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November 2004 • Vol. I, No. 5 A Shoreline Community, Pine Knoll Shores, NC
Town Hall 247-4353
Under the heading of “you’re never too old” comes Vivian MacDonald (above) who
bowled five strikes in a row Oct. 18 on her way to a 193 game in the Ancient Mariners
Bowling League. Vivian is looking forward to her 90"' birthday next March. She is a
charter member of the Ancient Mariners, bowling with the group since its formation in
1978. How about all of you 60 and 70 somethings out there in PKS? The Mariners are
always looking for new players. Call Sheila Doyle at 247-0590.
Beach Sand Funds Found
By Bob Ruggiero
After numerous delays and worry that the
second phase of the 933 Beach Nourishment
project was in jeopardy due to the reluctance
of the Federal government to provide peri
odic funding to beach communities, the Fed
eral funding was finally approved.
Phase II of Section 933 should begin
Novemberl, 2004 and end by April 30,2005.
The Federal appropriation that has been se
cured will enable sand dredged from the inner
harbor and temporarily stored on Brandt Is
land to be placed along Bogue Banks. Mate
rial from the Outer Harbor, which is nor
mally, placed offshore was placed along the
shorelines of Indian Beach, Salter Path and
the western tip of Pine Knoll Shores earlier.
The Federal government funded 100% of all
costs associated with this phase of
renourishment. Phase II will complete the
sand placement for the remainder of Pine
Knoll Shores. The Phase II Pump Out portion
of costs for this phase will be shared by the
Tug of War Over Water
Moves Into New Phase
By Dick Reeves
With the proposed 36% rate increase, Caro
lina Water has shattered a year’s detente and
rejoined the eight-year-old battle for control
of PKS’s water.
Residents turned out en masse for the Oct.
19 Board Of commissioners’ meeting at the
Royal Pavilion to hear the commissioners’
answer to the rate increase.
Mayor Lamson and the commissioners
announced that they had retained Cavanaugh
and Associates, PA, to conduct a thorough
evaluation of Carolina Water to determine
present condition and evaluation of its exist
ing drinking water supply, treatment, storage
and distribution systems. Said evaluation
could then serve as a benchmark for the town
to make an offer to buy the system should we
wish to do so.
Describing the project and answering
questions for Cavanaugh were Ray Cox,
project manager, Amy Breitenwischer and
Slade Harvin, project engineers.
The essential elements of the study will
include: 1. A mail survey to all residents
asking for opinions on water quality, service
and other concerns. 2. An engineering evalu
ation of the physical facilities. 3. Audits,
complaint history, compliance issues, etc.,
etc. The entire contract will cost $48,000.
Questionnaires will be mailed in November,
concurrent with engineering studies, and the
complete study should be ready before the
end of the year.
Continued on page 3
Margaret Smith Joins Hospice
Reprinted from News-Times
Federal government and state and local funds,
with the Federal portion at 65% and the rest
from state and Pine Knoll Shores sources.
Fort Macon and Atlantic Beach have been
nourished since 1978 and if you have visited
these two areas in the past you can appreciate
the excellent quality of sand that will be used
for this project.
One of the requirements for Federal par
ticipation in beach nourishment is that access
and parking to the beaches shall be provided
to everyone. The Corps of Engineers regula
tions stipulate that access shall be located
every half mile with adequate parking avail
able. Adequate parking has been defined as
ten spaces located within a quarter mile of
each access. Pine Knoll Shores is responsible
for adhering to these regulations because the
933 Project is a Federal cost sharing program.
Discussions are ongoing for securing both
access and parking at the various locations
designated for beach access.
Margaret Smith, registered nurse, has been
named volunteer coordinator for Hospice of
Mrs. Smith brings many years of service
and experience to the program, said Michelle
Gregson, a spokesperson for Carteret Gen
Mrs. Smith was instrumental in establish
ing the Hospice program and served as an
administrator and volunteer since 1981. She
also was co-founder of the Festival of Trees
program in 1988.
Shiron Jones, registered nurse, will main
tain her current position as patient care coor
dinator while Carol Pittman will serve as the
Volunteer opportunities are still available
for caring and compassionate people looking
for opportunities to help.
Volunteer opportunities cover a large vari
ety of services including direct patient care,
office/clerical support, and fund-raising ef
For further information, please contact Mrs.
Smith, volunteer at 808-6085.
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