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Golf Regs Sent Back
BY LYNN Pari cori
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Citing fears about noise, possible beer sales and
te-night revelry, the Sunset Beach Town Council on
ionday sent back to the planning board a set of pro
jsed regulations for miniature golf courses.
"This would be the first time we've had any night
me amusements at Sunset Beach, and we need to set
ood ground rules," Councilman Bud Scrantom said be
fore making his motion to send the proposal back. The
ote was split, with only Council Member Mary
itherine Griffith dissenting.
Although there are currently no miniature golf
courses at Sunset Beach, Mayor Mason Barber said an
unnamed party is ready to apply, and another has made
The planning board's original proposal, considered
at Monday's town council meeting, would allow mini
golf courses only in the mainland business district and
only on tracts of one acre or more.
Other requirements would include "unobtrusive
lighting," two parking spaces per hold, an approved
landscaping plan for the course and parking lot, an ap
proved plan of traffic flow, rcstrooms and sound sys
tems which do not "disturb or annoy" neighbors.
It would prohibit structures taller than 16 feet, at
tractions which "emit smoke or steam" and animated
characters or animals. It would allow "inanimate life
size replicas of birds and animals indigenous to the
Resident A1 Morrison told council, "Your proposed
ordinance is very restrictive and, in some cases, not
practical," and discouraged the board from attaching
more conditions. He said Sunset Bcach has a growing
population of children and could benefit from "another
recreational opportunity for the general public."
However, council members said they want to re
strict hours of operation, prohibit alcohol sales and
specify what types of lighting would be acceptable.
Council scheduled three public hearings during its
June 6 meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. Proposals to be
?Creating a "conservation reserve zoning district"
which would include Bird Island and the island portion
of the town limits. The zone would exist "primarily for
the preservation of significant limited or irreplaceable
areas which include major wetlands; open spaces; undc
velopcd shorelines that are unique, fragile or hazardous
for development" and may permit "single-family, low
density residential uses" in upland areas.
?Amending the town's subdivision requirements set
ting standards for Final plat approval. Planning Board
Chair Richard Good said the proposed amendments
cover "deficiencies" cited by Town Administrator
Linda Fluegel, who was not at Monday's meeting.
?Amending the town's sign ordinance to limit direc
tional signs to church or civic organizations which arc
not on the town's main thoroughfares and which arc in
the town's planning jurisdiction.
The board also:
?Agreed to ask that the Shallottc Branch of the
Brunswick County Library not be shut down during ex
tensive renovations scheduled to begin in January 1994
and last until July 1994.
"I've gotten several calls and letters on this," Mayor
Mason Barber told council, whose vote asked for "tem
porary services" to be provided during the renovations.
Councilwoman Chcrri Cheek said, 'There are a lot
of school children who rely on the library and cnn'i af
ford to have encyclopcdias at home. They ought to at
least offer encyclopcdias and other reference materials
for the children."
The mayor added, "There's enough vacant office
space in Shalloltc to set up a great big library."
?Heard the mayor appoint Scrantom and citizens Jim
McDavid and David Kanoy to a committee to study ca
ble television service in the town. The town's cable
franchise with the Atlantic Telephone cooperative ex
pires in 1995, and the mayor said citizens have com
plained about the company's service.
Scrantom said the committee would "see what's
available and maybe put pressure on Atlantic to do bet
ter by us."
?Witnessed the unveiling of the first Sunset Beach flag,
a project sponsored by the town's beautificalion com
mittee. The flag will be hoisted in a special Memorial
Day ceremony at the oceanfront public gazebo.
?Learned that the bcautification committee will host a
public concert by the Air Force Band on June 28. Time
and place have not been set.
?Voted to keep a 7 p.m. meeting time year-round. In
the past, council has met at 7:30 between June and
'No Wrinkles' In Pumping Waste
To Little River, Sunset Board Told
BY LYNN CARLSON
Government regulators will be
asked to amend a sewer facilities
plan to allow 300,000 gallons per
day of wastewater to be pumped
from downtown Calabash, Sea Trail
Plantation and the Shoreline Woods
area for four years, beginning in
mid-1994, until a sewage treatment
plant is constructed in southwest
"I see no wrinkles in the plan at
all so far," consulting engineer Joe
Tombro told the Sunset Beach Town
Council Monday, presenting docu
mentation that the Little River (S.C.)
Water and Sewerage Co., which
would collect the wastewater, has
agreed to such a temporary measure.
The waste would be treated and dis
posed of by the Grand Strand Water
and Sewer Authority which serves
the northern South Carolina beach
The construction of 80,000 feet of
sewer main at an estimated cost of
$112,5000 would be part of Phase 1
A of the sewer system plan pro
posed for Sunset Beach and
Calabash by Powell Associates of
North Myrtle Beach, an engineering
firm. The plan would have to be ap
proved by voters in both towns.
The monthly cost of pumping the
sewage is estimated at 56,000.
However, the executive manager of
the Little River Water and Sewerage
Co. warns that "significant remuner
ation" will be required if the local
sewage treatment plant is not ready
within the specified time.
Engineers Tombro and Jim
Billups will meet Monday with the
Waccamaw Regional Planning
Council in Georgetown, S.C., to pre
sent their proposed "201 Facilities
Plan Amendment" for the Grand
Strand area. The engineers' docu
ment asks that the Grand Strand
sewer region be extended to include
to include the three areas of
Calabash and Sunset Beach.
The Sunset Beach Town Council
approved the engineers' plans; the
matter will go before the Calabash
Board of Commissioners on Tues
The document cites the deteriora
tion of water quality in the Little
River basin from pollution in the
Calabash River. "The land area hav
ing the greatest current direct ad
verse environmental impact on cstu
arine water is the downtown area of
Calabash," it states.
The engineers estimate that
downtown Calabash, with its 22
restaurants and 55 small businesses,
would need to send 101,340 gallons
per day of wastewater to the Verccn
Wastewater Treatment Facility in
'The alleviation of pollutants
from on-site septic systems entering
the LitUe River via the Calabash
River should have a significant posi
tive impact on the area's water qual
ity," they conclude.
Other areas to be served first
would include the shopping center at
the intersection of N.C. 904 and
179, single- and multi-family hous
ing in Shoreline Woods, and Sea
Trail Plantation. Mayor Mason
Barber said Sea Trail "will pay most
of its own expenses" for sewer ser
The island of Sunset Beach,
which the engineers' described in a
public hearing last week in dire need
of central sewerage, will not receive
such service for several years, until
a sewage treatment plant can be con
structed in southern Brunswick
"If the capacity were there, we
would do the island," Billups said.
The engineers' grand plan in
cludes a regional wastewater
/stormwater management system
covering the area from the Lock
wood Folly River south to Little
River. The Brunswick County com
missioners and several local town
boards are seeking state funds to es
tablish such a demonstration project,
for which no cost estimates have
been publicly released.
Only Sunset Beach and Calabash
have made a commitment to the
South Brunswick Water and Sewer
Authority, formed by the towns as a
"management entity" for the initial
sewer project. Each town has three
representatives on the authority,
which will not be allowed to spend
money or take official actions unless
voters approve the sewer project.
Without any stormwater manage
ment component, is estimated that
central sewer service to Sunset
Beach and Calabash will cost S25 to
S30 million. Engineers say that part
of the plan can be paid for with
loans, to be paid back with user fees,
and outright government grants.
In response to a citizens' sugges
tion at a public hearing last week,
the Sunset Beach Town Council will
ask the county health board to warn
vacationers and residents that some
finger canals arc polluted and unsafe
"There's definite human pollution
in a couple of the canals, and this
resident has requested that visitors
be informed in some way," the may
Council members asked Attorney
Mike Isenbcrg to draw up a resolu
tion to be presented to the Bruns
wick County Board of Health ex
pressing council's concerns and ask
ing for assistance.
Fish Fry Planned
The Zion Hill Artisans Club will
hold its first fish fry of the year
Saturday, May 8, at 3 p.m. at the
Cox's Landing Riding Club.
The club will serve fish, chicken,
clam fritters, hush puppies, baked
beans and homemade pies.
Plates will cost S4 for adults, S3
for senior citizens and S2.50 for
children. Proceeds will be used to
help senior citizens in the Zion Hill
Contrary to a report in last week's
newspaper, Holden Beach home
owner Ike Shelton did not purchase
an advertisement in The Brunswick
Beacon concerning a petition oppos
ing a sewer system.
Shelton did bring a copy of the
petition and money for the ad to the
newspaper office. However, Shelton
said he did not purchase the ad. He
said several people helped pay for iL
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