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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 14, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Page 2A Herald Zeitung, New Braunfels, Texas Thursday, November 14,1985 Hearing set on motor cranes A public hearing to discuss rules and regulations for motor cranes on public highways has been set for Friday by the state Department of Highways and Public Transportation. The hearing will allow members of the motorized crane industry to air their concerns about weight limits and fees The 69th Legislature directed the highway department to set permit fees and weight load limits for such vehicles. Information from the hearing will be used to determine if the weight limits set are compatible with the needs of equipment standard to the industry. Also under discussion will oe similar rules pertaining to the oil ini istry. “Information obtained during the hearings will be used to help determine adjustments in the regulations.” said Robert Guinn, engineer of payments management with the department “We're going to give both industries the opportunity to comment on the rules and regulations.” Guinn said “Once we hear from them, we will. through our commission, adopt ipgulations apprpriate for the in ilustries “The concept of charging less for lighter loads amd more for heavier loads will not change.” he said in reference to proposed weight limit increases “What we would have to do. since increased weights cause more damage, is increase the fees ” The hearing begins at 9 a.rn in the hearing room of the Dewitt (’ Greer building at lith and Brazos in Austin Hearing set on signs Two public hearings to discuss sign regulations along Texas highways have been announced by the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation The hearings, both scheduled for Monday, will address regulations pertaining to sign control laws. At 9 a rn . a hearing on Article 4 ot the Texas Litter Abatement Act will convene The article regulates signs on Interstate and federal aid primary highways. At 2 p rn., a hearing on tile state rural sign rules is scheduled Article 2 of House Bill ITH) addresses signs along all public highways and roads, except for Interstate and federal iad pi unary highways The public hearings will cover a manlier of proposed road sign regula lions. Among them are safety re quirements concerning size and w ind load pressures, registration of signs. spacing of signs, proximity to com inertial activities and set-back re quirements P&Z turns down 'tree' ordinance By DAM OVERSTREET Staff writer Members of the Planning and Zoning Commission Wednesday decided not to support the passage of a city landscape ordinance, but emphasized that there is a need for the protection of trees and green space in the community Let s send this to city council with the undei .standing that we realize the whole landscape ordinance is not for the city at this time there are too many problems.” said commission member Myrtle Clark But. I feel there is a need for this issue particularly to preserve trees and add trees wherever possible Although Clarks motion failed, commission members agreed that the city should enact an educational program on the benefits of landscaping. encourage landscaping around new development, and offer incentives for such landscaping “I agree with the intent of the ordinance. but the implementation. I don’t like,” said commission member Tom Casteel “I would like to see an educational program, I hate to have it (an ordinance) shoved down my throat ” “Haven’t we done enough asked builder Perry Wingfield “If this (or dinancei is done, we will not have a beautiful New Braunfels, we will have a Garden of Krlen “I like the idea of encouraging landscaping, but don’t demand it and don’t dictate it." he said Bernie Boarnet, president of New Braunfels Board of Realtors, agreed “We are BK) percent in favor of beautification. UM) percent in favor or landscaping. KH) percent in favor of trees and green space, and we are also KH) percent opposed to this ordinance.” he said The landscape ordinance was presented to New Braunfels City Council Sept 22 by the Keep New Braunfels Beautiful Committee The committee, said chairwoman Kathy Thieleman, “started abt as a beautification committee We saw a lot of trees being bulldozed and a lot dying because of improper building procedures “ The committee's report calls for a citywide beautification program, including the planting of trees and shrubs that require little water and maintenance by home and business owners and by the city The 12 page ordinance proposed that IO percent of a development be devoted to landscaping Its purpose, Thieleman said, was to bring green space into parking lots, protect trees, and penalize those who violated the ordinance. Wednesday. Thieleman said that regardless of the outcome of the ordinance. she would like to continue talking to builders groups and others about the benefits of landscaping “This committee was charged with coming up with a landscape ordinance," said committee member Jan Kenady. “We knew there had to be compromise, but we have to start somewhere Realtor Toy a Lindsey suggested that citizens boycott businesses that do not have landscaping “Don’t shop where they don’t do what you want.” she said. “Become verbal ” The Planning and Zoning Commis sion also agreed Wednesday to wait until January to begin discussions of the reports from the city-appointed Options and Opportunities Commit tee and the Chamber of Commerce master plan update committee "It appears to me that what the Op lions and Opportunities Committee did was take the Chamber’s master plan as it related to these (planning and zoning' matters and go through it and see what they thought was wrong and build in some items that felt should he addressed." Hartigan said “I found it very interesting and good food for thought and we will combine and study it as we study the master plan update. ” he said Commission member John Dierksen said he wmuld like input from the people responsible for writing both documents. “I’d certainly like to have the people sitting on the committees to appear to explain some things,” he said Also Wednesday, the commission: agreed to recommend to city council I fiat 1450 US Bl Fast be rezoned from R-2 (single and two-family residential) to CT Landowner Elliott Knox spoke with neighbors and agreed to a 280 foot R-2 buffer zone between the existing homes and his commercial property. agreed to recommend that 125 Alves Lane Ire rezoned from R-2 to C-3 for a business park containing office warehouses Developers said they will dedicate more right of way to the city to construct another traffic lane on Alves in front of the park agreed to recommend the rezoning of 911 Texas 46 South from R-2 to C :t for Jackie Cadded to build a nursery agreed to recommend that 1965 Post Rd be rezoned from R-2 to C-3 so the property may be sold agreed to the request from Betty Lou Rushing to resubdivide her large lot in Guada Coma subdivision. Because the second lot will not meet the city's width requirements, a variance will have to be obtained Neighbor Karen Preiss asked how the division of the lot will affect the sale of the house “I wouldn’t pay $250.(HK) for a house to have a small strip of land next door with a building 6 feet away.” she said Another neighbor. Rick Seidel, said. “I think ifs a bad precedent for the subdivision to start subdividing every property " — allowed the resubdivision of a lot in Country Hills so a family may build a single family home on each lot Final approval was given to plats for Fichter subdivision. Medellin subdivision, phase one of Lakeview Square. Miller Plaza, and unit two of Northview subdivision and to the master plan for Oak Grove subdivision. Preliminary approval was granted to the plat for Shadow Park, unit two. so the planning director can review the plans with the city engineer before final approval. Planning and Zoning Commission also gave preliminary approval to the master plan for Hunters Creek subdivision on Texas 46 North near Oak Run The developers and the city's planning director will look at the city’s master plan, the plans for the subdivision and at the property surrounding the subdivision, said Planning Director Mike Shantis UfcflTL CLAR* HERALD ZfcUuNG A bit of history DERYL CLARK HERALD ZEITUNG Students at Frazier Elementary learned a bit about German heritage Wednesday. Edna Martin, left, a docent from the Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio, talked to Bill Perryman's social studies class about the early German settlers. Mikie Guardiola, above, blows a horn used by children in Texas to call their fathers in from the fields. WeatherTexas A winter storm watch has boon issued for extreme northern sections of the Texas Panhandle for late tonight and Friday Forecasters say there may la* as much as two to four inches of snow in northern sections of the Panhandle by late Friday and snow may fall as far south as the Midland Odessa area during the night and early Friday But they say there will be no ac cumulation in that area of the South Plains Forecasters say cold moist air associated with a low aloft that was over northern Arizona early today is expected to move eastward through Friday crossing the w atch area A low pressure system in southeast New Mexico will continue to draw colder air in from the north and moist and relatively warm air in from the southeast Scatttered showers andDeaths Eula Bocklett Services for Kula Bockett, of 4111 Big Meadow in San Antonio, will bo at 3 30 p m Friday at Day Funeral Home in Madisonville Burial will follow in Madisonville Bockett, HS, died Nov. 13 at McKenna Memorial Hospital Bockett was born Aug 27, 1B00 to John and Alice (nee Paige) Whitemire in Madisonville She married John Bockett who precceded her in death in 1977 She was a housewife and a Primitive Baptist. Survivors include her daughter Crystal Bozos of San Antonio, one son John VV Greer of New Braunfels; thunderstorms in the the Panhandle southward early today were expected to gradually change to mixed rain and snow and freezing rain and eventually snow late tonight and Friday It was possible a winter storm war ning may have to be issued for the area later today, forecasters said It was to be clear lo partly cloudy over extreme West Texas through tonight F.lsewhere skies were to be partly cloudy to cloudy with scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms spreading from northwest to southeast through tonight Lows tonight will range from the 2(>s in the Panhandle to the 70s along the coast Highs Friday will tie slightly cooler, mostly in the 5i)s and 60s except iii the Panhandle where readings w ill be in the :U)s and 40s Showers and thunderstorms were tieing reported over western sections sections of North Texas, the South three sistei s Gordie Post, of Houston, Lucille Scherer, of Anahuac, and Ruby Whitemire, of Abilene; one brothel Arnold Whitemire of Madisonville, three grandchildren and five great grandchildrenBirths Mr and Mrs. James Shockey, 1565 Highway Bl West, 7 lh , I oz girl, Nov. IO Mr. and Mrs Bacillto Villanueva, Route 2, Box 823F, New Braunfels, 4 lh , 15 oz, boy, and 4 lb., 9 oz. girl, Nov IO. Plains arni the Panhandle early today Most of the rainfall was located along anet north of a cold front that extended from east of Wichita Kails to near Abilene lo north of Midland at dawn Karly morning temperatures were mostly mostly in the Sos and 60s Extremes ranged from 43 at Amarillo to 74 at Corpus Christi and Brownsville Other early morning readings around the state included 56 at Wichita Falls. 69 at Fort Worth, 70 at Waco and Austin. 69 at Lufkin. 70 at San Antonio. 75 at Houston. 6B at San Angelo. 53 at Lubbock. 67 at Midland and 49 at Kl PasoForecast North Texas Ham and scattered thunderstorms tonight, more numerous east Turning colder ex cept ext reme soot beast I ow s 37 west to 66 east Friday scattered thunderstorms east Mostly cloudy central and west Turning cooler east Highs 53 west to 69 southeast West Texas Winter storm watch northern Panhandle late tonight and Friday Colder tonight with freezing rain or snow developing across tile Panhandle, accumulations up to 4 in chos northern Panhandle and a few rain or snow showers as far south as the Permian Basin Cold Friday with snow showers continuing and possi hie heavy across northern Panhandle, partly cloudy elsewhere Djws tonight 20s Panhandle to 30s most other places Highs Friday 30s Panhandle to mid 60s Big Bend South Texas Mostly cloudy through Friday Scattered thunderstorms tonight and Friday, more numerous west and central tonight and southeast and south Friday Turning windy and colder west and central tonight and all sections Friday Lows tonight from the 50s northwest to the 60s southeast and 70s south Highs Friday from the 60s north to 70s south Port Arthur to Port O’Connor; Southeast winds near 15 knots tonight and Friday morning, becoming northwest near 20 knots late Friday afternoon Seas 4 to 6 feet Widely scattered thunderstorms PRE-CHRISTMAS GOLD SALE Jackets, I airings. 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