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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 27, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Cougarettes victoriouson road against Devine, Page 8Michie plans public works reorganization As two employees return to work, the city 's public works department faces administrative changes By DAVID MAY Staff Writer Reorganization of New Braunfels' public works department into two separate offices under dif ferent directors is part of City Manager Joe Michie s answer to problems surrounding the city s least glamorous yet crucially essential service areas The city manager also said the proposed change doe'- not indicate a desire on his part to turn over the sanitation department to a private contractor nor is it intended to In* a disciplinary action I'wo city employees cleared earlier tins week by a review Ixia rd of intentional wrongdoings Tuesday were officially told to return to their jobs by the city manager Michie said Wed nest! ay that in addition to reinstating Abraham Zapata and Salvador* Ilia/ to the public works department 01 guni/ational and departmental changes are forthcoming “It is very difficult for me to discipline two employees who apparently had the approval of their supervisors said Michie concerning certain allegations involving the workers and Diaz in par titular Diaz a san, ation driver, and Zapata, a sanitation supervisor v *r< cleared of criminal wrongdoing Monday by ; personnel review hoard after an allegation that Diaz vas allowed to clock out of the department early to iccorrimodate a second job Both employee1' reportedly returned to their jobs Wednesday Michie acknowledged that the practice had been common knowledge among department staff since Diaz hiring in June 1981 but when department work set edulcs changed from a five day work week to a fot * >iay nebule unrest grev among Diaz colleagues who were having to finish their daily rout*-" basic abv one man shop* < re a tim* inequitable work loads The city manager dow nplayed fhe fact that Diaz was working fewer than 80 hours per pay period or bi weekly a* de draw ng ful vs ages because he said many sanitation employees effectively do the same See CHANGES, Page 2 New Braunfels /IV isUdi Vol 134 No lob Stammtiseh Wanna learn how to speak good ' Attend an eight week workshop sponsored by Nev, Braunfels toastmasters Dub beginning september H and called speechcraft Hie event is opec t» Uh* putti w for a miminal lev Rio gram tiegms at 7 p rn Sept R ami *th held each Tuesday thereafter for eight weeks at sum mil I enter off IU 15 Participants a ill learn impromptu speaking styles of speaking and how to lister ok! e\ aluate others communu * lions skills I-or mf or mat nm call rill Wyckoff at ITH 4865 or Ray Sehoch at *25 4ib»> Kinder l aiuen Herman I©.* dark mg for children registratiui will In- field Aug m at the Civic » enter from 2 to t> p rn ami \ug i ai see it* hi ie i nent ary cafeteria from *» t»t t. lo ( lasses will begin the nevi Monday 'sept ~ Beginners class* s will ti*- from 6 to *i lo for children i years old lo first glade In termediate class will Im* from ♦> * to * for children in ms omi and third g? ad«*s and adv .meed classes Alii tx from 7 to 7 kl for children third grade and above who have damed in this group before All classes will inr held in the Neele h lementary school cafeteria Jsee tile sea a program alai film on underwatei adventure an*! beauty will tie led by diveis Rom-Mary and Jerry Kadlck at ifs- First t nited Metnodist Chun h Die Cniled Methodist Women are sj*»r sering tins event on Sept lo it m dudes dinner at < p in ami the* pro gram at 7 la p ill Prices art* $4 for adults ami $2 ai for children Reserved tickets must tie obtained from die church office .it >72 W san Antonio or froina I MSS memtiers Proceeds will go to local mission pt ojet Is Mill Country Hospital is offering anotfKT free monthly seminar, titled A (Hjrs Mine and tlurs Blended Families by Dr James Crawford on Sept I rile free program will begin at 7 Ut p rn at IIC A Mill < uun See STAMM! ISCH Page 2 r Hunk moi thouglits for the* next several days as hot and sunny days remain the weather norm Highs will Inin the upper 90s with warm nights on tap Fairly and late evening clout ii ness is expected ami a token JU percent chance of rain is tossed in foi gmxt measure The same is ex peeled throughout the weekend The Menu CLASSIFIED    ll    13 COMICS    IO CROSSWORD    3 HOROSCOPE    IO KALEIDOSCOPE    7 SCRAPBOOK    6 SPORTS ............... 8    9 STOCKS    3 TV LOGS ............IO Thursday August 27 1987 25 Cents One Sections 14 Pages Former teacher to run for NBISD trustee position Nathan Millett claims NBISD has discriminated against him. now a new race is really on Lower road project costs attributed to land values tty SARA H DUK E SUH Wntei * )f tfie ST 4 rn till item in 19R5 ie near corn tty v nix < I hr Pahme qed- approved bv construction is the tutted bv this .aid Named i*.I* liers dur let! left the tier employ B * SARAH DUKE Start Writer Nathan Millett former New Braunfels ISI) tea lier aru a rune »*d his i amitdacy as a school bom trustee tins week atter being turn «*vJ down for a teaching po- a nu with the dud r u t I levi like I w as it go around Millett om* of NBISD s top mg ills tenute NI J district to pursue c merit opportune a-- in Rh* -pi mg OI • * VS lien f • ugh! a p • J ion with the district this summer he was turned down Asked if ta* feet* tile school dis!rut dis*!int tied against him because of his race Millett >vtmI rn Ida y said bv 'iunks so VV fiat makes me so triad is i go to any school iistr t and get hired the same day but li.i * NBISD make me wait two m •    1 'mon if s and tun i i i« a M left said He said -* I tao I llstrict of fidals gave him rn* n a a u , re jet ting film Dm* educator s od he was offered a cont tai I at the hdgewiMxl se hoof district in san Antonio the same day fie applied tor a job theie I fiat contract is now iii question because si I tool of (icials in Non Antonio may have overfill ed Millett said Im* will *h-v< r seek a teaching position withii NHIM) again (xii will s**«*K a position on MILLETT ttie ti is! net s board of trustees during elections next spring I wo at large positions those field by Set- MILL It f I Page i oject. which recent1» wa- c-Umated lo Im* 95 pet cent o nplete has cost the city alout $225,009 so far less ,a» I- ii of the Sun • OI f ct tarnally budget et! ut I a*iema»i New Braunfels finance director said ih( likely reason the project (ame in so much under *"gH ss that tan I prices n th** area have dropped dramatically since 19&» VV fien the whole project is done you ll set* it come in a great d* a1 under estimates and most of that was u cause A land pi sces Thieleman said * Land prices v -re considerably r tgher in I aka than they are now I he economy was in g<**d shape So one and a half or two veals later we go out and buy land at a much lower price S hat leaves more 'hail % fun.turn in ex< ess bond Hinds sd ting in city colters Thieleman said the city has several •I lions for using the money He said city officials want to wait until the project is complete and accepted by city council beton deciding how to use th*- excess Iii** cliv could us* the tunds to pav off the bonded in ie? *.e loess ri re tj . * k v I hi* «-mu said t tie- city a I so t<*uid u-e the funds to cover pos-ible budget overruns in Hie city s tither road improvemet « tx ihI projects He said Uh* city - bond council advises thai ihe funds can be I tiisiert* d to other projects as long as those other pro jells are in the same category such as road im pavements lf sa little premature right now to decide what to do with that money he said adding that within about six n nibs the other projects should he undei way Die County I lie Road reconstruction project currently is estimated to tie Jo jwrcent complete City offK'iais tx ig< ted <1 m milium tor 'ti** project and i'2 9. *2! had tieen spent .isof Aug I A temporary road has been constructed alongside the location of the reconstructed road Thieleman said that road should fielp alleviate problems caused bv traffic, especially going to and from Memorial Primary School, during construct Min It ll u* in there the whole lime while construction is going on the finance maria get said He added that the load will Im- made of oiled gravel packed down by cals arui it will im* destroyed when the permanent road is coin plete Proied Amoun budgeted ♦ spent °o complete City *ide overla, 801,26? 191 OSO 40 r*Ahmever Roue! ♦•construction SCS 013 :?5 976 95 County Line Road reconstruction 1.927 712 239 521 20 Walnut Avenue extension 638.544 13.200 7 Linda F rederichsburo road drainage I 613.640 17 434 7 Santa Clar a west San Antonio drainage 257 816 4 263 8 Green valley drainage 638 544 13 200 IO County Line Road toe substation construction 2)0 8*Q 73.1 SS 45 Central tire station i econstruction 723,110 254 740 40 Railroad overpass improvement 82 OOO 0 0 For Tuesday the first day of school Memorial principal Karen sum| son is asking parents to bring children to school on a staggered schedule To avoid congestion on the temporary road Simpson asked that parents of se cond grade students bring their children to school between 9 and 9 kl a rn while kindergarten students should con ie to schtMil bet w een 9 Ut and 9:50 a rn Theileinan said springs were found in the County Line Road area “The design of the roadway has tieen drawn up to allev late problems” caused by springs tie said The city official added that springs were discovered in the See PROJECTS, Page 2 r Councilmen support city staff's actions in chute controversy Most Canyon Lake area parks pending repairs By DAVID MAY and JIM WEBRE Stall Writers Most t Tty Council members on tacted this week say Hwy feel city stall has acted properly to dale iii its dealings Aith the opt* tat ion of the Prince Sodus Park Tube Chute and former concessionaire Richard Hampton Hampton and hts wile Nancy Ann Hampton through then attorney Monon J Bore he i - have filed an ap plication for redress sat Isl ait ion. compensation and relief with the city of New Braunfels The Hamptons are seeking damages of some $7.5 250. not including attorney's fees District 2 councilman Loraine Kraft Mayor George Krbeii Mayor Pro Tem Ramon Chapa Jr aud District J councilman Fd Sciantarelli all said they support the city manager s decision in February to terminate the uty .s contract with Hampton to operate the popular cit y owned watei attraction The parks department is currently managing the facility At large * epresentalives Doug Millet and James Goodbread were unav ailable for comment today w hile Bill Arnold said I e needl'd to garner more background information tiefore commenting Arnold was unable to attend a special closed session Tues day al ter noon with council and at honey Harry Moore concenriug the Hampton s application Chapa said he fell tile i ny had been on (he “up and up" with the Hump tons while Sciantarelli commented that the city had bent ovei backwards to accommodate the Hamptons when problems arose last year concerning required liability in See CHUTE. Page 2 A story published in the Aug 26 edition of the Herald Nettling reported that all Canyon Lake area parks maintained by the I s Ai my Corp- of engineers w mid likely Im*open sept I was incorrect According to the corps manager at Canyon Lake all parks have high water damage that will prevent all six ut the cor|>s maintained facilities from tieing complete Iv operational until well into septemtiei or later open parks are Jacobs Creek and North Hark although damage to tables and rest rooms in those parks need extensive repair The day use areas of ('any on Hark are open, the first half of Hotter s Creek Patk is usable, and the main road to Canyon I ake Marina is open said manager Jerry Blite, adding that much of Canyon Hark and most of Cranes Mill recreation area remain uitavaitable for public use Bi ite said all six parks under corps management re quire refitting, repainting and replacement of some facilities, work that is expected to lust into Hie tail He tiad no hard estimate on doliai cost available at pre sent “We have five roofs of buildings gone We can’t just reopen them ” Brite said, adding that wave action when Canyon Lake was less than a foot below the spillway at 94J feet above mean sea level took the roots off some five bath or rest rooms lf they had stayed on instead of coming off Brite said they would have damaged the masonry block walls and we would have to rebuild the entire building " The lake Thursday morning was at about 910 feet above mean sea level just above the conservation pool with virtually the same amount of water coming into the reservcir as is being let out less than 82u cubic feet per second evaporation currently is the major draw from the lake from an inch to a half an inch per day. Brite said One boat ramp each in Potter s Creek, C anyon Park and Comal Park are open to the public, although much ut those areas remains unservicable. Brite said He estimated that Coma) Park would be useable by Sept IU. l i anes Mill by Sept 20. all of Potter s ('reek by late tall, while C anyon Park should tie completely ready lur public use by mid to late September Areas that are open, Brite said, “have a dusty chalk appearance We are taking it in phases and there s no exact date" for opening any now closed or partially open parks he said The lake manager said north and south swimming beaches at C anyon Park could be open this weekend Brite clarified what the corps considers a broad in- See PARKS. Page 2 ;