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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 9, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Augujt 9, 1972 THE UTHBRIDGE HIRAIO _ 3 Many new projects highlight building boom scene in Taber Mothers concerned in Sparwood district New school site raises objections NATAL (HNS) Site of a proposed new school in the Elk Valley region is still a mailer of controversy and a special meeting to deal with the matter was held recently the Iward of trustees of School District No. 1 At the meet- ing, trustees determined to hold with their original deci- sion to erect Ihe school on land it is proposed to purchase from Sprrwood Development Company. The land is in the vicinity of Spardel Mobile Home Park. Objections to the site have been raised by the Elk Valley Land Protective Association, a group which came into being to oppose plans by the regional board of East Kootcnny to zone Elk Valley. Objections were also raised at a recent school board meeting by a group of mothers who were concerned over Ihe fact their children may have lo walk along a busy highway lo reach the school. Tim EVLPA raised questions as to availability of water, claiming that Kaiser Resources has drilled two wells in the area in a vain attempt lo find water, and questioned the cost of providing and snowplowing an access road. The association claimed two of six acres in- volved were unuseable am! that drifting snow in the area hlock- ed roads often. The association hired a local legal firm to write a letter lo the department of education raising these matters, and it was a reply from the superin- tendent of administrative ser- vices which prompted the spe- cial meeting, letter advised the board that the matters be clarified before authorization to proceed with the school would be given. It was pointed out that the board is required to '.'give due consideration to all pertinent information am! advice'1 forc choosing the site. Two alternative sites liavc been mentioned by (he EVLPA. One is land owned by the Svec brothers, who offered it to the board for an acre, the same rate charged by Spar- wood Development Company for its lar.d. The other is on and al Wilson Creek, owned by he Municipality of Sparwood. ioard secretary Ernie Cham- >ers told trustees the Svec >rothcrs have recently lower- ed their offer to pel- acre. Commenting that the RVLPA las never contacted the board directly, Mr. Chambers read a news item clipped from The I-Vee Press, in which Sparwood alderman Allomare is quoted as saying the District has no land for schools, that the land is needed for a possible hospital site or other use. In the same item, district clerk Montemurro was quo- ted as saying that the school board has never, lo her know- ledge, approached Spanvood council for land for a school. Trustee Mrs. 0. McKenzic said she was reluctant to agree to cither the Svec site or the Wilson Creek area, it is important (hat a start, be made on the school this year. It was felt that two sources of water were possible, that of drilling a well or tying in with an existing wnter line which runs across (he high side of the properly. In the luller, the board will contact Kaiser Re- sources tn enquire about buy- ing water. "We have no control over the Mrs. McKenzic com- mented when the board consid- ered that objection, ar.d Pidgeon observed that the lo- cation of the gym would help keep the wind from the school. Trustees decided lo contacl Sparv.ool council lo sec what can be done about guarantee- ing that the area will kept free of snow in lime for the buses. Further information is to sought, on Ihe mailer of Ihe access road, construction of whicii was to be shared by Sparwood Development Com- pany and the school Iward, ac- cording to an agreement reach- ed June 20. Legal status of a road apparently leading to the property is not known, though it was staled that another party was responsible for a portion of il. Estimated length of the road is one fifth of a mile. Trustees felt that the portion of the Spardel sile deemed un- fit by Ihe EVLPA could be used for playground area, even though it is quite steep. "I think those people are asking us why we want to buy that land al S3.000 an acre if it is not fit lo be observed Mr. Chambers. One stumbling block to ap- proval from Victoria is failure of the Sparwood approving of- ficer to approve the subdivision of lam! where the board con- templates building the school. Until this is done, no approval will come from Victoria. Secrelarv Chamliers was re- quested to write Victoria offi- cials giving Ihe board's stand on objections raised. Mr. Musil was critical of the Sparwood council stand, "The council has 400 acres of iand in the Wilson Creek area which they paid SCO an acre he chaigcd. "I flunk they are real- ly speculating. I would defy lliem lo ask anything like S3, 000 an acre for Mr. Musil also pointed out thai Ihe Svec sile has a nalural gas line available, while the Sparde site has not. Crossword Ashh? BRAIN TEASER ACROSS 43 Burn sup liiiany M Ylf.Vl.r.q 15 Approximately M million in building ha; already token place in To her thi.'i yeor and highlighted in the boom are top, left to righl, o garage for Kenway Toyota, St. Patrick's elementary school and residential oreos, involving 44 housing units, being developed. Bohom is a dried pulp pellel storage area for Cana- dian Sugar Factories. Also being built is a 10-room oddition to Clearvicw lodge and a deportment store for Parker leasing and Rentals. Photo: by Ross Gibb Diugniiuh'ss I Ll-Ml II 1 r V (I C. K A M ,s 1. 1, 1 t) 11 O 11 n I I. T M I O n I T 5 Y V R M V B 1 P I. I' f K T (I P K S lly N.ithan W. Harri< 2. K N Y, V I, MY P V N V M DAN, r, MM! 1 M fi K I) K S T K Y I. A U M II S T 7. M A P 'I. S F. 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