elwin L. Page, Cliainnan A. Clifford Hudson Donald G. Matson Lawrence J. Moynihan Raymond V. LaPointe Marjorie Foote Clerk 1949 Expenditure $96.00 i i i i i i There were twenty-five appeals heard by the Zoning- Board of Adjustment during the year. This represented an increase of five over the previous year. Sixteen were for a variance from the terms of the ordinance and nine were exceptions to the terms of the ordinance. Two of the appeals were denied, twenty granted and three withdrawn. Of the twenty permits granted, eight were granted conditionally. The appeal from the Zoning Board of Adjustment taken to the Superior Court in 1948 was not disposed of in 1949 because of a crowded court calender. . . . BUILDING •f i i i i i Edward E. Beane, Inspcclor of Biiildiiu/s Expenditure None Y Y Y Y Y Y Building permits issued during the year 1949 totaled 203 as com- pared with 230 for the previous year. Of the 1949 permits, 113 were for new construction and 90 for alterations and repairs. The total estimated valuation for permits issued was $654,733.00 a decrease of $635,012.00, or about half of the amount for the pre- vious year. This decrease can be attributed to the lack of large l)uilding projects. The following were the only large constructions during the year: $88,863.00, Conant School Addition; $45,000.- 00, Public Repair Garage, North State Street; $75,000.00, Pena- cook High School Gymnasium. Of the total 1949 valuation, $362,990.00 represented new work, and $291,743.00 repairs and al- terations. Eighty-six dwelling units were added during the year. Of these, 52 were new construc- tion and 45 were from conversion of existing buildings. . . . PLUMBING Y Y Y Y Y Y Board of Examiners of Plumbing Arthur W. Sargent, Chairman George E. Young Edward E. Beane Edward E. Beane Plumbing Inspector Expenditures None Receipts $36.30 Y Y Y Y Y Y One hundred and fourteen plumbing permits were issued in 1949, a decrease of forty-five from the previous year. Three appli- cants for a journeyman's license and three for a master's license were examined during the year. One applicant for the master plumbers license successfully passed the required examination. As of December 31, 1949 there were 22 licensed journeymen and 39 licensed master plumbers. 40 — City of Concord PUBLIC WORKS / / / i -f i BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS Hon. Charles J. McKee, Chairman Charles A. Bartlett Harry D. Challis Thomas B. Jennings Robert W. Potter William A. Stevens Nelson E. Strong Ervin E. Webber Commissioner Ervin E. Webber Supt. of Streets Ervin E. Webber Tree Warden Edward E. Beane City Engineer Edward L. Howland Sn'pt. of Parks and Cemeteries 1949 Operating Expenditure. ...$435,667.76 1949 Capital Expenditure $ 988.35 / / / i i i During the year 1949, the Public Works Department: • Built new^ culverts on Shaker and Graham Roads • Repaired 13 fences and rebuilt and painted several old ones. • Regraveled roads in 21 sections of the city. • Used 159,537 gallons of tar in connection with patching streets and roads. • Removed 13,753 cubic yards of debris from the city's streets at a cost of $37,575.13. • Carted away 34,608 cubic yards of snow. • Used 6,432 cubic yards of sand on streets, sidewalks and rail- road crossings. • Filled several wells which were depleted by the drought. • Installed storm and sanitary sewers on Eastman Street. • Resurfaced entire length of tht Iron Works Road and Silk Farm Road. • Laid 12,333 scjuare yards of new and repair work on side- walks. This was done by con- tract. • Set 2,094 feet of new curbing. • Resurfaced Bouton Street un- der the supervision of the State Highway Department. The city expended $14,976.78 on this project. • Contributed $25,000.00 to the State Highway Department on the Sheep Davis Road project and a like amount for the Concord Throughpass. • Continued the work started on the Little Pond Road in 194S in connection with the Town Road Aid program. • Re-built South Street from Clinton Street to the Bow Line. OTHER ACTIVITIES Street Lighting At the close of the year, the city was operating a total of 1,659 street lights. The municipal street lighting system was operated at a cost of $41,688.51 for the year 1949. Refuse and Garbage Service As in previous years, table gar- bage was collected by a private contractor in the city proper. West Concord, Penacook, East Concord and Concord Heights at a total cost of $6,050.00. Annual Report — 41 KEEP CONCORD jCLEAN A total of 65,889 cubic yards of refuse was collected in the same areas during- the past year. New Equipment Equipment added by the De- partment of Public Works during the year 1949 included six new trucks, one load packer, one trac- tor and one welding machine. Sanitary Sewers The income from sanitary sewers during 1949 amounted to $36,006.89. Of this amount, general sewer rents accounted for $29,501.48, penalties $72.49, house connections, material sold and miscellaneous work $5,431.67 and interest on deposits in savings banks $1,001.25. Disbursements for the same period totaled $35,787.15. .J Engineering The Engineering Department prepared plans and specifications for the rebuilding of South Street from Clinton Street to the Bow Line, a distance of 8,000 feet. This street was rebuilt under a con- tract with O. F. Winslow, In- corporated, Milford. New Hamp- shire. All engineering and super- vision of construction was done by the Engineering Department. A portion of Rockingham Street was regraded by removing a large bank and filling a ravine which eliminated a very hazardous driving condition due to grades and distance of driving vision ; 1.300 feet of storm sewer were laid in this street at the time of con- struction. This work was carried on at the same time as the South 42 — City of Concord Street project and by the same contractor. Preliminary survey and final plans for improving Bouton Street were prepared by this de- partment and. in conjunction w^ith the State Highway and Federal Government, the entire street was rebuilt. A survey and plans were made for the improvement of the en- trance to the Airport in front of the administration building. The plans and specifications were approved by the Civil Aeronautics Administration and a contract was negotiated with the Man- chester Sand, Gravel and Cement Company, Incorporated, for the work. This was started in Decem- ber but suspended due to weather conditions. The highway division realigned Eastman Street and constructed a storm sewer at the same time. They also rebuilt the Little Road and a portion of Lakeview Drive. These two roads required the setting of 12,950 feet of stakes for grades and alignment. The Engineering Department also set 26,861 feet of grade stakes for sidewalk and road construc- tion, cross-sectioned 5,833 feet of streets and walk, ran 5,305 feet of sewer profile, established 8,684 feet of sidewalk and 6,523 feet of sewer grades, measured 11,985 scjuare yards of concrete sidewalk for Thomas Clark who was lay- ing walks by contract. Other surveys included the proposed relocation of Cresent Street, Penacook; establishing a street line at the intersection of the Sheep Davis Road with the Loudon Road ; sections and grades for Noyes Park; property lines for the Water Works rela- tive to the proposed acquisition of additional land around Long Pond. Several new lots were laid out in Blossom Hill and Woodlawn Cemeteries. Cemetery plans were brought up to date. A total of 783 property transfers were processed during the year and 306 new buildings or altera- tions were located. All necessary lot line and building changes were made on the assessor's plans thus keeping them up to date. All catch basins and house con- nections were put on the sewer plans, a total of 50 house connec- tions were made during the year. The department also surveyed and laid out 2,800 feet of new streets and reestablished 6,444 feet of Little Road, in addition to discontinuing 1,487 feet and making: a total of 180 miles of One of the Poiver Mowers Used to Maintain the City's Ten Cemeteries street and roads that the city maintains. There were 1,358 square yards of B & W prints developed during the year. Parks Nearly 84 acres of parks and playground areas are available to residents of Concord for both summer and winter recreation. The major parks are White and Rollins parks which require a larger share of the appropriation for their maintenance. Supt. Rowland reported in- creased usage of these facilities during the fall season by local people and their out-of-town guests. In addition to the general maintenance of city parks, the ball fields came in for a good deal of attention by the Park Division. Cemeteries The Cemetery Division requires a crew of 15 men in winter and 30 men in summer to carry out its continuing program of cem- etery beautification. The total area of all cemeteries comprises over 114 acres and the Division is responsible for snow removal and sanding, in addition to the normal maintenance program. During the year, the new sec- tion for the use of Temple Beth Jacob was completed. It is located at Blossom Hill Cemetery and its entrance is marked by two granite posts, suitably in- scribed. Extensive work was accom- plished at Blossom Hill, Millville, Maple Grove, Woodlawn and Old North cemeteries during the past year. Public Works Employees Test Giaiif J'aaium Cleaner 44 — City of Concord WEIGHTS and MEASURES James S. Norris City Scaler 1949 Expenditure $1,698.47 During 1949 there was a pro- nounced increase in the rate of driving for pleasure and for busi- ness. As a result, the City Sealer devoted a considerable amount of time verifying the accuracy of gasoline pumps and other service station equipment. Oil bottles, which almost disappeared during the war years, were used in great- ly increased numbers during the past year. Packages The City Sealer, in the interests of the consumer, carried on a very active program of weighing pack- aged goods, particularly since more and more meats, groceries and other kitchen needs are Scales Liquid Measures .... Gas Pumps Kerosene Pumps .... Grease Dispensers .. Oil Bottles Tank Trucks Tank Meters Package Re-weighs Cart Bodies Gas Pump Meter .... Hand Pump packed, cut and wrapped in cel- lophane. Certain commodities in which there is apt to be shrinkage, such as onions or potatoes, re- quire frequent spot-checks in order to prevent loss to the customer. Inspections The City Sealer made more than 1400 inspections during 1949. In addition to regtilar routine inspections, scales in the pub- He schools and hospitals were checked. As a part of the Weights and Measures program, oil tank trucks and meters were checked during the past year. Twenty cart bodies for the sale of wood were measured and in- spected. In certain instances rec- oinmendations were made in an effort to correct legal deficiencies. All junk dealers' scales were tested and sealed in keeping with licensing requirements. The following table summa- rizes the departments' inspection activities for the year ending December 31, 1949. Idle Correct Adjusted Condemned 276 87 8 68 185 19 2 20 73 346 10 25 13 402 20 10 1 Annual Report — 45 WATER SUPPLY / / / i -f i BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS James W. Jameson, President Robert W. Brown Harry H. Dudley Allen M. Freeman James B. Godfrey Charles P. Johnson Donald Knowlton Hon. Charles J. McKee Gardner Tilton G. Arthur Faneuf Superintendent 1949 Expenditure $192,996.09 1949 Receipts $....$192,996.09 •f i i -f i i Water Shortage In common with many other areas. Concord was faced with a serious water shortage due to the lack of adequate rainfall during the year. On July 12th the eleva- tion of the water in Penacook Lake was at elevation 180 which is four feet ten inches below over- flow. At this point it was decided to reduce pumping from Pena- cook Lake and pump as much as possible from the well field at the Sanders Pumping Station in A Viezv of Penacook Lake Shore Line Shozvinc/ Loiv Water Level Due to Prolonged Drought. Pembroke. Pumping from the well field was started on this date on a 16 hour daily basis. Later it was increased to 18 hours per day and was still continuing at this rate at the close of the year. The average yield from the wells during this period was 1,000,000 gallons per day. The year 1949 demonstrated the value of the Sanders Station in Pembroke as the yield from the wells enabled the department to go through the year without curtailing the use of water for public swimming pools or the watering of gardens and lawns. The steady pumping from the wells in Pembroke brought to a head a problem that had been growing worse for several years. The water from the wells is cor- rosive before treatment and tests proved that the screens at the bottom of the driven wells were being eaten away and sand was being drawn into the pumps. During the fall season, 68 wells were withdrawn, the old well points replaced with new points and the wells redriven. This pro- gram will be continued in the spring of 1950. Consumption The average daily amount of water consumed by the City of Concord was 3.096.307 gallons, an increase of 73.382 gallons in com- parison with the 1948 figure. Average daily consumption per person was in excess of 100 gal- lons. Total consumption of water for the year 1949 was 1,130,152.100 i^allons. Finances Total receipts for 1949 amount- ed to $192,966.09. Of the total receipts, $162,217.05 represented payments received from water sales. The department received $1,475.93 for services as billing and collecting agent for the Sani- tary Sewer Department. Expenditures for the year totaled $192,966.09. Of this sum, $105,589.90 were spent for general operation, $47,013.16 for the plant account, $9,000.00 for bond retire- ment and $2,706.25 for bond in- terest. The cash balance at the close of the year amounted to $28,686.78. As of December 31, 1949, the Water Department Income-In- vestment Account amounted to $5,764.49. During the past year $200.- 000.00 water works construction bonds were issued with a premium of $3,364.00 being realized from their sale. Expenditures from this Bond Construction Account amounted to $18,500.43, leaving a balance of $184,863.57 at the close of the year. Station Completed The major addition to the \\^ater Works system was the new Penacook High Service Pumping Station which was com- pleted and put in operation on May 6th. This station is ecjuipped with two single stage centrifugal pumps, each driven by 75 H.P. electric motors. The capacity of each pump is 1,500 gallons per minute. There is also an emer- gency standby unit consisting of one single stage centrifugal pump driven by a 126 H.P. gasoline en- gine, capacity 1,500 gallons per minute. The station is operated automatically and is controlled by the change in the water level in the elevated tank in Penacook. The new pumping station will supply better water pressure to West Concord and Penacook. In addition, it will be an asset to the City Proper in the event of failure of the main pumping station on North State Street. The output of this station, together with the output of the Sanders Station in Pembroke, would be sulificient to handle pumping demands while repairs were being made. Improvements and Equipment The major project of the de- partment's construction program was the laying of 3.600 feet of 24-inch pipe on North State Street, starting at the south side of Palm Street just north of the New Hampshire State Prison and running north toward Penacook Lake. This program was thrown badly ofif schedule by the South End Construction project and by the construction of the through- Annual Report — 47 pass by the State Highway De- partment. These projects kept the construction crew occupied until the latter part of November. The department started a long range reforestation project on the water shed around Penacook Lake calculated to improve the water yield of the water shed and thus to better maintain the water level in the lake. In line with this policy, 3,600 white pine seedlings were planted on the old Richard- son lot located on the south side of Hutchins Street. It is planned to do some planting each spring season until all bare tracts of land are covered with growing timber. The department continued its meter program by taking out 494 meters, testing and repairing them or replacing the ones that were beyond repair with new meters. The elevated tank in Penacook was cleaned and painted this year. The contract consisted of clean- ing the tank and supports by scraping and wire brushing. The inside of the tank was painted hilcrior of New Automatic High Scri'icc Pumping Station at Penacook Lake with three coats of water resistant paint. All l)are spots on the out- side of the tank and supports were given a spot coat of red lead and then the entire structure was painted with two coats of alumi- num paint. The contract was awarded to Roy W. Leonard of Framington, Mass. and the work was done in a very satisfactory manner. The department acquired two new trucks this year, in each case G.M.C. was the lowest bidder. One truck was a 1^ ton G.M.C. dump truck with platform body replacing a 1936 truck with the same type body, the other truck was a y2 ton G.M.C. pick-up re- placing a 1938 Yi ton canopy body. Machine Billing The firm of auditors who audited the accounts of the de- partment strongly recommended setting up a system of machine billing and posting for several reasons. First, because it would provide a better control over ac- counts billed and cash received ; secondly, because the number of accounts has grown too large for the work to be done by hand and also because machine operation will result in more speed and greater efficiency. In accordance with this recommendation, and after careful consideration of the needs of the department, a Na- tional Cash Register Book-Keep- ing machine was accjuired. PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION Dr. Osmond R. Strong. President Mrs. Mildred K. Perkins, Secretary Mr. Wilbert F. Cameron Mr. Charles F. Cook Mrs. Della I. Lewis Mr. a. Harold MacNeil Mr. C. Murray Sawyer Mr. Frederick K. Upton Mrs. Joan M. Whittaker Harlan E. Atherton Supcrintcudcut Dexter O. Arnold.. ...-J.?-.?/. Snperintoidoit Cost of Operation : For the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1949: $649,432.86 Enrollments As of November 22, 1949, there were 735 pupils enrolled at the Senior High School, 651 at the Junior High Scliool and Annex, 1,532 in the nine elementary schools, 251 in the kindergartens and 82 in the special classes. The total number of pupils enrolled was 3,251, an increase of 71 over last year. It is interesting to note that the Junior and Senior High Schools are experiencing a slight decrease in total enrollments which is more than compensated for by an increase in elementary pupils. These latter are the begin- ning of a wave of increased en- rollments which will create prob- 1 I III M lili .t S.. 5 I e I I « -c fct^j wfiircvC'Vi lems for the schools at all levels of instruction for many years to come. The annual school census taken as of September 1, 1949, revealed a total of 5,906. 3.030 boys and 2.876 girls, up to and including- those who had reached their eighteenth birthday. Of these. alKJUt IS'Jc attend private or ])aruchial schools. The census con- firms the 1947 birth figure as the i:)eak of the "baby boom". The downward trend, however, ap- pears to be more gradual than the increase which indicates that the total effect will be longer- lasting. xA.nother factor worthy of note is the increase in numbers of children in some age groups over last year's census figures. Ap- parently Concord's population is increasing through new families settling in this area. Staff The instructional staff of Con- cord schools during 1949 consisted of 157 teachers, principals, and supervisors. Included are a teacher of lip-reading and a teacher of physically handicapped children, both of whom serve part time. That teachers are taking sul)- stantial and commendable strides towards self-improvement is in- rlicated by the fact that 25 attend- ed summer schools and 74 have taken extension courses during the past year. Kindergartens Finance Registrations warranted the establishment of a kindergarten at the Eastman School in Septem- ber, 1949, bringing the total in the city to eight. Dental Hygienist The dental hygiene program was studied jointly with a com- mittee from the Concord Dental Association. It was decided to place major emphasis on educa- tion regarding good dental care and on examinations to point out cases needing dental attention. Children are encouraged to visit their dentists regularly and are instructed in the proper daily care of the teeth. Art As assistant art supervisor be- gan her duties in September and has taken over the supervision of art in the elementary schools. This additi(jn to the staff was recommended by the Advisory Council after a study of art in- struction in Concord schools. Total receipts and balance for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1949, were $655,194.07. Total dis- bursements were $549,432.86 leav- ing a balance of $5,761.21. The School District tax was $20.74 per $1,000.00 of assessed valuation or 40 per cent of the total city tax rate. The preceding year it was 41 per cent of the total city rate. The bonds for the Senior High School are being retired at the rate of $14,000.00 per year plus interest. At the annual meeting $25,- 000.00 was appropriated for addi- tion and improvements to the Conant School and the City was authorized to borrow an addi- tional $75,000.00 for the same purpose to be repaid over the next three years at the rate of $25,000.00 per year. Because of the loss of State Aid, it was necessary to appro- priate an additional $39,439.00 at a special district meeting in August. Transportation The number of District busses was increased to five, leaving only two contract busses in operation. During the 1948-49 school year busses traveled approximately 252 miles per day and carried an aver- age of 177 pupils. For complete details of School Activities See Re- ports of both the Concord and Penacook Uni o n School Districts. Annual Report — SI PENACOOK SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION Russell Eckloff. Chainimn Claire V. Bbeckell John G. Doukas Donald Perettie Beatrice E. Pettes Edward York Richard A. Martin SHpcrintcndcnt Cost of Operation : For the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1949: $72,461.15 Finances The cost of operations for the year ending June 30, 1949 totaled $72,461.15, a slight decrease in comparison with the previous fiscal year. A $2,000.00 payment on the district's bonded debt re- duced the amount outstanding to $18,000.00. Total receipts amounted to $72,557.49, of which $48,474.00 represented income from taxation. Receipts from other sources totaled $24,083.49. Of this sum the two principal sources of in- come were high school tuition and state aid. Income from high school tuitions amounted to $8,401.56. The amount of state aid received totaled $10,936.23. The school district tax was $28.39 per $1,000.00 of assessed valuation. New Gymnasium At the annual school district meeting of 1949, Penacook voters passed the article authorizing the school board to issue bonds in the amount of $95,000.00 to construct the long awaited gymnasium- auditorium by a ballot vote of 409 to 197. This action by the voters cul- minated nine years of activity directed toward the acquisition of a combination gymnasium-audi- torium. It is anticipated that this new facility will greatly develop and improve physical education, music and dramatics programs. Teaching Staff The Penacook School District operated with a staff of 19 teachers during the past school year. Of the teaching staff, nine were employed at the High School, five at the Summer Street School, four at the Charles Street School and one supervised music in all schools. Membership A total of 425 pupils were registered during the past school year. Of this number, 202 were boys and 223 were girls. The average daily membership of the student body of the district was 395. This number represented a decrease of six students in the average daily membership as compared with 401 for the pre- vious year. 52 — City of Concord APPENDIX PAGE General Fund — Statement of Revenues 54 General Fund — Statement of Appropriations and Expenditures 55 General Fund — Consolidated Balance Sheet 58 General Fund — Statement of Current Surplus 60 Statement of Bonded Debt 61 Disposition of Proceeds of Bonds 62 Statement of Tax Accounts 63 Trust Funds — Statement of Changes in Balances 64 Dept. of Public Works — Sanitary Sewers — Statement of Operations 65 Dept. of Public Works — Sanitary Sewers — Balance Sheet 66 Water Department — Statement of Operations 67 Water Department — Balance Sheet 68 Parking Meter Fund 69 Assessors' Statement for 1949 70 Comparative Table of the Number of Polls and Veterans Assessed Valuations, Tax Levies and Rates 71 GENERAL FUND Statement of Revenues For the Year Ended December 31. 1949 Rfvenves Rtvenues Budget Over or Under Realized Estimates Estimates Local Taxes: Current levy, added taxes and interest $2,008,738.94 $2,007,515.93 $ 1,223.01 Prior vears — added taxes, interest and costs 7,441.71 5,000.00 2,441.71 Interest and fees on taxes bought by the city 797.81 400.00 397.81 Rent and profit — tax deeded property 1,371.07 — 1,371.07 Taxes Collected by State: Railroad tax --- 12,280.51 12,891.28 610.77 Savings bank tax - 14,180.36 13,878.24 302.12 Interest and dividends tax 71,871.07 66,593.43 5,277.64 Other taxes - 31.08 50.00 18.92 Licenses, Permits and Fees: Auto permits 68,126.47 55,000.00 13,126.47 Bicvcle registrations 632.75 600.00 32.75 Taxi licenses - 472.50 400.00 72.50 Health licenses - 362.00 346.00 16.00 Police and protective Hcenses 138.00 200.00 62.00 Amusement licenses 1,174.00 900.00 274.00 Professional and occupational licenses 36.50 40.00 3.50 Marriage licenses ... 664.00 750.00 86.00 Recording fees— legal documents 1,670.95 1,900.00 229.05 Filincvfees -. 191.00 75.00 116.00 Other fees 490.40 345.00 145.40 Fines and Forfeits: Municipal Court .-.. 5,826.88 6,900.00 1.073.12 Kent of Buildings 1.140.00 1,200.00 60.00 Senice Charges bv Departments: Comfort station" 272.31 300.00 27.69 Golf club fees . 4,668.90 5,000.00 331.10 Memorial Field : Royalties 1,432.23 1,700.00 267.77 Concessions 286.75 300.00 13.25 Parks 300.00 300.00 — Airport : Rents 6.786.80 6,000.00 786.80 Concessions 144.83 200.00 55.17 Miscellaneous: Fire department — sale of junk, etc 2,578.88 — 2,578.88 Police department sundries 10.24 — 10.24 Sales of real estate 2.725.00 - 2,725.00 Sale of equipment 901.00 — 901.00 Totals for the vear ...$2,217,744.94 $2.188.784.88 $ 28,960.06 S4 — City of Concord — "o'o (sjvo — — O h ^ OO irt QO vn a- z s ./^— ooot^ — au^ooooo^o^-*o<^or->oo _ 0"T*"^-*->)-^0-l^OO — '^'"JOOOOM.nO r- ■ O .^ 0-" oo 00 O ■*' O t-~' O O "^ •*' — O "^ O oo r-, O vn \or^t^-^a^»rir^i:7^r^ir^oo-«*-ooa^^^o*^ooO ■■ VrjcsTt^'— ao"''^0 -^ ■♦'^ -^ »<^ _ oo cr .- Wl oooot^ vo po 5o a- 5-2 — ly^ \D (^I Ln O ooo o a- •>)- — — — CO """ .. a-^ o o o M-' o o c> o <^i oo O 00 «M O ^ OOOOOO — 0"-iOOO — o^oOoo — ooO"-'0_-*oa~ooo'~DO<~JO'oo'^ 5 iX o "^j o o o o' ^' o' — o g g p; < _ , OCT- ' "^ rg rj t---' -^ oo' ^ o' § o o c> .-. n tr-, -o o o l^ ~ Sfsg ^oS -1- "-0 r^rjO rjrj o ooi/^o <^100O [n — o Q D 2 S p 2 te D- y. 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H. $ 249,358.02 Undeposited cash 658.60 Petty cash 250.00 Cash for payment of bonds and interest- -- 882.50 $ 251,149.12 Taxes Receivable: Levy of 1949 - ...$ 204,943.00 Less: Reserve for abatements 21,995.85$ 182.947.15 Taxes of prior years - $ 29,246.31 Less : Reserve for non-collection 29,246.31 - — Unredeemed taxes bought bv City at tax sale $ 17,291.40 Less : Reserve for non-collection 17,119.37 172.03 183,119.18 Miscellaneous Accounts Receivable: Due from State of New Hampshire $ 1,833.27 Merrimack County — relief — 4,768.25 Public Works and cemetery accounts -. 2,307.34 Miscellaneous - 1.00 $ 8,909.86 Less: Reserve for non-collection 2,149.53 6.760.33 Miscellaneous Assets: Properties deeded to City 3.719.22 Total General Fund Assets $ 444,747.85 TRUST FUND ASSETS On deposit in savings banks : Loan and Trust Savings Bank $ 90,799.93 Merrimack County .Savings Bank 94,743.16 New Hampshire Savings Bank 96,390.17 Union Trust Company 103,160.74 Stocks and bonds 177,543.30 562,637.30 PARKING METER FUND ASSETS Cash on hand and in banks - - $ 27.829.53 Fixed assets - --. 42,329.16 70,158.69 BOND FUND ASSETS (Municipal only) Cash in bank accounts 14,199.95 CAPITAL FUND ASSETS (Municipal only) Bond and note requirements, future years, for citv and schools -.- - 1 984,000.00 $2.075.743.79 S8 — City of Concord FUND Dfxf.mber 31, 1949 LIABILITIES AND SURPLUS Accounts Payable: State of New Hampshire — Old Age Assistance $ 4,894.77 Miscellaneous 1.00 Bond coupons and interest payable ., 882.50 $ 5,778., Unexpended Appropriations: Public Library Douglas Avenue construction _ Union School District _____ Penacook School District ._ -... ___ School bond and note requirements to June 30, 1950 Total Liabilities _ Current Surplus (See Schedule, page 3) : (a) Available during next twelve months (b) Unavailable during next twelve months Total General Fund Liabilities and Surplus TRUST FUNDS Principal Accumulated income ____ _____ $ 18,636.24 668.04 307,421.73 23,750.21 4,760.00 80.004.14 3.719.22 355.246.22 $ $ 361,024.49 83,723.36 $ 542,019.00 20,618.30 $ 444,747.85 562,637.30 PARKING METER FUND Fund balance (reserved) per statement, page 8 70,158.69 BOND FUNDS (Municipal only) Unexpended Balances : Equipment and improvement bonds — 1948 $ 2,322.69 Federal airport project — 1949 _ 5,455.12 Equipment and improvement bonds — 1949 6,422.14 14,199.95 CAPITAL FUND LIABILITIES (Municipal only) Bonded debt and long-term notes : City activities (See statement, page 15) $- 685,000.00 Schools (See statement, page 15) 299,000.00 984,000.00 $2,075,743.79 Annual Report — 59 GENERAL FUND Statement of Current Surplus For the Year Ended December 31, 1949 Balance, Jamiary 1, 1949 - $ 80,532.93 Deduct : Portion of opening balance carried forward in 1949 bud- get and used to reduce tax rate -- 69,074.18 Remaining balance, as of January 1, 1949 $ 11,458.75 Added in 1949: Unexpended balances of appropriations - - $ 44,474.53 Excess of actual revenues over budget estimates, per statement -- 28,960.06 Transfer of excess reserves for non-collection of taxes — net 4,273.78 77,708.37 $ 89,167.12 Reductions in 1949: Additional appropriation for contingencies voted by board of aldermen $ 3,500.00 Old accounts receivable of the public works department abated- -- 57.71 Amount set aside as reserve for non-collection of public works (cemetery) accounts receivable 600.00 Provision for liability to state for old age assist- ance (Dec. 31, 1949') .._... $4,516.77 Already provided (Jan. 1, 1949) - - 3,230.72 1,286.05 5,443.76 Balance, December 31, 1949 -- - _ - - $ 83,723 .36 60 — City of Concord STATEMENT OF BONDED DEBT December 31, 1949 MUNICIPAL Balance Paid in 1949 Rate Dec. 31, '49 Principal Interest Central Fire Station 1934 3^4 $ 5,000.00 $ 1,000.00 $ 192.50 Sewers 1934 Zy, 5,000.00 1,000.00 192.50 Sewers 1934 3 19,000.00 4,000.00 630.00 Storm Sewers 1937 2^ 49,000.00 7,000.00 1,260.00 Public Improvements 1939 1^ 6,000.00 75.00 Airport Bonds 1942 VA 15,000.00 3,000.00 225.00 Signal System 1938 1% 207,000.00 23,000.00 2,731.25 Equipment and Improvements ...... 1948 1^4 160,000.00 40,000.00 2,250.00 Equipment and Improvements ...... 1949 VA 225,000.00 1,687.50 Total Municipal $ 685,000.00 $ 85,000.00 $ 9,243.75 SCHOOL High School 1925 A% $ 224,000.00 $ 14,000.00 $ 10,115.00 Paid by Conant School — Serial Notes . 1949 1^2 75,000.00 School Total School $ 299,000.00 $ 14,000.00 $ 10,115.00 WATER Water Bonds 1931 A% $ 18,000.00 $ 9,000.00 $ 956.25 Water Bonds 1949 l-K 200.000.00 . 1,750.00 Total Water $ 218,000.00 $ 9,000.00 $ 2,706.25 Total Bonded Debt $1.202.000.00 Analysis of Bonded Debt Maturities Municipal School Water Due in year 1950 $104,000.00 $ 39,000.00 $ 19.000.00 1951 104,000.00 39.000.00 19,000.00 1952 104,000.00 39.000.00 10,000.00 1953 104,000.00 14,000.00 10,000.00 1954 63,000.00 14.000.00 10.000.00 1955 55,000.00 14,000.00 10,000.00 1956 55,000.00 14,000.00 10.000.00 1957 48,000.00 14,000.00 10.000.00 1958 -- 48,000.00 14,000.00 10.000.00 1959 .- - 14,000.00 10.000.00 1960 - 14.000.00 10,000.00 Beyond 70,000.00 90,000.00 $685,000.00 $299,000.00 $218,000.00 Annual Report — 61 DISPOSITION OF PROCEEDS OF BONDS For the Year Ended December 31, 1949 Balance available, January 1, 1949 $140,316.40 Signal System Bonds of 1948 $ 49,933.56 Equipment and Improvement Bonds of 1948 . 90,382.84 $140.316.40 Proceeds of 1949 Bond Issues, Including Premuims : Improvement and Equipment Bonds $226,748.25 Conant School — Serial Notes 75,000.00 Water Department Bonds 203,364.00 505,112.25 x\dditional Receipts on Airport Project 208.49 Total Available - $645,637.14 Expenditures of Equipment Bond Proceeds : Police and Fire Department Signals $ 49,933.56 Through Pass 25,000.00 State Aid Construction — Sheep Davis Road 25,000.00 Federal Aid Project — Bouton Street 14,000.00 Re-building South Street 117,863.22 Rockingham Street 4,082.06 Sewall's Falls Bridge 17,631.50 New Sidewalks and Curbs 34,204.57 East Concord Sewer 3,868.60 Purchase of LaFlamme Property 7,264.00 Police Garage Alterations 10,697.97 Five Trucks for Public Works 22,027.73 Two New Fire Trucks 20,012.81 Federal zA.irport — Project B 902.88 Expenses of Bond Issue 584.29 $353,073.19 Expenditures of Water Bond Proceeds : 24-Inch Mains $ 10,239.67 Penacook Pumping Station 7,706.01 Cost of Bond Issue 554.75 18.500.43 Transfer of Conant School Serial Note Proceeds to School Treasurer 75,000.00 Total Expenditures $446,573.62 Balance Forward, Available in 1950 199,063.52 Total Accounted for $645.637.14 Available Balance Assigned To : Improvement and Equipment Bonds $ 8,744.83 Federal Airport Project 5,455.12 Water Department 184,863.57 $199,063.52 62 — City of Concoi'd STATEMENT OF TAX ACCOUNTS For the Year Ended December 31, 1949 1949 Prior Levy Years Balance, January 1, 1949 — $ 180,716.56 1949 Levy Committed to Collector : Real Estate and Personal Property --. $2,007,246.20 1 1 ,598 Polls - 23,196.00 Bank Stock Tax 6,367.60 Added Taxes, Interest and Costs..— 1,793.43 7,441.71 Total Charges to Collector .- * $2,038,603.23 $ 188,158.27 Accounted for as follows : Collections to Treasurer $1,825,286.55 $ 154,878.32 Collections on hand 505.24 — Authorized Abatements .- 7,868.44 4,033.64 Uncollected, December 31, 1949 _, 204.943.00 29,246.31 $2,038,603.23 $ 188,158.27 * Taken as Current Revenue -. $2,008,738.94 Overlay Approved by State .-. 29,864.29 Age Analysis of Unpaid Taxes Prior to 1949 Personal Poll Property Taxes Levied for the year 1948 $ 1,928.66 $ 3,180.00 1947 823.70 2,876.00 1946 565.36 2,476.00 1945 .-.- 280.31 6,694.30 1944 134.29 5,092.40 1943 69.10 1,047.40 1942 60.53 1,050.40 1941 105.95 964.20 1940 102.06 890.20 1939 60.30 845.15 $ 4,130.26 $25,116.05 Total of Personal Property Taxes and Polls -. $29,246.31 Note: All taxes prior to 1949 are covered by equal reserves for non-collection. Annual Report 63 TRUST FUNDS Statement of Changes in Balances For the Year Ended December 31, 1949 PRINCIPAL ACCOUNT Cemetery Library Other Funds Funds Funds Total Balance, January 1, 1949 $398,753.15 $123,920.82 $ 4,961.73 $527,635.70 New Trusts Received 7,862.50 5,000.00 12,862.50 Portion of Proceeds of Cemetery Lots and Graves .- 1,498.33 1,498.33 Transfer from Income of the Seth Jones Fund 22.47 22.47 Balance of Principal, December 31, 1949 $408,136.45 $128,920.82 $ 4,961.73 $542,019.00 INCOME ACCOUNT Balance of accumulated Income, January 1, 1949 $21,750.30 $ $ 492.63 $22,242.93 Interest and Dividends on Invest- ments -- 11,455.12 3,394.93 136.42 14,986.47 Stock Dividend Received 23.30 23.30 Portion of Proceeds of Sale of Cemetery Lots 1,098.34 1,098.34 Income from Trusts where Prin- cipal held by Other Trustees ...... .-.. 10,562.85 10,562.85 Total Available $ 34,303.76 $ 13,981.08 $ 629.05 $ 48,913.89 Disbursements: Transfer to Cemeteries $13,518.31 $ $ $13,518.31 Transfer to Library ..- 13,963.08 13,963.08 Transfer to Schools - 25.00 25.00 Direct Payments of Expenses and Grants 716.73 -.. 50.00 766.73 Transfer to Principal 22.47 22.47 Inter-Fund Transfers 18.00 18.00 Total Disbursements $ 14,239.51 $ 13,981.08 $ 75.00 $ 28,295.59 Balance of Accumulated Income, December 31, 1949 20,064.25 554.05 20,618.30 Combined Balances of Principal and Income $428,200.70 $128,920.82 $ 5,515.78 $562,637.30 64 — City of Concord PUBLIC WORKS— SANITARY SEWERS DIVISION Statement of Operations For the Year Ended December 31, 1949 OPERATING REVENUES Sewer Rentals — General Sewer Rentals — Industrial Penalties Miscellaneous - - — . Total Operating Revenues $24,206.55 5,736.20 72.49 691.47 $ 30,706.71 OPERATING EXPENSES General Operation: Superintendence and Engineering Main and Manhole Labor and Expense House Connection Labor and Expense Maintenance of Sewer Mains Maintenance of Manholes Customers' Expense (Wafer Department) : Meter Readings and Collection Billing and Accounting Administration : Office Salaries Office Supplies — - - - Insurance Damages -- - Miscellaneous Employees' Accounts: Annual Leave, Sick Leave and Holiday Payroll Retirement Fund Payments Depreciation Total Operating Expenses Operating Income - Non-operating Income: Interest on Savings Bank Accounts Non-operating Expenses: Provision for Loss on Accounts Receivable Net Profit on Operations for the year $ 3,804.16 3,047.02 495.01 894.36 461.76 $ 8.702.31 $ 369.68 1,109.05 1,478.73 $ 782.55 32.75 152.93 17.70 85.77 1,071.70 976.22 749.08 1,725.30 14,123.04 $_ 27,101.08 3,605.63 1,001.25 4,606.88 700.00 $ 3.906.88 Annual Report 65 PUBLIC WORKS— SANITARY SEWERS DIVISION Balance Sheet December 31, 1949 ASSETS Fixed Assets: Mains, Manholes, Customer Connections, Land and Sundry Equipment $1,135,027.03 Less : Accrued Depreciation 557,733.57 $ 577,293.46 Current Assets: Cash in Bank — Current Account $ 1,439.46 Cash in Savings Banks 46,501.25 47,940.71 Accounts Receivable — Rentals $10,392.80 Sundry Accounts Receivable 521.01 $10,913.81 Less : Reserve for Losses -.- -- 3,700.00 7,213.81 Inventory of Materials and Supplies - 3,769.83 Total Current Assets-.- $ 58,924.35 $ 636,217.81 LIABILITIES AND FUNDS Current Liabilities : Accounts Bayable — - $ 1,317.00 Fu)id Balance and Surplus: Municipal Investment $ 481,295.85 Contributions in Aid of Construction 131,625.69 Balance, January 1, 1949 $18,072.39 Add : Profit on operation for the year from page 12 3,906.88 21,979.27 Total Fund Balance $ 634,900.81 $ 636,217.81 66 — City of Concord WATER DEPARTMENT Statement ok Operations P'oR THE Year Ended December 31, 1949 OPKRATIXG REVENUES Metered Sales to General Customers $ 130,978.86 Flat Rate Sales to General Customers 3,967.06 Metered Sales — Industrial -. 28,066.65 Sales to Other Utilities _ ____ 460.35 Miscellaneous Operating Revenues 220.12 Total Operating Revenues .. $ 163,693.04 OPERATING EXPENSES Jl'atcr Supply: Superintendence . $ 2,390.85 Source of Supply Labor 2,782.79 Pumping Station — Labor 14,389.84 Pumping Station — Supplies and Expenses 2,471.75 Gravity System — Supplies and Expenses 2,221.87 Well system — Supplies and Expenses 211.73 Purification Labor 389.19 Purification Supplies and Expenses - 483.92 Power Purchased ^ 8,563.18 Repairs to Equipment 359.50 $ 34,273.6.: Distribution : Superintendence Labor - -- Supplies and Expenses Repairs to Equipment and Structures Administration : Salaries — Office and Meter Readers Commercial Supplies and Expense — Stores and Shop Expense Garage Expense -- Office Supplies, Postage, etc. Insurance and Bonds Retirement Fund Payments Miscellaneous General Expenses _ _ . $ 2,390.84 30,164.62 881.98 12,368.33 45.805.77 $ 9.783.95 729.33 574.96 2,897.42 411.92 2,455.82 5,278.61 1,107.39 23,239.40 $29,849.46 20.50 2,706.25 32,576.21 Fixed Charges: Depreciation - Taxes -- - - Interest on Funded Debt Total Operating Expenses $ 135,895.00 Operating Income \ 27,798.04 Non-Operating Income : Interest and Equipment Rentals $ 221.41 Gain on Sale of Capital Assets 362.57 Miscellaneous 252.06 836.04 Net Profit on Operations for the Year $ 28,634.08 Annual Report 67 WATER DEPARTMENT Balance Sheet December 31, 1949 ASSETS Fixed Assets, net of accrued depreciation: Water and Flowage Rights $ 167,663.11 Land - 132,436.35 Structures 277,350.39 Equipment - 52,476.50 Distribution System 678,841 .26 Other Equipment 42,077.03 Unfinished construction 11,711.78 $1,362,556.42 Cash in water bond construction account 184,863.57 Total Fixed Assets and Construction Cash $1,547,419.99 Current Assets: Cash : Cash in Current Account $28,286.78 Cash in Savings Accounts 5,764.49 Petty Cash 400.00 $ 34,451.27 Accounts Receivable 723.87 Inventories 48,475.30 Total Current Assets 83,650.44 $1,631,070.43 LIABILITIES AND FUNDS Capital Liabilities: Bonded Debt ($19,000.00 of principal due within one year) $ 218,000.00 Fund Balance and Surplus: Municipal Investment $ 963,194.74 Contributions in aid of Construction 67,982.33 Surplus — Balance January 1, 1949 $ 353,259.28 Add — Profit on operations for the year from page 10 28,634.08 381,893.36 Total Fund Balance -- 1,413,070.43 $1,631,070.43 68 — City of Concord PARKING METER FUND Statement ok Operations For the Year Ended December 31, 1949 litco}iie: Cash receipts from parking meters $43,821.1/ Operating Expenses: Maintenance salaries $ 2,904.18 Parts and supplies 260.04 Enforcement salaries 5,079.15 Enforcement supplies 123.82 Collection salaries 1 ,200.00 Collection supplies — 90.00 Accounting salaries 677.31 Accounting supplies 368.86 Accounting miscellaneous 20.12 Marking streets — salaries 96.70 Marking streets — supplies 710.34 Incidentals 664.63 Total Operating Expenses — $12,195.15 Operating Income - $31.626.02 PARKING METER FUND Balance Sheet December 31, 1949 Assets: Cash in bank -- $27,601 .24 Cash on hand 228.29 $27,829.53 Meters and coin-handling equipment 42,329.16 $70,158.69 Fund Balance : Balance, January 1, 1949 $38,532.67 Add : Operating income for the year, as above 31,626.02 Fund balance (surplus), December 31, 1949 $70.158.69 Annual Report - - - 69 ASSESSORS' STATEMENT FOR 1949 Assessed V'.ihiatioii .liiioiiiif of Tax Rate of City Appropriations per $1,000 Money raised for the State none County $38,765,980.00 $ 198,869.48 $ 5.13 City Budget 38,765,980.00 987,757.17 25.48 Schools *City Union 36,524,630.00 757,400.00 20.74 **Penacook Union School 2,239,450.00 63,570.20 28.39 Totals $2,007,602.85 Warrants Submitted to Tax Collector $2,036,809.80 Raised by Supplementary Taxes 1,544.41 Citv Rate ." 51.35 Penacook Rate 59.00 Average Tax Rate per $100.00 of Assessed Valuation for City 5.18 *Includes property located in Loudon *'''lncludes property located in Canterbury PoLi. Taxes Number Amount Men 3,913 $ 7,826.00 Women 7,685 15,370.00 70 — City of Concord 11,598 $23,196.00 EXKMI'TIONS Veterans : Property Valuation $ 1,008,259.00 Polls (3,225) 6,450.00 Blind: Property Valuation 4,000.00 Polls (8) 16.00 Total Exemptions $ 1,018,725.00 Bank Stock Bank Stock $ 6,367.60 Assessed Valuations oe Various Types of Property Type No. I'alnation Improved and Unimproved Land and Buildings $31,875,277.00 Growing Wood and Timber .' 11,498.00 Electric Plants 1,702,150.00 Horses 116 12,500.00 Asses and Mules 2 300.00 Oxen Cows 953 128,850.00 Other Neat Stock 153 14,065.00 Sheep and Goats 79 819.00 Hogs 7 175.00 Fowls 25,071 28,506.00 Fur-bearing Animals 81 405.00 Portable Mills 85,500.00 Boats and Launches 1,650.00 Wood, Lumber etc 38,050.00 Gasoline Pumps and Tanks 24,710.00 Stock in Trade 4,063,975.00 Machinery 777,550.00 Total $38,765,980.00 COMPARATIVE TABLE Of the Number of Polls and Veterans, Assessed V.\luationS, Tax Levies and Rates 1939-1949 Exemptions Coiiiinitfed Year Polls I'cfcraiis Valuations Tax'-' Rate 1939 13.877 958 $32,365,017.00 $1,176,029.78 $35.30 1940 14,334 925 32,791,790.00 1,280,926.90 38.00 1941 13,874 896 33,068,487.00 1,264,315.56 37.20 1942 13,184 897 33,282,876.00 1,312,838.22 38.40 1943 12,205 796 33,251,268.00 1,087,147.04 31.80 1944 12.416 679 33,083,027.00 1,088,928.60 30.59 1945 11.734 701 32,9()3,846.()0 1,181,708.97 33.68 1946 12,139 2,570 33,622,496.00 1,333,172.60 38.26 1947 11,606 2,817 36,457,539.00 1,557,237.23 41.47 1948 11.859 3,207 37,330,320.00 1,749,517.43 45.92 1949 11.598 3,225 38,765,980.00 2,036,809.80 51.35 " Does not reflect Abatements and Deductions allowed by Assessors. Annual Report 71 INDEX PAGE Activities in 1949 4 Appendix 53 Assessment 10 Bond Funds 11 Building Activity 40 Cemeteries 44 City Clerk 8 City Government 6 City Officials 7 Elections 8 Engineering 42 Examination of Plumbers 40 Finances H Financial Statements and Statistics 54 Fire Protection 38 Garbage Disposal 41 General Fund 54 Health and Sanitation 17 Hydrants 39 Legal Service 12 Library 23 Milk Control 18 PAGE Municipal Airport 35 Municipal Court 33 Parks 44 Planning 13 Plumbing Inspection 40 Police Protection 28 Probation 37 Public Works 41 Recreation 21 Refuse Collection 41 Relief 26 Schools 49 Sewers 42 Snow Plowing and Sanding 41 Street Lighting 41 Tax Collection 10 Trees 44 Trust Funds 64 Vital Statistics 8 Water Supply 46 Weights and Measures 45 Zoning Appeals 40 The office of government is not to conjcr happiness, but to give men opportunity to work out happiness for themselves. — William Ellery Channing PRINTED BY THE CONCORD PRESS INC. CONCORD. N. H.