Pinehurst Council Makes 'Boom Days' Possible
On Dec. 4 Annie will be able to get her gun.
The Pinehurst Village Council voted unanimously Wednesday during a special work session to amend the town ordinances to allow for the discharge of shotgun firearms in the town limits during Annie Oakley Boom Days, which will be held Dec. 4 at the Arboretum. The change is subject to safety conditions imposed by the Pinehurst Chief of Police.
The ammendment removed the requirement “occurring on parcels of greater than 100 acres" from the ordinance. The wording was added last year and the change was necessary because the event has been relocated from Centennial golf course — an area of greater than 100 acres — to the Arboretum.
“The event will be monitored by police,” Mayor Ginsey Fallon said of Boom Days. “The whole place will be secure and safe.”
Council also had very preliminary discussions about possible citizens who would be able and willing to be a member of a committee to discuss the N.C. DOT-proposed Western Connector and its impact on Pinehurst and Moore County.
Council instructed Village Manager Andy Wilkison to contact several members of the community to see if they would be interested in serving. No decision was made. Council members Nancy Fiorillo and Joan Thurman and Planning Director Andrea Correll will be part of the Pinehurst delegation to the committee along with two or three residents.
The connector is a route that would divert traffic from N.C. 211 east of Foxfire Village and Hoffmann Road to the west of N.C. 5 in a curving path to end near Aberdeen.
The actual route of the connector has yet to be determined. Pinehurst officials have expressed concerns that if the road is too far from N.C. 5 it will not divert enough traffic from that road.
In other action: The council voted to re-appoint Byrd D. Gwinn to the Planning and Zoning Board. The appointment is for two years.
The council also established the meting schedule for 2011. Work sessions will be held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month in the conference room of Village Hall. The first work session of the month will begin at 5:30 p.m. The second begins at 9 a.m.
Regular meetings will be held at 1 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday in the assembly hall of the Village Hall. The only exceptions will be in November and December when there will be only one work session and regular meetings on Nov. 15 and Dec. 13.
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