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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 8, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                Residents HeraldZeitung g Sunday June From Page 1 the fact that western Comal County is growing Hornseths office handles subdivision plats and septic tank permits For more than a year Homseth has platted 33 developing and proposed subdivisions within the county Eleven of those subdivisions are located in western Comal County along 281 from FarmtoMarket Road 306 to as far south as the Bexar County line west to Fair Oaks Ranch From January 1996 to February 1997 all of the subdivisions contained a total of lots The 11 western Comal County subdivisions contain of those lots The larger subdivisions tend to be along the 281 Hornseth said Hornseth said he believed land availability cost and proximity to San Antonio were the reasons why many subdivisions are being developed in the Bulverde and Spring Branch area Hornseth said the advantage these newly developed subdivisions carry for potential land and home buyers is space Population 1 think the average is a twoto fiveacre range for he said They are larger A lot of the older subdivisions created in the 70s and 80s had smaller lots of one acre The trend in the 90s is to go to larger Since new subdivisions are being created everyday that means services such as electricity and water need to be met Robert Peterson planning engineer manager for Pedernales Electric said the Johnson Citybased cooperative has been busy in the Bulverde and Spring Branch area Peterson said PEC has seen tremendous growth between New Braunfels and Boerne along Texas 46 and 281 At the end of 1994 Peterson said PEC had meters in the Bulverde and Spring Branch area Each year since then PEC has seen a 20 percent increase in new meters with 525 in 1995 and 558 in 1996 So far this year it looks like that annual increase will stay the same or increase Peterson said 275 meters have been put up in 1997 Peterson said people sometimes have to wait six to eight weeks to get electricity until they have a permanent structure or well in place I dont think the quality of life has suffered that much There are good basic American people with good quality and religious faith moving Bulverde resident Michael Canning Barbara Stover spokeswoman for City Public Service in San Antonio said CPS has 140 commercial meters and residential meters in its Bulverde service area In that service area CPS has 36 commercial meters and 83 residential meters pending for hookups Then there is the issue that faces new landowners and long time Bulverde residents water Stan Blaylock who has lived in Bulverde for about 20 years said some people who move from San Antonio dont realize how shallow the Trinity Aquifer on which Bulverde sits is until it is too late The fact is the Trinity Aquifer is very Blaylock said It has a slow recovery There is a limit to the water You cant use it like you did in The mistake many people make is to build homes with St Augustine or Johnson grass and try to irrigate that lawn during the summer Blaylock said When they do that they could pump their wells dry and their motors automatically cut off until water comes back again If the pumps do not cut off then their motors could burn out If a person uses between to gallons a month to irrigate his lawn it could affect the well system Blaylock said Blaylock said Bulverde Hills which is served by Bulverde Utility Service has a ratio of gallons per month for lawns in order to conserve water You have to learn how to conserve water if you live on the Trinity he said Jane Stempelmann who operates BoMax Water Well Drilling and Repair Service along with her husband Max said they have seen a high demand for their services Stempelmann said her husband has an average of three to four wells a From Page 1 were erected in the county in 1996 Of those 269 are in the city of New Braunfels while 892 were built outside the city limits Briefly construction in the county is outstripping that of the city by a ratio of greater than three to one Estimates of dollars spent on construction shows an even wider chasm About million was spent on new construction in the city Officers compared to more than million in the county County officials said most of the growth is concentrated in the western part of the county The growth in the unincorporated part of the county has been concentrated along what I call the 281 stretching from Bulverde to Spring said County Engineer Tom Hornseth Hornseth said a new trend is beginning to emerge in the growth area Were starting to see the beginning of commercial development in the Hornseth said Shopping centers and gas stations are beginning to be To put the countys growth in a historical perspective there were only 338 structures erected in the county in 1991 compared to the in 1996 Of the 338 72 were built in the city compared to 266 in the county outside the city According to the Texas State Data Center the population of Comal County has grown to about people up from about in 1990 The 29 percent growth rate is one of the highest in the state According to Census reports and estimates the city of New Braunfels has grown from a population of people in 1990 to an estimated today From Page 1 people outside city limits and inside the county Holder said he had no specific requested number of officers and that he currently was discussing the situation with commissioners prepared for budget talksthis summer We have to be reasonable and we need to work with the he said Im not in competition with anyone The difficulty officials said was money An estimated is the total bill to outfit an officer with adequate YMCA equipment a vehicle insurance and an entrylevel salary he said The situation needs to be considered this summer and on a longterm basis he said with the eventual goal of having at least 60 officers in the next five to six years understand and respect that but one thing to keep in mind is that nothing matters if you dont have he said With additional security the county which is divided into four patrol districts could be divided into five or six districts increasing police exposure throughout the county he said Holder and other sheriffs office department heads are preparing proposed budgets to submit to the court in about two weeks officials said Comal County Judge Carter Casteel understood the security needs tied to growth but money in the proposed budget could be limited She said Holders request would mean about million to million while only about remained in unallocated funds After paying for necessary insurance costs and a few other items that would leave only about for law enforcement needs she said Its Casteel said We have done the best when it comes to law enforcement Holder has been very reasonable in the past Well work with him but were going to have to do it within the tax Casteel said county officials would either have to go back to the drawing board or raise taxes to possibly the rollback rate during budget hearings in midJuly Holder said he was in need of reserve deputies that would lower the costs of his department which operates on a million budget From Page 1 they want to Brierty said enrichment programs would include afterschool tutoring computer instruction and participation programs such as Y Indian Guides Youth in Government and Youth Volunteer Corps Brierty and Bueno said every participant in the Ys programs will pay to participate but the programs will be accessible to all who wish to participate Marriages The following people were married with licenses from Comal County Juan Bernardino and Bellanira Garza of Mt Pleasant Texas Gregory E Bumgardner and Deborah Jane Copeland of Canyon Lake Philip Stevens Jacobs Jr And Nika Loth Schmidt of New Braunfels James Eric Kleinfelder and Sharon Yvonne Williams of New Braunfels Stuart T Millholland and Katherine E Tillstrom of Smyrna Ga Doyle Earl Missildine and Patsy Jean Littlefield of San Antonio Leon Morris and Mary Alice Sheffield of San Antonio Bret Richard Rahe and Lida Picton McAllister of San Antonio Geraldo Torres Jr and Juanita Jo Rosas of New Braunfels George William Wilson and Sharon Jeanne Stuart of Adkins Texas Edward J Bolduc and Kelly Sue Larson of San Antonio William Wayne Caldwell and Victoria Rachel Davenport of Canyon Lake James Morgan Dillon and Jennifer Marie of Austin Dennis Michael Dodson and Everybody will be able to participate regardless of their economic Bueno said He said the trend is away from what some people see as the traditional model of the YMCA We no longer invest in bricks and mortar but in programs that can best serve the Bueno said We intend to use existing school facilities such as sports fields and Brierty said though the groups initial emphasis will be on programs the organization will consider building facilities as part of its longterm objectives Our longterm goals are driven by what the community wants and Brierty said Will we build a facility Will we become more involved in sports Id like to see what the community Bueno said the Northeast San Antonio YMCA is contributing for the start up of the New Braunfels branch but maintenance and longterm growth of the local chapter will depend on community support We will provide the seed money resources and manpower to get things Bueno said But in the long run all monies will be raised in New Braunfels and stay in New Brierty said the board will need other sources of income to meet its annual budget estimated at about to We will look to the community for support in the form of corporate sponsorships government and foundation grants and individual Brierty said Dorothy Mae Vondran of Austin Donald Ray Duncan and Jessamy Erika Fuller of New Braunfels Adam Salas Garcia and Beatrice Trejo Rodriguez of New Braunfels Aaron Gilmore and Kayo Ura of Converse Antony Paul Goddard and Brenda Joy Kisinger of Spring Branch Frank Cardona Gonzales and Chrissy Delacerda Rodriguez of Canyon Lake Brandon Scott Hoffmaster and Magdalena C Dominguez of Houston Valeriano Vaca Martinez and Juanita Garza Garcia of New Braunfels Ethan Lloyd McCloud and Teresa Dean Campbell of Austin George William Odonnell and Michelle Longo of Canyon Lake Hector David Portales and Magdalena Villa of New Braunfels Larry Michael Ross and Arlene Burkhart Tice of New Braunfels John Henry Scheffel Jr And Kama Renee Andrews of New Braunfels John Otto Seidel and Christine Marie Naumann of New Braunfels Lonnie Allen Thomas and Missi Ann Storms of Gretna La Lynnwood Allen Thomas and Daphyne Ingram of Ft Sam Houston month BoMax has a waiting list of 40 people who need to have wells drilled This compares to a year and a half ago when there was a waiting list of only six people I will tell anybody we see no end in Stempelmann said It will continue to grow at this rate or The reason why more people are waiting to get their wells drilled is because they are getting into their homes quicker she said The builders are completing the houses much Stempelmann said Used to who would figure it would be four to six months Now they are getting them done in three Michael Canning vicepresident of the Bulverde Estates Homeowners Association has lived in Bulverde since 1983 Canning said he has witnessed the growing number of people who have moved into his subdivision When we started building our home in Bulverde Estates we were the only home I knew of built in the estates in Canning said Last year we built about 15 homes Forty new homes have been added to the estates over the last three Canning said a different clientele of people has moved into the Bulverde area We had for a number of years people who grew up in their community and raised their family and retired on the Canning said Now we have much younger families who are in their late 20s and early 30s with small Canning said those families are putting more pressure on Comal Independent School District to keep facilities in western Comal County up to date But even 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