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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 15, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                High noon for Unicorn Page 11A Draft sign control Page 3A New Braunfels WSSsbB New Texas 31 Zeitimo Four 46 Pages Sunday February 50 Cents stammtisch A loaf of A When it rains it At least thats what we say at the Herald Zuitiniy cause it really does New Braunfels Police said they got two reports of peasize one on South Seguin Street and one in and by water was a foot deep in some parts of No directly storm related damage had been reported by the time we put the paper to its soggy a major ac cident was reported by Comal County Sheriffs Department on FM 311 about a mile north of Smithson Valley High No details were available by Kudos to New Braunfelser Barry The Texas School Public Relations Association was so im pressed with Allisons idea to keep local children safe that it awarded him the 1987 Texas Bright Idea Award in Austin chairman of the Comal County Child Welfare Board and a big guy over at New Braunfels won the award for the Safe Haven The program lets school children know if theyre ever lost or need NBU officials are people they can count Its a nice idea and makes the world a little more friendly for The Bright Idea Award is given for the most outstanding new project or program designed to promote public education in Texas through effective said TSPRA Vice President Bob Both the New Braunfels and Comal school district nominated Allison for his Congratulations Not only do you come up with ideas to keep our children but you keep those computers going at Friday the then Valentines and now its Farm Bureau Week in Comal Will the fun never stop This week is part of a statewide observance which focuses attention on efforts of county Farm Bureaus to enroll new according to James president of the Comal County Farm County Judge Fred Clark signed a proclamation making the week The members of the Comal County Farm Bureau are involved in the business of feeding the world and they deserve a little recognition for The organization represents farmers and ranchers in their struggle with the government and it also helps out a lot of young people involved in Texas Farm Bureau give annually in scholarships to young people in FHA and 4 People who have been saved by the so to have formed the Texas Safety Belt Survivors The organization is made up of people who cheated death or maybe just used their brains and buckled Individuals interested in joining should call 18002528255 for an Shirley Dixon wrote to tell us that although she has generally had little other than disdain for day care she has found one in New Braunfels that gives her little girl what she needs a healthy en vironment and lots of love and attention with kids in her age Shirley Ukes Happy Days Day Lest we be accused of mentioning one and not moms and if yall like your kids day care let us know the reasons why and well mention it TbeMenu CLASSIFIED 945B COMICS 8B CBOSSWOfiP 78 7A MB 4A DMVL FtototraptMr Every year New Braunfelser Seresa Ogden giver her something special for Valentines This year it was a picnic in Landa complete with a loaf of head of a bottle of wine and even violinist Tom Engler of Seguin for Firefighters say policies problems exist By SARAH DUKE andJIMWEBRK Staff Writers New Braunfels while claiming they could lose their jobs if they speak openly about problems in their say they want changes starting at the New Braunfels Fire Fighters Association members have remained silent and admonished one of their own for talking to a reporter but the association nevertheless has retained an at torney in the belief they will need legal help in presenting their grievances to city Saying they fear losing their jobs for criticizing Fire Chief Jack the firemen asked not to be A rift in the department began in early January when Wilson ordered shift changes for 19 fire fighters since that the association has hired an attorney to resolve problems with Wilson said the shift changes were ordered because the men needed cross He added that shift changes are common in the Firemen said inconsistencies in regard to policies within the department have become so great that they feel there are actually different fire departments in New It seems like each shift is its own said one Central Station firefighter who said he feared for his job security if he was iden tified in news Specific complaints among fire See Page 2A Winkler bows out By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer After serving on the New Braunfels City Council for 10 Max Winkler announced Saturday that he will not seek Im not going to run Ive had a wonderful experience and made a lot of friends and I dont have any Winkler The reason for not seeking reelection is that Ive had 10 years of service and I just feel that there are many con cerned people that will step in and continue the Winkler has been an advocate of controlled growth and is a strong supporter of the sign ordinance currently under scrutiny by the I emphatically endorse that he said Pointing to the fact that surrounding cities have banned or otherwise controlled billboard and sign Winkler said New Braunfels is being swamped with signs from outoftown swamped wife unsightly eyi4ence of their presence coming into town on Texas he said I think the sign ordinance should pass before I get off the he Citys revised sign control draft draws mixed reviews By DAVID MAY Staff Writer An unnofficial and informal sampling of proponents and opponents to the sign and billboard ordinance drafted last November brought varied and predictably opposite responses than those given at the time the proposed measure was made Members of both including city council member Barbara agreed that much of the dispute that erupted among citizens during city council meetings last and both councilappointed sign and billboard advisory the first of which designed the controversial could have been avoided had the city perhaps been more open in con ducting citizen input concerning a new sign and billboard City staff has drafted a new ordinance which council will go up for public hearing and first of three public readings at its next meeting Staff was charged with designing the new propoed which is considerably briefer and more liberal than the original following councils abolition of the original committee and second appointed committee after what Mayor Ed Sciantarelli called the cat fight that erupted among the two Copies of the current proposed ordinance were given to former council member Mary Lou who first called for such a and New Braunfels MaxWinkter I hope well be able to get that through with no Winkler said he was disappointed that an earlier attempt to pass a sign ordinance down amid con troversy from the business com Im sorry that we had that he sign ordinance committee had done an excellent job of compiling an or it was See Page 2A See draft ordinance Page 3A Council of Garden Clubs Secretary Peggy all of whom favored stern signage control for New opponents of the first including Pete owner of Oasis Outdoor Advertising and who served on the original sign committee from its in Harry owner of May HiWay and businessmen Bob Pacharzina and Dennis Rhoades also received copies for In no particular somewhat were as follow Rushing Other communities are working diligently to preserve their natural beauty and it seems like their are a few special interest people in this community who are dead set against any proposal we may have to I expect well see it as a destructive As soon as Loop 337 and our scenic and historic districts get clut tered up with signage so much that you wont even be able to see the sun set everyone will see what we were talking This draft is not what wo had in mind when we first brought the proposition Staff was put in a nowin The community had a good ordinance first draft land it was shot See Page 3A The Garbage Business Thats the reason private firms vie for the right to pick up what people throw By DANA OVERSTREET Staff Writer City officials concede they have been approached by private firms wanting to sign contracts to pick up the city When the subject came up at last years city council city solons saw a chance to cut costs so it is only natural that New Braunfelsers consider the But according to one city ad there are tales of discontent as well as success stories surrounding privitization of garbage Everything from rate increases sooner than expected to poor service has been But some find the contract system works Perhaps the big dif ference in cityoperated refuse collection and private companies is When a private firm is in the position of answering to a public government officials will have to hope the contract they negotiate will mean the city has performed within the letter and spirit of the city charter requiring our municipal administration to provide for public health and New Braunfels City Manager Joe Michie wants to dispel rumors that all city sanitation workers will soon be out of job if the city council decides in favor of privitization of garbage and refuse collection My mind is not made up at this point whether or not it is said City Manager Joe We have not completed our analysis on that and city council hasnt reviewed We dont have any predeter mined idea that were going to do Michie Requests for proposals have been but they need work and We are going to put it out to garbage contractors to see what their prices are going to then we can make a The city manager said he expects to present the final draft of the requests for proposals from garbage services at a March council Michie first introduced the idea of contracting with private companies at a council retreat last I was going over with council the various ways the city might could save money ways we might could look at fees and set some priorities of the kinds of services the city should provide and look at the possibility of contracting out some of the services tfce city was doing and possibly saving some Although the sanitation depart ment operates at a that extra LESLIE Photographer Jesse Mata and Tom Sanders of City of New Braunfeis Sanitation Department go about their jobs on Lee What would happen to these and the other men who keep New Braunfels clean would depend on what kind of contract the city council negotiates if private contract garbage collection services become a money still isnt enough to keep the department at the level it should Michie With our rate we do make money out of the garbage he We are making money and producing revenue at the expense of not replacing our equipment and keeping our equipment If the numbers on this private service dont wed certainly be foolish to get out of Michie We have nine trucks and four of those nine really do need to be he They range in cost from to It is an appropriate time since we need to replace garbage to look at the possibility of saving the city a big capital outlay for Michie said the city is in this jam because it hasnt regularly bought new garbage trucks through the My concern is in the next four to five coming up with he We have not been buying garbage trucks regularly like we should Weve let things go and put off capital improvements because of budget problems and now were looking at a big outlay or con tracting it Since the city has spent for two trucks and three packer bodies the back portion the At the time of See Page 4   

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