Sunday, October 20, 1991

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 20, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas 75 Cents Sunday October 1991 E VAJIDELL DP 239 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY Home of A Y i Three 42 Pages Settlement ends city controversy ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council on Friday approved a settlement with for mer City Manager Paul Grohman that includes an immediate payment and 10 monthly Council members publicly approved the severance settlement following a 45minute executive session behind closed doors in the New Braunfels Munici pal Building meeting The agreement behind Grohrnans and Mayor James Goodbreads simulta neous resignations on Monday included the approved unanimously by Mayor Pro Tern Ramon Chapa and council members Clinton Lor aine Rudy Bill Arnold and Paul Goodbread did not attend the The city also agreed to pay monthly installments of toward Groh mans retirement plan for up to 36 months or until Grohman begins to receive Texas Municipal Retirement System TMRS coverage from another munici This provision could cost the city a maximum of which means at Grohman could receive in severance pay and retirement See Page 2A Council members also agreed to cover premiums of Grohmans and his fami lys comprehensive medical insurance plan through or until he receives full medical coverage through other city No cost esti mates were included with this provision of the By signing the both parties also agreed not to pursue future legal action against the other for wrongful due process civil rights first amendment violations or defamation of Im convinced its in the best interests of the city and Fraser said before casting the vote that made it After signing the several council members agreed with Fraser that the settlement was best for the This was the best way to keep everybody happy with no Arnold It will be to the best interests of our We dont like the things that Kraft said the council carefully weighed the cost of the settlement against the of future We had to consider all the some of them being lawsuits which are so she I think what we did tonight was something that we had to We need to get back together and get to she We had worked at this for so many there just seemed to be no end to Sometimes you just have to put things to bed and start Seidel said hes glad the council is again Its going to cost us but it could have been much Seidel Ifeellike we did the best we possibly We worked at it long and Chapa said its again time to focus on the citys Some of us made but we dont want to dwell on Its time to move Chapa Under the it was the best possible and it was a unanimous decision by the The two gentlemen agreed to step down in the best interests of the and its time to get the city back on the right No definite plans or time frame have been set concerning the hiring of a per manent city Chapa At the current there is no time Interim City Tamayo is our city and he will be serving in that The entire council has confidence in his We dont plan to advertise any time Asked if the council planned to delay hiring a permanent manager because of the settlements Chapa said that isnt a factor because the city has the necessary Some people will say well miss Paul and some people will say that were glad hes but its not time to go back and discuss We feel that we can get through with the personnel that we and the City Council is united on this he The council plans to elect anew mayor during the regular 28 Council Member Bill Arnold looks over the agreement signed with former City Manager Paul Photo by Annelies Schlickenrieder City veteran to consider top post ByMARKWARNKEN Stiff Writer Last week was special for interim New Braunfels City Manager HeqtDr Not only did he answer his second call to lead the city administra but Tamayo also celebrated his 20th anniversary as a city of New Braunfels has served as assistant city man ager since 1977 under four city most recently working for Paul who resigned last He joined the city staff as adminiTamayo strative assistant 10 the city manager on a Lockhart native who has called New Braunfels home since first served as interim city man ager for months in That he not only added the duties of city manager to his assistant city managers but he also served as finance director dur ing budget This hes glad he will wear only the two management hats that he doesnt have to worry about budget planning for the citys sanitation departmenf is much more wellequipped this time Tamayo said he expects the quali fied professionals under him to again help the city through the transition We do have an excellent staff and people who know their business and are willing and quite capable of per forming their Tamayo Although he did apply for the city managers position one time hes not yet sure whether hewill seek the job permanently this If I do want to consider I will have to get some feedback to see how the council feels about Tamayo If I dont see that they are favoring I wont even bother If I see that they like what Im doing and I can get at least four I would consider As far as what he plans to accom plish as interim city he said he hasnt had much time to think about it during the past much of which was spent in meetings with department heads who had reported to such as the police and fire the parks department and the As assistant city Tamayo supervised about 50 employees and was responsible for the sanitation service golf course and Now hes super vising all 230 city On the council voted to add per month in salary and expense allowance during the interim to Tamayos current annual But just how long this inter im will Tamayo said he couldnt If Ive learned one thing in 20 its not to secondguess the he Before Tamayo joined the city he retired with 20 years of admi nistrative and personnel experience in the Air Force and collected education al credits from different colleges near See Page 2A Glock gun attracts interest at show By ROBERT STEWART Stiff Writer Austrian made Glock handguns attracted a lot of attention at the Texas Gun and Knife Associa tions show at the New Braunfels Civic Center Theyre really popular right said Betty Schier of Buz zards Guns in Everybody has been coming up to me and ask ing what I would take in But what they have to offer I dont She added that the Glock was the in thing to have right They are real popular with law she The 9mm Glock sells for but for the gun Schier was having a sale with any Glock going for Also avail able at the Buzzard booth was a Glock 10mm and a Glock The latter two weapons normally sell for but were also at the There are 17 bullets in a clip and they make some that hold two said Carl Bettys There are some that stick out the bottom that hold 30 Betty Schier said that the 10mm version is like two in one because you can use a regular load or an FBI load for greater People should not condemn the Glock because of the recent tragedy in she A gunman killed 22 people at a cafeteria in Killeen last week using Gun enthusiasts turned out for the annual gun show at the Civic Center Photo by Robert Stewart a Glock The gun didnt do the guy behind the gun did a passing customer The show continues through 6 Featured are a wide variety of knives and assorted Stammtisch Ferguson named ME The city editor of the New Braun fels IleraldZeitung has been prom oted to managing editor of the news announced David edi tor and Stephanie assumes the position In 1988 Fergu son joined the IleraldZeitung as a staff She covered Conral County Commis sioners dis trict and county city of New Conial County Sheriffs New Braunfels Ferguson Police Department and the Comal Appraisal During this time she was recognized by The Associated Press Managing Editors Association of Texas for an indepth series on child Ferguson later joined The Denison a daily newspaper in North as a staff writer and weekend She returned to the IleraldZeitung in 1990 as news editor and was later promoted to city She began her journalism career at The lluntsville Item in Texas as a staff She earned a bachelors degree from Sam Houston State University in She is a member of the New Braun fels Evening Rotary Ferguson is replacing Janine who is moving to the Dallas Best wishes The New Braunfels Ilerald Zeitung wishes happy birthday today to Gus Clara Grace Timothy Lazaro the Darrell Clara John Amaro and Henry Happy birthday Paulettc Belated birthday wishes to Savanah Lillian Xavicr Bobby Tristan Nick Andrea George Scc orro Vela and Lazaro Happy anniversary today to Xavier and Susie Belated anniversary wishes to Bryan and Beverly Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Volunteer orientation American Red Cross Volunteer orientation will be at McKcnna Memorial Hospitals second floor conference room on 26 at 9 Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer at the hospi tal or at the Red Cross office or a nursing home are asked to call 6259764 or Child care conference A child care training confer ence designed for individuals who work with preschool age children is scheduled for 26 in New Braunfels at Scclc Hall at First Protestant The con ference is sponsored by the Texas Agricultural Extension Service and First Protestant Church Day Registration begin at The conference begins at 9 For more informa tion call Young woman of year Any high school junior girl interested in learning more about the New Braunfels Young Woman of the Year Scholarship Program is along with her to attend a meeting on See Page 2A Good Day Expect a mild day today with a high around 83 Winds will be out of the southwest at about 10 miles per The overnight low is expected to dip down into the upper No chance of rain is in the Inside OB DEAR TV