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Arlington Daily News (Newspaper) - December 5, 1977, Arlington, Texas
Arlington daily news Forth /. Pho 25-4241 a a a a a Arlington a Only local daily newspaper volume 27 a numbs i _ Arlington Texas a monday december 5, 1977 a a a a a Price daily 15�?sunday is qty Council Agenda heavy a number of important items of business will come before the Arlington City Council tuesday night. Among them will be a request by the City manager for condemnation proceedings against a property owner on Center Street a presentation by the fielder House committee and the acquisition of an architect for the construction of fire station no. 8. The condemnation proceedings Are being contemplated by the City As a last resort for the acquisition of three pieces of property along Center Street where the new City Hall is to be constructed. City manager Ross Calhoun explained that the City and the property owner Are a still so far apart that it is necessary to bring in a third party to Settle the three parcels include a bicycle shop Book store and the mine Shaft bar. Negotiations for the properties have been underway for quite some time and the City had hoped to avoid turning to the courts to resolve the problem. However during a recent interview Calhoun indicated that the two parties Are so far apart on the estimated value of the property that condemnation proceedings May have to be used. If the proceedings Are initiated the courts would set the value of the property either by a judge or jury a ruling in the Case. Calhoun has stated previously that such rulings Are sometimes a far beyond the actual value of the in other action the Council will consider a Resolution authorizing the hiring of an architect to prepare the plans and specifications for the construction of fire station no. 8 in the Parkway Central area. Money for the architectural services will come from the remaining 1970 Bond funds. The Council will also hear a presentation by the fielder House committee concerning its proposals for the future use of the 63-year old Home located at fielder Street near division Street. Following a recent Public forum on the subject the committee seems to have gained considerable Community backing for its proposal to turn the House into a combination historical museum and learning Center. The committee is expected to ask the Council to provide the sus too Home either free of charge or for a Token payment. Calhoun has previously indicated that he Isnit in favor of such an arrangement and stated that the historical museum concept seems like a Fine idea a was soon As the City is paid for the Hie first step in beginning the marketing process of the 1978 general obligation Bonds May be taken by the Council As Well during the meeting. A Resolution will be up for consideration authorizing the City manager to hire a financial advisor Underwood Neuhause amp co to help Market the Bonds. Calhoun explained that the firm could a help us prepare the financial statements we offer to the Bond rating agencies and will Council us throughout the Bond Sale earlier in the afternoon the Council will enter a work session and begin the Public portion of determining How the $944,000 allocated for the Community development program will be spent this coming year. Tile work session will be followed by Sev eral Public hearings on the matter in Deceron Ber and january. The face of Arlington Pantego mayor Isnit disappointed photo by Kathleen Brown Matuke s Kaleidoscope As the autumn Days pass the Trees continue to provide a striking display of color. The display is transient though before Long we will have Only the Bare branches to remind us of this spectacle. Weather forecast Arlington weather will be a Cloudy and colder through tomorrow will the overnight Low in thelow 30s. Tuesday afternoons High will be in die Low 50s. Winds northerly 10-20 mph. Tuesday school menu the menu for tuesday in the Arlington Independent school District features grilled Steak with onion Gravy or meat loaf with Tomato Glaze. Also listed on the menu is Chuck Wagon com Green Beans hot Roll Choice of desserts and milk. §1 i ii is a is Eta a Osting a a in i boo Jet so 5 i Miff # to Happy ending. Is nov sri Wrner. V a want to advertise Banjo Les a sons Charles Tyler did and he s Quot very Happy Quot with the results brought by his daily news classified and. Try us a you can be pick log a Happy tune too. For the same z results Cali t i my 647-4096 by fran Anderson daily news staff writer Wayne a. Rohne missed his calling into the ministry some years ago but he Isnit disappointed with the direction his life has taken. As a practising attorney in Arlington and the mayor of Pantego Rohne is doing what he became intrigued with at an Early age. A where i grew up i had never been to court or seen a court Case but my dad had served on grand juries and i was always interested a said the Pantego mayor. A out in the country the most excitement in Law was criminal or civil especially Boundary remembering his fathers attitude he added a but my dad did no to have a very High regard of lawyers he even take me to court. He wanted me to be a Rohne followed his fathers wishes for a while studying at Clifton Junior College Texas for two years and at Luther College in Iowa for two years. Most of his studies were geared toward the ministry including the classical languages of latin and greek. He was graduated from Luther College in 1953. After College he worked a year then went into the u. S. Army. He was stationed in the canal zone for two years before he came Back Home and entered the University of Texas at Austin Law school. Graduating from Law school in 1958, Rohne worked at a Law firm in fort Worth until 1967. From 1958 until 1962 he was an assistant City attorney in Arlington. In 1967 he moved to Arlington and opened his own Law firm. He took on a part mayor Wayne Rohne Ner in 1970 and the Law firm became Rohne and Hoodenpyle. The Arlington attorney did no to attach much significance to moving to Pantego in 1968. A my wife liked the House so i decided to move a said Rohne. Elected to the Pantego City Council in 1970, Wayne Rohne decided to enter the race for mayor of Pantego when mayor Miller announced in 1971 he would not run for reelection. A i Felt i had the background temperament and desire to do a Good Job a said Rohne explaining Why he wanted to he mayor. Rohne now in his fourth term As mayor spends an average of five to ten hours per week in his duties for Pantego. However there Are other times when he works As much As 20 hours. A major portion of his do ties Calls for attending meetings after work hours. The Pantego City Council meets the second and fourth mondays each month. A member of the mayors Council of Tarrant county and the Council of Golem ments mayor Rohne works closely with the Texas department of Community affairs and housing and Urban development Hud. Mayor Rohne also spends his time As a Legal advisor for the norwegian society of Texas. One of the founders he said the 600 member organization is about two and a half years old. There Are not chapters in Houston Elpaso Dallas and fort Worth. A native of Cranfill Gap Texas the attorney has three grandparents who came from Norway. One of his grandfathers. Evan Paulson Rohne received his american citizenship in 1882. He pointed out that a number of norwegians had settled in Texas during the 1870s. When relaxing from his various duties with the Law firm and the City of Pantego Rohne now a widower likes to spend some time with his three children. They include Bruce 14, a ninth grader at Bailey Junior High school Erie 12, a sixth grader at Hill elementary school and Janet. 7. A second grader at Hill elementary Arlington dam pronounced sound by Ron Gaston daily news staff writer. The recent dam disaster in Kentucky served As a tragic illustration of the potentially devastating Power harnessed in millions of Gallons of water when suddenly freed of their Concrete bindings. As a result Many states Are now stepping up their periodic inspections of dam Sites and Texas is no exception. With More than 4,500 major dams in the state the Texas department of water resources is presented with a formidable task As it attempts to make certain each dam is structurally sound. Occasionally the department s inspectors make a Call on the Lake Arlington dam to see that it complies with state and Federal regulations. Tylius far it has always passed the inspections with ease and the state has never had occasion to penalize the City for allowing die dam to slip into a state of disrepair. The reason for this clean Bill of health is due in part to the City s maintenance policy on the dam a policy that has included thorough inspections every few years by Independent engineering consultants. Charles Anderson assistant director of utilities in Arlington is responsible for the dam s maintenance As Well As the operation of die water treatment Plant nearby. According to Anderson the dam is currently Quot in As Good condition As any manmade earthen Structure could be Quot and he added that Quot a very unusual circumstance would have to occur to cause us to have any a Good Deal of die assistant director s Confidence in the 28-year-old dam stems from the findings of the private consultants to leaks in Lake Aku Noton dam the recent catastrophe in Kentucky has made Many state governments especially sensitive about the structural Quality of their dams. According to City officials the daily news photo by Ron Caston Lake Arlington Structure is sound and has repeatedly been Given Good Marks by the Texas department of water resources. Whom the City paid to inspect it in 1971 and again in 1973. The results of those findings indicated that the dam was a structurally sound with an impervious Core and no signs of seepage a Anderson explained. A there was no setting evident and at present there is no damage to the Structure that we Are aware each year Andersons Crews take an additional precaution by Clearing out undergrowth along the upstream Side of the dam. Anderson commented that this was done to prevent any weakening of the Structure. Occasionally the City official receives complaints from residents along Village Creek that the dam has sprung a leak. A when we Check these out a Anderson said a it just proves to be a release of water Down our service because of the relatively Small stature of the dam in relation to its Width and the fact that it rests just above a Flat sparsely populated area a rupture of the Structure would probably not be As devastating As similar occurrences have been in other states. Quot if anything like that was to occur a Anderson stated a the worst thing that would happen is that our water Supply would be still with some 2,200 surface acres or 15 billion Gallons of water confined immedi Atley behind its 572-foot-wide Wall the dams structural integrity is a matter of no Small concern. Nevertheless Anderson seems secure in his assessment of its physical Well being and when asked if he would say categorically and without exception that the Structure is in first rate condition he did no to hesitate to Sav a i
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