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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 24, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Page 2 A Herald Zehung, New Braunfels,Texas Sunday, November 24,1985Comal commissioners opt for automated garage By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer Comal County may have the first totally automated parking garage in the country. M P Garza, with Accutronics. Inc., gave his second presentation to commissioners court in a workshop with the architect Thursday afternoon. "We have the automatic ticket maker in many locations, and in some places the change maker, but as far as I know no where in this country has anyone put all of these automated processes together in one cabinet before,” Garza said Commissioners said they wanted to get away from having a paid attendant which would cost more in the long run County Commissioner Monroe Wetz said he had seen fully automated systems all over Europe and they work ed fine. Commissioners had talked about going out for bids, but decided they would probably put in the automated park ing with a change order. Garza estimated it would cost $31,860. including credits for the parts of the system already in the plans. Commissioners also discussed a skywalk connecting the new courthouse annex with the courthouse. It could meet fire code standards if it crossed at the third floors, architect Chris DiStefano told commissioners. The best place for the skywalk is where the elevator in the courthouse is now. moving the elevator one room over, the architect said. The elevator blocks a side entrance that commissioners wanted reopened anyway. "I would prefer it if we could put it somewhere back further, but the further back you go. the more expensive it gets." DiStefano said, apparently because the buildings are further apart. Spaw Glass, the general contractor for the annex has estimated the cost of the elevated, enclosed walkway to be roughly $40,000, and could be done in a change order Deaths B.B. Kretzmeier Services for BB. (Jack) Kretzmeier. 84. of 1700 'a NW 5th St., Mineral Wells, will be 2 p m. Monday at the Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels, the Rev. J. Linwood Kennedy and Rev Rodney Wells officiating Burial will be at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park Visitors may call at the funeral home after ll am today Kretzmeier died Nov 23 at Eden Home for the Aged in New Braunfels He was born July 6, 1901 in New Braunfels and married Mae Kretzmeier (nee Weinaug) March 18. 1928 in San Antonio He was the son of Gustav and Marie Kretzmeier (nee Raabe) and was a retired homebuilding contractor. He was a member of the First Protestant Church of New Braunfels and was born to a pioneering ranching family. Upon retiring from the con struction business, he moved to Weatherford and then to Mineral Wells and then joined his son-in law in the ranching business at Miliicent Ranch. He is survived by his wife Mae Kretzmeier of Mineral Wells; two daughters, Mrs. Bob (Patricia) Messer of Mineral Wells and Mrs. Joe (Marge) Pantermuehl of Seguin; a sister. Mrs. Arthur (Olga) Linnartz of Rusk; a brother, Herbert Kretzmeier of New Braunfels; and four grandchildren. “I hesitate to tell you that figure.” DiStefano said, “because it seems too low. I didn't give them structural drawings, but they have engineers with them that could tell about how' much steel would be needed to do that It shouldn’t increase by 15-20 percent and that's still cheap.” The architect said he needed to get commissioners approval to move ahead with the draw ings and get approval from the Texas Historic Commission before the skywalk could become part of the building plans "Be sure to tell the Historic Commission that we will improve the courthouse by restoring that (side) entrance when we remove the elevator." Wetz said "I don’t think we will have any trouble getting approval for this because it will not substantially change anything on the courthouse itself,” the architect said. "And Mary (Brotze, administrative assistant to commissioners court) has already made priliminary contact with them on this ” At first the commissioners had wanted a walkway con needing the second floors, but the fire code required more height between the buildings for fire trucks to get through The elevator will have to be changed to a larger one that can hold 2.5(H) pounds, the architect said The walkway will tie used for the constant traffic bet ween the county attorney's office and county court-at-law. county clerk s office and county judge who presides over probate, and the probation office and the district and countv court at law courts Electric rate increase eyed Whether electric rates are going up and by how much will be a big agen da topic at the New Braunfels Utilities board meeting, set for 4:30 p m Tuesday at Honors Hall But that’s not all. Trustees are also scheduled to decide exactly how to return a $1,092,162 rebate from the Lower Colorado River Authority to Utilities customers Utilities Manager Bob Sohn has suggested a credit on December bills to customers, based on their individual kilowatt hour consumption for the months of April. May and June of this year. Amendment of the current 9 4 percent power cost adjustment is also on Tuesday’s agenda The adjustment was authorized by Utilities trustees on July 25 to recover increased sup plier costs from LURA until new electric rates could be presented and ap proved by City Council But the in terim power cost adjustment, which made its debut on Utilities August billing, has been over-collecting for LCRA’s increased costs. The higher electric rates won t be new to Utilities trustees, who have spent at least seven hours at public workshops on revised definitions of customer classes and corresponding rate designs based on what it costs the Utilities to serve each class. If approved at Tuesday’s Utilities meeting, the next stop is City Council w here the new rates must be approved and read three times before becoming an effective ordinance. Weather Texas An Arctic cold front edged further south into North Texas and the South Plains Saturday, extending from McAlester, Okla., across the Red River and westward to Lubbock Meanwhile, warm moist Gulf air still produced some low level cloudiness over the eastern two-thirds of Texas Elsewhere, widely scattered showers continued over parts of Central and South Texas as well as the lower coast Drizzle accompanied by dense fog cut visibility over the Hill Country around Austin and San Antonio Skies were clear over the Panhandle, and mostly fair skies covered the rest of West Texas, the National Weather Service said Temperatures warmed into the 60s and 70s ahead of the front, with readings in the 80s over the Rio Grande Valley The 30s and 40s were common behind the frontal zone The late-afternoon extremes ranged from a cold 38 degrees at Dalhart in the Panhandle to a warm 85 degrees at McAllen in the lower Valley, the weather service said The forecast calls for considerable cloudiness over most of the state through Sunday, except for continued fair skies in the far west Some intermittent light drizzle and early morning fog is possible over the south w Uh a chance of rain over North Texas Sunday. Highs Sunday will be in the 30s and 4os in the northwest to the 50s and 60 elsewhere, except for some 70s and 80s in the extreme south and Big Bend Valleys Forecast North Texas: Cooler Sunday, with scattered thunderstorms continuing east and south Considerable fog and drizzle Sunday night with slightly warmer temperatures Partly cloudy and much warmer Monday. Highs Sunday 50 northwest to 60 southeast Lows Sunday night 39 northwest to 53 southeast Highs Monday (id to 72 South Texas:    Considerable cloudiness through Sunday night w ith intermittent light rain or drizzle and fog A chance of thunderstorms southeast Sunday Partly cloudy south Monday, mostly cloudy north Monday with a chance of rain Turning cooler central on Sunday A little warmer Monday Lows Monday night in the 40s north to the 70s extreme south Highs Sunday in the 50s north to the 80s south Highs Monday in the 60s north to the 80s south East Texas Sunday and Sunday night cloudy and cool with scattered showers and thunderstorms High in the lower 60 s Low in the upper 40’s Northeast w ind 5 to lo miles an hour Chance of rain 50 percent Sunday and 20 percent Sunday night Monday-partly cloudy with a high in the upper 60s West Texas: Generally fair far west and extreme south through Sunday. Becoming mostly sunny again Sunday afternoon Generally fair most sections Sunday night and Monday except mostly cloudy late night and early morning Panhandle South Plains Permian Basin and Concho River valley Highs Sunday upper 40s north to low 70s Big Bend Lows Sunday night upper 20s north to the mid 40s south. Port Arthur to Port O'Connor: Southeast winds near 15 knots Sun day and Sunday night Seas 3 to 5 feet through Sunday Occasional light rain and dense fog Scattered thundershowers Sunday. Port O'Connor to Brownsville: Southeast winds near 15 knots Sunday and Sunday night. Seas 3 to 5 feet through Sunday. Occasional light rain with patchy fog HOLIDAY SATELLITE SPECIAL Fully Remote/ Programmable System induces STS LSR Receiver /Actuaioi STS IOO0 LUB Chapati Feedhorn 9 ll Southern Spun Dish Total SI ,900 plus tax ELLIOTT SATELLITE    _ SYSTEMS 629-6449 Bill Schumann, county extension agent, also came to the workshop to discuss the drawings DiStefano made for the extension office to be placed on the second floor of the new annex. Schumann and commissioners agreed that the annex was not an ideal placement for his office. Commissioners discussed moving the sanitarian s office and the veterans’ service office to the annex instead and working out a contract with the city to possibly buy the property that the health department occupies now. "lf we had to we could add on to it, and the parking is ideal for your night meetings," County Judge Fred Clark said. "lf there s any way we can afford it, I think we ought to build another building for them at the jail site, or find another building.” Wetz said. Plans had been drawn for such a building of metal and brick to be built on the jail property, but it would cost almost SKK).(HH) without the separate storage garages which are needed for animal grooming equipment. "Right now that equipment is scattered all over the county, its out in the elements because we have no place to put it,” Shumann said Commissioners were concerned that the extension homemaker groups that meet during the day would have trouble with finding parking, that the cooking smells would stay in the building too much, that the kitchen eventually have to be taken out when the county would need the space, and at night the security of the building would be a problem. Council to mull de-annexation Extended forecast North Texas: Partly cloudy and warm Tuesday Mostly cloudy and turning cooler Wednesday with a chance of thunderstorms Mostly fair and mild Thanksgiving Lows in the 60s Tuesday cooling into the 50s Wednesday and 4»s Thursday Highs rn the 70s Tuesday cooling into Hie 60s Wednesday and Thursday South Texas: Mostly cloudy Tuesday through Thursday. Chance of showers most sections on Wednesday and over eastern and southern sections on Thursday. Warm Tuesday and Wednesday A bit cooler on Thursday Lows Tuesday and Wednesday in the (His north and 70s south with highs in the 70s north and 80s south Lows Thursday in the 50s north and 60s south with highs near 70 north and near 80 south West Texas: Partly cloudy and mild with scattered showers Tuesday Fair with a cooling trend Wednesday and Thursday. Highs Panhandle mid 60s Tuesday cooling to near 50 Thursday Lows near 40 cooling to near 30 by Thursday Highs South Plains near 70 Tuesday cooling to mid 50s Thursday. Lows lower 40s cooling to mid 30s by Thursday. Highs Permian Basin and Concho Valley mid 70s Tuesday cooling to around 60 Thursday, l^ows near 50 cooling to around 40 by Thursday. By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer New Braunfels City Council Mon day night will discuss a request to de annex about 22 acres of land owned by the Coleman Company on FM 3(H) The city annexed 933 acres north of FM 3(H) and between the MKT railroad and Interstate 35 Coleman was one of the industries included in that annexation Assistant City Manager Hector Tamayo said the request for disan nexation comes from representatives of Coleman and "from others ” He said the land in question, only a small portion of the Coleman proper ty, is the portion nearest Hunter Road. Also on Monday’s agenda is the emergency reading of an ordinance setting up the city’s Drainage board of adjustments and appeals and ad ding two alternate members to the slate of five regular members Council last month appointed five people to the board, then on Nov. ll, had to re appoint two more members, will again have to find so meone else to serve on the board John Duster, who along with Gene Rutherford was chosen earlier this month, does not live in the city limits City Manager Joe Michie sug gested council appoint alternates to the board so a quorum could be met at the board's meetings Also on Monday's agenda Report from the Police Department Community Relations study committee, which was ap pointed in July to look into the relationship between the police department and the community and into procedures for officer training and arrests. Set a date to review bids for $7 41 million in general obligation bonds CONGRATULATIONS to Texas Commerce Bank New Braunfels The bank with a good past, a great present, and a glorious future! JOHN MCGEE rfcht&ifaaty dtwuafa.Ikc. SAN ANTONIO approved by voters in October for improvements to streets, drainage and public buildings. Third reading of an ordinance in stitnting a service charge on collection and removal of discarded tires from service stations and retail tire outlets First reading of an ordinance renaming the portion of US 81 that travels through New Braunfels Elliot Knox Boulevard. Resolution amending the lease agreement dated Oct. I. 198(1, between the city and David Schoenvogel to operate the miniature train in Lan da Park Resolution allocating funds from the hotel room occupancy tax special projects fund to Kinder Tanzer of New Braunfels and Circle Arts Theater. The Arts and Cultural Commission approved the allocation of $5.(HH) to Circle Arts and $1.(HK» to the dancers Change the date of the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies on Main Plaza from Dec. 3 to Dec. 2. Authorize a public auction, perhaps with Comal County, of junk ed and obsolete equipment. The meeting will begin at 7 .30 p rn in Cit v Hall council chambers Qoept JEWELERS, INC. SMVINC Mf Mr IMllMln IMH.) "I» JJT M*m PU/*    I'tun'VU    *Z|1 Give Your Carpet T.L.C. You have a lot invested in your carpeting, and it deserves the tender, loving care of Terry's Cleaning Services. This professional cleaning actually protects your carpet investment. . . and maintains a fresher, newer look through years of “wear and tear." Call us for a free estimate at no obligation. 1630 Highway ll West 629-1322 ii <7*A New Braunfels Third Annual Christmas Art Show. The holiday shopping Show you've been waiting for! 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