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Burnet County Bulletin (Newspaper) - February 24, 1977, Burnet, Texas
Microfilm Conter inc. Xxx p. O. Box 36 Dallas Texas 7503ming deadline for elections nears Burnet a March 2 is the deadline for filing for a piece on the ballot of either the City or school Board elections in Burnet Bertram and Marble Falls which will be held april 2. Thus far Only two candidates Howard Benton for mayor and Derell Cowan for re election As Alderman have entered the Burnet City races. Richard Sanders announced at the monday night Council meeting that he would not run again and no one has yet filed for that place. On the Bertram City Council the terms of Fred Felan Gaylon Brizendine and Derrell Montgomery expire in april and none of the men have filed or expressed a decision. Burnet mayor . Kassaw announced recently that he would not seek re election and that he is backing Howard Benton in the race. Marble Falls mayor Dean chafes has vet to make a formal statement and Bertram s mayor Ken Odiorne will not face re election until 1978. Marble Falls aldermen Duane Michel and . Schnede or. Wilt end two year terms this Spring and both of the men filed for re election Early this week. In the race for the Marble Falls school Board John Mead and John Cammack will each end their first three year term and both men have filed for re election saying that they plan to run on their records. Mrs. Gave Bergman a member of the a find Community relations committee. Filed in place 2 to Chah Enoe Cammack. Incumbents Sally Williams and Gene Taylor have already decided to try it again and Joy Taylor filed Jan. 21 against Williams. Absentee voting for the april election will begin on March 14 and continue through March 29 throughout the county. Persons wishing to enter the City elections May do to at the respective City Halls while school Board candidates May file at the respective school administration offices. The Burnet county Mem in ii ii ii ii 11 my ii i i Burnet clean up Campaign slated for mid March vol 104 no. 14 4 sections 24 pages feb. 24.1977 Burnet a an intensive six Day cleanup Campaign for the City of Burnet will be held in mid March the civic affairs committee of the Burnet chamber of Commerce announced this week. The cleanup week will be held March 14-19, to be completed the weekend prior to the first Bluebonnet Trail weekend an event which annual la brings thousands of visitors to the Highland lakes area. Burnet Council okays Airport agreement Paul Shell chairman of the cleanup Campaign said that a number of civic and service groups have already agree to actively participate in a massive cleanup of vacant lots vacant houses alleys and Public areas on the final Day of the Campaign saturday March 19. Mobilizing school age students to help in the event Al being organized by Paul Patrick a member of the committee. Sanders named mayor pro tem Burnet Howard Benton officially resigned his position in the Burnet City Council to run for mayor and Richard Sanders was appointed mayor pro tem to serve until his term expires april 2 at the special called meeting of the Burnet City Council monday night. The aldermen agreed to not up print anyone to fill Benton s unexpired term but to hold a special election april 2, using the same ballot and same officials As the regular election to fill the place 2 vacancy. City judge Chester Kincheloe and City manager Jack Tippit each received $50 per month salary increases at the special meeting. Alderman James Fry originally made the motion to increase Tippit s salary 6 percent from $16,039 ppr Vear to $17,002 per year but after discussion the Council decided to it he should not be Given More than the other City employees. All full time regular City employees were granted a $50 per month raise at the feb. 18 Council meeting meeting. A nov. 9 rate increase request presented to the City Council by Jesse Johnson representing Lone Star Gas company was okayed monday night with a motion by Alderman Bill Wilcox. The Council agreed to the increase because in Wilcox s words Quot the City of Burnet is confronted with a rate proposal of 75 cents per 8,000 cubic feet consumption from Lone Star and to curtail that action would involve Legal Benton resigns opens mayoral Campaign Burnet Burnet s first Ana Only Black Alderman Richard Sanders will see his six years on the Burnet City Council end april 2 and he said at monday night s special called meeting that he would not seek re election to the City Council. Sanders said that he thinks six years on the Council is enough and he is ready to be out of the Public Eye. As an Honor to the retiring Alderman the Council members nominated Sanders and mayor . Kassaw appointed him to serve As mayor pro tem until his term expires. He replaces Howard Benton who presented his resignation to the Council at the monday meeting. Sanders accepted the position saying Quot Only if it is for a very Short _ m a run Richard Sanders Quot Many things have been accomplished in All parts of the inside Kara Bureau recommends tax policies. See Page d2 a farm Bureau recommend tax policies. See Page d2 a curriculum reports stress Fine arts so Page a2 a Texas farm Bureau week farm Bureau president Clay Lawson interviewed see Page did trash on the Bluebonnet Trail. See Page by More Marble Falls burglaries. See Page a5 City during those six years and one person can not take credit for any of these accomplishments a he said Quot they Are made possible by concerned citizens and the Council the voters put in Sanders added that there Are still Many things that need to be done in the City and that they will take a lot of time and Money. Quot for the last several years funds have been made available to the neighbourhood Center for recreational purposes playground equipment has been bought and the property and building balance has been paid in full by the City Quot he said Quot a certain amount of Money was budgeted this past year to be used in whatever capacity it was one accomplishment that Sanders seemed proud of was the Bond election that passed several years ago. Quot it has enabled the City to Supply better water and sewer service to 97 percent of the town and East Burnet has definitely benefited from this a he said. Quot there were a lot of Homes in the East part of town who were not on the sewer and now As far As i know there Are Only one or two that Are unable to be serviced at this Sanders also commented on paving projects and said Quot there have been a total of 26 blocks of streets paved in the East Section of town. There May be a Block on a Street or two that is unpaved but this is also True in other parts of the one Section of East Marble Street was impassable after a rain and Sanders said Quot the City spent $1,700 building this up and fixing a crossing and drainage a he added that the Street was also paved and except for the curb and guttering he said that they look As Good As any Street in the City. Sanders who has always been concerned with improvements to the East part of Burnet said Quot the main thing that is needed in East Burnet now is curbs and hitters see Sanders Page a2 representation to the Railroad commission by the City and of the Case is lost an attorney fee would be added to the above rather than fight the matter the aldermen agreed to accept Lone Star s request by a 4-1 vote with Alderman Derell Cowan opposing the action. The Gas rate increase compares with a $1.87 increase to Marble Falls residents and a $5.16 increase to Bertram residents. The Burnet request is a 7.02 percent Overall increase that will allow Lone Star to collect the 8 percent rate of return allowed by Law. The aldermen committed themselves with a non binding motion of intent to Jack King for a contract with him As a fixed base operator for the Burnet Airport. After talking with King and City attorney Alvin nored Tippet said Quot i took a Pencil copy of the concepts to the City attorney and he prepared the the draft included a five year contract with a five year option for King which he did not Teal was acceptable. After discussion the Council agreed to make the contract for a ten year period with a five year option. Quot we Wil have the contract ready to sign at the next meeting Quot mayor . Kassaw said. However the non binding agreement provides that the contract will Only be signed of the Council Cen secure a bid for the construction of the necessary 80 it. Hangar building that is less than $47,000 and on suitable terms. The Council also agreed to let bids on an 80-acre tract of land adjacent to the City water treatment Plant. Pete Binyon representing Kelly Butler inc. And the Honky b ranch appeared before the Council asking them to allow him to divert water from Hamilton Creek to pasture land with the coat of diverting the water paid by Kelly Butler inc. Quot our concern is to get rid of the water every Dey of the week Quot Tippet said Quot without being condemned by the water Quality to avoid Legal complications the aldermen decided to let bids on the use of the land provided that the successful bidder must take the water. Binyon said that the ranch needed the water for irrigation and would be willing to pay the costs of transporting water from the City land to their own. Tippet told Binyon Quot pending signing a formal contract plan to take what water you a poster contest to is conducted Etall three Burnet schools is being planned with judging of the posters slated March 9. Cash prizes of $6 for first place $3 for second piece end $2 for third places will be awarded it three can tests one for elementary school youngster on for intermediate students and one for High school students. The posters entered in the contest Wilt is distributed to businesses throughout Burnet by the publicity committee under the direction of Stella Havnes. Mrs. Haynes a member of the chamber committee is in charge of All publicity for the cleanup Campaign. Another committee member Richard Sanders Wilt direct the vacant lot cleanup committee we would like suggestions from the Community concerning vacant iou which need Dean up work Quot Sander said. Quot our committee will brat attempt to get the owner of he is local to do the necessary work but of that Effort fail we will try to get the owner to permit persons participating in the cleanup Campaign to clean up the lot Quot he said anyone May Call him or the chamber of Commerce office to report vacant Lota which need cleaning up. The civic affairs commute of the Burnet chamber it heeded by Joan Puckett. Quot currently there Ara twelve members on the committee Quot the said Quot and we would Welcome any other members of the chamber who would like to become involved in the cleanup three new members Are Betty Clendennen Richard Dennis and Helen Smith. Others include Shell Patrick mrs. Haynes Camm c. Lory jr., David Finch or. Bob grave Sanders James Pirtle and Wayne Moore. To Marble Falls Council Chafee Michel seek re election Marble Falls a Only two positions Are up for grabs this year in the Marble Falls City Council election and both incumbents. Mayor Dean Chafee and Alderman Duane Michel have filed for re election. Michel has served on the Council for three two year terms and he said that there Are still things that he menu to finish. Quot i want to Complete the projects that we have already Michel said Quot especially the Energy Deal with Pedernales electric cooperative and the water of strict consolidation see races Page a2 hut sonnets mibs i Bendy mental Al of race Cammet ast is Maest Canell or in is la Burnet
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