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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 15, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas Wednesday BOX Center Taylor Communications 25 cents October HeraldZeiturm 75335 89 81 26 pages 2 sections USPS 377880 Now Texii City begins push for HUD drainage grant By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff Writer Nobody attended a public hearing last night on a proposed improvement project for streets and drainage along Bergfeld But city of ficials said the nonexistent turnout was fairly Public hearings have to be scheduled to meet the Department of Housing and Urban Development requirements for Community Development Block and the city is just following preapplication A second also will be held tonight at at the Civic The city hopes to get a grant to curb and grade side streets that carry water runoff to Bergfeld Avenue and to construct drainage tubes Rainfall from the IH35 area in the citys West End would find its way to Dry Comal Creek to the north and home and neighborhood improvements might be en Court assistant to City Manager The end result may encourage residents to rehabilitate their homes and take care of the Lending institutions are less apt to fund improvements if they know the front yard is going to be washed away every Thieleman The involving linear feet of drainage work and linear feet of street is the third and final phase of block grant work on the West If the city will seek bids from private contractors for the HUD funds paid for similar projects along Grape and Live Oak Approval is by no means a sure New Braunfels has to compete with other Texas cities for a fixed amount of available Thieleman The same amount of funding has been allocated for our single purpose In past the maximum you could apply for was half a million dollars now its You can figure it out for yourself it makes the competition a little bit Thieleman That competition turns the grant application process into a numbers as Thieleman put There are a lot of places around town needing drainage but low to moderate income areas are what HUD really looks The West End is the logical place to apply for a There are some pockets along certain streets with the right kind of people and drainage but you dont benefit the same numbers of people as on the West Thieleman The project will affect more than he The city used workers from the Community Council of South Central Texas to conduct a door to door household income HUD requires at least 15 percent of the affected neighborhood to be questioned in such a Data from the 1980 census count is not because the results are still and will probably remain unavailable for two Thieleman Either you fall back on the 1970 figures whichll hurt us or we go out and do our own he Once the income level of the area is Thieleman submits a preapplication consisting of 15 to 35 pages justifying your need for the It can be as brief or detailed as you Then the obligatory public hearings are Thieleman will make a verbal presentation to the Alamo Area Council of The city will get a reply in If its you go through a full ap plication process thats really just a If the preapplication you know your chances are 100 he If the preapplication is turned it would be up to the City Council to decide whether or not to try At this our chances are Georgetown and its bad water supply we know theyre going to apply for And cities down in the Valley are going after those same and theyre in lots worse shape than we Thieleman Iraq trade raids Iraq AP Iran bombed Baghdad and other targets today and threatened to mine the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Iraqi war planes retaliated by bombing the oil refinery in Irans northern city of the Baghdad command Iraqi forces extended their siege ring north and east of leaving only one highway open into the Iranian oil refinery an Iraqi field commander said his advancing troops and armor were only three or four miles from the city overlooking the Shatt alArab A communique broadcast by Baghdad Radio said 14 civilians were killed and 25 wounded in the Iranian air strikes in the Iraqi capital and four other cities in northern and central It was the second straight day of air raids on Baghdad after a 10day The communique claimed two Iranian jets were shot down near and said Iraqi jets struck setting afire the oil refinery in only 70 miles from Irans border with the Soviety The Shatt alArab on the southern front leads to the Persian Gulf and the Strait of through which much of the oil to the West Radio as If it becomes we will mine the Strait of Hormuz and the He did not say how Iran would determine the conditions that might neccessitate a relatively complex operation for Tehrans armed which have been gifeatly weakened by defections and problems with maintenance and spare parts since the revolution 20 months A lieutenant colonel commanding the Iraqi troops north of Abaden told Western reporters touring the front Tuesday the infantry and armored forces that crossed the Karun River last weekend had advanced 11 to 15 pushing a siege arc to the north and east of Abadan and cutting its railroads and pipelines to most of oilrich Khuziatan Province and to the Iranian capital 360 miles to the Only one road was reported still open into the highway on the east to the oil fields on the northeast coast See Page 5A Slatl ilinli liy Rill Siinatl A rather oddlooking train of farm equipment crosses Seguin Avenue Electric rate workshop Council considers studies proposed ordinance By PATRICIA YZNAGA Staff Writer City Council members were concerned about the wording and definition of certain passages in the reorganized electric rate ordinance presented by the New Braunfels Utilities Board of Trustees at a joint workshop last The rate reorganization had been planned since May 1979 and had been under scrutiny for the last month and a Utilities manager Bob Sohn told the council We felt like there were certain critical areas that we had to Sohn The reorganized electric rate ordinance was not designed to affect anyones monthly Sohn but was an attempt to redefine and clarify fuel adjustments and fuel Mayor Max Winkler asked for clarification of the statement The City of New by and through the New Braunfels Utilities Board of may pursue all civil and criminal remedies to which it is entitled under authority of statutes and ordinances against a person or corporation in violating these policies and He asked whether by and through could be changed to The City of New Braunfels would probably want the responsibility to be here with the board the trustees as a matter of Sohn This has nothing to do with the internal structure of simply what is done to us in the way of damaged he ex If the Utilities were to be we would be the attorney for the We would just go over and file a complaint with the like any individual or he The Utilities board would simply be a complainant in the name of the Charles another attorney for the Under the reorganized no free service or service discounts shall be allowed to any or governmental This will prevent us from having any govenmental pressure for discounts because they customers are a government Sohn The city is receiving money in lieu of That ought to be treated as a seperate he I feel that we ought to treat apples as apples and oranges as Burrus added that the Public Utilities Com mission does not allow discriminatory Deposits have been designed not to penalize customers but to protect customers from paying any extra charges caused by delinquent Sohn Every penny we lose has got to come out of service and that service is he The Utilities loses to per month on delinquent Sohn The Utilities has its backsides exposed when large industries become its Sohn explaining that if an industry we could stand to lose a very large amount of See Page 5A Pollution remarks raise eyebrows Inside PUBLIC Correction In it was incorrectly reported Jim Bridges was reappointed to the Dittlinger Memorial Library It should have read that Jim Bridges had been The HeraldZeitung regrets the error and any inconvenience or embarrassment it may have LOS ANGELES AP The way Ronald Reagan tells Mother Nature is a far worse polluter than Arid whats he almost makes it sound like pollution is good for Reagan said recently he suspected that Mount Helens had sweped more sulfur dioxide than all the cars in the world over the last 10 He said nature is responsible for two thirds of the worlds sulphur dioxide pollutants and that man is responsible for only a This was not a carefully packaged Reagan speaking from a prepared It was an endoftheday campaign stop where he spoke off the cuff and wasnt supposed to make any news except by listening to the com plaints of steel and coal industry leaders in But thats not the way it worked Reagan said Americans have spent billions on antipollution devices for cars to reduce oxides of but that 93 percent of the oxides of nitrogen are produced by trees and decaying He said these oxides cause the haze on the Smoky and that some doctors believe the smoke might be good for tubercular He said there are 16 permanent oil slicks in the Santa Barbara and that it was believed in the late ihoOs that fumes from the slick purified the air and prevented the spread of Reagan also said he as turn to industry for help in drafting reasonable rules for en vironmental A presidential candidates views on the environment ire not taken The president appoints the chief of the Environmental Protection which sets and polices pollution Reagans speech began to set off alarms in environmental In he blamed imports and EPA rules for the closing of a steel He said air pollution was substantially under his hometown of Los Angeles had its worst smog attack in He started getting questioned closely about his At first Reagan told reporters they were He proclaimed himself an but added that EPA proposed untried standards on industry at the expense of and said in dustry should be given more There was confusion when he denied he had ever said pollution was sub stantially under Reagan later repeated his contention that pollution was largely under By weeks Reagan was under attack from environmentalists and was forced to soften his proindustry Arriving in smogchoked Los Reagan lamented the pollution and said he never intended to suggest a lessening of clean air He was confronted by pickets carrying signs Mount Reagan Blows and Trees Dont Reagan In an The San Jose Mercury suggested a solution Put the president of the Sierra Club in a sealed garage with a Put Ronald Reagan in another sealed garage with a running Then wait to see which of them yells to get out
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