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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 7, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                PageSA Adult PageSA New Braunfels Ui New Texas Zcituno 5 Wednesday January 25 Cents Two 20 Pages Injury accident ComFund still has a short ways to go to reach Its 198687 goal of but theyre confident and so are The total pledged as of this morning is ComFund is a local drive to raise augmenting funds for more than 20 human and social service agencies throughout Comal County and New Soil Conservation Service in New Braunfels later this year will spon sor a poster and essay contest for area The idea is to garner in terest in soil New Braunfels Lions and Rotary clubs are cosponsors of the contest in Comal Might be something to begin thinking about now before details are young fanners and For more in formation about soil conservation and similar events planned for call SCS at 6255611 or go by the SCS offices at 358 Landa Room in beautiful Coming a chance to tell the HeraldZeitung staff what our want or dont want in your hometown This time our survey will be directed at the general readership and will con cern such things as reader opinions on amount of wire news versus local kinds of stories found most sports Please be thinking about cause we get conflicting input at times about whether we should do things like publish motor vehicle wreck pic tures and crime stories on the front But news is and we want your opinions about what we After 134 you might think wed But people change and so do so were going to ask The Menu Crime increases 27 percent for86 burglary offenses top list Juanita of Pearsall was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital after this 1982 Chevrolet in which she was riding struck a pickup truck on FAA 306 near Longhorn In dustrial Drive shortly after 9 Richard Lewis was southbound on FM 306 in his Toyota pickup when he slowed for a car MERYL Ptwtofraphtr turning in the front of He lost control of his vehicle on the rainslick road and spun around into the oncoming Ar nulfo Tonsul struck the rear of the Toyota as it entered the northbound New Braunfels Police officials did not cite either driver for being at N BIS D trustees rej ect public forum concept Trustees want to avoid questions we cant answer BY SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Members of the New Braunfels In dependent School Board blasted the idea of having a public forum during board meetings for hearing citizen comments and The discus sion concerning a public forum came during a board study session Tues I think doing something different than what weve been doing opens meetings up for people to vent their frustration in a very undignified said Don NBISD I think that a meeting like I think that a meeting like this ought to be very carefully Im not interested in serving on this board if we turn it into something like the city council where people can go down there and mouth Don Bedford NBISD trustee this ought to be very carefully plann ed Im not going to be interested in serving on this board If we turn it into something like the city council where people can go down tbjwe and mouth off and give the newspaper something to write Charles NBISD presented a propos ed change in board policy which would allow citizens to speak for five minutes about any subject except personnel citizens may the board dur ing meetings only if are discuss ing an item on tte agenda or a portion of the has been designated for saia ft 4MB not want NBISD board to become the free for that New Bravjnfels City meetings sometimes He SftM the council meetings tend to get out of contra because of the statements made by To be placed on the NBISD board agenda it tnis a citizen must make a request to thp superintendent in writing at least five working days before the regularly scheduled The wishing to be on the agenda must givp their ad dress and explain the subject matter to be According to board complaints and concerns for which other resolution procedures are provided shall be directed through those Bradberry said jie prepared the proposal for an open forum at the boards pnly one board member at Tuesdays meeting spoke in favor of the change in Trustee Jean said she feels people living the district need to know that they tyve access to their school Trustees Aguinaldo Zamora and Robert Clarke were not By DAVID MAY Staff Writer Assault and burglary incidents reported to New Braunfels police in 1986 showed significant increases compared to the previous year and overall criminal activity in the city was up 27 There were a total of criminal Incidents investigated by police last year grouped in eight Assaults were up 53 percent In 1986 with 305 Incidents A total of 536 burglaries were reported by citizens last year compared to 394 cases in Police public Information Officer Martin Mayer said that burglaries and burglaries of motor vehicles are the biggest impact crimes in the community because of their monetary losses annually to He said that neighborhood crime watch programs initiated in 1986 and the proposed formation of a local crime commission could help gradually decrease those types of The numbers are mind Mayer Monetary losses mon thly in motor vehicle burglaries alone ranged anywhere from to Police responded to a total of calls for service which was up from calls in 1985 for an increase of one Two homicides were Investigated by police In The previous year saw only one such Juan Salinas was found dead in his car June 21 in Cypress Bend Park with a gunshot wound to his left present at Tuesda s I know that whtn this comes up in front of the that people have Im going to vote for because 11 link its important an opportunity to I think its important mat people portgnity to express we know we have a right or an aven lift mikes vs feel nave an op when e to express Jean ward NBISD trustee Even more police cars and patrolmen do not cut Thats been pro Officer Martin Mayer NB Police Department In the second ten monthold Justin Thomas Erben died 12 as the result of injuries to the head and Both cases were cleared by Robbery and larceny reports were up 22 percent in Police respond ed to 33 robbery calls and larceny which include burglaries of motor Two crime catagories were down in activity in Motor vehicle thefts cases totaled down 13 per while only one forced rape inci dent was investigated by police com pared to three such cases the previous Traffic accidents were down though fatalities 993 ac cidents were reported compared to the previous Only one per son died on New Braunfels streets in 1985 while two were killed last Police placed people under arrest as well as 98 1985 totals show arrest totals of plus 78 While Mayer noted that even while total crime watch programs in force around the city would not cut out See Page 2A NB parks board wants user fees7 at Cypress Bend Although many details remain to be ironed out it is certain that New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Ad visory Board will recommend to City Council next month an ordinance calling for the implementation of a user fee for Cypress Bend The term user fee has become popular in city government over the past few months as a way for people using certain city owned facilities to pay for their operation in light of re cent budget The used as an exit for boating and floating concessionaires along the Guadalupe is worn out from excessive use according to Board Chairman Carl Fox and a fee would help create revenues to main tain and improve the The questions are whether to charge concessionaires a flat mon thly fee or per person coming out of the river if the how much the fee should The board questioned the fairness of a flat fee when considering size of a concession operating along the Discussion of a per head anywhere from 25 cents to one also met with much A charge of one dollar per person ex iting the river at the park could create nearly a year in extra funds during the twelve to fifteen months of peak according to the Nobody likes to see fees go Fox who is in favor of the one dollar per person I am asking for an extra dollar for floating and recreation received from what has been a free resource that the city Is paying for the Parks Director Da vidWhatley said in light of a tight city the parks department will unf be receiving any additional mtiiti In ttvp cominK The doiian we SMUf y f WBFP Tflppf ww have now are all the are gplng to he totf Concessionaires would lit wspwsi fee collecting the Howard who operates G Mote and Betty operator of Texas Canoe both suggested tjtat a fl fee is Spandau wld that he Raising to would not be worth If we cant get a I suggest we dont even do the JeffVanKleef Parks board member would be more in favor of a 50cent fee while Walls suggested a 25cent fee or a monthly flat Fox and board member Jeff VanKleef said that those figures were too low and would not generate enough revenues to justify enacting such an Raising to would not be worth If we cant get suggest we dont even do the Fox echoed those comments saying that he felt a fee was not asking for too When you charge you dont get fewer peo you get more quality he Spandau asked that the board keep the proposal as simple as possible to avoid He also asked the board not to make a proposal that would hurt or discourage The possibility that some conces sionaires would have their customers exit at privately owned exits was brought up as a possibility should a per person fee be Fox said that would eliminate the pro blem of wearing out the roads to the park as weU as the Utter and tainance VanKleef called that a catch22 The board hopes to gather more in put from other concessionaires using the park as an exit point before mak ing their recommendation to The bJWTd meets the first Tuesday of every Parks Director David Whatley said that if the board wishes to have the fee to effect by an must be ready for council prior to allow for three nflpfttfftry before a can be adopted u city   

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