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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 18, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas Unicorns face TViff in round two playoff action See Page 5 50 CENTS 10 pagea In dm dsettoff Tuesday March 10 145 years Home ef Urry intNiti Hmtlw Vot Inside Sports gk Herald ftdii birthday wishes ffjuuiut A f Irfnf AIMnu ill UMTCM at i IWHwImjf DfWWO Hdgt ftrtrkta GMM Lmy ZiVflte ir 9 ymn Happy anniversary wishes go JUMHI Mocffcr tnd Kmf 47 a blrlfulay gafy hew eall r dWWTI wWWfft of the Jems tho lunches will resume at noon April 4 it tho Municipal vofcmtwn tittdtd Groatef Braurtfols o In Chamber eur rehily has cqrflarvflluntiwr but new volunteerg are dl Meen at the phamber of lee orgarifzations are Invited to mt0y April 10 by tiling food or baki sale iterm durfns VoluntetrFest W fit the Wursthalle Please con tact Karin if your oreanlxiitlon to piirllclpftto fax fund not OiMNwr toototy Be aware that the Pacific West Oflflef r Fund Is not aled with the American Cancer Society funds and vol unteers bolng sollcitod for an April 1097 fund drive In Coma Ceunty are not sponsored by thf Amtfjaan Cancer Society Cwnal County resldenta desir ing to donate money to He American Canoer 0ocleiy dan doWsbyconUtctlrigyoufCornal County unit at or ezB 3262 Subrnllled by Bob peter aoni dhalrman Affleriean Can cur Booieiy Comal County unit wNEfj in w room closet to earn funds to ettend program ready to begin A r i AC r Sfaff Writer Thursday at run from 890 to 3pm every and Friday al the County Road Department 475SHI0fiwiiy 40 Will Be accepting limbs m larger hart 0 and We reeks feed waste or btMflQ material will be aeeept ed Pw residential use only No eemmerefal material will be accepted F0f more Information eall tomal County will expand its efforts fo divert from area fondflllf by kicking offlls chipping program Thursday County Corflfflissiorw Moe Schwab said the tmmiy received a gfflflj for from he Resource CommlssJerj to begin ho program in Cofflfll Courtly He said the irtitlfl live to an extension of current Rural Recycling program which 537 of material mil of local goal is to keep Jloui the Sdiwab said Tlwila wiry the recycling program was estab lished warrt to w file same thing with the eblpplng program We idrtW expeet and atttielpale it will blow upi Schwab snid chipping will be available fhwn fo 1 find Irlday Limbs brush and yard will be chipped and he product will Ho giv en back to the person or stockpiled Bids will hen ho accepted for he stockpile Schwab said Me added that the program Is geared toward Carnal County residents no com mercial material will be accepted Were not going to eater to the commercial people because it wasnt designed for Schwab said They charge people for taking down so they can pay be Ipping Schwab said residents have already been calling to ask when he program would be put in place He said he start date was delayed from Ieb I to give the county time to construct a road so residents could drive around the road department site Although the road has not been paved yet the program will staff Thursday News of the programs startup has one local man concerned Kay Kaderii of Kaderli Materials said his business provides the ser vice of chipping to residents and the countys program will be unwanted competition There is absolutely no use for the public sector to Instigate a program to meet a need that the private sector is already Kaderli said He said 25 percent of the material going into landfills is recyclable green waste He currently chips material and then sells the mulch to private citizens and businesses In the past three yearn he said do has kept ens of of yards of Turn to Chipping Page 2 Artists loving hands mans Staff Writer ON DISPLAY Chris Blixardo has come a long my sinuo lite days wltfjrt he gold drawirigfl of skulls to liis file Jian Arttonio bagjin a irig coreor with a figure of froti Man of his favorite book heroes lit lie llrno Hincc lien Ills tastes liavo changed and HO have his skills A rnorei reterit a bust of frinco Carl of Cicrmany is displayed profflirwndy in he history of immigration room of the Museum 401 W Coll Ml bwarno inlurosled in sculpilng four years ago because It provides a rjioro tangible Chris glfrardoabudt of f rlftoe Carl of Germanyi displayed In the history of immigration room of tho Sophlenburo Museum 401 W Coll fit The museum is open from 10 to fi pm Monday through Saturday and 1 to 6 Sunday The entrance fee for adults Is and 50 eente for stu dents Por more Information eall Mlohello Oatwan at the museum at peck into tlio cmfwtor perwwi you see a picture you dont we the three dimensions and wlicn I sculpt f feel like fve met the suulttfcd said Hie frifice Carl bust was taken from old pho tographs that tho Stophlenburg Archives pro vided Ulizflrdo who was inspired by the New Mramifcls founding father f thoitglit It was reiiily cool that some person would inspire a whole city Iw said The work took about 40 hours lo complete and was done on a table in his Inane al f anda Apartments Httoudd who lives with Ills Iianc6 Tonya and Iyearold daughter Megan practices sculpting while juggling two jobs us a maintenance man with Landa Apartments and a assurance associate for the WalMart Distribution Center Turn lo Sculpting Pafjo 2 Exmayor councilman seeks Dist 3 position Staff Writer a former councilman and mayor fiM for the District 3 City Council portion Monday In two wi for election Muy 1 Seldel will face Kundy coowrwr of Quick Align Urakw arid who Hied this Mrenda it the current council member for Distrlci 3 this year that she will not be u wiond term owned a local servos ott the citys lico jjomic Develop ment Corpora tion ami the Orealer New I r it u n f e I A Chamber of Commerces Industrial Devel opment mltieo He also serves on tie New cham bers Airffiati of he Quarter com mittee Ifaidej said he wants lo ensure thai property taxed remain low In New Uraunfels especially fat he who are often on a fixed income People hate lo pay he said I warrt o make hat our property taxes are kept low but Mill have all lite city services hat we lie also said his priority will be attracting quality new industries and businesses to the area and ensuring that local water supplies remain viable 1 want to help get a few more good clean industries o umiu liere so we will always have Jobs for our cit he said Neldel who served on the council from 1091 lo 1994 and was mayor from 1993 to 1994 named his wife Mary Ann as his campaign treasurer New llraunfels has been good lo me and so 1 feel f want lo give hick lo the hd said District 3 covers a northwest sec tion of New UrHUiilels extending along a line formed by Wald Howl to Walnut Avenue Landa Street fark Drive lo Oukwood subdivision und running parallel with loop B7 The last day o file for candidly in the council races is Wednesday District 4 will bo vacated by two term council member and former mayor Jaul Irascr arid includes ciin didates Jan Kotylo and McDonald to 44f We City eyes alternative funding ideas Officials seek ways to keep property tax rate low By ABB Stall Writer In the Itffe ho subject was alternative sources of water us a means to provide for the future of New Bratmfels the city should begin looking tt methods of raising revenue instead of considering properly hikes Thats the rttcssago City Manager Mike Hharuls urged City Council and staff fo con sider Hi it Morfday night budget workshop City siaff and council members ore begin ning the process of approving his years fis cal budget that begins July ICouncil will decide on the final budge in May flic cily proposed o the council million budget with an anticipated decrease in property taxes from 29 cents to 27 conls per valuation The rate has decreased by 40 percent dur ing the past four years largely because of higher evaluations new construction mid an Increase In the city sales tax hat goes to off set taxes While lowering the tax rate Is a good thing imminent growth must tie funded through methods Instead of tupping into priiperty owners each year Nliands said I Ic said that the citys current property tux nilc of 29 cents only Hiys for about 20 percent of the current budget or about million Thai revenue alone does not pay for I he police budget which Is million or Ifie lire department which Is million In said In a couple of years the cily Could not raise the rule quickly enough within the law to pay for the Allure expenses of more public facilities and personnel in addition to thu olh er regular services This Is a serious said Mayor Jan Kenrmdy We have got to find a way lo raise our Mliands urged the council fo consider oili er revenue generating possibilities such as Leasing cityowricd Iqulpincnl 01 liuiK ilies II Mclling sponsorships on road signs tiarging a fee for requests lo change slice mimes Selling small logos on cityowned vehi cles This is Iht kind ofthinking we need lo k lie said You cant pull the rabbil out for three years Ihe rabbit is gutting real tliin f luilc taxes They should be the las thing wo Hliands also talked aimut the possibility of increasing the transfer of funds that New flraunfcls Utilities makes lo the city each year from electricity sales NBU transfers went of Us gross rev eiiue or million to the city City officials have indicated lo NHU offi cials tiiey want to consider llwt uirunuil closer o average of 5 resfdents students 4
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