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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 12, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas H«rgld-Zerti/ng New Braunfels TexasTaxi Continued from Page IA ticket and complimented the officer for his actions "She was a traffic hazard and was not transporting blood at the time I think the officer used good discretion before issuing the ticket " Wolff pointed to guidelines within the Texas Motor Vehicle Code which states emergency vehicles must be so marked Brotze’s vehicles identify themselves only as cabs and delivery service vehicles Judge Stroud did not return a reporter's calls "I am not a negligent driver I have to set an example for my drivers and put myself on the pedestal," Brotze said When asked if she will con tmue the service, she said, "I don’t know I'm caught between a rock and a hard place I shouldst be the sucker on this thing I feel like I ve been done wrong What are we going to do° We are Johnny on the spot, night or day If I continue. I won t let my drivers go and I w on t speed " Garza agreed Brotze s service has been invaluable and would put the hospital in somewhat of a quandry if she discontinued the service He said he is surpris ed at Selma's action because he said. law enforce ment agencies have usually been helpful in the past "I want to help, if I can I have always tried to work with the community," said Brotze, who every New Year’s Kve provides free fares for those too drunk to drive Bill Price, lab supervisor of Guadalupe Valley Memorial Hospital in Seguin, said courier services such as taxis have helped reduce times of transferring and delivering blood and specimen samples in emergencies He said the Seguin facility used to use law enforce ment agencies but they were often slow because of transferring packages from vehicle to vehicle as they crossed city or county lines At South Texas Regional Blood Bank. Director of Hospital Services Terry Chaffee said the facility does have some vehicles available for delivery but they are often in service and unavailable to go out of town "Normally, such runs are not in critical situations but emergencies do arise from time to time." he said. explaining that the blood bank has three vehicles in operation during the day and two available at night Lake Dunlap Trotline By CAROL ANN AVERY Correspondent The monthly garage sale at the Lake Dunlap Volunteer Lire Depart ment went vers well on Saturdays but the cold rains set in on Sunday put ting a huge crimp in the princelings I brie are still some nice objects for the sale next month Six men from the LDVKD attended a special Fire Protection School sponsored by the Wimberly Fire Department and run by the Texas AAM Kxtension Service last Satur day in Wimberly Over Ho fire fighters from t entral and south Tc was attends! LDVFD will have their monthly t>ourd meeting Tuesday April 14 7 OO p rn at the fire station All in terested residents are incited to at tend lf you have interesting items for the Tropine call 825 9144 or drop by the Herald /eitung office at inc, s Pastel! Proposed $8million budget on council agenda Tuesday mayor ami the coming as y et un a pr*>j**rty B, O A V ID MAY Staff Writer I ta first part of New Braunfels! t tv i oum ii s Monday night agenda is bi et .md to the pmt sat at large representatives elect mayor pro tem discus year s requested and balanced t fudge I and s rate tax increase Af t ia y imp I Sujg M let af I Bt, Vmold as Aet as ejected tmumtient lames GtKfdhread Knew Aflat they Aere in s' »re ',»r throughout their campaigns tor at large tierths on CQUIK ll Miller at I \rnold will replace outgoing councilmen Barbara Tieken and Max Winkler who t<etw«*en them have served on New Braunfels coun c ii terr some „v v ear s lh* session Will get umhfWjV at p rn in tfv* t Id es meeting t*mp I dx fission at ,r. to (aik s Manager operates) stands 4 sonic $ dge* rive their annual *-a« h an*! then set !.«• real rumtwr s ie Mu tile wni pre ss s requested cf vt. at present million a figure more than an *e“' lim has a VI*. * modi!: par X s It is propel si revenues .gf three wmksh ♦ adv s;ashed the • through vehnI ut toils and cuts fps Michie budget bv * puff fuse within the ibrarv department and assured count ti Will Vote for a tv tax I. *o of greater than ■ firer per i et it of tile c urrent effective ’ax rat* of ,*H vents per Ii • rvatua t >h Council may approve an rn i fease of greater than eight percent arni may opt to r ais** taxes as high as per ten! Nu increase ut greater ’.fat right pere eti' tv taw is »u! .est to a niidui x i ,ri to Mi w hicTi if so call Ste ’cO ■* t v •C "Sr. etl and soc«essful would roll ad valorem iates back to H percent and require further budget i uts \n increase of 7 9 percent would cf flu lively raise ad valorem rates t v J cents while a hike of 15 percent would raise prop«*rty taxes pi lents above the current 28 cents Michie has stated he will recoin mend council approve a tax inc rease of ■ ^tercent which would generate some I TSH •• in additional revenues staff has previously said an increase of L5 percent (»f the current effective rate would raise vearly fuses to the average homeowner t>> $*« Inc lu*l«ul in next year s anticipated revenues is approximately $juimm ’hat would tie derived (nim a proper tv tax increase of s percent New Braunfels fax rate is i urr**r;t listed as mu «md lowest in the state among Cities its    (Inly    Fug.e Lass ,i lower ad valorem rate The bulk ct* urbalam ed sr, th*- re quested t»udget is in the f«irrn of in creased poi ic e and fire prole* Hon an item given high priority by both council and the rune cundulates in re i ent rn un it ipul eiet t ions What percentage council may adopt as its rat* increase could t» subjei t to wfiuf im reas*- in transfers of monies the cliv will receive from the utilities Michie rite’ with NHI s board of trustees Friday afternoon and re jut st*uj ai a Itlitional $.“* . I" in th* Utilities (ran* t is** fee The utilities already pays the city some annually I rusfe**s tat ,**d Hie request until tfieir \pr>. - session < our a ii wul also s**t times and dates fur put'lit hearings to discuss til* proposed tux increase* and re quested budget In other business slated tor council attal! a Ie*, *es! to extend the cut M N T o fcAt* * Biu I SPECIAL Ladies & Gents Stone Set Kings in & HK f 11 >1 ti anti Sterling Kings icui Braunfels Juuieller bto l/t A ***ii * J91* ii he*' I $ **v    V Ii el IIMnils lo (me or to keep »- #€ <« a lf I arr digs rings pins. fir at elds Av net klat es SAMI S FINE JEWELRY 171 S Seguin • lot ated in Denson's • HJS OIH Sunday April 12. 1987 Northcliffe    VFD goes anywhere Page 3A The following is another in a series of logistical reports on volunteer fire departments throughout Comal and Guadalupe counties The Herald Zeitumg publishes these reports as a public service to acquaint citizens with their respeidne protection services A ' + Volunteer FireNorthcliffe Department Personnel President Don Minson V ice President R H Jones Secretary Gloria Minson Treasurer Joy Jones Director James Bacon Chaplin Doug Halford Fire Chief Shawn Huston Twenty active members Equipment 2 750 gpm pumpers 1 brush truck 2 ambulances To report a fire phone 829 5511 To request S A F F. S Rescue phone 629 1414 Statistics In 1985 the Northcliffe VFD responded to 71 FMS alls and 29 fire calls mH8 statistics read HH rescue calls and 17 fire calls The NOD rescue team works with SAK F s FMS service out of Schertz providing first response ■service Rescue team members include Janice Foran Gloria Min son Randy Tomasini Norbert Shockley Joy Jones Loren Cheatham and Mary Cheatham The major portion of the N\ K I) s time and manpower consists of K. M s Rescue services T heLeft to right rear Mike Gentry Katrina Gentry Tront left to right Shawn Huston Gonzo Perez and Don Minson ab in front of the "955 Mack pumper Financial support to maintain the equipment supplies and training of personnel etc comes from donations and fund raising events The NKA I) was started in 1981 ana the station was built in i9«a The next rescue project is pro viding K. M s services for the Baptist Memorial Hospital s VV lid Flower loo Bicycle Races, held saturday April 25th in Nor-thciitte_ whole effort centers on helping those in need It doesn t matter whether the problem is large or small, when they are called thev render help anytime anywhere to anybody Their motto is Neight*ir> Helping Neighbor' No charge for their service1* The Northcliffe VKI) as with other \ FDs rely on volunteers to give of their time and et fort rent moratorium pertaining to the is Nuance of off premie* billboard signs will tx* discussed The moratorium on the current or durances in s**t to expire and without a new sign and billboard ordinance intact extension of the moratorium in expected Council recently rep** test bv a t i vote a Matt written document follow mg much controversy over that and an advisory committee written or dmunce to rep I ai e those currently on the tn*ok> addressing on and off premie- advertising Also on council s agenda is the following Consider second reading of an ordinance rezoning a jmrtion of v* In hi West to i Commercial District Consider -an on I reading of an ordinance providing for and establishing a park .in*-* u**- for com menial water rev real ion shuttle s**r va es utilizing Cypress Bend Lars as a river recreational entrance or exit i on sider second reading of an ordinance amending the wret xer or dinance and setting {orth a thirty day .ate filing period Hvrald-Zritung USPS 377 SOC PuDi'Sneo Suoaa*    morning Taevaa* Aednesaa*    Thursday and Fr aa* afternoons D* New Braunfels Herald Pub! sn ng CO IS* S Casten Ave    or PO Drawer 31)324 New    B*aun*es Te»as 74131 1324 Second C ass oostage pa d o* New B*aunt«> s Herald Publishing Co at New Braunfels Te>as DAV iD KRAVE R Editor and Publisher JI V AE BRE Managing E c*,*0* DE BORAH cAARENCE Oft ce Manager SANO* HUTTER We»a Advert sing Manager CHE RYL Mc CAMPBELL Classified Manager CAROL AVERY Cnu at on Manager MAGGIE LOMBARDO Composition Foreman GUS ELBE L Pressroom Foreman DANA OVE RSIRE E T City Editor AANDA lASATE R I testy I es E ditor TOM L ABiNSk Sports Editor Subsc nption Rates (includes applicable sates ta* Carrier delivery in Comal Guadalupe Hays Bianco and Kendall counties three months HO BV si* months SIR 02 one year, 134 Senior C brens Discount (earner delivery only) six mon ths SIS §3 one year $28 6R Mail delivery outside Comal County n Texas three months SIR Ii Six months, $34 one year $63 7S Mad outside Texas six months $42 one year $70 it you have not received your newspaper by 5 30 p rn Tuesday through Friday or by 7 30 a rn Sunday, call 62SR144 or 654 PROC by 7 p m and ll a rn respective IV Postmaster Send address changes to PO Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Texas 78131 1328 Notes Homestead exemption explained U    I hear different deadline da!**' m references to tiling tor a homestead exemption and still other deadlines for getting an agricultural exemption on the farmland I recently purih.iMii in Comal County (an your explain what my rights are and in it too late for me ti get theNe tax breaks A The deadline for filing for (•pen spate or Agricultural I se s> Vpr. * i but the chiel appraiser may for good cause extend this deadline In no case however can application U* made after certification of the ap praisal roll which usually occurs in July Kvery *-ftort should be made to ap ply for this special valuation before \pril since a penalty is imposed fot late application lf the late ap plication I' approved the owner will Ik* liable for a penalty of in percent tax of the difference between the amount of tax imposed on the proper tv and th** amount that would be im posed if the property were taxed at market v aiue The deadline lor tiling for the Residential Homestead and the over ti5 exemption is actually April to also Section ll -4 1 of the Texas Pro L>erty Tax Code however currently prov ides that a homeowner may app iv for these exemptions tor up to one year atter the taxes have either been paid or become delinquent whichever in earlier In some case therefore this actually gives the pro iH*rt\ owner two years to apply This late application has a very negative impact on the taxing jurisdictions however since the must sometimes grant these exenq tions and give refunds after thus* funds already have been commute • and expended \ bill before the Texas Legislature this year would tie lab-application on the Residential Homestead and Over *>5 Exemption' to certification ot the appraisal roll If this bill passes it will no longer b* possible to make late application after the appraisal roll is certified which usually occurs in July each year 4P/*fC\/>    \    >TF.s    is    a    public >er cue of c omal c entral \pprais.i Psst net Repeat of Sell Out New! from BYN MAR New Colors Reg $33 OO \v\-j * Crinkle Cloth Jackets $24" Mens Year Round P >iy Wool Blend SportCoat *-\v By Shepard , $19" pa Dxtres&eu Kh«jx d***ss ii 2 d Be*eot i stvieb This Pf.ret Of Md* h pe'tf t I ".it . s»v n'    | •pong    I L.... Reg. $125.00 Everyday Value $89 99 $2999 Prices good thru Easter I 5 Off Anv Shoe in Stock! With purchase ut any dress in stock. with coupon This applies to entire    . stock ot shoes and dresses Sale or    | regular price    | Coupon good until Kaster    T©    j Sc/tAfUdt @0. Service I b J W Sccn Antonio Si _N*>u    HiaunteU       blo    I    Sol ;