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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 25, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Canyon volleyballers stoned by Round Rock, Page 7 New Braunfels yiv Vol 134 No 164 Tuesday New Braunfels Herald Publishing Company 707 Landa St New Braunfels, fexas 781 30 IUSPS 377 800! August 25.198? 25 Cents One Section 10 Pages Stammtisch For two employees tn ING EE PER ONLY. NO DUMPING S200 FINE Thi'> spot north of Church Hill lime near Bluebonnet is used a'' a repositorv for City of Ness Bf aurite! vtr**et sweeping crews but despite signs dearlv saving nothing els** should f«e dumped here some jx**> ole do anv ss .iv \ reader called lo ie I* out airn* ire ailowe alf p Review board recommends reinstatement Packed chamber greets NB city council Monday By DAVID MAY Stall Writer \ cliv pet sonne rev ess hoard Monday recommended that two public works department employees placed on administrative eaves of absences Im* reinstate! sshiie a! tile same time suggesting that some new policies be adopted concerning department work schedules In a related matter New l its Council took no ion Monday follossm evaluation of * Michie s per ft George Frben sal at this point to ft of New Hraunfei vote of support I am saftsfi aunter to formal action a closed session t Manager Jot' ma nee Mayor Michie continues tin* city manager and gave him a lit* are in harmony and it is impor (ant for us to move on Mayor Pro Fem Kamon Chapa Jr who made partial disclosure tw ■ weeks ago of alleged improprieties within the public works department had no comment on Ins personal evaluation ol the city manager He further said he had not been briefed on the personnel review board’s ac 'ions earlier and had no comment as to whether he thought proper and formam e >unc ha? uppn gill ar untie d hr corrective act had tx*en t aker Michie u1m> cerning his ev i The tot would ad Mon tex hi sider mg •hie a ms in the department ment Mi re per it % admi! nistrator said bt* n tilt* a*vi ew board’s de* i or VS t*dn< t*sday after con the rec ommendation ) said it is undecided at ether the cliv will seek a replace rr lent for resigned k> Direr tor Fred Hyden ***r Bill I) obrowolski is a* * i ti i ii ire* i*nt t*mpl oy**«*s salvador? 'Up«*rv i-or Abraham I t >**4>n oi n administrative pay -one *• last week pen By DAVID MAY Staff Writer New Braunfels City Count]’ Monday gave first reading approvals to several rezoning requests in-t iudmg one for a proposed professional office complex at lamp 5 7 and Texas 46. and also granted a :K)-day ex tension for adopting a new drainage ordinance Council also approved first reading of an ordinance outlawing consumption and possession of alcohol on the HHH soccer field premises with the intention of passing the ordinance in an emergency reading at the nex’ regular session In other action council sought input from citizens concerning proposed regulations for temporary v endors and peddlers A standing room-only crowd greeted council as it rec * . ened from an executive session around 8 V) p rn ouncil evaluated the performance of City Manager Joe Michie No action Aas taken bv council concerning the evaluation Council gave unanimous approval for a request iran. Diversified Investments of Seguin and New Braunfels to rezone some 5 14 acres of land from an existing 8 * acre tract at lamp 7 and Texas 4*> South fmn. K J single familv district to C IA local business district The remaining three acres of the tract contain The Oaks Shopping ( enter developed and managed by Diversified Investments Council s action followed a public hearing in which council addressed the concerns of a handful of residents whose properties abut the rear portion of the undeveloped tract While the 22 property owners in mediately affected by the proposed development ap proved the zoning request by a 2-to-l margin council heeded the concerns of the few voicing reserv ations Company spokesman Buss Benjamin said plans are to construct a one story business complex that will ultimately house professional offices and light retail outlets Diversified Investments was denied a similar request a year ago under the city s old C l commercial classification The planning and zoning commission recommended earlier this month that council ap prove the zoning request after a close 4-to-3 vote The stipulations attached to approval of the zoning reclassification include continuation of an exisitng screening fence Councilman Ed Sciantarelli asked that the fence be constructed of masonry at the See COUNCIL, Paqe 2 Hamptons file $775,250 claim over Solms chute New Braunfels High >* fwmi Xii sport1* Booster Club will host Meet the I nicom Night At th** NBHs t deter!.* Thursday at 8 p rn im mediately following freshman oner tat ton t ookies and ice cream will ta* available for th** publtt which is invited to come and meet the fall \ tm orn athletes I tx* F ighting I nu urn cheerleaders also wilt be introduc'd The first booster Ciubmeeting will t«* held atter a i ref »‘I ut * * I MA announces that it will have a Bart*** ue Brisket Plate fun dr a I MT on Saturday af Kike! Park Plates will cost $ and will HH'I ut I** brisket and alt the trimmings Hours will tx* from ii a rn to 4 p rn rickets are available from any CIMA memtx-r or at City Chat mat-y Comal Drug Butcher Hoy and IU* ma ride/ I* won I tv** I t ountv lH*m*K rats are holding their annual pa nit tonight at * so p in at pavilion «> in Panda Park Everyone is asked to (iring a covered dish and drinks anti picnic supplies will tie provided VII in ter est ed ar* welcome im > reserv a turns ar* neee* >atv hoi more info call Jan I* des .it 62a 7004 I ti** donations drive for the I* mergence Children s .shelter t#*gins today and runs from lo a rn to i p m through \ug 28 at ut? VV Hridge The stielter s board of dirt** tors is tt v mg* lo furnish th*- house recently obtained to use as a safe place for abuse*! children to stay They ne***l six single tunis sheets blankets and pillows dressers a freezer a dishwasher etui tables coffee tables jmts and paris cook mg utensils a toaster, blender hand mixer and plastic glasses Directors say the public was very chantable during tin* first drive i all Barbara Munthcy at *#_*v I hi or th** shelter 629-0569. during th** drive s flours for more informa (ion Sunny skies and fait temperatures are in the forecast f**r the week with highs reaching into the mid orts and lows dropping to the mid 70s Southeast winds tins afternoon will blow between lo and IS mph dropping to about IO mph tonight and iii creasing again Wednesday to alxiut 15 mph The Menu CLASSIFIED    8    IO COMICS    6 CROSSWORD    3 DEAR ABBY    3 HOROSCOPE    3 OPINIONS    4 SPORTS    I STOCKS .......... 5 TK LOGS ............ 3 WEATHER ................ 2 I lee* ak** it is very improlan ain harmony on citv council. large representative Doug Mi stand ready to make Ute hard ■ ns tor th** people who elected nent "iKllt Mil - bearings Diaz a A hedge had no ctir other than to sav h nothing w rong S*** HE VIE W Paq»* B. JIM WEBRE Starr Writer Waiter Bichord Hampton and his w ic* Nancy Ann Hampton through their attorney Marion J Borchers h .el ed an application for redress it -[action comnpensation and relief with City of New Braunfels New Braunfels City Council is scheduled to meet in a special closed Put To The Test session at 5 la pm today at New Braunfels I Didies to consider the application seeking reimbursement of what the Hamptons claim is $121,600 they spent on improvements at the city-owned Prince Solms Park tube chute concession and other awards and reimbursements Total damages the Hamptons are requesting from the city amount to $775 250 not in eluding attorney s tees City Manager Joe Michie in February voided the contract with the Hamptons over what Michie and then city finance Director Jim Jet fers said were disagreements over liability insurance and the amount of payment the Hamptons could take out of the operation Both the city and the Hamptons found difficulty in locating an insurer for the operation The Hamptons through Borchers also are requesting a "public apology correction and retraction of libelous matter allegedly contained in a February 13 PWC news story quoting Michie Jeffers and the Hamptons son Mark Neither the Hamptons nor their attorney would comment at the time on the stated disagreement between the conc es sionaires and the city The Hampton > "application includes a history of events leading up to the city managers withdrawal from the tut)** chute agreement with the Hamptons and claims that false and misleading statements made by the city manager to the news media and published in the \eu Braunfels Herald Zeitung on February 13 1987 wherein Michie stated that the pro biems occurred when Richard Hampton requested that in exchange for the insurance premium payments, he be allowed to retain those revenues coming into the park from admissions and tube rental charges * ” Then finance Director Jim Jeffers was quoted as saying that should the Hamptons be allowed to keep gross receipts from the concession that the action would be like charging to use the streets ” The Hampton s "application also states The city has erected an eight foot chain link fence along the common property line of Prince Solms Park and the privately owned property now operated by the plaintiffs thereby deny mg access to the proper tv by the general public The city after notice by the plaintiffs has con tinued to allow the public to utilize the fence post at the water s edge in a dangerous manner in that they have continued to allow members cl the general public to traverse the river bank ut the Comal River nearest the water s edge while grasping the city erected fence post in direct violation ot the risk management letter and the city sown safety regulations See CLAIM Paqe 2 Comal CAD office move is delayed County firefighting units were put to the test Sunday afternoon as they tought a Sarge brush and grass tire on the leissner Ranch located oft FN* 2722 Sixteen trucks and 75 firemen from Canyon Lake Ne* Braunfels Bracken and Spring Branch tor more than seven hours battled the blaje that burned an estimated 300 acres but caused no reported property loss or damage Firemen returned to the ranch Mon day night to extinguish several hot spots that had rekindled Canyon Lake VRD Chief Rolla Sinner could not confirm reports that ranch employees were conducting an open burn that got out of control Skinner said the county had been lucky that more large fires had not occurred and urged persons in the county to use extreme caution when conducting open burns or discarding smoking materials due to very dry conditions (Photo by David May! c omal Central Appraisal District officials have had to delay their move to New Brauntels Isl) administrative of I ices until sept 2 according to lieputy Chiel Appraiser Pat Fox CAD ofticials had hoped to begin their move this afternoon but delays in the completion of new offices at 431 V\ Mill Street CAD new intends to close Sept 2 at 2pm and remain closed thru sept 8 Appraisal district offices as of now w iii reopen Sept 9 at 9 a rn We w ill be here thru Sept 2 ” said Fox We ll be packing but we will be here Phones are expected to be in operation during CAD s move to the new offices on the top floor of the NBISD administrative building Commissioners debating funding for county agent By TRAVIS E POLING Start Wr iter Comal County Commissioners Court this week were asked to continue their funding of a second full-time ex tension agent but commissioner* said they were reluc taut lo pay brr two people vc lien they believe the job can In* handled by one person Runny Johnson an adult volunteer for 4 Ii dubs in C omal Counts appeared before commissioners this w«***k to ask that the temporary funding for th** position held tis Mike Barlxmr Ik* extended until Decemtn*i Johnson ask ed that at that tune the end of th** county s fiscal year the position In* incorporated into the county's budget bast year the county took over the funding for Bar bour’s position alter the state dropped its financial assistance, but guaranteed money for only one year Johnson and other 4 ll supporters requested Hie penna nent county funding ol a second extension agent to handle 4 H work    Bill    Schumann County Extension Agent Agriculture is retiring from his position at the end of this month Julie Johnson County Extension Agent Home Economics said today that applications for Schumann s job will tx* accepted by the state extension program s personnel director from all over the state The district director will conduct interviews and screening and will make recommendations to the county commis stoners for their approval Johnson said his request for two agents, with the se cond position funded by the county is bas***! on his belief that on** person cannot handle the jot) of dealing with See COUNTY Page 2 Reader survey What do you think of advertising? Please help your newspaper and business community know what you think about media marketing What do you think of the news media and advertising ’ Published on Page 3 of this issue of the HeraldZen un# is a 20 question survey designed to afford the answer Those questions are seeking to determine advertising reading and listening habits, as well as the public's opinion of the news media And although it s not necessary to answer every question, there s space provided tor local respondents to fur ther detail their viewpoints The names ol respondents are needed to verify the authenticity ot returns, but the identity ot each will be protected on an absolutely con fidential basis Conducted by a statewide marketing firm results ol the poll could well determine the nature of advertising this area reads sees and hears in the future Readers are requested to consider participating in this survey ;