New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 8, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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Commissioh will be Thursday, July 14 al 140 am. in tha New Braunfels Municipal Building, Conference Room C.
The commission's promotion oonunitiee will give an update on Wattle tadmark articles and consideration of other press unities.
his car dealership's present, downtown location, and this may be because others My they're departing the area aswell.
Kyra Brandt, owner of the Comal Flower Shop on the Plaza, 337 Main Plaza, said she “always liked having” Don Maxwell Chevrolet -Geo, 386 W. San Antonio St, dowtown. “He and Bluebonnet (Motors) are fine neighbors, clean and well kept," the Downtown Merchants Association member said. “They always do their windows in keeping with the seasons and the vehicles are always clean and neat.
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County officials begin studying possible ‘junk vehicle’ regulation
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Cornel County is iookilg into the poeribitity of regulating ^junk vehicle^'on property in the county.
The rftm"iiftk>nefi Court Thursday decided to table the motion until next weak so that Juadoca of the Peace, fhf cffesrt cf the county uwV»r which wpuld bs heard, can review
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4Alot of coundea have been avoiding this became of the enforcement end com involved. Certainly there woulO bee problem ftom the Sheriff, lf he BMI involved," mid Commie-
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County commissioners approve purchase of computer equipment
By CRAIB HAMMETT
Commissioners Court passed several items Thursday at the tegular meeting.
The court approved purchase of br the County eomput-
disk drives fer I sr system, telephones, and fmHfi the County Law library fend budget fer purchase of a copy machine and
A total ofSUSOwra transferred ftom contingency fonds to Juvenile Probation in order to network Juvenile Probation computed.
Also, Fire Marshal Milton Will-
mann was reappointed to another two-year term and the court appoint cd election judges and alternate judges for the next year, Aug. I, 1994 to July 31,1995.
The court tdflprcri a resolution concerning the use of proceeds of bonds involving a health care facility near Canyon Lake.
The facility if mn by Lutheran Soda! Services, a non-profit agency and involves juveniles referred by the MMB. A lawyer tor the agency said the bonds issued by a corporation outside the county would not involve any coat or revenue to Comal County.
“But if it’s better for them, I’m happy for them,'* Brandt continued.
But Maxwell claims some people have not been so happy to have a car dealership in their historic downtown. “In the psst, citizens have been up-in-arms about car dealerships downtown,” the former Main Street project board member said. “I don’t want to moil what anybody’! ides of t beautiful downtowa jboidd bs. and frankly. I don't think our spade is big enough.”
But the loss of downtown car shoppers may be a problem to consider Combined with the loss of downtown grocery shoppers brought about by H.E.B. moving to 1-35 in New Braunfels ftom its present, downtown location, ifs beginning to worry some folks.
Mike Samford, store manager of Stehling Brothers Western Wear, 194 S. San Antonio, said the decision to close his family’s New Braunfels store came about in part because of the impending decrease in shoppers. “It’s just that downtown doesn't have enough business,” he said. “And now with H.E.B. leaving, going across town..
Stehling Brothers Ism day (until when plenty of bargains remain to be had) it scheduled for July 30. After that, its “couple of employees will commute to San Marcos for work at a new Stehling Brothers store there.
Bluebonnet Motor! owner Gary Kahlig said he has no immediate plans to move.
“We would like to," he said.
Rumen Brandt, of New Braunfels Resorts Property Management, said he is concerned that city hall remains apparently unconcerned about this trend.
“I am concerned over what la happening with all of the departments of the city,” he said in a recant letter
Homebuilders in Comal County have put up 255 new homes so far this year, and 92 tingle-family dwellings in the city, recently released statistics my.
Michael Meek, New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce executive vioe president, said the number of new homes built this year in the city could top 200 by the end of fee year, and the effect is even more pronounced in the county, where, if the second half of 1994 (fid rn well for building permits as the first half, 354 new homes would be built.
Such growth brings “ripple” effects in the economic sector «OnreeoHBHiic condition is wiy
good," he said.
Employment statistics reflect this. Out of a labor force of 29,193,28,069 found work, leaving 3.9 percent unemployed.
This remains down from 1993'a 4 J percent overall unem-ployment rate. This is really good bemuse actually, the number of employable people living here grew, (over 27,042 total civilians in 1993), but Hey all must have found work because the employment rate still dropped, Meek
No apartments or duplexes have been buih in the city or county to far this year, although they buih one Ism year in the city Seven pcofearional buildings and industrial structures have gone up
obtained by the Herold-Ztttung. “It appears ... that we are becoming a city that is tun by only one or two
people instead of the personnel thM is needed. There ire many cases ie. safe-city director, assistant city man
tids year, two hmm than Ism year.
Growth also hee a “downside.” Comal iwfrpwMtw* School District has a bond iMue out for three new elementary schools.
Sales tax collections sre up only 12 percent, (although the growth ia up 30 percent). County Mica til collections twain up, but only by IS percent.
• Qyifl County property raws# will not ba ooHtclfd on these homes until next year. This is always OM of the problems that comas with growth, because tire
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nuisances and should bs ramoved.
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buikkin in 1 lawful manner where it is not visible ftom the Mteto or od* public or private property; vehldra or parti stored or puked in 1 Iswfoi manner on private property in connection with the budneM of a licensed vehicle desire or junkyard, an unlicenieA operable or inoperable antique or special Inter-•M venlcla doted by a cot lector on tits collector's property, lf tha vthicla Md the outdoor dongs Mea in mainlined in a manner so tint they do not coom!-tuta I health hazard and ate screened faom osdtatfy public view by means of a fanes, rapidly growlpg trees, ihnib bray, or cm
Safe-city director and Maiden city manager remain poakiona recently cut in the budget process.
But in the urns process, Main StseM copfdintwf and Community Development Block Oran coordinator were made two positions, allowing for the Main Street coordinator to fbcusjuM on that.
Marion Benson, owner of tire Collodion m Landmark Square, 177 S.
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