New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, November 10, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

November 10, 1987

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 10, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Unicorns in Area playoff match tonight, See Page 5 New Braunfels /iv Vol. 134. No 218 707 banda St New Braunfels Texas 78130 (LISPS 377-800 5 V cl 4 914 : Zeitung Tuesday November TO 1987 25 Cents One Sections '0 Page Getting a heart art on a fresh start ti th** ti teat American Smoke*Hit next w*-**k is hove Michael Neman describes his y res hM art quit smoking class The first se vs ion alii f^e today at 7 p rn at Dtttlinger Memorial Library Th** free classes will be Tuesday arui Thursday ex en mgs thrx»ugh Sox 19 Sponsored bv the American Cancer sx'lety th*- >ess»on> are aimed at people who have made up their minds to kick the habit not so me*»ne aho wants to humor fnereis or relatives. To register call 625 9111 extensK>n 19 > Then get read> for the ti real Amene an Smokepot A program is planned before the meeting Wednesday of th** Veterans id Foreign M ur*. |»o«q ; no and \,.v diary Members of both groups ar* remind***! of the time ch anne for tie meeting which will N-gsn at ♦» 4j p rn at the home The Charles K Kus* Agenes will Offer a defensive driving course ami 19 from A to in p rn lf Sox you re inter*** ♦ 3 Ugli or 62 in sign re BY SARAH DUKE Stat! Writer City Manager Joe Michie -urpris#*d his s*aff and memfiers of the New Braunfels City Council M< aday by announcing he will resign his position effective heb 9 Michie cited political division among i ounctl members as -me of the city s major problems He dis* said the three evaluations of his per formance during the pas* 12 months are evidence of council s dissatisfac lion with his performance On Feb 9 I intend to resign the position of city manager This will the mayor and city council 9* days to establish 'he "•-!«*« ♦ o -critena you want for the person to t** hired and time for advertising for r*s ruitment I fee! th* -arccos - will .»**• at .east «»dav *• V me s.tid Police searching for car in hit-and-run fatality i aroon High vh**g Class of I** . will have its 25th reunion tm Nox 2k I lass mer utters whi> have mg received mxi tat tams bx Nox lit should tall Minnie (start! at *»25 (9 UC l*»n t forge* to make plans tor An Evening of ( af aret bx Trxa-Mar Chorus s vt«-**t Adeline* Inc NOX 14 at t arson High vh**»S lh* two hour i aband show will feature s«tuth Iexas sound met*. % hart«rr shop chorus lh*- Ka.ladlers of ( .« nvw High Sc hoot aint Jam Session and star T ime of I ex a- s».,r ( horns AdrmssKM. wilt {«• $j ami $ for children under the age of 12 vears Eor information or to order IU kris ». ail I inda Mc Peek at 625 New Hiaunt*; - High s« t»*H lh ama I bepart men! will present the » oft ie* iv %#*4*>*/7Nox I** 21 at # p rn and Nux 22 at 2 p rn in the whuul cafetorium Admission is 12 loc tile evening of great entertain merit VV t Schumann retired County F \ tension Agent will ta* among thus*- wfa» will la* hunorel Sox 12 at a iud. I leon at tit** ( (axion A M iii la ms Jr Mumm ( «-nter on tt» I* va-* VA M I diversity tampa I tie iumht'iin will tumor ttie 2* members of ttir Texas Agricultural hilrnuon Service who retirevl dui mg til*- past year ( nopetating in hosting the (un i (asm are the Fx tees ton service ( aunty J u<tg«• > ami ( ommtsstooers \s>*h latKwi of Texas E x tension pro lessional assoc iat Hires ami Alpha /eta Chapter ot I- psi Ion Sigma Phi national honorary Pxtension frater mty Hr /erie I Carpenter Fxten SKHi Service director will emcee tile program Fact) retire** will receive a plaque from Adolph Thomas president of the ( Utility Judges and I ommissHHwrs Association VS ell thus** wishing for cooter wearier have ii Bring in Hie plants arui check tfie car s anti freeze as a freeze warning is in effect for tonight Overnight lows are ex jus ted to drop to to degree* with a wind chill factor by morning in Un* low Jo* For today sunny and cool with highs around bu and winds gusting around 25 mph Wednesday is catling for sun ny again and slightly warmer with a high near bb I he Menu CLASSI*KO    7    IO COMICS    6 CROSSWORD    3 DLAR ABBY    4 HOROSCOPE    4 SPORTS  ................. 5 TELEVISION LOC    4 WEATHER ................ 2 New Braunfels (M e ! mined the make arni rn. vehicle whh h st rock ami san Antonio *««man surwl ami (et! ats*rfief . rd: adv the Interstate k> ac cess U John We nim a. k department m w*.King f orange two finer tf v Po* Prix with a da ll. age.* ch front right Hr ^uieariie the pot h *• department t** a couple of ta*.et* on find twit none are positive police to determine the tx v olved in the hit and r which left Maria Biali* •-AntcH’.H* H ad af Uh <« t-n« GA ILL 6^'iu -v‘St" ' Vee ROL ICE Pac** r fi k' + r *> Aw, nuts Council Nev! spring would have marked the city manager s fourth ammer san. with the city I was hired bv one mayor and I nave worked for three mayors I have seen nearly a complete changeover in city council members and a drastic change in city policy emerge I have been through a major trough* that greatly affected the community and its income I worked on the first capital improvement tx>nd election that the city had had rn 16 years I have also prepared budgets during the tty s current dump Michie told council reading from a prepared statement I have to the best of my ability lealt with the major issues and the effect on the bes! interest of the citizens However I have undergone three evaluations of my performance in the last 12 (norths I am obvious!v iKit performing rn a manner pleasing to at least some members of council I see no need for another evalua* on The city manager and the count ii should work together as a team and we are not doing that he added Farber today Michie descr bed the change rn city council policy The composition of the city council during 1984 and 1985 was different than today ( one erns during that time centered perhaps more on citizens participator, water is-ue-growth planning and aesthetics Now that the economy has changed and the makeup of the city council has shifted we are concerned with economic issues jobs promoting growth and haMC services As city manager my job is to implement the policy as addressed by the c oun« ii See MICHIE Paoc . Commissioners approve budget in 3-2 split vote B * DAVID MAY Stat! Wr t«( VV .th two commissioners voicing oik ems over projected spending in creases that max exhaust ti**- coun tx - '•urplus funds and dig into sales tax revenues Un next two years county scions approxed next year s klo s million operating budget in a 2 ole ( ommissioners J L Kvans and Neil Craigmile voted against the pro posed budget 12 percent over the current year's spending rate calling J unsound and excessive Much discussion centered around I cunts Vuditot Bate Bond s cabrilla twins that at the end of !98n 'he i. our. tv may face a deficit of $275 im bas cst on an estimated three percent »noath rate and corient rt venue pro actions In a roll call vote commissioners unanimously approved selling the arret * year > property tax rate at ast year s level of d 12 cents Both the budget and tax rate had teen given preliminary approvals bx the n*urt in September This is not a tight budget said br aiguille VV** can only hope that ai have conservatively estimated revenues and that we will have car iv over monies ’ Kvans said lie was concerned that rased on Bonds estimations the county will have used up not only a punned carr y over next year of some 1840,iMi t*ut will have spent around I.•no (KW in sales tax receipts before r» inc mg ad v alorem rates next year sale^ tax revenues which take et lect rn January are projected to run aiound ll 0‘2*i million in 1988 and the county is to reduce ad valorem rates dollar for dollar as approved by voters in April Commissioner Clyde Jacob' called increased spending for 1988 one time costs reflective of additional shei iff s personnel, patrol cars and equipment purchases I dont see where we will need more money to do the job next year. said Jacobs County Judge Fred Clark said those add I tuna I expenses as well as increases in the road department were reasonable and that he felt tax payers were supportive of those in cleases The 1988 budget also includes ob fie ut and empiox**** -.alary mc reassert twee anti five percent, respective Iv A motion bx Jacobs to redact add lienal sheriff s deputies from nu r two and to decrease salary laiscs to four percent was deteated by the court Hr2 The court did approve re*1uctions rn Uh- extension m v e budget of *9.045 but added U . a in district judge reimbursements lur juvenile court duties Clark said 1989 deficit projec tions were not anything to be alarmed at because the county has traditionally had surplus fund" at a fiscal year s end It s just an estimation Naid ( lark Most likely there won t b«-deficit at all I? *> a projection a road map It snot set inconcrete Commissioner Ixiienzo ( amar illo called the 1988 budget a sound erne and echoed ( lark s comments trial in all likelihood there will be surplus funds in 1989 ‘ Who know' what revenues or ex pense* there will be next year said (’amarillo "We ve always had a positive balance at the end and I don t see it being any different next year * Fvans replied ‘I wish I could share y our optimism Despite his projection Hor I aid fie was supportive of lh* commis 'loners decision rwit to rais*- taxc*' but said he did rail envision spending reductions next year "There won t be a redL- nor. in anybody s budget rwxt xca' be said *1 think we owed it lo the p* op.e to keep taxes where they arc They’ve had too many tax men uses from other entities Bond added he felt the budget was light and riot ex eessive as Cr aiguille had stated In other action Monday commis stoners approved purchase* ut ton ling chairs for tile health department now located on the second floor ut til* courthouse ( oms of the chairs placed at $764 84 Commissioners also cast all ut their 1,155 appraisal district voles for county representative Neil Craigmile who will take his position on the board of director* in January Also the firm of Jac kson Hoag and Company was hired by the court to perform Uh* annual outside audit at a cost of $17 500 Herald names La safer acting managing editor NA amla l-asatei has been named acting managing editor of the New Hruunfels Herald Zeitung replacing Jim Web re The announcement was made Monday by the newspaper s publisher and editor David Kramer who said "Me are happy to have a person with VV amia s quaiific alums to take over in this important position Lasater, who has worked at the Herald since 1979 as staff writer and kaleidoscope editor has a degree in journalism and english from Fast Texas Stale University She had worked for 77)-* In mg Daily Sews before moving to New Braunfels in 1979 Michie tenders his resignation Cites political division as main reason okays car take-home B»SARAH OUKE Star* wooer With the coming of fall weather those delicious pecans are dropping from the limbs of trees around town Margaret Doyle 265 Faust has found that the easiest way to ease the back-ending work is with a spring typt* tov which picks up the nuts and holds them until they ire clumped into a sack (Photo by Deryl Clark! Ph** New Braunicl.s City (ourw voted Monday to continue the tak« home car program for the KH a police department lk*>piu- Cliv Manager Jeu* Michie s recommend, turn thai the city cannot afford to ccw tinue the program council members agreed to pure ha*a- mx new patrol car* Council member Jim Goodbread ca*t the onlx no vote saying he understands that tfu* program is a go*k1 (Hie hut I know personally I I can t afford a luxury I have to push it off until I can.* he said Michie said thai although the pto gram is a good one he is concern**d that the city simply doesn't have in** funds to continue tfie program T think that the take home car program is a gocri program Its an expensive program If and when we get the funds or we have Uh* funds we should rvmstitute the program Michie said I support the program wholeheartedly I havent changed that My concern was that we don’t have the money and I in worried about next year s budget lf we don t have the money sometimes you have to do without *’ Michie said the program will place a need for additional revenue on the city budget I just want council to be aware that you re building in a addi tkmul expense \ ou re building in a cost over the next couple of years and you re going to need to tai** revenue next budget year revenue that I dont see coming frankly or cut some other expense in the city to make up for it.* the* city manager said "I'm not here to argue that it s a bad program I’m just giving you some information Oil dollar* lo be See COO Ne ll P«9« I ;