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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 10, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW BRAUNFELS TUESDAY July 2001 12 pages in 2 sections pages in 4 scent HERALDZEITUNG 206 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Council delays action on new golf fee plan JESSIE Golfers James Roger and Jim and Darrell Jacson finish at the 17th hole Monday afternoon at Landa Park Golf BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council postponed Monday the first reading of an ordinance that would change the fee structure for the Landa Park Golf Council voted 52 to postpone it until the July 23 meeting to study the golf course pro Councilman Larry Alexander and May or Stoney Williams voted against postponing the Golf Manager Ward Watson said his pro posal revolutionized the way the course generating more money for the Chief Financial Officer Chet Lewis said as of the golf course is over Watsons proposal increases user fees sev eral different The new plan eliminates annual passes in favor of a 30round passbook only for residents of New Senior citizens pay for the or a Residents pay for the or a and golfers younger than 18 pay or a Daily fees are for on the weekends and at Watsons plan also ends yearly trail fees for privately owned Private cart owners pay Landa charges under the new The proposal creates an enterprise fund and keeps all the funds generated at the golf course for the courses maintenance and future I think the enterprise fund should be man aged by the advisory he That golfers arent paying for street improve ments and and the taxpayers arent paying for It also changes the structure of the advisory removing the representatives from the Mens Womens Association See Fire destroys CL home Second blaze in four days leaves another family homeless JESSIE Canyon Lake Terry Hand and Chris Deady monitor other firefighters efforts to control the blaze that consumed a mobile home on Oaklane Street in the Canyon Lake area Monday BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer CANYON LAKE Comal County and state investigators worked Mon day night to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a mobile Comal County Fire Marshal Lin Manford said Canyon Lake and Spring Branch firefighters were called to a home in the 200 block of Oak lane Street about for a struc ture A neighbor reported the which is believed to have started near the deck of the The who had two children visiting the residence with two teen aged boys who live sent anoth er child across to the home to deliver a When the child went out side and saw the his mother tele phoned the children inside and told them to get The four children in the home at the time of the all ranged in age from 11 to Manford Canyon Lake Terry Hand said firefighters arrived to find the mobile home engulfed in The mother of the boys who lived in the burning house was running up the roadway trying to make sure they had he Firefighters tried to protect a back room of the residence from The family told us there was ammunition in the back We had to try to cool it down before it cooked Hand Firefighters ran a heavy stream of water into the room to cool it but had to back out of the burning home because the floor started to Utility lines that fell on a fourfoot chain link fence surrounding the home further complicated At 6 Assistant State Fire Mar shal Tommy Hubertus and county fire marshal Manford began their inves which was expected to con tinue this Manford said he contacted the American Red Cross to get help for the family of whom he said was unin Its a terrible Manford This is a bad couple of days for people with fires in Canyon Friends set up account to help fire victims CANYON LAKE Friends and neighbors have joined together to help a local couple who were burned out of their home Friday night while they were out of state for the funeral of a Canyon Lake Chris Deady said firefighters were dispatched to the home of James Allen Stovall and his in the 300 block of Shady Oak Lane at Friday for a structure It was 80 percent in flames when we got Deady It was Account Number 6441219109 has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank to help the Anyone who can donate household goods can call 830 City manager to retire within next six months BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer New Braunfels City Man ager Mike Shands plans to retire in the next six Shands announced to city council on Friday and city staff on makes him the fifth SHANDS city depart ment head to leave since City engineer Bolner was fired while City Attor ney Floyd Akers and Main Street Director Lynn Foun tain decided to leave for posi tions in other Planning Director Harry Bennett resigned this past month to become an independent con Shands said that his retire ment decision was based on state and city retirement pol To maintain a certain lev el of he has to retire before It was just a window of he And that window only opens once about every five So it either means retiring now or waiting five more Shands said he had no immediate other than Shands memo to to enjoy life in New Braun As he looks back on his tenure as city Shands said he was proud of the several community pro jects during the He started work with the city as planning director in He has been the city manager for more than seven Im proud of things weve been able to accomplish as a he Weve been able to make a signifi cant number of improve like the law enforcement the air port and the golf clubhouse and pro shop and weve done all that without sacri ficing any other Shands said he would leave the city excellent financial with money in the fund balance and money for special he he has no regrets as he leaves the citys Weve been able to accom plish a lot while Ive been and you cant forget the employee he The city council has been very generous and understanding See CITY Four die in headon collision on FM 306 FROM STAFF REPORTS Four people died Saturday night in a fiery headon colli sion on FarmtoMarket Eoad Sarah of San Antonio Jimmy and Graciela of Sandia and a 16yearold San Antonio boy all died of injuries suffered in the Police John Wommack Klenke was driving south bound on FM 306 about 600 feet south of Oak Knot when her 1988 Ford extend ed cab pickup crossed over the center line and struck a 1998 Ford Expedition dri ven by Wommack The center of the pickup slammed into the drivers side front of the Investigators found no skid See City committee interviews planning director hopefuls this week BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Despite his plans to retire City Manager Mike Shands said New Braunfels would continue with the hiring process for at least one vacant department manager A committee of four City Engineer Mike Assistant to the City Manager Don Ferguson and City Secretary Bonnie Sarkozi is conducting interviews for the vacant planning director Were conducting interviews this and well have some one in that position in the next two to three he The planning director position has been vacant since when Harry Bennett turned in his who had been in charge of the planning department for more than five resigned to become an independent Eight people applied for the posi tion and the city is interviewing the likely Shands Applicants include James Stephen Houston Reza Houston Jeanette San Antonio Larry Dallas David Austin Cecil Austin Brian David Kingwood and Scott But the position of Main Street director hangs in the Lynn who was the fourth direc tor of the citys Main Street program and worked for the city for five leaves this week for a position in Shands said the city had adver tised to fill the position because he was waiting for direction from the Main Street Advisory city council and the downtown associa Ive asked Main Street and the downtown association to come up with a list of essential functions for the whether they want the director to concentrate on coordinat ing events or to focus on public private like the he INSIDE Abby 5A Classifieds Comics 3B Crossword 7A Forum 6A 4A Movies 5A Obituaries 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