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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 THE Ltl'HBRIDCE HERALD Tuesday, December 17, 1974 Mobile home sales proposal tabled By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor FORT MACLEOD Town council Monday night tabled until Jan. 6 an application from Premier Homes Ltd. of Lethbridge to buy land near Highway 3 on both sides of 18th Street here. BilJ Hickman of the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission advised council not to proceed with the sale of land in this area for a mobile homes sales yard and repair depot. He said the area is more suitable for a residential development. The planner said moving mobile homes from the proposed sales yard in a westerly direction on Highway 3 would pose a serious safety problem because it is less than 50 feet from the railroad crossing. Mr. Hickman said 72 large lots could be made available on this land. Even more Fort planning new subdivision FORT MACLEOD (Staff) Town f-ouncil Monday night approved a motion by Coun. .Ism Coutts that the town app- ly to the Oldman River Regional Planning Commis- sion for a 50-lot residential subdivision on the west side of town, south of the water tower Taber man hurt in collision A Taber man was treated and released from hospital there early this morning after a two car collision that caus- ed about damage. Terry Anderson was east- bound on Highway 3 about 2 a m when he collided with a vehicle parked on the shoulder of the road The accident oc- curred about two miles west of Cranford Mr Anderson received face lacerations. The operator of the parked car. Donald Kurrence of Taber, was unin- jured The accident is still un- der investigation by RCMP. Warrant not issued It was incorrectly reported in Thursday's Herald that a warrant was issued for James Hegland, 18, 15174th Ave. N after he failed to appear in provincial court Wednesday. Mr Hegland did appear, reserved his plea and was remanded for one week on a charge c, arrest. The Herald regrets any em- barrassment the story caused Mr Hegland. Coun. John Viens abstained from voting, noting that he owns an A and W drive-in restaurant in the area. The planner said three right-of-ways cross the land, two supplying water and sewer services to the in- dustrial airport and a third for a CPR line from the water tower to the old station. The planner said an anhydrous ammonia outlet should be moved as it is "dangerous to a residential area." He said about three lots would be lost "until the town decides to move the water tower." "You couldn't expect somebody to buy a lot and build next door to a water tower Negotiation with the Alberta Wheat Pool on a parcel of land could begin after the subdivision application, he said. It will take from 60 to 90 days to get the application approved by the commission. Coun. Ian Bennett noted the town has only about six lots left for sale. Lots in this new subdivision would be 66 by 124 feet. The planner recommended that no lanes be provided. The op- tions' Pay taxes to the town to build and maintain lanes or move your garbage to the front of the house once a week. Mr Hickman explained the necessity to provide a com- munity reserve or money in lieu of this for a general fund that would be used to provide a larger park elsewhere in town Committee to plan West Bend 3UNDT PANS Popular 12 cup size for party shape foods, for cakes and sweet breads, gelatin salads desserts. PRICES AT 6 50 Call Housewires 327-5767 DOWNTOWN semnar Mayor Andy Anderson nam- ed a committee of six Monday to organize city council's January policy seminar. On the committee the mayor. Deputy Mayor Vera Ferguson, Aid. Vaughan Hembroff, Aid. Tony Tobin, City Manager Allister Findlay and Business Development Director Dennis O'Connell. The committee is charged with coming up with an agenda for the meeting, intended to be a chance for aldermen to thrash out broad policy directions away from the limitations of regular council meetings. It was suggested Monday that the seminar, which will be held before Jan 15, should be conducted at the executive suite of the Holiday Inn. Certified Dental Mvchinic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL flENTALBLDG. Lower Lavtl PHONE 327-2822 smaller lots are possible. He recommended that 100 foot wide buffer strips be es- tablished along both sides of Highway 3 at the entrance to town. This would beautify the highway into town. "We might as well give you the whole commented Mayor Charlie Edgar. He predicted the highways department would oppose the Premier Homes proposal. The mayor said the town is opening up a residential area east of the hospital. He said he was not happy with the recommendation to put homes in the Fort Macleod Auction Market area. "Quite frankly, Bill, would you build a home up asked Coun. Phil Hodnett. "Yes, I said Mr. Hickman. "That is good for the said Coun. Hodnett. "Would you build a or home said Mr. Hickman. "That is good for the said Coun. Hodnett. "I would like to go on record that I wouldn't." "Have you ever seen a nice mobile homes sales asked the planner. "Have you any alternate asked Coun. Ian Bennett. The planner suggested the area near Highway 2 on the west side of town. It was a very difficult situation, he said, but another site could be found. "If they move in, somebody else will apply for a piece next to it... do you want that area to go residential or industrial? Right now it is classified as agricultural." Council decided to table the application. In the meantime, the planner will meet Premier Homes principals to discuss an alternate site. City man acquitted A Lethbridge man was aquitted in provincial court Monday of a charge of failing to signal when changing lanes. The charge was laid following an accident Oct. 7 involving an RCMP highway patrol car. The man, Ron Abbot, Suite No. 19, 1815 18th Ave. N., was operating a vehicle that was in collision with a car driven by Constable James Dyson on Highway 5 about one mile west of Lethbridge. Constable Dyson told court he was alerted by radio to investigate an accident that day after a school bus carry- ing some Cardston high school football players overturned. He proceeded south on Highway 5 when he saw a car on the paved shoulder of the highway. The car started to make a slow U-turn, Con- stable Dyson put on his brakes to avoid a collision but couldn't and collided with the car driven by Mr. Abbot. Constable Dyson testified Mr Abbot didn't signal when he changed into the driving lane from the shoulder. Mr. Abbot testified he did signal. Constable Dyson told the court he was going about 80 m p h. when he first saw the Abbot vehicle but had slowed to about 40 m.p.h. when the collision occurred Mr. Abbot received a broken leg as a result of the accident which demolished both cars. Provincial Judge E. W. Macdonald ruled Constable Dyson travelling at 80 m.p.h. wouldn't have the Abbot car in view for more than five seconds. Being night and travelling at that speed it's difficult to prove beyond a reasonable doubt Mr. Abbot did not have his signal light on, Provincial Judge Macdonald said. New siting survey plan to be made for Coathurst agreed Monday to a new site for the The County of Lethbridge council arrange for a survey and soil tests of Coalhurst sewage lagoon. The new site is Vi-mile south of the site originally proposed for farm land owned by Hans Vant Land. The county is negotiating to buy 12 acres of land for the revised site from a Coalhurst farmer. Although the county does not have a site for the lagoon, it plans to go ahead with the 000 water and sewer collection project for the hamlet. City Scene BAKERY DELIGHTS! FOR THE HOLIDAYS rNo Time fur Christmas Baking? LET OUR MASTER BAKERS HANDLE YOUR BAKING NEEDS! Highest quality Fruit Cake (light and Dark) Christmas Pudding I) Mince pies and tarts Christmas cookies Contract talks resume Contract negotiations between the separate school board and teachers are to continue today for the first time since mid November. The talks for a 1975 teacher contract broke down Nov. 18 when teachers rejected the board's final offer. Negotiations for the teachers, beginning today, will be handled by Charles Hynman, an Edmonton based Alberta Teachers Association bargaining agent. Memorial service Wednesday Lethbridge City Police and RCMP will hold a memorial ser- vice for the two RCMP officers slain in New Brunswick on the weekend. The service will be held at Martin Brothers Memorial Chapel, 703 13th St. N., Wednesday at a.m. The public has been invited to attend. Police padres, Capt. Ron Butcher and Rev. Frank McCarty, will officiate. This service will be in conjunction with a memorial service being held in Moncton, N.B., Wednesday morning Window broken at depot Gusting winds broke a window at the Greyhound Bus Depot's barber shop, 411 5th St. S., Monday causing damage. Language courses offered Instruction in four languages will be offered by the Univer- sity of Lethbridge next semester as part of its public service program. French, Russian, Spanish and German will be taught at a conversational level with emphasis on oral teaching and learn- ing techniques. Beginning conversational French, Spanish and Russian and intermediate German and French will be taught in 10 sessions each at the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute. Registration fees are and no academic background is re- quired for any of the courses. Day care plans reconsidered The Churchill Park com- munity centre day care building may at least get on the drawing board next year. City council Monday voted unanimously to ask for recommendations in the 1975 operating budget on what type PENNER'S PLUMBING 1209-2nd Ave, S. Phone 327-4121 of building would best meet the needs of the area. The move is a step twoards constructing a building in the park in the 15th Avenue and 20th Street N. area. Council had voted against borrowing to con- struct the facility when it con- sidered the capital budget last week. Aid. Tarleck re introduc- ed the subject Monday in a resolution calling for a study to determine the need for the centre. BILL GROENEN photos Carol Fest The Christmas bells were ringing, the carolists were singing and the bands were playing Monday all expressing the joyous mood of the festive season as the Lethbridge Rotary Club presented its 28th an- nual rotary carol festival at Southminster Church. Members of the Sal- vation Army band, left, introduced an evening that included the per- formances of 13 other bands, choirs and singing groups. Two members of the First United Church choir, above, are heartily singing the carol Star of the East. The performers played to a capacity house. Collection for UNICEF at the festival amounted to Grants by the provincial and federal governments will boost to the UN to City to share information What one member of city council knows, all members should know. That comment by Aid. Vaughan Hembroff Monday seemed to sum up the feeling of all council members on a resolution by Aid. Bob Tarleck calling for the mayor to report at least once a month to council on im- pending major developments in the city. They passed the resolution unanimously after an amend- ment requiring aldermen who may know of a development also to report to council, was inserted. The resolution's acceptance appeared to formalize a mood lacking to some extent on the previous council to broaden the council power base to include all aldermen. It follows on the heels of the rejection by council of an ex- ecutive committee of the mayor and three aldermen Deputy Mayor Vera Ferguson was the most out- spoken against that proposal and spoke strongly in favor of Aid. Tarleck's resolution Mon- day. "There's nothing more she said, "than for certain people to have infor- mation others don't." "It's happened here over and over. Right now four new members don't know what's going on in the city because they haven't had the oppor- tunity to find out. "Some things don't get to council before they get to the press and that's a rotten way for an alderman to find out about it." Aid. Hembroff said there have been problems because of a concern to keep some things secret such as the Lethbridge Centre development. That was something, that if it had got out would have affected land values or could even have prejudiced the whole development, he said. "If you can't trust elected officials, there's not something wrong with you, but with us if we are not deserving of that he told the mayor. "I think we're all pretty closed-mouth." Mayor Andy Anderson said he was not against the resolu- tion providing discussions on proposed developments were held in camera "But I'm not going to do it in an open council he said. The mayor also suggested that when actual negotiations over land or services were commenced, that was the time to let council in on developments. Council prods AHC for better high-rise The Alberta Housing Cor- poration will be asked to put showers and air conditioned hallways back into the city's senior citizens' high rise pro- ject. City council Monday approved a resolution from Aid. Tony Tobin to make a re- quest by a 6-2 vote. Voting against the resolu- tion were Mayor Andy Anderson and Aid. Bill Kergan. Aid. Don Le Baron abstained. The mayor said it may now be physically impossible to make the changes in the building and that the city has no say in what the housing corporation does or does not do at this point. If the city hadn't accepted cost cuts when the building came in at million over the original million es- timate, it would not have been built at all, he said. Aid. Kergan said there was no point in even asking because the ANC has a policy not to include showers and air conditioning. He said the architect and job foreman told him it would cost to put air con- ditioning just in the hallways and for showers. Air conditioning in each apartment would cost he said. Aid. Tobin agreed the city is not directly responsible for the construction of the building. But it has a direct responsibility, he said, for the people who will be living in it. There were similar cuts in a seniors' high-rise in Calgary and one of the local AHC board members got on the phone and the facilities were immediately reinstated, he said. "The least we can do is ex- press our concern to the hous- ing Aid. Tobin added. "Given Lethbridge's climate in the summer, one or the other is needed." YAMAHA ORGANS New and Used COLLEGE MALL I Phone 328-3694 I FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE 327-6585 E. S. P. FOX, C.O.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Give an Adult YMCA Membership f for CHRISTMAS FOOD and PASTRY SHOP 2201 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 328-8161 1701 M.M. DRIVE PHONE (328-7751 ART DIETRICH DCNTURK CLINIC DENTAL MlCHANIC Mmrti Itt 9AII. S. Ptww 32S-40M CLEARANCE OF AMPLIFIERS AND PA'S 530 5th Street South "PRUEGGERS MUSIC" Phone 329-3151 ;