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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 12, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas Car Commuters get parking Commuters concerned about the high cost of fuel have an ally in the State Department of Highways and Public As an energy conservation the department has opened two parking lots here for use by individuals who car A lot with 48 spaces is located south of town at FM 482 and IH This area is for persons going to San Another lot for individuals car pooling to San Marcos and Austin has been opened at Canyon Middle This area has space for 30 Eventually lights will be installed at both We encourage people who car pool to go to these locations and leave their car rather than a driver traveling around town picking up Bob district engineer with the highway Hasert said the lots have been open for one and onehalf but few persons have discovered them to He acknowledged some carpoolers park at other locations such as the Walnut Square parking which is all but we feel some are not pooling The engineer stressed the department is not building the lots to compete with people in the parking A lot at IH 35 and FM 1604 was one of the first built by the department as an energy conservation he Originally it had space for 45 Growing use made it necessary to double the Such lots are in service in all cities surrounding San Hasert and plans are to construct another lot at FM 3009 Natural Bridge Caverns Road and IH 35 where many persons now park at a business H Car pool parking lot at FM 482 and IH 35 South has space for 48 cars 89 24 June 188 Pages 25 Cents New Texas DSPS 377880 Perfect form A young diver springs off the board while executing the proper form for an Olympic Tuesdays Staff photo by John Senter sweltering heat drew many people to the springfed swimming pool at Landa City nixes resolution supporting chamber Robert Johnson By a 32 City Council Monday supported ttie Chamber of Commerces position opposing new crushed stone operations in Comal Council members Max Laverne Eberhard and Skip Stratemann voted against Mayor Pro Tern Barbara Tiekens resolution backing the chambers Tieken and Councilman Joe Rogers cast the aye and Councilman Gerald Schaefer was Feeling they do more environmental harm than economic the chambers board of directors at its May 13 meeting voted to oppose establishment of any new rock crushing plants along the Balcones Escarpment in the Council tabled action on the chamber resolution at its last meeting May Both Stratemann and City Attorriey Irvin Boarnet felt supporting the resolution could be interpreted as a violation of civil rights while Winkler argued the resolution had no place on the who said he personally backed the resolution 100 added he wasnt sure council had the right to take a stand on Ill stand on the street Ill stand up in the tower of the Courthouse and express it all day but I dont know whether we have the right to take this resolution on behalf of the he He read a section on civil rights liability fromthe Handbook for Mayors an Councilmemberti in The handbook states a section of the Code makes all coun cilmembers personally liable for damages if their acts result in depriving others of their civil or not such acts were made in good Liability is not limited to the direct infliction of physical injury to persons or Stratemann Other public policy decisions could expose council members to a liability and the handbook cited an exam See Page Home delivery coming Portions of New Braunfels will soon be having the HemldZeituny delivered to their circulation manager Jim Lehman said this Selected areas of the city will receive home delivery beginning with the June 19 and the entire city should be receiving the paper from a newspaper carrier instead of through the mail by July Lehman Stating he would begin interviewing young people interested in delivering the HvruUtZeituiiy next Leh man plans to divide the city into ap proximately 30 In nine rural routes will serve the entire county except for the Fischer which will continue to receive the paper through the he Young people ages 12 and older may apply for a route in the Rural routes will necessitate hiring since they must be handled by he The HeraldZeitung will become a daily publication Lehman said he hoped by that time the home delivery system would be in full Home delivery will be a boon to areas in the county that currently dont receive the newspaper until the day after he Lehman said the circulation department initially plans to install delivery tubes free of charge to rural The tleraldZeitunys first cir culation Lehman is a native of New York A Navy the 37yearold Lehman served as zone manager for the San Antonio Light for seven years before joining the JIM LEHMAN Five charter amendments on city ballot Local voters will do more than just decide City Council races as fluoridation and four other amendments to the city charter also will be on the Council members Monday approved the ordinance placing these items on the 9 At the urging of Councilman Gerald council voted last 26 to ask city voters whether or not they wanted fluoridation of the city water Introducing fluoride into the water would help harden childrens teeth and lessen their chances for having two dentists said at that Although fluoridation has received more council members apparently consider passage of Amendment IV as their number one That amendment would allow newly elected council members to take office one month after council members are elected in August but take office in As a a defeated or retiring council member would serve as a lame duck for three months before being Amendment IV would change It would provide that newly elected council members take office the first meeting of the month following the If that amendment council members would take office 8 instead of Amendment IV is the primary reason were asking the charter be Mayor Donnie Seay Council elections were held on the second Tuesday in September until In the 64th Legislature passed a law which became effective July standardizing dates for municipal As a city elections were shifted to the nearest permissable second Saturday in The change concerning when council members take office is also incorporated into Amendment which states that council members shall be elected by majority rather than plurality Amendment II is a housekeeping item dealing with the same The charter currently provides for city elections on the second Tuesday in although the Legislatures action made that point Amendment II would change that provision to read that council elections be held in ac cordance with the laws of the State of Texas regulating the holding of municipal Amendment I would change the manner in which the council fills the council can either call a special election or merely proceed with the vacancy if it occurs less than 60 days from a regular If Amendment I would allow council to appoint a successor to fill the vacancy until the next regular Amendment I bothers Mayor Pro Tern Barbara Tieken who cast the only no vote against the ordinance calling the charter felt a council appointee would have a builtin advantage at the next Special elections are and most cities appoint someone to fill City Manager Delashmutt Appointing to fill a vacancy fills it more he
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