New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 20, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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Marion eyes crackdown on private use of right of nay
By DAVID DEKUNDER
MARION — If a councilman has his way, the City of Marion could be cracking down on those who use city property and right-of-way illegally for private use.
Councilman Clarence Jackson said at the city council meeting Monday that the city should be tougher on those who block city rights-of-way with structures and use city property without permission from city hall.
Jackson wants the ordinance which prohibits the permanent use of city property for private use to be strictly enforced.
“I feel they shouldn't be allowed to do this except on a temporary basis," Jackson said. "They shouldn't do it on a permanent basis. We spent money way back to get the alley ways clean so that citizens would have access to them. Then we have people camping out on a permanent
ordinance,” Schulz said.
Councilman Jimmy Schulz then came up with an idea.
Schtdz suggested that the topic be tabled until the next council meeting in June. The rest of the council agreed with Schulz's recommendation The council got an update on the softball field being constructed by the Marion Youth Organization on city property on West Otto Street. MYC) member David Mueller said construction is progressing despite recent tain.
“We did review the contract with the city, the mayor and I, and we fully intend to take care of the property for the city and make us both look good,” Mueller said. “The MYO board thanks you for the opportunity for letting us use that
Councilman Felix Arambula wanted to know who the violators of the ordinance were before the council could decide what action it should take.
Arambula said he agreed with Jackson's point of view but that he wanted to know who has been violating the ordinance recently.
“I haven't seen anybody camping out,” Arambula said. “I want to see all of the names of the people who have violated this code ”
Mayor Glenn Hild said the city sends letters to the violators and gives them 30 days to vacate the property if they are using it.
Arambula said the ordinance can be amended if needed. He said if residents needed to use city property for anything they had the right to come before city council to get permission with the understanding
• the city could use the property if it needed to.
City Secretary Maggie Harding
* said that if someone plants a garden in an alleyway the city can go in
without asking for permission. Residents can go before council if they want to put sbmething on city property.
“I recommend that Clarence and I take a tour of the city and identify who are the violators of the
A story on page IB of Sunday’s sports page contained incorrect information.
Jason Hunt, who was given the All-Around Male award at Thursday’s Canyon High School athletics banquet, is a sophomore.
Iii addition. Drew Snider’s name was misspelled in the list of boys’ track award winners.
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Mueller said the MYO wants to start building its Pony baseball field sometime this year on the same site next to the softball field.
Councilwoman Mary Gagne raised concerns on who would be held liable if an accident should occur at the ballfield and if the city would be the one who would have to pay for any potential liabilities.
Hild said he and Mueller would look over the contract to determine the wording of such items as insurance.
In other business:
■ Approved budget amendments for capital water improvement projects. The funds for the projects will come from the city's water and sewer rev enues.
■ In closed session, the council decided to go out and advertise for the city secretary’s position and accept applications. The city is looking for a replacement for Harding who plans to retire on May 31.
■ Heard a complaint from Steve Sponsiller who said he has had to put up with his neighbors playing loud
music for over a year. He felt the noise ordinance was not working and said he was begging the council to do something. Councilman Jackson suggested that the cityjgend,a letter to the violators and
Suzanne DeBusk Olson
“If you're ever hungered, she’s these to fill your bowl, With love and tender kindness, the things within her soul.” Suzanne DeBusk Olson, age 57, passed away May 17, 1997, in San Antonio. She was born Nov. 17, 1939. in Austin, Texas. Survivors include husband Clarence Helmer Olsen of New Braunfels; daughters Kathryn Vanessa LeVine and Kelly Ann von Rosenberg, both of San Antonio; stepdaughter Criscinda Soard Reed of San Antonio; grandsons Lon Brady Millsap and Ryan Joseph von Rosenberg, both of San Antonio; granddaughters Jennifer Kay O’Rourke and Andrea Alana Lewis LeVine, both of San Antonio; great-grandson Andrew James Millsap of Junction City, Kan.; sister Deborah D. Forster of Atascosa and brother Kelly Sherman DeBusk IU of Marble Falls. Mrs. Olson was preceded in death by son Arthur James von Rosenberg Jr. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 1997, at Goetz Funeral Home with Rev. David Skinner and Rev. L. C. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Marion under the direction of Goetz Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Hunter Engstrom, Daniel A. O’Rourke, Howard L. Ryland, John V. Grant, Ronald Sulaica and Bryan Fahrig. Memorials may be given to The Guadalupe Humane Society. “There’s an empty echo, From the chambers of my heart. A sound that only I know, the rhythm I hear when we’re apart. This tune that beats from me. Some days is more than I can bear. Life’s a sad melody, The saddest song when you're not there.”
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Mr. Delmar Damerau. age 78, died Monday, May 19, 1997 at the Arboretum in New Braunfels. Graveside services are Wednesday May 21, at 2 p.m. at the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Marion with Rev. James Witschorke officiating. Visitation will be 6 p.m. Tuesday and continue until noon on Wednesday.
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Javier J. Hernandez, age 4, of New
Braunfels, died Saturday May 17, 1997 in San Antonio. Javier was born September 12, 1992, in San Antonio to Javier Hernandez and Rhonda Torres. He was a student at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic school for a brief period. He is survived by his parents. Javier Hernandez of New Braunfels and Rhonda Torres of New Braunfels; brother. Jacob Hernandez of New Braunfels; maternal grandparents: Rudy Tones of New Braunfels and Elvira Tones of New Braunfels; paternal grandparent: Maria Luisa Hernandez of New Braunfels; great grandmother: Tomasita Serna of New Braunfels; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Javier was preceded in death by his grandfather Jesus Hernandez, Sr.
A rosary was recited 7:30 p.m. Monday at Zoeller Funeral Home. A funeral mass is scheduled for 11 a.rn. Tuesday at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Father Richard Oberstar. M.S.F.-celebrant. Interment will follow in Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. Visitation began 7 p.m. Sunday and continued until 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Memorials may be made to Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School trust fund.
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Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase
| The City of New Braunfels will hold a public hearing on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in 1995 by eight percent (8%). Your individual taxes may increase I at a greater or lesser rate, or even decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property.
The public hearing will be held on May 27, 1997 at 7:30pm in Council Chambers at 424 S Casted I Avenue, New Braunfels, Texas
FOR the proposal: Jan Kennady, Mayor
Ray Schoch, Mayor Pro Tem Juan Luis Martinez, Councilmember. District I Randy Vanstory, Councilmember. District 3 Jan Kotylo, Councilmember, District 4 Cathy Talcott, Councilmember, District 5 AGAINST the proposal: Juliet Watson, Councilmember, District 6
PRESENT and not voting None ABSENT None
|The statement above shows the percentage increase the proposed rate represents over the 26907 tax rate that the City published on April 20, 1997. The following table compares taxes on an average home in the City of New Braunfels last year to taxes proposed on the average home this year Again, your individual taxes may be higher or lower, depending on the taxable value of your property
Average home value General exemptions available
(amount available on the average home, not including senior citizen's or disabled person's exemptions)
Average taxable value
Lait Year This Year
$ 68,490 $ 73,480
$ 13,698 $ 14,096*
$ 54,792 $ 58,784
$29162/$ I OO $.28794/$ IOO (proposal)
$ 159 78 $ 169.26
Under this proposal, taxes on the average home would increase by $9.48 or six percent (6%) compared with last year's taxes. Comparing tax rates without adjusting for changes in property value, the tax rate would decrease by $.00368 per $100 of taxable value or one percent (1%) compared to last year’s tax rate. These tax rate figures are not adjusted for changes iii the taxable value of property.
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