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Burnet County Bulletin (Newspaper) - October 13, 1977, Burnet, Texas
Labens. By Joan Puckett Burnet a a 4 per cent hotel Motel tax if passed by the Burnet City Council would result in nearly $1,000 per month in Revenue a to be spent in drawing More tourists to the City. That was the word City manager Jack innit re re ived inside Bertram using legion Hall illegally. Page a8 commissioners question Stratton a work Page a2 District football play begins by to log classified c Anthony funeral held Burnet a funeral services for William Glenn Anthony 60, president general manager of longhorn caverns were held wednesday at the Clements Chapel. Rev. Max Copeland and Rev Jim Morrow officiated. Burial was at the Post Mountain cemetery under the direction of Clements funeral Home. Anthony who had been Active in civic affairs in Burnet died monday at Shepperd Hospital. He served As chairman of the Burnet county Hospital authority Board. Anthony was born january 29, 1917 in Marietta. Texas the son of John Anthony and the former Emma Bod in. He had been a resident of Burnet for 27 years and was a former biology and chemistry instructor of the Burnet Public schools. He was a past master of Valley masonic Lodge #175 of amp am member of the Eastern Star and Ben Hur shrine and had been Active in the Burnet chamber of Commerce. He was a graduate of Texas abm in 1940. Anthony was a member of the first Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife mrs. Eunice Anthony of Burnet one son Walter Earl Anthony of Houston five Brothers o e Anthony of Monahans Ley Anthony Walter Anthony Bern Ard Anthony and Rayford Anthony Alt of Naples two Sisters mrs. Herbert kalium of Smackover ark., and mrs. Henry Oaks of Naples we grandson. Several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Garland love lace Btl Waggoner. Mcduff John Hoover Harold Smith Roy Hilliard. James Brannon and Jerry Kelley honorary pallbearers were members of the Burnet Hospital authority carom Lary Bob Brewer Jack Larson Annie Mae Glymp and Bill Harman. Alto John Lopes Raymond Jones de Curtis w w. Myers t a Garwin Dick Kelley Paul Mccarty Johnny Mcduff Vick Mathais de St. John Bob Lively and Harry Kaindl. Or. New location a Markle Williams Center digs in for a new building site in the Burnet Industrial Park. Assisting in the Celebration Are from left Harry Bradshaw Chevrolet zone manager from Houston Jerry Garrett Buick business manager Jack Heiser Oldsmobile District manager and Tom Pettus Buick District manager. Staff photo by Richard Gunther Council okays police move Burnet a the City of Burnet is moving a from the county courthouse where it has been housed for several months a to a nearly completed building where radio station Kalb will be housed. The new building located behind the Ole Cabin restaurant just off Hwy. 281, will be leased for a year at a rate of $150 per month. In action tuesday night the Burnet City Council okayed the move a in a unanimous vote a and also okayed the hiring of a fourth police officer although Alderman Dan Haynes voted against that motion. The City will continue to share dispatching services of the sheriff s office. The new office space will also House a municipal judge. During the discussion on the , it was pointed out that the City does not currently have a dog Catcher and that municipal judge Chester Kincheloe is said to have preferred not to accept complaints from the former dog Catcher. Quot we better get our dog Catcher Deal worked out Quot said mayor Howard Benton Quot of we have to change our ordinance change our judge or the motion to hire an additional policeman was made by mrs. Elizabeth Seidensticker with Derell Cowan and James Fry voting with her. Haynes voted against an additional policeman and Alderman Bill Wilcox was not present. In other action concerning the Burnet the Council voted unanimously to the Burnet county Toi a. Bulletin i thursday edition a vol. 104 no. 77 3 sections 36 pages october. 13,1977 accept bids for a used police car. The advertisement for bids is apparently a formality required by Law. The automobile which the Council voted to authorize bids for was turned Down when offered by the owner Danny Reid a former county Deputy several months ago. Quot we Don t presently need another police car Quot City manager Jack Tippit told the Council. The car however no longer t belongs to Reid it now belongs to Fry motors who took it in Trade for a new automobile according to James Fry also a member of the City Council. Several months ago Fry suggested that the City buy Reid s automobile a 75 Dodge Coronet with police package ii with 41,000 Miles for $2,995. The i Council at that time turned Down the offer i mrs. Seidensticker tuesday night moved that the Council advertise for bids for a car written to Reid s cars specifics i tons and Haynes and Cowan voted with her. Bill Wilcox was absent. James Fry abstained in that vote. Sheriff Riddell honoured sheriff Riddell chamber Motel owners a committee to study tax Salado a Burnet county sheriff Wallace Riddell was honoured at the Stagecoach inn Here saturday by the heart of Texas chapter of the sons of the american revolution with the Sar s coveted outstanding Law enforce Mant officer t award. The medal and plaque were presented to Riddell by brigadier general James i. King of Killeen. The plaque cited Ridden for Quot outstanding achievements end dedication to the maintenance of Law and order in the beat Riddell is the longest serving sheriff in the history of Texas serving Burnet county for Over 38 years. He and mrs. Riddell have been married Over 57 years. The commendation want on to say. Quot no task has bean too Small nor any danger too great in that service for sheriff Ridden not to give hit very Best to accomplish the Job at the program featured a patriotic musical performance by mrs. Vicki Boren and mrs. Sharon Murrah of Belton. Mrs. Boren Sang melodies from the revolutionary War through the 70s, closing with the Battle hymn of the when he checked with the comptroller s office and passed along to the aldermen tuesday night. Even though the tax would be added to Motel visitors Bills and would not be a tax placed on the motels themselves several Burnet innkeepers appeared at a Public hearing tuesday night to protest the passage of the ordinance. Mrs. Bertha Mitchell of the Arrowhead Motel told the Council that running a Motel Quot is a lot More than sitting there smiling and handing people a she said Burnet motels were Only Able to make Money four months a year sometimes 5 if Hunting is Good and recounted All the expenses involved in running a Motel. A i Don t think it s fair Quot she added. J c. Labenski manager of the Highlander inn told the Council he thought it would be Okay for the City to add an additional one per cent tax on everything in the City Quot but we have a Good operating chamber of Commerce which has been doing a Good Job encouraging tourist Trade Here Quot he said. He also told the aldermen he thought that if they Don t yet have specific plans for the Money he does t think they ought to pass the maximum tax allowed by Law 4 per cent. Quot i think that sort of tax should be spread Over All the business people in town Quot Labenski added. Quot i have at least 50 per cent of the Motel business so i think i should have a say in in answer to a question by Alderman mrs. Elizabeth Selden sticker Labenski told the Council that the motels already collect a 3 per cent state tax. Speaking in favor of the hotel Motel tax was Burnet chamber of Commerce president Jerry Cozby who pointed out that Quot All our surrounding neighbor cities Are now charging he also told the Council that the chamber of Commerce is constantly sending out inform lion on not Only the Highlander inn but All the other motels As Well when inquiries Are received at the chamber office. Quot the Money paid into the chamber of Commerce by All the motels would not pay for the information postage and labor required to be sent he said. The hotel Motel tax Quot looks like a Good tool Quot Cozby said Quot the big cities have been levying it for a Long time Quot he also presented a breakdown of figures from four cities which have the tax Fred Nick Surg he says collects 3 per cent All of which goes directly to the conventions and tourist committee of their chamber Llano collects 4 per cent with 3 per cent going to the chamber of Commerce and the other one per cent going for their museum Georgetown s 3 per cent tax All goes toward that City s civic Center and Lampasas collects 3 per cent with one per cent going to the chamber and the City retaining 2 per cent. Alderman Jamus Fry said he Felt that if such a tax is derived from tourists then it should be used for better facilities for tourists Quot i fee like it would be Good for Burnet Quot Fry said. Quot i d like to see us help fort Croghan and the chamber of Commerce needs More the Council however apparently was not prepared to make a decision tuesday night. Mayor Howard Benton at the suggestion of Alderman Dan Haynes appointed the four Burnet Motel owners to form a committee with Cozby and three or four chamber members to discuss possible expenditures for such a tax and Complete the study by nov. I. Further action is expected at the november Council meeting. Cozby mrs. Mitchel
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