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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 7, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Alysheba falls short, Page UA J Liddle Blessings, Page IB New Braunfels ilV rn AW New Braunfels, Texas Sunday June 7, 1987 50 Cents Four Sections, 46 Pages Arbor axing angers neighbors near lines By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Above. Canyon Park information enter is a little hard to get to by land. Below because the steps and driveway to the marina are inder water visitors now cross a ramp onto a walkway that’s been rigged to connect with the normal marina-land bridge (Photos by Leslie Kriewaldt). High water covering parks Even as the sun reminds tolks it’s summer and time for a trip to the lake. Canyon Lake is more than Hi feet above its usual level and eon tinues to rise because of heavy ains for more than two w e *k* upriver The Ii S Army Corps of Engineers is holding most ut the upstream runoff in the lake and til** outflow has been reduced to HH* cubic lect per se cond, a traction ut the amount oi water rushing into the lake Comal Hark. Canyon Hark and Cranes Mill Hark are closed Much of Canyon Park is under several feet (it water, leaving only the tops of i restroom building and picnic table roofs above water Friday afternoon Despite the drastic rise in the lake level. Ed Thompson, manager of tin* Canyon Lake Manna, said the almost 500 boats at tile manna are in no danger ‘The floats just go up with the marina Everything is in as good a -.flap** as it will ever be lf it were still raining upriver, it would be another thing.” he said Thompson and bis employees bad been working 24 hours a day tor most of the week to adjust the floating manna as water rose With tile release from the lake drastically reduced, water in the lake was rising rapidly Friday \ partially submerged yard stick at the marina indicated water had risen eight inches in five flours Friday Thompson said he bas been keep mg 24-bom armed security at the manna, which is now an island. because be tears looting is possible The marina manager said that while he bas only seen a lew people be thought might bt* looters, fie didn't want to leave the boats vulnerable Thompson said the biggest pro Idem caused by the flooding at Hie lake is floating fire ants Instead of drowning iii the high waters, the ants ding together and drift in the water Clumps of ants surround the lake shore on the north side They ll Hat tattoo you. Chomp son said Fred Cregg. park ranger with the Corps of Engineers, said Friday it will be impossible to determine pro pertv damage within the lake parks until Hie water subsides. And it will take some time fie tore the water level decreases because outflow from lan and Louise Walker planted a tree in their yard IO years ago The little tier was special to the retired couple it shaded theii house and beautified their immaculate lawn Las? Monday New Braunfels I’tihties workers trimmed the tree cutting several large branches and leav mg it bald on one vide Tfie thing we re disturbed about was the way they did it Louise Walker said Mrs Walker called the fire department the morning of June I to report that a tree on ttie same block as their home was on fire The tree was under transmission lines and NBC crews responded to handle the situation Mr and Mrs Walker credited the utilities workers with the quick response Thinking every tiling was under control, the couple left to deliver Meals on Wheels. When they returned to their home at 724 Moonbow. the tree and several ottier tu*es behind their home cere drastically trimmed I just wish tfiere was a little more unrnunication between the utilities ai i property owners Mrs Walker said She said she strongly believes the tree IS special Along with in creasing propers values, they im prove tile em I room tnt Hit* said The couple -.aid they would have gladly nu cd someone to trim the trees if they had known XBI wanted them trimmed ’They should have had a little more feeling (or 'fie people the pro peris owners Mr Walker --aid. pointing out that the crews never told the couple they . ere corning onto tiltyard or ere goti.g to trim the tree in front of the house “I do t>elie\e anytime somebody comes a your property tfiat they should ,!ert the owner* Mrs The right of Deryi Clarke was adjacent to Dick Koegie s home 'Photo by Walker -aid We teel like we ve had a attle twister through here Mrs Walker pointed out of her bedroom window to a patch of tree stumps The area had i**en a pleasant little wooded area ‘*e!ore XBI' crew*- got their hands on it. she said. The Walkers and their neighbor See TREES. Page 2A Pilot injured in weekend crash the lake has remained at IOO cts for See LAKE. Page 2A One man '.uttered -.erious -pinal injuries saturday morning when the airplane fie was piloting crashed on take off at the Bulverde Mrport James Boring, 62. of Boerne remains in serious condi non in the Brooke \rmy Medi al enter i Jesse Baldwin, lo. also of Boerne a a' a passenger ” he aircraft at the time of the accident He suffered! \ Texas Department ot Hublic Satety report indicated that the aircraft a 1975 (Jrumman. tailed to become airline atter teaching the end of the runway at the small community airport The accident did not cause a fire Comal County Sheriff's officials said Federal Aviation \drmmstration officials were notified of the accident and are expected to conduct an investigation Workshop to center around landfill sale By DAVID MAY Staff Writer A special meeting between city and county officials to discuss tile proposed sale ol the city county landfill will be Meld Tuesday in Comal County Commissioners Court Questions raised over a week ago by county commissioners Clyde Jacobs and Ned Craigmile stalled the proposal by Waste Management Inc of San Antonio to ow ii and operate the city-county landfill for al least the next 15 years The public session w ill begin ut 5:;io p.m. on the thud floor of the courthouse annex Waste Management was the successful bidder over Browning Ferris Inc with a bid of $704,(MKI It was the second bidding process this year it has been reported that the first bids received in March were higher, in the range »t st million, for ownership rights Bids were lowered during the -w* cond bidding process because of requested guaranteed tipping rates loi the first six years of the contract and tied to consumer price indexes over the remaining nine years, sought primarily by the city for protection According to Hie purchase agreement, tile entities will turn over the operating permit, all equipment and existing buildings The agreement also calls for the purchaser to pay a royalty of to percent of gross revenues for the expected 15 year life of the dump See LANDFILL, Page 2A Council faced with hard budget choices By DAVID MAY Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council members may have thought tiles made the last of the hard decisions on next year s budget when they voted an ad valorem rate increase of 2t> percent May 13. but they may have to make another before the budget can ire balanced and adopted Failure to resolve a requested additional utility transfer of $2fil,two over vhat Xew Braunfels I'tiiities presently pays means the tmal reading of fiscal 1987 88 s operating budget w til likely be tab! ed during .Monday s regular council .session Tabling the budget reading would force city officials to resolve funding issue either by a payback agreement as stipulated tis Utilities trustees or by further budget cuts Council must balance the budget and give it its final hearing by June 20 The second regular council meeting in June is on the 22nd ot the month, but city charter requires budget approval IO days t>eiore the begintng Hie fiscal year, which is July I. City Manager Joe Michie asked utility trustees April lo to approve a three quarter mil transfer from electric ratepayers to subsidize city monetary shortfalls Trustees tabled Hie matter. then nixed the proposed irrungernent May 29 Trustees did however, offer lo make the funds available on a onetime basis with a payback stipulation preferably in the torm ot reduced tuiure transfers City Budget Director ( ourt lT.ieleman Friday said staff has. prepared options (or council to con sider Monday. * ire option is to agree to ti pay back either directly or indirectly through reduced transfer lunds over a four year t»enod The first year would be a grace period and $87,000 would be repaid over the next three years That would give the city a chance to adjust some i evenues and give the ailing local and state economy a chance lor a turnaround \ second option is to cut the budget which now totals about 97.75 million Thieieman said there are some line item expenses w Inch could In* seral ched. but he said major cuts would likely have to tie taken iroin proposed raises and could involve additional stat! eliminations Counting the current year s budget amendments, five Matt positions have been eliminated Should council opt tor the loan. payback arrangements would have to I*** presented and ap proved by utility trustees Thieieman said the requested police and tnt* department personnel additions amount to 9290.000 yearly He said those levels, tor the most part w ill have to be maintained annually Though the mimes have pledged the additional funds one time Thieieman said the city will need to provide most (<! those increases annually The problem is it is like a double loan to main tam those personnel additions ^aid Thieieman Asked chat budget items re most likely to be deleted Thieieman said. It is a difficult thing to assess without ittmg down and going back over the budget and prioritizing the needs Couch s Monday agenda includes third and final reading of an ordinance adop ting new and additional zoning districts governing .my future zoning change and newly annexed pro peru into the city and revising the lequirements for general proc istons third and iinal reading of fiscal 1987 na operating budget ordinance second reading of an ordinance regulating and licensing commercial ambulance services operating within the city emergency reading of an ordinance to approve installation of traffic control signs on verse*? BUDGET. Page 2AStammtisch L \ New Bractlets Civic Center. (80 S. Seguin, will in* the site of Continental Shows, Ltd s Antique .show and Sale June 12, IJ and 14. All kinds of neat antiques and curios will lie available for display and purchase. Hours will In* 12 to 8 t> iii Friday and Saturday, 12 to a pan Sunday. Admission is 92 HL although kidleis under 14 are admitted free The ad hoc committee of parents wanting to offer their teen age sons and daughters alternatives to bazar deus and possibly illegal parties this summer will meet at 7 p m June ll at Comal County Fairgr ounds pavilion Teens who want to show some creative and responsible behavior might want to join in and let these concerned adults know what kinds ot Hungs are worthwhile and whether there is any jjoint to trying to preserve life and limb through parties, etc that don t involve foolish alcohol and drug abuse or destroying someone else s property in an effort lo !>e cool Mums and dads of kids par ticipating in Hie American Kiltie League Baseball in New Braunfels are selling tickets to a drawing that will raise money tor the league and give you a chance to come away with gift certificates, I s Savings Bonds, a hindquarter of l>eef. a smoked turkey, a general pest control treatment and oilier neat stun Businesses contributing to the caus** include Granzin’s Meat Market, Texas Commerce Bank, New Braunfels National Bank. MBank New Braunfels. San Antonio Savings & Loan First Federal Savings & lxian Area Wide Termite and Fest Control, American Eagle Awning & Siding. Texas Sporting Hoods Hair nan Bool mg Company. Salon JJT. The Claut Hams, Lollipop of New Braunfels, tioepi Jewelers and Edelweiss Distributing Dee Buck at Buck Pottery in Gruene is. for the second year, of fet ing his Magical Child Creative Workshops on Friday mornings this month On June 12, 19, and 28, adults and children of all ages can participate in what Buck calls a "hands-on clay workshop ( is only $1 per day and the workshops will bt; held from IO a m to noon each Friday. A 20 percent chaut e of ailernoon or early evening thundershowers does exist tor today while the partly cloudy skies wdl remain most ot the week Today’s and Monday s highs will reach near 90. with lows dropping to the low 70s It will turn ' cooler'' Tuesday with partly cloudy skies and a high expected to leach Hilo the Bos and lows dropping to the 70s Mostly cloudy skies Wednesday and Thursday will allow afternoon Inglis in thehighs rn the nos and lows in the 80s The Menu BUSINESS..............6    A CLASSIFIED........7-11 B COMICS................6    B CROSSWORD...........7    A DEAR ABBY...........9A EDUCATION..........10A ENTERTAINMENT.    ..BA KALEIDOSCOPE.....I 12B INSIGHT...............SA OPINIONS..............4    A SPORTS............11-14A ;