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BY BILL McGOWAf
Sunset Beach freeholders will be pa
rate for the fourth year in a row if a pr
mitted Monday night survives the sen
cil through June 30.
The $235,925 operating budget for 1
will keep its 26-cent tax rate based oi
base of $50 million and ad valorenr
The public will be able to view th
firsthand at a special budget workshoi
at 7 :30 p.m. at town hall.
Council members have reviewed th<
not discussed it in open council session
council will be able to discuss the budgf
According to Town Manager Wallae
Hons followed in developing the tental
include the following:
The town will give employees an 8
crease rounded to the nearest hundre
crease comes after the iown granied tv
for employees who took on addition,
I and, as such, saved the town money.
The vacant position in the water d
grammed to be filled this year.
The town will purchase 60 million
from Brunswick County and sell it
customers on the existing rate rati
gallons muurnuiii ui so anu si.5o per
above the minimum.
The computerized billing for wa
Sunset Beach is without a mayor.
| That word is official.
Town council members Mondaynight
accepted the resignation of
former Mayor Francis Kanoy, who
j had served the island community in
that capacity since 1981.
Mayor Pro Tern Ed Gore, who has
held the reins of the municipal
j government and chaired council
meetings for the past year, will continue
to do so, at least until council
action dictates otherwise.
Acceptance of Kanoy's resignation
followed two months of mystery and
confusion about the former mayor's
One newspaper account quoted
Mrs. Kanoy as saying she had mailed
her letter of resignation prior to the
February council meeting. The letter
' never arrived.
Finally, April 2, Town Manager
Wallace Martin received a telegram
confirming an earlier telephone conversation
during which Kanoy told
Martin she planned to resign.
The actual letter of resignation arrived
at the town hall April 20th. It
had apparently gotten lost in the
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Smokers planning to attend
function? at Sunset Beach Town
Hall had better take along a pack
oI chewing gum or a tin of snuff.
iuHii (.uuui.ii lias gone
The health-conscious action
took place at council's May
meeting Monday night
By a vote of three to one, the
public body effectively banned
smoking from the town hall during
its meetings, as well as other
George Foster hesistantly
seconded Donald Safrit's motion
to institute the smoking ban. Both
men expressed their regrets to
Kathy Kill, the only smoker on the
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tying the same tax texes- budgetary ac
oposed budget sub- Ing in"h
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tions will balance tl
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At the workshop. sales' water tap:
:t, but may take no s0?? laneous mcc
$308,250 budget for
e Martin, assump. , * breakdown of
live 1985-86 budget folIowlng: 8?vernin
percent salary in- budget; elections, :
d dollars. The in- eeneral eIeclion: "
. . increase; inspecuol
vo mem increases incrcase; lanni ,
al responsibilities services_ *,,600. ad
epartnient is pro- ^ m an ?
. . crease of $3,950; Po
gallons of water an jncrease rf m
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5 schedule; 3,000 capjU)1 pr , fund
mousanu gai.uns The policc dcpal
$4,954 General Revi
ter and property
mail, Martin said. The letter was
dated Jan. 20.
In praising Kanoy for her dedication
to Sunset Beach, Gore said her
"service will be missed. Her efforts
on behalf of the town will always be
appreciated." It was "with regret,"
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accept the resignation.
Kanoy's Setter stated the following:
"I feel very honored to have served
as mayor of Sunset Beach and to
have had the opportunity of working
with you in our effort to give good
government to our very special town.
I wish each of you success in all you
undertake in the future. You have a
real challenge before you as the town
grows. As you govern, please never
forget what a special place Sunset
Kanoy was unable to attend town
council meetings (or many months
while caring for her husband in
Now that council members have
accepted the resignation, they must
declare a vacancy iii IIic office before
deciding when or if the seat should be
filled prior to the November election.
No action was taken on the matter.
board and the only member to oppose
Mary Katherine Griffith abstained,
but her vote counted as a
'yes,' making the final count three
Town Manager Wallace Martin
said the issue surfaced because of
concern expressed by council
members and the general public.
He added that the small size of the
town hall was generally listed as
the reason for concern.
Following the vote, Safrit kidded
Hill that the ban would not
become effective until the June
council meeting and that she
could continue to smoke during
Monday night's meeting.
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counting and payroll reporting is beouse
in a more efficient and timely
received requests from the Sunset
ire Department for $8,000, which has
i the budget draft.
ne has been projected conservatively
te of 90 percent for a safety factor in
ate of 28 cents per hundred dollar
rryover of $18,280 from prior operate
budget is proposed based on water
s, interest on investments, and
ime. That figure is down from a
the budget by category reveals the
ig body, $1,800, a $2300 increase; ad5,
a $1,380 decrease from the 1984-85
$500, to take care of the November
on-deDartmental S3fl 9iil an tn oni
i, $3,100, no increase; legal, $2,000, no
and zoning, $6?5, no increase; central
ecrease of $4,750,
contain the following expenditures;
lcrease of $175; streets, $9,550, an inwell
bill (road maintenance), $14,865,
); sanitation, $28,800, a decrease of
;ributions, $9,600, no change; and
I, $10,000; no change,
rtment budget includes tire town's
mue Sharing Funds.
Former Sunset Mayor
Brunswick County Democrats will
reorganize three precincts and
Humiliate Luiiiiiunlc.i !ui tliv
Brunswick County Board of Flections
in meetings next week,
Democratic Chairman Hex Gore announced
On Thursday, May 16, at 8 p.m.
precincts that have not elected officers
for the upcoming two years
will hold organizational meetings at
the precinct polling place. Shailotte,
Supply and Southport I precincts will
reorganize, with Democrats electing
a new chairman, three vicechairmen
a secretary, a treasurer
and four members to the precinct
On Friday, May 17. the county
Democratic Executive Committee
will meet to nominate three persons
to the Brunswick County Board of
Elections. They will also hear reports
on fundraising efforts and plans for
expansion of the party within the
The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in
the public assembly building,
Brunswick County Government
Ail precinct cliairman and first
vice-chairmen are members of the
executive committee, said Gore.
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Drainage Problems Acute (
Martin informed council members at Monday night's t
meeting that the drainage problems which have plagued
residents and property owners have gotten worse. }
Most of the trouble is isolated on 1st, 2nd and 3rd
streets, as well as on 28th and 29th streets and North ,
Shore Drive. Martin told council that "water holes,"
many on vacant lots are a nuisance and health threat. He (
added that state standards are making the town's dilemma
"Things we have done in the past have now come under
close scrutiny as (state officials) raise standards on |
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the water into the marsh in such a way as to satisfy |
Martin noted that surface water runoff has been label- |
ed as a leading cause of water pollution, especially
around barrier island. 1
The town manager told council that water standing in <
the vicinity of 28th and 29th streets may be pumped into a i
drainage system on 30th Street. Water holes in other
areas cannot be drained as easily. I
If the town is permitted to drain some of the water into
the marsh, the cost may be prohibitive. Martin said an 1
estimate given on draining 1st, 2nd and 3rd streets into (
the marsh was just under $10,000. j
"I just don't know what to do," he said. i
"Well, it has to be done," Gore responded. "We'll Just |
liave to apply for the permits and see what happens." (
When asked if the N.C. Office of Coastal Management
has made suggestions about how to deal with the i
drainage problem, Gore replied that one suggestion was t
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Martin said he has not approached that office recently
vith the problem, but said he will.
"It seems to be the consensus of council to go ahead
>nd apply for the permits," Gore said.
"I don't think we have any choice," answered Councilman
In other business, council members did the following:
Approved a request by Martin to advertise the town's
;ractor and bush hog for sale.
Tabled a request from a 39th Street property owner to
lave a traffic light installed in front of her house until a
long range plan or policy on street light installation can
Granted a request from Ernest Wheeler of lake Shore
Drive to refund $45 he paid to have a water meter unlocked
by the town. The meter was locked after a previous
resident did not pay the water bill.
Agreed to designate council Clerk Iinda Fluegel as
the town's mnsouito control officer for the coming year.
Heard Martin report that the police department during
the month of April issued 70 in-tow, investigated two
iisturbances, responded to three out-of-town fires,
answered five pyrotechnic calls and delivered five
messages. Police officers drove 2,495 miles in April on 367
gallons of gas. Gasoline used by the sanitation and water
iepartments amounted to 82 and 99, respectively.
Heard Martin report that the town purchased 5.7
million gallons of water from the county in April at a cost
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