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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 15, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels >1V ail Vol 134 No 179 New Braunfels Herald Publishing Company 707 Lands St New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (LISPS 377 800 Tuesday September 15, 1937 25 Cents One Section lOPaQes lh*- walking lour Mr ff-a’.urv in oui V    krait***’    rt**farrh«*d I hr \Hr% of the tour aint I' nrqxmM Mr for 'hr .*«* ural*- and sn i»*trating commentaries included in •hr material Henry is a ptolm journal tai sn tm own right .md ta a cwt «*njnattent for trie IUMits American Vfjfrotun the I apl! al % ii all > newspaper M aril \n Staff wtM vt ai reft re* rutty in lf*- pn*lu* Ina. of Hrlk> I kill) at th* M    Iv Amphitheater in t • al vector) for lf** fourth ccitt m*i ut tv r sun if! if*! a.iMitl a as th*’ guest two *i*'C age of Mar ut » ruiutuker arni lietiv Mitt heil owner* of Prim** holms Inn Patton.' of Wolfgang - kriu-t got a »p*x- a lr* al wtw-i Marilyn “•ang a ■ iuip.« of tuiev sn tlx* rest.iii! ant <*fcay guv ami gal* you re driv alii to" ta vt past Mi henna Mr!nor tai Hospital I on* niff ttiat cm ploy rev av aril av patient*. xho juav have mobility dill nu! ties eros*. 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It v Uh- smart thing to iJo and you vt and a belter chmx e of avoiding untoward grief and tegal hassle* VA Scott VallUJurot Santa liar tiara I‘alif iv the soli ill Lim of Sin Ut aludel set hi aug smith He also iv ttx* ti p MimxM in /'ara*#** magazine v Bicentennial Photo t on lest scott plMitogt apii of a laity clown entertaining a wh«***| chair bound senior citizen is av full of emotion and vibrancy as good photography gets It v on the covet We STAMMTISCH . avie 2 Southeast winds are bloMing in some i ham es of ram today and VSfslneixlay Partly cloudy kiev this afternoon hold a JU percent chain e of showers amt southeast winds at Pi mph Mostly cloudy skies tonight harbor a SU percent chance of possibly heavy brief show els and a low in the mid 70s with southeast Minds at IU mph Wedix'Mlay Mill tx* (nil and humid With a high in the low yos souttieast winds at la mph and a 40 percent chance of blowers the Menu CLASSI!HO    I    IO COMICS    b UtOSSWORO    3 0! AN ABBY    4 MOffOSCOPl    4 SPOUTS    5 TV LOC    4 WtATHtt    .    ....    2 R . SABAH OU* F Staff err if rf New Braunfels (its Council Mon day embarked on its third attempt in a tittle more than ’hr**** vear* lo ri guiate *.gnv m ithio the city i -unu members Mend av unanimously approved the first reading of a sign ordinance drafted I ign users ami members of the *.gt nxtustrv lh** nimmitt**** the third to tai kie sign regulation is rn aik* up of self upturned tmsinesa persons and attempts to regulate on* v off pietnive tnlltioarxl type sigils Ile ordinance laces revisions and * more count votes before lo.liming effective Hut ctiunciiman « i. ■nil l*.id >p*.se up during Ox rmi i_.ui votf to say tx* think'* the propertied or dun* nee iv far belier than nottung I **te l.ingamlelter lo* ai outdoor ... Ivertising executive    addressed couiH ii prior to its vote explaining •dx- ord ma rn e and how it was written He said I tx- loosely organized ann it tier start til working on the pi op*» rd ordinance last spring after after an council appointed committees had failed lo produ* ed all ordinance that val isflest those in Ifk* outdoor advertising buaineit* Goodbreud said tx ttxxigtit It vuriou* that only perMKis involved in the advertising business and users of outdoor advertising were mvolvt*d in preparing th** oi dinartce (lur biggest criticism before with ordinal «*v prepared by earlier committees Mas that we didn t have enough jx*ople in ttx* sign business on ttx- committee Nom we have fllp^ floplM-d that arxt now we have no ottier p«s*pie on ttx- committees But I have tx) problem with that the councilman said I Tty I’luimmg Director Mike Munds vaid tx* is satisfied with the proposed ordinance amt said it is en tuneable He added that his one i on cern is thai ttx* ordinance tux-?. not address un premise signs VV tut is very interesting is that we have u limit of .1*2 feet height It seems very interesting to me that at re going to turn around arui let on premise signs go up as high as they want to go stiands said adding “A Dairy gueen sign on the Dairy V^ueen lot van go up BM) feet hut if you go oiw foot next door you ve got a 32 lout tx-igtit limit That s tile only thing that makes no sense lo me at ail if were really talking about the health safety and welfare of the communitylie added UngamfeUer said the committee did not consider off premise sign legulation tiecause that Involves potential invasion of property rights Ile added that from an industry standpoint ttx* on premise signs are distinct from off premise signs Only one person Allen Antres lose Monday in objection to the proposed ordinance, saying it was the result of See COUNCIL, Px«e I Council approves city public works department split The New Braunfels City Council dissolved the Public Works Depart ment Monday, creating two depart ments to replace what had been a controversial issue within the city government Mayor Pro Tem Ramon Chapa Jr said after Monday s meeting that he is pleased with the move I think the idea of splitting the departments is a good one " he said Chapa had taken an interest in the garbage collection department when garbage collection employees began complaining to him that some employees were receiving preferen tial treatment He urged City Manager Joe* Michie to speed up his lengthy investigation into alleged wrongdoing Michie s recommendation that the Public VVorkv Department be -split came out of his investigation The cl tv manager said the heads of the department were at least partially to i ame for problem** such a> one employee receiving full-time for working less that full time Engineer Bill Dobrowolski has taken chai go of the city s road department which had been part of the public works department until Fred Hyden resigned as department head Aug IT Dobrowolski has been interim public work? director but will hand over supervision of the sand a hon and fleet maintenance division to .1 new director yet to be hired Hyden has retained legal counse. but has not indicated whether he w ill appeal his forced resignation or seek other lega. redress after the city managers internal investiga’ion resulted in reinstatement for w u public works employees other than the director The city engineer said he sees no problem in handling the road depart ment He added that persons in that department are competent and capable City personnel >aid they have received numerous applications for director of the Department of Sanitation and Vehicle Fleet Mangement which will be accepted until Friday Fehrenbach is guest speaker for luncheon The Daughters of the American Revolution are sponsoring a celebration of the I S Constitution Saturday Sept 19 in New Braunfels High School*s cafetorium featuring noted Texas historian I H h ehrenbach The luncheon celebrates 200 years of ilk* I S Constitution adopted formally in 1787 at Philadelphia Fehrenbach is the author of numerous historical books and novels about Texas and elsewhere This interesting over view begins with lunch at noon with speaker s presentation to follow Tickets are Sh for adults and SS for students and are available al Ktauses Book Store in Landa Plaza or at the door Amendments still possible Solons okay sign control measure on first reading Fatal wreck City formally asks for chamber's help with revitalization The New Braunfels City Council unanimously appointed the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Com merce Monday to assist and advise the city in Us effort to revitalize its historic downtown section Tom Purdum exec utive director of the chamber addressed the council saying the chamber looks forward to helping with the revitalization effort He added that the chamber is not equipped to spearhead the effort, but will serve tlx* community in any way possible ‘Our chamber is not volunteering for the job ” tx* said 'Its not becaus** we re mg interested it's because we are very busy with other projects The organization has formed a task force lo work with the city in its attempt to boost the downtown business area ami stop the decline of the area Purdum said the chamber s board of directors supports the attempt and has agreed unanimously that it is something that needs to be dom* Council member James Goodbread said the dowtown revitalization pro ject is something that is vitally important to the city "As downtown goes so goes the city.’' he said, ad* ding that he agrees w Uh Purdum that the chamber should not have to carry the bulk of the rev italization effort The council member said downtown merchants will have to become involved in the project and lead the effort in order for it to be successful Council member Loraine Kraft said after Monday’s council meeting that she strongly supports the revitalization effort She was among a group of local business persons and officials that traveled to nearby cities last week to take a look al those cities revitalization attempts She said the tour was beneficial and she hopes New Braunfels can make pro gress toward improving the downtown area The task force is scheduled to meet today at 5 30 p rn in Honors Hall County tax rate set at ’86 level CORRECTION In a story published Sunday concerning consideration by Comal County Commissioners of various budget items for fiscal 1988, we reported that Tye Preston Library at Canyon Lake had re quested SJL'"* Intact Bulverde Publu I hrary is requesting the funds to Mart up facility T he Herald Zeitung regrets the error Proximity of billboards to one another and repair or amortization of dilapidated billboards are provisions of the pending sing control ordinance approved on first reading Monday by New Brauntels City Council The measure addresses only otf-premise billboards ana not on-premise or other signage The committee proposing the ordinance was chaired by Pete Lmgamteiter, owner of Oasis Outdoor Advertising Company (Photos by Deryl Clark) Bt DAVID MAV Start Writer Comal County Commissioners Monday voted nu inc rease in the pro perty tax rate for 1987 unanimously adopting tor this year the current et (•ctive rate of 34 cents Setting ttx* property tax rate brought concern from two commis gloot-is because county solons had not tx-gun reducing a $1 2 million im balance In the 1988 requested budget The quest kin was placed on Mon day s agenda at the request of county tax assessor Gloria Herman to allow her office lime to print and mail tax statements "We are talking about setting the tax rate, but we haven’t pared the budget yet ” said Commissioner Neil Craigmile before the roll call on i ounty Judge Fred Clark s motion to leave the rate at the 198b level ‘ We are backing into this instead ot going the other way.’' said Craigmile Both be and Commis stoner Clyde Jacobs voiced concerns over setting the county s ad valorem rate before paring had begun on 1988 s proposed lo 587 million budget some ll 2 million over next year’s anticipated revenues In a budget workshop Monday afternoon commissioners had nar rowed that gap by $109 duo through red act kins rn requested salary in creases and miscellaneous line item requests within 15 of the county’s 38 departments The salary parings ad dressed Monday did not include accompanying social security and employee benefit reductions CommissRiners were scheduled to resume their workshop this morning at 8 JU a rn The county s tax rate of 34 12 cents pet UUU property valuation is ex SATAKE* PSO* I Han J and < n alation Manager Carot Ann Avery wish to thank th** gentleman who returned $ >o that in La** Vega** fashion (turnperi out of our newspaper t*>\ at H F B market on San Antonio two Meek** ago It trills th** man who did not leave hi** name with ll )* B Matt wav trying to buy a sunday paper when our errant machine chose to award it** jackpot Our reader took the money seven sunday pajx-r-worth to the folkv inside tlx* store and took hiv paper horn*- our thankv again Mr whoever you are Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce s m**mt* rship mixer for sept 22 offers a good reason to attend a charke to leave th** event with $3*' in green morx-v LSI William David Cawood 24 of 575 E Torrey St was pronounced dead upon arrival at McKenna Memot a Hospita Saturday night atter a ne-car accident on Hunter Road near Moo Dr Cawood was a passenger in a '984 Volkswagen Rabbit driven by Gregory Kedh Davis 25 of Sar Marcos Davis was treated and re eased from the hospital for minor inanes According t Department o* Public Safety ” ’Doper I n Maf ’Ord s report the car was northbound at short . atter ll p m Saturday on Hunter Road at a excessive rate of speed Davis attempted a sharp curve to the -eft when two of the vehicle s right side tires 'eft the pavement *or about ’98 ♦eet The ar then slammed into a utility pole caving the passenger door m . r Cawood Both occupants were wearing seat belts according to Manford. Charges may be toed against Davis according to a DpS spokesperson who said an investigate ^ nto the accident is continuing Cawood s death is the sixth th s year reported by DPS r. r a s County a . rn pa red to I’ traffic deaths at tb s time ast vear (Special photo) ;