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Page 4D Hays Free Press January 25, 2017 + Renovation CURRENT NET % CHANGE 2017 % CHANGE TAX PAYMENT JAN. 2016 PAYMENTS FROM RATE THIS PERIOD TO JAN. 2017TO DATE 2016 TO 2017 Buda 1.50% $480,597.55 +10.95% $480,597.55 +10.95% Dripping Springs 1.25% $161,089.88 +8.37% $161,089.88 +8.37% Kyle 1.50% $536,291.12 +12.22% $536,291.12 +12.22% Niederwald 1.00% $2,830.68 +39.17% $2,830.68 +39.17% San Marcos 1.50% $2,338,103.85 +1.47% $2,338,103.85 +1.47% Uhland 1.50% $13,839.46 +16.48% $13,839.46 +16.48% Wimberley 1.00% $68,249.57 +4.98% $68,249.57 +4.98% Woodcreek 1.00% $3,591.38 -1.97% $3,591.38 -1.97% Hays County $1,402,738.90 +2.13% $1,402,738.90 +2.13% Panda Express Pass: City says 'No' to sign Continued from pg. 1D Ruge and Altmiller they discovered the city's need a 35-foot sign to previously agreed Jan.. sign ordinance, which know that the restaurant 3 that Panda Express led them to P&Z for the was on Old San Antonio may be suffering from a variance request. Street. Lane asked Green "self-inflicted wound" by "Sometimes excep- if the restaurant would not doing due diligence tions can be made," be successful based on regarding Buda's sign Green said. the "if you build it, they ordinance before looking Green pied with coun- will come" ideaology. into development in the cil members to approve"It will cost $1.7 mil- city. the 35-foot sign variance lion to build the building "To me this is caused based on the desire ofand we are not willing to by you, not by us, and Buda residents to haverisk spending the money for a variance request to a Panda Express Restau- to build it without the be approved, you need rant locally, instead of sign variance to guaran- to prove that it wasn't a traveling to Kyle or South tee customer volume," self-inflicted wound," Park Meadows. Green said. Ruge said. Mayor Pro Tem Bobby Council member Green said he "respect- Lane said if Panda Ex-Wiley Hopkins motioned fully disagreed," citing press were interested in to deny the variance that in the process of the local traffic, that Buda request, which was sec- company's due diligence, residents would not ended by Ruge. Driftwood Store Continued from pg. 1D about his wishes for the One idea Elliott had wood store is "everyone's property, was to turn the wails of history." He said many Should the DHCS pur- the building into a tribute. Driftwood residents have chase the store, one use to many of the older resi- taken photos of them- could be to utlize it as a dents in the area. selves in front of it. community center, Cutler She believes the storeThe priority is to said. could be revitalized as a ensure the store keeps Another could be a general store once again, standing for years to community coffee house, "Not necesarilly a come. which would allow resi- liquor store or a beer"It's just like Camp Ben dents to "catch up with stop, but a kind of place McCullough. These are what's going on with the where you can get sometime capsules," Cutler locals," he said. of the essientials needed said. "Members of the "We've been dreaming by the community to save community will come of what we can do with a trip." back to this place for it," Cutler said. For Cutler, the Drift-decades." Statewide Classifieds N &~.Ik,lw'l I[ll i A~,| n] ll[I ILlk,'k"! 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