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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - February 13, 1974, High Point, North Carolina So High Point Enterprise wednesday february 13,1974 Oakview reactions mixed to new Randolph subdivision ordinance services study set Greensboro a a study showing How Guilford county could procede toward providing both water and sewer services to the Oakview estates area North of High Point will go before Guilford county commissioners thursday afternoon. Larry Harvell environmental services director said he will present three alternatives to commissioners during their meeting which opens at 1 30 . At the courthouse Here. The alternatives will involve How the project can be financed Harvell said. Earlier this month Harvell said preliminary estimates indicated the Overall Cost of providing water and sewer services would amount to about $1.1 million. Harvell said the study involves 513 lots in the Oakview estates area located next to the Northern Edge of High Point and just West of Oak hollow Lake. A Guilford county dept of healthy study showed that 36 per cent of the dwellings in the area had malfunctioning septic tanks and that at least 29 per cent of the houses were without a Safe water Supply. Health department standards Call for sewer services when 20 per cent of houses in a watershed As this is have malfunctioning septic tanks. By Don Wrenn Enterprise staff writer Asheboro a about 40 people turned out tuesday night for a final Public hearing on a proposed county wide subdivision ordinance and in general builders agreed the proposal is a about the Best we could expect while some land owners expressed opposition to any Type of zoning. About eight former Guilford residents now living in Randolph county urged commissioners to avoid any Type of zoning for the county and not to restrict the use to which a property owner might make of his land. Generally the people in the building Trade approved the proposed ordinance but requested a number of changes and clarifications. The builders through their spokesman Frank Auman of it. 5, Asheboro asked that the minimum size of a building lot with Well and septic tank be reduced from the proposed 30.000 Square feet minimum to 20.000 Square feet minimum and that a requirement that five per cent of a planned subdivision be set aside for recreation be deleted. Randolph health administrator George Elliott said tests now being conducted on a new Type of drainage pipe might show in the future the amount of such pipe needed in a septic tank system reduced thereby permitting the use of a smaller lot size. Most of the other changes asked by the builders appeared to be minor and for the most part acceptable to the commissioners and members of the Randolph planning Board. The commissioners did not indicate immediate passage of the proposed ordinance but did say it could be done at their regular March meeting. The commissioners did no to commit themselves to any changes but commissioner chairman Bill Farlow assured the builders All suggestions will be considered. County manager Harold Holms said this morning he doubted the commissioners will give final approval to the proposed ordinance at their March meeting. He noted the county planning Board will meet for its regular session tuesday night and any changes to be made could be done then and a revised ordinance presented to the commissioners at their March meeting. Holms did say he expects the ordinance to be approved sometime during March. Lynwood Bullock of it. 8, Asheboro formerly a Guilford resident asked the commissioners to put the subdivision Issue to a vote of the people. He said Guilford s zoning restrictions had driven him and others out of that county into Randolph and now Randolph was trying to do the same. Bullock said zoning was Fine for the cities but not for the counties. Neal Butler of it. I Randleman said Peoples rights in Guilford had a been trampled All Over under zoning provisions and added the commissioners had no right to do this to people in this county. Kenneth Miller of Liberty said he had moved out of Guilford county for the same reason. Environment Center fund Given boost by Jim Hawkins Enterprise staff writer a High Point area civic club has voted to donate $6,600 to help toward development of a proposed environmental education recreation and research Center on the Edge of City Lake. Mrs. Doris dowdy president of the High Point Junior league told members of the Parks and recreation commission tuesday that her organization has signed a letter of intent to provide the Money. Speaking during the Parks and recreation commissions regular february meeting mrs. Dowdy said the project is one that a High Point should have and that the proposed environmental education Center a offers marvelous training for the membership of her organization. Marvin Keith Parks and recreation director said the first step toward development of the Center now planned for City owned property Between Penny Road and City Lake would be the hiring of a recreation and environmental education coordinator. He suggested that a part of the Money provided by the Junior league could be applied toward the salary for this person in much the same Way the High Point swim cub has provided funds to help support the current aquatics program Keith said the recreation department will take the proposal for a recreation and environmental education coordinator to the City Council. Plans Call for the environmental education Center to offer activities in the Field of education interpretation recreation culture conservation and research. Keith said later the recreation department has already placed an old dwelling on the property. Potential uses of the building and the nearby land include nature walks a nature Library a weather station air pollution detection station nature classes Day Camps a planetarium nature trails a soil profile exhibit Wood types exhibits a Turtle Pond a display of poisonous plants. A Bee hive. Snake pits a residential camping program a Trail Side zoo. Classes in Urban ecology a Model farm of the 1800s, a petting zoo. A tree Plantation a mini fish hatchery. In other activity Keith said the recreation department will meet soon with the Guilford county dept of health to seek permission to repair a crack at City Lake Pool in order to make it possible to operate the Pool during the 1974 summer months. Keith said plans would Call for seeking bids for the first phase of a major renovation to the Pool following the summer season. The City plans a three year improvement program involving the City Lake facility and the Pool at Washington Terrace Park. In other activity Parks and recreation commission members hears Harold Moses state regional recreational coordinator for the natural and economic resources dept., outline developments in recreation in recent years. Moses emphasized the vast expansion in recent years in county recreation programs and noted that High Point s per capita spending for recreation stands second in the state after Greensboro. When Moses noted a proposed Bill before the general Assembly to prevent cities from condemning land beyond their limits without approval of Board of commissioners mayor Paul Clapp emphasized High Point strongly opposes this measure. Phone us 882-8121 a a a a a a a no h51mpce ks0 America s largest tax service with Over 6000 Ope ices a 823 n. Main St. 885-0019 a 3035 s. Main St. 431-5227 a 1020 e. Green St. 888-7354 a 200 e. Main St. Thomasville 475-2714 9 .-9 pm. Weekdays�?9 .-5 . Saturdays farms pay a a a a a a i life seem hopeless give us a Call. 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