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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 12, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Taxi ticket and compliffiehled the officer tof his She was a traffic hazard afid was not lfansfoftlhg blood al the t thiftk the officer used good discretion before issuing the Wolff pointed to guidelines within the Texas Motor Vehicle Code which states emergency vehicles must be vehicles identify themselves only as cabs and delivery service Judge StfoUd did not return a reporters 1 am not a negligent I have to set art ample for my drivers and put myself on the Brotze When asked If she will con tinue the she 1 dont Im caught between a rock and a hird t shouldnt be the sucker on this 1 feel like Ive been done What are we going to do We are Johnny on the night or If I 1 wont let my drivers go and 1 wont Garza agreed Brotzes service has been invaluable and would put the hospital in somewhat of a quandry If she discontinued the He said he Is surpris ed at Selmas action he law enforce agencies have usually been helpful m the I want to if I I have alwayrtried te work with the saiti wits every New Years Eve provides free fares for those tot drunk te Bill lab supervisor of duadaiupe Valley Memorial Hospital in said courier services such as taxis have helped reduce times of tratisferr mg and delivering blood and specimen samples in He said the Seguin facility used to use law enforce ment agencies but they were often slow because of transferring packages from vehicle to vehicle as they crossed city or county At South Texas Regional Blood Director of Hospital Services terry dhaffee said the facility does have some vehicles available for but they are often in service and unavailable to go out of such runs are not in critical but emergencies do arise from time lo he explaining that the blood bank has three Vehicles in operation during the day and two available at Lake Dunlap Trotline By CAROL ANN AVERY Correspondent The monthly garage sale at the Lake Dunlap Volunteer Fire Depart ment went very well on Saturday but the cold rains set in on Sunday put ling a huge crimp in the There are still some nice objects for the sale next Six men from the LDVFD attended a special Fire Protection School sponsored by the Wimberly Fire Department and run by the Texas Extension last Satur In Over 80 fire fighters from Central and South Texas LDVFD will have their monthly board meeting April at the fire All in terested residents are invited to at If you have interesting items for the call 6259144 or drop by the HeraidZeitung office at 186 s Proposed million budget on council agenda Tuesday By DAVIDMAY Staff Writer The first part of New Braunfels Ci ty Councils Monday night agenda is brief and to the Sat at large elect a mayor and mayor discuss the coming years requested as un balanced budget and set a property rate tax increase both Doug Miller and Bill as well as elected incumbent James Goodbread knew what they were in store for throughout their campaigns for atlarge berths on council Miller and Arnold will replace outgoing councilmen Barbara Tieken and Max who between them have served on New Braunfels coun cil for some 20 years The session will get underway at 7 p m in the LtihUes meeting room Council will rereive their annual compensation of each and then set tle dou n to talk some real numbers City Manager Joe Michie will pre sent fiscal 1987 88 s requested operating budget which at present stands at W095 a figure some million more than an ticipated revenues Through three Michie has already slashed the budget by SUu 000 through vehicle purchase modifications and cuts within the park s department and library It is assured council will vole or a properU tax hike of greater than threv percent of the current effective tax rale o cents per S100 evalua lion Council may approve an in crease of greater than eight percent and opl to raise taxes as high as t5 percent An increase of greater than ejght by is subject to a rollback election if so call ed and would roll ad valorem rales back to 8 percent and require further budget cuts An increase of percent would ef fectively raise ad valorem rates by 2 cents while a hike of 35 percent would raise properly taxes 10 cents above the current 28 cents Michie has slated he will recom mend council approve a lax increase of 35 percent which would generate some in additional Staff has previously said an increase of 35 percent of Ihe current effective rale would raise yearly taxes lo Ihe average homeowner by Included in nexl years anlicipaled revenues is approximalely that would be derived from a proper ly lax Increase of 7 9 percenl New Braunfels tax rale is current ly lisled as second lowest in the stale among cities Us size Only Eagle Pass has a lower ad valorem rale The bulk left unbalanced in the re quested budget is in Ihe form of in creased police and fire an Hem given high priority by both council and the nine candidates in re cent municipal elections What percenlage council may adopt as its rate increase could be subject lo whal increase in Iransfers of monies Ihe city will receive from theuliliiies Michie met wuh NBUs board of iruslees Friday aflernoon and re quested an additional in the utilities franchise fee The utilities already pays the city some annually Trustees tabled the request until their April tt session Council will also sel limes and dales for public hearings lo discuss Ihe proposed lax increase and re quested budget In olher business slated for council a request to extend the cur THIS MONTH s EARLY BIRD SPECIAL Ladies Gents Stone Set Rings Gold and Sterling Rings mu BraunfeLa JuuidUra Fqmilv Ntil lo RcVdJ Mux Diamonds To Give or to Keep Off SAMiS FINE JEWELRY 173 Segyin Located in Denspns t rent moratorium pertaining to the is suance of offpremise billboard signs will be discussed The moratorium on the current or dinances is set to expire and without a new sign and billboard ordinance extension of the moratorium is expected Council recently rejected by a 32 vote a staff written document follow ing much controversy over that and an advisory committee written or dinance to replace those currently on the books addressing on and off premise advertising Also on councils agenda is the following Consider second reading of an ordinance rezoning a portion of 490 t S 81 West to C i Commercial District Consider second reading of an ordinance providing for and establishing a park user fee for com mercial water recreation shuttle ser vices utilizing Cypress Bend Park as a river recreational entrance or exit Consider second reading of an ordinance amending the wrecker or dinance and setting forth a thirty day late filing period USPS377800 j Published Sunday Thursday i and Friday afternoons by New i Braunfels Herald Publishing Co i 186 S Castell Ave or P i Drawer New j Texas Second Class i postage paid by New Braunfets Herald Publishing Co at New DAVID KRAMER Editor and Publisher JIAAWEBRE Managing Editor DEBORAH LAWRENCE Off ice Manager SANDI HUTTER Retail Advertising Manager CHERYLMcCAMPBELL Classified Manager CAROL AVERY Circulation Manager MAGGIE LOMBARDO Composition Foreman i GUSELBEL Pressroom Foreman i DANAOVERSTREET City Editor WANDALASATER Lifestyles Editor TOMLABINSKI Sports Editor Subscription Rates includes applicable sales tax Carrier delivery in Blanco and i Kendall counties three six one Senior Citizens Discount carrier deliyery mon one Mail deliyery C0mal in i three pne Mail Qylsjde Texas monthsj m9fle H yoy haye not receiyefl your by Tuesday or by call or 19QP by 7 and 11 respfctiye IS address Sunday Apfll Northcliffe VFD goes anywhere fhi tdfidwing is another in a series of logistical reports on vdttinteef fire departmeftts Comal and Guadalupe fhe HeraldZeitwng publishes these reports as A public service to acquaint citizens with their respective protection ser Northcliffe Volunteer Fire Department Personnel President Don Minson Vice President Jones Secretary Gloria Minson Treasurer Joy Jones Director James Bacon Chaplin DougHalford Fire Chief Shawn Huston Twenty active Equipment 2 750 gpm pumpers 1 brush truck 2 ambulances To report a fire phone To request phone Statistics In 1985 the Northcliffe VFD responded to 71 EMS alls and 39 fire 1986 statistics read 88 rescue calls and 37 fire The NVFD rescue team works with EMS service out of providing first response Rescue team members include Janice Gloria Min Randy Norbert Joy Loren Cheatham and Mary The major portion of the NVFDs time and manpower consists of The Left to right rear Mike Katrina left to right Shawn Gonzo Perez and Don all in front of the 1955 Mack Financial to maintain the supplies and training of comes from donations and fund raising The NFVD was started in 1981 ana me station was built in The next rescue project is pro viding services for the Baptist Memorial Hospitals Wild Flower 100 Bicycle held April 25th in Nor whole effort centers on helping those in It doesnt matter whether the problem is large or when they are called they render to Their motto is Neighbors Helping No charge for their The Northcliffe as with other rely on volunteers to give of their time and Appraisal Notes Homestead exemption explained Q 1 hear differenl deadline dales in references lo filing for a homestead and still other deadlines for gelling an agricultural exemption on the farmland I recently purchased in Coma County Can your explain what my rights and is it too late for me to gel Ihese tax breaks A The deadline for filing for Open Space or Agricullural Use is April bul Ihe chief appraiser for good extend Ihis deadline In no can application be made afler certification of Ihe ap praisal which usually occurs in July Kvery efforl should be made lo ap ply for Ihis special valualion before April since a penalty is imposed for late application If the late ap plication is the owner will be liable for a penalty of 10 percent tax of the difference between the amount of tax imposed on the proper ty and the amount thai would be im posed if the property were taxed at market value The deadline for filing for the Residential Homestead and Ihe over 65 exemplion is actually April also Seclion 11 431 of Ihe Texas Pro perty Tax currently provides lhat a homeowner may app ly for these exemptions for up to one year after the taxes have either been paid or become whichever is earlier In some this actually gives the pro perty owner two years to This late application has a very negative impact on the taxing since they must sometimes grant these exemp tions and give refunds after those funds already have been committed and A bill before the Texas Legislature this year would tie late application on the Residential Homestead and Over65 Exemptions lo certification of the appraisal If this bill it will no longer be possible to make late application after the appraisal roll is which usually occurs in July each t APPRAISAL NOTES is a public ser vice of Comal Centra Appraisal RASTER New from BYNMAR Repeat of SellOut New 4jpV Colors Crinkle Cloth Jackets 99 Mens YearRound PolyWool Blend SportCoat ByShepard Everyday Value 99 Prices good thru Distressed Khaki dress m 2 different This Print on Khaki is perfect tor a cool stylish look for spring Off Any Shqein Stock With purchase of any dress in with This applies to entire stock of shoes and Sale or regular Coupon good until Easter
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