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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 2, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Airport upsets residents By SARAH DUKE Staff writar Some Canyon Lake residents oppose construction of a private airport in that area. Joseph Doyle, who lives in Tamarack Shores subdivision on the north side of the lake, is circulating a petition opposed to the airport construction. Doyle said he is concerned about the noise level of the airport and safety problems. Doyle’s house looks down on the airport site from a hill at the end of the runway. He said planes landing on the runway will fly directly over his house. Ed Nolan, a developer in charge of the airport project, said Tuesday he does not think there will be a conflict between the airport and the neighboring residents. “We both want the same thing,” Nolan said. “We want a safe operation that is going to enhance the neighborhood. Basically all we have is a communication problem,” he said. Doyle said after meeting with Nolan Monday night that he is still opposed to the construction. “Right now I don’t really think we can stop them,” Doyle said. He plans to take his petition before the Comal County Commissioners court in hopes that the com" missioners will impose restrictions on the airport. A dirt airstrip was built on the site in the late 1970s. Canyon Lake Airport, Inc. recently purchased the property from Comal County Commissioner Bill George. Doyle said he and his wife, Mary Ellen Doyle, have collected 46 signatures on their petitions in two weekends of canvassing the neighborhood. “Only about four or five people have refused to sign because they are indifferent to the airstrip,” he said. “When we get a solid voting block we can move mountains,” Doyle said. He said he hopes to collect 300 signatures before he presents them to the commissioners. Doyle said he has talked with Philip Parsley, reservoir manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, about the airport. He has also talked to officials with the Federal Aviation Administration about restrictions on use of the airport. Sally Werst, a corps spokeswoman from the Fort Worth division office, said the corps has no jurisdiction over the airport property. “We build dams for flood control but we are not involved with what is not within corps land,” she said. Parsley said the airport is on flood easement which means flood waters could cover the land. “We have to see if the buildings will interfere with the operations of the lake,” he said. “But we have no authority as to matters that upset the neighbors.” Doyle’s proposed restriction include not allowing hovercraft, student pilots or maintenance at the airport. Hovercraft are low-flying vehicles used for gliding over water. Doyle said these vehicles produce loud noises. Doyle is opposed to allowing student pilots to use the airport because they make several take-offs and landings. Airport restrictions permit student pilots to use the airport only with consent of the airport board of directors. The private airports’ restrictions limit the number of landings a student pilot can make. “We would like to close the avenues that are open to the board of directors (of the airport) to change the restrictions which might be detrimental to the airport,” Doyle said. Cibolo approves sesquicentennial cleanup plans By SARAH DUKE Staff writar CIBOL/) — The city council voted Tuesday night to designate the weeks from Oct. 25 to Nov. 3 as “Cleanup Weeks” in preparation for the city’s Texas Sesquicentennial celebration next spring. The council’s action was a result of a request from members of the city’s sesquicentennial committee to set aside time to spruce up downtown Cibolo. “The women (of the committee) want to talk to some of the business people downtown about painting and fixing up,” said Mayor Bill Little. “This isn’t going to be just picking up Under investigation Fourth grade students at Frazier Elementary School dissected flowers recently in Dorothy Matschek's science class. JoAnn Vela inspects petals while Jesus Ibarra looks for pollen through a microscope. OSO photo garbage.” The council is also planning a spring clean-up campaign before the May IO sesquicentennial celebration. In other action, the council approved : — a contract with Kermit Har-borth, D.V.M,, to provide for rabies quarantine and euthanasia of stray animals. — a resolution supporting proposed constitutional amendments for a Texas water bill. — a resolution encouraging legislative action to exempt city, county and state employees from the federal labor law provision for overtime pay. 25 vote absentee in city bond election Since absentee voting began Monday. 25 persons have cast their ballots in the 111 455 million city bond election. There are have four requests for mail-in ballots Absentee voting in the Oct 19 election will continue through Oct 15. Disabled persons, those over 65, or those who will not be in town on Oct 19 may vote absentee between 8 a rn and 5 p.m. at New Braunfels City Hall. 202 N Seguin Spas • Spas *Spas Sales and Expert Installation Hill Country Water Works, Inc. 510 S. Comal    625-4643 Back on track Parks board devises longer route for Landa Park train By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer luanda Park visitors may soon be treated to a longer train ride if New Braunfels City Council approves a recommendation which would about double the route. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Tuesday night agreed to recommend to council that 2,425 linear feet of track be added to the current 3,600 linear feet. Engineer David Schoenvogel said that along with a longer ride, track expansion will allow him to increase the price per passenger which, in turn, will increase his revenue which, in turn, “will help me as well as the city.” Parks Director David Whatley said the department is trying to increase its collection from the train concession without changing the city’s share of Schoenvogel’s revenue. The city receives 20 percent of the train’s revenue. Whatley said “it didn’t seem right” to increase the charge for the same train ride, so he and Schoenvogel devised the larger route. The existing route circles the gazebo at the park office and takes off toward the dance slab where it follows the lake shore by the parking lot and rejoins itself at the entrance to the center parking lot. Rather than making a small circle near the lake, Schoenvogel is proposing that the track cross luanda Street, and follow Fredericksburg Road to the back of the LORA property. The track would circle the playgrounds there and head back to {.anda Street to tie back in for the rest of the route. “At present, we do stop next to the miniature golf course and the other side of the park when the need arises,” he said. “We would continue to do that as the need would arise.” Board chairman Carl Fox said the train shuttle would be a “big attraction” to the park. In approving the recommendation. 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