Sunset Beach Puts All -Year
BY SI SAN USHKK
"Never on a Sunday."
That's what Sunset Beaeh Town Council members
decided Monday night in amending the town's noise or
dinance as regards construction work.
As changed, no construction work will he allowed
on Sundays, not just Irom Memorial Day through Labor
Day as was the case before, hut all year round.
Council also adopted new- hours iti which construc
tion is allowed, S a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through
Saturday, also year-round
I lie previous ordinance provided fm construction to
begin at 7 a.m. and end at ft p.m. Monday through
Saturday year-round, with work allowed on Sundays ex
cept during the summer.
Council adopted the X a.m. to 7 p.m. schedule the
second time around, after audience member Cletus
Waldmiller asked the reasoning behind a change earlier
in the meeting to 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
"I think you tried to fix something that wasn't bro
ken," said Waldmiller.
One other audience member added thai il she were a
tourist renting a cottage for S2.(MH) a week nIic wouldn't
"lake too kindly" to a bu// saw at 7 a.m.
Council member Julia Thomas said she bail thought
the 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. schedule a gotxl idea, saying. "I
know a lot of ihc construction people need to get started
early. Also she and several others noted some construc
tion workers had second jobs to go to later in the day.
Alter discussion, the board compromised, dropping
the start time to 7 a.m. and extending the evening cut-oil
to 7 p.m.. with Mayor Mason Barber quipping. "This
time we hear from the residents; next time we hear from
The noise ordinance does not apply in the town's ex
Sewer Hearing Set
Sunset Beach property owners can find out more
about the town's plans for a proposed sewer system at a
public hearing set Monday, April 20. at 7 p.m. at the
Sunset Beach VI I) lire station.
Consultant Jiv Tomboro ol Powell anil Associates
ol North Myrtle Beach. S.C.. consultants lor the town
sewer system study, said the meeting was primarily lor
"educational" purjioses. Alter a 45- to 60-minute
overview, he and town officials will answer questions
from the audience.
"All we're doing is clearing up the procedure." said
Tomboro said he would be available to answci ques
tions about the sewer system in advance ol the hearing
as well, over the telephone.
Ban On Sun
In another matter related to the sewer project, a hear
ing will he held May 1 1 prior to the town council meet
ing on a proposed amendment to the town's 1985 land
use plan update to reflcct that lite town may seek to de
velop a sewer system in the future.
The current document rcflcii* no mh.1i plans, ciung
cost as a primary factor.
The amendment must he approved hv by the coun
cil and the state Coastal Resources Commission before it
in other business, the council:
?Gave preliminary and final plat approval lor Section I
ol Rice Mill at Scatrail Plantation. Approximately 40
single-family homes are planned.
?Took no action regarding applying for beach access
grant money available through the state. Town
Administrator Linda Fluegcl said funding was generally
available only lor regional projects w ith restrooms and
?Rescheduled the next council meeting from May 4 to
May II and set a joint workshop with the town planning
board at (?> p.m. that same day to discuss a promised pro
lessional" district in the /lining ordinance and zoning ol
?Alter about seven months ol negotiation, approved a
contract with Kanoy Communications for locating of
equipment on the water tower at a cost of $50 per
month, with concerns regarding liability and responsibil
ity addressed to the council's satisfaction.
?Amended the underground utilities ordinance so that
the town can require neighborhoods which install their
own underground utilities independently of the town to
also disconnect and remove the old scrvicc poles.
?Annexed the four lots at Seaside Center owned by the
U.S. Postal Service following a hearing at which only
one question was asked. The annexation clears the way
tor voluntary annexation of adjacent properties.
?Following a public hearing al which no one s|Hike.
amended the zoning ordinance to add as audio/video
stores, delivery services and office supply stores as per
mitted uses in the business district.
?Adopted resolutions thanking the community's recy
cling volunteers lor their hard work and asking thai a
law be extended that prohibits the Brunswick County
ABC Board from operating a store within seven miles ol
a town that already has an ABC system. Several other
local towns have already adopted resolutions identical to
the latter in an cllbrt to protect existing revenues.
? l ook no action in open session after meeting behind
closed dixtrs approximately 20 minutes with Police
Chief J. B. Buell on a personnel matter.
Deputy Sheriff Spoils
BV TKRRY POPK
The burglar goi away, bui he left
behind a stolen truck and goods alter
Brunswick County Sheriffs Deputy
Charles Crocker acted quickly to
check out a suspicious vehicle last
Crocker noticed a pickup leaving
the Beach Road Mini Storage build
ings near Long Beach Thursday,
April 1 . After spotting the patrol car,
the suspect drove the truck back to
the storage area, Crocker slated.
The deputy then saw a man run
ning from the scene and found that
two nearby businesses had been bro
Windows at Sabra's Gift Shop
and at Brunswick Computers on
Long Beach Road had been smash
ed, Crocfccr suited. Damage was
SMK) at the computer store, which
was also missing SI, 286 in comput
A basket containing small items
and three boxes were found outside
the gift shop, Crocker staled. The
19X4 Dausun pickup had been re
ported stolen from a home in Long
According to Long Beach Police
Officer J.T. McSwain's report, the
owner had taken his dog for a walk
on the beach and noticed the truck
missing from his 17ih Street home
around 10:30 p.m.
The owner had left the keys in the
truck, which was impounded by
Detcctive Larry Joyner pending fur
In other reports on file at the sher
?A Canada Dry drink machine, de
molished by vandals, wits found in a
wooded area off of Governor's Raid
al Winnabow Saturday, reported
Deputy William Hcwctt.
?A Leland woman told Deputy
Brian Sanders Friday that a man she
hired to rebuild the engine in her ear
stole parts from it, including an air
conditioner, stereo system and CB
antenna. The rear door of the station
wagon has also been dented, she
?Three men who offered a pedestri
an a ride on Lanvale Road in Leland
Sunday beat him with a tire iron and
cut his face with a knife. Deputy
Pete Moore reported. The Pink Hill
resident said the suspects look S2M)
from his wallet and struck him on
the head and back with the tire iron.
I le was transported to New I lanover
Regional Medical Center in W ilm
ington by Leland Volunteer Rescue
?A Woodburn resident told Sanders
that his 19XK Thomas moped, val
ued at SI 25, was stolen from a
friend's garage Friday .
?Shots were fired into a Route 2,
Bolivia home early Saturday by a
man who had been drinking and was
asked to leave. Deputy Marshall
Evans Jr. reported. Damage was
S750 from the 12 shots fired into a
skylight at a mobile home, with bul
lets hitting the ceiling and wall be
hind a couch around 2:50 a.m.
?Warrants were drawn against a
suspect accused of shtxning a Sunset
Harbor man in the ankle Saturday
morning. Cvans reported that live
shots were fired during an argument
between two men around 1 1:30 a.m.
A bullet passed through the left an
kle of the victim.
?Four homes in the Tropical Shores
subdivision have been broken into.
Someone had set up residency in
one home between March 2 and
April 1, Deputy Cathy Hamilton re
ported. Damage was S4 1 5 to a door,
pump house and electrical box.
Damage was estimated at S65 to
another home where the front door
was kicked in between Nov. 30 and
Apnl 3. Vandals caused S1(X) in
damage and ux>k a S250 bicycle
from another home between Feb. 10
and April 3. The bike was later
found Ix-hind a home in the subdivi
?Someone broke open a sale at a
home on Race Track Road in I. eland
Saturday, causing S25 in damage.
Sanders reported. The sale con
? Two planters anil plants were
stolen from Andy's Landscaping at
N.C. 17l) and Camelot Drive Satur
day. Deputy J.M. Adams reported.
The S2(X> set contained flowering
cabbage and pansies.
?Someone sliced a goll ball through
a window on the 1 1 th hole at
Carolina Shores Goll Course in
Calabash Friday afternoon. Deputy
R.W. Long II reported . The home
owner was unable to get the name ol
the golfer, but damage was listed at
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