Thursday, June 5, 1980

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 5, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas Microfilm Growth CISD trustees must cope with situation Just the tip of the iceberg is the way one developer has described the building activity in the 64acre Bexar County portion of Comal Independent School Trustees and administrators have been talking with developers of Encino Park subdivision on 281 and are considering ways to absorb the influx of new students possible in the next few This Business Manager Hugo Nowotny informed the board of another development going in across 281 from Encino Nowotny said after checking he found that only a 100to 150yard strip along 281 will be in CISD since the district is based on lines from Spanish land But his concern was aroused by the developer who said the undeveloped area north along the highway soon will be developed by other The business manager said that some rough figuring yields an estimated residence lots if the entire 64 acre area in Bexar County is developed which would mean a school population of The new Stone is estimated to have residents and con tribute more than billion in taxes to the different authorities within the next five It will be a planned community mixing land use including single and multifamily housing and light The development is patterned after Menlow Park in California and Las Colinas in For these reasons along with existing problems including the need for additional classrooms and sewage facilities at Smithson Valley High trustees agreed to give James Richardson a blank check for consulting services of the architectural firm of That said has already laid the foundation completing the existing facilities study for the school district last Richardson explained that he certainly appreciates the volunteer services rendered by local but there is a limit to the amount of time the district can ask them to spend on a The existing facilites study shows that four of the districts 10 schools are already at or near capacity without additional students expected in the coming Not only will the Encino Park and Stone Oak developments be adding to the school but there are several smaller developments in the county including the low income housing behind Frazier Elementary expected to be occupied by this 89 23 June 130 Pages 25 Cents New Texas Stall photos by John Sentur Girl Scouts and Brownies are gathered this week at Cypress Bend Park for physical and just plain old Clockwise from young Scouts compete in a trying bout of tugofwar hopefully the girls hair band doesnt hold her Gymnastics kept another Scout occupied in front of a Learning how to embroider flowers onto cloth is another helpful activity the Scouts participate Hazards derail project Coordinator to cost more In times of money talks with a loud That voice has left the 22nd and 207th Judicial District courts without a coordinator for the second time within a Commissioners this week were asked to up the ante by more than so it will be possible to find a qualified person to fill the slot left when John Minor returned to Odessa two weeks He returned to the same position he had left to join the courts here in The said 207th District Judge Robert is that Odessa had been unable to fill Minors position and finally offered him a large enough raise he couldnt County Auditor Bate Bond presented the request to up the salary to This was finally approved with the stipulation that the new person will not get a pay raise for a year and a Comals portion of the pay raise for the remainder of the year will be and in 1981 the increase will cost some The action taken by commissioners will only be valid if Hays and Caldwell counties which share the two courts as well as the cost for the coordinators salary approve their share of the The basepay for the position here is plus travel But the going rate in larger counties is more than Comal is the only small county in the state to have a court Since court adtnlnistration relatively new it is a sellers market in that qualified persons can See Page 2A Clennan proposes a 23cent tax rate County property taxes are in tran sition and will most likely be changing this Comal County commisioners this week looked over figures presented by Tax AssessorCollector Gloria Clennan on changing from the present 27 percent valuation to 100 The present rate is 80 cents based on 27 Clennan said this will translate to 22 cents based on the 100 percent valuation which will be mandatory beginning in Clennan is recommending com missioners approve the 100 percent figure now and then increase the tax rate from 22 to 23 This can be done without a public hearing since it is a three percent or smaller The 22 cent tax rate would yield the same taxes to the average homeowner with a The additional penny would add about to that homeowners tax bill from the Proposed figures presented by Clennan show that without a change the county will receive an additional in taxes because of additions to the tax With the 100 percent valuation and 23 cent the increase would be an additional making the total approximately Clennan said the county added some million in property to the tax rolls this year which does not include the Texas Industries or General Portland cement A decision on changing the rate was not made since the deadline is not for several more until two weeks before the meeting of the countys board of equalization in County Judge Max Wommack I think it will be necessary to in crease this tax rate by three per But that will depend on what happens with revenue said Precinct 2 Monroe The county now receives more than from revenue The federal government is still considering eliminating the program in an effort to balance the Wetz I dont want to make up my mind on 22 cents before we know what the budget will Concerned that traffic congestion and a hazardous drainage ditch might endanger the people who would be living in Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday turned down a request from an Abilene firm to build a facility for the mentally retarded on North Liberty The motion to deny the special permit for the facility passed Members David Hartmann and Jim Goodbread and Bob Reeh was Representing of Planning commission refuses special permit for retarded facility A Kl land tlH 12 til it local attorney Bill Schroeder said the facility would house 14 mentally retarded None would be severely retarded all would be capable of being educated and he The goal would be to allow the residents to live in a home en vironment and hold down jobs in the he The facility would not be fenced it would be an open Schroeder Although a private corporation would build the funds would come from the Texas Department of Human Schroeder Employing 10 the facility would offer training in personal and social living and money management social and group medical services and other support services required by the Texas Department of he Employees would be hired and the facility would return around a year to the Schroeder commission members and several area residents felt the a hazardous drainage ditch and across the street from Landa Resort and the Schlitterbahn water conducive to a facility for the mentally Schroeder indicated those people employed in the community would ride bicycles to and from work and the Its difficult for people with all their faculties to get through the traffic on a one man pointed Liberty is becoming a thorough Leonard who lives at 274 Were getting all the traffic from the resorts along Indicating the drainage ditch needed Meyer I think they could find a far better Hartmann said one person had died after falling into the drainage ditch adjacent to the Schroeder said the Abilene firm planned to fence the ditch to prevent It doesnt look like a particularly good member Lydon Oilman Finding a location for a facility such as this is always Schroeder Many people are reluctant to sell their property knowing it will be used for this he Hartmann told Schroeder he had the right to appeal the denial to City Indicating the state had placed a moratorium on new con struction of these facilities effective May 26 after the special permit had been applied Schroeder Its a dead issue It will not be brought up