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THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY
Volume 40, No. 24 USPS 42S-M0 Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, Juno 21, 1W4 is CENTS
. Town of Hertford approves budget-sets tax rate
Sanitation Department question left unanswered
. By JANE WILLIAMS
? Hertford Town Council
members voted unanimously
to adopt the proposed town
budget of $1,872,726.00 during
^ a special meeting for a
budget hearing on Tuesday
night, and adopted an ad
valorem tax rate of 43-cents
per $100.00 for the town,
while leaving the question of
maintain a sanitation
department or contracting a
private sanitation firm
The budget, which includes
$557,943.00 in General Fund
revenues and expenditures
and $1,314,782.00 in Utility
Fund revenues and
expenditures, was adopted
after a discussion of the new
property re-evaluation that
left individuals paying only
p personal property tax
realizing a 34 per cent
By RUTH MENGEL
A public hearing in Winfail on
Tuesday night to hear discussion
on the proposed budget for Fiscal
Year 1984-85 lor *123,500.00 met
with no opposition and was
accepted by Council members in
a brief session.
Major revenues expected for
the town during fiscal year '84-'85
include $30,000 for water, $27,000
in taxes, $23,000 from the Powell
Bill Fund and $18,000 for sales
and use tax.
Expenditures for the upcoming
fiscal year, which will begin July
1, 1984, include General Fund ?
$81,682.08, Water Department -
$35,037.00, Police Department -
$21,780, and Fire Department -
In other business the Council
appointed Willis Jessup to fill the
unexpired term as ABC Board
Chairman, vacated by the recent
resignation of Norman Miller.
decrease in taxes and
individuals paying real estate
property tax with a 3 per cent
increase in taxes.
Town Budget Officer,
Marvin Hunter, pointed out
that there are 611 people in
the town paying both real and
personal property tax, while
there are 325 people paying
just personal property tax.
Council member John
Beers told the group that
"there is no way to adjust the
tax to re-coup (the lost
revenues) because no matter
how you do it you'll still hit
the 611 people.
Councilman Jesse Harris
stated that the "state has said
that we're getting a fair
evaluation. I told Pearson
(the appraiser) that I didn't
care what he put me down for
on my personal property, just
so long as he got the county up
equal with the town."
"They're beginning to get it
right now," he added,
"bringing the county
appraisals up with the town
Beers then reminded the
By JANE WILLIAMS
Plans are underway for another "big day"
as the Perquimans County Jaycees and
Jaycettes line up a host of activities for the
annual Fourth of July Celebration at Missing
The groups are inviting everyone to come
out and spend a fun-filled evening on Wednes
day, July 4 beginning at 4:00 p.m. with enter
tainment for the entire family.
Local clubs will have booths set up for the
"browsers" and "action" events will include
the dunkin' machine and a break-dance
At 6:00 p.m. there will be a gospel sing,
leading into a religious service with gospel
singing at 7:00 p.m.
The culmination of the evening will be a
fireworks display on the waterfront.
Concessions will be available throughout
the evening, offering hot dogs, hamburgers,
snacks, and soft drinks.
Everyone is urged to join the Jaycees and
Jaycettes to make the a most successful July
Tentative Schedule for July 4th
Missing Mill Park
Grubb St. Hertford
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
HELIUM BALLOON SALES
HOT DOGS. HAMBURGERS, SNA
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BINGO wtrt money prim
LOCAL CLUB BOOTHS
5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
BREAK DANCE CONTEST-FIRST PRIZE-'BOX' RADIO
Second Prize J25.00-Contact Kay Winslow 426-8178
6:00 GOSPEL SING
7:00 p.m. Church Service with Gospel Singing
SPONSORED BY THE PERQUIMANS COUNTY
JAYCEES AND JAYCETTES
Nominees named for volunteer awards
By JANE WILLIAMS
. In coordination with the Governor's Office of Citizen Affairs the
Perquimans County Selection Committee, a committee comprised of
six local residents, met last week to select the outstanding volunteers
from Perquimans County for the 1964 Governor's Volunteer Awards
; ? The purpose of the program is to encourage volunteerism in our
state, as well as to recognize those individuals and groups that give of
their time and effort to volunteer their services wherever they are
Plans are underway for a Second Annual Volunteer Appreciation
-Day in August to honor all of those nominated in Perquimans County.
: Sunday, August 19, 1964, at 4:00 p.m. has been tentatively set by the
committee to honor all volunteers in the county at Missing Mill Park,
and to name the winners of this years awards.
. The program includes seven categories for individual awards and
three categories for group awards. The following is a brief descrip
tion of the categories, and a list of the nominees for these categories.
Individual Award Categories
? ? Individual Human Service Volunteer? A diverse category in
which an individual's volunteer services are usually part of an
organized effort. Although the service given may be part of a group,
it is the individual and not the group being honored.
Nominees for this category include: Ellen Ange, Larry Chappell,
Carolyn Williams Modlin, Allen and Becky Winslow, and 0. Wayne
?Individual Community Volunteer Leader? Also a diverse
category in which the individual sees a need in the community and
organizes a volunteer effort to meet tht need.
' ? Nominees for this category are: Tommie Dail, Geneva Sawyer,
and Hulda Wood.
?Administrator/Coordinator of Volunteers? Usually a volunteer
who recruits, trains and works with other volunteers in the ongoing
maintenance and overall coordination of a volunteer program.
Sometimes volunteer coordinators are paid either part-time or fUO- <
time for adminstertng programs. When the nominee is paid, his/her
contribution should be "above and beyond the call of duty" and/or
have made a significant impact on the cotnrvtnky.
The nominee for this category is W.D. "Bill" Cox
> *Youth Volunteer? An individual who is under 11 years of age, and
who volunteer* as part of an organised youth program or
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Volunteers for this category are: Todd Tilley and Jeffrey White.
?Senior Citizen Volunteer? An individual over 60 years of age who
volunteers in the community either within an organized program, or
on their own.
Nominees for this category are: Naomi Lomax, Clara Schofield,
and Lessie White.
?Disabled Person Volunteer? A person who is disabled and
volunteers in the community, either within an organized group or on
Percy Brother is the nominee for this category.
?School Volunteer? An individual who contributes volunteer ser
vices in the public schools in any or all capacities.
Nominees for this category are: Richard Bryant, John Mansfield,
Ed Nixon, Preston Nixon, and Peggy Rohrer.
?One-on-One Volunteer? An older youth and/or adult who has com
mitted himself/herself to an ongoing, one-on-one partnership with a
child/youth who is at risk with the law. but who can be helped through
regular sharing of time, mutual interests and open communication
with a caring volunteer.
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nominees ior uiis category are:aanuia voam/ dcuiku, mm y
Billups, Bell Elliott, And Mattie Matthews.
Group Award Categories
?Community Volunteer Organization? A group that consists of
volunteers or that involves volunteers in an organized manner to plan
and/or carry out community service goals and activities.
Nominees for this category are: The Perquimans County Volunteer
Rescue Squad and all county departments of The Perquimans County
Volunteer Fire Departments
?Church/Religious Volunteer Group? A religious-based group that
involves members/volunteers in projects contributing to the better
ment of the community.
The Perquimans Senior Center Bible Study Class was the nominee
for this category.
?Business/Industry Volunteer Involvement? A business or in
dustry that should be honored for either carrying out community pro
jects or promoting policies and procedures to encourage volunteers
from their workplace. Companies that make staff expertise, equip
ment, in-kind or financial contributions to the community should be
considered in this category.
The nominee for thia category is Swindell Funeral Home.
group that the town couldn't
raise taxes enough to re-coup
the 34 per cent loss, and made
a motion that the town accept
the proposed budget and set
the tax rate at 43-cents.
In other action the Council
met with Charlie Ullom,
owner and operator of
Reliable Disposal Service,
Incorporated of Route 1,
Edenton, to discuss a
proposed contract submitted
by his firm for the pick-up of
trash and garbage in the
Ullom submitted a bid of
$64,900 on March 8, 1984 to
take over the task of the
Department for Fiscal Year
1984-85, an estimated savings
of $15,000 for the town.
Ullom told the Council that
he had begun working with
private sanitation about three
years ago, and opened his
own business approximate
one and one-half years ago.
"I believe that I can give
you a service at a more
reasonable rate," Ullom said.
"I can make some money and
save you some money at the
same time. It's a trend now,
most counties and towns are
going to private trash
Hertford Mayor Bill Cox
questioned the council and
Ullom as to whose
responsibility it would be to
maintain and replace, as
needed, the dumpsters and
trash cans that the town had
purchased and provided for
businesses and the downtown
"We need to get this thing
staight from the beginning,"
Cox said. "Our sanitation
budget currently includes the
maintenace and replacement
of these containers, but if we
elect to get out of the
sanitation business we need
to make some decision as to
who will be responsible for
Cox estimated that the town
currently owns and maintains
12 to 13 dumpsters and
several trash cans on Church
St. and King St.
UUom told the group that he
had " no qualms with
maintaining the dumpsters. I
have some extra dumpsters
that I can provide if needed."
Councilman Billy Winslow
said, "I think we are
expecting a lot from him
(Ullom) if we expect him to
provide containers and trash
cans along with upkeep and
Cox told the group that the
purpose of hiring a private
trash collector is "to save the
town taxpayer some money.
If we're not going to save
money, we're wasting our
Council member Joe Towe
White, Jr. posed the question
of the company's liability
insurance, to which Ullom
said he was in the process of
Questions were also raised
about the fate of employees
who are near retirement age
and have many years of
service in for the town.
After a lengthy discussion
the council agreed that Cox
should further discuss the
matter with Ullom before a
decision was made, or
contracts drawn up.
Perquimans W eekly
to relocate office
The management and staff of THE PERQUIMANS WEEK
LY announced this week their plans to relocate the paper's of
fice to 119 Grubb Street in Hertford in late July.
The newspaper office will be located in the building that is
currently occupied by Riverside Insurance Agency
Crafton Matthews, Jr., owner of the agency, plans to
relocate his office to the site formerly occupied by Carolina
Telephone Company on Grubb Street by mid- July.
According to Jane Williams, Managing Editor of the
publication, a target date for opening in the new location has
been set for Monday, July 30.
"We are very excited about our new office," Williams said.
"The paper has started to experience 'growing pains' in the
past year, and the additional space that we will gain in the
Riverside Building will afford us the room that we need to bet
ter serve the county."
"We feel that our new location will be more convenient for
our customers, considering the close proximity of the Town of
Hertford Municipal Building and the Post Office," Williams
Love promoted by
Leonard Love, of Hertford,
has recently been promoted
to Branch Manager of the
Lakeland Shopping Center
Branch of NCNB National
Bank in the Durham, N.C.
Love hfs been associated
with the bank since 1980,
when he was employed by the
Bank of North Carolina in
Burlington, N. C. as a
Love came to Hertford in
January, 1982 as a loan
officer from the Garner
Love, a native of Danville,
VA., is a 1977 graduate of
where he received a Bachelor
of Arts Degree.