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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 8, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas                                I Planning panel rejects Rivercrest rezoning request By DYANNE FRY Staff writer City planners and zoners recommended two changes In zoning Tuesday A third requested by a property got a no recommendation after nine neighbors spoke in Residents of the Garden Park subdivision also showed up in force to ask questions about the plat for Unit Six of Garden The Planning and Zoning Commission gave final approval to this plat and a replat for the Knudson with a few contingencies mentioned in each It was Harvey Houdes request for Cl zoning on a tract in Rivercrest Heights that drew fire from neighboring property Houde owns vacant lots on Hillcrest Number on the corner at Loop is zoned Cl local business Number at 1315 is zoned singlefamily Houde wanted Cl zoning for that to satisfy a potential Houde said he bought lots 18 and 16 in At that all three were zoned commercial even number which had a house on When he decided four months ago to sell the two vacant he was surprised to find that one had been Planning Director Debra Goodwin said this occurred when the city master plan was updated in We had a citywide she At that commission member David notices werent sent to individual property as they are in the case of spot zone Houde said he had lived in the house on Hillcrest for a then sold that lot and moved to Lockener One Ed Zimmerman of Rosemary spoke in support of Houdes He said lot with its Rl was closer to the loop than any other Rl property in the Everyone else who spoke was against the including Jim who bought lot 16 from I can sympathize with his But I really dont want to see this lot 18 Its about 20 feet from my Jie We get enough noise from Crystal Fun Mania and the other businesses on the said a Rivercrest Several complaints were made about Fun which has a burglar alarm that goes off whenever anyone opens the back Guillermo Gonzales of 1322 Hillcrest recalled a shooting at 711 at 337 and Common Street last and worried that a business on her street corner might bring crime into the The vote against the zoning change was But chairman David Hartmann reminded Houde that this commission only makes Pleased be advised that you have the right to take your request directly to the City he Commission members balked at Anita Jaroszewkls request for spot Cl zoning on Alves When they learned that all the land in the vicinity was owned by Jaroszewski or members of her they recom mended that the City Council grant the Jaroszewski wants to put up a 33by40foot cooking facility between her home and her set back 35 feet from Alves If she owns that much she oughta be able to do whatever she wants with muttered a spectator in the council Steve Taylors request for more zerolotline zoning in Walnut Estates sparked no One side of Sun Dance street already has zerolotline homes on and See Page 16A New Braunfels New Texas HeraldZcituno il Q1 Mn 79 WEDNESDAY 1982 25 cents 238 32 Sections USPS 377880 NBISD wish list School projects carry million price tag By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Just in time for the Christmas the New Braunfels school board has received an approximate million shopping This which trustees got their first look at includes estimated costs for renovating the districts present campuses and building a new elementary school to meet the school districts In presenting this shopping list to the school Herb chief executive officer of Jessen Associates noted This is a list from which you all can establish priorities you decide how much money youll be able to Hendricks agreed with Crume that the board would have to set priorites from the list presented to them by the architectural and planning firm hired by the New Braunfels In dependent School District to work on the districts expansion I think we ought to study it and set Hendricks advised the But I think a new elementary school is priority weve got a temporary building at one elementary school now we know were And the longer we the worse it will Hendricks We need to sit down as a board and decide our realizing that anything we want to the people pass a bond issue in itll be a year and a half before a new school will be According to separate studies done by the districts longrange planning committee and the NBISDs population will grow by as much as 50 percent by To meet this the architects agreed with the longrange planning committee that a new elementary school is District officials have already taken a option down payment on a 20acre tract off FM 725 to be used for this new Trustees heard the first cost estimate of building this new school from Crume According to his cost predictions based on construction begin ning by 1983 it will cost the district ap proximately to construct a new elemen tary school with a 650student This estimate does not include cost of the site it he And if the 24 classrooms and multi purpose room in this school are to be it will cost the district approximately he Grumes firm offered the district the alternative of building the school with only 16 which would mean the school could handle up to 434 A school this size would cost ap proximately In addition to renovating the other Grumes firm also provided cost estimates for other district These included airconditioning those portions of See Page 16A Reagan blasts House MX vote Lifesaver Stall photo by John Seiner Workers clean up whats left of sandfilled containers which resemble garbage cans which protected the pillars of this bridge on IH 35 near the ComalHays county The con which were installed only a month may have saved the life of 36yearold Pennsylvania Dennis whose car slammed into the containers He suffered only a fractured WASHINGTON AP President Reagan says defeat of production plans for the MX missile was a grave mistake that must be and White House officials worry it signals a new postelection mood in Congress against a huge buildup in Pen tagon Reagan vowed to do everything I can to take this case to the on Tuesday when the House by a surprisingly wide 245176 vote deleted million intended for building the first five The House did not kill the MX missile The bill still contains about billion in research and development funds for the MX and its basing Tom whose district in cludes Comal voted against the Unless reversed in coming Reagan it will seriously set back our efforts to protect the nations security and could handcuff our negotiators at the arms Although the vote was a major setback for the who had waged an intensive lobbying campaign to save the both supporters and opponents agree the fight isnt We won the but we havent won the said Joseph leader of the antiMX I dont think this means MX is said Jack a leading MX Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker R said he expects the Senate to take up the bill containing MX funds early next We are somewhat stronger over said an MX Robert said today the vote should not have surprised the White I think there was a feeling that defense was on the chopping he This clearly demonstrates defense will not escape unscathed next Dole predicted on NBCTVs Today show that a lengthy expected Senate debate casts doubt on whether Congress will approve MX missile funds this Defense Secretary Caspar appearing on CBS Morning also expressed uncertainty whether the Reagan administration can win Senate approval before Congress He said the vote reflected a feeling stemming from the elections that defense spending ought to be but its actually going to cause us to spend more on defense because when you delay production youve just Automatically made things more Weinberger said the administration failed to make its case for the Some way we have not yet been able to convey to the American people o to the Congress the really serious the growing nature of the peril from the rapid Soviet arms he The official Soviet news agency Tass said in a Washingtondalelined report published in that the House vote was a heavy blow to the militaristic plans of the Reagan administration and demonstrated the powerful resistance in the country to the dangerous policy of the ad White House strategists planned to meet today to work on a plan to assure victory for the MX in the Republicancontrolled That would guarantee the MX would be a subject of joint House Senate negotiations on the defense and would mean another vote in the Although it has not been decided how Reagan will promote his his options include a television address and speeches to various Administration officials feared Tuesdays vote reflected concern and outright opposition to the dense pack basing system for A lot of people want to start slashing the See Page 16A Sniffer dogs to make debut Thursday everybody will know theyre After officials from Security Associates International will not announce their Representatives from SAI the security firm hired by the New Braunfels In dependent School District to use sniffer clogs to search school campuses for drugs and alcohol have planned their first visit to the district Beginning with the elementary SAI officials will introduce the sniffer dogs to the school children and warn students what to expect during The firm also plans to educate NBISD students about the dangers involved with alcohol and drug This first visit will serve as an orien tation Hendricks told school trustees The next time SAI officials visit NBISD it will be a surprise visit to search the schools for hidden drugs or Anytime after 14 he an SAI of ficial and the dogs will be coming back to the Hendricks More than likely though itll the next visit be after the first of the Lone Star Primary will be the first school SAI representatives visit during the orientation They plan to be at that school at approximately 9 Hendricks Later that afternoon tentatively at 1 they will visit he Carl Schurz Elementary students will receive their orientation from SAI officials at 9 Later Monday SAI will visit Lamar Tuesday at approximately 9 SAI will visit New Braunfels Middle School and later that same New Braunfels High Parents are invited to attend these orientation sessions with their children and childrens Margy president of the NBISD school SAI officials have estimated that they will spend approximately hours a month working in the district at an hourly fee of Trustees approved a contract listing these cost estimates at their Hi In addition to hearing from Hendricks about SAIs planned school trustees took care of a variety of other business Included was the boards app oval of hiring the audit firm of Milam Pyle as auditors for the district for the 1982 8 Trustees took this at the recommendation of NBISD Business Manager Lonnie after approving Milam Pyles 198102 audit Tax office reports and tax office at torneys collection reports for November received the boards as did a policy revision in relation to tax office Sue Page 16A CISD board opts for lower rate Inside By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer A cent per valuation tax rate was set by Comal Independent School District Board of Trustees Tuesday The approved on an 80 vote Trustee Jim Rector was represented a threepercent increase over last years effective tax rate of The board had also been considering a cent and had held a public hearing 2 based on that The rate would not have required a public hearing at People in this district will definitely be paying less in taxes this said Edgar Willhelm illustrating his point through a numeric table com paring last years and this years effective tax If we had collected 100 we would have had a tax levy last year of At the and 100 percent wed have a tax levy of he Thats a decrease of And of were not going to have a 100 percent No one The rate was considered because of the distinct probability that General Portland and Texas In dustries will not pay their taxes again this the two industries owe the school district over in unpaid GPI has filed suit against the Comal County Central Appraisal protesting its appraised values for this If last years precedent is the school district will be left with a con tingency fund of less than after GPIs taxes are With the rate which was also con but not the districts contigency fund would have grown to even without GPIs We will have a balance of with the and Im confident I can work with the balance thats Ill have Willhelm said The tax process now goes onto the Ap praisal Districts computer firm out of Corpus which will prepare CISDs tax That should take bet ween 10 and 14 Then well review and we hope to get statements out during the last week of Willhelm Cheer Fund We are grateful for the response to our Cheer whicfi we have established to provide needy families with a Christmas dinner this holiday Here are our most recent con tributors Old Herman Blank and Givens Ward Hoffman and Fred New We deeply appreciate your For more contact Don A very at 810B 15A 5B 16 10A IB 2A TV   

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