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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 14, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta South in short Smith wins band council seat BROCKET Gerald Smith defeated 15 other can- didates Wednesday to win a seat on the Peigan Band council. Mr. Smith received 23 of the 186 votes cast, band manager Henry Potts said in a telephone interview from Brocket. Plac- ing second was Fred North Peigan with 11 votes. The byelection was called alter the resignation from coun- cil of Clark Yellow Horn, who won the job competition for welfare administrator. Barn burns near Stirling STIRLING (HNS) A barn owned by Adrien Denis was damaged by fire Monday afternoon. Fire Chief Boyd Hirsche said heat lamps ignited the straw. Livestock in the barn was saved. Author spoke on missionary BROOKS (Special) Rev. David J. Carter of Calgary gave an informal illustrated talk on Samuel Trivett, a missionary with the Blood Indians during the 1880s, at the recent annual meeting of the Brooks and District Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Carter has published a book on the missionary. Ruby McMillan, named citizen of the year in the chamber's annual competition, was presented with an engraved tray by Marion Wells. She and her husband, Wally Wells, received the award in 1973. Ex-cowboy wins title CRANBROOK Earles has been named "rancher of the year" by the East Kootenay Livestock Association. Mr. Earles operated a Newgate ranch, the Bar 40, from 1946 until 1974, when he sold it to the department of fish and wildlife.- As a rodeo competitolr he won the Canadian and North American all round cowboy awards. This year's runner up was Bill Brandford. Water supply project on time CRANBROOK, B C. (HNS) The city's new million Joseph Gold Creek water supply and distribution improvement appears on schedule. Delays in 1974 for concrete mix strike were compensated by a prolonged snow free early winter. The 500 million gallon reservoir at the foot of Baker Moun- tain which Pooley Construction Ltd. of Merritt contracted is virtually complete and ready to fill on what appears a good snowfall for spring runoff. Some concrete finishing work is now in progress there and on the four pressure reducing station on the five to six miles of pipeline for which Antler Construction Ltd. is contractor. Pool reaches membership STIRLING (HNS) The Alberta Wheat Pool meeting for sub division 105 was held here recently. The audience was told the wheat pool has now reached 032 members and handles 67.54 per cent of all Alberta grain. Last year Canada had the worst grain quality and quantity in many years. However, this has been one of the best years of the pool. More than 10 million dollars were distributed to the Pool members in various forms of patronage dividends. Ann Nelson won quilt STIRLING (HNS) Ann Nelson won a baby quilt in a raffle sponsored by the High School. Cheerleaders made the quilt from material donated by Mrs. Margaret Hogenson and was netted in the raffle. Park avalanche .hazard high Snowmobile trails in Waterton Lakes National Park have been closed until further notice due to high avalanche hazards. Bill Henderson, park operations manager, told The Herald today the trail to Cameron Lake is closed to snowmobile operators. He said 24 inches of snow has fallen in the past 48 hours. The snow is lightand fluffy, creating avalanches in the high country that is compounding the problem near the trails. He requests any cross country skiers to check in at the park warden's office before proceeding to get up to date infor- mation about snow and travel conditions in the park. A notice will be issued when the trails are reopened for use, he said. PROVINCIAL PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE MACLEOD CONSTITUENCY MEETING Granum Hall Thursday, February 20, 1975 8 p.m. February 14, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 21 Claresholm favors frontage tax bylaw Hot drinks for skiers Cpl. Skip Saunders and Cpl. Don Parsley, both of CFB Calgary, mix hot chocolate for Canada Winter Games competitors at Westcastle. The 2Vi-ton Hying kitchen truck provides hot drinks, including coffee, soup and apple cider, to athletes at practices and competition. Farmers 6balk' at cost-sharing By D'AHCV HICKAHD Herald District Editor CLARESHOLM Some Willow Creek Municipal District farmers are interested in water manage- ment projects until it becomes time to talk about cost sharing, Deputy Reeve Wallace Daley of Granum said Wednesday. Speaking to water resources branch officials Ron Knight and Wilf Lang, both of Lethbridge, at the regular MD council meeting, Deputy Reeve Daley said he doubtsdf farmers are interested in Pultney and Pine Coulee, drainage projects, west of Stavely. "They don't know exactly what they said the deputy reeve. Mr. Knight said the Pultney drain should not proceed until an outlet is provided from Clear Lake to the Little Bow River. "Would your council com- mit themselves to cost share this project over one, two, Ammonia tank authorized at CLARESHOLM (Staff) The Claresholm Fertilizer Company, operated by Ray Reichel of Claresholm, Wednesday was authorized by the Willow Creek Municipal 'District council to operate an anhydrous ammonia storage tank at Woodhouse, subject to approval of departments of highways and environment. The firm will operate its business at the present Claresholm Feed Service Ltd. premises at 5214 1st St. here. This firm is moving to a new plant on the south side of town. The storage tank has to be 250 feet from the nearest residence. Fumes caused by drainage of short connection lines soon dissipate into the air, said Mr. Reichel. Trucks will load at Woodhouse and transport the fertilizer to farm fields. three, four or five asked Mr. Lang. "I don't think said the deputy reeve. "It is the same deal as Pine Coulee." The water resources of- ficials outlined the government's position paper five on cost sharing of water management projects. Local authorities must initiate the projects. The department will share up to 100 per cent of the costs on the provision of a drinking water supply for communities but doesn't share the distribu- tion costs, said Mr. Knight. All the preliminary engineering costs, or half the cost of hiring an engineering consultant, are paid for minor drainage works projects. The local authority is responsible for 100 per cent of the costs of land acquisition. Capital costs are shared equally between the depart- ment and the MD. All capital costs are paid for major works. Mr. Knight said he has received some complaints about drainage problems in- volving Willow, Trout and Mosquito creeks. An MD proposal to take water from the Highwood River, run it through Mos- quito Creek, into Clear Lake and then into the Little Bow River would qualify for assistance as a major work, said Mr. Knight. It is es- timated as a project to stabilize the water supply and for recreational purposes and has been tentatively dis- cussed for some years. "There has to be a certain amount; of benefit to the province as a whole before they say it is a major said Mr. Knight, adding that his department does not par- ticipate in water based recreation projects. Council learned the Anderson drain at Stavely is now being surveyed. A water resources recommendation will come to council by the month end, said Mr. Lang. The MD must "carry the ball" for the people involved in these projects, he said. Pro- jects like Pine Coulee and Pultney. "Some land owners won't go for said Coun. J. William Burbank of Stavely. Said others: "That is right. It is kind of a stalemate. It's not very high on our priority." Lethbridge Northern Irriga- tion District water that spills down into the Willow Creek is causing problems on Arnold Dussen's property. "We haven't done anything on said Mr. Lang. "It was going to cost some said Coun. John Zoeteman of Fort Macleod. Council agreed to draw up a list of water management pro- jects for the department, listing priorities. Council invites expert, tends financial details CLARESHOLM (Staff) Lee Anderson of Calgary, a member of the provincial government's Preventive Social Services department, will be invited to attend the -March 12 meeting of the Willow Creek Municipal District council to review PSS. Council decided Wednesday to ask Mr. Anderson to speak from 2 to 3 p.m. Council approved an ad- ditional allotment of to its reserve fund for unpaid taxes. Council discussed the matter with the press ex- cluded. Council noted the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties annual Banff Conference will be held June 5, 6 and 7. Council learned from the financial statement of the Granum and district recrea- tion board that it received a government operational grant of and total revenue, including requisitions on the MD and the Town of Granum, of about It had a 1974 surplus of Council tabled a request from the Town of Claresholm, now installing a three way radio communication system in its vehicles, to in- stall a receiver in the MD rural fire truck. The MD is also 'planning a radio com- munications system. Fire trucks will be included in its communications plans, said Deputy Reeve Wallace Daley. The AAMDC co operative trade meeting to discuss products and services available to the MD will be held at a.m. March 21. The deputy reeve and councillors John Zoeteman, J. William Burbank and Don McRae decided to wait until a full council is present to dis- cuss increasing the penalty on unpaid taxes. Last August council recommended it be increased from eight to 11 "2 per cent. Council was informed by letter from the department of municipal affairs its municipal assistance grant will be increased 15 per cent from last year. In 1973 it was I A one mill increase for the Claresholm recreation area was tabled until a full council is present. In 1973 one mill levy produced for this purpose. CLARESHOLM (HNS) Claresholm Town Council has given first reading to a bylaw giving it (he-authority to levy a special frontage tax for street maintenance against property fronting or abutting existing pavement and to fix a uniform rate per foot. Schedule "A" of the bylaw proposes either 50, 60 or 70 cents a foot.' The bylaw states that the Uninformed 'most' do complaining CARDSTON (Staff) It is usually the people who know the least about Hutterite land acquisition who do the most complaining, Coun. Ken Beswick said Monday. Speaking to fellow coun- cillors at the regular Cardston Municipal District meeting, Coun. Beswick was com- menting on the amount of communal land holdings in various areas of Southern Alberta and the number of protest meetings various areas have held. There has not been one protest meeting in the Cardston MD since the com- munal property, act was repealed three years ago. Coun. Beswick asked MD secretary treasurer R. W. Legge what percentage of land farmed in the Vulcan area is held by the Hutterian brethren. He was told 1.82 per cent. Then Coun. Beswick made his comment, referring to protest meetings and the march on the legislature about two years ago protesting the repeal of the Alberta Communal Property Act. At Aug. 31, 1974, 12.22 per cent of the assessed value of land in the MD of Cardston was communal holdings, said Mr. Legge. "Of all pur land which is farmed, 10.88 per cent is he said. The figure is actually because some land is leased to Hutterites, he said. The Warner County has 8.01 per cent of its land in com- munal holdings and the Pincher Creek Municipal District, 5.17 per cent; Other percentages of assessed value were, Lethbridge County, 4.92 per cent; and County of Forty Mile, 3.36 per cent. "Some MDs don't have said Mr. Legge. special levy shall be in addi- tion to all other taxes. The bylaw would lake effect April 1 and would include provision for interest rates of up to eight per cent per year over 15 years. Coun. Stan Stoklosa, chairman of the streets com- mittee, said there would be a number of changes in the bylaw before it is .given se- cond and third reading. He said he expected the council would set the rate at 50? a foot but the rate could be changed from year to year as council saw fit. Areas to be included in the assessment are the business section of town and the residential streets from 48 to 51 avenues west and 49 to 52 avenues east. Town Council has had a proposal from the Greenbrook Development Co. of Calgary to set up and operate a mobile home park in. the northwest corner of town. The firm is principally own- ed by two employees of the engineering firm which does the engineering for the Town of Claresholm. Council passed a motion by Coun. Stoklosa that council saw no conflict of interest in "between the principals of Greenbrook Developers and the Town of Bill Tapuska presented to council a plan to develop a mobile home park. The proposal was for the town to provide service lines (water and sewer) up to the property as well as a lift station for the sanitary sewer. The property is owned by the Town of Claresholm and would be sold to Greenbrook. Council has passed a motion by Coun. Stoklosa to "endorse unaimously in principle" the proposal. Details of the proposal have been sent to each councillor. Council has authorized the' spending of up to for an inspection of the interior and exterior of the old water tower which has not 'been in use for years. Council passed a motion by Joe Heward to have Underwood and McLellan Engineers meet with council to assess the skating arena. Council also decided to advertise for a recreation director to fill the post being vacated by Bill Frazer. Frazer resigned after three years and will take a position with the Calgary department of recreation. MOTORS APPLIANCE MOTORS Available Best All TyfMfl Fiirfield Appliance Services Ltd. 3rd NELSON, HENDERS and HAWCO BARRISTERS SOLICITORS will continue the practice of S. H. NELSON Q.C. at CARDSTON, ALBERTA Office Hours: Saturday a.m. to p.m. ATTENTION ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS! 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