Wednesday, September 3, 1980

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 3, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas Farmers protest city taxes The annexation issue took a new turn as five landowners in an area which could wind up in the city limits soon pointed out to Planning and Zoning Commission members the dif ficulties of trying to farm and pay city taxes as Nolan and Joyce Albert Edwin Hanz and Leroy Kirmse all farm property in an area designated on the city master plan as area That which extends from the present city limits to FM 306 on the north side of is a prime annexation area because of its potential for industrial commission chairman Bob Reeh The commission has been considering recommending this area be annexed to control development before it he that could work a hardship on the farmers in the several members of the group If you put the farmers out of what are all you city people going to live on Joyce Koepp Indicating high taxes could force farmers to she You ought to appreciate us in stead of trying to put us out of The Koepps indicated they planned to give their land to their not sell it for in dustrial Joyce Koepp didnt like the idea that industrial development was being portrayed as a foregone I dont see why we have to be Youre going to give your land to she Im not ready to give it up to I hope to give it up to my Kirmse said some nice offers had been made for his If we wanted to we would have sold he Id probably be telling you a lie if I told you we werent gonna recommend this area for Reeh Were not worried about you all selling your he And if you owned all of it the land in area then we probably wouldnt even mess with But you dont own all of the Commission member John Dierksen felt the city tax burden would be rather since agricultural land qualifies for a tax break under the Tax Relief Amendment passed in I dont think you have to worry that city taxes are going to ruin he Before the tax break which allows agricultural land to be valued based on productivity rather than market value it was very difficult to receive an agricultural exemption locally under the old Kosko He said cityNew Braunfels Independent School District tax assessorcollector Glyn Goff was very rigid on giving out those old Koepp felt it was unfair that her taxes were raised because her neighbor sold some increasing the value placed on adjacent Because he got big I have to pay higher she Terming annexation of the area Hanz said the recession has put a damper on the industrial Its just he The discussion sidetracked commission members from their original do we go now Were at a point now where its a little dif ficult to see where to Reeh Commission members held an annexation workshop two weeks during which they fielded input from various people interested in annexation Reeh said the input made him feel the master plan needs He suggested he and city planner Debra Goodwin put together a working plan of then let commission members rip into it at a special That meeting will be held members Wednesday Taylor Communications 25 cents September 1 980 HeraldZcituiK 53 24 Pages 2 Sections USPS 377880 New Texas Rezoning plea withdrawn By ROBERT JOHNSON News editor the discussion concerned whether or not to rezone a piece of property on Liberty But the real topic was across the The scene was Tuesdays Planning and Zonning commission Jeff son of Landa Resort owner Bob wanted permission to rezone the NorthLiberty from R3 multifamily district to C4 resort The tract is located across the street from the resort and its Schlitterbahn water His neighbors had other as more than a dozen turned out to oppose the As a after com mission members checked the zoning ordinance and decided they couldnt legally table the Henry with drew his saying he would talk with city staff draw up plans for the project and resubmit the Henry said he wanted to build a parking lot on the property to handle future resort Commission members and property owners in at tendance were concerned about in creased dust and van and a motion was made to table the request pending a traffic study by the city and a more detailed plan of what Henry had in mind for the chairman Bob Reeh checked the zoning ordinance and found it apparently gives the commission only three choices on rezoning recommend approval with or reject Had the commission rejected Henrys v requestit couM not have been reaub mitted for at least six months according to the zoning if Henry withdrew the it could be resubmitted at any Reeh ex After hearing the Henry withdrew the Noting the property was cut by a deep Henry felt a parking lot was about the only possible Because of that Henry felt it wasnt suitable for a multifamily He said the resort had ample parking this The new lot was an effort to head off future which could result in people parking on Liberty if there werent enough parking spaces See PAGE 16A Rezoning request Jesse Moeller standing voices his objection to a rezoning request sought by Jeff Henry far Sitting next to Henry is his brother Henry wanted to rezone a piece of property across the street from Landa Resort owned by his Bob to a 77 NTER I J Ku Klux Klan issue Reagan says Carter should apologize By ASSOCIATED PRESS Ronald buffeted by outraged southern says he meant no harm by his wrongful claim that President Carter visited the birthplace of the Ku Klux But Reagan insists that it is the rather than who should apologize for using this Reagan and other Republican leaders took the offensive Tuesday over his Labor Day in which he chided the who appeared at a huge picnic in for opening his campaign down in the city that gave birth to and is the parent body of the Ku Klux Reagan found himself apologizing to the the state of and to But not to who said in Missouri that I resent very deeply what Ronald Reagan he pointed out erroneously that I opened my campaign in the home of the Ku Klux Carter declared that anybody who resorts to slurs and innuendo against a whole region of the based on a false not doing the South or our nation good ser With Reagan was back on the saying Carter had deliberately distorted the intent of my even though those remarks were false on their face and he has yet to spell out what his real purpose other wise was in making reference to the The flap cast a shadow over debate of the though the while in Harry Trumans hometown of said he and Reagan differ in almost every basic element of commitment and experience and promise to the American Polish coal miners prepare for return to work Poland AP Polish coal miners won their strike today and prepared to return to work promising the end of the nationwide labor rebellion that wrung unprecedented concessions from a Soviet Bloc Deputy Premier Aleksander Kopec and the miners strike committee signed an agreement before dawn today promising the miners an end to weekend work other safety improvements and better pay as well as the social and political rights won last weekend by the strikers in northern It is an act of historical with said Kopec after the pact was signed just before dawn in a smoky auditorium in this mining town near the Czechoslovak I declare the strike said Miroslaw chairman of the strike com We will resume work on the fourth of September and make up for losses suffered by the national Other members of the strike committee said some men would return to the mines this afternoon to resume maintenance There were cheers and applause from the 500 members of the strike and many hugged and kissed each On the wall a map showing the 17 countries to which Poland exports coal was draped with a black banner and red honoring eight miners killed in an underground accident on The Polands most favored workers because their output is the countrys chief did not strike until last when the vast strike wave that began 14 at in the Baltic industrial was nearing its Addition final for Schertz The City of Schertz formally annexed acres of Comal County land reaching the northern limit of its extraterritorial Despite protests by home and property owners at a public hearing the Schertz City Council approved the annexation of a strip of land extending 750 feet on both sides of IH35 north of Schwa b Road by a vote of This is not a land And its not for the purpose of trying to get more We want to control the businesses that are sure to By the year theres going to be bumpertobumper development along that highway between Austin and San Councilman Richard Howe said shortly before the One member of the Barbara voted against the annexation I feel like were overextending This will strain the city services that we must extend into the new Taylor said in an interview following the I appreciate the desire of the city to control businesses on but for now it will be without monetary The taxes wont cover the services were now obligated to she Mayor Jack Stomackii said the annexation works to the advantage of property owners in the affected Inside TAKING Jury selection begins for Abscam defendants WASHINGTON AP With one conviction on the the government is launching into the second Abscam trial as jury selection begins in the case of John The threeterm South Carolina Democrat and his friend and co businessman John insist they are innocent of the federal Jenrette was indicted on one count of conspiracy and two counts of bribery Stowe was charged with conspiracy and with aiding and abetting Assistant Attorney John Kotelly and defense attorneys were preparing to question about 100 prospective District Judge John Garrett expecting to seat a jury scheduled the prosecution case to begin For the trial promises sharp contrasts between considered cool and lowkeyed in the and Jenrettes Kenneth a flamboyant South Carolina native whose emotion packed arguments have led to acquittals in a string of tough For the trial is a fight for my political life and a great part of my other The 44yearold congressman is seeking reelection after a narrow victory in the Democratic primary runoff vote in The trial is the second stemming from the 14month undercover in vestigation that has yielded indictments against six members of Congress and 13 The first Abscam in federal court in New York ended when jurors convicted Michael Ozzie and three other men of bribery and