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I Voluntary water conservation and
buying goats are just two of the alternatives
Shallotte aldermen began
I considering last Wednesday as they
uy 10 ouy more lime.
They're looking for ways to allow
the town's steady growth to continue
without immediately having to expand
the capacity of the Forest Drive
sewerage treatment plant.
Their discussion will continue at
the August 7 board meeting.
While development is allowed on
existing sewer mains, the lines cannot
be extended into new areas such a
BY TERRY POPE
Segment one of the four-year
school construction plan prepared by
the Brunswick County Board of
Education will be funded by the county
next year, but what lies after next
year remains a mystery.
At a joint meeting of the Brunswick
County Board of Commissioners and
school board Tuesday night. County
Manager Billy Carter said schools
will receive all requested funds for
the 1985-86 school year, except for
about $337,000 that would have been
set aside as a reserve for future constructions.
Having funds for only the first year
of the four-year plan only leaves two
options, said School Superintendent
Gene Yarbrough?to either delay all
school construction or to delay the
planned second-yeur renovation at
Union Primary School.
County Finance Director Wallace
Harding said schools will receive
$1,130,000 in current expenses for the
1!'H086 fiscal year along with $800,000
in capita! outlay. The $800,000 in
capital outlay includes the 40 percent
of all half-cent sales tax revenues
available to the county, lie added.
With no guarantee of future funds,
Commissioner James Poole asked
the school board Tuesday to consider
wInch route they would like to take in
i ruining the $8 million needed to fund
W the tour-year plan. In the first year,
Lincoln Primary School is scheduled
I" undergo renovations.
Poole said the schools may want to
consider a bond referendum to
finance the construction, perhaps
' run on the same ticket with
Brunswick Technical College,"
which approved a bond referendum
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John Mar low
Batchelor said Stamper had offered
no resistance ami voluntarily
gave officers a statement The defendant
also agreed to help officers
search for the murder weapon, a
search that proved unsuccessful, he
Stamper came to Brunswick County
seeking employment after becoming
a victim of layoffs in the coal
mine industry in West Virginia, his
attorney, William Falriey stated.
The murder was an act 'that was
grossly out of character" for the
defendant, he told the Judge.
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those brought into town through annexation.
The ban was set by the N.C.
Department of Natural Resources
and Community Development, based
on its statistics on effluent?treated
sewerage?leaving the Forest Drive
The treatment plant has a design
capacity of 120,000 gpd sewage. State
records indicate that if all existing
lots along existing mains were
developed, the plant would be at or
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figures are misleadlaclv high anil
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something this year. but what happens
in three yuan'*" he asked.
Chapped sani there were problems
with the schools' four-year plan, and
specifically noted that "we have one
remains third on the totem pole."
In the four-year plan. Lincoln
would face renovations next year
followed by renovations at Union
Primary. In the third year. South
Brunswick High School would
receive an additional classroom
building while a new K-8 elementary
school would be constructed in the
Supply area to relieve overcrowding
at Shallotte Middle and Union
Primary in the fourth year.
SBHS currently lias 16 trailers on
its campus to help relieve overcrowding,
Yarbrough said. In a
prepared statement delivered to the
commissioners, Yarbrough said that
"while most of the Brunswick County
schools may be over-capacity, we arc
not at this time out of space."
Recent conversations with Dr.
Henry Cole of the N.C. Division of
School Planning in Raleigh indicates
that "the original 15 classrooms projected
for South Brunswick High
School might be reduced to ten
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structlon at Bolivia Elementary and
South Brunswick Middle Schools,"
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Volunteer Fire Department, 8 p.m.
red by the Holdcn Beach Senior Citizens
and support lYi-Beach Volunteer Fire
i bake sale and hot dogs, at the fire staid,
9 a.m. until dusk. Call 842-2869 or
deer Fire Department, 8 p.m.
review free week-long course begins at
i a.m.-2:30 p.m. daily. Contact Deborah
SOCIAL SERVICES meets at the DSS ofint
Center, Bolivia, 5:30 p.m.
ITERS CLUB meet at Joe's Barbecue,
POST meets at the legion Hut. U.S. 17
brate July" photo contest sponsored by
reation Department, 253-4857.
Holding up a ma nils folder, Fairley
said he Iwd n file -two inches thick
with letters that say Jimmy Stamper
was a gentle. kind, thoughtful
person," prior to the crime The letters
were from former teachers,
residents and friends in Welch
Mabe had offered Stamper a place
to stay on a temporary basis only a
week before the murder. Fairley
said The two seemed to get alcaig
fine until the "tranquility was broken
by a temble. terrible act for which
Jimmy is going to pay for the rest erf
his life." he added
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are seeking data to back up their
claim that usage is significantly
lower. Low enough, suggested Mayor
Beamon Hewett, that the town's
growth can continue at its now
"regular" rate for a number of years
without plant expansion.
"We're going to keep perfect
records so we can get some action,"
The town wants to reduce flow into
the treatment lagoons as well as proving
that a dilutant, rainfall, con
sutuies a signiileant portion of the
flow from the lagoon.
"The way Division of School Planning
is looking at it," Yarbrough said,
"is that we're heading for some rapid
growth within the county and the
school system itself."
Yarbrough said the two boards
need to "set up some form of liaison
contact," to work together on
meeting the school funding needs,
"whatever we decide might be the
best way to go."
A policy adopted by commissioners
requiring that county employees live
within Brunswick County was also
proposed to the school board Tuesday
with mixed reactions.
Although it Ls not mandated by the
county or state, Chappell said the
residency requirement is urged by
the county. Such a policy was
adopted by Brunswick Technical College
for its employees last week.
The policy would include a grandfather
clause and therefore not affect
employees who already live outside
the county. Yarbrough said the
school administration already encourages
its employees to live within
The schools have 850 employees
who live in Brunswick County and 195
who live outside the county, he added.
The three Iceland schools are staffed
with a number of teachers who
live in New Hanover County since it
is nearby, he said.
School board member James
Cleminons said most teachers are
state paid, and "if the state pays
their salary, you can't make them
Yarbrough said all of the schools'
supervisors and administrators live
within the c*nuntv urhilo 5t it a cioto
requirement for the superintendent.
It is now a school requirement for
principals while new teachers hired
arc also encouraged to live in the
county, he added.
"We can certainly make it official
what we have been doing unofficially."
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Meanwhile the board clarified its
intentions regarding payments to a
capital reserve fund to help finance
the future expansion of the treatment
plant at a cost of about $400,000.
Persons who obtained a building
permit before July 1 do not have to
pay an impact fee based on the size of
the home or business, said board
members, agreeing with Alderman
David Harrelson. And this impact fee
is to be collected at the time the
cusuuiuei pays iur a uunaing penim,
the board told Superindent/Building
Iaspector Albert Hughes.
"Anything else would be changing
the rules in the middle of the game,"
said Alderman Wilton Harrelson.
But if someone who had a building
permit before July 1 did not pay for
water and sewer connections before
that date, he or she must pay the additional
cost reflected in the 1985-86
utility budget, which became effective
July 1. The new fees reflect the
town's actual cost of installation plus
$250 that will be set aside in the
capital reserve fund.
One inch of rainfall on acres,
Harrelson said, equals 26,000 gallons
of extra water?and effluent?in the
Eyeing the state's records for ef
fluent discharged between June 1984
and May 1985, he postulated that if
the town studied the monthly effluent
rates against rainfall data, it would
come up with an exact correlation
between the two. In September, for
instance, when Hurricane Diana
dumped 18 inches of rain on the area,
the effluent rate jumped to 4.036
million gallons per month. In October,
when rainfall was also excessive,
the rate was 3.53 million
gallons per months. Taking out the
three top months drops the yearly
average to a level that would allow
the town to continue growing if the
state agrees with that finding.
A.R. Rubin, a state agricultural extension
specialist in biological and
agricultural engineering, met with
Mayor Hewelt and Public Works
Superintendent Albert Hughes last
week on ways to increase the capacity
of the plant without a construction
Rubin estimates most homeowners
could easily reduce their indoor
water consumption by about 30 percent
through the installation of simple
devices and appliances such as
low volume toilets, shower heads and
faucet aerators or displacement
devices such as bricks tliat reduce
the amount of water required for
each flush when placed in the water
closet. Another choice is one or more
"dams"that block off portions of a
water closet, reducing water consumption
by about two gallons per
flush. And, said Rubin, a simple
washer can be inserted into a water
une or laucei inal win reduce the
flow to about three gallons per
"He suggested we possibily give
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the washers to our customers to encourage
conservation," added the
With a reduction in hot water usage
the homeowner would also save on
energy costs, Rubin predicts in an extension
buiieiiii, "Walci Watch."
At the Forest Drive site, Rubin pro
poses conducting several tests to
determine if the acreage can hold
more effluent than is now being applied,
or if it can modified to accept
"He thinks the soil can hold much,
much more than what we're putting
out," said the mayor. Rubir. proposes
taking soil and vegetation
samples, Hewett said. Rubin also
repeated an earlier suggestion from
Harrelson to change the cover crop
from pine trees to sprigged coastal
Bermuda grass, which should absorb
about four times more effluent
because the grass grows quickly and
is harvested frequently.
To prove that point, he proposes a
test plot, half covered in existing pine
trees and half cleared of trees and
planted in Bermuda.
The plots would be deliberately
overwatered in order to determine
the actual saturation point, with
monthly rather than quarterly
monitoring well samples taken to
check for groundwater contamination.
"I'm serious about the goats," said
the mayor, noting they've been used
successfully by other communities.
Harrelson is to come back with information
on their purchase and
availability at the August 7 meeting.
"We may have to go on the market
for them," warned the mayor. "And
they're not cheap anymore."
In other business, the board:
Voted to write the N.C. Department
of Transportation seeking use
of "small urban project" funds for
the extension of the three-laning of
U.S. 17 beyond Coastal Plaza shopping
center as proposed by state DOT
officials earlier this year.
Took criticism of two new
stoplights in town lightly. "I told
them the only thing tliat would help is
the bypass,' said Alderman Wilton
Harrelson. "At least you no longer
nave to take your lunch with you to
make a left turn."
Hired Billy Eason and I^rry
Ptgott a* -general laborers at the
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sealed envelope marked
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recommendation of Public Works
Superintendent Albert Hughes.
Pigott, who recently began work as
part-time meter reader, "turned
around and applied for a permanent
job," said Hughes.
As ? result the town voted to
readvertise the meter reader position
as well a police post vacant
again after the chosen applicant
decided against taking it, Chief Don
aiuvon aaiu. uuaiu uieuiucis gave
him authority to advertise for candidates
outside the county as well as
They also authorized Stovall to
continue driving a patrol car home at
night, with the mayor noting that it
needed to be marked so its use would
not be considered taxable compensation.
Stovall said a full three-inch by
seven-inch logo was to be ready
Thursday. Vehicles clearly identified
as necessary in emergencies, such as
the police car and the service truck
Superintendent Albert Hughes drives
home, are exempt from the tax
Stovall lives at Holden Beach but is
looking for a residence in or near
Decided to use their own money to
send flowers and a card to Mayor Pro
Tern Paul Wayne Reaves, who has
been ill for several months.
Agreed their recent annexation of
the A1 Willis property between
Sellers Drive and U.S. 17
automatically included the rights-ofway
to the roads as well, which
means the town limits will be extended
to that point by the N.C. Department
of Transportation, according to
Mayor Beamon Hewett.
At the planning board's recommendation,
aldermen voted to
schedule a public hearing August 7 at
7:30 p.m. on the proposed rezoning of
a tract on Mulberry Street from industrial
to commercial at the request
of property owner Rita Stanaland.
Planning board members were polled
by telephone after the panel failed
to attain a quorum on July 8.
"There's no industry happening
there," said the mayor. "It's really
turning into a commercial area." A
special use permit would be
necessary to build Ms. Stanaland's
proposed daycare center if the area
remains zoned for industry. The
stretch would be rezoned a depth of
400 feet on both sides of tho street.
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