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Burnet County Bulletin (Newspaper) - March 3, 1977, Burnet, Texas
The Burnet county March 3, 1977 3 sections 20 pages deadline brings out candidates Burnet candidates came pouring out of the cracks As the filing deadline approached this week in the Burnet City Council election races. At deadline time however Only one race contained More than one candidate the seat being vacated by retiring Alderman Richard Sanders with four candidates seeking the spot. They Are former City policeman Stephen Moreno now a Burnet county Deputy sheriff Dan Haynes executive vice president of first state Bank Royal Burton a former equipment specialist coordinator for ism and . Peek a Farmer rancher. Mrs. Elizabeth Seidensticker was the Only candidate to file prior to bulletin deadlines for the one year unexpired term of Howard Benton who resigned to run for mayor. Benton is the Only candidate for the mayor s Job seat being vacated by o l. Kassaw. Burton told the bulletin he Quot wants to work to help Burnet because Burnet has been Good to me and my Burton is a 46 year old disabled sales Engineer. He and his wife and four children moved to Burnet from Austin six years ago. Prior to moving Here Burton worked 13 years for ism As an equipment specialist coordinator. Quot i think my years of experience with budgeting purchasing and scheduling gives me a qualified background for the City Council Quot he said. Dan Haynes executive vice president with first state Bank told the bulletin that Quot i am not filing to enter politics i just want to make a contribution to my he continued by stating that he Quot feels that he owes something to his friends and neighbors who have contributed so much to him and his family during this Haynes added Quot i like Burnet we have a Good City Council and i want to devote my time to the City in striving to make Burnet a better place to live and . Peek according to City halt has also filed for place 4 but could not be reached for comment. Peek Filev for place 4 prior to leaving town wednesday morn my commissioners take no action county ambulance service pushed Burnett Burnet county s commissioners court monday faced More than thirty concerned citizens interested in obtaining a county wide ambulance service at their regular bimonthly meeting. Dick Zimmerman Marble Falls City manager and spokesman for a county wide citizens group appealed to the commissioners for support in gaining Quot better ambulance Zimmerman informed the commissioners of the ambulance committee s recommendation that Quot a county wide private ambulance service be instituted on a 24-hour Zimmerman told the commissioners Quot yes we have ambulance service in Burnet county no we Don t have trained Hill country ambulance service in Austin represented by Al Figer and Bill Lane presented the commissioners with a proposal asking for their company to be paid costs plus 20 per cent for 24 hour county wide ambulance service. Lane said that any Revenue would be deducted from the total monthly costs. Zimmerman said Hill country ambulance s estimated monthly Cost would be approximately $5,000 commissioner Beck Hibler told the group Quot i Don t see How we can afford it and added Quot maybe a Volunteer ambulance would Quot where will the Money come from i think we would have to raise taxes Quot commissioner Gene Clements said. No action was taken by the commissioners but they did Quot agree to continue looking into the problems and possibilities of obtaining a county wide ambulance the commissioners did however award $1,500 to the Hill country soil and conservation District which includes Burnet and Lampasas counties. Don Alexander representing the District told the commissioners that the Lampasas county commissioners will also contribute $1,500 and that the state will match the sum of $3,000. Burnet county sheriff Wallace Ridden appeared before the commissioners and made two requests. He asked for a new vehicle for the department and was denied. The commissioners did agree to raise the Board rate for county jail prisoners from $3 to $5 per Day at the sheriff s request. A representative of the welfare department discussed the possibility of the county allowing them to occupy the old Burnet bulletin office on the South West Corner of the Square for offices. The county must maintain the exterior of the building and furnish utilities while the welfare department is responsible for Interior repairs and maintenance. In other business the commissioners discussed the disperse contests remain unchanged Burnet prior to the bulletin s deadline no new candidates had filed for the Burnet or Marble Falls school Board elections or the Marble Falls City Council race. Incumbents Sally Williams and Gene Taylor have filed for re election to the Burnet school Board. Williams is being challenged by Joy Taylor. In the race for the Marble Falls school Board positions incumbents John Mead and John Cammack Are seeking re election. Cammack is being challenged by Gaye Bergman. Marble Falls mayor Dean Chafee is unopposed in his bid for re election. Marble Falls aldermen Duane Michel and . Schnelle or. Have filed for re election. Schnelle is being challenged by Merlin Magerkurth. The filing deadline was after the bulletin s deadline. Any candidates filing after the bulletin deadline will appear in monday s edition. Inside six file for Bartram Council jobs sea Page a4 a never let business interfere with pleasure says a8 Catherine nored discusses landmark suit with bulletin Page cd a misty Marble Falls musicians perform saturday for Benefit at eds 281.Page by a retirement will put me to work a says Fancher. Page b2 mrs. Norman reelected Buchanan dam c of c b2 Pecan Valley asks for vote Marble Falls in a ten minute special City Council meeting monday night Marble fall s Pecan Valley citizens presented the Council with petition asking for City annexation. The Pecan Valley Citi Zens had recently voiced a 58 to 8 vote favouring annexation. No opposition was encountered monday night. The Council will now have to Watt on whether Pecan Valley will be accepted or not. Stephen Moreno peek is a far Mer and rancher. Derail Cowan place 5 Alderman is unopposed in his but for re election mrs Seidensticker told the bulletin wednesday that she Quot had been asked by individuals to run. Quot i feel like i have an obligation to the Community to serve she added. Quot i care about Burnet and think i should give time and whet Talent i have to the Community Quot she continued. Mrs. Seidensticker served on the Burnet i s o. School Board from 1964 to 1974. She and her husband have lived in Burnet since 1938 end have four children. She has been associated in business with her husband since 1960. One potential candidate. Joan Puckett publisher of the bulletin Quot began the process for filing but did t choose to Complete the process and did not file Quot she said. Moreno unconcerned about possible conflict of interest ment of $90,673 in Revenue sharing Money and considered giving $10,000 to each of the four precincts $12,000 to the county fire department association for a communication system and $20,000 for the building for the welfare office Burnet an attorney general s opinion which says Quot a Deputy sheriff of another county May not also hold the office of City councilman Dows not concern candidate Stephen Moreno who filed monday for place 4 on the Burnet City Council Stephen Moreno a Burnet county sheriffs Deputy said that he has been informed by Burnet City attorney Alvin noted that Quot a 1975 state attorney general s opinion states a Deputy sheriff of Dallas county May not also hold the office of my councilman As a member of the judicial depart ment he May not exercise legislative Powers the attorney general s opinion was directed in August 1975 to District attorney Henry Wade in Dallas Texas nored told the bulletin wednesday that Quot he can t think if any conflict of interest Quot should Moreno by elected to the City Council Ami chose to remain with the sheriff s department Moreno said Quot when i filed it was with Good intentions and All they convinced me of is the attorney general rendered an opinion but whether that opinion is Law is yet to be evidently someone brought up the Point that i am ineligible because i am employed by the county Quot he staid. Quot i m going to let it ride it s no big Deal of elected i will serve on the Council Quot Moreno stated. Moreno hat three years experience in Law enforcement. He was a Burnet City policemen prior to going to work for the Burnet county sheriff s department As a county Deputy. Moreno originally from Lake Charles. Louisiana attended High school in Austin graduating from my Gally in High school in 1966. He in 29 years old married and has a 10 year old daughter Quot the major Issue in the Airport Quot Moreno said. Quot whet to do about it and How much to spend Are the questions Quot he said. He added that he thinks Quot it s ridiculous to spend $40,000 for Airport improvements Quot other City improvements should be done first Quot he continued. Quot the people of East Burnet deserve representation and that s essentially what a City councilman is Quot he said. Quot anyone who runs for piece 4 should do so with the intention of helping those people in East Catherine nored tether Ami sered by Tut if Kitt Uil Basket Ful ring a sue fag by enthusiasm building in clean up Campaign Burnet enthusiasm is building daily among groups and individuals in Burnet concerning the cleanup week scheduled for March 14 19. Accord my to Joan Puckett chairman of the civic affairs committee for the Burnet chamber of com Merce. Quot the most encouraging aspect of the entire promotion at this Point is the evidence that so Many people Are already making efforts to clean up their own property Quot mrs Puckett said she reports that a meeting was held at the Highlander inn wednes Day night chaired by head of the cleanup Campaign. The meeting was conducted for representatives of civic clubs and organizations and and was Paul Shell other interested chamber members. The meeting Acquar Ted the groups with a View of the Overall Campaign efforts and gleaned further information As to where How for and who is what. Mrs Ted she also going Puckett to do Sta stated that favourable publicity continues for the Campaign. Paul Shell appeared wednesday at noon on the Carolyn Jackson show on k to Channel 36, on behalf of the cleanup Campaign Burnet Quot an interesting Light into the Calls Bee g received at the Burrel chamber of Commerce office responding to eyesores is that one of the most frequently men t toned targets acc on to callers should be the chamber office itself said mrs Puckett we re sure Loo into that and just May it we should Star ii Home Quot she continued mrs Puckett said that the chamber is in the san f nuptial bind As in my privately owned t is ones everywhere. But we ire going to try to ome tip with ways Means to approve appearance of the fiber office Quot she Raj lid dilapidated on located at the it a r of water Street id Hwy 78i South has a Rived attention lately a a photograph run in e bulletin which owed the vacant to run Down condition. Mrs Puckett said she n on in Ted Eugene Smith the administrator for the estate Smith who resides in Houston has told her that he is in the process of veiling the Motel property to a Burnet resident but Sta Ted the title must be cleared before the trams action can be completed she said Smith informed mrs Puckett that he had Trier four years ago to sell the property she said. A list of All possible heirs had been obtained and for warded to Burnet Only to be lost in the Tornado of so clean up Pap at Conter inc. Xxx ?. 0. 3oxdo1133, Texas 75235 still Only one contested race
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