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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 1, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                May 2001 HBRALDZE1TUNG Page 3A 1A stationery only for official City Manager Mike Shands The city supplies council members with council sta tionery for individual corre the city has no written policy regarding council he Council will look into cre ating a formal policy for use of the city Williams He also said he planned to deal with Watson differently in the In council she is constantly out of he She is constantly speaking when she is not supposed to be Ive given her some slack in the But Im not going to do that Williams said he could censure Watson for actions during a city council meet If a member is called out of order three the mayor who runs the meetings can call for a vote to eject that council he said he was not sure what he can do to curtail Watsons actions concerning the GBRA Im not sure what I can do about this he This amendment is impor tant to Western Comal but I have to do some research to see what we can do about She is so incredibly out of line on this We cant allow her to speak for the against councils In the letter to Watson also wrote that councils action on April 23 was illegal because the nec essary twothirds majority vote was not On April at a regular city council Obituaries action was attempted to try to rescind this previous action to request a contested case hearing regarding GBRAs Application 18 but failed because a two thirds majority was not lack of a twothirds majority involv ing a member who abstains even though that member is not directly or particularly interested in the question is addressed in case Two cases that can be cited are the City of Alamo Heights versus Gerety and Johnson versus In the Alamo Heights the issue was over turning a zoning request turned down by the plan ning According to the South western Texas statute requires three fourths vote of the legisla tive body to overturn zon Of the five Alamo Heights one one voted no and the other three voted At issue in state court was whether the twothirds vote included the abstention which all parties agreed was necessary because the mem ber who abstained had an interest in the case or did not include the abstaining The court ruled that all the members of the legisla tive body meant members of the whole Councilman Robert Kendrick abstained during the April 23 vote to rescind the request for the contested case He said he did not have enough informa If Kendrick is included in the the motion to rescind doesnt Watson The TNRCC letter caps months of council wrangling over the permit Watson asked council in March to support her com ments and present them to the TNRCC at the March 29 public meeting at the New Braunfels Civic Watson claims her motion to present the comments also included a request for a contested case That is where Watson and Councilwoman Debbie Flume separate from the rest of the Lee who sec onded the as well as councilmen Larry Alexan Juan Luis Martinez and said that the vote did not include the At meetings in the council attempted to address the issue clari fying the minutes on April 9 and rescinding the request on April In the Watson said her fight was about the per mit Watson said she believed allowing GBRA to take up to acrefeet more from Canyon Lake would adversely affect the environment in the lake and on the lower Guadalupe She was out of town this weekend and unavail able for Under the the GBRA plans to take an additional acrefeet of water from Canyon Of the additional acrefeet will be sold out of district to Bexar Kerr Coun ty and the Canyon Regional Water a privately owned water Selling the water to Bexar County will help pay for a pipeline to send water into western Comal County to cities such as where water is trucked in to serve residents Watsons Letter to the TNRCC April 2001 To LaDonna Chief Clerk for TNRCC Re The City of New Braunfels continues to request that the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission grant a contested case hearing regarding the Guadalupe Blanco River Authoritys Application 18 based on a letter dated March The letter from the City dated April indicating that the City rescinds this request for a con tested case hearing is illegal and improper based on my understanding of the The New Braunfels City Council action at the regular meeting on March requested that TNRCC grant a contested case hearing regard ing GBRAs Application 18 2074 by a vote of six in favor and one On April at a regular City Council action was attempted to try to rescind this previous action to request a contested case hearing regarding GBRAs Application 18 but failed because a twothirds majority was not The vote went as fol four votes In two opposed and one abstained based on a lack of Concerning the attempt to rescind the action requesting the contested case regardless of the possible vio lation of the Open Meetings Act which is currently being investigated by the Comal County District and the clear violation of the New Braunfels City Ordinance the vote on April by the City Council was not sufficient to overturn the action taken on the March The lack ol a twothirds majority involving a member who abstains even though that member is not directly or particularly interest ed in the question is addressed in case Two cases that can be cited are the City of Alamo Heights versus Gerety and Johnson versus I believe it is my responsibili ty as Council Member to bring this to TNRCCs attention so that our City acts in accor dance with State and Local Juliet Watson District 6 City Council Member Whats Up What Canyon Lake GBRA permit amendment meeting Where Canyon Lake Recreation Center Format Public forum to discuss issues and hand out information about charter buses to the May 9 TNRCC meeting When 7 Thursday Watch Batteries 358 Laiida Suite HEMPHILL Minnie Belle Hemphill passed away on April 27 at McKenna Memorial Hospital in New She had been a resi dent of New Braunfels for five moving there to be near her JC Rea gan and She was pre ceded in death by her hus band William Marsallis Hemphill her mother and Sarah Ophelia Hol lan and Henry Harrison Hol lan and three sisters and one Hemphill is survived by nephews Darrell Reagan and Gene Hollan daughterinlaw Neva Hemphill and numerous greatnieces and nephews grandchildren and great SCHNAUTZ Edith Marie Satterfield of New passed away April at Deer Creek Nursing Center in Wimber ley at the age of 59 She was born on Funeral services are scheduled for 10 Thurs May at Doep penschmidt Funeral Home with the Rick Bartlett Burial will be at in Lockhart Ceme tery in Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels Minnie worked for Southwestern Bell a supervisor0f6r niany years and spent most of her life liv ing in Viewing is scheduled for 4 to 6 May at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Graveside services are scheduled for 11 May at South Park Cemetery in In lieu of memorials may be given to City Church of San 8308 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