New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, March 15, 1983

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

March 15, 1983

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 15, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Texas ft Mitch w bl box 5W 1 JV 7 5 5 Council names 18 streets to head priority list ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer Priorities set last year by the City Council held Members decided Monday to put new asphalt overlay on the seven streets left over from the 1982 priority and then start on the list prepared by city staff late last There are 18 or sections on that second But by City Manager Delashmutts the city will have just enough money to do four of If hes erred on the high perhaps as many as Estimated cost to complete all the projects on both lists is Available funds will probably come to And this is Just the beginning of the Delashmutt told the Were working on another worth in case John Traegers pothole bill goes Hes keeping a close watch on that which has a toppriority en dorsement by the Texas Municipal Officially titled Senate Bill the pothole bill would route state funds to cities for repair of existing The money would be given on a 3070 matching with the city itself putting up the smaller Over a twoyear period fiscal years 1984 and each city would get for every mile of paved This would mean for New which would have to put up in matching If the state comes Delashmutt figures he can find the money And he wont have any trouble finding the Those that fell high enough on Mondays priority list will be getting a new coat of asphalt within the This sort of work has been contracted to an outside firm in the This the city manager plans to stretch available funds by using his own employees and Comal Countys new paVing New Braunfels will exchange fire and ambulance service for use of the on a pro rata Delashmutt also has a list of streets he are in such bad shape that they wouldnt be helped by asphalt He has a different plan for and it involves the chip spreader Council agreed to purchase on Monday Cooper Equipment Company of San Antonio quoted that price on a reconditioned machine a new one would run to Delashmutt The chip spreader allows the street department to lay its own as Mayor Stratemann put The which Delashmutt calls doublecourse involves a layer of primer a layer of course a coating of asphalt oil and a top layer of finer In the past few city using a borrowed chip have performed this operation on Cedar Madeline Street and Alves It takes a little traffic to pack the new pavement Then youve got a street thats in pretty good shape at a much lower cost than if youd done it like a new Delash mutt Streets on the priority list for new asphalt overlay this year include Zink from Seguin Avenue to the MissouriKansasTexas tracks Market from the MKT See Page 12 New Braunfels New Texas HgraldZdnino 52 12 Pages TUESDAY March 25 cents USPS 3778801 Parks board backs center By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer City Council members have a recommendation coming their direction from the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board that takes several breaths to but says it The newest Parks board Bob did the honors Monday putting months of work into the form of a His recom mendation provided for the hiring of a recreation supervisorcoordinator and parttime assistants as and the use of Landa Recreation Center in the recreational program of the city if necessary on a parttime with the remainder of time available for building The boards recommendation also asked that early hiring of parttime recreation aides be to insure the summer recreation program is staffed and can begin on The motion was seconded by Ed ward but Allene Wofford wondered if the word trained should be added in front of recreation I think we should give the per sonnel hiring people a little Hamil I dont think they would hire someone who didnt know what he was I hope youre Wofford Board members would like to see a recreation coordinator and put in charge of all city recreational sports and the summer recreation program for schoolage the scheduling of seasons for each sport and perhaps the indoor the pools and and maintaining the existing Landa Recreation Center Parttime use of the Center for recreation was stressed with Hamil adding how much parttime will be up to the with the cost of operation offset by rental of the If council approves the parks boards the fate of the Landa Recreation Center and the enhancement of the existing recreation division within the Parks and Recreation Department is See Page 12 Film at 10 this isnt the Eyewitness News team in action its part of a threeday workshop on arson sponsored by the New Braunfels Fire Firemen Kent Howard and Robert Reed do Staff photo by Cindy Richarttsun the filming as Lawrence John Herber and Steve Woodward put out the which was set on a beatup car in Cypress Bend Park as a practice Room part two Hotelmotel tax debate surfaces again Inside The vote was taken a month But the citys contract with the Chamber of Commerce for con vention and tourism services didnt get signed without an The argument was started by City Councilmember Barbara Thats not since Tieken was one of the two last month who voted against giving the chamber 80 percent of the citys room occupancy tax to finance its tourism She and Max Winkler were in favor of giving a larger share to the communitys arts which have been alloted 10 percent of the room tax for the next two The remaining 10 percent will be used by the city to maintain public At that Tieken was not satisfied with chamber executive Tom Purdums account of how the money was being She took particular exception to his claim that 50 percent of it ap proximately last year went for ad ministrative Tieken said that state and federal grant programs usually set an absolute maximum of 20 percent for On Tieken again expressed her discon tent with the audit report the chamber gave the and suggested tabling the tourism contract until we can see when the money was who it went to and what Councilmember Donnie who is also president of the Chamber of saw nothing wrong with the He pointed out that the chamber uses the same auditor the city And he said the books are open anybody that wants to can go and look at Seay challenged Tiekens assertion that financial reports from Circle Arts Theatre and the MidTexas Symphony Guild who each got a quarter of the arts cut last year were very You call Circle Arts report detailed demanded Here it No Elizabeth No Elizabeth Elizabeth And Tom on hearing an account of the meeting on Tuesday said Tieken was way out in left We have invited her down to look at our She and Winkler have received specific in he He said he was getting tired of innuendos and implications that he and his eightmember staff were mismanaging public See Page 12 Todays Weather It will be warm and humid with a 40 percent chance of afternoon A lake wind advisory is in with south to southeast winds at 1525 mph and gusty Tonight will be windy and much with a 70 percent of some possibly severe and northwesterly winds at 1520 mph and Wednesday will be windy and bringing a 50 percent chance of Sunset will be at and sunrise Wed nesday will be at Cougars On Top The NCAA tournament begins tonight with four opening round and the final Associated Press college basektball poll surprised no Houston Cougars are ranked 1 for the third straight garnering most of the firstplace See Page DEAR River group wants county sales tax to fund proposal Absentee voting begins for school races Absentee voting for school board New Braunfels city charter amendments and Garden Ridge City Council races began Monday and will continue through March Voters in their respective areas will decide three trustees races in New Braunfels Independent School one in Comal ISD and three contested Garden Ridge New Braunfels voters will decide whether the citys water supply should continue to be and whether council members should be elected according to a 43 plan four from single member and three NBI8D Any registered voter in the New Braunfels Independent School who expects to bt outoftown for the April 2nd school board may cast an absentee ballot with the districts central administrative office on West Mill Street acrau from the old high Three places are up for grabs on the NBISD board of Incumbents Rudy place 6 and Bob place 4 are both seeking Self is running but Reimer faces opposition from David Cook and Jose Valdemar The third spot on the NBISD board is that of place 4 which come April will be vacated by incumbent William Lee who decided not to seek another Lees soontobevacant seat on the board has drawn much interest as four candidates are seeking These include Gladys Ronald Bonnie Uhr Denson and Christina CI8D Voters may cast absentee ballots from 8 to 5 Monday through Friday at the Central 1421 There is only one race on the since CISD is reducting its board from nine to seven members to comply with state Two incumbents Judy DeVillez and Ray Soechting did not run for the lone Incumbent Erwin Lehmann faces Selden Becker of Canyon Lake in the lone New Braunfels City voters may cast absentee ballots at City 202 between 8 and 5 Monday through Garden Ridge City Hall on Timber Rose Drive is the absentee polling If it is not open and it isnt all the contact City Secretary Millie The mayors race and two council spots are up for Paul Davis faces Bob Kolstad for mayor incumbent Robert Harmon and Ben White vie for council Place 3 and incumbent Neil Craigmile faces Robert Howey for Place By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer A group of Lower Guadalupe River businessmen want a 1 percent county wide sales tax implemented to fund a management plan to meet river related In Commissioners Court Betty president of the Lower Guadalupe River Business Association outlined her groups proposal calling for regulation of the recreational use of the Guadalupe River below Canyon Her group claimed that this precious resource Guadalupe River is in danger of being destroyed by the large influx of people who descend upon us during the peak periods of our They blamed the problems of overcrowding and overuse on the unpredictable fluctuations in the amount of water released from Canyon According to the there has been inadequate consideration of the economic and ecological problems caused by dumping vast amounts of To fund their proposed Walls group suggested creation of the county sales part of which is to be earmarked for return to the river district or Other funds would come from licensing county commercial recreational rental in cluding but not limited to kayaks and License fee would be annually per according to the groups Commissioners Court took no action on the although County Judge Fred Clark said the court will seriously consider youll be seeing it back on the courts agenda in the near Commissioner Jumbo Evans asked Walls to forward her proposal to the Comal County Growth and Development which is assembling a study on the effects of growth and tourism on the county and its recreational Walls which consists of 17 river outfitters or businessrelated reported that is ex periencing overdemand and overuse of the resource during the infrequent desirable water release periods and underutilization during the frequent periods of too high or too low water release for recreational As concerned recreationists and land owners with an investment of time and money in the we no longer feel the present water management plan for Canyon Dam is adequate to meet the needs of of all the group And the unrestricted use of the river has brought about a condition of near Instead of a pleasant afternoon float down a and beautiful hill country our customers are now faced with vast amounts of a polluted bodily assault with and without deadly vast amounts of drug and all types of ill mannered according to the Despite these it is not too Walls group said to turn back the clock with a sensible management plan that will return to us our clear Guadalupe See Page 12 ;

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