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Page 10-A?THE BHUNSWICK BEACON, Thursday, July I
College To I
I BY BILL MCGOWAN
Brunswick Technical College students may be sitting
in a now rlnanroom building bv the fall of 1986.
And if the college's administration has its way, issuance
of an |8 million capital construction bond will
fund efforts to complete a consolidated campus during
the next few years.
Original plans called for construction of a two-story
building at a cost of $1.2 million. The building would
have occupied some 14,000 square feet on each floor.
"It doesn't look like we're going to get enough money
to build (the two-story building,)" Carter told his board.
"An alternative would be to work with state property
control and to build a 12,000-square foot single-story
Carter explained that the one-story structure will actually
cover the same amount of space as the bottom
floor of the two-story structure, because a breezeway
which split the two halves of the two-story classroom
building will be narrowed or eliminated.
He believes the single-story building will be more
practical in the long run, allowing for easier control of
heating and cooling due to the reduced size or elimination
of the exterior breezeway. Such an arrangement
would also make better use of space, he said.
Board members seemed anxious to give Carter
authorization to proceed with his recommendation.
"Well, we've been standing still for so long," Chairman
W.A. Stanley said. "I'm anxious to see something
go in on the site. I'm in favor."
Following unanimous board approval of a motion by
Hewett, Carter told the board he is shooting for tlie fall
of 1986 as a completion date.
'We'd like to move as rapidly as possible and hopefully
complete the building one year from this fall," Carter
said. "That is possible because there is nothing really
complicated about it."
Once the schematics are redesigned, he said, the
drawings would be resubmitted to the board for final
ll Bond Would Keep Ball Boiling
A resolution calling for a referendum on the sale of an
$8 million bond in support of capital construction for the
BY BIIJ. MCGOWAN night approved i
With one of the hottest real estate residency reqt
markets in the state at its doorstep, employees.
Brunswick Technical College's board The county policy
of trustees 1ms realized the need for a ed June 3 states "an
new curriculum. cepts employment v
By unanimous vote at its July Brunswick shall est
niccwug iusi weuncsuay mgiu, mm lu&iui-ucy wiui
trustees approved a proposed real Brunswick within s
\ \ estate currtcutum tor the cottcge date ot eroploymen
which ties in with real estate and The resolution ha
business education courses presently all governmental
being offered. units funded by t
Trustees also approved a residency pliancc with the pol
policy for employees, discussed and cies, the resolution
amended the dunl enrollment policy, taken into consider!
accepted information dealing with in all matters of fui
several resignations, and approved Reasons for the
construction of n small college listed in the count}
billboard next to U.S. 17. elude "the strong b
sioncrs "that those
New Curriculum serve the people of
Trustees welcomed information ty in ail local, govei
ubout the new real estate cur- prietary functic
rlculum. residents of the g<
The two-year associate degree pro- they serve and f
gram will focus on real estate and receive their livelil
property management courses. Feelings of the
, The program will be offered Ix'tim- hnnM w??r?? miv?.<
ning this fall. lion was approved i
According to college President "I don't like it," o
Joseph Carter, the proposed cur* said, "but I'll make
riculum was submitted to Haleigh don't give us mucl
last month without board upprovnl. don't want them to
Because the board did not achieve a According to Qi
quorum at its June meeting, Carter provides 10 pcrcen
went ahead and submitted the pro- annual operating t:
posal to Haleigh so it could be ap- to 90 percent provit
proved by the state office in time for Chairman W.A.
classes to begin this fall, he said. agrees with the pol
(barter told trustees the curriculum "It has been our
would not require a large expen- what we've got ri;
diture because no major equipment residents as empl
or materials must be purchased for said. "And we've a
its inception. close as we could. <
He added that the real estate and tions have been nw
property management courses will "I'm in agreemc
be offered both day and night during tinued "I think F
the week, in addition to Saturdays. has the people qu
Residency Requirement Passes these jobs."
Following the lead of the He added he feeb
Brunswick County Board of Commls* payroll checks, as
si oners, college trustees Wednesday other county suppo
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Kelly Holden, of Route 3, Shallotte,
lias t>rcn appointed by Gov. JI in Mar- I
tin to the Brunswick Technical Col- I
lege Board of Trustees.
Holden. 36. was the Republican WmB*
candidate for Brunswick County I
Register of Deeds In November 1984,
obtaining 7.446 votes In his effort to 1
unseat Democratic incumbent
Robert Robinson, who garnered 8.703 sffi. 1
Me is a self-employed lax accountant
and vegetable farmer, a veteran
of the VS. Navy and a graduate of - -1
Southeastern Community College.
He serves on the Brunswick County
Republican Party's transportation
committee by appointment of C.OP w|jG
Chairman John Doiier .
On the BTC board. Holden sue- -A.
ceeds leo Johnson Jr. of Ocean Isle KELLY 1
Beach, whose term ended June 30
Build; Asks F
permanament Brunswick Technical College campus is
on its way to the county board of commissioners.
Trustees unanimously approved the measure and indicated
their eagerness for a referendum to be called
for by the county.
Trustee Herman i/ove, also a county commissioner,
told fellow board members he knows of no other requests
for bond issues presently facing county commissioners.
He added that the college's bond sale request would
not necessitate a rise in the county's current tax structure.
An impatient board of trustees Wednesday night approved
a recommendation by President Joseph Carter
to utilize available funds to build a one-story classroom
building. The board, achieving a quorum of its
members for the first time since its April meeting, expressed
the urgent need for the classroom building and
their desire to see planning turn into reality.
The action to proceed sidesteps the wait for further
donations needed to build a proposed two-story structure
for which a schematic design has already been
In addition, the board approved a draft resolution
calling for a referendum to be held in support of capital
construction for the permanent campus on U.S. 17 near
Supply. The resolution, which now goes to county council,
calls for a bond of $8 million.
Approval also was given to Carter's recommendation
to purchase remaining acreage adjacent to the permanent
campus before the college's option on the property
expires this fall.
Building Plans Proceed
Classroom space is "needed so desperately," Carter
told board members Wednesday, that it would be better
to proceed with a smaller, less expensive version of the
He said the college could hold onto the $22,000 to
$23,000 in the Brunswick Technical College Foundation,
salvage what it can from the two-story classroom
schematic drawing, and have the present architect
redesign the schematic into a one-story structure.
The architectural firm of Jefferies and Faris of Wilmington
lias estimated that an 11,500-square foot, singleCourses
i controversial institutions, should be spent in
lirement for Brunswick County.
Carter told the board the purpose
on hiring approv- of the policy is "not just to hire local
ly person who ac- people." Whoever is lured, though,
/ith the County of must move, he said,
ablish and main- Employees who come into the
iln the County of Brunswick County at 8 a.m. to work
lix montlis of the and who leave ugain at 5 p.m. to go
t." buck to another county where they
s been provided to live "never feel the pulse or the sense
and proprietary of what's happening in this county,"
he county. Com- Carter said.
icy by those agen- He told trustees also that some 90
states, "shall be percent of the resignations he
ation by the board receives "have come from people
iding." from outside the county who have
requirement, as tried to work here."
f's resolution, in- Dual Enrollment Clarified
elief" of cominls- President Carter told trustees the
; individuals who college's dual enrollment policy
Brunswick Coun- needed to lie altered slightly to acnmental
and pro- curately reflect state laws.
>ns should be In the past, he said, high school
overnmental unit nrinoinals have intpmrntpd tho dunl
rom which they enrollment policy to mean that high
lood." school students are not eligible to atBrunswick
Tech tend the college,
although the mo- legally, however, anyone age 18 or
unanimously. older is eligible to enroll at
no board member Brunswick Tech. High School
the motion. They
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story classroom building can be constructed for
$746,000, Carter told the trustees. After adding a 5 percent
contingency required by the state, architectural
fees, moveable equipment to put inside the buiiding,
and soil tests and surveying, the total cost of the project
rises to approximately $875,000. That figure includes
The money to pay for the building, Carter said, has all
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over from last year's legislative appropriation, and an
additional $500,000 secured from the legislature this
State Rep. David Redwine, also a member of the college
board of trustees, was able to obtain the special
$500,000 appropriation from the General Assembly in
June, as part of the main budget bill approved by the
Both Redwine and the Brunswick County Board of
Commissioners had recommended a bond referendum
as a long-term solution for funding the college's capital
l^ater in the meeting, however, when a timetable for a
referendum was discussed, Love added, "The quicker
we can do this, the better off we're going to be. We need
a referendum as quick as we can get it. We need it
before tax notices go out in November."
Trustee Jim Rabon added his support to the resolution,
saying, "If we don't go with something now, I don't
feel as a board member I'm showing too much enthusiasm.
As one, I'm for it and will do what I can to
support it. I believe we might could carry it."
mniwug a iiiuiiuu iu aypiuve uie i esuiuuun, v^ura
Green noted the "great need for (a bond sale)." She
said the speed at which the county is growing is but one
of the many reasons for accelerating the college's
building program. "I believe the (county) commissioners
will support it," she said.
Following a second by Rabon, the motion carried
Carter reminded trustees that some $1.5 million to $2
million of the money would be used to construct an
auditorium, which could be used by organizations
throughout the county. He added that if numerous requests
for use of college facilities is any indication, the
To Tech College
students younger than 18 must have No replacemen!
their enrollment in the college in- pointed to fill the s
itiated by the public school he or she and Ludlum on the
attends. Also concerning
Board members adopted advised the boj
unanimously an amendment to librarian, Sharon
clarify its present dual enrollment began her duties ;
policy. replaces Mary Bel
ington resident, v
Resignations Oltered lhc position recen
During a report on personnel. Other!
Carter advised his board that ot^er busine:
trustees Raymond Ludlum and Gail following:
Porterfield have submitted letters of 'Approved Cart
resignation. The terms of trustee ^on lt0, construct j
John Ivey, a county commission ap- 11 w'"ch would
pointee, and I>eo Johnson Jr., a namc across the
governor's appointee, have expired. elude room for
According to Carter. Porterfield tivities.
resigned because of a busy scheduled 'Approved a i
attached to a restaurant she owns on resolution in lieu
1/0ng Beach. Ludluin resigned, he
said, also because of a busy schedule. ;
as well as for personal reasons.
Ivey's replacement, Clarkie Munn W of
I/eland, was scheduled to attend , / fv l W, . .<
her first meeting Wednesday night, J
but had a previous obligation, Carter said.
Kelly Holden of Route 3,
Shallotte, will fill Johnson's seat.
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auditorium factor may be a selling point for the entire
The draft resolution dated June 19 and presented to
irusiees Wednesday night lists eight reasons why
college has requested the bond sale. They include the
"Brunswick County is one of the fastest growing
counties in North Carolina.
"Brunswick Technical College is one of the fastest
growing community colleges in North Carolina.
"The state of North Carolina has appropriated one
million dollars for capital construction and the county
has matched this amount in mostly discarded and
substandard buildings which are non-functional and expensive
to maintain, heat, and cool.
"Only three of the 15 programs are housed in permanent
"The campus of Brunswick Technical College is
composed of three geographical locations from 5-18
miles apart and serviced by two utility companies.
"The cost of managing and maintaining the substandard
facilities will continue to increase which at the
present time exceeds $50,000 annually.
"The economic development in Brunswick County
can be enhanced by the training and education of the
labor force for new and expanding business and industry.
"The college has grown and exceeds all previous
Final Property Purchase
In line with plans to speed up efforts to achieve a consolidated
campus, Carter recommended purchase of remaining
land under option.
The college's option on the acreage, which is located
adjacent to the permanent campus on U.S. 17, expires
All of the funds to purchase the property under option
were approved by county commissioners in their fiscal
lyuxjb DUdgci, carter saia.
The purchase, he added, will increase Brunswick
Tech's holdings at its permanent campus by 132 acres.
Payment for the land will amount to some 5198,000 at
$1,500 per acre.
ts have been ap- proval of a state budget for the com?ats
of Porterfield ing year. The resolution will allow
12-member board, the president to pay salaries and
personnel. Carter other expenses for the interval betird
that a new ween July 1 and adoption of the
Smith, recently 1985-86 budget resolution,
at the college. She -Heard from Carter that auditors
hBlanton.a Wilm- recently found no exceptions during
vho resigned from the annual Full-Time Equivalent
tly. (PTE> audit conducted recently.
Justness -Approved Carter's efforts to
>s, trustees did the secure a loan of defense equipment
from the United States government,
er's recommenda- According to the president, the
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as well as in- leges on the condition that the equipinterchangeable
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