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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 12, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas McKenna Hospital series, Page 5/Canyon sports banquet, Page 6 New Braunfels AV JU New Braunfels, Texas Tuesday May 12, 1987 25 Cents One Section, 12 Pages Vol. I 34, No. 92 Stammtisch u Comal County Clerk Koslt* Boson bury s office announces its hours of openness and lunch hour closing The clerk's office effective May IK will open .it K a rn Monday through Friday close at noon for chow open again at I p rn until closing for tti** day at p rn Rosie's office is in the old Comal County Courthouse and not the An nex Comal County Sheriff’s Depart ment ( filet Deputy Brian John Tuesday this morning was the recipient of the Lawman of the Year Award bestowed by New Braunfels Breakfast Lions Club Brian receiv ed the award based on consideration by a Lions Club committee charted by Kenneth Upton The Lions recognized John's contributions to crime prevention efforts in unin corporated areas of I br* count > especially around < anyon Lake Sheriff Walter Fellers was on hand to offer his congrats to tits chief deputy and offered also a tale about a woman clad in a scanty night gown who was the subject of a call for assistance he once received The woman the sheriff said. told him she could make me untrue to my wife Baloney But if you want to hear the rest of the story, ask Sheriff Fellers, but tx* prepared lf Comal County’s top law enforce ment officer gets on a roll you'll need more tune than most of us have to fully appreciate the many experiences Walter Fellers has to relate lh* probably could write a t>ook Since our City < dune 11 likely will not reinstate a $5 ooo appropriation for sponsorship of a city fireworks display July 4. all those in favor of having a professionally done fireworks show should contact any New Braunfels Jaycees member The Jaycees need to know whether they can raise at least $5 OOO and more like $10 OOO by June I so if we want to do the thing July 4. we will have to do it ourselves. New Braunfels There will, repeat will tx* gar bago collection May 25 which is otherwise a holiday for municipal employees Memorial Day. to be exact The annual Cops & Robbers soft ball Tournament is this Saturday at Comal Park Mayor George Frben proclaimed the event at Monday's New brauntels City Council meeting NASA has cancelled the space suit thing but there will be more neat things to see and do than you can shake a Louisville Slugger at Money raised will go into a fund to create an emergency children s shelter here in Comal County Just a word here atx>ut the folks who make this possible Private businesses have donated just gobs of prizes time and money, which for private enterprise is noteworthy Our area law enforcement community is the push behind this event and their participation and good will gives more meaning to the phrase Comal County’s finest New Braunfels High School Band Boosters will conduct installation of officers at 7 Jo p in tonight Tuesday in the Band Hall, of course This will be the last meeting of the year Garden Ridge Area Republican Women will host an ice cream social at 7 to p rn May lo at The Forrest Water Sports Club Does that mean the GRAW R will ofter a new kind of float? No. really . Ben W hite. Precinct 2 GDP chairman. will be the guest speaker on the sub ject of tort reform To make reser vations or to obtain more informa tion, call 658-9203 Mostly sunny skies are ex pet ted today w ith a to percent chance of late afternoon or early evening thundershowers, decreasing to a 20 percent chance tonight Highs today will be in the mid 80s with lows tonight in the mid to upper 60s W inds will be light and southerly That 30 percent chance of wet stuff will stay \ 7 A PHH ■n % v r V* (Photo by Deryl Clark > T wo girls injured in collision A warm .Monday afternoon was shattered for tun San Antonio girls who wer*- injured in a two car am dent that occurred shortly after 4 pm in the UMI block of Texas 46 bet ween I S Kl and Interstate 35. The girls driver Stacey Moeller 16. and Connie Sendajo 17 riding in a 197K Volkswagen ft a b h 11 w e r e transported bv New Braunfels FMS to Mc Henna Memorial Hospital where they were treated for minor cuts and bruises and then released Sendajo a passenger received a City budget hearing set Wednesday New Braunfels City Council will meet in spec tai session Wednesday to vote on a property tax rate increase and hold the first hearing of the fiscal 1987 HK operating budget ordinance The session begins at 7 30 p rn in the meeting rixim of the I tilities Tax rate increase is to be considered as an emergency ordinance reading Council will consider an ad valorem rate increase*of up to 35 percent from the current effective tax rate of 28 cents per Slut) valuation or a lo cent increase The 35 percent figure has been used along with other tentative taxing increases and revenue generators, to balance next year’s budget which now tallies some $7 88 million Two more budget ordinance readings will be held by council May 25 and June 8 In a related matter previous published reports tnat 143 signatures of registered voters or IO percent of voters participating in the most recent municipal election necessary to call for a tax rollback election were erroneous City Secretary s office mistakenly referred to the city charter in announcing protocol for calling for a rollback referendum state law stipulates that signatures of lo percent of the total number of registered voters within city limits is required City Secretary Veronica Sarkozi said staff will have to tally the number of registered voters and that an actual number of such is not available but estimated the number in New Braunfels at around 15.000. A rollback election may be called See BUDGET, Page 2 fractured and bloodied nose from smashing into the car s windshield Moeller was cited for failure to con trot speed and both girls were ticketed for failure to us** th**ir seat belts Their cai rear ended a Lot Datsun driven by Canyon High School Hnglish teacher Katheline Moss 40 Moss reportedly did not seek treatment at McKenna The ( ars were westbound on 46 as Moss vehicle tx*gan accelerating away from the intersection when the collision occurred According to police offic cr Jeff Jamison a 12 pack of beer had bee,; removed Iran. the Rabbit by art employee of a fast food establishment adjacent to the <i< t dent site The beer wa recovered by poll e following eye witness account of the mishap Although ii *- of alcohol bv . snor-is illegal farm am -aid be would not file charges against the girl since they had consumed only a srna. amount of the beer purchased moments before the collision at a nearbv convenience store in the forecast through much of the week with early morning cloudiness giving way to partly sunny skies by midday The Menu CLASSIFIED ... .....9    11 COMICS................7    8 DEAR ABBY............12 OPINIONS...............4 SPORTS..................6 Cops & Robbers event Saturday A lot of folks will tx* having a really go<xl time Saturday pla . mg softball, dancing and trying to dunk local officials and celebrities in water a kind of carnival atmosphere people have enjoyed since childhood The money they will raise will go to giving children who have been abused or neglected a new start on their precious childhoods Monies raised through the se cond annual ( ops and Robbers Softball Tournament May 16 will benetit the efforts of the Comal County Child Welfare Board to establish a county emergency children's shelter This Is a chance for the com mumty to get behind this and turn out The money is needed up front to get this thing off the ground said Jim Shea a Department of Public Safety trooper who in his words will participate with other local law enforcement personnel to show the community we care ’’ Presently the nearest emergency children's facilities are in San Antonio and San Mar COS To me. child abuse is one of the most hideous crimes that we have.’ Shea said "It is not any worse here than in any other county Unless they’ve had first hand experience most citizen.' are not even aware of it ” In the tournament s first year some $5,000 was raised to aid three local children stricken by genetic diseases Tournament sponsors hope to double that amount this year This year's event is already guaranteed to be bigger and better than the last Activities begin at 9 a m at Comal Park with a softball tournament Gates will open at 8 a rn and a $1 donation is asked for admission Along with soft ball, there will be a dunking booth, a pitching contest, horse and pony rides, a western gun- Ae c.i. Mctfg*g~r cdt tome* i ztcrjd eftf A fight at high noon food booths and refreshments On display w ill be a Cobra gun ship helicopter from Austin and more than $14 OOO worth of item.-. to be given away through the day Advance tickets are available at HEB Pat s Place DPS and New Braunfels Police Department A dance at Comal County Fairgrounds will be saturday beginning at 7 p rn with music by the Stingrays Tickets to the dance will be $3.50 in advance and $4 at the door Those with tickets from the softball tourna ment will be given a $1 discount to the dance The event is being hosted by Joe Miller of Wholesale Beer Company "The money raised will benefit the whole community and we will sure appreciate the donations.” Shea said Michie clears air concerning letter of understanding B / DAVID MA Y Staff triter Saying he regretted anv embar raiment his letter of understanding mav have caused City Manager »o< Michie said Monday night he (or sidered ins past agreements void ..rid that he will not seek such letter of agreement in th** future Michie read a short statement to City (ouneil during regular cession in which council took no formal af tion concerning the three documents two signed by previous mayor Bar bara I ieken and one signed earlier this year by former mayor and cur rent District t councilman Fd sc :an tare!!) ( cunni met in executive -esston with the* city administrator before regular business to discuss the cor, troversial documents No actior wa taken by council in the* executive -*•-sion ‘ I sincerely regret that my letter of agreement has caused anv embar rassment or concern to council members Michie .aid I have received ne* financial benefit from the agreement anv salarv increases have been approved in open meetings and rn-, -alary benefits have been reported to the media Michie further said he did not con sider the letters to be contracts nor dfx*' he* consider them to tx* binding He said th** city c harter has not tx*en violated A formal binding contract is prohibited by city charter The gem was placed on Monday s agenda after inquiry by newly e|er*ed a? large representative l>oug Miller who .aid he teamed of Michie s letters of agreement during his campaign earlier this vear Miller had brought the b-ti** to the forefront only to ge* a clearer understanding of the intentions of the documents which Michie had re quested shortly after taking over as city manager in 1984 I consider any pas? letters of agreement null and void and I dei not seek any contrac t in the future and I a rn sorry there was any misunderstanding of my intentions .aid Michie I understand and ac i ept the condition of employment as Sec lETTEP Page J Board seeks bids for sale, lease of landfill sale of the city county ow ned land    Acc oi fill appears to be guaranteed a    Michie members of Comal ( ounty Solid city s ii Waste f ontrol Board Monday leas*- n authorized for a second time adver    '*pt* Using for bids from private wast** management firms interested in pur    Folio chasing the troubled disposal site Health Bids acc epted by the hoard earlier the an this year from Browning F erris Inc viola!ioi and Waste Management Inc for seller < pure halease rights ha.e been re    ting the jee-ted with the bidding pr«x ess star    ?he site ting anew    ■ ontrol rf ment light to eith**' t after ac cep led no' to -el Variance sought for Guadalupe jail B* JOHN KASTNER Correspondent mmi> lid* Guadalupe county c c Monday authorized th** and sheriff to seek a variance to the s,eguin fire code for the new * rn ii I Kin county ja., Danny Butler project manager said F ire Marsha. John Jandt is in si st mg on a 2 men ane to fight ti *•-inside the jab facility but the leva-Commission on Jail Mandard' re quires only a I inc n l ine The commission has the tun blessing of the state fire marshal. Butler said Adhering to the Seguin I * * mar shal's wishes will cost the counts an additional $8,001) Butler said Batler explained that me new facility s be IOO percent fire resistant A ou c an t even burn the mattresses he -aid County Judge James Sageb;e! agreed with BuLer saying I doubt the internal fire fighting system would ever be used the only thing they could burn would be the clothes on their backs and the magazine* What we are talking about is a campfire Butler said .sugebiei said he believed that if the variance request was properly presented, seguing City Councn would be cooperative Butler will accompany 'he two elected officials to make the request In the continuing debate over the emergency medical service issue Precinct 3 Commissioner lame' Brannon has requested a workshop at 7 p m Thursday to hear from every EMS provider in Guadalupe County about the level of care each furnishes The workshop will he con ducted on the second floor of the courthouse I would feel more comfortable about making decisions with good factual information.” Brannon said He explained that numerous people Guadalupe County ie ems g durini Mon* night a month the iou beginning on . me 22 * g.. e mot citizens an opportunity tor input Brannon received suppor' from former Seguin IND trustee and hoar president Judy *.»urdner who state that citizen input had helped th school board make better decisions In other matter*, commissioner authorized the county judge to writ a letter to county attorney Euzabet Jandt to retrieve field notes on eigt pieces of property donated to th county for right of way Precinct I commissioner Bobo Buigerin pointed oui that the eigf property owners donating the right > way were still paving taxes on th land The donations were made sn 1984 t w iden and pav e Eden Road Buigerin lashed out at the count attorney for not processing the deer promptly after the survey notes wer delivered last November Buigerin wanted the county a torney to transfer money from ht budget to pay another attorney I prepare the deeds action that wc not part of the motion A complaint from businessma Rudy Salazar was heard concemir a remark that tax assessor-collect* Betty Boyd allegedly had referred I Salazar as a thief and said he w« operating illegally Salazar demam ed a public apology and told comm! sioners if his complaint was ignore he might ask for a congressional t vestigation ;