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Burnet County Bulletin (Newspaper) - June 27, 1977, Burnet, Texas
Federal funding a not going away1 Burnet a two Austin representatives of chm a firm which specializes in providing assistance to cities who want to take advantage of Federal and state Grants appeared before the Burnet City Council thursday night. Bob Honts who is also a Travis county commissioner and Gene Higgins spoke briefly to the Council explaining their statewide program for aiding Small and medium sized cities which Are not Able to gear up their staffs to write Grant proposals and keep up with the constantly changing Federal regulations. Honts told the Council that his firm because of its expertise and because it has offices in Austin Washington d.c., Dallas and san Antonio has been Able to bring Back to the cities it represents about ten times More than the Council hears proposal to Aid in getting funds fees the cities pay the firm for the service. Quot Large cities have built in advantages Quot Honts said Quot because Urban areas and property areas which Are usually Urban generally Benefit from More Federal Quot Small cities Are not generally Able to gear up to the Many changing programs Quot he added Quot and because they must constantly work at simply running the he cited the City of round Rock As an example of one City his firm has represented for the past six years. During that period he said his firm has been Able to help round Rock acquire Federal funds and Grants for Industrial development water and sewer improvements senior citizen programs Street lights historical preservation and Parks and recreation. Quot the Field is Ripe for Federal funds for those who want to seek them Quot Honts said. Quot cities who Don t seek out Federal funds Are in effect depriving their citizens of benefits they be already paid Honts added that he s a Quot conservative Quot and that he s not necessarily for All the Federal funds. Quot but Quot he pointed out Quot it s not going to go monday edition slate rep Speaks Here thursday see Page 9 vol. 104 no. 48 june 27,1977 sub Junior division Winner Debbie Haynes Junior division Winner Mary Foss senior division Winner Brenda Foss 28ln4-h dress revue by Jane a. Zimmerman county Extension agent Burnet the annual Burnet county 4-h dress revue was held on thursday june 23, 1977 in the Burnet High school auditorium. Twenty eight exhibitors were in the revue which was comment ated by Betty Wall of the Marble Falls 4-h club. Three divisions were sub juniors juniors and seniors. The scoring included 50 per cent appearance 25 per cent records and 25 per cent construction. Mrs. . Wood chairman of the Burnet county Home demonstration Council presented the awards which were donated by the he Council to the following exhibitors sub juniors 9-11 years of age Lori Benson White Jackie Bowmer red Jenny Breitschopf White Joy Breitschopf Blue Karen Cagle Blue debt Haynes Blue Connie Huggs Blue Teresa Lentz red a k Perry Blue Torbett Pierce Lue Jill Roberson red Susan shed red Randall Smith Blue Tracie Stovall Blue. Juniors 12-13 a Donna Davenport red Mary Foss Blue James Pierce Blue and Genna Smith Blue. Seniors a 14 years and older a Crystal Ellett red Brenda Foss Blue Daniela Fuerst Blue Teresa Kelly Blue Karen Moore Blue Sandra Reavis Blue Gay Lynn Smith Blue Betty Wall Blue and Patty Wright Blue. High Point individual in the sub Junior division is Debbie Haynes. Winners in the Junior and senior division Are Mary Foss and Brenda Foss. Mary and Brenda will represent Burnet county at the District 8 4-h dress revue in Stephenville on the Tarleton state University Campus in july. They Are members of the town and country 4-h club and Are the daughters of or. And mrs. Arthur Foss. Following the revue and awards refreshments were served to everyone by the Burnet county Home demonstration Council and clubs in the county. He predicted that before Long the country will see a lot of new Federal programs under the Carter administration a Quot As Many perhaps As we saw started under the Johnson he likened the situation to that of an individual hiring a professional firm to fill out his Federal income tax return. Quot we re sort of the a amp a Block of Federal Grants and funds Quot he said. Quot an individual can spend a lot of time filling out his income tax return and still miss a lot of Legal deductions Quot he explained. Quot a City can spend a lot of time writing its first Grant application whereas our firm writes a dozen like it a Quot there is nothing magic about our approach Quot Honts said. Quot we Deal with Grants on the bureaucracy level through the people in our regional and Washington offices. Honts also said that the firm generally received $8001900 per month to represent cities and there is a 60-Day cancellation clause in the contract. Quot it does t have to be a Long term situation Quot he added Quot but most of our cities find that they Are getting Back far More than our fees through the funds we Are Able to help them the Council took no action on the proposal since the matter was not on the Agenda for the meeting which was in its third session Between two recesses. The meeting actually began tuesday june 14, recessed until thursday june 16, and recessed again until thursday june 23, the final stint of the meeting thursday night began at 6 30 and did t end until after 2 a m. Also at thursday night s meet ing . Rancher president of the Burnet foundation Industrial co., inc., presented a petition asking for the City to Annex 59.256 acres adjacent to the present City limits the tract known As the Burnet Industrial Park. The Council set a Public hearing on the annexation request to be cont. On Page 11 the Burnet county a in of you want to read hurry Library moving Burnet a staff members at the Burnet county free Library have been notified that the Long looked Forward to move from the old Library building to the new one is imminent. Library patrons Are advised that monday and tuesday of this week will be the last two Days to Check out books before the Library closes Down temporarily to accommodate the Transfer of books and belongings to the new building. Bertram must seek new bids Bertram City councilman at tempted to solve the Riddle of the missing contractor at last thursday night s Council meeting. After receiving no bids at the recent bid opening for the main sewer portion of the bid the Rodeo association invites Parade entries Burnet the Burnet county fair and Rodeo association invites All organizations businesses clubs and individuals to participate in the Parade to be held july 28th, at 5 . All entries Are asked to be in line at 3 30 . For judging. The Parade will begin at Burnet or. High school on North Pierce St. Facilities for dressing have been made in the methodist Church Rachel Corder room401 n. Main. Parade participants Are invited to come by the methodist Church for pre Parade refreshment. Hostesses will be mrs. Annie Mae Gimp and mrs. Bess wills. The association is hopeful that All areas will be represented in the Parade in some Way. The cooperation and support of neighbouring towns add greatly to the Success of the Parade said mrs. Jimmy Mcdonald Parade chairman. Deadline for entering is july 25. The Parade will kick off the annual fair and Rodeo july 28, 29 and 30. Motivation seminar set tomorrow night Burnet the Burnet chamber of Commerce will present a motivational seminar tuesday june 28 at 7 . In Bryce Taylor auditorium at Burnet High Marble Falls among top in slate for beautification Vest Texas cities including Hie Falls won four of the six ids presented by the beautify As Council for programs of immunity beautification proper improvement and economic elopement. He award winning West Texas is were Elpaso Crane Kerr and Marble Falls the other i awards went to Jasper and Ogdoc Hes he West Texas chamber of Merce served As coordinator the beautify Texas Council ids program in the 132-county St Texas area. Pike Godfrey executive vice silent of the a acc also is As a regional governor for beautify Texas Council the awards were presented at the tenth annual meeting of the beautify Texas Council in Elpaso on june 22 cities competing for the awards were judged on the basis of citizen participation beautification property improvement economic development theme and coordination. Recognition went to the City in each of six population categories judged to have made the most significant contributions in these areas awards were Given As follows under 2,499 population Marble Falls 2,500 4.999 Crane 5,000-9 999 Jasper 10,000 19.999 Kerrville 20,000 59,999 Nacogdoches and cities 60,000 and above Elpaso inside coming thursday Bertram residents speak out on upcoming Beer election school. Nationally known civic Leader Lewis Timberlake will deliver his famous presentation dealing with the motivational factors that Are the key to successful living. To Register for this wide ranging program one must mail $15 to the Burnet chamber of Commerce Post off ice Box 27, zip code. 78611. Sponsor of the program. Among the topics to be in eluded in Timber take s presenta Tion Are positive mental attitude key for Success. Under this topic he will discuss How pm attracts life s riches the Impact of pm on your family relationships the Power of pm in your Job or business and How to harness the Miracle of the mind another topic is the important How to of living under this topic Timberlake will discuss How to get Over depression How to attract people to you. How to achieve Freedom from fear How to achieve self discipline How to make a Happy marriage the third topic will be Leader ship and Success in your business. Under this topic he will discuss How to achieve Success in the business world How to overcome defeat something Abraham Lincoln did and the Abc s of effective leadership Lewis Timberlake spoke to the Burnet chamber of Commerce annual banquet Early this year. He Speaks Over three times per week to crowds ranging from 300 to 700 Ner amp Ona Council has been in a dilemma As to what to do next. Engineer Fred Willis said that it looks As though it was just a question of most of the con tractors boing too Busy at the time to submit a of course we All know that this is a difficult Job and the con tractors usually can find time for the easy he recommended that the Council reject All the bids and re advertise and they concurred by unanimous vote. Willis also suggested that the City consider going into the sewer construction business for the purpose of providing the connections from the mein sewer line to each dwelling. Quot i think you might be Able to lease or buy Tho equipment and use your own people and make a substantial savings which might make up the difference in a possible higher Cost of construe Tion than we originally anticipate said Willis. He went on to explain that Quot the City Only has to pay for 26 per cent of the Cost of the mein sewer facility but it must pay for 100 per cent of the Cost of the Hook ups to dwellings Quot the Council also approved a new estimated $72,440. Budget for 1977 78 which represents a 7.4 per cent increase from 1976 77. Relocation of City Hall was discussed but no action was taken. Quot All of our certificates of Deposit Are tied up right now and therefore i Don t feel we can afford to Purchase a building for a new City Hall Quot said mayor Ken Odiorne under consideration is Tho building known As the Quot old cleaners councilman Fred Felan brought up the matter of the possible Purchase of 7 934 acres of land from the Burnet consolidated school District and mayor Odiorne appointed a committee to look into the possible Means of financing the Purchase Quot i believe that there Are a lot of people who would contribute Money to help with the Purchase and some would loan us Money to help but i Don t know How much we could get this Way Quot said Felan. The location of the proposed new fire Hall was discussed and a committee appointed to investigate the compliance of the proposed Structure with City ordinances. Last on the Agenda was an appearance by George Puckett owner of the Burnet county bulletin who discussed the matter of Legal advertisements in the newspaper. A assured the Council that communications Between the City and the newspaper would improve
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