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PINE KNOLL SHORE LINE
COMMISSIONERS* MEETING, DECEMBER 13: The big scoop, no longer news to residents
by the time of this printing, was the passing of the zoning ordinance for PKS,
Minor changes in the ordinance proposed by the Planning Board were incorporated
into the final approved ordinanceEarlier, on December 7, a hearing was
held; attendance was large at the Atlantis - many voices were heard, many
By the time December 13^ regular meeting day, rolled around, the Commissioners
had held two all-morning into noon meetings to go over the entire ordinance.
The vital concern of most resident-.s was HIGH-RISE, About 907e of the population
had signed a petition against high-rises even before the hearing,^ On that
subject;, the ordinance reads! ”No building or othej; structure of any kind
shall exceed either five stories or fifty feet in height, exclusive of eleva
tor shafts, air conditioning and other necessary mechanical equipment, the
height of which shall not exceed ten feet^**
In addition, the Commissioners put in a density clause, limiting all structures
to no more than ten dwelling units per acre, and this includes motels, hotels,
and condominiums. Besides this, no commercial building may cover more than
25% of total land area nor use more than 407o of total land area for off-street
parking space or other purposes, and shall leave 35% of total land area in
its natural state.
In other business, the Board deferred again action on the Beach Vehicle law,
voted on a pay scale for the building inspector, adopted the by-laws of the
Neuse River Council which it recently joined, chose an employee fringe benefit
plan, heard an explanation of the Carteret Water and Sewer Authority by Mr,
B®b Keleman, who told of the services offered by the Authority, something cf
the expenses involved, and urged the Board to join. Decision on this will be
made at a later meeting.
Police Chief Howard Overman reported on the activities of his department. Up
to November 30 they have received 119 calls. He reminded residents to let the
poliee know when they are to be out of tov;n more than 24 hours, in order that
PKS can continue with its low record of breaking and entering,
NEXT COMMISSIONERS MEETING: Mayor Jim Redfield announces that two important
issues will be opened for discussion at the regular Board of Commissioners
meeting on January 10,
1, Whether or not boat slips should be permitted on (a) the Sound, or
(b) the canal, within the town limits,
2, Whether or not all vehicles should be prohibited on the Atlantic
Ocean beach strand within the town limits.
He urges anyone with an opinion on either^, or both, of these issues to express
it at this meeting.
Another chapter in the continuing story of the Mimosa beach steps: FreJ
Mehiin has added several more splendid steps as well as a railing at’, th.i
bctcvm of the famous staircase to the strand. This ought, ur.ce and for all,
make the descent to our beach a safe and comfortable one. Were there av;ards
for such services, Fred*s would be golden. Thank you, Fred«
Are there moments when you crave a bit of old fashioned cul'.nre? Should you
find yourself with a tank of gas, perchance, drive up to Gre^^nvilie i-Lit tb-?
just an hour and a half or so - and, after looking fover the really lovelj?'
campus of ECU, search out the Greenville Art Center which is in an old home up
there. The Director of the center is a charming lady named Edith V/alker wh©
is very hospitable, and knowledgeable. You can join the art center, either as
an individual or as a family, and assure yourself of being on their mailing
Also In Greenville, theatre is alive and well; the East Carolina Playhouse of
East Carolina University is in the m.idst of a highly profesjilonal season.
Their next production is “Indians*', billed as a '*very funny^ deeply mov’ng,
sort of kinky view of a shameful time in American history'*, playing Feb„ 5-9
at the Studio Theatre, "Mass" by Leonard Bernstein will be presented Mar,27-30
in McGinnis Auditorium, and "Dracula", a thriller by Hamilton Deane and John
Balderson concludes the season May 8-11, Tickets and information may be ob
tained at ECU Playhouse, Box 2712, ECU, Greenville, N.C,, 2V&34, For "Mass",
seats are $2,50 each; for the other two shows, $2*00. Your reporter saw their
version of "Hair" in December and was most impressed. Give theatre in Green-'
ville a whirl,