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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 2, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Weather Water Watch Comal River..................... 644    cfs (same) Canyon Lake inflow.......... 1,559 cfs (down 95) Canyon Lake outflow.........5,150    cfs (down 30) Canyon Lake level............ 923.67*    (down .81) Edwards Aquifer.............. 628.91    (down .03) ' Because of tht high lake level Crane* MHI Park, Canyon Park and Comal Park and all Corp of Engineers boat ramps are closed County boat ramps are not closed but boating is considered dangerous because of floating and submerged obiectsForecast SOUTH TUX AS    Mostly lair nights and paris clouds days through Monday with isolated afternoon and evening thunder shossers mantis along the coastal plains Lows near 80 coast with upper Dos in the Hill Country and 70s for the remainder ol South Texas Highs in the 90s w ith near loo on ’he Hid Grande plains WEST TEXAS Widely scat tered thunderstorms lar West Texas arid southwest mountains through Monday Elsewhere mostly sunny and vers warm days with fair nights through onday lvows mostly upper Mrs to lower 70s High'* mostly upper Ohs ex cep! from near 9" mountains to around 1"4 along the Big Bend of the Bio GrandeExtended Forecast Tuesday Thursday SOI‘TH 'I EX AS W idely scat tered mainly afternoon and even mg showerv or thundershowers more numerous Southeast ‘Iexa*-and Coastal Plains elsewhere mostly sunns continued hot and dry days fair nights Highs in the 90s near IOO Bio Grande plains Lows in the 70s low 80s immediate coast WEST T PLX A S Isolated thunderstorms mountains and scattered thunderstorms panhan die thursday otherwise no precipitation Temperatures will remain above seasonal normals Highs ranging 'rom the upper 80s in the mountains of far West Texas to the loos in the Big Bend hut generally in the 90s Lows in the Mis Texas Weather Isolated showers and thunderstorms developed in the trans Pecos along the upper Texas coast and in blast Texas saturday afternoon hut most of the state generally had fair skies and warm temperatures the Na tional Weather Service said Much of West Texas was under clear skies while an increase ol moisture from the Gulf of Mexico resulted in partly cloudy skies over the eastern half of the state Pie weather service saidTraffic___ Continued from Page I A traveling north on the highway went oui of control went into Hie median and became airborn as it came out of the median into oncoming traffic The car collided head on w ith another vehicle and rolled over the car kill mg both occupants of the southland car a middle aged man and woman The driver of the northbound car a younger man also was killed A passenger in the northbound car was taken to a hospital in San Marcos with serious injuries Identities of the victims were not available Saturday evening because next of kin had not yet been iden tilled Deal said the three victims were dead at the scene He added that tile victims were taken to Travis ( ounty Medical Examiners office tor autopsies “The autopsies might shed some light on the cause of the accidents [ieal said adding that it is unknown yet whether alcohol or drugs played a part in the collisionLandfill_ Continued from Page 1A to New Braunfels from Houston said there had been no major confrontations between customers but said the new prices have caused some controversy among patrons in recent days Prices for pickup and passenger car loads are set at flat fees and have increased ii over previous charges while station wagon loads increased 12 The major changes have occurred in charges for other- vehicles such as small and large trailers and privately owned garbage trucks which once charged flat rates of between $4 and S ki to dump are now measured and charged by the cubic yard Pickup loads that are stacked above the bed are being charged by the cubic yard They are conservatively measuring said Lantrip We want to be as fair and gentle as we can We want to keep a good positive attitude and present an image to the public of an open door policy J will come up there personally and talk to people at the door if I have to Lantrip said Waste Management charges were in line with other privately-owned landfills in the San \ntonio and Austin area and said they were necessary in order for the company to turn a profit He said it is costing Waste Management more to operate the landfill and correct state cited deficiencies than it did under control of the Comal County Solid Waste Control Board Lantrip claimed pm ate customers are not making up revenues lost through guaranteed rate1' negotiated with the county and city We did not take it out on the residents Lantrip said adding that regular customers were apparently getting a good deal before He said citizens can expect the current prices to remain intact tor a while Widen t change them often and when we do they are microscopic City Manager Joe Michie agreed with Cantrips statements that citizens were perhaps getting a bargain for many years and that it will take time until everybody is used to the change Waste Management of fix lab asked that citizens trv to observe the Public meetings Neu Braunfels City Council meet in special '*-ssi«,n Monday at 7 1> p rn in the meeting room ol th*-utilities Action for council's con sider adon in* Iud*- use and distribu don *»l audited financial 'talernents tor the period ending July 'I 1981, in * (inflection v itll ifn- issuance ol proposed revenue utility bonds Xiv, emergency reading of an oi dinance authorizing th*- bond' i suan* ** and pledging udlitv revenue tor prmiripal and interest payments tost reading of an or dinance de annexing a Phi foot strip ol land out of a 127 acre trai t owned bv Wal Mart Properties Im ami second reading ol an ordinance establishing ,i reinvestment /on** for Obituaries ommercial industrv tax abatement and designating a certain an a as a reinvestment /.one tor tax abate merit pur poses connected to a negotiated agreement with Wal Mart New Braunlels Wivers Advisor, Board M i meet Ii,I then monthly session Tuesday evening at 4 p rn at the Land.* Park of I lee New board members will la- introduce! with election of off!* ers following New Braunfels Parks and Wecrea lion Advisor, Board will meet I ue day at 7 p rn in the Lamia Park of lice Merntiers w ill consider are quest to make lf E ft so* < es field-alcohol tree as well as the Andrea Lyons Andrea Lynn Lyons I, ot Kaput * it V D died July 2 , Services were W» tuesday at tin* I- n -^t Wesleyan (‘hun ti in Kaput < its SD Interment ■ce ii Kl*- Black Hill National < ernetery in Sturgis S 11 survivors include tun parents Jan and Jerome Grud/ of Kaput ( J iv SD two sisters Kimberly Grud /in kl«Jl San Marne and Sheila Ka*! tke ol New Braunfels anil tour brothers Keitti Lyons of Spearfish S Ii Kichard Lyons of Kaput < itv SD and quintan Grud/inski arui Justin Grud/inski both ot New Iii auntels John Sider Graveside services for John lintier I Shier ol i i7, E /app (toad will la- at 2 p rn Monday at Port Sam Houston National < 'emoters with Deacon Hay Kaufman of New Braunfels officiating complete military honors will accompany the hut tat Sider HH died July it at tit** Veterans Administration Hospital in Kerrville He was born Nev 2<» 19J7 to George and Edith nee Klee Sider in Shelbyville Iud His wife lie ss ic Jane nee I,acy Shier fire* eded hun iii death on H eh IM PiHl A veteran of World War ll and the Korean Wa! tie was a menthe! ol Sts Hotel and Paul Catholic Church and tho Veterans of I* oieign W ars Survivors include one son Robert E Stitei of New Braunfels one sistci Mary Hannahan of Needham iud and Ins mottler and father in law Mr and Mrs I I- Lacy of Houston X ihitation will tie from 9 a in sun *Jav until I pm .Monday Memorials may tie given to the Lake Dunlap Volunteer Eire Department at 172 Valley Vista iii New Braunfels I tie zip code is 78170 N BU extends contract for buying LORA power into the 21st century I tic New Braunfels I tildies Bourd ut t rustees have decided to extend their contract to receive power from tin* Lower I (dorado River Authority I he trustees approved the exten (ion ol the wholesale purchase power contract with UBA during their monthly board meeting Thursday S David Freeman L( KA s general manager who was at the meeting said lo* looks forward to continuing the relationship tielween the river authority and th** utilities Members of (Im* New Braunfels Cl tv Council also will consider the power contract NIU General Manager Boh Sohn said MU will In* a part of the river authority s resource development task force In such a position, MU will have a part in planning future power generation for Central 't exas tie said MU has been a part of the resource development task force as well as the rate task force but had riot officially been recognized as a member, Sohn said LCKA is a major electrical power supplier to cities and electrical cooperatives throughout Central Texas How LCKA goes we go ” Sohn said We are LCKA We are a big part of it and we don’t want to do anything hut help the financial stability of the LCKA ” The contract with LCKA began in 1974 and is being extended to 2(118 "We want to keep a good positive attitude and present an image to the public of an open door policy. I will come up there personally and talk to people at the door if I have to." Lynn Lantrip Waste Management, Inc. changes the company is planning for the site You are going to see a pret tv darned remarkable change said Lantrip The solid waste board officially closed on the sale of the landfill with Waste Management July 24 It was sold for $704 OOO. minus closing costs and other connected deed fees Under contract terms Waste Management is also required to pay royalties of IO percent of gross revenues for 15 years which will be evenly divided between the city and county The reason for the sale was largely attributed to poor management and lack of expertise and proper equipment Board officials said neither end it y had the capital needed to br mg the site up to state standards State health officials had discovered several violations of codes and threatened to impose fines and sanctions Michie said the monies received from the ’'ale just over Sc1*" *mj have been placed in an interest bearing account in the name of the ''did Waste Control Board The city manager who represent' 'he city s interest on the board said Stammtisch_ an independent audit will be per formed to close out the books and pay-outstanding debts of the landfill He expects that within 60 to 90 days the remaining monies will then be divided equally between both entitlesNBL) Continued from Page 1A costs include the expense of ob taming electricity from LCKA Fuel costs the cost of coal used to produce electricity, are expected to remain at about the same level as two years ago the NHI employee said The new budget includes a I 5 percent average pay increase for NBL employees who merit a pay raise NBL’ directors also approx ed a I 5 percent increase in the employee s base wage scale Thompson said 17 NBL’ employees have been making the maximum salaries for their positions and have not received an increase in as much as two years NBl has an extensive wage scale designed to ensure employees receive comparable pay for comparable worth Thompson said The scale has been in effect since 1982 and the NBC board had regularly approv ed increases in the scale until two years ago He said the increases wert* approved in previous years because inflation was increasing rapidly When the economy drop ped off a couple of years ago Thompson said the board halted local wage increases The 17 employees who have gone without pay increases are good workers Thompson said He added that NBL has not lost employees because of the wage scale freeze “That s what makes the system work " Thompson said about the Increase “Obviously we would lose people who could do better somewhere else lf we continued to freeze the pay scale NBL General Manager Bob Sohn told board members that the scale sets limits at how much employees in certain positions can make I think we have a responsibility to be honest with our employees and really look at that maximum and minimum Due to the economic conditions of the community and the country we should adjust our bas** rate and we haven t done that since 1987 he said The 1987 88 NBL budget con tains about a 2 percent increase for operations and maintenance of the sy stem Thompson said about S i million have been budgeted for revenue projects or projects paid for by use of surplus funds rather than bond issues Those project1* in elude extentions to the Mill More Plaza which are expel ted to cost about $12t) uuo Expansion to the system at ( ounty Line Road will cost about $50" in* About $1 million will be needed to pay for routine system extensor.* Continued from Page I A is right around the corner Sept J 27 are the date' and we will tie publishing the official Comal ( ounty Fair booklet tabloid later this month but those of you who wanr.a get into the action early 'tar' plan mng your parade entry The 94th Vnnual Comal < ounty Fair Parade will t>egm at 9 45 a rn Friday sept 25 An entry blank for the parade is printed on Page A of today s edition Fill it out arid send County_ it to the parade committee at P O Box 22 i New Braunfels leva' 781 ii Thev ll get hack to vou andCAD Continued from Page 'A Taking into account discounting the value of agricultural and open space land the taxable v alae on wha*, would otherw ive ta* about $**99 o**u <**»*> in agricultural and open spate land is some $ 19 million you can find the map and pursuant details here in the Herald Zntiwtf over the n**x’ s*-\era. weeks Comal < AD this year removed many parcels of .arf from agricultural or open > p a *. e Category*- The Appraisal Review Board is scheduled to de* .de the ap peals of value of s,,me h agents for ut*,ut 6**" separate tax accounts in hearings Aug 21 and sept .7 Wurstworld concession contract which expires December ti and revenues from the month of July Ne* Braunfels Building Board of Adiustments and Appeals Ail! meet at I to p rn Tuesday ti, elect a chairman and consider an appln a ’ion by JBJ Investments to grail* a variance to v ista Hills subdivision I nit One to allow up to sixteen residential lots to Ie* developed w it flout complying with Section lu2 »of the 1897 Standard h ire < od* and Se* tion 12JI of the National A ire Protection \smm tat ion Stan (lard. 1984 **dition This variance ii granted would allow up to sixteen homes to tie constructed arid <>« cup led without providing a waler supply deemed adequate bv the A it* Official for firefighting purpose' New Braunfels Planning and Ion mg Commission will meet at .    " p rn Tuesday in New Braunfels I Kilties meeting room 2"! Man Plaza Agenda < alls for a public hearing and recommendation to the city council of a proposed rezoning of 17 l*4i acres of land located bet ween A M 727 and (>ld Mi queerly Road and north ot Iselin Plant pro perty from K 2 Single family and Two family District and Id Multifamily District to ZH Zero lait Lint* District <    ( (mimer cial District and M 2 Heavy In dustry District Alfred F Krlcke Jr i Also a public hearing and rec oin rnendation to the council on a pro posed rezoning of an ll 2 acre ti act of land and a I > • acre tract of land loc ated in Northridge Subdivision on Northpark Drive from * K J Multi family District to ZU Zero lait Line District to R I Single family District 1 Steve't aylor Trustee Also a public hearing and recoin rnendation to the* council on propers ed rezoning of an 5 14 acres out of an 8 7981 acre tract located off lamp 777 lrom ‘ K 2 Single family and Two family District" to J I laical Business District" (John G Thomas Trustee Also a public hearing and recorn rnendation to the council for a special Use Permit for a tied and breakfast establishment to tie located at 227 S Academy which is zoned "ll 7 Multi family District Amanda (’ase* agent i And a public hearing and con siderationol approval to vacate and resubdivision plat for .Norwood Sub division Block I I wit 2 NAM In vestments The New Braunfels ISD Board of Trustees will meet in closed session at 6 To p rn Tuesday at The Educa Hon ( enter at 471 W Mill St to con sider personnel matters The board will convene in open session at 7 p rn Board members are expected to take action to approve resigna lions, retirements, appointments and leaves of absence The board also will review a report by the Southern Association visitation corn rn it tee Continued (rom Page IA iourt J it' reason** tor disapproval I he deannexation is tieing re quested fie, jus,* student' in Spring Hollow are currently attending* DD schools which ar** ipto *• miles awav when the schools .vithin ’fie new iv formed Wimberly st hoot District ar* univ several miles away In May when tin- subject of dean nexation first» ame to the attention of < ISD the district gave its reasons for not wanting deannexation as not wanting to leave littler < I'D patrons a itll the indebtedness of spring Hollow the property value of the Spring Hollow area has been valued at atiout I 2 million dollars Authorization of rnamtenan* •• work tor (tie five Hood control structure' un tile < orrial Rivet Watershed w.,s given bv I fie * urn miss loners I fie work will la- done bv fire GKKA at .I cost of SI" “no other action by the commissioners included .I budget amendment tor th** District i Jerk ratificaKon of a lease amend rncnt with Southwestern Bell for the off •* 'pa* * "f Justice of th*- Peace Harold Krueger Pi t I authorization to Norman Sohuetz to put a rock < attle path on th* spillway face fielow th** flood Con trot structure at damsite *2 re establishment of policy for tf»* timely deposit of funds iron, fee officers I his action was based upon a recommendation from th** coun tv s outside auditor K«*ed and < nm party to have til** money earning in terest or invested as fast as possible authorization for payment for additional work by K«*ed and < orn during the outside audit \ pro jai'.ii from Reed arid Co for auditing services in 1987 was tabled and the court will consider bids «i report from the treasurer on group health insurant *- coverage fur th** county review of bids for the shelving jr.its tf he installed * the countv clerk soffice and the counts    at law offI» es a second tailing Of He I reasur er s quarterly Report final approval of th** V D 'ut* div istor. 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