Sunday, October 9, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 9, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page 10A FLOOD CONTINUED FROM Page 1A No homes removed from floodplain and Zoning Commission thanks to the amount of rain coming down during heavy rain events have been studied and the experts have found we are getting about three times the amount of water that we used to he Whether that is a result of better recording technology or getting a lot more rainfall than we used I couldnt tell While he noted new growth in the city was not having an impact on the flow in major like the Guadalupe and Comal Robbins did say the additional impervious cov er associated with develop ment was responsible for big changes in smaller water Along the North Tributary to the Guadalupe Rob bins counted 144 additional properties that were added to the floodplain on the new Throughout the entire he estimated 400 prop erty owners would find themselves with a new floodplain Just down Walnut Heights Boulevard from Thomas Call is one of those property He has known for several years that the new FEMA map likely would place his home in the but he still is dis We already had flood so that wont but the new desig The big bite will be in neighborhoods that do not have the benefit of being on the In those especially around the Memorial the impact could be Lynn Rodgera Coma County chief appraiser nation means if we should decide to it will have a pretty good impact on the sale he said Call does not know exactly how much his home will but he guesses 10 to 15 percent roughly Comal County Chief Appraiser Lynn Rodgers would not verify any depre ciation preferring to wait and see what hap pens when the new flood plainarea homes go up for It depends on where the properties Rodgers Were surprised by how well property completely in the floodplain will maintain its The market will ulti mately tell While waterfront proper ty along the Guadalupe and Comal rivers continues to be prime real estate in the even though it is the first property to local real estate broker Lee Edwards predicted the hard est financial hit would be felt in neighborhoods nowhere near the The big bite will be in neighborhoods that do not have the benefit of being on the he In those especially around the Memorial the impact could be While he was prepared for the new Call admitted some of his neighbors were Come to the 130th Annual OKTOBERF Sunday October 16th Family Style Meal begins at Noon DONNIE WAVRA Polka GERONIMO TREVINO From San Antonio Take Hwy 281 N to Hwy Turn 4 miles to Anhalt See Signs R IVIQFtE IMFC3 GO TO HEARING AID BATTERIES Limit 10 HI MOI EDCE HEARING AID REE REPAIRS Come in dm have you cluilitJ u iiii ur bung in yum olJ heat ing cuds and li us stff wt ctin iifwir ficc chtngc Hearing Problems Come see the professional staff at NewSound Hearing Aid We are here when you need us Monday through 9 5 evenings and by appointment the HewSound Team is providing the following services for seniors in Comal and surrounding counties Free Video Ear Scan maybe your hearing problem is just caused from Free Speech Mapping its like an MRI for your Free Demonstration of the Intelligent Directional Hearing Technology the best on the market today for hearing in background noise KVIIv Millfi VuimkMainncz Sustin KM Iulitm Gm1 Licensed Gwnimurui 1324 Common Street near Rudys behind Los Cucos Restaurant 8306204327 Serving Texans with over 30 locations including Boerne San 1 87755SOUND shocked to find themselves in the especially when they discovered the new insurance Property owners with fed erally backed or insured mortgages will be required to get flood insurance when the new map takes effect Other lending institutions also might require home owners to get the Rates vary depending on the value of the property and its location within the flood but according to National Flood Insurance Program a home and its con tents could generate yearly premiums as low as or as high as Homeowners who do not have a mortgage are not required to get but City Engineer Mike Short highly recommends If they do not have insur ance and we get another they will be out of luck for he noting it also was a good idea for peo ple just outside the flood plain McBride He pur chased his flood insurance when he heard Hurricane Rita was headed for I figured it was a you he Although the new map will not take effect until next city council is set to approve it put ting regulations in effect Flood Insurance Rate Map shows areas subject to flooding and helps local governments mitigate effects of 1 100year Flood one that has a 1 percent or greater chance of being equaled or exceeded during any given B The new map increased the floodplain in some areas by as much as 16 feet but did not reduce it In any G The map covers floodplain area surrounding five water sheds in the City of New Braunfels North and South Dry Comal Blieders Creek and the Guadalupe ft To find out if your property is in the contact the Planning Department to make an appointment to City staff expect electronic copies of the maps will be available in several Check the citys Web for more The rules will govern building within the flood requiring any new projects to be 12 inches higher than the base flood Floodplain designation does not depend on city council but resi dents are not eligible for the National Flood Insurance Program without While city council does not have the authority to change the FEMA does offer an appeal process for home owners who do not believe they should be in the flood For visit Scratchy Rough Endless Hard water is hard on your your family and your Let Culligan bring 65 years of water expertise and service into your home to defeat the damage hard water Inmt in a C in September and receive MOO Rebate CALL 8306268791 Trust the Water 0 Hiy Kd Cuipiicwn in ttdtfliuu of fv ol Outo tttUupjhm my MMS C20G3 CuOgw WCMtoui Cwipwy South Tributary improvements could reduce floodplain By Leigh Jones StaffWriter It does not take much rain to fill up the South Tributary and send water flowing dan gerously close to homes between Interstate 35 and County Line The city of New Braunfels has planned to make changes to the drainage channel for several Funds for the modifications were included in the most recent mil lion bond Last residents got their first look at seven pro posed changes that will bring the water back into the drainage channel and remove most of their homes from the John with con sultant Halff told the 40 property owners on hand to hear his presentation that he expected the South Tributary watershed area to be 98 percent developed within the next 10 The 146 properties cur NEEDfdQ IMPROVKMBWS South Tributary modification options Stormwater detention basin upstream of County Channel modifications between Walnut Avenue and Pahmeyer Combination of options 1 H Channel modifications between FM 725 and Pahmeyer Offline storm water deten tion basin between FM 725 and Old McQueeney Road along the north bank of the channeL Channel modifications between FM 1044 and Lou Ann Drive and culvert O Combination of all rently in the 100year flood plain are worm he When it is fully the total value will be Our goal is to remove as many of those properties as possible from the The New Braunfels City Council will decide which plan is HELPING NEW BRAUNFELS HEAR LIFE AGAIN audiology Soriya FAAA Owner Licensed Audiologist HEARING CENTER Now Accepting Appintments Call Today to Schedule An Appointment 8306430033 1528 COMMON STREET NEW TEXAS a Reason for Cullisan CentraC Texas Frank f i New Braunfels only physician board certified in Allergy by the American Board of Medical Specialties Over 20 years experience Nationally Recognized in Allergy Research Specializing in nonsurgical treatment of sinus and ear Experienced in Rapid Allergy Desensitization of children and adults for Year Round Allergies Sinus Disease Allergies Allergies 8306090998 705A Landa Street New Braunfels Lose your not your lifestyle free IflVE Were more excited 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