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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 31, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                Summer Page 1 advance to Page 10 A New Braunfels New Texas Stammtischi A phone number listed In last Wednesdays Issue for stroke victim assistance was just one number off but that was Strokes may cause paralysis or weakness of one side of the with additional loss of voluntary control over the other side of the loss of sensa a speech visual difficulties and intellectual or emo tional To get more information regar ding strokes or on the formation of a local stroke support con tact Victoria Laubach at Speech and Language In Harolds Class of 87 gradua tion the 1987 Smithson Valley High School Valedictorian was wrongly identified as Jeff when in the valedic torian is Stephen Redclift is the schools honored salutatorian and we regret the Donations are continuing to come in to help New Braunfels Jaycees continue the young tradition of hosting a Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza in Landa Recent contributions amounting to were received from the Chamber of Wurstfest Harold and Doris First Federal Savings and New Braunfels Sav Sylvia Frank Carmelia Kay and Charlie Comal County Taxpayer Jim Webre care of Richard and Marjorie cash Joe Oasis Out door Kurt Schriewer and Noon Phillip and Carl The Plant Dennis Fred Michael and Diane Til Stephen and Janet Marion Bor Norris Insurance Agen General Portland Balcones Fami ly The Porter Loraine and Calvin San Antonio Savings and John or Ruth Wholesale Dan and Susan Jeff and Tam my Lorenz and Lottie and Kaderli Insurance Agen Two Friends Fashion Carlos New Braunfels Breakfast Brauntex Gruene Gristmill Gruene Antique Tom Pu Gene and Frankie and Don Betty Renee New Braunfels National ney and Janice Pavid and Ann Frank Pane bianco and Susan Dona pit Stop Food tadjes who attend Teresa McCJures morning aerobics Comal Independent Mens Carpi Morgan On behalf of the Harold thanks you A flood warning is STILL in effect today with 0 percent chance pf thunderstorms and high ex piBcted in tjiejgw Sipjthefsl winds wW rejeh W tfl TQfliihfc the chjnje P of ivy rate mi thunder drops tg iQ percent with a low near TneMeny a s 11 Four 40 Pages Ztitung 106 Sunday May 50 Cents graduated NBU balks over transfer request By DAVID MAY Staff Writer New Braunfels Utilities trustees Friday took no direct action on the ci tys request for a higher leaving the citys proposed operating budget in limbo until the entities can resolve the funding The citys request for an additional transfer from NBU of ap parently was not as locked in as city officials had The money has been included in anticipated revenues for the citys next fiscal year to partially balance the citys proposed million Utility trustees opposed funding the additional transfer through an in creased electric rate levy to city ratepayers of threequarters of a mil based on kilowatt as sug gested by City Manager Joe Michie in his April 10 What the utility board discussed Friday was to advance or loan the ci ty the either the bulk amount up front or in monthly with a stipulation that the amount be paid back by the city through decreased transfers in the Because Mayor George who also sits on the utility could not guarantee that council would be receptive a payback pro trustees instead voted to have their attorneys and financial officers meet with the citys brain trust to consummate the deal before finaliz ing Trustees suggested a workshop with council to openly discuss the funding Erben made a motion that trustees approve a resolution to pay the city the requested money in monthly in stallments of but there was no second made to his motion because a promise of payback could not be Council was to have considered the third and final reading of its 198788 budget ordinance June but Assis tant City Manager Hector Tamayo said after the trustees action that reading may have to be postponed unless an agreement is reached See Page 2A NBUcity language sensitive New Braunfels Utilities Trustee Robert Orr Friday said the language used between the city and the utility in any form of increase in in tergovernmental transfers has to be worded carefully so as not to adversely affect the citys bond Trustees voted to have NBU lawyers and financial officers meet with those of the city to iron out details of a requested in crease in money transferred to the ci ty from the We have to watch the language we said because Moodys and Standards and Poors read the local newspapers and reports and they are not they are very smart and if they sense that the city is just using the utility to keep from having to raise taxes or to keep from having to cut they will cut the bond rating any The city and the utility share bond ratings as set by Moodys Investment Company and Standards and The current bond rating is listed as The highest rating achievable is a Triple A rating and ratings affect the amount of interest paid back on long term The lower the the higher the interest on bonds Orr said it was his understanding that the city had a bond obligation to make next but that it was cur rently short funds to meet that pay Mayor George who also sits on the utility followed Orrs comment but my understanding is that we can work it out if we do get an installment on the requested transfer City Finance Director Jim Jeffers Saturday said via telephone that the comments made See Page2A Landowners feel crunch of bogus subdivisions By TRAVIS POLING staff Writer The residents of at least eight sub divisions in Comal County are feeling the backlashof broken promises and noncompjiance from developers of the illegal These residents have gone to the Comal County Attorney and the Texas Attorney General seeking legal recourse in hopes that it will gain them improved adequate water and clear title to their Owners of the Lgzy Diamond Ran Ashley Guadaiupe Tom Creek Buiverde Bvjckhprn Devils and Parkland Estates subdivisions haye all been cited as being violation of county and state All failed to file a plat designating the developments as sw The problems feeing experienced by the landowners in these illegaj subdivisions stem in most dishonesty and a lack of responsibility from the In 1978 Margaret a cur rent resident of Lazy Diamond Ran purchased land in what she thought was a legitimate Jim the sold Maynard the land with promises of improved When she moved to her land in the roads had not been improved and no compliance from Ashley seemed Another resident of the illegal sub Charlie said Ashley had committed himself to the residents to sealcoat the road by He did not comply and since that time has filed for Lazy Diamond Ranchettes was originally a part of the Hanno Guen ther Estate and parts were sold by Hanno Guentner The which is now Lazy Diamond and Ashley was actually purchased by Pat one of Dallas foremost who is using Jim Ashley as a front for his illegal Bernier says that the residents had A water well once ysed by 49 persons taken the problem to the state At torney Generals They were told that it may be possible to get a judgement on but that it would not change the road Kenneth currently a nonresident landowner at the sub had documents drawn up by his own attorneys to make the road a public instead of private said The they would allow the landowners to receive county maintenance of the According to Mac head of the county road roads are not maintained unless they are first brought up to county road stan dards and then accepted into the countys Unit Road We already have enough substandard roads that are county roads to be worried about without having to deal with building new ones in these il legal McCoy McCoy says that if the residents or the developers will bring the roads up to county the county will maintain NOW that the road is a public the residents problems have been compounded because they no longer See Page A Dam hydro material construction work to be rebid SARAH PUKE With tjmf rwnjng put oja tjjjg las construction New grajiRfeJs Utilities toflird trustees Fri approved the purchase of miUfcn worth of for Jhf phased Cajiygp Pgm Ajt She board rejesiejj bids fer civil cen j9 on thj project after the bid came in estimated NBU Mazier said civil work will be is hopes 9 a construction Jpy flows the the cjviJ wort Wd for a liner and penstock materials foj the piMt was more than Weber thaja Gyajialupjellanco Biver Authority engineers had he NBU Trustee Robert Orr balked over the There are cojspajjies stajvipg for This is bread 3Rd taujt ter awi dsnt see why we be overcharged bread and he ssJd the cost Sohn said actually the Cajayon which projected tp produce 5 mttlioA kilowatt hours ojf elec tricity annually for New is quite complicated it meajisjwldtag a generaMoa plant iftto aji swpjy buadjyag et belts   

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