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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 1, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas I UtiliHes Board j fckl a fend farewell to Gen fMSohn last utilities meet Thursday ftnounced his rctire Last night he yitha cap jacket and time into the iRobcrtOrr t this has been an education for me Mr Sohn has been a good teacher He has tried to educate the public iii the very thing the public wants to know openness If the general public will just take the time and try to rind out what we had and what we have now they would appreciate even more what Mr Sohn has done said board vice chairman O A Stratemann Jr I want to emphasize the fact he Sohn has certainly built a strong municipal utility This is probably the best in said board chairman Morhhinweg Sohn spoke to members of the board and outlined many of the accomplish ments that occurred while he was gen 11 at NBU meeting eral manager Some of those accom plishments include developing retire ment plan for employees instituting longevity benefits for employees ducting talks concerning a surface water treatment plant building the Sheriffs Posse substation and building a surface water treatment plant Other accomplishments include fighting a rate increase by the Lower Colorado River Authority and standing by the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority in building the Canyon Lake Hydroelectric Plant During the meeting Sohn read a poem describing his feelings about leaving the utilities A portion of the poem read the moral of this quaint example is do the best you can be proud of yourself and remember there is not indispensable Sohn has served as general manager of NBU for 14 years His replacement is Paula DiFonzo who has Worked at NBU as the accounting and informa tion manager Last night the board approved a annual salary for DiFonzo for her first six months If her evaluation is acceptable her salary will be raised to On Jan 1 1995 and on July She will alsobe provided with either automobile allowance or will be pro vided a vehicle from NBU Texas Briefs Supreme Court Ruling Exfctcted to Local lonlllflhUActlvltt praised by abortion rights idctivists fighting to restrict clinic protests A divided court said a judge didnt violate abortion protesters right to free speech when he ordered them to stay 36 feet away from a Melbourne clinic But the justices did say a 300foot lim it was too restrictive Although the case has generated national interest it had been watched especially close in Hous ton where abortion rights sup porters are seeking similar restraints against demonstrators This is a major legal victory a major moral said Houston attorney Kathy Patrick who has been representing several local clinics Were very very But opponents condemned the decision calling it a blow to the antiabortion movement and a vio lation of their Constitutional right to free speech Heat Blamed For One Death Fire Hazards The Texas heat wave has been blamed for the death of ah El Paso construction worker while state officials issued pleas of caution as the Fourth of July holiday nears and firefighters are battling wild fires Were asking everyone espe cially people who live in rural areas to be aware of the fire dan ger and to work closely with their local fire department to reduce fire hazards in and around their Governor Ann Richards said in a statement from emer gency management officials Temperatures of 110plus claimed the life of the El Paso man who suffered heat stroke on Mon day He was the first heatrelated death in El Paso due to Junes recordbreaking temperatures The man whose family asked that his name not be released died Tuesday at fhomason Hospital officials said construction work ers admission an 83yearold man who was listed in stable con dition on Thursday Heat alerts have been in effect across much of Texas since last weekend Eftktttt tte Beauty ud Value of Your HOBM wilk Proferiaai Cut removal T MARTIN TREE EXPERTS A World Pictures Preientallon Susan Howard Travis Knight Hutttcr Kenny A Cbutktt Nazareot Church 1465IH35E New Braunfeb ChildcarefaailaiAe New Braiinfels Utilities makes formal request for Water and sewer rate hikes By JENNIFER ROMPEL the Slew Braunfels Utilities Board of Trustees approved a resolution Thursday requesting the city council allow for rate increases in the water and sewer departments for the next threeyears The issue has already been discussed with members of the city council dur ing sessions However no decision has been made by the council If approved the rate increase would add approximately 80 cents to each customers monthly water bill and to each customers monthly sewer bill this year The increase in the water rate is based on the amount of water used The more water used the higher the rate increase will be Officials said this rate increase still would not cover the cost of capital improvements in the water and sewer programs Currently revenues from the electric system are used to cover the costs of water and sewer systems The resolution requests increases be made every year for the next three years The city council has the author ity to change the resolution or to deny the rate increase Ifappipvedbycity council increase would add to the average customers bill On the issue of electric rates the NBU board received a report last night showing that it ranks No 4 in the state of Texas According to the report from the American Public Power Associa tion the utilities has the fourth lowest rates out of publicly owned utilities in the state The statistics for the report were compiled from 1992 rates NBUs electric rates have not changed since then NBUs electric rates are cents per kilowatt hour Those cities that were lower than NBU are Waelder Brenham and Fredericksburg The average electric rate for a pub licly owned utility in Texas is cents per kilowatt hour and the average elec tric rate for a publicly owned utility in the United States is also center per kilowatt hour In other business the NBU board authorized staff members to study the possibility of developing a gray water irrigation supply for use by Golf Parks New Braunfels Inc The owner of com pany Mr Robert Puetz is planning to develop a golf course on the northeast side of town and he is interested in using the gray water from Gfuene Wastewater Treatment Plant to irri gate the course NBU Assistant General Manager Bob Sohn said the water would be placed in ponds on the golf course if the water is available from affluent The water would then be used to irri gate the course From the economic point of view bringing gray water to the project would be very cost explained Puetz SAVINGS BONDS T1ie investment that e5 count chickens before they hatch 18004USBOND Happy Birthday to Pat in Wichita Kaneas From all Your Relatives Friends in Texas bine on the Relax enjoy us at lunch dinner or anytime Live Entertainment Rea Friday Saturday 7 No Cover THE DECK 6253153 at Gruene River Co Rent our facility lor your party We Cater CELEBRATE SOMETHING SPECIAL FRIDAY JULY IST THROUGH MONDAY JULY CELEBRATE REAL SAVINGS Balloon pop discounts Prize drawings Major markdowns of up to ENTERTAINMENT By Doodles the Clown Friday July 1 through Monday July 4 from Balloon and face painting GREAT SHOPPING 48 real manufactures outlets less than retail NEWBRAUNFEtS FACTORYA STORES On IH35 at Exit 188 A Charter Oafc Partners Property MondaySaturday 9am9pm Sunday 10am6pm fljjureitef one year Jdfm Sharpi ehdlnd October 1993 San Antonio starts work on paddling law SAN Work has started on the drafting of an ordinance that would require parents to approve puBHc paddling of graffitispraying juveniles or to perform community service by working with their errant children to clean up the graffiti The work began Thursday following a meeting attended by City Attorney Lloyd Garza Presiding Municipal Judge Stella Ortiz Kyle and Council man Lyle Larson the chief advocate of a publicpaddling ordinance for juve nile offenders The ordinance willfeature what Lar son described as a fallback position requiring parents who do not want their offspring paddled to be assigned by a Municipal Court same number of community service hours as the youngster Larson said that would place parents and children in the posi tion of working together to clean graf fiti from walls and buildings Jean Marjorie Kneuper Happy 44th Anniversary with Love From your children Get more out of life im TRIM YOUR WASTE AT HOME AND WORK TODAYS CROSSWORD PUZZLE ACROSS 1 Trouts home 5 Round top 9 Snakeskin part 14 Overwhelmed 15 Selves 16 Actor OToole 17 Scream and shout 18 Fortyniner 20 Crushed and twisted 22 Den 23 Roosters mate 24 Goddess of dawn 25 California city 28 Snoop 29 Fence opening 30 Crows voice 31 Solemn 34 Light beam 35 Dead heat 36 Fibber 37 Made less wild 38 like hotcakes 39 Wing of building 40 Movies 41 Center 42 Slippery fish 43 Probabilities 44 Prohibit 45 Vine support 47 Baseball stat 48 A of roses 51 Went by bus 52 Beach cookout 54 Fly catchers 57 Similar 58 Evergreens 59 Uproars 60 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