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PINE KNOLL SHORE LINE
COMMISSIONERS MEETING, FEBRUARY 14 —
First, a Valentine to almost all of us, ^2% of us have paid our PKS tow^n taxcjs*
The other 8% are reminded that under North Carolina law, delinquents are adver
tised beginning May 10, and the tax lien sale is held the second Monday in June,
Colonel Dennison, formerly with the Corps of Engineers, explained a proposc?d
marsh grass experiment along the Sound, Grass is a natural stabiliser and will
help retard erosion which could occur all along the south shore of Bogue Sound,
Funds are now a^’-ailable for exper-unental work through the North Carolina Univer
sity Dept, of Soil Service, Colonel Dennison recommended that the Town or the
home owners association accept the offer. The Commissioners will consider the
proposal and make a decision before March first,.
The Commissioners discussed a garbage ordinance.
Police Chief Overman reported on activities of the police during the preceding
month. Among crimes solved this month were two cases of gas larceny, and he
warned that attempts to steal gasoline could be expected during the current gas
shortage. He also reported on an opportunity for the town to purchase a communi
cation system for the police with a Government siibsidy covering 90% of the cost.
It was pointed out that the cost of the full communxcation system, with the help
cf the subsidy, would be less than the cost of replacing the walkie-talkj.e which
our police are now using on a loan basis. The Commissioners voted to purchase
the communication system. And, congratulations to Officer Lewis who completed
a 30 day police course and graduated at the top. of his class,
Mr, Crumley reported that the Planning Board is now making a study on slips,
docks, and bulkheads on the Sound and in the canals.
Venture Management presented a request to the Board of Adjustment for a variance
to allow them a population density of 15 units per acre instead of 10, In pon-
nection with this request, Mrs, Bray read a "special use” ordinance allowing
excepti^riS for group housing, with architectural limitations. The Planning Board
was asked to restudy the present density clause. They were also asked to study
and give their recommendations concerning the "special use" suggestion,
RESTAURi\NTS — Even in these days of gas shortage, some of us may have to go to
Kinston to take a plane or tend to some business. If you do, be sure t^ have
dinner at the "Beef Bam" on Highway 70 just beyond the turn to the airport on
the left. They broil your steak over charcoal while you assemble a salad at
their salad bar, A steak for two is cut extra thick. Not too expensive, either,
and the service is fast and friendly. And be sme to try the green tomato pickle
slices. It is extra touches like the special atiit-ortment of salad makings that
make the "Beef Barn" not just a good restaurant but a very, very good one,
ECOLOGY NOTE*. In Beaufort at the Senior Gatizeuf * shop on Front Street, news
papers can be dropped off and will be RE-C'iCLEDi And if you do carry a load over,
take a look at the little shop there which sells nandmde articles created by
Senior Citizens (no one "under age" may sell his things there I) Thelma Vaughan
says there are lovely afghans, slippers, even paintings. Check it out. Don’t
forget your old papers.
^^lill and Ellen Ford are back in their home overlooking the ocean after four months
Brussels, Bill was there working with IMS, a firm which wanted some American
kno>T-Viow to improve its operation, Ellen found it enthralling to be a resident,
not a to'^jrist in Brussels, There was so much to do — markets, concerts,
museums. The language barrier bothered her (no Engli.sh TV programs» no English
T^ewspaper) but she did well with sign language and was beginning to learn the
^^n^uage when they left. The Fords found that the gasoline shortage allowod them
-ittle chance to travel. They had four days in Paris but canceled their planned
^rlp to London for Christmas, Food was wonderful, particularly the pastries,
iresh vegetables and fruit; weather was dismal, coldy and dank, Ellen says
?ine Knoll Shores looks wonderful to them, and they are so glad to be back even
though their four months in Brussells was a wonderful experience.
Have you been using the BICYCLE RACK at the Mimosa ocean park? It is a coopera
tive effort — wood provided by the Pine Knoll Association and work by volunteers
under Fred Mehlin*s supervision. Yes, Fred worked too. With so many of us
riding the rack is a real help.