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Tuesday, April 29, 1986
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Tm "Mont Belvieu reviewing CAER plan MONT BELVIEU - As a part jJtte Community Awareness and Emergency Response pro- strata, officials of Mont Belvieu oil and chemical industries are reviewing their emergency response plans and ar$Jis*fcif* hazardous materials stored and .produced at their facilities. Reporting Monday to Mont Belvieu City Council, Jan .tMelpian. co-chairman of the TOont Belvieu CAER Committee, said 29 or 30 of 32 industries have ,, wtwrned a hazardous material .inventory, while approximately 20 have returned self-audits of , ,th.eir r e,mergency response plans. ,.;.. Beyond compiling the inventories and self-audits, the CAER committee has provided to the city ' and county a Chemical Manufacturers Association video tape which educates first responders to emergencies, said , Adelman. The tape teaches police, firefighters and r -*-(,J fl^ , Underground use regulated emergency medical service worker* what to do and wnat net to do when they arrive at a hazardous chemical accident. The committee has begun compiling a list of names, addresses and telephone numbers of all area industries, municipalities, police, fire, medical and mutual aid groups. Adelman said this information will be placed in a manual and distributed to these industries and groups. Also, the committee has discussed with Southern Pacific Transportation its involvement in CAER activities and has sent representatives to Barbers Hill High School to give a CAER program presentation, said Adelman. In the future, the committee will provide suggestions, training and emergency drill advice to industry officials who ask for help with emergency planning. an in- said Adelman, When tegrated city-induttry cy reipouM plan is completed, the committee will teat the plan, he said. To educate the public about CAER and local industries, the committee plans, among other things, to mail information to citizens and send represent- tatives to civic and social organizations to speak. "Anybody that wants to hear us, we'll go talk to them," said Adelman. Copies of the committee report, which Adelman distributed to councilmen and to all others at the meeting, are available at City Hall. In a related matter, City Council on Monday appointed police chief Fred Dodd as Mont Belvieu emergency management coordinator. Besides Adelman, who is an employee and community rela- tions manager for Exxon Chemical Americas Mont Belvieu Plastic* Plant, CAER committee, which waa founded in January l«M, Is co- chaired by Dodd. Other committee members are secretary Buddy ShJpp, district superintendent for Con- oco; Don Burns, terminal manager for Warren Petroleum; Jack Chambllss. Chambers County Emergency Management director; A.B. Davis, city councilman; John Hall, Barbers HIM High School principal; Barry Harvey, Barbers Hill school district administrator; Jim Hembree, operations superintendent for Diamond Shamrock; Lee Ray Kaderli, chief of Barbers Hill Volunteer Fire Department; Ronnie Patterson, local businessman; and Reese Tillery, safety supervisor for Chevron's Cedar Bayou plant. •Sff Ordinance adoption planned by city council By DAVID MOHLMAN MONT BELVIEU - Mont Belvieu City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 1 at City Hall with agenda item being adop- tlorT'bf proposed Ordinance No. 134. n-jThe ordinance regulates wells arid-underground caverns, brine production and disposal, ! pipelines, loading and unloading \ facilities, safety procedures and «p^I3&ies in cases of non- f Compliance. ; Ed Voorhees, of Williams « Brothers Engineering in Tulsa, ! Okla., on Monday at City Coun\ cil's regular meeting read the J sixth draft of the proposed or; dinance. City council hired ; Williams Brothers to assist ; council in preparing the or• dirvance. t Responding to rumors which ; circulated Monday morning, : Mayor Fred Miller said city of; ficials have received no informa- ; tion that Mont Belvieu industry ^ representatives plan a press • conference or have a buyout pro^ posal for residents. *, In another matter, council ^unanimously approved two ; building permit requests from . Warren Petroleum. ; One application asked permis- •sion to build a $7 million co• generation unit. The unit will in' elude, a gas turbine that will generate electricity for use within Warren facilities. The unit also will recover its waste heat,;jn steam form, for use. Construction is set to begin during April 1987 and to end by September 1987. The other permit request was for a $25,000 building that will serve as a guard house at Warren's north entrance gate. Council heard Kevin Speer of Gordon Speer Properties and Darryl Henecke of B&H Engineering who discussed a proposed 308-lot subdivision. The development will be located west of Old River Country, between Old River and Farm Road 565. Most of the lots are 90 feet by 130 feet, although some are larger, said Henecke. Although councilmen indicated they want the city to explore the cost of providing water, sewer and utility service to the subdivision, councilmen expressed no opposition to the subdivision as the plans appeared Monday. Council,postponed stage two approval of a proposed subdivision, Barbers Hill Country, off Eagle Drive. Counciimen want, among other information, a definite plan as to how and when the developer plans to construct sidewalks in the subdivision, which will have open ditches for drainage and asphalt streets. Henecke said city utility director Bill Heathcock has no objections to the water and sewer plans for Barbers Hill Country. City engineer Jim Hutchison detailed a proposal for the maximum amount of work the city might do to clean Hackberry Gully from Farm Road 565 to In- terstate 10, approximately 2.4 miles. Hutchison described the five items in the proposal and estimated all the work would cost approximately $500,000. He said council could choose all the items or a combination of some of them. Council tabled action on clearing the gully pending contact with landowners along the gully to determine how much of a clean up they want. Hutchison also reported that Bill McDonald Construction Co. next week will begin replacing a water line along State Highway 146 and Loop 207 and installing a water line along Huggins Street. The contract includes construction of a sanitary sewer and casing extension on Highway 146. In other matters, council -HTabled awarding a contract for a combination rescue and pumper truck for Barbers Hill Volunteer Department. The one bid submitted, from Saulsbury Fire Equipment Corp., is some $33,000 over the proposed amount to be spent. Council .plans to determine how much money remains in unap- propriated city funds before making a decision on awarding a contract. + A warded a contract for a four-door sedan to the low bidder, Ron Craft Chevrolet, for $10,940. The highest bid of the five submitted was for $11,858, from San Jacinto Ford. + Awarded a contract for mobile radio equipment to Motorola Communications and Electronics, the low bidder meeting specifications, for $9,848. Council also received a bid from General Electric, for $7,315, and from Communication and Emergency Products, for $10,060. 4-Granted a request from fire chief Lee Ray Kaderli to advertise for bids for rescue equipment for the fire department. -r- Passed over the matter of a municipal court. + Rescheduled its May 26 (Memorial Day) meeting for June 2. -(-Read a letter from Entex announcing a rate decrease, effective for bills on and after May 1, because of cost decreases in the price of gas. Based on an average residential bill, Entex estimates the reduction will be approximately 51 cents per month. -rApproved hiring 11 Mont Belvieu high school youths for summer jobs in the city's parks and utility department. + Tabled a request for funds from Barbers Hill's Pony League to help pay the $794 cost of a scorekeeper stand. + Granted the Pony League team permission to use the McLeod Park practice field until adequate practice facilities can be prepared. -f-Approved requests for payments from various businesses and contractors. NOTICK TO BIDOKftS •JDNO BIO NO aW44l by C»> ft Baytown M*y«ta. ttat Bin so ati>4«e KOR AIH fO<siDITIOSlM« COM PRESSON RKrMJU'F.MK.Vr tttrwM tt4 avk latalf AM*/ M BIO NO a8H«l KOR KI.V A.SH VTABILIZKD CALC1LM COMPACT KJOOaZ KITCHEN. For tfvfMKUtont and D«d term*. ronlart Ihc otlo.-r ol t»t Agrnl ibrkm. tut <M Mr '•*•*» Ea*y lo bu4M. 4 '1I22-7S4M rrocxlitaT rt*t u Met Mf Mitt. MJHCH.VSISC CITY Or" KID NO HIM HID SO :1 HJVC.XH Ut BCl LA CXATTE CAaVUtCT- luxen k fMTrux* >V«* 7 <Ur> * *•«. II tot HYDRO ILASTii- ' T*b|MM** 4 t-ttMirlu >.-!*.»» ASSISTA.VT CALLED CnUf Uj>w Lui^r >U \> April 2»n 41 : Mil brfrr* lo Klrttl Survey shows teachers think they're underpaid '; WASHINGTON (AP) — Most feachers believe they are underpaid; but a large majority say they, would rather work nine or Iff months than be paid higher salaries to work year-round, according to a new survey. '.'Tjie n survey also concluded fha i t"te'achers "fare pretty well" Vjjhe'fj 'their salaries are compared t with earnings of full-time, yea^-round workers, but that money is less important to t'eache'rs than it is to other American workers in judging jcf8 Satisfaction. .The survey by Emily Ffeistritzer, director of the private National Center for Education Information, was based on a random nationwide sampling with responses from 1,144 public school teachers and 448 private school teachers. The survey was conducted between Feb. 7 and April 15. Unlike most working adults who rank a good salary and job security as the most important aspects of their jobs, teachers say the most important things for them are the opportunity to use their minds and the chance to work with young people, the survey showed. Teachers ranked salary fourth, behind appreciation of a job well done. "The survey revealed that we really do have a teaching force that is dedicated to the development of young children," Feistritzer said in an interview. "It is significant that teachers aren't in it for the money, and even if they were, they are faring very well in the market place." The average salary among public school teachers who were polled was $24,559 this year, which, based on an average 180- day contract, is about $136 per day. The Census Bureau says the average salary of a full-time, year-round worker with at least four years of college is $32,216, which based on 250 working days a year amounts to $129 per day. Salaries for female teachers, who make up 69 percent of the teaching force, tend to be higher than those of women with four years or more of college who are working full-time year-round. Male teachers, although generally paid more than their female colleagues, do not fare as well when compared with men of other professions with five years or more of college. The study notes that teachers are more educated than the general working public. Four out of five public school teachers have completed five or more years of college. Bishops call for end to U.S. nuclear reliance :<>MORRISTOWN, N. J. (AP) — fttgirops of the nation's third largest denomination are put- ling the finishing touches on the Strongest stand on nuclear ;SveJvp,ons yet by a major Religious body, a document that 'jails ^ for an end to American j-elfenice on deterrence. ;• "No, a clear and unconditioned No, to nuclear war and to any ise of nuclear weapons," says he proposed document, a engthy teaching statement by .,he ,ynited Methodist Church, which has 10 million adherents. further than the tough Ji-nuclear positions and likMsms of U.S. nuclear policy by the Episcopal Church in 1982 and by U.S. Roman Catholic bishops in 1983. Both conditionally accepted deterrence. "Nuclear deterrence has become a dogmatic license for perpetual hostility between the superpowers and for their rigid resistance to significant measures of disarmament," says the Methodist document, which has been two years in preparation leading up to Tuesday's vote by about 100 bishops. "Nuclear deterrence has too long been reverenced as the idol of national security," blinding proponents to "requirements of genuine security," it says. Key drafters of the document on Monday acknowledged a conflict between ideal and factual in the statement's condemnation even of temporary maintenance of nuclear arsenals without demanding their immediate, unilateral elimination. But they emphasized that the document calls both for reciprocal U.S.-Soviet steps and also unilateral, even risky initiatives to eradicate such weapons. A first draft was tentatively approved last fall, arousing criticism in some quarters, including dissent from 12 out of about 75 Methodist members of Congress. They said the bishops hadn't adequately considered the Soviet threat. Under a committee co-chaired by Bishops C.P. Minnick Jr. of Raleigh, N.C., and C. Dale White of New York, the second, present draft was somewhat revised but not substantially changed. The document, titled "In Defense of Creation: The Nuclear Crisis and a Just Peace," says it is not meant to be a consensus opinion of Methodists, but "a pastoral and a prophetic word" for prayerful consideration. fi esearchers say five large states bear tax burden WASHINGTON (AP) - esidents of the five largest states will pay 38 percent of all federal taxes this year but in- ibme is distributed so uneveiy jjcross the nation that the per- rson tax burden can double m one state to another. Tax Foundation, a non- isan research organization, calculated that California, York, Texas, Illinois and will pay billion, and that 58 percent of federal taxes will come from residents in 10 states, where 54 percent of the people live. Massachusetts, the 10th state in terms of money sent to Washington, will pay more ($21.7 billkm) than will the 10 lowest states combined (IS1.4 bill ton). Per capita federal taxes — Including personal income, corporate, Social Security aad sumer excise taxes — will range from 11,978 in Mississippi to 94,907 in Alaska. In other tax-related news: A new law make* it more difficult to take an employee business tax deduction for a home computer. Before a computer qualifies, it must be used more than half the tine for busineM, Its purchase must have beea required by the employer aad the a%achiM mmi have I bought for the convenience of the employer — not of the worker. Two new private rulings by the IRS indicate the difficulty of meeting those requirements: —A registered nurse was hired as assistant professor in a state nursing school. 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