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March 28, 2014

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The next meeting of the Parking Committee will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 23, at Town Hall.

In regard to parking at the beach, officials will seek an opinion from Seabrook’s attorney on a decision made by a previous board of selectmen to overturn a portion of the town’s parking ordinance concerning the distribution of parking placards to beach property owners.

In early 2005, Town Meeting approved an amendment to the ordinance, requiring parking placards be given annually only to those beach property owners who declare Seabrook as their place of primary residency, by either registering to vote in town or registering their vehicles in town.

In September 2009, however, the Board of Selectmen overturned that amendment, allowing any beach property owner to acquire two parking placards. Parking Committee members said that allows nearly 1,400 placards to be given out, three times the number of parking spaces on beach roads.

Parking Committee members voted 5-1 in favor of having the ordinance enforced as it was approved by Town Meeting, but selectman want an option on whether the former board had the authority to change the ordinance and ignore the amendment.

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The Seacoast School of Technology will host an open house for recently accepted students and their families on Wednesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Students will get to meet their SST teachers, get an introduction to the curriculum and learn about college credit opportunities. This is a drop-in event, with formal presentations beginning at 5:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. in each program.

SST is located at 40 Linden St. in Exeter with parking offered behind the former Exeter High School Annex.

For more information call 603-775-8461 or visit www.SeacoastTech.com.

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Angeljean Chiaramida covers Seabrook for the Daily News. She can be reached at achiaramida@newburyportnews.com or at 978-961-3147.

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