New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 13, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
County OKs evaluation of radio maintenance
New Braunfels Hera\d-Zeitung Sunday, January 13,1985 3A
By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer
Commissioners decided Thurjday to allow the radio consultant to evaluate Motorola’s offer of an approximately $16,000 yearly maintenance contract on all county radio equipment.
Motorola won the bid for the radio equipment for the jail that included a one-year maintenance contract on the new eqipment.
But the radio consultant had recommended in his original evaluation of the county’s equipment that the county enter into a maintenance contract with someone, so that someone be held accountable for the servicing of the radios.
The first year’s contract was $14,588 because the new equipment was already covered; and the second year was $17,982 because the sheriff’s new equipment had to be added to the contract.
However, Dain Kunzler, accounts executive with Motorola, did not explain why the first year’s figure was so high, except that the number of pieces of equipment turned out to be about twice as many as they had first projected.
“It turned out after a complete inventory was taken on the county’s radio equipment that there were 32 mobiles and 31 portables,” Kunzler said.
County Auditor Bate Bond quoted the entire maintenance on the sheriff’s department equipment for last year at $6,695. The road department maintenance added another $1,500.
Commissioner J.I,. (Jumbo) Evans suggested that the proposal be
examined by the radio consultant, and his recommendations be returned to the commissioners court before a decision be made.
In other business, the commissioners accepted county engineer Clark (Mac) McCoy’s suggested regulations for the building of driveways across county right of way.
“These are modeled after the state highway department regulations. They set a grade and flow line,” McCoy said.
Commissioner Bill George agreed with the idea, saying, “Something needs to be done. It’s getting dangerous if you run off the road for some reason, to avoid an accident, and you hit some of these headers on some of these driveways. Some people have constructed them with no slope at all. You could have a wreck."
(Headers refers to the appoach to the driveway from the side.)
“A mower can’t go over them either, and with all the development out in the county, it’s getting to be a real problem to maintain the bar ditch,” the commissioner continued.
Evans suggested that the driveway requirements across the bar ditch be added to the county subdivision order, which the other commissioners agreed.
Ted Ballard, a developer in the
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audience waiting to be heard on another matter, suggested that the commissioners' require only bonded contractors be allowed to put in construction across county right of way.
“It’s much easier to deal with the bonding company when an in-forcement recourse is needed rather than having to find some fly-by-night contractor that might not live in the county or stick around after the job is completed,” Ballard explained.
Commissioner Monroe Wetz said he was not certain that the commissioners had a right to require bonding, but Evans thought the idea had some merit and convinced the others to allow the county attorney to look into it.
Commissioners also called for bids for a two-year bank depository contract, a haul trailer for the road department and the finishing out of three bays at the maintenance yard.
“When the garage was built two were finished and three were left empty. We need to go ahead and finish one with a pit in it, one with a lift and the other will be just a regular floor,” McCoy said.
Both the haul trailer and the work on the garage were budgeted for 1985.
Commissioners also approved First City National Bank of Austin as the paying agent-registrar for the certificates of obligation.
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Rosary will be reeited at Doep-penschinidt Funeral Home at 7 tonight
Bacon, 76, died at her home Jan. ll. The daughter of Frank and Katherine (Norton) Yarwood, she was born July 2, 1908 in Madison, Wise She married I ajuis I). Bacon on Nov. IO, 1931 in Belvedere, 111.
Bacon was a housewife and a member of the St. Thomas Chapel in Canyon I .ake, New Braunfels Elks Ixxlge No. 2279. and the Royal Neighbors of America.
Bacon was preceded in death by her son. Donald Bacon She is survived by her husband, I .outs I). Bacon of Canyon Lake; and two grandchildren.
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Simon T. Velez
Services for Simon T. Velez of 105 S. Rueckle Road will tx* held at 2 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Cemetery in Seguin under the direction of Zoeller Funeral Home.
Rosary will tx* recited at 7:30 tonight at Zoeller Funeral Home, where the body will lie in state until 1:30 p.m. Monday.
Velez, 54, died Jan ll at Humana Community Hospital The son of Juan and Isabel (Trejo) Velez, he was born Jan. 8, 1931 rn New Braunfels. He married Angie Vasquez on June 3,1972 in Seguin.
A lifelong resident of New Braunfels, he was employed in the boiler room at Mission Valley Mills. Velez was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of the American legion Post 179, and was a unit level recruiter for the departments of the Army and Air Force National Guard of Texas.
Survivors include his wife, Angie Velez of New Braunfels; father, Juan Velez of New Braunfels; two daughters, Juanita Garcia of Dallas and Sipriana Velez of New Braunfels; three sons, Joe Velez, Mateo Velez, and Prisco Velez, all of New Braunfels; a sister, Maria Muniz of New Braunfels; two brothers, Felix Velez and Uo Velez, both of New Braunfels; and seven grandchildren.
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