New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 25, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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cracy is made up of only one person. She also explained;: that she believes WORD will be more effective if it can malt* it through one more summer.
Commissioner^ Court cannot dean up the River by itself** said Casted.
Casteel also said the budget for WORD is made up of user fees not taxes.
Nolan disputed the way WORD is funded and compared it to the Robin Hood plan for funding schools.
“We have a district imposing special taxes on a limited part of the county passed by a county wide election,” said Nolan.
David Davenport, president of Friends for Rivers agreed there are some things about WORD that need to be improved.
“Ifs not a perfect organization, but it's the best thing we have going so far. Taking it totally out would be going backward WORD is the only vehicle we have at this moment,'* he said.
Friends for River’s recently wrote a letter to Commie* doners Court showing its support for WORD. Nolan suggested Friends for Riven reconsider that stance.
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Opponents Sod supporters of the Water Oriented Recs* Buon JL/t3tnct Began in iiwypffiWi cuscuosion cooccciung the need for WORD during Thursday's Friends for Rivera uiccnng
Friends for Rivers Wd its regular meeting st the Victor^ Bank «id Trost building. Afire the coochiskxi of the regular meeting, county commissioner candidate Ed Nolan spoke to the group about WORD.
Ndan told the group that the budget for WORD was not made up of user fees but instead was a sales tax. He also said that three-fourths cfithe WORD budget is made up of fees horn people staying in hotels, motels, campgrounds, etc.
Nolan also expressed that he believes WORD is a bureaucracy and that Commissioners Court should be responsible for cleaning up the Guadalupe River.
Nolan was met with opposition by several members of the group and by Comal County Judge Carter Casted.
Casted disputed Nolan's remarks by oping tire bureau
dissolving WORD are really burning WORD. We believe this would be a the bam down to get rid of the rats. step backwards and ultimately harrows aik for ..the CommiaioneEi sup- fbi to tire river. We need to emphasize
port in the continuation of WORD water quality, wteer safety and pro*
ami its gods." tection of this great resource. The
The Guadalupe River Neighbor- WORD provides a means of local
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neighborhood groups and subdivi- goals.**
sums formed to support law enforce- Lois Duggan, a Canyon Lake maimed oo the Guadalupe River, also dent who has oppored WORD, also
presented a document in support of presented documentation to support
WORD. her view that WORD has never been
“Through WORD the cote of polio* a legal entity and should therefore be
ing, regulating and maintaining the dissolved by Comal County Com-
Guadaiupe is bone by the river viai- miasioners.
tors who cause the problems rather “House Bill 2194 did not authorial forcing the taxpayers of Comal zize the creation of a Comal County
County to bear this cost,** said their Water Oriented Recreation District,**
communication to Commissioners said Duggan, following that stat*
Court “Petition! circulated in Sum- meat with a list of items that foe said
merwood and Rinds Subdivisions the stale bill had not in feet autfao-
showed overwhelming support for rized the county to do in regard to
WORD." WORD and requesting “closure** on
GBRA's new General Manager the issue. “I ask that Commissioners
seat a letter which said, **We are sun* by their motioo dissolve the unau-
prised that some individuals have pro- thorized Comal County Water Ori-
posed that the court dissolve the eared Recreation District"
By ROSEMARIE EASH
Commissioners heard from both aides in the controversy about the Water Qrifflred'Ffflresifrw District at Thursday*# meeting of Commis* sioners Court.
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rattan of letters of support for the WORD district from Friends for Rivers, the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority and the Guadalupe River Nti^MxahoodCoalition. ; ^ - * J
“Our organisation has supported the concept that a governmental agency will heeded as a regulatory authority which had the ability to raise fonds,* said tho letter from Friends for Rivers. ‘WORD has given our community the ability regenerate fonds tlxoughuacr fere to begin dealing with the complex problems associated with tourism. Without WORD, the job and cost will foil upon die residents and taxpayers of Coml County. Those who advocate
Masonic Lodge to presift awards to students, teachers
New Braunfels Masonic Lodge 1109 will have an open meeting Tuesday, March I at 7:30 pm. to present Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar medals to one student and one teacher from New Braunfels and Canyon High Schools.
The awards are for excellence in personal achievement. The public is invited to attend.
Members and visitors are urged to attend
Quest for Junior Miss tills begins
Lmqus to sponsor Juvonllo violonco & justle# panol
The Comal Area Provisional League of Women Voters will sponsor a panel on Juvenile Violence and Justice Tuesday, March 3 at 7 pm at the Victoria Bank A Trust, Herb Schneider Room.
The League is participating in a OM year study on the issue of juvenile violence and justice.
The panel discussion will focus on prevention and will feature Robert Owens of the police department discussing the DARE program, Maribeth Powers from the Texas Juvenile Probation Department, Martha Ellis with the PRIDE program, Marti Woodard from the Comal County Juvenile Probation Department and Jansey Madden, who is a member of the Texas League of Women Voters Juvenile Violence and Jvutice Committee.
The public it encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Darlene Hicks at 629-5167.
NBU board decides to keep LORA lease
about the lease was brought before the board during Thursday's meeting The iasie was brought before the board because other groups have shown an interest in using the plant.
in ocher business, the board also ^proved aligning to Comal County an one-half mire
from Blinker Road to New Coyote Run Road.
The easement is needed to build a new road
Members of the New Braunfels Utilities Board of TYuareei decided to hold on to their leire of the Lower Colorado River Authority for the old Comal Rower Plant and the hydroelectric plant.
The ime on whidNr or not Geneol Manager Bob Sohn Mould begin dis-cuirione with LORA representatives
(The New Braunfels Herald-Zeittmg invitee its readers to submit items to Stammtiech. According to the Sophlenhurg Archives and members Cf the Germen community, *Slammtisck" represents a sitting place for members cf the community together end there the deft hempen Inge. We Invite yea to there with ne J