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August 6, 2013

Fake beach permits confiscated

Popular Seabrook Beach overwhelmed by illegal parkers


According to Selectman Aboul Khan, town officials have met with state Sen. Nancy Stiles, R-Hampton, as well as the town’s executive councillor, Chris Sununu, about the problem. Solutions are being investigated that include installing meters to the parking lot, making it less attractive for Hampton Beachgoers to park there. Expenses for the meters would be underwritten by the state, he said, with Seabrook enforcing as well as maintaining them. Revenue from the meters would be split between town and state, he added.

And other avenues are under consideration, Khan said.

“The town is considering acquiring the (state portion) of the parking lot,” Khan said.

Whatever the committee comes up with will most probably be controversial, for it will be impossible to please everyone, Bitomske said. But it could end up that new town policies will be created to make a bad situation less bad. If so, voters could see them on the Town Warrant in March, Khan said.

“It’s going to take something big,” Smith said. “Because we’re not talking about a small problem.”




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