On May 17, 2004 at The regular Commissioners’meeting of Onslow County Lisa Stotesbury, Adminisstrator of Keep Onslow Beautiful and Elmer Eddy of Stewards of The White Oak River Basin heard the Commissioners approve this Resolution. The vote was unamimous.
Lisa and Elmer had worked up this resolution and presented it to the Commissionrs at a earlier meeting.
The Resolution is to have the above words,”I will not litter” added to all privilege licenses issued by the State. This includes drivers, hunters, fishing etc.
This Resolution will now be sent off to Raleigh and, hopefully, will be approved and appear on all privilege licenses, new and renewal,in the future.
This should go a long way toward curtailing littering. We must stop all littering. Only the public can do this.
It is easy. Just don’t litter!
A full text of the Resolution follows:
State of North Carolina
County of Onslow
A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING LEGISLATION TO A ADD STATEMENT
ON LICENSES TO PROMOTE A LITTER-FREE STATE
WHEREAS, the protection of public welfare includes aesthetic and appearance values and protection of derivative human values related to the visual environment; and
WHEREAS, contamination and obstruction of streams, lakes, creeks, waterways, wetlands, forest land, and game-land by thoughtless or uninformed persons is as destructive, unsightly and uneconomical as is the littering of highways, roadsides, and the countryside and;
WHEREAS, certain aesthetic regulations are necessary and in the public interest in order to prevent land uses which are inharmonious or incongruent with the existing visual character of areas within the jurisdiction of the County of Onslow; and the great State of North Carolina and;
WHEREAS, promotes a healthy and clean environment free of litter, insure better game, promote tourism, at least indirectly protect public health and safety, and preserve the character and integrity of game-land, preservations, forest land, waterways, wetlands and the general community and;
WHEREAS, the protection of public welfare and aesthetic and appearance values, certain preservations, and common interests includes a non-littered character that is intact, pristine, and unspoiled and;
WHEREAS, wetlands’, game-lands’, wetlands’ and waterways’ character and appearance is impacted by careless hunters, fisherman, and others and;
WHEREAS, many caring individuals and groups in the community participate in clean up efforts to reverse the litter problem and have found evidence of such related materials; and
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, BY THE COMMISSIONERS OF ONSLOW COUNTY that this board concurs with the findings of the above report, and fully supports the recommendations contained in that report; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED BY THE COMMISSIONERS OF ONSLOW COUNTY that this board supports the adoption of such statement “I will not litter” to appear right above the signature line of all future new and renewal hunting, fishing, and driver licenses, both individual and commercial granted by the State of North Carolina.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to members of the Onslow County Delegation and to the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners requesting their endorsement and support.
ADOPTED this 17th day of May 2004. (An amendment by Comissioner Fred Holt was made and seconded and approved that it also be sent to all other 99 Counties.) Elmer
ATTEST: ONSLOW COUNTY
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Letitia M. Black, Clerk to the Board Delma G. Collins, Chairman