The Baytown Sun (Baytown, Tex.), Vol. 69, No. 133, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 4, 1991 Page: 1 of 16
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Volume 69, No. 133
Telephone Number: 422-8302
Thursday, April 4, 1991
Baytown, Texas 77520
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Bond issue absentee voting slated
By Jane Howard
of The Baytown Sun
Absentee voting for the city of
Baytown’s $53 million capital
improvements bond election begins
April 15 and will continue through
May 4 is the date of the regular
The ballot will be divided into seven
propositions to be voted on separately.
Proposition t: Issuance of $3 million
in public works maintenance facility
Proposition 2: Issuance of $5.2 mil-
lion in public building bonds.
Proposition 3: Issuance of $4.7 in
public marina bonds.
Proposition 4: Issuance of $1.8 in
bonds to fund Goose Creek Stream and
parks improvement projects.
Proposition 5: Issuance of $12.7 in
bonds to fund street improvements.
Proposition 6: Issuance of $6.45
million in revenue bonds to fund water
works system improvements.
Proposition 7: Issuance of $19.45
million in revenue bonds for sanitary
sewer system improvements.
Absentee voting will be conducted in
Council Chambers at City Hall from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Presiding judges for the absentee
voting will be A1 Reick and Troy
The easing of restrictions on absen-
tee voting requirements in the late
1980s has greatly increased the absen-
tee voting turnout, according to City
Clerk Eileen Hall.
In the city’s last bond election, held
in 198), only 72 absentee ballots were
cast out of a total 2,431 people voting.
Following changes in absentee vot-
ing restrictions, 766 people c(ast absen-
tee ballots out of 4,881 voting in the
1989 municipal elections. 1
“I expect an even larger turnout for
this one,”- said Ms. Hall. “We encour-
age everyone to come out and vote
absentee if they’d like.” /
Restrictions are stiffer for absentee
voting by mail, according to Ms. Hall.
To apply for a mail-in ballot, resi-
Utility district bills
going up in Crosby
Approximately 1,300 customers affected
dents should call Baytown City Hall at
422-8281 or submit a letter with their
full name, address and the precinct
where they usually vote.
To receive a mail-in absentee ballot,
a reason must be provided, Ms, Hall
said. Acceptable reasons include being )
65 or older, religious beliefs, confine-
ment in jail, disability or an expected
absence from the county on election
day and during absentee voting hours.
By Lois M. Rodriguez
of The Baylown Sun
CROSBY — Beginning this
month, about 1,300 residential
customers in Crosby will notice
a considerable increase in their
water and sewage bills, accord-
ing to Crosby Municipal Utility
District general manager Kyle
Since the Crosby MUD is
under a mandate from the Texas
Water Commission, it has had to
increase sewer rates by 46 per-
cent and water rates by 1-5
“They are going to fine us for
neglecting our collection sys-
tem,” Reed said, adding that the
new management and board of
the MUD has been faced with
correcting problems stemming
from past neglect.
Reed said the Crosby MUD
will approach the Texas Watei
Commission in Austin soon to'
try to appeal the “excessive”
fine, which he would not dis-
Bill Colbert, a spokesman for
the Texas Water Commission,
said a fine has not been formally
assessed, but the pending fine is '
According to Reed, the mini-
mum charge of $16.50 will
remain the same. However, the
minimum Usage to be charged
this rate has been reduced from
'3,000 to 2,000 gallons.
The entire water collection
system is in need of repair, Reed
said, adding, “We are trying to
get into compliance.”
According to Reed, raw sew-
age is bypassing the inflow
, infiltration process. When rain
water fills up the system, man-
holes overflow and untreated
raw sewage is emptied into
The 17-year-oldscwage treat-
ment plant was rebuilt two years
ago and a new line was added
because the plant was over-
loaded, Reed said. -
“Now, we’re having the same
- problems with the old-plant —
something wasn’t studied right,”
he said. .
Also, in compliance with
Subsidence District - tequire-
used per 1,000 gallons of sur-
face water on chemicals, chlor-
ine and labor to run the plants
whereas those costs.do not exist
when ground water is used.
The Subsidence District’s
goal is to have all water districts
using at least 85 percent surface
water .by 1995 to help control
subsidence problems. '
When the Crosby MUD tries
to appeal the fine in Austin,
Reed said he hopes the TWC
will see that it is trying to
correct the problem.
“We could use that money
toward the improvements,” he
ments, the Crosby MUD is said,
working to be 80 percent reliant The engineering firm of Way-
ne Smith and Associates has
been retained by the Crosby
MUD to help evaluate the prob-
lems of the water collection
system and to find solutions.
“It may be 60 days before the
on surface water rather than
A new surface water treat-
ment at 5315 Sixth St. is 95
percent complete, Reed said.
That is why the water rates
are going up. There will be lots ^engineers have a plan ready, but
of water line\improvements, they arc having to monitor the
Including 5,000 feet of new 6-
inch water lines to replace the
fa are trying to plan for
growth in our district,” Reed
t‘A lot of people will pay a
$300 light bill, but gripe about a
$50 waters bill. You can live
without electricity, but you canT
live without water,” Reed
“It’s hard to continue to pro-
vide surface water for the peo-
ple at a small rate. We have no
other alternative and\ it costs
money — it costs big bucks,”
He said 70 to 80 cents more is . he said.
infiltration system and it could\
take even longer than that,” he
The new Crosby MUD board
was installed in May 1990, with
Reed as general manager.
Jonelle Eilers is president; Allen
Reich and, vice president; Phyllis
Baker, treasurer; and Geneva
This new board came into qn
already deteriorating situation,
“But this board' is working
hard to run this .like a water
district is supposed to be run,"
Pearce Street Journal
Native son Bob La-
nier, former frequent
traveler of the of Mor-
gan's Point Ferry, is re-
ally making waves Row.
A new Galveston-Bolivar
Peninsula ferry is being
christened today as the
Robert C. Lanier.
-WO for FH
Comics/Crossword ... / 6-A
Police beat.... ....... 2-A
Teen Times.......... 2-B
Exxon annuitant Vic-
tor Waddell shares
some old memories of
growing up here.
attends a meeting . . .
Blanche Weiler is
~ Highlands folks are
still talking about Diane
Smith’s yard, which
was decorated beauti-
fully for the Easter
Cloudy with a 60 percent
chance of rain, low in low
60s. Friday: Cloudy, 70
percent chance of rain,
nigh near 76. From 8 a.m.
Wednesday to 8 a.m.
Thursday, high of. 76, low
of 68. Rainfall: .16 inches.
‘Life Giver of Year’ awards
Exxon Chemical Plant and Baytown Olefins Plant-are commended by the Gulf Coast
Regional Blood Genter for employees' outstanding participation in-blood drives during the
past year. Showing. awards for “Life Giver Of the Tear1' are, from left;, Vivian Howard, Lynn
Spell and Judi Gardiner, Exxon Chemical Plant; and Leslie DaVis and Danny Tingle, Bay-
town Olefins Plant. ........ j'
By Nancy Hefner Hawks
of -The Baytown Sun
As the 25 th anniversary
celebration of the opening
of Ross S. Sterling High
School nears, steering
Martha Lou Fullick, De-
bbie Fitzgerald, Vicki
Calma Smith, Tara Collins
Dickson and Scottie
McDowell say they look
forward to getting together
again with friends they ha-
ven’t seen for years. •
The big event, scheduled
to begin at 1 p.m. on San
Jacinto Day, April 21, at
the High school, will in-
clude a stage show presen-
tation by Billie Thomp-
son's drama students.
Also on The program
will be a tribute to Winnie -
Brown, the first principal
of RSS. Mrs. Brown how
lives in Bryan.
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pickup truck that attracted these bees in a parking lot in Baytown. See story and related
photo on Page 2-A.
Chamber luncheon -
Urban, Gillette to speak
Lisa Urban and Robert L. “Bob” Gillette, co- rently serves as co-chairman of the city’s corn-
chairmen of Baytown’s capital improvements prehensive planning committee,
study committee, will speak April 12 at the Bay- Gillette, retired attorney, is a Port of Houston
town Chamber of Commerce luncheon meeting at Commissioner and a member of the Baytown Area
Goose Creek Country Club. . , Water Authority board of directors.
They will discuss the city s May 4, bond ■ _, , . _ , , , .
election Baytown Chamber of Commerce s membership
Mrs. Urban, a partner in the CPA firm of Alte- meetings are held on the second Friday of each
mus, Mendelovitz and Urban, serves as board month. \ ____—
chairman for the Chamber. She was instrumental Cost for the program and meal is $10. Reserva-
in bringing and working with Regional/Urban De- tions and cancellations can be made by April 10
sign Assistance Team study to Baytown and cur-, by calling the Chamber office at 422-8359.
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