The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on August 25, 1987 · Page 3
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Baytown, Texas
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Tuesday, August 25, 1987
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THE BAYTOWN SUN Tuesday, August 25, 1987 3-A Deaths and funerals Request for *° from 40 mph McKinney speed reduction rejected ANDERSON Services /or Ella Anderson, 90. of Ausiinaresel/or 10a,m. Wednesday ai Earihm'an.Funeral chapel wiih ihe Rev. Logan Garreti o//iciaiing. • Mrs. Anderson died Monday at an Austin nursing'home. Survivors include a son, M.A. Anderson Jr. of Cove; a daughter, Corine Duncan o/ Baytown; and a sister, Violet Newberry of Baytown. Eleven grandchildren and 17 great- grandchildren also survive. Burial will be at Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Lawson Anderson, Virgil Reynolds; Ernest Win/ree Jr., Gene R. Fontaine, Curtis Newberry and Norman Mascorro. Services are under th»? direction of Earthman Funeral Home. ; Speakers sought Membership in Baytown Toastmasters is now open to the immediate families of Exxon employees. The organization is designed for Exxon annuitants and their families and local Exxon affiliate personnel interested in developing or refining their skills in public speaking. Meetings are held from noon to 12:45 p.m. each Wednesday in Room 6. Southwest Wing at Exx- on Baytown Refinery's main office on Decker Drive. Visitors are welcome to attend meetings — participation is optional. For more information call Ken Dexter at 425-4881 or Jill Rowlands at 422-7047. Anyone interested in forming a Toastmasters club open to the public should contact Dexter at 425-4881. Trustees OK TANS sale Bay town; school trustees voted Monday to sell S10.4 million in tax anticipation notes (TANs) at a 5.082 percent interest rate. The interest rate, submitted by Morgan. Stanley & Co. of New • York, was the lowest of seven - received and was recommended 'by first vice president Frank J. 'Ildebrando of Underwood, Neuhaus & Co.. the district's financial adviser The district's net interest cost will be $528.600. , The highest bid was an interest rate of 5.30 percent. Irr recommending the low bid. ildebrando noted the Lamar Consolidated school district recently sold S6.3 million in TANs : at 5.03 percent. Lamar's bond rating was the highest possible, while the Baytown district's was one level below maximum, he said. Ildebrando also said the state of Texas sold TANs Monday morning in a negotiated sale at a rate of 5.1 percent. School districts and governing Alternative added to bid By AMY KEMS CROSBY - A third alternative has been added to the bid specifications package the Crosby school district has drawn tip for drainage work to curb flooding conditions at the middle school and high school complex on FM 2100. The alternative is to simply clean out the existing ditches without expanding them or digg- jng any additional ones. ; The other two bid alternatives attached to the specifications call for the resurfacing of the adjacent football practice field and the option of posting a performance bond. . At present there is just one 3;foot pipe which drains culverts -surrounding the entire 100-acre •complex west into the Harris County Flood Control ditch, Cost of the project was originally estimated at between $58,000 and 565,000, with preliminary plans calling for the installation of two additional 4"foot drain pipes, along with the cleaning of the feeder ditches. The consulting engineer firm of Sheffield and Adams of Crosby then recommended that, to be cost effective, the existing 3-foot pipe could simply be replaced with a 5-fool pipe, thus saving about $30,000 in costs by eliminating the digging of two adjacent ditches. "To keep the budget down, it was a more economical ap- ; proach." according to engineer Woody Sheffield, who added that the modified procedure would be just as effective. ;' Sheffield also suggested that -the district advertise for bids I with and without a performance ; bond attached in the hope of at; trading lower bids. * With the savings, school • district officials later asked I Sheffield to include resurfacing •of'the football practice field. • which has become hard and t uneven, into the design plan. t . Topsbil from the resloping of * the culverts, as well as from the expansion of the main drainage 1 ditch could be used for this pur- *pose. * Under new projections, cost of •the drainage work is projected tat between $28,000 and 135,000, I with an additional $10,000 for the -field resurfacing work, if 1 trustees opt for it. *. A pre bid conference is ; scheduled for Sept. ft with the bid •opening to be held Sept. H. bodies of other taxing entities sell TANs — in effect, borrowing against taxes they will get later in order to operate now. The Baylown school district will begin getting its tax money early in 1988. Taxing entities sell TANs because the interest rate is lower than the prime lending rate, which Ildebrando on Monday quoted in the area of 3 percent; : Ildebrando said the money should be in the bank on Sept. 9 •—• the day he plans to deliver the notes. 1 II MABLA flPANOl By LOUISE SHAW Baytown Traffic Commission on Monday turned down a request from Assistant Police Chief Bob Merchant to reduce the speed limit on McKinney Road, from Loop 201 to Cedar Bayou Road. Merchant had asked that the speed limit be reduced from 40 to 30 mph because of construction. A one-fourth-mile stretch, located on the north end of the road, is closed because of Loop 201 construction. Commission member Bobbie Becka said she was not in favor of reducing the speed limit and seemed : concerned that Merchant was not at the meeting to present his view. In other action, the commission: + Voted to deny a request that the stop sign at Nolan and Largo be changed to a yield sign. Jim Sanders, assistant director of planning and traffic, said the city had received at least one request for the change. Glenn Pardon and Donald Peterson,: both residents of the area, were present and asked that the change be denied. Pardon explained that he regularly keeps six of his grandchildren, ages 18 months to 9 years, and that he feared for their safety should the stop sign be removed. "They only slow down now going through the intersection." Pardon said. "But with a yield sign they would sail right through it." he added. if MABIA rSPSNOt + Denied a request making the street in front of 604 and 606 Willow a no-parking area. Mrs. Becka again spoke in favor of the denial. "I hate to start it," she said. "The city will wind up paying for no parking signs all over the city if we approve it," she added. + Approved a request from homeowners in the Glen Arbor Subdivision to move the stop sign on Columbia at the Harold St. intersection onto Harold. It was first requested that the commission take a look at moving the stops signs from Columbia at three intersections — Harold, Pamela and Grantham but that request was withdrawn by the homeowners Monday night. Harold St. residents Kathy Brafford and Sue Barron said the Glen Arbor Homeowners Association had discussed the issue and felt that changing one of the stop signs would prevent speeding traffic through the area. The two women also presented the commission a petition with 137 names of .homeowners in the subdivision who favored the change. +Denied a request:from two convenience store owners to cut medians on Massey-Tompkins Road near North Main and on West Baker near Garth. The owners had made the request, saying that the cuts would pro- vide greater accessibility to their stores. Glen Angel, commission member who is affiliated with Angel Brothers Enterprise Inc., abstained from voting, saying the stores were in competition with his business and that it would be a conflict of interest for him to vote on the request. +At the close of the meeting, Mrs. Becka submitted her letter of resignation from the commission. The only woman member explained that she had enrolled in college aud no longer had the time to serve on the commission. baytown . arri)s •nut A helping bonds for tfto boiMloit 4I1-M4I 30D«y 'Full Money Hack Gwr*ntt<* FOUR YEAR WARRANTY CUSTOM CANAL AID Almost invisible clear, hearing Sold Elsewhere forasmuch as SHOO each Sale price $799" WrthTMtAd! Hearing Aids of Bay town Sale ends &-31-8T Doily Mrs. Mon.-Fri. 9 orn-5 pm 510 Forrett at Pruett Wm. 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