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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 5, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Scrapbook, Page 6A    /    144    holes    to    go,    Pagt New Braunfels JHk JilL New Braunfels, Texas Thursday March 5,1987 25 Cents Vol. 134, No. 44 Two Sections, 34 Pages Stammtisch XII 12 departments of the Guadalupe County Fire Association would like to remind residents to he especially careful when burning grass leaves or trash With spring weather approaching more people are cleaning vards and getting rid of winter debris Only well controlled bums are advised Mr vvueenev residents are also reminded to contact Seguin Central K ire Station to icport a fire in Mc (Vu****ney area unless thev have a New Braunfels telephone number in which case thev should call New Braunfels centra! Fire Station Finer gene v telephone numbers tor Guadalupe ' (Hints fire <k*part merits are Cibolo    usaim (»ervHiimo    tTv 1142 OI    625-2424 KmgstHirv    ofl# 4477 1-uM-lHinlap    TTM 1142 or    625-2424 Marion    42b 2322 or    STV 1142 Mi v^ucenev    t?9 1142 New Berlin    ITV 1142 Nortfu ilffe    65*1 CCU Sand Mills s< hertz Seguin A ork ( reek 625 2424 !7V 1142 .CCH cry ii42 ITV 1142 Mayoral hopeful withdraws after errant signature challenged: Mayor Keith Richter denies candidacy Postal service seeks lake area office contract New Braunfels Post Office of {Rials are establishing a list of bidders who would be interested in operating on a contract basis a postal unit in the ( anyon l,ake area ITie contractor will supply the building utilities labor and office supplies to provide customers in the area with post office box delivery and various other postal services The current contract expires on April I and postal officials have been unable to negotiate a suitable contract with the current contractor Persons wanting more tnfonna lion may submit name address ami telephone number in writing to the Postmaster New Braunfels Texas TMI ti ^**8 bv See POSTAL Page .A Garden Ridge not so rosy Attorney questions efficacy of annexation petition withdrew from the campaign tiecause of a mistake in filing I rn withdrawing my name as a candidate for mayor A obey said earlier today I was informed last night by Mayor Keith Richter that I had signed the application on the wrong line 'i obey said he had seer the applies ’.ion and his signature indeed was on the wrong line He said he wished city officials would have notified him earlier of the mistake The mayor informed me last night that since the name wa- on the wrong line he would not certify me as a candidate So I m withdrawing he said Richter did not file for reelection and there are no other candidates for the position h ormer Mayor Paul l>avis who held th*- post for more than lo year- since the city in corporated in 1974 died in November Mayor Pro Tem Neil I’raigmile took the reins until January when he left office to take a seat on the Comal County Commis stoners Court Keith Richter took over following Craigmile s resigna lion Richter is not -eeking re election I'his is the second time Yohey has filed a a candidate for the mayor s position only to tie notified that he is collected under false pretenses mainly because the boundaries of the existing city limits were misrepresented One woman gathered with annexation opponents outside city hall said she opposed the move because there s no profit in it she said She added that she will be forced to pay city taxes on her agricultural property but will have none of the benefits associated w’lth living within a city With W ednesday s annexation Garden Ridge gained control over 957 acres which had earlier been the city's extra territorial jurisdiction The city's boundaries now border San Antonio s city limits on the south and west City officials cited the need to control their surroundings as a reason for annexation Don Hollis, who voted against the move said the argument that the city needs to control its surroundings wasn t good enough to annex What happens to the next area0 Suppose we take it in and San .Antonio has the surrounding area you re never going to be able to take in all of it ” he told other council members lf the intention is we re going to stop the wrong kind of homes mobile homes or whatever from mov ing in that s going to be the case whether we take them in or not Council members Bobbie I .and rum Don Ashby and Bob Edmonston voted in favor of annexation Garden Ridge a residential city has strict city codes regulating what type of homes can be built Just before the annexa- See ANNEX, Page 2A By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer not eligible for the jot) In 1981 Yohey filed but wa- removed as a candidate because he had not iced in the city long enough They city officials had publish ed if*- requirements he said adding that the printed notification said a candidate must have lived in the city at least six months before filing Officials later realised candidates must live in the city at least one year Yohey had lived in the city less than a year at the time That time it took them a month and ^ had to find their mistake One the eve of the election my name was withdrawn a- a candidate he said This time I filed on March 18 in a timely fashion and city officials discovered the mistake two weeks later he said Yohey a retired military officer who owns a hook publishing company said he has no plans for seeking public office in the future No incumtients on the Garden Ridge Pity Council are -eekmg re election Bob Edmonston coun oilmen in Place 2 will be replaced by Donald \ Haven the only candidate (OI that position barring a strong write in vote John \ Lust lia and Charles Jordan are vy mg for the Place t council seat currently held by Don Ashby — SARAH DUKE Deity t CLARK SUM    replier budding as tne official first day of spring March ? 1 creeps up on those of us who figured winter had all but forgotten it s scheduled tenure A lawyer representing the newest residents of Garden Ridge vowed Wednesday to continue fighting an annexa tion move approved earlier that night by a 3-1 vote of the Garden Ridge City Council Steve Kosub an attorney representing the annexed residents said the Garden Ridge city government did not have the authority to annex the area The main concern is a general law city. as opposed to a home^rule city cannot annex an area without being requested by a majority of the citizens of the annexa bon area he said Clearly these people do not want to be annexed Kosub said of the group of about 20 residents gathered outside Garden Ridge City Hall following the vote Kosub said the residents may file suit against city of baals or request a state attorney general s ruling to determine if the officials acted within their authority The newly annexed area has IHS residents There was a petition allegedly signed by a majority of the citizens he said adding there is a question of whether annexation supporter- misrepresented the cl tv - boundaries when requesting signatures Annexation supporters collected signatures from more than SO percent of the registered voter- living in the annexation area and supporting annexation city officials -aid Annexation opponents disputed those petitions during public hearings in February -aving the signatures were The Rev Dirk Olney who com mite*! Ump i#lie-/ ( \Uunif1 in Wexlnes Ca- - newspaper that countered syndicated columns bv Mike Koyko and And- Rooney included in his pie- «■ our word that was not corn*-1 v is ped In the context of the two paragraph- nvolved iierr are Clinty i actual words Men are converted through tie evmg that Jesus (‘brist died for their sin- and u*>k their place on tf*e cross and t»*j«entmg and asking forgiveness and for no other reason; ' ira R.-tierts death or life -avern) r*rie And witiiout iknibt (ital Ri»ta*rl- <te-4*rve- fionor for hi- -er . <« to God and riiank.nd Mav it •« ai -our Koyko s gtave-tone that vou were as fruitful i ureal ( aunty sportsmen -Assi* lation will sponsor a fisn frv from » lo H p m friday Mar lh b at tile Hail Oft KOW ald I .ane Big plate- are 54 not so large plate-Mist $ I I hi- i- no I>ii11 Marv in hr att >»{ New Braunfels ha- tw*en ele» ted a I rem tier of the leva- Foiled Hereford A ss* * ult ion Dm* problem witti hand written Kite- tiwv are sometimes hard to read lr; one of several solicited ommentari* s on New Braunfels 1a are « enter - in this column Mr and Mrs John Wenderlein got -t>**li si w itll in H instead of a W Anyway ITm Wenderiems wrote to av flow hum h Um*> like their kid s en Ie winch s Maggie s Garden Kermit Haesr dropped to sav that his announcement at**ut going out if tile real estate business ha- had •anne I ut k - wondering if he was imppmg out of th** human rat rave altogetiiei No way Mv family holds a minority in trre-t in Baesr Realty Inc tail also controls a separate entity Bile se A Baese Inc a construction and property management firm which markets subdivision lots and other properties in which we are in volvrd Although Buese realty Im ceased operations last f riday Baese A Barse Im is in full opeia lion to construct custom and speculative ramies in Hie surroun ding area as well as market lots in Guada Coma Estates and Urban Heights Business Bark The Menu CLASSIFIED.........13    ISA COMICS..................BA CROSSWORD.............9A DEAR ABBY.............*A EDUCATION............UA OPINIONS................4A SPORTS..............IO    UA WEATHER...............2A VA ith city elections just one month away Garden Ridge is without a can didate for mayor Wader A ohev the only person to file for the position Ok Bvt Clank St Villanueva Concrete Co employees hammer away concrete Dam, tube chute repairs to mitigate safety hazard The New Braunfels Parks Impart merit Public Works and ttiecitv - engineer mg departmerit have pmited el forts lo make tm provements to t tenieri s I »arn the site of tile I uIm* < flute W ith*Hit Uh' improvements the city risked los mg liability insurance on the area Contractor - employees went to work Wednesday to repair sinkholes in Pm* concrete skirting of tile dam some Of the boie-causrd tis fueling last summer were determined to tie dangerous to the public With $42 000 aii<« ated lur tile pn»j«s t (Hit of the citv s contingency fund officials plan to place new signs around Uh* popular swimming fide ami paint w alkwav s With non slip paint Pity Manager Joe Michie -aid live work was mandated by the cl tv s insurance carriers wtm felt the damages in Hie area could create a safety hazard We re living to do as much of Hie work ourselves as we t an Parks Director David Whatley -aid Parks employees are work mg along side other city employees to make the im prov ements Bill Ik>browoiski city engineer is acting foreman for the project Villanueva Concrete Co is work mg for the eitv removing some of UM* damaged concrete near the dam Die project originally was plan ned as a joint effort with Richard Hampton former Tube Shoot eon cessionaire City officials cancel ed Hampton s lease earlier this vear ins a use of insurance am cerris City officials have <k*vcloVM*d a request for proposal package which would tie cooees Monaires may obtain The city will accept proposals from con ce—anes interested in running the I ut>e shoot through March 18 Straight edge Recreation center upgrading occurs one step at a time By TIM WAITS Stilt Writer Fven with construction of Hie new Parks office delaved plans ate in th** works lo step up actu dies at th** New Braunfels Parks and Recreation ( enter But it s a one step at a time process Director of Park- and Recreation David Whatley could tie termed cautiously optimistic alroot nun mg ahead with his projects and the building of the offices We are excited It will Ik* a much tietler facility -aid Whatley of the future office That is. of cours** wiien it gets built Two winning bids for construction have fallen through because they did not produce a performance bond The bond is a document insuring that a bonding company will continue fun ding for construction in the event of a bankruptcy or some other problem with the builders It s the most convoluted process I have ever been a part of said What ley ol tieing force*! to go with tile third lowest bidder (Taco was Hi** third lowest bidder al II N -JU for the rebuilding of the Parks office that burned down over a year ago Tin* company has yet lo submit HK* performance bond to the city s Dire* tor of Purchasing Per sonnet Charles Bode Bode expects to receive the bond from I Taco anytime once the tmrKl is on Bisie s desk construction can begin Whatley said it will tie a belter ven tilated fat titty, with tile front quarter ot Uh* office air -cond it loned It will not be real modem ” said Whatley 1 But it will he far superior to what we had " The new building was to be com pleled by Easter Now projections are set for early fall at the soonest What Whatley and other parks See PARKS. Pa«« DA Mary Amaro of the 700 block of N Central takes advantage of sprmg-hke weather to ctean up the edfles of her lawn Early warm temperatures have flrass growing and trees ;