New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 18, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas
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From staff and wire reportsNEW BRAUNFELS
PUBLIC HEARING POSTPONED — A public hearing on tile creation of reinvestment zone one in New Braunfels has been postponed until May 29. The hearing is to give members of the public an opportunity to comment on die creation of reinvestment zone one for tax increment financing purposes.
The tax increment reinvestment zone would be used to reimburse eligible project costs including the construction of new water, sanitary sewer, and drainage facilities, roadways, traffic signals, a fire station, public amenities and landscaping, and engineering, legal, and administrative costs of the zone, according to New Braunfels City Secretary Michael Resendez.
NewQuest Properties, the I louston-based managing partner of the Town Center at Creekside, requested a $26 million TIPZ in February. The proposed reinvestment zone includes approximately 492 acres of land within the city of New Braunfels that is mostly undeveloped land not connected to water and wastewater.
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LAST WE KNEW: The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is constructing a new playscape at Landa Park
LATEST: A one-day construction blitz is planned for Saturday and volunteers are needed. The build begins at 8 .rn. and ends at 5 p.m. Call 830-221 -4358 to volunteer.
Commissioners approve tax overpayment refund
By Mark Koopmans
Comal County Commissioners — minus County judge Danny Scheel who is on vacation until May 31 — approved all 13 items on its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday.
Items approved included the following:
■ Refunding nearly $17,500 to LandAmericaTax and Flood, a residential title insurance firm in New Braunfels, after the company overpaid its 2006 taxes.
■ Approval of an interlocal agreement between the county and the Water Oriented Recreation District pertaining to Nicholas Land-ing, an eight-acre site owned by the county. The agreement calls for the county to maintain any existing infrastructure such as the roadway and signage. WORD has agreed to provide and maintain, among other things, temporary sanitary facilities and trash receptacles on the property.
■ Allowing Precinct 4 Commissioner Jan Kennady to sign a contract for the purchase of about 20 acres of land adjacent to the Jumbo Evans sports park, which is a half-mile north of the Spring
Branch Post Office, on the west side of U.S. 281. The land will be purchased for $7,500 per acre, said Kennady, who added that various sports organizations already have expressed an interest in utilizing the land in the future.
■ Scheduling of a public hearing for 8:15 a.m., June 7. The hearing will consider the placement of certain regulatory signs on county-maintained roads.
Commissioners also heard a presentation about the overall condition and health of Comal County’s retirement plan.
For 2007-08, the county is expected to contribute 8.61 percent of its payroll toward the plan, down from 8.86 percent for 2006-07, said Rim Doyal, a representative from Texas County and District Retirement System, which is the county’s plan administrator.
Comal County Commission meetings take place at 8:15 a.m. every Thursday in the Commissioner’s Courtroom, 199 Main Plaza in New Braunfels.
For information on agenda postings and results, visit co.comal.tx.us.
Mark Koopmans can be reached at mkoopmans @ herald-zeitung.com.
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Law enforcement officers in New Braunfels and Comal County arrested the following May 17, 2007:
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Randy Lee Clark, 36, New Braunfels, resisting arrest, search or transport.
Brandon Kurt Colvin, 39, Austin, evading arrest, driving while license invalid, reckless driving, resisting arrest, search or transport.
Donald Thomas Cook, 30, Canyon Lake, driving while intoxicated.
William Joe Cruz, 39, Elsa, probation violation.
Brianna Leigh Daddona, 22, Austin, public intoxication,
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Joy Michelle Dodson, 25, Austin, failure to identify, giving false information.
Robert Allen Duncan, 22, Spring Branch, driving while intoxicated.
Courtney Elaine Engelke, 28, Canyon Lake, possession with intent to deliver controlled substance between 4 and 200 grams.
Robert Janzen, 20, New Braunfels, possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces. Christopher Mark Kuchar, 40, Baytown, harassment of a public servant.
Michael Ray Lind, 47, New Braunfels, driving while intoxicated.
Minerva Lopez, 24, New Braunfels, theft by check. Alberto Ramond Lucio, 24,
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FREE HEALTH FAIR SET FOR SATURDAY - May is
“Older Americans Month” and officials with the Comal County Senior Qtizen’s Foundation, in collaboration with McKenna I lealth System, are hosting its “Golden Years I lealth Extravaganza” on Saturday at the New Braunfels Senior Citizen’s Center.
The event, which is open to the public, includes free blood pressure, bone density, cholesterol, diabetes, vision and dental testing, Senior Center spokesman Ramon Chapa, lr. said.
Door prizes and entertainment to honor those in attendance are planned for the four-hour event, CJiapa said.
The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at die New Braunfels Senior Citizen’s Center, 655 [.anda St. in New Braunfels.
For infonnation, call 210-365-5250, or e mail [email protected]
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