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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 17, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW BRAUNFELS THURSDAY July 12 pages in 2 sections Vol No 210 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 50 cents of sanitation could cut city jobs City Inefficient waste management needs overhaul BY DYLAN JIMENEZ StaffWriter The future of about 45 New Braunfels san itation workers was uncertain as the city con sidered privatizing the City Manager Chuck Pinto planned to meet with the employees today to discuss what that move would mean to Council decided Monday to allow Pinto to negotiate with Waste Management to pri vatize the citys sanitation Although the which collects residential and commercial trash and recy clable is not losing high overhead costs warrant examining its effi Pinto said Pinto said there is no way to tell how many city workers could keep their jobs if the depart ment is Some Current employees probably would not qualify for new and the city would try to find other positions for he Our employees are Pinto There are ways in negotiating these kinds of contracts that would allow Waste Manage ment to take over the employees or employees who are qualified to be in that pri vate If the city does not the depart ment still needs to be modernized and made more Pinto said Compared to the Waste Management is much more efficient because overhead is distributed over a larger group of said City Engineer Mike who heads the sanitation Area was JESSIE Alicia a break from swimming lessons Wednesday at the Landa Park After wondering what kind of effects Hurricane Claudette would have residents were able to carry on with regular like the swimminq once the rain tapered Comal County escapes major wrath of Hurricane Claudette FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS Local officials said New Braunfels and Comal County experienced few ill effects from Hurricane but coastal counties and communities of San Antonio werent so The National Weather Service reported today would be partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers or New Braunfels Fire Department Battalion Chief Frank Gonzales reported wires and branches downed by high winds and a few light ning A mobile home in the 1400 block of Texas 46 South was heavily damaged in a On this particular lightning hit the trailer and the charge went through the electrical Gonziales Most of the fire was in the kitchen and it spread into the hving The resident was able to get out of the but Gonzales said it would be a complete Local utility officials reported no serious Comal County Emergency Manage ment Coordinator Carol Edgett said Claudette was a nonevent Thank the We did beautifully Edgett Tara American Red Cross branch manager for New Braun said her agency was ready to pro vide assistance either locally or to res idents of other counties but was not Were fortunate that we had no homes flooded or any injuries that we know With the tree limbs coming thats a bit of a Brinkkoeter Falling branches killed two people elsewhere in No deaths were reported on the but 13yearold Clayton Dojahn of Jourdanton died when a mesquite tree fell on him while he was in his See Redistricting legislation at a standstill SPECIAL SESSION BY SEAN BOWUN StaffWriter Local lawmakers said redistricting pos turing in the state Senate is creating leg islative State Carter Cas RNew said Wednesday the House passed four or five resolutions and hopes to adjourn until noon She said she hopes then the House will receive bills from the We dont have anything Casteel Were kind of in holding Castee said rumors are circulating in the Senate that redistricting could be On the Web Texas Legislative Council But nothings dead until if s Casteel Edmund said he knew the special session would be a tough one with all the additional bills proposed by Rick He said he didnt know much about action the Its been an unusual special session with the Senate not acting on any legislation in their Kuempel Kuempel said if s time to sit back and wait on the redistricting state Jeff R San is not waiting to redraw district Wentworth aide Margaret Ramble Rambie said Wentworth drew a map of his See INSIDE Rural fire chief oppose land annexation BY DYLAN JIMENEZ StaffWriter Residents of rural areas the city proposes to annex worry incorporation into New Braunfels will change their way of And New Braunfels Fire Chief John Herber worries his department wont be able to respond quickly to fire and EMS emergencies in those More than a dozen home owners set to be annexed this year askedcouncil to reconsider annexing about seven square miles of land this The proposed annexation plan includes square miles to the northeast of New Braunfels between FarmtoMarket roads 1101 and 1102 and square miles to the near Texas Residents of those areas told city council members Monday night they were con cerned about restrictions on raising animals and using My 13 year old boy looks forward to farming the land that we farm Pam Timmerman She is renovating a home built in the 1800s and said the city Annexation Concerns f on property the city will not allow bums but is consideringa retfew of codes to accommodate needs of larger tracts of Shooting for control will not be but staff is considering a review of codes to accommodate those Taxes residents will pay city taxes of 37 cents per assessed but agri cultural exemptions already in place still will will not allowthe Use of but kwview of codSs to accommodate resF with larger tracteof Farm animals farm ani mals are grandfathered for five providing size and use of land Is Pigs and hogs are not allowed in the city because they are a Only one animal Is allowed per Building permits required of all construction in the including mending fences and building NBU connection residen tial applicants must pay an estimated in impact fees foi basic residential con Information provided by ths city Local elections prove money talks in politics BY DYLAN JIMENEZ StaffWriter Money led two candidates to office and two propositions to the morgue during the New Braunfels citywide May elec politicos District 4 Councilwoman Valerie Hull collected while her former councilman Robert gathered according to campaign finance reports turned in Hulls campaign treasurer was David Hulls purse allowed her to spend before when Kendrick only spent It just shows that money does talk in Kendrick Although he started Late in the said he didnt believe a relaxed effort cost him the Thaf s one of those things you can never second Kendrick Youd like to think that you lost because your opponent outepent you 10 to but you dont know that to be the Kendricks campaign See Campaign Contributions POSPISIL Districts Councilwoman Gale Pospisil FLUME Former District 3 Councilwoman Deljbie Flume HULL KENDRICK District4 Former District 4 Councilwoman Councilwoman Valerie Robert Kendrick PAGs Citizens for New Braunfels First Citizens for Community Improvements All campaign accounts were ctosed with no bal   

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