New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 30, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeitung a Thursday, May 30,1996 O 3City Council Briefs
Residents want Guadalupe clean and safe
By DAVID DEKUNDER
Property owners, law enforcement officials and business owners along the Guadalupe River met with the Water Oriented Recreation District Law Enforcement Committee last Wednesday to discuss plans to make the river safer and cleaner during the upcoming summer season.
The meeting, which was held at the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative auditorium, attracted about 20 people.
“I think we have made some progress (on cleaning the river),” Law Enforcement Chairman Scott Watson said. “But we have a lot more to do. We need your continued input and support.”
Law enforcement officials at the meeting included Sheriff Jack Bremer, Sheriff-elect Bob Holder and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game wardens Rocky Alba and Sam Sanchez.
Bremer said the Sheriffs Department’s Water Enforcement Team will change little from last year.
He said his department will add a speed boat on Canyon Lake.
Bremer thanked the landowners along the river for their support in helping his deputies maintain law and order on the river.
“Everybody has been responsive and behind us IOO percent,” Bremer said. “We have saved on travel time because everybody has been great in letting us utilize their property, especially on the river.”
WORD has budgeted $33,000 for the WET team this year. Bremer said the WET team will consist of five officers.
“We have enough people to handle it,” Bremer said.
Sanchez had good news for the property owners when he told them that a new game warden, James Odem, had been added to help patrol the river from New Braunfels to Specht’s Crossing.
“With a third person, we will be able to cover more area,” Sanchez said “Now we will have two on the lower end and one on the upper end (of the Guadalupe River).”
Even with the assurances of stronger
law enforcement, residents along the river said more needs to be done to clean up the river and control the rowdy behavior that sometimes comes with tubers and rafters down the river.
One property owner, Fonda Wet-sel, said she has to clean up the mess tubers and rafters leave on her property-
“I spent 16 hours cleaning the river and I shouldn’t have had to do that,” Wetsel said.
John Landry said most of the problems could be solved if WORD would ban alcohol on the river.
“By banning alcohol on the river, you would stop most of the hooligans on the river,” Landry said.
WORD attorney Holly Gilman said the Texas Legislature would probably be the best route to address that issue.
“WORD has authority to develop ordinances on the river,” Gilman said. “But die ultimate authority would be the Texas Legislature.”
Holder, who will take over as sheriff^ January 1997, promised the property owners that he would pay attention to their concerns and make enforcement on the river a priority.
Ms. Cecilia Flebrich was recently honored at her retirement luncheon, celebrating the culmination of 60 years of continuous service with Mission Valley Textiles Inc.
Ms. Cetes, as she is fondly called, Joined Mission Valley in 1936, some 15 years after the cornerstone of the factory was laid.
She was honored with many special remembrances. Pictured are Jerry Clark, director of Production Planning, Shipping and Retail Store, Flebrich and Guadalupe Casteneda, vice president of Manufacturing for Mission Valley Textiles Inc.City Seeks Proposals For Hotel/Motel Tax Money
The New Braunfels City Council approved the wording of a request for proposal for contracts funded by the hotel occupancy tax at its Tuesday meeting.
The RFP will be made public June I and will be closed Sept. I, giving interested parties 90 days to submit a proposal to the city.
The city has traditionally contracted with the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce for more than 30 years. The contract is funded by almost 75 percent of the hotel tax revenue, which yearly equals about $750,000.
The move to issue the RFP marks the first time the city has created the possibility for companies other than the chamber to compete for the contract.
A committee made up of the city manager, city attorney and the mayor will negotiate privately with prospective companies and indi
viduals during die time die RFP is issued. Council members can obtain a copy of the proposals as they are submitted but are prohibited from interacting with each other during the 90-day
window.City Mows Closer To Approving Budget
The council also approved the second reading of the budget, which included an increased salary totaling $74,600 for City Manager Mike
The amount marks about a $10,000 pay increase for Shands, who council members pointed out did not receive a cost-of-living raise or a raise during last December’s pay increases for city staff.
Shands, who has been city manager for about two and a half years, was being paid the lowest salary for his position among cities roughly the size of New Bruanfels, Mayor Jan Ken-
The only dissenting vote came from councilwoman Juliet Watson who said she would have preferred a more incremental raise over the course of three years.
Council members said they wanted to set the wage so that if Shands were to leave, he could be replaced with a competitive employee.Indupundunt Audit Scratched From Budget
The council did not however approve an item in the proposed budget that called for up to $50,000 for an independent operations audit.
The study, which was proposed by certified public accountant and councilman Ray Schoch, would have taken a broad look at the city’s salary structure and general operations procedure for each department.
The vote failed 4-3. Council members Brenda Freeman, Kennady and Schoch voted for the
measure, and Cathy Talcott, Paul Fraser, Juliet Watson and Juan Luis Martinez voted against it
“I really think this is a waste of money,” Fraser said. “Eventually we’re going to have to bite the bullet to raise wages.”
But Schoch said the study would review the city’s use of personnel money, which totals 71 percent of the entire budget.Playground Location Discussed
The council also discussed the location of a playscape for Landa Park’s Spring-fed pool area.
The money for the project, which totals $23,000, is already approved, but the location is under scrutiny.
The city’s Parks and Recreation Department planned on building the playscape inside the pool area, which would only be accessible to those who paid the pool fee.
Some council members are concerned the
equipment will not be accessible yearround.
Allene Woofford, a member of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Boards, told council the playscape was planned for construction inside the pool area because pool fees are helping to pay for the playscape.
“It would be more fun for the kids. Put it where the money came from. It gives children an opportunity to play in the pool and then also on the playground.”
She also said that the playscape, which is between 65 and 75 feet long, would duplicate existing playscapes within the park but outside the pool area.
The playground will include various types of slides, climbing features, a bridge, castle-like structures, a tunnel and a trolley.
The playground equipment, which is the last phase of the park’s capital improvement project, is slated for construction around July I and will likely take about three days to build.StammtischJunetHnth celebration
The Black Heritage Society of Comal County will be celebrating June-teenth on Saturday, June 15. Barbecue chicken dinners will be sold from 11 am to 3 p.m. at 594 Academy. There will. be a talent shpw at 7 p.m., followed by the crowding of Miss Juneteenth and ending with a dance from 8 pm to midnight. The activities will take place at the Senior Citizens Center, and all proceeds will go toward the Ella Wilson Memorial Scholarship Funds. For more information, contact Nathan Millett at 625-4150 or Margaret Adams at 620-6402. Barbecue dinners will be sold for $5 and dance and talent show will also cost $5.Red Stocking revue
The Community Service Center isWe’re Meeting
New Braunfels Polio Survivors Support Group meets at 10 am., Saturday, June 1 at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center. For more information, call Debbie at 606-5566, Pena at 620-4473 or Raymond at 625-1363.
Downtown Association meets at 7 am., Tuesday, June 4 at Krauses. For information, call 625-2385.
The Comal County Genealogy Society will meet June 4. Board meeting at 7 pm, followed by regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker win be Steve Stapleton, district representative for the Sons of the Republic of Texas. Public invited.
Coalition of Former Military Wives meets at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 9 at Shoneys Airport Restaurant, Loop 410 at Jones Maltzberger Road. Speaker will be Glenn Pohly on container gardens. For information, call Muriel at 653-8668.
The Canyon Lake Fischer CIUb for Family and Community Education
again producing the Red Stocking Revue as a major fund-raiser. The performances will be on June 21,22, and 23 at the New Braunfels Civic Center. The community is invited to attend the Director’s party Monday, June 3 at 7 p.m. at the historic Forke Store in Conservation Plaza on Churchill Street At the party, the director will give a general overview of the show and all who are interested in performing will have the chance to sign up. Your talent is needed and there is a place for you. For information, call Jim and Melaney Beath at 620-3016 or Carol Bissett at 629-0262.Church bazaar
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Bazaar will be held at the church grounds May 31 and June I. Free
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dance Saturday and Sunday. Food and games start at 6 p.m. Friday. Rosie y los Muchachos at 7 pm Friday and Swinging Country from 8 pm to midnight. Queen’s Coronation at 8:30 pm Saturday. Dance from 9 pm to I am. Saturday with Texana Band.
Also on SatuFday, a rummage sale will be held on the church grounds from 8 am. to 4 p.m. Food and games start at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.Showcase and sal#
Collector’s Showcase and Sale at the New Braunfels Civic Center from 9 arn. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June I. Admission $2 adults, 17 and under free. Sponsored by the New Braunfels Conservation Society. A quality selection of fine antiques and collectibles is expected. Bring your own for appraisal.Danes school recital
The New Braunfels Hermann Sons Dance School will present its annual dance recital Sunday, June 2 at the New Braunfels High School Auditorium. The matinee performance begins at 3 p.m. and the evening performance is at 7 p.m. ,
The theme is Broadway Bound, and will feature more than 475 students performing tap, ballet, jazz and lyrical dances. Public invited.
Registration for fall classes will be Saturday, Aug. 24, at the lodge on
Union Street from IO am to 2 pm For information, call Denise Prciss at 606-0477 or Marti Matthews at 609-0106.Cancer Survivors Celebration Day
The American Cancer Society Comal County Unit, in cooperation with Hospice New Braunfels and McKenna Memorial Hospital will sponsor Cancer Survivors Celebration Day at I p.m., June 2, at Cypress Bend Park.
Dr. John Tieman, president of the
local ACS chapter will speak, and several cancer survivors will give testimonials. There will be refreshments and games.
The Germania Bowling Club will have its annual sausage supper Sunday, June 2 in Zuehl. Serving begins at 11 a.rn. to I pm and from 4:30 p.m. to 8 pm Large plates are $4.50 and small plates are $3. There will be a nine-pin bowling tournament, games, raffles and a country store.
meets June 18 at the Fischer Store School Community Center. Refreshments and fellowship at 9 am., meeting at 9:30 am Members of the Comal County 4-H will present the program. Public invited. For information, cal Rose Gandall at 935-2901.
New Braunfels High School Class of 1971 is planning ifs 25th reunion. It will be held July 6 at the fairgrounds from 7 p.m. to midnight. For information, call Tim Salge at 625-4816, or Rusty Meyer at 625-3321.
New Braunfels High School Class of 1976 20 year reunion is set for July 6. Addresses of classmates are needed ASAP. Please include maiden names and send addresses to Vicki Clark VanDelden a 20 La Mesa, New Braunfels, TX 78130. Or call 606-0716 or Monika Cariey Engel at 629-3236 or Suzanne Sacco Baker at 629-1768.
The Hill Country Chorus, New Braunfels’ own chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in
America meets every Tuesday evening from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Choir Room located at Cross and Santa Clara Street. We’d like very much to have you visit with us and, if interested, join with us to Keep America Singing.
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