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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 31, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                nyon Incorporation debate rages on HvBARAMrtMkC By SARAH DUKE Staff writer Even though the Canyon Lake Village incorporation election is next there is still a debate raging over the need for The incorporation election is Those in favor of the incorporation say it will be better for the com munity while those opposing in corporation say the move will drive away the tourist industry that is vital to the Those opposed to the incorporation move say it means taxation without representation for those who own businesses in the community or on River Road but do not live within the I think its special interest groups that we are said William owner of River Valley Campground on the Guadalupe Incorporation could mean several different things to the lake area from city city ordinances and a city law enforcement Control of the Guadalupe River along River Road has been one of the major points pushed by those in favor of There are a number of things you could do for the said David one of the main backers of If the area were incorporated we could pass a con tainer Thompson said if a city is an ordinance could be created to eliminate glass containers on the river or any containers at Were trying to protect the were not trying to run them tourists Thompson There are about miles of river in Texas that are unuseable for swimming or boating and I dont want to see the Guadalupe become like Weve been trying to get a con tainer ordinance from the state for Perkins Even if this incorporation the state will still have control over the water Thompson said he has a truckload of cans on his property along the He added that the recent river cleanup was a very good idea but there is still large amounts of trash in the Perkins said the biggest need on the river is more law It would be nice to have more law he He added that the protection from county in previous years has improved but fears a city could not afford to provide adequate Beside controlling containers on the an incorporated city could pass ordinances regulating Thompson said building ordinances could include regulations on septic wiring and We need industry for jobs for the people who live he But we need to protect the area though Thompson said zoning could protect residential areas in that businesses would have to be built in specified That is why we went up Thompson The incorporation boundaries include land along FM 306 almost to New Braunfels ex traterritorial We want to keep industry along wouldnt want heavy industry next to a bunch of there are no regulations on building in Sattler and the Canyon Lake Law enforcement in Sattler has been a problem during summers when tourists invade the area to enjoy the river and Thompson If voters approve the incorporation the city would be required to hire a city marshal to provide police protection to the Thompson said the city could also contract with the county to continue patrolling the County Attorney Bill Reimer said he was unsure of the legality of a Under an intergovernmental contract it might be possible for the sheriffs department to do that continue patrolling the Reimer He added that if a city the sheriffs depart ment can not enforce city or The deputies are only allowed to enforce state laws such as speed Sheriff deputies do not patrol areas within New Braunfels city If they see a they act on Reimer But they dont Comal County commissioners have recently voted to stop providing any funds for deputy constables in the Constables and deputy constables had been providing en forcement along River As in all if Sattler becomes the incorporated Canyon Lake taxes will be collected from persons owning land within the city Thompson and other incorporation supporters have estimated that the property tax rate in Janyon Lake be as low as 5 cents per 1100 valuation the lowest tax rate in the state of Thompson Incorporation backers also proposed to installa 1 percent sales tax to be implemented on businesses within the Any kind of taxation is going to have an effect on Perkins But I dont know if they in corporation supporters will be able to meet expenses with what they If we have another drought out here taxes are going to go up because businesses will he Several businesses were hurt during the dry summer of Thompson estimated that the if will have an annual income of The income will be a combination of the property sales a franchise tax from utilities and fees from traffic We dont want the name Selma attached to Thompson Were not going to go looking for violators but Well catch those Thompson said between Easter and Labor Day this about 600 traffic citations were issued on River Road and in We dont want to run the tourist he But we cant set back and let them run over He added that the law enforcement in the proposed city could pay for itself in fees from traffic Thompson said the proposed citys estimated income would be more than enough to maintain the streets in the Farm roads 306 and 2673 are both stateowned and are maintained by the He added that the county will continue to maintain River Walker has seen many changes in lake area By SARAH DUKE Staff writer Lenora has lived in Sattler for almost 30 She saw the dam built on the Guadalupe River which created Canyon Lake and she saw the area change from the quiet countryside her ancestors loved to a sometimes crowded After a place has been in your family for nearly 150 you hate see the name she said while sitting at the kitchen table in her home which is on the site of one of the areas first William Martin Walkers moved to the Texas Hill Country He was one of the first settlers in the He established the first post office in what is now Sattler and served as its first Sattler also served as a judge for the When Sattler received mail from New he sorted it and sent it out to the various surrounding communities including Cranes Spring and Smithson The reason he settled in this area around here was because it was reminiscent of his native Walker Sattler was a descendant of a German royal family and was not a fanner so was not interested in the nearby riverbottom land good for Walker has lived in the Sattler area since After the dam was began coming in here from Walker Before very few people out Because the old Sattler place is still we hate to see the name she Its not that were its just that the place has always been here and were very proud of Also living on the old Sattler homestead land are son and his wife along with his two sons and their generations in The original post an old log cabin with a post office sign above the and the family cemetery are on the land that once belonged to the founder of The old post office is now used to store a collection of old some as old as the William Martin who died in and his Sophia Charlotte are buried in the family One of Sattlers two sons was killed in the Civil Walker lives in a house built on the site of the original Sattler home which burned in The house was built around the core of the original The new house still has a dog run through the A dog run is a long hallway running the length of the In early days the hall was left The which fronts the Guadalupe has been in the family since William Martin Sattler claimed the land in the early 19th Its so populated around here now that we dont have the privacy that we used to are always lots of Walker As civilization comes the wildlife was pushed There used to be quite a bit of wildlife out here but not so much Walkers aunt Carrie George lived on the family land and worked as a Walker She was very good at skinning the animals and treating the she I I guess she was better at it than most men and made a good living at Among the four households of the Walker family still living on the old homestead several are upset about the influx of tourists into the area every The river that runs along the old Sattler homestead is often loaded with beer cans and garbage from the hoards of said members of the Lake Weather Week of 2430 Temperatures 30 Rainfe Inflow High Low662 30 Outflow High 27 Lake level Low NOTE The Army Carpi of Engineer 24hour number 9643342 for people wonting current Gutdiilupe River it updated each Climb ahead at your PUBLIC LIBRARY Lak e October MOVING SALE FINAL DAYS GUARANTIIDt 90DAY EXCHANGE PRIVILEGE ON M MAJOR AmiAMCIS If you are not satisfied within 90 days after delivery of any new General Electric refrigera or microwave oven from a participating GE Retail at your option we will pick up your appliance and exchange for the same model or refund the full purchase finance ALL SALES CASH CABBY ALL FLOOR STOCK REDUCED 10 OVER COST OR LESS MICROWAVES COMPACT MICROWAVE 9995 o COMPACT MICROWAVE 129 95 8 MEDIUM SIZE MICROWAVE 160 95 FULL SIZED MICROWAVE 212 95 FULL SIZED MICROWAVE 5 WARRANTY 249 95 FULL SIZE 5 WARRANTY AUTOMATIC FEATURES 389 95 III 5 WARRANTY 189 95 SPACEMAKER11 5 WARRANTY 219 COUNTER SAVER 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