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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 11, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD February 11, 600 petition for end to Cardston MD's involvement in ORRPC By D'ARCY KICKARD Herald District Editor CARDSTON A petition urging the Cardston- Municipal'District council to rescind its develop- ment control bylaw, to immediately resign from the Oldman River Regional Planning Commis- sion and to notify the provincial government of these two actions was presented Monday after- noon to the MD council by a four-man delegation. Council tabled the issue until March to give the petitioners time to draft an alternate bylaw for consideration. The meeting was ended early because of foul weather, but is expected to resume sometime Wednesday morning. The petition contained GOO signatures and was presented by Howard Snyder of the Cardston dis- trict, Les Campbell of Owendale, Owen Bedford of Leavitt and Dan Blackmore of Beazer. Most of the signatures came from citizens of the Hillspring, Glenwood and Beazer areas, said Mr. Campbell. Circulation of the petition began last summer. "This petition of over 600 signatures represents just the tip of the said Mr. Snyder. He said many more people would have signed had it been pushed. But Coun. Ken Beswick of Spring Coulee said many people had told him, after he explained the purpose of the bylaw, that they were sorry they had signed it. Mr. Snyder and Mr. Campbell tossed sharp barbs at the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission's "professional planners" but the others said nothing to council. "Most of the people represented on this peti- tion are not opposed to said Mr. Snyder. "We realize planning is necessary. The only point we wish to make is we think this planning should be administered locally by elected representatives of the people, not out- side bureaucrats." He said the bylaw could be "terribly abused" depending on who is interpreting it. He par- ticularly opposed the following: In the bylaw, "development" means "the carrying out of any construction or excavation or other operation in, on, over or under land, or the making of any change in the use or the inten- sity of use of any land, building or premises..." 'DICTATORSHIP1 "They could interpret it in such a manner that they could restrict or prohibit absolutely' anything, including standing in your front yard and breathing said Mr. Snyder. Said Mr. Campbell: "We are opposed to a dic- tatorship. We think that you men here have brains enough to plan anything we need in this area." "If you toss this said Coun. Beswick, council's representative on the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission, "We are com- pletely under the thumb of the planning com- mission." He said council favored the bylaw so It would have the first look at development proposals. Coun. Beswick said he had no com- plaint with paragraphs in the bylaw describing the meaning of "development." But Mr. Snyder said the bylaw created a "real Pandora's box." "In many areas that would be stricken as vague and he said. Mr. Campbell said the planning commission director told him subdivision restrictions are needed to keep land in agricultural use. Mr. Campbell wanted to know how much respon- sibility farmers here have to the Third World. WARMED OVER "The commission is set up to give the air of legitimacy .to whatever the professional planners said Mr. Snyder. The commis- sion "very seldom produces anything more than warmed over recommendations of the he said. It was a "great subterfuge." Mr. Snyder said he personally favored another petition directed to the provincial government that asked the government to make planning commissions "advisory only." "We can make our own he said. "Wouldn't we be better to draw it Up ourselves? Not take it verbatim. Just the wording in that should be enough to scare anybody." Said Mr: Campbell; "I don't want to even live here under a condition like that. I want you guys to raise up on your hind feet and say 'We won't do it. We won't make laws like that.' "Under the new planning act every MD has to have a development control said Secretary Treasurer R. W. Legge. "The wording of that bylaw remains under the jurisdiction of council." "The wording in this one is said Mr. Snyder. "Really frightening; The potential for abuse by whoever and whenever does bother He accepted council's challenge to draft a new bylaw to control development in the MD. Catholics redirecting taxes Some Catholics are redirecting their school taxes as a result of a campaign con- ducted by the Lethbridge Separate School District, which contends some Catholics are paying for the public school system. The taxes were misdirected to the public school system because property owners fail- ed to designate their preference of the separate schools. A report to be given the separate school trustees Wednesday shows that the property taxes of 35 Catholic school supporters whose children started school during the past two years ended in the coffers of the public school system. Alberta property owners are required to complete a form indicating the school system they support. The advertisements or television and in the news- paper during the last half of January resulted in about 25 property owners attempting to clarify their tax situation by contacting the separate school system.. Others con- tacted city hall. The advertisement cam- paign cost the board Mission control Provincial officials were kept busy Monday manning telephones in the Winter Games athletes' village, co-ordinating the activities of their teams. Here the Saskatchewan mission works out its transportation and timetables. Each provincial "mission" has a control centre set up in the village. SPECIAL! WEST BEND 36 CUP DELUXE PARTY PERK Colors: Poppy, Avocado or Gold. Time tempera- ture control keeps cof- fee serving hot cup after cup. Reg. 23' SPECIAL Can tenures 327-5767 DOWNTOWN ft IHOVCS I OF safer crossings A formal request will go to the provincial highways department for permission to improve safety at several contentious pedestrian crossings in the city. City council Monday passed unanimously a resolution from Aid. Cam Barnes calling for the approach aimed at reducing traffic speeds and having flashing lights install- ed at pedestrian crossings at Scenic Drive and 5th Avenue S., Scenic Drive and 16th Avenue S., Scenic Drive and 15th Street S. and Mayor ARTDIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Magrath Drive at 5th Avenue S. Aid. Barnes told council he learned in talking to Jack Kyle, assistant deputy minister of highways, after the 6th Avenue bridge opening, that such a request had never been made by-coun- cil. Aid. Barnes noted in his resolution that some safety precautions have been in- stituted at the intersections by the city, but not to the utmost because of provincial regulations and high costs. Pedestrian overpasses or underpasses were requested by residents at Mayor Magrath Drive and 5th Avenue S. and on Scenic Drive at 15h Street S. in the last two years. City Scene Woman hurt in accident An accident Monday at the junction of Highways 4 and 5 South resulted in one injury and at least damage. A car driven north on Highway 5 by Frank Straga, llth St. S., was in collision about a.m. with a car driven south on Mayor Magrath Drive by 'Jane Dorothy Jantz, 22, of Lethbridge, RCMP say. A passenger in the Jantz vehicle, Cathy Robinson, No. 101. 1623 Scenic Heights, was taken to St. Michael's hospital follow ing the accident. She was treated and released. 3U buy a bucket or barrel of Kentucky Fried Chicken at the regular price. SVEN ERICKSENS FOOD AND PASTRY SHOP 3rt AVI. S. M.M. Orlvt 32M1Ct 328-7756 Titar 5002 4711 Kit. MUM ta-2791 A request by 7-Eleven Stores to stay open until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights was turned down by city council Monday. Only Aid. Vaughan Hembroff voted for the re- quest, saying to deny it would be to show a lack of concern for people who want to buy at the late hour but can't. The city's store hours bylaw requires small groceries to close at midnight. Dormitory fire cost A fire in the University of Lethbridge residences early thi's morning caused about damage. The Lethbridge fire Department was called to. the third floor of the residences in the main building about 3 a.m. A fire in a room occupied by Michael McHugh caused about damage to the room and about to the contents. The fire is believed to have been caused by an electric kettle that had been left on over the weekend. Mr. McHugh was not at home at the time of the fire, says Fire Chief Ernie Holberton. Interim manager assumes duties An automobile accident injury hasn't stopped Joe Balla from continuing his duties at the Travel and Convention Association of Southern Alberta office this week. Mr. Balla received a sore arm, not a fractured collarbone as reported earlier in a report of the two vehicle accident in the city Feb. 5. Drag strip, hall, bite dust Proposals for an area drag strip and for a pioneers' hall of fame met a similar fate at city council's meeting Mon- day. INCOME TAX SERVICE Income lax forms have become a lot more complicated than they used to be. Why not turn yours over to Niagara? We have experts and computers. Give us your income and expense information and we'll do, up your return quickly and accurately. Just visit your nearest Niagara Office. It's listed in the white pages. Tax our brains instead of your own. Niagara NIAGARA FINANCE COMPANY LIMITED Council voted both down with the suggestion that if groups or individuals were interested in them, they should be willing to initiate them rather than asking the city to dp it all. The pioneer hall of fame idea was put forward by E. S. Vaselenak, whose earlier re- quest to name West Lethbridge streets after area pioneers was rejected by council. The drag strip proposal came from Aid. Bill Cousins. He said the city should look into .the idea as a means of providing an outlet for drivers of souped up cars who have no place to speed and tend to use city streets for the pur- pose. Cost of living bonus defeated by council City employees won't be getting a J300 cost of living bonus in their next pay packets. A resolution from Aid. Bob Tarleck that the bonus be granted Canadian Union of Public Employees outside workers was voted down 5-3 by city council Monday. Aid. Tarleck said the bonus would be a pragmatic gesture on the part of the city, that would make for a better work- ing relationship with the employees now and put the city in a better position when bargaining starts on a new contract in October. "We can pay now or pay he said. Aid. Bill Kergan said he didn't favor a bonus that only dealt with one segment of the city employees, even though only CUPE has asked to re- open 1974-75 contracts because of inflation. "If this is granted they'll all be before us tout de he said. "Inflation affects them all More P.E., math 'needed9 at LCC By MURDOCH MACLEOD Herald Staff Writer Second of a series Lethbridge Community College should seek more physical education facilities and establish a mathematics learning centre, according to the master plan prepared by Contract Education and Training Services Ltd. Physical education facilities are adequate for the college's current needs. Increased credit use, es- pecially by the nursing and law enforcement courses, is expected in the coming years. Future growth estimates make expansion necessary, says the report. Athletic activities will also grow with enrolment, as will social and free recreational use of facilities. Enrolment in the school of health services could rise between 103 per cent and 277 per cent by the spring of 1979, says the report. The size of the increase depends on the establishment of new programs such as courses for nursing orderlies or nusring aides and the' use of Lethbridge Municipal Hospital facilities. Enrolment in law enforce- ment is expected to increase by 56 per cent for second year students, and 32 per cent for first year students, by the Winter 1979 semester. No increases in enrolment are forecast for .physical. education. The current physical educa- tion facilities, a gymnasium and a wrestling and weightlifting room, are in the Kate Andrews Building. The gymnasium is used 84 per cent of the time. Room 89 is used 27 per cent of the time but the weight room is designed for specialized activity. Ef- ficiency of use is less of a guide for it than for the gym- nasium, says the report. A math centre would make it easier to learn the skills and concepts of mathematics, and would reduce the scheduling FOX DENTURE CLINIC ESI. 1922 PHONE 12MMI t. I. P. POX, C.D.M. FOXLnHMIIMEKNTM.UI 304 MIDICAL DINTAL M.DO. Library sets films The da Vinci film, Tell Me if Anything Ever Was Done will be shown at 10 a.m. Wednes- day in the Lethbridge Public Library's Theatre-Gallery. In the children's area, reading from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Glass Elevator will be held Wednes- day at p.m., Thursday at 11 a.m. for pre schoolers, and Friday at p.m. Parents of pre-schoolers will meet in the boardroom from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, while children are in the Theatre Gallery. burden of mathematics courses and needed instruc- tion space, it says. Mathematics occurs in many programs, and a centre could serve most of LCC's math needs. The report suggests a centre of either one or two rooms. The one room centre would have individual carrels for self paced study by students. The two room centre 'would have this, plus another room with several small tables for groups of five or six students and an instruc- tor. Students' progress in programmed study could be checked by standard tests ac- companying existing material. Instead of a fixed time for a math class, the report suggests having students tak- ing math check into the centre for a minimum number of hours per week. The report also recommends more study carrels in the library to im- prove programmed learning there. Video-cassette players in the carrels'could use commer- cially produced tapes cover- ing a wide range of subjects, and the college could produce tapes to suit its own needs, it says. Current library facilities are adequate for LCC's pro- jected enrolment. let's treat them all the same." City Manager Aliister Findlay told council doing that would cost the city Deputy Mayor Vera Ferguson said the would be quite a lift to some people, while to others it would be im- material. The bonus is something that should be discussed when con- sidering surplus priorities, she said. Aid. Vaughan Hembroff tried to get the question tabled, arguing it is too soon to tell if inflation will be as bad in 1975 as it was last year. "If inflation continues at the pace of October, November and December then we are justified in looking at he said. "But in January it was .5 per cent. If that continues maybe the spiral will slow." His tabling motion was defeated on a tie vote, and council went on to defeat the bonus resolution as well. .In favor were Aid. Tarleck, Aid. Bill Cousins, and Aid. Tony Tobin. Opposed were Mayor Andy Anderson, Depu- ty Mayor Ferguson, Aid. Cam Barnes, Aid. Hembroff and Aid. Kergan. Aid. Don Le Baron was away on holidays. Council still has the request from CUPE to reopen its contract before it. The re- quest was tabled two weeks ago for a report from City .Manager Findlay on what other Alberta centres are do- ing about demands for cost of living increases. Mr. Findlay said he's'doubt- ful he'll get any information, as other cities in the province have also failed to deal with the issue as yet. 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