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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 8, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas THE SUNDAY APRIL 2007 HERALDZEITUNG SPORTS QOLP Tiger Woods collapses and others putting him back in the hunt at the Page IB LIFE Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since KINDIRMASKEN Longtime German tradition Of children parading through town in costume sets the tone for Page 1C 127 34 5 sections CLICK I 8 Cloudy High Low 51 43 Details 38 DEAR ABBY 3E CLASSIFIEDS ID COMICS 8C CROSSWORD BC FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 18 TV GRIDS 231 Plans to expand landfill move forward By Mark Koopnume The HeraldZeitung Waste the Hous tonbased corporation that operates Mesquite Creek is moving forward in its plan to expand the permitted 96acres of landfill cur rently serving residents of Comal and Guadalupe The landfill is located just west of the ComalGuadalupe county line off FarmtoMarket it will encroach into Guadalupe Coun if and when the expansion is according to plans sub Formal hearing on issues scheduled for Friday mitted by the The expansion is required to meet the growing solid waste needs stem ming from population growth and increased residential and commer cial construction and development in both said Ric dis trict manager for Waste The area were planning to utilize for the expansion is directly adja cent to the current Green Waste Management already owns the so that wont be an issue should the expansion be The company initially filed its application with the Texas Commis sion on Environmental Quality in November The process has inched its way through various administrative stages since according to public The State Office of Administrative Hearings will conduct the next phase at a formal contested case hearing at 10 Friday at New Braunfels Municipal 1486 Seguin A contested case hearing is a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in state district Members of the public are invited to but it is not a forum in which public comments normally are Green Known also as the Comal County the Type I municipal solid waste landfill serves com mercial and municipal customers throughout the The facility has operated since the mid1970s when it was operated by Comal County before Waste Management bought it in The landfill includes a disposal footprint of 78 acres and process es about tons of waste each the vast majority of which is generated in Comal and Guadalupe Green wrote in a press It accepts nonhazardous household and commercial as well as construction and demoli tion it does not accept regulated hazardous Right were about See Page 10A Tha Army Corjw Of Engineers Web Saturday gave Canyon Lakes current elevation at feet above mean sea The lake normal elevation is The current release rate is 500 cubic feet per sec Release refers to the arnount of water being released from the Canyon Lake Reservoir into the Lower Guadalupe Aver River ready I Recreational 100 to 500 cfs allowed eft m More than cfs Guided rafts no According to river optimal tubing on the Guadalupe is between 200 cfs and 600 Tubing can take piece up to cfs end is up to outfitters the mode of dioioe for levels of cfs or Guided raft tripe arearequire ment from most outfitters Bulverde candidates take sides Council hopefuls pair off By Jessica Sanders The HeraldZeitung Cindy Cross when greater The major majority of outfitters also have age restrictions and all have life jackets MIRANDA Landan and Chris both of New show what is allowed on the Comal and Guadalupe rivers with recently passed new regula should know rules before jumping in By Suzanne Ashe HeraldZeitung Members of the New Braunfels City Coun cil and chamber of commerce said they are ready for the tubers gearing up for a sum mer on the some residents and tourists alike could be contused about what they can and cant take with them on the float after the adoption of new rules by the city council in an effort to curb bad behavior and Utter along the Comal and Guadalupe After months of discussion and compro the city leaders said they are ready to test the newly adopted The last of the hotly contested ordinances cooler put into place in March allowing no larger than 16quart coolers on the rivers in the city An addendum to the ordinance was passed in April allowing only one cooler per See Page 10A rentals run from for tubes with no bottoms to for tubes with with ice chests cost about Rates include city river shuttle and Most outfitters require a deposit of car drivers license or per Inflatable canoes and rafts cost about per River outfitters provide life vesta free of Cassandra Campbell Council to discuss spending some green on waste program By Suzanne The HeraldZeitung Residents of New Braunfels who recycle eaves and other yard waste could have the cost of biodegradable yard waste bags picked up by the If an item going before the city council Monday night would allow the city to pur chase up to of the biodegradable bags at per thousand from the DuroBag Man ufacturing Company as part of its expanded green waste If all bags are the total cost would be Mary purchasing director for the said buying the hags potentially would increase the amount of green waste diverted from the allowing for cost savings in landfill disposal The citys solid waste depart ment picks up leaves and other yard waste separately from household garbage and requires that all grass clippings and other yard waste be placed inside an official biodegradable yard waste Under the current res idents have had to purchase the biodegradable bags for yard waste at local retail and hardware If approved by residents would no longer have to buy the Quinones The Green Waste Program is the latest in a series of waste reduction programs implemented by the city in keeping with the Texas Com mission on Environmental See COUNCIL Page 7A are choosing sides in the battle over the citys The candidates are not required to chose running but decided to pair off during the May 12 race for two atlarge council Incumbent Council woman Cindy Cross is campaigning with Cassan dra Campbell on a plat form to keep largescale developments out of Bul verde and to preserve the towns rural Former Councilman Michael Sorbera and run ningmate Jim Binkley say Bulverde should be selec tive about but also needs growth to balance the tax In addition to the coun cil the May ballot will include the home rule which would allow the city more auton omy from the The charter also would call for a seventh council mem allow residents to recall elected officials and allow Bulverde more autonomy when annexing who is finishing her first twoyear said she has a passion for comprehensive planning and said she has a vision for Bulverdes director of finance and administration at jet said she initi ated the Sunrise 2025 which describes goals for the city in the coming years She added that she wants to keep the city on course with a comprehensive plan to achieve those I want to educate the community on issues such as water and environmental she I also want to find See BULVERDE Page 7 A Michael Sorbera Jim Binkley
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