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   New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 1, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas                                 HERALD-ZEITUNG.COM | Thursday, December 1,2011 | 5  AD HOC  Continued from page 1  •    Move shuttle boarding location at Last Tubers' Exit to the side of the street adjacent to the Comal River.  •    Redesign Last Tuber's Fxit, (Remove handi-cap()ed-acc essi b Ie ra mp and install stairl and Ijft. low(’r landing platform to l)elovv water level tt) facilitate exiting the river with due consideration to fluc tuating river flow.)  •    Add additional park rangers at the Tul)e C hute, Stinky Falls and Prince Solms f^ark. (Rangers could serve as fee collectors, ambassadors and lifeguards.)  •    Rec|uir(’ personal tioatation devic e*s for c hildren underage I I.  •    Regulate' access at the Roy Scout Hut  Goal .3: Improve park-  WEATHER  Continued from page 1  on Sunday, Morris said.  Wc' ve got S i (degrees Sunday) to pu( a number on it," he said. "Then it'll he even c i)oler Monday with a high of SO. Then vve h.ive a vv.vrming trc'nd Iu(‘sd,iy."  Morris said areas around Fort Worth niight see ( fiancc's of freezing prcH ipitation but fc*m[K'ra-tures fi(‘r(* will rcwain Uki high tor su( h a ()h(*n()me-non.  "Any sort ol chanc es ot trc'c'/mg prec ipitation is going to be well north of the area," he* said.  Si III, the rain will be* we*l( orne. Hut it is far t(K) liItU* (i) affcH t the c urrent drought plaguing the arc'a, Morns sai(Î. He said at le*ast 10 inche*s of rain will be n('('dc*d to make* dif-terence* on the drought Iront  "VVV've still got <1 long way to go," Morris said.  vuuvni mwltra iu pubiic input meeiing  From sW( r^xMls 'City officials are urging citizens to attend a puollc input rneeting of the New Braunfels River Ad Hoc Committee at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at the McKenna Events Center, 801 W. San Antonio St.  Committee facilitator Andy Sansom, executive director of Texas State University's River Systenro Institute, will provide a presentation of the draft recommendations developed by the 13-member committee for city council consideration and will lead the public comment session.  ing and traffic flow.  • Utilize f omal County Fairgrounds and Landa Plaza as centralized [)ark-ing locations — pending  At the request of city council, the committee has addressed: Making tubing rev«iue neutral for the city; improving safety for city staff, residents and tourists; improving parking and traffic flow issues; marketing and educating the public on the changes.  After the committee reviews public input and develops a final draft at their scheduled Dec. 7 meeting, the proposed recommendations are scheduled to be presentf?d to New Braunfels City Clouncil at a woirkshopon Dec. 12.  re^search on existing < on-tractual obligations. (Install way-finding signage from I-IS. Install ne'e*ded infrastructure at th(*se loc ations  TRINITY  Continued from poge 1  The* workshof) was s()on-sored by commissioners and organizc*d by Commissioner Scott Fiaag, who suggc'ste*d the c reation of a stakeholders' c ommittee that would look into whe'ther a G( I ) should be formc'd and how it would function and be* financed.  Haag ifwiti*cl atteiKlc'es to email him at contactto\i).c (mial.tx us to recjuest a place on the stakeholciers' t ommittcH*. Several citizens volun-te*f>rc*d to serve on the* t om-mittee.  "I think if we nee*cl to have' a (jCD, we need to have our own pe*ople‘ running it," Haag said. (Jther {ommissioners agre*e*d  T('F(.^ is suggesting that Comal join Be*xar's Trinity (lien Rose (irounclwater ( ( msc'rvati< >n 1 )istric t. 1 he* i( fcC.)'s e*ffe)rt follows local elections in 19‘)S and 2001 in whu h vote'rs  Wentworth  Haag  fsclHtste their use 2nd encourage outfitter "kiosks.")  •    Install parking meters downtown and extend parking permit system in residential neighborhoods.  •    Separate vehicles and shuttle traffic routes in Prince Solms Park.  Goal 4; Implement a marketing strategy to inform citizens and tubers about changes.  •    Development of specific marke*ting efff)rts must await final city council action on recommendations.  •    C.'onsider re-engagement of Ad Hoc Committee to work with the Convention and Visitors' Bureau in de>velopment of a sim|>le marketing plan that is positive in tone,  Long*term goals  Research:  •    De'velop system to  reje'cted the e re*ation of a (j( l > t( >r the Trinity in West e* r n ( o m a I , which has be*en de*sig-natcHl by the state as an are*a where’ c rit-K al groundwater shortage's <ire* occ Lirring or expe'c tecl to oc cur.  I he (on-s e* n s u s Wednesday s e* e ni c* d lu'avily in favor ot lorm-ing a ( omal (i('n, with many prcte*r-ring a (ountyvvide ('i( i) that would Ix* able to regu-l.)te not only the Tritiity in tlu* western .irea ot the ( ounty l)ut the* more l)oun-litul e'aste'rn portions ot the Irinity un(le*rlying the I clwards Ac|uite*r as vve'll.  A ('.( I) would be .ible (*stal)lish rules to protect the a(|uiter and wotk to kc*ep io( al wells trom  going dry.  "Right now, whoc>ve*r has the* biggest straw c an f)ump .ill the*y want and dry up your well," said (ounty re*s-ide*nt Ron Walton.  One woman who spoke said she*'d heard a developer say he was going to "suck the Trinity dry and make a fortune doing it."  "I'd like to see* our water prote*cte*d for our pc'ople and not bc'ing sold out of the county," she saicj.  One man who had vote*d against the creation of a CICD earlie*r said he's sup-[)ort the (listric t now b(*ing disc Liss(‘cl, "I think you ( an do the* right thing with the <lire*c tion you'n* he*ack*d in now," he* said,  A Spring Rrane h well owner saifl ('omal ( ounty must look out tor its own interc’sts.  "Water is a gift from ('lod," sh<‘ said. "We need to watch out tor that gitt and take* care ot it. Forming .1 stakehold<‘rs grou[) would he* a v(*ry good start."  measure baseline use and carrying capacity of the Comal anrf Guadalupe rivers and adjacent facilities.  •    Establish a water-c|uality monit()ring pro-  •    Conduct traffic anel parking analysis related icj river tourism.  River infrastructure:  •    Undertake a maste'r planning process for the*  rivers, adjjGcni areas art.! fac ilities im luding park ing infrastructure, access points and other ameni ties.  •    Fxplore* additional river exits fkiwnstream.  •    UrKifiltike rn(xlifi( ation to the Tube’ ( hute and Stink\ Falls similar to those* at Rio Vista Falls in Sari M,ireos.  •    Exploreoptionis to imfffovesafeiy relate »d to tyinj.! tulK’s togetlier.  toiU ht  Pooksi  The New Braunfels Herald'Zeitung is moving*  (Down the block)  On Deceniber 5, 2011, wc embark on a new chiipter of serving the New Brauntels  area since 185  New Location New B  83 H0r  144  Fwr^tlunfeli    ^  l/feZEjrt’U^c;  END OF WIA« UND SAIE!  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