4The Daily Tar HeelMonday, September 18, 1989
City and State
Rescue squad fund
By JEFF MOYER
As part of National Emergency
Medical Service (EMS) Week, the
South Orange Rescue Squad is begin
ning a fund drive Monday to finance an
addition to the rescue station.
Soliciting funds from the commu
nity has been a continuing effort ever
since the South Orange Rescue Squad
was founded as a non-profit organiza
tion in 1971, said Squad Chief Ray
DeFriess. "The bulk of our funds comes
from the donations of concerned citi
zens." The addition to the station would
provide space for storing and servicing
more ambulances, but this project has
created a strain on the squad's annual
operating expenses, DeFriess said.
., The new addition will cost $250,000
and will enable the paramedics to con
tinue to meet the growing health de
mands of Orange County, said Ann
Luskey, a University student and an
emergency medical technician (EMT).
"These expenditures have been re
quired because of the tremendous
growth experienced by our community
during the past decade," she said.
In most communities the size of
Chapel Hill and Carrboro, the response
to a medical emergency is usually
handled by either the police or fire
department, Luskey said. An emergency
medical squad, like South Orange
Rescue, is usually a luxury reserved for
By BLAKE DICKINSON
Hillsborough's mayor had what he
thought was a great idea last week, but
it; rubbed one of his constituents the
; "I'm going to ask the town board for
permission to raise a hog in my back
yard," Mayor Fred Cates Jr. said before
the Hillsborough town board's Sept. 1 1
meeting. "When I walk around the
streets of Hillsborough, instead of a
puppy dog I'll have a hog."
Cates planned to raise the 60-pound
red and white pig, a gift from a friend,
as a pet and display it at the town's
annual summer festival, he said. "He
Monday, Sept. 18
Chapel Hill Town Council
7:30 p.m. Muncipal Building 306 N. Columbia St
Included on the agenda: Public hearings
nance, proposed changes in regulations for
land use plans and proposed zoning and
County Planning Board
7:30 p.m. Planning-Agricultural Building,
Tuesday, Sept. 19
Carrboro Board of Aldermen
7:30 p.m. Town Hall 301 W. Main St.
Included on the agenda: Presentation
update on proposal to sell land to U.S. Postal Service for new post office.
p.m. Muncipal Building 306 N. Columbia St
Orange County Commissioners
7:30 p.m. Old post office, East Franklin and Henderson streets, Chapel Hill.
; Included on the agenda: Presentation of the Orange County Solid Waste Report.
: 'Thursday, Sept. 21
Carrboro Planning Board
7:30 p.m. Town Hall 301 W. Main St
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larger cities such as Raleigh or Char
lotte that have the funds necessary to
finance such an expensive project.
Because less than 25 percent of the
operating budget for the station comes
from city or county appropriations, the
majority of the squad's funds must come
from community donations. This pri
vate financial support has provided
adequate funds to maintain services to
the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area, she said.
Squad volunteers decrease the cost
placed on the community, saving a large
amount of money each year, Luskey
"Our volunteers contribute over
21,000 hours per year and provide
professional services which annually
save the community well over $20,000
in labor costs alone," she said.
The service to the Chapel Hill,
Carrboro, Southern Orange and North
ern Chatham counties is provided free
of charge, unlike emergency medical
services in other areas, which charge
their residents $75 to $140 per call.
Some of the squad calls during the
school year are University-related and
these are usually connected to alcohol,
Luskey said. The squad also experi
ences an increase in University suicide-related
calls during semester fi
nals. The necessity of emergency medical
care is clear considering that the out
come of the majority of heart attack and
trauma cases is determined by the speed
out in Hillsborough
has all the qualities of fitting in as a
good hog for Hog Day. I think it would
help to have a happy pig it sort of
spreads throughout the people."
Though Orange County's animal
control director said the mayor could
legally raise a pig at his house and take
it for walks downtown provided he
kept the porker on a leash it was an
idea before its time.
Cates pulled his request from the
agenda as the meeting started because
of objections from one of his neigh
bors. "Of the 12 neighbors I have, one
objected," he said. "In an election year
I can't afford to lose even one vote."
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and effectiveness of the paramedics
during the first minutes of a call, said
Eugene Roberson, a squad paramedic.
During the evaluation of the patient
at the site and the transportation to the
hospital, the paramedic is in constant
contact with the emergency room. The
EMT squad is capable of measuring
heart rhythms with an electrocardio
gram and transmitting the results to the
emergency room, where a physician
gives advice on treatment.
With the information provided by
the paramedics, the physician can make
essential preparations for the arrival of
the patient. The goal of the medical
squad is to stabilize the patient, Luskey
The training of paramedics is a
complex process including instruction
consisting of a basic, intermediate,
cardiac, and a paramedic part, said
Roberson. There are approximately
1,000 to 1,500 hours of classroom and
individual field experience required to
become an EMT.
This training amounts to almost a
year of intensive study both in and out
of the classroom. Along with this initial
training, there is periodic recertifica
tion much like that required for physi
cians, he said.
According to Ms. Luskey, the scope
of training of the EMT program is such
that the paramedic is better trained to
handle an acute emergency than a pass
Town board members did manage to
get down to business after dismissing
Cates' hog request.
After 50 minutes of discussion, the
board had appointed a new member
from the town's Board of Adjustment,
killed an amendment requesting shorter
signs along Interstate 85 and adjourned
The town board voted 3-2 to appoint
local attorney Cyrus Hogue to the Board
of Adjustment, ending Barbara Pages'
hopes for reappointment to the board.
The Board of Adjustment is respon
sible for reviewing plans presented by
potential town developers.
"I just hope that the public will at
tend the Board of Adjustment meetings
now," Page said shortly after the town
board's vote. "They need a watchdog
since the mayor has control of the board
Page charged the town board and
Cates with being soft on developers in
February shortly after the board altered
Hillsborough's zoning ordinance to
allow the construction of a Waffle
House restaurant in the interstate buffer
near the highway.
Page followed that publicized criti
cism with two letters to the editor in a
local paper outlining her concerns.
The complaints centered on restric
tions the town board placed on land
available to the Board of Adjustment's
review of a development site's plan.
Town board members then rejected
the recommendations of Hillsborough' s
planning director and planning board
by killing an amendment calling for
shorter signs near the two 1-85 exit
ramps in Hillsborough.
Small Voices, a local self-appointed
political watchdog group, sponsored
the amendment which would have cut
the height of new signs in the interstate
buffer to 30 feet in height from the
current 60-foot allowance.
The group's spokesman said he was
astounded by the board's 3-2 vote
against the amendment.
"I think it's incredible," Ted Kyle
said. After a July public hearing showed
unanimous support for the amendment
and more than 200 signatures on a
petition further backed up Small Voices'
proposal, he said he was nearly at a loss
"I don't know what it would take for
the board to listen to a proposal," Kyle
Board members Remus Smith, J.
Michael Kirby and Bobby Riley voted
against each of the amendments. Cates
supported their decisions last week.
"The town board is obligated to do
what is in the best interest of Hillsbor
ough and I think they did that," he said.
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By CHARLES BRITTAIN
The future of Chapel Hill's trees
and a proposed tree protection ordi
nance will be considered Monday at
a public hearing before the Chapel
Hill Town Council.
The hearing is scheduled for 7:30
p.m. at the town municipal building,
located off Airport Road.
The tree protection ordinance was
drafted by the town's Tree Protec
tion Task Force, which was created
by the town council in 1988 to look
into several suggested tree protec
Task force members include town
residents, council members and local
developers. Council member Joe
Herzenberg is the chairman of the
task force, which was formed after
previous tree protection proposals
On July 13, the task force recom
mended that the town council adopt a
tree protection ordinance regulating
tree management through tree work
permits and encouraging tree growth
and protection education.
The ordinance also grants special
protection to rare and specimen trees
and suggests on-site supervision of
construction activity to ensure tree
Developers and builders would
have to send someone to special
educational seminars on tree protec
ASG adopts tuition defense plan
will appear before House and Senate
committees and subcommittees to pro
vide a student voice when invited.
"Before, we waited until it (a pro
posed tuition hike) was before the full
body, and then it was too late," Davis
Students need to be involved in
Raleigh, especially with committees,
because that is where the decisions are
really made, Davis said.
Lewis said this was a reasonable
request. "We will meet some resis
tance, I'm sure. But it's not that out
landish." Lewis' third point is for financial aid
grants to be made an automatic per
centage of any tuition increase.
The fourth is that any and all funds
for private colleges from the General
Assembly should be directed to need
The General Assembly now allo
cates $1,500 per in-state student at
tending private colleges, Davis said.
The fifth point says any future tui
tion increases should take effect the
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rear of the station; the expansion
tion before any construction could
The ordinance prohibits vandalism
to trees using ropes, nails or fencing
and requires developers to set up fences
around trees designated for preserva
tion. Penalties for failing to comply with
the ordinance would be a civil penalty
equivalent to 1.5 times the estimated
value of any tree that dies.
In a report to the council, Town
Manager David Taylor said the pro
posed ordinance should be approved
and will "significantly aid our efforts to
conserve and preserve existing vegeta
tion in Chapel Hill as land development
continues to occur."
Development and construction
should continue but some action is
necessary to protect trees and prevent
any future loss of vegetation, Taylor
said. ' 1 '
"We believe that trees and other
vegetation are being unnecessarily lost
as development occurs in Chapel Hill,"
he said. "Development will and should
continue to occur, but we believe that
additional regulatory measures are
needed to assure that it occurs in a
manner consistent with the Compre
hensive Plan and community stan
dards." Current development regulations are
"inadequate in requiring attention to
trees, vegetation and soils on undevel
oped lands and land being developed,"
year following the decision to raise it.
This point is designed to prevent a
reenactment of the chaos that ensued
this year when the General Assembly
decided on a tuition increase as stu
dents were returning to school, Davis
"Debate on the issue took place in
the summer when most students were
scattered across the state and nation
and student government was operating
on a skeleton staff," Lewis said.
"(With the proposal), we could start
paying in January, as opposed to Au
gust. And I know some state schools
went back a week or two weeks before
we did; it was frightening for us, but
there were schools getting even shorter
Lewis' final point is all UNC-sys-tem
student body presidents should
establish a financial aid task force,
similar to the one formed by Lewis at
UNC-CH, to examine aid policies.
Lewis said he thought students would
support the ASG and the proposal.
We have a category for people like
The DTH Classifieds.
allows for more ambulances
The report said the town staff has
heard several suggestions from resi
dents on possible changes to the or
dinance and "expect to hear more at
Taylor said the town staff has
concerns about specific provisions
in the ordinance and these will also
be discussed at the public hearing.
The staff requests that the council
refer the ordinance and all sugges
tions to the town manager, so that the
information can be combined into an
alternate ordinance for future con
sideration. Recommendations from the Ap
pearance Commission, the Parks and
Recreation Committee and other
town groups are also in favor of the ,
ordinance and express support for
the idea of tree protection.
The Chapel Hill Planning Board .
offered several comments suggest- '
ing some changes to the ordinance.
These suggestions included simpli- .
fying the ordinance, requiring pro- r
tective fencing over critical root areas
and adding mandatory tree replace
ment to monetary punishment for
failing to comply.
The N.C General Assembly passed
a special enabling bill this summer
allowing Chapel Hill to enact ordi
nances aimed at tree and vegetation
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"When I clarify that we're not paying
tuition directly to the school, but to the
state, they (students) seem to be in
agreement. It might be different if stu
dents could see their tuition money
directly helping them by paying teacher 1
salaries or buying books for the library.
A lot of students feel they're getting the
short end of the stick."
Davis said he would be active in;
seeing that the points of the proposal
are carried out. "The Association of;
Student Governments has made this ;
recommendation to the General As
sembly and I intend to inform members
of the General Assembly as to each of
these points and encourage them to act
The plan is feasible and more than''
rhetoric, Davis said. 1
"I believe goal number one is readily
obtainable, and I intend to correspond '
immediately with Roddy Jones (BOCP
chairman), (UNC system) President -CD.
Spangler and D.G. Martin to as-'
sure adoption of this recommendation."
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