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Inter-County Water System suffers blow
By TONY JORDAN
The Inter-County Water System
suffered a blow last Thursday night
as the A-95 Clearinghouse Commit
tee of the Albemarle Regional Plan
ning and Development Commission
decided not to support their bid of a
$150, OOP loan/grant for the improve
ment of the system.
ARPDC took action on other
business in their November meeting
held in Fairfield, Hyde County. Of
the eight projects reviewed by
Clearinghouse, six were approved
and cme was delayed until more in
formation could be obtained.
According to Tommy Gray of
Dare County, chairman of the five
member committee, the water
system's request was found to be not
in keeping with regional goals and
The Inter-County Water System
serves residents on the border of
Perquimans and Pasquotank coun
ties. The committee has received 29
letters, including a letter from the
Pasquotank County Commissioners,
opposing the funding.
When the Perquimans County
Water System had been completed,
there was an offer made to Inter
County to join with the system.
There is a feeling now that the
operation could be done more effi
ciently if the duplication was
Of those projects approved by the
committee, two will effect Per
quimans County residents. Funding
for the Head Start program will be
continued and the grant for the Tri
County Career Education Center in
. Jrerquimans-C howan
may get new landfill
HERTFORD ? Lease negotia
tions appear firm for a new sanitary
landfill site to serve Perquimans
and Chowan counties if the State
^Health Department approves,
ftLester Simpson, chairman of the
joint site committee, said last
Chairman of Perquimans County
Board of Commissioners, Simpson
,sald the site committee now has a
potential 50-acre replacement in the
Hickory Crossing area in the north
west corner of Perquimans County.
"We'll sign when the state comes
down and says we can use it," Simp
son said, adding that no scheduled
inspection has been set. Although
there is no assurance the site will
pass state test, it is believed it is
The Cisco landfill will probably be
out of space mi*- January, aad
before then Simpson said it is hoped
the replacement will be ready.
In discussing the potential
replacement site, Simpson said it is
hoped it will last for the duration of
the 15-year lease. But, he added, no
one can be sure. "No one knows
what the growth rate will be in the
White Hat Sub
HERTFORD ? Problems created
by dividing the White Hat Subdivi
sion were reason for the Perquimans
Cotroty Planning Board to hold a
special meeting November 16.
Macon Johnson, owner of the sub
division, told the board that he pro
posed to Split the lots with an access
road across the back of the property.
Johnson, a Camden County Com
missioner, was represented by Ray
jEtheridge, Attorney-at-law. Coston
informed Johnson and Etheridge
that the Health Department could
accept a lot size of 35,000 square feet.
After some discussion, a motion
was passed that no more deeds be
recorded on the Macon Johnson Sub
Division on White Hat Road unless it
complies with the recorded plat. The
plat hu?ach lot numbered, the ma
jority being 100 feet by 400 feet
The County Attorney will inform
the Commissioners of their
Newbold-White get closer
The Newtek!- White House project
is moving closer to its goal of $25,006.
With cash in hand and pledges
counted as of this Monday, the
amount is $20,050. R.L. Stevenson,
- tlft^e Chairman for the Per
qui mans County Restoration
Association, sees the figure as a
good one and is optimistic about
reaching the set goal by the end of
the year. As of October 28, the pro
ject had only |i?, 781
? Work began this week to improve
the lidewalk and facade of the Per
quimans County Courthouse. (staff
photo by Tony Jordan)
volving Chowan, Gates and Perqui
mans Counties, was also approved.
Ervin Bibb, State Representative
of the Division of Community
Employment out of Raleigh, inform
ed the group of the changes in titles
brought about by the new CETA
Donald Bryant, the newly elected
chairman of the commission,
notified the counties and
municipalities of their empty seats
on the board. John London filled the
seat that had been vacant in Hert
ford. C.L. Wince was also added to
the Kill Devil Hills delegation.
Callotta Jordan, the new Aging coor
dinator, was introduced.
The board members made a
change in the Title VII Nutrition
Program, influenced by Mrs. Rebec
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ca Rhoades, administrator of the
program. The change will mean
ARPDC will, from their office,
direct operations. Two other agen
cies, the Pasquotank County Health
Center and OIC in Roper, were doing
the operational activities and billing
ARPDC for the service. The move
will eliminate paperwork.
The travel reimbursement rate for
the staff of ARPDC was increased
from 15 to 17 cents a mile. There was
some discussion on the move. A
state grant will pay for half of the
cost of the increase while local funds
cover the rest.
Larry Chilton. ARPDC planner,
informed the board of $5000 of state
grants to assist the region's local
governments. Money from the past
aided the Town of Hertford in the
Chilton also explained the Coastal
Area Management Act. Approxi
mately $350,000 will be made
available to the 20 coastal area coun
ties of North Carolina. Projects
funded include a variety of planning
activities such as public improve
ment programs, beach access plans,
recreation plans, zoning, ordinances
and others. Local governments are
being left the choice as to whether
ARPDC will be used as a go- bet
Pam Whitley reported on the
Farmers Home Administration
Rural Development Cooperation
Agreement. Although tentative,
Whitley pointed out its importance.
"We want you to have this informa
tion so when it's time to act you'll
know". The agreement will: 1) ap
point a task force to serve the
various communities and designate
"A Happy Thanksgiving for you maybe"
By now, this turkey is fully dressed
and waiting for the family, at some
one's Thanksgiving feast in a very
undesirable capacity. He was one of
thousands at Leaster Taylor
Copeland's farm near the Chowan
and Perquimans County border. The
staff at The Perquimans Weekly
would like to wish all a most
thankful and relaxing time during
"Turkey Day", (staff photo by Tony
F Civic Calendar
A THURSDAY, NOV. 2S
Bethel RartUn Club will meet.
Perquimans County Jaycees meet.
MONDAY, NOV. 27
Perquimans County Rescue Squad meets.
Jaycees Director meeting.
Inter-County Fire Department Ladies Aux.
TUESDAY, NOV. 28
Hertford Rotary Cm(%
Belvidere Homemakers meet:
Woodmen of the World witfraeet.
The Belvidere-Chappell HjH Vol. fire Department
will sponsor a Turkey Shoot Dec. 16 at 2:30 at the fire
station. Proceeds will benefit the department.
Turkey Shoot Dec. 11, from 10-5, Holiday Inn.
Growth Centers, 2) set up Land Title
Administration, 3) to help certain
underprivileged to find employment
through the CETA and Manpower
programs and 4) assist a Communi
ty Development Director in planning
In closing Bryan commented on
the fact that the chairman, in the
past, has had to watch the whole
commission's operation. He add
ed, "There really hasn't been time to
do anything else. I'm in the position
to look to the fine tuning of the com
mission. I'd like to thank preacher
(Riley Monds, former chairman) for
the fine work he has done".
Sixteen persons could lose their
lives and approximately 1,000 in
jured in traffic accidents in North
Carolina over the long Thanksgiving
holiday weekend, the N.C. State
Motor Club has estimated.
The state will count its toll over a
102 hour period beginning at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, November 22, until mid
night Sunday, November 26.
Last year 15 persons were killed
and 982 injured on Tar Heel
highways during a similar period.
"Our holidays would be far less
tragic if drivers would obey the 55
mph speed limit and practice safe
driving," said Ruth R. Threatt,
President of the statewide motor
club. Threatt warned that traffic
would be unusually heavy, as
always, during this holiday period
and advised drivers to make use of
safety belts, obey all highway and
warning signs, and drive defensively
at all times.
"This will help insure your loved
ones and the loved ones of the other
drivers a safe and happy Thanksgiv
ing," Threatt stated.
The Perquimans County Chamber
of Commerce will hold their annual
banquet Thursday, November 30, at
the Angler's Cove. Speaking for the
occasion will be favorite son of Per
quimans County, Jimmy Hunter.
Along with Hunter, the singing
group, Back Row, will entertain the
gathering. Social Hour begins at 6:30
p.m. with dinner being served at
7:30. Tickets may be purchased
from Chamber of Commerce