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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 1, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 2A o HeraldZeltung g Wednesday January New year brings new tax The Associated Press WASHINGTON At the stroke of midnight Tuesday the New Year will ring in federal lax changes that will affect adoptions seniors and people with terminal illnesses House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Archer a Republican from Texas on Monday issued his Top Ten list of tax changes that will go into effect today These changes will result in marked improvements in the lives of the American Archer said in a statement The list is A tax credit of up to to defray expenses for people with incomes below who adopt children Adopting a hardtoplace child would mean a tax credit of as much as Senior citizens aged 65 to 69 will be able to earn up to a year without losing any of their Social Security benefits up from the limit in 1996 Spouses will be eligible for a deduction for contributions made to their Individual Retirement Account regardless of whether they arc at home or work outside Previously homcmakers Were limited to a tax deduction For small businesses the amount of costs deductible from taxes will be increased to from Accelerated taxfree payments from life insurance policies to patients diagnosed as having less than 24 months to live Including those with AIDS A deduction of 40 percent of health care premiums for more than 3 million small businessmen and women up from 30 percent in 1996 NBU From Page 1 trict 8 director from Comal County We need to show that New Braunfels is willing to participate in the program I was hoping for more but I wasnt Miller said he believes from four to five Comal and Guadalupe purveyors already have pledged a total of to the program Miller said San Antonio Water System has pledged and has indicated it could increase that to a maximum of million He also said Bcxar Metropolitan Water District has pledged and GuadalupeBlanco River Authority Miller told the board that he expects the program to need from million to million to implement based on bids of to per acre foot of land On Jan 13 the bids will be announced and participants in the program will have a representative to negotiate the final deal which the EAA board will consider on Jan 14 EAA board members have said the majority of interested land owners are corn fanners in Medina County The benefit for NBU trustees said would be increased aquifer flows through Comal Springs and a demonstration to other aquifer pumpers in the region that NBU is willing to be a part of a comprimise program Other water suppliers such as SAWS and Bexar Met would benefit from special pumping limits in the lliAAs emergency management rules In Stage IV of the EAAs drought Changes management plan participants would be able to withdraw times its average winter use while non participants would be limited to The pilot program does not prorate the participants money but is instead placed in one pool to pay for the farmers bids The bids are rated according to certain criterion including location of the land promise to dryland farm and type of crops Organizers of the pilot program must garner at least acres of farmland from owners who then have the option to dryland farm for the next year Half of the water that is normally used by irrigation farmers would stay in the aquifer and the rest would compensate for increased pumping limits If the program does not attract the minimum acreage the EAA board of directors would determine the pumping limits for Stage IV between and times the winter average If the program is successful EAA board members have said they would consider continuing it on a regular basis NBU trustees tabled supporting the program last month because they felt the EAA was not crediting NBU in a previous draft of the emergency management rules for investing in a surface water treatement system in 1991 The final rules which were passed about two weeks ago were changed to give credit to NBU for its surface water system and it also increases the triggering reduction stages i limits City will test recycling at apartment complex By ABE LEVY Staff Writer The city of New Braunfels is planning to begin a sixmonth pilot program this month that will offer recycling services to one apartment complex Organizers are finalizing the details of the plan in which an undisclosed apartment complex will offer a recycling dumpster for all its multifamily units The cost of the program is being paid for by the complex and the city will determine from the results of this test whether to continue it on a permanent basis Quite frankly it poses a tough challenge due to the nature of apartment said Don Ferguson assistant to the city manager The key in the whole process is education and letting residence know they shouldnt dump certain items in the recycling Currently the citys curbside recycling program is only offered to singlefamily homes for per month but many apartment complexes have requested the program recently Ferguson said The city council was scheduled to increase the fee this year but decided to freeze it Ferguson said the program will help the city determine whether to offer this type of service to other apartment complexes He said the potential problems are whether the recycling dumpstcrs become contaminated with non recyclable items Another problem is whether the owners or tenants should pay for the program if it becomes permanent He said the city received some large recycling bins from WalMart after it stopped its community recycling program and the city will use one of them for the pilot program HeraldZeit SvccinI From Page 1 provide quality services for residents She said the budgeting process always creates the challenge of how to maintain or improve services to a larger number of people while also trying to keep a handle on the tax rate Thats never easy but well look at it again next budgeting she said IHSBIHE FOR BUSINESS YOU Wli EVBI SEE PERIOD TOMA CQMIHG TO 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insurance premiums Taxpayers who have longterm care insurance policies will be able to deduct the cost of their premiums and expenses from their taxes For people who work for small Obituaries Bianci Nolte Ormond Bianca Nolte Ormond resident of Floresvillc Texas entered into rest Sunday Dec 22 1996 She is survived by her children Melva Wood and husband Elvis of Liberty Hill Vclma Lois Ormond of San Antonio and Orvillc Ormond and wife Betty of New Braunfels Mrs Ormond was bom Nov 6 1900 in Guadalupe County She was preceded in death by husband Alfred Ormond and sons Orlando Gusvin Elton and Otis Ormond Funeral services were held at 11 Tuesday Dec 24 1996 in the First Lutheran Church Floresville and interment followed in the Floresville City Cemetery Floresville Texas Arrangements with Vinyard Funeral Home Floresville 210 3932588 Vinyard Funeral Home Floresville Eva Eunice Adams Eva Eunice Adams age 102 of Stockdale Texas and longtime businesses or are self employed and for Americans who lack health insurance coverage they or their employers will be able to make tax free contributions to a private savings account that covers the cost of their routine health needs Changes in pension laws will make it easier for small businesses to set up pension plans for their workers resident of Lampasas died Monday Dec 30 1996 Survivors include daughter Peggy Joyce Braune of New Braunfels Funeral service will be 2 Wednesday Jan 1 1997 at BriggsGamelWilcox Chapel in Lampasas 512 5563666 BriggsGamelWilcox Funeral Directors Arthur Emil Segalle Sr Arthur Emil Segalie Sr of New Braunfels died Monday Dec 30 1996 at his residence at the age of 67 years He was a member of Sts Peter Paul Catholic Church the VFW and the American Legion Mr Segalle is survived by his wife Marie Segalle of New Braunfels daughter Shari Segalle of New Braunfels and son Arthur Emil Segalle Jr of New Braunfels Funeral services will be Wednesday Jan Sts Peter Paul Catholic Church with burial to follow at Cranes Mille 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