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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 25, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas PURCHASING/From 1A county would have in cases involving abuse by an elected official. “We don’t know. Eight or IO years from now, there could be someone here we don’t even know today. You can fire an employee who does something^wrong. What recourse do you have with misuse by^fTelected % official?” Scheel asked. “They’d be reading about it on the front page of the newspaper,” Precinct 2 Commissioner Jay Minikin said. Patterson told Scheel that a purchase card could have a very limited ceiling, and commissioners could cut off its use. Renken said the new system would do nothing to change safeguards that already exist. “All of our current checks and balances will remain in place. This will not usurp anything we are already doing,*’ R'enken Said. Commissoners voted unanimously to approve the pilot program — once County Counsel Geoffrey Barr approves it. A Wells Fargo official said the system could save the county $275,000 per year in expenses for accounting and auditing. Patterson said she believed the new system could cut Krai’s auditing duties by 25 percent. In other action Thursday, Commissioners voted at Precinct I Commissioner Jack Dawson’s request to revisit a 2001 County Order that sets standards fdr county employees who are also notary publics. An office that has two notaries has been inundated with requests for the service. The issue will be revisited at the May 15 meeting of commissioners’ court. GOLF FEST/From 1A course, Dario Sassenhagen, golf course manager, said. Golfers will play on the Banda course and attend socials each night. Sassenhagen said golf course employees have been working for Tour or five., weeks to prepare the course for the event. • — “Now we have the course in probably the best shape it’s been,” he said. Aside from the green and fairway being in good shape, the golf course has undergone some other changes that should make the tour nament more enjoyable to this year’s players. Rules have been changed to allow golf carts on the fairways, speeding up play. The golf course grill recently reopened under new ownership, and a beverage cart serves golfers on the course like private clubs. Aside from new amenities, Sassenhagen also has focused on the attitudes of employees. He said a simple “hello” and “goodbye” has helped change the atmosphere of the golf course. “Customer service things have gone a long way around here,” Sassenhagen said. The golfers’ comfort means a lot when translated into tourism dollars. The golf course is open to participants for three practice rounds, which encourages tourism throughout April. It “absolutely fills the hotels,” Young said. “And we have so much to offer here, most of the golfers bring their entire family. “We could never do this without a great golf course staff.” SCHLITTERBAHN/From 1A the new season actually begins when the summer season ends in September. “It never stops,” Fontenot said. Taking down the equipment is critical, he said. Awnings and other equipment must be cleaned and stored properly. It takes until November to get everything situated. In the off-season, the attractions an* painted and cleaned. Preparations begin the first of the year. Equipment has to be pulled out and dusted off. This week, tin* last-minute preparations are being made. Workers make svrre'the park-is running properly and safely and is aesthetically pleasing to patrons. One of the biggest tasks is training. Park officials still are actively training and ori enting park supervisors and lifeguards. “Training staff is a major thing,” Fontenot said. Only 300 of 700 lifeguards have been trained so far. In full swing, the park will need 1,800 employees — not surprising considering the work it takes to keep the five gift shops, pizza arcade, 20 refreshment centers and 40 attractions running smoothly- It takes a crew of 12 working full-time just to keep the 10,000 to 20,000 colored tubes patched and inflated. Employees started working on them this week. “They’ve blown up about IO,(XX) tubes since Monday,” Fontenot said. The park won’t be open daily until May 17. From April 26 to May ll, the park is only open Saturdays and Sundays. Sherrie Bra rn retell, Schlit-terbahn communications director, said the good weather forecast would afford the park a typical opening weekend. Saturday should be moderate, and Sunday should be pretty slow — a good day for families and those who don’t like the crowds of typical weekends. “It’s always slow opening,” Fontenot said. But he considers that a good thing. ‘I’d rather ease into things,” he said. Business at the park will increase gradually, giving Fontenot and his crews time to get everything done before Schlitterbahn hits the height of the season in June. "That’s what these first weekends are for — to work out some of those kinks,” Fontenot he said. Paront Organizations Community Organizations Clubs • Evmnts • Mattings Sports • Stoners • Groat Drools CATCH IT ALL EACH MORNING! Call 623-91 44 to subscribe today I NKW IIHAL>>'KI N I IKKAI.I )-ZF.ri UN<; th New Dinner Theatre Donnie Sneed’s Music Dinner Theatre opens April 18 Donnie Sneed is a great singer and comedian! He has worked with everyone from Marty Robins to Kenny Rodgers. Hear what the stars say about Donnie: Tony Orlando Watching Donnie is a lesson on how to do it right. The entertainers cause the people to love him and he them. Glen Campbell Everyone wants to see a good show. Look no more you’ve found the best. Not only can this guy entertain, he can really smack a golf ball. 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