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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 29, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Appraisal district form an experiment Bracks ByDANASTELL Staff writer About forms from the county appraisal district were discovered in mailboxes this and the chief appraiser says the next time he conducts a the forms will be accompanied by an ex The Comal County Appraisal District is testing a new way to find all the taxable property in this Questionnaires titled Confidential personal property rendition of taxable property were sent without a cover letter to homeowners in the Because of said chief appraiser Glenn many people dont know what it Quite a few people have had questions about he Most people dont really understand This is the first time the appraisal district has sent the questionnaire and Brucks said he will study the results of the mailout to determine its I doubt if we would do it every year we may do it every few and hopefully well update our data base and fill in the empty he explaining that the districts computer does not have addresses for every And it takes several weeks to get the mailout ready and its pretty Brucks The appraiser said the district gets property in formation from such things as and aircraft registration Were still going to use well just match them with the information received from the he Were trying to get all the information we can from all of our Brucks Were making sure that everything is getting treated The form sent to individuals contains spaces for listing and but Brucks explains that the District office is only interested in the vehicle Personal cars are not taxable owners of motor travel and cars used for business are asked to describe the vehicle and give an estimated property Our personal property appraiser checks it over and determines whats puts a value on and places in on the tax Brucks The values learned from this mailout will be in cluded on the 1985 tax The deadline for returning the form is April but Brucks said there is no penalty for not returning The law says you have but theres no penalty if you New Braunfels Hvrald New Texas 64 Friday March 25 Cents 24 Pages Sections MX may fall short of full arsena WASHINGTON AP The four decisive votes that rescued the MX missile system for the White House may mark the highwater level for the longrange nuclear weapon and lead to deployment of a far smaller MX force than President Reagan lawmakers Less than an hour after the House voted 217210 on Thursday to cement congressional approval of billion to buy a second installment of 21 MX a band of influential Democratic senators proposed to limit readytofire MXs to no more than President Reagan proposes a force of 100 each armed with 10 warheads and backed by 123 spare and test A 40missile fleet would aim 400 nuclear warheads at Soviet a destructive punch large enough to keep the attention of Soviet negotiators at arms control talks in but small enough to avoid setting the nuclear balance on a hair the senators MX roll call WASHINGTON API Here is how Texans voted in the 217210 roll call Thursday by which the House approved spending billion on 21 MX A yes vote is in favor of spending the Voting yes were 61 Democrats and 156 Voting no were 187 Democrats and 23 Republicans denotes those not Dmocrats yes no no yes no de la yes yes no yes yes yes no yes no yes yes Republicans xxx yes yes yes yes yes yes yes The size of the force could be ad justed according to progress at the Geneva talks or because of Soviet strategic said Sam leader of a group of Senate Democrats that voted for MX spending when it was approved in two identical 5545 roll calls last The House voted 219213 on Tuesday to authorize funds for the 21 Thursdays vote was to release the The next stage in the controversial 12year history that has marked MX development will come sometime this summer when Congress decides how to deal with Reagans request in his military budget for fiscal 1986 for billiom to build another 48 But many House and Senate leaders said they believe there is no way the total 48 will be especially in a time of high budget House Republican Whip Trent Lott of Mississippi said he believes the House probably will not be prepared at this time to go forward with the full I feel very strongly youre not going to get a heck of a lot of money for these MX missiles they shot their wad said Silvio the ranking Republican on the House Armed See Page 12A wheels Constable to get used police car By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer Precinct 4 Constable Fidel Tamez will soon have a newer car after commissioners court Thursday agreed to buy him a used police car for Commissioner Monroe Wetz wanted a review of the policy of providing cars as opposed to paying mileage for the past we were paying but we were selling at auction the old sheriff deputy cars for Its a shame we dont have any sheriff department cars for and this is not too Its really a heck of a If there are no vehicles at the sheriffs department I think we ought to go back to Wetz Commissioner Lorenzo Yankee Camarillo said that a policy on this should be set and a close look at the money involved ought to be a part of the County Judge Fred Clark and Commissioner Bill George agreed that during the next budget process they ought to make a policy that would cover these either by paying mileage when cars are not available or by providing another Right now we are operating under a policy of providing vehicles and this is a good so I think we ought to get it for Clark The 1983 Dodge Diplomat with police package of the larger engine and other features was traded in by Alamo Heights Police Department in San Antonio to Gillespie The salesman at Gillespie was a friend of another Danny Scheel of Precinct and told him about Scheel said in a telephone It only has miles on So I went to look at it after Danny told me about the car and I talked to Judge Tamez said in a telephone interview who is attending a con tinuing education class for law en forcement officers at San Antonio College this could not attend the commissioners Another agenda item added as an emergency item to Thursdays meeting was a change order that added walls to the investigators Originally the walls were drawn in the but the specifications did not include Therefore bids had not included the Commissioners had wanted to compare the cost of temporary walls with sheet It turns out the temporary walls cost more and sheet rock walls can See Page 12A Dog tired DEfiYLCLARK Little Bit gets a bicycleseye view of the world courtesy of his Guy as Weeman pedals down San Antonio Weeman has traveled to New Braunfels from New Hampshire in search of Inside 1 Water Watch Comal River 278 cfs lup 41 Canyon inflow 740 cfs down 1731 Canyon Dam outflow 866 cfs Isamel Edwards Aquifer up Canyon Lake level up Todays Weather It should remain mostly cloudy and warm today with a high in the mid Theres a 20 percent chance of possibly severe thunderstorms with a low in the mid Saturday should see a 50 percent chance of windy and cooler and a high in the mid Yesterdays high was 84 and low was Sunset tonight will be at and sunrise Saturday will be at CLASSIFIED No meltdown planned newDatapoint chief says SAN ANTONIO AP New Datapoint chairman Asher Edelman denied today he plans a meltdown of the computer manufacturing resulting in heavy job who won control of the corporations board of directors March did there are plans to sell of the service end of the Theres been an awful lot of fear there would be a meltdown or liquidation of the company that would cause a loss of Edelman said at a news That simply is not the This in its present will be a growing he Edelman said Datapoint has some real cleaning up to but he predicted sales are going to take off pretty We will return to total profitability within three he predicting the company would reach the billion sales mark within five Datapoint was a million sales company lasi Edelman said the service end of the business may or may not remain part of But he did say it probably would be owned by its present shareholders in one form or Edelman said Datapoint would remain in San where it is one of the citys largest The company employs He said no other part of the business is for sale besides the service Now thats a he Ed chief executive officer of the said there would be no guarantees that manpower would remain the It may It may Depending upon he Water issues Utilities seeks security for its water supply By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer An innovative ordinance to protect New Braunfels Utilities water supply wells will be floating to City Hail Utilities trustees okayed the resolution at their Thursday which sent the ordinance on its way to City Council where it could become law after three The ordinance minimum distances from water wells to sewage treatment animal feed drainage ditches that contain in dustrial waste solid waste disposal or land irrigated by sewage plant It will also establish a fine for those who violate these That fine was not established but Mayor Barbara Tieken said legislation passed in 1983 authorized a maximum fine of She indicated she would push for the maximum from the just so everyone knows were she None of these conditions prevail at the present Utilitites Manager Bob Sohn But San Antonio doesnt even have an or dinance like except for sections 7 and Those sections state abandoned wells within feet of a public water supply systemd must be plugged or sealed to prevent possible contamination of the Edwards Adandoned wells are defined as those that have not been in active use for more than two and plugging shall be done at the owners If any well is declared a nuisance and is contaminating the citys water the ordinance also gives Utilities the authority to act im Thursdays meeting was dominated by discussion on water By trustees authorized Sohn to move forward with a water purchase contract from Canyon Lake with the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority and to further investigate participation in GBRAs proposed surface water treatement plant on Lake In the contract for Canyon Lake Utilities would commit to purchase 500 acre feet a year for five with an option to buy up to acre feet if and when GBRA sells of the acre feet available for purchase whichever comes So youre asking us to purchase and create an option for the rest trustee Robert Orr Were declaring our but could have five years to prepare In if theres a run on were At per acre 500 acre feet represents a good amount to pay every year for Sohn But the future cost of that water could rise to who knows Thats really just a drop in the bucket to make sure New Braunfels is water See Page 12A
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