Tuesday, June 9, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 9, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas observations on Flag 4 Celtics try wen Pages New Braunfels New Texas 112 Zeituno One 12 Pages Tuesday June 25 Cents Stammtisch New Braunfels Parks and Recrea tion Department is sponsoring the second session of its Water Exercise Its a great way to exercise in this Texas sun because you cant sweat and the waters bouyancy alleviates the chances of harming your knees or The class will start June 15 and end June The class will meet Wednesday and Thursday from 7 to 8 at the Landa Park Registration fee is and will be collected the first day of Comal County Humane Society shelter hours are 10 to 5 Mondays 10 to 4 Wednesdays Fridays and Saturdays noon to 5 The shelter on Kuehler is closed Comal County Commissioners Court voted 32 to give to the Save the Fireworks In case you didnt New Braunfels will indeed have a fireworks display Jyly 4 in Landa A lot of businesses have donated money as have a bunch of pyrotechnics loving The more the more go the show will The deadline for fishing or cutting bait on how big a show we can have is June 15 or so keep those donations coming The address is Box New TX Fort Worths Mayor Bob Bolen writes Harold to say that the City of Prince Solms and Cowtown share historical link because both are on the amous Chisolm so is but Fort Worth is celebrating its potential for fer tilizer production with the Annual Chisolm Trail This years festival is June 1214 at the Fort Worth Fid dling American Indian cookoffs of various street mock will be and the festival always offers a good bit of Wild West old Fort Worth dwarfed Dallas as New Braunfels once outsized San An so if you have the opportuni check out this Texas tradition and understand a little better why Michael Martin a Dallas coined the Fort I love Brooks Motors Collector Car Auc tion will be held at Wursthalle beginning at 10 June 19 and Apparently that wasnt exactly clear in our Summer Visitors so well repeat it a few times as the weeks go Ad mission is and you can get more information by calling Another We Love Danee benefit will happen from 7 so to mid night June 13 at the ElKs Lodge on South Tickets are and proceeds go to augment the cost of sending a New Brsunfeis contingent to a national dance competition in Cessafs Palace the one in Las Vegas later this Babysitting on site will be available for 50 cents an hourChildren under se yens years of age grg the Grapes of Wrath ire play If you want an opportunity to get in some cpjHrge ttjjje to i coastal ng0rt go by Travel WitoMt Leonard Myer the details and Hydro opponents counter Clements letter to FERC away free ojtj the to Sonjungtjoj wttb triVf I liter j By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Wallace Lois Duggan and the Canyon Lake Area Citizens Association are taking on the governor in an attempt to halt construction of a proposed hydroelec tric project at Canyon Bill Clements wrote a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on behalf of the Texas Water Commission requesting the federal agency reconsider a requirement in a license granted to the Guadalupe Blanco River Since the letter was the federal commission has granted a rehearing to recon sider the requirement that GBRA release a minimum of 90 cubic feet per second from the Greene and representing sent the governor a letter calling his attention to facts not includ ed in his letter to CLACAs letter states that the governor was wrong in saying the 90 cfs minimum violates part of the Texas Water The water plan does not specifically address the Canyon Lake The letter also states that the governors office ap parently has been intentionally misinformed and the Barricade I ea v i n g d a ng e r o u s bridge accessible By JIM WEBRE Staff Writer Barricades intended to stop traffic from crossing a dangerous bridge on Pahmeyer east of Mesquite were taken down and warning lights at tached to the barricades were stolen and destroyed sometime between Friday night and Saturday after You have to wonder about why people do You try to protect peo ple and this is what some people said public works Director Fred Ryden as he surveyed the scene Mon Street department workers Friday afternoon erected the wooden bar ricades at both ends of the Pahmeyer bridge as heavy rains High water has washed out more and more of the earthen support of the bridge over the past several years and re flood waters have undermined the bridge leaving the north edge of the structure cracked and falling into a creek The city has dumped large blocks of concrete into the creek to prevent further ero Ryden Street Superintendent Joe Robledo pointed ou that heavy wire used to tie down the barricades had been cut with wire cutters or They cut the wires we had attached to road Thf Jorecasi sajjs sjowers ajg bscoming partly cloudy af ternflofl oyt the Comal County ssr 335 sor ype Goynty graphic by DARtENE MAHAFFEY Rainfall totals 11 Tuesday Inches New if auflfiis Canyon tiki Pcwrtit power of your office compromised by either the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority or the law offices of The Canyon Lake group has fought the proposed hydroelectric facility since New Braunfels Utilities entered into an agreement in 1983 to purchase power to be generated at the Duggan and represented by Duggan and have protested and appealed through a variety of government channels to delay the Herb planning director for the Texas Water Development said the governors letter to the federal agency is correct in stating that the requirement to release 90 cfs for the lake violated the Texas Water Although the lake is not specifically addressed in the Grubb said the water rights laws used to create the lake in the early 1960s require that outflows be deter mined by inflows into the lake and no minimum outflow is If they were forced to release 90 then that would change the yield of the he adding that if See Page 2 City council tables final budget reading to await NBU transfer decision then they threw the bar ricades down Robledo pointing to the pieces at the botom of the One of the warning lights is miss The its he Not content with merely moving the the vandals dismantl ed the barricades and smashed the amber warning light fixture on top of Pieces of the equipment were strewn across the shoulder of the Officials estimated the cost of replacing the lights at about He was Ryden ad ding a resident on an adjacent street said the barricades were in place Fri day gone by Saturday after No one else apparently saw anything The relatively minor expense in volved is not what Ryden says he is most concerned A truck would flip if it went off he pointing to the drop of at least 15 feet from the ragged edge of the bridge down into the A contracting firm the city will pay to resurface Pahmeyer and reconstruct the bridge began setting up barricades The improve ment project was scheduled to begin Monday weather By DAVID MAY Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council voted Monday to table the final reading of next fiscal years budget ordinance and elected to await a decision later this month by New Braunfels Utility trustees on a request to increase the intergovernmental transfer of Tabling the matter was expected after NBUs failure to resolve the transfer request left the citys pro posed million budget unbalanc ed by Utility trustees have slated a June 17 meeting to act on the funding re They have offered a onetime loan with a payback stipulation to the Council set a special meeting for June 18 at to make its final budget The matter was given virtually no discussion Monday by council City staff presented coun cil with two options for balancing the still in One option was a fouryear payback of the utilities loan and the other was the elimina tion of requested police and fire New Braunfels native killed in plane crash AP A lowaltitude training mission ended when an Air Force F15 jet fighter crashed and exploded in rural Amelia killing the New Braunfels native Dennis I heard it when it came in low over the trees and went said Helen who was in her garden when the plane crashed about 9 The explosion jarred the I felt it all Then a big whoosh of fire and smoke came Personnel from Langley Air Force where the flight put up a tight ring around the crash site and would not allow reporters or photographers to son of and Erhard Kuehler of New leaves a wife and two said Airman Dana Flores at She said Kuehler was flying a low level training The cause of the crash is under Bernal a Langley officer at the declined any comment on the crash and refer red all questions to Langleys public information off Flores said the plane was assigned Kushler to the 1st Tactical Fighter Wing at the The craft was not carrying Set I Page 2 department personnel Assistant City Manager Hector acting in City Manager Joe Michies could not say if trustees would be acting on the citys proposed payback Council must adopt next years budget no later than June In the current the utilities will have transferred through the current mil levy and has projected transfers in future years to increase by slightly more than 4 percent based on growth over the past 10 Michie requested on April 10 an ad ditional threequarter mil transfer levied through electric ratepayers to offset budget The short falls exist even with a council approved 26 percent increase in ad valorem rates beginning July Budget Director Court Thieleman suggested council accept the utilitys proposed arrangement by accepting the funds and then paying back in the last three years of a fouryear The first he could be a grace The payback could either be direct or through decreased transfer alloca tions over that period and would allow the city to adjust some revenues and hope for an economical Should trustees or council reject such an Thieleman outlined cuts that could be made from a proposed employee pay raise and several employee He requested that no further current staff eliminations be The deletions and their funding amounts from which council wou be asked to choose are One fulltime patrol officer plus funds for one patrol one criminal investigator and one parttime police department clerk one fulltime firefighter let Pise 040 GBRA planning treatment plant Stiff Writer The rivers high and the lakes but the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority is taking precau tions to ensure that this area has plenty of drinking water even after the rains The river authority is planning to begin construction on a water treatment plant op Lfke Pujalag within the next few 4fter about two years of plant will provide up to two million gallons of water a day to the Green YaJtey Water Suppjy Corporation the western portion of We use water fjsom the lake to ensure a water supply even during I know thats hard to imagine David GBRAs planning direc The plant is to be just upstream of Dunlap Dam on the south bank of the Guadalupe Welsch said that while Green VaJJey currently is tjbe only customer for severaj ruraj water supply com panies could benefit from toe pro He that New is a BflfewttaJ customer for plant The Wajtp gallons per day from fte plant into the A water com mission spokesman said the plan ned project and the proposed discharge is not unlike that of several similar plants in stale We havf oj these wajtgf treatment arojmd ftg They take the water from itg treat it and discharge what djnt water commissions director has Uon subraitted by currently is evaluating a from GBRA for permit to discharge an flow of up to Persons ajtoted by of