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I + + Page 4A BY WES FERGUSON should the city annex those ar- tional City Council meeti~ eas in the future. Oct. 18, Hays County Corn The city wants a cut of the sioner Mark Jones bro~ money for providing water and the agreement between H Tempers have cooled in the sewer service, economic devel- aby and Williams. City Col two weeks since a Buda City opment, road construction, law members on Tuesday so Council member likened the enforcement and other servic- assurance that the emerg Buda Fire Department's up- es. That's where the agreement service district's board of i coming tax election to a "sneak comes in. missioners would also fin attack" on the city. Once the land in question is vor with the contract. On Tuesday, the City Council annexed by the city, the fire de- Jones indicated they wow authorized City Manager Ken- partment would give the city "I don't tell them wh~ nefi3W'flJ.iamstoenteranagree- two-thirds of the sales tax rev- do," he told the council n m~nt with.,the fire department enue derived from that ]and, bers, "but I do have the p - officially known as the Hays according to the terms of the 20- of appointment, so I can I County Emergency Services District No. 8 - to share some of the revenues that would be generated by the new tax. Voters will decide whether to approve the rate increase in Tuesday's election. ,The sales tax hike, to 1.5 per- cent, would earn an additional $500.000 every year for the fire year agreement. If voters approve the tax in- crease, Buda Fire Chief Clay Huckaby said, the emergency services district's commission- ers ~]1 consider the agreement during their meeting Nov. 16. "I am aware that the comIms- sioners of ESD 8 and their attor- ney are reviewing the interlocal some suggestions." If the election passes a~ revenue-sharing agreeme reached, the loss of futur money would cost the ci Buda about $2.8 million a according to a city-autho study. "That's a big impact for small town," said City Cow depa~ent, according to a(contract) and will be willing to woman Cathy Chilcote. fire 'dep~ment estimate. But come to an agreement as ne- "I think (the agreement it would also preclude the city gotiated if the election passes," crucial thing to the city of of Buda from levying its own Huckaby wrote in an email, for our future finances," a sales taxes in overlapping areas Two days after the emo- Councilwoman SandraTen tie council building code change STAFF REPORT The Kyle City Council on Tuesday approved the latest international building codes but left out a provision that would have required a new inspection every time a rental unit changes tenants. Council members also chose a new map of city voting districts, which includes two districts where more than half of the voters are Hispanic. "I'm really happy with the public opinion which we got, which was fairly significant on this,, said Mayor Lucy Johnson. The council als0 ';coted to sue over a dispute with wasteL water contractor Aqua Texas. The city claims that it has been overbilled by more than a mil- lion dollars, and will file a re- quest for a state judge to rule on how the contract should be enforced. PHOT Safety in sights for deer SUBMI1TED REPORT Erwin. the hunter education With hundreds of thou- tor. wants to keep it sands of Texans getting ready Last year. Texas saw 25 for opening day of the gen- ing accidents, four of eral gun season for white- fatal. tailed deer on Saturday, it's Ifyouwerebornaftez important to keep safety in 1. 1971 and this is going your crosshairs, according to your first deer season, the Texas Parks and Wildlife in mind you must have Department. pleted a hunter Hunting accidents appear course or obtained a to be headed for another re- time deferralifyou cord low this year, and Terry to get into a course. Voter Turnout: Election Day, Nov. 8 g ff g; U n LI ~] C t l( Lt LE )] 3; d ?1 y, n 31 NEWS on is- 'ed :k- Lcil #t ~cy m- fa- to m- ~er tke no : is tax of ~ar, :ed ely Zil- sa tda Hays Free Press = November I' 2011 Get a debit card that's more Main Street than Wall Street ... AS IN FREE! At Broadway Bank, when we say FREE we mean it. No monthly fee t No fee for purchases t No hidden fees See us today about more free services. Contact a Trade My Bank specialist at 512.268.2021 5~./531.7650 today! BROADWAY BANK We're here for good? Continued from pg. 1A $100 invalue, 531voted through terest student loan program run Fridayat the DSISD administra- through the Texas Higher Edu- tion building, cation Coordinating Board. Ten amendments are on the Since 2000, the Hinson-Ha- ballot for the Nov. 8 election. The zlewood College Student Loan measures would extend home- Program has benefited local stead exemptions to the spouses students to the tune of $6.5 rail- of disabled veterans: authorize lion. according to coordinating the Texas Water Development board records. Now the pro- Board to issue $6 billion for gram is out of money and state water infrastructure; allow the voters in the Nov. 8 election are Land Commissioner to transfer being asked to approve a con- up to $300 million a year gen- stitutional amendment that erated by oil and gas leases on would authorize another $1.86 publicly owned lands for public . billion in bonds to pay for Col- education, lege Access Loans. In the past decade, 626 gradu- Texas voters have approved ating high school seniors in Hays issuing bonds for the loan pro- County have paid for college or gram seven times since 1965. trade school through a low-in- But this time around they are Retired teachers to discuss pensions in Nov. 10 meeting STAFF REPORT Association, will provide details of interim legislative studies of Hays County public school statewide retirement systems of retirees and educators who are Texas and how these studies near retirement age will meet on impact public pension plans. Nov. 10 to discuss efforts to pro- The meeting is set for 11:30 tect their state refirement plans, a.m. Nov. 10 at Mamacita's Tim Lee, the executive direc- Restaurant at 1400 Aquarena tot of the Texas Retired Teachers Springs Drive in San Marcos. 10O/o OFF Fall Cleanup LAr OSCAPE MANaGEMEnT Services Lirn[ ....... ponp ........... ~ 512.21:2.4256 Up to 5,000 s . ft. Not vol[d with any other offer. 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