North Carolina Newspapers

Issue kk December I976
Editors I Mary Doll
Betty Haininon
COMIISSIONERS and town committees have been busy all month holding
frequent meetings. Our summary is brief and can only outline the
amount of work accomplished. At the November 2 meeting the firm of
Neighbors and Neal presented the t^5wn*s audit report. IVir. Neighbors
commented on the town's 100^ collection of taxes, saying that he had
never in years of auditing run across a town that had collected 100% of
its taxes bef(?re. Commissioner IViCCulley reported that a survey of
town streets will be conducted before bids are let for repair and con
struction.^ Provision was made for the town to match of each town
police officer’s salary for his retirement account.
On November 3 a public hearing en proposed amendments the
z^ning ordinance was held. Mayor Haller, at the ppening of the meet
ing, announced the death ot Dean Brossman, a Icng time member of the
planning board and a Pine Knoll Shores citizen who will be greatly
missed. The mayor then turned the meeting ever to Larry Jerome, who
presented the proposed amendments to the zjoning ordinance affecting
c'5inmercial property 2.ories. Ampng proposed changes was establishment of
a Community Appearance Commission which shall attempt to assure "that
pr'^pDsed construction will make effective use of the terrain and envi-
ro:::i''r.nt.... preserve to the extent possible existing trees and vege-
t.y^jen, and advise on exterior design and materials that harmonize well
with the natural eisvironment.... ” Town Ati/orney Taylor points out that
such a Commissi9n can advise only* A new provision, while maintaining
thf^ allowable density of ten living units per acre, permits denisity t'>
be varied^on specific lots in a subdivision up to a maximum of 15
living units per acre i^i order to achieve best use of land and terrain,
provided the average density of the entire subdivision does n«t exceed
10 living units per acre.
At their November 1? meeting. Commissioners decided to appoint
seven members to the Community Appearance Commissions four to serve two
years and 3 to serve three years. Other suggestions brought up at the
No\’ember 3 hearing we:.'0 read but no action taken.
Bill Robbins, ch(?.irmar' of the cpmmittee appointed to investigate all
aspects of^Fire and Ror.cue Squad protection for the town, recommended
the formation of a nev; Committee 1:o be known as a Fire and Rescue Study
and Acti")n Committee ehc^rged with organizing and staffing a Fire
Department and a ResaSquad whenever that becomes practical and, in
the meantime, to movt^ toward that end in all ways feasible. Chairman
Robbins has resigned ."rom xhe Committee. Co-Chairmen, of the new cf»m-
mittee are Bill Uebelog and Jack Goldstein. Oths-r ii^’^i.nbers are John
Thompson, Bill Muellaro Natalie Hiltz,-, Kenneth Kirkman, and James
From the myor —
Sorry to appear here again, but problems do arise.
A number of citizens have complained to their being bothered by
^f)gs which are permitted t^ run loos a© V/e have a "Leash Law" which is
^^Ing violated whenever a dog is allowed ta rc^am off his owner premises.
wants to be unfair to our canine p^p.’iatif»n or to their masterii
\your Mayor is both a dcg owner and a dog adicirer), but the rest of :>\ur
people are also entitled to consideration. Go - may we have the co^r'P-
^ration of dog owners? We v.’ho have dogs ov/e it tQ our friends and
.Ti^ighbors not to subject t' to the annoyance of free-roaming dogs
.®3id we owe it to the Town 'co comply voluntarily with our own »^rdi-
f .
lHT\nVKf)ppers of wDod might like to know that they can buy either a half
Ciord Ti-P a c^ord by calling JOEY 0LSGHN2R, 726-2662. He Is the brother
of our Banka Go\mtry Club tennis pro, Barbara.
van top students from West Charlotte Open High School find happiness
u^^arding in PKS hemes? You bets Five pairs of them have refreshed the
>ives of five of our families these past weeks« The ROBERT ARCHIBALDS
^nd MILTON YAECKS had pairs of boys^ while the ROBERT ARMSTRONGS, CARL
M5VLM0NS, and BILL ROBBINSES housed pairs of g5.rls. Each experience
lasted a week, and it looks as if the whole thing such a success
that everylDody wants it to happen agcdn. Actually, Ghis is q^oite
pcrauible, according to DEMPSTER WHEELER* Education Director . ’ ".o

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