Board wants history behind weather vane

Board wants history behind weather vane

There are 10 comments on the NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA story from Sep 17, 2010, titled Board wants history behind weather vane. In it, NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA reports that:

It has stretched its wings over Seabrook Town Hall since the building was completed in the early 1980s, but Seabrook's seagull weather vane was blown off its perch earlier this year during the February gale.

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Gertrude and Heathcliff

Amesbury, MA

#1 Sep 17, 2010
Well...
I guess it was aeronautically correct, it took flight ! HOW MANY ARTISTS CAN CLAIM THAT ??

It was representing survival, and life by the sea. Great choice of weather vane.
your story

Exeter, NH

#2 Sep 17, 2010
Sewer head seeks office
Currently located in a trailer at wastewater treatment plant
By Nancy Rineman
[email protected] m
September 17, 2010 2:00 AMSEABROOK The town's sewer superintendent continues to seek suitable office space since being informed that his department would not be returning to its former Town Hall location.
On Wednesday, Warner Knowles told selectmen that he has not had a formal office himself since he headed both the sewer and water departments five years ago, before the position was divided in two.
When space ran out at the wastewater treatment plant, the secretary, Lynn Willwerth, was moved to Town Hall, but no space was delegated for Knowles.
"I took the treasurer's office over waiting for someone to throw me out," Knowles said.
With the discovery of a toxic mold situation at Town Hall in the spring, the Sewer Department, along with the Planning Board office and the Welfare Office, were relocated off-site as emergency environmental remediation of the Town Hall began. The Planning Board secretary worked out of the library and the Welfare Department was temporarily moved to space at the police station. The Sewer Department was, and remains today, relocated in a field office trailer on the grounds of the wastewater treatment plant.
"The town manager informed me we were moved out," Knowles said.
According to Knowles, Town Manager Barry Brenner told him space was needed for a new computer technician and computer equipment.
The alternate plan Knowles has come up with involves setting up a larger office trailer on land at the dead end section of South Main Street, which is state-owned property.
Selectmen Chairman Aboul Khan described the Sewer Department's need for space as a "very dire situation," but said he had concerns about spending money on trailer rental when there are so many buildings in Seabrook to consider as possibilities.
Selectman Brendan Kelly asked why putting a trailer on land that doesn't belong to the town was being considered. He suggested one possibility would be to use the office where the Water Department is located, since that department will be moving into the new water treatment facility on Route 107 when that construction is completed, which should be by Jan. 15.
"We should use property that we have," Kelly said.
However, Brenner squelched that idea saying he believed that DPW Manager John Starkey might have plans for remodeling that space once it is vacated.
"I think it's important that the sewer office be on the site of the wastewater treatment plant," Brenner said.
"Security is always an issue," Brenner said. "Maybe we need to look within the parameter of the treatment plant."
Resident Maria Brown said she felt there is a liability issue with this matter.
"The Planning Board should not supersede the Sewer Department," Brown said.
Selectman Bob Moore said the little box-sized office trailer currently in use is not going to work.
"We have to provide adequate housing for our Sewer Department," he said.
Besides the DPW location, another possibility mentioned was using the Beach Precinct Office Building on Route 1A. Knowles said he would contact one of the commissioners to discuss that as a possibility.
Knowles said a warrant article is being worked on for the 2011 March vote for expanding the Operations Building at the wastewater treatment plant. The article is a result of a study approved by voters two years ago for that expansion, which Knowles said would most likely be a second floor added to the building at Wright's Island off Route 286.
Khan for Gambling

Exeter, NH

#3 Sep 18, 2010
A major issue for the state and one that would have direct impact on the Seacoast that will be discussed at today's meeting is a request by Aboul Khan, the chairman of the Seabrook Board of Selectmen. Khan is asking NHMA members to support "legislation to provide that expansion of gambling in New Hampshire be allowed and based on local home rule, rather than state legislative decisions."

Selectmen Jon Rineman and Dick Wollmar voiced support for the Seabrook request.

"Seabrook already has a facility," Rineman said. "I don't remember any major incidents when they had (an operating dog track) there.

"I think it could work in a place like Seabrook, and it's certainly income the state could use," he said.

Wollmar said his opinion was based on principle.

"I don't like gambling, but I support home rule," he said.

Maggiore said he was against the proposal because of the possible consequences to North Hampton of having a major gambling facility in the area. He spoke specifically of additional pressures he believed it could place on the local Police Department.

"I have concerns about the impacts," he said.

Ultimately the Select Board decided not to take a position on the proposed policy and let Maggiore or Fournier follow their consciences in voting on the matter. The board vote was 2-1, with Rineman opposed.

WELL AT LEAST NORTH HAMPTON HAS SOME BRAINS. MR. KHAN TELL US ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE BECOME ADDICTED TO GAMBLING LOOSE FAMILY, HOMES, JOBS, AND LIFE SAVINGS. TELL US ABOUT THE INCREASE CRIME AND DRUGS THIS WILL BRING TO SEABROOK. HOME RULE STATES NO TM ARE YOU WILLING TO STICK YOUR NECK OUT FOR THAT ONE?
Jane

Exeter, NH

#4 Sep 18, 2010
Seabrook already has a facility," Rineman said. "I don't remember any major incidents when they had (an operating dog track) there.

"I think it could work in a place like Seabrook, and it's certainly income the state could use," he said.

my opinion
What a shame it could work in a place like Seabrook. What does that mean Mr. Rineman? This is discusting and even more so that a Selectmen of Seabrook sat back and took part in this type of conversation. The gambling vote was killed and it is to bad that some of the Seabrook reps cannot accept that so they have Khan do the dirty work. Khan you really need to start thinking for yourself and representing all the people in the Town you serve. Wake up!
BigDawg

Exeter, NH

#5 Sep 18, 2010
you can tell ole red is running again watch her ignorant mouth suprise this year though watch and see who runs from the south side buckle up because were a coming
well

Exeter, NH

#6 Sep 18, 2010
I would rather see ole red instead ole yellow. Red's buddy is running this year so you can keep your pants up she would never run against him. Hope you have a strong one from the South cause you will need it noone will beat Khan.
SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDER

Hampton, NH

#7 Sep 24, 2010
Thats bull he has beat himself.
american

Exeter, NH

#8 Oct 1, 2010
you got tat right
Bird

Exeter, NH

#9 Oct 2, 2010
fix it the ins. com gave the money.
move on

Exeter, NH

#10 Oct 2, 2010
give the 10,000 insurance money to the TM for a bonus and forget the gull.

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