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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 15, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels 179 New Braunfels Herald Publishing 707 Landa New CORRECTION In a story published Sunday concerning consideration by Comal County Commissioners of various budget Items for fiscal we reported that Tye Preston Library at Canyon Lake had re quested in Bulverde Public is requesting the funds to start up that The HpraklZcitung regrets the error Harold and Circulation Manager Carol Ann Avery wish to thank the gentleman who returned 50 in Las Vegas dumped out of our newspaper box at B market on San Antonio two weeks ago It seems the who did not leave Ins name with 11 KB was trying to buy a Sunday paper when our errant machine chose to award its jackpot Our reader took the seven Sunday papers to the folks inside the store and took his paper home our thanks whoever you are ireater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerces membership mixer for Sept 1TJ offers a gool reason to attend a chance to leave the event with in green money All chamber members and their guests are invited The winner o the will Iv a chamber and all of fin aneligible Na tional Bank sponsors this event at Landa Street i ou ran park ID Shopping enters lot our business card or reasonable facsimile gets you in A word ol thanks and attribution is due the author ol the walking lour we feature in our Vtufors dujdc researched the sites of ihc tour and is responsi ble for the quite accurate and in teresting commentaries included in Ihf material Henn is a pmfiv journalist in his own right and is a correspondent or the Austin AntrrtCM the capitals dailv newspaper Marilyn who starred in the pnxhKlion of Uilly the Mixxly Amphitheater in for the iHirth con sttutise summer was the HUiM iwu ttefks ago of Marge Crumbakrr and Belts ownirs d Prince Sol ins Inn IatiDiis o Wollgangv Keller gut a treat when Marilyn sang couple n tunes in the gu ami youre dnv tug tix asl past McKenna Hospital that employees as well as patients who may have mobility difficulties cross In ion and adjacent streets and you could wind up running over somebody The subjcct has Ixtii discussed at safety meetings at McKenna and New Braunfels police likely will be on the look out Take it easy in hospital and chool Its the smart thing to do and you stand a better chance ol avoiding untoward gne and legal hassles W Scott of Santa Bar Calif is the son inlaw of New Hi aunfelser Frank Smith He also is the top winner in turad magazines Bicentennial Ihoto Con test Scotts photograph of a lady clown entertaining a wheel chair bound senior citian is as full of emotion and vibrancy as good photography gets Its on the cover Set J southeast winds are blowing in some chances of rain today and Wednesday Partly cloudy this afternoon hold a 20 percent chance of showers and southeast winds at 15 Mostly cloudy skies tonight harbor a 30 percent chance of possibly heavy brief showers and a low in the mid 70s with southeast winds at lu Wednesday will be hot and humid with a high in the low southeast winds at 15 and a 40 percent chance of 7 10 3 4 4 5 4 2 CUSStflfO comes DUIAMV MMKCOTC IVUK Fatal wraok Zeltung Texas 78130 USPS 377800 Af Tuesday September 25 Cents One 10 Pages William David of 575 Torrey was pronounced dead upon arrival at McKenna Memorial Hospital Saturday night alter a one car accident on Hunter Road near Hiio Cawood was a passenger in a 1984 Volkswagen Rabbit driven by Gregory Keith of San Davis was treated and released from the hospital for minor According to Department of Public Safety Trooper Lin Man fords the car northbound at shortly after 11 Saturday on Hunter Road at an excessive rate of Davis attempted a Amendments still possible sharp curve to the left when two of the vehicles right side tires left the pavement for about 198 The car then slammed into a utility caving the passenger door in on Both occupants were wearing seat according to Charges may be filed against according to a DPS who said an investigation into the accident is Cawoods deatn is the sixth this year reported by DPS in Comal County as compared to 11 traf fic deaths at this time last Special photo Solons okay sign control measure on first reading By SARAH DUKE SUM Writer New Braunfels City Council Mon day embarked on its third attempt in a little more than three years to regulate signs within the city Council members Monday unanimously approved the first reading of a sign ordinance drafted Mgji users and members of the sign industry The the third to tackle sign is made up of selfappointed business persons and attempts to regulate on ly off billboardtype signs The ordinance faces revisions and two more council votes before Incoming effective But councilman James Uoudbread spoke up during the roll call vole to say he thinks the proposed oidmance is far better than nothing Pete local outdoor advertising addressed council prior to its explaining the ordinance and how it w as w rilten He said the loosely organized com mittee started working on the propos ed ordinance last spring after after two councilappointed committees had failed to produced an ordinance that satisfied those in the outdoor advertising business ioodbread said he thought it curious that only persons involved in the advertising business and users of outdoor advertising were involved in preparing the Our biggest criticism before i with ordinances prepared by earlier committees was that we didnt have enough people in the sign business on the committee we have flip flopped that and now we have no ottier people on the committees But 1 have no problem with the councilman said City Planning Director Mike Shands said he is satisfied with the proposed ordinance and said it is en He added lhat his one con cern is that the ordinance does not address onpremise What is very interesting is that we have a limit of 32 feet It seems very interesting to me that were going to turn around and lei on premise signs go up as high as they want to Shands A Dairy Queen sign on the Dairy Queen lot can go up 100 but if you go one foot next youve got a 32 foot height Thais the only thing that makes no sense to me at ail if were really talking about the safety and welfare of the community he Lingamfelter said the committee did not consider offpremise sign regulation because that involves potential invasion of property He added from an industry the onpremise signs are distinct from offpremise Only one Allen rose Monday in objection to the proposed saying it was the result of Proximity of billboards to one another and repair or amortiza tion of dilapidated billboards are provisions of the pending sing control ordinance approved on first reading Monday by New Braunfels City The measure addresses only off premise billboards and not onpremise or other The committee proposing the ordinance was chaired by Pete owner of Oasis Outdoor Advertising Photos by Deryl Clark Council approves city public works department split The New Braunfels City Council dissolved the Public Works Depart ment creating two depart ments to replace what had been a controversial issue within the city Mayor Pro Tem Ramon Chapa said after Mondays meeting that he Is pleased with the I think the idea of splitting the departments is a good he Chapa had taken an interest in the garbage collection department when garbage collection employees began complaining to him that some employees were receiving preferen tial He urged City Manager Joe Michie to speed up his lengthy investigation into alleged Michies recommendation that the Public Works Department be split came out of his investigation The ci ty manager said the heads of the department were at least partially to blame for problems such as one employee receiving fulltime for working less that full Engineer Bill Dobrowolski has taken charge of the citys road department which had been part of the public works department until Fred Ryden resigned as department head Dobrowolski has been interim public works director but will hand over supervision of the sanita tion and fleet maintenance division to a new director yet to be Ryden has retained legal counsel but has not indicated whether he will appeal his forced resignation or seek other legal redress after the city managers internal investigation resulted in reinstatement for two public works employees other than the The city engineer said he sees no problem in handling the road depart He added that persons in that department are competent and City personnel said they have received numerous applications for director of the Department of Sanita tion and Vehicle Fleet Mangement which will be accepted until Fehrenbach is guest speaker for luncheon The Daughters of the American Revolution are sponsoring a celebration of the Constitu tion in New Braunfels High Schools cafeiorium featuring noted Texas historian The luncheon celebrates 200 years of the Constitution adopted formally in 1787 at Fehrenbach is the author of numerous historical books and novels about Texas and This interesting over view begins with lunch at noon with speakers presentation to Tickets are for adults and for students and are available at Krauses Book Store in Landa Plaza or at the City formally asks for chambers help with revitalization The New Braunfels City Council unanimously appointed the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Com merce Monday to assist and advise the city in its effort to revitalize its historic downtown Tom executive director of the addressed the council saying the chamber looks forward to helping with the revitalization He added that the chamber is not equipped to spearhead the but will serve the community in any way Our chamber is not volunteering or the he Its not because were not its because we are very busy with other The organization has formed a task force to work with the city in its at tempt to boost the downtown business area and stop the decline of the Purdum said the chambers board of directors supports the at tempt and has agreed unanimously that it is something that needs to be Council member James Goodbread said the dowtown revitalization pro ject is something that is vitally im portant to the As downtown so goes the he ad ding that he agrees with Purdum that the chamber should not have to carry the bulk of the revitalization The council member said downtown merchants will have to become involved in the project and lead the effort in order for it to be Council member Loraine Kraft said after Mondays council meeting that she strongly supports the revitalization She was among a group of local business persons and officials that traveled to nearby cities last week to take a look at those cities revitalization She said the tour was beneficial and she hopes New Braunfels can make pro gress toward improving the downtown The task force is scheduled to meet today at in Honors County tax rate set at 86 level DAVIDMAY Writer Comal County Commissioners Monday voted no increase in the pro perty tax rate for unanimously adopting for this year the current ef fective rate of 34 Setting the property tax rate brought concern from two commis sioners because county solons had begun reducing a million im balance in the 1908 requested The question was placed on Mon days agenda at the request of county Ux assessor Gloria to allow her office lime to print and mail tax We are talking about setting the tax but we havent pared the budget said Commissioner Neil Craigmile before the roll call on County Judge Fred Clarks motion to leave the rate at the iat6 We are backing into this instead of going the other said Both he and Commis sioner Clyde Jacobs voiced concerns over setting the countys ad valorem rate before paring had begun on 1986s proposed million budget some million over next years anticipated In a budget workshop Monday commissioners had nar rowed that gap by through reductions in requested salary in creases and miscellaneous line item requests within 15 of the countys 38 The salary parings ad dressed Monday did not include ac companying social security and benefit reductions Commissioners were scheduled to resume their workshop this morning The countys tax rate of cents per property valuation is ex PAW 7
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