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Plans Going Forward For
Construction Of New
Leland Elsmonlory School
BY SUSAN USHER
Despite concerns about a higher-than-expect
ed pricctag, plans arc moving forward for con
struction of a new elementary school to serve the
The Brunswick County Board of Education
authorized architects Boney & Associates to ad
vertise for bids to build a 27-classroom school on
River Road in Belviile, to open in fall 1996.
Meeting late last month they postponed bid
advertising because of a legal formality: the coun
ty had not named the school system its agent for
Superintendent Ralph Johnston said Monday
he had been advised by the county to proceed,
that commissioners have indicated a willingness
to work with the school board.
Commissioners are expected to formally des
ignate the school board as agent at their regular
meeting next Monday, and to approve a financing
plan. A public hearing is set at 5:45 p.m. in com
missioners' chambers on the proposed installment
Bids would be opened in approximately 30
days, and a contract awarded as soon as financing
has been arranged.
The school will be an installment purchase,
pledging the school as security as the county ei
ther borrows the money through a financial insti
tution or issues certificates of participation.
By the time the school board builds, equips
and furnishes the school, the total cost of the pro
ject is now expected to approach W million.
Several bid alternatives could lower the cost, but
limit the school's capacity for growth.
Sixteen months ago the school board had ex
pected to build a $5.7 million school. Now archi
tect Charles Boney Jr. estimates construction will
cost S6.6 million to $7.1 million, or $70 to $75
per square foot, because building costs statewide
are going up and the state has increased size re
quirements. Add to that the cost of furniture, a
computer network, architects' fees and related ex
penses incurred by the county that must be repaid
from school funds, and the total comes to almost
Plans had called for the schools to repay the
county's installment financing over a five-year
period using state half-cent sales tax revenues,
with the school as collateral. A larger amount to
be financed and rising interest rates mean the re
payment period may now approach 10 years, or
beyond the assured life of the half-cent sales taxes
set aside for school purposes.
Wooing Drop-Outs Back
A one-year $35,861 Job Training Partnership
Act grant accepted by the board Monday will be
used to launch a new program for young adults at
Brunswick Learning Center in Southport starting
The center will try to woo disadvantaged high
school dropouts ages 18 through 21 into returning
to school and completing their high school educa
tion while improving their cmployability skills,
said Assistant Superintendent Oscar Blanks. A re
cruiter will be hired with part of the funds.
The center already serves 70-plus middle and
high school students who have had difficulties in
a regular school setting.
The board also:
? gave Blanks the go-ahead to apply for a
multi-year grant for a Brunswick Learning Center
program aimed at reducing second pregnancies
by Brunswick County teens, and committed to
implementing the five-year program if the grant is
The program, which would require local cash
support in its fourth year ($5,415) and fifth year
($16,835) in addition to continuous in-kind
match, has been endorsed by the Brunswick
County Commissioners and several other county
social service agencies. According to the applica
tion, 101 out of every 1,000 girls in Brunswick
County between the ages of 10 and 19 became
pregnancy in 1993.
? awarded a $7,529 contract to low bidder
Heritage Environmental Services for removal of
chemicals that are out of date or no longer consid
ered safe for use in school science classrooms.
Some had been stored in classrooms, others were
found stored in other areas such as boiler rooms.
To reduce risks, the school finance director is rec
ommending classrooms use more videotapes and
use fewer chemicals in the classroom.
? adopted as a recommendation only to the
incoming school board for implementation in
1995-96, a proposed salary schedule for in-school
suspension. Choices and student management
personnel. Personnel Committee member Polly
Russ said, "Right now the salaries are very in
equitable," and need to be addressed. The com
mittee recommended that classroom teaching or
other experience not directly related to student
management not be credited on the pay scale.
NO PARKING SIGNS TO BE ERECTED
Varnamtown Aldermen Urging Boaters To Use Parkina Lot
BY DOL'ti HITTER
Fishermen who launch their ves
sels at Varnamtown's boat landing
have not exactly taken to the town's
new parking lot like fish to water
During a recent trip to the water
front. Alderman Will Mumford no
ticed the public parking lot was
empty while vehicles and boat trail
ers lined both sides of Fisherman
Road leading to the landing.
That's not what the town board
had in mind last month when it vot
ed to ban parking on both sides of
Fisherman Road between the park
ing lot and the entrances to the two
fish houses at the end of the road.
To encourage more people to use
the parking lot. aldermen voted
Monday night to print flyers inform
ing boaters of the new parking regu
lations and letting them know ihcy
can park for free in the town lot.
At Mumford's suggestion, the fly
en will be placed on windshields of
vehicles parked along the road.
"I suggest we have something
typed on colored paper and give
them some warning." Mumford
said 'Tell them the parking area is
free Do they know that? Do they
think we're going to charge them?"
Town officials arc waiting for the
N.C. Department of Transportation
to erect "No Parking" signs along
Fisherman Road before trying to en
force the rules.
"Once you put the 'No Parking'
signs up you're going to have to
contact the sheriff's department,"
Aldermen approved a set of town
standards Monday night establishing
minimum requirements for future
streets, drainage ditches and other
types of infrastructure development.
Jim Mannara, a member of the
town planning board, drafted the
standards Mannara has done a lot of
volunteer work for the town, partic
ularly engineering-type work.
Mumford said Mannara has
"saved us thousands and thousands
of dollars in engineering fees and
drawings. They're reallv good stan
Vanidiniuw ii officials voted Mon
day to participate in the Job Op
portunities and Basic Skills (JOBS)
program, which is administered by
the Brunswick County Department
of Social Services.
The program provides free labor
for public, non-profit organizations
such as local governments while
giving welfare recipients job experi
ence and allowing them to eam
some of their monthly benefits.
Varnamtown officials said they're
interested in having someone clean
the town hall each week and also
work on the grounds.
An open house and ceremony
honoring town residents who served
in World War II, the Korean War or
the Vietnam War has been scheduled
Sunday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m. at Var
namtown Town Hall.
Mayor Pro Tem Ennis Swain,
chairman of the committee that is
planning the event, said there were
34 townspeople who served in at
least one of the foreign wars.
In The Works
Alderman Ada McDonald, chair
man of the planning board, said the
board is working with Tom Cassell
of the N.C. Division of Community
Assistance on ordinances regulating
adult entertainment and pool hall es
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