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Published by The Town of Pine Knoll Shores In The Interests Of Its Citizens
— Post Office Box 757, Atlantic Beach. N. C. 28512
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VOLLWE VI - Number 1S December 1985
Mary KorfF - Editor
After last month's Commissioners' meeting Mayor Hanan and others began to tackle the
flooding jaroblem that had been the subject of many residents' concern. Town officials
contacted private contractors as far away as Wilmington and Fayetteville. One pump was
tried on Yaupon but after pumping all day had succeeded in lowering the water level about
3/4 of an inch. Obviously something more effective had to be found.
Through the good graces of the U.S.Army, 824 Heavy Boat Company, a much more
PRC^LEMS effective pump was brought in, and it pumped steadily for 5-1/2 days. Some
ADDRESSED loaned by the Atlantic Beach Fire Department so that they were able
to pump it through 1000 foot lines into the canal. Permission had been ob
tained to discharge it there since the Department of Natural Resources ruled
that the canal was already restricted for shell fishing and this was deemed an emergency.
Mayor Hanan had much to say about the helpfulness of the army unit and has written them
abetter expressing his appreciation. He also said that th^-’Sturmans, Salchows and John
^Hlier had been extremely helpful.
So the immediate emergency is over. Permanent control of flooding situations is a
very complicated matter and does not lend itself to easy solution. There is the legal
problem of whether the state will allow the town to utilize general taxes for drainage
projects. The town definitely cannot involve itself with the flooding of private property.
It can, however, involve itself in maintaining the flow of traffic on municipal streets
and/or the protection of public health and safety.
At present there are certain measures being taken. We have contacted CAMA about
where we are allowed to discharge storm waters. The answer is: Not the canals, Not the
sound but only the ocean. We are working with the county on a cooperative plan to drain
water from the vicinity of the golf course into Hoophole Creek. We have contacted the
office of the State Budget and learned that there is a chance of fifty percent financing
if a plan can be submitted by April 1st and it meets with their approval. We have met
with Colonel Dennison of Van Oesen Engineers to update the drainage study done by them
two years ago. Now that it is established that drainage into the canal or the sound is
out of the (question they will study alternative solutions. The Planning Board has been
asked to study flood-prone areas and recommend building restrictions if indicated.
TOWN OF PINE KNOLL SHORES, N.C.
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