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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 15, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                New Texas Fire February Continued from Page 1A fighters include varied complaince with standard procedures outlined in departmental Firefighters say each shift is at the whim of commanding officers as to how or if those prodecures are Other complaints cite staffing shortages at some substations that require Central Station fire fighters to cover areas outside their assigned Firefighters also said there are too few men on duty during certain times and at certain locations to adequately man some During a reporters interview at Central Station Friday several firefighters involved remarked that the chief had stopped to look at them and they expressed reservations about continuing the They said they felt their jobs would be in jeopardy if greater detail of problems came out since the chief would know they spoke with the Wilson said he was surprised and disappointed to learn of firefighterss He said Saturday he is working with the associations at torney to settle complaints from He said he plans to meet with association members this week to handle concerns about shift Queen and King of Hearts changes and personnel policies within the Scott president of the said Saturday he did not want to comment on the nature of the grievance fearing any controversy might jeopardize the associations chances of an informal He added that the associations board met Saturday morning and decided officers should hot make a public announcement concerning members Wilson said he met with the associations attorney Thursday over dinner to discuss the firefighters Mainly it was things like the shift change and writing the personnel the fire chief said about the evenings I think everything went very I had the feeling that things were going to be The attorney was unavailable for Wilson said fire fighters presented him a with complaint following the January shift He cited Section of the city personnel policy as his authorization for the The section authorizes department heads to make policy they find I guess basically thats what Im hired the chief said referring to the Asked if he was satisfied with Wilsons job as fire City Manager Joe Michie What kind of question is that who recently commented that a good reporter would be over here digging for said after his retort that he was satisfied with Wilsons Despite Wilsons and fire fighters acknowledged Michie said the reporters inquiry was the first Ive heard of I dont know what there is to investigate at this He added he would require a formal complaint or other reason for initiating any investigation into fire department management or Garbage Continued from Page 1A said city Finance Director Jim the trucks cost between and That Michie came from the federal revenue sharing which cities no longer So we have got to buy the garbage trucks out of the sanitation he There are other its not just revenue production or ex Michie We have 28 people on the payroll that at a commercial company would be more labor than We are probably not efficient because our equipment is not efficient we have threeman trucks where we should have twoman Twentyeight people on the payroll and all of their benefits that affects our city insurance said the city Were not looking at just the dollars of revenue produced by the garbage collector and the cost of the but also at reducing our insurance exposure of the trucks on Winkler the street and 28 people on the Michie said that privatecompany garbage collection may also save the city 40 to 50 percent on auto service in the citys The city manager said that if the city agrees to contract with a private garbage the city will insist that one of the provisions concern the current sanitation They will either be offered a or I will have some fillin jobs that I have left open some similar type Or we will help them find he Along with employee Michie said the contracts would also control rate The city could set the contract arrangements as far as money any way we wanted he explaining that the city would control the prices and in The contracts Ive examined normally will have an Michie You bid the price and its good for oneor twoyear period with an increase that would be tied to the consumer price Continued from Page 1A Calling the most recently proposed sign ordinance Winkler said he expects the or dinance to be approved without the outbursts from advertisers that foiled the first He said the newest proposal is one that should benefit the Winkler joined the council in 1977 and served as mayor from He pointed to expanded city limits a growing business community as evidence that New Braunfels is keeping up with and encouraging Well all be facing some very important he said of New Braunfels Winkler added the major challenges facing the city council will be finding ways to protect water resources and to keeping the air free from He said city taxes will have to be increased to keep up with growing needs within the Winkler retired as principal of Seele Elementary Before working in he was a government Winkler said he plans to continue his involvement in local events particularly dealing with the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation He said he is very interested in park issues and would like to help improve the park Weather Water Watch DERYL New Braunfels High Schools of Hearts Saturday Her vyas crowned King of Hearts during Both students are1 The senior class won the competition by raising Seniors of 1987 also won the fun night The money raised by the classes goes to pay for the Comal Canyon Lake Canyon Lake outflow Canyon Lake Edwards i Texas Weather There were scattered showers and thunderstorms over the High Plains Saturday but elsewhere over Texas Police Report HEB store at 843 San Antonio reported theft of two cartons of The cigarettes were valued at A burglary Thursday morning at the residence of Cynthia in the 1100 block of West resulted in the ioss of a VCR unit and in assorted jewelry Thieves gained entrance by breaking a window and unlocking a according to police A Escort radar detector was taken Thursday from the vehicle of Dennis Henner while in the driveway of his residence in the 300 block of South A McQueeney Michael Odell reported the theft of of womens a pair of four cassette valued at and a sleeping bag from a van he was The in cident occured Thursday at the Fountain 1210 81 East The theives reportedly broke the vans A set of rear window louvers were removed from a car belonging to Carroll who lives in the 700 block of Fredricksburg while it was parked in the Though reported the in cident apparently happened sometime late last Police investigated a report of a simple assault made by Cheryl that was made The incident took place in the 600 block of Mather according to police cfs same cfs down 15 cfs same down down skies were mostly except for the deep south and sections of the Trans Pecos where sunny to partly cloudy skies An intense low pressure system over the northwest Panhandle and northeastern New Mexico brought strong west to southwest winds blowing dust across the Trans and Edwards especially at mountain Speeds were mainly 20 to 30 mph with gusts to more than 40 More than 60 mph gusts were recorded at the Guadalupe South to southwest winds of 10 to 20 mph were common Forecast SOUTH TEXAS Partly cloudy Sunday with scattered thun derstorms southeast texas in the Clear to partly cloudy and cooler Sunday night and Highs Sunday upper 60s northwest to near 80 Lows Sunday night upper 30s northwest to near 50 Highs Monday 60s north to the lower 70s Extended Forecast Tuesday through Thursday SOUTH TEXAS Mostly dry and cool Tuesday and Highs in the upper 50s and around 70 Rio Lows in the 30s arid near 50 lower coast and lower clouds not as cool Highs in the 70s lower Lows in the 50s lower coast and lower WEST TEXAS Partly cloudy Tuesday through Chance of showers Panhandle and south plains Tuesday and far west Thur Warmer cooler Wednesday and Lows Panhandle mid Highs mid 40s cooling to near 40 Lows south plains mid Highs lower 50s Tuesday cooling to mid 40s by Lows Permian Basin and Concho valley lower 30s to mid Highs around 60 Tuesday cooling to near 50 by Lows Big Bend near 30 mountains to near 40 Highs mid 60s mountains to mid 70s along the Rio NORTH TEXAS No rain expected Tuesday through Lows in the upper 20 to upper 30s Tuesday the mid 20s to lower 30s Wednesday and in the 30s Highs in the mid 40s to mid 50s Tuesday and Wed nesday and in the 50s Public Records Texas State District Court Civil Filings Lisa Mosher William protective order Kendall Noah Ernie Wendell dba Texas Western Auto damages Roberta Langley Ralph protective order Law Convictions County Court at Judge Ronald Prichard Pat 132 60 days probated for two Rex Wayne Box 60 days license suspended one Guadalupe three days Michael Box Canyon 60 days Jlcense suspended one Robert 410 River days license 60 days probated two Joeseph 201 Bristol possesion of Kenneth 60 days probated two Harry Joe Box 161 90 days probated two six days shock Geronimo 1127 San 60 days probated two Craig Allen 1318 selling alcohol to a Edmon Gaconnet Box 68 assult with bodily 45 days Guj4aupg BOX 60 days probated for two Alfredo Box San criminal toys probated PAC Ptul Box m 69 probated two unlawful carrying 241 Edward Janes STAN CUNNINGHAM Presents a IRAs and the new Tax Uws The Rules The Investments The Costs 7OQpm WO Walnut NBNB Center North United Seating Door Prizes Comal County Texas Exes Dinner and Auction to Benefit Our Scholarship Fund Monday March 1987 Cocktails 6 30 7 30 Schwamkrugs Steakhouse 1440 New Texas GUEST SPEAKER GlENNWCHTER Longhorn Band Sandra Jaekson Cash Bar So you have ah its not the city manager It would have to come back to the Michie said the city would get a share of the private firms Either a contractual amount or a gross receipt Some cities charge 10 or 15 Michie said that if the city con tracts out for one of the first things to be eliminated would be the recently enacted 50cent surcharge for capital im The city charges and puts the 50 cents into a fund to pay for The which has been collected since could be put into other sanitationrelated I would like to still see it being used for trash and sanitation usage weve talked about new containers in the Michie One idea is a city cleanup situation or use it at the landfill keeping it in general sanitation and Another possibilty of a rebate from A small private sanitation firm already operates in the city for certain larger business such as grocery stores and the We dont have the equipment and cant service the larger Michie adding that the city would give an exclusive franchise to the con tracting We would not make the existing industries and businesses that already have arrangements Michie We would take all the commercial and grandfather those businesses that already had made Three large companies Garbage Gobbler and Waste Management have expressed an interest in contracting with the Requests for proposals will be sent to along with other in terested private sanitation Michie All three of the firms have also contacted the landfill board to see if we would be interested in selling the landfill and operating it as a private corporation or leasing the landfill and them managing said who is a member of the landfill Weve here some work out there and costly equip ment that needs to be he Weve looked at incinerators and other ideas and this might be an opportune time to talk to the landfill We would need certain guarantees and assurances of proper rates in line with peoples abilities the city manager adding that the two matters are not related at this HvraldZeitung USPS 377800 Published Sunday Thursday and Friday afternoons by New Braunfels Herald Publishing 186 Castell or Drawer New Texas Second Class postage paid by New Braunfels Herald Publishing at New DAVID KRAMER Editor and Publisher JIMWEBRE Managing 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