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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 18, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                M053 KV MICROPLEX MITCH WQMBLE BOX TX 75245 K i f i Cbrhal River Cariybrvoutflbw Edwards Aquifer 62403 down Gahyon Lake level down City Junior Golf Championship held Page 6A New Braunfels HeraldZtituno New Texas 163 Suhday August 50 cents 36 Pages3 Employee grievance s aired y DANA OVERSTREET taff writer After spending an hour in a public eeUng and another in private a city grievance jmmittee Friday allowed a public works employee to hold the title of assistant foreman while the city conducts a monthlong study of his Iposition and Gilbert Martinez filed a grievance against the city after his job was reclassified from shop forman to mechanic when a diesel mechanic shop foreman was At Martinez is the fact ithat he was acting shop foreman and was working on diesel engines when was told a new diesel mechanic Vas going to be Martinez filed the grievance to be reinstated as foreman Friday Martinez said he is not completely satisfied with the of the I am not satisfied he I dont have my response They are going to study and when I have the then Ill tell you if Im See Page 12A County mulls budget By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer County commissioners are con sidering giving the District At torneys Office an investigator and reducing the sheriffs investigator force by Commissioners heard four departments present their wishlist in Fridays budget workshop and indicated some of the requests that would wait another Comissioners also said an across theboard wage increase would be given to all employees this but the exact percentage would have to wait until all the budgets had been looked County Judge Fred Clark said 3 percent was a number he was considering now because of the nigh amount of the budget Commissioners gave favorable response to District Attorney Bill Schroeders request for an in vestigator and a fulltime The case load itself is remaining fairly but we are getting more bigcity Schroeder The PD police SO See Page 12A NBUs computer instalatloh J y v w I mi bugs out now l f been a whftle of bne qfthS Zisrrningis in tfie i9 j i warn By SARAH DUKE Staff writer The GuadalupeBlanco River Authority is in the process of placing floating buoys upstream of the dams on the Guadalupe River to warn people of the dangers of getting too close to the The buoys will identify the areas within 200 feet upstream of the dams at Lake Dunlap and McQueeney These areas are restricted from public People are actually insensitive to the dangers of over the said David GBRAs director of planning and develop We have really had people just float along and go over the Welsch said GBRA plans to prosecute violators for This is just one step to try to protect people from he Normal river flows can be hazardous if swimmers approach too close to the During flood releases from the currents caused flow over the dams can be particularly The restricted area is all the way across the river at Lake dam will have a marked channel on the north side of the restricted access to the r Isle of View Flood plain map mix up hears i By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer its still just as confusing as But at least it like the fight against the flood maps is nearing the Last the Federal Emergency Management Agency issued revised flood elevation maps for this area showing new flood plain areas and designating a in which building is strictly Three months after engineers hired by a group of property owners appealed the saying FEMAs engineers used in correct data in calculating base flood elevation So the appeal process but for a nobody knew which hiaps to tuse review maps the incorrect FEMA maps or the Espey Huston and Associates appeal ver The answer in when FEMA agreed the could useilSW maps to issue building perjnits because those maps show the highest base flood r Espeyj Huston engineers started their own studies to develop an interim to until FEMA finishes and develops still another The interim maps are expected to be ready by See MAP Page 12A Minority committee goes into study For the next two members of the Police Department Community Relations Study Com mittee will spend their time con centrating on their assignments rather than on specific incidents of alleged police the meeting set for Monday night has been In its second closed meeting last the committee Thursday talked to the city attorney and a representative of the Depart ment of On the group met with John Perez of the Justice Depart who offered his services as mediator of the the committee heard specific complaints read by Jimmy the Progressive Human Rights It was at the committee with its subcommittee assignments to see what we would be jble to come up committee secretary Isabel Committee members will study the criteria for hiring and training officers the procedures for processing and handling complaints against personnel and the proceduresfor arrest ment and for municipal Guadalupe Commissioners eye building masterplan V UUIxt VPQFC nc far ao nnmiloHnn firtno i y SARAH DUKE taff writer SEGUlNGuadalupe County ommissioners discussed the reation of a master plan for county uildings at their Friday The when might nclude a new jail and major im rovements to the A report prepared by architect eras in Seguin and Austin examines countys facilities and needs hrough the year This is just a preliminary report w the said Lloyd a eguin We still have one The county has basically outgrown s Uppe This building the courthouse is Imost 50 years he and uadalujpfi County in the past 50 years as far as population The most urgent problem facing Guadalupe County is the Lippe The jail is inadequate for the needs of the the report It has 30 beds and according to state it needs The courthouse is also in need of Lippe The only floor that is totaly accessible for the handicapped is the ground he With respect to the han there are all sorts of things are just not in com pliance with accessibility Thje courthouse and the jail werf built in The courthouse is a sturdy concrete Lippe We have a real solid rock of a he It has served the county and it will continue to but very bard to build on to because of its Possible solutions to courthouse overcrowding were discussed and the commissioners decided to have a workshop 22 to discuss which offices must remain in the building and which could be Several offices in the courthouse are too small for the departments that occupy them and some offices are divided at different locations in the according to the Judge James Sagebiel said he feels the county attorneys office should be located in the courthouse along with other essential county law The sheriffs office will probably be moved from the courthouse to the of prisoners were It was discovered that 30 percent of the time spent in the jail is drug or alcohol Guadalupe County now practices a weekend work release program in which light offenders work during the week and spend their weekends in Dailey recommended that some type of halfway houses be set up in the Commissioners discussed the idea of maintaining a temporary minimum security dormitory isolated from the other The architectf also recommends the countydevelop a wprking system including the installation of a com puter Inside You really must hayespmeplgce people can go to get help with these problems drug or alcohol DajUey if you spJve some jtf these problems are ion of Pailey Warn Michael and Planners of recommended that to remedy some of the immediate problems at the the county should develop an f The mends feat a minimum security of the jail bg for lighj would hive to be In the architects offenses single acsupsMcycells wq1 out Upper9Cs and drop fe the Saturdays temperature   

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