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   Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - January 18, 1987, Galveston, Texas                                PAROLES BEING ISSUED AT LEAST NINE ARRESTED SPORTS TEXAS PRISONS MAY OPEN ON MONDAY DITAIUPAH2A KU KLUX KLAN STOPS MARCH IN GEOROIA DETAILS PAGE 10A 5 TORS WIN ALLAMERICAN TRACK HONORS DETAILS PAOI 1C See First Financial Center in our Lobby to purchase your IRA or Call 7636561 for details t InterFirst FDIC HOLIDA Y OLDS NISSAN AMC JEEP Youll Love Our Prices e 1987 Galvfeston Newspapers inc VOL 144 No 283 Member Associated Press SUNDAY MORNING JANUARY Texas Oldest Newspaper Daily Sunday Voters sayno to casinos Charter changes on mass transit garbage pickup approved ByJACKSTENGLER News Staff Writer GALVESTON City voters strong said in Saturdays special city election they want no casino gambling in the city but do want a voice in creating mass transit systems and in determining the fate of the citys refuse collection system Sixty percent of the voters said no to casino gambling and municipal lotteries in the city Voters previously defeated a similar gambling measure by a 21 vote in 1984 The vote on the question of gambling was for to against with only two precincts recorded in the unofficial tally ap proving the proposition Precinct 10 at city hall said yes to gam bling 12399 and Precinct 11 at Wright Cuney Park favored the proposal 9876 A total of votes was cast on this ques tion Proposition 2 commonly known as the trolley proposition amends the city charter to require a referendum vote before the council creates any mass transit system and was approved Voters gave a percent approval to the amendment with votes cast on this ques tion Proposition 3 another charter amendment this one requiring a referendum vote before the city can contract refuse collection services to a private company was approved This was a margin of 63 percent of the votes cast on the question Spirited campaigning on the gambling issue ended on a friendly note with major spokesmen for both sides complimenting each other for runninga clean campaign Shrub Kempner Jr led the winning antigambling faction and Sam Clark headed Galveslon the progambling Business Encouraging Tourism Both in statements after the unofficial results were announced said they see the outcome as the will of the people of the city We have to get people into the city 365 days a year and put our people back to Clark said All we want is what is good for our city Staff photos by Jim Cru 7 Gambling foe Shrub Kempner I hope the opposition comes up with a posi tive program which will move our city forward and I hope they give me a chance to help with such a he added Kempner praised the volunteers which he said made up 4 percent of the registered voters in the city for their work opposing the gambling measure I am delighted that the vote was against ca sino gambling and believe the real people of the city spoke out to say this is a family town and we do not want it soiled with Kempner said Now it is time to say this is all behind us and go on to develop our city in a way that is beneficial to he added He told Clark he would be pleased to work with him on future positive programs in the city The proposition to amend the charter to re quire a public vote before a mass transit system is created was a cliffhanger almost to the time the last voting precinct results were reported to City Secretary Patsy Poole Throughout the evening the totals kept shift ing from approval to rejection of the amend ment Paul Gaido was treasurer of Friends of the Trolley which sought defeat of the proposed amendment to preclude any effect on the citys light rail trolley system under construction I would like to thank all the people of Galveston who came out to he said I love Galveston but obviously so do thousands of other people who came out in todays rain and wind to vote The people have spoken Let no one doubt Galveston belongs to all the people not just one faction or group I am thankful to live in a country where the people make the ultimate headded He said he now plans to give more attention to his wife three childreaand business I started 90 days ago attempting to present what I believed to be the positive aspects of the trolley and neglected all three he said Although this proposition involved mass tran sit it was the trolley project which received the Sec VOTERS Page ISA Dickinson charter passes DICKINSON Residents here voted to govern themselves Saturday by overwhelmingly approving a city charter The final tally was 302 in favor and 85 votes against the charter The charter takes the village of Dickinson out of its general rule status following laws of the state and makes it a home rule city Votes will be officially can vassed Monday night said city secretary Phyllis Bricker Dickinson will be governed through a mayor six coun cilmen and a city manager The mayor will have veto power council members will be elected for twoyear terms Under the adopted charter residents will be able to hold recall and referendum elec tions as well The charter cannot be altered for another year but afterward it may be amended merely by voter ap proval except for election changes Councilmen will be elected to atlarge positions The new ly adopted number of six is one more than now represent the village The 15member charter commission approved that measure as a compromise for those who rallied for a division of the city into districts for representation The charter was written See CHARTER Page ISA Incumbents win in CCISD LEAGUE CITY With no clearcut winner in one Clear Creek school district trustee position race a runoff elec tion will be set Voters reelected two in cumbents but split their sup port of a trustee for Position In Position 5 incumbent Margaret Snooks 45 of Houston a homemaker with a was reelected with 656 votes This is her second term In Position 6 attorney Floyd Myers 54 of Webster was reelected He was first elected as a trustee to the Clear Creek Independent School District in 1964 In Position 6 incumbent Dean Woodruff did not seek reelection Three people were in the race John Morris Faulk 40 of Houston received 340 votes George B Meriwether 55 of Houston garnered 319 votes Mary Rawlinson 49 of Houston got 148 votes Faulk a director of business development at St John Hos pital of Nassau Bay and Meriwether a facility manag er of Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority are slated for a runoff since neither re ceived a clear majority The school district board will meet Tuesday to canvass the votes and a runoff election date will be set said school district public information of ficer Albert Kiecke Precinct by Precinct TaMes Gambling trolley Garbage Yes No Yes No Yes Free 4 Fire Station 12 428 Free 5 Port Holiday Mall 490 Free 6 Moody Community House 1515 Prec 7 Rosenberg School 723 10th Free 8 Gulf Breeze 1211 21st Free 9 County Courthouse 722 21st Free 10 City Hail 823 25th Free 11 CunevRec Center 718 41st Prec 13 Mcnard Center 2119 27th Prec 14 Morgan School 1410 37th Free 15 Administration 39th Free 17 Health Bldg 1407 43rd Free 18 Presbyterian church 51Z7 Prec 19 Burnett School 5515 Prec 20 School 5500 Ave Free Fire Station 15 1104 Prec 22 Holland House 2810 61st Prec 23 Parker School 6802 Jones Free 24 Weis School 7100 Stewart Prec 62 Fire Station 3006 Weather AREAFORECAST Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of morning thunder showers High upper 40s To night fair with a hard freeze on the mainland Low mid 20s mainland low 30s island Monday fair High mid40s CALVESIXMVBAY A small craft advisory is in effect East wind 1520 knots shifting to northwest 2025 knots and gusty becoming north near 20 knots tonight Waters choppy becoming rough BEACHWATER Si degrees Index Bridge 7D Bulletin Board 6B Classified 815C Crossword 7D DearAbby 7B Entertainment 88C Horoscope 7D Local Scene 2D Mtney Matters MB 4A Of Sfecial Interest ID Prifee Beat 4A 1IC Texas TV JL 340 Page ISA Restriction update debated ByARLENEBATTlSTA News Staff Writer BAYOU VISTA Legal snafus and nebulous wording led a group residents to agree that the pro posed changes to deed restric tions governing Section One of the village need more work before they are officially adopted About 50 Bayou Vista residents filled the small meeting room Saturday morning to discuss changes being proposed in the deed restrictions governing Sec tion One covering Dolphin Street and the west side of Tarpon Street The restrictions for that section expire April 30 but input is being sought from all village residents since the revised restric tions may be considered for passage by other sections as their documents expire in coming years These old restrictions were carefully drafted and written and they served us well over the past 25 said Overton chairman of the citizens group that rewrote the restrictions But like life itself time changes everything We need to change these restrictions to bring them in line with how things are The proposed changes include allowing roofed boatlifts and walkways in village canals plac ing limits on annual maintenance charge increases setting stan dards for boat slips and regulating satellite dishes Some residents expressed dismay that they were given a synopsis of changes instead of be ing given an entire copy of the proposed revisions and two at torneys in the audience cast doubts upon the validity of the proposed changes Edward Saconas Bayou Vista developer and an attorney and at torney George Schiller both noted that the wording in the revised restrictions might imply things other than what the residents are intending The proposed restrictions state that a vendors lien may be placed against a piece of property if maintenance fees are notpaid but such a lien may be a hindrance to real estate brokers handling a customers financing arrange ments through the national mort gage market Saconas said Youve got to be careful that you dont block out the national Saconas said Ive got a problem with various sections in these restrictions and this is one of As the villages developer Saconas drafted the original restrictions 25 years ago and dur ing that time there has been no mechanism for updating or revis ing them Now that the Section One restrictions are up for See UPDATE Page ISA   

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