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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 21, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas Texts Mitoh wo box W3 Texas wonder exactly what city wants Joe Hartigan makes a point while John Dierksen right Photo by Henry Krausse By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer City1 planners rejected examples of greenipace regulations from other cities as too But before getting down to the nuts and bolts of a they decided to find out exactly why City Council wanted such an ordinance to begin At a workshop session the Planning and Zoning Commission examined ordinances from and San Marcos which required a minimum percentage of landscaping per individual The consensus the rules were too complicated and probably impossible to City Planning Director Debra Goodwin wanted the Commission to modify them to fit New If we adopt what Austin we wont be able to enforce Its for you to decide if you want one at Goodwin City Council asked the Commission to look into the greenspace idea last but the precise reasons for the ordinance were obscured by Was it to improve drainage Provide for park space in highderisity areas Or for beauty and aesthetics City administrative assistant Court Thieleman said Council members were concerned about water runoff in newer areas of the city recently zoned for commercial especially the proposed extension of Common Theres no control right now that says you cant pave your entire Goodwin Alan a New Braunfels Utilities said paved areas produce about four times the water runoff of unpaved and at a higher Commissioners didnt think a law requiring a minimum percentage of greenery would prevent flooding during heavy although some conceded it might help a little How much would it take Even 20 percent wont make a difference in a Commission member Joe Hartigan Mayor Skip Stratemann See Page 14A New Braunfels New Texas WEDNESDAY July 25 cents 142 London bombing Hunt begins for Irish terrorists 30 Pages3 Sections USPS 377880 LONDON AP Scotland Yard searched IRA haunts today and watched Britains airports and railroad stations for the bombers who killed nine British soldiers and wounded 51 other people in The British arid Irish governments condemned the two bombings and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher vowed her government would not rest until the evil and brutal brought to The bombs one of them a mixture of ex plosives and sixinch nails sliced through a detachment of Queen Elizabeth IIs ceremonial mounted guard in Hyde Park and ripped apart a Regents Park bandstand where a Green Jackets regiment band was In cables sent to The Associated the Irish Republican Armys political Sinn said the Irish guerrilla army was responsible for the IRA bombings on British soil in eight i theories motivation for the included the recent conviction of an IRA bomber and the coming assembly election in Northern Scotland Yard warned Britons tobe on constant alert for further The Yard said detectives in Dublin and Belfast were exchanging information on the whereabouts of terrorist suspects and possible movement of Assistant Police Commissioner Gilbert Kelland said the Yard was trying to trace the movements of the blue Austin Morris car that contained the Hyde Park nail He appealed for owners of vacant garages in and around London to contact police if Irishmen recently used and said the Yard was considering a search of the thousands of rental garages in the Thatcher told the House of Commons These callous and cowardly crimes have been committed by evil and brutal men who know nothing of democracy and we shant rest until they are brought to In Irish Prime Minister Charles Haughey and opposition Fine Gael leader Garret FitzGerald echoed Thatchers The Dublin government favors unification of the Roman Catholic Irish Republic with Protestantdominated Northern Ireland but has outlawed the Northern Irelands Social Democratic and Labor provinces Catholic at tacks hindered the cause of Irish while the Protestant Uister Unionist Parly called another example of the IRAs utter disregard for human The first planted in a car parked near the famed Rotten Row bridle path around Hyde was exploded by remote control at It hurled sixinch nails through a squad of the Blues and Royals Regiment of the Household Cavalry as they trotted past spectators to the daily Changing See Page 14A Which ones Tom Staff photo by John Senter It looks like an episode out of Mark but its really City Parks and Recreation employees Joe Partida left and Karl Thompson painting the picket fence located next to City Hall of Seguin and near the intersection NB trustees eye million budget By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Next years proposed budget for the New Braunfels Independent School District is ap proximately million larger than the 198182 But you have to keep in mind that the new budget also has the 198283 athletic and cafeteria budgets in Lonnie NBISD business said in a telephone interview Wed Staff photo by Jackie Smith Lonnie Curtis in a sea of In previous school trustees have passed three separate budgets the athletic and cafeteria Curtis State law changed Now the district is required to pass one which this year amounts to approximately And because the 198283 budget contains the cafeteria and athletic it is approximately million bigger than the 198182 which amounted to Curtis A public hearing to discuss next years proposed budget will be held school trustees decided Following this it is expected that the school board will adopt the 198283 Hendricks The board is required by law to pass the budget on or before Curtis told At the boards 24 Curtis will present the amended 198182 district budget to trustees for their The proposed 198283 budget is approximately in the Curtis he trustees realized that the new budget would be short by this amount when they agreed to keep the same tax rate 97 cents at their May 25 The initial budget will show a said But by the time the end of the year comes chances are slim that the budget will be over he If by chance the is Curtis said the district has funds to cover It can come out of the reserve if he Also at Tuesdays trustees approved 198283 studentteacher handbooks for New Braunfels High Seele Lone Star Primary and Lamar Assistant Oscar who presented the handbooks for the boards also handed out copies of Middle Schools proposed But because of a discrepancy on absentee policy at the Middle trustees did not approve Middle Schools Smith said he would work with the ministration on reworking the changes suggested by trustees and would return Middle Schools along with Car Schurzs policy handbooks back See Page MA CISD School board approves homestead tax exemption By DYANNE FRY Staff writer The optional 40 percent homestead exemption is a controversial issue in some property tax but Comal Independent School District trustees were unanimous in approving it Tuesday I think this exemption is giving the school boards an out from the Peveto which I expect to change greatly during the next legislative said board vice president Carey I fully support the 40 percent exemp McWilliams conducted the meeting in place of president Kenneth who was out of Trustee David Way asked about the burden on business and As superintendent Edgar Willhelm pointed If you grant exemptions on you have to shift the taxes onto somebody else whos not The rationale for the homestead exemption was that this years re appraisal has drastically increased residential values on tax Agricultural land has builtin Business and industry rolls have been kept more so individual values shouldnt increase that In those values are showing very little CISD business manager Hugo Nowotny The industrial roll has increased but thats because of new Even with the 40 percent CISD officials figure large business and industry will be paying 13 percent less taxes this whose property in some cases may do ible in will be paying even with adjusted Of those are just educated The Comal County Appraisal See Page 14A Relief on the phone system approved Relief is in store for the Comal In dependent School District ad ministration relief from busy from impatiently buzzing from waiting in line for a connection with the outside And those outsiders who have business with CISDs central office may find relief from those endless busy School trustees approved installation of a new telephone system Tuesday General Dynamics Omega III system got the but not without considerable board Two trustees wanted to scrap all three of the bids that were submitted and redraw specifications in favor of lesser im Purchase cost of the Omega system is and the average monthly cost of maintenance and operation for the next three years is figured at The board will need to put in the 1982 83 budget to take care the system next Assistant superintendent Arlen Tieken recommended Omega over a more sophisticated system also proposed by General and Southwestern Bells The Bell system could have been installed more cheaply and rather than But Tieken thought it would cost the district more in the long especially with proposed changes in Bells corporate Trustee David Way didnt argue about See PageHA Canyon Dam closed Inside Water ceased to flow from Canyon Dam this as specialists from the Fort Worth District and the Southwestern Division of the Corps of Engineers con ducted an intense fiveyear inspection of the This fiveyear deal is called a periodic which is in addition to the yearly inspections we and more Reservoir Manager Philip Parsley Specialists in foundations each thoroughly inspect their and pictures are taken to compare to those snapped five years Parsley The spillway and outlet areas are also as well as possible areas for The shutoff was to last from two to four Parsley with the water flow to return to 100 cubic feet per second by this 7A 14A ;