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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 27, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                Hispanics in Part Page 5A New Braunfels New Texas Wednesday Two 24 Pages 103 May 1987 25 Cents Stammtisch j Aransas Pass High School will f hold its 5th Annual All Class Reu nion June A western theme and f causal dress mark the festivities at Catholic Hall in Aransas For more call Naomi Str inger Bonardcn at 512 7583724 or Bob Erwin at 512 The Sesquiccntennial Commission Tuesday night returned a check for to the city for its half of left over monies from their ac what a chance for city council to show what good people they are by donating that check to the Jaycees to help pay for a July 4 fireworks Councilman Doug Miller reported that just more than has been raised to date and that check would sure go a long way in providing us with a fireworks display again this You dont suppose Comal County Commissioners Court would be willing to kick in a few bucks as While were on the the Fourth of July fireworks in Landa Park could The City of New Braunfels cant afford it this sum fn response to the absence of funds neccessary to produce the an nual extravaganza the Jaycees of New Braunfels are issuing a challenge to the people who have enjoyed the fireworks In the past and to those who would like to enjoy them again this President Frank Witting says that he challenges all of New Braunfels to donate at least toward the fireworks forthis Already donations as large as have been made by those who wish to preserve the tradition but these large con tributions are few and far With a goal of the service club has a long way to About has been raised so and we need more like Says about people each year have attended the fireworks and if each of those peo ple would give then the fireworks could be We gotta commit by June which is less than a week Witting says that they may be able to ex tend the deadline at least a week but that will be done only if response is good this By not sending money and donating for the the people of New Braunfels are telling me that they dont want to have them this says The ideal here is voicing civic pride and money New Braunfels has shown time and time again that it can give through Hospice New Emergency Childrens and many other worthy causes throughout the In light of this spirit of giving so evident in our town just doesnt seem like a lot to The challenge is to all residents of New full and to donate for the They also challenge businesses to give and perhaps challenge their own For more information on how to donate toward the fireworks contact any Jaycee member or call Frank Witting at Texas already has a Christmas without snow but a Fourth of July without The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7110 and Ladies Auxiliary wishes to thank the following mer chants for their support of the Budy Poppy Buy For Wuests in Landa Plaa and on San Antonio Penn Naegllns Krauses Cafe and Todays forecast call for partly cloudy skies with the high in the upper Winds are southeasterly at Meny CLASSIFIED 9118 COMICS 43 4A Beegone The manager of New Braunfels Oaks Apartments called BugAMeister exter minators last week to get some help removing a hive of what are believed to be Italian honey bees from a tree on the The pest control specialists referred the customer to beekeeper San ford who showed up with son A strong shake of the limb sent the lit tle boogers swarming but not for Crabill estimated a population of some bees clinging to the He said this species typically hatches a new queen about every 21 The prevailing queen and the new one decide supremacy through lethal combat or negotiation that results in one of them departing to start a new hive or nest Crabill said he became involved in beekeeping in 1954 when he bought three pounds ofbees for from Sears Bees now cost about for two Crabill now raises processes and sells Anyone with a box or branch of bothersome bees can call 6252588 or 625 Crabill used protective covering when first ap proaching the but mananged to not get stung after removing his netting to box the buzzing Photo by Leslie Krlewaldt Garden Ridge annexation law suit threat tentative By JOHN KASTNER Correspondent Debate over annexation by City of Garden Ridge has flared up once but this time city officials feel the consequences could spell disaster if a possible lawsuit is filed in The threat of litigation deals generally with the propos ed annexation still in limbo as of Tuesday after A spokesman for the group of landowners pro testing the John said indicated U i suit is it will not tike place in the near or immediate as there are several pending legal Rex said civil engineering firm his just completed and verified a legal plat description of the annexation proposed for that He said an error was in names appeared on toe list ol red voters that signed the Twentythree names were added to the A handful of residents have voiced strong concern and challenged the city lor nojt having the proper auttioriza UQJI to amex Uie Gardia Mayffir WaiJt Yohey hjg disputed tbjj stajenjent made by Rex concerning the possible legal ac tion that might saying havent beard There is no deMUns that I m aware of md l hpe nsjt advised Garden Ridge thai there Garden Ridge city Attorney Harvey Hardy Ill Wt wit unAU they us with Uje II they I tbs guidelines has been a thing of the pastdating back to the days when Keith Richter took the helm as mayor of Garden Yohey has met with Hardy several but he said he believes there is no Hardy said annexation opponents must get permission from the district attorney to file the The suit will have to be a quo warranto suit filed with the concurrence of the district attorney and brought by the state on behalf of the Hardy Rex said he remains hopeful a suit can be filed and that it is still active and our lawyers are working on it Rex said there are about 40 persons actively opposed to the amounting to a representation of about 20 households and 8P percent of the land in the Currently there are 957 acres which is the ci tys remaining extraterritorial jurisdiction subject to petition drive started by the residents ol the Park Lane Rex caUs the entire annexation challenge a three point He ssid there are many questions con validity of the original The peti tion had called lor acres to be annexed in addition to a Opponents have also asserted that the legal boundary W9s not accurate said be was not any deadline and that re cem communication with tfeg city had led him to believe Garden Ridge felt the issue to be very much head oJ Jtw City Planning and Zoning ssid there were 9g registered voters in the J bad sigAed fo wmwAt one time 13 Council passes 198788 budget second reading By DAVIDMAY Staff Writer The proposed 198788 operating budget for New Braunfels took another step towards adoption Tues day as City Council unanimously ap proved its second reading before a small gathering of No other changes or alterations were made to the proposed budget of million which includes a proper ty tax rate hike of 26 percent over the current effective rate to provide for additional police and fire department maintaining the current police personal car program and a means of implementing a salary in crease for city The as it is some over the current years amended largely due to the increases in the police and fire That increase would have been greater were it not for the termination of four staff deletion of three pickup truck pur chases and various other line item As of July when the fiscal year ad valorem rates will rise from their currenf JeveJ of cents per valuation to 36 cents and will raise city collections by about at a 92 percent The pro posed increase remains subject to an initiative rollback referendum New Braunfels currently has one of the lowest taxing rates in the state among cities its size and still would under the new In an effort to minimize any tax City Manager Joe Michle May 3 proposed a 21 percent ad valorem rate Increase that would not have allowed for the police take home car See Page 2A foment Noise ordinance likely An ordinance aimed at preventing park users from playing amplified music should be ready lor City Council approval soon as a means of giving residents near Cypress Bend Park and Landa Park relief from such Council memberatlarge Jarnes Goodbread and District 3 represen tative Ed Sciantarclli said Tuesday they have been receiving complaints from nearby park residents about music being blasted from amplifiers in the parks at ail hours The current ordinance pertaining to such noise emitted from amplifiers and musical instruments only pro hibit such from occurring between the hours of 10 and 8 when disturbing comfort or repose of persons of ordinary sen sibilities in any or other type of Loudspeakers and amplifiers are also prohibited at any time on Sun according to the citys noise or 1 received several calls this weekend from people near Cypress Bend said But we have no teeth in our current or We need to get some relief to these the councilman said City Manager Joe Michie said that an ordinance could be readied for an emergency perhaps as early as the next council meeting June It was at first suggested that the drafting of such an ordinance be handed to the Parks and Recreation but council determined the or dinance he handled through the city attorneys office for a citywide effec tiveness City Attorney Barry Moore could not say Tuesday how such an or dinance would be written and how it might effect such city commissioned activites as Concerts In The Park arid Wurstfest except that it would target amplified Weekend profitable for parks business New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department took in almost more in Memorial Day weekend revenues than ayear according to figures released Parks Director David Whatley said the numbers do not reflect department costs related to the various park operations and said it was too early to tell if park revenues will be up in 1987 over the previous The collected over the threeday weekend included pay parking individual picnic table fee Springfed and Olympic Prince Solms Tube Figured into revenues were collected for group picnic reservations Satur day and In 1986 Memorial Day collections otaled and were reported by the Parks Department as follow pay park individual picnic table Springfed and Olym pic Prince Solrns Tube Whatley said there appeared to be more park users than last year and that the weekend was virtual ly without He noted one amusing incident in which some people at Landa Park loaded up their barbeque pit into the trunk of their car and left while the coals were still burning Landfill sale bids up for officialsperusal with Comal County Solid Waste Control Board was to have received and opened bids this morning from private waste management firms in terested in purchasing the city county owned The board has grappled recently with what to do with the voic ing displeasure with the current operation and management of the capital outlay uaU an inquiry performed recently by the State Department ol Health that un vieted several minor BrowningFerris and Waste Management have both previously made bids on both the pur chase and lease of the but the board has rejected those bids and since asked for rebids for the pur chase New Braunfels City Cowactj will hold a special workfhop at tonight in the meeting room of the Utilities to discuss bids receieved for ilis ai Comal Commissioners wiU discuss thje Thursday morning during regular session at 10   

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