Tuesday, November 18, 1980

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 18, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas hicaf iim 75235 Tuesday Taylor Communications 25 cents November HeraldZcitung 104 14 Pages USPS 377880 Mew Texas Appraisal district al funds for office By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Sitting in borrowed the board of directors of the Comal County Appraisal District met last night in its newly leased office for the first Appropriately one of the main items on the agenda was obtaining office Aside from board a small a few chairs and tables and two or three gas the office itself was Located directly behind the old Service their new headquar ters will take up the three bottom floor apartments the entire first floor of the Doeppenschmidt apartments located on Mill To convert the apartments into one main plans are being made to cut an archway between the two biggest which are ex pected to house the main section of the The third and smaller apart ment will be used for a lounge area with kitchen In trustees authorized a expenditure of the appraisal districts funds to Gloria chief which she will use for office supplies and towards getting the apartments into office The money will be used to hire purchase heating and cooling chairs and repair and do electrical work and refurbishing as A sixmonth lease on the apartments for a month was officially signed during the meeting last The which is retroactive to includes an option of Clennen told the board that the Doeppenschmidts want to sell the property oh which the apartments are built and the county has plans to buy They the county do say that they plan to continue renting to the ap praisal she unless the county buys the the lease will be she In other business last various chief appraisers reported on their trip to Tobin Map the company which the appraisal board is considering hiring do the central appraisal map of the From their the appraisers all seemed to be quite impressed with the The only problem seemed to be the scale of the which is a aninch but if we go with a large it will cost us a lot We can work with this one and make do with explained one of the ap praisers who visited the According to Glyn who also visited the 10 percent of the area which the map will cover will give them the map company the most the rest will fall into place very Clennan explained to the board the proposal which a San Marcos chief appraiser had suggested to her earlier in the Theyre covering everything in Hays County including parts of Comal Independent School District and they will offer us their figures evaluations of that area for half of their cost in these overlapping she Their values will be different since none of us are going to appraise the Wed have to do it over she Since the San Marcos appraiser was not present at the discussion of this topic was dropped and no action was Advisory board axes closing parks roads By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer After listening to a dozen vocal citizens Tuesday and ac cepting petitions signed by about 485 the citys Parks and Recreation Advisory Board narrowed down proposed improvements for Hinman and Prince Solms Gone were the ideas of keeping the parks closed to traffic all year or of centralizing parking in two lots located near the entrances and providing trams to get people the board agreed the city should charge a fee for park use only on weekends during the tourist Local citizens should not be they On thbse gates would go up at entrances Landa Park and to Hinman Island but Elizabeth dividing the would be kept The board voted to recommend another workshop session with City and altered or deleted sections of a plan submitted by Bob vice president of Fer nandez and The San Antonio consulting engineering firm was hired by the city for to recommend solutions to park over crowding The solutions presented by Frazer were ridiculed by the citizens in but neither Frazer nor the board members were much surprised at this Inside CROSSWORD HOROSCOPE OPINIONS TV LISTINGS WEATHER 1113A 14A 4A 6A 14A 14A Citizens who argued against the plan said park im provements would only make the area more attractive to would cost too much and would cut off major traffic arteries during times the park is But they agreed with the entrance fee idea when polled by board member Edward Central parking plan also dropped Some spoke bitterly about the overcrowding problems that the board to This is a city It belongs to the people Its hot for said Raymond Kirby of 104 Wood Driving through that park makes me feel good in the Closing it to traffic 365 days out of the year when you have a traffic problem 14 hours each weekend for 12 weekends doesnt make much attorney Eddie Badouh told the Badouh expressed shock at the total projected cost of the Groves plan which includes a million tennis complex that was not and he implied Frazer had a financial interest in pushing the plan on the The more the thing the more commission he Badouh Im not advocating These are just alternative We started with the absolute Im not trying to sell Frazer Badouh submitted six copies of a petition urging the city to keep the park roads open and not to attempt to raise bond money for You put that bond issue itll sink like a lead Badouh When asked about an entrance charge for tourists on Badouh replied he was 100 percent for Its expensive to keep that park The fees should be set It is a public At the same a charge a good one might deter those people who come in and dump their garbage upon he Other residents said the city should discourage large picnic groups and pickup truckmounted barbecue Blue norther When the chilly winds blew into and the skies were painted when frigid rains fell upon the autumn the only people that dared to go Staff photo by John Senter outside were usually bundled in many layers of protective clothing as a hedge against winters Commissioners accept plats and roads Free enterprise Chamber of Commerce plans shadow program for students By SANDRA JACKSON Kaleidoscope editor By PATRICIA YZNAGA Staff writer Roads were the major topic of discussion at the regular meeting of the Comal County commissioners Because County Judge Max Worn mack was absent for most of the hour long Monroe Wetz Charles Tart Mund was also The commissioners unanimously approved vacating of plat and replatting Section Unit 2 of Oak Hills We should have added that on the agenda last weefc and somehow it just didnt get OrviUe Heiifcamp The commissioners also unanimously accepted roads in Sierra Subdivision Unit after receiving a briefing from County Roads Administrator Bodo You went over those Heitkarap asked Well I think Ill move to accept he The commssioners voted for the preliminary approval of Hill Crest north of New after discussion of its roadways and boun I dont think that theres enough of the enough roadway that it would interfere with Heitkamp said A water system is being designed for the Dietert so there will be a water system instead of each person building a Owners of the estate were asked to donate 80 feet of Heitkamp For the we said we would go in there and build about four miles worth of he We built one side of fence because it didnt interfere with the existing The only way the county could build a cattle pass on the property would be with a separate agenda Wetz said The cattle if its on the right is usually put in by the he We never really did get that We somehow along the to approve the estate and get it out of my Heitfcamp so I move we approve Although the commissioners voted to approve Koehler Subdivision along Engel Wet was upset at the notion that the county relinquish a 15 foot road along the Somebody along the lineslipped up See Page 1U Free enterprise is alive and reported Bob Fischer to the board of directors of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce at their regular luncheon meeting Apparently that is not a widely known But teachers are not prepared to talk about if because they know little about free he general manager of Mission Valley serves the chamber as chairman of their free enterprise That committee will sponsor a shadow program 2 through 6 for 120 40 each from the three high schools in Comal High school seniors will be chosen by their teachers to participate in this where they will spend one day with a local shadowing him throughout the The chamber is soliciting the participation of local businessmen whether they are members of the Chamber of Commerce or not to sponsor these 10 The program will be concluded the last morning with a breakfast for all of the students and their Everett chairman of the chambers business promotion announced a new audiovisuai training program to assist members in setting up loss prevention programs spscificaily designed to fit the needs of theijr The audiovisual Loss Prevention in Modern consists of nine titles covering a wide range of subjects that provide a complete program for a retail Although the program was prepared primarily for many other businesses could find the program Meyer Each of the filmstrips runs approximately 20 The titles are Loss Prevention Check Currency Employee Inaccuracy Waste Loss Safety for Retailers and Applicant Chamber members may schedule one or more of the filmstrips for use in their place of business by calling Jean Pfeuffer reported that the Heritage Exhibit held at the Civic Center during Wurstf est was very suc with a 45 percent increase in attendance over last The annual banquet for the Chamber of Commerce has been set for according to executive vice president Tom He also told board members that sales tax receipts for Comal County are 15 percent ahead of this time last showing that the economy here is healthy and be County Judge Max Wommack told the board that he has received an update from the Census reflecting a new population figure for Comal County of an increase of 46 percent in the past decade