New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 21, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
Tuesday, June 21.1983
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Seay eyes committee for master plan update
The Chamber of Commerce Blue Coats attended the grand opening o* the Tramways Bus Station at Walnut Square last week Kevn Biown, center, in striped shirt, is the manager
of the station. Robert Uhr, second from left, is doing what he says he does best on a bus—sleep.
Chamber of Commerce president Donme Seay predicts that a broad-based committee will be appointed “in the very near future" to work on updating the city’s master plan.
That is, if City Council takes the recommendation of the city Planning and Zoning Commission and agrees that the Chamber should be responsible for updating the city’s master plan.
Earlier this month, Planning and Zoning recommended that the Chamber should be involved in the project. But until City Council approves P&Z’s recommendation, work on the update cannot begin.
The task will not be a new one to the Chamber, which last winter recommended to City Council that the plan be revised. The last time the master plan was updated in 1977 it was under the direction of the Chamber which then too appointed a broad-based citizens committee to work on the project
Seay, also a City Council member, seemed optimistic that the Chamber would eventually be asked to appoint a committee to work on the update. The committee, he told Chamber directors Monday, would consist of citizens from throughout the community, including “resource persons’’ from City Hall, from Planning and Zoning and from City Council.
In addition to discussing the city's master plan update, Chamber directors also heard various reports concerning further Chamber activity with the community.
Among them was discussion of the Texas Sesquicentennial celebration — Texas’ 150th birthday. which will be celebrated statewide in 1986
Jean Pfeuffer, chairman of the Chamber’s Sesquicentennial Committee, outlined preliminary plans for local involvement in the celebration. Her
group is hoping to have year-round local activities in 1986 which would involve the local museum and museum of Texas Handmade Furniture, Conservation Plaza. County Fair, Wurstfest and Landa Park.
Pfeuffer's committee will take “this myriad of ideas and figure out which are possible," she said, after reading a lengthy list of suggestions for 1986 activities.
The Chamber’s Free Enterprise program was also presented for the boards consideration. This committee, which each year sponsors the Shadow Program, is thinking of “branching out." committee chairman Ron Eyres said. Currently the program is set up to give senior high school students a chance to spend a day on the job with a local business or professional.
Eyres' committee is now thinking of designing some type of program to include education for the elementary grades in addition to the shadow program This might involve the Chamber setting up a resource library of tapes and slides about free enterprise, he said.
Toward the end of the meeting. Tom Purdum, executive vice president of the Chamber, reported encouraging news about the county’s industrial climate.
Although no plans are final, Purdum said that three industries have recently looked at New Braunfels and Comal County as a possible new home.
In 1982 “we had very little activity" as far as new industries expressing an interest in locating in Comal County, said Purdum * This was apparently true across the state,” he added.
But now, “things are picking up,” he said.GBRAdirectors approve contract for Coleto Creek
The C.uadalupe-Rlanco River Authority board of directors has approved a contrart with URS Company for engineering services for the Coleto Creek project The contract provides for URS to serve as consulting engineers for the authority in the design of a third discharge flume to be built at the Coleto Creek project, said John ll. Specht, (IBRA general manager Among those attending the recent
CRBA board meeting in Seguin was H E Knox of New Braunfels who is a board director.
The flume will tie constructed by (’•BRA under a contract with Central Power and Ught Company, as a necessary part ti the upcoming construction of a second power generating unit at the project Anticipated start of construction for the flume is August, 1984
URS Company, formerly Forrest
and Cotton, served as consulting engineers for the Autfiority during the original construction of the Coleto Creek Reservoir, The reservoir is located between Victoria and Goliad just north of U.S. Highway 59
OBRA operates the reservoir from an operations headquarters at the site and provides facilities for public recreation at the Coleto Creek Regional Park.
In other business, board members
were briefed on the status of the installation of a water supply pipeline which will provide raw water service to the Airco Carbon plant currently under construction in Calhoun County.
Tile project involves the installation of a 15-inch pipeline and related struc tures to provide a surface waler supply under contract with Airco
Hoard members also approved an
application to the Economic Development Adminsitration. US Department of Commerce, for a public works project grant to provide for the expansion of Hie Port lavaca Water Treatment Plant The proposed expansion will allow the construction of an additional clarifier at the plant The Authority provides drinking water from the plant to the city of Port laivaca and aLso lo the Calhoun County Rural
Water Supply System. The Rural Water System currently supplies 1,149 customers in the rural areas of Calhoun County.
As of Friday, Canyon Reservoir stage was 906 47 feet above mean sea level, 2 53 feet below the conservation pool level of 909 feet nisi Current releases are 200 cubic feet per second, according to the (IRRA
Coleto Creek Reservoir stage as of last Friday was 98 OI feet
Calendar of Events
Planning and Zoning Commistion
tonight. City Hall council chambers Conal Independent School District 7 30 tonight, HSU Central Office. 1421 Hwy Bl F ait New Braunfels Iud*-pendent Seh«wd District
7 30 tonight. New Braunfels High School Library.Organizations
New Braunfels Art league annual family po litic, 6tonight. Cypress Bend Park Take tiff Pounds Sensibly iTOPSi 7 tonight. I alure I Plaza Recreation Room New Braunfels Toastmasters Club 7 tonight, Faust Hotel
The Rhythm Squares Dance Club 7 30
tonight, River Bend Clubhouse.
E agles Auxillary No 2999 7 Mi tonight. Eagles Hall, officers meet at 7 p rn Rook Review (Tub 10 a rn Wednesday, First Federal Savings and Draft Biliary I tub noon Wednesday, Eagles Hall New Braunfels Area Button t luh 2 p iii WVilnesday, program im children and story buttons, First Federal Savings and Dun
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Highs today and Wednesday will br in the low 90s. with a low tonight in the
low 70s This morning’s low was 68, and yesterday ’* high w as 91.Luke level
Canyon I .ake ruse slightly to 906 58
this morning, compared u* yesterday s level of 91 Si 57 'Hie dam outflow was increased to 250 cubic feet per second, as of 9 a in TuesdayThe Nation
By The Associated Press
Thundershowers soaked portions of Minnesota and the Dakotas today as a stationary front draped a broad sedum of Hie Northern Plains
Heavy rain also was reported lingering over the mid-Atlantic states from Pennsylvania to North Carolina. Portions of Montgomery County, Md ,
received up lo 2 inches of rain in a half bour Monday night, causing sonic street flooding
Stumers and thunderstorms ako pelted parts of the Southeast, and a tornado was spotted neai Key West, Flu . officials said Several twisters roared across the Nebraska panhandle Monday night while another tornado lour hod down in east central Wyoming Hail pounded scattered areas near Valley Cits, NI). Edgemont. SD, and Newfolden, Mini) ,offn missaid
Dozens at residents in Arizona, Nev atta and California were stacking sandbags or moving to higher ground as the Colorado River continued lo rise because of a record snowmelt and heavy spring rains About 300 jx-ople at Grand J urn lion, Colo , were prepared to evacuate after receiving warnings that an earthen) dike was threatened by tho rising river Several ram-swollen rivers covered farmlands and roads in eastern Nebaraska today, while tile Beaver River was threatening 15 sandbagged houses in west central Utah
Temperatures at 2 a rn IDT ranged from 42 degrees in West Yellowstone, M<mt . to 89 in Phenix, Ari/
NBISD board will discuss expansion
Another report on the progress being made toward expansion of facilities in the New Braunfels Independent School District will be given at NHlSD’s school board meeting tonight The meeting, which will be the last for Supt O.E Hendricks who will retire at the end of this month, will begin at 7:30 p rn tn the* library at New Braunfels High School
In other business, trustees wil set tuition rates for out-of -district lr alisier students and students ineligible for normal enrollment.
Personnel, which may cause an executive session, and various reports concerning the district's bank depository, tax office reports and student insurance will also tx* discussed by the board
Teen summer work program meets tonight
An orientation meeting for a summer work program (or teen-agers will be at 7 tonight at the1 Juvenile Probabation Department in tile Courthouse Annex The program, which is designed to find summer work for young people ages 12-17, is known as
S W A P Any teenager interested in earning extra income by mowing lawns, washing tars or doing other odd jobs is encouraged to attend tonight's meeting
For more information contact Kathy. Sabrina or Carol at 629-2992 at the probation office
Farm bureau opposes repeal of tax cut
The Comal County Farm Bureau has joined oilier farm bureaus in opposing efforts to repeal the final phase of (^resident Reagan s income tax cut plan. W F I at wry, Comal County Farm Bureau president.
The Reagan tax cut is a three-year plan The final phase goes into effect July I
Tile farm bureau supports efforts to balance the federal budget by cutting federal spending rallier than tnt reaving taxes, Ipwry said The bureau also opposes a freeze of the estate lax exemption at its current level of 1275.000 and objects to a repeal of the indexing provisions of the 1981 act
Ipwry said canceling the final pf ut se of the act would increase revenues $30 billion in 1984 ami provide a 1177 billion increase over the next five years,
Most taxpayers will begin to benefit from the July I tax cut, lawry said
As with the repeal of indexing, cancellation of the July I tax cut would hit lower income taxpayers the hardest. laiwry said The highest Us rate already has been lowered from 70 to 50 percent, providing higher-income taxpayers the first benefits of the Us Law, he said
With the repeal, high income taxpayers would end up with more of the originally planned three-year tax cuts than those with less income, lottery said
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