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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 11, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas REWARD OFFERED FOR TIPS ABOUT MOST WANtEd cIssifieds, 8 50o New Braunfels TUESDAY OCTOBER 11,2011 Herald Leitung SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852 r- Second anti-can ban PAC fonns ByGregBowwn The Heralrt-Zeitunq A s(‘(onil    politic til .ution committrt' has been torm('(i in the run-up to tht' Nov. 8 (lis|)ostThk'-container-bcin ref-(‘ronrlum in N('w BMunfels. Also, Su[)portTh('Ran.ofg is c iciimini’ revisi'H cit\ litter figure's show the tubing-related litter prol)l('m is "even worse than ('Xf)e( t('fl." The latest PA(', New Braunfels Ban supporters: City figures show litter ‘worse than expected’ ( itizens tor Res[)onsil)l(> (iovern ment, ine ludes in its l(‘afl(>rship Kim Maikoetter, who l.ist \v('ek tik'd a state f’ul)lic Intrirmation A( t request with (.ity H.ill seek* ing all (ommiinK ations on th(‘ ( ity's river-litt(‘r ( onlraclor and on f ARIP, the f (Iwards Aquiter Recovery lmf)lernent.i1ion Program. In its PA( -formation doc u-m(>nts filed with the c ity, the new PAC designated Misty I i^her-ri('lds of New BrauntV'Is as its triMsurer. M<iikoett(‘r was list(*d as the pc'rson ap[)ointmg the tre,isur('r. A phon(' (all to fisher fields an(j an email to Maik(M‘tt('r wer(' not immediately rt'turned Mon day aftern(K)n. ()l)servers said the new I^AC has put a few banners up around town and has posted a webpage, www.nlxrg.org , that had only one st.vtic pag(* as of Monday afti'rnoon. In its filed do( uments, the stated pur[)os(‘ of Citizens for Kesponsiiil(> (jovernment is "Opposing city count il-vot('d Ordinance 2011 -65/' That ordinant e, the dis[)osable (ontalner ban, was passed by New Braunfels C;it>' Coun( il Aug. 22 to take effect fan. 1. The first anti-ban PAC.', Can the Ban, sprung up and successfully fMlitioned to force the Nov. 8 rc’f-erendum. The PAC Supf)ortThe-Ban.org also formc'd to fight on See PAC. Page 10 ► REJECTED 4-3 Council: ‘Not yet’ to Orion facility By Greg Bowen ihetii;MW Zeitunq N(‘v\ Biauivteis C ity CouiK il di'f id(>d Monday that now isn t liie right time to move torward with th(' new Orion munii ipal facilitv. C 'oiintil, on a 4-^ vote', re){'( ted th(> luring ot CgM and Asso( lates, local ar( hit('( tural lirm, to dc'sign and engineer the proposed new (I tv site, W'hich would in( lude a ncnv a vi*hick' servK e c enter, a public works op('riil(ons and fire training building, and a tirc'-traimng field. Mayor Pro Tem Mark C'loodfu'r said he believes the* Orion [)ro|C‘c t is a worthy one but should b('ton-sider(‘d at th(> same time as the pro[K)st*d drainage |)roj-ects and other c apital im[)rovc‘m('nts counc il will be looking at in the* coming w'C't'ks. "M\ concern is we'rc' going to [)ut this projc'ct in front of those," Cioodner said. C ouncilman Ric hard Zapata s.iid hc''d have* a hard time telling his constituents that while moiiey isn't avail-<ibl(' to keep their distric t tirc' station on Loo[) opc'n, monc>y is available* for .1 nc'w fire training fac il-ity at (>rion. "We're not going to miss anything it we don't do this in the next couple of wc'eks," Zapata sau . Cioodner, Zapata and council members Steven Digges and Sandy Nolle votc'd against starting the f)ro|cH t. C'ouncil member Mike Ybarra s[K)k(' in favor of gcM ting the pro)C‘c t going and made the taiU'd motion to ap[)rove funding. Ihe conditions undc'r which the [)ublic works clef)artment is housc'd at the* C-ity 1 iall complex, and the* fire* department trains in leasc'cl tacilitic's on Industrial Drive are "not accept able," he said. "We ncH'd these taciiities for the betterment of our community," Ybarra said. "This has [)C'e*n in the* works sine - 2{)08." Mayor CVale Posf)isil agrec'd, saying she* thought See COUNCIL, Page 10 TOUGH ECONOMY TOUCHES EVERYONE LAURA McKENZIE I Herald Zeitung Warrant officer Larry Hildebraiici, left, ot New Braunfels Polrce Department checks New BTaunfels City Council meeting attendees through the security line while working an extra-duty job on Monday THE BEATS GO ON Local lawmen take seconc jobs to make ends meet By Dalondo Moultrie The Herald-Zeitung In these tough c*c onomic times, many uorkc*rs ,ire taking on sexond jobs or picking up extra hours on their main jobs ac ross the' country. I aw enlorc(*ment agents in ( omal C ounty are not c'xc ep~ tions to that rule*. Deputic's with (omal C'ountv Sheriff's Ofik c* and olfic ('rs with the* Nc'w Brauri tels Police and Bulverde Policc* ck*partmc*nts pick u[) c'xtra cash working "extra" or off-duty )obs. I hc'assignments have' to be* ck*are*d by a ccxir-(linator at c*ac h agency. In Bulverde*, a lit*utc*nant runs the program but c'V(*ry-thing c*nds at the ck'sk ot ( hic*l |o(* Hamilton. See JOBS, Page 10 DALONDO MOULTRIE | Herald Zeitung NBPD Patrol Officer Dustin Sweet works an extraduty |ob Friday night at Fiesta Lanes bowling alley in New Braunfels Sweet said the assignment IS to deter problems at the establishment. u Most of your public service people work jobs on the side, be it police, fire ... Almost everybody does it. It’s not unique to police work." JOE H AM I L T0N : Bulverde Police Chief Residents asked to take drainage survey By Greg Bowen The Hefald-Zeitung ( Ity residents arc* b(*ing askc'cl to partici|)ate in a just-pc)ste*cl online survc’y that will bc' used by to improve drainage in Nt*vv Braiin k'Is. The survey is p.irt of the effort startc'd by the city after the fune* 2010 flcK)d t*xposc*cl major flavvs in the ( Ira i nage systc'in, "It is important lor citizens and property owners concerned with currc'nt drainage problems and the' impac t of future dc'vc'lopment on our pro()ertie*s to comfvk'tc' the survey," saicj Ron Re*ave*s ot the* city's Wcttershed Advisory C'ommittc'e*, which was k>rmed in April to help guide improve* me*nls to the* drainage system. lo take* the* survc-y, go to the c ity's W'e*b site*, nbtt*xas.org. In the lower right cornc'r, find "C^uic k I inks" and c lick on "Stormwater Man agc'ment Striitegy." You can read about the prcK t'ss and then c lick on a link to take the* survey at nevv-braunfels.me'troquest.com. Watc h the* prc'sentation on that page, and the*n c lick the brown, vertical "Rank Stratc'gies" tab to bc>gin. Re'avt's asks residents l)e sure* to OIMUiME Scan this code to take the survey or visit newbraunfels. metroquest.com ► THANKS TO RAIN County bum ban lifted Residents advised to burn refuse while they can By OaiondoMouttrte The Herald-Zeitung Comal ( ounty re*sid(*nts finally can le*gally torch that brush, trash and othc*r refuse* that has be*en piling up on the*ir propc'rties longt'r than seven months. "Pc*o[)k* have b(*e*n wait ing to burn the* various things they need to burn bc'c ause w(*'ve had a t)urn ban since le*l>ruary," C.'oun ty ludge Sherman Krause* said Monday "If you have to burn, right now is })robablv a gocxl time* to do it." Fffectivc* at 9:1 a.m. Moriday, the' burn ban tor unincorporated areas ot C omal C ounty was lifted bc'cause of the re'cc*nt rains, Krause said. The move also lifts coun-tywide rc*strictions on grilling; howc'ver, the bar bee ue ban re*mair^s in plac c* at local parks, a c itv officials said. Forc'caster k>e Baskin of the National W^e'ather Ser vice at Nc'w Braunfc*ls said ram storms Saturday and Sunday dumpc'd about 1.^ inc hes of rain on Nc*v\ Braunfels, and the highest total in the countv was ^78 inchc'S in S[)ring Branch. Krause said the countv chec kc'd the drought index, and the numbers were favorable tor litting the b<in. The index is a measure of See BURN BAN, Page 10 WEATHER, to AOOISON SPRAOUNG. 9 GOODWIN FRAZIER ELEMENTARY complc'te Sections 2 and \ of the survey, vvhic h ask c itizens to rank a list of stormwater management strate*gie's and to tell surveyors a little* about themselve's and whe»re the*y live. " this survc'y is open to everyone in the* city and ET] (extra-territorial jurisdiction)," said Rc'aves. Ihc* c ity IS ck'velo()ing a Stormwa-tcM Managc'ment Strategy that w'lll be* usc'd to guide' future drainage projects, federally required stormwater-c]uality permitting and update's to c ity code using a com-(irehcMisive* a[)proach to stoimwater management. The sur\t*y will Ix' available until Nov. 7. Mostly liloudy High; 84 Low: 6B Abby 3 Classifieds Comics . . , ' 7 Crosswords ..................... Forum _ .....................4 Qlutyari95_ 3 Planner Sports . 5 TV 9 Vbl 158 1 No. 286 1 section. 10 pages 56825 00001 50 cents Every drop of water matters. NBU FirKJ out the latest on landscape watering restrictions at nbutexas.conn or call (830) 608-8925 for more infomriation. 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