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with the city’s planning and zoning commission. Rosenthal said Kiel had been an active city volunteer for more than 13 years, calling him a “great advocate” for Alamo Heights. "The city will miss the guidance and leadership we received from both Mike and Bill, and their families are in our thoughts," Rosenthal added.

Cities To End Recycling of Glass Michael Brenan

William Kiel

Heights Mourns Deaths of Michael Brenan and William Kiel

Officials in Alamo Heights are mourning the passing of attorney Michael Brenan and former City Councilman William Kiel. Brenan died on May 7 at age 75. An Alamo Heights High School graduate, Brenan in recent years worked as city attorney for Alamo Heights for more than 40 years. He had held a similar position in Olmos Park and other area cities. Brenan also had been a trustee with the Alamo Heights Independent School District between 1975 and 1984 and was a member of numerous local clubs and organizations. “Mike’s breadth of knowledge helped him guide city administrators, city managers, council members and members of the Alamo Heights boards and commissions through decades of decisions,” Mayor Bobby Rosenthal said of Brenan. Kiel, 73, died June 2 after a battle with cancer. He retired after a career as a geoscientist with the energy/petrochemical company, Shell. He served with the Alamo Heights council, and

Terrell Hills and Alamo Heights residents were notified this spring that the cities would no longer accept glass containers or bottles for recycling. Additionally, neither film wrappers nor plastic bags are being accepted for the cities recycling programs. These items can now be left in the regular trash bin. Olmos Park, is also scaling back what it will accept for recycling. Officials said costs associated with sending glass and other specific items to recyclers have increased.

Updates for Sign Ordinance

The city of Alamo Heights intends to look at its sign ordinance this summer with the possibility of amending a few parts. The city’s community development director, Nina Shealey, briefed the City Council on new sign regulations that the council approved last summer. Businesses, apartment complexes, and other entities with public signage were given six months to comply with the new rules. The city recently found more than 40 signage owners in noncompliance. The city issued letters to those properties, telling them to comply by May 31. According to Shealey, there have been recent discussions on what do with multi-family housing signs, banners, and the review process. Those clarifications will be discussed this summer.

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78209 Magazine - July 2019  

Community and Lifestyle magazine for the 78209 zip code of San Antonio, Tx.

78209 Magazine - July 2019  

Community and Lifestyle magazine for the 78209 zip code of San Antonio, Tx.