The Board of Selectmen joined Families First at the ribbon cutting for the new facility at the offices of the Community Action Council in Seabrook. A great synergy, with vital medical services now available for Seabrook residents in Seabrook. Thank you to Families First, and Southern New Hampshire Services, for a terrific addition to Seabrook.
Wonderful to welcome into Seabrook the Portsmouth Hospital Emergency Room facility, a 10,000 square foot state of the art medical facility that will bring world class medical care to Seabrook, and our region. The ribbon was cut with the help of Senator Maggie Hassan. Thanks to Dean Carucci and the great team at Portsmouth Hospital, Waterstone Development, the Seabrook Planning Board, and the Board of Selectmen, who were strong supporters of this project.
On May 22, 2017 the Seabrook Police Department, at the regular Board of Selectmen meeting, swore in Sergeants Patrick Smart and Justin Murphy, and Lieutenants Kevin Gelineau and Jason Allen. Congratulations to the new officers, who will assist Chief Gallagher in implementing his vision for serving the residents of Seabrook, and keeping them safe. Thank you to the Board of Selectmen for their strong commitment to public safety.
The Board of Selectmen, at the May 22, 2017 meeting, recognized Timberland for the magnificent work and contribution done to beautify the Seabrook Community Center. Timberland sent many volunteers, and donated much of the material used to spruce up the Community Center. The Board of Selectmen recognized Timberland for the this work, for their past generosity in donating boots to Seabrook school children, and for their corporate philosophy, centered on giving back, and creating green space in communities for all to enjoy. The Board presented Timberland with an official citation. The Board recognized and thanked Recreation Director Katie Duffey for all of her hard work in spearheading this effort.
The Seabrook Board of Selectmen lifted the water restrictions that had been in place since last year on April 17, 2017. The lifting of these restrictions was recommended by Water Superintendent Curtis Slayton, who made a presentation to the Board. Superintendent Slayton indicated that Seabrook is currently outside of the drought area in New Hampshire, but asked residents to continue to use water carefully. The Board of Selectmen thanked the residents of Seabrook for their sacrifice and cooperation while the restrictions were in place. It enabled the Town Water system to recharge, and will aid the Water Department in meeting the increased demand that comes in summer months. A big thank you to all the residents.
The Seabrook Beach Village District hosted The Coastal Resilience and Sand Dunes in Seabrook Workshop 1-Dune Health March 27 at 4 PM at the Seabrook Beach Precinct Building.
After a brief introduction, members of the group walked to the dunes. While on Hudson Street the discussion revolved around examining the beach grass die off, the many threats to our beach’ dunes and learning about the work the UNH team is doing.
Upon returning to the building, a discussion was held on where and how to use the beach and dunes. Julie LaBranch (Rockingham Planning Commission), spoke of the importance of sand dunes while Alyson Eberhardt (Coastal Ecosystems Specialist/NH Sea Grant/UNH Cooperative Education) spoke on dune ecology and function. Gregg Moore,PHD UNH,showed video made by drones over the entire length of our beach as he spoke about dune health and resilience.
A discussion of all information needs and priorities was followed by the announcement of Workshop 11 ( Dune and Beach Planning) which will be held from 2:00pm – 4:00pm on April 18 at the Seabrook Library.
The ribbon cutting happened this weekend at the Ocean State Job Lots at the old Wal-Mart site in Seabrook. A big thank you to the company for the investment in Seabrook, and a very big thank you to the Seabrook Planning Board, who worked so hard on the important details that make projects like this a reality. The Seabrook Board of Selectmen were on hand to welcome the company, and it was a pleasure to be joined by Senator Dan Innis, and Representative Chase and Representative Janvrin as well. The grand opening was very busy, and it will be a great addition to our strong retail corridor.
A very big thank you to Moderator Paul Kelley and the entire team of election workers, who were out at the polls on a very tough day this past Tuesday, March 14, 2017. They did a terrific job of keeping the election machinery moving in very difficult conditions. Congratulations to all the candidates who worked so hard to present themselves to our voters!