Archives for June 2017

Boerne Budget Includes Utility Increases

Boerne is looking at numbers in the new budget, and in a growing city like Boerne, the addition of new utility customers will being in additional revenue. About eighty new electric customers will lead to 1.5 percent growth per year for $200,000 additional revenue, according to projections. Nearly 300 new water customers per year will lead to 5 percent growth per year for $222,000 additional revenue. Wastewater sales will have a 4.5 percent growth for $195,000 additional revenue, according to the Boerne Star. Utility rates will increase by 1 percent across the board too under the new budget. The new budget will likely be adopted in September, ahead of the new fiscal year October 1.

County Commissioners Support Summer Food Program

Kerr County Commissioners are helping spread the word about a summer food program that gives free meals to area kids. Federal funds pay for the program, and commissioners passed a proclamation that will raise awareness. Kids can get the nutritious meals at elementary schools in Kerrville and Ingram Independent School Districts and at the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center. There’s more at www.summerfood.org.

CCGCD Looks for Architect for New Building

Cow Creek Groundwater and Conservation District is looking to move into a new building, and they’re looking for an architectural firm to help design it. There’s a $300,000 budget that they’re trying to stay within. The Boerne Star reports they’ve already acquired the site and it’s a simple building that would accommodate 2,000 square feet of office space, a 1,000-square-foot meeting room and 1,000 square feet for storage. District directors also want to incorporate sustainable rainwater harvesting into the project. The CCGCD hopes to pick a contractor next month and then finalize a design.

Kendall County Reinstates Burn Ban

The Kendall County Commissioner’s Court has authorized a burn ban effectively immediately. No outdoor burning allowed in Kendall County until further notice. Outdoor burning is never allowed in the Boerne city limits.

Amanda Hawkins’ Husband Faces Charges

Amanda Hawkins will face a grand jury soon over the death of her two young children, and her husband Isaac, has been arrested on familyl violence charges. Isaac was arrested Friday on Poplar Street after officers responded to a disturbance involving two women. Police said Hawkins put his hand over the woman’s mouth and nose as she was trying to call for help, and she couldn’t breath. Hawkins faces a charge of assault on a family member by impeding breath or circulation, which is a third-degree felony. His wife, Amanda Hawkins, awaits a grand jury after leaving her two toddlers in a warm car for 15 hours while she visited a friend June 6th.

Antigo School Board Gives Unanimous, Prelminary Approval To Budget

Building maintenance needs in the Antigo school district got another $600,000 in funding as board members gave preliminary approval to a 2017-18 spending plan. The meeting at which it took place marked the final one for District Administrator Brian Misfeldt, who will assume similar duties for the Bloomer school district next week. The new superintendent, Dr. Colleen Timm, arrives July. The roughly $30 million dollar budget vote was unanimous. There will be a budget hearing coming up in August.

White Lake School Board With Hole To Fill

Thursday is the next session for the White Lake board of education and they’ll be filling a vacancy among themselves. Chris Berry, a longtime member, moved to Michigan and the board has to name a replacement. There will be interviews and then a vote for the post. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the school library.

Board Gives Unanimous, Prelminary Approval To Spending Plan

Building maintenance needs in the Antigo school district got another $600,000 in funding as board members gave preliminary approval to a 2017-18 spending plan. The meeting at which it took place marked the final one for District Administrator Brian Misfeldt, who will assume similar duties for the Bloomer school district next week. The new superintendent, Dr. Colleen Timm, arrives July. The roughly $30 million dollar budget vote was unanimous. There will be a budget hearing coming up in August.

Comfort Hosts Pie Baking Contest as Part of 4th Festivities

Comfort is celebrating the holiday weekend with apple pie. The Chamber of Commerce there is putting on the apple pie baking contest this Saturday and they’ll sell the competing pies in a live auction at this weekend’s barbecue dinner. Just enter before Saturday at www.comfort-texas.com, and proceeds will help with maintenance and development of the Comfort Park Complex and to benefit other Chamber activities. Pies should be turned in at Comfort Park Saturday before 10 am for judging.

Fredericksburg Moves Water Restrictions to Stage 3

Hill Country towns continue to monitor water resources, and Fredericksburg has moved its water restrictions to Stage 3 help conserve. Addresses ending in a 1 or a 2 can water on Mondays between 5 and 9am, or 7 to 11pm. The watering schedule moves each day depending on that last digit of the address. You can water with a hose or bucket anytime. There are penalties for not sticking to the schedule, and you can see more on the city of Fredericksburg website at www.fbgtx.org.