Governing Board For Library System
BY ERIC CARLSON
The first Brunswick County Library' Board of
Trustees was named Monday, including five current or
former members of the old library board, one county
commissioner and two others who led efforts to crcatc
branches at Lcland and Oak Island.
One week after it unexpectedly appropriated an ad
ditional S1.5 million to fund a four-branch library sys
tem, the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners
formally created a new county library department and
named the nine-member board to set policy and oversee
The library board will hold its first meeting
Thursday, July 2, at 7 p.m. in the commissioners' cham
bers. One of the board's first jobs will be to establish a
regular time and place for its meetings.
The permanent makeup of the library board will be
required to include one member from each voting dis
nict and four at-largc members.
Library trustees will serve staggered threc-ycar terms
with vacancies to be filled by the county commissioners,
lo establish an initial set of staggered terms, each new
member was appointed for one, two or three years.
Members named Monday to the library board arc:
?Don Eggert of Shallottc, representing District 1.
He is a planner with the Brunswick County Planning
Department. Named lo a three-year term.
? Marie Harrison of Shallottc, District 2. Chairman
ot lhe old Southport-Brunswick County Library Board
of Trustees, she will serve a two-year term.
?Anne Hincs of Yaupon Bcach, District 3. She is
president of the Oak Island Library Boosters, Inc., a
group that has raised money to build a library branch on
the island. Named to a three-year term.
?Ralph Frazier of Winnabow, District 4. An active
civic leader, he will serve an initial two-year term.
?Edith Tillman of Lcland, District 5. A member of
the old library board, she spearheaded a livc-ycar drive
to establish the Lcland library branch. She was named to
a one-year term.
?Margaret Harper of Southport, appointed as an at
large member. A former chairman of the old library
board, she is co-owner/publisher of The State Port Pilot
and a self-employed businesswoman. Named to a three
?Gene Pinkcrton of Southport, at-largc member.
The county commissioner who recommended the budget
increase to crcate the four-branch system. Named to a
?Pearl Stanley of Shallottc, at-largc member. A
member of the old library board, she is a Brunswick
County extension home economist. Named to a one-year
?John Jacobs of Boiling Spring Lakes, at-largc
member. A retiree and former member of the old library
board. Named to a one-year term.
Included in ihc resolution to crcatc the library sys
tem is a stipulation that "the chief librarian as well as all
library system employees shall be employed in accor
dance with the provisions of the Brunswick County
Personnel Policy." The library board is also empowered
to hear and to rule on grievance and adverse action ap
peals from employees.
The resolution also notes that the City of South port
has agreed to transfer all real and personal property
owned by the Southport-Brunswick County Library to
Brunswick County as of July 1 .
"Mrs. Tillman, you've got your work cut out for
you," said commission Chairman Kelly Holden to the
newly appointed library board member.
In an interview Tuesday, Mrs. Tillman said she was
"just tickled to death" with the decision to upgrade the
library system. She approved of the new library board
membership, saying it was "very representative of all
In oilier actions Monday the board:
?Designated the county engineering department as
the public management entity to oversee large waste
water treatment plants in the county. As part of a re
quired local takeover of duties formerly performed by
the state, the department will conduct an initial inspec
tion of the 20 facilities. After that, the plant managers
will report their operational status monthly to the depart
mcnt. Permitting of the plants also will be handled by
?Adopted a policy requested by the Utilities
Operations Board to include as a part of all water line
extension projects the installation of a fire hydrant in
front of any volunteer fire department passed by a coun
ty water line.
?Approved a UOB request to proceed with Shcrrow
Estates as a Special Assessment District for water line
?Appointed Howard Benton, Larry Branch, Vickie
Spencer, Morry Watkins and Cynthia Tart to staggered
terms on the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation
?Approved a 2. 5-percent salary increase for County
Manager David Clcgg. He had not included himself in
his budget request for an across-the-board increase in
?Reappointed Commissioner Frankic Rabon to the
county social services board.
?Appointed Linda Edwards to the Sandy Creek
Planning and Zoning Board.
?In a 2-2 vote, with Rabon absent, failed to agree on
an appointment to the Brunswick Community College
Board of Trustees to fill the expired term of District 4
member Charles Lanier. Holdcn and Pinkcrton voted to
return l^anier to the board, while commissioners Donald
Shaw and Jerry Jones voted to appoint Steve Foster.
MORE RAIN'S IN FORECAST
If You Haven't Had Enough...
Gel out your waders, if you haven't already.
' We've got more coming," was the word from Shallottc Point meteo
rologist Jackson Canady Tuesday morning. He was talking about rain.
Both the 10- and 30-day forecasts show an above average chance of
precipitation across the region.
"We're not expecting a break in the overall pattern," said Canady. "There
may be a slight rebound in temperatures over the next few days, but the rain
fall will continue above average."
For the immediate future he expects temperatures near normal, ranging
from the mid-60s at night into the mid-80s during the daytime, with at least
three-fourths inch of rainfall.
That will come on top of the 3.16 inches Canady measured at his
home over the period June 9 through 15.
During that same period he measured a maximum high of 85 degrees,
which occurred on both the 9th and 1 5th, and a minimum low of 64 de
grees, which occurred the 14th.
A daily average high of 81 degrees combined with an average nightly
low of 68 degrees for a daily average temperature of 74 degrees. That,
said Canady, is about two degrees below average.
School Board Reopens
BY MARJORIE MEGIVERN
The position of Brunswick Coun
ty Superintendent of Schools is
again being advertised, this time on
a broader scale, by action of the
county board of education in its June
1 1 meeting, following a two-hour
After screening eight applications
received by last week's deadline, the
board felt "a wider search" was nec
essary, said Board Chairman Donna
Newspapers in Wilmington,
Charlotte, Raleigh, Greenville and
Greensboro will advertise the posi
tion being vacated by the resignation
of Superintendent P.R. Hankins,
who will step down September 30.
The new deadline for applications
is July 13, after which screening and
interviews will be conducted.
"We . upc we can name our new
superintendent at our August meet
ing, August 3," said board member
The salary being offered is the
state base for a school system of this
size, S3 ,215 to $4,929 per month,
depending on experience.
Additional personnel acuon was
taken at Monday's special session,
after an executive session lasting
two-and-a-half hours. The focus was
primarily Bolivia Elementary
School, for which the following
teachers were hired: April Evans of
Shallotte, second grade; Mary Kar
rikcr, Bolivia, second grade; Re
becca Harris, Wilmington, academi
cally gifted; and Linda Shaddix,
Caswell Beach, guidance counselor.
Susan Morgan, Supply, was ap
proved as special populations coor
dinator at West Brunswick High
Teacher assistants were also ap
proved for Bolivia Elementary, in
cluding Dcbra McKeithan, Boiling
Spring Lakes; Sally Lewis, Leland;
Delia Randolph, Bolivia; and Alorda
Transfers were approved from
Shallotte Middle to Union Primary
for elementary teachers Barbara
Holcombe and Julia Morrison, and
Chapter 1 teacher assistant Marisa
Gause was transferred from Lincoln
Primary and Leland Middle to
Employment was extended for
Patricia Smith and Cheryl Tabor,
both secretaries in the central office.
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Lockwood Folly Supporters
Hear Disappointing News
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he said. "But wc have to have the
One audicncc member. Coastal
Resources Advisory Council mem
ber Rosctta Short of Long Beach,
suggested the Corps use the money
it now invests in dredging
Lockwood Folly Inlet for additional
Both John F. Holden of Holdcn
Beach, who first suggested explor
ing the reopening of Eastern
Channel, and other speakers said the
dredging was of little use, with the
inlet shoaling over in a matter of
two or three days and becoming im
passable again to all but the smallest
"We've seen a little progress, but
we're still butting our heads against
a brick wall," said SOS President
Annie Smigicl, following the
group's first formal meeting in near
ly two years. "All wc get are studies;
they haven't come up with solu
However, at least one state offi
cial outlined improvements that
have been made.
"1 think there has been progress
and there is room for more
progress," summarized Bob
Jamicson, Wilmington regional di
rector for the N.C. Department of
Environment, Health and Natural
Resources, of the Wilmington
District Office, U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers. He citcd specific reduc
tions in pollutants entering the basin
and citcd a need for more public ed
According to some of the local
residents who attended preliminary
meetings on the subject, the Corps
study as completed was far from that
cxpccted, especially in regard to the
Eastern Channel and the newer
Lockwood Folly Inlet.
As originally proposed to
Congressman Charlie Rose called
for development of a physical model
of the river, first on-site and, as a
less expensive alternative, at a test
ing facility in Mississippi. Another
alternative was cutting a sample
However, because of the limits of
the Corps' congressional authoriza
tion for the project and a budget cut
to S15(),(XX), said Wulkowski, the
computer mode I was created which
incorporated a very limited amount
of field data. It also addressed a very
narrow question: The impact of the
Atlantic Iniracoastal Waterway on
tidal flushing in the Lockwood's
Folly Inlet area.
While indicating study "results
indicate that the A1WW docs not
contribute significantly to a degrada
tion in water circulation," the con
clusions also admitted to a lack of
validating field data.
Referring to that qualification,
Smith later told the Bcacon , "That
makes this study almost useless."
He and others also questioned the
Corps running various model sce
narios that in all cases kept the exist
ing Lockwood Folly Inlet in place.
Saying progress can continue to
be made. Smith, Jamicson and
Jarrett all addressed to the need to
support governmental efforts to re
duce pollutants entering the river as
well as efforts to increase water cir
culation in the river.
While Mrs. Smigiel wanted local
government officials to be "in
formed as to what they should do,"
so they can answer her questions,
Brunswick County Planning
Director John Harvey had a partial
He noted the absence of support
from SOS and others concerned
about the river for a new county
subdivision ordinance that addressed
some of the needs identified in a
stale study of the river basin several
years ago. Several key protections
were taken out because of a lack of
"Some of the strongest opposition
to that ordinance came from the peo
pie in this area," he said. Noting that
a land use plan update and /.oning
ordinance will soon be going to pub
lic hearing, he continued, "What we
need is support, not opposition."
Kelly Holdcn, chairman of the
Brunswick County Board of
Commissioners, echoed similar con
cerns after the meeting.
"You can't have it both ways," he
said, noting that some of the people
attending the meeting were among
those fighting land use controls such
as the subdivision ordinance and the
proposed zoning ordinance.
Zoning Low To Be Discussed
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zones would be 10,000 square feet with a minimum
100-foot width. The height of buildings would be re
stricted to no more than 50 feet.
Commercial manufacturing zones would be located
close to major highways where there is a need for devel
opment to support nearby industrial districts. Permitted
uses would include warehouses, moving and storage fa
cilities and service and repair shops. There would be a
one-acre minimum lot size with a minimum width of
200 feet. Building heights would be kept to 50 feel or
Rural industrial zones would be created to accommo
date uses for land that docs not have a recent history of
productive agriculture and where urban or suburban de
velopment is prohibited by the county land use plan.
Permitted uses would include repositories for waste
products, mining, agricultural industries, chemical ex
traction, energy generation, refining and extraction from
Such operations would be required to have a lot size
of 100 acres and a minimum width of 2,500 feet.
The zoning ordinance also provides for special eco
nomic development districts in other zones to allow low
intensity, industrial, office, institutional and research us
es that would have no adverse effects beyond the space
The ordinance also would sci standards for signs and
parking lot sizes throughout the unincorporated areas of
The law would prohibit all portable signs and signs
with flashing lights or rotating disks. Signs on parked
vehicles would also be outlawed.
All homes, guesi houses, bed and breakfast establish
ments, hotels and motels would be required to have one
parking space for each bedroom. Churches, schools and
municipal offices would need one space for every 300
square leet of gross roofed area.
Retail stores would need one parking space for every
150 square feet of roof. One space per 100 square feet
would be required for manufacturers.
Service facilities would be required to have one park
ing space per 400 square feel of building or yard area.
Group care facilities would need one space per bedroom
with an additional one space per bed in dormitories and
two for each exam or consulting room.
Golf courses would be required to provide one park
ing spacc for every acre of land used.
The zoning ordinance also sets controls on noise,
odorous matter, vibration, air pollution, humidity emis
sions, heat glare and electronic interference.
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when budgets arc considered.
"They seem to be looking out for
everybody else but the employees,"
Perry said. "We're county residents
just like everybody else. We're hu
man beings just like they are and we
have families to support just like
When asked about the level of
morale among deputies after the
pay-cut announcement. Perry shook
his head and chuckled. He said that
in the past five years at least five
deputies have left the sheriffs de
partment to take similar jobs with
other counties and towns, where
they are making more money.
"I've heard guys say their going
to work their eight hours and go
home. But I know they'll put forth
that extra effort when it's needed,"
Perry said. "Still, it's downhcartcn
ing when you look at your neighbor
and see him doing the same job for
Brunswick County sheriff's de
tectives with five years experience
cam S18.348 a year. The average
detective salary in New Hanover
County is S24.409, while Columbus
County dctcctives average S2 1,058,
according to 1992 statistics com
piled by the Institute of Government
at Chapel Hill. Deputies average
SI 6,632 in Brunswick County,
S20.330 in New Hanover County
and SI 7,894 in Columbus County.
A veteran of more than 10 years
in the department, Perry's salary
was set in last year's budget at
$27,838. The average captain's
salary in New Hanover County is
S33.137, while a Columbus County
Sheriff's Captain earns an average
A police detective with about five
year's experience with the Southport
Police Department makes $21,397,
according to the city finance depart
ment. Police officers there arc mak
ing between S19.409 and $19,889.
The lowest paid officer with the
Shallotte Police Department earns
$15,616 per year. A lieutenant there
makes $21,105. Holdcn Beach
Police salaries range from $14,399
for a police officer I to $17,503 for a
Reasonable & Dependable
GORE'S SECURITY AGENCY
NC Lie 535 GP & 14 LAL
From hog producers 10 county
agencies, a number of point and
non-point sources of pollution lo
cated in the Lockwood Folly River
Basin have reduced discharges in
?Brunswick County Govern
ment Center, Bolivia, which re
placed its malfunctioning waste
?The Brunswick Hospital,
Supply, which installed additional
drainficld to handle waste from its
on-site package plant after first try
ing several other options.
?At Bolivia Elementary School,
the Brunswick County Board of
Education is in the process of
changing to a land application sys
tem for effluent
?Four hog production opera
tions, working with the Brunswick
County Soil and Water Conser
vation Cost-Share program, are
implementing waste management
plans affecting 562 acres that will
cut soil loss by an estimated 81
percent, or 6,069 tons a year, as
well as associated contaminants
such as pesticides and fertilizers,
and controlled management of
5,460 tons a year of manure.
Off Holden Beach
A Tennessee man was rescued off
Holden Beach last week after get
ting caught in a rip tide near the
west end of the island.
Robert Snyder, 31, of Johnson
City was picked up by a passing
boat near Shallottc Inlet last Wed
nesday, said Police Chief Robert
Police were notified that a man
was drowning near 1279 Ocean
Blvd. West around 10:13 a.m., ac
cording to Officer Mike Hamilton's
However, an unidentified boat
picked up the man and brought him
ashore before Holden Beach Water
Coastline Volunteer Rescue
Squad took Snyder to The Bruns
wick Hospital in Supply for treat
Cook said Snyder had been swim
ming with his brother.
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