The Brunswick beacon. (Shallotte, N.C.) 19??-current, May 09, 1985, Page Page 11-A, Image 11
I Sunse 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 $126,000. 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 formal action. 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 Mayor Kane Resignation 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 intentions. 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 Council Ban At Sunset T 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 smokeless. 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 public gatherings. 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 : ?? I iriwAirifviafT fHDtfijj : *. i X (SO) 70* HD '? KWt I* AT OCfA* 0?Vt iC ? io umutis o< mtO'Ti v I Rustlers Rhaspody | ? Paled PC k SkMt 1. S. 1. % Amodeus ? Bated PG g Skm ! ? I | Gotcha % Boledf>GI3 | I | Code Of Silence f y v ^ Starring Chuck Norrn ' $ Bated B a*n mo. i n. i n. ? j? i Daily Matinees | t * m * + ~ ~ m * +. <* - - - Budgei * tying the same tax texes- budgetary ac oposed budget sub- Ing in"h J tiny of town coun- tna""er The town has i Fiscal year 198WJ6 Beaeh Volunteer Fi i an increased tax ***" providod for " i tax revenues of ."J '? "'S mcor with a collection ra e budget proposal budgeting. A in* ' ? Tuesday, May 21 valuatlon wllh a ca tions will balance tl i budget, but have * $205,25? water 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 ministration, $28,77 percent salary in- budget; elections, : d dollars. The in- eeneral eIeclion: " . . increase; inspecuol vo mem increases incrcase; lanni , al responsibilities services_ *,,600. ad Other categories epartnient is pro- ^ m an ? . . crease of $3,950; Po gallons of water an jncrease rf m ' , 1 ,p^ $22,580; local con! 5 schedule; 3,000 capjU)1 pr , fund mousanu gai.uns The policc dcpal $4,954 General Revi ter and property y's Official Received 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," ....i-i i? ?1?1 " * uu?c oaiu, uirtl IJC ilNKLHl COlinCU 10 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 Beach is." Kanoy was unable to attend town council meetings (or many months while caring for her husband in Florida. 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. s Smoking own Hall board and the only member to oppose the measure. Mary Katherine Griffith abstained, but her vote counted as a 'yes,' making the final count three to one. 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. fflWtVQw Wk !) 1S.V fj%jC& SPE * 4 GRASS s/ *> $C99 <5 J PER $11 1 WEE & BEGINNING ti ^ at AU 3 vs- ' <t-. > artni aaca * a <> *.'1 >w ? ta?. ta?' SU. ' ? ?"?? ?i ' ' (1 M W* # fc" <a .......J, * Draft Ke 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 proposed budget, budget is proposed based on water s, interest on investments, and ime. That figure is down from a 1984-85. 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. _ 1 \ /rH FRANCIS KANOY Former Sunset Mayor Democrats Slate Key Meetings 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 Tuesday. 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 committee. 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 county. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in the public assembly building, Brunswick County Government Center. Ail precinct cliairman and first vice-chairmen are members of the executive committee, said Gore. paper Place p\ \ CIAL CLOTH & ill V# *GLE ROLL t UP ^ ^ ? K ONLY ^4 <UR., MAY 9TH ^ f LOCATiONS * f rrtu tut* mum iC> *" 'MH IM* * Urnmrnm 4 V-) . Hi IM4MI : n?M?i v W aom THE BR! ?eps Present 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 worse. "Things we have done in the past have now come under close scrutiny as (state officials) raise standards on | water onalitv " ho "I fa?i *? -U1 - *?*?l , v , ?. . Uvii v ivci n c ii uc uuii- iu uram the water into the marsh in such a way as to satisfy | them." ] 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 SCUBA DIVII LEADING TO YMCA *f CERTIFICATION 1 ~4i ni I We have the itu l- SHALLOT L LUMBGfi VMBHMnMBHBaBHWnBH HlfcMWA* 17. ftHALLOTTI. HO* TH CAAOLI 0*1 HM f 1 70 * OO tAT 00 i; * * ? JNSWICK BEACON, Thursday, May 9, 1985?Page 11-A Tax Rote o transport the water to be drained to a treatment faciliy 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 Donald Safrit. Other Business 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 x formulated. 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 Df $5,358 M6 CLASSES I STARTING MAY 20 I AT HOLDIN BEACH Monday & Wednesday Nights 7 to 9:30 PM. Cost: $225 YMCA Certified instructor FOR MORE INFORMATION. CONTACT: Dr. Mike's Dives 842-3565 v v t.ti -trVtHh* 1251/llN j| Paints and Stains 18H yj\nmc side on outside protection. ?? i ttim i I T 1 fSI ! llMJ NA /V4 4121 T&T . I.