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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 26, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4A — Herald-Zeitung — Thursday, May 26, 2005Celebrating the final days of school DAVID INGRAM Herald-Zeitung Fifth-grade students from Seele Elementary release biodegradable balloons into the air at the end of graduation ceremonies at the school Wednesday morning. 4B CONTINUED FROM Page 1A R(X)fing company plans to move from Seguin the area, they decided to look to New Braunfels, which has several facilities that could meet the company’s needs. The 4B incentive will pay $4,000 for training 25 new employees hired from New Braunfels. The money will be paid after the employees have been with the company 90 days, and the offer expires after two years. A-Lert Roofing currently has 125 employees, and Bagley said he thought some would move to New Braunfels. Although he would not say which vacant facilities the company was considering, Bagley did indicate his belief the company would move within 90 days after selecting a permanent location.STOP CONTINUED FROM Page 1AResidents say traffic presents a danger “If you go contrary to the standards and someone gets hurt, the city could get sued,” he said. “The general rule is that you are not supposed to use stop signs to control speed, only equal traffic flow.” North Ranch Estates Boulevard has more traffic than the cross streets, a situation Martini is convinced makes people on her street drive faster. “They know they don’t have to worry about traffic coming from the side because they have stop signs,” she said. “That just makes them feel safe to drive fast.” Although the street did not fall within the MUTCD guidelines, Short commissioned a traffic study April 14 to see how fast drivers really were going. The count showed 85 percent of the traffic averaged 33-mph, just three miles over the speed limit. Only IO cars traveled over 50 mph during the 24-hour count period. “Quite honestly, these findings are typical all over the city,” he said, echoing another reason used by I lull to vote against tile North Ranch Estates Boulevard signs. “We have the same problem in many other areas," she said. DAVID INGRAM/Heraid-Zeitung Frances Street has stop signs at the intersection with North Ranch Estates Boulevard even though part of Frances is only about 30-yards-long. “We have to have some guidelines or we would have a sign every 50 feet all over the city." While the stop sign request was denied, the city is exploring other ways to discourage speeding in tile area. “Several other cities, including San Antonio and San Marcos, are using engineered speed humps,” Pinto said. “I think North Ranch Estates Denied stop signs %A ' n we’re going to at least explore those types of options to see if we can get those residents some relief.” The wide humps are not as jarring as speed bumps, but they modify the street surface just enough to discourage people from building up too much speed. The city also made good on a promise to install speed limit signs on the street, a process Martini watched from her front yard Wednesday morning. 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