New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 24, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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recycling pact with county
By ABE LEVY
A proposed deal that New Braunfels city officials said would provide improved services for picking up recyclable waste in New Braunfels could move closer to reality at this Monday’s city council meeting.
Council plans to meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 424 S. Casten Ave.
Council is eyeing the possibility of providing curbside collection of recyclable material, which would be taken to Comal County’s recycling center on Texas 46.
County commissioners and city council discussed the idea earlier this month during a joint workshop, and both entities indicated support fot the proposed five-year agreement.
The plan could result in more direct control of the program and increase the recyclable items to include cardboard and junk mail, city officials have said.
Council will consider whether to approve a motion for the legal staffs of the county and city to write a proposed interlocal agreement at its Monday meeting.
Both the commissioners and council then would review and give consideration to the proposal before it could be implemented.
The plan could end a three-year contract with Browning Ferris Inc., whose curbside recycling contract with the city ends January 1998.
“I think its a win-win situation for everybody,** said Commissioner Jack Dawson. ’’We have a beautiful recycling center in this county, and we want to give the city’s people the opportunity to use it.”
According to the plan, residents would pay the same amount or less
than the current monthly charge of $1.85, which includes a 4-cent surcharge for a sanitation fund.
The city has submitted this month a grant application to the Alamo Area Council of Governments, seeking $132,000 to absorb much of the costs of the plan, city officials said.
The city would have to buy three specially-equipped recycling trucks if the plan were approved, City Manager Mike Shands said, in order to continue die program without a stop in service.
“As far as our citizens would know, nothing happened,” Shands said. “The only difference is those trucks would have city seals.”
The entire project is estimated to cost about $350,000 to start. The cost for the equipment would be paid for with possible grants and existing city hinds that would be repaid with monthly fees after the first three years, city officials said.
“There were concerns about the cost but from the information we gathered, there would be no (additional) costs,” said Councilman Ray Sc hoc h. “It would be a larger pool to attract more grants.”
The county currently has various drop-off sites where it collects the materials. The materials are processed at the county recycling center and then are sold to Vista Fibers, based in San Antonio, assistant to the city manager Don Ferguson said.
The city produces almost two times the amount of materials than the county, averaging 82 tons per month to the county’s 42 tons per month.
County officials said they thought the estimated $700 to $900 per month of revenue from their program would double if the city gave them its recyclable*.
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Mayme Florence Heidemeyer passed away Aug. 16, 1997, at the age of 91 in Sacramento, Calif. She was bom to William Paine and Lydia Frances Rector in Caldwell County, Oct. 19, 1905. She was married to Eugene William Heidemeyer, who preceded her in death in 1938.
She had lived in California for more than 40 years. She is survived by her daughter Patricia' Ann “Pat” Heidemeyer, and numerous nieces, nephews and acquaintances in the New Braunfels area.
The body was cremated. Services will be conducted at a later date.
Evelyn J. Schultz
Evelyn J. Schultz of New Braunfels died at Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital in San Antonio .on Friday, Aug. 22, 1997, at the age of 69. The memorial service will be announced at a later dale in Omaha, Nebraska.
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Catherine Jockusch of New Braunfels, Texas, died on Aug. 23, 1997, in New Braunfels st the age of 76. She was bom on May 8,1921, in Corsicana, Texas to Major Thomas and Katherine Hope (Robinson) Horae. She married Adolph M. Jockusch December 14, 1946, in Galveston, Texas. Mrs. Jockusch was preceded in death by her husband, Adolph M. Jockusch and by one son, Jonathan David Jockusch. She is
survived by a daughter and her husband, Mary Hope and James Murray, also three grandsons, David, Andy and Joshua, all of Merritt Island, Florida. There will be no services held in New Braunfels. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
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Alma Iona Brandt
Alma Iona Brandt, age 96, of New Braunfels, died Friday, Aug. 22, 1997. at Colonial Manor.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Zoeller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Neal Taylor officiating. Interment will tak^ place afterward in Comal Ceinettfryf Visitation will begin after I p.m. Sunday and will continue until service time Tuesday.
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New Braunfels City Council
Council pinnate monist 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Municipal Building, 424 S. Casten Ave. The agenda includes:
■ Consideration of appointing members to the Comal Power Rant Committee.
■ Consideration of final reading of an ordinance to rezone almost half an acre of land of the John Thompson Survey No. 21. Abstract 606 and Lot 1, Oscar Hahn Subcivision on Executive Drive from C-1 Local Business District to C-1B General Business District.
■ Consideration and approval of
the second reading of ast ordinance lo rezone 10 acres of land out of a 12.5-acre tract of the Henry Foetor Survey. No. 34, between the River Acres and Summerwood. unit No. 7 subdivisions and Loop 337 and the Guadalupe River, from R-2 Single and Two Family District to Planned Development District.
■ Consideration of a resolution to enter into an agreement with Span and Associates, Inc. to provide legal counsel for matters related to New Braunfels Municipal Airport.
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Sgt. Sergio Tapia of the 4th Reconnaissance Battalion in San Antonio said the exhibit was to show children that the Marine Corps was here for them.
“It is to let them know that we are not just a tactical force but that we are here for the community,” Tapia said.
Sgt. Kate Silva said the exhibit — with five door panels highlighting Marine Corps duties, a chest with military gear, colored murals and a mural of the White House with a dummy wearing a Marine Corps uniform — resulted from an order from the Marine Corps to tell the history of the elite forces to children.
“We are one of the first in the nation to do this,” Silva said. “Our goal is to get one in every children’s museum in South Texas.”
Silva said she and her staff brainstormed for ideas until the idea of an interactive exhibit clicked.
“We can tell the Marine Corps story over and over,” Silva said.
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Edwin C. Lehmann
Edwin C. Lehmann, age 74, of New Braunfels, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 1997, at McKenna Memorial Hospitil. He was bom July 28, 1923, in Zori, Texas, to Earhardt Lehmann and Alma Burtnaugle Lehmann. He married Marie Glenewinkel on May 12, 1945, in New Braunfels, Texas. She preceded him in death in 1986. Mr. Lehmann was a retired mill
superintendent from the Dittlinger Flour Mill. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law: Betty and Dean Weirth of Hansel, Colo., and Jeanette and Larry Ormond of New Braunfels; sons and daughters-in-law: Robert and Bridgett Lehmann and Dennis and Julie Lehmann, all of New Braunfels; sisters: Meta Wagner of New Braunfels, Adeline Glenewinkel and her husbahd Arthur of Gallatin, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Susy Beach, Deby Ormond, Regy Ormotid, Amber Lehmann, Shannon Lehmann, Dennis Lehmann, Clifford and Bruce Froelich; and one greatgrandchild, Shyann Marie Beach. He was preceded in death by a brother, Elmer Lehmann. -
Funeral services are Monday, Aug. 25 at IO a.m. at die’Zoeller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Somerville officiating. Interment will follow in the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers are Dean Jackson, Mike Rheinlander, Vincent John, Clarence McDay, Gerald Hildebrandt, Everett Dietert, Daryl Fischbeck, Mark Shaw and Bill Fanner.
Honorary pallbearers are Robert Lee Bretzke and Otto Dietert. Visitation continues all day Sunday and Monday until service time.
A cutline in Thursday’s edition incorrectly indicated the Hummel Museum was receiving $352,125. The $12,500 check from the Lower Colorado River Authority was one of 30 totaling $352,125 given to many organizations in LCRA’s service area. We regret the error.
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The exhibit was meant to be picture intensive rather than reading intensive, Silva said.
“We know the children will warn to feel and see it,” she said.
Silva said the exhibit would reach both parents and children. The exhibit covers subjects such as war fighting, people, core values, naval characteristics and education and training.
“What we show is when the nation and the President need our protection we call on the Marines,” Silva said.
The exhibit was nice because of hard work put in by people, Silva said.
“We got a hold of people with a lot of relent who made it a success,” Silva said.
Suzanne Paquette, a San Antonio artist, painted the murals for the exhibit
Silva said the exhibit would tell children about the caring side of the Marine Corps.
“It shows the human side of the Marine Corps, not just the shoot ’em up, bang, bang,” Silva said.
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Benton said. “They have been out of water numerous times.”
Residents in Deer River have been on water rationing since late July when residents had low water pressure because one well went dry, lines were broken and some customers were consuming more than their usual water needs, CLWSC general manager Dale Yates said-earlier this month.
“He (Roper) told everybody it would never be sold because it was the community’s own water system,” Benton said.
Roper said he bought the land from iv elopers who had drilled two , the subdivision, He said th^ developers conducted tests and determined there was enough water for the Deer River subdivision.
Roper said for about IO years people were not charged for their water — an incentive he offered to get people to move into Deer River. From an economic standpoint, he said, when there were a few homes, it would have been expensive to collect water rates.
The former developer of Deer River contended he has done everything he can to keep the subdivision’s water system in compliance with TNRCC standards.
“I re-engineered at a cost of $50,000 in a way that Canyon Lake Water Supply Corporation and their engineers recommended it be done before we turned it over,” Roper said. “We promised them water and they got water. We made tremendous improvements to the system. There is adequate water down there for everyone living there.”
On the Agenda
Comal Independent School District board of trustees will meet twice this week.
On Wednesday the board will conduct a budget hearing at 7 p.m. at
Roper said he did not want to let go of the Deer River water system, but when circumstances changed, he had to sell the system to CLWSC.
“Then as time went on, it became obvious we needed to get adequate water to Lake of the Hills (subdivision),” Roper said. “We needed to do something.”
Lake of the Hills is west of Deer River on Farm-to-Market 306 on the north side of Canyon Lake. Deer River and Lake of the Hills are on the same system.
Roper said the CLWSC board of directors bought the system. While the vote was taken., Roper said, he excused himself from the meeting. .He was presjdpnt the CLWSC
~To ease recent water probleWuf in Deer River, CLWSC is in the process of drilling a new well on a Rebecca Creek site, which was purchased from Roper.
Yates said he hoped to send the engineering plans to TNRCC next week and that he hoped to start drilling the new well in about two weeks.
Yates said once the drilling of the new well began, he hoped it would take 60 days to complete.
Yates said the well would be drilled so it could pump 75 gallons per minute and that a 26,000 gallon storage tank would be installed.
Roper said the recent water problems in Deer River were not his fault.
“Several people are prone to abuse the system,” he said.
Benton said the plaintiffs were seeking damages from Roper.
“We are asking for punitive damages based on the fraud and
Bill Brown Elementary School. The board will consider approving the budget after the hearing.
On Thursday, the board will conduct its regular board meeting at 7:30 pjn. at Bill Brown Elementary.
misrepresentation,” Benton said. “So we are asking for a temporary injunction requiring that all water rates of the plaintiffs be paid in the register of the court until the water services are improved for six months.”
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