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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - December 20, 1973, High Point, North Carolina Id High Point Enterprise thursday december 20, 1973 Strong support voiced for emergency waterline by Jim Hawkins Enterprise staff writer Jamestown the possibility of an emergency water line tie in with the Greensboro City system Drew Strong support wednesday at the regular december Jamestown town Council meeting Here. The connection a which would come about through Extension of a major water main now ending near the Northern Edge of the Guilford technical Institute Campus a would supplement the present connection the town has with the High Point system. Town manager Charles Turner explained that plans now Call for Extension of the existing 16-Inch water main along . 29a to the Western in Jamestown driveway Entrance of the Campus. He said county officials have indicated they would favor extending the line As a 12-Inch main from the Campus Entrance to a Point across from the Entrance to a nearby apartment project. The town he said could extend the line another 150 Yards including a Tunnel under the Highway to a connection with an existing eight Inch line in the apartment project area. Councilmen gave their support to this approach but strongly urged that efforts be made in the future to provide a 12-Inch line along . 29a to connect with the City s 12-Inch main at Teague drive. In their discussion councilmen stressed the value of an emergency tie in with Council Rezones Over opposition by Jim Hawkins Enterprise staff writer Jamestown town councilmen wednesday rezoned a Small tract of land on depot Street from business to Industrial purposes despite opposition voiced during a Public hearing. A representative of the William g. Ragsdale estate said he Felt there a is plenty of Industrial zoning across the but Bow Stafford who sought the change in zoning said there is no my Industrial land for Sale in the town. The action taken by the town Council at their regular december meeting followed a recommendation by the planning and zoning commission that the land be rezoned. Stafford said a Brick Structure will be placed on the tract which is located on the Northern Side of the Southern Railroad not far from the depot and that it will be used by business that now operates in the Community. Councilmen discussed a fire insurance rate study detailing the Steps needed to change the insurance classification of the town from nb-8 to nb-7, but took no action after councilman Robert Green said that for the Community to secure a a real savings it would have to get a nb-4 rating. He said this would prove to be costly to the town and would reduce the fire insurance rate locally about to per cent. A change from the present nb-8 classification to an nb-7 classification would require a number of technical improvements As Well As hiring of full time personnel but would result in very Little change in residential fire insurance rates officials said. Mayor Thomas c. Ragsdale expressed Praise for the work of the Volunteer firemen who now serve the town for work on their last two Calls and expressed the thanks of the Community for their work. Councilmen agreed to limit each family in the Community to use of the meeting room in the town Hall building three times a year and agreed to keep fees at their present rate. Existing Jamestown civic clubs will be permitted to continue to use the facility. They also indicated that the facility is not for use for profit making purposes except by Jamestown organizations. The action was taken in connection with efforts to conserve Energy in the Light of the present crisis that has reduced the amount of fuel available for heating town manager Charles Turner announced a special trash pickup will be conducted the week of Jan. 2, 1974. He also said there will be Only one garbage pickup next week on Friday since workers will be off Christmas Day the regular Day for collection juvenile court seeking funds for Christmas an Appeal for funds for Christmas gifts for children in the state training schools is being made by the juvenile court officials. Persons wishing to donate May mail contributions to the juvenile fund. . Box 528. High Point . 27261. Anyone wishing further information May Call Aubrey Strother juvenile court Counselor. Turner said town offices will be closed dec. 24 and dec. 25 and Jan. I for the Holiday season he reported tax collections at the end of november reached $34,122 out of a Levy of $78,801.70. Alcoholic beverage control Board store sales reached $269,033.65 during november. Turner reported. He received permission to Purchase a $395 piano. Greensboro and they also noted that if there was a break in the Greensboro line Jamestown could serve the git and Ragsdale High school Complex through its system. Turner pointed out that the project needs the approval of the Greensboro City Council before it can be put into place. Councilmen adopted a motion confirming their interest in working out a connection with Greensboro and Turner is expected to continue efforts to secure the tie in. In other action Turner announced that phase 2 of the town s Park construction program has been funded by a Federal Grant to Supply one half the Cost of the final portion of the work. He said today the Federal government is providing $280,000. A sum that will be matched by the town. Councilmen approved action to re advertise for bids for an irrigation system for the Golf course. Turner reported that the architect is expected to prepare plans for a Golf cart storage building and for an administration building. He said today the final phase of the program includes the irrigation system the storage Structure the administration building and seeding and final completion of the Golf course itself. Other developments at the Park site which is located on Bundy Road near High Point City Lake Are already under contract. These include an athletic Field Tennis courts. Picnic areas and space for a variety of activities. Several lakes Are being placed on the property. Accidents on icy roads injure three three persons suffered injuries wednesday in traffic accidents directly attributed to Winter Road conditions. A. Page 45, of Thomasville was injured when hit by a car on Lincoln drive near Ward Avenue about 7 13 am. Ruth Powell Evans of fourth Street said she applied her brakes to miss Page but her car Slid on ice into Page and another vehicle parked along the Street. The parked car belonged to Martha Evelyn Morris of Pine Street. Him Eads of Proctor Street was injured in a car driven by Terry James spoon 16, of Culler place. Spoon told police his car went out of control when it hit some ice in the Street and Slid off the right Side of the Road into a Utility pole. The Accident took place about 12 01 . On e. I Springfield Road near s. Main Street. Robert Haas 20, of Lyndhurst Street was injured in a car driven by Richard Wray White 20, of Glenwick Lane. White said his car hit Snow and ice in the Road causing it to slide to the right and hit a Utility pole. The Accident happened about 3 43 . On Ferndale Boulevard at Rockford Road. Band concert is cancelled a concert by the Central High school band and the Griffin Junior High school band which was scheduled for tonight has been cancelled. The cancellation was announced today by David Carter band director at Central High school. 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