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Six Local Bills Filed By
BY SUSAN USHER
Rep. David Rcdwinc County has submitted six lo
cal bills in the N.C. House of Representatives, but none
relating to incorporation of the Seaside and Sunset
While pro-incorporation groups in both small, wa
terfront communities had done "a good job" in prepar
ing their requests over the past year, Rcdwinc didn't
honor those requests. "They'll be getting letters from
me this coming week," he said.
In addition to a general rethinking of his position on
additional incorporations, Rcdwinc said he didn't see
the kind of public support for incorporation in either
community to spur him to introduce bills. Brunswick
County leads the state's 100 countics in number of mu
nicipalities, with 18.
In the Seaside area between Ocean Isle Beach and
Sunset Beach, Rcdwinc said he talked to residents and
local business people. "There really wasn't a large
amount of support for it."
While he has always required that incorporation
bills include a local referendum for adoption, Rcdwinc
said that in this case, "you can gauge public opinion
pretty well in a small area like that."
Most petitioners opposed to incorporation were
from Laketree Shores and Tarhceland Acres areas,
which made up a large portion of the area proposed for
Rcdwinc said there had been no meetings related to
incorporation of Sunset Harbor this year. "1 was unsure
whether there was still enough support at this point for
me to go forward with it."
i decided just to hold that and let the people down Not all of Brunswick County's legislative delega
there continue to work on it until the short session in lion agrees. Rep. Thomas Wright of Wilmington has in
1994. If there is sufficient interest, I could introduce it troduced a bill for incorporation of Northwest commu
then." nily. It would be Brunswick County's 19th town, vil
"If there arc good reasons for incorporating an area lagc or city.
and it will be a good thing, it will be just as good a Local bills Rcdwinc has submitted arc as follows:
thing a year from now as it is now," he said, "and in the BH.B. 420, which changes the name of the
meantime they will have more Resources Development
time to work on what they (i r 1 ' 1 ' ' ' X Commission of Brunswick
want their community to be." I think it is time tor County to Brunswick Econo
Citing an "explosion of ar- ^ mic Development Commis
cas wanting to incorporate" in j # r> f s?tr>T~) nilH tnlfP /7 sion. It has passed the House
recent years, he said, "I think olL/js LlflLl iLfrvC IA, and passed a Senate comm it
it is time for us to stop and / / _ . 1 . ., 7 tee, said Redwine. "It's on its
take a look at where we're lOOK at WW/ ? V? way."
headed, perhaps we've been yy BH.B. 70(), which limits
moving too fast." iXCdClCd... building height on the island
"I use Calabash and Caro- * * * at Sunset Beach to 35 feet,
lina Shores as an example," he Dpn HaviH and provides for the height to
said, referring to division in Kep. UaVlCl KCUWinC ^ changcd on,y by a rcfcr.
the community now over endum.
whether to continue as a town. "Involvement in debate BH.B. 492, which creates a Boiling Spring Lakes
over that community's future has taken a lot of time bird sanctuary. It has passed the House and is in the
and energy." Senate.
"You just can't have a town on every corner," he HH-B. 493, which allows Southport to create a no
said. " I know that won't be a popular stance to take." wake zone between Marker 1-A and Marker 2-A of the
When dealing with any future requests to introduce Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.
incorporation bills, Rcdwine said he is considering re- Two additional bills were filed late. One would pro
lying more on the House Incorporation Commission to hibit discharging from a gun or hunting from a floating
review the requests objectively and decide if becoming device on Town Creek during deer season. The other
a town is in a community's best interest. provides for Columbus County to establish a no-wake
"I'm not in a position to gauge whether a communi- zone on the Waccamaw River from S.R. 1940 to the
ty can be viable town," he said. Richard Boone property, in Columbus Countv. This is
south of the state boat ramp at Pireway.
"There is no development on the Brunswick County
side of the river, but on the Columbus County side
there arc some homes," said Rcdwinc.
In addition to the six bills filed in advance of a local
bill deadline last week, Redwinc has recently intro
duced several bills of statewide interest.
Tuesday, he introduced House Bill 920, which
would cut the unemployment insurance lax paid by
North Carolina businesses by 30 percent. The measure,
introduced simultaneously in the Senate, is cxpcctcd to
save businesses approximately SI71 million, which
Rcdwinc predicted "could be a great economic stimu
lus." Previewed at a joint press conference Tuesday, the
bill is cxpcctcd to have clear sailing through the Gen
Should the federal fund from which unemployment
benefits arc paid, currently valued at a comfortable
SI.37 billion, drop to S800 million, the tax will go back
Redwinc has also introduced a health care reform
package and plans to introduce a bill that would expand
the pilot beaver management program begun this year
in Brunswick, Columbus, Bladen and Sampson coun
ties at a cost of S50.000 to the state. Rcdwinc cxpccts to
ask for S 100,000 next year, and to include at least two
more southeastern North Carolina states, Robeson and
Pender. More counties, and more money, may be added
as the bill progresses through the legislature.
"This program has worked so well, it has been such
a success," said Rcdwinc, "there is a tremendous
amount of interest in expanding it to additional coun
NRC'S DECISION DUE SOON
CP&L Anticipates No Major Block To
April 26 Restart OfNuclear Plant
BY SUSAN USHER Stewart D. Ebnctcr and his senior
Preliminary findings by a team of staff, after which Ebnetcr will de
federal inspectors indicate Carolina cide whether the NRC concurs with
Power & Light Co. may be in posi- restart. Prior to that meeting, CP&L
tion to restart its Brunswick Nuclear plans to brief news media on the
Plant near Southport a year after company's restart procedure.
both its units were shut down for re- The NRC inspection team identi
pairs. fied several communications-related
"We don't anticipate any of the problems. During an emergency
items still to be resolved to be ma- shutdown drill tliat required opera
jor," said CP&L spokesman Wayne tors to leave the control room and
Ennis. "We're expecting to start up shut down operations from other lo
on or around April 26." cations throughout the plant, a
A nine-member team from the voice-powered telephone communi
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commis- cation system did not work as
sion's Division of Nuclear Reactor planned. Operators had to resort to
Regulation met with company offi- backup pagers.
cials Friday at the conclusion of a Koltay also pointed out the need
two-week study of the readiness of to standardize instructions for use of
the plant and its personnel. equipment and to assure that appro
Ken Clark, spokesman for the priate managers know when work is
NRC's Region II office in Atlanta, being performed.
said the team, made up of NRC per- Ennis said that it will take several
sonncl all from outside Region II, weeks to bring Unit 2 up to full
determined that CP&L is "pretty power once restart begins; Unit 1
much on target," but that there are will be restarted a little later in the
several things that "need fixing" be- summer.
fore restart is allowed to begin. CP&L shut down the Brunswick
Otherwise, "Koltay said that Plant April 21, 1991, after on-site
based upon the team's preliminary inspectors discovered that because
findings the plant appears to be of fake or missing wall bolts, the
ready to resume operations". emergency diesel generator building
Monday, April 19, at 1 p.m. at the did not meet NRC standards for
plant CP&L officials will meet with earthquake resistance.
NRC Regional Administrator A report issued by the NRC in
May after a six-week, in-depih in- means they have to buy additional
spection of the plant detailed a power," said the staff's executive di
lengthy series of discrepancies and rector, Robert Gruber. 'They should
deficiencies at the plant and blamed only recover reasonable fuel costs."
top management's lack of leadership If the plant is out of service for
for their not being corrected. In June normal refueling or routine mainte
thc plant was placed on the NRC's nance, associated fuel costs arc con
"watch list" of the country's worst- sidered reasonable, he said. "But if
run nuclear power plants. the plant is down because of man
Sincc then CP&L has replaced agement, it shouldn't be allowed to
and restructured the Brunswick recover those costs."
Plant management team, restruc- The staff's findings and testimony
tured its nuclear division, completed arc due to the Commission in late
a lengthy backlog of needed mainte- July.
nance and repairs and some up- .
grades at the plant, and developed a (H O r"T6 C"t IO
five-year plan to improve the plant's
operation and performance. Due to an error in transcription, it
In August, the North Carolina was incorrectly reported in the
Utilities Commission will hear a re- Beacon's April 1 Superior Court ac
qucst from Carolina Power & Light count that Stanley Randall Faulk,
for an increase in its fuel costs ad- 42, of Little Lane, Calabash, had
justmcnt. pleaded guilty to possessing 7.5
Meanwhile, the commission's ounces of marijuana and possession
public staff is researching the re- of drug paraphernalia.
quest to determine what portion, if Faulk pleaded guilty to misde
any, of shutdown-related costs are meanor possession of less than a
appropriate to pass on to customers. half-ounce of marijuana and posses
"Each day the plant doesn't run sion of drug paraphernalia.
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