December 2006 • Vol. 3, No. 6 A Shoreline Commur.ity, Pine Knoll Shores, NX. Town Hall 247-4353
First of Year
Target Date For
The search for an individual to manage
the affairs of the Town of Pine Knoll Shores
has begun following voter approval of a
change in the form of government from
mayor/council to council/manager.
In the referendum on the Nov. 7 General
Election ballot, 445 votes were cast to
approve the change. There were 347 votes
hlaid o?Tommis?oMrs;Tnd farther S^pse of STStuJe - An architect's rendering of the new clubhouse ^
approved by the voters establishes Jan. The Country Club of the Crystal Coast. Construction of the buildmg is well underway.
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2,2007 as the effective date. If a selection
of town manager has not been made by
that date, an interim manager will be
appointed. Candidates will be sought
through appropriate advertisements
after development of a job description,
qualifications, and salary range.
The search process will be devised
with the pool to come later.
Sand Slated to Flow in January
Years of frustration appear to be on the Shores beach. A small portion of beach m
verge of coming to an end. The United the community was nourishedj^wo years
StatesArmyCorpsofEngineershasgiven ago in an initial phase of the 933 project
a dredging contractor a notice to proceed carried out with sand that came froni a
with ie second phase of the the much- borrow site off shore. To put the project in
The search process will Deaeviseu phase of the the much- borrow site ott snore, lo pur me pxuj.. ..
and carried out by town personnel, 933 pKS beach nourishment perspective, a standard dump truck ho s
Town officials point out that in-house g^nd should start flowing onto the approximately 15 cubic yards of sand,
staff have the experience and expertise ^ g^rly January, weather ^ n. p.p
to do the work without employing an and the project should be
outside search firm. It was noted that a ^ March.,
similar search the staff launched recently sand, some 920,000 cubic yards of
for a director of public works produced dredging the Morehead
more than 20 resumes from qualified j^arbor, in the past a source of
candidates. Five of these applicants have quality material. The sand will be
been interviewed and a selection should j^pgj Q^to four miles of Pine Knoll
be announced shortly.
Remembering Morgan Hammer,
Early Resident and Volunteer
By Barbara Milhaven
Did you ever wonder
how our many parks and
marinas got their names?
I have enjoyed many
"sittum" suppers on the
PIKSCO ocean park deck
off Bay Street between
Knollwood and Pinewood
Circle, enjoying with friends
the food, view and often
spectacular sunsets. I did not
know the park was named
for Morgan P. Hammer.
If you think about the
many talented, experienced
retirees who have made Pine
Knoll Shores their home
and enhanced the natural
beauty found here through
their initiative, expertise and
hard work, you will realize
that the amenities such as
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(Sand Slated) Continued on Page 4
Christmas and New Year's Day fall this
year on Mondays, the normal weekly trash
collection day. There will be NO trash
pickup on those Mondays. Instead, trash
will be picked up the following day, on
Tuesday, Dec. 26 and Tuesday, Jan. 2.
The monthly collection of yard waste,
which would normally be conducted on
Dec. 28 (the last Thursday of the month),
is being moved up a week to Thursday,
Dec. 21 so as not to conflict with Christmas
The curbside recycling collection will be
done on Thursday, Dec. 28 as usual.
By Bill White
The Town of Pine Knoll Shores has had a
website since July, 2002, but as of last Oct.
16 the information available to those who
log on is now four or five times greater.
The new and improved web page has
been in the works since this past July and
remains a work in progress.
The site may never reach the point of
being able to tell someone everything
they would ever want to know about PKS
and its environs, but it goes a long way
toward that probably unattainable goal.
to continue to incorporate enhancements
that will make the site more and more
useful as time goes by.
Lambert has been the town's Webmaster
since the beginning and has been using
her experience and growing knowledge
of what people who use the site are most
interested in to add new functions and put
more information at their fingertips. In the
process she has had the help of department
heads and other staffers, including Anne
Blackwell. As the receptionist at townhall,
Blackwell is the first person most people
talk to in person or on the phone when
they have a question. She's an authority
on what questions are asked the most.
The quantity of information available
on the site is not Lambert's only concern.
Just as important to her are the quality of
the information and the ease with which
it can be accessed. One important new
addition is an enhanced search capacity
that uses icons as well as listings to point
people to that page of the site where they
will find the specific information they are
Also new is a "How Do I" section that
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LAbRIE LAWREtJCE J ETIJX
144 BEECHWOOD DR
PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC 2851^
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Deadline for Jan. issue is Monday, Dec. 18th. Deadline for Feb. issue is Monday, Jan. 29th Articles always welcome.