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Eleven Holden Beach
Town Board Seats
Holder, Beach voters will have
plenty of candidates to choose from
when they head to the polls Tuesday
Eleven .sland residents are running
for the five available seats on the
hoard of commissioners.
Among the candidates are four in
cumbents Gay Atkins, Jim Fourn
icr, David Sandifer and Sid Swarts
Also running are Dwight Carroll
Crawford Hart, Jeff Lee. Don Pol'
' J'"1 Shafor- Lany v.,gt and Ro
The entire board of commission
ers is elected every two years, as is
the mayor. Wally Ausley faces no
opposition in his bid for a second
consecutive term as mayor.
The Brunswick Beacon mailed
questionnaires to each of the candi
dates Williams was the only one
who did not respond.
Wally Ausley, a retired broadcast
executive and sports broadcaster,
said he is seeking his second term as
mayor because "the folks here seem
?o want me to
do it again."
A 1949 grad
uate of the Uni
versity of North
Carolina at Cha
pel Hill, Ausley
did not list any
issues in his
that he feels the
town must ad
dress in the next two years.
The mayor s job is chairman of
the board, public relations, etc., and
thus should have no public position
on issues that the commission ad
dresses," he said.
CJay Atkins, who has served on
the town commission for the past
eight years, said she is seeking re
election to another term because of
her interest in the community.
"I would like to have the opportu
nity to participate in the growth and
development of our environment. To
maintain that environment is of up
tance to me,"
to work together
by sharing ideas
and solutions to
is controlled by Atkins
regulations made by man. In order
to do that, one must remain unbiased
to ideas and situations until full
studies are completed," she added.
Atkins said the town board needs
to continue building sidewalks, es
tablish better beach and water access
for residents and create more park
ing for the handicapped.
She said she would like to turn
town-owned property along the At
lantic Intracoastal Waterway into an
area for nature walks and refuge for
"I have tried to be involved in the
community and county since 1981,
and be knowledgeable of the regula
tions and laws of coastal living,"
said Atkins, a real estate and proper
ty management agent.
"I think the desire to protect our
surroundings and be aware of the
people that lived in Brunswick
County and made a living prior to
sharing this with us, the newcomer,
is very important."
"We all want to have this area for
our future citizens to respect and
nurture. This takes a commitment
and I am willing to give my time
Holden Beach Voters
and energy to that ultimate goal."
Dwight Carroll, former building
inspector at Holden Beach, says he
is running for town board "to see
that all taxpay
ers are treated
working at town
hall for more
than nine years
makes him the
CARROLL Carroll said
one of the most important issues fac
ing the town board is enforcing the
35-foot building height limit as it is
currently written in the code books.
He said he would be willing to
consider a sewer system, although it
has not been proven that Holden
Beach needs one. Carroll believes
the town should enforce the current
town codes or get rid of them.
Carroll was building inspector,
code enforcement officer, federal
flood representative and local CA
MA permit officer from 1983 to
A former planning and zoning
board member, he was treasurer of
the Holden Beach Property Asso
ciation for eight years.
CaiToll graduated from High
Point High School and attended the
University of Illinois, the Emer
gency Management Institute and
Wake Technical College.
He also has had training in build
ing, mechanical, plumbing, electri
cal, fire and flood codes and code
A one-term incumbent, Jim Four
nier said he is seeking re-election
"to help continue the gains made in
the last two years."
He said minimizing stormwater
runoff to avoid continued pollution
of the estuarine waters is one of the
most important issues the town
board will have to address in the
next two years.
Fournier also said the overloading
of septic systems must be controlled
before the town can determine if it
needs a sewer system.
The town commission also needs
rational deliberation concerning the
level of development that can be
sustained by Holden Beach, he said.
Fournier said the fact that he has
no lies to special interest groups and
has an aware
ness of the con
ment makes him
the most quali
He has served
as vice chair
man of the plan- FOURNIER
ning and zoning board, vice presi
dent of the Holden Beach Property
Owners Association and co-chair
man of the Heritage Harbor Property
Fournier has worked as director
of production services with Martin
Marietta Corp., president of Ingram
Aggregates, general manager of
Carolina Sunrock and owner of
He attended Louisburg College
for two years and East Carolina
University for one year.
He served as volunteer coach of
the Brunswick Community College
tennis team last spring and is help
ing coach the coed volleyball team
"I want to make every effort to
keep Holden Beach a quiet family
beach," said Crawford Hart, a re
tired manufacturers representative.
"That means controlled growth,
thus regulating density and keeping
the beach the way the residents and
visitors wish for it to remain."
Hart says long-range planning is
the most important issue the town
board will have to address in the up
He said the town board needs to
set goals for Holden Beach Tor the
next 25 years.
"Other than a
-year plan we
have no long -
range goals or
Hart also said
needs to estab
lish a stormwa
tcr runoff sys- hart
tem before a sewer system.
Other areas have done waste
water treatment first and then, lucki
ly for some and unluckily for others,
found there were no funds left for
the stormwater runoff system," he
My feelings are that a stormwa
ter runoff system should be in place
and working prior to allowing a
wastewater system to be installed,
otherwise we shall not cure our
Hart, an advisory committee
member with the N.C. Coastal Fede
ration, says his work with various
agencies dealing with the environ
ment make him the most qualified
candidate for commissioner.
Hart is president of the Holden
Beach Property Owners Association
and has been a member of the town
board of adjustment since 1991.
He previously served as a district
commissioner for Boy Scouts of
America, trustee for the Elks and ad
jutant professor of sales manage
ment at the University of Hartford.
Hart received a degree in sociolo
gy from the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill and an
M.B.A. degree from the University
Jelf Lee, a self-employed building
contractor, says a sewer system is
the biggest issue the town board
must addres-' in the upcoming term.
"We are polluting our canals dai
ly, he said. "We can make our own
plans for a sewer-stormwater runoff
system or we can wait and let the
EPA dictate our system in the near
Other key issues are continuation
of the underground utilities project
being done by Brunswick Electric
Membership Corp. and continuation
of the town's sidewalk project.
Lee said he is running for election
because he thinks the sewer situa
tion must be addressed immediately.
"Zoning will take care of elimi
nating multi-family or high-rises,
which seems to be the excuse some
candidates want to use against sew
simply will not
handle the sew
makes him a
date, Lee said,
"I feel that I am
the type of can
didate that has the guts to stand up
and get the ball rolling on issues, not
side step around them like many of
the previous boards have done."
"I've been a permanent resident
of Holden Beach longer than any
Other candidate seeking office and
'i-"- been coming to Holden Beach
all of my life," he added.
'I believe in hiring the right peo
ple for management positions and
allowing them to do their job. I can't
imagine why there is such a turnover
in town managers."
Lee. treasurer of the South
Brunswick Islands Home Builders
Association and a member of the
Holden Beach damage assessment
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is committed to
? Legal and orderly
\ ? Preservation of the
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VOTE JIM FOURNIER NOV. 2
HOLDEN BEACH TOWN COMMISSIONER
team, graduated from St Pauls High
He received an associate degree
in marine technology from Cape
Fear Community College.
Don Pollard said maintaining the
dunes and continuing the under
ground wiring project are two of the
top issues commissioners will have
to address in the upcoming term.
He said upkeep of the oceanfront
dunes should he an annual project
with the addition of sand and beach
grass and that the county should be
asked to assist
the town must
continue to co
both the volun
squad and fire
department a. id
help them up
grade their POLLARD
equipment and recognize volunteers.
Pollard said he is running for of
fice because he wants to see the
town progress in a wise manner.
"1 don't have any special inter
ests. I will try to be fair is all is
sues," he said.
A member of the Holden Beach
Property Owners Association board
of directors. Pollard served four
years as a town commissioner in
He previously served on a credit
union board of directors and was
president of the Erwin Jaycees.
A retired director of building
management for the Veterans Ad
ministration, Pollard graduated from
Erwin High School in 1948 and at
tended Campbell University.
David Sandifer lists environment,
erosion control and fiscal restraint as
the three most important issues town
commissioners must address over
the next two years.
"Factual information without bias
must be provided to the residents of
Holden Beach so that they may
choose how we treat our waste and
stormwater runoff," he said.
He also thinks a long-range plan
is needed for beach renourishment
instead of using a "Band Aid" ap
proach of temporary dune building.
"We cannot afford to do nothing."
Sandifer, a one-term incumbent,
says progress has been made over
the past two
years in the area
of fiscal con
straint, but the
town must con
tinue to budget
wisely and plan
for the future.
He says his
"love of Holden
knowledge of SANDIFER
issues" makes him the most quali
fied candidate running for town
"Having served these past two
years, much has been accom
plished," he said. "However. I be
lieve continued strong leadership is
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needed to plan and control our fu
A graduate of McClenaghan High
School in Florence. SC.. Sandifer is
a real estate broker atid owner of
Holden Beach Properties.
I have a sincere interest in the
growth as well
as the preserva
tion of Holden
Beach as a fam
ily beach," Jim
Shafor said of
his reason for
he would be in
favor of a sewer
system and shafor
stormwater runoff system on Holden
Beach if a study demonstrated that
they are needed.
He also says the town needs to
address the overcrowding of houses
and overuse of septic systems and
determine if they are really prob
lems. Shafor also said the town
needs a long-range plan for dune re
Shafor currently serves as vice
chairman of the planning and zoning
board. He was first appointed as an
alternate to the board and 1990 and
1991 mat'e *' re8u'ar member in
A retired teacher with the
Middletown (Ohio) Board of F.du
cation, Shafor received a degree in
business and economics from the
University of Dayton in 1995 and
his teaching certification from Mi
ami University of Ohio in 1959.
Sid Swarts said he is seeking re
election "to as
f" \ sist Holden
Beach to devel
. . op a town that
'^TTCl re,ains aM (he
V ^ V ? elements of a
,} . , nity and a first
1 m class, low-den
A retired Army colonel, Swarts
has served on the town board since
1991. He served six years on the
planning and zoning board and two
years on the board of adjustment.
He said density control is one of
the top issues the town board will
have to address in the next two
"Our island can maintain its pre
sent residential living standards and
conditions only if we control growth
and density, he said. "Without con
trols we will become one more over
developed beach community."
Another top issue is stormwater
runoff and wastewater disposal.
Swarts, chairman of the town waste
water management committee, said
runoff is creating a pollution prob
lem and the town must determine if
septic systems can support the
planned growth of the town.
"I will support a full or partial
sewage system for the town if it is
necessary for the present population
and the planned future population of
low-density development," he said.
"I will not support a sewer system
that is to he installed for the primary
purpose of increased density. Any
decision concerning a sewage sys
tem should be made by a referen
dum of the voters."
Swarts said the town needs to en
force its laws fairly and impartially.
"If an ordinance is not going to be
enforced it should be changed or re
pealed. Enforcement should be
equal for all persons and at all times.
The town has a good code and a
good police force. We cannot ignore
good law enforcement because it
might discourage tourists."
Swarts received a master's degree
in business administration from
Syracuse University and a bachelor
of science degree from the Univer
sity of Maryland.
"I have no financial interests on
the island other than the lot I live
on," he said. "I have no financial
obligations to anyone. I am dedicat
ed to making Holden Beach the best
residential area possible and recog
nize that we are a resort community,
which presents additional prob
Larry Vogt said he is seeking of
fice "to restrict the conflict of inter
est as much as possible" and "to
keep this island as quiet, environ
mentally-safe. clean and beautiful as
Among the top issues the town
board must face
in the next two
years. Vogt lists
during the tour
ist season and
lack of animal
control on the
He also said the town needs to
provide better public parking and
beach access for handicapped peo
Vogt. a member of St. Luke Lut
heran Church, works for Rampage
Realty at Holden Beach.
He graduated from Baltimore
City College in 1954 and was vice
president of Southern Equipment
Company in Baltimore from 1981 to
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MY POSITION. ..WHAT IS BEST FOR THE RESIDENTS OF HOLDEN BEACH
IS BEST FOR HOLDEN BEACH.
...livability is more important than tinancial gain
...the aunes and environment must be protected
...lots, houses, and septic systems should not be consistently
...residents should be provided all the facts concerning
sewage disposal, ana then be allowed to make their
decision by a vote.
...enforcement of coaes and ordinances must be equitable
...good police protection is a necessity
...renters and buyers come to Holden Beach because they
like our lifestyle.
I can work with anyone who places the interests of the residents
above their own personal or financial interests.
IF WE RESIDENTS DO NOT PROTECT
WHAT WE HAVE, NO ONE WILL!
Paid Political Advertisement by Candidate Sid Swarts
Q1993 THF BRUNSWICK E