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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 1, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Texas lac womble Com I DOX r vote in Satu s Four elections face Comal County voters Saturday Of 44 absentee ballots mailed out of town by the City of New 30 were still out Friday Ten had arrived since for a grand total of 190 absentee Im sure therell be some more and probably said City Secretary Veronica Residents will decide the fate of four amendments this Mailedin ballots are also being accepted in the New Braunfels Independent School where eight candidates are running for three school board With the district office closed for Good the Herald Zeitung was unable to get an uptodate There were 205 ballots in custody as of Wed nesday 190 cast in person and 15 in the Eightytwo mailed ballots were still Places and 7 are with incumbent Bob Self running unopposed for Place David Cook and Jose Valdemar Espinoza are challenging incumbent Rudy Reimer for Place Four Gladys Christina Ronald Dalrymple and Bonnie Denson are competing for Place as incumbent William Lee steps No mailout ballots were requested in the Comal where Selden Becker is at tempting to unseat Erwin The total absentee vote was Ten people voted absentee in the City of Garden where six people are trying for three council Up for the mayors spot being vacated by Betty McGranahan are Planning and Zoning Chairman Robert Kolstad and Paul original mayor of Garden Running for Place 2 are Neil and former police chief Robert Ben White another original city council is opposing incumbent Bob Harmon for Place Every Comal County plus some who live in other should be eligible to vote in at least one of these Many people will be voting in To find out where to vote for find the precinct number on your registration card and check the list Polls will be open from 7 to 7 City of New Braunfels First United Methodist 572 San Antonio Comal County election precincts and New Braunfels Presbyterian 373 Howard Street Precincts and Eagles 257 South Precincts 20 and all city residents in Guadalupe New Braunfels ISD Seele Elementary 540 Howard Street Voting precincts 22 and New Braunfels Middle 659 Guenther Precincts and plus Guadalupe County Comal ISD Bulverde Middle School All those who live in Comal County election precinct numbers 9 and and all territory within Bexar Smlthson Valley High School Comal County precinct numbers 14 and and all territory within Kendall Startzvllle Store Comal County precinct Comal Elementary School Comal County precincts 4 and and all territory within Guadalupe County west of the Guadalupe Bracken Volunteer Fire Department Comal County precinct Canyon High School Comal County precincts 17 and and all territory within Guadalupe County east of the Guadalupe Mountain Valley School Comal County election precincts 18 and and all territory within Hays City of Garden Ridge Everybody votes at City Hall at the corner of Garden Ridge Timber Rose AV New Braunfels New Texas HeraldZeltung 65 16 Pages FRIDAY April 25 cents USPS Fluoridation tops charter ballot ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer The great fluoride question will be decided Saturday at least as far as it affects customers of New Braunfels City residents will go to the polls and vote on whether to retain the section of the city charter that calls for fluoride to be added to the water supply at the rate of parts per combined with the ppm that occurs naturally in the brings the level up to which is judged by the Texas Department of Health to be optimum to reduce tooth This is just the last of four amendments to be voted on but it appears to have become the most The paragraph on fluoridation was added to the charter by popular vote in August A group of residents petitioned last January to have it removed which has made for confusing wording on Saturdays A yes vote means to delete the to take fluoride out of the city A no vote leave the charter and the fluoride the way it is This issue has divided the and even the City Council does not present a united I favor said Max The reason is because the public demanded it two years We have a considerable and I do mean investment in the Im going to vote so I mean said Joe In other he favors keeping Laverne Eberhard said shed vote to get rid of I think things can be proven on side or the she Ive read both and they both have a lot of substantiated Im beginning to think that even in after youve studied all the it still boils down to what your opinion Eberhard also like some that the city was misled as to what the initial cost of in stalling the system would She admitted it would be now that we have to take it out but We wont be the first city thats done Barbara Tieken favors The cost is she Some people say it costs five to seven cents per person to operate the once in The cost of treating tooth decay for indigent people would be much Fluoridated water has been in use for years on military I dont think the government would put it in there if they thought it was going to hurt Tieken Mayor Stratemann and Mayor Pro Tem See Page 16 Council districts This is what City Charter Amendment I is all about four council with one council member elected from if the amendment The proposal would also establish three atlarge positions which would be voted on by the entire The boundary lines were drawn by a special charter revision and set up so at least one district 1 would have a majoi rity of minority Reward offered on kidnappings The New Braunfels Secret Witness Committee is offering to anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest and conviction of those respon sible for recent at area convenience In and February and March of this a kidnapping has occured at three local convenience ac cording to police In each a woman clerk from the stores was kidnapped by a white man reported to be in his 58 to with brown He covered his face with womens hose and a plastic bag to disguise Anyone having information about the kidnappings is asked to contact Detective Mario Guerrero with the New Braunfels Police Department at The Secret Witness committee is an anonymous group formed several years ago that organizes funds to offer to witnesses of Funds formula Groups plan would help county divide revenue sharing f funds By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer One of the more difficult decisions facing Com missioners Court each year is how to divide limited county funds among the volunteer fire and emergency medical service Annual requests from these departments usually exceed available making it impossible for the court to please This has resulted in a vexing problem both for the court and the But a plan is in the works which might help the According to the Comal County Firefighters in the past the organization that was the most persuasive or voluble generally received the most funds rather than those that might ha ye needed it the This disparity generally leads to disunity and a lack of cohesiveness countywide in vital functions that should be coordinated and complementary throughout the an association proposition And the situation has continued because there has been no objective procedure or criteria by which county commissioners can assess the value of the services so that they can make in telligent judgments during the budget formulation it But an association plan that calls for the equitable distribution of county funds for volunteer organizations providing county services could change County officials earlier this week gave their blessings to the plan and seemed willing to give it a We don t have a very prec ise yardstick to use to measure the funding alloct County Judge Fred dart said earlier this w This plan would ease the burden of Com missioners Court some and gives us a logical yard stick to utilize in alloca he told association member Came ron Wiley of who prese nted the plan to Cc jmmissioners Each volunteer fire dep artment has an area of primary responsibility and Wiley presented the court with a map outlinin these For fire protection there can be a logical and rational correlation established b etween the funds alloted and the value of the thi being ac See Page 16 White hails resignation of third utility commissioner AUSTIN AP An angry utility commissioner who quit in protest says Mark Whites efforts to lasso utility rates will backfire and result in higher monthly bills for White responded within the hour Thursday by calling the resignation of Moak Rollins a victory and tapping aide Phil Ricketts to fill the vacancy on the Public Utility It makes the threemember which sets water and electric an allWhite appointed commission for the first Two other commissioners quit six weeks saying they were weary of criticism from who complained during his election campaign last year the commissioners leaned in favor of utility companies at the expense of One of the ways in which I can assure that Mark White is held personally responsible is to resign from this commission so that only the appointees of White are involved in establishing utility said who used to be chairman of the com Rollins said talk of lowering utility rates has already caused bond ratings of Texas utility com panies to I think you can anticipate future downgrading of electric utility bond ratings as with corresponding increases in costs to he White The irony of it is even on his last day in Rollins spent more time worrying about the bond holders on Wall Street than he did about the ratepayers on Main Rollins called White unprincipled and dishonest and I have no respect for White called his remarks intemperate and un The governor denied he had ever promised lower but he said if his appointees had been in place four years wed all be paying lower utility rates Inside Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for windy and warm this accompanied by a lake wind It will turn clear and cooler and go back to sunny and mild Winds will be from the west to southwest at 2030 mph and gusty this becoming northwesterly at 1525 mph Sunset will be at and sunrise Saturday will be at RELIGIOUS Death toll eit 200 in Colombia quake Colombia AP Authorities today confirmed at lea st 200 dead from a powerful earthqual and the provincial governor appeali stf for help for this shattered whe re tourists and religious pilgrims join ed in a desperate search for In a nationwide radio Provincial Governor Amalia de Salazar said the most urgent needs I or Popayand the surrounding area w re for drinking water or water purification porta ble stoves and large pots for cooking collective meals for the many Doctors appealed for drugs especially pain killers and alsi 3 for rat poison because many of the destroyed some dating back to the 17th were in fested w ith First aid organized by the InU irnational Red arrived at the a irport in 92 miles north of from The United Ecuad Panama and Venezuela mobili a massive aid but the transf er of supplies from the airport wasv ery officials Loc al authorities said 132 dead had so fa been identified and that there were about 70 unidentified At leas t 500 were authorities said A hundred buildings were des troyed in the neighboring towns of Caj Piendamo and wh ere 15 of the dead and 50 of the inj ured were
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