The Brunswick beacon. (Shallotte, N.C.) 19??-current, May 13, 1993, Page PAGE 9-A, Image 9
Ocean Isle Bo On Proposed ard Sets Hearing Parking Lot Switch BY LYNN CARLSON The Ocean Isle Beach Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing next month on a request by Ocean Isle Partners to relocate a public parking lot the developers dedicated to the town as a courtesy. The partners?developers of the new Ross, Crouse and Summerplace subdivisions?on April 13 asked to change their original plans for a parking lot on West First Street be tween Shelby Street and Duncsidc Drive, in the occanfront Ross subdi vision. Instead, they offered to provide public parking on two 25-by-100 feet strcctside strips about a half block farther back from the ocean in the Summerplace subdivision. Summerplace lies between the Ross subdivision and the soundsidc Crouse development. Partners in the three projects are Phil Holcomb, Stuart Cooke and John Sutton. The commissioners and town at torney in April expressed concerns about allowing the partners to make the change, which would require re scinding the town's rights to the tract and returning it to the develop ers. The town's current subdivision ordinance docs not require public parking in new subdivisions, but the partners agreed to set aside property for parking after being requested to do so by town officials. They later asked to move the parking area to the less valuable tract in Sum merplace. A resolution prepared by Town Attorney Elva Jess and approved unanimously Tuesday by the town board, sets a public hearing on the issue at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 8. The commissioners' resolution would take no action other than to "close and release any interest in" the original parking lot and replace it with the two parking areas in Summerplace. However, the board indicated it will require a 99-year lease of the new parking area, in stead of a dedication. Commissioner Debbie Fox asked the partners to send registered letters to everyone who has bought proper ty in the new subdivision informing them of the plan. The board did not vote on the suggestion. Cooke asked the board act quick ly on building an overwalk on an eight-foot public bcach accessway serving the subdivisions. In other business, the board: ?Approved two subdivisions pro posals, one by the Odcll and Vir ginia Williamson Irrevocable Trust and the other, an addition to Shady Oaks. The Williamson subdivision in cludes 13 18,000-square-foot ocean front and soundfront lots on the ex treme west end of the island. The Shady Oaks addition is in the extraterritorial zone adjacent to Laketree Shores. Developer James Rush plans to add residential and commercial lots. ?Reconvened to a budget workshop set for May 25 at 8:30 a.m. in the town hall. ?Agreed to seek federal reimburse ment for damages incurred in the March 13 storm, since Brunswick County was included in a presiden tial disaster declaration two weeks ago. Building Inspector Dniied Rober son said oceanfront property owners who have not installed any sandbags may be eligible for help with berm replacement. "For some reason, if you help yourself, they won't give you any more assistance," Roberson said. Commissioner Kendall Suh quipped, "God helps those who helps themselves. The government does not." ?Honored Police Chief Curtiss Pritchard with a five-year service pin. Mayor Betty Williamson praised the chief for "loyalty, dedi cation, hard work and his effort to ward making our police department the best" ?Turned over to the planning hoard a proposal by Roberson to amend the town zoning ordinance to allow outdoor portions of air conditioning, ventilation and heating systems to be placed in the rear yards of dwellings and to require the units to be above the flood level established by the federal flood insurance pro gram. Roberson said the change will help the town comply with its repeti tive flood loss plan, which lowers federal flood insurance premiums for Ocean Isle Beach property own ers. ?Reappointed Martha Benton, Pat McClure and Tom Woodson to the town's elections board. ?Agreed to seek a $15,000 grant from the N.C. Office of Waste Re duction. SONS WERE ASLEEP ON NEARBY COUCH Burglar Steals Calabash Man's M/crowave A burglar entered a man's home in Calabash man last Wednesday nighi (May 5) and stole a mi crowave oven while his sons were asleep on a nearby couch, according to a crime report on file at the Brunswick County Sheriff's Depart ment Monday. The owner told Deputy Robert Long that he had left the door to his home on McLamb Road unlocked when the thief came vn some time between 1 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. The microwave oven, which was located in the kitchen area, was val ued at about S700. In other crime reports on file at the sheriff's office Monday: ?More than 53,000 worth of jewelry and old coins were reported stolen from a trailer in Old Mill mobile home park, Lcland, early Saturday morning. The victim told Deputy William Hcwctt that a male friend of her daughter's entered her home shortly after midnight and left a short time later at her request. At about 9 a.m., the woman noticed that a diamond ring, an emerald ring, other pieces of jewelry, miscel laneous papers, a bottle of pain med ication and some old coins were missing. ?Someone stole two chain saws from a shed behind a home on Amos Road, off Bricklanding Road, some time in the past few weeks. The CRIME REPORT owner told Deputy Randy Robinson that he discovered the theft Saturday evening. The saws were valued at about S600. ?About $420 worth of car stereo equipment was stolen from a 1984 Toyota Camry parked at a home on Holdcn Beach Road Saturday night. The owner told Deputy Cathy Hamilton that the car was locked and secure when he went inside his home at about midnight. The next morning he discovered that someone had broken the trunk lock and re moved his stereo speakers and am plifier. ?A West Brunswick High School student reported that someone stole the bed liner from his 1989 Mazda pickup truck while it was parked in the school parking lot Wednesday afternoon. The boy told Deputy Shelton Caison that the theft oc curred sometime between 1:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. ?Two hitchhikers reportedly stole a .380-caliber semi-automatic pistol from the seat of a truck in which they were given a ride on N.C. 211 near St. James Plantation last Monday night (May 3). The victim reported the theft Wednesday morn ing. The gun was valued at about $100. ?A ,22-caliber survival rifle and a .22-caliber revolver were stolen from a home on Maco Road, Le land, last week. According to He wett's report, the victim said there were no signs of forced entry to his home. The stolen guns were valued at $400. ?Someone broke in through the back door of a mobile home on Green Loop Road and stole a vidco cassette recorder, a 35mm camera and several pieces of jewelry last weekend, Deputy Brian Sanders re ported. The owner said she had been working out of town and returned Sunday to discover the break-in. Sanders estimated the value of stolen goods at $850. ?About $400 worth of fishing tackle was stolen from the garage of a home on N.C. 133 sometime be tween Wednesday and Saturday of last week. The owner told Deputy Michael Wcldrick that he was miss ing a tackle box, two rods and a reel. ?A thief or thieves crawled in the bedroom window of a trailer in the Boardwalk Mobile Home Park in Southport and stole a video cassette recorder Friday night. The victim told Hcwctt that she had left the back door unlocked. He valued the VCR at about $250. ?Someone stole a chain saw from an unlocked shed at a home on Old Town Creek Road, Leland, some lime in the past two months. Detec tive Steve Mason estimated its value at $250. ?Deputy Marie Snowaen was called to investigate the discovery of a go cart found abandoned on Green Loop Road, Leland, Monday morn ing. A passer-by reported seeing several young men around the vehi cle fleeing the area in a maroon sta tion wagon. The owner said the thieves probably were unable to get the go-cart started due to a malfunc tioning carburetor. ?A Holdcn Beach man caught one of three juveniles who had ridden recreational vehicles through his garden Saturday, uprooting his corn, beans and watermelon plants. The homeowner detained the young man, who identified the two other boys. According to the report filed by Deputy Marshal Evans Jr., the fa ther of the captured youth "has spo ken with (the owner) to make ar rangements for his son's portion of the damages." AT BRICK LANDING BRING HOME THFftBEACON On Sale At SEA MIST CAMPING RESORT Drivers Charged Following Two One-Vehicle Accidents Several injuries were reported and two drivers charged in one-vehicle accidents last week, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol office in Wilmington. On Thursday, May 6, at 11:05 p.m., Michael Alan Lane, 22, of Leland, was traveling west on Ml Misery Road (S.R. 1426) about 6.6 miles west of Leland at an excessive rate of speed, reported Trooper B.C. Jones. His 1983 Honda motorcycle ran off the pavement on the right side of the road and Lane lost control of the vehicle. It ran into the ditch and struck a driveway culvert Both Lane and his passenger, Shelley Lynn Bennett, 22, of Wilmington, were thrown from the Honda. Lane had complaints of injury and Bennett received serious but non-in capacitating injuries. They were transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. Damages to the Honda were esti mated at S3,000. Jones charged Lane with exceed ing a safe speed, no registration and no insurance. A driver involved in a single-ve hicle accident Friday, May 7, at 5:45 a.m. said he didn't see a stop sign because of heavy fog. Tercy McCoy Stone Jr., 41, of Bolivia, was driving a 1988 GMCJ van east on Green Lewis Road (S.R. 1512) in heavy fog, about 4.3 miles west of Bolivia. According to the report filed by Trooper T.W. Caulder, Stone failed to stop at a stop sign and ran off the road straight ahead into a large ditch, striking several trees before coming to rest in the ditch. Stone was charged with a stop sign violation. He had complaints of injury, but did not receive medical treatment. Damages to the van were estimated at $5,000. With Our May Manufactured Housing Month Specials, You Can Have All Year Long... CHOICENTER" Wayne Culbertson, RHS . . _ _ ___ . _ _ ._ . Ann Brown, RHS HOMES BY ANN Hwy. 17 N., Shallotte. 754-5147 WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF "DAIRY QUEEN*" SPECIAL Banana Splits $2.39 (Expires May 19) Serving real ice cream and fresh fruit topping since J 950. Shallotte Plaza 5701 E. 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