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Hearing Tuesday On Landfill Sites
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"We want to invite any interested
parties to let us hear their thoughts
about these proposed sites," said
Once the landfill siting committee
has made its decision, the recom
mendation will be forwarded to the
county commissioners for final ap
Tile committee originally used a
blind selection process to choose po
tential landfill sites based solely on
engineering, environmental and po
litical considerations such as soil
conditions, usable acreage, hauling
distances, proximity to sewage treat
ment facilities, closeness to wells,
depth of ground water, zoning and
proximity to neighbors. Each of the
29 considerations was given a
weight ranging from 2 to 10 to
gauge its importance.
When the committee's rating sys
tern was applied to Ihe characteris
tics of 12 areas identified only by
number, the results indicated that
four sites in Leland. and one area in
Bolivia, would he most suitable lor
a new landfill.
But after seeing the results of its
own selection process, the commit
tee decided that "hauling distance"
should be changed from a minor
consideration to a major one. there
by favoring sites in the Bolivia and
Supply areas over the top choices in
The committee's original findings
also agreed with the top choice of its
hired engineering consultant, who
recommended a site north of U.S.
74/76 bordered by Seaboard
Railroad tracks. Hood Creek and
Alligator Branch as the top landfill
site in the county. The site's close
proximity to an existing sewage
treatment plant at the Leland Indus
trial Park made il an especially at
Under new federal regulations, all
landfills must he lined with plastic
and all water flowing out of them
must lie treated. If a landfill can't lie
connected to a treatment plant, the
effluent must be pumped into trucks
to be hauled away and treated. Even
after it is closed, the water flowing
out of a landfill must be monitored
and treated for 10 to 15 years.
Although the top Leland site re
mained the second choice under the
committee's adjusted criteria, it was
not included on the list of proposed
landfill areas shown to state regula
tors for evaluation.
Instead of choosing the top four
sites, the committee selected num
bers 1. 3. 8 and 11 based on its ad
justed criteria. Under the original
blind selection process, those four
finalists were rated numbers 3. 7. 10
Candidates File Early For Primaries
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years before joining the highway pa
trol. A resident of Ixing Beach for
the past 13 years. Dove served eight
years as President of the Brunswick
County Law Enforcement Asso
"1 have only known two things in
my life: service to my country and
sers ice to my state." Dove said. "It
would he an honor beyond anything
I could imagine if the people of
Brunswick County would choose
me to serve them as their sheriff."
Sisk likew ise stressed his 32 years
of law enforcement experience as
his primary qualification for the job.
A sergeant and shift supervisor with
the Long Beach Police for the past
eight years. Sisk previously worked
for the Belmont and Mount Holly
police departments and the Gaston
County Sheriff's Department.
If elected. Sisk said he would
avoid the "good-old-boy, buddy sys
tpm" jn hiring and promoting sher
iff's ?J'-p:?r!nvjn! ptTsonnc!. He
he would focus much of his efforts
on combating illegal drug use and
pledged to keep the sheriff's office
open to the public "24-hours a day.
seven days a week."
"My aim is to protect and serve
people with an open dooi and an
open mind, for a new direction in
law enforcement," Sisk said.
Brown, vice-chairman of the
Brunswick County Republican
Party, said at the time of his en
dorsement he was seeking the office
again "for the same reason I ran last
time, because Brunswick County
needs some new law enforcement."
Brown finished first of five candi
dates in the 1990 GOP primary for
sheriff, receiving twice as many
votes as his closest challenger. In the
November 1990 general election, he
received 7.010 votes to incumbent
Sheriff John Carr Davis's f>21
He cites as his primary qualifica
tions IS years administrative experi
ence as owner of three Southport
area businesses and his background
in military intelligence. He is an
Army veteran and a former military
Shortly before the elections office
closed Monday, Brown made his
candidacy for the Republican sher
iffs nomination official.
State House Candidates File
In other races affecting Bruns
wick County, former state represen
tative Ron Taylor has filed for elec
tion as the Democratic candidate for
North Carolina's 18th Senate seat,
an office currently held by R.C.
Soles Jr of Tabor City. Soles has an
nounced his intention to seek re
State Rep. Dewey Hill has filed
for re-election to his 14th District
seat in the N.C. House of Repre
sentatives. representing most of
Thomas E. Wright of Wilmington
has filed for re-election as represen
tative of the l)Sth N.C. House dis
trict. which includes New Hanover
Coiiniy :ind a small section of north
western Brunswick County.
STAFF PHOTO BY ERIC CARLSON
COMMISSIONER Jerry Jones (right) talks with Beverly Brown and Ronald ( astir oj Southport
about his vote against an ordinance to prohibit mining with explosives within five miles of Brunswick
Nuclear Plant and the Sunny I'oint military ammunition terminal.
Mine Foes Applaud Board Action
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In an interview after the meeting.
Quinn criticized Jones and Shaw I'm
their opposition to the ordinance.
"Mr. Shaw said he was afraid of a
lawsuit," Quinn said. "The last thing
we want in a leader is fear. Leaders
don't gel afraid. They act."
Quinn said the committee's ef
forts to prevent the mine are not
over. He said the group will now fo
cus its attention on state regulators,
in hopes of assuring denial of Martin
Marietta's mining permit. He said he
also pians to contact State Sen. R.C.
Soles to discuss his pledge to intro
duce legislation aimed at tightening
environmental controls in the state
Meanwhile, County Attorney
Michael Ramos said he expects
Martin Marietta to take some sort of
legal action aimed at recovering
"They're a big company with a
lot of resources, and they 've certain
ly invested something." Ramos said.
"But I don't think its going to hap
pen until they get a mining permit.
We haven't deprived them of any
Ramos said the county has "a
good shot" at prevailing in its de
fense of the mining ordinance due to
the "unique situation" posed by min
ing with explosives near an ammu
nition terminal and a nuclear power
"There is certainly evidence that
ii couid cause problems." he said.
Shallotte Seeking Proposals For Sewer Expansion
BY DOllO KU ITER
Shallotte officials will ask four
engineering firms to come up with
proposals for expanding the sewer
plant, instead of simply accepting
the recommendation of their long
Boney & Associates of Raleigh,
which has worked closely with the
town for more than a decade, will he
just one of the firms asked to recom
mend how the town should expand
its capacity from 2()6.(MM) to 500,000
gallons per day.
"I just think it's good business for
us to look at what's available and
not be narrow-minded," Alderman
Carson Durham said Tuesday in
suggesting the town consider hirinu
a different firm.
Shallotte also will seek engineer
ing proposals from Houston &
Associates of Shallotte, Andrew &
Kuske Consulting Engineers Inc. of
Wilmington and McKim ?& Creed
Engineers of Wilmington.
Each firm will have 60 days to
submit a proposal. It will include a
study of the existing facility and
treatment alternatives, verification
of anticipated expansion and the
preparation of specifications, permit
modifications and documents for al
ternative funding sources.
Although Finiey Boney of Boney
& Associates presented his proposal
Tuesday night. Durham said the
town board needs to consider others.
"We need to look at what options
we have out there," he said. "We
ougiii iu look at wliai'.s available io
us and what's best for Shallotte
looking down tne roau."
Alderman Bill Allen agreed with
Durham that the board needs to con
sider all of its options. He said he
didn't want to make a decision that
he would regret 10 years from now
without at least studying alterna
However, Mayor Sarah Tripp said
seeking alternative proposals isn't
lair to Boney because his proposal is
already on the table. "I think Mr.
Boney s already let his cat out of the
I he mayor also said she doesn't
want to risk losing a possible long
term lease w ith Federal Paper Board
Co. Boney h.is been negotiating a
lease that would provide more than
MM) acres of property suitable for
spray irrigation at little or no cost to
Durham said Boney could contin
ue negotiating for that property, be
cause in all likelihood the town will
end up needing the land for addi
tional spray fields.
Boney said he did not object to
the town hoard seeking other pro
posals. However, he suggested the
lown not require the lirms to include
engineering osts in their proposals,
and the board agreed.
With two new members on the
town board. Mayor Tripp made ap
pointments to several committees
Tuesday night after aldermen elect
ed Da\ id Gause to his second term
as mayor pro tem.
Mayoral appointments were as
?Police department personnel:
Morris Hall and Roney Cheers.
?Maintenance department per
sonnel: Gause and Allen.
Durham and Allen.
?Sunnysidc School huiiding:
Cheers and Hall.
?1 mergcncy Medical Services
Advisory Board: Tripp.
?Cape Fear Council of
Government: Cheers and Durham
Gause and Allen are expected to
wuik wiiii fviainienance Supervisor
Albert Hughes over the next couple
weeks to fill a vacancy in the depart
ment. Hughes said he has 17 appli
cations on file and will not need to
Cheers suggested the town up
grade the hourly wage for the new
maintenance worker, who could be
hired before the end of the month.
"What the starting salary is is
peanuts." ( heers said.
However, Hall said the board
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ployces at the same time. Aldermen
agreed to consider a new pay scale
for employees at a later date.
Aldermen plan to fill two vacan
cies on the planning board at their
next regular meeting Jan. IK. The
town needs to fill seats previously
held by Paul Wayne Reeves and Tim
On Tuesday, aldermen approved
the planning board's choice of Davis
Milligan as the new board chairman.
He replaces Durham, who resigned
as chairman to serve on the board of
Durham will continue serving on
the planning for one year. "He's in
volved in several things we're work
ing on and we feel he will be a good
liaison between the town board and
planning board," Milligan said.
Shallotte officials will ask
Brunswick County Commissioners
to re-appoint Jack Scarborough as a
planning board representative from
the extraterritorial area (ETJ).
In a related matter Tuesday, alder
men re-appointed Jimmy Marshall,
Roy Mintz and Doug Roycroft to
the Shallotte ABC Board. Mintz. the
chairman, will serve through July
1995. Marshall's term expires this
July and Roycroft's in 1996.
Library Needs Money
Shuliotte officials made no com
mitment Tuesday hut promised to
consider a request for money that
would help keep the West
Brunswick Branch Library open
while a new building is being con
The Main Street library is expect
ed to close March 25 and remain
closed for six months, according to
Richard Eisenman of Friends of the
Eisenman said the organization is
trying to raise the estimated $10,000
it will cost to move the library to
temporary quarters during construc
tion. He said all towns served by the
library are being asked to donate.
Eisenman said closing the library
would affect children and senior citi
zens more than anyone else.
"I'd hate to see the children's pro
gram go down the tube because if
you can keep one kid interested
maybe they won't end up in jail." he
"I hate to see the library close for
even one day." Mayor Tripp said.
"We don't have a great, big library
but for the people who use it it
would be a very big loss in our
Sewer On Track in Caiabash
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towns will activate the South Bruns
wick Water and Sewer Authority,
which can issue revenue bonds to
pay for the system. Those loans
would he paid hack through water
bills and connection fees collected
Under the latest proposal, the au
thority would pay for the project us
ing S27 million in revenue bonds,
S5 million in federal Clean Water
Act bonds and $3.K from the N.C.
Division of Environmental Manage
ment's (DEM) revolving ioan pro
Billups told the board that the
board needed to approve the
$150,000 in design funding Monday
night if it wanted the work complet
ed in time to qualify for the low-in
terest DEM loan. The town is at the
top of revolving list of towns who
want funding for water and sewer
Still, he admitted that there is a
possibility the town won't qualify
for all its required permits. If not,
the sewage treatment plans for
downtown Calabash could still be
used as part of an alternate funding
or construction project.
"It is a gamble at this point in
time, he said. But it is the intent of
the state to get rid of those (revolv
ing loan) funds as soon as it can. I
don't know what the town's eligibil
ity will be next year."
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Right-of-way acquisition for a temporary route at the U.S. 17 by
pass and N.C. 130 interchange heads the list of three Brunswick County
projects expected to be approved when the slate Board of Transportation
meets Friday in Raleigh.
The state Department of Transportation plans to build a temporary
road for use by traffic on N.C. 130 west of the bypass during construc
tion of a partial cloverleaf interchange. Right-of-way for the temporary
route is expected to cost $450,(KM).
Also on the agenda are requests for $45,000 for a safety project on
N.C. 211 at Southport and $15,000 to pave the entrance apron to the
Civietown Volunteer Fire Department.
DOT proposes to widen a two-tenths of a mile section of N.C. 211 to
three lanes with a two-way, left turn lane approaching the west intersec
tion of N.C. 133, or Dosher Cut-Off.
Typical January weather is in the
forecast for the South Brunswick
Temperatures are expected to
range from the mid-30s at night into
the mid-50s during the daytime,
with about one-half inch of precipi
tation. said Shallotte Point meteorol
ogist Jackson Canady.
For the |>ciiod of Dec. 28 through
Jan. 3, he recorded a high of 62 de
grees on Jan. 1 and a low of 18 de
grees on Dec. 31.
The daily average temperature
was 44 degrees, about two degrees
below average, reflecting a daily av
erage high of 53 degrees and an av
erage nightly low of 35 degrees.
For the period Canady measured
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