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The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, November 03, 1977, Image 1

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19’ DIAG >«ct 19 0 Table I Patented Rn ns THURW9 m fc.-a S5fcs3* Kincj MOUMTWri MIRROR VOL. 88 NO. 88 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3,1977 15« HCRt^LD From Redevelopment Commission Kings Mountain Baptist Seeks Adjacent Property Photo By Tom McIntyre KEYS TO THE SYSTEM — In a eymboUc geeture, County Oom- mlMloner Coleman Goforth hand* the “keye" to the aoutheaat county waatewater eyatem to Mayor John Moaa. The city commlaalonera will decide Nov. 14 whether to accept the ayatem aa city property. The line aarvloaa cuatomera between Klnga Mountain and Grover and waa con- atructed laat year by the county. Soiufieast Wastewater Line City Considers Accepting System By TOM MCINTYRE E>lltor, Mirror-Herald Ktaiga Mountain Baptlat Church haa formally requeated Ita bid be accepted for the redevelopment commlaalcn property auljacent to the church on W. Mountain St. J. C. Brldgea, Marlon (WUUe) WU- llauna and the Rev. J. C. Goare appeared at the commlaalon meeting Tueaday to make the requeat. Reading a letter from D. F: Hord, chairman of the church board of deacona, Brldgea told the com mlaalon "the church needa the property becauae that la the only direction we can go for expanalon.” Brldgea aald the church may wlah, at a future time, to expand the aanctuary or conatruct a recreation building on the property. Redevelopment Commlaalon Chairman Carl Mauney aald, "The use of the property haa been acheduled as commercial. To change the schedule we would have to get the approval of the Depart ment of Housing and Urban Developm^t (HUD).’* County Conunlssloner Coleman (3oforth handed Mayor John H. Moss a set of keys Tuesday, a symbolic gesture of turning the wastewater system for Southeast Cleveland County over to the City of Kings Moiaitaln. Ihe $1,047,867.97 line waa Installed from the KM system to a point beyond Eaton Corporation last year. The system has an outstanding debt of $830,000, which wUl be retired by usen fees. To construct the line the county formed a non-profit cor poration to solicit $800,000 from the Economic Development Agency and $238,887 from the N. C. Clean Water Bond program. Mayor Moss said Tuesday he would "accept the keys subject to final approval by the dty com mlaalonera at the Nov. 14 meeting." If the dty accepts the line. It becomes the sole property of the city following payoff of In debtedness. County Commissioner Goforth CMnmented, "Many cltlsens refer to the sewer line aa the Eaton line. This la not true. That line la for the use of cltlxens, business and Industry In the Southeast section of the county." The line not only services Eaton, but also Norlck Brothers, a com mercial printing firm, and numerous private residences In the area between Klnga Mountain and Grover. And under the 301 plain for regional wawte systems, the line could be extended on Into Grover to service residences, business and Industry there. The sewer line runs adjau:ent to water lines servicing the same general area to the Southeast. The water Is supplied by the City of Kings Mountain. Tom Tassos, a professional engineer with J. N. Pease and Associates of Charlotte, engineering and au-chltectural firm that designed the system for the county, commented, "This was a major ^project to develop an area where It waa needed. I think the project was well-planned by the city and county and that It will be of great benefit In further development of the south east region of Cleveland County. Firefighters Busy On Halloween Night In Kln^ Mountain Halloween night city firemen put out seven fires Veterans Day Services Set A community-wide Veterans Day service will be held Nov. 11 In Veterans Park of Mountain Rest Osmeteiy and plans for the bb- swance will be made Thursday. Representatives of American Legion Poet 188 and Auxiliary and Frank B. GUas Post SBU and Auxiliary will gather with city of- flolals at 10 a. m. In Mayor John Moas'otflca at (Sty Hall to make plans for the svant. In trash cans or dumpsters. Fire also destroyed a vacant house on Wat- teraon St. around 11 p. m. The structure belonged to the city Redevelopment Commission and was slated for demolition, according to report of Fire Chief Gene Tignor. The only Incident of vandalism was reported by James Earl AUmond, of 300 Margaret St., who aald hla mailbox waa pulled out of the ground. Grover Fire . Department responded to scattered grass flrss at, Intsrsectlan of Highway 30 and 1-88 at 10:87 p. m. Kings Mountain police made no arrests during the evening, repor ting rslattvely quiet Halloween In the city. GO V. JAMES B. HUNT Gov. Hunt In Shelby On Friday Kings Mountain area cltlsens are Invited to join Governor James B. Hunt for a tour of the Cleveland County Historical Museum this Friday at 8 p. m. A reception will be held following the tour. The museum Is located In the old county courthouse building In Shelby. Prior to the tour. Governor Hunt will hold an economic development conference, to which the public la Invited, at 8 p. m. at the County Office Building. Cteveland County cltlsens will have a chance to say how they think state government can help get better, hlgh-paylng jobs In North Carolina. Purpose of the county conference, to which all cltlsens are urged to attend, la to allow cltlsens to tell state government what they believe the economic problems are In our community. Mauney aald HUD would also want to see a time table on planned constructlm. Brldgea asked If there Isn't someway HUD could ^>prove changing the property use schedule without a time table being sub mitted. "We do not know ourselves what the time table for construction would be," he said. The commission agreed to pursue the question on behalf of the church. The property currently la used for partclng In the downtown area. In other business Tuesday, Gene White, commission executive director, told the members that am Inspection was made of the com pleted work. In the Canaler Street project and "work Is satisfactory. However, we will have to schedule another meeting with engineers for the project to discuss overruns In project coets." The meeting, according to White, will be held prior to Nov. 18. CSisdrman Mauney commented that he Is of the qplnlon that any overruns "are due to the slowness of the city In completing Its portltm of the Cainaler project work. It la also my understanding that we were guaranteed both In writing and verbally that all work needed In the project would not overrun the budget. I’m not In favor of paying any overruns on the project." White said there are some "legitimate areas concerning overruns’’ that need to be discussed at the meeting this month with project engineers. He added, "but you are abaolutely correct, Mr. Mauney, about our being guaran teed In writing and verbally there would be no overruns. I have recommended that we do not pay any claims until we have fully discussed this matter." Continuing Tuesday's agenda, the commission voted to award Champion Landscaping the contract for ccnstructlon of a pedestrian bridge spanning the Canale r Street project green area. The bridge will contain concrete walkway with aluminum handrails. It la considered a necessity because residents of the project area are now forced to walk several blocks out of their way to reach the downtown area becauae certain streets have been closed off In the project. The Champion cost estimated submitted on the project was less than $10,000, but the commission voted to allow up to $600 for concrete costs for the walkway. White reported that HUD has replied with no objection to the commission's proposed purchase of three parcels In the Cansler Street project area. Including the Nannie Tinsley ncn oplsce. V/hite, said conclusion of the deal required a "couple of property heir signatures” on the Tinsley property deed. White also told the commission that work Is to continue this week on the construction of the pedestrian sidewalk on the ixirth side of W. Mountain St. adjacent to the poolroom building. " Construction was stopped because the city had to move some utilities on the site,” White said. "Tbat work hsis been done and Will Gheen said his crew will return to work this week." White also reported that a con ference Is being planned with Bradley-Jenklns Go. concerning the demolition of the former Ljmch Building on W. Mountain St. Demolition of the building la In cluded In a general contract existing between the commission and Bradley-Jenklns Co., but the work has been held up because the city electrical department was using a portion of the building for storage of equipment White said the equip ment has now been removed. In a final report White told the commlsslm that he had met with a Winston-Salem firm, which haa {^proval for the construction of 33 housing units for the elderly In Kings Mountain. "The commission’s only role In this project la sale of the property for the unit construction,” White said. "I imderstand that following construction the unit will be turned over to the Kings Mountain Housing liudinr"., xor management ' The oniti; will be davelcped with private money, but a government subsidy will be used to help the tenants pay tne rent under the Section 8 program. "Tom Harper, director of the authority, told me at a meeting last week he felt the authority directors would ^prove this plan,” White said. "However, I have not heard from Harper what action his board has taken.” First Federal S&L Makes Application For KM Site First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Shelby has made application to the Federal Home Losin Bank Board In Atlanta to open a branch office In Kings Mountain. Joseph Cabanlss, president of Shelby’s First Federal, said six to eight weeks are normally required before applications are either ac cepted or denied. "If our application Is ap proached,” Cabanlss said, “we would move to purchase property on W. King St. we have under option, then within six to eight mmiths construct a 3,000 square foot building. We could be open for business In less than a year.” Cabanlss said shoii]|l the ap plication approval come later In the winter conatructlon on the building would not begin until early spring 1078. First Federal plans at the moment. If approval Is received. Include employing a minimum of three Kln^ Moimtaln suoa personi to staff the new offices. The em ployee would be hired and placed In other offices for training before the KM office Is completed. Local persons would also be asked to serve on the First Federal board of directors. A 80-year employe and president of First Federal SAL for the past 10- years, Cabanlss said, "We decided to spply for a branch office In Kings Mowtaln because In our opinion this area la growing more rapidly than any other In the county. Over the years we have provided some len ding and savings services for Kings Moisittans. just as the local In- Shotgun Wounded Youth Is In Fair Condition An ll-year-old Kings Mountain boy was listed In fair condition In the Intensive cars unit of Cleveland Memorial Hospital where ho Is undsrgolng treatment for gunshot wounds accidentally Inflicted Saturday, according to police, report. James David Stiller, of 400 W. Gold St., was wounded In the left hand, left chest and right shoulder shortly after 6 p. m. Saturday at his residence, according to Dot. Hugh L. Buff and Deputy GarUnd Clary. The report stated that the shooting occurred accidentally whan a 18- yoar-old boy pulled the trigger of a 13-gauge shotgun but did not know a shall waa still In the chamber. stltutlons have provided services to Shelblans.” A Cleveland County Institution, First Federal Savings and Loan waa founded In 1910 by residents from all over the county. Originally named Shelby and Cleveland County Savings and Locm, First Federal of Shelby became the new name In 1982. Contest Deadline Is Friday If you haven't entered this week’s Mirror-Herald football contest, you still have until noon Friday. The contest Is In Tuesday's paper and lists 10 of the area's top high school and college games. One of the high school games — Kings Mountain at Bums — haa bean moved up to Thursday night and will not be counted. Thus, the results of only nine games will be figured In the final count. First place pays $80 and second $38. You may mall your entry to the Mirror-Herald, P, O. Box 783, Kings Moisitaln; or you may bring It by our office at 304 South Piedmont. Either way, we must have It In our hsinds by 13 noon FYlday.

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