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LiveOak pursues $18Mcapital improvement bond for roads

Should the $18 million bond pass in May, Live Oak residents would receive a $0.06 interest and sinking tax rate increase in 2023. However, that rate is expected to decrease over the next 10 years.

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“We are noticing, especially on those higher trac roads, that there are signs of cracking,” Wagster said. “We do a pretty comprehensive crack seal pro- gram and recognizing that we have work that needs to be done to keep those roads fromgetting into disrepair.” During the Feb. 8LiveOakCityCoun- cil meeting, the council was presented with two options for bond repayments CONTINUED ON 14

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The city of Live Oak is taking an $18 million general obligation bond focus- ing on project expenses for roads, bridges and sidewalks within the city to voters on the May 7 ballot. According to Director of Public Works Mark Wagster, the roads and streets that will be prioritized in the bond are higher trac areas that show signs of damage.

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Metrocomcities begin spendingARPA funds

and other local governments with about $19.5 billion in funding that could be distributed to cities with populations under 50,000. Small cities received funding based on population data to be used to replace lost public sector revenue; provide premium pay for essential workers; invest in water, sewer and broadband infrastructure; and respond to other negative economic eects of the pandemic, according to the treasury. With this funding, Metrocom cities Schertz, Cibolo, Selma, Universal City, Live Oak and Gar- den Ridge each held council meetings to priori- tize funding allocations. In total, these six cities CONTINUED ON 18

Metrocomrelief funding Metrocom cities received $31.18 million in American Rescue Plan Act based on their smaller populations.

Schertz: $10.41M (33.38%) Cibolo: $7.75M (24.83%) Universal City: $5.17M (16.58%) Live Oak: $4.08M (13.10%) Selma: $2.75 (8.84%) Garden Ridge: $1.02M (3.27%)

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Overall Total: $31.18M

On March 11, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act into law, providing $1.9 trillion in programs and tax credits at the national, state and local levels to address issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, $84.6 billion has been allocated to cities, counties

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COMING SOON 6 The city of Cibolo is partnering with the YMCA of Greater San Antonio to bring the Cibolo Family YMCA Miracle Field to the Cibolo Sports Complex, located at 338 S. Main St., Cibolo. This field will host baseball, football, and soccer games. A ribbon-cutting for the field is scheduled for April 21. 210-945-1529. www.ymcasatx.org/cibolo 7 Starbucks will open at 21550 N. I-35, Schertz. Starbucks is an international chain offering a variety of coffee drinks, tea, and pastries. The new location is set to open in August. 800-782-7282. www.starbucks.com 8 Twin Peaks will open at 13463 I-35, Live Oak, near the Live Oak Town Center. Twin Peaks is a sports bar and restaurant that offers various menu items from its scratch kitchen. An exact opening date has yet to be announced. 972-941-3150. www.twinpeaksrestaurant.com Chipotle Mexican Grill will open in a new location off Cibolo Valley Drive, Cibolo. Chipotle offers burritos, nachos, quesa- dillas and other Mexican dishes. An exact opening date has yet to be announced. 303-595-4000. www.chipotle.com 9 On the Grind Coffee will open in a new location at the northwest corner of FM 1103 and Green Valley Road, Cibolo. On the Grind Coffee features coffee va- rieties, smoothies and other beverages. The new location is estimated to open around May. 830-310-1776. www.otgcoffee.com 10 46th Street Pizza will open in a new location at 646 FM 78, Ste. 151, Cibolo.

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1976 NOWOPEN 1 On March 13, Diary Distinct Design held a grand opening at 17305 I-35 N., Ste. 111, Schertz. The store specializes in custom apparel for service members and works to preserve the memory of veter- ans. 210-626-8080. www.diarydd.com 2 On March 19, Big Hops Cibolo opened at 4470 Green Valley Road, Ste. 145, Cibolo. Family and pet-friendly, Big Hops offers craft beer, wine, mead and cider as

well as other nonalcoholic drinks. 210-251-3342. www.bighopscibolo.com 3 Fluffbutts hosted a grand opening in late February. Located at 3522 Turnabout Loop, Schertz, Fluffbutts offers one- on-one pet grooming services for cats and dogs such as baths, haircuts, and nail clipping with a team of certified and experienced groomers. 210-313-4118. www.fluffbuttsgrooming.com 4 Body & Beauty Lounge hosted a grand opening celebration Feb. 12 at

8204 Pat Booker Road, Live Oak. Body & Beauty Lounge offers cosmetology, body contouring and other body aesthetic ser- vices. www.facebook.com/Body-Beauty- Lounge-112090127982075 5 Premier Martial Arts hosted a grand opening celebration March 26 at 233 FM 3009, Schertz. Classes at Premier Martial Arts include karate, taekwondo and kickboxing for all age groups. 210-245-7600. www.premiermartialarts.com

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13 Shape Up! Fitness For Women , located at 118 W. Byrd Blvd., Universal City, celebrated its five-year anniversary in March. 210-908-9595. IN THE NEWS The city of Cibolo on March 8 approved updating 16 city limit signs with new popu- lation numbers. The updates will show Ci- bolo having a population of 35,470, which is an increase from the 2020 U.S. Census number of 32,276. www.cibolotx.gov CLOSINGS 14 Live Oak Pediatrics officially closed Jan. 16. The business was located at 12602 Toepperwein Road, Live Oak. Dr. J. Luis Rodriguez now sees patients at Northeast Pediatrics, located at 5000 Schertz Pkwy., Ste. 202, Schertz. 210-657-0220.

46th Street Pizza specializes in New York- style pizza, sandwiches, pasta and more. 210-490-4684. www.46stpizzeria.com RELOCATIONS 11 Milt’s Pit BBQ officials announced the eatery will be relocating from down- town Kyle to Live Oak in April. The new location will be 8000 Pat Booker Road, Live Oak. Milt’s Pit features BBQ sand- wiches, plates and sides. 512-268-4734. www.miltspitbbq.com ANNIVERSARIES 12 Ernie’s Patio Bar celebrated its one-year anniversary April 24. Located at 200 Pfeil Road, Ste. 120, Ernie’s offers a selection of craft beer and entertainment in downtown Cibolo. 210-254-3271.

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FEATURED IMPACT NOWOPEN After trying to open for three years, Sip Wine Garden launched its full menu of food and wines in February at 232 Brite Road, Cibolo. A grand opening date has not yet been announced, but Sip is open to customers. Sip oers a variety of unique wines that can be paired with charcuterie boards, atbread pizzas or warm pretzels. 210-560-2442. www.facebook.com/ sipwinegarden

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The city of Schertz is partnering with the San Antonio Zoo Center for Conservation and other groups to bring back the educational nature series Ed-ZOO-Cation in the Park in April, July and September. The rst event will be the Austin Reptile Conservation Service discussing how to identify snakes. 10- 11:30 a.m. Free. Crescent Bend Nature Park, 12780 West Schaefer Road, Cibolo. 210-619-1850. www.schertz.com/191/Parks- Recreation

The Great Texas Airshow will celebrate the 75th birthday of the U.S. Air Force. This show will feature the world famous Thunderbirds, a static performance by the B-29 Doc, more than 20 performances including a combat battle demo, medical extraction demo, military jump team and a 21-gun salute by the U.S. Army North. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, 53 Military Plaza, Universal City. www.greattexasairshow.com

Universal City will hold its Easter Egg Hunt of 13,000 eggs on April 16 at Red Horse Park.

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APRIL 09 SHREDOLD PAPERS The hYPer Committee with The Chamber (Schertz-Cibolo-Selma Area) will allow residents of Schertz, Cibolo and Selma to bring up to ve le boxes or bags for shredding. Services begin at 9 a.m. While the shredding event is free, there is a suggested donation of $5. 1730 Schertz Parkway, Schertz. 210-764-4030. www.thechamber.info 16 LISTEN TO THE SPAZMATICS The Spazmatics will be performing at Blue Bonnet Palace, bringing their ‘nerds that rock’ theme to Selma. This band brings the sounds, styles and dance steps from the 1980s. 8 p.m. (doors), 9:30 p.m. (concert). 17630 Lookout Road, Selma. 210-651-6702. www.bluebonnetpalace.com 17 THROUGH JUNE 12 HELP FEED SANANTONIO The San Antonio Food Bank will begin the Feed SA season, which runs from April 17 to June 12, asking locals to help fundraise, donate and serve with the food bank. The program raised funds and food for over 663,000 meals last year. The program helps combat food insecurity for children who lose access to free and reduced lunches during the summer. Food donations can be made in the red barrels located at any Goodwill store including the one at 5580 FM 3009, Schertz. www.feedsa.org 23 ATTENDA CHILDAND BABYSITTING COURSE Schertz teenagers and young adults can take advantage of the new Child and Babysitting Safety program from the American Health & Safety Institute. There are no prerequisites. The course requires a written and skills examination to earn

a certication that is good for two years. Register online. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. EMS Training Room, 1400 Schertz Parkway, Bldg. 7, Schertz. www.schertz.com/1816/ Child-and-Babysitting-Safety 25 ENTER A GOLF TOURNAMENT The Texas Tri-County Chamber of Commerce will hold a golf tournament at TPC The Oaks. Golfers of all skill levels are invited to the event to meet with other competitors and Tri-County Chamber members. 8:15 a.m.-1 p.m. Registration starts at $150. Sponsorship opportunities are available. TPC The Oaks, 23808 Resort Parkway, San Antonio. www.txtricountychamber.org 30 GO TOANART SHOW Villain-Fest will be at Rolling Oaks Mall bringing an art walk and craft show to the area. The show will feature local Texas artists and artwork themed around monsters and villains. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Free. Rolling Oaks Mall, 6909 N. Loop 1604 E., San Antonio. www.rollingoaksmall.com MAY 05 PLAY AT THE CHAMBER OPEN The Chamber (Schertz-Cibolo- Selma Area) will be hosting the Chamber Open Golf Tournament in May. The tournament is a team building event to network with other Chamber members. Registration includes breakfast and lunch, raes and goodie bags. Teams and individuals are invited to play. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and the shotgun scramble start is at 9 a.m. Registration begins at $150 with sponsorship opportunities up to $1,200. Bandit Golf Course, 6019 FM 725, New Braunfels. 210-764-4030. www.thechamber.info/chamber-open- golf-tournament

Families can take photos with the Easter Bunny in Universal City.

Children 12 and under can hunt eggs in Universal City.

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EASTER ROUNDUP APRIL 16 CELEBRATE EASTER IN UNIVERSAL CITY Universal City will be hosting an Easter egg hunt and more activities for families to enjoy. Children can enjoy hunting 13,000 eggs, while families can take part in a petting zoo, inatables, pictures with the Easter Bunny and face painting. Ages 12 and under are welcome to participate in the Easter egg hunt. 9-11 a.m. Free. Red Horse Park, 1100 North Boulevard, Universal City ENJOY A SUNRISE SERVICE AND RESURRECTIONWEEKEND Everyday Christian Fellowship will be hosting a Resurrection Weekend with multiple events for families. From 2-5 p.m. on April 16, families can partake in an Easter egg hunt and a children’s choir pageant. On April 17, Early 210-659-0333 www.uctx.gov 16 AND 17 Christian Fellowship will host Easter church services at 7 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Free.

950 Everyday Way, Cibolo 210-659-6300 www.everyday.family 08 THROUGH 16 TAKE PICTURESWITH THE EASTER BUNNY The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures at Rolling Oaks Mall through April 16. Three dierent picture packages are available. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $35 and up. Rolling Oaks Mall, 6909 N. Loop 1604 E., San Antonio 210-651-5601

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River City Community Church will host an Easter worship event with family pictures, a worship service and an Easter egg hunt. Pictures begin at 9:15 a.m. followed by the worship service at 10 a.m. The Easter egg hunt will begin after

the church service. Free. Real Life Amphitheater, 16765 Lookout Road, Selma 210-490-5262 www.reallife.org

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Cibolo City Council approves $7.3million contract for Phase 2 of the Town Creek Drainage Project

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Cibolo City Council on March 22 approved a contract with Texas Sterling Construction for the Town Creek Drainage Project Phase 2. According to the city, the purpose of the project is to remove homes and properties south of FM 78 along Haeckerville Road from the 100-year floodplain. The second phase of the project will finish the remaining channelization of Town Creek west of Haeckerville Road and reconstruct the road from FM 78 to south of the new drainage channel. This reconstruction also includes a 540-foot-long bridge. The cost of the awarded contract amounted to $7.1 mil- lion, which will be funded through five accounts, including remaining funds from the 2011 and 2013 General Obligation Town Creek Drainage Bonds. City staff is expecting two cost changes to the project with the first being around $72,000 to relocate 600 feet of water main that will be in the new drainage channel. The second change will be for additional residential driveways based on easement acquisitions. Changes in cost will be determined during construction. According to Timothy Fousse, director of public works and capital projects, the project has an estimated comple- tion of 15 months after the official start date, which has not

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ALL INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED AS OF MARCH 17. NEWS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE OR OTHER LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS? EMAIL US AT NEMNEWS@COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM. Eckhardt Road improvements The city of Schertz is partnering with Guadalupe County to mill and overlay Eckhardt Road from Park Leaf to Engel Road. The city purchased materials, and Guadalupe County is providing the labor and equipment. Milling of Eckhardt Road went from March 7-11, and plans for resurfacing with chip seal treatment are set to begin this spring. Timeline: March 7-June Cost: $126,000 Funding source: Schertz Public Works FY 2021-22 streets budget

2013 G.O. Town Creek Drainage Bond: $4,048,492 2011 G.O. Town Creek Drainage Bond: $1,907,204 Drainage Impact Fees: $1,750,000 Traffic Impact Fees: $750,000 Water Impact Fees: $108,895

Total available: $8,564,591

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yet been determined. With City Council approval, Mayor Stosh Boyle expressed his excitement for the project. “This is the next big step of a project that we are very excited to get off the ground,” Boyle said.

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EDUCATION BRIEFS

News from Comal, Judson & Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISDs

Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD will meet April 19 at 6 p.m. 1060 Elbel Road, Schertz 210-945-6200. www.scuc.txed.net/scucisd Judson ISD will meet April 21 at 6 p.m. 8205 Palisades Drive, Live Oak 210-945-5100. www.judsonisd.org Comal ISD will meet April 28 at 6 p.m. 1404 N. I-35, New Braunfels 830-221-2000. www.comalisd.org MEETINGSWE COVER 1,800 responses, Ealy said. SCUCISD During his March 22 update to the school board, Superintendent Clark Ealy congratulated Steele High School on their success in the UIL One Act Play competition. The Steele drama students were named as an alternate in the next stage of the competition, he said. COMAL ISD During a Feb. 24 board meeting, Comal ISD ocials discussed how their special education department will likely surpass their budgeted expenses for the 2021-22 school DISTRICT HIGHLIGHTS JUDSON ISD During the March 24 board meeting, trustees discussed the importance of the SAT and ACT for students pursuing college after seeing a decrease in test participation. Trustees urged sta to get more students involved, relaying the importance of good scores. JUDSON ISD The board of trustees on March 24 approved moving two portable classrooms from Paschall Elementary School to Hartman Elementary School, a $161,968 project funded with the 2016 bond. SCUCISD During the March 22 board of trustees meeting, Superintendent Clark Ealy reminded trustees that the “budget season is upon us.” The rst budget workshop was held April 5, with ve others scheduled through August. Meetings will be held the third Tuesday of each month. SCUCISD Superintendent Clark Ealy gave board trustees an update at the March 22 meeting on the strategic planning process. An online survey garnered more than year. Comal ISD sta gave an update on diculties in hiring speech language pathologists and diagnosticians. NUMBER TOKNOW 65 The Comal ISD board of trustees in February approved 65 new campus-level positions, and $4.5 million was allocated to fund the positions.

SCUCISD superintendent discusses district enrollment SCHERTZCIBOLOUNIVERSAL CITY ISD Super- intendent Clark Ealy presented the state of the district during a March 15 luncheon event hosted by The Chamber (Schertz-Cibolo-Selma Area). BY JARRETT WHITENER ENROLLMENT RECOVERY Student enrollment for the Schertz-Cibolo- Universal City ISD is rebounding after a slight decline between the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ealy presented the SCUCISD enrollment numbers since the 2012-13 school year, highlighting an increase so far in the 2021-22 school year, after a decrease between the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ealy said the 2020-21 school year numbers reected 15,644 students enrolled. So far, the 2021-22 school year shows 15,878 students, with an anticipated increase to over 16,000 for the 2022-23 school year. Ealy said most students who transfer go to Randolph Field ISD, which reects the community’s military ties. According to enrollment data, in the 2020-21 school year, 300 students transferred in while 1,591 transferred out. “The only people who transfer in are children of full-time [district] employees, or they are involved in the Interna- tional Baccalaureate or ROTC program, and their home district does not have those,” Ealy said. “We do not have open enrollment like Judson and Comal [ISDs], and some of the others.”

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Texas EducationAgency adds 24 teachers to better balance teacher vacancy task force

TEA TASK FORCE The Texas Education Agency on March 10 formed a teacher vacancy task force mostly comprised of district ocials and two teachers. On March 15, the TEA added 24 more teachers. Human resources and operations ocials Superintendents Teachers

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The task force recommended adding more teachers in an eort to ensure their perspectives were equally represented, according to a press release. Josue Torres, a fourth and fth grade math teacher fromDallas ISD, has been selected as the chair of the task force, which will be organized into several work groups to focus on specic challenges identied so far. Visit www.tea.texas.gov for more information.

TEXAS EDUCATIONAGENCY The Texas Education Agency on March 15 announced plans to add two dozen teachers to the teacher vacancy task force following the group’s rst meeting. When the task force was rst announced March 10, 16 of the 28 orig- inal members were superintendents from across the state; 10 were district human resources and operations ocials; and two were teachers.

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Governor, TEA announce funding adjustment for school districts

BY SIERRA ROZEN

Previously, funding was based on the number of students who were enrolled and what the daily in-person attendance was for districts. “Providing this adjustment to the 2021-22 school year will ensure school systems have the funding they need to retain the best and brightest teachers

TEXAS EDUCATIONAGENCY School districts in Texas will now be eligible for an adjustment in their operational minutes for the 2021-22 school year due to lingering eects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new change was announced in a March 29 press release and is a collaborative eort between Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Education Agency. Eligible districts will have access to funding they may not have received due to declining in-person attendance rates. It will only apply to the rst four reporting periods of this school year, according to the release.

Gov. Greg Abbott

and provide quality education to all public school students across Texas,” Abbott said in the release. “We have made tremendous strides to return more of our students back to the classroom and will continue in our eorts to do so.”

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News from Schertz, Cibolo, Garden Ridge & Comal County

Schertz City Council will meet April 12 and 26, and May 3 at 6 p.m. 1400 Schertz Parkway, Bldg. 4, Schertz. 201-619-1030. www.schertz.com 6:30 p.m. 200 S. Main St., Cibolo. 210-658-9900. www.cibolo.gov Universal City City Council will meet April 19 and May 4 at 6:30 p.m. 2150 Universal City Blvd., Universal City. 210-659-0333. www.universalcitytexas.com Garden Ridge City Council will meet May 5 at 6 p.m. 9400 Municipal Parkway, Garden Ridge. 210-651-6632. www.ci.garden-ridge.tx.us Live Oak City Council will meet April 12 and 26 at 7 p.m. 8001 Shin Oak Drive, Live Oak. 210-653-9140. www.liveoaktx.net Selma City Council will meet April 14 at 6:30 p.m. 9375 Corporate Drive, Selma. 210-651-6661. www.ci.selma.tx.us Cibolo City Council will meet April 12 and 26, and May 3 at MEETINGSWE COVER SCHERTZ On March 2, Schertz announced the approval of an ordinance to participate in the Texas Enterprise Zone Program. Under this ordinance, cities can nominate businesses to be eligible for state sales and use tax refunds. City ocials nominated Sysco as the rst company to participate. NUMBER TOKNOW On April 5, Comal County reported 11 new cases of COVID-19, bringing to total 30,700 since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. The county also reported zero hospitalizations and a total of 546 coronavirus-related deaths. Also, 64.16% of Comal County residents are vaccinated. 11 CITY HIGHLIGHTS SCHERTZ City Council on March 22 held a workshop discussing the Main Street vision and its challenges, including parking that does not abide by city ordinances. More discussion on Main Street will be brought back in future meetings. CIBOLO City Council on March 22 gave direction to sta regarding the comprehensive master plan. Council direction allows sta to perform Requests for Qualications for committee applicants. Public engagement for the comprehensive master plan is estimated to begin in August. GARDEN RIDGE City Council on March 2 held a discussion to update the city logo. The new logo will be used on city documents and merchandise to recreate the Garden Ridge brand.

GreenValley Special UtilityDistrict increaseswater rates

RISINGWATER RATES From 2018 to 2022, Green Valley Special Utility District has raised rates to assist in project funding and infrastructure maintenance. The 2022 increase of 5.5% results in a charge of about $51.09 for 6,200 gallons of water per month.

BY JARRETT WHITENER

rate for water will be $31.41, which includes up to 2,000 gallons. Usage above 2,000 gallons will be an additional $4.33 per thousand gallons between 2,001 and 5,000 gal- lons, and $5.59 per thousand gallons between 5,001 and 10,000 gallons. An average single-family residence uses about 6,200 gallons of water per month, at a cost of $51.09 under the new rates, GVSUD reported. Also, GVSUD sewer customers within the Santa Clara sewershed, which runs along I-10 and Santa Clara Road, will see an increase in their sewer charges with the new monthly base rate of $23.18 and an additional cost of $5.98 per thousand gallons.

CIBOLO According to a March 22 release, the Green Valley Special Utility District board of directors approved a rate increase of 5.5% for water and sewer customers at the January meeting. Green Valley serves customers in Cibolo, Schertz and Garden Ridge among other small cities. The increased rates—driven by ris- ing operating and maintenance costs, expansion of water sources, sewer treatment and capital improvement projects— are slated to begin May 1 and will be reected on water bills due June 10, GVSUD ocials said. Under the new rates, the base

+5% +5.5%

$5 0 $10 $15 $20 $25 $30

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Schertz ocials approve $570K adjustment for land purchase

CityManagerMark Browne to retire after 3 yearswith Schertz

BY JARRETT WHITENER

BY JARRETT WHITENER

SCHERTZ City Council on March 8 approved an adjustment of $570,000 to the scal year 2021-22 budget to provide funding to buy a piece of property o of I-35 North, ocials said. The property, owned by the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, could be used to accommodate growth needs for other city facilities, Public Works Director Suzanne Williams said. “We intend to use that to accommodate growth in undeveloped areas in North Schertz,” Williams said.

SCHERTZ During the March 22 City Council meeting, City Manager Mark Browne announced his retirement. Browne has served 17 years in municipal government, serving as Schertz city manager since January 2019. His last day will be Nov. 23. During Browne’s time in Schertz, he oversaw the construction and opening

Mark Browne

of Fire Station No. 3, the renovation of a new eet facil- ity, increases in sta wages and led the team through the COVID-19 pandemic, ocials said. Mayor Ralph Gutierrez expressed gratitude for Browne and his service. “His dedication and passion have been evident in everything he has done,” he said. “I wish him and his family the best of luck in their future endeavors.”

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Lower COVID19 counts prompt Comal County to shift toweekly reports

BY LAUREN CANTERBERRY

COMAL COUNTY On March 25, Comal County hospitals reported zero cases of COVID-19 among patients for the second day in a row. No patients with COVID-19 have been in a local intensive care unit or required the use of a ventilator since March 17. As area hospitalizations and case totals continue to decline, the county announced March 24 that the public health department would begin

cases reported by medical facili- ties, we feel a weekly report gives a more accurate snapshot of the COVID-19 activity in our county,” said Cheryl Fraser, public health director for Comal County, in a press release. “Should there be a new strain or outbreak that aects our residents, we can always go back to a daily report for as long as it’s necessary.”

releasing weekly coronavirus-related reports on April 1. The weekly reports will include the number of new cases, number of deaths, total number of cases reported since the beginning of the pandemic, hospitalizations and the percentage of county residents who are vaccinated. “With the rise in home adminis- tered testing and lower number of

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L O C A L V O T E R G U I D E GUIDE Candidates and information for local elections

M AY 7 T H E L E C T I O N D A T E S T O K N O W April 25 First day of early voting April 26 Last day to apply for ballot by

Individual voter registration certicates include a precinct number located next to the year of birth. Voters casting a ballot on election day must vote at their designates precinct. In some cases, precincts may be combined to accommodate joint local elections. Registered and eligible voters may vote at any early voting location within the county of residence. To check voter registration status, visit www.votetexas.gov . W H E R E T O V O T E

May 7 Election day May 7 Last day to receive ballot by mail (or May 9 if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7 p.m. at location of election)

mail (received, not postmarked) May 3 Last day of early voting

S A M P L E B A L L O T

*Incumbent

COMAL ISD Single Member District 6 Amanda Jones Amber Bracegirdle Single Member District 7 David Krawczynski Kaila Stovall Stephen Gallets Orlando “OJ” Dona

CIBOLO City Council Place 2 Victor M. Osorio II Randy Roberts GARDEN RIDGE City Council Place 5

UNIVERSAL CITY Mayor

Adam E. Salyer John Williams* City Council Member (Three positions open) Phil Vaughan Richard K. Edwards

Steven R. Buck Paul Najarian* Beverly Volle*

Kay Bower* Shelby Trial

S A N A N T O N I O B O N D P R O P O S I T I O N S

PROPOSITION A

PROPOSITION B

PROPOSITION C

Streets, bridges and sidewalks The issuance of bonds in the amount of $471,557,000 for streets, bridges and sidewalks, and levying a tax in payment thereof

Drainage and ood control The issuance of bonds in the amount of $169,873,000 for drainage and ood control, and levying a tax in payment thereof

Parks and recreation The issuance of bonds in the amount of $271,915,000 for parks, recreation and open space, and levying a tax in payment thereof

PROPOSITION D

PROPOSITION E

PROPOSITION F

Library and cultural facilities The issuance of bonds in the amount of $58,375,000 for library and cultural facilities, and levying a tax in payment thereof

Public safety facilities The issuance of bonds in the amount of $78,280,000 for public safety facilities and levying a tax in payment thereof

Aordable housing The issuance of bonds in the amount of $150 million for aordable housing and levying a tax in payment thereof

S T A T E W I D E P R O P O S I T I O N S

Senate Joint Resolution 2 Second special session of 87th Texas Legislature

Senate Joint Resolution 2 Third special session of 87th Texas Legislature PROPOSITION 2 The constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes from $25,000 to $40,000.

PROPOSITION 1

The constitutional amendment authorizing the Legislature to provide for the reduction of the amount of a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for general elementary and secondary public school purposes on the residence homestead of a person who is elderly or disabled to reect any statutory reduction from the preceding tax year in the maximum compressed rate of the maintenance and operations taxes imposed for those purposes on the homestead.

SOURCES: CITY OF SAN ANTONIO, CITY OF LIVE OAK, CITY OF CIBOLO, CITY OF GARDEN RIDGE, CITY OF SCHERTZ, UNIVERSAL CITY, COMAL ISD, BEXAR COUNTY, COMAL COUNTY, GUADALUPE COUNTY, TEXAS SECRETARY OF STATECOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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COMPILED BY JARRETT WHITENER

M AY 2 4 P R I M A R Y R U N O F F E L E C T I O N D A T E S T O K N O W April 25 Last day to register to vote May 13 Last day to apply by mail (received, not postmarked)

L I V E O A K P R O P O S I T I O N S

May 24 Election day, polls remain open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 24 Last day to receive ballot (or May 25 if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7 p.m. at location of election)

PROPOSITION A

PROPOSITION B

The issuance of $18 million of bonds by the city of Live Oak, Texas, for improvements to streets, bridges and sidewalks, and the levying of a tax in payment thereof

Amending the city of Live Oak Charter by deleting and amending those provisions which are redundant of state law, duplicative of other charter sections or otherwise unnecessary

May 16 First day of early voting May 20 Last day of early voting

S A M P L E B A L L O T

PROPOSITION C

PROPOSITION D

*Incumbent

Amending the city of Live Oak Charter to require city ocials to comply with state law regarding conicts of interest

Amending the City Charter of Live Oak by deleting those provisions which authorize themayor to delay the adoption of an ordinance or resolution passed by the City Council.

U.S. Representative District 35 Republican runo Dan McQueen Michael Rodriguez LOCAL Guadalupe County Commissioner Precinct 4 Republican runo Joel Hicks Stephen Germann

STATE U.S. Representative District 15 Democratic runo Ruben Ramirez Michelle Vallejo U.S. Representative District 21 Democratic runo Claudia Zapata Ricardo Villarreal U.S. Representative District 28 Democratic runo

PROPOSITION E

PROPOSITION F

Amending the Charter of Live Oak to allow the municipal judge to set court sessions

Amending the Charter of Live Oak to provide for the appointment, suspension or removal of the municipal court judge, at will, by a majority vote of the City Council

PROPOSITION G

PROPOSITION H

Bexar County judge Democratic runo Ivalis Meza Gonzalez Peter Sakai

Amending the city of Live Oak Charter to provide that any individual who violates Section 12.02 Prohibitions shall be ineligible for ve years thereafter to hold any city oce or position

Amending the charter of Live Oak to add a general criminal and civil penalty for violations of the City Charter

Jessica Cisneros Henry Cuellar* Republican runo Cassy Garcia Sandra Whitten

P O L L I N G L O C A T I O N S

9 Schertz Community Center 1400 Schertz Parkway 10 Schertz Elections Oce 1101 Elbel Road

CIBOLO 3 Cibolo Fire Station No. 2 3864 Cibolo Valley Drive SCHERTZ 4 Schertz Elections Oce Annex 1101 Elbel Road ELECTION DAY 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. May 7 CIBOLO 5 Cibolo Fire Station No. 2 3864 Cibolo Valley Drive 6 Marion Dolford Learning Center 200 W. Schlather Lane 7 Schertz Community Center North 3501 Morning Drive SCHERTZ 8 Guadalupe County Services Center 1052 FM 78

LIVE OAK 15 Semmes Branch Library 15060 Judson Road ELECTION DAY 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. May 7 UNIVERSAL CITY 16 Universal City Library 100 Northview Drive LIVE OAK 17 Semmes Branch Library 15060 Judson Road

COMAL COUNTY EARLY VOTING 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April 25-29, 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. April 30, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. May 2-3 GARDEN RIDGE

11 Schertz United Methodist Church 3460 Roy Richard Drive SELMA 12 Selma City Hall

1 Garden Ridge City Hall 9400 Municipal Parkway

9375 Corporate Drive BEXAR COUNTY EARLY VOTING 8 a.m.-6 p.m. April 25-29, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. April 30, noon-6 p.m. May 1, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. May 2-3 CONVERSE 13 Old Converse City Hall 405 South Seguin Road UNIVERSAL CITY 14 Universal City Library 100 Northview Drive

ELECTION DAY 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. May 7 GARDEN RIDGE

2 Garden Ridge City Hall 9400 Municipal Parkway GUADALUPE COUNTY EARLY VOTING 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April 25-29, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. May 2-3

NOTE: BEXAR COUNTY POLLING LOCATIONS ARE LISTED AS REPORTED MARCH 24. PRIMARY RUNOFF POLLING LOCATIONS HAVE NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED.

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Potential projects Live Oak ocials are looking at roads in high-trac areas that show signs of cracks or other damage. Should the bond pass, a list has been established for priority roads that the city would allocate funding to rst. Projects included are examples only and are subject to change based on nal engineering analysis and funding.

Priority 1

Arterial roads

2 Judson Road

3 O'Connor Road

1 Toepperwein Road

Priority 2

Connector streets

5 Palisades Drive

6 Gateway Boulevard

4 Forest Blu

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7 Cool Sands Street 8 Rimwood Street 9 Welcome Drive

10 Welsford 11 Marble Lake 12 Bressani Way

13 Dry Canyon Trail 14 Sage Oak 15 Belgrave Way

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According to Director of Finance Leroy Kowalik, this election is ideal for the bond to pass as it would have the best potential I&S tax rate of $0.1604 per $100 valuation in scal year 2022-23, up from the FY 2021-22 rate of $0.0965 per $100 valuation. If the city were to wait, debt interest rates and construction costs would be higher meaning a higher out of pocket cost for the city. “With the market and environ- ment we are in right now, our nan- cial advisors put together their best bets on what the potential interest rates will be by the time we issue this debt,” Kowalik said. “They came out with around 6.3 pennies when we issue the debt service. Next year’s debt service, it won’t have any eect on the current year.” According to a tax impact analysis report put out by the city, Live Oak’s taxable assessed value—the value of all taxable properties within the city after the subtraction of the home- stead cap—is expected to grow at a 3% rate through 2042. For the city, this growth rate will help with the repayment of debt

“We want our voters to have all the information they need, so they can make the educated vote for them- selves,” Martel said. “We are trying to do our best for the residents of Live Oak and provide them with timely repairs on their streets, so they have safe streets that continue to function According to Wagster, the bond total of $18 million was estimated by City Engineer Jess Swain, who helped calculate totals by looking at construc- tion rates, estimated around Decem- ber, and anticipated cost increases. Wagster said Swain pulled potential projects and estimates from roads as part of a 2019 Pavement Condition Index Study, which measures the gen- eral condition of pavement sections. “The bond was estimated out based on work from our city engineer,” Wag- ster said. “He took those streets that had been identied previously as part of a Pavement Condition Index Study. Those construction costs are also based on other projects that our city has done recently.” into the future.” Financial eect

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WELSFORD

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SAGE OAK

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thatwouldaectpropertytaxratesdif- ferently. A wraparound option allow- ing the city to oset debt for two years was oered, which would result in a smaller property tax rate increase but would accumulate an estimated addi- tional $1 million in debt repayment. The council was not in favor of this option, instead going with the option to pay the bond up front, which

would raise the interest and sinking, or I&S, tax rate an estimated $0.06 per $100 valuation, an increase for resi- dents but savings of the additional $1 million debt for the city. According to City Manager Glen Martel, the city wants to be open about the bond nancials and help residents understand the proposal, so they can make an educated vote.

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