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Burnet County Bulletin (Newspaper) - March 31, 1977, Burnet, Texas
Dallas. Texas 7?235council, school water issues on of Ballo Burnet Council school races to be voted on Marble Falls in addition to determining the Fate of the Marble Falls water District Board voters Here saturday will be fitting two seats on the school Board electing a mayor and a electing two of three candidates to sit on their City Council. Running unopposed for Marble Faits mayor is Dean Chafee. Merlin Magerkurth and incumbents . Schnelle and Duane Michel Are running for two seats on the City Council. Magerkurth and his family moved to Marble Falls three years ago. He is owner and operator of campers Korner on the Colorado River. Prior to moving to Marble Falls he was involved in real estate and farming in Illinois. Michel has served on the City Council for six years. He is a native of Marble Falls and has county interested in joint Landfill Burnet the Burnet county commissioners indicated monday they would be in favor of a joint City county Landfill but will take no definite action until they receive further advisement from City representatives. Meeting with the commissioners monday were City Council members Bill Wilcox James e. Fry and City manager Jack Tippit. The commissioners next scheduled meeting is april la but judge b. Pogue said a special called meeting could be held by action by the Board is needed before then. Tippit said the City has a verbal cminmm4 on Page a2 Cammack Bergman owned and operated a business there for 23 years. Incumbent Schnelle also a native of Marble Falls has served on the City Council for the past 14 years. Unopposed in his bid for place 1 on the Marble Falls Independent school Board is John Mead of spice Wood. Running for place 2 on that Board Are incumbent John Cammack and mrs. Gay Berg Man. Mrs. Bergman making her first bid for Public office is a native of Marble Falls and Mother of two children in grades two and five. Cammack of Spicewood has been on the school Board for three years. During the past year he served As Secretary to the Board. He has also served on the Board s maintenance and insurance committees. Fate of the Marble Falls water District will also be decided saturday As voters decide if the Board of directors should be abolished or continue As established several years ago by the City Council. Burnet in an Odd twist of circumstances four candidates have stacked up in a race for one seat on the Burnet City Council As three other candidates go unopposed. Voters Here will also be filling two seats on the Burnet consolidated Independent school Board when they go to the polls saturday in the school Board race Gene Taylor is unopposed for Bis place 3. Incumbent mrs. Sally Witt iams is being challenged by mrs. Joy Taylor for place 7. In the City election Howard Benton is unopposed for mayor. Also unopposed in that race Are mrs. Elizabeth Seidensticker for place 3, replacing Benton and Derell Cowan in place 5. Taylor four candidates have entered Burnet politics by running for piece 4 on the Council. They Are Steve Moreno Dan Haynes Royal Burton and Albert peek. Perhaps the most Controvert Sial candidate has been Moreno currently a Deputy sheriff in Burnet county. According to an opinion delivered by the Texas attorney general Moreno May not take office if he is elected unless he resigns from the sheriff depart mint. Moreno has said he would not resign. Moreno 29. Has been with the sheriff department for six months. He is a native of Lake Charles la. Peek Farmer and rancher moved to Burnet county two and a half years ago from Katy Haynes is executive vice president of the first state Bank in Burnet and a member of the chamber of Commerce Burton moved to Burnet six years ago from Detroit. He is a widower with four children the Burnet county i la bulletin a thursday edition a vol 104 no. 23 4 sections. 28 pages March 31,1977 Board president endorses Taylor by Withams cals action unethical Bluebonnet Trail continues by Joan Puckett Burnet the president of the Burnet school Board in a letter to the editor of the subset county bulletin this week endorsed the candidacy of Joy Taylor who is opposing incumbent Sally Williams for place 7 on that Board in saturday s election. Quot she has the ability to work in Harmony with others and express her opinions Quot wrote be. Price Board president. See Page a2 he also said the latter was a first to an editor and Quot written with Soma Quot however Many people have and a he aked m in the final weekend of the Highland lakes Bluebonnet Trail april 2-3 is shaping up to be a thing of Beauty after last weekend s deluge of rain dampened spirits All along the bail. But the Rains came at the right time to insure a spectacular wildflower show for the final weekend. The Trail winds Over Scenic Hill country roads for 220 Miles. Hwy 1471, from Leander Texas to Buchanan dam thru Marble Falls and Kingsland is always a Beautiful Road for bluebonnets. Hwy 71 from South of Marble Falls to Llano is also sprinkled with the delicate Bluebonnet. From Burnet to Llano on Hwy 29 also guarantees the Motorist wildflower views. In and around Kingsland Texas one can always find Fields of Flowers along with breathtaking sights along Lake lbs. All communities will highlight arts amp crafts fairs except Granite Shoals. Llano known for its famous Pink Granite of the Llano uplift formations will highlight an old fiddlers contest on the afternoon of april 2. Ben Cruce chairman of the Burnet creative arts and crafts show has announced that a group of local artists have organized a show for april 2-3 in Burnet. The show will feature oils and water colors exhibited in an open air setting. The show will be held at the Hill country antique and carpet Center on Hwy. 29 West of Hamilton Creek. The show will Overlook an old Indian marking tree on the Banks of Hamilton Creek near the Highlander inn. Marjorie Cox was the Winner of the Oil painting Given by the Burnet creative arts club in conjunction with their arts and crafts show during the Blue Bon net Trail. # the Oil painting depicting Spring floaters was painted by local artist Alice Conner. Schools out april 1-11 Burnet school children in both the Burnet and Marble Falls school districts will get some time off from studying during a break for the easter holidays both school systems will recess at 2 30 p m on Friday april 1 and will not have to return until april 11 a my opinion a ism official express myself. Mrs. Williams told we bulletin that pries # Jim nver Quot a elected official i feel obligated to that her opponent Quot will work in Harmony with the Board Only prices what i have been saying Ainee the beginning of my reselection Campaign. A voters must decide Icesy if they want just f Quot rubber stamp Quot Board my or of they want an indent voice on the Board is not afraid to speak out for a he believes is Witt iams also denounced Price s action As Quot unethical for the president of the Board to Matte a Public statement in favor of one particular candidate Over Price has the right to for the candidate of his a she added. Quot my record for itself ambulance stations would Cost $45,000 Bluebonnet Trail Art show Patron Marjorie Cox festivities last weekend. Donne Brigner right i left won the Oil pointing Given by the Burnet committee chairmen of the dub presented the creative arts and crafts during Bluebonnet trek painting to mrs. Cox. Burnet we Ere talking a bout lots of Money Quot said auditor . Be tear to the Burnet county Board of commissioners meeting monday in discussing a county operated ambulance service. Balser said Quot St least three ambulance stations Quot would is needed in the county with in estimated Cost of 146,000 each to get the program started. Commissioner Gene Clements suggested holding a county wide referendum Quot to see what the people want Quot before hiking taxes to support the system. Operating Cost for Tho system could run is much is $200,000 a Yew said Balser. Quot it s a wonderful service but i Don t know if the county Cen afford it Quot to continued. Judge b. Pogue said Quot there s no Way we can have the service unless we increase taxes and the people ars taxed to death Here be tear explained that a system Kaady in operation in another county similar to the one proposed for Burnet county is coating less than his estimated figures. But in addition to four full time employees trained volunteers also help there. City moves to prolong use of Landfill by Leo Boatright Burnet to prolong usage of the Burnet Landfill users will be asked to bring a Only put reliable garbage while the City of Burnet seeks options on a new Landfill. In a special meeting tuesday night the Council voted Nam Mously to advertise that the City is seeking a new Landfill site. The Council Learned from City manager Jack Tippit that Only one Hole remains at the present Landfill and in order to Quot stretch it out Quot garbage which can legally be stored and burned should be. Tippit explained that in Texas it is Legal for towns with less than 3,008 population to Burn certain garbage if certain burning site restrictions Are met. Quot put reliable garbage must be buried Quot said Tippit City representatives met Mon Day with the Burnet county commissioners and Quot i Felt we were Well received Quot said councilman Bill Wilcox he told the commissioners the City will pursue the Purchase of land for solid waste disposal giving the county the option to participate. The City has been offered an 11 acre site for a new Landfill at the Purchase Price of $750 an acre. In other business the Council voted to furnish electricity during the next five years to Light four Tennis courts at the High school. Jerry Cozby representing the Burnet Tennis association said the school Board and his association have discussed split Ting the Cost of installing Light fixtures estimated at $6,000 or $7,000 in Hopes to attract a new Industry United Cabins to Burnet the Council voted to obligate the City to install a new water line to the Industrial Park area insuring enough water pressure for sprinkler systems if the business decides to locate their proposed 35.000 Square foot factory Here. Cost of running such a line from the nearest water storage Tower is estimated at Between $90,000 and $120,000. Farmers Home administration Grants funding up to 75 Par cant of the Cost May be available. The Council Ateo accepted a bid of $1 per acre per year from Pater Simon manager of the Honky b ranch to lease the Sawer farm for five years. Inside Dick Zimmerman named of outstanding citizen a. By Burnet Marble fait Council candidates speak on issues p. As Bertram Council allocates Revenue sharing fun is. A no More Gas by penalties says Lone Star Iez epee Keeae a a a a a a a a e be p.d3 where to vote saturday Bui dogs beat Liberty i Zimmerman
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