Tuesday, October 20, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 20, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas The same or same olfor Cowboy Page 7 New Braunfels IdZtituno Tuesday October 25 Cents 203 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377800 Mark off history One 10 Pages Advance tickets to WursUest 30 through 8 are still available and will be until Oct 29 Buying tickets ahead o time will save you SI oft the admission price tickets are in advance and at the Wursthalle tickets also are though not at an ad vanced You can get your tickets from the Wurstfest Associa tion office in directly behind Circle Arts Theatre in Landa or from the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce The annual sausage festivaJ kicks off Oct 30 at on the riverwalk along the Comal River with a performance by Myron Floren and his famous accordian Join the fun and get lots of tickets M A M Productions Inc cameraman Tom Taylor directs his equipment at a variety of Wurstfest yummies as part of the filming of a documentary on the arnual sausage festival The production will air on Cable News network w ithm the next two If this doesnt ex cite the salivary glands o the na what will An estimated or more people artexpected to visit the city during the Fkst of the Wursl festival happening Oct no through 2 Mostly cloudy skies will continue throughout today with winds and cooler temperatures than weve been used to Theres a 50 percent chance of rain today and a high of Itll be really cool tonight with a low of about Mostly sunny skies will greet the day tomorrow with a high of only 65 and a low in the 40s Winds on Wednesday will be from the northeast at about 15 The extended outlook shows mostly sunny skies with highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s with a gradual warm ing trend through the week Students from New Briunfefs Independent School Districts primary and elementary schools unveil one of three historic designa tion markers in front of NBISDs Education Center on Mill Street Also unveiled were historic markers for the old New Braunfels Academy and New Braunfels High The education once served as the high school and academy and was renovated for NBISD administration The second floor is now occupied by Comal Central Appraisal Photo by Deryl Clark Higher sanitation rates have rental managers upset Existing leases do not include higher cost of collection rents likely will increase as a result By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Apartment managers in New Braunfels are in an uproar because of the recent increase in garbage rates for apartment Carolyn Toth of New Braunfels Oaks She said the change in garbage rates for apartment complexes is going to hurt the already slump ing apartment business in this ci Her complex will spend for garbage collection compared to last Some of the complexes are looking at for she The rate change ap proved by the New Braunfels Ci ty Council went into effect l and charges per apartment unit plus percent the city had charges apartment complexes based on the number of dumpsters they And theyre charging us for vacant That doesnt seem If nobody if physically us ing that why should I pay for it Toth said She added apartment managers received no notice from the city about the rate change that cost extra for each of the units at the Toth said garbage charges are included in the rent at New Braunfels But when a residents lease is needless to the lease is going to have to come she Toth said she did not know about the rate change until Fri She immediately called City Councilman Ed Sciantarelli and City Manager Joe She wasnt satisfied with their answers to her I dont feel like its Why are we being charged for vacant units Why was there no formal letter written notifying us she adding that city represen tatives told her simply that the rate increase was how they decided to handle increased ex penses in the sanitation depar I want answers and the answer Im getting is the cost has gone up so the are passing it on to apartment Toth adding that apartment dwellers shouldnt be singled out for City Engineer Bill who is interim director of the sanitation depart said Friday that the city has no way of knowing how many vacant units a complex has and is charging on the number of electric meters at a He said if apartment units do not have individual See On downtown focus Chamber accepts panels report By JIM WEBRE SUM Writer Based on a perception of broad community ireater New Braunfels number of Commerces board ol directors Monday embraced a report by a special task force and will include projects to further enhance the downtown in the chambers program of svork There ts an awful lot of interest in this project It is one we should pur said force chairman Kay Schoch president of the Downtown an organisation of downtown merchants and others in terested in continuing the viability of the cil s central commercial core During their two nuttings task force members agreed it is im perative that a rather large representative committee IKap pointed in onier lo obtain as much in put from those individuals and groups that not only have a stake in downtown but a sincere interest in seeing that New Braunfels retains its charm as well as its prosperity Among the items on the agenda for what is tentatively being called a duwntown focus are a market study to attract new businesses and along with pro motions to stimulate beautification and historical restora tion The task force also plans a study of the feasibility of creating new ways to finance public and quasi public improvements in the central business One consideration is that a nonprofit or forprofit cor poration purchase marginal proper ties and plan for their use in ways that give a broader base from which to attract customers and retail outlets Kmphasis is to be given to the area generally including the immediate plaza area and two blocks in any direction from the central business district Also to be considered are peripheral approaches to the especially as they relate to historical preservation and beautification In other the chambers board accepted recomendations by the state affairs chaired by Tom to support as a group proposed stale constitutional amend ments Nos and These proposed Cook told the we strongly feel should be supported because they will either enhance the general business climate and economic at tractiveness of or will directly benefit rural including Comal in creating special Genera area of downtown addressed by Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce task force as a means to encourage further improvement the central business in Herald graphic Comal County tourist trade on increase By DAVID MAY Staff Writer In the past three Comal County has leapfrogged 14 other counties to become 22nd in the state in terms of annual tourist dollars according to a survey by the University of Texas Bureau of Business The prepared for the Texas Tourist Development Agen revealed that in 1986 more than 86 million in touristrelated dollars were spent by who were at least 100 miles from here on overnight or day That figure would be con siderably higher if visitors from nearby San Antonio and Austin were our advertising and promotional programs are paying said Mike chairman of New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Conven tion and Visitors The newest figures were reported Monday during a chamber lun cheon at Krauses The bureau expends thousands of dollars annually to attract visitors to the area through state and national travel publications touting such attractions as the Prince Solms Park Tube Chute and Wurstfest and promoting See TOUR Page 2 GBRAs bond agent withdraws leaving hydro project pending Writer Financing tor the Canyon Lake hydroelectric plant hit a snag recently when the Salomon Brothers investment banking firm pulled out of the bond That left us with an immediate problem of fin ding someone to help us with out bond issue set for said John GuadalupeBlanco River Authoritys general Salomon a major investment had worked with GBRA since preparing the bond issue to fund the sixmegawatt hydroelectric plant now under construction at Canyon Specht said last week that the firms action means the river authority will not have to pay for work done by the firm during the last three years although they will be starting in a with a new The GBRA Board of Directors approved ME Allison and as the river authoritys new invest ment consulting Specht said the bond issue for the hydroelectric plant wUl go on as scheduled The river authority will be retaining the services of another firm that also has worked with Salomon on the Specht said last week that there really is not tune for the major selection process the authority would follow if time were not an element in the That selection process could put us in a posi tion of delaying our bond the general manager ME Allison and and specifically Floyd Westerman are very familiar with out Specht said New Braunfels Utilities officials had agreed with the a representative of served NBUs bond when the utilities issued more than million in bonds during NBU will be the only customer for the hydroelectric plant which will provide electricity to city GBRA officials expect the hand issue to be f million to fund the hydroelectric Specht said interest rates in the bond market have been heading He added that the river authority has been advised its not going to get much better for a Specht said the alternative to retaining Allison would have been to insure the bond which would have guaranteed a better rating but also would have increased the cost of the Bob NBUs general said he doesnt see any problems with the change in in vestment He added that Salomons tuning was not the best for the transaction but the issue will go on as Herb Gomal Countys raoraseatalM to the GBRA board abstained from bond issue hfirtuar he said of pwwMl business dealings with NBU and GBRA will be ajpnvcl 4 the hood issue during their

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