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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 20, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, August Cranbrook water rates may increase soon By NANCY MILES Special Correspondent CRANBROOK Facing up to the fact the city's million water improvement now under way must be paid for, a bylaw is being drafted for two facility revenue sources toward amortiz- ing the debt over either a 20, 25 or 30 year period. A memo of the basic bylaw contents has been prepared by city treasurer Daryl Bottorff for the revised consumer and fron- tage rates. The basic alternatives are to increase the user rate Jan. 1, 1975 and retain the surplus for future capital expenditure and increase rates again in 1976; or increase the rates the same initial date with the surplus to be reserved to supplement the water utility fund to meet the annual debt repayment, amounting to a maximum of There must be a frontage annual tax rate to owners of 75 Cents a running foot from the minimum 50 feet to a maximum of 130 feet. This would apply to all land parcels whether connected to the system or not if the supply connection is viable. This now totals feet. Then Mr. Bottorff suggests the entire rate basis be removed from its present classification gauged by the function of the property supplied. The basic classification would be residential units of 1.000 square feet, whether single or multiple dwelling units. S7.75 per month, then a rising scale according to the floor space and func- tion of the commercial-industrial property supplied. There would be an additional per year for a swimming pool. The city treasurer also suggests the city may install meters in any or all premises whose consumption can be extraordinary. These would be hospitals, car washes, farms and apartments. For these, meter account rates would be proposed at 65 cents for the first gallons per quarter, gradually dropp- ing to 57 cents over the next gallons. The meter rentals charge is proposed to amortize the meter cost in eight years. The bylaw is now being tentatively discussed by city coun- cillors and officials. Police want South in Short role in society D0g show set this week CRANBROOK (Special) "Give the policeman his role back he wants to be out with the Jack Cram, vice-chairman of the Justice Development Commission, said here recently. Speaking to a recent meeting of judicial workers, Mr. Cram said ideas are wanted from private citizens on any aspect of the justice system. "We are concerned with he said. Commission members Fran Prevost and R. J. Lemiski also attended. Mr. Cram is in charge of the courts, Mr. Prevost is in charge of planning of the courts facilities and Mr. Lemiski is director of special courts projects. The commission was ap- pointed by the attorney general's office to review the present justice system. The review will cover the welfare and proper functioning of each department in the system, ad- ministering of justice, ad- ministration, and actual building facilities. It was an opportunity for local participants in the judicial system to air their views and opinions. OPENING SOON! in CENTRE VILLAGE MALL Mr. Cram said better court facilities and a law library are needed here. New sheriffs are being brought into the area in the next few months. They will take on major duties to relieve police of- ficers in the courtroom. They will lock up and escort prisoners, handle court security and present documents to the court. This will put policemen "out with the people." The Kootenays will receive a local remand centre, said one commission member. At present, an accused person is taken to the West Coast to await trial. A commission member said these people are presum- ed innocent and should be placed in quarters, unlike a jail, which will allow them to be close to their families and easily accessible to their lawyers. Another major concern of the commission and local judicial representatives is the low amount of public involve- ment in the judicial system. One local lawyer said, "The public seems to think the ac- cused is guilty until proven in- nocent." This is contrary to law which states the accused rs innocent until proven guilty. People at large must be made aware it is their right to watch court proceedings. They must be encouraged to do so, said several people attending. CRANBROOK (Special) The Cranbrook Kennel Club will hold its Championship Dog Show Saturday and Sunday at the Mount Baker High School here. There are 393 entries with dogs entered from as far away as California. Judges are Mr. and Mrs. Herb Fletcher of Burnaby, B.C., Elmer Grieves of Calgary, George Taylor of Dugald, Man., William Jacob of Edmonton, and Hans Schuffman of New Castle, Ind. They will choose the best specimens of each breed, beginn- ing at 9 a.m. Saturday. At 4 p.m. winners will compete for best in each group. From these six finalists the "best in show" be chosen. Sunday another variety of breeds will be shown. Test holes to be sunk RICK ERVIN photo Retirement The weathered, broken wheel and the rusting tire remain on the prairie earth as relics of the day when they provided the transport to the elevator point, and the horses that pulled the wagon also pulled the plow which broke the sod. Fair set this weekend Parkades to open next month will BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) The department of municipal affairs has approved the department of the en- vironment's plan to drill test holes in the Allison Creek area to see if the area is suitable for a sanitary landfill area The new dump would be temporary. It would be used while the present dumps are phased out. The province is investigating the possibility of acquiring a landfill site in the Cowley area. This area could be used by a greater number of municipalities, officials say. p Local dumps have been condemned by the department of f health. NOBLEFORD (HNS) The annual Nobleford Sports Day and Country Fair will begin a parade at 10 a.m. Saturday. Parade entries will assem- ble at .the grounds of Noble Central School. Fire Chief Dan Babb is in charge. After the parade there will be bicycle races on Highway Ave. with recreation director Fred Tyrrell in charge. At the same time, coffee and donuts will be served at a local farm equipment dealer's store with United Church Women members in charge. Ball games are scheduled to begin at 12 noon, concurrent to the time of the beer garden opening in the local skating rink area. A horticultural show will open to the public at p.m. There are 177 classes in 23 sections including hor- ticulture, photography and baking. Fran Schultz is in charge of the entries. There will be children's games in the school yard un- der the direction of the Calvinettes. The Dorcas Ladies Aid will hold a bake sale at 2 p.m. in the school gym. At the same place the Calvinettes will hold a sale of jellies and han- diwork. The United Church Women's handicrafts exhibit will be opened at 1 p.m. Senior citizens will hold a horseshoe tournament at the skating rink. Final event of the day is a dance. It is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. in the Royal Cana- dian Legion Hall. CRANBROOK (Special) The Downtown Parking Com- mission will begin operating the city's parking parkades in September. The two parkades, aiming at monthly or weekly day-long rentals, offer 348 stalls. The parkades will have automatic ticket dispensers. Commission members Marvin Johnson, Robert Merchant, Rand Archibald, Donald Smith and Aid. Ron Powell are all volunteers. Council has decided to assist parkade financing by turning over all proceeds of its curb meter violations to the commission. Council says this is equivalent to one mill of general taxation. The commission plans a similar operation of space at 12th Ave. and 2nd St. N. and of the leased CPR parking space on Van Home St. fronting the railway station. Downtown merchants re- quire parking facilities to compete with outlying shopp- ing areas which offer ample, unmetered parking space. Print Litho QUALITY PRODUCTS Instant Printing Business Forms DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED IN LETHBRIDGE Crowsnest Pass Bureau VERNON OECOUX, 562-2149 WATCH AND WAIT FOR SHELDONS PROMOTION SALE 1 Day Thursday, Aug. 22nd S1fi-3rd AVENUE SOUTH Door to Bank of Montreal The proud new owners of SAM CARL'S WELDING George Androkovich and Dennis Nay wish to announce that their service to both old and new customers will continue as- usual. They solicit your continued support. 2 Portable Welding Unite Pressure Work Specialists In Aluminum and Other Types of Material Structural and General Welding EAZ-LIFT and Reese Trailer Hitches 247 12th St. B N. Phone 327-7722 School opens next week TABER (HNS) St. Patrick's elementary and St. Mary's junior and senior high schools will commence the fall term Tuesday, Aug. 27, with teachers spending Monday in a professional training session. The 30 teachers are evenly divided between the two schools, with Robert F. Galvin continuing as high school principal and Clarence Wentz continuing as principal of St. Patrick's. Ski club nets grant SPARWOOD (Special) Elkford's Wapiti Ski Club has received a provincial recreation grant, Recreation and Conservation Minister Jack Redford has announced. The ski club will use the grant to install a self- loading T-bar. Volunteers will start the installation this fall and it is ex- pected to take about three months. The contract price for the new tow was about The firm will assist in technical aspects of the installation. Kaiser to improve Sparwood SPARWOOD (Special) Kaiser Resources Ltd. has employed McCarter, Nairn and Partners, a community develop- ment planning firm, to review short-range needs and future development of Sparwood. Edgar F. Kaiser, Jr., president of Kaiser Resources, says the company's objective is to work with the Sparwood council and the provincial government to develop this community into a permanent town with the proper recreational and entertain- ment facilities. The company plans to grant its employees second mortgages for the purchase of existing homes and for mobile homes. The company will also launch an "interest equalization program" to assist employees with monthly payments on first mortgages on which the interest-is 10 per cent or more. The local council is developing a 60-lot subdivision with provincial government aid. Kaiser Resources is developing a 100-unit mobile home community here. The company also plans to obtain land here for serviced lots. Collect calls accepted SPARWOOD (Special) Elkford residents can now call collect to the RCMP detachment here. The new arrangement follows a plea by Elkford Mayor Karl Maartman after recent disturbances at Elkford, 25 miles north of here. to begin thi FORT MACLEOL (Special) The second annual Fort Macleod and District Fair will be held Saturday in the local arena. Entries close at 11 a.m. the day of the fair. A new feature this year is the dog show. It is open to children with pet dogs of any breed. Dogs must be older than three months. It is for children aged four to 14. The show is scheduled to begin at the tennis court at 2 p.m., following judging. Directors are Mrs. Henry Vallieres, home cooking; Marjorie Hatton, handicrafts; Jessie Heath, cut flowers; Doris Rosling, garden products; Laurie Viens, art show; Andy Mackay, photography; Larry Gray, leathercrafts; Irene McCaugherty, displays; Tenus Van Tol, commercial displays; and Donna Pascal, dog show. Taber school election set TABER (HNS) The fall election fever has extended to Taber School Division No. 6. Stan Bar tram, returning officer, will receive nominations for trustees from seven subdivisions at the division's administration office from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, September 18. Trustees will be nominated by electors in the respective subdivisions. Elections will be held Wednesday, October 16. NOW IS THE TIME TO INSTALL ZONOLITE INSULATION Fireproof Verminproof Rotproof Odorless FREE ESTIMATES Per Sack 1 99 r I i i i i i t---. Measure your present insulation. If it's be- low the 4" level then bring it up to the recommended level it never settles. I i i i ADVANG LUMBER CO. LTD. "Your Pioneer Dealer Since 1925" Cor. 2nd Ave. and 13th St. S. Lethbridge Phone 328-3301 ;