Page 2 The Shoreline May 2005
April Board of Commissioners Meeting
By Yvette Bannen
The commissioners received comments
from citizens about the 2005-2006 budget.
The budget will be ready for the May meeting
and will then be available for public viewing,
(see related article)
During the public comment period, a
question was raised about why the re-zoning
of the property at the corner of Oakleaf and
Salter Path was back before the
commissioners. The mayor replied that new
information became available about the
condition of the soil subsequent to backfilling
with broken road asphalt in the 50’s.
The contract for the town attorney was
renewed. The retainer is $825.00 a month
and $125.00 per hour for work not covered
by the retainer.
Debris and pilings from the Iron Steamer
pier seem to be cleaned up, but Chris Jones,
the director of inspections and public
property, will wait until the water warms up
before checking under water.
Alternate members Arlene Terrell and
John Halada were approved to fill the
remainder of terms on the Board of
The Waste Industries contract was
renewed for another year, at a 1 1/2%
A motion to develop a Conditional Use
ordinance was approved. Because the Town
is facing a lot of redevelopment, it was
deemed necessary to have this type of
ordinance on the books.
Police Chief Culpepper gave his report
and mentioned that the lady who entered a
house through an open garage door and stole
some items had been arrested.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Regarding
the water system, Cavanaugh Engineering
presented its final report and the
commissioners will have a special closed
meeting to discuss whether to move ahead
with negotiations. Cavanaugh found that the
system was basically in good shape. 933
Project: Trying to find two million dollars
more from the federal government to be able
to finish the beach renourishment. These
dollars are very competitive.
During citizens comments a question was
raised about the Town’s liability regarding
the retaining wall at the Iron Steamer property
in the event that a storm would knock it
down and cause a problem for the houses
that will be built behind it. The town attorney
said that the Town would have no liability.
Submitted by Chief Culpepper
The Pine Knoll Shores Police Department responded to 88 calls for service during March.
These included 10 Fire/EMS assists, two accidents, two motorist assists, five town ordinance
violations and 13 well-being checks. Twenty-five citations were issued, including four for
driving while impaired, 10 for speeding and two alcohol violations. They also issued 19
warning tickets, made 137 residence checks and 326 business checks. They had three alarm
calls and found three open doors.
Also reported was an arrest for breaking and entering, larceny. A residence was entered
through an open garage door and items taken. Through an investigation a suspect was located
and placed in jail.
MAY IS “CLICK IT OR TICKET” MONTH.
JUNE IS “BOOZE IT AND LOOSE IT” MONTH.
Public Beach Access
Starting Memorial Day Weekend the following
flags will be flown:
Safe or Normal
Dangerous / Warning
Fire & EMS
By Acting Emergency Services Director
The EMS Department responded to 21
calls in the month of March. Nine required
emergency medical response. The Fire
Department responded to five calls including
two alarms and one structure collapse. During
the month, all firemen trained on basic aerial
operations, pump operations and a review of
How to Reach
By Chief Culpepper
We would like to clear up some confusion
on how to contact the Police Department.
Monday through Friday (except holidays)
247-2474 will be answered by a receptionist.
After hours, on weekends, and on holidays,
no officer is in the building. If you need an
officer or have a question, call 504-4800 and
the county dispatcher will either have us
return your call or we can come by your
home. This will get an officer to respond
much quicker than leaving a message at the
building. As always, in an emergency, call
If you call 247-2474 after hours, on
weekends, or holidays an answering machine
will take your call. It might be several hours
before an officer can get in to check the
messages so it is best to call 504-4800 to
reach an officer.
Bill White 726-7412
Sue Christman 240-2556
Diane Donovan 247-6409
Carolyn Rife 727-5034
Editors at Large
Dick Reeves 247-2947
Bob Ruggiero 247-7208
Yvette Bannon 240-1528
Yvette Bannon 240-1528
Marge Green 726-9966
Beth LaBrie 240-2966
Barbara Milhaven 240-06')8
Sigrid Schneider 247-9495
3200 Wellons Blvd., New Bern,