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October 2004 • Vol. 1, No. 4 A Shoreline Community, Pine Knoll Shores, NC
Town Hall 247-4353
Habitat Golf Tourney Set for
By Tom Steepy
Bogue Banks Country Club will again host
the annual Crystal Coast Habitat Golf Tour
nament on Friday, November 5, 2004. The
event will kick off with a shotgun start at
11:00 a.m., followed by a roast chicken din
ner, trophies, prizes, and a chance for four
hole-in-one prizes, including a 2005 Chevy
Trail Blazer. The cost to players is $60 each
for 4-person teams with a minimum handicap
of 45 strokes.
To date, with the generous support of Cor
porate Sponsor First Flight Credit Union, and
Charity Host Sponsor, Bogue Banks Country
Club, over $ 104,000 has been raised for Habi
tat for Humanity. The second Habitat golf
tournament home has just been completed in
We all like to support great charities, but
with Habitat we can show you the house and
you can meet the new homeowners. They
plan to be at the tournament this year.
Most tournament support dollars come from
$100 hole sponsors. They can be individuals.
families, or small or large businesses. A hole
sponsor receives a golf ball logo sign at the
tee box, listing in the tournament brochure,
and a holiday thank you note in the local
newspaper. Sponsors can then display the
golf ball sign in their business throughout the
This year there are two new sponsorship
levels. For a Tour Champion ($300), the 1S""
hole will display the sponsor’s banner and the
sponsor receives two complimentary dinners
at the tournament, plus the benefits of a hole
.sponsor. The Player of the Year ($500) spon
sorship reserves the first hole for the banner,
plus 2 player entry fees ($ 120 value), as well
as recognition on tournament day. These two
sponsors will also receive a 5”x7” framed
photo of themselves with their banner for
their home or office.
For additional information contact the pro
shop at Bogue Banks Country Club, 252-
726-1034, or Tournament Chairman Tom
Steepy at 252-728-0708.
Water Rate Increase Possible
By Bob Ruggiero
Carolina Water Services, Inc, has filed an appli
cation with the North Carolina Utilities Commis
sion for authority to increase rates for water and
sewer utility service in all of its service areas in
The Base Facilities Charge for a residential
single family residence is proposed to increase
from $ 10.10 to $ 13.75, or 36% The Usage Charge
per 1000 gallons of water is proposed to increase
from $3.03 to S4.02, or 32.7%.
If your water service is cut off by the utility for
cause, or is disconnected at your request, the new
charge is projected to be $83.05 as compared to
the current rate of $27, or an increase of 206%.
The public hearing for Pine Knoll Shores will
be held on Thursday, October 7,2004 at 7:00pm.at
Jacksonville City Hall in Jacksonville, NC.
The Public Staff of the Public Utilities Com
mission is authorized by statute to represent the
consumers in proceedings before the Commis
sion, as is the Attorney General authorized by
Road Crossing Plan
By Bill White
PKS officials are discussing the need for a
comprehensive plan to cover road crossing
safety. Such a plan, according to a recently
received report from the North Carolina
Dept, of Transportation (DOT), is a prerequi
site to any possibility of installing either a
traffic light or painted crosswalk at the inter
section of Salter Path Road and Mimosa
The DOT’S requirement for such a plan
came up as a result of a pedestrian and bicycle
safety review the state agency conducted last
Memorial Day weekend at the request of the
Safety at the Mimosa Boulevard/Salter Path
Road intersection concerns many PKS resi
dents who have to traverse the intersection
while going to and from Ocean Park on Dog
wood Circle across Salter Path road from
The town asked DOT to take another look
at the question after rumors circulated that a
survey of pedestrian, bicycle and motor ve
hicle traffic was conducted off-season when
traffic is light.
After conducting the three-day Memorial
weekend survey, when traffic is normally
heavy, the DOT concluded that the volume of
pedestrian and bicycle traffic did not warrant
installation of a traffic light or painted cross
walk. The DOT report went on to note that
any consideration of safety features would
have to be based on a comprehensive plan
that takes non-motorized traffic into account.
The Memorial weekend survey was con
ducted with checkpoints at both the Mimosa/
Dogwood intersection and at the Ramada
Inn. The results of the volume checks are set
forth in the accompanying chart.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Review by the NC Dept, of Transportation
Memorial Day weekend May 29-31, 2004 from 7;a.m. to 7 p.m.
Motor Vehicle Intersection Volumes
statute to represent the consumers in the proceed
Due to the fact that publication and distribution
date for the Shoreline is October 6, 2004, this
information may arrive too late to respond to this
outrageous increase. An escalation of charges
from 32%to 36% can hardly be condoned in light
of the fact that the the annual inflation and con
sumer price index hovers between 2-3%
The administration is obviously distressed by
the magnitude of the increase and the hope is that
all of the Homeowner Associations will send a
representative to the October 7 meeting to assist in
mitigating the increase. In the meantime the Town
is actively negotiating with the Carolina Water
Company on the purchase of the water system. At
this writing there has been no agreement in either
the price of the system or any conditions on the
proposed purchase agreement. The other option
for the town is to construct a parallel system.
Daily Peak Hour
Pedestrian Crossing Volumes
Peak Hour Time
5:45 p.m. - 6.45 p.m.
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
9:45 a.m. - 10.45 a.m.
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