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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Coaldale public works men report a busy year in 1972 COALDALE (HNS) Public Works and the Water and Sew- >r Departments of the town had busy 1972 according to re- torts given at the annual rate- ayers meeting recently. Councillor Abram Ens said le Public Works budget was About lineal feet rf sidewalk was laid. A grant for labor forgiveness imounting to was re- through a program of ie senior governments. About ,378 lineal feet of curb and gut- were installed. The town spent about were removed. About 134 tons of asphalt were used in street pa telling. Exactly loads of dirt were moved to and from the streets. There were 99 weed tickets issued. Jim Taybr is public works superintendent. A total of 72 new water ser- vices were connected in 1972 re- ported Mayor A. F. Blakie in the absence of councillor Earl Foxall who was unable to at- tend the meeting due to other commitments. Councillor Foxall is in charge of the water and or a new grader. This is in 1 sewer department. addition to the current budget. VEW TRUCK Plans are under way to pur- :hase a new gravel truck in 973. Due to little snowfall the idewalks were subjected to removal only three times. About 65 hours were spent in 'reet cleaning, 252 loads of .arbage and 34 of junk were Eiiled to the sanitary landfi'l. Another 20 loads of tress ADEQUATE The water and sewer storage and treatment facilities were quite adequate to handle the needs of the town residents, according to the information in the report. The new clear well storage facilities has a capacity of one million gallons. About 98 million gallons of water were required by the ,000 surplus achieved in year at Raymond RAYMOND (HNS1 The fi- position of the town is strong. The town operated in 1972 on millrate of 80. The business millrate was 20 There was a net surplus of Revenue was S325.570 with ex- totalling There is a more ootimistic outlook for the future than for ?ome years with the indication Kroviation is on the increase. There were 15 new homes juilt during 1972. Building per- mits were issued for Vlore new dwellings are under construction at the present ime. Mayor Robert Graham said is could see no increase in tax- 35 for the current year. The only deficit coming out of vhe mayor's report came from lidge View Lodge, the County of Warner home for senior citi- 'ens. The mayor s_aid he could see no way in which the lodge :an pay its own way. He felt the people who have pioneered the country should be given some consideration. Mayor Graham explained the for guests at the home is set by the government of Al- jerta. SUMMER GAMES Mayor Graham spoke of en- thusiasm building up through the town and area for the South- Alberta Summer Games warded to Raymond for the dates of July 25 to 28. Mayor Graham stated the am beautification program will be organized and carried out by the Raymond and Dis- jict Chamber of Commerce with B. V. Heninger president. Councillor Bert Hall, repre- enting the works and property :ommittee, spoke on the drain- age program; streets and side- walks are going ahead on a wogram which originated a number of years ago in which H-operty-owners and the town :o-operate each year for more .sidewalks and curbs as well as surface. He reported on the new north Highway to link the main street of town with the highway run- ning north. The highway will be juilt by the government of Al- berta: the responsibility of town being to clear the- right- of-way and to maintain the por- tion passing through the town linking up with the present hard surface of the town main street. He discussed yards of gravel was placed on the stree's of town during the fall months. There is another yards in stockpile for future needs. Councillor Jack Bridge toid cf the new lagoon system for sanitation built at a cost of the government of Al- berta contributing 25 per cent of the figure. In reply to a question. Mr. Bridge disclosed there will be no water for lawns until the rew water comes into the town storage through the canal sys- tem. The school report, presented by Keith Palmer of the local board, disclosed 44 per cent of the county of Warner school stu- dents belong to the three Ray- mond schools where there are 44 employees. He told of the progress being made on the new addition linking the junior and senior high schools togeth- er by means of a library, office and administration areas. town's people in 1972. This com- pares to 100 million metered in 1971. About feet of new wa- ter and sewer lines were ex- tended. The crew has been busy and another very active year was the forecast for 1973. Water and sewer lines will be extended in several subdivi- sions, the new mobile trailer site and the northside water and sewer extension project is planned to commence this spring. The work to be done by the town crew. Fewer books circulated to juveniles MAGRATH (HNS) Coun- cillor Mrs. Glen Holman re- ported to ratepayers recently that adult circulation of is steady while juvenile circulation has decreased to 000. She felt this due to the new school library which is well- patronized by students. The public library has volumes. Memorial donations have added to the selection. Donations from the Lions club's birthday and anniver- sary calendar, private dona- tions and a grant from council finance operating costs and wages. Mrs. Elaine Norton is the li- brarian. Town secretary H. C. Poulsen noted the usefulness of a large aerial view photo of Magrath donated by the Fletcher family. It is most convenient when someone wishes to see the loca- tion of prospective lots for pur- chase. SOFTBALL PARLEY COALDALE wom- en's fastball and softball meet- ing will be held at p.m. Monday, April 9, in the Coal- dale Sportsplex. 14 FIRE CALLS PINCHER CREEK (HNS) Town ratepayers learned there were 14 fire calls with damage. Eighteen volunteer firemen man the fire engines. Ambulance calls are also taken care of by volunteer firemen. They travelled miles on ambulance calls. Cowley villages say good-bye to Mr. and Mrs. Timmermans LUNDBRECK (HNS) Cow- ley Lundbreck residents said farewell to Mr. and Mrs. Don Timmermans and family at a recent pot-luck supper in tha Lundbreck Community Hall. A crowd of the fanners, ranchers and townfolk from the two centres gathered to wish the Timmermans the best in their projected move into B.C. Don Timmermans has given long service with the council which directs policy for Lund- breck's affairs and also to the Christian Reformed Church of Belleview. He is an elder. He is credited with establishment of the Little Chapel on High- way 3 near Belleview as well as the Bible Museum. INCOME TAX RETURNS prepared by computer Set up especially for the typical Canadian fam- ily, Income Tax Service is fully com- puterized. Your tax return information is calcu- lated and triple-checked for the lowest tax by one of Canada's most modem computer serv- ices especially programmed to do your taxes. Act. Now. Avoid the rush. Call the Beneficial Finance office near you, or just drop in. You're good for more at Beneficial eencfleUI Finance Co. Beneficial LicomeTax Service 4 CORNER 4TH AVE. 6TH ST., ItTHBRlDGE 327-8565 OPEN EVENINGS BY APPOINTMENT PHONE fOR MOVRS Friends of Cowley and Lund- breck presented Mr. Timmer- mans with a purse of money and Mrs. Timmermans with a set of silverware. SIXTH TIME CLARESHOLM (Special) For the sixth time in succes- sion the Hamar lodge. Sons of Norway, Clareshplm, won the curling trophy in competition with the Calgary Sons of Nor- way lodge, Valhalla. Monday, April 9, 1973 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 13 General assessment for Picture Butte PICTURE BUTTE (HNS) Town secretary Earl Mcllroy says a general assessment for 1973 will be carried out this year. As the sewer and water de- benture will be paid off this year, there will be no frontage tax levied next year. Some feet of six-inch transit pipe has been delivered for installation this year on Highway Ave. The public work's report was given by councillor Jim Kulka. He stated there were 24 water breaks attended to last year with nine new services hooked up. The third phase of the skat- ing rink completed at ccst of He pointed out that this was at a considerable lower rate than the past two phases. New storm sewers were in- 1972 was a good year says Mayor Blakie COALDALE (HNS) Mayor I these by loc al improvements A. F. BlaMe, in his report at the recent annual ratepayers' meeting, said 1972 was a good year. The police building, costing about was opened in the spring of 1972. Net cost to the town was about A 000 grant from the provincial government and a labor grant through the Local Initiatives Program of the federal pro- governments covered the remaining costs. The clear well storage sys- tem, costing was com- pleted with the net ccst to the town, The remainder was recovered through the capital loans winter works pro- gram of the senior govern- ments. Final payment on the water storage facilities was made during 1972. Mayor Blakie noted the Sportsplex swimming pool, costing had been com- pleted. A five-year warranty on workmanship has been obtain- ed from the contractor through the advice of the solicitor. The commencement of con- struction on the Sportsplex multi-purpose arena has com- menced. Initial cost is S150.000. About of this will be re- covered through grants from the government. Other major 1972 capital pro- jects, considerable extension into four new subdivisions with j being expended for I which will be recovered through frontage levies from those receiving the services. Further extension in 1973 is the north side water and sewer extension project for which has been borrowed. It too will be recovered from property owners in that area. Water and sewer in the west end subdivision of the town has begun. In capital equipment in 1972 Mayor Blakie said a new grad- er had been purchased costing about Ambulance replacement had cost S8.500. The town has outstanding de- bentures of These are for 20-year pay- ments and some will be repaid in five to eight years. Of this total about is under local improvements with the debentures obtained annual- ly through frontage tax levies. Mayor Blakie said it was con- sidered safe for the town to carry about million in out- standing debentures. The town is somewhat short of this "safe maximum." Therefore the debt was not a "crucial amount.'' Work on the new mobile home site was in the planning stage in 1972 but the site is ex- pected to be developed before the end of 1973. A new community park area in the west end of town was es- tablished rn 1972. Highway 3 in town will soon be lighted by the department of highways. stalled, sidewalks constructed, and 11 sandings of streets car- ried out. He stated that 42 calls were made to residences within the town to unplug sewers. Considerable work was done to the swimming pool. Chairman of the Picture Butte Hospital Board, S. P. Johnson gave the hospital re- port. He stated that although there was a deficit of this was an approved cost and by the statements of the health commission the town should not be asked to pick this amount up. This was caused by a con- siderable increase of services to the community which is hard to estimate in preparing a pro- jected budget. There was also around donated by ser- vice clubs and individuals for equipment to improve the hos- pital. Hockey champions Ccleman Grands, coached by Joe Joseph, ore the Foothills league champions. They whipped the Kainai Chiefs, Pincher Creek Sulphur Kings, Bellevue Buffaloes, Fernie Rangers and Taber Chefs. Front row, from left: Romeo Bevelacqua, Gary Gentile, Terry Myles, Robert Billie, Terry Kryczka, Raymond Reghenas, Charles Eld and Joseph Trotz. Back row, from left: Nick Waslyn, Barry Phillips, trainer Peter Zeith, Bob Bartlett, Freddie Weisse, coach Joe Joseph, John McCracken, Al Willis, Gerald Klinkhammer, timekeeper Dave Feregotti, Bill Roughead, manager Earl Schmidt, John Paskuski and trainer Marcel Lemire. jKen Gilbert addresses Warner Lions WARNER (HNS) The re- cent supper meeting of the Warner Lions Club heard Dis- :trict Governor Ken Giibcit of I Cascade, Mont, speak about the spread of Laonism around the world. Other guests were zone chair- man Jerry Kirchner of Leth- bridge: and deputy district gov- ernor Chester Greeno of Wren- tham. Mr. Greeno presented pins to new member'- Ken Lomas, Sheldon Ball and Glen Wil- liams. A 25 year pin went to Earl Thomas and a 20-year pin to Jack Hutchinson. Recognized were coaches and referees from the Warner Civic Ice Centre hockey teams: Ken Lomas, Crawford Thorn, Ed Sloboda. Red Oberton, Frank Gray, Hal Culler, Howard Fol- kins, Mike Hutchinson and Shel- don Ball. We are continuing our 3rd Anniversary Celebrations... Due to popular demand we are once again offering 5 hours of private instruction 5 hours of class instruction 5 Top Hat Dance Club parties .50 FOR ONLY 21 Summer vacation's dance parties are just weeks away. You'll get more out of life when you dance well More Confidence More Poise Greater Popu- larity. Don't put it off another year Do it now. Offer available until April 19th MONTE CARLO DANCi ACADEMY 327-1442 Call Afternoons and Evenings Monday thru Friday College Shopping Mall Announces KIDDIES EASTER COLORING CONTEST CONTEST RULES Color the dig Bunny and his egg, fill out the entry form on this page and hand them in to the SPECIAL OCCASION SHOP located in College Mall. All children entering the con- test will receive a free Candy Easter Egg. There will be 2 age groups. 1 group for those children 6 years and young- er and 1 group for those children aged 7 to 10 years. The winner in each group will receive S25.00 compliments of the College Mall Merchants. Judging will fake place Saturday, April 14th at 4 p.m. in the mall. ENTRY FORM 2025 Mayer Magrath Drive Phone No................... c I Address I "Color me and my egg ;