ALERTS: The Planning Board is looking for members, if interested please submit a letter of interest to spb@seabrooknh.org

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Oct. 15th

The 2022 Household Hazardous Collection Day will be Saturday, October 15th at the Exeter Public Works Garage (RT 85).

Please register at https://publicinput.com/ExeterHHW2022


Primary Elections Results

Please click HERE to see the election results from the Primary State Election from September 13, 2022.


Seabrook Announces Voluntary Water Restrictions

For Release
August 15, 2022

Seabrook Announces Voluntary Water Restrictions

(Town seeks assistance in reducing water usage)

On August 15, 2022, the Town of Seabrook at its scheduled Board of Selectmen meeting implemented a voluntary water ban. The Seabrook Board of Selectman acting in capacity as the water commissioners for The Town of Seabrook approved the request by Water/Sewer Superintendent Curtis Slayton and Chief Water Operator George Eaton.

Due to the recent dry conditions, it has become necessary to ask residents to be mindful of how they use water. George has pointed out that under The Groundwater Management Plan that 2 of the 3 perimeters have been met to initiate a voluntary water ban.

The Seabrook Board of Selectman request that the public repair any leaks inside or outside their homes, reduce the frequency of washing cars and refrain from washing driveways and sidewalks. Also, the Town would like residents and businesses to limit irrigation to 30 minutes every other day.

The Seabrook Board of Selectman and the Seabrook Water Department are hopeful that more prudent use of water now, will help to avoid mandatory restrictions at a later date, and are appreciative of the support of the public.

Contact: William Manzi lll, Town Manager

603-474-3252
wmanzi@seabrooknh.org
www.seabrooknh.info

 


Election Information for the Upcoming Election

Upcoming Election: September 13, 2022 7:00am-7:00pm
311 Lafayette Road, Seabrook, NH

If you need an absentee ballot, please contact the Town Clerks office at 603-474-3152 or the Town Clerk, Cheryl Bowen at 603-918-3561. We will make sure you are able to vote, please do not wait until the last few days. You can come in the office up until September 12, 2022 until 5:00pm for an absentee ballot.

Click HERE to view the sample ballots.

Registering to Vote in New Hampshire
URL to page containing the PDF link:
https://www.sos.nh.gov/elections/voters/register-vote/registering-vote-new-hampshire
https://www.sos.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt561/files/documents/Election%20Documents/registering-to-vote-in-new-hampshire.pdf


Notice to Residents From the Town Assessor

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS:

The Seabrook Assessor’s has individuals from Vision Government Solutions out around town doing some remeasure work for the next few months.  They have a letter from the Assessor stating such.  The purpose of these visits is to recheck our records for accuracy.  We do approximately 10% of the properties per year so that the entire town can be completed by year 10 or 11.  Please allow them, at a minimum, to take a new picture and measure any structures on the property.  It would also be great if you could answer any questions they have.  They will ask to see the interior but that is not a requirement.  It is helpful but not required.

Sincerely,

Angela Silva, Assessor


Beach Double Trash Runs Start Thursday, June 30th

Beach double trash runs will begin Thursday, June 30th.


Placards will be available, Starting, Monday May 2nd

The Town of Seabrook will issue one beach parking placard to any Seabrook residential home owner upon request. One placard will be issued per address, with a drivers license required at the time of request. Placards will be issued at the Seabrook Town Hall, 99 Lafayette Road, Second Floor, beginning Monday, May 2nd, Monday-Thur’s through out the spring/summer.

Pick Up Hours Through Out The Spring/Summer:
Monday: 8:00am-3:30pm
Tuesday: 8:00am-3:30pm
Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am-3:30pm

If there are any questions please call 603-474-3252


Mosquito Control Program starting week of April 11th

The Mosquito Control Program will begins the week of April in the Town of Seabrook by Dragon Mosquito Control Inc.

 


Results from the March 8th Seabrook Annual Election

Please see below links for the results for the the Town and Seabrook School Results.

Seabrook Town Meeting Results

Seabrook School District Election Results 


2021 Tax Rate, Press Release

PRESS RELEASE

2021 TAX RATE, SEABROOK

November 30, 2021:  The Seabrook Board of Selectman announced today that the State of New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration has set the 2021 Property Tax Rate for the Town of Seabrook at $13.73. This rate is a decrease of $2.24 below last year’s rate of $15.97.  This dramatic change in the rate was primarily due to the town having to complete their required 5-year town wide revaluation to 100% of market value for tax year 2021.  This revaluation occurred during a time of unprecedented increases in real estate values.  The average increase in assessed value of residential property was 30%, while the average increase of commercial and industrial property was only 5%.   This disparity in value increases will shift additional burden to residential taxpayers.   However, the lower tax rate will counteract some of the increase in assessed value when calculating the new tax bills.  The different categories of homeowners and the average tax impacts on them are contained in the tables below. Please note that the values contained in those tables are averages. Those averages will have homeowners both above and below them, depending on individual values.

The decrease in the tax rate is driven by the revaluation; however, Town Meeting voters passed $4.2 million dollars in Special Warrant Articles at the March 2021 Town Meeting, with the tax impacts entirely borne in this tax period. The breakdown between Town and School remains at roughly the same level as last year, with the schools accounting for 51% of the tax levy and the Town accounting for 44%.

The Town’s tax agreement with NextEra, Seabrook’s largest taxpayer, expired in 2020.  Negotiations for a successor agreement have not been successful.  Upon the advice of our Assessor and private utility appraisal firm George E Sansoucy PLLC the Town has set a value of $990,000,000, a slight increase from last year’s valuation.  The Plant continues to have a large impact on the relative tax burden in the Town.  The overall tax bill for Seabrook Station declined slightly to $11,969,100.  The prior 3-year agreement that was reached in 2019 covering 2018, 2019, and 2020 was for $12 Million per year. NextEra, as a percentage of the overall tax levy, has declined from 42% in 2014 to 28.06% in 2021. That 14% has “shifted” the relative burden of taxation from NextEra to the other classes of taxpayers in Seabrook, primarily residential. (The NextEra shift)

The total fund balance used in setting this rate is $4,000,000. The total dollars raised through taxation (tax levy) in 2021 will be $42,656,580 as compared to $41,493,784 in 2020, $40,916,749 in 2019, $41,362,442 in 2018 and $39,582,296 in 2017. That means that the total dollars raised by taxation will increase in 2021 by $1,162,796 or 2.8%, over 2020.

The tax bills are expected to be mailed by December 3rd, with payments due by January 5, 2022.

The components making up the rate are as follows:

Year Town Local School State School County Total Rate
2020 $6.57 $6.41 $2.07 $0.92 $15.97
2021 $6.01 $5.33 $1.64 $0.75 $13.73
Difference       -0.56 -1.08 -0.43 -0.17 -2.24

The following chart shows the percentage of the Tax Rate received by the Town, School and County.

The table below shows the average home taxes for 2021. Individual homeowner values may vary due to remodeling, new construction, or market forces.

Average Single-Family Home Assessment            $391,000
Non-Beach
Tax Rate                                                                      $ 13.73
Tax Bill                                                                        $5,368.00 (increase of $417.00)

 

Average Mobile Home Only Assessment              $113,400
Tax Rate                                                                     $13.73
Tax Bill                                                                        $ 1,557.00 (increase of $200.00)

 

Average Single-Family Beach Assessment            $ 839,000
(not including ocean front)
Tax Rate                                                                     $13.73
Tax Bill                                                                       $11,519.00 (increase of $1,458.00)

 

For further information please contact the Town Manager, at (603) 474-3252.