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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 7, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                4 Alysheba falls Page 11A Liddle Page 1B New Braunfels New Texas Four 46 Pages Zeituno Ill Sunday June 1987 50 Cents Arbor axing angers neighbors near lines Canyon Park information center is a lit tle hard to get to by because the steps and driveway to the marina are under visitors now cross a ramp onto a walkway thats been rigged to connect with the normal marinaland Photos by Leslie High water covering parks Even as the sun reminds folks its summer and time for a trip to the Canyon Lake is more than 18 feet above its usual level and con tinues to rise because of heavy rains for more than two weeks The Army Corps of Engineers is holding most of the upstream runoff lake and the outflow has been reduced to 100 cubic feet per se a fraction of the amount of water rushing into the Comal Canyon Park and Cranes Mill Park are Much of Canyon Park is under several feet of leaving only the tops of a restroom building and picnic table roofs above water Friday Despite the drastic rise in the lake Ed manager of the Canyon Lake said the almost 500 boats at the marina are in no The boats just go up with the marina Everything is in as good a shape as it will ever If it were still raining it would be another he Thompson and his employees had been working 24 hours a day for most of the week to adjust the floating marina as water With the release from the lake drastically water in the lake was rising rapidly A partially submerg ed yard stick at the marina indicated water had risen eight inches In five hours Thompson said he has been keep ing 24hour armed security at the which is now an because he fears looting is The marina manager said that while he has only seen a few people he thought might be he didnt want to leave the boats Thompson said the biggest pro blem caused by the flooding at the lake is floating fire Instead of drowning in the high the ants cling together and drift in the Clumps of ants surround the lake shore on the north Theyll flat tattoo Thomp son Fred park ranger with the Corps of said Friday it will be impossible to determine pro perty damage within the lake parks until the water And it will take some time before the water level decreases because outflow from By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Ian and Louise Walker planted a tree in their yard 10 years The little tree was special to the retired couple It shaded their house and beautified their immaculate Last New Braunfels Utilities workers trimmed the cutting several large branches and leaving it bald on one The thing were disturbed about was the way they did Louise Walker Walker called the fire department the morning of June 1 to report that a tree on the same block as their home was on The tree was under transmission lines and NBU crews responded to handle the and Walker credited the utilities workers with the quick Thinking everything was under the couple left to deliver Meals on When they returned to their home at 724 the tree and several other trees behind their home were drastically I just wish there was a little more communication between the utilities and property Walker She said she strongly believes the tree is Along with in creasing property they im prove the she The couple said they have gladly hired someone to trim the if they had known NBU wanted them They should have had a little more feeling for the the pro perty Walker pointing out that the crews never told the couple they were coming onto the yard or were going to trim the tree in front of the I do believe anytime somebody comes on your that they should alert the The right of way adjacent to Dick Koegles Photo by Deryl Walker We feel like weve had a little twister through Walker pointed out of her bedroom window to a patch of tree The area had been a pleasant little wooded area before NBU crews got their hands on she The Walkers and their neighbor See Page 2A Pilot injured in weekend crash the lake has remained at 100 cfs for See Page2A One man suffered serious spinal injuries Saturday morning when the airplane he was piloting crashed on take off at the Bulverde James of Boerne remains in serious condi tion in the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Jesse also of was a passenger in the aircraft at the time of the He suffered facial lacerations and was treated at the A Texas Department of Public Safety report indicated that the a 1975 failed to become air borne after reaching the end of the runway at the small community The accident did not cause a Comal County Sheriffs officials said Federal Aviation Administration officials were notified of the accident and are expected to conduct an Workshop to center around landfill sale ByDAVIPMAY Staff Writer A special meeting between city and county officials to discuss the proposed sale of the citycounty landfill will be held Tuesday in Comal County Commissioners Questions raised over a week ago by county commissioners Clyde Jacobs and Neil Craigmile stalled the proposal by Waste Management of San Antonio to own and operate the citycounty landfill for at least the next 15 The public session will begin at on the third floor of the eoujthoyse Waste Management was the successful bidder over Browning Ferris with a bid of It was the second bidding process this It has been reported that the first bids received in March were in the range of for ownership Bids were lowered during the se cond bidding process because of requested guaranteed tipping rates for the first six years of the contract and tied to consumer price indexes over the remaining nine sought primarily by the city for According to the purchase the entities will turn over the operating all equipment and existing The agreement also calls for the purchaser to pay a royalty of 10 percent of gross revenues for the expected 15year life of the dump Council faced with hard budget choices By DAVID MAY staff Writer New Braunfels City Council members may have thought they made the last of the hard decisions on next years budget when they voted an ad valorem rate increase of 26 percent May but they may have to make another before the budget can be balanced and Failure to resolve a requested additional utility transfer of over what New Braunfels Utilities presently pays means the final reading of fiscal 198788s operating budget will likely be tabl ed during Mondays regular council Tabling the budget reading wouldforce city of ficials to resolve funding issue either by a payback agreement as stipulated by Utilities trustees or by further budget Council must balance the budget and give it Us final hearing by June The second regular council meeting in June is on the 22nd of the but city charter requires budget approval 10 days before the hegining the fiscal which is July City Manager Joe Michie asked utility trustees April 10 to approve a threequarter noil transfer from electric ratepayers to subsidize city monetary Trustees tabled the then nixed the proposed arrangement May Trustees offer to make the funds available on a onetime basis with a payback preferably in the form of reduced future City Budget Director Court Thieleman Friday said staff has prepared options for council to con sider One option is to agree to a payback either directly or indirectly through reduced transfer funds over a fouryear The first year would be a grace period and would be repaid over the next three That would give the city a chance to adjust some revenues and give the ailing local and state economy a chance for a A second option is to cut the which now totals about Thieleman said there are some line item expenses which could be scrat but he said major cuts would likely have to be taken from proposed raises and could involve additional staff Counting the current years budget five staff positions have been Should council opt for the payback ar rangements would have to be presented and ap proved by utility Thieleman said the requested police and fire department personnel additions amount to He said those for the most will have to be maintained Though the Utilities have pledged the additional funds one Thieleman said the city will need to provide most of those increases The problem is it is like a double loan to main tain those personnel said Asked what budget items are most likely to be Thieleman It is a difficult thing to assess without sitting down and going back over the budget and prioritizing the Coudls Monday agenda includes third and final reading of an ordinance adop ting new and additional zoning districts governing any future zoning change and newly annexed pro perty into the city and revising the requirements for general third and final reading of fiscal 198788 operating budget second reading of an ordinance regulating and licensing commercial ambulance services operating within the emergency reading of an ordinance to prove installation of traffic control signs on eerl Stamrottech Civic 389 the site Ajgitjpe Stew iaA Jme 13 ajd AJ cujios dismay aftd to 8 5 although kidlets under 14 are admit ted The ad committee of parents wanting to offer their teenage sons and laughters alternatives to hazar dous ajad illegal parties this summer wiU meet at 7 11 at Qojwa County Fajjgroujads who want to show spmf creative and responsible want to join to ana lei thgsj what are and whether is any trying to Mfe agd Ij ough partfe yolye ajysoM aM or destroying someone elses pro perty in an effort to be to and dads of kids par ticipating in the American Little League Baseball in New Braunfels are seljjng tickets to a drawing that will rajse ojpney for the league and giye to corns away with gift Sayings a hjin4guarter of beef a smofej a general pest con trol ajajj neat Bjisiflesjes emtflbgyinj to the cause incline ftraMWs Me at Tessas Cojoajaeree New AreaWide Termite and Pest American Eagle Awning Texas Sporting Han naji Roofing Salon Tte Plant Lollippp of New Goepf Jewelers and First Sajo Ajgytoflio SayiMgs f at Bttck Ppttery in Greene for the seemd of fering his Magical ChUd Creative Friday minings this Qo June and en pi aJl ages caji calls a iOft clay wwfeshpp Cost is pgr day ins workshops to asm A 20 percent chance of afternoon or early eyening thundershowf rs for while the partly cloudy skies will remain most of the weekTodays and Mondays highs will reach near with lows dropping to the low it wUl turn cooler Tuesday with partly cloudy ajgij a high expected to wte the 80s lows djppptog fa the Mostly cloudy sfe asd Thursday allow afterftQOfl highs in thg highs in the 80s and lows in the SA 1WIA   

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