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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 1, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas o Sunday October district wont renew board contract By DAVID DEKUNDER I Staff Writer The Comal County Rural Fire Prevention District voted not to renew its current con tract with the Canyon Lake Area Volunteer Fire Department Board of Directors at a special meeting on Thursday night at Canyon Lake Fire Station The current structure is awkward and I Fire District President George ODonnell said We need to renegotiate the current contract with the fire department Hav ing two boards is an unnecessary I The special meeting came in response to a decision two weeks ago by the fire department board of directors to go ahead and hire a full time fire chief The fire district board which provides funds for the volunteer fire depart ment said it was not consulted about the move Oponnell said the 1995 budget has already been submitted to the Comal County Commis sioners Court and that no where in the budget is there a mention of a fulltime fire chief The cur rent contract will expire on Dec 31 The district board is giving the board of directors 90 days notice to renegotiate the contract Currently the Canyon Lake Area Volunteer Department has a parttime chief Les Wyatt Wyatt is a Canyon Lake resident who is a fulltime fireman for the New Braunfels Fire Department Larry RatlitT a member of the Canyon Lake Area Volunteer Fire Department Board of Directors said the hiring of a fulltime fire chief is justified We have grown so much that we need pro tection 24 hours a Ratliff said Ratliff questioned ODonnell whether or not he was in favor of a fulltime fire chief I do not believe this community needs a fulltime fire ODonnell said We have a fire chief that gets paid for 20 hours but is on call for longer than Ratliff said the board of directors was lead to believe it could do anything it wanted with the budget We were led to believe that the budget process was long precise and that nothing was written in Ratliff said We thought that when we came to an issue such as this we could work it out with ODonnell said there is a lack of communi cation between the present volunteer fire depart ment board of directors and the firemen William Thomason one of several Canyon Lake firemen to attend the meeting echoed ODonnelPs assertions Very seldom does the board of directors recognize citizens or the volunteer Thomason said They dont care about what the citizens or firefighters Fulltime fireman Harrel Scott said the board of directors needs to consult the firemen before they make a decision All 24 of us are unanimously behind our fire chief Les Scott said ODonnell said the department would still receive funding from the fire district for fire pro tection services for the duration of the contract The firefighters verbally pledged to continue providing fire protection for Canyon Lake res idents while the contract is being reworked ODonnell said his main concern was to have a new contract which will benefit both the tax paying citizens and the firemen There needs to be only one board which can operate and man age the assets of the fire department said Metz asked that the factionalism among the fireman the board of directors the fire district board and the citizens end I really do not understand what we are doing Metz said What we are hearing is this faction said that and that faction said that The bottom line is we have a good collection of people who want to do something good for our neighbors and to serve our community We are going doing a disservice if we make this into a popularity contest We have a moral duty to serve our neighbors whether its on the board or as a firefighter We need to start getting Obituaries Alton W Tieken Alton W Tieken of Georgetown died Sat urday Sept 23 1995 in Temple Texas He was born April to Waldemar and Alma Tieken in Shiner Texas and graduated from Shiner High School in 1948 He received his bachelofOf science degree and his master of science degree from Texas University He served his country in the Air Force in the Korean Conflict Mr Tieken was a Texaslicensed certified real estate appraiser In 1969 he established and operated an independent appraisal office spe cializing in Williamson and Travis County Funeral services were held Wednesday Sept 27 1995 at the Crestview Baptist Church in Georgetown with burial in the Weir Cemetery Surviving are his wife Martha Tieken of Georgetown sons Richard Tieken of Austin and Mark Tieken of San Antonio daughters Karen Flowers of Pflugerville and Brenda Frankum of Houston and stepchildren Tama ra Blong of Austin Kerri Jones of Kyle and Kip McKensie of Austin and 10 grandchil dren His is also survived by his brother Dr Arlen Tieken and Barbara Tieken formerly of New Braunfels and now of Newport and his sister Alice Haag and husband Melford of New Braunfels Hattie White Hattie White of Seguin passed away at her residence Monday Sept at tlfte age of 90 A funeral service officiated by Brother Abraham Davis was held Saturday Sept 30 1995 at 4 at the Doeppenschrhidt Funer al Home with interment following at the Comal Cemetery Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home Scott Alan Wagner Scott Alan Wagner of San Antonio Texas age 27 died Friday September 29 1995 at Methodist Hospital Scott was born in Corpus Christi Texas He lived in New Braunfels Texas most of his life There he met and mar ried his wife Tammy Renken Wagner in 1992 Scott is survived by his wife Tammy mother Lynda Wagner of San Antonio father and stepmother James and Penny Wagner of Fort Worth brother Todd Wagner of Fort Worth stepsister Priscilla Crawford of Austin grandparents Jake and Ruth Wagner of San Antonio and numerous friends and loved ones Graveside services will be Monday October 2 1995 at 2 at Comal Cemetery New Braunfels Texas There will be no visitation Memorials may be made to Anderson Cancer Hospital Houston Texas FUNERAL HOME Accident leaves driver injured By DAVID DE KUNDER Staff Writer A New Braunfels woman was listed in stable condition at McKenna Memo rial Hospital yesterday after she was involved in a onecar accident north of Sattler f Canyon Lake EMS and the Canyon Area Volunteer Fire Department were the first to arrive at the scene The volunteer fire department responded to the first call at Jqann Rice Padier 56 was travel ing westbound on Hwy 306 when the accident occurred According to eye witnesses Padier swerved into the park ing lot of River Hardware and then hit 12 mailboxes and an AdoptAHigh way sign on the right side of the high way She then crossed the road where her 1991 Oldsmobile sedan stopped on the side of the road At the scene mailboxes were left scattered along the right side of the road The left side of the windshield was shattered and the right front tire was blown out The cause for the accident is still under investigation City meeting agendas full City of New Braunfels boards and committees will put noses to the grind stone this week These meetings are open to the public Recycling Committee Tues day Oct 3 7 in the New fels Municipal Building meeting room B Landa Park Golf Course Adviso ry Board Tuesday Oct 3 1995 in the Landa Park Golf Course Pro Shop A report on the Wingfield Construction survey of the part barn is among the agenda items Planning and Zoning Commis sion Tuesday Oct 3 Municipal Building Impact Fee Advisory Committee Tuesday Oct 3 6 New Braunfels Municipal Building Comal River Committee Thursday Oct 5 7 Dittlinger Library Meeting Room A presenta tion by Jim Scheele of the Convention and Visitors Bureau setting target dates for recommendations to the city council and a round table discussion are included on the agenda 1995 Redistricting Thursday Oct 5 New Braunfels Municipal Building meet ing room Preliminary district maps by consultants Guinn and Mor rison will be discussed Safe City Commission Thurs day Oct 7 New Braunfels Municipal Building meeting room Agendas for the above meetings are available at the Municipal Building 424 S Castell Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need auxiliary aids or services such as inter preters for persons who are deaf or hearing impaired readers or large print are requested to contact the city secretarys office at 6082100 at least two work days prior to the meeting Lashes Fatten up tiny little lashes with a free sample of Merle Normans new LuXiva Ultra Thick Mascara during our All About Eyes event Simply come in for a free eye makeover and its yours But hurry This offer is good at participating Studios until October 15 1995 or while supplies last mERLE noRrrmn COSMETICSTUDIOS The Place for the Beautiful 373A Landa St Landa Plaza Shopping Center Washer and Dryer CloseOut Hurry in Supply wont It f last long at these flf ratr i f 4t t VV A hometown welcome 4 M 4141 ff and friendly service Jr f Tell everyone you heard it In the paper New Used SERVICE sat Sales Service Parts 8302 00 6252358 303 W San Antonio TTl IS 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