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CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Carolina Beach town leaders are bracing themselves for tomorrow night's council meeting. Council members will vote on rezoning a plot of land currently zoned residential. That has some residents upset.

Right now Carolina Beach uses land owned by Sunny Point Military Terminal to store materials. The town has until June 1 to clean up the property and move the dumpsters that sit there now.

One of the proposed locations to move to is nine acres behind the Federal Point Shopping Center. Neighbors have started a petition saying rezoning the land to industrial would de-value their homes and disturb the peace in their community.

Mayor Bob Lewis suggested an alternate piece of land on Dow Road to no avail.

"We are running out of options," Lewis said. "I gave the council an option last week; a lot in the industrial zone, which the town could make an offer to buy, and no one else on council, other than myself, supported even making an offer."

That leaves council to vote on rezoning the residential area behind the shopping center. Mayor Lewis says he expects this issue to take up most of the meeting.

The mayor said the town will only use one out of the nine acres of land for the waste disposal site. That leaves eight acres of buffer between the site and residential areas.

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  • Guesttenheimer

    That nine acres is fairly prime real estate with a lot of nice homes and developments around it. The town of CB has already occupied 2 acres of land next to the shopping center that is already filled with junk, outbuildings, heavy equipment and the like. But hey! They put up a 6 foot privacy fence to cover 12 foot tall junk. Looks really “nice” there too and likely indicative of what that nine acres will look like down the road.

    So Bob Lewis sez, “We’ll only use one of the nine acres for waste disposal…” Right Bob, you have us all believing that one! The whole thing will be a “waste disposal” site. Maybe you can hide your boat and trailer there so the tax man won’t find you for another five years after you realize you “didn’t know” you had to list them.

  • chris mcpeck

    This is funny ,, you cant smoke on the beach , because of the cig-butts and it the littering that the town conuncle is worried about ,but yet they want to take all there junk , gas , diesel and what ever other fuel they may spill on the ground and that will make it bad for the beach land and the leak’s that may run in to the river at some point ,,ok !!the town knew back in 2004 that they couldnt use the one part of the land to grow there mulch grass, but did anyways ,, if you drive in and go to the back were thay have a moble home for a office for the wastreatment ,you can move that moble home and put your junk and wast right there ,, ,its not a hard thing to do ,,, or to think about , matter of fact its very easy but if yo have to have someof it open to the public then you have to hire someone to make shure things are running right ,,,


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