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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 3, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas On Page IB Unicorns win 9A New Braunf els New Braunf Texas Five 50 Pages Sunday May 1987 50 Cents Calling the performance master ful and Marguerite Mc Clelland urges fellow New Braunfelsers to attend the per formance of the Original Herr manns Royal Stallions of Its truly something they should see and McClelland said of the family of horsemen who have kept this magnificent breed of horses alive for Herr manns stallions are a legend in being a part of a great adventure the evacuation and rescue of the breed from the Rus sians in World War II and the epic journey under the protection of George At the end of World War the beautiful horses were in grave danger and answering Herr mann call for Patton and his Third Army went 200 kilometers into Russian territory at night to rescue the precious crown jewels of The dancing white bred to be war will be performing again today at 2 at the Sheriffs Posse Arena on Morningside A portion of the admission fee will be contributed to the Geronimo Volunteer Fire Depart ment Ladies Auxiliary will hold its annual bake sale on May 9at the Geronimo Drive In where but downtown sale starts at 9 and there promises to be lots of The annual Comal Artists and Craftsmen Show and Sale will be held again today from to at the New Braunfels Utilities parking lot on Main The show features local artists and craftsmen who live in Comal or New Braunfels school A wide variety of handmade oil and water wood and other crafts will be This will be a good op portunity for all of you who need to do your Mothers Day The event is sponsored by Community Speaking of Mothers the Magic Knight African Violet Society of San Antonio will hold its annual Mothers Day display and sale at Wonderland upper on May 9 from 9 The Retired Senior Volunteer Pro gram will be sponsoring a Senior Citizens Dance on May The dance will be held in the activi ty center of New Braunfels Presbyterian m Howard and will last from to The dance will featured the Circle J Ramblers until and the Gruene Crossing Band from then until the end of the Sand wiches and soft drinks will be serv ed and admission will be only at the All proceeds from the event will benefit the which works to recruit older adults who wish to donate their time and talents to Comal County nonprofit agencies or health care There are cur rently RSVP volunteers who are donating their time to 12 agencies in A 20 percent chance of some badly needed wet stuff is in Sundays and Mondays expect late night and early morning cloudiness with highs in the upper and lows near 70 tor the next couple of days with light southerly City managers contract7 on agenda By DAVID MAY andJIMWEBRE Staff Writers Doug Miller commented about a contract for the citys chief administrator before be ing elected to New Braunfels City Council and lie said this week that his concern over the item has A binding contract for New Braunfels city manager is prohibited by the but questions about whether Joe Michie has one have prompted Mayor George Erben to place the matter on the councils agenda for May 11 in New Braunfels Utilities meeting I wish we could put this behind us and get on with Miller The firstterm councilman atlarge was the only candidate for the three seats decided who said he favored the idea of a formal contract for the city Several candidates agreed during one informal press conference that any contract is worth only the promises of the people making There had been rumors of this for some Miller I just wanted some clarification after being He added he was the lone wolf in making an issue of the memorandum of understanding signed by former mayors Barbara Tieken and Ed Sclantarelli dating back some three The latest signed by then Mayor stipulates the managers a year salary and benefits including motor vehicle allowance and expenses associated with professional affliliations and The memo further states that if the ci ty manager is terminated from his job for other than a criminal offense or other viola tion of he will receive six months salary as Michie said no such allocation of city funds for his severance pay indicating the counciladopted budget is based on a premise that the money wont be Michie sign ed all three memos contrary to published Sciantarelli said other council members knew about the It was in our agenda packets for the executive session when the managers performance was appraised by the council last I looked at the City Charter and I see nothing wrong with it the The document is not in question here it is the Miller He added his curiosity is a function people on the council then and serving as mayor then are not serving on the council or serving as mayor Lets just you dont have a con in public and say If we want you to have a we can sit down and The only taint is that it wasnt done in Michie earlier had said rumors and reports of any controversy over his agreement with the council had not been brought to his atten tion by any of its If the council wants me to know I wish they would tell Michie indicating the remark was I dont con sider it a The manager said he welcomes construc tive criticism and is confident of his deci sions and ability to stand on his actions as New Braunfelss city City Attorney Barry Moore said he knew of the initiated memorandum in He said he was not aware of subsequent It was just an expression of intention the intent was to inform the desires of city coun cil and It was not intended to be a binding contract and it was not a violation of open meetings laws since it was not intended as a binding Moore He said he had not discussed the matter with any council members and he was not includ ed in any executive sessions concerning the Its a said Ed whose signature appears on the latest I dont consider it to be binding because Joe does not consider it to be Scian tarelli is the District i representative on the Ramon Chapa mayor pro said See Page 3A NBMSband hears sound of successes For each student who steps through the doors of the New Braunfels Middle School band the sound of success is playing in the The student enters the home of an awardwinning band which took Sweepstakes honors at the seventh and eighth grade level and which pro duced 110 awardwinning musicians at the New Braunfels Invitational Solo and Ensemble They also enter a program geared to ensure success at the high school level where they will be a member of the prestigious New Braunefels High School Before reaching that the middle school student will work at becoming a good in dividual musician who knows the fun damentals and who has attributes of selfdiscipline and the emphasis is on prepar ing the individual said Steve who directs the NBMS band program along with Clay Each student has something to We try to get that out of Making Sweepstakes rating with our eighth grade and seventh grade bands this year was but thats not our primary Our primary goal is to see that the kids from the eighth grade band are prepared individually for the challenge that lies Hankins See Page 3A Just a draggin f draggin1 andthe parade hasnt every started dragons horse around before Saturday morn ings Kindermasken parade beginning at Elks Lodge and Landa Park with a Photoby Leslie NBU moves closer to Canyon hydro project New Braunfels Utilities board of directors took one more step toward the construction of a hydroelectric plant at Canyon Dam when it authorized a bond resolution during its monthly This action tonight is a very positive Sohn said following Thursdays He hasworked with the hydro project and has con tinually vowed his support of the pro ject which would tap energy from the water flowing out of Canyon Board action was unanimous in support of the project after NBU at torney Tom Burrus recommended the adoption of the resolution as it was presented by the Guadalupe Blanco River with certain conditions being Before the board took action onthe hydro Frank Panebianco urged members to stay in the His comments contrasted those of Leonard who warned the board to abandon the project now that youve got about million in it with no Thursdays meeting marked the first appearance of New Braunfels Mayor George Erben since his first term as He urged other board members to drop the roomuse fee charged the Every little cut is one we have to look he told other board After considerable discussion on the the boardvoted in favor See Page3A CiboloVFD celebrating 31 years of service in area Personnel President Andrew Tolle Vice President David Schieck Treasurer Fred Niemietz Secretary John Lemons Chief EdHigginson Board of directors Wieders Kenny Brannon Matt Ed Niemietz David DelToro Roger Active members Kenny Sam James David Del David Carl Gene Ed Alex John Mike Fred Mark David Terry Andrew Miguel Tron Mattilde Erwin The Cibolo Volunteer Fire Depart ment was organized in The first board of directors elected on March consisted of Mar vin President Alwin Vicepresident James SecretaryTreasurer and Page3A Public may debate increase Monday By PAViPMAY Staff Writer Opportunity for New Braunfelsers to speak either in favor of or against a proposed percent increase to the current effective property tax rate is Monday City Councils special public hear ing commences at in the meeting room of New Braunfeis The proposed 10 cent increase ever the present 28 cent per evalua tion ad valorem rate is expected to generate some additional revenues based on a collection rate of around 90 At stake is operating budget balanced and presented to council April jReyenwes refLepj s tpMm 35 cent property utility transfer of an industrial oMrict iffld a trsBger the capita tomd fund propped budget teJite mm as cowprisjj fej to ewrejBi si 5147 The need budget revenue adjustments stenjsfrom to meet costs to addJHQiitl police and s fflignt perspnael and to taflateiJ Where the money is going dispatching personnel to the poljei department and firelighters te tht lire department their budgets by a M pirpigt of including a new front trwkate be mm the County Um Road substation after its thjjs police ghjef Byrney Boers fr pjngnnj request by one pitrelroan 19 pjmjjdjte the proposed 3 percent U force was about fjMtrsE yaffisfs amoynt o and employee 3 pejreenj pay raise to hold L3 19 yflte m tfe tax ix pMie concerntog Uje requested md ttoe oj im ttspaj yaw opsrgjyojg or property taxes greater tljan 3 pter Any increase greater than percent is subject to rsJlfeack elec tion il so would rojl the ta rate bike to the 8 or la ts for thte m to njosjt Wist bp New Braunfels current 28 cent rate is listed as second lowest in the state of cities its Even with a 10 cent New Braunfels would still have one of the lowest tax rates of cities with populations between and according to a list of Texas Municipal If so a 35 percent tax property tax adjustment would increase the payment to the homeowner of a home by The current years operating budget was amended by council last October due to drastic revenue short falls in the form mainly of declined sales tax A slight increase in those returns is reflected in the coming years anticipated The budget was cut by some through eliminaUoA and freeze of employee delays in the hiring of additional police per sonnel and other line item including a reduction in the depiftnjents budget of 30 f toe redjicUons combined with tfte pjgyring of the rsquf budget to the figure moMBt to vice rMuptioffls toiaiiflf neajiy TSJ budget pmcess its order hjs bego as 5 Barnstormer reliving the good old days By TW WAITS StlffWrilfr H youve been on this earth a gojpd7many you may have been around when barnstormers came through town to put on stage showspylet you take a ride in a flying machine for a Tlire arent many the like still bui one of those rare breeds is currently stationed in Cajjypo allowing folks to ex per jenee a ride in a 1 IMW set up his Bgll 47 jusf off FM 306 appropriately Han Foj m dpJiars and a is flyjpg p ewym of 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