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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 19, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas 2 O HeraldZeitung g Thursday December River outfitters concerned about GBRA expansion plans By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer CANYON LAKE Guadalupe River recreational businesses concerned about the operations of the river and Canyon Lake want to have a hearttoheart talk with the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority On Wednesday night the Comal County Water Oriented Recreation District board authorized its governmental affairs committee to set a meeting with GBRA to deal with the concerns of river outfitters campgrounds and businesses WORD Manager Jim Inman said GBRAs proposed plans to build a pipeline from Canyon Lake to northern Bexar County and for an interlocal agreement with San Marcos to supply water to the citys proposed surface water treatment plant has river businesses concerned Inman said he will get together with GBRA and Army Corps of Engineers to set a date for the meeting He said GBRA wants the meeting by early February The river businesses want to sit with GBRA and see how the lake will run with the additional water being Inman said They just want to know how much they will sell and how it is going to affect the river Under the proposed plan GBRA would build a surface water treatment plant on the southside of the lake The plan would pump acre feet of water per year million gallons of water per day to Bexar County residents and about western Comal County residents GBRA has signed an interlocal agreement with San Marcos to provide acft of water per year beginning in 1999 the date the citys water surface treatment plant is scheduled to be online I guess we as a facilitator need to know what GBRAs goals are and how we fit into Inman said Concerns about next years summer recreational season will be brought up at the meeting with GBRA Inman said Inman said he was concerned whether the drought would continue into next year Comal County was under a drought last summer that produced only half the rainfall during a normal year The drought forced GBRA to reduce the release from Canyon Lake into the river to as low 30 cubic feet per second The low flow seriously hurt the businesses on the river Everybodys in a recovery process and we are curious on what GBRAs forecast for next year the water district manager said Are they projecting that the drought is over with or is it still with us This will help us figure out a way to plan for next Debbie Van Scyoc coowner of the Canyon Lake Campground and RV Park said she wanted businesses to have a say in decisions affecting both the lake and the river My concern is who is going to have input in the administration of that selling water to San she said How will the flow be reported Will that be made public and how will the public react if they think the lake is dry Van Scyoc said it was important to have a central source of information for the public and for the recreational businesses This information needs to be available to recreational businesses around the river and the lake before it goes out to the public so that businesses know how to handle the publics Van Scyoc said Rick Brandon coowner of the Maricopa Riverside Lodge said he had concerns about GBRAs pipeline plan My concern is the fact once San Antonio gets their foot in the door there will be no limit to how much water they can pick instead of searching for an alternative Brandon said Brandon said if GBRA goes through with the plan he hopes the river authority looks after the needs of the recreational businesses If they were to sell water to somebody like San Antonio I think the best thing for us would be for them to take it below Canyon Dam so that we could get the use of the he said Recreation district gives high marks to manager By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer CANYON LAKE The Comal County Water Oriented Recreation District gave Manager Jim Inman an early Christmas present on Wednesday night The board met in executive session on Wednesday night at the Canyon Lake Action Center in Sattler and gave Inman good marks for his job performance Because of the good evaluation the board gave Inman a raise Inman made this year and with the raise he will earn next year In other business the board heard from New Braunfels City Manager Michael Shands on the citys proposed rules and regulations for tubing safety on the Guadalupe River The proposed rules and regulations are a result of a lawsuit the city settled concerning a woman who drowned while tubing several years ago As a result of the agreement the city has set up a special commission to study The proposed rules and regulations One proposal includes an ordinance requiring the river Texas Today salamanders deaths blamed on swimming hole cleanup AUSTIN AP It likely was a routine draining and cleaning of Barton Springs Pool that led to the deaths earlier this month of 12 salamanders city officials say The Barton Springs salamander found only in Austin long has represented the flashpoint between the citys environmental and development interests So when a regular census of the salariamander population in Barton Springs Pool and two adjoining springfed pools turned up 12 corpses on Dec 6 a fullblown investigation outfitters to educate the tubers on the dangers of the Guadalupe River Another proposal would require the city to post daily river flows and a notice encouraging people to wear life preservers Inman said the board wants to know more about the proposed rules and regulations The board accepts that this is a pretty serious situation and we want to schedule a couple of more meetings on he said Inman said he will talk to river outfitters and businesses and schedule a meeting before the January 13 New Braunfels City Council meeting concerning the proposed tubing rules and regulations At that meeting the river businesses will elect their representative to the special commission which is part of the lawsuit agreement In other action the board transferred in funds from accounting legal services insurance travel public relations and miscellaneous expenses to courtesy patrol the lower river cleanup community development and tax accounting Mail From Page 1 Regalado said the rush begins to die down about one or two clays before Christmas and then picks up again around New Years Day when large loads of bulk mailings start coming in Police Report Comal County Sheriffs Office Friday Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle 1910 FM 2673 Canyon Lake Teal 1992 Ford Explorer valued at no arresls Saturday Hindering secured creditors 840 Far Hills Drive Bulverde DO arrests Monday Arrest on charge of an assault Charles William Walker 37 164 Eden Ranch Drivo New Braunfels Warrant arrest on a charge of motion to revoke probation Charles T Schell 37 School closings The Comal Independent School District will close all of its schools 1 hours earlier than usual on Friday to begin the winter break The New Braunfels Independent School District will close OakRun New Braunfels Middle School and New Braunfels High School at Friday The system will close Memorial Primary and Memorial Elementary schools Seele Elementary School Lone Star Elementary School and Carl Schurz Elementary School at vvaS launched UTMB review finds one case of care without consent GALVESTON Texas AP A preliminary review of 664 trauma care patients reveals only one case of treatment without patient consent at the University of Texas Medical Branch the teaching hospitals chief of staff says It has been alleged that there has been wholesale patient abuse and violation of patient rights by the trauma Dr Joan Richardson UTMBs chief of staff said Wednesday The results of the two review committees shows that this is categorically Richardson said Marion From Page 1 fied He cares about the district and about the kids and has the support of 179 Eves Way New Braunfels New Braunfels Police Department Tuesday Arrested on charge of forgery Melinda Anne Henry 19 1507 Grandsteel Goodland bond set at Arfested on charge of driving while intoxicated Latosca Renee Stewart 27 11711 Wall St 18204 San Antonio Arrests of two juveniles on charges of evading arrest two 16yearold males New Braunfels residents arrest location 300 block ol Castlewood Drive Report of thefts of gasoline Tetco 106 FM 306 value and Firefighters battle two blazes over short period By ABE LEVY Staff Writer The New Braunfels Fire Department put out two fires Wednesday evening at a tennis ranch and a north New Braunfels residence that started within minutes of each other A small cottage was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at at Newk Tennis Ranch at 325 Mission Valley Road in the northwest part of the city officials said Officials said a space heater caused the fire which required 18 personnel or about twothirds of the onduty firefighters No injuries occurred and the damage is estimated at Just 14 minutes later firefighters received a call that a residence on 303 Lakeview Blvd was on fire Twelve firefighters were sent to the fire including four volunteers and two offduty personnel A water heater caught on fire and spread to the attic officials said No injuries are reported and the damage is estimated at about Officials said the owners of the house had just walked in around when they smelled smoke and called for help Seguin and Geronimo fire departments remained oncall for the New Braunfels area during the two fires officials said CLWSC World National Briefs Russian civilians killed in their hopes in Chechen city GROZNY Russia AP Six Russian civilians were shot and killed in their homes in the Chechen capital the day after six Red Cross workers were gunned down in their sleep The two attacks have cast a shadow on the tenuous peace between Moscow and separatists in the ssuthgpn Caucasus Mountains republic The six Russians from two families were killed Wednesday in central Grozny officials said today We will do our best to find and punish those who committed the said Boris Gazgiryev the deputy interior minister in Chechnya The identity and motive of the killers in both attacks was unknown The Red Cross workers were shot before dawn Tuesday at a village hospital that the humanitarian group had opened three months ago just outside the capital Mother Teresa released from hospital CALCUTTA India AP Mother Teresa claiming she was well enough to box with her doctors was released from a Calcutta hospital today nearly a month after suffering a mild heart attack The 86yearold Roman Catholic nun held her palms together in the traditional Indian greeting as she walked past hundreds of well wishers in the lobby of the Birla Heart Research Center One of her doctors Patricia a Hwaitingfto home to the Missionaries of Charity headquarters in Calcutta Dr Devi Shetty the hospitals chief cardiosurgeon said he found Mother Teresa standing when he visited her in her hospital room earlier today From Page 1 decision was made or even discussed I withdrew from the Roper said With the Deer River subdivision Roper said Rancho del Lago Corp sold it for But he said before he sold it he had to pay for improvements The agreement we CLWSC Rancho del Lago had was for me to update the system prior to the he said We spent and sold it for We really did not make any money We had a lot more in Roper said the Crystal Heights system was acquired by the Rancho del Lago Corp the day before the Internal Revenue Service filed a tax lien against the property The property was acquired for Roper said his corporation made in improvements to Crystal Heights It was one of those deals in which the Canyon Lake Water Supply Corporation didnt have the money to acquire Roper said We bought it made improvements to it operated it for a few months and then transferred it to the Canyon Lake Water Supply Corporation for Roper said the Point at Rancho del Lago and Hillcrest Backbone were bought for The water supply corporation has 1 ijbn I to for andimprovements to the water systems The million is part of a 25year million loan from ihe Texas Water Development Board Dale Yates CLWSC general manager said the acquisition of Rancho del Lago water systems would help CLWSC provide water to its customers We need them because they are strategic to our Yates said Bruce Hurley a CLWSC ratepayer said many ratepayers believed that Roper was taking advantage of his position as water supply corporation president to benefit personally He was personally having an advantage by turning over his water systems to the Canyon Lake Water Supply Hurley said Then he was having them serve those customers for Hurley lead a ratepayers protest against the CLWSC board of directors after they voted to increase water rates from per gallons of water per month to Protesting ratepayers signed a petition that was sent to the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission Hearings were conducted until the board of directors and the protesting ratepayers reached an agreement this summer One of the conditions of the settlement was the change in the corporations bylaws which put a twoyear moratorium on the acquisition of new systems The corporation can accept new systems if they are free of charge and will not cost more than to meet TNRCC standards Before each of Rancho del Lago systems was theWater supply corporationitwas approved by the TNRCC Please give to the Cheer Fund Make this holiday season last Lotto Texas Est million jackpot I HJTclU CIRCLE C MARKETING Consulting We provide Web graphics design Internet advertising computerbased training and a number of other support services For more information Call 6291567 or Toll Free 18886291573 THE The perfect Christmas Gift that keeps on giving Gift certificates available for one month or one year Prices so low youll HoHoHo Call for Details CompuVision Internet Services 6060808 Start the new year fresh and get an early start on next years holiday tree Afterthe tinsel ornaments and lights from this years Christmas tree are safely 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