We seem to be moving further along the road toward two new subdivisions in PKS.
At its regular monthly meeting on March 28th, the Planning Board gave pre imxnary
approval to a sketch plan submitted ty the Taylor-Schrum interests for their proposed W
development immediately west of the Bogue Banks Country Club. The subdivision would
Include some k.3 acres with perhaps 10 lots of not less than 10,000 square feet each.
The Board also gave preliminary approval to an amended sketch p^n for the
proposed subdivision which contemplates a ten lot development at Cypress
A proposal to amend the Sign Ordinance was made by Board members Falkenberg and
White Their suggestion primarily contemplates a revision of the present Ordinance o
^luke a separaS section devoted solely to commercial signs The Board ciecxded to
take no action on the proposal at this time, some members feeling that they wanted
study the matter further.
The Board meeting was interrupted by a call for the Rescue Squad The
insistent beep brought immediate silence in the meeting room. Membera of the B(»rd,
the Town Clerk, the Police Chief and others responded. The Town Hall was practically
denuded of its personnel so that Allen Mitchell, who just happened to be there, was
dragooned into the job of answering the phone 1
Incidentally, on the afternoon of April 6, the same drama reoccurred.
was by chance, getting some xerox copies for himself when the Town Clerk et al. dashed
out*on another Rescue call, leaving Allen to answer the phone. This time he had help,
however, from Emily White. She had heard the rescue call on her scanner and hurried
from her home to fill the gap she knew would exist at the Town hall.
At its meeting on April 5, the Board of Adjustment considered two appeals from^
determinations made by the Building Inspector,
The first was an appeal by a lot owner in Maritime Place involving the 4^estion
as to whether or not he might disregard restrictions concerning set-back from the ocean.
The basis of the appeal was the fact that the topography of the area had been
BOARD OF considerably altered by the exceptional erosion wought ^y^;^he^recent^storms.
In the course of the discussion, the Board was advised of the intention to
ADJUSTMENT «j^Qurish" the beach at Maritime Place (See "Beach Erosion in this issue),
with the expectation of restoring the frontal dunes. Board membe^ recognized tha a
of the Maritime Place lots might be affected by their decision and gave care ^
^LsiL^Son to each asi«ct of the argument. At the last neither^a^ed nor
denied the requested variance, but postponed decision until after the frontal dunes are
The second appeal was similar in nature. It raised an issue as to whether,
because of the beach erosion and the consequent withdrawal of the toe of the toe,
further building at Ocean Grove West would be required to be on pilings, A literal
reading of the Town Ordinance would have necessitated it, but the Board gran e^ „
variance because of its finding that under the circumstances the intent and spirit of
the Ordinance would not be violated.
As most of you know, separate communications systems are operated by Carteret
County, by Morehead City, by Atlantic Beach and by Emerald Isle. PKS fire, ^^cue an
police calls are presently handled through the County s operation. It has been
suggested that a change be made and that PKS tie in to the Atlantic Beach system, but
as of now there seems to be little prospect of any such move. ^