New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 27, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Ziltung, New Braunfels, Texas
Tuesday, August 27, 1991
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Melanie Louise Stelnbrlng
Services for Melanie Louise (nee Feltncr) Steinbring, 85, of New Braunfels were at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Martins Lutheran Church in
She was bom Sept. 6, 1905, in Comal County. She died Aug. 24, 1991, at Eden Home.
Mrs. Steinbring was preceded in death by her husband Edmund Steinbring in 1987.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Charles Probst of New Braunfels; a son and daughter-in-law, Edmund and Sue Steinbring of Bastrop; seven grandchildren including Rusty and M’Liss Brockman of New Braunfels; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Elmore of San Antonio; and a brother and sister-in-law. Herman and Lois Feltncr of Eden.
Memorials may be given to Eden Home.
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Ellen Marie Amstutz
Graveside services for Ellen Marie Amstutz, 66, of New Braunfels will be IO a.m. Tuesday at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Dr. Gordon Graham officiating.
Mrs. Amstutz was bom April 15, 1925, in Kansas City, Kan., to Pete and Tressie (nee Rogers) South. She died Aug. 25, 1991, at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston.
She was married May 20, 1953, in Las Cruces, N.M., to Lt. Col. Gerald Amstutz, who died in October 1979.
Survivors include a daughter, Joy E. Amstutz of New Braunfels; four sons, John F. Amstutz of New Braunfels, Gerald D. Amstutz of New Orleans, David E. Amstutz of Waller and Daniel Amstutz of New Orleans.; a sister Nettie South of Kansas City, Kan.; and seven grandchildren.
Services are under the direction of Zoeller Funeral Home.
By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer
Comal County commissioners discussed salaries, automobile mileage allowances and other budget matters with the four justices of the peace during a brief meeting Monday afternoon.
R.G. “Doc” Blanchard, Precinct 2 justice of the peace, discussed a recent letter in which he asked the court to consider increasing his and two other JP salaries more than the planned I percent to 3 percent.
Blanchard told commissioners it's unfair that some other elected county officials will receive 5-percent increases — a 3-percent cost-of-living adjustment plus a 2-percent merit increase — in the proposed 1992
budget on top of 2-percent increases granted last year after grievance committee hearings while JPS didn't use the grievance process.
“I don't see how we should get less than the ones that went before the grievance committee. I think that we're doing, hopefully, as good a job as the district clerk and the county cleric and some of these others who got their 2 percent," Blanchard said.
Under the proposed 1992 county budget, scheduled to get final approval next month, Precinct I Justice of the Peace Harold Krueger will receive $26,651, up about I percent from $26,375 in 1991. Blanchard and Precinct 3 JP Fired Stewart both will make $26,651, up 2.9 percent from their current $25,875. Precinct 4 JP
Howard Smith will make $18,593 in 1992, up 36 percent from his current annual salary of $ 13,593.
County Judge Carter Casteel told the JPs the meeting was scheduled mainly to discuss their budget requests and the subsequent figures tentatively agreed to by commissioners. The court met with most department heads during weeks of budget hearings, but wasn’t able to meet with the JPs, she said.
Blanchard also requested an increase in the JPs' annual $3,000 auto allowance, especially in light of an increase in the commissioners' allowance.
“We think we drive every bit as far as the commissioners with whom we are associated," he said.
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transfer students were approved on a 5-2 vote with Jim Middleton and Tom Potter voting against.
The 1992 budget for the Comal Appraisal District was approved by the board. CISD's share of the CAD budget is 48.456 percent. The new budget represents a an increase for CISD of $20,642 from the 1991 budget due to growth of the district,
said Abel Campos, CISD business manager.
In other action, trustees approved the bid of JM Services of Bulverde for repair and maintenance of the district's 725 computers.
The board also recognized Diane Carpenter, a printing clerk in hear seventh year at the CISD central office as employee of the month for August.
"Thank you very much for this honor and it's a real pleasure working here when you work with such good people," Carpenter said.
Future meetings scheduled for CISD include:
• Monday, Sept. 9 — record vote and executive session;
• Wednesday, Sept. 18 — tax hearing;
• Monday, Sept. 23 — adopt tax rate.
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While ihc New Braunfels Police Department blocked off streets in the immediate area, crews from the New Braunfels Fire Department, city of New Braunfels and New Braunfels Utilities assisted in control and cleanup efforts.
While Emergency Medical System ambulances were on the scene and McKenna Memorial Hospital was notified to stand by in the emergency, no patients were transported or admitted.
EMS personnel did treat at the scene several persons with sore throats and headaches.
By 11:30 a.m., officials were estimating an additional two to three hours of cleanup. Efforts included the spreading of sand to absorb the carburetor cleaner, and then scooping up the contaminated sand for encapsula-uon in plastic containers.
“The wind has been real helpful to us in not being too strong, but being strong enough to help evaporate the chemical," said fire department spokesman Wesley Meyer.
Some firefighters trained in use of a front-end loader relieved city crews who experienced symptoms of breathing the fumes.
“We have men cross-trained in just about everything — electrical, plumbing, heavy equipment,’’ Friesenhahn said. “You never know when its going to come in handy."
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Braunfels, the lowest of seven bids.
• Unanimously approved a report on the city’s general operating fund for the fiscal year that ended June 30 and an investment report for the last quarter of that year.
• Unanimously approved the second reading of an ordinance imposing the city hotel-motel occupancy tax upon hotels located in the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction, which extends two miles outside the city limits.
• Unanimously approved a Bexar Metro 9-1-1 Network District budget for its fiscal year 1992. The program budget, which requires no city funds, is funded mainly through telephone company fees.
Voting were Mayor James Good-brcad. Mayor Pro Tem Ramon Chapa Jr., and Council Members Loraine Kraft, Rudy Seidel, Bill Arnold and Paul Fraser.
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police patrols, he said.
"We need to get control of our street before our neighborhood is destroyed — and others like it. People come to our city because of the quality of life, but we don’t think there would be much quality of life if we turn our streets into thoroughfares for the benefit of a few," Kuntz said.
Goodbread responded that he and City Manager Paul Grohman have discussed the situation and that the staff is working on solutions.
"We don’t have all the answers either, but satellite parking was one of them we talked about," Goodbread said. "This is a subject that we’re going to have to address, and address this year. We were sort of waiting until this tourist season was over so we can get right on it.”
Council Member Paul Fraser suggested large signs and street markings asking motorists to slow down.
Grohman said he has discussed several projects with the local highway department engineer to improve traffic flow and relieve congestion on Common and other streets. Also, Grohman has written a letter to the district highway department engineer in San Antonio to request signs to reroute interstate traffic from the south onto Loop 337 then down Land-
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"So far, we are making some progress," Grohman said.
During the last month and a half, the area has seen increased patrolling, and police officers are writing tickets for violations, he said.
Several other residential streets in town have similar situations, such as California Boulevard during the New Braunfels High School school year, he said.
"We have infrastructure for 30,000 people — or actually a great deal less than that — and we’re just growing, but the infrastructure has never grown. Large streets are just as bad as the residential area over there, and we simply have a problem for which we
don’t have a quick fix," Grohman said.
In the 1991 and 1992 budgets, the judges receive auto allowances of $3,000 per year. Three commissioners will receive $4,800 in auto allowance next year, up $1,200 from the current annual allowance, while the Precinct 3 commissioner will receive $2,400 due to his smaller, more urban district.
Proposed office expenditures also were discussed, but commissioners and the justices of the peace seemed to agree that the matter wasn’t worth lengthy discussions because of the uncertainty from the upcoming redistricting.
In a telephone interview Tuesday, Smith, whose salary will remain well below the other three judges, said he has been requesting for the past three years that the four receive equal pay..
This year, when he was granted about a $5,000 raise, is the first time anyone has listened to him, but he still believes that salaries should be equal, Smith said.
“In my opinion, they should all be equal. I don’t care whether it’s $20,000 or $25,000 or $15,000," he said.
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