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The Brunswick beacon. (Shallotte, N.C.) 19??-current, September 22, 1994, Page PAGE 10-A, Image 10

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Shailotte Board Postpones Vote On Street Ped dling Regulations BY DOUG RUTTER The folks who set up roadside ta bles to sell crafts, yard sale items and clothes or sell seafood and veg etables out of the back of their pick up trucks are still legal in Shallotte. At least for a couple more weeks. Shallotte Aldermen agreed Tuesday to hold off on approval of an ordinance thai would ban most types of street peddling in town and the extraterritorial area, which ex tends one mile outside the city lim its. Board members voted to table discussion of the proposal until their Oct. 4 meeting. "We want to sec if there's a better way to do it, a more fair way for everyone concerned," Alderman Carson Durham said at Tuesday's town meeting. "What we'd like to sec happen is get people off the street and get them in a farmers' market or ven dors' market," Durham said. "It hurts our business people in town who pay the taxes and provide jobs and live in Shallotte." The ordinance as proposed would prohibit the selling of "any tangible property" along the streets and other public places. It also would ban ped dling on private property, even with the landowner's permission, from any wagon, truck, pushcart, conces sion stand or tent. The only exemptions from the proposed rule would be Brunswick County fishermen selling their local catch, farmers selling their produce and sales conducted by political, re ligious, civic or charitable organiza tions Room For Improvement Following a recommendation of the planning board, aldermen agreed Tuesday night to establish a "Committee for the Improvement of Shallottc." The committee, which will be made up of residents and business o'vners, will be asked to recommend to the board of aldermen ways to improve the town and its extraterri torial area. Among other things, the commit tee will consider beautification, the Shallottc River area and the avail ability of grants. The group also will PYaminp u/ayc tn jnCOUfSgS nesses to locate in Shallotte and how to make the town a place people want to visit. "We would like to see the down town area of Shallotte and the sur rounding area cleaned up and look ing better than it does," said plan ning board member Shirley Waggoner-Eisenman. Town officials are asking anyone interested in serving on the commit tee to contact town hall by Oct. 25. Shallotte Substation? Town board members me( briefly with Brunswick County Emergency Medical Services Director Doug Ledgett Tuesday to discuss the pos sibility of a county substation being established in the Shallottc area. Aldermen are interested in a sub station because of the uncertain fu ture of Shallotte Volunteer Rescue Squad. The squad's lease with the landowners has expired, and squad members aren't sure how long they will be allowed to continue using the building on N.C. 179 near Shallotte Middle School as a headquarters. "What we want to do is make sure Shallotte has a terminal here," Durham said. "We are concerned that we're going to lose the Shallotte Rescue Squad. I want a terminal here. We've got one now and I don't wnr?t to loss it " Ledgett said Tuesday he would like to see a Brunswick County EMS substation near the intersection of N.C. 130 and U.S. 17 bypass. That would improve response time to the west end of the county. "The sooner we can establish a facility in this area the better we can serve the population in this area," he said. Ledgett and town officials also discussed the possibility of having one building for both the county substation and headquarters for Shallotte VRS. Durham said the Town of Shallotte owns 5 acres of land on N.C. 130 near the bypass that may be suitable for a substation. Ijcdgett said a substation would require less than one acre of property. Because the county is so large. Ledgett said it takes up to 25 min utes for an ambulance to respond from the 91 1 Center in Bolivia to the far comers of the county. He said he eventually would like to have substations in the Shallotte, Leland and Southport areas to better serve the growing populations in those areas. Brunswick County EMS responds to an average of 6,000 medical emergency calls per year, Ledgett said, and about 60 percent of them arc in the Lclsnd htcs. Other Business In other business Tuesday, alder men: ? Approved a Planned Unit Development (PUD) ordinance, which sets forth regulations for large developments that include residen tial, commercial and other land uses. ? Discussed the need for a meet ing with U.S. Postal Service offi cials. Aldermen want the postal ser vice to find a different location for Shallotte Post Office. They say traf fic flowing in and out of the present post office is unsafe. ? Recessed the meeting until Wednesday at 5 p.m. Officials were expected to pass a resolution accept ing the facilities plan for sewer sys tem expansion. Aldermen propose enlarging the sewer plant's capacity from 206,000 to 750,000 gallons per day to accommodate projected growth for the next 20 years. The projcct will cost about $1.9 million. STAff PHOTO BY SUSAN USHCt Chief Cook And Chicken Flipper Chief cook Fred Watts (center), assistant Bill Benton and Martha Benton dish up barbecued chicken Saturday for the 150-plus volunteers who participated in the Ocean Isle Beach Property Owners Association annual "Trash Bash " held in connection with the statewide Big Sweep program. Community Watch To Be Meeting Topic Varnamtown residents are being invited to a meeting this week to discuss forming a community watch program. Representatives of the town will meet with Brunswick County She riff's Department Crime Prevention Officer Don Gates on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the town hall. Charlotte Appeal To Judge Was To Hear DOE Accept Fuel Rods Here BY SUSAN USHER A federal appeals court judge in Charlotte was to hear at 1 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 21) a request by the U.S. Department of Energy to stay a South Carolina judge's order blocking entry of foreign research spent reactor fuel into the United States. The first four casks of rods are aboard two commercial vessels en route to Sunny Point Military Ocean Terminal near Southport. The "spent" or used fuel rods are being shipped fTom European research re actors that make items such as ra dioactive isotopes for medical pur poses. They are very similar to fuel assemblies used by United States re actors and routinely shipped to the U.S. Department of? Energy's Savannah River Site near Aiken, S.C., for storage after use. Due to arrive here in mid September, the two ships will not be allowed to enter territorial waters under an injunction issued by South Carolina U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Perry. DOE spokesman Jayne Brady confirmed Tuesday that the ships arc still under way, but for security tea sons DOE will not release their loca tion or estimated time of arrival at the 12-mile offshore limit. Perry's injunction resulted from a lawsuit filed against the DOE by the State of South Carolina on Sept. 9. The state argues in its suit that a full environmental impact statement, rather than an environmental assess ment, should have been prepared under the National Environmental Policy Act. DOE contends a full-fledged statement is not necessary. An EIS is being developed to address the United States' long-term policy for receiving similar spent fuel ship ments in the future, which it con tends is a separate issue. Thr Council on Envircr.rr.cr.tu! Quality, which oversees federal agencies' compliance with NEPA, advised last year that an EIS was not required for interim shipments de signed to offer "urgent relief' to the reactors, which are running short of on-site storage for rods while await ing action on the long-term plan. The shipments come under efforts to revive a shelved United States non-proliferation agreement to ac cept return of used fuel rods in ex change for helping the reactors switch to a fuel that uses a less en riched uranium, fuel that cannot be reprocessed and used by others to make nuclear weapons. Accepting the immediate ship ments is considered vital to the United States' diplomatic efforts to reduce the availability of nuclear weapons materia! on the world mar ket, and to maintain U.S options as it addresses the long-standing policy of encouraging use of low enriched uranium fuel by European research reactors rather than highly enriched uranium fuel that can be reprocessed and used in nuclear weapons manu facture. DOE has asked the 4th Circuit Court to expedite review of Perry's decision and to stay the injunction. If the issue is settled in the Energy Department's favor, the two ships are scheduled to arrive at Sunny Point's U.S. Army docks on the same day, and to stay at the ter minal no more than 24 hours before shipment by rail to DOE's Savannah River Site near Aiken, S.C., for un derwater storage. 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