New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 3, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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Contract with Eco-Resources dropped
By DAVID DEKUNDER
Since terminating its contract with Eco-Resources on March I, Canyon Lake Water Supply Corporation General Manager Dale Yates said the non-profit corporation has had to make a few changes.
But Yates said these changes will be for the benefit of CL WSC customer.
“I fed like our labor costs (supply and maintenance costs) will be more efficient,” Yates said. “I feel like our operational costs will go down. The excess funds we have from this will help us make improvements to treatment plants and lines. This will mean long and short term benefits to our ratepayers.”
For the water corporation's first two years, Eco-Resources, a California-based firm with an office in Austin, was contracted to do billing and operational services for CLWSC. The CLWSC board of directors had begun to look into either re-negotiating the Eco-Resources contract or terminating it since November, Yates said..
‘it was a mutual consent between ourselves and Eco-Resources (to terminate the contract),” Yates
said. “We felt like we would be more responsible to our customers if we did the billing ourselves.”
Because the water coiporation will now be taking over those tasks, Yates said he had to hire six people to take care of the billing and maintenance tasks. Yates said die funds for the hiring of die new employees was put into the budget when it was approved in December because of die possibility that the Eco-Resources contract would not be renewed. The cost to hire the new employees was around $16,000.
CLWSC now has to eight employees, including two operators and two distribution technicians in die maintenance area. Four office personnel serve die customers: a receptionist/bill clerk, finance utility cleric (works with water meters and bookkeeping), finance director and a administrative secretary.
Yates said the excess funds left in the budget from the Eco-Resources contract will be put into other areas of the budget.
Yates said by May or June the board will decide were the funds will go to.
The corporation will finalize the purchase of six new subdivisions for service by next Wednesday. Five of these subdivisions purchased will be on the
noithside of the lake: Deer River, The Point, Hillcrest, Devil’s Backbone Heights and Cougar Ridge. The Woodlands will be the sole one to purchased on the Southside of the lake.
“This will probably bring between 330-350 customers into our system,” Yates said. “We have been reading their meters and we will be billing these customers beginning in the first week of May for the month of April.”
The costs of the subdivision acquisitions will be $255,000, which will be funded by an escrow account from the Texas Water Development Board. Yates said CLWSC is waiting word from the Texas Natural Resource Conserv ation Commission to order the transfer of funds from the account to the acquisition of the subdivisions.
In other business:
■ As part of its involvement in the Trans-Texas Water Program Study by the Texas Water Development Board, CLWSC will have a hearing on Wednesday, April IO at 6 p.m. to get public input for the corporation’s planning stages for its own study. The hearing will be held at CLWSC’s new offices, now located behind Canyon Lake Video.ObituariesJoseph A. Iwanowskl
Joseph A. Iwanowski, age 78, of Canyon Lake, died at his residence Monday. Funeral service will be held Friday, April 5, 1996, at 2 p.m. at Zoeller Funeral Home with interment to follow in Cranes Mill Cemetery in Startzville. Visitation begins after 4 p.m. Wednesday until service time Friday at Zoeller Funeral Home.
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Informant Says Ho Turned bi Bomb Suspect out of Nor
TYLER, Texas (AP) — A government informant says he sold dozens of guns to a tax protester accused in a failed plot to bomb an Internal Revenue Service center in Austin. He finally turned him in, he said, because he feared him and what he might do.
Douglas Edwin Davidson, a smalltime gun dealer, testified Tuesday on tire second day of the trial of Charles Ray Polk, 45.
Davidson said Polk frequently discussed his anger at having to pay federal taxes and said he wanted to blow up the IRS building in Austin.
“Everybody has their own tolerance level as to what they can turn a blind eye to. I just finally, I heard enough stories,” Davidson said.
Davidson testified that he was shocked when a bond) went off in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City last April 19. He said Polk had told him “that an IRS build-.o to blow un. and he toldOliver R. Malone Jr.
Oliver R. Malone Jr. of New Braunfels died Tuesday, April 2, 1996, at his home at the age of 68. He was bom July 12,1927, in Edna, Texas, to Oliver R. Malone Sr. and Dora Deane Dale Malone. He married Mary Alice (Mickey) Rogers on Oct. 29,1949. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy. He was employed with Mobil Oil for 40 years and retired as a production superintendent. He and his wife moved to New Braunfels in Aug. 1989. He was a member of the New Braunfels Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder. He was an active member
of the New Braunfels Noon Lions Club and was an avid golfer until his illness.
Survivors are his wife Mary Alice (Mickey) Malone of New Braunfels; sisters Jarvis Deane Malone Schramm and her husband Ed of Seguin, Florine Malone Koop of Victoria; brother Jack C. Malone and his wife Betty of Colonial Heights, Va. He is also survived by many other relatives including numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Thursday, April 4, at IO a.m. at the New Braunfels Presbyterian Church with Rev. Ken Peters officiating. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Memory Gardens of Edna, Texas. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be his nephews.
He will lie in state from 2 pm today until 8:30 am Thursday.
In lieu of flowers a memorial may be given to Hospice New Braunfels or to the charity of one’s choice.'7oeUer-s=>
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U.S. Folic* Assisting In Mexican Serial Killing Investigation
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Once again U.S. authorities are being called upon to lend support to police investigating a killing spree in Mexico.
El Paso police are combing through missing persons reports as part of efforts to identify five of six young women whose bodies were discarded last month in the hills in northwest Ciudad Juarez. The sixth victim has been identified as Guadalupe Veronica Castro Pando, 16.
Identifying the women, who had apparently been dead two weeks to two months when found, is crucial to the investigation, said Jorge Lopez Molinar, deputy attorney general for the state of Chihuahua.
“Once we have positive identification, we can determine what places they frequented and who their friends were,” Lopez said.
The El Paso Police Department also assisted in the case of nine other women whose bodies were discovered last year in another part of the city, said Lt. Paul Saucedo.
Policyholders Accuse Two Insurers of Overcharging
AUSTIN (AP) — Because rules governing the way auto insurers calculate rates have confused some Texas Department of Insurance staff members, Insurance Commissioner Elton Bomer says he’s suggesting changes.
“Some of them have interpreted it one way,” he said. “Some of them have interpreted it another way.”
Bomer on Tuesday proposed a new way to determine rates and promised to approve them quickly. His decision comes after allegations that two of the state’s largest insurance companies have overbilled customers by more than $100 million.
Civil lawsuits are pending in South Texas against Allstate Insurance Co. and Farmers Insurant 'V afi-pm® that the way the compania Aciliate
premiums forced consumers to overpay premiums for the past IO years.
Bomer would not comment on the lawsuits, but said he wants all companies to round premiums to the nearest penny, not the nearest dollar “so that everyone is paying the actual premium that they owe...”
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