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with an additional 40 spin-off jobs
expected, the report says.
Monks said he prepared the report
as "nothing more than a comparison
of benefits to cost" using figures
provided by the company, local and
federal statistics and the "standard
multipliers" used to compute eco
The report includes five pages of
benefit analysis and one line listing
the liKal costs as zero.
"We have not identified any cost
to the county or any incentives given
to Martin Marietta." Monks told the
Robert Quinn. a leader of the op
position to Martin Marietta, asked
the commissioners to inform state
agencies that the county's zoning or
dinance is under review and to post
pone consideration of any permits
for mining, animal slaughtering and
processing, above- and below
ground storage tanks, hazardous
waste storage and junk yards.
Ouinn has asked the Brunswick
County Planning Board to amend
the zoning ordinance to prohibit
those land uses throughout the coun
ty. They are now permitted in the
county's only "Heavy Manu
facturing" zone, located near South
port and encompassing the Martin
A public hearing on the proposed
zoning law change was scheduled
for Wednesday night (Nov. 17) at
6:30 in Bolivia.
The zoning law was in effect for
less than a day when the commis
sioners at their last meeting voted to
suspend its enforcement after sever
al hundred mining opponents asked
the board to take action against
The board made no comment and
took no action on Quinn's request
Monday night. Earlier in the meet
ing. the commissioners voted unani
mously to reinstate the zoning law
on jan. i.
Commissioners Chairman Don
Warren saiil more time was needed
to explain the impact of the law to
local builders, real estate brokers
and town permitting agents.
In other business the board:
? Heard an announcement from
Ann Duncan, chairman of the N.C.
Employment Security Commission,
about the agency's plan to have a
full-service office in Brunswick
County. State Senator R.C. Soles
and representatives David Redwine
and Dewey Hill joined Duncan in
making the announcement.
? Re-appointed Maliston Stanley
and Patrick Newton to three-year
terms on the Brunswick County
Board of Health. Stanley is an at
large representative and chairman of
the board. Newton was recently
named to fill an unexpired term as
the board's engineer member.
? Appointed Bob Williamson of
Ocean Isle Beach as an alternate to
the zoning board of adjustments.
? Approved a change in the coun
ty's personnel policy allowing em
ployees who accumulate more than
240 hours of vacation leave to con
vert the additional hours to sick
leave, with approval of the county
? Awarded a $34,998 contract for
water main extensions along Mt.
Misery Road in Leland to
Carmichael Construction Co.. w hich
submitted the lowest of three bids on
? Heard a presentation by Scott
Reding of Wilmington Housing
Finance and Development Inc. about
the organization's plan to create a
regional non-profit housing corpora
tion that would work with banks and
granting agencies to huild affordable
housing for low-income families.
Martin Marietta Issues Stem
Warning After Well Damaged
Martin Marietta Aggregates said
in a statement last week that it will
prosecute trespassers at the site of its
test well off N.C. 133 after "sabo
tage and vandalism" was discovered
A company news release said the
cap of a test well was broken off and
removed, which "allowed a small
amount of ground water to escape"
and says "pictures were taken and
distributed to the news media by
persons bent upon making our com
pany appear to be careless and indif
ferent to the environment."
The Beacon received no such
photographs, but videotape of the
damaged well cap was aired on area
"The test well was drilled to al
low us to conduct required hydro
logical studies for a mining permit
and to determine if local wells
would he affected by our proposed
mining operations. The well pipe
was capped and welded in place at
the completion of studies." the state
"Martin Marietta has a good envi
ronmental record at its mine sites
and intends to maintain this pos
leaders of the Brunswick County
Anti-Mining Alliance, leading the
opposition to Martin Marietta's
plans, has stringently denied any in
volvement in the test well damage,
saying its purpose is to protect the
STAFF PHOTO BY ERIC CARLSON
STATE REPRESENTATIVES (from left) Dewey Hill, David Redwine and Sen. R.C. Soles join Ann
Duncan, Chairman of N.C. Employment Security Commission in announcing to the Brunswick
County Commissioners that the ESC plans to upgrade its Shallotte facility into a full-service office be
ginning Jan. 1.
Land Clean-Up Necessary
Exception, Manager Says
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of the landowner to prevent the ac
cumulation of waste on his or her
McCarley said her department re
ceived a complaint from Ludlum
last August about illegal dumping
on his property. She said an enforce
ment officer inspected the site and
found the name of one suspected
dumper in a hag of trash. That per
son was notified and willingly came
in to talk with investigators, who
were convinced that she was not the
More warm temperatures are in
the forecast for the South Brunswick
Shallolte Point meteorologist
Jackson Canady said Tuesday he ex
pects temperatures to continue
above average, ranging from around
50 degrees at night to around 70 de
grees during the daytime. He antici
pates about three-quarters inch of
rain, also above average.
For the period of Nov. 9 through
15 Canady recorded a high of 80 de
grees on Nov. 14 and a low of 33 de
grees the night of Nov. 1 1 .
'['lie average daily temperature
was 59 degrees, with the daily aver
age high 70 degrees and the nightly
average low 48 degrees.
Canady recorded two-tenths inch
one who did the dumping.
The investigation was "proceed
ing at a normal pace" when Yelton's
memo arrived, McCarley said. Still,
she doubts that it would he possible
to target a single offender.
'"There's no way to tie it to one
person and no evidence whatsoever
to suggest that it was all one person
that did the dumping," she said.
Yelton said his decision to autho
rize the clean-up was due to his be
lief that the investigation had gone
on long enough.
"This is not to be considered a
normal procedure for the future but
is purely related to this three-month
situation," Yelton's memo said.
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DETECTIVE Billy Hughes examines an SKS assault rifle with a 50-round clip he found partially con
cealed in the hack seat of a car during a drug raid on Turkey Trap Road Friday night. The weapon,
loaded with 31 rounds of high powered ammunition, was returned to its legal owner.
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Withrow said he recommended
thai the company relocate parts of
the septic system to higher ground in
an area that would be away from the
main flow of traffic around the mine
site. He said he also asked that an
effluent line he buried three feel un
derground. instead of the normal
two feet, to better protect it from
He said the company's hired engi
neer complied with the requests and
re-drew the site plan. The final per
mit was issued the next day.
The anti-mining committee also
charged that parts of the septic sys
tem were to be located in a designat
ed wetland area. Withrow said the
system's force main runs through
some "marginal" low areas, but
none that have been officially desig
nated as wetlands. He said the drain
field will be located in a "very suit
able" area of deep yellow sand.
"My rules for considering appli
cations don't address wetlands,"
Withrow said. "That's regulated by
the (U.S. Army) Corps of Engin
On the company's application for
a septic permit, Martin Marietta's
engineer Arlen Carpenter noted.
"This property will have no con
struction on wetlands."
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