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A proposal to compensate county
employees who worked overtime
during Hurricane Diana in
September won unanimous support
from commissioners Monday night.
'i"he money to pay ihis expense wiii
come first from salary funds that
may lave accumulated within a
department due to vacancies, and
then from the general contingency
Compensation will be based on
overtime worked from 5 p.m. Sept. 10
through Sept. 14.
Employees have had the option of
taking compeasatory time off for
hurricane-related overtime, but the
county had hoped to obtain financial
reimbursement through federal
disaster aid. That aid was denied.
If all employees who worked overtime
during the hurricane took tlx;
time off due them rather than get
some cash payment, County
Manager Billy Carter, it could virtually
shut down temporarily some
large departments such as social services
In devising cash payments, he
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Ttirvc victims of a head-on collision
near Yuupon Beach last year involving
a driver who was later convicted
of felony death by vehicle and driving
while unpaired have reached insurance
settlements to help pay their
Forecast Says '
Weatlier conditions are returning
to near-normal in the South
Brunswick Islands this week.
Shallotte Point meteorologist
Jackson tanadv said that both
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said, "We're looking at the effect on
county operations if ail those people
took compensatory time."
Commissioners took no action,
however, on a proposed amendment
to the personnel ordinance that would
spell out the county's policy on overtime
work or standby duty required
of employees during an emergency
such as a hurricane.
Carter had proposed paying
employees on "standby" regular pay
and those actually reporting to work
Commissioners questioned paying
someone not on the job, but Carter
suggested it was appropriate
because being on standby kept the
person irorn doing anything else.
"Wouldn't it be just as cheap to call
them in?" asked I>ove.
The typical emergency lasts about
two days, unlike Hurricane Diana,
which kept the county on emergency
status for approximately a week and
involved recovery time as well.
Commissioners said that overtime
should not accumulate on hours
worked beyond an eight-hour day, as
proposed, but rather, on hours ac
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According lo an order recently filed
in Brunswick County District
Court, U?e insurance company covering
tin? driver ami owner of tl>e truck
that struck the teenagers' car will
temperatures and precipitation
should average near normal over the
nest few days. From nighttlnre lows
averaging In the mid-408 daytime
temperatures should rise to liighs in
the mid-fiOs, with about one-half inch
of ram expected.
During the period of March 12-18,
temperatures swung from a maximum
high of 81 degrees on the 14th
to a minimum low of 29 degrees on
An average daily high of TO degrees
combined with an average morning
low of 41 degrees for an average
temperture of to degrees, which
Canady said was about oik degree
above normal for this time of year.
He recorded 78 inch of rain.
Canady said that, thus far. March
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Commissioner Jim Poole said later
he thought the policy was "too
loose," which would make it too easily
subject to employee abuse.
Carter had said that with a large
number of employees, there was a
potential for some abuse to occur and
Employees are subject to immediate
dismissal if they submit
false time sheets, a rule Chappell
said he hopes is being more strictly
enforced under the board's new
Commissioners decided, on County
Attorney David Clegg's recommendation,
against endorsement of a
Hertford County legislative resolution
regarding the 4-D Child Support
Hertford wants the program to
stay in state hands. The state is proposing
making support enforcement
a county responsibility and allowing
counties to charge an administrative
fee to cover their costs.
Clegg said Brunswick County's
program is experiencing a 97 percent
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pay a total of $25,000 to the tlu-ee victims
for their injuries.
Brian Ashley Jackson, 27, was convicted
last month of felony death by
vehicle, driving while impaired and
driving left of center in Brunswick
County Superior Criminal Court. In
the Feb. 23, 19S4 auto accident.
Jackson's truck, owned by James
Ernest Smith, crossed the center line
on N.C. 133 near Y a upon Beach and
struck a car driven by William
A passenger in Purcell's car,
Melissa Wilson was hospitalized for
six months after the accident and
later died. A $5 million lawsuit filed
by Miss Wilson's mother is still pending
in Brunswick County Superior
Jackson was sentenced to five
years in prison by Judge B. Craig
F.llts and ordered to pay restitutions
to the victims tf allowed work
According to the order signed by
District Court Judge Jerry A. Jolly,
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success rate in its court cases,
although a year ago it was $200,000 in
arrears because no cases nau been
taken to court in six months.
He said he thought he would rather
liave the county to collect its own fees
and run its own program, saying
disbursements to families and reimbursement
of county costs would be
quicker if made through the clerk of
court's office rather than through the
Commissioners also agreed with
CI egg that the county shouldn't sup
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Water and Sewer Authority to obtain
legislative power for authorities to
condemn land. The Orange Authority
and the Ix?wer Cape Fear Water &
Sewer Authority are the only two
such authorities in the state.
"I don't think it's a role an authority
should have," said Clegg, adding
that condemnation is a practice "used
lightly" by the county end
therefore one he doesn't think should
be allowed someone else to use here.
In other business, commissioners:
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Purcell will receive $19,000 for his injuries
in the accident. The insurance
company will also pay $3,000 each to
Miss Iieslie Woodell and her sister,
Darlene Conway, for their injuries.
According to the petition signed
Feb. 27, Miss Woodell received injuries
to her chest, abdon>en, lip,
skull and leg.
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Allocated .$400 from vending
'machine revenues for a spring picnic
for empioyecs uHu vSmcTS who helped
durlhg Hurricane" Diana. Vending
machine revenues in the past have
been used by the health and social
services departments to help clients
meet emergency needs for medicine
and the like.
Continued the meeting until 6:30
p.m. Monday, March 25, in advance
of a 7:30 p.m. public hearing in the
assembly building on the mandatoryenforcement
of the state building
code that begins July 1. At the
meeting commissioners are to decide
whether to apply for a Coastal Area
Management Act grant and if so, for
what purpose. Applications are due
Scheduled an April 16 date to
review the county revaluation pro
Heard from Tax Administrator
Boyd Williamson that March 29 is the
last day to pay 1984 taxes "without
getting your name in the paper."
Heard a request from Supply
Volunteer Fire Department for the
van used by the sheriff's department
in its crime prevention program, but
BY SUSAN USHER
Brunswick County will seek a
$750,000 federal grant that could
enhance its efforts to attract new industry.
The money would be used to improve
an "industrial corridof" between
the Inland Industrial Park and
A March 8 letter from the federal
Economic Development Administration
(EDA) notified county officials
that the couniy ana the Brunswick
County Resources Development
Corp. had been authorized to submit
a joint application for the EDA funds.
"This is a significant accomplishment,
" Michael deShcrblnln.
secretary to the development corporation,
advised county commis
sioners monuuy uigiu. u>uuuusi
oners approved plans to submit the
application by the May 1 deadline.
The county should know by Sept. 30
if it has been approved, deSherblnin
A profile submitted for EDA
review targeted a small area between
the developed section of 1 eland
Industrial Park and Navassa as an
"industrial corridor," where the
development corporation will hold
fee-simple title to 82.5 acres.
To make the development corridor
more attractive to prospective industry.
plans call for providing a rail
spur and access road, extending
natural gas and water lines and constructing
a 100,000 galions-per-day
wastewater treatment plant. An
8-inch or 10-inch water line would be
extended to High Rise Service Company
Inc. on Royster Road outside
the Navassa town limits.
No local money is required, said
deSherbinin, who also is the county's
resources development director.
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decided to give department heads an
opportunity to propose uses for the
vehicle A memo from Sheriff
John C. Davis advises that the van
"has served its usefulness" and that
he can no longer justify the expense
of maintenance and operation. Supply
Fire Chief David Robinson said his
department would use the van to
transport fire equipment, including a
Cascade system used to refill
firemen's portable breathing ap
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for mutual aid.
Directed County Attorney David
Clegg to investigate a propertyowner
participation road project for
which the county understood state
funds were budgeted last year as the
public match for the project. It was
commissioners' understanding no
county funds would be involved.
Accepted an additional $62,980 in
housing and Urban Development
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Heard the February tax collections
report. For the month, $324,469
was collected, bringing collections
for the tax year to $11.7 million.
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Work on the first segment of the
county's north-end water line, valued
at $1.47 million, will be designated as
the county's local match.
In his budget proposals. President
Ronald Reagan has porposed doing
away with the Economic Development
Administration. The agency is
currently under a rescission order.
This means there is a slight chance
the money already allocated this
year could be taken back before the
grant has been approved.
"I don't feel that's likely though."
he said of the rescission, "because it
lias to go to the House and Senate."
With receipt of the grant, he said,
the county cannot entice an industry (
from an existing location into the
park. A new industry or an industry
expanding into a new location would
be acceptable, but not a company
that is shutting down a plant
While the Resources Development
Commission has existed for a
number of years, the non-profit
development corporation was formed
last April in order to obtain land
that could be developed for industrial
On Dinner Menu
Sunset Harbor and Zion Hill
Volunteer Fire Department, off N.C.
211 near Sunset Harbor, will hold a
uaiuevue pons ana crucxen met dinner
Saturday, March 23, beginning at
1 p.m. at the station.
Each plate is $3. The menu includes
barbecue, coleslaw, hushpuppies,
candied yams and chicken filet,
plus coffee or tea.
Orders can be called in to M2-9449
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