Proposed Ordinance To Require Some Street Paving
I?V IKKRN POPK
Roads thai serve 25 or more lots in .1
proposed subdivision nui>i be paved to N.( '
Department of Transportation standards 111
Unit's part ol the recommendations the
Brunswick Count) Planning Hoard will
send to count) commissioners on the coun
ty's new subdivision ordinance.
Paving will be "encouraged" lor all
smaller streets, hut the decision there will
be lelt up to the develo|vr. Those streets
must still meet I X ) I standards lor drainage,
grading and sub basing.
Sonic local developers believe the
paving requirement will drive the price ol
local lots too high for the consumer. Rural
subdivisions, the) sav. do not need paved
Hut the "general leaning" ol the public,
from what Count) Knguieer Robert fucker
has gathered, "is toward paving roads." he
told the planning Kurd last Wcdnesdav
Ho recommended thai iho Kurd require
I H ? I statulards ol paving lor collector
streets. which sorvo as collectors ol iralhc
lor 2.S *?r more lots. or aro capable ol ex
tending onto abutting land with that capa
l-or streets that will not he paveil, a nun
iinuni depth ol si\ inches ol sumo or co
quma ts required- Although tho non pa\ nig
standards sootn liko a raihor o.\|vnsivo
pro|i>sition. Tucker said. tho> arc "based
upon sound engineering judgment" and aro
used in all ;iroas ol tho staio.
"Iho oiios that aro going lor IX)T ac
ceptance aro using thoin." said l uokor. " I ho
oiios that are not. the sky's tho
limit ihov 'to doing all sorts ol things It
depends on how long the\ want the road to
Coiintv eoniiiussioners asked the plan
ning Kuril todralt minimum road standards
and place them into the now ordinance,
which will include stridor rules lor now do
volopments outside ol hmn ImiKs. The road
standaids was the "last rcniaintnj; i|iiest"
commissioners have pioposed lor the plan
mil)! hoard. said I'lanmii)! Director John
Board mouther John Bar bee asked ih.it
llaives noiily local developers and icsi
denis who .spoke at the public healing on
the pro|H>sed toad standards.
"I don't want it to U>ok like we're trying
to slip something through." said Barbee. be
cause .1 second public hearing is not re
quired on the ordinance.
Commissioners sa\ mad standaids are
iiii|H>ruint to keep unscrupulous develo|ieis
Irom selling lots in subdivisions that have
narrow and |x>orly-niainuiined streets.
Residents olion carry their complaints to
commissioners when roads are a problem.
New Hanover County's subdivision t>r
dinance requires developers to place co
quiiia on roads there, but gives developeis
an option on paving, said I uckei
I he ordinance will mm go buck to com
missioncis lor acceptance I Ik- picseiH ordi
nance was written in 19X0 ami does not
contain standards lor roads.
"I feel like I can staml behind this."
linker told the planning board.
AiHHher part ol the roail suuidaids will
allow developers to use the minimum do
sign criteria lot subdivision roads m the
lulls terrain classilication it they wish to in
elude divided medians.
Concerns have been raised that IK) I
standards would prohibit the creative use ol
divided medians m subdivisions, but
Harvey said I X ) I ollicials are more liberal
today hi allowing trees to lem.titi m divided
"They ollercd us a tour to show what
they have approved in New Hanover
County, just to allay the^.' Icar>." said
I lu' lulls terrain i. lassilK atioii should
woik iiisl as woll oil Hiunswiok County's
llatland. said luokoi
"II it's salo in tho mountains, it's salo
hero." Ik- addod
I )( ) I oIIk i.iK mow dmdod medians as
|hismI<Io vi *? lit disianoo problems lor 1110
lonsts and iiiiisI iloleiinmo il ihoy arc sale
Iki uso In iho public il aiooptuig iliom lot
I want u> inako mho ?o io ihm lying ilio
hands ol someone lhal wauls io uso thai do
moo. said boaid member Miohaol Schaub
Ii.iIIk islands al Iho oniianoo ol subdi
visions aio generally acceptable. said
Tucker. I>iii long, blanket islands thioughotii
Iho subdivision begin lo jiol into sight dis
lance problems ho addod
I'mler tho plan adopio?l il would ho up
to iho dovolo|vi as io whether ho would
plan to dodioate tho mail lo IX)I or main
tain n liuusv.il 01 thiough a hoinoownor's
assoc lation who 1 1 c liosim: lo uso divided
Father, Son Found Safe
After Ail-Night Search
II Y TKRHY I'OPK
Rescue crows were relieved early
Monday to find a lather anil son
sale following an all-night seat eh ol
waters near Wmnahow.
Mark Carl Hogue. *2. ol Bolivia,
and his son. David, N. were reported
missing Sunday evening by
Hogue's wile. Hrunswiek County
Sheriff's Deputy Pete Mivre report
The two had left their home
around noon Saturday lor an
overnight fishing and camping trip
down Rice's Creek at Wmnahow.
Search crews from lour rescue
squads ? Shallotte. Waccamaw .
Coastline and Southport searched
local waters until 2:30 a.m.
Monday, when the missing pair was
spotted in their 1 2 -foot aluminum
boat at Rice's Creek, said Cecil
Logan. Brunswick County Emer
gency Management coordinator.
" I hoy were sale and in gixnl con
dition." saul Logan. "lho> were a
little wet. but not mittretl."
I iodic had left the Cape Fear
River around 5 p.m. Sunday and be
gan experiencing boat motor trouble
when a clutch in the propeller kept
slipping, logan said
An emergency electric trailing
motor hel|vd guide their boat up
creek, but darkness settled 111 before
they could gel back to the N.C.
Wildlife boat ramp on Rice's Creek.
Logan said the two had been
slowly making their way back to the
landing the entire evening. Crews
began their search alter the sherill \
department received the call around
lo p.m.. said Moore.
"It was a happy ending." said
Logan. "So many times we go out
ami find a boat, or a body. It was
good to find them sale, lor a
Driver, Students Stranded
(Continued From Page 1 - A )
heading off the Man J into town, hut
found causeway traffic hacked up
hall-way to the island. One of her
daughters recogni/ed the white
topped U.'n n hus.
"I thougiU. 'We can't leave them
there.' so we just went and picked
them up." said Mrs. Pessolano.
For her it was an opportunity to
do a good turn, alter having had
many area residents help her deal
with car trouble.
She offered supper as well, hut
by dial time the youngsters were too
full to eat any more, said Ms. Hill.
They did. however, enjoy playing
hide-and-seek and visiting while
their driver called George Brown,
school system transportation direc
After learning that the bus was
stranded on die island, she said.
Brown got in contact with
Brunswick County Emergency
Management Coordinator Cecil
Logan. They planned to send a
Shallotte Volunteer Rescue Squad
boat to transport the tour back to the
"Fortunately when we got back
the bridge was open," she said.
Sunset Beach Police Chief J.B.
Buell said the town owns a 16-foot
boat that is kept gassed up all the
lime for use in emergencies.
"Evidently the school people
didn't know we had one. We
weren't even asked." he said. "II we
wciy requested to wc definitely
would have gone over and got them.
We didn't know the sehool system
wanted them oil the island."
The youngsters appeared to Iv
in gixxl spirits, he said. "They were
having a gixnl time. "People were
bringing them drinks and food."
Tom Simmons, assistant princi
pal at Union Primary School, said
Monday's incident was the lirst
time a Union school bus hail been
stranded on the island since Jan. 12.
l^SS. when a barge knocked out the
pontoon bridge. The suite set up a
temporary ferry service to move
buses and other vehicles to and
from the island for several days.
"It's worked pretty well," he
said. "That's just a minor thing. It
something major were to happen
and that bridge go out, 1 don't know
wliat those folks would do."
Mrs. Pessolano said she and her
husband were attracted to Sunset
Beach a little more than a year ago
because ol its character, created 111
(xirt b\ the bridge. People who live
on the island adjust, she said.
"II you don't have the patience
with the bridge, you go somewhere
else. The people who are here arc
more laid back."
But, while the bridge is "cute,"
Mrs. Pessolano said she has con
cerns about safely. "There has to be
a happy medium, something be
tween this bridge and the other.
I hey really need to do something.'*
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DIETRICH McCAI.I. of iMurinburg enjoys a chicken dinner at
the fire house following Saturday's cleanup at Ocean Isle It each.
Sweep Volunteers Find
Bottles, Cans And Butts
(Continued From Page l-At
cleaned up Bird Island, a silc iliai
was "adopted" tins year by the
Shallolle Kiver Power Squadron.
The group Tilled 10 hags with
about 2(H) pounds of Inter. They
found one spot where people have
been burying trash in a makeshift
Ocean Isle Heach
Ocean Isle Beach drew' the
biggest crowd of the k)cal beaches
for the property owners associa
tion's annual Trash Bash, which
was held in conjunction with Big
O'Neil estimated the people
picked up a ton ol trash, including
lots of aluminum and glass bever
age cans and plastic bottles. "We're
very happy with it. It's been a great
Hay Street United Methodist
Church in Fayetteville sent 30 ju
nior and senior high school students
to help out w ith the cleanup. It was
the church's second year at Ocean
"They're just very interested in
preserving and cleaning the envi
ronment." said Steve Smith, an
adult leader ol the group. "They just
want to do their part."
A group ol seven Cub Scouts
from Southwest Llcmcntary School
in High Point and a shell club Iroin
Kaleigh also helped out.
Ocean Isle Beach Mayor Betty
Williamson said the turnout was the
Ik st ever, and she was impressed
with the number ol young people.
"It's the children who are making
the difference," according to Mv
S pence. She said youngsters are
learning about recycling and litter
ing in schtx>l and are influencing
l-.lsewherc m Brunswick Comm.
Ms. S pence said a crew ol 2(> vol
unteers picked up 650 pounds ol
trash at Yaupon Beach. The haul in
eluded 19 tires.
Soulhport coordinator Robert
Beasley and two do/en helpers
picked up an estimated 252 (huiikIs
ol litter. And on Haiti lle.id Island
V* volunteers bagged about 450
|H Kinds ol debris
Ms. Spence said some ol the
more exotic hnds on Haiti Head in
eluded a whiskey bottle trom Cuba,
laundry detergent with Spanish
writing on it and other pieces ol lit
ter that appeared to be Irom France
The toreign trash indicates that
l>coplc on international Ireighters in
the Aliunde (kcan and Cape t ear
Kivcr arc throwing Inter overboard.
Ms. Spenec sanl ocean dumping is
prohibited by stale, federal and in
Up and down the North Carolina
coast, she said the most common
types ol litter lound .Saturday were
plastic bags such as those used lor
bait and ice, glass and metal bever
age containers and fishing line.
Based on the kinds ol litter, Ms.
S pence sanl most ol it can be traced
back to recreational users ol the
She said one ol the trends noticed
this year is that coastal towns that
provide trash cans on the beach lor
visitors seemed to have less litter
lhan beaches w ithout receptacles.
"We seem to see that people
don't carry their garbage very far,"
she said. "Where you have more
trash depositories you have less
At Sunset Beach, volunteer Hal
Macon s|x*culated that having a
four-wheel-drive beach patrol also
serves as a deterrent to would-be lit
Spence saul 90 ol the stale's KHI
counties participated in this year's
Big Sweep, making it the most ex
tensive one in North Carolina histo
ry. More than 1 1, (KM) volunteers
helped clean up approximately 196
tons of Inter.
"Without a doubt, this is the best
weather we've ever had." said Ms.
South Brunswick Islands resi
dents can expect normal tempera
tures and above -average rainfall
over the next week according to
Sluillotte I'oun meteorologist Jack
Temperatures should range from
the low Wis at night to the low KOs
during the day. Canady expects
about three-quarters ol an inch ol
lor the |>eri(xl Sept. 17-23,
Canady measured ,7X inches ol rain.
I he maximum high temperature
lor the period was 1>I degrees on the
I Ah. I he minimum low was 5 J de
grees on Sept. 2 1
Canady saul the daily average
high was XI degrees and the aver
age nightly low was 64 degrees.
The daily average temperature ol
72 degrees was about 2 degrees
above normal lor this time ol yeai
Ash Woman Still Missing
Brunswick ( ounty shot ill's de
tectives were still searching Mon
ilay nioming lor an Ash woman
missing from her homo l(>i nunc
thai) a month
Rhonda Diane keeler. 2l>, ol
Route I, has not Ixvn seen bv hei
I lamily since Aug. 1 7, Detectives
| sus|K'ct loul play is involved in her
"We're still looking," saul Phil
Perry, chiel ol detectives. "Nothing
has turned up."
Investigators, aided by a group ol
I concerned Ash residents, have
searched a wooded area and creek
bottom near hei home.
Her husband lunothv James
Keeler. <1. reportedly told relatives
the couple had become separated
white iii a Ikm m Charlotte I'hey
were teporudly hitchhiking to
?\sheville in see then two children
wlui aie kept in lostci i .lie
Keelci mdtc.iied that he ilien
thumbed hack id Bi uiis wick
C'minis Inn he, too. in ihiw missing
Delo lives vvho warn in question
Keelei on tile wise believe he has
lell l he aiea lor South Carolina
Mrs Keelci wa^ last seen wear
nig a liiilii blue I shirt ami jeans
She is s in i 4 inches tall, weighs
Ids pounds and has hiuwn han anil
Anyone wall inlorinaiion thai
may help locate hei should call the
Biunswick County Sherill s Depart
IlK'llt, "" > -4^21
Planners Ignore Pleas
(( outinued I iuiii I'agt- l-Al
Brendgord said coiiiinisMoucts
haven't been telling planning hoaid
members about actions thai atlc'ct
the planning hoard. including sonic
things discussed in executive- ses
Chancier said commissioners re
lected two recommendations con
ccrmng the 'Ml emergency tele
phone system and a wastewater
stud), anil tic never received an ex
However. Anderson said the
communication problem lias Iven a
two-way street. He said commis
sioners haven't always received icc
(Mimietidaiious from the planning
Commissioner I'hyllis Manning,
who is involved in community ser
vices. said she learned from a town
employee that a planning Ixiard
iiicmlvi had requested a study ol
the volume ol garbage going into
tlie town dump.
She said communication is the
key to the whole piohlein, and olli
cials need to run the town like a
business. "I he lelt hand has to
know what the right hand is doing
and vice versa."
Besides improving coinmumca
lion, Brendgord said planners need
to know the goals and objectives ol
the board ol commissioners.
The planning hoard conducted a
citi/en survey last year that could
he used as the basis lot those goals
Brendgord said the last tune the
town hoard adopted a wnticn state
ment ol goals was 1975.
I he planning Ixiard chairman a!
so questioned the responsibilities
and powers ol the Calabash Coastal
He said the group has taken on
many of the duties ol the planning
board such as woiking toward a
sewer system to the waterfront and
widening and building sidewalks
along N.C. I N.
"These are all functions ol the
planning board," he said "With that
group, we don't need the planning
Brendgord also objected to a
proposed ordinance that would es
tablish an architectural and land
scaping control commission
One ol the duties ol that group
would be to recommend ordinances
to the town hoard, which he said is
a primary role ol the planning
"It's not exactly a vole ol confi
dence lor the planning and zoning
board, this whole ordinance,"
Brendgord said, adding later that he
planned to light the pro|x>sal
whether he was a member ol the
planning board or not.
Hannaway said he didn't like the
"ol I handed remarks" that commis
sioners had directed at the planning
Ixiard in recent months.
"I don't like it. and I have all the
news articles and the quotes," lie
Ladies Fall Fashions
H .|<:?*n Be;-., n He ,ti H I
said I Jul lllll v t IIIIC down here U>
Iv slandcicd iii (Ins mannci
AikK isoii said ii'piii(ci> (tick up
icitaiu things that .ik' said "in the
lioal ol conversation'" in order to
Anthony I'lennnoiis. who repre
sents the cMiateiiiioiial area on the
planning boaid said the only way 10
icsol vo the mallei is lo slit k Willi
i he |vople who ahead y know the
Mi s Lcwellyn also said ihe pasi
prohleins won't go away by ap
(Hunting new members to Ihe plan
lung hoaid. She said the coiiuiiiim
cations issue needs to he resolved
helorc the two hoards will be able
to woik together
Calabash Iowii Attorney Mike
Ramos advised commissioners and
planning boaid menilvis last week
that all meetings held to conduct
town business must Iv open to Ihe
C iting the N.C O|>on Meetings
Uiw. Kanios said meetings ol com
mittees and subcommittees must be
open, even il those groups are only
meeting to gather inlormatioii.
Comimssioiieis and planning
board inembeis haven't been nonly
ing the news media or public about
committee meetings I hey said they
weren't aware that the public had to
Iv notilicd it a quorum ol board
members wasn't present.
C'oumiissioiici Jon Sanborn
raised the issue ol o|vn meetings
last week while ollicials discussed
how they could unpiove communi
cations between the planning board
and town board ol commissioners.
Ramos said coinmillccs and
boards can meet in executive ses
sion and keep the public out under
specilic circumstances, such as
when ihoy are discussing contractu
al lelations 01 land acquisition.
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