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Burnet County Bulletin (Newspaper) - November 10, 1977, Burnet, Texas What a dump a Alderman Fred Felan. Attorney Everett Smith and Alderman Randall Benson scrutinize the lease contract for four acres of land proposed As a site for bertrams City dump. Bertram seeks dump by Miles Hawthorne Bertram a its dump Revenue sharing recreation and an african lioness were among the 16 issues discussed by the Bertram aldermen tuesday night at their regular monthly meeting at the old school House City dump with the Burnet dump closing to everyone outside the City limits january 1, Bertram has been in search of a new dump of its own and tuesday night the aldermen came a step closer to finding out if the City will have a dump come the Start of the year. The aldermen voted to author ize mayor Kenneth Odiorne and City Secretary Carolyn Smith to sign a contract with Joe Boyer which would give the City use of discusses lioness four acres of Boyer s land for a land fill site dump in Exchange for Clearing those four acres and 26 acres surrounding the site 30 acres in All of Cedar Brush within the next five years. The contract which has a five year additional option specifies that the City must Fence the dump area dig a pit keep the garbage covered and build a Road Pfob ably with caliche from the pit with a cattle guard the Council added that the con tract would be signed with the provision that if the environmental Protection Agency Epa do not approve the site or if the county commissioners Are unable to help in the Road construction then the signatures Are not valid the Epa requires a signed contract for the site before consider ing the land Tor approval. An environmental Impact hear my Wilt be held and if All goos right the City will have a dump. Everett Smith bertrams at Sornev suggested that the boundaries of the land May not be precise enough in the contract to satisfy the la stated As they Are in seeps instead of in More accurate surveying terms but the Council voted to go ahead and submit the site to the Epa for approval All they can Dos Send it Back Odiorne said. Lioness when the subject of an african lioness kept in the backyard of a Bertram Home arose at the meet ing one of the few people in the audience commented that Quot there were supposed to be More people Here to the lioness arrived at her cur rent owner s Home about three weeks ago and has been kept in a tall Cage in the backyard since arriving in a discussion marked More with humor than fear it was finally agreed that there was nothing to be done about the cont on pm. 5 the Burnet county bulletin second front Page Motel owners protest tax services scheduled today for judge Fredrickson Burnet Burnet s Motel owners turned out at tuesday s City Council meeting to further protest the possibility of a 4 a tax to be levied on the customers of the lodgings and to be collected by hotel and Motel proprietors. The Council at last month s meeting appointed a committee to consider the possible uses of the proceeds of the tax composed of members of the chamber of com Merce and the hotel owners. A report of the committee s discussions was submitted by chamber of Commerce president Jerry Cozby but the report was disclaimed by Highlander inn manager . Labenski. Quot we were in direct disagreement with the tax and we Don t accept this report As representing the views of the hotel owners Quot declared Labenski. Quot i d like to give a report of my own Quot he continued. Quot we have decided to do some investigations of our own and if we find that the tax would be of Benefit to our businesses and to other businesses in town then we will petition the Council to pass the tax and specify How much it should be. Of t in Council decides to Levy the tax then the Motel owners want to select the committee that will decide How the Money is to be Cozby Rose at tuesday night s meeting of the Council to Point out that the committee was not intended to pit the Motel owners against the chamber of Commerce since Quot they Are members of the chamber on a motion by councilman . Seidensticker further action of the tax was postponed until the january meeting to allow the Motel owners to conduct their own investigations. The Only deserting vote on the motion was made by Alderman Dan Haynes who explained his vote by stating that Quot they have already had 60 Days to consider the arriving after the Council had moved on to other subjects radio station Kalb s Harry Kaindl stated his opposition to the tax on the election turnout Only 10% in county Burnet Over 900 voters went to the3 polls in Burnet county tuesday to Mark their ballots in the state constitutional amendments election. The 10,34 percent turnout was about average for the state according to county clerk Wayne Barton who released a preliminary count in the election wednes Day morning. The voters in Burnet county rejected propositions four five and six and passed the other four proposed amendments. State wide votes were favouring All pro positions except five and six in Early tabulations the issues accepted by the voters were proposition one which would increase the size of the court of criminal appeals from five to nine judges by a vote of 596 to 326 proposition two which provides for an additional $200 million in Bonds or obligations of the state for the veterans land fund and allows surviving widows of Veter ans to Purchase tracts under certain circumstances by a vote of 523 to 391, proposition three which per mits denial of bail to certain repeat offenders and to persons charged with certain felonies for up to 60 Days by a vote of 713 to 201 proposition s even which changes the name of the state judicial qualifications commis Sion to the state commission on judicial conduct and which further defines the duties and Powers of the judicial watchdog and disciplinary group by a vote of 539 to 373 to t three amendments which Burnet county voters rejected were proposition four which would have authorized tax Relief to pre serve certain cultural historic and natural resources by a vote of 434 to 484 proposition five which would have authorized formation of Agri cultural and Marine producers organizations by a vote of 307 to 591 proposition six which would have allowed Banks to install Branch banking devices so called electronic fund Transfer terminals which would be an alternative to checking accounts by a vote of 240 to 685. Tuesday s election brings the total of amendments submitted to the voters in the state s history to 358, with 226 passed if Early tabulations hold through the final count which will be released Mon Day grounds that Quot it s another Case of a governmental body interfering in private business and increasing the Cost of doing business. Quot of we re Ever going to Stop the Federal government from telling business what to do we re going to have to Stop it Here at Home Quot he said. The Council approved a recon emendation by the planning com Mission that John Hoover be allowed to Complete the paving of Wofford drive even though a subdivision plat on the land around the Street has not yet been approved. Approval of the subdivision has been delayed As a result of an engineering study to determine if the water pressure in the area will meet state requirements. The Pav my is to be done by Hoover at no expense to the City. Quot i can t see any problem with this Quot stated mayor Howard Ben ton Quot there s some other streets around town we will let him pave if he wants to Quot laughed Benton Council heard a report by plan Ning commission member George Puckett concerning the master plan prepared by the City in 1969. Quot this is an excellent plan but is of course out of Date at this time Quot said Puckett. He also explained a recommendation by the commission that negotiations proceed with Southwest Texas state University in an Effort to arrive at a con tract agreement on a new master planning Effort to be 2 3 funded by the Texas department of Community affairs he explained that any contract should consider not Only the new plan but also take into consideration the updating of the old plan such that on compte Tion a single viable plan would be available to this and future coun Dis. The Council unanimously approved the planning commis Sion a recommendation. The aldermen also considered a lengthy list of goals prepared by the City manager and three Alder men they discussed 15 of the 31 items on the list which included administrative inventory and civic matters postponing further Dis cession until a later meeting in other business the Council deleted the veterans Day Holiday for City employees and moved it to the Day after thanksgiving effective next year the final item of business put before the Council was a Resolution of sympathy for mrs into Gene Fredrickson the widow of Burnet s first municipal judge. Ben Fredrickson who passed away last monday the Council entered an executive session which Las Ted from 11 pm until almost Midnight. No action followed the executive ses Sion Ben Fredrickso Benjamin Arnold Fredrickson 73, of Burnet died monday nov Ember 7, in the Burnet Hospital Fredrickson was Burnet s fast municipal judge and worked Dor my his three year term of service to organize the fledgling court. He was also known in the Community for his weekly column in the bulletin Quot Ben s Burnet Quot a popular sometimes humorous sometimes philosophical Coiler lion of news and anecdotes Fredrickson was born october 27, 1904 in Lehigh Iowa Tho son of Louis Fredrickson and the former Dotte a Wing upon his retirement he was superintendent of the Rock Island Railroad in 1969 an Active member of the Community. Ben was a member of Valley Lodge no. 175 of am a member of the Burnet rotary club the chamber of Commerce and the methodist Church. Funeral services Arn scheduled for thursday november 10, at the Clements Chapel in Burnet with Rev i c. Johnston officiating. Graveside serve is Are planned by Valley i Odge no. 175, to be followed by interment at the Post Mountain cemetery under the direction of Clements funeral Home. A Resolution of sympathy was passed by the Burnet City Coon t in tuesday night addressed to his wife Imogene. F Hedrickson is survived by his wife Imogene a Fredrickson of Burnet one son Richard i Fred Nickson of Conroe one daughter i Lizabeth Ann Stanley of Houston and seven grandchildren. Pallbearers Are Vernon null Jim Larver Bert Bronaugh Lawson Gibbs Marcus Rose and Donald Fawcett. Lory elected to head Hospital Board Burnet c c Lary or. Of Burnet a five year member of the Burnet county Hospital Board was elected president of the Board at tuesday nights meeting Jack Larsen of Marble f alls was elected vice president and mrs Anni Mae Glimp was named Secretary treasurer. I Ary fills the Post held by Glenn Anthony who passed away last month the Board vacancy will be filled by appointment of the Board Quot at their convenience Quot the Board granted a request for an extern ship to be held at shop Perd Hospital by Michael Mason Oier which will begin after Jan. 1. Revised Shepperd Hospital employee health requirements earlier approved by the staff were okayed by the Board. The revised policy includes a tuberculosis Quot Tine Quot test for All employees be fore employed and once yearly an annual lab work including a urinalysis blood test and serology test. With the expense for the lab work to be borne by Shepperd Hospital or Jack Sequist an Austin orthopaedic surgeon was granted Iff privileges at Shepperd hos i Tai a request by the University of Texas to provide accommodations for the 1978 physician assistant training program was turned cont. On pm. 2 Hospital Board mulls dialysis machine by Joan Puckett Burnet the Board of directors of Shepperd Hospital tuesday night discussed at length the problems associated with set Ting up a dialysis treatment Center at the Hospital and concluded that the idea Quot needs to be investigated thoroughly Quot before implemented. The discussion followed a re port by Hospital administrator Bob l ively who spent several hours at the Maverick county Hospital in Eagle pass recently studying the Haemodialysis unit in operation Liere. Lively reported that the Eagle pass unit allocated 115 Square feet per patient for three dialysis machines plus one machine for isolation and an additional machine required for backup for the first three the unit also included an employ lounge for three full time employees who Are required to take various tests on dialysis patients every half hour Quot it would be a tremendous service Quot said Hoard member Jack Larson. Quot we ought to get it set up Quot on the other hand we need to make sure we re capable of Bandi Long it Quot said Board member Bob Brewer Quot of we Don t break even and medicare guarantees that we can t make a profit from dialysis treatment then we Mig tit have to go up on our room rent to our Quot paying Quot patients to cover the by Quot paying Quot patients he refer red to the 40 per cent of shoppers patients who Are not Cov ered by medicare or medicaid. Quot of we overload ourselves with dialysis patients it will increase our percentage of medicare patients Quot he explained. Quot in reality All we d be doing cont. On pm. 3

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