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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 14, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas BOX 816423 TX 75381 1 NB keeps Page 9A Page Page 1B New Braunfels New Texas W Zcituno 10 4r Wednesday January 25 Cents Two 20 Pages I Stammtisch Hangin in Coming a special tabloid featuring our new Comal County Courthouse replete with pictures of our fine elected officials and floor plans for the annex and remodeled Comal County certianly one of the most architecturally as well as among Texas 254 Its news you can use with locations of county offices and a brief history of how we got from there to Look for it behind the fullcolor photo of the new facility on the front January 16 is Arbor Day in the Lone Star and the San Diego Zoo is giving away live oak trees in Some 100 seedling trees will be given away at the gates beginning Perhaps the only notsoecological thing New Braunfels German founders did was use up all the walnut trees in the vicinity to make Take a trip to the zoo and pick up an then come home and plant but plan for the plan ting cause live oaks grow wide and 60 give or take a horizontally and By the 16 happens to be the third Friday in which is actual ly the true designation for Arbor Day in Hill Country poets will want to know A grand prize To the winner will go Some 200 such are on the line In the Great American Poetry Con test For prose so fine To enter the send your work To World of Poetry Great 2431 Sacramen 95817 And please dont smirk Deadline is Supervisor of Mails Carl Feltner wants you to know that if you live at Canyon Lake or In New keep putting such on your Residents have expressed confusion over Zip Code changes recently an says But your city or unincorporated area is not chang only the Call him at 625 7736 for more Buy Savings The Government needs the A representative of the Treasury dropped by the other day to promote our governments but before he could say why he was actually a few in eluding Harold Zeitwg left gut the back under the false impres sion that the IRS had come Spared the coops pigeon population so bad in the exodus that San An tonio wants to know if New Braunfels wants some of its birds Note The Men y BUSINESS CLASSIFIED HB COMICS 5A QEABABBY EDUCATION 12A Julio Puente of Carrizo Springs works for Wingfield Construction Company on the HeraldZeitungs new digs on Landa Puente is installing iron rebar which will sup DCRYL port the concrete flooring the renovated We expect to be moving into our new offices in late in case you were Fivebag limit misunderstood By DAVID MAY Staff Writer Citing general New Braunfels City Manager Joe Michie this week said he wants to clear the air of the stink caused by the citys five gar bage bag limit The five bag limit is not an ordinance nor is it a Michie said during his regular report at Monday nights City Council It got Simply we were asking the citizens to help us during the holidays when garbage pickups are at their The big push is over he The fivebag limit was in reference to bags of leaves in addition to regular items left for the ad ministrator Were asking for on Monday and Tuesday mornings especially which are normally the busiest by asking people to try to put their garbage out on slack Michie If you put out six or more we are not going to not pick them We are simply asking for Joe Michie NB City Manager If you put out six or more we are not going to not pick them We are simply asking for help because our crews have been working literally into the night sometimes to complete a He noted that the request came at a time when collec tions were heavy because of the raked fall leaves and because of additional garbage such as discarded holiday wrappings and food Voters to decide sales tax By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Guadalupe County Commissioners have called an election April 4 for county residents to decide how they want to pay their Voters will face the option of im plementing a onehalf cent county sales tax which would drop property taxes by the same total Its to offset the property said County Judge James Commissioners set the election dur ing their Monday meeting in The judge explained that the new if would decrease pro perty taxes by the same amount as that Recent legislation permits the new sales which Guadalupe County previously did not Sagebiel emphasized that the new sales tax is not taking more money from the tax but is simply taxing in a dif ferent If we were to Guadalupe County from the sales the property taxes would decrease by that same whatever the percent would Sagebiel Ad valorem taxes in Guadalupe County were set in December at cents per That rate reflects a Jump of more than 13 cents from the 1986 Taxpayer groups in Guadalupe County have been vocal in their op position to what they consider unreasonable property Last Guadalupe County voters forc ed a rollback of county The decision by commissioners to an election was The judge said the move will not increase the amount of money coming into the countys coffers if the new tax would lighten the financial load on property owners in the county and shift it to a broader section of the population including outofcounty Also during Mondays the commissioners decided to remain a part of the Greater AustinSan An tonio Corridor Paul executive director of the presented an informational program to the commissioners designed to up date them on the councils city council join in workshop Thursday 4A New Braunfels Utilities board of directors will join the New Breunfels City Council in a workshop Thursday to discuss financing for the Canyon Panj hydroelectric Tfte workshop will begin about in the NBU board room follow ing a tour of the LoWer Colorado River Authority property near Wa Pirt and an executive The tow wiu begin at 7 and the ecuilve session is expected to begin ty twice in the last two weeks to work out the details of a financing plan for the proposed project which would tap the energy of water flowing out of Ca nyon Work on the project is expected to begin p soon as all government ap proval Is in GBRA is planning to finance the JBT WflSr f 125 mjiilon project through the site of municipal Because the city o w to Sfife cgstaper foj the power iob general New BWHSjefc would be MATHf Council places charter item on April ballot While making their choices for the three atlarge positions on New Braunfels City voters on April 4 also will be asked to approve a change in the dates of future municipal On council authorized the city attorney to prepare a resolution for the ballot that will change the election date from the first Saturday in April to the third Saturday to The resolution will also include an amendment to the charter to swear In elected officials im mediately after votes have been rather than the cur rent practice of waiting until the first regular meeting of the month following the eliminating a lame duck period for outgoing board Since all four districts will be voting during the genera council believed it would be an idea time for proposed changes in the charter in accordance with State Candidates for city council must fje between 19 and Feb Absentee voting begins March 19 Solons approve some user fees Pool use charges intended to bring in includes improvements By DAVID MAY Staff Writer User one finally and others approved by the City Council this week will serve to mitigate revenue shortfalls in several including parks and civic center An ordinance allowing for changes In the fee schedule fhe use of pic nic spaces on weekends and holidays at public parks was adopted into city charter with the approval of its third reading Proposed fee changes at the Civic Center and both municipal swimming pools received approval of their first readings as Nonresidents will pay for picnic spaces 365 days per year at an in crease of 10 percent over the original fee under the new schedule effective this While fees for group areas jump 20 New Braunfels residents upon proof of residency will receive a 35 percent discount on costs and will pay for spaces only on weekends from Easter through Oc Chamber of Commerce officials hope to offset operation losses at the Civic Center with proposed rate changes for groups using the Although Chamber officials concede revenues generated from use of the See Page 2 A New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is in creasing the fees charged for entrance into the citys two Along with a 25cent daily entrance annual passes will increase with final approval by city The hike is expected to raise approximately for pool im Annual Fee Fee passes was will be Miller announces for city council election Insurance salesman Doug is the first candidate to announce candidacy for the upcoming April municipal A member of a variety of civic organizations and a previously un successful candidate for an atlarge council seat seven years Miller says he will bring an open door and concerned ear to the citizens of New Braunfels if Laverne Eberhard is campaign manager for Miller while Joe Rogers will serve as campaign Miller and his the former Anne have one Douglas They attend First Baptist He is employed by Witting Miller Insurance Agency of New Having grown up in New Braunfels and now raising my family the future of our community is vitally important to I have spent the last eight years building my business and serving our community in various As a member of organizations such as Comal County Wurstfest and I have been afforded the opportunity to work with and come to know many people in our These people and I believe there are things that can be and must be done to keep our community yet provide the kind of services the citizens That is why I have decided to run for the city council and have the full support of my We have serious problems in our city that need Our crime rate is growing every Just last I read that robbery is up 22 burglary percent and assaults up 53 For the taxes we pay we should be assured of adequate police especial ly for the senior citizens more times than are the victims of The police department has done a good job given staffing but they can only do so much with limited I fully support the longneeded communitywide program to organize blocks and neighborhoods to help each other against crime and give the support needed by our police Another major issue is the city We need to be more frusinftssHKp in spending our tsy The budgeting process can be improved and more attention given to setting the right Douglas Miller Miller said he supports user fees for city parks and thinks parks Direc tor David Whatley has done a good While not criticizing any current council Miller said he will bring a needed autonomy to city government Miller said that before the city con siders any sort of increase in ad valorem We should be sure we are spending our dollars as wisely as we He said he agrees in principal with the concept of an autonomous ap praisal separate and distinct from any individual taxing Opponents of Comal Central Ap praisal Districts independent opera including Rick the ap praisal districts have in dicated they will use the CAD as a campaign issue in the We need to add in dependent leaders to our city Ones who will work with and for not just a select little I am not going to make cam paign promises that I cannot but this is one that I can l pro mise to remain independent and con sider viewpoints from everyone in my decisionmaking whether it be the laborer or the in dustrial One request I do have of the pop ple call me and let me know What you think and what is important to you tor the future of New Mjjjer said be will not with s particular poMcal party
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