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News from New Braunfels
New Braunfels City Council Meets July 11 and 25 at 6 p.m. at 550 Landa St., New Braunfels 830-221-4000 • www.nbtexas.org Comal County Commissioners Court Meets July 7, 11 and 25 at 8:30 a.m. at 100 Main Plaza, New Braunfels 830-221-1100 • www.co.comal.tx.us MEETINGS WE COVER approved a three-year rate plan for NBU, according to the release, and the new rate plan proposed in 2023 will be intended to meet the growing demands for services. NEW BRAUNFELS City Council approved an interlocal agreement among the city of New Braunfels, city of San Marcos and Texas State University intended to support educational programming for an annual stormwater conference and stormwater pollution prevention conference. The city has participated in the conference since 2017, and the city of Kyle recently voted to be removed from the agreement. NUMBER TO KNOW bond fund was approved by New Braunfels City Council on June 13 for design services provided by Goodman Corp. for the Common Street Pedestrian Project. $219,333 from the 2019 CITY HIGHLIGHTS NEW BRAUNFELS The New Braunfels Utilities board of trustees appointed the 18-member committee April 28, and members have been tasked with helping ensure NBU maintains fair and equitable rates based on the cost of providing service to its customers, according to a press release from NBU. Committee members will meet throughout 2022 and early 2023 as NBU completes the cost-of-service and rate design study before presenting a new rate plan to City Council in April. In October 2020, City Council
Campos-Delgado elected in District 1
NEW CRUISERS New Braunfels Police Department vehicles average five years of service and 10% are more than 10 years old. The Enterprise Fleet Management agreement allows the city to sell vehicles at a higher cost.
Amount of vehicles to be purchased: 30
27 Chevrolet Tahoes
2 Chevrolet Silverados
1 Ford Explorer
BY ERIC WEILBACHER
NEW BRAUNFELS Andrés Campos-Delgado will become the next District 1 City Council member for New Braunfels after winning a runoff election June 18. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve this community. My family has been here forever, and I feel like this is my opportunity to give back to this community that’s been so good to me and my family,” Campos-Delgado said. “I really just want to sit down and listen, take an opportunity to learn first and see what comes.” Election results showed Cam- pos-Delgado with a 69.15% lead over Suzie Lynn, who garnered 30.85% of the vote. The unofficial results also showed that 4.52% of the 8,609 registered voters who reside in District 1 partic- ipated in the runoff election. ROAD TO THE DAIS City elections in New Braunfels require a majority of votes to declare victory, unlike a plurality threshold used by local school districts.
Purchase total Savings from selling old vehicles through EFM
SOURCE: CITY OF NEW BRAUNFELS/COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
New Braunfels enters agreement with Enterprise to replace police vehicles
BY LAUREN CANTERBERRY
27 Chevrolet Tahoes, two Chevrolet Silverados and one Ford Explorer, according to the city. Police Chief Keith Lane said EFM provided a replacement plan that would replace all vehicles in the fleet within 10 years and save the city approximately $4.4 million. The purchase price for the vehi- cles and necessary equipment will be approximately $1.76 million and the four-year management contract with EFM will be an additional $21,095.64. Approximately $1.78 million will be added into the Fiscal Year 2023 Equipment Replacement Fund Proposed Budget to cover the lease purchase, according to the city.
NEW BRAUNFELS City Council during a regular May 23 meeting approved a plan to contract with Enterprise Fleet Management to facilitate the lease purchase of 30 police vehicles, according to city documents. The agreement will enable the city to replace aging vehicles quickly and sell those vehicles at an average of 115% above commercial value index through EFM, accord- ing to city documents. The average age of the fleet is 5.3 years, and it would take 6.68 years to replace the entire fleet at current acquisition rates. The 30 new vehicles will include
Andrés Campos-Delgado Suzie Lynn Jimmy Delgado
Union Pacific agreement moves forward
May 7 election results
BY ERIC WEILBACHER
one step closer to opening the rail yard up for redevelopment near South Castell Avenue. The council also approved a total of $409,315.50 for the engineering, design and acquisition costs associ- ated with relocating the company to a property it owns.
NEW BRAUNFELS City Council unanimously approved a memoran- dum of understanding with Union Pacific on June 13 on the sale of the downtown property, reimbursement for relocation of the rail yard and preliminary engineering to move
June 18 runoff results
SOURCES: CITY OF NEW BRAUNFELS, COMAL COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE/ COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
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NEW BRAUNFELS EDITION • JULY 2022
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