New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, November 28, 2001, Page 10

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

November 28, 2001

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 28, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Page 10A HKRALDZBITUNC November 28 2001 1A include incentives such as tax WHS not sched uled to go before council until Any company has the right to go before council and ask for this but what the council does with The Scooter Store is their busi Meek Its a great and it provides a lot of employment in these uncer tain Regardless of how this turns were going to continue with what we are asked to This is not some thing you can do and thats just the way it It will not be ready until early The state tax code stipulates that abatements are based on the appraised January land value in the year when a con tract is That is why Harrison wants a deal in place by 31 before the com panys new million office building opens at Loop 337 and Texas The property is appraised at just more than million but will appreciate consider ably after the after the squarefoot office complex is completed in early Harrison If its abatement done after it will be on improved land with a virtual ly completed building Harri son It will be on the full value of and noth ing can be Today its still possible to go back to Jan but when midnight strikes on New Years the game is While acknowledging the time Harrison said the agreement still could be The abated tax dollars would help the Scooter Store hire and train more as well as develop property and donate to Har rison Well spend the citys piece of abatement on the first cou ple of employees we bring in each Harrison If it means we hire 10 or 20 more employees faster than we otherwise might it will make a difference in peo ples These were jobs we would have added but probably in a year or The Scooter Store currently hires 586 employees and has increased its labor pool by 222 during the past The com pany has room for nearly 400 more he A 10year rebate of all city and county taxes would be unprecedented in New Braun Starting with the WalMart Distribution Center New Braunfels has entered into 19 tax abatement deals since The city froze Wal Marts taxes during the first seven years of the 15year agreement and incremental ly decreased the percentage abated since The distri bution center now has a percent tax Councilmembers Debbie Flume and Juliet Watson vot ed against the proposed abate ment agreement with The Scooter Store on Even though his brotherin law is an executive with The Scooter city ordinance did not prohibit Mayor Stoney Williams from voting for the abatement proposal city attorney Charlie Zech To abstain from a council member would have to have a have direct finan cial interest in the outcome of the Zech Williams said his Guada Coma air con ditioning company had no business dealings with The Scooter Nothing is in there ordi nance to stop me from vot but I wish it was since I didnt want to vote on this to 1A the 620seat facility include restroom upgrades and enhancing accessibility for mobilityimpaired Its extremely important that we do these renovations because we havent been able to allow theatergoers into the lobby until just before the performance Young Performers would still be doing their final rehearsals and patrons would have to remain Private donors funded the bulk of the Young Several grants are pending for future The New Braunfels City Council voted 70 in September to earmark from Corporation sales tax dollars for Brauntex The dollar amount will be evenly split during the next two fiscal The first phase of renova tions cost and included removing the stage screen to enlarge perfor mance young But the 28by30 foot stage is still considered bare minimum for any comparable young So weve been able to work with our stage she The artists that Ive booked have worked hard to put on shows for us considering what we We still dont have dressing We would like to pro vide the kind of wing space to the stage that would allow us access to bigger Stage renovations are That phase will come only when we get the money to do Young The final phase will be very and will come at the tune of more than First opened in January as a movie any sort of observance of the the aters 60th birthday will take place away from the downtown location during Young Association officers did not want to close the structure without first presenting a holiday musical That will come in the form of 7s singleperfor mance featuring vocalist Rick Cavendar and orches tra leader Al Tickets are for adults and for for the 8 The Brauntex 290 San Antonio reopened in April and featured the San Antonio Symphony As for theaters next reopening I dont know what its going to but it will be Young A Sign To Senior Living Large Apartment Homes for 62 Or a Full Service Independent Living Community For Seniors Residential Request Fee Application Deposit One Bedroom Two Bedroom Two Bedroom One Bath One Bath Two Bath Amenities offered at this unique community Private Access Gales Club Pool Single Level Units 24 Emergency Maintenance Individual Climate Control Hair Dresser Barber WalkIn Showers Maid Service HookUps Social Functions Pels Welcome Private Transportation Indtpindint Living Community 1615 Redwood Road San TX 78666 877 8233415 TOLL FREE 512 3962333 Volet m Marshall CIC Call COMALTEX and Hochheim Prairie at 8306257511 or 18006831625 Comaltex is locally owned and since Call or come by our offices at 457F Lartda New 1A begin Williams I dont think it can be The time line is too and we could hurt our Scooter Store officials should have approached council with the request Williams said But Harrison said council members told him to wait until after both Mays munic ipal elections and the resolu tion of the annexation issue in The ensuing annexation lawsuit delayed the abatement request until Harrison In addition to approving a new abatement coun cil also must designate the area around The Scooter Stores new buildings as a reinvestment This enters into the gray area of state law because tax abatements are seen as incen tives to lure new businesses that promise to create jobs and develop Zech In pushing for the agree Harrison referred to Section of the states tax permitting reinvest ment zones where it is rea sonably likely that as a result of the designation the business would contribute to the retention or expansion of primary employment or to attract major investment in the zone that will be a benefit to the property and con tribute to the economic devel opment of a Zech questions how improvements will be a result of the designation if construction is In this we cant tell if The Scooter Store is already planning to make improve ments or repairs to the prop erty since they already decid ed to be Zech They would have to make improvements other than what they had already planned to Public Information Officer Tim Kolbe said several deputies and other volunteers combed the Guadalupe between 281 and the FarmtoMarket Road 311 bridge without finding We worked both sides of the river on foot and with all terrain vehicles all the way to FM 311 and we didnt see Kolbe Of he was submerged about south of Volunteer firemen and Canyon Lake divers searched the rivsr from the accident site down exploring holes and undercut Misiaszek and other SMART divers went into the water at knowing that the weather already some 25 degrees cold er than on Monday would turn against them today with temperatures in the low rain and possibly What we originally planned was to put a diver in the water and where the current slowed wed do a zigzag search Misiaszek At a pool about 300 to 350 yards downstream from the 281 Misiaszek came upon a piece of the wrecked Pathfinders grille that carried a Nissan A short distance down stream from divers found a couple of broken golf clubs believed to have washed out of the Kranz And then Misiaszek they found the which was identified by the victims We found and we just began a zigzag pattern It was nothing more than I was I was almost out of Misiaszek Department of Public Safe ty Rick who stayed at the site through out the search with members of the victims said that an autopsy would be ordered to determine how Kranz 1A percent for sworn jailers and dispatchers in the 2002 The 15 percent number was not an arbitrary In starting pay for an entry level Comal County Sheriffs deputy was By an entry lev el New Braunfels police officer earned But Comal County got socked with more than three quarters of a million dollars in unfunded state mandates very late in the budgetary including increases in indigent health care and increased staff in the Comal County County Judge Danny Scheel will appoint a committee in coming weeks to examine salary issues in the county and make recommendations about what to do about those The committee will include business human resources and finance profes sionals and members of the community who hire and fire in this labor It will begin meeting in Jan uary and will prepare recom mendations for the county by when the 2003 bud getary process Comal County David who prepares the countys budget and Human Resources Bob will advise the salary although they will not One of the things we strug gle with is were stuck in middle of two big San Antonio and We do lose some How many we we havent done the analysis Thats part of what this committee will look Grazioli Hosrace Care You dont fa aw to face the end of life Hospice ofTcn choice wd hwwn four ire support and tomfora your HOPE HOSPICE 8004997501 IRS PROBLEMS VETERAN EXIRS AGENTS TAX PROFESSIONALS CIlMtt Naw with IRS for Pmnta Free Tax Settlement Analysis Confidential Interview In Our Local Office 8009259609 ToUFrtt Nrforis most successful taxresolution The Wai Street Journal JK Harris Company Maw Braunfels 45 Offices Nationwide Free Insider Report How to End IRS Problems Forever 8774519111 24 Hour Recorded ALLERGY SYMPTOMS Central Texas Health Research is looking for volunteers to participate in a research study of an investigational Qualified participants will receive compensation for 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