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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 24, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas New November Comal commissioners opt for automated garage Staff Comal County may have the first totally automated parking garage in the with gave his second presentation to commissioners court In a workshop with the architect Thursday We have the automatic ticket maker In many loca and in some places the change but as far as 1 know no where in this country has anyone put all of these automated processes together in one cabinet Garza Commissioners said they wanted to get away from hav ing a paid attendant which would cost more in the long County Commissioner Monroe Wetz said he had seen fully automated systems all over Europe and they work ed Commissioners had talked about going out for but decided they would probably put in the automated park ing with a change Garza estimated It would cost including credits for the parts of the system already in the Commissioners also discussed a skywalk connecting the new courthouse annex with the It could meet fire code standards if it crossed at the third architect Chris DIStefano told The best place for the skywalk Is where the elevator In the courthouse is moving the elevator one room the architect The elevator blocks a side en trance that commissioners wanted reopened 1 would prefer It If we could put it somewhere back but the further back you the more expensive it DIStefano apparently because the buildings are further the general contractor for the annex has estimated the cost of the enclosed walkway to be roughly and could be done In a change Deaths Kretzmeier Services for Jack Kretz of 1700 NW 5th Mineral will be 2 Monday at the Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New the Linwood Kennedy and Rodney Wells Burial will be at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Visitors may call at the funeral homeafter 11 died 23 at Eden Home for the Aged in New He was born July 1901 in New Braunfels and married Mae Kretz meier nee Weinaug March 1928 In San He was the son of Gustav and Marie Kretzmeier nee Raabe and was a retired homebuilding contrac He was a member of the First Pro testant Church of New Braunfels and was born to a pioneering ranching Upon retiring from the con struction he moved to Weatherford and then to Mineral Wells and then joined his soninlaw in the ranching business at Millicent He is survived by his wife Mae Kretzmeier of Mineral Wells two Bob Patricia Messer of Mineral Wells and Joe Marge Pantermuehl of Seguin a Arthur Olga Linnartz of Rusk a Herbert Kretz meier of New Braunfels and four Electric rate increase eyed Whether electric rates are going up and by how much will be a big agen da topic at the New Braunfels Utilities board set for Tuesday at Honors But thats not Trustees are also scheduled to decide exactly how to return a rebate from the Lower Colorado River Authority to Utilities Utilities Manager Bob Sohn has suggested a credit on December bills to based on their individual kilowatt hour consumption for the months of May and June of this Amendment of the current per cent power cost adjustment is also on Tuesdays The adjustment was authorized by Utilities trustees on July 25 to recover increased sup plier costs from LCRA until new elec tric rates could be presented and ap proved by City But the in terim power cost which made its debut on Utilities August has been overcollecting for LCRAs increased The higher electric rates wont be new to Utilities who have spent at least seven hours at public workshops on revised definitions of customer classes and corresponding rate designs based on what it costs the Utilities to serve each If approved at Tuesdays Utilities the next stop is City Council where the new rates must be approv ed and read three times before becoming an effective Weather Texas An Arctic cold front edged further south Into North Texas and the South Plains extending from across the Red River and westward to warm moist Gulf air still produced some lowlevel cloudiness over the eastern two thirds of widely scattered showers continued over parts of Central and South Texas as well as the lower Drizzle accompanied by dense fog cut visibility over the Hill Country around Austin and San Skies were clear over the and mostly fair skies covered the rest of West the National Weather Service Temperatures warmed into the iOs and 70s ahead of the with readings in the 80s over the Rio Grande The 30s and 40s were common behind the frontal The lateafternoon extremes rang ed from a cold 38 degrees at Dalhart in the Panhandle to a warm 85 degrees at McAllen in the lower the weather service The forecast calls for considerable cloudiness over most of the state through except or continued fair skies in the far Some inter mittent light drizzle and early morn ing fog is possible over the south with a chance of rain over North Texas Highs Sunday will be in the 30s and 40s in the northwest to the 50s and 60 except for some 70s and 80s in the extreme south and Big Bend Forecast North Texas Cooler scattered thunderstorms continuing east and Considerable fog and drizzle Sunday night with slightly warmer Partly cloudy and much warmer Highs Sunday 50 northwest to 66 Lows Sunday night 39 northwest to 53 Highs Monday 66 to South Texas Considerable cloudiness through Sunday night with intermittent light rain or drizzle and A chance of thunderstorms southeast Partly cloudy south cloudy north Monday with a chance of Turn central on A little warmer Lows Monday night in the 40s north to the 70s ex treme Highs Sunday in the 50s north to the 80s Highs Monday in the 60s north to the 80s East Texas Sunday and Sunday nightcloudy and cool with scattered showers and High in the lower Low in the upper Northeast wind 5 to 10 miles an Chance of rain 50 percent Sunday and 20 percent Sunday Monday partly cloudy with a high in the upper West Texas Generally fair far west and extreme south through Sun Becoming mostly sunny again Sunday Generally fair most sections Sunday night and Mon day except mostly cloudy late night and early morning Basin and Concho River Highs Sunday upper 40s north to low 70s Big Lows Sun day night upper 20s north to the mid 40s Port Arthur to Port OConnor Southeast winds near 15 knots Sun day and Sunday Seas 3 to 5 feet through Occasional light rain and dense Scattered thundershowers Port OConnor to Brownsville Southeast winds near 15 knots Sun day and Sunday Seas 3 to 5 feet through Occasional light rain with patchy Extended forecast North Texas Partly cloudy and warm Mostly cloudy and turning cooler Wednesday with a chance of Mostly fair and mild Lows in the 60s Tuesday cooling into the 50s Wednesday and 40s Highs in the 70s Tuesday cooling into the 60s Wednesday and South Texas Mostly cloudy Tues day through Chance of showers most sections on Wednesday and over eastern and southern sec tions on Warm Tuesday and A bit cooler on Lows Tuesday and Wednesday in the 60s north and 70s south with highs in the 70s north and 80s Lows Thursday in the 50s north and 60s south with highs near 70 north and near 80 West Texas Partly cloudy and mild with scattered showers Tues Fair with a cooling trend Wednesday and Highs Panhandle mid 60s Tuesday cooling to near 50 Lows near 40 cooling to near 30 by Highs South Plains near 70 Tuesday cooling to mid 50s Lows lower 40s cooling to mid 30s by Highs Permian Basin and Concho Valley mid 70s Tuesday cooling to around 60 Lows near 50 cooling to around 40 by HOLIDAY SATELLITE SPECIAL Fully Programmable System includes STS LSR STS LNB Chaparal Feedhorn 9 II Southern Spun Dish tolal SI plus tax ELLIOTT SATELLITE SYSTEMS 629644 CONGRATULATIONS to Texas Commerce Bank New Braunfels The bank with a good a great and a glorious future JOHN McGEE 1 hesitate to tell you that DiStefano because it seems too I didnt give them structural but they have engineers with them that could tell about how much steel would be needed to do It shouldnt increase by 1520 percent and thats still The architect said he needed to get commissioners ap proval to move ahead with the drawings and get approval from the Texas Historic Commission before the skywalk could become part of the building Be sure to tell the Historic Commission that we will improve the courthouse by restoring that side entrance when we remove the Wetz I dont think we will have any trouble getting approval for this because it will not substanclally change anything on the courthouse the architect And Mary administrative assistant to commissioners court has already mdtle priliminary contact with them on At first the commissioners had wanted a walkway con necting the second but the fire code required more height between the buildings for fire trucks to get The elevator will have to be changed to a larger one that can hold the architect The walkway will be used for the constant traffic bet ween the county attorneys office and county courtat county clerks office and county judge who presides over and the probation office ami the district and county courtatlaw Bill county extension also came to the workshop to discuss the drawings DiStefano made for the extension office to be placed on the second floor of the new Schumann and commissioners agreed that the annex was not an ideal placement for his Commissioners discussed moving the sanitarians office and the verterans service office to the annex Instead and work ing out a contract with the city to possibly buy the proper ty that the health department occupies If we had to we could add on to and the parking Is ideal for your night County Judge Fred Clark If theres any way we can afford 1 think we ought to build another building for them at the jail or find another Wetz Plans had been drawn for such a building of metal and brick to be built on the jail but It would cost almost without the separate storage garages which are needed for animal grooming Right now that equipment is scattered all over the its out in the elements because we have no place to put Commissioners were concerned that the extension homemaker groups that meet during the day would have trouble with finding that the cooking smells would stay in the building too that the kitchen eventually have to be taken out when the county would need the and at night the security of the building would be a Council to mull deannexation By DAM OVEHSTREET Staff writer New Braunfels City Council Mon day night will discuss a request to de annex about 22 acres of land owned by the Coleman Company on FM The city annexed 933 acres north of FM 306 and between the MKT railroad and Interstate Coleman was one of the industries included in that Assistant City Manager Hector Tamayo said the request for disan nexation comes from representatives of Coleman and from He said the land in only a small portion of the Coleman proper is the portion nearest Hunter Also on Mondays agenda is the emergency reading of an ordinance setting up the citys Drainage board of adjustments and appeals and ad ding two alternate members to the slate of five regular Council last month appointed five people to the then on had to reappoint two more will again have to find so meone else to serve on the John who along with Gene Rutherford was chosen earlier tlijs not live in the city City Manager Michie sug gested council appoint alternates to the board so a quorum could be met at the boards Also on Mondays agenda Report from the Police DepartmentCommunity delations study which was ap pointed in July to look into the rela tionship between the police depart ment and Ihe community and into procedures for officer training and Set a date to review bids for million in general obligation bonds approved by voters in October for im provements to drainage and public Third reading of an ordinance in stituting a service charge on collec tion and removal of discarded tires from service stations and retail tire First reading of an ordinance renaming the portion of US 81 that travels through New Braunfels Elliot Knox Resolution amending the lease agreement dated bet ween the city and David Schoenvogel to operate the miniature train in Lan da Resolution allocating funds from the hotel room occupancy tax special projects fund to Kinder Panzer of New Braunfels and Circle Arts The Arts and Cultural Com mission approved the allocation of to Circle Arts and to the Change the date of the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies on Main Plaza from 3 to Authorize a public perhaps with Comal of junk ed and obsolete The meeting will begin at in City Hail council Hfites a wonderful way to express your Give her a Keepsakediamond engagement Give Your Carpet You have a lot invested in your and it deser ves the loving care of Terrys Cleaning This professional cleaning actually protects your carpet and main tains a newer look through years of wear and Call us for a free estimate at no 1630 Highway 81 West 6291322 SAN ANTONIO t New Braunfels Third Annual Christmas Art The holiday shopping Show youve been waiting for Hand Unique Quality Gifts for 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