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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 30, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas Wit OH wo Agreement will mean new jail by 1985 By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff Writer A new county jail should be built and ready tor inmate occupancy by acc6rding to an outofcourt set tlement agreed upon Thursday by Commissioners This was the main stipulatidri in the settlement proposed to commissioriierd by attorneys for Robert a former county jail who last August filed suit against the In this filed in District Delgado claimed that living conditions in the jail were unsanitary and that inmates did not receive proper meals or medical He cited the foUr county Sheriff Walter Fellers and District Attorney Bill Schroeder as After meeting in a lengthy closeddoor session with commissioners County Attorney Bill Reimer recom mended that the county accept Delgados The plantiffs would agree to drop all damage Reimer if Com missioners Court agrees to the set And the costs are very favorable in light of what weve seen in seminars of what can be awarded in cases like he Delgado was asking for in Reimer By the court agreeing to the set Delgado agreed to drop his claims for monetary The is to pay for attorney fees and some court costs which amount to approximately he But the settlement does save costs for the county in that it does not require all jail renovations to be completed until August of Reimer This means many of the not have to be made on the old but in stead included in the new A great majority of the clauses in the settlement have been met by the Reimer told The most expensive changes will be the physical changes which have to made to the jail in the interim period between now and Reimer and Delgados attorneys arrived at the 1985 deadline after numerous consultations with the Austin architectural firm of Fatter and which is handling the jail ex architects from this firm are working with Commissioners Court on a demographicstudy which will be used to plan for the new As for the renovations to the present Reimer said tljey wont be very They will involve providing for a juvenile cell and an area where female prisoners can be separated from by both sight and Were not talking about tens of thousands of said Its 16 Bill Reimer briefs commissioners on the lawsuit settlement Staff photo by Cindy Richardson New Braunfels New Texas FRIDAY July 25 cents 149 16 Pages USPS 377880 Reagan report eyes recovery WASHINGTON APj The Reagan in a new forecast some of its own senior of ficials are calling overly is predicting a substantial economic upturn this year and a budget deficit of billion next The revised budget due out assumes a more robust recovery during the second half of than most private economists And although it still projects a record deficit for fiscal the estimated redririk is at least billion lower than other government administration officials concede the midyear annual requirement of is more of a political exercise than an economic They say their aim is to produce a report that parallels as much as possible the economic and deficit projections Congress approved in June even though the budget picture seems to have grown bleaker since A revised report showing even larger deficits and weaker economic growth might prove too discouraging to Congress at a time when it is struggling with politically painful choices for cutting spending and raising they For fiscal which ends the report shows the deficit ex ceeding billion for the first In the following the redink will grow to billion and then taper off to billion in 1984 and billion in White House Chief of Staff James Baker III said Thursday in an interview on CBS In its June budget resolution Congress projected a 1983 deficit of but the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office this week estimated that the likely red ink will be billion to billion in and up to billion a year in both 1984 and The administration budget review assumes the yearlong recession will give way to a secondhalf recovery that has the economy growing at a percent annual That is a slower growth on than has occurred at the start of previous but it is a faster rate than most independent economists expect for 1982 because interest rates are still so The Congressional Budget Office predicts the economy will grow at a percent annual rate for the last six months of Some private economists say even that figure may be too point Staff photo by Cindy Richardson John Bowling outlines his companys plans to move here Americana to relocate here By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer New Braunfels economy and employment rate is about to get a Two new businesses Loyal Electrical Manufacturing Inc and Americana Electronic Products Corporation have decided to locate The plans were announced at a Chamber of Commerce reception Thursday at the Civic Company officials were welcomed by the Chambers Industrial Development Council and county and Chamber We are very fortunate to be announcing another new industry for New Braunfels when other cities are experiencing layoffs and even Rich chairman of the industrial said in welcoming the new This new industry will be offering jobs to local citizens who are now thereby keeping unemployment down and our economy Mitch president of the Chambers board of directors This is one more op portunity to see ourselves diversified and not depending on any one type of industry in the We cant guarantee how your business will but we will guarantee that youll enjoy living in Comal Sacco John president and managing director of who also serves as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of said he chose to locate in New See Page 16 contain Acid intended for the citys new fluoridation system leaked at two locations but the volatile material was by the concrete buildings that the chemicals storage New Braunfels Utilities officials discovered the spills at 3 Fire Department and Civil officials examined the sites for safety reasons and police officials checked them for possible Fluoridation was set to begin but Utilities manager Bob Sohn said the leaks would delay Its not a problem at this We were concerned because the acid was leaking close to the Comal but we designed a concrete housing around the tank to contain possible and it did what it was supposed to Sohn A leak was discovered at Well 4 at the base of the Balcones Escarpment off Highway 46 during a daily inspection of the Another leakwas then found at Well 5 at the edge of the golf course in Landa The hydroflosilicic acid is a 30percent concentrate and can cause like other very strong Sohn Toxic gas was released when the stuff reacted with the calcium in the but Sohn said it was not that The tanks are located next to water wells at four locations around Smaller buildings house the injection equipment which will insert a diluted solution of the acid into the water at one part per the recommended ratio See Page ISUiffpbetg tyJqtn Wearing air Assistant Fire Chief John Williams and Utilities official John Toeller exit the tank building Utilitites usage data reflect continuing growth By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer By a record million gallons of water pumped by New Braunfels Utilities one day last June was dramatic evidence citys But at Thursdays NBU boaip it wasnt the only The meeting marked ttofend of one budget year and the beginning of although the 1982 1983 budget consideration was tabled until the August board because only three board members were Board chairmanjBUl Brown asked for a moment of sitent praW tof board member Pill who died July 14w a heart attack at the age of By board member Sahm was elected vice chairman to replace but because he Was absent for the first part of the trustees decided to wait on the Utilities general manager Bob Sohns monthly report was colored with endofthefiscalyear Water revenues were a bit under the breakeven he The sewer departments revenue was But all in Utilities came close to its revenue expectations and should have about left Sohn commended his department heads for staying within The new budget proposal will be for plus or Sohn A lot of hard work went into If we keep up like we did last well be in good Were talking about big he Last year the board approved a million budget after requiring Sohn to cut his original There were hints that revenue bonds may be considered next year to finance Brown cited high interest rates as an incentive to keep plowing as much Utilities revenue as possible back into the but We may have to have some Other signs of growth In the last three more new customers See Inside DEAR 3 9 RELIGIOUS
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