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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 19, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas Da Had 75 Wilson wiH miss Fridays contest Page 7 Milwaukee can wrap it up tonight Page 6 New Braunfels New Texas 205 Zeituno 14 Pages TUESDAY October 25 cents USPS 377880 Charter panel backs districts By DYANNEFRY Staff writer New Braunfels atlarge election system has got to says the city Districting Charter Review In vote Monday with four members the group decided to recommend that the City Council abolish the present system in favor of a district It recommended in unanimous votes that the city stick with a sevenmember and that the regular election date be changed to the first Saturday in A 111 vote said the council members should continue to choose the mayor among The committee has yet to decide how many districts should be Some members favor seven singlemember Others like the idea of four with three members elected at That question will be decided at the next set for 15 at the Com munity Service At that the com mittee will also consider the last item on its list of things do review the present polling places and decide whether additional ones are I As one West End resident pointed put Monday all three polling places are more or less in he center of which means residents of tutlying areas have to travel a long way to Margaret nonvoting chairman of the 7member said that there had been a voting box on the West Ehdat one but it was closed lown for lack of If the city should decide to reopen I dont think that will happen she told the dozen or so neighborhood residents who attended the meeting at Holy Family Parish Naegelin hopes the 15 meeting will be the committees I dont know if you realize but we ac complished a lot she said after Mondays session broke Going into I dont think there was one person that would have voted to change the After reading up on the new state Voting Rights Act and talking with an attorney from the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund most committee members agree now that the system does need to be The exceptions were Roxolin Krueger and Merritt who saw nothing inherently unfair about the present atlarge fearing that the Department of Justice would be involved in anything we do from now pointed out that New Braunfels is sup posed to be run by and for its own He thought the committee should get more public input before moving I cant see just concluding all of a sudden that just because some organization that we dont have i to elect is what doy that we should kowtow to Schumalin Krueger said she could see some justification for a mixed with some district representatives and some atlarge Its See Page 14 Wurstfest royalty Roger Reininger and Sherry Henke will this years Wurstfest as Der Grosse and Miss The two Staff photo by John Senter reign over at ceremonial functions during the 10day celebration Opa of the German sausage which begins October 29 and will appear runs through November Mitch Bill Arnold and Donnie Seay share a laugh at Mondays luncheon Photo by Frances Bridges Arnold captures Presidents award By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Bill Arnold thought his old friend Elliot Khox was taking him to lunch Monday Little did Arnold know that hed being the center of attention at that Knox invited Arnold to attend Mondays monthly board of directors meeting of the New Braunfels Chamber of where Arnold thought hed be asked to speak about his churchs expansion Instead much to his a flabbergasted Arnold was named this years recipient of the Chamber of Commerces Presidents Award in the field of community Of course there are many citizens in New Braunfels who are aware of your dedication to the role you play as the minister of the First Baptist Chamber President Mitch Sacco told we especially want to recognize you as a recipient of the Presidents Award for the other activites in which you are involved that greatly benefit your fellow Among the other activites Sacco mentioned was Arnolds active participation in the Com munity Fund Sacco also noted that Arnold had been a supporter and leader in many area blood But perhaps you have been most visible as a participant in youth activities both as a volunteer and in your role as a church Sacco Not as well known is the im portant contribution you make in helping needy families and in dividuals who desperately need someones We are aware that your church and the Salvation Army provide you funds for some of this Sacco But we know that you also obtain contributions outside the church to help in your efforts to come to the aid of those who are truly in need the All of these and See Page 14 Bond sale By DEBBIE TURNER Staff writer City Council will be asked to approve million in utility system revenue bonds at its 25 That was one major result of a Utilities Board of Trustees workshop Monday in which two resolutions were The first resolution was a notice of sale and official statement for the and the second resolution requested that the class of bonds be changed by the council with the adoption of a new bond Floyd Westerman with Allison in San said the current class of bonds was too and the bond ordinance adopted in 1959 Changes in the bond market and the acceptance of more lenient covenants in connection with the issuance of revenue point in the direction of abandoning the present structured revenue bond and adopting a new form and series of Utility System Revenue Westerman told the Council members Joe Bar bara Tieken and Laverne and Assistant City Manager Hector The current bond ordinance also establishes Frost National Bank as the custodian for the in Utilities approves measure City Council scrutiny next terest and sinking the reserve fund and the contingencies funds on outstanding utility system revenue The new if adopted by the will permit funds for the new series of utility bonds to be maintained at a local It will also provide for the Utilities to be able to invest all restricted funds in Treasury Bills or other direct obligations with the United or in of or any other form of deposit account which provides interest The notice of sale resolution set out a time if approved by the of receiving bids by and delivery or settlement of bonds on or about But theres a reason for the A new federal law passed in 1982 says that people have to register bonds they buy after Utilities Manager Bob Sohn That was the beauty and attractiveness of municipal because they were Now the Internal Revenue Service will have a name to every build sold after And thats why were trying to get these bunds delivered and settled by Solin because any bonds delivered before dont have to be The million in utility system revenue bonds has been earmarked for immediate 198284 and general facility im provement Broken clown by the dollar totals are and general Majorimprovements planned within the electric division include data necessary to meet federal requirements established by the Public Utility Regulatory Policy Act at a cost of and for distribution feeder metering for effective load Under improvements for pressure 2 and 3 totalled Studies we have done show that Green Valley and that side of Interstate 35 would have little or no water there was a fire at Walnut Shopping Sohn We need to correct that and others in those Another major water system under the heading of pressure zone 5 totals and will include a pump station at the Texas a 12inch line on Texas from the tank to California and a 12inch line along Loop 337 from California to neaivKden and an eightinch line from Loop 337 to the existing 8inch See Page 14 Sledge repays funds stolen from Utilities Richard Slecjge By DEBBIE TURNER Staff writer A piece of paper has ended the case of former manager Richard Sledge and in stolen Utilities It was a check for which included interest and it was received by Utilities Attorney Tom Burrus and formally presented to the New Braunfels Utilities Board of Trustees Monday This money represents a full settlement of the and for all practical concludes this Burrus Sledge pleaded guilty in 1980 of stealing in Utilities funds in A fiveyear sentence to the Texas Department of Corrections was handed down by then22nd District Judge Terry Sledge appealed his and dodged the jail bars until when his request for a rehearing was He was transported to TDC in January of mistakenly paroled in and sent back to He is still in Huntsville to this but will be eligible for parole in In Utilities won a civil lawsuit against its former manager and the bank in which he deposited the stolen Sledge didnt fight the but Canyon Lake Bank A summary judgment against the bank was signed on by 207lh District Court Judge Robert See Page 14 Inside Todays Weather Comal County calls for partly cloudy and warm this with southerly winds near 15 It will turn cooler with a 20 percent chance of and winds shifting to the north at 1520 mph later It should be mostly cloudy and cooler with a 20 percent chance of Sunset will be at and sunrise Wednesday TV
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