High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives Jul 1 1976, Page 30

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - July 1, 1976, High Point, North Carolina City adopts record $47 million budget but Forrest Cates entered be qty editor the High Point City Council adopted a record 947 million budget today after knocking Down last ditch efforts to bring three new agencies under City funding Llic vote denying funding to it the local drug action Council youth services Hur at. And Council on aging was dose 5 to 4 on drug action my Council in aging and 6 to 3 on the youth Council motions to fund the agon Cie. Were Defeated by the same margins As previously Whit a he Council was meeting unofficially on the budget la a a moves to fund the organizations which have lost Federal or state funding were led by councilwoman Rachel Gray and councilmen Sam Hurford and Archie Myatt councilman Arr toll Koonce joined the three in supporting the requests for including the drug action and Council on aging groups. But dropped out when the motion was made to put in the budget for the youth aide group that was half what the organization had requested a representative of the organization advised the Council that the organization could provide Only a Token Servile Quot on the 935 too provided in a motion made by Matt mayor Roy Culler and councilmen Bill Brewer. Joe Patterson. Bob Weils and Paul Fine stood firmly against adding the operations to the City budget the had argued in committee that it would not be right to add new burdens to the budget when it was already necessary to raise the Tai rate to a into in the present level a services As adopted the budget re quires a seven it ent increase in the rate bringing it from 83 Emu per Hoo valuation to of cents. During debates on funding the agencies councilmen noted that another tax increase of approximately i % cents would be necessary if new City manager s priorities announced by Forrest Cates Enterprise City Miter High Points new City manager s first orders from the City Council will be to reduce personnel and look for Way to eliminate ineffective City services and programs those Steps were included in directives approved by the City Council today after the body had adopted a new budget for the fiscal year Winch begins today the directives will be Hun Jed to Cyrus Brooks when he takes Over As City manager on aug 2 Brooks no oily manager at Rocky meant was Lilied this week by the Council to succeed Bai old Check who retired As la h Point s City manager on 31 be dire live on personnel instructs Brooks to continue an j expand a freeze in hiring at City Hall it goes further to do act that the work Force bar mined from the present about i Joo to 1.025 by Jan i 1977 and to by april 15. 1977 other directives instruct the manager to use his staff to conduct comprehensive studies into alternate garbage collection methods the effectiveness of All City programs and services a nil use of City owned vehicles. Tin directives were devised by the councils finance committee during its studies of the new tit budget which the City Council adopted today. At the request of councilman Arnold Koonce today the Council added another directive instructing the new manager to report every 90 Days to the Council on measures by City operations to conserve electric Power during budget study sessions councilmen expressed concern Over use it Power by City departments and the amount of transportation expense budgeted. The Council has indicated some support Tor a proposal to switch garbage pick up from backyard to the Curt by requiring residents to carry their garbage to the Street the City could save from 1225 Joo to Hoo Jou annually. Officials claim the Council today set specific times for the manager to Complete the studies and make reports members want the garbage collection report by Ort j and the service and program analysis by May i of next year before the Council starts preparing a new budget Lite analysis of the City s vehicle policy allowing uses of vehicles car allowances and assignment of vehicles a due Jan i. The Council authorized mayor Roy Culler to form a committee of Council members to supervise the hiring freeze and Imp Leinen Tattoo of a new a a Perter Miner Quot pay plan for City employees the groups were funded it was not mentioned in to. Dis Cussion but the Council could have raised the additional funds by subtracting from me budget contingency fund the budget carries a is boons contingency in the general fund councils use the contingency to finance unbudgeted expenses which occur during the fiscal year. The Council would have had in draw approximately Hoo Dou from the fund to finance the three agonies for a year the budget which official Cia i to tit a tightest in Many years a no out standing features Apitai expenditure Tor the year will total about by million but must of it will go for improvements to the City s electrical d tri Bulion system the sex it to additional cent on la lax rate will mean an expanse of about f�?T4 year of the Mign Pointe with a properly valuation of s2t�. Xi0. But that is not the tally increase High pointers face tax Wise next year. The school District tax rate will also Mer ase up six cent from 2� cent to 34 cents. In country atmosphere Over 500 Guilford county residents showed up wednesday night for the a pig picking on the Plaza a part of the Bicentennial festival week activities held at the governmental Plaza in Greensboro Bluegrass bands and Square dancers provided the entertainment for the evening of festivities other Bicentennial event will continue through monday. The a pig Pickin a was sponsored by the Guilford county Bicentennial commission �>e0 by Aff it Char Chi of i High Point Enterprise thursday afternoon july i 1976 Section d City amp area few openings available Council approves Ceta by eke Vonh i Imer Enterprise staff writer the High Point City court it approx re today a lot of 104 federally funded emergency Job for next but with Hearty All the ports dread spoken for there is Little likelihood of additional opening for Job seekers the emergency Job Are part of the concentrated education and training act program which provide about 3425 Joo to the City for fiscal sear 1976 77 originally 105. The list was Cut by one to fit the salary utilities go on the blink by Howard Hayes Enterprise Suh writer the electricity went off and the water came on in separate failures of City utilities wednesday night and Early this morning the Pawer failure originated at the Jackson Lake Road delivery Point and blackened a Large area in the Eastern Section of High 10 ult a six Inch water line broke in a parking lot beside the e. Green drive Wing of the Southern furniture marketing Center and flooded the basement level. Bill Williams director of the City electrical department said today that Power in the Eastern part of the City i rom Oakview to Green drive went out at 9 45 pin Williams said the problem was at the delivery Point where electricity comes onto City lines from Duke power1 on Jackson Lake Road he said a relay at the delivery Point indicated a line was Down but said that a Check of the line Between Jackson Lake Road and Hie Power station at the City filter Plant Ai Kiwi i drive showed the tines were alright tile relay was then checked and let my to by broken according to Williams he said lower was switched and Elet inc service restored while the relay was replaced a the problem was an unusual one we Haven t Bac one Iii tin Type since i be been Here <22 years a Williams aug the too oho Volt line feeding through la re Lav goes to the deep River sub station. Power was temporarily restored at about Midnight and was interrupted momentarily Aga in when lower was swished Back after repairs were made a City Crew was still working today to repair the broken water line Between the furniture building and the county building in s Hamilton Street water not Only flooded the furniture building but also got unto lines of the High Point police dept s communication system part of which Are still located in the county building the Tor Mer Home of the department May Stewart Hartley acting chief of police said the water knocked out the see utilities on to schedule into the amount of Money available from the Federal government assistant City manager Jim Pennington told the Council that All Teta employees from last year must be Given priority for reemployment in the coming year s Ceta program in addition. Pennington said any employee from the Greensboro Ceta or manpower program and the county Ceta program have priority for employment in High Point s program there Are still six or seven untitled positions at the City Library As Library assistants. Pennington said those Job have been offered to other Ceta employees who stand to lose their present jobs they have until wednesday to accept or reject the jobs and after that additional applications could be accepted in other Adion. Council jobs approved a contract with the Federal Urban mass transit administration to underwrite the deficit of the City s bus system Ender the agreement the City provides one half of the Cost and the Federal government the other half Tho City s share amounts to about $70 too which will come from mass transit Bond Money approved by voters a few see Council on 70 Gruenberg declines comment on Survey Guilford Board accents need for capital funds by Jim Hawkins Enterprise Buff writer Rah Rah Sherri Craver of Central Davidson High school practices a cheering routine with 109 other cheerleaders from across the Carolinas who Are attending a cheer leading clinic at High Point College this week sponsored by the All Star cheer leading conference of Kansas City the clinic is intended to instruct the girls in various cheers routines chants songs and gymnastics. Photo toy Art Richardton Gibsonville a Guilford county Board of education chairman Howard Carr stressed the system s need for capital outlay funds wednesday As Board members approved an Over All budget # reflecting a Sharp Cut in the Money Guilford county will provide for improvements during the 1975-76 year speaking during a meeting at Eastern Guilford High school near Here Terr san. The new capital outlay program induced in the Wake of loss of Revenue sharing Money did not provide enough to repay old buildings. He stressed this work us needed whether the system gels the Money or not Board member Sam Salmon added the new 1867.oto program Down from the 11.706.000 the system requested lacks 9284.000 needed for repairs and needs a let alone a new building th1 major loss was a new elementary school planned for the Northwest area it the budget thai Board members approved provides an estimated $17 4 million ii. State funds. 910 5 million it local funds including 93 5 million in Disu Ici tax income and about 92 3 million in county tax fun Sand an Over All capital outlay program of 91� million the projected Over All total for the veal is about 930.0 million supt. E p Pearce told Liard member that funds for remodelling and renovation work were reduced from 3465,670 to �132 420 and that funds Tor furnishings and equipment were Cut from 9371.75 to $220. 590 in addition to the 9555,400 Cut in Romov my the new school the program kept Money Tor instructional equipment and for buses at planned Levels in other activities or Melvin Stahl associate superintendent noted the county system still has openings Tor its 1976-77 kindergarten program. He said the 1,435 children who have been registered thu s Tai Are enough to fill 52 of toe 58 lasses the state has allocated a or. Stahl estimated there Are about 300 Moie cd ii j in in the county eligible Tor the program his year. The Board of education met at Eastern Guilford High school following inspection of the new gymnasium at Allen Jay school the new Southern Guilford primary school and the new shop at Eastern Guilford Carr said the improvements represented a a three of the nicest cleanest projects i have seen in 30 y c irs Hie Board formally accepted each. To the projects also Board members named the William k. Freeman associates. Architects engineers and planners of High Point to design an addition at Sumner school and Walter Blue of Greensboro to design a shop at Western Guilford High school. The Board awarded two contracts totalling $65. Or for roofing at Guilford Limary school and at Southern Guilford High school and a $45 200 contract Tor Kitchen equipment at a number it schools and contracts totalling $16 Hou Tor grading in lading grading a Lake bed at Eastern Guilford High school into a football held and a new acc is Road to Western Guilford High school. Retard members turned Ernest Vav trodden. Now assistant principal at Northeast Guilford Junior High school As principal at Stokesdale elementary school. Larry Wilson now principal at Monticello elementary school As inn Cipal at Mena Bullock elementary school and Robert holes now assistant principal at nor la Welt Guilford High school As principal at Monticello Pearce noted the need to increase some fees for secondary level instruction to keep up with rising costs in introducing the fee schedule for 1976-77 the program adopted by the Board keeps the Basic instructional fees at to for All grades but in creases fees for Art Home economics and ninth Grade Industrial arts or Stahl reported the current summer school program has 256 students attending classes at Jamestown Junior High school and 46 children attending classes at Sedge Finkl school. By Carol Wilson Utley Enterprise stall writer Robert p Gruenberg. General manager of the Southern furniture Market Center declined to comment wednesday on reports that a Southern Market Survey of retailers following the april Market revealed sharper criticism of the Market than Ever before results of the surveyed not be made Public but apparently retailers heavily criticized parking facilities transportation hotel accommodations and the Structure of the Southern Market. Which has showrooms in High Point Thomasville. Lexington. Hickory and Lenoir Gruenberg said that surveys Are taken after every Market by full time employees part time Market employees exhibitors and salesmen As Well As retailers a the purpose of these surveys is to see How other people observe the Market and to get the Benefit of their suggestions a a he said he divided complaints and suggestions made in the Survey into categories those with general application or j those with limited application usually stemming from a single specific in Ciden t. Gruenberg would not address the criticisms which Are reported to have surfaced in the Survey of retailers saying Only that a it is belter that we not he did say that when coming to High Point Tor the Market a retailer wants a a business Hunt re stresses Reading problem Lexington democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Hunt stuck to his past Campaign themes during a Stop at Central Davidson High school wednesday night speaking to a crowd of about 1509 supporters Hunt stressed once More that North Carolina must teach its school children to read tatter before other problems can be solved. Responding perhaps to a statement by opponent de o Herron that discipline was the schools1 Basic problem Hunt admitted it was lacking but said the reason was that a if children can t read can t do anything else. They re bound to Cut up there is nothing More important than a Good solid Reading program Quot Hunt said Quot after that is established. We can Deal with economic problems crime and prison Hunt offered two methods to reduce crime in the state a neighbourhood watch programs and criminal Justice system reforms he praised up Idson county sheriff Jaybird Mccrary and the people of the county for their Community watch program efforts and said that half the counties in the state have begun to establish such programs in the area of criminal Justice Reform Hunt said he favored speedier trials fixed sentencing and the reinstatement of capital punishment like trip Quot and that hts main concerns Are transportation parking hotel accommodations. Food and the Southern Market is a certainly looking into any complaints in these areas Gruenberg said. But is still a in the investigation stages and has not planned any action As yet Gruenberg has sought the support of High Point Community groups including the chamber of Commerce. Winch has set up a special committee to seek solutions los it me of the problems frequently encountered by visitors during the Market the committee is currently formulating a proposal Tor More parking facilities near the Market Center and other showroom buildings and plans to sub nut the proposal to the High Point City Council. Gruenberg himself went before City Council two weeks ago to suggest a study by the Council to see How much Money the City could make if it had its own liquor store the Sale of liquor is currently prohibited inside the City limits he has met in the past with hotel operators in the Market area to discuss complaints of Price gouging and poor service during the Market a in my Bicentennial happenings thursday july i 7 . A heritage 76 night at the governmental i i Plaza will be highlighted with a performance by the a Greensboro oratorio society under the direction of Jim Don troller. A music of the american spirit Quot will be Lithe theme for the event 8 . A jazz concert featuring Pete Crawford and x company the Ray ganglia quintet and the jazz Rock ii group Lefur will be held in the Carolina theatre Friday july 2 to a m the heritage la exhibit will open at the ii Greensboro historical museum on Summit Avenue a the exhibit will feature 200 years of Guilford county history in crafts and artefacts 8 . A musical variety revue entitled a fun fourth follies will be staged at the Carolina theatre i a the live show will feature a mixture of vocal and in i sub mental music including classical and modern i i selections classical and contemporary dance and Iii other variety acts. A

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