Thursday, July 17, 1980

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 17, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunf City election ng to begin The races make that race have been the positions have been and now absentee balloting is set to begin on this years City Council Absentee balloting begins Monday for the in which one in while Doug Both Schaefer and Winkler seek their second threeyear In a drawing held Miller drew the first position on the Theres more at stake than a council seat in this years city as voters will decide whether or not to approve five proposed amendments to city Fluoridation Amendment V has received the most but council has tabbed another amendment Amendment IV as the most im portant in the Amendment IV would reduce the lameduck period for defeated council members from three months to a single councilman are elected in August but take office in If Amendment IV newly elected council memberSVould take office in Amendment III concerns the same item as Amendment It tacks reduction of the labexliiek period onto a different section in the charterSec tion of Article which provides for election of council members by s majority rather than plurality f Amendment II is a housekeeping Council members were elected on the second Tuesday in September until but a law passed by the 64th Legislature which became effective July standardized dates for municipal and school district As a city elections were shifted to the nearest permlssable second Saturday in the charter still states city elections should be held in Amendment II would bring that section of the charter into compliance with state Amendment I would change the manner in which council fills vacan council can either call a special election or merely proceed with the vacancy it it occurs less than 60 days before a regular i If Amendment I Would allow council to appoint a successor to fill the vacancy until the next regular Stuff photos by John Senter Wurstfest work Construction has begun on improvements for the Comal River bank near the Wurstfest Funded by Wurstfest the which will include a riverwalk and a rock retaining should be completed by November in time for Census ousts mayor from job By Robert Johnson There are two things the Bureau of the Census doesnt yet know about New Braunfels Its Who its mayor Both items came to light tills when attorney Reagan received a letter from the census bureau which Dear So Reagan called the real Dannie Seay who later received the same Seay was so Reagan said with tongue firmly planted in Tell Donate to call Ive I Reagan The letter informed the real mayor and the wouldbe mayor that preliminary census data should arrive some time this although it had not arrived as of press time Wed Youre no longer mjyw of New Reagan replied WeU who it indicated preliminary population figures would be based on the citys boundaries as of New Brauofels annexed Gruene in March The tetter also said preliminary data would not include figures from un classified which it defined as units from which no census data has yet been received Final which would be based on the citys as of would be available when the bureaus field office The letter gave no hint as to when that might bank named in suit While former New Braunfels Utilities manager Richard Sledge awaits word on the dismissal of two official misconduct a civil suit seeking the return of has been filed by his former Attorney Charles Blackley with Burrus Dierksen filed the civil suit against Sledge and Canyon Lake Bank late Sledge has been indicted for theft in conneclon with the alleged misuse of Utilities funds in 1976 as well as aggravated perjury and two counts of official The misconduct indictments are now before 22nd Pistrict Judge Terry bHhe i Former Utilities electrical superintendent Howard who resigned with Sledge from the Utilities was also indicted on two counts of official The exception to indictment motion cerning the expiration of the statute limitations is now before 207th Judge Robert The Utilities suit names Canyon Lake Bank the brief contends officials knew Sledge to be a trustee of public funds and permitted him to convert those funds to his own use benefit use those funds as collateral securing payment of his personal from Canyon Lake Bank pay such personal indebtness to Canyon Lake Bank periodically from such public Blackley continues that Canyon Bank knowingly aided and shared or the earned iriterestlo Braunfels The suit is seeking the return of the along with the interest earned since attorneys fees and courts s I 5timesaweek delivery to start Subscribers of the Herald Zeitung will receive five copies per week instead of one beginning Many persons have expressed the concern that their weekly sub scriptions will be canceled when the newspaper goes daily next Jim circulation said current subscribers will receive the newspaper daily if they have time remaining on their The newspaper will be delivered each Tuesday through Friday af ternoon and Sunday The newspapers circulation department is now converting from mail deliveries to carrier deliveries in the New Braunfels city limits which will be completed by next Because of the newspapers are arriving at homes If a subscriber does not receive a newspaper from one of the carriers by Thur call After the HeraldZeituny goes that time will change to for reporting There will be no change in the expiration date for There a special offer for subscription renewal now in Until the end of the a subscriber can renew a sub scription for instead of the new price beginning next month of County budget a juggling act Taking it putting it back and adding new Comal County commissioners are busy this week trimming the 1881 budget while at the same time hearing requests for budget Tuesday commissioners were once again at work trying to cut the budget to meet expected income when representatives of the volunteer fire departments came in to ask that they be included in the regular The fire departments were not in cluded in the regular budget with funds expected to come from federal revenue sharing should it pass But the fire lead by the Qrville want to he included as a line item in the Heitkamp presented a request to include in the budget for the Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Depart ment which would be broken dftwQ to per fire Tbjre wouM also be an addition of for capital improvements from revenue County Judge Max was surprised to find out that tbe Canyon Uke group now tag flyg said They get tbose gtg up there without ever asking us Jf theres any money to help Precinct 2 Monroe MM he doesnt mind Including the fire tepartments as line iteowift tile every year flipped through