New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 31, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
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Moore said, are concerned about industrial and com* mercial development, which affects their quality of life, quality of air, and property values.
“The root of the problem is that the city has almost no environmental laws, especially on industrial pollution,” Moore said.
“We need pollution standards and we also need up-to-date modern zoning. If we are ever going to feel comfortable about industrial and commercial development, which we are going to have, we will have to bring the zoning into the 1980s,” Moore said.
The city should have building codes that require landscaping and an attractive building facade, Moore said.
Moore said the upcoming city bond issue proposal could be the first of two or three. “We have a lot of catching up to do,” he said. “We need to leave ourselves enough room in the future.
“I am for the bond issue,” he said. “I question some of the luxury items on it, but parks and recreation are just as important as streets.”
“I question not the need for a tennis facility, but how much do we need? We do need to go ahead and acquire
park land,” the candidate said. “It’s not so much that they’re doing it, but how they’re doing it.”
Moore said he is also concerned that no one on Council has double-checked the dollar figures proposed for the bond proposal. “They are dealing at arm’s length with abstracts. You have to have it in perspective,” he said.
Regarding annexation, Moore said the city has annexed enough for now, except for “maybe a little more finger annexation.
“You’re taking a lot of responsibility in providing services” to newly-annexed areas, he said. “We’re not doing a good enough job of taking care of what we’ve got.”
Demand for water, Moore said, also is growing. “We can’t afford a reservoir and we can’t afford a pipeline out to Canyon Lake,” he said. “Maybe buying water from Canyon Lake to release down river to a treatment plant here, we’ll see.
“We cannot keep mining the aquifer,” he said, proposing a recharge project west of the city. “Dams would reduce the flood plain and if you punched a hole in the bottom of the recharge, the rain water would go into the aquifer and not through the city and out in one day.”
Almost done★ Seidel.
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with the citizens who live here and those interested in
tourism and industry.
A master plan should guide the path of drainage systems here, Seidel said. Such a plan would define the potential growth for sewage facilities and placement of a
it will be cheaper to have a drainage study done now, instead of having the pass the mistakes on to the voters later to pay for it in a bond issue,” Seidel said. “Let growth pay for the expansion of essential services through a recovery fund instead of the present pro rata set-up."
He continued, “I applaud the efforts of Robert Orr and the New Braunfels Utilities to insure our water supply by purchasing surface water rights from Canyon Lake.”
Of the proposed city bond issue, Seidel said, “I am for using resources the city already has to reduce the cost of the bond package
"The New Braunfels Utilities is presently leasing the LUKA property of 44 acres for IOO years," he said. “The new central fire station and a two-story city hall could be built on the property facing luanda Street.”
"The\ would have more space for parking than 28 cars the present remodeling plans call for," Seidel said. “The
senior citizens and all civic clubs could then preserve the old fire station and contribute to it for an elevator.”
Seidel said the old city hall could then be sold price to cover all the costs, including the construction of a new fire station on County Line Road.
“I enjoyed swimming in the Comal and Guadalupe Rivers when I was growing up,” Seidel said. “Catching the hole at Camp Wamecke and jumping into the pits at Stinky Falls were boyhood challenges.
“People from all over Texas are envious of our waterways,” he said. “I accept the grown-up challenge today to insure that these waterways remain clear of pollution and glass.”
The candidate said he wants to see the city’s glass container ordinance strictly enforced and advocates persuading “all beer-selling location in New Braunfels to voluntarily not sell any glass throw-away bottles — beer or soda — within the city limits of New Braunels.
“It is easy to find a can, but it is tough to locate glass until your feet find it first," he said.
Seidel believes the people of District 4 need a coun-cilmember with new ideas. “Someone who is willing to listen and act for the people he represents," Seidel said. “Sometimes, to express their ideas, it will take uncommon courage, but I will use common sense.★ Erben.
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access to San Antonio and Austin and to railroads and major expressw ays.
“One of my main concerns," Erben said, "is growth here We have to be very careful and control growth with some long-range planning and utilize our recently-updated master plan. That's an excellent tool we can use for long-range planning. ”
District 4. a large and diverse area, has several needs.
* In some of the older sections (such as Comal town and Mill town i there is a need there for street overlay and street improvements." Erben said. “And rn the Gruene area, as fast as that is growing, they are concerned about
roads and ingress and egress coming back into town.
The biggest issue out there as it grows is zoning,” Erben said. “As Uiat area begins to open up, it will be a large residential area and we have to be very sensitive to citizens’ property rights and study land uses very
carefully before any zoning in any area.”
Besides more people moving into the area, a city grows by annexing land, and Erben said the city should analyze its need to take in more land “We do need to protect ourselves from some of our neighbors and I think they’ve done a good job up to now," he said. 'They’re on the right track going out the arteries and extending the extraterritorial jurisdiction. That's a good idea.”
Erben said the Council, before annexing any more land, should "sit down and take a look at it again and analy ze whether to go out or put it on hold for a while. Not
Planners to finish zoning plan for annexed land
Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday will complete the long task of recommending zoning classifications for the IO areas annexed into the city last September.
That night, Commission members will review annexation areas d, e, f, and i — the final four areas of annexed land.
City Council already has approved the zoning classifications for four of the annexed areas, and has approved the first reading of ordinances zoning two others.
Public hearings will be held Tuesday on the proposals.
Area d is a 335-acre tract on the southern edge of the city bounded by FM 725 and Old McQueeney Road, Pahmeyer Road, and the old city limits and extending 300 feet south of County Line Road.
Area e contains about 240 acres and is south of the city between FM 1044 and Morningside Drive. Area f holds about 66 acres and is a strip 500 feet on both sides of Krueger Lane extending one mile north.
Area I is a strip 300 feet on both sides of FM 306 extending two miled north from the old city limits at the MKT railroad. It contains about 175 acres of land.
A public hearing also will be held on the proposed rezoning of 1023 W. Bridge. Clifford Pankau, trustee for Jehovah’s Witnesses, is asking to change the zoning from R-2 (single and two-family) to C-l (local business).
Another public hearing is set on a proposal by Harvey Scheel to rezone .64 acres out of a 2.048 acre tract at 1177 N. Loop 337 and 1.07 acres out of 2.491 acres at 1165 N. Loop 337 from R-2 to C-l.
Also on Tuesday’s agenda are final approvals of four plats — Rio Alto Subdivision on Texas 46 proposed by Alvin Frieden and Associates; The Oaks, a duplex development and office center at Loop 337 and Texas 46 North by Diversified Investments; CKE subdivision unit 8 by Carl Karcher Enterprises; and the vacation and resubdivision of Industry Subdivision by Armstrong International.
The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall Council chambers.
Special projects fund on arts pane! agenda
A 5 percent special projects fund was approved last week for the Arts and Cultural Commission and Tuesday, the group will decide how to distribute that money.
Earlier this month, the Commission earlier this month agreed on a distribution plan for its 20 percent share of the local hotel-motel room tax. Fifteen percent of the money will be divided among seven arts groups, while 5 percent will be put into a special projects fund.
The 5 percent will be available for arts groups either already receiving
funding, but which have a special project to pay for, or will be given to arts groups that did not apply for funding this year.
City Council agreed to the 5 percent special fund last week on the condition that all the money be spent in this contract year.
The Arts Commission will talk Tuesday about how to decide who will get money and how many times the requests will be reviewed.
The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room at City Hall.
Literary team, yearbook win awards for NBHS
arbitrarily going out every year."
Regarding the city budget, Erben said, the emphasis should be on personnel. "We have a good staff. Philosophically, I think we need to surround ourselves with people that are well qualified.
“You actually end up saving the taxpayers money by having good, quality people," he said. “We should continue streamlining our operation with good, quality people coming up with innovative ideas. ”
The city’s proposed fall bond issue, Erben said. is needed, however there are some areas that concern him.
“My first reaction is that there are some areas that I am concerned about,” he said. “I support the streets and drainage (proposals). We need to update the street maintenance program and keep it up.
"We are in dire need of drainage and we certainly need to address expansion of protection (such as* the fire station out on County Line Road," Erben said.
The former mayor said that during his previous term, the city worked on several drainage programs.
“There are other things we need to look at spending our tax dollars wisely," he said. “We need to be sure that we cover the services we need and should come first before we launch out to some of the luxuries that mat overburden our tax base.”
Erben said the dollar figures of the proposed bond issue should be refined. “When they later are presented, at that time we can make an intelligent decision."
New Braunfels High School won fourth place at a UIL literary meet, and the 1984 Unicom Yearbook received the Award of Distinguished Merit at a separate UIL Press Conference.
The yearbook award is the highest rating among Class 4A high schools in the state.
Members of the yearbook staff include Michelle Doeppenschmidt and Rhonda Reed, co-editors; Christy Atkins and Rhonda Fritsche, assistant editors; Aimee Norton, Cindy Caddell, Adrian Baker. Liz Setser, Helen Triesche, Nathan Pfeil, Jodi Sparks. Cherie Harwell, Trinity Brandt, Nicole Dietrich, Cynthia Bibb, Adnane Michelson, Roxanne Adams, I-orena Gonzales and adviser Barbara Doeppenschmidt.
At the District 17-4A literary meet last weekend at Hays High School, New Braunfels High School earned 70 points. The host school won
Sweepstakes with 101 points.
Winners and regional qualifiers include Shelley Lassig, first place in typewriting; Gerogie Turner, second place in typewriting; OB. Renfro, second place in ready writing; Lelie Nelson, second place in headline writing, and Jose Vargas, first place in newsw riting.
Winners also include Mike Orr, third place in science; Mark Sanchez, third place in persuasive speaking, Brett Stahl and Erie Dufour, fourth place (alternate) in debate; Gayle Cerrato, fourth place (alternate) in persuasive speaking, and Mind) Largent, fourth place (alternate > in newswriting.
Teachers involved in the meet were Jeanne Belnap, Faye Clark, Barbara Doeppenschmidt, Jeannie Knauth, Bonnie twitch, Debra Motycka, Becky Sandburg, Jennifer Sangermano and Judy Seifert.
Real estate course due
A community and adult education course in real estate principles will begin 6 p.m. Tuesday at New Braunfels High School and continue for four weeks each Tuesday and
Wednesday for four hours.
Sponsored by New Braunfels ISD, the course will cost $48 for tuition arid $26.35 for the textbook. Bernie Boarnet will teach the course.
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CISD bonds on agenda for Monday
Comal ISD trustees will meet at Frazier Elementary Monday for a workshop to continue discussing a proposed bond issue, beginning at 7:30p.m.
At the last workshop on March 25, the board asked CISD Supt. Bill Brown to prepare costs on full athletic facilities at a new high school in the Smithson Valley area, and a cafeteria at Bulverde Primary (now Bulvere Elementary School).
Brown was also asked to look into the feasibility of building a new Canyon Middle School away from the location of the current facility.
These items, along with land purchase options for a new Smithson Valley High School and appraised values for the existing Canyon Middle School, will be discussed at Monday night’s workshop.
The public is urged to attend the workshops.Tymrak honored by VFW
lx>ne Star Primary teacher Mary Tymrak has been selected as the recipient of New Braunfels VFW Auxiliary Teacher of the Year Award and is being considered for the state award.
Tymrak is completing her 29th year of teaching. During her career, she has taught students in kindergarten through third grade. Currently, she teaches transitional classes.
To be considered for the local honor, Tymrak had to fill out a resume and write her philosophy of education.
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