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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 8, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas hlcof lim Center Box BOX Jtexaa 75235 Planners send camping plan to council By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer Planning and Zoning Commission loosened some restrictions and tightened the language of a proposed overnight camping ordinance before approving it The measure will go before the City Council at its 13 meeting with the commissions recommendation for If the council approves campground operators will have to get a permit from the city and have it renewed annually through the city health Commission members heard arguments Wednesday against a requirement that campground property be surrounded by a minimum sixfoot chain link and after some discussion agreed to modify A threestrand wire fence to prevent vehicles from crossing into private property should be they They accepted cam pground operator Wayne Walls contention that even chain link fences would not be enough to keep campers from leaving an area on or outsiders from walking I hate to say You could put up a tenfoot fence with barbed wire on and that might keep campers from hopping from place to If theyre going to go theyre going to go I used to try to keep them out of my but thats A fence wont stop foot Ive just decided to live with But there should be a barrier there to keep them from driving of Texas Canoe Trails like campground operator Howard argued the substantial fencing required by the ordinance would be washed away during high water and tourists could simply swim atound it Most campsites are on either the Guadalupe or Comal Chain link would make it look like a con centration Barbed wire or a wooden fence would be much Walls Is there such a thing as barbless wire Youre going to have a problem with little kids running into that Commission member James Goodbread A requirement to have toilet and bathing facilities within 200 feet of the campsites became another sticking and the commission in creased it to 300 feet because of the odd shape of most river If you have several hundred feet of river the restrooms will be close to the river and close to the Spandau Taylor Communications 25 cents October HeraldZeitunQ The light and noise of a bathing area would distract he Attorney William Rorchers convinced the commission to change its definition of over night tent which he said could apply to motels or recreational vehicles as well as Commission members reworked the language to specifically exclude selfcontained campers or trailers from the The definition will include popup or just plain sleeping bags under the What were trying to do is control the tran sient tourists who dont have a motel Commission member John Dierksen 24 Pages 2 Sections USPS 377880 New Texas CISD trustees raise tax rate By WANDA LASATER Staff writer Property taxes in Comal Independent School District are going Last trustees voted unanimously to approve the administrations recom mendation of per assessed value at a 100 percent That increase from last years rate of was explained by Business Manager Hugo Nowotny and Tax AssessorCollector Neuse as within the guidelines of a three percent The reasoning for that being that the School Tax Assessment Practices Board attorneys have given the opinion that the increase guidelines should be based on the total indebtness of the district with inflation added That said would give an effective tax rate of per He added that million was added to CISDs tax but the total indebtness also After the Nowotny said that last year many school districts across the state who based their tax rates on 100 percent collection found themselves short and were unable to meet financial obligations for so the tax board made ad justments in how the increases can be But even that explanation did not satisfy Joe editor of the Canyon Lake Times Guardian who accused the unanimous board decision to approve the rate as He contended that a separate public hearing must be called on the tax rate and that it could not be approved at a regular produced a newsletter from the School Tax Assessment Practices Board that included the legal opinion if the governing body can adopt a rate which does not exceed this limit three percent in it may do so at any regular board Neuse added that the tax rate was a posted agenda item which was published 72 hours prior to the meeting to comply with the Open Meetings Act The twocent explained James is needed by the district for several reasons including the growth of the student population rate of inflation increase in teacher salaries participation in the single tax appraisal district legisalated tax relief exemptions and the removal of motor vehicles other than for businesses from the tax Another to fight Pair expelled New Braunfels Independent School District trustees decided Tuesday night after a one and onehalf hour executive session at the start of their meeting to expel two The disciplinary action actually involved three NBISD students aged 16 to who were recently caught on the New Braunfels High Schqol campus in posssession of according to superintendent of After lengthy the board voted to expel one of the students for the remainder of the school while at the same time deciding to expel another of the three students for the remainder of the full 198081 school In considering the discipline of the third trustees agreed to postpone any action for two weeks at the students Hes going to get a lawyer and fight the Hendricks Among other the NBISD board agreed authorize the ad minsistration to add an additional bus route to ease the overcrowding on several Trustees also agreed not to accept a bid by DKRS a group of Fort Worth attorneys to buy a section of land known as the Robles This more than one acre of land is located between the railroad tracks and dry Comal Creek behind the old high school across from the tax and administrative said tax assessorcollector Glyn Goff called the property a dense jungle because of its dense Instead of accepting the attorneys the board agreed after it had received permission from the county and city of New Braunfels to do so to accept open bids for the Toward the end of the meeting trustees heard reports from Hendricks and board member Margy Waldrip on their recent trip to the Texas Association of School Boards State Convention in San One resolution the TASB which Waldrip cited for the called for a change in the textbook selection process so that opportunity for input by teachers and administrators to the State Textbook Committee is maximized and textbooks reflecting the traditional Judeo Christian values of our society are not systematically The basis for the concerns expressed in the resolution is that writers of school in an effort to maintain separation of church and have censored JudeoChristian ethics and values and substituted the nontheistic religious values and ethics of secular Inside BULVERDE 8B SPRING Stall photo by John Senter A trailer and a ladder hang from a crane at the new shopping center site on IH35 Parent conferences Board okays extra meeting Called a brush fire in the way of teachers doing their an additional parental con ference for reporting achievement tests scores was approved on a split vote last night by Comal Independent School District A vote to table the matter was defeated on a split vote after further an ad ditional parental conference with teachers for the purpose of reporting achievement test scores was approved over the no votes of trustees Leroy Raymond Soechting and Ralph Voting for the proposal were Kenneth Carey Judy Erwin Lehmann and Milton Norris was not The grading and reporting policy for the district was approved by the board a month ago but at the request of McWilliams the matter was back on the agenda for the meeting at Bulverde Middle McWilliams explained that the request to either postpone the last conference until mid May or schedule another conference is to give parents the time to consider achievement test scores before the beginning of the next school Saying that he could not understand why the board mandate to the administration for in cluding the test score reporting sessions this year was not McWilliams said the response to the offering of scores to parents at the end of last year was James Richardson responded that unless McWilliams has a different set of official minutes to the board such an official request was not The board did direct the administration to make test scores available to interested Richardson added that last year there was only a percent turnout of parents requesting the test Wunderlich asked one teacher from Goodwin Primary School if she favored abolishing the parental conferences since she said they take so much She responded that she felt the conferences are important but she should not have to spend time pressuring parents to attend the conferences and the later conference would be of little instructional value since there would only be two weeks left in the school The board president said that was all since in his six years of the first and last months of school are not used for effective instruction Most of the teachers in the audience took exception to that If I wasnt having effective instruction then my principal would fire said one Comal Elementary School Principal Barbara Miller pointed out that in her 25 years teaching experience those months are used for Reimer Court meeting pointless By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer Assistant County Attorney Bill Reimer said Wednesday a Commissioners Court meeting scheduled for Thursday to resolve Al Herbrichs status as deputy constable would not accomplish a In a letter to County Judge Max Reimer repeated his assertion that the law clearly requires a written statement on the need for a deputy There cannot be a de facto deputy constable and a written request stating the necessity of an is an essential element of at taining the Reimer If no such statement was filed when Herbrich was appointed as a reserve deputy in 1977 or deputy in then Herbrich was not legally he and there was nothing the county could do about it except ask for a new opinion from the attorney Some commissioners appeared ready to ap prove Herbrichs appointment if the prescribed legal paperwork requesting a deputy was filed and Herbrichs credentials as a qualified candidate for the job were Herbrich wanted to clarify his status Reimers letter suggested the court ask for a new opinion to stop the incessant wrangling over this relatively trivial but that was a policy decision and he wasnt recommending it one way or he The court had set up the Thursday session to allow arguments from two law enforcement associations supporting Herbrich and Constable 2 Kermit Vetter to be Vetter gave Reimer the names of representatives from these but Reimer said he had not contacted Im not saying it would be a waste of time they may personally convince Theres a lot of things about the law I dont agree But the law isnt up in the Its based on old decisions and old attorney generals I cant give the commissioners a different Reimer Attorneys from the associations the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education and the Reserve Law Officers Association of America could file a brief with the attorney general if the county decides to ask for a new Reimer If the commissioners arent satisfied with the old asking for a new one is an alter native course they could Its not in conceivable the opinion could Things are different now theres a new man in that and the political environment is he In a related Vetter said Tuesday he would like to see as many of his constituents attend the Thursday meeting as The impression I got from Orville Heitkamp was that I had to justify the need for a so Im hoping the people of my precinct can turn out to support he
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