The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 8, 1976 · Page 121
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 121

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Wednesday, December 8, 1976
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ii i i hi i m m-m mm y t n ' vm"m m m m m m mm-m" m mi rmmm m rn'm-wm m-m'm-wm m mrmmrmrm on mm m w D2-Palm Beach Post, Wednesday, December 8, 1976 Water System Still Not Fixed vance money for immediate repairs. "Now the commission is raising questions about time-sharing, and the lender will not give us the money unless he knows the county will permit time-sharing," Gary said. Under the time-sharing concept, purchasers can buy the use of an apartment for as little as one week per year, giving them permanent reservations for vacation accommodations. County officials say the concept, in effect, constitutes operating a motel in an area zoned for single-family condominium ownership and may be illegal under county regulations. Residents of Dolphins Bay have complained about their project being converted from full ownership to time-sharing. Gary said that unless the commission approves the time-sharing operation, Voight and Moamco Inc. will be unable to solve water and sewage problems. "The developer doesn't have a blank check he can sign to pay for the changes," Gary said. County Atty. Terry McCarthy will report in two weeks on whether the time-sharing operation is forbidden under county regulations, at which time commissioners may decide what action to take. By JIM REEDER Poit Staff Writer HUTCHINSON ISLAND - Developers of Dolphins Bay condominium said yesterday they will not improve the project's water system unless county commissioners approve a "time-sharing" sales operation there. The developers previously had agreed to install booster pumps and other water and sewer improvements by Feb. 22 to help solve water pressure problems on the upper floors of buildings in the 80-unit project. Residents reported last week that they were unable to flush toilets on the first floor. Commissioners then moved up the deadline and ordered immediate revocation of certificates of occupancy. "We have been proceeding with the improvements, and your revocations of the certificates is not in the spirit of our agreement," said attorney John Gary, representing developer Floyd J. Voight. "I can't blame the residents for not being very understanding, but the developer has become the whipping boy where Southern Gulf Utilities is partly at fault," he said. Gary said funds for the promised water system improvements were to come from sale of time-sharing units and a hope that lenders would ad COLD DETERMINATION The ocean has been relatively cold in Fort Pierce lately but that doesn't seem to deter young Betteri Arstila of Finland who is visiting the area with his parents. The ocean, which has kept most local residents away from the beaches, is eroding the South Beach near the jetty. The small cliff caused by the waves makes an ideal jumping-off point into the foamy surf. Staff Photo by John Bartlett f Jf : " -0?' Nuclear Plant To Reopen Soon By LINDA HARBISON Pott Staff Wrlttr HUTCHINSON ISLAND - The St. Lucie One nuclear power plant is ex- PSL Pushes for County Aid for Road Maintenance PORT ST. LUCIE - The City Council has renewed efforts to obtain county assistance in the takeover of roads from General Development Corp., a project that is expected to be costly and complicated. Estimates on maintaining the roads range from $250 to $1,000 per mile. Vice Mayor Frank Rose said city officials hope to meet with the St. Lucie County Commission soon to discuss possible financial aid for upkeep of major roads, such as Port St. Lucie Boulevard, Floresta Drive, Airoso Boulevard and Bayshore Drive. of Fort Pierce. Other roads the city expects to take over include sections of Morningside Boulevard, Pruitt Road, Overbrook Drive and Mitchell Avenue. All drainage structures probably will be included in the transfer of responsibility. The takeover will occur over the next few years. Although the Port St. Lucie city council was unsuccessful in earlier appeals for road maintenance, assistance, city officials are more optimistic about the new request, since the county recently provided aid to the City pected to be in commercial operation before the end of December, after a five-month shutdown for repairs. Tonv Bruns, a spokesman for Florida Power & Light Co. (FP&L), said yesterday the reactor has been fired up and that tests are being conducted. Barring further problems, the plant will be generating power within a couple of weeks, he said. St. Lucie One was shut down July 10 after a power imbalance was discovered. The unit had been producing commercial energy for less than two weeks when the irregularities were detected. Bruns said the defective parts causing the problem have been replaced or repaired. He said during the time the reactor was down, FP&L cleared out the discharge pipes which had become clogged with marine growth. "The canal levels are where they should be now," Bruns said. The reactor will be "brought up to maximum allowable power" as tests continue, he said. All the repair work by Combustion Engineering Inc. was done under the supervision of the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission. FP&L has said that St. Lucie One is needed to meet the winter peak demand for power. Both of the company's nuclear plants at Turkey Point were taken out of service last month, but those units are WfDcted to be operating before the end of St. Lucie County ,'X martin County 'L: 1 ... mi IV J V- i 63-11 ear-Old Drowns Village Theatre: "Grizzly," 6, 8:30 Fort Pierce Drive-In: "Drive-In," 7:30; "Watch Out We're Mad," 9:15 STUART Mayfair Theatre: "Grizzly," 6:30, 8:30 'Xi'ui. " I J! " STUART - A 63-year-old Stuart man drowned yesterday while swimming just north of the Jensen public beach. Paul Moody was dead on arrival at Martin Memorial Hospital about 2:30 p.m., the Sheriff's Office said. Lifeguards tried to save Moody but reached him too late. The Sheriff's Office listed the drowning as accidental. Area Death Knoll, George Theodore, 75, of 8907 S. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce. Memorial service All Saints Episcopal Church, Jensen Beach, 11 a.m. today. Movie Clock FORT PIERCE Sunrise Theatre: "Swashbuckler," 6:45, 8:35 Y S 1 . ' $ ff i ;ftk J i 4 ' a fit' ' - 11 1 1- -s -jTv is Pian''. I hat 5: w ' A;, a. ..incited J Fire From 1)1' Staff Photo By Gtorgo Wedding Piano Plays Sad Song If this Pickering piano could play by itself, it mieht weave a mournful tune because it sat on the dur- stage of the Ford Theater in Washington, D.C nt "Hnr A mnrin-in rVkllcin" on the night Abraham Lincoln was shot. is being sent around the country by the Pickering company as part of the bicentennial. "There's no music in the play 'Our American Cousin,' but because the president was coming, they decided to have a song in there," Lansing says. "They didn't have a piano so she (Miss Keene) donated her personal piano. They say she hardly touched it after that night." Lansing says the piano still works "but they have it locked down to prevent you from playing." operated a private fire equipment company and stored some of the equipment at the District 2 fire-house. "Other fire chiefs are also selling fire extinguishers to condominiums, and that is a conflict of interest as well," Brady said. Henry asked the commission to fully investigate the charges against him and denied he has sold any fire equipment in District 2. As for the sale of building materials to the New Port Jensen condominium, he said SPS Building Supply has quit doing business with the developer. "I inspected the project only after it had already been closed down by the building and engin eering departments," Henry said. Mike Bouse, president of the now-defunct department, told the commissioners that the entire experience has left him with a bad feeling about politics. "How can you fire us, saying we are a threat to public safety one minute and then ask us to rejoin the department?' ' Bouse said. "That's using a double standard." Higgins said the men are not being fired as individuals, but that the department is being reorganized. "If you choose to stay with the department, you can," Higgins sakl. Rick Lansing, manager of the Harris Music Co. in West Palm Beach, where the piano will be displayed through December, says the piano originally belonged to Laura Keene, an actress in the play. It Knight, Raulerson Win Seats Light Work Workers from the Fort Pierce Utilities Authority have been installing the city's annual Christmas light display during the past two days. Work on the display didn't get started until late this year because of a money shortage in the city. Finally succumbing to the Christmas spirit, the city came up with $2,600, which will be matched by funds from the Utilities Authority. Supervisor Glenn Minnette said the display this year probably won't be as extensive as in the past because of the money shortage. Funds have to be stretched to pay for taking the lights down after the holiday season as well. Here Thurston Hauke (right) and Horice Williams ready the strings of multi-colored bulbs which will soon be glowing brightly from the branches of a fig tree while another utility worker in a cherry picker places the lights. 124. The remaining five candidates captured less than 100 votes. "This was the first time I ever ran for office," Raulerson said. "I ran on proven integrity, but I didn't do any campaigning. But I thank my friends for campaigning for me." Two councilmen, Clif Betts Jr. and E.H. Hunt, resigned to open positions on the council. Betts was elected clerk of the Circuit Court, while Hunt resigned becausfc of personal reasons. OKEECHOBEE - James H. Knight and Lytle (Cowboy) Raulerson were elected councilmen in yesterday's election. Only 25 per cent, or 474, of the city's 1,813 registered voters went to the polls to decide among nine candidates for the two vacant seats. The three proposed amendments to the city charter passed. Raulerson, a 43-year-old self-employed contractor, narrowly defeated Knight, 189-183. Donald D. Burk followed with 132 votes, and Cecil Newman was next with

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