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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - August 6, 1976, High Point, North Carolina Could affect Garten request City Council studying conditional zoning by Forrest Cates Enterprise City editor a solution to the plight of a High Point automobile dealer who has been blocked in efforts to relocate his business May be found in a relatively new zoning device called a conditional the City Council thursday refused to rezone a 5 5-acre tract on Eastchester drive to allow Scott Garten to move his Buick Dealership facilities off n. Main to the new location. He had asked for a business c zoning on the property now zoned planned executive Park a the Only land so zoned in the City the request previously had been rejected by the c to planning and zoning commission which meant that it would take at least seven votes from the Council to override the negative action after much debate including several heated exchanges the Council voted thursday. Only five supported the motion for rezoning reacting in anger Garten asked the Council what should be his next move to relocate his business. No definite answers were forthcoming but the subject of a conditional zoning was brought up. Councilman Bob Wells suggested that the Council be fully briefed on the new zoning concept. The zoning commission has had the matter under study for several months but is not ready to make a recommendation. The concept is this a conditional use Quot classifications would be adopted for each existing classification. There would be for instance conditional residential retail business and Industrial classifications. Extra requirements could be placed on developers of property so zoned. The conditions could extend to specifying the exact Type of business to be placed on the property. Under regular zoning permitted uses Are listed but developers cannot be held to one specific use. Under conditional zoning the Developer could be required to go beyond regular zoning requirements on Yard sizes building setbacks and screening. The requirements would apply to the property and carry Over if ownership changed. Thus if High Point had conditional zoning provisions in the code the Council thursday could have conditionally zoned Garten s property and held him to the specific use As a Dealership one of the concerns expressed during the discussion by Council members thursday As that the land might revert to one of the less desirable uses allowed in a business c District. Wells expressed his prime concern however As being what might happen to other properties along Eastchester if the Garten zoning is allowed. A i d like to see some plan some guidelines for the future of this entire area Quot he said. He stated however that he has a a keen interest in the conditional zoning a i certainly want to know More about it Quot he added. The planning Board has the matter on his Agenda for continued study at a meeting tuesday night. Further delay is indicated however by the fact that two of the members Are new and must be briefed on the proposal before the study can continue. George Littles r presents gift at opening of Gulton industries also present for ceremonies were or Edward w. Whaley Walter f. Gips or. Photo by Cris Petree High Point City Friday afternoon Enterprise August 6, 1976 it Section b i area Gulton industries opens facility in High Point City schools open aug. 30 for half Day pupils and parents of the High Point City schools have just a Little Over three weeks to make their preparations for the opening of the 1976-77 school year. Registration for the school year will be held on monday aug. 30, and will be a half Day. The first full Day of the 180-Day school year will be tuesday. Aug. 31. The first Holiday will be the following monday labor1976-77 Calendar for City schools registration half Day first teaching Day labor Day Holiday Nae meeting no school evaluation Days thanksgiving holidays Christmas holidays evaluation Days evaluation Day easter holidays last school Day Mon. Aug. 30 tues aug. 31 Mon., sept. 6 fri., oct. I nov. 4 amp 5 nov 25 amp 26 dec. 23-31 Jan. 21 amp 24 March 28 april 8-12 fri., june 3register Post up for grabs by democrats Day. The final Day of the year will be june 3, 1977, unless time is lost to bad weather. Several factors were considered in the setting of the current Calendar. One was a desire to shorten the Overall length of the 180-Day year by eliminating some of the Days Given for Christmas holidays and also the lateness of the labor Day Holiday this year. Part of the desire to shorten the year came after last fall s opening with its unusual hot weather this was accompanied by a general Public outcry against August openings. And. School officials noted that if a decision was made to open this year after labor Day it would have been necessary to continue school next year until about mid june. For these reasons the aug 30-june 3 Calendar was sought for new liquor referendum a if the machine does t break Down Quot cards asking High Point voters to support a move to bring the liquor store Issue to another vote should be ready for mailing next week. The elections office in Greensboro confirmed today that it had been requested to run the cards through the office and dress graph the dual cards with a Section to be returned to the sender will be sent to All High Point registered voters by the newly formed citizens for a better High Point recipients will be asked to sign the returnable cards asking for a liquor referendum the group proposes to present the City Council with signatures of at least 15 per cent of the voters and Force the body to schedule a liquor referendum the organization proposes that the election be held with the general election on nov. 2 elections officials emphasized today that the office will have no connection with the referendum except to carry out re see support on 2b by Jim Hawkins Enterprise staff writer Gulton industries dedicated its new Fem co division facility in High Point thursday on what George Little Secretary of the dept of natural and economic resources called a a red letter Day in the economic development of High Little representing gov. James Holshouser who was unable to attend said move ment of the Fem co division from Irwin pa., to High Point met the states goals to bring More diversified industries to North Carolina location of the facility which produces electrical and electronic communications equipment for the Coal and steel industries is Quot a tribute to the leadership of High Point which he said looked on the recession Quot As a time of Walter Gips. Jr., president of Gulton industries inc., United Way goal announced by Carol Wilson Utley Enterprise staff writer United Way Campaign chairman Murphy Osborne described As a realistic Quot the 1977 goal of $670,000 announced this morning by Osborne and United Community services president Gene Bohi the new figure represents a seven per cent increase Over funds raised in the 1976 Campaign according to us executive director Cecil Hayes Hayes said about 97 per cent of last years $650.-000 goal was collected. The Money will be used to support the work of 25 greater human service Agen cies in High Point. Jamestown Archdale and Trinity. The Campaign Kickoff will be sept i with a noon meeting at the top of the Mart for the first time the United Way goal was not determined by pre Campaign budgeting according to Hayes. Us will use a pos Campaign budget system whereby the Money collected will be dispersed to member agencies based on their needs and requests Quot we feel this is a reasonable and logical thing to do Quot Osborne explained a present Day planning requires that you work with what you have this is not a negative Outlook for our agencies it is really a positive one. They will know exactly what to expect based on what we Are Able to both Osborne and Bohi stressed that the goal represented what was needed by us member agencies. Bohi said United Way costs had held a relatively Flat with Only Basic inflationary in see United on 2bl told the approximately 300 High Point area business and professional men and women who toured the facility on Bethel drive prior to the dedication program that the firm spent several months looking at Sites in five states before selecting High Point Gips said High Point a was at the top in All the Basic requirements Quot and that Gulton industries is a More than satisfied Quot to Date he cited factors of availability of labor reasonable wage Levels livability in the area and Airport and trucking facilities. Welcoming the visitors to the 83,800 Square foot Plant located near 1-85, Edward w Whaley Fem co division president said the Basic report recommending High Point was completed a Quot year ago he said the facility now employs 210 workers largely from the High Point Community. Little emphasized the importance of movement of the Fem co division to North Carolina noting it a opens up More jobs and adds to the Community s Industrial mix thus making it possible for the area to survive economic poor times. He said arrival of Gulton industries a adds a new dimension Quot to High Point in line with the state s goal to bring More diversity to North Carolina other state goals include new economic opportunities for its people industries which a offer products for today and movement of corporate Headquarters to North Carolina officials pointed out employment at the Plant is expected to expand to 260 by the end of september movement of the Fem co division included its Headquarters and about 30 key management employees. Little also said the state s program includes encouragement of new uses for existing buildings such As the Structure the Fem co division now occupies the Structure was a former textile Plant which was renovated by a local contractor to fit the needs of its present occupants. The location of the Fem co division in North Carolina is an example of Why the functions of economic development and environmental management should be kept together. Little added relating events Over the past year Whaley said the firm made its a conditional decision Quot to move to High Point in August 1975, and that the site was acquired in september renovation of the Structure began in november in january Guilford technical Institute began a training program for employees and the first manufacturing operations began in february. Gips said Gulton industries operates 18 plants in the United states plus units in Canada and in Mexico and three in Europe he said the firm employees about 3.300 workers and is heavy in engineering Quot the Fem co division is a the Cornerstone Quot in production of communications equipment for mines and metals industries he said see Gulton on 2b there Are two democratic candidates in the August 17 primary race for Register of deeds in Guilford county. The Winner of the race Between the two men challenger Jack Noland and incumbent Mark Stewart will meet Republican Kathy m. Derrick in the november election. Both Noland and Stewart responded to an Enterprise biographical questionnaire. The information on the two candidates is listed below in alphabetical order. Jack Noland Jack Noland of Greensboro is running for his first political office. He formed in the state for Over 20 Noland is a native of Atlanta and attended Southern business University there. Mark Stewart Mark Stewart of Greensboro is incumbent Register of deeds and has served in Mark Stewart crime watch Carrier boy robbed at knife Point Jack Noland his own company Noland microfilm service in 1968. Prior to that time he was employed by item corp. For 12 years. Noland said his work with item and Noland microfilm has helped him become acquainted with the Register of deeds office adding that his a work a has carried me into every Register of deeds office that office for the past 12 years. Prior to that time Stewart was Deputy Register of deeds for to years. He has experience As a teacher in the Greensboro school system. Stewart is a member of the Greensboro Lions club the sons of the american revolution the Odd Fellows club and the masons and is an affiliate member of the Greensboro Board of realtors. He is a graduate of Grimsley High school and Kings business College and holds an a b. Degree from Guilford College As Well As a masters degree in education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. By Ann Sjoerdsma Enterprise staff writer a newspaper Carrier collecting Money from the customers on his paper route thursday night was robbed by f6ur or five men according to High Point police reports the men allegedly threatened the boy with a knife. Joseph c. Talley 14. Of Countryside drive told investigating police that at 9 30 p m thursday he was Riding his bicycle near n. Centennial Bridge and Countryside drive when men Riding in a Green car began tailing him. The Carrier said they first harassed him verbally and then later on his Way Home they attempted to run him off the Road. According to police one of the men described Only As four or five Black men appearing to be in their Early 20s, got out of the car near the Bridge and grabbed the boy by the Arm. The Man demanded that the boy give him his collection Money and he threatened him with a switch Blade. The teen Ager gave the theft report new theft reports today 20 this week 85 this month 85 the losses today $5,653 this Wook $29,724 this month $29,724 arrests today 4 this Wook to this month to men his Money but they dropped the bag of Money from their car in the process of fleeing police said $50 was stolen from the Carrier. The boy was not Hurt in the incident police Are continuing their investigation earlier in the Day four or five Black men. Described As being in their late teens to Early 20s by witnesses robbed the red barn on s main Street. Dorothy Cullom of it 2, Thomasville an employee of red barn told police the men came into the furniture store around 3 p m. And at first played with the television sets. Later one wearing a Green shirt advanced to the desk where is. Cullom a. Sitting and demanded that she give him Money at the same time another Man went behind the counter near the desk and took is Cullion s Wallet from her purse the men fled with is Cullom s $16 Wallet and $40 in Cash that she had in the Wallet police arrested Eddie Moss 23. Of peach tree drive on a charge of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling mrs Carolyn Harrison of peach tree drive was shot when Moss allegedly tired a gun into her residence mrs Harrison was escorted by police to High Point memorial Hospital where she is listed in Good condition according to police reports Moss was travelling on peach tree drive on a motorcycle when he fired into the Harrison Home police found mrs Harrison in her car with her husband when they went to the residence after receiving an Anonymous Call from a neighbor that a shooting had occurred. Mrs. Garrison was treated for a gunshot wound to her breast police arrested two men and charged them with breaking and entering and larceny in connection with a television set theft at the Cavalier inn on 1-85 the two men Howard Charleston Robbins 21, of Bethal drive and David Wayne Moncus 19, of Wharrie Road were caught by police As they were attempting to remove a television from a Motel room an alarm on the to went off when the men lifted the set. Thus alerting a Security guard who called the police. Other Larcenie included the theft of two bicycles valued at $90 and $70 from Frank Smith of Stonybrook drive the bicycles were parked Between apartment buildings at Smith s residence when they were stolen Faye Shelton of s Elm Street reported the theft of three pairs of Blue jeans valued at $30, from a clothesline at her Home and a $100 Diamond ring according to police reports the items were taken while is Shelton was out of town police found no sign of forced entry into is. Shelton s residence where the ring was kept a vending machine in front of roses in High Point mall was broken into and $98 in change was removed. The machine was apparently pried open by a tool of some kind possibly a screwdriver a see Carrier on 5b court log theft defendants heard this week 18 this month 18 convictions this week 4 this month 4 Active sentences this week 0 this month 0 i i

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