PINE KNOLL SHORE LINE ISSUE 23 MARCH 1975 Editors: Mary Doll Betty Hammon BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS' MEETING, FEBRUARY 13, 1975 The Board voted to set up a resolution asking the legislature to eliminate from the Town Charter the”$10,000 restriction*' which says, ”The Board of Commissioners shall not expend tax monies in excess of $10,000 for any single new facility or major improvement without first obtaining approval of at least the majority of the q^ualified voters of the Town,” Public discussion of the issue took place at a hear ing on January 30. (NOTE: Subseq^uent to this meeting the Town Commissioners voted during a special meeting to void its previous motion to eliminate the $10,000 clause* The Charter will remain as it was originally enacted.) Mayor Redfield announced that a hearing date would be set soon on Town Ordinances, but that it has been delayed because of Town Clerk Aileen Adams* illneas, as well as the Mayor's recent flu fight. Police Chidf Howard Overman offered the large group of Townspeople in attendance some tips on how to reach police. He reminded everyone that at least one policeman of our three is always on call - 2^ hours a day. The number to call if no police man is actually at the Town Hall (726-8021 or 726-8022) is 728-3772, the Carteret County Sheriff's office communications center, where someone is also always on duty and will take messages and get them to our men promptly, IMPORTANT: Be very sure to give the message taker your NAME AND ADDRESSI The center handles calls from all over the county and can hardly be expected to know where a caller is unless they are told. Chief Overman advised people who are leaving empty houses behind to let the police know by asking the communications center to have an officer call them. In ^ emergency, when phone numbers are not at one's fingertips or imprinted in one s brain, he can simply dial the operator, tell her who he is and where he is, and our police can be directed to him within a few minutes, said Overman,^ Commissioner Bezuyen and Town Attorney NelsonTaylor arrived at the meeting fresh from a mission in Raleigh where they had met with counsel and petitioned to inter vene on behalf of PIS in the Utilities Commission problem (regarding the Carolina Water Service's application for Approval of Increased Rates for Water Utility Service in PKS.) Col, BOB O'NEAL reported on a Civil Defense meeting he attended recently on our behalf in Wilmington, N, C, Commissioner HICKS, RAY SCOGGINS, and ED CRUMLEY were appointed by the Mayor to see what can be done about urging Salter Path Road improvements forward. THOUGHT YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW DEPARTMENT — On Thursday, 27 February, Mr, Troy Doby, Secretary of the Department of Transpor** tation for the State of North Carolina met with representatives of the County Oommissioners and the Towns located on Bogue Banks at the Atlantis Lodge to out line for us what is planned for Salter Path Road — He stated their plans contem— ■plate resurfacing the road and paving an area on either side for drainage and a J^edestrian or bicycle path and for emergency repairs. He stated that petitions from our citizens would help in giving the Department of Transportation the support they would like to have for their plans, "nie program he stated would anticipate bid requests in August and work to begin in October to be completed in a three-stage operation suid the entire road to be completed by January of I977, LOOK FOR THESE PETITIONS TO BE PASSED IN PKS. oOo On Thursday 27 February Mayor REDFIELD, NEI^OII TAYLOR, Town Counsel, Commissioner 51 BEZUYEN, LARRY JEROME AND JOHN COLLIER travelled to Raleigh and met with a representative of the State Utilities Commission in regard to the W^ter Hearing.