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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 13, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                Opinions Dave Editor atidPublisher Managing Editor Page 4A New Texas May Editorial Board appointments quiet though crucial If you own a singlefamily residence in New Braunfels and like the idea of protecting the land use integrity of your remember these names Ed Loraine James Ramon Chapa Doug Bill Arnold and George Erben our city The next time you see ask them why they chose not to reappoint Myrtle Clark and Jan Estes to the citys plann ing and zoning board since both of these women wanted to be reappointed and had experience to back them There wasnt a lot of discussion about why the council voted the way it did in making various and no one can disagree with the appointment of the fine people ap pointed by the council to the commission Goodbread did nominate Clark and voted for But Estes and Clark represented a constituency they themselves call the The neighborhoods are the bulk of voting New but appointments to city boards and commissions are something even consistent voters may Planning and Zoning Commission is important unlike most appointed boards and com it actually has some real control Estes and Clark were reasonable voices on the planning They asked intelligent questions and sought to repre sent the greatest good for the most people concerned the very basis of prudent zoning and land use There is a political implication Developerbuilder John for received assurance from council member Kraft moments before the council convened in open session Monday night that he would receive nomination and election to the citys building board of Asked within seconds of his actual appointment about his philosophy on the subject matter with which he would be a direct man of few said simp Estes has served on planning and zoning for three while Clark served two years after a year on the zoning board of How well New Braunfels meets the demands of growth and development in the coming years will depend largely on the actions of the many boards and commissions that are the ad visors to the council on matters of considerable Citizens should view appointments to these boards and com missions as closely as they do election of the Forum Sign control Dear An ad hoc committee consisting of sign builders and users is working to modify the Signs and Billboards Since this group can in clude only a hundred or so members at the very an ad hoc commit tee representing the other citizens who live with and look at the signs should be By confining the discussion to off premise the issues can be defined clearly and The current New Braunfels Signs and Billboards Ordinance is a word for word with a few excep of the Missouri City The exceptions came about because the leading New Braunfels billboard accompanied by a pro minent local eliminated a number of provisions when the or dinance was being considered for This action left the docu ment a mere shadow of its former The remedy to restore control over future billboard construstion is very simplethe pertinent deleted provision should be put back into the New Braunfels This may be done as follows In 18A1 page add the following provision Signs or Billboards off premises from the location of the subject of the advertising This action would return billboards to the Prohibited Signs cjissifjcation of the A Jess desirable alternative would bg to allow a limited amount ol billboard A possible program to provide this option is presented so there can be a choice between the two This second alternative is for those who think billboards are growth and pro for those not dismayed at the prospect of the grotesque billboard near the train station or the chew ing tobacco ad recently appearing on Spur Street near the freeway be ing repeated along any of our main streets and and for those having very little civic pride or The alternative involves adding the following provisions as new 18A15 18A15 OffPremise Off premise signs are permitted provided that Sign structure shall have a max imum of 2 sign The size of any single sign face shall not exceed C72 square feet along the interstate and shall not exceed 300 square feet along any other street or The maximum height of a sign shall be 42 feet from the road grade to the top of the sign along the in terstate and a maximum height of 30 feet from the road grade to the top of the sign along any other i The bottom edge of the sign must be at least H feet above the No offpremise sign shall be located within feet in any direction from another offpremise Newffrsmftte Your Representatives Upyd Beotsen Bill Clements Governors Capital 20510 Edmund KuerojseJ House o State Capitp statipn BOX 12069 370 Syssell Senate X WONDER MANY FOR SI BALING THIS Andy Rooney The advantages of croquet over sailing THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Sailing is not my favorite As a matter of if I were to make a it would be ranked I prefer croquet on our front lawn to For one its a lot easier to get home from our front lawn after croquet than from a sailboat that has just made a Jong trip in a direction away from home with the wind at its I understand the allure of sailing for the people who love I think that after spen ding money on gas for their cars all they like the feeling that when theyre the transportation is Never mind that some of them pay half a million dollars for their sailboats and a fortune for moving with the wind gives them the pleasant illusion the movement is The big canvas sheets on sticks that are held straight with wires catch the wind and propel the boat in the direction the person steering wants to Steerers have to be clever about aiming a boat because if the wind isnt blowing exactly they have to use the wind in a devious way to reach their destinations Sailors like all this They like the idea of foil ing the elements and getting somewhere the elements dont want them to Another thing that attracts sailors is the idea of camping out and of making do with whats The sailors put themselves in this somewhat artificially restricted situation and then see if they can survive comfortably in A sailor is enjoying much of the same sensation that a young boy enjoys the first time he is allowed to put up a small tent in his backyard and sleep in it There is there is there is danger and there are the elements to contend If the backyard camper is it rains and his mother makes him come in If the sailor is the wind dies and he or she gets to turn on the engine and head directly for the If I was starting over with our Id make them live for a week every year on a boat with a small cabin and two or three compact sleeping Living on a small boat with five other people requires discipline in the use of I wish my mother and father had taken me on a boat for a few months when I was I could use some of the discipline it re Living on a you learn to bring along only what is absolutely You leave home the like a complete change of that are made for appearance you put things back where they belong when youve finished with Theres no such thing as leaving your stuff called gear on a boat wherever you take it Theres no hanging shirts on doorknobs or draping jackets over the backs of You have your own tiny com partment and you hang what needs hanging in The goal for the wealthy people who sail the big boats here is to get aboard as many of the luxuries they enjoy at home as they We pulled up next to a boat and the skipper proudly told us he had a fullsized sauna The wife of a second boat owner had brought her small dog with her and was proud of how little mess the dog made on board each Im enjoying this trip being no sailor Im anxious to get home where I can hang my pants on the throw my shirt on the bed and roll over in bed instead of being rolled Sail ing in this crystal lukewarm sur rounded by a verdant land of coconut milk and not to mention quite a bit of locally made is a wonderful experience but I look for ward to Mike Roy ko If an explanation doesnt try weeping Slats Qrobmk shook his head almost in sorrow and said Id hate tQ hive to run that story past my old What story js that The one that Qiry ffirt is going to have to tell his wife about how he spent half the weekend While he of I djDjjt he says credible to YoJWT Wife come this yojMJg 49U flits up from Miami wmjs up spending toe night to your townhpuse what are yojj going jg JtU hf r ywfn tl7Wg to fajsf gampaigiJ fuMs by tajyng in boarders Id say Jisrt tbt djdnt spend but merely came uisjde for brief out joM didfit see her Id my ttii by the es yxey dUut watch the 4m Uyoyghput wsst teask place1 What do you say to that I would remind her that as a presidential can I need volunteer workers and I must be courteous and encourage their Very Then your wife asks you how this volunteer happens to look like a gorgeous movie star And she why you dont invite over some volunteers who look like bag ladies The I woujd remind her that I am a liberal and I cajojnot 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