M OF BARRINGTON
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for the year ending
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Tit! cx)ver for this past year's Annual Huports features a graph showing
Barrington's population growth from 1970 to the present. Fteadily appar-
ent is the relatively steady increase in papulation over the years depict-
ed. This increase represents in average growth rale of 242 people [xjr
year. It is interesting to note that with the issuance of 60 building
permits per year and an assumed occupancy of 4 persons per building, a
rate of 240 people per yocir is obtained.
If a shorter and more current tijrt; base is used, such as from 1977
through 1983 which includes the nat.ional economic downturn period,
the average rate of population increase turns out to be 243 people
To sensibly nanage growth it's inportant to conpare the growth in Harr-
ington with the growth in Strafford County over the same tiiiie period.
According to population data provided by the NH Office of State Plan-
ning, Barrington's population has grown 181.98% since 1970 v\^ile
Strafford County's population grew only 25.88% for the same period.
A sinple coitparison for this period shows that Barrington's population
grew 7 times faster than the county's.
Ftxm 1980 to 1983 Barrington's population increased by 19.41% while
Strafford County grew only 3.91%. Although the rate of growth has
been slower since 1980 than in 1970 's, population numbers show that
Barrington is still growing 5 times faster than Strafford County.
The results of the 1984 Comnunity Attitude Survey show that a vast
majority of the respondents feel that Barrington is growing too rapid-
ly. Similar attitudes were expressed in previous surveys. These feel-
ings are supported by the findings presented above.
Itiis year's report of the Planning Board contains a summary of activ-
ities and a discussion of what is being done to address this growth.
Memo to the Town Govemment
It can be said that 1984 was a pivotal year for Harrington.
Resident population passed the 5,000 itark and using 1970 as base
with data provided by planning, the 10,000 people plateau may come
before the year 2,000.
None of us are ready for this. Vie live in an environment we consider
precious hoping that much of our town will stay as woods and wildlife,
hoping that progress will pass us by.
Not so! New Hanpshire is very attractive to both worker and industry
alike. As indicated in recent news reports, -the seacoast is about the
last socalled "virgin territory in the "southern tier" and those
planning to relocate will be heading our way.
If one accepts growth as a fact the one must also accept that with
growth come increases in demands for service resulting in increases in
cost of government.
We v^o work for you try hard to keep costs down and under control.
The question is - how much longer can your town agencies, police, fire,
highway etc. designed to serve populations of around 2,000, serve popu-
lations of 5,000 and growing.
It will take all in town government working together to plan for what is
to come to insure that our town remains an attractive and nice place to
Our thanks to all departments for another job "well done".
George T. Musler
Board of Selectmen
ROGER LOCKE CALEF
Roger Locke Calef was a quiet unassuming man, a friend to all and a man
who found countless ways of doing things for others.
He was bom in Barrington, July 31, 1924 and he spent his entire life
in this town except for three years during World War II.
He graduated from Barrington School, Dover High School and Macintosh
Business College. As a boy, he worked at Calef 's Store after school and
vacations and he found his natural place in the store with his grandfather,
father and uncle.
Years later he becaitie the owner and in the last few years was joined
by his wife. Alberta, daughter, Andrea and oldest son Bill.
In spite of his work at the store he was a Captain for the Barrington
Volunteer Fire Department and its secretary for eighteen years, a Straf-
ford County fire warden and a long time president of the Barrington Ceme-
tary Association. He was Barringtons first Cub Scout director, and served
on several school building committees. He was a member of the Barrington
Congregational Church, a former charter member of Hanson-Kelliher VFW
Post #6804, and in later years a member of the Barrington Library Associ-
Roger was Barrington and though he is sadly missed, his spirit lives
on among those of us who knew and loved him.
Earl Colby - 1917
Selectman for two years
Building Inspector for four years
Resident of Harrington for 40 years
Veteran of World War II
Member of the Grange
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Results of the 1984 Community Attitude Survey 1
Town Officers, Coimdttees and Boards 5
Hours and Telephone Numbers 7
II. TOWN MEETING
Minutes - 1984 Town Meeting 10
Minutes - Special Town Meeting 18
Warrant/Budget - 1985 22
III. TOWN FINANCIAL REPORTS
Town Clerk 31
Tax Collector 33
Trustees of Trust Funds 35
Suimary Inventory of Valuation 36
Statement of Appropriations 36
Detailed Statement of Payment & Encumbrances 37
Schedule of Town Property 42
Conparative Statement 43
Financial Statement 45
Income from Departments 50
IV. REPORTS OF TOWN OFFICERS, AGENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Road Agent 52
Animal Control 56
Harrington Fire Department 57
Town Forest Fire Warden & State Forest Ranger 58
Police Department 59
Elnergency Medical Services Coordinator 63
Bnergency Medical Services Treasurer's Report
Veteran's of Foreign War 66
Librarian's Report 67
Library Trustees Report 69
Library Association Treasurer's Report 70
Building Inspector 71
Civil Preparedness 72
Zoning Board of Adjustment 74
Planning Board 75
Fuel Assistance Program 76
Historical Society 77
Laitprey Regional Solid Waste Cooperative 79
Conservation Conmission 80
Rural District Health Council, Inc. 82
Newmarket Regional Health Center 85
V. SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING
Officers of the Barrington School District 87
Barrington School District Elections 88
Minutes - 1984 School District Meeting 89
Warrant/Budget - 1985 95
VI. REPORT OF SCHOOL OFFICIALS
Statement of Revenues General Fund 103
Statement of Revenues Food Service Fund 104
Statement of Expenditirres General Fund 105
Statement of Expenditures Food Service Fund 106
Detailed Statement of Receipts 110
Revenues & Credits Available to Reduce School TaiX 111
Schedule of Salaries 112
Food Service Program Report 113
School District Balance Sheet 115
School District Analysis of Fund Equity 116
Report of School District Treasurer 117
School District Tentative Calendar 118
School District Balance Sheet 119
Report of the Superintendent of Schools 121
Salary of Superintendent/Assist. Superintendent 125
Distribution of Money to be Raised by Districts 126
School Board's Report to the School District 127
Principals Report 129
School Nurses Report 131
Auditors Report 133
Report of the Barrington School Study Committee 134
Births, Deaths and Marriages 141
Results of the 1984 Corrmunity Attitude Survey
Note: 470 questionnaires were returned.
1. Please circle the number that expresses your evaluation of each of
Very Below Above No
Poor Poor Average Average Good Excellent Opinion
A. FIRE PROTECTION 4 7 36 79 213 92 44
B. LAW ENFORCEMENT 23 32 77 89 171 38 35
C. ROADS 25 35 126 126 124 11 18
FACILITIES 69 86 114 56 72 14 44
E. TOWN DUMP 12 16 40 92 196 52 57
F. LIBRARY 8 18 70 92 171 45 61
What do you like most about Harrington at the present time? (Mark one
329 A. UNCRCWDED LIVING CONDITIONS
50 B. SCHOOLS
186 C. SCENERY
336 D. RURAL CHARACTER
92 E. ACCESS TO OUTDOOR RECREATION
25 F. OTHER (People, No Pollution, Low Taxes, All the Above,
What kind of town would you like Barrington to be? (Mark one or more)
335 A. RURAL 170 D. RESIDENTIAL
55 B. CCM^ERCIAL 28 E. COMMUTER TOWN
54 C. INDUSTRIAL 14 F. OTHER All Above ,
What is your opinion of the present growth rate (population) of
Barrington? (Mark one) .
279 A. TOO RAPID
153 B, ABOUT RIGHT
15 C. NOT TOO FAST
23 D, NO OPINION
What worries you most about population growth in Harrington? (Mark
one or more)
212 A. INCREASED TOWN EXPENDITURES
256 B. INCREASED SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
124 C. INCREASED TRAFFIC CONGESTION
332 D. RISING TAXES
159 E. DECREASED PRIVACY
218 F. LOSS OF OPEN, RURAL, AND FOREST AREAS
208 G. WATER SUPPLY AND POLLUTION PROBLEMS
37 H. OTHER Combinations of Above, Checked but no comment.
6. Please circle the number that best describes your attitude toward
possible new housing in Barrington.
Strongly Strongly No
Agree Agree Disagree Disagree Opinion
SINGLE FAMILY HOUSES
HOUSING) 227 162 175 17 7
APARTMENTS FOR 2 TO 10
FAMILIES 23 97 82 171 14
APARTMENTS FOR 10 TO 30
ONE BEDROCM APARTMENTS
SENIOR CITIZEN HOUSING
7. Please circle the number that best describes your feelings toward
the following types of growth.
Favor Favor About More No
More Less Right Growth Opinion
8. Would you be willing to fund a municipal water supply to attract
96 YES 350 NO 19 NO OPINION
9. Do you think there is a need for additional recreational facilities
228 YES 162 NO 15 NO OPINIOSI
10. Please add any conments you have about Town planning.
5. TCWN OFFICERS
CaiMITTEES AND BOARDS
For the year ending December 31, 1984
SELBCIMEN TERM EXPIRES
George T. Musler 1985
Charles F. Soule 1986
Patricia R. Nev^ll 1987
Muriel T. Leocha 1985
Valerie Gillen - Deputy Town Clerk Appointed
Madelynn Faist 1985
Jeanne Caforio - Deputy Tax Collector Appointed
Catherine Mountain - Clerk J^pointed
Ronald P. Seaver 1985
Clarence Gamett 1985
Lynda Sanders 1986
Avis Taylor 1987
TRUSTEES OF TRUST FUNDS
Robert Drew 1985
Barbara Hayes 1986
Dorothy Berry 1987
SPECIAL LIBRARY TRUSTEE
Dorothy Berry 1985
SUPERVISORS OF CHECKLIST
Janet 'Varney, Chairman 1986
Rose" Fogg 1987
Marjorie Tinm 1988
Stephen Bergstrom i^^pointed
ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER
Sally Bigelow Appointed
CHIEF OF POLICE
Trafton Sprowl Appointed
FIRE CHIE F
Sumner Hayes Appointed
FOREST FIRE WARDEN
Sumner Hayes ^^pointed
DEPUTY FIRE WARDENS
George A. Calef, A. Harlan Calef, Russell Hayes Appointed
ROAD AGENT TERM EXPIRES
Ronald Landry ^pointed
COORDINATOR OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
Joel Sherburne i^pointed
Salvatore Farina Appointed
Harold Flower Appointed
Francis Lanciano i^pointed
Lawrence Ketchen ^^pointed
Frederick N. Timm 1987
John Barr - Assistant Moderator 1986
David Allain 1986
John Barr 1985
Raymond Spinney 1987
Stephen Bellucci, Chairman 1987
Stephen Jeffery 1987
Susan Frankel 1987
Jeffrey Lowry 1987
R. Douglas Reckard
ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
Robert Shepherd, Chairman 1986
Faith Wallace 1986
Douglas Thoirpson 1986
Richard Hobbs 1985
Richard Brooks 1987
Alternates: Fred Tinm 1985
Richard Hill 1985
ADVISORY BUDGET COMMITTEE
Walter Goosens 1985
Douglas Thortpson 1987
Al Greenwood 1986
David Allain, Chairman 1987
Dawn Hatch 1988
Pat Newhall 1987
Raymond Peters 1985
Mary Gairelin 1986
Wayne Beasley 1987
Al Greenwood 1985
Sidney Kotlus 1987
7. TOWN OF BARRINGT^l
HOURS AND TFT.RP HnNTK NUMBERS
George T. Musler 664-2877
Charles F. Soule 664-7747
Patricia Newhall 664-2816
TOWN OFFICE 664-9007
OFFICE OF SELECIMEN
Lois E. Newhall, Clerk
Suzanne W. McNeil, Clerk
Donna Hannigan , Clerk
Jeanne Ca f or io, Bookkeeper
OFFICE OF SELECIMEN Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm Closed Wednesday
OFFICE OF TAX COLLECTOR
Madelynn Faist Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pn
Telephone Number-Tax Collector 664-2230
OFFICE OF TCWN CLERK
Muriel Leocha Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday Evening 7:00 pm - 9:00 pn
Ronald D. Landry 332-0339
Stephen Bergstrom 664-2121
Wednesday Evening Hours 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
(By appointment only)
ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER
Sally Bigelow 742-4968
Salvatore Farina 332-6297
STRAFFORD DISPATCH 742-4968
(For Fire Permits, call 664-2815 or 664-5554) 664-7700
Sumner Hours - starting June 6, 1985
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed. 11:00 am - 6t00 pm
Sat. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Winter Hour s Wednesday 11:00 pm - 6:00 pm starting Septemfcier 11, 1985
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
II. TCWN MEETING
We felt it vould be beneficial to all residents of Barrington to inpress upon
everyone that anyone ccsning to the Town Clerk to register a car MUST have
proof that his/her resident tax has been paid. It is really inportant to
save all receipts for any and all taxes paid (including inventory receipt) .
Motor vehicle registrations and fishing/hunting licenses require proof
that your resident tax has been paid.
We would also like to include the infometion that the Tax Collector has
a separate telephone number in the office. To reach the Tax Collector,
The Selectmen want to take this opportunity to thank all the citizens
who started on the Cablevision Advisory Comtiittee in 1982. Most attended
several meetings and did contribute to the sessions. George Seaver did a
fine job as Chainren of the Active Coimiittee v*iich carried out all the
preliminary investigations and contacts with other Companies.
The 3 - member Supervisory Cable Coimittee v^o carried on after the
franchise agreement was signed need to be thanked for their willingness
to continue in a frustrating situation. We are extremely sorry that
Cablevision did not become a reality in Barrington, but we did try, and
we learned a lot. Again, thank you to everyone who took part in this
TCWN MEETING MARCH 13 - 14, 1984 10.
At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the Town of Barrington in the
Coxonty of Strafford in said State, the following action was taken on
the Town Warrant. On Tuesday, the 13th day of March the polls were open-
ed at 10:00 A.M. and closed at 6:30 P.M. The Article of Business were
acted upon on Wednesday, the 14th day of March 1984 at 7:00 P.M.
The meeting was called to order by Moderator Frederick N. Tinm at 7:00
Number of eligible voters on check list: 2389
Number of votes cast by official ballot: 423
Number of votes cast by absentee ballot: 14
ART. 1 To vote by ballot on the following question: Are you in favor
of the adoption of the amendments to the Building Code, and Zoning Ord-
inance Regulations as proposed by the Planning Board.
BUILDING CODE CHANGES
ART. Ill Changed from:
Section 1. All dwellings will be placed upon a slab, wall
or pier type of foundation. Foundations shall be construct-
ed of solid concrete, brick, concrete blocks, cinder blocks,
stone or other durable materials and shall be carried below
the frost line or to bedrock.
ART. Ill Changed to:
Section 1. All dwellings will be place on a slab or wall
type of foundation. Foundations shall be constructed of
solid concrete, brick, concrete blocks, cinder blocks, stone
or other durable materials and shall be carried below the
frost line or to bedrock.
VOTES CAST: Yes: 198 No: 225
It was voted by the Town not to accept the adoption of the
ART. IV Changed from:
Section 4. Each application for a permit shall be accorp-
anied by a plan or sketch showing the location of the dwell-
ing or structure on the lot, dimensions and area of the
dwelling or structure, and State approval of water and
sewer services. (Ref . RSA 149-E) .
ART.rv Changed to:
Section 4. Each application for a permit shall be acconp-
anied by a plan or sketch showing the location of the dwell-
ing or structure on the lot, dimensions and area of the
dwelling or structure, and State approval of water and
sewer services, including state approved plan for septic
systems. (Ref. RSA 149-E)
VOTES CAST: YES: 306 NO: 113
It was voted by the Town to accept the adoption of the proposed
ZC»JING ORDINANCE CHANGES
Section 5a. Anyone failing to qualify for a permit, thru the
point system for two, (2) consecutive months shall beccme
#1 applicant for a permit the third month.
VOTES CAST: YES: 305 NO: 72
It was voted by the Town to accept the adoption of the
Section 5b. Change in a dwelling from seasonal to per-
manent use would require inspection and approval by the
Building Inspector and Water Supply and Pollution Control
Comnission. (RSA 149-8)
VOTES CAST: YES: 305 NO: 111
It was voted by the Town to accept the adoption of the
Seasonal Dvielling - one that is normally used between
i^ril 15 and Oct. 15.
These changes to beccme effective on passage.
ART. 2 The following Town Officers were elected:
Selectman for three years
Patricia R. Newhall 250 votes
Auditor for three years
Lynda Sanders 382 votes
Town Trustee of Trust Funds for three years
Dorothy B. Berry 398 votes
Moderator for two years
Frederick N. Tiittn 388 votes
Supervisor of the Check List for three years
Rose L. Fogg 415 votes
The following candidate for Town Office was not elected
Lawrence E. Dubois (Selectman for 3 years) 175 votes
ART. 3 It was voted by the Town to continue the three year
term of office for the Tax Collector, Town Clerk and Treasurer.
Motion: G. Musler - P. Newhall
ART. 4 It was voted by the Town to authorize the Selectmen to
appoint all other necessary town officers.
Motion: G. Musler - C. Soule
ART. 5 A motion was made by Patricia Ne^Atiall, "I move the
acceptance of the report of town officers and agents, as
contained in the Town Reoort, with the following changes:
Instead of reading on Page 25 in your Town Report under "Approved,
1983 budget", it should read: "Detailed Stateinent of Expenditures.
That is the detailed list of expenses for the year 1983.
On Page 29, the total should read 558, now, the total that's
in your book, that says: "total expended, one hundred and seventy-
eight thousand," is the total for the highway departinent .
The 'total, detailed statment of expenditures has no total. So,
the total for the viiole statement should read: $558,596.84.
Those expenditures do not include Granville Drive and the
cemetery, since those are in-and-out items.
On Page 53 is the BEMS report, treasurer's report; and there are
a couple of minor changes in that report.
Under the total column, the additional line, over on your right-
hand side, the figure in there is $3,908. That three is a typo-
graphical error. The total should read: $908.80. So, just
scratch that three out of there.
The heading under expenditures should read, instead of town,
it should read appropriated. That was the amount that was
appropriated for the BEMS.
Instead of BHVIS, it should read spent. That's the total that
the BSyiS spent out of their town budget. And the third column
should be headed BWiS. That's the money that they spent out of
their own treasury. Everything else is the same on that page.
All figuring is okay.
The only other addition that we would like to bring up at this
point is: We would like to add $10,000 to the last line of
your budget, v\*iich is Page 16, which reads: "state audit".
We had figured that the state had given us a rough figure of
$5,000 providing they did not find any problems or have to go
back too far. Since the town has never been audited, they are
having a rough time. We have already gone over the five thousand
that they recommended. So., we would like to add $10,000 in
that line item, to cover the state audit; and that would
increase your total, under 1984 appropriations, to six five
seven, two or five fifty. Motion seconded by G. Musler.
the town voted to accept this article as amended.
ART. 6 Mr. Soule; I move to amend ART. 6, "to see if the
town will raise and appropriate and expend the amount of
$574,573 to cover all items in the budget not covered by
articles in the warrant. Motion seconded by P. Nev^iall.
It was voted by the town to accept ART. 6 as aitended.
ART. 7 It was voted by the Town to raise, appropriate and
expend $35,000 to repair and renovate the Town Hall and drill
a well. Motion: C. Soule - S. Bigelow
ART. 8 It was voted by the Town to authorize withcirawal by the
Selectjnen from the Federal Revenue Sharing Fund for use as a set off
against the following debt services:
NkDtion: C. Soule - E. Thcsrpson
APT. 10 It was voted by the Town to authorize the Selectmen to with-
draw from the Federal Revenue Sharing Funds the amount of $2,000 to
apply to the cost of the State Audit.
Motion P. Nev^iall - D. Hatch
ART. 11, 12, and 13, MODERATOR: The State Department of Revenue
Administration has reccstmended that Articles 11, 12 and 13 are not
needed. Therefore, we do not need to act on them. I hereby declare
ART. 14 It was voted by the Town to create a Capital Reserve Fund
of $10,000 towards the purchase of a new fire engine.
Motion: A. Calef - A Ihonpson
ART. 15 It was voted by the Town to create a Capital Reserve Fund
of $4,000 towards the purchase of a new ambulance.
Motion: G. Musler - S. Bigelow
ART. 16 It was voted by the Town to create a Capital Reserve Fund
of $1,000 for the purpose of maintaining and repairing the conpactor
and includes the provision that expenditures can be made in case of
maintenance and repairs.
Motion: P. Nevtell - M. Buxton
ART. 17 "To see v^iat sum the town will vote to raise and
^jpropriate, in support of the Lakes Region Association, for
the purpose of publicizing and pronoting the natural advantages,
as well as the preservation of the natural resources of the town,
in cooperation with other towns in the Lake Region.
The town voted this article, "Inexpedient to legislate"
Motion: D. Stevenson - G. Musler
ART. 18 It was voted that the Town will authorize the Selectmen
to borrow in anticipation of taxes.
Motion: C. Soule - P. Nevdiall
ART. 19 It was voted by the Town not to discontinue the one percent
discount of early payment of property taxes.
Motion: C. Soule - P. Nev^iall
ART. 20 It was voted by the town to authorize the Selectmen to
apply for, accept, and expend, without further action by the
Ttiwn Meeting, itoney from the state, federal, or other govemitient
unit or any private source which becoines available during the
fiscal year. This is a part of Chapter 31.
^4^tion: G. Musler - A. Thonpson
ART , 9 It was voted by the Town to authorize the Selectmen to
withdraw from the Federal Revenue Sharing Funds the sum of $10,000
for the purchase of a new police cruiser.
Motion: C. Soule - E. Thoitpson
ART. 21 A motion was made by P. Newhall that the town vote to
put the tax collector on a salary of $6,500 and the deputy tax
collector on a salary of $2,000. Motion seconded by G. Musler
YES: 86 NO: 79 Motion carried
ART. 22 It was voted by the Town to elect by majority vote,
two members for three years to the Advisory Budget Committee
Motion: G. Musler - P. Newhall
Nominees: Louis Monti, Ben Andrews, Douglas Thonpson and
A request was made in favor of reconsidering the motion on
ART. 22 Request was agreed upon by the Town.
A motion was made that the Town elect by majority vote,
four members for three years to the Advisory Budget Committee
Motion: D. Thonpson - G. Musler. MOTION carried.
Elected: L. Monti, B. Andrews, D. Thoitpson and W. Flaherty.
ART. 23 It was voted by the Town to authorize the Selectiten
to dispose of those items designated as siorplus.
Motion: G. Musler - P. Newhall
ART. 24 It was voted by the Town to revoke the Barrington road
ordinance of March 10, 1976, and delegate to the Selectmen the
authority to accept, conditionally accept, or reject, on behalf
of the town, any new street or road constructed in accordance with
the street design and construction requirements of the Barrington
Motion: C. Soule - P. Nev^^ll
ART. 25 "To see if the Town will vote to upgrade from Class VI
to Class V a section of Smoke Street running from that portion of
Smoke Street currently maintained by the Town to a point just be-
yond Cyr's driveway."
Motion: C. Soule - G. Musler Motion did not pass
ART. 26 "To see if the Town will accept a road called Mica
Point Road as a town-owned and maintained Class V road. The
road is laid out by the Planning Board in subdivision file
number 87, dated May 11, 1978." Motion G. Musler - L Monti
Motion did not pass.
ART. 27 It was voted by the Town to accept Partridge Drive as
a Town road. Motion: M. Richatd" G. Musler.
ART. 28 It was voted by the Town to abandon a section of road known
to some as the Pinkham Road, starting at Route 4, and running north
by east, a distance of 300 feet to an iron pipe.
Motion: G. Musler - P. Nev^-iall
ART. 29 "To see if the town will accept a road called Boyle Lane
as a town-owned and maintained Class V road. The road is as laid
out by the Planning Board in an accepted subdivision file number 2,
September' 9, 1974." A motion was made by S. Boyle that this
article be inexpedient to legislate. Motion seconded by G. Musler.
It was voted by the town inexpedient to legislate.
ART. 30 "To see if the Town will accept a road called Caldwell Lane
as a town-owned and maintained Class V road. The road is laid out by
the Planning Board in subdivision file number 38, September 17, 1976,
A motion was made by S. Boyle and seconded by G. Musler that this
article be moved as inexpedient to legislate. The town moved that
this article is inexpedient to legislate.
ART. 31 It was voted by the Town to drop the bars on a portion
of the Lee Road, beginning at the Province Road and proceding
approximately 800 feet to a turn-around. By doing so, the
town will reclassify the Lee Road, as designated and described,
a Class V road, meaning that the Town will accept maintenance of
the portion of Lee Road, as described. Motion: T. Hannigan -
ART. 32 "To see if the Town will accept a road called Lily
Pond Road as a town-owned and maintained Class V road. The
road is laid out by the planning board in subdivision file
number 103, dated April 12, 1979. A motion was made by M.
Bliss and seconded by P. Newhall that this article be
moved as inexpedient to legislate. The town voted this
article as inexpedient to legislate.
ART. 33 "To see if the town will accept a road called Chesley
Drive, as a town-owned and maintained Class V road. The road
is laid out by the planning board in subdivision file number
103, dated April 12, 1979." A motion was made by M. Bliss
and seconded by C. Soule that this article be moved as inexped-
ient to legislate. The town moved this article as inexpedient
ART. 34 It was voted by the town to authorize the Selectnen
to sell the following town property as nonbuilding lots at a
public auction. Long Shores Lot 246; Long Shores Lot 431; Long
Shores Lot 433. Motion .G. Musler - Pat Newhall.
ART. 35 It was voted by the town to send a message calling
on the New Hampshire General Court to legislate protection
from rate shock and inpositions of Seabrook project cost over-
runs on the economy of the state, and all classes of electric
taxpayers, to limit the cost allowed in the rate base, if the
project is coitpleted, to the cost projected by Public Service
Conpany, and approved by the Public Utilities Commission's
site and facility permit. This is a matter of urgent public
interest. The legislature should act without further delay. Motion:
G. Musler - P. Newhall.
ART. 36 A resolution was made by P. Newhall and seconded by Lou
Monti that the Selectinen be directed to include in the 1985 warrant,
an article to eliminate the elected office of town auditors and
hire a certified auditor to audit the town books each year. The town
voted to accept the resolution.
A motion was made by G. Musler and seconded by P. Newhall to adjourn
the meeting at 10:35 P.M.
A true copy of the Warrant, attest:
Muriel T. Leocha, Town Clerk
Al is tliO newest member of the Barrington Police
Department joining the force in September of
198^-. Al resides with his wife "Dell" at B.K.H.!:.
and is employed at Janco's in P.ollinsford iw a
supervisory capacity. He attended and sucessfully
completed the Part-Time Officers Training school
conducted by the Police Standards and Training
Council, a must for all who wish to be Police
Officers in the State of New Ham.pshire.
^rLJLj- i'C.;i. i-»tx.r±i.G i«-Y 29. l^-^^ 18.
iit a legal n.eeting of the inhabitaiits of Ba^ria^ton on Tutaaay,
I'Jay 29, 1964, the followixiti votes of those present and qual-
ified to vote, were by tnen: in open meeting
given in to the moderator and said moderator, in said meeting
in presence of the selectmen and clerk, sorted and coui.ted
said votes, w nri at the close of the poll made a public aeclar-
ation of the whole nvmiber of ballots given in, with the number
of votes for 6uid against each proposed amendment, as follows;
Nvunber of registered voteraj. 2,433
Number of votes casti. 9^
The polls were opened at 10:00 a.w. and closed at 6130 P.M.
The meeting was called to order by Moderator Frederick h, Timm,
Are you in fsvor of the adoption of amendment //I as proposea
by the Planning Board for the Town Building Code as follows;
1, That ARTICLE III of the Building Code oe aiueuued 10 add
the following section.
*3. Every single fa-i.ily uv.ellin£; ur siniile-famiiy
dwelling unit within a multiple-family d-fci-liiii^ ..iiich ia
built or substantially rehabilitated after inarch 6, 196j
shall be equipped with an automatic fire warning system
consisting of smoke detectors or other appropriate fire
YES: 81 NO: 10
Are you in favor of the adoption of aoaendment ^2 as proposed
by the Planning Board for the Town Building Code as follows:
2. That ARTICLS IV of the Building Code be amended to add
the folloviiig asotlont
*8. No building permits will be issued within subdiv-
isions, created after the passage of this addition to
the Building Code, unless the sub-divider brings all
roads up to and through the final gravel stage, accord-
ing to town specifications* A bond must be then posted
with the to¥a for the completion of the road; amount of
boxul to be determined by Road Agent.
Upon completion of 609g of the sub-division, either lots
transferred or built upon, the sub-divider must complete
the road, according to town specifications within six
months. No further permits will be issued until the
road is con^jlete. On completion of the road to town
specifications, it will become a town road by thfe legal
process of transfer from the sub-divider, to the town,
YE3: 72 NO: 18
Are you in favor of the adoption of amendment #1, as pro-
possd by the Planning Board for the Town Zoning Ordinance as
1, That Section 7,(a)l of the present Zoning Ordinance is as
■The minimum lot area in an agricultural -resident iad
district shall be 80,000 square feet with an adaitional
40,000 square foot requirement for eacn adaitioxial
dwelling unit under a coraaon roof."
That the Planning Board recommends that iiection 7Ca)l
be amended as follows t
"That the minimum lot area in an agricultural-residen-
tial district shall be 80,000 square feet with an
additional 40,000 square foot requirement for each
additional dwelling vmit under a common roof, this re-
quirement includes one (l) bedroom apartments.
The minimimi lot area in an agricultural-residential
district for multi-bedroom aptirtLients arid condoiiiiniuias
shall be 80,000 square feet v/ith an additional 8c,v:cc
square foot requirei^ent for each aduitional awellin^
unit in an apartment building or on the condominxiun
Tttas 57 NO: 34
Are you in favor of the adoption of aaendment n>2, as proposed
by the Planning Board for the Town Zoning Ordinance as fol-
2, That Section 7(a)8 of the present zoning Ordinance is
■The maximum building hei^jht of any building in an a^i-
cultural-residential district shall be forty (40) feet,
and the fliaxLaum number of stories of any building with-
in an agricultural -residential district shall be 2t
That the Planning Board recomiaenda that :iection 7(&)d be
amended as follows:
•The maxiirmm building heigrit to the base of the roof of
any building in an at;ricaltural-re3iaentlal ^isi/riot
shall be thirty-five ( ";S) feet, and the luaxin.uj aurjcer
of stories of any buildinj^; within an aixi^ultura^-resi^
dential district shall be 2j stories." (proposed ai.ifcnd-
ment is underlined)
Yio; 66 NCj 23
Are you in favor of the adoption of araendnient ttb* ss prc^.osed
by the Planning Board for the Town Zoning Ordinance as fcllowa:
3. That Section 7(c)3 of the present Zoning Ordinance is aa
"The maximum height of any building in Zone B shall be
forty (40) feet.»
That the Planning Board recommends that dec t ion 7Cc)3
be amended as follows:
"The maximum height of any building in an ai-yicul t viral -
resic^ential -commercial district in Zone B shall be
thirty-five (,35) feet." (proposed auendment is under-
yia: 63 NO: 27
Are you in favor of the adoption of amendment ,tk% ^^ proposed
by the Planning Board for the Town Zoning Ordinance as follows:
4» That the Planning Board reccmmends that the folluwiiit^
amendment be added to the Ordinance and entitlea oection
" Th.at the provisions of Section 7(a)l through 7(fci)ll are
incorporated into the within Section /j^overninfj: uses and
lot sizes for Zone B fop any use of a non-cojiaiercial
nature «"' (proposed amendment is underlines)
YESr 56 NO: 28
Are you in favor of the adoption of amendment ff-^^ as proposed
by the Planning Board for the Town Zoning Ordinance as follows:
5, That Section H of the Definitions section of the present
Zoning Ordinance is as follows:
"H. Lot . A parcel of land occupied by one builaiiig or
Mobile home and the accessory buildings or uses oustom-
arily incident to it.
That the Planning Boai'd recoi.'raends that Section h of
the Definitions section be attended as followa:
•H, Lot A single tract or parcel of land in the same
ovmerahip and occupied by, or designed t6 be occui)ied
by, one principal building eind its accessory buixdin^js
or uses customarily incident to it, with such other'
open spaces and yards as ai-e required by this ordinunce,
YLdi 63 NO: 23
TrtUK COPY, ATPioT; wUrtlLL T. LbwJ;^
THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 22.
To the Inhabitants of the Town of Barrington in the County of
Strafford in said State, qualified to vote in Town affairs:
You are hereby notified to meet at the auditorium, Barrington
Community Building in said Barrington on Tuesday, the 12th day
of March next at ten of the clock in the forenoon.
Polls open at 10:00 A.M.
Polls close at 6:30 P.M.
Articles of business to be acted on Wednesday, March 13, 1985
starting at 7:30 P.M.
Article 1. To vote by ballot on Tuesday for the following questions:
1. Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment No. 1 as proposed
by the Planning Board for the Town Zoning Ordinance, as follows:
The proposed Amendment is entitled a "Growth Management;
Interim Regulation" and deletes and replaces the Growth
Control Ordinance contained in Article XII of the present
ordinance. The "Growth Management; Interim Regulation"
shall be of a term of a maximum of one year so as to allow
the Planning Board adequate tine to (1) ccstplete a capital
inprovement program; (2) consider altering the Town's
Master Plan, and; (3) consider a growth management ordinance
for a term in excess of one year. The proposed Ordinance
limits building permits for new single family residential
units and mobile hares to 60 per year and limits building
permits for new single bedrocm dvvelling units to 30 per
2. "Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment No. 2 as proposed
by the Planning Board for the Town of Barrington, which will delete
the present Section 7. (c) 11 and will replace this section with the
"All land abutting a state highway is designed as being
located in the Agricultural - Residential - Commercial
Zone (Zone B) . Pursuant to Section 5.1 of the within
ordinance, the specific area of said zone is delineated
on the town zoning map."
(BRIEF TOPICAL DESCRIPTION OF AMENDMENT: Article 7. (c) 11 of the
present Zoning Ordinance provides that all frontage of state high-
ways has the potential for ccamiercial development, however, the
present Ordinance contains a limitation that no more than a total
of 20% of this frontage per lineal mile may, in fact, be developed
for comnsrcial use. The Planning Board proposes that the 20%
limitation in Section 7(c) 11 be deleted. The result of said
deletion shall be that all frontage on all state highways nay be
developed for comnercial use.)
3. "Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment No. 3 as
proposed by the Planning Board for the Town of Barrington as
"That the present Section 7. (c) 3 of the Barrington
Zoning Ordinance v^iich provides as follows: "The
minimum street frontage requirement in Zone B for a
cormercial use shall be 400 feet.", shall be deleted
and replaced by the following:
"The minimum street frontage requirement in Zone B for
a comnercial use shall be 400 feet with the following
(a) Access to a parcel of land in Zone B may be provided
over a right of way having a maximum length of 50 ft. wide right
of way from a state highway, provided said parcel meets all other
dimensional reqiurements of Section 7(c) of the within
Ordinance. The right of way shall be contructed to town
(BRIEF TOPICAL DESCRIPTION OF AMENDMENT: Under the present
Section 7(c) 3, all comnercial uses are required to have 400
feet of highway frontage. The proposed amendrrent permits
com:nercial uses in the zone without highway frontage as
long as the lot is serviceable by a right of way built to
town specifications and conplies in all other respects with the
Article 2. To choose all necessary Town Officers by ballot and majority
One Selectman for three years
One Auditor for three years
One Trustee of Trust Funds for three years
One Town Clerk, for three years
One Teix Collector for three years
Oic Treasurer for three years
One Special Library Trustee for three years
Ai-ticle 3. To see if the Town will authorize the Selectmen to appoint
all other necessary town officers.
Article 4. To see if the Town will vote to accept the reports of its
officers, and agents as contained in the Town Report.
Article 5. To see what the Tovm wishes to do about the salaries of
certain town officers.
Article 6. To see if the Town will vote to raise, appropriate and
expend the amount of $ to cover all items in the budget
not covered by articles in the warrant.
Article 7. To see if the Town will vote to authorize, as required under
RSA 36:46 II, membership in the Strafford Regional Planning Coimission
and appropriate the sum of Three Thousand Three Hundred Thirteen Dollars
($3,313.00) as dues for membership in the Coitmission for one year.
Article 8. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Planning Board
to prepare and amend, as needed, a recommended program of municipal
capital inprovement projects for a period of at least 6 years, as
authorized under RSA 674:5.
Article 9. To see if the town will vote to authorize withdrawal by
the Selectrren from the Federal Revenue Sharing Fund the sum of $11,000
to be used as the first payment on the lease /purchase agreement for a
Article 10. To see if the Town will vote to authorize withdrawal by
the Selectmen from the Federal Revenue Sharing Fund the amount of
$4,150 as Harrington's share of the cost of revitalizing the dispatch
equipment operated by the Strafford County Sheriff's Office.
Article 11. To see if the Town will authorize the Selectmen to spend
up to $59,000 for a new town truck outfitted with plow and sander.
Article 12. To see if the Town will vote to authorize withdrawal by the
Selectmen from the Federal Revenue Sharing Fund an amount of $8,620
for the use as a set-off against the following debt service:
Coirpactor $8,000 + $620 = $8,620
Article 13. To see if the Town will vote to raise, appropriate, and
expend the amount of $5,500 in settlement of legal fees to the New
Hanpshire Legal Assistance Association.
Article 14. To see if the Town will vote to eliminate the Pine Grove
Cemetery Trust Fund and authorize the management of all cemetery monies
by the Town Treasurer ( in a cemetery fund . )
Article 15. To see if the Town will authorize the expenditure of $3,000
from the Pine Grove Cemetery funds for cemetery maintenance.
Article 16. To see if the Town will vote to raise the sum of $20,000
to be added to the Fire Truck Capitol Reserve Fund.
Article 17. To see if the Town will vote to raise the sum of $4,0UO
to be added to the Ambulance Capitol Reserve Fund.
Article 18- To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen
to hire an auditing firm for 1985 at a figure of $5,000 to work with
the town auditors until their present terms have e}<pired as scheduled.
Article 19. "To see if the Town will layout and rebuild a section of
the Beauty Hill Road beginning at the intersection of Hall Road, con-
tinuing westerly for approximately one and three quarter miles to its
intersection with Young Road and to see what sum of money the Town
will raise and appropriate to rebuild the section of road or any
portion thereof estimated to be $60,000 per mile or a total cost
not to exceed $105,000. (By Petition).
Article 20. To see if the Town will vote to raise, appropriate and
expend the sum of $79,000 to upgrade and seal that portion of Wood
Road (1.22 mi.) still gravel. (By Petition).
Article 21. To see v*iat sum the Town wishes to appropriate to
correct the seepage problem existing along the North wall of the
Town House. (^ Petition).
Article 22. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectiten
to contract management and maintenance of the Town's auditorium to
the Harrington School Board for the period of July 1, 1985 to
March 1, 1986.
Article 23. To see if the Town will vote to extend Social Security
coverage to all workers.
Article 24. To have the cemetery rules regarding f lovers be changed
from "^k3 Planting Allov^ed" to "allow planting of flowers, no trees
or shrubs, in front of stones or on sides up to 10 inches and the
width of the base". (By Petition) .
Article 25. To see what sum the Town will vote to raise, appropriate
and expend in support of the Lakes Region Association for the purpose
of publicizing and promoting the natural advantages, as v«ll as the
preservation of the natural resources of the Town, in cooperation with
other towns in the Lakes Region.
Article 26. To see if the Town will vote to set aside a defined
portion of the Town owned property adjacent to Smoke Street for use
by the Veteran's of Foreign Wars. Said property to be used as a
site for a building that the VIVJ will locate and maintain for their
meetings and the meetings and activities of certain other local
Article 27. To see if the Town will vote to authorize a 1% discount
on property tax payments nade within 15 days after date of issuance.
Article 28. To see if the Town will authorize the Selectmen to borrow
in anticipation of taxes.
Article 29. To see if the Town will authorize the Selectmsn to apply
for, accept, expend, without further action by the Town fteeting money
from the State, Federal or other government unit or any private source
vv4iich becomes available during the fiscal year. (Ef RSA Chapter 31) .
Article 30. To see if the Town will vote to elect by irajority vote two
members for three years to the Advisory Budget Conmittc.
Article 31. To see if the Town will authorize the Selcctnien to dispobc
of those items designated as surplus.
Article 32. To see if the Town will authorize the Selectmen to sell
the following Town property as a non building lot at public auction.
Long Shores Lot E-4
Article 33. To transact any other business that may legally come before
said meeting of the honorable Town government.
Given under our hands and seal, the 19th day of February, in
the year of our Lord Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five.
A true copy of Warrant - Attest:
George T. Musler George T. Musler
Ovaries F. Soule Charles F. Souel
Patricia R. Nevdiall Patricia R. Nev^^lall
Selctmen of Harrington Selectinen of Harrington
BUDGET OF THE TOWN OF BARRINGTON, N.H.
PURPOSES OF APPROPRIATIONS (RSA 31:4)
Town Officers Salary
Town Officers Expenses
Election & Reg. Expenses
General Governinent Buildings
Reappraisal of Property
Contingency Fund Coitpactor
Town Hall Renovations
Strafford Regional Planning
47,030.00 47,065.01 54,520.00
15,021.00 13,033.42 18,300.00
450.00 450.56 450.00
5,700.00 6,797.57 7,260.00
HIGHWAYS, STREETS & BRIDGES
Newmarket Health Clinic
Rural District Health Clinic
Old Age Assistance
CULTURE & RECREATION
Principal of Long-Term Bonds & Notes 25,866.67
SOURCES OF REVENUE
National Bank Stock Taxes
Interest & Penalties on Taxes
Land Use Change Tax
Shared Revenue-Block Grant
Highway Block Grant
57,546.00 57,546.00 57,500.00
56,482.00 56,481.92 56,500.00
LICENSES & PERMITS
Business Licenses, Permits, Filing Fees
175,000.00 219,722.00 207,380.00
2,500.00 2,433.85 2,500.00
8,000.00 11,584.00 10,000.00
CHARGES FOR SERVICES
Income from Departments
Rent of Town Property
Interest on Deposits
Sale of Town Property
Refund on Uneitployment Conp.
32,000.00 71,625.41 45,000.00
300.00 200.00 500.00
5,900.00 5,900.00 4,500.00
OTHER FINANCING SOURC ES
Withdrawal from Capital Res. Cemetery 2,500.00 3,000.00
Revenue Sharing Fimd 32,632.50 32,632.50 23,770.00
TOTAL REVENUES & CREDITS
436,489.50 560,649.06 554,250.00
Interest Exp. -Long-Term Bonds & Notes 2,865.83 2,865.83
Interest Exp. -Tax Anticipation Notes 30,000.00 31,416.67 45,000.00
Police Cruiser 10,000.00 10,000.00
State Audit 2,000.00
OPERATING TRANSFERS OUT
Payments to Capital Res. Funds:
Fire Truck 10,000.00 10,000.00
Ambulance 4,000.00 4,000.00
Compactor 1,000.00 1,000.00
FICA, Retirement & Pension Contrih. 11,055.00 11,017.42 13,000.00
Insurance 21,815.00 26,192.25 29,000.00
State Audit 13,000.00 33,320.88
Town Forester 1,440.00
TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS 659,205.50 676,593.13 665,107.00
III. TOWN FINANCIAL REPORTS
TOWN CLERK'S REPORT
FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31 198^+
Motor vehicle permits issued
Motor vehicle permit-Bad check unredeemed
Remittances to Town Treasurer
a/c Motor vehicle permits
a/c Dog licenses
a/c Filing Fees
a/c Marriage licenses
Motor vehicles permits issued
Dog licenses issued
Marriage licenses issued
FEES AND SALARY:
Motor vehicle permits 5,^+76 @ Si. 50
f.alary for 198^
Dog licenses 5^8 @ S.50
Recording and indexing original records
of marriage: ^+9 ® $.50
Recording and indexing official copies
of marriages: 11 @ $.50
Additional copies of marriage records
8 @ $.25
Recording and indexing original records
of births: 1 @ $.50
Recording and indexing official copies
of births: 80 @ $.50
Recording auid indexing original records
of deaths: 1 @ $.50
Recording and indexing official copies
of deaths: 21 @ $.50
TOTAL FEES AND SALARY:
Total advanced fees:
For The Year Ending Dec. 31, 1984
Balance Jan. 1, 1984
Receipts Dec. 31, 1984
Paynent Dec. 31, 1984
Balance Dec. 31, 1984
Balance Reg. C/A
Revenue Sharing S/A
Swains Dam S/A
Coirpactor Cont. S/A
Swain Dam C. D.
Balance Dec. 31, 1984
Ronald C. Seaver
Schedule of Bonds & Notes Payable
33. TAX COLLECTOR'S REPORT
Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 1984
Town of Barrington
Uncollected Taxes -
Beginning of Fiscal Year 1984 1983 Prior
Taxes Coimiitted To Collector;
Property Taxes $ 2,466,382.00 $305,945.08 $ 81,467'.59
National Bank Stock Taxes
Land Use Change Taxes
a/c Property Taxes
Interest Collected on Delinquent
Penalties Collected on Res. Taxes
Remittances To Treasurer During Fiscal Year:
National Bank Stock Taxes
Land Use Change Tax
Interest Collected During Year
Penalties on Resident Taxes
Abatements Made During Year:
Uncollected Taxes - End of Fiscal Year:
Property Taxes 512,544.53 31,024.89 71,723.76
Resident Taxes 9,060.00 9,490.00
Yield Tax 1,041.54 1,002.77 4,857.61
Bettenrent Tax 1,224.95
$2,548,983.45 $350,491.59 $87,997.84
SUMMARY OF TAX SALES ACCOUNTS
Fiscal Year Ended Deceirfcer 31, 1984
Town of Harrington
Tax Sales on Account of Levies
Balance of Unredeemed Taxes-
Beginning Fiscal Year*
Taxes Sold To Town During
Current Fiscal Year** 149,601.16
Interest Collected After Sale 407.99 5,810.27 5,930.86
TDtal Debits 150,072.15 104,173.85 115,410.00
Iteiidttances to Treasurer During Year :
Redemptions 30,483.88 37,922.30 18,809.05
Interest & Costs After Sale 407.99 5,810.27 5,930.86
Abatements During Year 2,123.15 526.73 1,014.39
Unredeeited Taxes - End of Fscl Yr. 116,994.13 59,914.55 89,655.70
Ttotal Credits 150,072.15 104,173.85 115,410.00
*These sums represent the total of Unredeemed Taxes, as of April 16, 1984 from
Tax Sales held in Previous Fiscal Years.
**AmDunt of Tax Sale(s) held during current fiscal year, including total
amount of taxes, interest and costs to date of sale(s).
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1984 SUMMARY INVENTORY OF VALUATION
Land $ 48,351,235.00
(Current Use) (6,710,135.00
Public Utilities 1,756,250.00
Mobile Homes 6,529,960.00
Elderly Exemptions (1,145,000.00)
Wood and Wind Exemptions ( 3,200.00)
Veteran's Exenptions 522
STATEMENT OF APPROPRIATIONS
TAXES ASSESSED AND TAX RATE
Total Town Appropriation •$ 657,206.00
Less Revenues and Credits 436,489.00
Net Town Appropriations 220,717.00
Net School Appropriation 2,042,462.00
County Tax 265,933.00
Total of Town, School and County $ 2,529.112.00
Less Business Profits Tax Reimb. 108,179.00
War Service Credits 33,250.00
Property Taxes to be raised 2,492,726.00
104,516,797 = 23.85/$1000 - Tax Rate
Rate is distributed as follows:
DETAILED STATEMENT OF PAYMENTS AND ENCUMBRANCES
TOWN OFFICERS' SALARIES
Deputy Town Clerk
Deputy Tax Collector
TOWN OFFICER'S EXPENSE
Clerks (2 part-time)
Forms & Printing
Dues (NHMA,Town Clerk, Tax Coll.)
Cost of Tax Sale
Statutes & Manuals
Advertising - Public Notices
Box Rental (Strafford)
Town Meeting Recorder
Equipment Maintenance & Rental
Computer Ma int. Agreement
Clerk Tax Coll.
Re-Imb School Costs - Ron Seaver
IRS - 1982 Error
Petty Cash Tax Coll. & Town Clerk
E LECTION & REGISTRATION
Postage - checklist & PA Equip.
Wages (Moderator, Supervisors & Workers
New Election Booths
BUILDING - TOWN HALL
Wages - Custodian
Expenses - Mileage, etc. 88.80
Heat - Oil 5,408.02
Public Service Co. 2,833.77
General Supplies 1,753.83
Maintenance & Repair 177.99
Alarm System 673.00
Heating System Service 114.50
Part-time help 159.53
Emergency Overtime 183.71
New Bquipment 2,077.31
Energency Equipment Repair 862.13
New Oil Tank 1,593.00
REAPPRAISAL OF PROPERTY (Pick-ups)
Certified Letters 343.49
Conpactor Maintenance 1,000.00
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT 2,051.11
Public Notices & Postage 372.32
TAX MAP 264.00
POLICE DEPARTMENT 47,065.01
Forms /Supplies 990.68
Training,dues,regs, subs, etc. 191*81
Supplies 5 7 9.' 3 3
TCMN DUMP AND GARBAGE EIMJVAL
Signs, Lockes Stickers
Cbst to Bum
Disposal of Unburnables
-.,-. . 3,453.51
Utilities 4^;^^Q ^-^
Durham Dispatch 4' 071 00
Forest Fires - Replacement Equip. 'l09!70
F.F. Wages & Cost of fire 451. 66
CIVIL DEFENSE 45Q ^g
Personnel Safety Bquiprrent 450.56
BUILDING INSPECTOR g 797.57
Supplies, dues, postage
Cbnferences, Meetings, & Insp. 362.42
ot^^^ ... . 6,695.15
Plowing & Bulldozing 3 5gQ 33
Public Service '
Hauling to Lanprey 5 2-72 37
Maintenance of Unit 3^5 ^
Newmarket Health Clinic 250 00
Rural District Health Council 16, 08?! 50
Radio Repairs 3-7-7 33
Public Service 218.22
Mass Casualty 148.23
ANIMAL CONTROL 2,332.42
Granite State Hunane 643.00
Convent ions 117.50
GENERAL ASSISTANCE 25,316.24
Ibwn Poor 18,768.42
OLD AGE ASSISTANCE
PRINCIPAL LONG TERM NOTES & BONDS
Swains Dam 7,500.00
INTEREST LONG TERM NOTES & BONDS 2,865.83
Outstanding on Interest:
Swains Dam 600.00
INTEREST EXPENSE - TEMPORARY LOANS 31,416.67
FICA, RCTIRIMENT etc. 11,017.42
Workers Cortpensation NHMA 9,027.00
Group-Health BC/BS 4,706.52
Unenployment Corp. NHMA 1,224.83
Jenness (Vehicles) 4,456.00
NHMA s/m Liability 1,294.00
Conprehensive - Kendall 4,392.00
Consultant Fee 1,091.90
Yield Tax 5,526.00
Social Security-Enployee Credit - 3.76
Deferred Cortp. - 86.88
Cable T.V. Refunds 6,776.85
Taxes Bought By Town 149,601.16
Discounts, Abatenents & Refunds 6,676.56
Swains Dam 25.12
Capital Reserve Fund:
Trustees of Trust Fund 74,208.14
New Equipment Cruiser 10,000.00
Marriage Licenses 559.00
Dog Licenses 298.00
County Tax 265,933.00
School District 1,835,092.00
Tenporary Loans 600,000.00
Total Expenditures 3,606,398.32
SCHEDULE OF TOWN PROPERTY 42.
As of December 31, 1984
Town Hall, Lands and Buildings $ 405,700.00
Furniture and Equipment 25,000.00
Libraries, Furniture and Equipment 2,100.00
Police Department, Equipment 18,500.00
Fire Department, Lands amd Buildings 43,650.00
Highway Departnent, Equipment and Building 77,000.00
Barrington Pine Tree Cemetery 54,050.00
Swains Lake Dam 75,000.00
All land and buildings acquired through Tax Collector's Deeds
Stackpole Lot 3,050.00
Trickey Lot 10,550.00
Holiday Shores (7 lots) 15,000.00
Town Dump 110,000.00
Boat Landing and Parking Lot 13,800.00
Berry Meadow, Province Rd. 1,850.00
Land N/S Rte 126 13,650.00
Long Shore Drive Lot D-99 1,750.00
Berry River Rd. 1,500.00
Long Shores Drive Lot 431 1,350.00
Long Shores Drive Lot D-63 2,200.00
Long Shores Drive Lot E-4 1,300.00
S/S Berry River Rd. Lot 55 4,500.00
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IV. REPORTS OF TCWN OFFICERS, AGENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS
ROAD AGENT'S REPORT 1984 52.
Through the funding of the Road Program over the past six or seven
years the Town has maintained over fifty miles of Class V roads and im-
proved certain roads selected each year. We have irtproved, rebuilt or
paved all or sections of Smoke St. Brewster, Scruton Pond, MeadovAarook,
Steppingstone, Goldencrest, Wood (including bridge replacement) ;Wood-
havelji Lakeshore, Fogarty, 2nd Crown Point, Canaan, Back Canaan, Old
Canaan, Brooks, To lend culvert and all bridge rails. Under the road
seal program all tarred roads have been sealed at least once, ditched
and brush cut.
The 1985 Proposed Highway Budget reflects a continuation of an effort
to keep up with road needs. Growth in Town has adversely irtpacted the
roads; we must plan for increases in road use as well as other services.
Motor vehicle registrations in Town have increased by more than 1000
issued permits since 1980 or about a 25% increase. Since 1974 motor
vehicle registrations have just about do\±>led and more than tripled
since 1970. We only have to negotiate our fifty plus miles of Class
V roads in the family auto to clearly irtpetrate the need for continued
road inproveitents .
Under separate article in the warrant we're asking for a new Town
truck, plow and sander. This unit is a necessary addition to the de-
partment and with the one Town truck now in service should allow better
service in the winter months for hauling, plowing and sanding. We are
also asking for permission to lease with intent to buy a backhoe. The
sum to pay the first year's rent is asked for from the Revenue Sharing
account. It cost us almost $10,000 in backhoe rental in 1984 and an
additional $6000 for loader rental. We expect we can do more irain-
tenance work with an inhouse backhoe in a more timely manner.
This year the Town crew cleared land next to the duitp and with the
help of local contractors and Charlie Soule built a two bay shed for
cover and maintenance of vehicles 3
I express the fullest measure of gratitude to finally have a place
for maintenance of the Town's equipment out of the weather. To fully
understand the town crews gratitude imagine yourself outside in below
zero tenperatures changing the water pump on the old CMC being pushed
along by the expectation of an irtpending storm.
In accordance with Planning Board rule changes the Selectmen accepted
several roads as class V Town roads including Muchado Drive, Lily Pond
Road, Chesley Drive, Mica Point, Shady Lane, Caldwell Lane, Boyle Lane,
Partridge Drive, Leeanna Drive. These amount to about 2.22 miles.
Our crew, Mike Morrissey and Peter Cook, and I ask your continued
support through your vote to fund the highway budget.
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REPORT OF THE ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER
We are concerned with the number of dogs that have been running loose.
All dogs must be under the control of the owner. Any of these dogs
caught are subject to a minimum of a $25.00 fine and a maximum of
Also, dogs caught running deer can be shot by any Conservation
Officer, State Police Officer, Dog Constable, or any New Hanpshire
certified Police Officer. The owner or owners of any dog caught
in the act may be fined up to $500.00.
For your consideration, my activities in 1934 were as follows:
Collecting Dog Licenses
Dogs Killed by Cars
Dogs Hit by Cars
Stray Dogs to Pound
Claimed By Owners
Lost Dog Back to Owners
Dogs From Other Towns
Dogs to Vet
Dogs Chasing Sheep
Sarah W. Bigelow
Animal Control Officer
To be reached call either the Town Hall and leave a message or Strafford
County Dispatch, 742-4968 or 664-2700.
57. THE BARRINGTON FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Harrington Fire Departnent responded to 137 emergency calls
during 1984. These included 31 chiinney fires , 25 accidents, 8
structural and 9 vehicle fires, 24 woods and grass fires, 5 illegal
bums, 8 smoke investigations, 8 service calls, 3 false alarms and
1 bomb scare.
We responded men and equipment out of Town mutual aid 15 times and
received aid from the Towns of Rochester, Strafford, Northwood, Madbury,
Lee and Durham 6 times. Neighboring town response depends on area of
Harrington requiring assistance.
The 664-7700 telephone number is the fire alarm and emergency number
and is not to be used for information.
Chimney fires are lonnecessary, large in numbers and reflect failure
to properly maintain smoke pipe and chimney.
The Fire Department cannot issue permits for outside fires. This
is the responsibility of the Forest Fire Warden. We do not do
swiimdng pools, wells or cats.
Sumner A. Hayes, Chief
REPORT OF THE TOWN FOREST FIRE WARDEN AND STATE FOREST RANGER
Our first forest fire prevention law was enacted by our State
Legislature 90 years ago. This early law set in place a cooperative
forest fire prevention and suppression effort between city and town
govemnients and State govemitient. It sinply stated that no open
fire could be kindled, when the gound is free of snow, without the
written permission of the town/city Forest Fire Warden. This law
also stated that anyone kindling a fire without written permission
shall be liable for the damage caused and subject to a $1000 fine.
During the past 90 years, this law has worked so well that it has
remained unchanged. All open fires when the ground is not covered
with snow must be authorized by the local Forest Fire Warden. Persons
kindling a fire without a permit v^en one is required are liable for
damages caused, fire suppression costs and subject to a $1000 fine.
This cooperative fire prevention law has contributed significantly
to our nationally recognized annual forest fire loss record.
. of Fires
. of Acres
Sumner A. Hayes
Town Forest Fire Warden
59. 3ARRIMG'^0N POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORT I'^^A
Town growth created an ever, greater impact on the Police Department
in 19?'* than previous years. Along with more private roads being accept-
ed js Town roads increasing mileage on patrols, all other services in-
crease by direct relationship. A very good example of this is the fact
that our case load in Dover Court increased to the point that the Dover
Prosecutor could no longer do our prosecuting for us. The direct result
of this to the Harrington Police m.eant that we had to do our own prosecut-
ing, not being practical to hire an attorney to do this for us, wc were
forced to train a prosecutor, which meant it had to be someone free in the
daytime, as Dover Court does not hold night sessions. The position of
Prosecutor was added to other job responsibilities and it became a multi-
faceted job combine as Prosecutor/Investigator and Juvenile Officer, which
are positions that are normally handled by individual officers, but be-
cause actions under these headings usually end in court, they were com-
bined as a single responsibility. This position with the Harrington
Police is aptly handled by Officer John Enos , who joined the department
May 1, 19R2 and resides with his parents. Officer Enos went to and jtc^cs-
fvilly completed basic and advanced Prosecutor School in Concord, conducted
and certified by the Standards and Training Council. In conjunction with
prosecutor training. Officer Enos also attended and completed a class on
Affidavits and Warrants and has been prosecuting cases f'6r Harrington
since January 1984.
Growth of the Town has created even a greater impact on the number
and amount of records that have to be kept. Records for UCR or Uniform
Crime Reporting to State Police Headquarters has grown in proportion
along with all other police records. Records that have to be kept include,
but are not limited to, Juvenile records, records of Warrants and Arrest,
Accident records, files and records of Court Cases pending, house checks,
pistol permits and purchase of handguns from the various gun dealers
throughout the State. Along with all of these records it is also neces-
sary to keep the forms that are required in relation to the records that
are kept. Gordon U'clner has returned to the department as Police Clerk
to aid in keeping the files and records in order. In 1976 one file drawer
kept all the police records--in 1984 three file cabinets of 4 drawers each
1984 saw some change in manning, with Officers Bertrand and Verity
leaving the department, a new Patrolman was put on. Patrolman Al Greenwood
joined the ranks on the 5th of September. He sucessfully completed his
training and is certified by the Police Standards and Training Council.
A new cruiser was purchased for 1984 replacing the 1982 Ford which
had 89,000 miles on it. Although a 1984 Ford was ordered under the same
specs that the State Police cruisers are purchased, a mixup by the dealer
on the purchase order submitted by Harrington failed to produce a cruiser.
It was decided to try another "Police Package" from a different manufacturer
and .1 198^ Plymouth Gran Fury was purchased for a little less money and a
little more standard equipment. Thus far the Plymouth has worked out very
veil and it is hopeful that it will continue to give us the trouble-free
perforrr.arice. in the future that the first 14,000 miles has produced.
Keeping up \>i th the constantly changing laws through continuous
training sessions has been the primary goal for Harrington Police for
1"84, Not only do the laws change either by additions or deletions, but
the Standards & Training Council in Concord are adding stiffer requirements
by increasing the qualifications a Police Officer must have to stay a
Police Officer and/or become one. Examples of this are the number of hours
has been doubled that a potential officer must attend school to certify
and that each officer must qualify with the handgun he carries on duty
as a yearly basis. The responsibility of training sessions, along with
patrol scheduling ,jre the duties of Sgt. Robert Brown.
The Road Agent and his crew are deserving of a special thanks for
their response to emergency areas. Trees down in high winds, roads washed
out in heavy rains and areas for sanding at accident scenes are a few of
the situations that they readily answer to.
The Fire Department and Ambulance personnel continue to do a great
job in their respective duties when toned out for accidents. Their assist-
ance is greatly appreciated.
The Activity Statistic Chart is again included as part of the Police
Report. Again this reflects most of the activities that the Harrington
Police are engaged in throughout the calendar year and allows anyone
interested, to compare activities on a yearly bases. This also establishes
a method of analizing a trent for crime, that is to say, which crimes are
rising and which are dropping, whatever the case may be.
Communications is still the prevailing answer for good relations
between the Police and the Board of Selectmen, George Musler, Charles Soule
and Pat Newhall. Another pleasant and productive year has gone by, serv-
ing the Board and the Townspeople of Harrington.
Chief of Police
Response to Alanr.s
House and Buisness Checks
Attempt to Locate
Assist other Dept's.
Warrants other Dept.
Petitions to Court
M.V. Routine Stops _|
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M.V. Accidents PI
M.V. Accidents Dair.age
Income to ?D
Insurance (accident paymen
Complaint Control Cards
BARRINGTON POLICE ASSOCIATION
The 1984 Barrington Police Association activities saw a continuance of
two pet projects of the Police Association. By setting up at the Barr-
ington Spring Fest we were able to continue with the finger printing of
children of Barrington and to offer bicycle registrations to all who de-
sired their bike to be registered. Both of these services are free. We
are planning at this time to join the 85 Spring Fest and to again offer
the Barrington populace the opportimity of both free services.
The monthly dances that were held at the Town Hall by the BPA have been
discontinued and turned over to the HEMS group. Hope they have the sane
success as the B.P.A.
With the Towns purchase of a new cruiser, a 1984 Plymouth the B.P.A.
purchased a new radio for it at a cost of $833.00 installed. The radio
was purchased from Strafford Communication owned and operated by Dick
Ross who is also a new resident of Barrington and a very competent
radio technician. Dick resides on Green Hill Road with his wife and
As in the past years the December Association iteeting was held at the
Chief's house and a pre-Christmas dinner was served by Mae and Crystal
Sprowl. Turkey with all the fixings was the nenu for the dinner, topped
off with a dessert of stravtoerry shortcake - a great evening was had by
REPORT OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SEMHiCES COORDINATOR
Ambulance runs from January 1, 1984, to December 31, 1984, totaled 114.
Ife cire still covered with backup service by Benoit Medical, Frisbie Mem-
orial Hospital Ambulance, and Northvood Ambulance.
Our responders have been very active in covering events such as the walk-
a-thon, horse shows, etc.
iSie Mass. Casualty Ccannission has set up standard procedure with Strafford
Dispatch in the event of a mass casualty situation in Harrington. We are
currently in the process of establishing protocols with area services that
can be on file.
Our new telephone number, 664-2896, is in direct contact with Strafford
Dispatch and is working out well.
BEy\S and the Harrington Snow Goers have the rescue sled available for
accidents - sledding, hunting, etc. And also, is available on mutual aid
basis for surrounding towns.
The Dance Committee is working out well with much time and effort put into
it. Attendance has been good.
The new Directory is out with new articles, photos and general information.
It is available at the Town Hall (Selectmen's Office), Calef's Country store,
Barrington Paint & Hardware and First Barrington Video located in the Mall.
I wish to express my gratitude to individuals and organizations vdio have
donated to BEMS and thank them for their support.
As the cover shows on our new directory the door will always be open from
BEMS volunteers dedicated to total pre-hospital emergency medical care to
Itemeraber, in case of an emergency, use this procedure;
1. Remain calm.
2. Call 664-2896, ambulance.
3. Speak clearly..
4. State your name.
5. Explain (medical) problem.
6. GIVE YOUR LOCATION,
BEMS members of Mass. Casualty Committee are left to right -
Carolyn Bliss, Joel Sherburne and Helen Musler
Members of the Barrington Emergency Medical Services and
members of the Barrington Snow Goers show off a new snow
sled for off-road rescue work. The patient would be placed
within the sled and brought out to a waiting ambulance. In
foreground are Jay Van Billiard (left) , BEMS supply officer
and Don Lawry, BEMS president. Standing behind the sled
(from left) are Selectman Charles Soule;Gary Musler, in charge
of BEiyiS ambulance maintenance; Eric Elliott of BEMS; Richard
Brooks, Snow Goers vice president; Raymond Danby, Snow Goers
treasurer; Joel Sherburne, BEMS coordinator, and Michael
BEMS TREASURER'S REPORT
Balance on Hand
January 1, 1983
Checking Account (s) 815.91
Bank Account 908.80
Income thru 1984
Ttown Appropriation 6,250.00
Interest on Accounts
Less 1984 Expenses
Returned to Gen. Fund
Balance on Hand (12/31/84)
Breakdown of 1984 Expenses
* Transfer to Spcl. Ck. Account to start Dance ( Fund Raising) Project.
HANSON KELIHER VFW POST 6804 66.
Barringtpn, New Hanpshire 03825
Our post membership was saddened by the passing of two comrades in
1984. Mr. RDger Calef and Mr. Earl Colby, both charter members of the
Hanson Keliher Veteran's of Foreign Wars Post 6804, were veterans of
World War II. On a happier note, many of our nembers helped our
oldest member, Mr. Herb Clark, celebrate his 90th birthday. Herb
is a World War I veteran.
Our post donated a new flag to the town and provided lighting so the
flag may be flown around the clock at Town Hall. We also presented a
new flag to the Girl Scout troop for use in their meetings.
Our post continued in its role in organ izinc^ and conducting the
Town's observence of Memorial Day.
REPORT OF MEMORIAL DAY, 1984
Expenses: Marching Band $ 280.00
Flowers and wreaths 23.50
Flags for Veterans Grave s 148.57
Our guest speaker for the day was Lieutenant Eleanor A. Hunter,
Public Affairs Officer at Pease Air Force Base. She reminded us that,
"Democracy with all its checks and balances is the strength of our way
of life". Reverand Rick John of the Evangelical Free Church gave the
invocation and benediction, and Daniel Scruton, Choir Director sang a
The post would like to thank everyone who participated to honor our
Richard D. Bottom, Commander
Robert V. Drew, Quarterroaster
VFW Post 6804
Several series of story times were held throughout the year for pre-
schoolers, and there were two special story times presented at the request
of a local day care center. The Librarian, Karen Littlefield, also told
stories to the first and second graders of the Elementary School as part
of Arts Day. The Library presented a summer series of film programs and
co-sponsored, with BEST, a fall film program in the school.
Many people donated books and magazines; some were added to the Library,
while others were sold to add to the book funds. Duplicate gifts and dis-
cards of children's books were given to the school library. Other gifts
included a new bookcase for juvenile paperbacks. All gifts are gratefully
The Librarian contined to be active in the Children's Librarian Sec-
tion (CHILIS) of the New Hampshire Library Association (NHLA) and the
New England Roundtable of Children's Librarians (NERTCL) of the New Eng-
land Library Association (NELA) , attending several programs sponsored by
those professional organizations. She is also Secretary of the Rochester
Area Libraries (RALI) Go-op, of \«*iich Harrington Public Library is a mem-
ber. RALI joined the Merrimack Library Co-op this year in order to in-
crease the library discount through co-operative book purchases.
Because of several patrons' requests, the Library again purchased a
pass to the Children's Museum of Portsmouth; it has been fairly well used.
Good Shepherd School continues to use the Library on a regular basis,
sending four classes a week. And once more, special thanks go to volun-
teers: Louise Williams, v^o kept the Library open on Sundays; Sally Big-
elow and Ellen Walker for their excellent help in a variety of tasks.
Karen A. Littlefield
LIBRARY STATISTICS FOR 1984
No. volumes beginning of year
No. volumes added
No. voluires end of year
Periodicals received: Adult
Paperbacks added (Uncataloged)
1984 TOWN LIBRARY TRUSTEE REPORT
Early in the Library year, our Library conducted and categorized a
survey of townspeople to try to learn in what areas we could better
serve the coimrunity . The results were of great interest, and we have
tried to incorporate your suggestions into our system whenever possible.
Our thanks go to all v\*id participated.
Throughout the year. Association meetings have been held on a reg-
ular basis, and at many of these there has been a special program pre-
ceding the meeting in an attempt to interest more people in our act-
We are happy to report that Karen Littlef ield continues to be our ex- .
cellent Librarian. I will not intrude upon her report vd-iere you will
find the details of our year.
Louise Williams has continued to conduct our Sunday afternoon hours
on a volunteer basis, and Rachel Sturtevant has continued as our Assist-
In early summer, the Library, along with the entire Town, suffered the
loss of a good friend and patron when Roger L. Calef passed away. The
response to the suggestion of a fund in his memory has been a great
tribute to a fine young man. Books by Roger's favorite authors have been
added to our collection.
Once again, I invite one and all to visit our Library where your
suggestions are always welcome.
Dorothy E. Berry
1984 HARRINGTON LIBRARY ASSOCIATION TREASURER'S REPORT
Receipts for the year 1984
Appropriation from Town of Harrington
Sale of Books
Book Replacement For Lost Books
Operating Expenses for the year 1984
Social Security Tax (Library Share)
Professional Dues, etc.
Total Operating Expenses
Total Receipts over Expenditures
Roger L. Calef Memorial Fund
Dorothy B. Berry, Treasurer
Phyllis Haywood, Assistant Treasurer
71. BUILDING INSPECTOR
ANNUAL REPORT - 1984
Connercial Structures 3
Razed Structures 1
Relocate Structures 1
Sign Permits 2_
The above statistics illustrate a 24% increase over oer"rLts issued' in
1983; in particular those issued for storage structures and houses.
The dollar value of construction in 1984 was $5,051,500.00 canpared
to ?3,533,67C .00 in 1983 a 43% increase.
The amount collected for permit fees and violation penalties in 1984
was $11,190.00 CCTipared to $7,793.00 in 1983 a 44% increase.
My operating expenses for wages, mileage, meetings, supplies and legal
cost were $6,797.57 cortpared to $5,693.14 in 1983 a 19% increase.
I would like to continue to express ray appreciation to our Board of
Selectmen for their continued support and guidance and also thank
the Planning Board for their proposed changes.
HARRINGTON CIVIL PREPAREDNESS
Ray Caswell, Jr.
Communications Officer Ass't Director
Ass't Supply Officer
Public Relations Officer
Ass't P/R Officer Ass't Secretary
\fl^ich in the case
It has been a fairly quiet year for Harrington C.P
of an einergency group such as this, is good news.
The following is a list of calls, exercises, and functions in which
B.C. P. was involved:
1. Flooding this spring: Assisted Dover C.P. at their request in flood
2. Participated in "Firestorm 84", a tabletop exercise involving Barr-
ington C.P., Dover C.P., N.H. National Guard, Civil Air Patrol, Boy
Scouts of America, and R.A.C.E.S. Ham Operators. Monitoring were rep-
resentatives from the State Civil Defense Office, Gov. Sununu, Dover
P.D., Dover F.D. , Somersworth F.D., Portsmouth P.D., and N.H. State
The exercise involved search and rescue, a high magnitude forest fire,
evacuation routing, hazardous spills, and other natural and man made emer-
gencies that could arise during a forest fire that travels at tremendous
Each participating member received a Thank You letter from Gov. Sununu.
3. Due to the unexpectedly large turnout of voters on Election Day
B.C. P. was asked to provide traffic and parking control by Chief
Sprowl of Harrington P.D., which was provided. Letters of Thank You
were received from Chief Sprowl and the Selectmen for the quick re-
sponse and professionalism with which this action was carried out.
4. Dover C.P. asked the group to help provide communications for the
Annual Dover Christmas Parade. Director Lanciano, Ass't Director
R. Brooks and Supply Officer R. Hill also escorted several units in
5. Received a call from the Harrington P.D. via Strafford County Dispatch
to relieve the Harrington cruiser in closing the Barrington end of
Tolend Rd, an automobile accident do^/med power lines, making the road
inpassable. Two members responded allowing the cruiser to go back on
patrol. Response time: Aprroximately 8-10 minutes.
B.C. P. was provided an area in the Town Hall for office space and event-
laally, an emergency operations center.
At the last rreeting of 1984, the group was assigned new unit nun±)ers. To
reflect the chain of conmand and the state designated town number the
present number assigned the duties stated at the beginning of this report.
Chief Sprowl cane by to give a personal Thank You for Election Day cover-
Planned and proposed for 1985:
1. Acquiring the needed equipment and supplies for a federally qualified
and approved emergency operations center.
2. Three nembers will be attending a radiological monitoring and radio-
logical reaction team, 45 hour course at New Hampshire Vocational-
Technical College in Stratham. F. Lanciano, R. Hill, R. Caswell were
chosen to attend this course.
3. Training exercises in search and rescue.
4. A C.P.R. coiarse.
5. A standard first aid course.
6. Radiological monitoring in community.
7. More direct involvement in corarmmity.
Harrington Civil Defense also monitors citizen's band Channel #8, offer-
ing assisteince to the general public. The monitoring coverage has re-
sulted in several calls for aid which may not have been answered had not
B. C. P. been there.
As always new membership applications are welcomed. If you have wondered
v^Tat you could do to help your community, contact Director 'Lucky' Lanciano
or Ass't Public Relations Officer Ray Caswell at 868-7380 or 868-5430 res-
pectfully for more information and an application or come to one of our
neetings. Barrington C.P. neets the last Wednesday of every month in the
Conrnunity Room of the Town Hall at 7:00 P.M.
Francis 'Lucky' Lanciano,
ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT 74.
The Board held six regular meetings during which one of two Special
Exceptions was granted; two or three variances were granted; and one Rehear-
ing was denied. In addition, the Board held a special ireeting with the
Selectinen, Planning Board and Building Inspector.
Faith Wallace, who served on the Board from its inception, regretfully
resigned at the end of the year. Mrs. Wallace offered much helpful insight
into solving difficult decisions. The Town owes her great gratitude for
her loyal service.
The Chairman offers thanks to many dedicated town officials who are
attempting to create workable zoning laws, and to the members and alter-
nates of the Board.
Robert S. Shepherd
Members: Fdchard Brooks Douglas Thonpson
Richard Hill Lucille Siitpson
Alternates: Fred Timm Richard Hobbs
'^^' Report of the Planning Board
The Planning Board held twenty eight scheduled meetings in 1984. Thir-
teen of these meetings were to consider 16 subdivisions and 7 site re-
Ninety one lots were approved with most lots larger in size than, the town's
80,000 square feet minimum. In general, subdividers have worked well with
the Board with some willing to schedule lot transfers over a period of
years rather than flood the town by selling all approved lots within a
The remaining fifteen meetings were work sessions. Rmy of these sessions
were devoted to formulating a coimunity attitude survey. The results of
this survey have been used in part to assist the Board in proposing changes
in the growth ordinance and in the Agricultural-Residential-Coramercial zone
and will be incorporated into revisions of the Master Plan. The results
of the survey can be found at the end of this report.
Most of the vork sessions involved discussions of Harrington's increasing
growth pressures. As a result, the Planning Board is sponsoring five
articles to be voted on by the town. We feel that these articles are an
extremely inportant beginning and are necessary if the town is to proper-
ly manage its future.
The two that deal directly with growth are the Growth Management; Interim
Regulation article, and the Capital Inprovements Program article. Current
state planning and zoning laws allow, in part, that a town may adopt an
interim growth management ordinance only if the Planning Board: 1) deter-
mines that unusual circumstances exist requiring pronpt attention and
makes findings of fact so indicating; 2) needs some time to alter a
master plan; and 3) proposes a capital improvements program. If the town
does not approve both of these articles, then Barrington will be opening
its doors to uncontrolled growth, ^proving both articles will give
the town another year to plan for its future.
Another article proposes the expansion of the present Agricultural-
Residential-Commercial zone B. At present, only 20% of each mile of
property along state highways in this town can be used coirmercially
without a variance. The 1984 Coimtunity Attitude Survey shows that a
vast majority of those responding favor more businesses and professional
offices. The Board feels that if the tax base is to expand so that taxes
can be made more affordable, then areas where business and professional
offices are allowed to locate must expand. Please note that land owners
in zone B would still have the right to keep their property residential
Finally, the Board is asking the town to join the Strafford Regional
Planning Conriission. At present most of the Planning Board Budget is
used to pay legal expenses. Many legal chiallenges could be avoided
and a great deal of time, money and effort saved with professional
The Board is always looking for willing volunteers to serve on the
Board, do research, serve on fact finding comnittees and present any
input to the Board for consideration. The meetings are always public
aiid WG extend an invitation to attend and to express an opinion. '^'
Respectfully Submitted for the Planning Board
David J. Allain, Chairman
FUEL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The Strafford County Community Action Committee, Inc. continued
to be a source of assistance to the Barrington community. In 1984,
120 households were served with Fuel Assistance at a total dollar
value of $61,974.00. A total of 23 homes were weatherized through
the Agency Weatherization Program. Four residents received itajor
home repair and one household had a heating source repair. The ben-
efits to these clients totaled $13,110.00. In other services pro-
vided, including Information and Referral, Christmas Program, Commo-
dities Distribution and Hypothermia, 1,388 households were assisted.
The ainount of these services total $4,500.00.
The staff of the Strafford County Community Action Committee,
Inc. wishes to thank the town officials and the staff at the town
offices for their help and cooperation in the past year. Special
appreciation is extended to the volunteers from the coimrunity \^o
assisted with the commodities distribution.
BARRINGTC»J, NEW HAMPSHIRE HISTORICAL SOCIETY REPORT 1984
Many interesting programs were presented to the Harrington, New Hanp-
shire Historical Society during the past year.
A description of "Harness Making" was presented at the March meeting
by Clayton Lord of Rochester.
In April, Mary Booth of Lee spoke to the group about the life of
President Franklin Pierce. She explained that her interest was piqued
v^en she discovered, in an antique shop, a rare campaign book used during
the Pierce canpaign.
The ever popular "Show and Tell" was the program at the May meeting.
In June, Mrs. Deborah Kerevin of Kingston, who works at the branch
library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Nashua,
shared infornation on the subject of genealogy.
Mrs. Ruth Sawyer of Concord brought her extensive antique button
collection to the September meeting.
The program in October was presented by Mrs. Doris Zakon of Barring-
ton. Mrs. Zakon who has been a teacher at the Hebrew School in Dover,
traced the tradition and history of the Jewish religion.
Richard Sanborn addressed our group in November. His "History of
Railroads" brought back many nostalgic menories.
In December, Alfred Grimes, a New Hampshire Forest Ranger, reminded
us that this was the year of Smokey Bear's 40th birthday. He gave a most
informative talk about the origin of the symbol of Smokey and the results
of the symbol.
Service projects acconplished by the society include clearing brush
and small trees from the Berry cemetery in the Beauty Hill section of
Five or six members assisted the Beals at the Black Powder Shoot
vAiich were held in the spring and fall and are yearly events.
After the Canaan Chapel fire, some of the numbers assisted with the
repairs of the Chapel, v*iich is listed in the National Register of Hist-
oric Places. This Society also made a monetary contribution to the resto-
During the suntner, four people served on the panel of the Sumner
Institute, a combined group of Harrington, Strafford, Northwood and Notting-
ham students, who with their teachers worked on various projects. One with
which the students were involved, was clearing a cemetery, tracing geneal-
ogy of the family in that particular cemetery, and searching the land
deeds as far back as possible in an effort to bring the past and present
Sales of Society items were held at the town hall during the March
voting hours, primary day and November election. Bessie Shiere and Louise
Williams, co-chairman of the Ways and Means Committee conducted the sale
assisted by other members of the Society.
The Barrington Historical Society becaire incorporated in 1984 through
the efforts of the president \^*lo also arranged with the Strafford Histori-
cal Society to store our artifacts in their building.
Also in 1984 the Society received from the Dover Baptist Church a trust
fund for the Daniel Gear cemetery, on France Road. The fund had been left
with the church many years ago, they were unable to continue with the re-
sponsibility. After conferring with the Selectmen, the money was added to
the town trust fund and the maintenance work will continue.
Meetings of the Historical Society will resume the first Wednesday of
March and will continue through June 1985. All meetings are open to the
Frederic R. Shiere
79. REPORT OF THE LAMPREY REGIONAL SOLID WASTE COOPERATIVE
The Directors of the Laitprey Regional Solid Waste Cooperative are pleased
to report that the incinerator /energy recovery plant located on the Uni-
versity of New Haitpshire canpus is operating on a continuous twenty-four
hour, seven day a week schedule.
The day-to-day operation is carried out under the supervision of the
cooperative's Administrator, under the general supervisory control of the
three-msinber Operations Committee from the Joint Board of Directors. The
plant personnel, in additon to the Administrator, includes two mechanics,
a truck driver, two daily shifts of 12 hours each involving 8 persons,
plus daily clean-up crew. This organization operates the incinerator sys-
tem, maintains records, and coordinates with the University's Power Plant
staff to monitor the boiler and steam production elertents of the plant.
The Cooperative's organization also handles the collection of refuse from
the transfer stations of five cornmunities, and handles the ash removal
and its transfer to the landfill site.
During 1984 modifications were made to plant piping which has increased
steam production and revenue. Preventive maintenance during the year in-
cluded replacing the refractory in the three lower chambers and it is
anticipated that the upper chambers will be done in 1985.
The latest word received from the University concerning Cogeneration is
that UNH will quite likely purchase and maintain the turbine and genera-
tor which will provide the Cooperative with a market for excess steam
during the warmer months.
The operations coiimittee welcomes Norman LeClerc of Soirersworth as a
member and wishes to say Thank You to Robert Lowe of Northwood for his
years of assistance on the Committee.
The Directors of the Cooperative wish to express their deep appreciation
for the assistance given their efforts by the University's staff as well
as the officers and personnel of the cooperating towns. Every effort will
be continued to keep the residents of the region informed of the progress
in the collection, processing and disposal of the waste which is being
handled at the plant.
Joint Board of Directors
Lanprey Regional Solid Waste Coop.
/s/ Ranee G. Collins, Chairman
HARRINGTON CONSERVATION COMMISSION 80.
During 1984 the Harrington Conservation Commission experienced a period
of reorganization. Previous Chairperson John Barr stepped down during the
summer after many years of Commission leadership. We of the Commission
wDuld like to extend a special "Thank you" to John for his many years of
The newly organized Commission is presently establishing direction and
goals as well as recruiting additional members. In keeping with the theme
of this years town report and with concerns of the commission members the
coming years projects include:
1. Consulting with the Harrington Planning Hoard concerning ground
water protection studies.
2. Conducting natural resource inventories of town owned lots as an
aid in establishing best use policies.
3. Identifying and analyzing current and future problems of growth
The Conmision continues to monitor the use and abuse of Harringtons
wetlands by reviewing Dredge and Fill Permits when submitted. This past
year several permits were reviewed and one onsite investigation was con-
The Commission will also be reviewing the proposed Portsmouth-Concord
highway. With this information we hope to be able to assess the inpact
the proposed highway will have on landowners and the Town of Harrington.
The Harrington Conservation Commission meets each fourth Tuesday of
the month in the Town Hall at 7 o'clock. The Commission is concerned
with issues affecting our environment and issues affecting the rural
nature of Harrington, its clean water, clean air, and open space.
Questions, coinments and suggestions may be directly addressed at the
monthly meetings or mailed to the Barrington Conservation Comnaission Harr-
ington Town Hall.
Stephen Bel luce i
Dave Alia in
Stephen Bel luce i
RURAL DISTRICT HEALTH COUNCIL, INC. 82.
ANNUAL REPORT - 1984
The Board of Directors of the Rural District Health Council has vot-
ed to hold the per-capita tax for its irember towns of Harrington, Straff-
ord, Milton, New Durham, Middleton, Farmington, Northwood, Nottingham, and
Deerfield to $3.25. Even though the budget is up a little over 12% the
agency has added funding from the United Way of Strafford County, State
Council on Aging, State Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, billing pro-
cess, generous donations and memorial contributions.
The agency is a certified home health agency and provides skilled
nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nedical
social services, home health aides, and has a corrprehensive Hospice pro-
gram, certified by Blue Cross-Blue Shield and GE insurance.
The staff has made 5,604 visits in the Care of the Sick program and
74 skilled nursing visits and 767 home health aide hours in the Hospice
With the DRG'S (Diagnostic Related Groupings) being iirplemented in
the hospitals, home care has seen an increase with a change in the type
of referrals made. More Hi-Tech nursing is being done in the home. The
agency has a 24 hr. answering service with a nurse available 24 hrs. a
day. 7 days a week and home visits made as indicated.
The agency also provides an elderly maintenance health program.
There are 211 patients enrolled in this program which includes health
counseling of medications, monitoring blood pressure, weight checks,
diet teaching for weight loss and blood testing of diabetes. 521 visits
have been provided. This year the council administered 131 influenza
shots to the elderly and found this to be a great success and will be
inplemented as on ongoing service in this program.
The agency also provides a Child Health program with 746 children
enrolled frcm the ages of 0-6 years. This program includes physical
examinations, immunizations, growth and developnent, counseling with
referrals made to other community and state agencies for direct services
as needed. The agency also works closely with the school nurses and
provides immunization for school children. There have been 1,035
children seen at clinic with 556 home visits made. The program also
offers a Dental Clinic twice a year for children 3-6 years of age.
A bequest to the Council may be made to further the general
purpose of the Rural District Health Council. In lieu of flowers a
memorial donation may be made in memory of a loved one.
" When it cones to Home Care, there's no place like home".
We think that says it all.
For more information call the office at 37 No. Main St., Farming-
ton, N. H. - 755-2202.
Ardala Houle, R.N.
RURAL DISTRICT HEALTH COUNCIL, INC.
ADOPTED BUDGET 1985
Prof, & Build. Liab.
Physicals & Uniforms
Dues & Subs
Professional Fees (MCH)
Hone Health Aide
Town Approp. @ $3.25
Cert, of Deposit
GRANTS-MCH incl. Prof. Fee
Donations - B/P clinic
ADOPTED 1984 ADOPTED 1985
Skilled nursing $ 66,010,00 $ 78,500.00
Maintenance 3,080.00 6,000.00
Medical Supply 600.00
3rd Party Ins. 19,000.00 24,000.00
Part Pay 4,000.00 6,000.00
Hone Health Aide 5,500.00 5,500.00
Subtotal $239,894.00 $270,670.00
Social Worker 1,850.00 1,850.00
Home Health Aide 100.00 100.00
Physical Therapy 18,200.00 20,800.00
Occup. Therapy 7,750.00 6,200.00
Speech Therapy 3,525.00 1,645.00
Subtotal $ 31,425.00 $ 30,595.00
GRAND TOTAL $271,319.00 $301,265.00
NEWMARKETT REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER
The Newmarket Regional Health Center is a non-profit coititiunity organ-
ization. In July of 1984, Karen Brainard, M.D., a family practitioner,
joined the medical staff. The staff of the Health Center now consists of
four physicians — tWD family practitioners, one pediatrician and one ob-
stetrician/gynecologist. The Health Center has very active pediatric, pre-
natal and adult medicine programs providing in-office, home and hospital
care. Utilization of medical services by Harrington residents will exceed
241 office visits in 1984.
Preventive health services offered by the Newmarket Regional Health
Center include nutritional counseling and prenatal classes for pregnant
women, health education, health screenings for diabetes, glaucoma, cancer,
and hypertension. Also offered are educational workshops, work site health
promotion, school physicals and irmtunizations . In October, 1984 the Health
Center offered a flu clinic in Barrington and 11 residents attended.
The Newmarket Regional Health Center continues to offer a Self-Care
Program for the Elderly. The program is a cooperative effort with the
Occupational Therapy Department of the University of New Hanpshire School
of Health Studies. The purpose of this program is to provide specific
services to senior citizens to enable them to reitain independent and funct-
ioning at their best level within their home and coimrunity. The Self-Care
team includes a nurse practitioner, an occupational therapist, occupational
therapy students, and community health workers. The team receives referr-
als and provides services to irtprove safe functioning at home, to teach
self-care skills and to analyze problems in functions before they occur.
The Senior Citizen Transportation Service has enabled seniors to re-
main independent, self-sufficient and active through the provision of trans-
portation to needed services, including medical, shopping and recreational
trips. It is the goal of this service to eliminate barriers v^ich frequent-
ly obstruct elderly and handicapped individuals from maintaining self-suff-
The Newmarket Regional Health Center now has five vans, three of which
are equipped with hydraulic lifts to accommodate individuals confined to
v^ieelchairs. This service is available to Barrington residents.
Funds appropriated for the transportation program are used as matching
funds. Each dollar appropriated by Barrington has enabled the Newmarket
Regional Health Center to provide these services to your town. We would
appreciate your continued support and would be more than happy to provide
any additional information v^ich you may need.
Ann H. Peters
V. SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING
OFFICERS OF THE HARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT
Mr. Richard Bottom
Dr. Heather Carney
Mr. Peter Pa i ton
Term Expires 1983
Term Expires 1984
Term Expires 1985
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
Barry L. Clough, B.Ed., M.A. , M.Ed.
Leon R. Worthley, B.A. , M.A.
Bernard R. Davis, B.A., M.A. , C.A.G.S.
Katherine C. Swain
Carol Edmunds, R.N.
THE BARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTIONS
MARCH 13, 1984
At the legal neeting of the inhabitants of the Town of Barrington
qualified to vote in district affairs the following action was
taken on the thirteenth day of March, nineteen hundred eighty four.
The rteeting at the Town Hall in Barrington was called to order by
Moderator Frederick Tiinm, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, the sane
tine the polls opened. The polls closed at six thirty in the afternoon.
Nurtiber of eligible voters on the checklist 2,389
Number of regular ballots cast 437
Nimiber of absentee ballots cast 7
The following persons were chosen as officers of the school district:
School Board Peter Paiton (3 years) 318
Moderator Frederick Tinm (1 Year) 373
Treasurer Katherine Swain ( 1 Year) 381
School Clerk Lauren Chase-Rowell (1 Year) 10
Auditor Lynda Sanders (1 Year) 20
School District Clerk
89. BARRINGTCN SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING
March 19, 1984
At the legal meeting of the inhabitants of the Harrington School Dis-
trict the following action was taken on the School Warrant on Jtonday, the
nineteenth of March, nineteen hundred eighty four.
The meeting at the Harrington Town Hall was called to order by Moder-
ator, Frederick Timm, at seven thirty in the afternoon.
Article 1 : On notion made by Richard Bottom and seconded by Lawrence
Dubois it was voted by secret ballot to see if the school district will
raise and appropriate the sum of eight hundred fifty thousand dollars
($850,000) for the construction of an addition to the Barrington Element-
ary School v^ich will provide eight additional classrooms and an enlarged
cafeteria, for originally equipping said addition, for architectural and
other service fees, for site development including septic system and for
any other items incidental to and necessary for said construction; to de-
termine whether said appropriation shall be raised by issuance or sale
of bonds or notes on the credit of the Barrington School District in
accordance with the provisions of RSA Chapter 33 amended; to authorize
the School Board to invest said monies and use the interest earned there-
on for said project; to authorize the School Board to obtain State or
other aid which may be available; to authorize the School Board to deter-
mine the time and place of payment on principal and interest, fixing the
rate of interest, the provision for the sale of notes and or bonds, and
all other matters in connection therewith; or to take any other action
The meeting continued as the ballots were counted.
Article 2 ; On motion made by Lawrence Dubois and seconded by Richard
Bottom, it was voted to hear the reports of agents, auditors, committees,
or officers chosen, and pass any vote relating thereto.
Article 3 : Article 3 was read by the Moderator as follows: To see
if the school district will authorize the school board to withdraw after
July 1, 1984 in accordance with the provisions of RSA 35, an amount not
to exceed sixteen thousand four hundred forty-three dollars and forty
cents ($15,000 in principal and $1,443.40 in interest) from the school
district Capital Reserve Fund for the purpose of financing part of the
cost of constructing an addition to the Barrington Elementary School.
Passage of this article will reduce the amount of the bond voted in
Article 1 by a like amount.
On motion made by Lawrence Dubois and seconded by Robert McChesney,
it was voted to table Article 3 pending the results of Article 1, and
to move on to Article 4. It was carried.
Article 4 : On n,\ion made by Lawrence Dubois and seconded by Richard
Bottom it was voted to see vihat action the school district wishes to take
on the report of the High School Comtnittee.
A report with recomnnendations was then explained by Peter Paiton,
the Chairman of the High School Study Committee. After much discussion
concerning available high school choices, current and future enrollment
of high schools, transportation, tuition payments, contracts, and laws
(see Annual Report, pages 125 to 134) a motion was made to move the pre-
On motion made by Burt Andrews and seconded by Julian Olivier it was
vcted to approve the action of the Harrington School District's High School
Coitinittee. It was carried.
On motion made by David Edsall and seconded by Patricia Nev^ll it was
voted to direct the school board to implement the recoirmendations beginning
on page 132 and .ending on page 134 of the 1983 Town of Barrington Annual
An amendment was then made by Julian Olivier as follows: that the
previous motion would remain the same with the exception of changing
the existing sentence: "The contract should be for a four to five year
period with a five year option," to: "The contract should be for the most
favorable time period negotiated by the Barrington School Board." And
that the next three lines on page 133 in the Annual Report be deleted.
The amendment was seconded by Sandra Dodge and passed by a show of
The motion made by David Edsall with the added aitendn^nt by Julian
Olivier was seconded by Patricia Nev*iall. It was also carried by a
show of cards.
The results of Article I were ready to be announced. The polls opened
at 8:52 P.M. A total of 290 ballots were cast, and a 2/3rds vote required.
The results were as follows: YES: 192; NO: 98. Artilce I was defeated.
The polls closed at 10:33 P.M.
On motion made by John Parsons and seconded by Clinton Lane it was
voted that the school district reconsider the vote taken on Article I,
and that said reconsideration be taken in accord with RSA 33.8-A and that
after all business has been transacted under the other articles in the
warrant the meeting be recessed until 7:30 P.M. on Monday, i^^ril 9, 1984
at the Town Hall in Barrington, N.H. at which time the school district
will reconsider Artile I.
On motion made by Lawrence Dubois and seconded by Julian Olivier it
was voted to table Artile 3 until ^ril 9, 1984 v^en Article I will be
Article 5 : On motion made by Heather Carney and seconded by Richard
Bottom it was voted that the school district will raise and appropriate
the sum of nineteen thousand dollars ($19,000) to add a seventh school
bus for the Elementary and Middle Schools in order to reduce the length
of the present routes. The motion was not carried.
Article 6: The Moderator read Article 6 as follows: to see what sum
of money the school district will raise and appropriate for the support
of schools, for the salaries of school district officials and agents,
for capital construction, and for the payment of statutory obligations
of the district.
On motion made by Lawrence Dubois and seconded by Heather Carney it
was voted to table Article 6 until Pipril 9, 1984 v^en Articles 1 and 3
WDuld also be reconsidered.
Article 7 : On motion made by Richard Bottom and seconded by Darrell
Ford it was voted to authorize the school board to make application for
and to receive and expend in the name of the school district, such ad-
vances, grants in aid, or other funds for educational purposes as may
now or thereafter be forthcoming from the United States Government, and/
or State Agencies; private agencies; and/or other sources in accordance
with the provisions of RSA 198: 20-b.
Article 8 : The Moderator read Article 8 as follows: to choose agents
and comiittees in relation to any subject embraced in this warrant.
On motion by Lawrence Dubois and seconded by when Articles
1,3, and 6 would be reconsidered.
Article 9: On motion made by Lawrence Dubois and seconded by Patricia
Newhall it was voted to transact any other business which may legally come
before this meeting.
The school board agreed to make their best effort in acquiring a dec-
ision from the Water Supply and Pollution Control Board on the septic
system for the proposed addition to the Barrington Elementary School.
There being no other business to corns before this meeting, it was
adjourned at twenty seven minutes past eleven o'clock in the afternoon.
Lauren Chase - Rowell
School District Clerk
BARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING 92.
I^ril 9, 1984
At the legal meeting of the inhabitants of the Harrington School District
the following action was taken on the School Warrant on Monday, the ninth
of i^ril, nineteen hundred eighty- four. The legal meeting held on this
night had been recessed from the March nineteenth, nineteen hundred eighty
The meeting at the Barrington Town Hall was called to order by Moderator
Frederick Tinin, at seven thirty in the afternoon.
Article 1 : Having previously been presented numerous times, the read-
ing of Article I was waived without objection. Then, on motion made by
Lawrence EX±)ois and seconded by Heather Carney, Article I was voted in-
expedient to legislate.
During the discussion concerning Article I, Richard Bottom explained
the failure for the approval of the septic system design of the Elementary
School and briefed the audience in the alternative of facilatating modular
units to be attached to the Middle School for usage by two fourth grades.
Article 3 ; The Moderator read Article 3 as follows: To see if the
school district will authorize the school board to withdraw after July 1,
1984 in accordance with the provisions of RSA 35, an amount not to exceed
sixteen thousand four hundred forty-three dollars and forty cents ($15,000
in principal and 1,1443.40 in interest) from the school district Capital
Iteserve Fund for the purpose of financing part of the cost of constructing
an addition to the Barrington Elementary School. Passage of this article
will reduce the amount of the bond voted in Article 1 by a like amount.
On motion made by Lawrence Dubois and seconded by Heather Carney,
Article 3 was voted inexpedient to legislate. The vote was carried by a
show of cards.
Article 6 ; The Moderator read Article 6 as follows: To see v^iat sum
of money the school district will raise and appropriate for the support
of schools, for the salaries of school district officials and agents, for
capital construction, and for the payment of statutory obligations of the
Lawrence EX±ois moved Article 6. Richard Bottom seconded it, and
offered the following amendment: "I move that the budget figure of two
million, two hundred and thirteen thousand, eight hundred eighty four
dollars (2,213,884.00) be increased by forty two thousand dollars
(42,000.00) and the school board be authorized to lease-purchase a two
classroom modular unit and add two new teachers to the Elementary School
staff." The motion to the amendment was seconded by Lawrence Dubois
After some discussion Robert Shepard questionned the comment in
Article 6 concerning the phrase "for capital construction",
and requested clarification. Richard Bottom explained that the phrase
was intended to cover actions necessary for the addition to the Elementary
School, and since it had been voted inexpedient to legislate an amendment
should be considered to delete the phrase "for capital construction"
from the motion.
The result was an aitendment itade by Robert Shepard and seconded by
Richard Bottom to delete the words " for capital construction " frcxn the
article. It passed.
A motion was made by Charter Weeks to move the amendment on the floor.
A vote was taken and it was carried by a show cards.
The original motion was read by the Moderator. .An amendment was made
by Jane Olivier i as follows: "to delete the words from the motion of hiring
two new teachers." She then reamended the motion to read: "to consider
the matter of leasing the modular units separately from the main budget."
The amendment was seconded by Ken Grossman. It was not carried.
After much discussion, many questions and comments, George Musler re-
quested that the parlimentary situation be sited for the record.
Moderator Frederick Tinm proceeded with the amendment on the floor.
The vote was carried to increase the budget figure $2,213,884.00 by
$42,000.00 and to authorize the school board to lease-purchase a two
classroom modular unit and add two new teachers to the Elementary School
With Article 6 now having been amended, on motion made by Lawrence
Dubois and seconded by Richard Bottom it was voted that the school district
will raise and appropriate for the support of schools, for the salaries of
school district officials and agents, and for the payment of statutory
obligations of the district; and that the figure of $2,213,844.00 be in-
creased by $42,000.00 and the school board be authorized to lease /purchase
a two classroom modular unit and add two new teachers to the Elementary
School staff. It was passed.
A motion was then made by Sam Chittick and seconded by George
Skoolicas to amend the article to read: "that $42,000.00 be added to
the 1983-1984 figure of $1,904,116.00 on page 11 of the Barrington District
Budget. This amendment was withdrawn by Sam Chittick and George Skoolicas
shortly- afterwards .
On motion made by Paul Gasowski and seconded by Sally Ferullo voted
to propose an amendment to add $30,000.00 to the budget for the intent
of hiring full time aids to augment the teachers in the high teacher to
pupil ratio. A count of cards was taken and the amendment was not carried:
YES: 67 NO: 158
The amended Article 6 with a budget totaling $2,255,884.00 was voted
on and carried.
Article 8 : On motion made by Lawrence Dubois and seconded by
Heather Carney it was voted to choose agents and committees in relation
to any subject embraced in this warrant.
Lawrence IDubois then requested volunteers for conmittees to study
new proposals for an addition to existing school, a new school, new loc-
ation, an addition to the Middle School and a high school. Heather
Carney added that these conmittees would work closely together.
On notion made by Bill Dean and seconded by D. Cas?well it was voted
by anendnent that the district members present would select a building
committee to carry out the following:
1. to evaluate recent coimiittee reports regarding school
population growth and projections for the Town of Harr-
ington and appropriate nearby towns;
2. to investigate all practical ways by which the Barr-
ington School District could provide the necessary
classroom space for continuing quality education of
our entire growing student population.
3. to consider possible approaches to school building
construction that could provide the necessary educat-
ional facilities to meet present and future school re-
quirenents, including consideration of various building
4. to inquire in detail into forming a cooperative school
district with the Town of Strafford and other adjacent
towns, and to fully evaluate practicality of constructing
a Junior High - high school facility for such district,
and of purchasing and iitproving the buildings and
grounds of the Austin Gate Acadeit^ property;
5. to report their findings and recommendations to the
Harrington School District at the earliest possible
The aitendment was then modified to read that the Harrington School
District would have the power to appoint a building committee to carry
out numbers one through five (1-5) in the proposed amendment stated
above. It was carried.
Article 9 ; On motion made by Lawrence Dubois and seconded by
Heather- Carney it was voted to transact any other business which legal-
ly come before this meeting.
On behalf of the School Board, Lawrence Dubois thanked the various
conmittees for their time and effort in searching for the embettering
of the education in Harrington. These conmittees included the high
school study committee, the growth study committee, the building com-
mittee arid the space needs comnittee.
There being no other business to come before this meeting, it
was adjourned at six minutes past eleven o'clock in the afternoon.
School District Clerk
The State of New Hampshire
To the Inkabitanli oj the School district in the tovm of B.irrlnRton
qualified to vote in district affairs:
You are hereby notified to moot at the Town llnll In snid district on the
12th day of March 1985 . at 10:00 O'clock In the foru noon,
to act upon the following subjects:
1. To choose a Moderator for the coming year.
2. To choose a Clerk for the ensuing year.
3. To choose a Member of the School Board for the ensuing three years.
To choose a Treasurer for the ensuing year.
5. To choose Auditors, and all other necessary officers and agents for
the ensuing year.
Given under our hands at said liarrlngton this seventh day of Jnnuary 19 85
Heather Carncv S School Board
A true copy of Warrant— Attest:
Heather Carney ) School Board
The State of New Hampshire
To the Inhabitants of the School district in the town of BARRINGTON
qualified to vote in district affairs:
You are hereby notified to meet at the TOWN HALL in said district on the
18th day of March 1985 , at 7:30 o'clock in the after noon,
to act upon the following subjects:
1. To hear the reports of agents, auditors, committees, or officers chosen, and
pass any vote relating thereto.
2. To see if the School District wishc:; to authorize the School Board by and through
a committee to conduct a search for a minimum of twenty (20) acres of land to
satisfy the future construction/space needs of the District, said committee to re-
port back to a Special School District Meeting with purchase recommendations, and
further to authorize and direct the School Board, prior to said Special School
District Meeting, to acquire an option or options on suitable parcels of land in
accordance with terms and conditions which the School Board deems necessary and
appropriate, and further raise and appropriate the sum of ten thousand dollars
($10,000) to be used for the acquisition of said option, soil analysis, legal
research, site preparation and all other matters in connection therewith.
3. To see if the School District wishes to raise and appropriate the sum of five
thousand dollars ($5,000) for the purpose of retaining a consultant to conduct
a space utilization study of the Elementary School.
4. To see if the School District will vote to authorize the establishment of a
cooperative school district planning committee to study the advisability of
establishing a cooperative school district with Barnstead and/or Nottingham
in accordance with RSA 195:18.
5. To see if the School District will vote to increase the Barrington School Board
from three members to five members, said new members to be elected at the 1986
School District elections for a two year term and a three year term respective-
6. To see what sum of money the School District will raise and appropriate for the
support of schools, for the salaries of School District officials and agents,
for capital construction, and for the payment of statutory obligations of the
7. To see if the School District will authorize the School Board to make application
for and to receive and expend in the name of the School District, such advances,
grants-in-aid, or other funds for educational purposes as may now or thereafter
be forthcoming from the United States Government, and/or State agencies; private
agencies; and/or other sources in accordance with the provisions of RSA 198:20-b.
8. To choose agents and committees in relation to any subject embraced in this
9. To transact any other business which may legally come before this meeting.
Given under our hands at said this day of February 19 85
Richard Bottom, Chairman \
. . .H.eather_ Carney ) School Board
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A true copy of Warrant--Attest:
Richard Bottom, Chairman
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BARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT
STATEMENT OF REVENUES
TOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1984
ECIA - Chapter 2 (Block Grant)
School Building Aid
Area Vocational School Aid
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HARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT 104.
FOOD SERVICE FUND
STATEMENT OF REVENUES
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1984
Federal Aid - Child Nutrition $ 41,099.00
Local Taxation 200.00
Daily Sales $51,641.19
Interest on Savings 513.29 52,154.48
Total Revenue $ 93,453.48
Harrington, N.H. School District Capital Reserve Fund
Record of Trust Fund Income and Expenditures
Name of Fund Harrington, N. H. School District Capital Reserve Fund
Naive of Donor Harrington, N. H. School District
Purpose of Creation To finance all or part of new School District
construction, HankEast Term deposit certificate.
No. 508845 % 11.05% for lb years (Aug. 23, 1983)
Income to accumulate.
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TO: Mr. Richard Bottcro
Barrington School Board
6 Lake shore Drive
Barrington, N.H. 03825
Your report of appropriations voted and property taxes to be raised for
the 1984-85 school year has been approved on the following basis:
REVENUES & CREDITS AVAILABLE
TO REDUCE SCHOOL TAXES
Unreserved Fund Balance 41,129.00
Revenue From State Sources:
School Building Aid 8,463.00
Area Vocational School 11,000.00
Handicapped Aid 41,570.00
Other Catastrophic 6,097.00
Revenue From Federal Source:
ESEA - Block Grant 6,900.00
Child Nutrition Program 38,000.00
Other Federal Sources Inpact Aid (PL874) 1,000.00
Local Rev. Other Than Taxes:
Other Local Sources Sales 44,058.00
TOTAL SCHOOL REVENUES & CREDITS 213,422.00
DISTRICT ASSESSMENT 2,042,462,00
TOTAL REVENUES AND DISTRICT ASSESSMENT 2,255,884.00
David J. Power, Commissioner
BARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT
SCHEDULE OF SALARIES
FDR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1984
Mason, Bernard - Supervising Principal
Rice, Constance - Elementary Principal
Cullinan, Kim - Sp. Ed.
Edmunds, C^rol - Nurse
Hart, Walter - Guidance
Lund^ren, Heidi - Sp. Ed.
McGrail, Kathleen - Sp. Ed.
Ross, Gwen - Sp. Ed.
Tlbbetts, Heidi - Speech
$ 27, 400.00
FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM REPORT
During thl8 past year, I have attended numerous workshops with the NHSFCA and
State Department of Food and Nutrition Service. These workshops focused on the Type
A meal pattern, its requirements, changes and new concepts other schools in the
National Porgram exchange with each other.
Our Breakfast Program was Introduced to the Harrington Schools three (3) years
ago. We have found this program beneficial to the students. Children come into tha
cafeteria directly from their busses, and enjoy eating breakfast in a relaxed, un-
hurried atmosphere. We serve breakfast to over. 100 students daily. Some of the old-
er children purchase two or have breakfast at home, arrive ac school and find they
are still hungry and will come In to eat breakfast again.
Our Lunch Program participation has increased considerably. We are serving
approximately SOX of the students daily. Offering the students choices of menus
(soup and sandwich lunch, chef salad lunch or regular hot lunch) has I feel, attrib-
uted to this. This supplement gives the students greater variety in choosing their
The program menus are prepared from "scratch recipes" rather than the ready-to-
serve products on the market today. Using this method we can control salts, fats
and unnecessary additives in our children's diets as well as keeping the cost per
plate to a minimum.
In the Middle School the eighth grade Home Economics students have been plan-
nlhg, preparing and serving the lunches for both Elementary and Middle Schools.
One day each month a unit (18 students) is responsible for the entire operation for
one day. In addition to planning a nutrious and attractive meal in class, they pre-
pare, serve and clean-up with the supervision of cafeteria staff. This experience
provides greater understanding of the Hot Lunch Program and nutricion and instills
the pride of accomplishment. We have been very proud of the positive attitudes
shown by the students and the satisfaction they have found In a Job well done. The
entire cafeteria staff have enjoyed working with these students and look forward
each year to new students involvement in the Food Service Program.
In the Elementary School students are preparing class menus with the help of
their teachers. Students may then submit to the Lunch Manager a balanced menu that
they would like to have served. On that day they may help prepare and serve this
meal. We hope to have parents come in and have lunch with their children.
Students at the Elementary School may purchase a morning snack at recess con-
sisting of several choices sOch as crackers with peanut butter, fruit slices, milki
Juice, hot cocoa and Yogurt.
Recently the School Board approved the purchase of a Stainless Steel Prepara-
tion table for the Elementary School kitchen from the program funds in an effort to
utilize limited space in this facility.
Again this year, with the approval of our Principal, Mr. Bernard L. Mason, we
have developed a program for Special Education students to work in the cafeteria
serving meals. When these students work in the cafeteria, they are reimbursed on
Fridays as a payroll type bookkeeping procedure that the students handle themselves.
This Includes counting money, making change, signing receipts, learning responsibility,
reading schedules and following directions. This program has been very successful for
I have enjoyed working for the Harrington School District as Director of our Food
Service Programs and will continue to improve these programs through workshops and
various types of Information and literature offered by the State Department of Food
and Nutrition Services and NHSFSA.
I wish to express my thanks to my staff: Mrs. Janet Letendre, Mrs. Chris Fogg,
Mrs. Pat Minor, Mrs. Bev Heffernan, Mrs. Sue Dombroski, Mrs. Donna True, Mrs. Gail
Lavole and to Mr. Mason and Mrs. Rice for their assistance and support.
Food Service Director
BAHRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT
JUNE 30, 1984
Total Current Assets
LIABILITIES Ic RIND EQUITY
Total Current Liabilities
Fun d Equity
Unreserved Retained Earnings
Reserve for Special Purposes
Unreserved Fund Balance
Total Fund Equity
TOTAL LIABILITIES 4 FUND EQUITY
BARRINCTON SCHOOL DISTRICT
ANALYSIS OF FUND EQUITY
JUNE 30, 1984
Fund Equity July 1, I983
Adjustment of 6/3O/83 Payables
Underestimate ol Receivable
Catastrophic Aid Adjustment
Fund Equity June 30, 1984
• 6/30/83 Payables not paid
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HARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT TENTATIVE CALENDAR
1985 - 1986
September through January - 95 days
February through June - 87 days
September 2 Labor Day
*November 11 Veteran's Day
November 28-29 Thanksgiving Recess
(28 Thanksgiving Day)
December 23 - January 1
i^ril 28 - May 2
*By statute (RSA 288:4) these two days are required days out of
Other holidays observed by the State are October 14 Columbus Day
February 17 Washington's B'day
;>pril 28 Fast Day
REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
To the School Board and cltlzena of the Harrington School District:
As of October 1, 198A, the enrollment in the Harrington Schools was distributed as follows:
GRADE R 1 2 3 4 5_ 6 7 8 TOTAL
16 75 69 79 47 72 59 74 66 557
In addition the Harrington School District transports the following numbers of pupils to
the Spauldlng High School under the provisions of a ten-year tuition contract:
62 44 26 37 169
This does not include the 104 tuitioned to Area Vocational and other schools.
When school opened In September, 1984, the Elementary and Middle Schools were organized
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL EMPLOYEES
Special Education R-2
Special Education 3-4
Claire Ivery, Kathy Monaghan
Special Education Aides
Barbara Hayes, Carol
Anita Stone Chapter I Aides
Ramona Cook, Douglas
Beverly Hefferman, Susan Domb
MIDDLE SCHOOL EMPLOYEES
Grade 7 Science/Math
Grade 7 Lang. Arts/Social Studies
7-8 Math/Social Studies
7-8 Lang. Arts/Social Studies
7-8 Science/Social Studies
5-8 Physical Education
7-8 Industrial Arts
7-8 Home Economics
5-8 Special Education
Special Education-Self Contained
MIDDLE SCHOOL EMPLOYEES con't .
Patricia Akerson, Louise Nevnnan
Francesca Barrett, Janice Dobson, Joanne Vachon Special Education Aides
Calvin Swain Head Custodian
Joh^n Boyle, Douglas Trott Custodians
Carpelle Morrison Lunch Program Director
Gall Lavole, Janet Letendre, Christine Fogg Lunch Workers
During the past year we have seen continuing discussion concerning the present state
and future direction of public education. The deluge of national reports, newspaper
articles, discussion programs and major state reform proposals concerning education have
occuppied a prominent position In the media. During this period of time we have con-
tinued a process of refining goals and objectives for the Harrington School District,
conducting an ongoing curriculum review focusing on the areas of social studies, math,
gifted and talented and computer education, and evaluation of present planning and
The continued progress of the Summer Institute program for a second year under the
supervision- of Assistant Superintendent Worthley has been an especially gratifying de-
velopment. I full expect the Summer Institute-85 program will involve an in-depth evalu-
ation project conducted In conjunction with the Department of Education, University of
New Hampshire at Durham. Mr. Worthley and I strongly believe School Administrative Unit
#44 may be on the cutting edge of a movement in public education to re-introduce thinking
skills. As Edward DeBono SiatfiS in his article entitled, CRITICAL THINKING IS NOT ENOUCH
published in the September, 1984 Issue of EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP, "More and more schools
in Canada, the United Kingdom, Eire, Australia and New Zealand are teaching thinking. "
School Administrative Unit #44 is one of the first School Administrative Units in Llie
State to provide such experiences for its students. It is extremely important we cuntinue
our commitment to this program.
As I have stated in previous reports, it is generally agreed effective schools must
usually have five factors associated with them; building leadership, instructional leader-
ship, a pleasing school climate, implied expectations of students and an effective moni-
toring system. We have continued to work closely with the principals and faculties to
continue these characteristics and to improve and enhance professional growth activities.
We liave strongly encouraged principals and teachers to enroll in college courses, attend
conferences and Join state, regional and national professional organizations such as the
New England Reading Association and the Principals Center at Harvard University.
A review of the Science Research Associates achievement test results convey a continu-
ation of student growth in such areas as math, language arts and reading. Harrington has
consistently registered above National and School Administrative Unit norms as a result
of this annual evaluation process. In fact, Harrington has consistently been one of tlie
top three achieving districts in the Unit on the basis of the Science Research Assoii.ices
results. Primary grade scores have shown markedly strong patterns. We will r(>ntiniie to
focus on the development of a variety of effective program evaluation prucedures.
1 respectfully urge you to give serious attention to tlie reiommcndat i mi roiil a i iirtl in
the Study Committee report. While every individual may not be in total agreiiment on some
recommendations, it is quite evident the Conuiiittee has spent considerable time and eflort
in researching and (Rebating the issues confronting the District on both a short and long
term basis. Comprehensive, indepth planning tends to result in better decisions. As you
debate the issues this year, I believe you can be both proud and thankful with tlu- calihei
of civic participation and involvement displayed by members of the Committee.
One of the major areas of public discussion is the issue of how we finance our schools.
As many of you are aware, the Legislature is in session this year and one of the major
pieces of legislation to be debated this session deals with the consolidation and reform
of four current State Financial Aid programs for school districts known as the Augenbllck
Plan. This Plan provides for the consolidation of the current Foundation Aid, Sweepstakes,
Direct Special Education and Business Profits Tax support programs. In addition to the
consolidation of these four Financial Aid programs, the Augenbllck Plan proposes an equit-
able method of distributing State funds to school districts. However, in order to fully
implement the Augenbllck Plan, the State must provide an additional 14 million dollars.
If the Legislature passes the Augenbllck Plan and the necessary 14 million dollar appro-
priation, the Harrington School District would receive over and above its current State
revenue of $123,892, the additional sum of $122,281. I believe the implication for
property tax relief is obvious. I strongly encourage all citizens to contact their Legis-
lators and urge the adoption of these measures.
The School Administrative Unit staff has continued to provide support and assistance
in such areas as business management, special education coordination and supervision,
negotiations, curriculum development and staff development programs.
Once again, we wish to express our appreciation to the members of the school board,
principals, teachers, pupils and citizens for the cooperation exhibited during the past
year. We look forward to a long and productive relationship in which our mutual goals
will continue to be the best possible education for our young people.
BARRY L. C LOUGH
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT #44
AMOUNT TO BE SHARED BY DISTRICTS . . .
Dtscrlbutlon of $ 325.663.00 «co be
raised by DiscricCi>.
*Encrl£ii in<nrkee! wlch ascerlsks mutiC be che
14 Novfinber 1984
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REPORT TO THE BARRINGTOSI SCHOOL DISTRICT
There is no argument that Barrington is a town undergoing change. Your
school system is also undergoing change and most of it is positive. The
members of your school board wish to take this opportunity to highlight
some of these changes and try to put them in perspective.
Some years ago, the Barrington School Board announced the philosophy of
returning to basics to assure that our students had the necessary foundation
for greater achievement in their lives. The voters of the district should
be pleased to note that this enphasis is paying off. Barrington students,
on average, consistently score above the national norm and at or near the
top in SAU 44 on the standard achievement tests. This is especially true
in the elementary grades.
This enphasis is also evident in other programs. We participated in the
Sunnier Institute for the second year. Four teachers and 15 students took
part in this exciting project vvhich enphasizes critical thinking skills
and creativity. The Odessy of the Mind program is another v\here our students
are exposed to new ideas and develop new skills in an environment rich in
opportunity for the individual. On the local level there are scores of
activities to supplenent classroom studies. The Conputer Club, the French
Club, Junior Great Books, and many others are designed to wet the students
appetite for learning and make the students school days fun as well.
Your current board established a policy to reduce class sizes from upwards
of 35 students per classroom to levels which are more conducive to good
education. It was not an easy task v^en faced with our space constraints.
The administration and staff worked many hours to solve the problems
associated with such a change in policy. The result is noteworthy. Vfe
achieved our goal and have provided a much better educational environment
for our students.
We must mention the fine performance of our teachers and staff. Morale is
high and the current board enjoys an excellent relationship with the staff.
Our turn over is low and we are able to work in harmony for the benefit of
all the students in our schools.
Over the past several years your school boards have worked hard to achieve
full conpliance with state standards for elementary and middle schools. For
the 1984-85 school year, these descrepancies have been reduced from a long
list to one relating to the library. Action is underway to rectify this
descrepancy and we look forward to full conpliance soon.
We know the majority of the town's taxes go to support our schools. As
taxpayers, we share your desire to keep the tax rate as low as possible
while still providing quality educational services to our children. One
yardstick we use to check on our expenditures is conparison with the rest
of the state. The average per pupil cost for elementary students in
New Hampshire is $2,147; our cost is $1,455.12. We rank 144 out of 155
districts or, in other words, only 11 elementary schools in the state spend
less than we do per pupil. At the middle school level the state average
is $2,364; our cost is $1,462.34. We rank 26 out of 26 middle schools.
A large part of our budget is expended to meet the needs of students with
special needs. Your school board maintains an aggressive cost containment
effort regarding Special Education expenses. As a rule, out of district
placements are very expensive. Part of our effort is to serve our special
needs students locally vv^enever possible. It proved cost effective to fund
a full time guidance counselor this year and return students to our schools
from regional programs.
As an adjunct to this cost containment effort, we requested an evaluation
of our in-house special education programs by the Strafford Learning
Center, our regional special education agency. The staff of the center
worked at length with our administration and staff to analyze our programs.
As of this writing their final report has just been received and is being
evaluated for further action. We feel certain that the result will be a
more responsive program, with better control and, in the long run, better
use of our resources.
The growth in the cost of our educational systems is a tremendous burden.
Vfe regret these increases but have little control over must of these costs,
especially in the case of special education. We are firmly convinced that
some kind of alternative funding is required for our school systems if we
are to maintain our level of achievement and services. We urge the
voters of the Harrington School District to express their support for
alternative funding proposals currently before the legislature.
We v^uld be remiss if we did not comment on the exceptional performance
of your Space Needs Committee. They proved to be a dedicated, tenacious,
hard working body with a sincere interest in conducting an in-depth
investigation of our problems and potential solutions. Although their
final report is not available v\^en this is written, the board is unanimous
in endorsing their preliminary recommendations, with one exception. The
board majority feels the library should be kept in its present location.
Vfe close this report with one final thought. You, the voters of district
have every right to be proud of your schools. But schools are too im-
portant to be left to the educators. We urge you to become involved in
your schools. Please attend thedistrict meeting and share in the decision
The Harrington School Board
Richard D. Bottom
1983 - 19B4
To the School Board and Cltlzena of the BarrlnKton School District
The Barrlngton Schools opened on September 5th with a "shift" in grade populations
which required some changes in the organization of both schools. In order to accoiBO-
date the first grade students at the Elementary School, a small room which previously ,
was used for special education became a classroom for fifteen first graders. A Special
Education class and Chapter I were relocated in other areas of the building making use
of what had been a kitchen work/storage facility. The "shj-ft", also felt at the Middle
School required the installation of a modular unit providing much needed space for two
additional classrooms. These classrooms have made it possible to have a third section
of sixth grade, lowering the teacher/student ratio and providing space for a third
special education class as well as an area for remedial reading students. In order Co
provide for these needs, dividers were installed in the room housing the Special Edu-
cation and Remedial Reading programs. The enrollments at both schools continues to
fluctuate with 293 at the Elementary School while 270 are enrolled at the Middle School.
An ongoing educational goal of both schoola is to develop and maintain programs which
benefit students with varying learning styles as well as abilities. In order to achieve
this goal, the core curriculum is constantly being updated and improved. New resource
materials as well as additional computers are located in the Library/Media Center and
are available to all students. The on-going enrichment strand consists of the Jr.
Great Books program under the direction of Barbara Hayes and the Young Authors Creative
Writing progrum under the direction of Karen Schuster and Frances Cram. Math-a-lons
provide an opportunity for students at the Middle School to participate competively
against other math teams in our area, and both schools will again have teams entered in
the Odyssey of the Mind competition. The Artist in the Schools program will host folk-
lorlst, Linda Morley, in conjunction with a grant from the N. H. Commission of the Arts.
Also, a Foreign Language Club has been established for students in grades three and
four. The Summer Institute for Critical Thinking Skills involved not only Middle School
students but also staff members from both schools. The development of creativity Is
stressed at all grade levels in all areas of the curriculum and in music and art as
Many extra-curricular activities are planned and supervised by dedicated staffs at
both schools, and they are to be commended for their efforts. The Middle School students
have the opportunity to participate in Inter-scholastic and intra-mural athletics and to
take part in musical and dramatic productions. The Elementary students have the oppor-
tunity to participate in seasonal concerts and the gymnastics program.
A full time guidance counselor has been added to the Elementary and Middle School staffs.
Having the services provided by Walter Hart has prevented some Special Education students
requiring counseling from being placed out of district as well as allowing for the re-
turn to the local school setting for others.
We are extremely appreciative of the support given to the schools by the people of Barr-
lngton. Tlieir attendance at concerts. Open House, special events and musicals is im-
portant to the students and tlie staff. We would also like to thank Dave Zakon and Jean
Cioffl, co-ordlnators of the volunteer program. Our sincere thanks to all the volun-
teers who give so freely of their time to assist not only in the classrooms but on field
trips and nt special events.
B.E.S.T. (J^arrlngton, Wucators, Students and Townspeople), continues to play an impor-
tant role In the Elementary School. We would like to thank Sid and Anne Kotlus, co-
chjlrpersons and tlic members of B.E.S.T. for the contributions they have made to our
The educational atmosphere in our schools is one of caring, and many people contribute
to this feeling. We would like to recognize and thank our highly dedicated and skill-
ed secretarial, custodial and cafeteria staffs. We also wish to thank our School
Board members, Mr. Richard Bottom, Dr. Heather Carney and Mr. Peter Paiton for their
dedicated service and interest in the educatio of the students in Harrington.
We wish to thank the SAU #44 administrative team of Superintendent Barry Clough,
Assistant Superintendents, Leon Worthley, Eugene Roddy, and Special Education Coordin-
ator, Paul Campella for their continued interest, support and guidance. We sincerely
appreciate their educational leadership.
Above all, we wisk to thank the highly professional and dedicated staffs of both
schools who work so diligently and cooperatively with us. Their hard work and sin-
cere efforts are of a great benefit to our students and to our school.
It is a pleasure to serve the comniunity of Harrington. We appreciate the support
and cooperation that we receive from the people. We sincerely hope that you will
continue to cal|^ on us at any time we can be of service to you.
Bernard Mason, Supervising Principal
Constance Rice, Assistant Principal
131. SCHOOL NUKSE Kia'OKT
1983 - 198^
As school got underway in September, I was very busy with health screenings. 1
started in the elementary school and continued through the middle school. Screen-
ings included height, weight, vision, dental, hearing, nutrition and Immunization
I am very pleased since the new immunization laws, most children are up to date and
new enterers have had complete and accurate records. Some students were transported
to the Congregation Church for needed immunizations, sponsored by the Rural District
Health Council. This year the number was very small.
This year all schools were sent a letter from the Department of Education, stating
that Scoliosis (curvature of the spine) screenings will be required on all students
grades five through eight, beginning the 198^-85 school year. Approximately two-
thirds of all N. H. schools have currently provided this screening and Harrington
has been screening for several years. The screening procedure is a simple one in
which the school nurse looks at the childs back in a standing position and the for-
ward bending position and observes for any curvature. All questionable defects are
reportud to parents and asked to make an appointment with their family physician.
The Department of Education will be providing training sessions for all school nurses
who have not been involved in Scoliosis screenings. 1 have attended screening sessions
in New Hampshire and Vermont. This year there were no new referrals.
Hearing tests resulted in seven (7) elementary and six (6) middle school students with
hearing problems and all were referred to parents for possible correction.
All students were tested for vision. This year a new slide was available to test stu-
dents for near vision. There were eight (8) elementary and seventeen (17) middle
school students referred.
Ninety-nine percent of all elementary school students participated in the Fluoride
Rinse Program once again tlii!> year. This is a most important program and 1 am pleased
to see so many participating.
This year there seemed to have been a virus that swept through all classrooms. The
virus appeared to stay with us all through the school year. Many days 10-12 students
were sent home with the same symptoms. Pneumonia also affected many students and
In the spring chicken pox prevailed affecting 75 elementary and 5 middle school stu-
denis. Strep thru.it was .il-.u .1 l.irge problem, siireading from student to student and
including faculty. Any student found to have symptoms of any communicable disease or
condition which can easily pass from person to person must be sent home immediately
to prevent further spreading.
Once again this year we had only a slight problem with head lice, scabies, impetigo
or conjunctivitis. An average day brought many students to the office in each school.
Most visits were for minor illnesses or injuries, with the exception of four (4) elem-
entary and six (6) middle school students being injured seriously enough to seek medi-
cal or dental attention. Injuries included sprains, strains, lacerations, sutures,
injured teeth and bruises.
Pre-school screenings were done this year on fifty-nine pre-schoolers. Screenings
included heights, weights, hearing and vision. Parents were interviewed in regards
to tlie childs medical history, nutrition, dental care and immunization requirements
and physical exams requirements for students to attend Harrington schools.
Health teachings were done in both schools through cooperative efforts of the tea-
chers and school nurse. Many parent conferences were held and some home visits
were made. 1 attended workshops and seminars on Alcohol/Drug Abuse Prevention and
Smoking Cessation School Education. 1 also had the opportunity to tour the Berlin
Meddac Hospital in Berlin, Germany this summer.
M.iny thanks to parents, faculty and school board members for their cooperation, help
and understanding in making this a most productive and extremely busy year.
Carol Edmunds, R.N.
Harrington Schools Nurse
Report of School Auditors for 1983-84
Barrlngton Scho61 Board
Barrlngton, N. H.
Gentlemen and Lady:
This letter will Inform you that Lynde Ssndai>9 and I have completed
our mathematical audit of the School District books as furnished to
us by your treasurer, bookkeeper, and lunch manager, and find them
As always, your treasurer's books are excellently kept. Your bookkeeper
seems to be doing a fine job of keeping?, the books to meet the requirements
of the State Bourd-- no small Job. She is a pleasant person, ana most
cooper .tive with us. Her system of filing bills and manifests makes the
auditing much easier. The lunch accounts ap|)ear to be in jjood ord^r, and
has the program well In hand.
We are Bonoerned that the district has for several years ended the year
with such a large surplus, and would recommend that you make an effort
to bring your budget proposals for the coming year more closely In line
w*th what actual expenditures will probably be not an easy taskl
One item I have noticed is that I do not seem to see listed in your
proposed revenues , PX-16 in the 1983 Town Report, any item of pIToposed
savings banx interest which has been a tidy sum Cor several years, thanks
to your treasurer's management.
We also feel concerned about your keeping your current year books open
for so long into the next year. Sixteen days appears to be at l^iast a
little too much.
Since your appropriation is always Ipbelled for the current year, we
question that a true picture of the year Is presented if bills for the
ensuing year are paid from the current yenf'»3 moneys, and would advise
your looking into this matter.
These concerns are offered in the friendliest sj irit, ,ind appreclfit Ion
of your difficult Job of managing our educational system; however , it
seems certain that' they would be considered in the event of an audit by
State or professional auditors.
Very ti^uly yours,
September 8. 1984
REPORT OF THa BARRIHGHON SJriOOL S'lUOY JOMMITa .ij]
Our committee of l6 volunteer members, mandated by the
voters at the School District Meeting of Liarch, 1984, has in-
vested substantial time over 10 months assessing the problems
outlined in our charge. V/e looked at a broad spectrum of solu-
tions ranging from double sessions to off-site seweraje dis-
posal to tuitioning 8th graders and at least a dozen other
After an in-depth look at the population projections sup-
plied us, we realized that our decisions and recommendations
were based on information which had statistical merit but lacked
plain old common sense.
Our earlier work, however, was not fruitless. »Ve were able
to look at an extraordinary number of options, evaluate them
carefully and arrive at what we believe to be sensible conclu-
sions. Our current recommendations are not substantially different
from our earlier ones. The important difference is the time we
have in which to implement them.
The most significant thing we discovered in re-evaluatin'^
the basic assumptions was the fact that there is not a direct
relationship between general town population r;;rov;th and 'growth
in school enrollment. We have provided a number of graphs and
charts to illustrate this point. Ihe original figures provided
to the committee fail to recognize this important point and thus
produce enrollment projections that are much higher Ihun what
we believe the realistic numbers should be.
Does this mean that scJiool enrollment will not increase,
or that we do not have a problem that requires a solution?
Certainly not. What it does mean is that we have a somewhat en-
larged time frame in which to solve our problems.
Committee members are of tv/o minds with regard to our
present situation. Some members believe our existing schools
are overcrowded, and some believe there is room for modest growth.
The compromise position on which we were able to agree is that, the
schoola are full - that is, at or close to capacity.
If the population patterns of the previous five years were
to remain the same in the near future, then it is our opinion
that we have approximately three years in which to create and im-
plement a plan for new school construction.
V/e realize there is no way to truly forsee the future, but
we have attempted to put together a plan of action which, if en-
acted, will allow Barrington to reorganize its school system in
a well planned and cost effective manner.
PROPOSALS OF TH2 BAHRINGION SCHOOL 31 UDY COlvJ.lI'r'l I:;!^ ,
1. The Committee recommends that the School Board place a warrant
article before the Annual School District Meeting to see if the
voters will raise and appropriate the sum of :; 10,000 to purchase
an option on a parcel of land for future school construction and
to provide for necessary engineering.
The acquisition of a suitable building site is the first
step in what should be an orderly planning program for
the construction of a new school. Ihe site would be chosen
with a variety of criteria in mind including: access
without major road construction; the ability to expand
over the next 25 years as growth demands; adequate drain-
age to accomodate expansion; minimal • investment in site
work for playing fields, etc. .^e would expect the School
Board, or a Site Search Committee appointed by the Board,
to option a suitable site within six months of the ap-
propriation of funds.
It should be assumed that a purchase price of s 100,000
would be a maximum sura, and that the actual cost, if
any, will reflect the size of the parcel, its location,
and other factors which could lead to spending sub-
stantially less than the appropriated sum.
This recommendation reflects a conscious choice betv/een
short term investment at our present site and long term
investment at a new site.
We would remind the voters of three things: (1) deci-
sions made in the heat of crisis are seldom well made;
(2) there is no rational reason to believe that land
prices will decline at any time in the immediate future,
and are, in fact, likely to increase; and (3) in the un-
likely event that our school population should decline,
the land may be placed back on the market to recoup our
investment. .. in all likelihood at a profit.
We believe that this recommendation constitutes prudent
planning, and will serve our town's needs into the early
part of the next century.
2. The Committee recommends that the School Board immediately make
preparations for the utilization of the land which will be purchased
for the construction, of a new school.
V^fithin six months of the purchase of an option, the Board,
or an appointed committee, would complete the process of
site design; soil surveys, charting of future utilities,
location of buildings, drives, parking, and playing fields,
etc. In short, developing a Master Plan for future land
use. Concurrently, work could be done on developing a de-
sign of core facilities and plotting location of possible
classroom expansions, 'ihe intent is for us to be prepared
to build within a short time after realizing the need,
and to be aware of the problems associated v/ith the site.
3. The Committee recommends that the possibilities of a Uooperiitive
School District be actively pursued.
We recommend the formation of a Cooperative School Jistiict
Planning Committee under PiSA!l9! to investigate the for;a-
ation of a Cooperative School District. RSA:1)_^' is a lav;
that legally empov/ers the committee to work with otner in-
terested towns toward the forming of a new school and tlie
betterment of our collective students' education, possibly
offering them more at less cost than if we tried to do it
on our own, V/ithout this legal committee, a Cooperative
School District cannot become a reality.
^. The Committee recoromends that the School Board yearly update the
school population projection graphs as presented by this coinmittee,
and report their findings at the Annual School District i.;eeting.
If this recommendation is implemented, it v;ill require
the School Board to provide to tlie Annual School Dis+ric'
Meeting updated enrollment graphs as well as undated dem-
ographic data as contained herein, iinrollmenl-, "j,rt. ahs v/ill
contain pro jed ions, by whatevei- nethod '.he Scliool Com-
mittee deems appropriate, for a minimum of three Hears
into the future.
These graphs and data will give the voters at xhe School
District Meetings some basic historical informal; ion as a
foundation for making the necessary decisions called for by
the projected enrollment figures, while "he +hree years of
enrollment projections will give the school district i:i;e
minimum lead time required for change to the physical ;il:.nt.
5. V/e reconunend that the School Library be relocated, possibly
to the Town Library in the 1 own Hall.
The relocation of the oohool Library would mnke avail-
able one additional classroom at the Middle school
without creating the need for new construction or the
use of a modular unit.
6. \/e recommend that the School Board be increased from 3 to 5
J he Study Coiniiiittee has found how time consuming i.his
work is. If I he Board were larger it v/ould make it pos-
sible to subdivide for special studies as needed. Also,
the additional members would ^ive a broader rierspective
to issues at hand.
?. The Committee recommends that the School IJistrict raise and
appropriate the sum of :,':.,000 to hire a professional con^iulianl
to provide documentation for improvin^j; space utilization of the
While the Elementary School has a crowded appearance,
the actual space per pupil is within Staie recommenda-
tions. We believe the reorganization of stoi'ajje and
classroom spaces could, without major modifications,
result in improved sijace utilization.
8. The Committee recommends acquisition of the '^ own Hall for use
as part of the School System at some future date.
Since the 1 ov/n Hall building is on an abut + ing lot to
both the Elementary and Middle Schools, and it has the
gymnasium used by the school, it makes sense that this
building become part of the school properties at some
future time, 'j he advantages would be:
1. additional space for special needs students
2. full time availability of the gymnasium
3. possibility of being used for state-mandated
'+. centrally located
The overall intent of our recommendLitions is to set the 2ta.f;e
for an orderly transition from our present situation to one in
which the top of the hill becomes completely tilementary ana a new
Middle School is constructed at a new site suited and planned for
V/e have specifically avoided adding to our present schools
for several reasons. An addition would require pumping sewage "^o
an off-site location. An addition would only be adequa'e for "he
next '■ to 7 years, and it v/ould then become impossible to m^dte any
further additions. If, as seems likely, we would then h.tve to build
a new school at a new site sometime ear-ly in the l^^O's, ii nalies
more sense, in our opinion, to invest our money .it one loca'ion
which is capable of bein^ expandeu over a lon^ period oi xIaq to
meet the needs of our community as they arise, lurijier, we believe
that the debt burdens created by an im;:iedidi,e addi.ioji to lur pres-
ent schools, coupled wit,h rie\,' school coiiotruci ion be^innin;^ in he
early 19^0 's, would produce unacceptable tax rates.
In order to deal with sliort term nrublems, \.'e lu^ve riiAi'e .-iome
modest proposals that require minimtim canital investn.en" :
Our recommendation ,,7 - to r. llocate funds to hire a -iroies-
sional space planner - assumes thai soine etfec'.ive reoi'j..ni;:M Mon
would provide significant relief a', the ;j;lementai-y Jciiool. votcia
should note that we have liiade no provisions to fund iiuplenieiit i .ion
of space reorganization.
Recommendation if j - to move the School Library i.o jo.,ie loca-
tion at the 't'own Hall, possibly at the t own Library v/here ii vre-
viously was - will free one complete classroom at the ;-..iddle Jchool.
'i/e realize that this idea is frau^^ht with politic.il com.jlic.;. ^ ions
and has drawbacks from an educational perspective, but i., is an
interim measure to get us through to tlie point of a complex ed
Our Committee represents an unusually broad cross Led ion
of our community. At the start l here were many personal agendas,
from coitting taxes to immediately adding to the iilemen..ary Jchool.
We think we've looked very carefully at the choices ami 'heir
implications. In the end, it is Harrington's peculiar oi'.iern ol'
population growth that has led ue to make relatively cotiservai ive
recommendations, v/e hope ihat the school Board and the voters will
find them to be measured ani responsible.
Anthony Irons, Chairman
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