The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, March 03, 1977, Image 1
4" THE THURSDAY EDITION VOL. 88 NO. 18 THURSDAY, MARCH 8,1*77 KIMG9 MOUhTWn MIRROR-HGRMD 15' For Deal, Davidson Board Master Accepts Rec Plan By TOM MCINTYRE Editor, MIrror-HenUd aty CommlsBlcners accepted and approved plana tor a ahort-range development of recreation faclUtlea tor Davldaon and Deal Parka Monday night created by Oardner Oldley and Aaaoclatea, recrea tional plannera of Wlnaton - Salem. Ualng large llne-drawlnga of the propoaed maater plan for Davldaon Park and “Deal St. Recreational Oomplex,” Gldley explained that the city la already at work creating a regulation ball field and' other im provements to the Davldaon Park faculty. “He aald the city already haa plana continuing the road from the pool around the perimeter of the park to tie back Into Carpet Lane,” Oldley aald. "There sue alao plana for tennla courta and picnic aheltera. Further plana would be to conatruct permanent bleachera about the hlUalde behind the homeplate of the baU field and to InataU fencing sdong the top of the hlU with a formsU entrance.” Gldley alao recommended ex- tenalve landacaplng with “native materlala,” upgrading the Ughtlng ayatem and a major upgrading at the awlmming pool. He aald the "pool la In need at major repair.” Relocatlngthe preaent playground equipment la alao necessary, Oldley aidd, bectuiae In Its present location the equipment la not being used as It should be. Gldley suggested more attention be paid to the beautification of the park so more cf^^ens would uae the tacUlt. Oldley tJao prapoeed a widening of the entrance to the pool to ac commodate more parking. The program comutssloners agree wUl take about two years to complete la the expansion suid upgrading of the Deal St. Recreation Complex. “I csUl thta a complex because It Involves a great deal more property and a larger variety of activities,” Oldley siUd. “The community center la located there and the city la already planning, under the Com munity Development block grants, to renovate and add to the com munity center.” SjMrit Week Winding Down Spirit Week la this week at Klnga Mountain High School. Finale of a Pretty Legs Contest Md tiUent events wUl be held Friday morning at the 10:80 a. m. assembly period. All funds from various projects will be used to provide a scholarship for a deserving high school senior to be chosen by the sponsoring Beta Chib. Finalists among the males in the Pretty Legs Contest are Dean Westmoreland, faculty member, and students Kevin Tinsley, Kelly Land, Butch Pearson and David Gordon. Day Of Prayer Is On Friday World Day of Prayer will be ob served Frl., Mar. 4 In Kings Moun tain as Christians Join those In IM different countries In the annual observance. The community Is Invited to psullclpate In prayer vigils In the area churches, with most churches open tor meditation all during the day. First Presbyterian Church haa an nounced the sanctuary will be open from noon until 8 p. m. for wor shippers to mter the sanctuary and meditate. The 1877 World Day of Prayer follows the theme "Love In Action." Proclaiming Friday as World Day of Prayer In Kings Mountain, Mayor John H. Moss called on cltlsens to Join In a chain of prayer for love and hope for our leaders throughout the world. Gldley said his recommendations Include paving the parking area on the south side of the community center, an area currently hilly and covered with crushed rock. He also suggests the city consider cutting an entirely new parking facility beyond the present ball fields and behind the fire museum site. Done according to Gldley’s specifications, the new lot would hold about 400 cars. The master plan calls for adding two to four more tennis courta, with the idea the present courts could be used for outdoor basketball and v(dleyball (If the citizen demand Indicates this). Gldley also suggests two T-League fields be added, along with a regulation size softball field for men and one for women and two new Little League fields. The master plan calls for relocating present playground equipment for the youngsters nearer the community center and for a different type of outdoor lighting for the play area and ball fields. “The pool at Deal St. needs ex- tensive woik,” Gldley said. “It needs a new filter system and piping. The pool Is 26 years old and It’s worn out.” After accepting the master pUins, commissioners voted to purchase a tract of land offered for sale for 13,600 by Mrs. Ruth Spears. The property Is adjacent to city-owned property In the Deal St. complex. Gkdley sfild although the plan Is falriy ambitious It can be done a step at a time, but with the master plan the commissioners would never lose sight of exactly where they are going '■♦iih the' iroject. * And In this plan Gldley also urged the board to always consider “the esthetics, the beauty of the park. People will naturally go more willingly to an outdoor facility If It Is Inviting and eautlful. In the past I don't feel t,.e. city has gotten Its money’s worth in asthetlcs when planning outdoor recreational facUltlea.” Gldley worked closely with the , city recreation department and Its director, Roy Pearson, the recreation committee, chaired by Commissioner BUI Grissom, with city planner A1 Moretz and the pubUc works department and with the mayor and board In developing his master plan for the city’s recreational faculties. \T '1 T Photo By Tom Mctaitjre RECREATIONAL COMPLEX — Oardner Oldley, a recreational planner from Winston-Salem, explains his master plan for the develop ment of the Deal St. Recreational Oomplex to Mayor John H. Moss. Oldley iH-esented his plan to the board of commissioners Monday night and It was accepted. The commissioners and mayor feel the fnU plan can be implemented within the next two years to offer Kings Moantalna a much broader-based recreation program at the Deal St. site. Board May Add New Proposal Application Ready To Send Fourteen out of 16 proposed projects have been Included In the 1977-78 Community Development Block Grant appUcaUon totalling $1,040,000. The 16th proposal, submitted by The Rev. Gary Bryant on behalf of the Kings Mountain Ministerial Association, Is for a Community Service Officer. Mayor John H. Moss said Monday night "the project Is now being checked by the area director of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as to eUglbUlty." Oiinmlsslaners voted to approve and submit the 1977-78 CD applica tion, with the stipulation that should the Community Service Officer I proposal be ruled eligible that It be added to the ai^llcatlon before It Is sent to HUD. If the project Is eligible, that will mean cuts In other programs would have to be affected to accommodate the proposed budget requests for the officer. As outlined by Rev. Bryant the budget of about $18,000 would require 60 percent from the city, 26 percent from the ministerial association and the remainder. In five percent InstaUments from each participating agency. Tlie Community Ser'vlce Officer would work under the guidelines of a board of governors and that board would be responsible to the city ccmmlasloners. The project would r ^ deal with finding Immediate relief for the area needy and a longer range program to get at the problems that created these emergency needs of local citizens. The program would further program all existing community aid agencies at work in the area, determine what else Is needed and attempt to pull the entire program together, utilizing all volunteer help. The majority of the budget would go to the salary and benefits at the citizen hired as Community Service Officer. Mayor Moss said the current projects In the CD application are listed as first to last In Importance to the city. (1) Water Improvements, a continuing program to complete doubling the size of the water treatmentplant, construct a 2 million gallon storage tank, a pump station and water main. The total budget request Is $360,000. (2) Waste treatment. Upgrading existing water distribution system In Superintendent rUBTICB Interviews On PICXINO THE WINNER - Kings Moontaln High band director, Donald Deal, left, draws the winning stub Monday tor a color TV which was given away hy the hand membera, who sold one dollar ttcketa to help flnance an npcomingfrip to Disney Worid. Taking part In the drawing were, left to right, David Mauney, Mr. Deal, OIna Pattenon, Terri Patterson and Linda Lynch. ‘Vi W '♦ti* Jim Interviewing Is underway by the Kings Mountain Board of Education ter the position of Kings Mountain District Superintendent of Schools. Supt. Don Jones, who la resigning In June to move to Asheville as superintendent of the Asheville system, saild that the board had Interviewed 40 applicants for the Job and "will be zeroing In to make the final selection In the new few weeks." “We have Interviewed some ex cellent candidates,” said Supt. Jones. low and moderate Income areas, eqieclally. $88,000. (3) Sewerage improvements. Upgrading wastewater tran sportation system to Increase em ployment opportunities for low and moderate Income fsunllies. $206,000. (4) Neighborhood facility Im provements. Construction of an addition, including offices and operating facilities, tor the com munity development programs, an entrance, restrooms, expand up stairs portion Into community recreation area for low and moderate Income families. $230,000. (6) Summer program of arts and crafts for low and moderate Income persons, $6,000. (8) Program administration and coordination. $20,000. (7) Kings Mountain Program For TTie Aging continuation. $86,000. (8) Home Based Child Care Program tor low Income children. $21,600. (9) Planning and Management Development. $10,000. (10) Kings Mountain Development Office. $16,000. (11) Urban Beautification Piogram,Kte Improvements at Deal St., Davidson Park, urban renewal project R-84 (BD) $13,600. (13) Sidewalk repair, construction In low and moderate Income areas. $16,000. (18) Housing rehabilitation In low and moderate Income areas. $60,000. (14) Plantmetrlc and Topographical Mapping of dty and fringe area. $26,000. Mayor Moss said In addition to the $1,040,000 In CD grants, the dty will also have another $188,000 In state, Inklnd and Fanners Home Ad ministration grants to work with In the coming year. The commissioners have 80 days to amend the CD appltcatlon budget to include the Community Servlca Officer project. If It Is ruled eligible. I’l Howard Jackson Will Design Flag For City THE WINNER - CHsta Cole, right, admires the new color TV she won Monday. She bought the ticket from Addle Orler, left. The TV was given by the KMH8 band. Photos By Gary Stewart which sold one dollar tickets to raise funds to finance a trip to Disney World In April. aty Commissioners Moiday night approved authorizing Howard B. Jackson to design a city flag during Monday night’s action. Mayor John H. Moss said, “Mr. Jackson haa expressed an Interest In Klnga Mountain having Its own flag tor some time. “And as you may or may not know, Mr. Jackson Is a wellknown fabric designer and a lifelong resident of Kings Mountain,” the mayor said. “He designed the city’s Bicentennial coin, which has been recognized as outstanding for originality and design.” Cbmmlsslcner James Childers asked If this design for the flag "Is Mr. Jackson’s contribution to the city or does he expect payment?” “He didn’t say and I didn’t ask,” the mayor quickly answered. “All in favor of the motion to authorize Mr. Jackson to contribute a city flag design, say aye!” The vote was unanimous.