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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 30, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW PELS HERALD Water Restrtctlont New Braunfels Utilities cus tomers wfth addressesanding can water today after 8 NG Vol 149 No 13 14 pages in 2 sections May 30 2000 TUESDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents Youth sports groups regroup Bond issue failure not standing in way of complex plans BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer New Braunfels Youth Sports Inc is moving forward with plans to build athletic fields off Doeppen schmidt Road and Interstate 35 despite not getting million in city tax dollars to fund the project Mike Mullins president of NBYS said the organization planned to develop 30 to 35 acres of soccer fields at the facility site to be ready for play next year New Braunfels Youth Sports Inc a nonprofit organization for young athletes plans to build the soccer fields as part of a proposed state oftheart sports complex that will include softball fields baseball fields soccer fields an indoor swimming pool and a gymnasium with basketball and volleyball courts The complex also would be equipped with concession stands restrooms a track grandstands and ample parking for cars and buses off the 100acre site on Doeppen schmidt Road But the biggest challenge for NBYS now is getting enough mon ey The first step was to look at rais ing funds to build the facility through grants donations and con Mullins said The sec ond step was to get the project on the bond Now were back to step New Braunfels residents voted down two propositions May 6 that would have funded sports facilities for local youth The sports facilities were part of a sevenproposition million Solemn remembrance K JESSIE Memorial Day said one speaker at Mondays ceremony in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park Is to care for and remember our Myles and Virginia Kuykendall take time after the service to check on old friends For a look at other Memorial Day activities in and around New Braunfels see PageSB K JESSIE River security and sheriffs deputies were highly visible at Huaco Falls Monday as they watched the end of the holiday rafters chasing fun down the Guadalupe Holiday weekend mostly OK BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The campgrounds were clearing out by late Monday and crews were walking the sides of River Road picking up trash as another Memorial Day weekend crept to its close at about the speed of this springs low and slow Guadalupe River Things were winding down as well for Comal County Sher iffs deputies and New Braun fels police who reported that the great bulk of the thousands who came were relatively well behaved Others were not One Pollok youth was taken by helicopter to a San Antonio hospital with a skull fracture he suffered in a rockthrowing incident Sunday Law enforcement officials reported a total of about 120 arrests several in the city the balance in areas served by the Comal County Sheriffs Teen suffers skull fracture in river Office for offenses ranging from aggravated assault to pos session of drugs public intoxi cation or lewdness The number of citations was about half the figure reported for this past years Memorial Day holiday Citations were reported for offenses ranging from possession of alcohol by a minor to traffic violations The number of arrests and citations didnt tell the whole story though New Braunfels Police Department Det Bob Parchman said hi New Braunfels the crowds as a whole were no worse than theyve been in other years and better than in some Parch man said But the annual holi day bash on the Guadalupe had its dangerous moments he said See Recycling committee tossing around payasyouthrow plan BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer New Braunfels residents might have to pay a fee for each bag of trash they put out rather than a flat monthly fee accord ing to a plan the citys Recycling Advisory Committee plans to present to council Terry Fischer chairman of the citys Recycling Advisory Committee said mem bers were mulling a pay as you throw cling This is something we started looking into because people put out a tremendous amount of he said Fischer said no specific plan or fee had been developed But one local resident who asked to remain anonymous said the program could be a financial burden for lowincome fam ilies or residents on a fixed income Currently city residents pay a monthly plan to reduce the amount of trash dumped fee of for garbage collection and bags or 10 bags of trash Under the proposed pay as you throw plan residents could either pay for every bag of trash they set out or for every extra bag after filling a single trashcan Don Ferguson assistant to the city man ager said The goal of this plan is increase the volume of recyclables and reduce the amount of waste to the Fischer said reducing the amount of waste taken to the landfill would save city dollars at the local landfill and to promote recy recycling whether they put out three The city pays for everything that goes into the he said Fischer said the plan would require a minimum allowance but no specific fee has been discussed Several different options are available in terms of how residents would be charged for garbage collection hi some cities residents can fill a single garbage can for a flat fee then any addi tional bags they pay extra Ferguson said Other cities charge for every bag they set out There are different ways to hi some cities extra trash must be put in extra bags which sell for about or res idents must buy stickers for about the same price to attach to each extra bag of trash Fischer said the committee had been dis cussing the plan for more than a year He said the committee made a presentation to city council before but did not have enough information to really sell the program What we were trying to do was establish a tag system that for every extra bag of trash people would have to pay for a tag See RECYCLINGS Pool party VWtow to tht natural aquatic area at LandaParXwiloya i on a hot Memorial Day holiday Monday In r4ew INSIDE Canyon Lake residents organize against proposed wastewater facility FROM STAFF REPORTS Property owners in Northwest Comal County will meet Thursday to examine the potential effects of a proposed wastewater treatment facility at the Canyon Lake area near Cypress Cove Road The coalition will meet at 7 at the Spring Branch Volunteer Fire Because of concerns about how Gould affect tbe Quality of rtearby residents several of surrounding community subdi vision business owners land own ers and residents recently formed the Northwest Comal County Envi ronmental Coalition member Sheryl Oarza said The coalition recently submitted a request for a hearing with the Texas Natural Resource Conserva tion Commission TNRCC will decide whether to approve the application for the uTHttniiftrftiMtffMitf laeiUtyi The TNRCC application states the proposed facility is designed to discharge up to per day of treated wastewater into Rebecca Creek The facility is planned for a sub division of 355 manufactured homes off Rebecca Creek Road For information about tbe North west Comal County Environmental Coalition contact Qajia at 830   

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