New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, August 25, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

August 25, 1987

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 25, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Canyon volleyballers stoned by Round Page 7 New Braunfels 164 New Braunfels Herald Publishing 707 Landa New Zeltuno Texas 78130 USPS Tuesday August 25 Cents One 10 Pages Stammtisch flJMPiNG SWEEPER ONLY r DUMPING FINE For two employees Review board recommends reinstatement This spot north of Church Hill Drive near Bluebonnet is used as a repository for City o New Braunfels street sweeping but despite signs clearly saying nothing else should be dumped some peo ple do A reader called to point this A special edition of the Concert in the Park series will be held tonight at Landa Park Dance Slab with Shining Light choir from Beaumont performing upbeat Christian music The concerts are free no glass containers are allowed in New Braunfels High School All Sports Booster Club will host Meet the Unicom Night at the NBHS cafeteria Thursday at 8 im mediately following freshman orien Cookies and ice cream will be available for the which is invited to come and meet the fall Unicorn The Fighting Unicorn cheerleaders also will be The first booster Clubmeeting will be held after Club C1MA announces thai it will have a Barbecue Brisket Plate fun draiser on Saturday at Eikel Plates will cost SH and will include brisket and all the Hours will be from 11 to 4 Tickets are available from any C1MA member or at City Phar Comal Butcher Boy and Hernandez The Comal County Democrats are holding their annual picnic tonight at at pavilion 6 in Landa Park Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish and drinks and picnic supplies svill be All in terested are welcome no reserva tions are For more call Jan Estes at The donations drive for the Emergency Childrens Shelter begins today and runs from 10 to i through Aug 28 at 307 The shelters board of direc tors is trying to furnish the house recently obtained to use as a safe place for abused children to They need six single blankets and a a end coffee pots and cook ing a hand mixer and plastic Directors say the public was very charitable during the first Call Barbara Manthey at 6296181 or the during the drives hours for more informa By DAVID MAY Staff Writer A city personnel review board Monday recommended that two public works department employees placed on administrative leaves of absences be while at the same time suggesting that some new policies be adopted concerning department work In a related New Braunfels City Council took no formal action Monday following a closedsession evaluation of City Manager Joe Michies Mayor George Erben said Michie at this to be the city manager of New Braunfels and gave him a vote of 1 am satisfied with his per formance at this said Erben after councils regular 1 think he has handled this as well as he could have under the cir Erben Council in general approved of per formance to date and stressed har mony was needed among council Weve got too many other pro said the 1 feel like it is very improtant we retain harmony on city said atlarge representative Doug Miller 1 stand ready to make the hard deci sions or the people who elected me Sunny skies and hot temperatures are in the forecast for the week with highs reaching into the mid 905 and lows dropping to the Southeast winds this afternoon will blow between 10 and 15 dropping to about 10 mph tonight and in creasing again Wednesday to about 15 CLASSED nfumnns fPP SIOWS nun 3 I We are in harmony and it is impor tant for us to move Mayor ProTern Ramon Chapa who made partial disclosure two weeks ago of alleged improprieties within the public works had no comment on his personal evaluation of the city He further said he had not been briefed on the personnel review boards ac tions earlier and had no comment as to whether he thought proper and corrective actions in the department had been Michie also had no comment con cerning his The top city administrator said he would act on the review boards deci sion today or Wednesday after con sidering the Michie also said it is undecided at present whether the city will seek a permanent replacement for resigned Public Works Director Fred City Engineer Bill Dobrowolski is ac ting as interim Department employees Salvadore Diaz and supervisor Abraham Zapata had been on administrative leave with pay since last week pen ding yesterdays Diaz at Wade had no com ment Monday other than to say his client had done nothing Packed chamber greets NB city council Monday By DAVID MAY Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council Monday gave first reading approvals to several rezoning requests in cluding one for a proposed professional office complex at Loop 337 and Texas and also granted a 30day ex tension for adopting a new drainage Council also approved first reading of an ordinance outlawing consumption and possession of alcohol on the HEB soccer field premises with the intention of passing the ordinance in an emergency reading at the next regular In other council sought input from citizens concerning proposed regulations for temporary vendors and A standingroomonly crowd greeted council as it reconvened from an executive session around Council evaluated the performance of City Manager Joe No action was taken by council concerning the Council gave unanimous approval for a request from Diversified Investments of Seguin and New Braunfels to rezone some acres of land from an exisiting acre tract at Loop 337 and Texas 46 South from R2 single family district to C1A local business The remaining three acres of the tract contain The Oaks Shopping Center developed and managed by Diversified Councils action followed a public hearing in which council addressed the concerns of a handful of residents whose properties abut the rear portion of the undeveloped While the 22 property owners im mediately affected by the proposed development ap proved the zoning request by a 2tol council heeded the concerns of the few voicing Company spokesman Russ Benjamin said plans are to construct a onestory business complex that will ultimately house professional offices and light retail Diversified Investments was denied a similar request a year ago under the citys old Cl commer cial The planning and zoning commis sion recommended earlier this month that council ap prove the zoning request after a close 4to3 The stipulations attached to approval of the zoning reclassification include continuation of an exisitng screening Councilman Ed Sciantarelli asked that the fence be constructed of masonry at the See Page 2 Hamptons file claim over Solms chute See Page By JIM WEBRE Staff Writer Walter Richard Hampton and his Nancy Ann Hampton through their attorney Marion Borchers have filed an application for comnpensation and relief with City of New New Braunfels City Council is scheduled to meet in a special closed Put To The Test session at today at New Braunfels Utilities to consider the ap plication seeking reimbursement of what the Hamptons claim is they spent on improvements at the cityowned Prince Solms Park tube chute concession and other awards and Total damages the Hamptons are requesting from the city amount to not in cluding attorneys City Manager Joe Michie in February voided the contract with the Hamptons over what Michie and then city finance Director Jim Jef fers said were disagreements over liability insurance and the amount of payment the Hamptons could take out of the Both the city and the Hamptons found difficulty in locating an insurer for the The Hamptons through Borchers also are requesting a public and retraction of libelous matter allegedly contained in a February news story quoting Jeffers and the Hamptons Neither the Hamptons nor their attorney would comment at the time on the stated disagreement between the conces sionaires and the The Hamptons application in cludes a history of events leading up to the city managers withdrawal from the tube chute agreement with the Hamptons and claims that false and misleading statements made by the city manager to the news media and published in the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung on February wherein Michie stated that the pro blems occurred when Richard Hampton requested that in exchange the premium he be allowed to retain those revenues coming into the park from admissions and tube rental Then finance Director Jim Jeffers was quoted as saying that should the Hamptons be allowed to keep gross receipts from the that the action would be like charging to use the The Hamptons application also states The city has erected an eightfoot chain link fence along the common property line of Prince Solms Park and the privately owned property now operated by the thereby denying access to the proper ty by the general The after notice by the plaintiffs has con tinued to allow the public to utilize the fence post at the waters edge in a dangerous manner in that they have continued to allow members of the general public to traverse the river bank of the Comal River nearest the waters edge while grasping the city erected fence in direct violation of the risk management letter and the citys own safety See Page 2 County firefighting units were put to the test Sunday afternoon as they fought a large brush and grass fire on the Leissner Ranch located off FM Sixteen trucks and 75 firemen from Canyon New Bracken and Spring Branch for more than seven hours battled the blaze that burned an estimated 300 acres but caused no reported property loss or Firemen returned to the ranch Mon day night to extinguish several hot spots that Comal CAD off ice move is delayed had Canyon Lake VFD Chief Rolla Skinner could not confirm reports that ranch employees were conducting an open burn that got out of Skinner said the county had been lucky that more large fires had not oc curred and urged persons in the county to use extreme caution when conducting open burns or discarding smoking materials due to very dry Photo by David May Comal Central Appraisal District officials have had to delay their move to New Braunfels ISD administrative offices until according to Deputy Chief Appraiser Pat CAD officials had hoped to begin their move this afternoon but delays in the completion of new offices at 431 Mill CAD new intends to close 2 at 2 and remain closed thru Appraisal district offices as of now will reopen 9 at 9 We will be here thru said Well be but we will be Phones are expected to be in operation during CAPS move to the new offices on the top floor of the NBISD administrative Commissioners debating funding for county agent By TRAVIS Staff Writer Comal County Commissioners Court this week were asked to continue their funding of a second fulltime ex tension but commissioners said they were reluc tant to pay for two people when they believe the job can be handled by one Ronny an adult volunteer for 4H clubs in Comal appeared before commissioners this week to ask that the temporary funding for the position held by JVJifee Barbour be extended until Johnson ask ed that at that time the end of the countys fiscal year the position be incorporated into the countys Last the county over the funding for Bar Jaours position alter the state dropped its financial but guaranteed money tor only one Johnson and other 4H supporters requested the perma nent county funding of a second extension agent to handle 4H gill County Extension is retiring from his position at the end of this Julie County Extension Agent Home said today that applications for Schumanns job will be accepted by the state extension programs personnel director from aJJ over the The district director will conduct interviews and screening and will make recommendations to the county commis sioners for their Johnson said his request for two with the se cond position funded by the is based ojo his belief that one person cannot handle the jab of deaJtog Reader survey What do you think of advertising Please help your newspaper and business community know what you think about media marketing What do you think of the news media and advertising Published m Page 3 gt this issue of the HeraJdgeitimg is a survey designed to afjord the Those questions are seeking to rfssjyyBf sad listening as well as the publics opinion of the news Attd although its not necessary to answer e ygry space provided tor taeaJ resppftdeflts to fur ther detail their The names oi respndents are needed to verify authenticity pf but the identity of each will be protected on an absolutely con fidential Conducted by a statewide marketing results of the ftoJU eauJ4 well oj tfefe area hears in the an request to jfc thjg isjjrye ;