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Varnamtown Aldermen Pass 7 993-94 Budget
BY DOUG RUTTER
Vamamtown Aldermen last week
unanimously approved a $120,416
budget for next fiscal year, but only
after a lengthy discussion about
funding for the fire department.
The town will increase its annual
donation to Tri-Beach Volunteer Fire
Department by $500 next year to
$3,000. Aldermen say that might be
the last hike in a few years.
Board members have pledged to
increase the contribution to Coast
line Volunteer Rescue Squad in the
future to even things out. Coastline
will receive $1,800 next year.
Funding of the two volunteer
units was the only item discussed
during the town budget hearing last
Thursday. Herbert "Midget" Var
num, a long-time rescue squad
member, was the only resident who
Vamum said the town shouldn't
give more than $2,500 to the fire de
partment. He objected to Tri
Beach's request for $5,000 from a
community as small as Vamamtown.
"You can give them anything you
want to, but I'm saying give them
$2,500 or go back to the $2,000,"
Vamum said. "They better take what
they can get and be happy."
Vamum said he wasn't looking
for more money for the rescue
squad. "We don't ask for nothing
and you gave us $1,800 out of the
goodness of your heart and we ap
Mayor Judy Galloway said she al
ready told the fire department it
"In terms of usage, we use the rescue squad
more than the fire department. I would like
to see us try to even it out."
?Alderman Ada McDonald
would rcccive $3,000 before last
week's hearing because that was the
figure in the town's proposed bud
Looking over the department's
$88,000 proposed budget for next
fiscal year. Galloway said Tii-Bcach
will need the town's money. Holden
Beach has proposed giving $26,700
to the fire department of the $46,000
"If their expenditures arc as high
as this budget says, they're going to
need every bit of our $3,000...plus
about $30,000 more," Galloway
Mayor Pro Tcm Ennis Swain sup
ported the $3,000 proposal, saying
the fire department served the com
munity for many years without re
ceiving much in donations.
Alderman Ada McDonald said
she would like to see the donations
to the fire and rescue squads more
balanced in the future
"In terms of usage, we use the
rescue squad more than the fire de
partment. I would like to see us try
to even it out. The county docs
that." Brunswick County gives
$14,500 to each fire and rescue
Although the town calls the res
cue squad more than the fire depart
ment, McDonald said both arc vital
services. "You may hardly ever need
the fire department, but when you
need them you want them there."
The 1993-94 budget is balanced
using a tax rate of 5 cents per $100
of property, the same as last year.
The owner of a $50,000 home will
pay $25 in town taxes.
The nickel rate will generate an
estimated $5,295 in taxes, based on
a property valuation of $11.7 million
and 90.2 percent collection rate.
Other revenue sources include
$44,700 in state sales tax, $5,400 in
franchise tax and $ 1,600 in alcoholic
Major expenses next year will in
clude $10,000 for the purchase of
the park property, $8,000 for street
lights, $4,000 for town hall im
provements and $4,250 for insur
ance and legal fees.
The board also has budgeted
$9,320 for community projects.
Uses for that money could include
improvements to the park or rebuild
ing the boat ramp on Lockwood
The total budget of $120,416 in
cludes a $61,471 reserve fund,
which town officials don't plan to
Three Injured When
Car And Deer Collide
Six people were injured on Bruns- On Sunday at about 5:15 p.m.,
wick County highways last week in three people were moderately in
two unrelated accidents involving jurcd when a 1993 Ford operated by
three vehicles, according to a Patrick Stonich, 16, of Wayne, Pa
spokesperson at the N.C. Highway ran a stop sign and struck a 1988
Patrol's Wilmington office. Oldsmobile operated by Ramona
Dale Leon Warren, 41, of Hcnder- Averett, 51, of Wilmington.
sonville and two passengers sus- According to Trooper C.E.
toned moderate injuries when the Ward-S ^ Stonkh
1985 Chrysler m which they were southwest on SR 1115 and
travelling was sttuck on the left side ^ tQ a( lhe intcrsecUon of
by a deer Thursday afternoon. RC 211, struck the side of
According lo a report filed by
car, which spun and ran off
Trooper B.L Wilkes the incident ^ road whj,c Slonfch.s car over.
occurred on Lakewood Drive about
3.4 miles west of Ocean Isle at about
3:15 p.m. Also injured was a passenger in
Injured along with Warren were Stonich's car, Alexandra Jaick, 15,
Cara McCrain, 14, and Bccky of Austin, Texas. They were taken to
Warren, 15, also of Hendersonville. the Brunswick Hospital. Stonich
All were taken to the Brunswick was charged with failure to yield.
Hospital. Ward estimated the damage at
Wilkes estimated the damage at $19,000 to the Ford and $5,100 to
about $ 1,200. the Oldsmobile.
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