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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, August 24, 1981, Page 13, Image 13

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Monday, August 24, 1981 The Daily Tar HeelI3A TI T Q 77 77 MM Memmlbera may tmm ag By RACHEL PERRY DTH Starr Writer Although no official campaign announcements have been made, the four Chapel Hill Town Coun- -cil members whose seats will be up for election this fall have indicated that they plan to run again. Marilyn Boulton, Bev Kawalec and Bill Thorpe were first elected to the town council in 1977. Joe Herzenberg, who ran unsuccessfully in 1979, was . appointed to the council after the election to fill the vacancy created by Gerry Cohen's resignation. "I will probably run again, but I haven't finished thinking about it yet," Herzenberg said. . "I'm leaning toward running, but I still haven't made a final decision," Boulton said. "I am going to be running for my second term," Thorpe said. . . "1 am not ready to make my official announce ment, but I expect to run again," Kawalec said. The deadline for official campaign announce ments is in early October, one month before the council elections. The four incumbents agreed that one of the council's biggest accomplishments during the past four years was the passage of Chapel Hill's new zoning ordinance last spring. "The groundwork for that began in 1977," Her zenberg said. "The new zoning ordinance makes some important changes in the way the town can develop over the next years." " Implementation of the new zoning ordinance is one particular motivation in running for town ' council again, Kawalec said. " " I would like to experience it working for a while," she said. "We need to have people on the council f that have a commitment to it, to see if changes need A to be made. ;i ;T "We're still in the middle of looking at Apod plain zoning for Chapel Hill. I feel like there's un finished business at hand that makes me want to continue she said. ; "I don't take the 'unfinished business approach to running again," Thorpe said. "I would just like to continue my role on the council in keeping citi zens informed on town affairs." Boulton said the council might be more effective if the members terms lasted six years instead of the present four. - . '. "It takes two to three years on the council to really know what's going on, and then it's almost election time again. Eight years (two present terms) is a long time." ; "V- Long-term goals the four members cited for the council during the next four years included main- ; tenance of present service levels, holding down taxes, expansion of town bikeways and open space for park land, and more cohesive operation within the council itself. y " I am very much in favor of the service levels we have now," Thorpe said. "We have good police and fire departments, and the morale is good there. You haven't heard citizens complain about the ser-; vice we provide, and you don't see any employees striking in Chapel Hill." " Thorpe also said he wanted to keep the. town's taxes at the current levels. "I would like to see the council expand Chapel Hill's bikeways and open space for park land," Herzenberg said. 1 . ' .','Tfiere has to be much more give-and-take on the council in the future," Boulton said. "We've had:many instances where we couldn't reach a de , cision because we were unable to compromise. i ."It's so important to have a group that works together. Voters need to look at the whole group of .-. people they're electing, not just as individuals orT t individual platforms," she said. , . n.i?. But Thorpe disagreed. "I think you're elected as an individual to repre sent the community, so you should act as an indi vidual on the council according to what's best for your constituents," he said. needed to avoid water okortage Hsrrcnbcrg J Dy LILLIAN WOLFSON DTH Staff Writer Water shortages like those of past years are still enough of a threat to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area that students should take measures to conserve water, an Orange Water and Sewer Au thority official has said. ' . The University's sudden August population increase strains the area's water supply, University Lake, at a time of year that is typically dry, said Pat Davis, an OWASA intern who is a UNC graduate student in city and regional planning. University- Lake supplies about 6.5 million gallons of water . each day to the Chapel HiU-Carrboro area when the University is in session, but only 6 million gallons when school is out, Davis said. . ; ; ; ' - - -The lake was designed in 1932 to pump about 3.5 million, gallons.-- v': . : '7' - -1 : . . . " The last serious water shortages were in 1968 and 1977. Man datory, water-use restrictions were imposed by local government in both instances. Less severe shortages also occurred during the 1970s. : - . Davis said students should take steps to conserve the water supply: Reduce shower time. The average dormitory shower uses about 3 gallons of water per minute. By cutting time in the shower, students save the University both water and heating ' dollars. Flush toilets only when necessary. Every toilet flush uses about 5 gallons of water. Toilets should not be used for ashes or Wash only full loads of clothing. A washing machine uses 45 gallons of water regardless of the size of the load being washed. Turn water off when shaving or brushing teeth. The University has tried to reduce water consumption in sev eral departments. ' University Housing has installed water-restricting shower heads and faucets and less water-consuming toilets and urinals. The University Laundry Department is converting its machines to well water from University Lake water. North Carolina Memorial Hospital is using well water for its air conditioning units, and University caretaking crews use well water for gardening as often as possible. Kawstec Post office x-:-:-x-x- iM1t,.-, ' ( V- k U now ho uses Thorpe J i L i - - f . mn --jg01" jmc --sttl-JA ,0 Mew Spark west of Carrboro mm to open goon S. . .. - " .j DTHScott Sharpe' For your public safety, seven new additions have been mads : ... to Chapel Hill's Police Force Mercury Zephyrs 'Chape I Mill0MepuHrhent if uys seven po lice curs . A large park being built by the town of . Carrboro on N.C. 54 west of town -is nearly Finished and is scheduled to open . next month. The park has been under construction for two years. , Carrboro recreation director Richard Kinney said the park would have two soft ball fields, two football fields, a baseball field, two tennis courts, a playground, picnic tables and a sheltered picnic area, a chOdrf..splaygf(?;ind, a nature area anc a lake. " ' V .. ' ' ' The park will be open to all citizens, in cluding UNC students. . MORRIS HAYWOOD gT&& COllTt By MICHELLE CHRISTENBURY DTH Slatt" Writer Courtroom officials are pleased with the additional space they acquired when the District Court facilities moved to the old post office building' on East Franklin Street July 31. The District Court's previous location was in the old police building on Rosemary Street. "We were all very anxious to move," said Cindy Mayes, administrative assist ant for the district attorney's office. "The new facilities are great, and the courtroom is absolutely gorgeous. We now . have space which we needed badly. Be . fore, we barely had enough room for two desks and a file cabinet. Now we can be more accessible to the public and have more staff available." - v The move has provided more privacy for local lawyers and other courtroom of ficials. There are three conference rooms that will primarily be used by lawyers and probation officers to speak with their, clients. : There are separate offices for the dis trict attorney in the basement and separate separate offices for the judge and the judge's secretary. There is ' also now a judge's chamber, a feature not present in the old facility. District attorney Wade Barber Jr. praised the new facility. " . . "We have moved from one of the worst . Inn i ii hi i i i iin mi.. J 4 4 - -:- !: ; 1 1 . ;;;oii IC ; DTHScott Sharp Ths District Court has msda an impressive move to East Franklin Street JThe" space will be a plus for everyone renovators wanted to maintain the appear ance of the building, which was built in 1937. "The building is a very important structure to the visual appearance of the East Franklin Street side," Rooks said. "Th KiitWina i imnnrtant frnm nn nr- chitectural standpoint in that it is a good example of a neo-Grecian classical style." The building also has historical signifi cance to Chapel Hill. The building is rec ognized as a source of community pride and organization, Rooks said. It has been a place for rallies, petitions, public stands and silent vigils. Rooks said that improvements would be made to the outside of the building. A ramp for handicapped access in the front of the building and landscaping to im prove drainage are planned. TTie DistriCt-Court serves the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area of District 15-B of North Carolina. District 15-B includes Orange. and Chatham counties and has courts in Hillsborough and Pittsboro as well as in Chapel Hill. :r,1c district court facilities in North Carolina into one of the best," he said. "The court situation is so improved that the change in the decorum in the . courtroom is immediately obvious to any one who walks in. I'm very appreciative that the Town of Chapel Hill has provided such a nice facility." Chapel Hill has spent almost $600,000 on the purchase and renovation of the, building, according to figures from the Chapel Hill Planning Department. Hie renovation project was financed by bond sales approved in a 1978 referen dum, by proceeds from the town's waste water fund, interest on town deposits and budget funds appropriated for the project. . R.L. Blackwood, superintendent of postal operations, said postal activity will not be affected by "the court V presence. "Our own living conditions have . im proved, and we have ample room to op erate at the present time," Blackwood said. ." - ' . 1 Chapel Hill planner Liz Rooks said , Seven new Mercury Zephyr automobiles have been added to the Chapel Hill Police Department fleet this summer as part of a routine car-replacement program. Six of the cars cost $7,159, and the other one cost $4,079. , Three of the cars, including an unmarked one, will be used by the detective depart ment. The remaining four are designated for use in regular patrol work. ; The Zephyrs will replace older Plymouth cars, some of which have been driven more than 100,000 miles, a police spokesman said. The Plymouths will be either auc tioned off or used for spare parts. ( The police had purchased smaller sub compact cars built by Toyota a summer ago, but ordered the Zephyrs this time because they were available on state con tract, v Greg Feller, assistant to, the town man ager in Chapel Hill, explained that there were other cars to choose from but that the Zephyrs were more acceptable for rea sons such as the police officers' comfort. . "There were other cars we could have acquired that would get somewhat better mileage, but there are many more factors to be considered," Feller said. STEVE GRIFFIN CsnscrSodoty 4 Us t IMAGINE TYPING YOUR THESIS OR DISSERTATION ONLY ONCE! - Tha Electric Typist is a word processor. It is ideal for any document which is likely to need revision. For second drafts, only the changes have to be entered into the computer; it then prints out the new text. So the second draft takes little time and costs much tess. :. ' : 4 Charges are based on time: cost is $15.00hr. First draft will nJn 15 to 50 cents per page. 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