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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 2, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                Sizing it up By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Utilities bonds may go to public vote A million needs list for an approaching New Braunfels Utilities bond issue could be chopped down to But the big question is who will decide City Council or the public The recommendation to defer million in sewer and wastewater projects came from Utilities Manager Bob Sohn during a marathon workshop with council members and Utilities trustees Wednesday This is a needs not necessarily a wish Sohn This is everything we see within a fouryear So were here to develop a program as a to look at technically what the system and financially how much we can Financial consultant Floyd Westerman said he could not recommend issuing million in utility revenue But I dont see a thing wrong with the program advocated here The program included Sohns recommendation to put off in and wastewater projects until But he stressed none of the electric projects totaling should be Utilities Technical Services Manager Roger Biggers said the majority of the electric projects were necessary to meet immediate growth capacity and lead time considerations in acquiring equipment like I characterize the electric projects as no This is not staying ahead of the its Sohn Most of the recommended water and electric projects would also help create more loops within the Utilities thus providing increased system efficiency and reliability to the In consultant David Prewett with Hunter said Utilities could now transfer the majority of the load at the Kuehler Wastewater Treatment Plant to the See Page 12A Symons employees agree to new contract ByDANAOVERSTREET Staff writer Union employees and executives at Symons avoided a possible strike Wednesday by signing a new threeyear The HeraldZeitung Tuesday received an anonymous phone call from a Symons employee who said a strike would have been called at 11 Wednesday if a settlement was not Bill general manager of the company at 1155 Churchill said the contract is what he believes to be a fair and equitable settlement for Fulton said he is pleased with the agreement reached between employees and The settlement was ratified by noon Its not exactly what they wanted and its not as low as what we he Fulton did not elaborate on the wage scale set forth in the new and said that different people will receive different He did that the new contract contains a clause for wage review in the second and third year of the The previous threeyear which expired Tuesday contained a wagp reopener clause only at the beginning of the third he Fulton praised the two wage saying that because of a fluctuating the company will be able to negotiate yearly for lower or higher salaries according to the changes in the language and in benefits will be reviewed on the usual threeyear Also known as the Advance Custom Form Syrnons has been in New Braurifels since Fulton The which employs 85 contract makes steel forms for concrete con struction such as stadiums and Hance may soon be a below New Braunfels Herald New Texas Thursday May 1985 25 Cents 20 Pages 2 Sections Trashy time Incinerator plan gets no opposition By LILLIAN THOMAS Staf writer An application to operate an in cinerator for Comal County garbage had no opposition at the public hearing Wednesday Manik project engineer in the permit division of the Texas Deparment of asked for a few additions to the engineers notes in the But the plan by Energy Advancement to build and operate an incinerator got approval from the Health The million project will allow county residents to dispose of all trash for 67 cents a The company building the in cinerator will make its money from selling the electricity generated by burning the Jack president of Energy Advancement Comal Countys Solid Waste Management Board was present at the hearing along with County Commissioner Evans and County Auditor Bate The incinerator will be located at FM 1101 and Kohlenberg Lane across from the present landfill on an old landfill Since it is over an old have you investigated the existence of any methane coining up from the landfill Naik question Energy Advancements Not engineer Charles Fiedler Naik asked for a study of the existence of methane and a venting system that would reduce the ac cumulation of the gas in the both to be added to the engineers records within 10 Methane is a gas produced when organic matter If it the gas could Ed the attorney for the health conducted the House OK repeal bi Yellowbrick road See Page 12A these folks arent preparing a trip to Janis Reilly and Blanca adult volunteers for Lone Star Primarys outdoor education prepare to follow the path to explore a cave in Panther adjacent to Landa LESLIE KRIEWALDT HERALD ZFITUNG The park was full of students doing everything from fishing to chasing butterflies all as part of the outdoors AUSTIN AP The House planned a final vote today on a tentatively approved bill that would clear the way for Texans to buy everything but a car on A resounding 10240 vote Wed nesday gave preliminary approval to the bill gutting the Blue Law that has kept most stores closed on Sundays since After the formality of todays final the bill would go to the Sen Legislative approval and Mark Whites signature would vir tually kill the Blue Law on The Blue Law now bans the sale of a hodgepodge list of 42 items on both days of a It has closed most stores on The House repeal measure leaves the Blue Law on the books only for auto who have vigorously fought repeal In a key vote on an the House voted 7563 Wednesday against a partial repeal measure that would have allowed all stores to sell everything during the Christmas but not allow additional stores to open on Sundays the rest of the Dallas David sponsor of the approved said Texans have changed since Many Texas families need another day of shop ping because both parents he We all remember Thai was the year of Ozzie and That was the year of June and Ward where June is sitting around there waiting for the Beaver and all his friends to come home after school to give them a peanut butter and jelly Cain The modern June probably has a he Unfortunateh June is not there at And she needs time to go said Cain Tom DBay acknowledged changes in Texas but said the basic values of life we treasure so much remain Were talking about the quality of life this great state has offered our citizens for so many Uher That quality of life includes Sun Kuempel backs repeal Spurred by the wishes of his Edmund Kuempel voted Wednesday to repeal the controversial Blue iKSeguirn whose district comprises Juadaiupe and Kendall said a survey he took of his district last ear showed 75 percent of Die respondents favored The repeal which allows retailers to sell everythms but cars mi passed the House I think its i repeal isi what the people of Texas are looking he Kuempel favored total 1 would just as soon have had the whole he But it leaving cars out was a com promise I could live Kuempel The bill now goes to the Senate the graveyard for repeal measures in previous Asked tu assess the bills chances in the Kuempel I would Die odds are about 50 Thats where it has caught the must Wednesdays vote was Kuempels first on Blue law since it didnt come up for i floor vote during his first legislative session in Inside A Water Watch Comal River 270 cfs lup 4 Canyon inflow 575 cfs down 1 4 Canyon Dam outflow 482 cfs down 6 Edwards Aquifer up Canyon lake level down Todays Weather It will be partly cloudy and warm through turning sunny and warm Friday with daytime highs in the Tonight will be fair and warm with a low near Yesterdays high was 86 ajwl this was Sunset today and sunrise Friday CANYON at is at 5A Making the switch days free limn shopping and he It also includes Sunday dinner with fried mashed nee or lie The bill would bar employers from making employees work for seven consecutive There also are See BLUE Page 12A Hance said ready to jump to GOP DALLAS AP Former Kent who has been heavily recruited to join the Republican Party and run for governor of Texas in is on the verge of switching The Dallas Morning News reported Sources close to said Wednesday that an announcement of such a switch was tentatively planned for Friday in the newspaper the announcement could be postponed because Phil who publicly invited Hance to change parties and wants to attend the will be tied up with Senate business in I think were getting very the newspaper quoting a source close to Hance who asked not to be Were trying to work thinks out this but there are still some ends to tie The final knots not yet been The same sources said there was still a slim chance remaining that Hance would not make the the newspaper The News said Hance was reported to be in Austin but that its repeated attempts to locate him for comment were Hance has resumed his practice as an attorney since narrowly losing the Democratic nomination last year for the Senate seat Gramm later Although his West Texas congressional district voted heavily for it helped give Reagan and other Republican candidates landslide victories in the General Election last fall after Hance was See Page 2A Kent Hance   

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