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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 9, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas Tuesday 1 Taylor Communications 25 cents September Herald Co Box 45436 Dallas Tx 75255 57 16 Pages 1 Section USPS 377880 New Texas Unanimous vote axes reserve posts Heitkamp explains the deputy Monroe Wetz was acting county judge in Max Wommacks absence By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer Deputy and reserve deputy constable positions were eliminated Monday based upon a proposal submitted by Precinct 1 Constable Werner The unanimous vote by county com missioners relieved four deputies and one reserve deputy of their but Kiesling emphasized county law enforcement would not suffer as a ir Kiesling submitted a onesentence proposal to the signed by himself and Constables Uwrence Precinct and Robert Precinct We request the elimination of the positions of deputy and reserve deputy constables of Comal the proposal The commissioners did not ask Kiesling his reasons for the but before the vote was taken Orville Heitkamp volunteered to clear the The reason for this motion is the dissension caused by subordinate The deputy constables came in here making statements of according to This created the situation Heitkamp referring to deputies who aired grievances at an 11 meeting of the These are problems between the deputies and constables Im not trying to hide Heitkamp They were going around their coming in here when they were asked not to by their the elected This mor nings action sterns directly from They started criticizing one Heitkamp elaborated in an interview after the The action took place in the absence of County Judge Max who was on The court named Monroe See PAGE 16A Access to county cars led to friction Much of the friction between and among the countys their and the Commissioners Court stemmed from The use or misuse of county vehicles was a major sticking point with three of the lawmen who voiced complaints to the court at its 11 The men told the commissioners that 1 all four or should have a car furnished for deputies as well as 2 the gasoline allowance for the deputies who used their own cars was too and 3 1 Constable Werner Kiesling used a county vehicle for personal This was too much for Orville who declared at the now theyre fighting amongst The competition for county and the dissension it was cited by the court Monday as the reason for eliminating the positions of deputy and reserve deputy con stable An 18 meeting saw the court amend the 1980 constables budget to include an additional for vehicle repair and Deputies attended that and asked County Auditor Bate Bond to read aloud the repair invoices and total them up by The point of it all was this Precinct 1 got more better and ran up the highest repair This surprised no because the River Road during the summer patrolled by units from Precincts 1 and is considered the combat zone of the and the attrition rate on men and vehicles is naturally County Judge Max sick of the suggested the county assign each constable a car and let Sheriff Walter Fellers allocate other vehicles to the deputies as hex saw He was dissuaded by Heitkamp and Monroe and the court divided the 1981 constables budget into four equal And thats where matters stood when Kiesling submitted his signed by three out of four at Mondays The court approved it without much argument for or The effect of the move on the county budget went almost but automobiles figured In reponse to a question from Joe editor of the Canyon Luke Bond said for the duputies auto allowance and in salaries could not be moved to the general fund without amending the Once you budget money into a depart its not legal to take it out and put it in Well probably need it for car Bond Every constable ought to have a decent Theyve been driving those raggedy old Part of this could go to replacing the Heitkamp Shields told the commissioners the county should hold the line on the If you spend youve pulled a great sham on the Youve eliminated four law enforcement officers and given the constables a Shields All four commissioners spoke at but the voice of Charles Mund could be heard above all of them Thats not my understanding and thats not whats going to he Kiesling assured the court law enforcement would not suffer as a result of the Sheriff Fellers said Tuesday this was Asked if any of the deputies had applied for work with the sheriffs Fellers said nor did he know if they would or Ive always tried to stay out of that little the sheriff Tax office catches excess rain from leaky Annex roof By SANDRA JACKSON Staff writer We all enjoyed the but there was a little too much inside the tax said Monroe Wetz at an emergency meeting of Com missioners Court Monday County Tax AssessorCollector Gloria Clennan found extensive damage in her offices in the Courthouse Annex upon arriving for work The ceiling fell she ruining several IBM prepared tax exemption in ventory sheets and transfer Some of our telephones are having to be completely she this sure dampened a lot of spirits in the tax Roofing contractor Atwell Scholl of Scholl Roofing Sheet who has been performing repairs to the annex was present at the meeting to discuss the cause of the and to recommend a course of action Inside 4A 6A 16A to the Since the two old chimneys were removed from the Scholl ex it just made an expressway for the The flow of water is faster than the opening in the drain can The problem is further complicated during heavy downpours such as the ones this when water builds up in the street at the and backs up into the and then stands on the roof until the water runs off in the allowing the roof to After climbing down from the roof where he took a personal Charles Tart Mund described the All the flat parts and half of the peaked roof drain into one hole about five by eight in he and the flashing is not See TAX PAGE 16A Atwell Scholl explains the Courthouse Annex roof problem while Tart Mund listens Lake level increases Canyon Lake is on the after reaching an alltime low of feet above mean sea level last Park Ranger Elvin Munsell at the Corps of Engineers office at Canyon Dam reports the lake level as of 8 today at for a rise of feet in the last three If it doesnt rain well get up to about predicted Inflow this morning was recorded at cubic feet per down from cfs at 4 Monday when the last reading was taken for that Total rainfall recorded at the corps office has been inches in the last 72 with the most being inches falling during the 24 hours ending at 8 Official rainfall in New Braunfels during the 72hour period ending at midnight Monday was inches of the Radio Station KGNBKNBT Another of an inch had been measured Tuesday I New mayor Winkler replaces Seay Tieken mayor pro tern Mayor Pro Tem Barbara Tieken and new Mayor Max Winkler Staff photos City Council members elected Max Winkler the mayor of New Braunfels Monday and the standingroom only crowd that applauded the 43 decision included three persons who once held that The election was the first in several years in which two candidates were nominated for the Barbara Tieken was reelected mayor pro tem by The new mayor promised the council would focus intensively on im provement of the citys Winkler recognized Margaret Joseph Faust and George all former in the crowd that spilled out of council chambers and into the Also nominated for mayor was in cumbent Donnie who received votes from council members Laverne Joe who nominated and I will vote for myself so it wont be a Seay Winkler and Councilman Gerald Jerry Schaefer were sworn into office by Seay minutes before the vote was Both were reelected 9 to their second full terms on the Winkler running unopposed and Schaefer defeating Doug The largely ceremonial function of passing out annual paychecks for the council members was undertaken by City Manager Each member received an envelope containing a dollar Serving on the City Council is its something that has to be and you dont have to be a whizkid to do Winkler
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