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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Book now for thi. SPORTS WEEKEND OAKLAND, CALIF., MARCH 3, 4, 5. See NHL Hockey Game Basketball Game Horse Racing For information and bookings calf ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 328-3201 The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Tuesday, February 15, 1972 PAGES 11 TO 22 NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BLDC 740 4th AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA Ask about Photogray The (ens that changes with the light. City council meeting Preventive budgets approved By lUCHAnD BURKE Staff Writer The budgets for six preven- tive social services programs were approved by city council Monday allocating a total of in city expenditures for the year. The approved programs are funded both by the provincial and municipal governments, with the province's share set at With the exception of the HeadStart project, there were no questions from council con- cerning the operations of the programs in general. Alderman Vaughan Hem- broff s u g g e s I e A HeadStart "properly belongs under school jurisdiction'' and that "perhaps the only way the schools will j accept it is for the city to ju.it drop it." i He said, however, he Is con- i vinced HeadStart is a worth- while project and voted for its budget, of which (he city will pay I City Manager Tom Nutting said there is no possibility this year for the schools to take over the program because of financial restrictions. However, the community ser- vices department will work Council is split L on west committee JAZZ QUARTET These four men provide weekly en ertainmerit Sun- ity of Lethbridge and Mr. Ketchison is a private guitar instructor. The days from to p.m. in The Coffee House, upstairs at 318 2nd Ave. Coffee House is the former Sagittarius under new management. There S. Ron Yoshida, Billy McCarroll, Herb Hicks and Dale Ketch son have been is a 50 cent cover charge on Sunday even ngs. playing as a group for four months. Three are on the staff of the bylaw to establish an executive committee with power to handle the day-to-day dealings involved in West Lethbridge development was referred to committee of the whole by city council Monday after its second reading was defeated. Stem opposition to the powers the bylaw would give the committee was voiced by Aldermen Cam Barnes and Steve Kotch. The main issue from Aid. Barnes' standpoint was a clause which would allow the committee to borrow by deben hire up to a year for development. Aid. Tom Ferguson pointed out the committee could not pass money bylaws but could recommend that council do so. It is "too powerful a Aid. Barnes said. "There are too many dollars involved for five people to handle. All council should decide." The committee would consist of Aldermen Vera Ferguson, Vaughan Hembroff and Ed Bastedo, City Manager Tom Nutting and Erwin Adderley, Snow re A city manager recommendation that an additional be approved for snow removal during 1972 was approved by city council Monday. The original snow removal budget was for Since the beginning of the year, all but has been used. In supporting the recommendation, Aid. Bill Kergan said the city has an obligation to the citizens to clear the streets of snow since there is a bylaw requiring those citizens to clear their sidewalks. He said even if a million dollars was required for snow removal, he would be in favor of it. Aid. Vaughan Hembroff reaffirmed his opposition to snow removal, saying the Chinook over the weekend did a better job than the city has done all winter. He said of at least 100 calls he has received, there were more comments for leaving the snow than for picking it up. Those same callers were 100 per cent for leaving it on the streets rather than piling it up, he said. However, piling the snow in the middle of the roads to to accidents doesn't make sense he said. He added it is "sheer blinc luck that a child or pedestriai hasn't been killed" because o a driver being unable to see over the piled up snow. City Manager Tom Nutting said snow removal has beer complicated this year and lha the city has not been able tc City mitt rat Two taxation bylaws were unanimously passed by city council Monday. One officially set the property tax rate at 70 mills for 1972, to derive in revenues. The other set the business tax at eight per cent. The property tax breakdown follows: P r o v i n cial Education Foundation Plan: 25.87 mills, P u b 1 i c and Separate School Boards: 12.19 mills. draws lit A ttnvn-hall meeting of city council Monday attracted on y a handful of local citizens, three of whom chose to address their representatives. The lack of tobogganing runs in the city prompted Gene Henning to ask council if more provide the kind of service necessary. There U a lack of equipment i and manpower, with only two snow plows and two men who can operate them. The large expense, some per night for removal, comes from the necessity of hiring outside help, he said. The budget includes an ex-w break-down and respectively; Leth bridge Municipal Hospital: 3.45 mills, Health Unit: 1.32 mills, Lelh bridge Auxiliary Hospital and Nursing Home District No. 5: .13 of a mill, man River Regional Planning Commission: .41 of a mill, General revenue of the citv for municipal purposes: 26.03 mills, town-hall tie public property in the coulees near Scenic Heights could be and developed for such purpose. Winter sport was also on E. Vasclcnak's mind. He. was concerned that only 22 hours a week is set aside for public skating in the three indoor rinks in the city. He- also questioned the wisdom of looking at a major ice facility if, in fact, the existing rinks are not open to the public a sufficient number o[ hours each week. Mayor Andy Anderson money for one new snow plow this year. As far as the additional expenditure is concerned, the estimate was based on this winter and not a typical one, Mr. Nutting said. On other business: Council instructed the administration to negotiate with (lie Lethbridge and District Exhibition Board concerning sharing the cost of constructing a float suitable to be entered in the Calgary Stampede and other parades in Alberta. A maximum of has been budgeted for a float this year; Mavor Andy Anderson, City Manager Tom Nutting and two aldermen were authorized to attend the Canadian Federation of Mayors and Municipalities convention in Quebec City in May; the city solicitor was directed to prepare a submission on behalf of the city to present at a public hearing in Calgary on a proposed major resort development at Lake Louise. The submission will oppose the development. meeting interest futed Mr. Vaselenak's claims and said the facilities are used by 650 minor hockey players in the city. Also, he said, the rinks are open from (i a.m. to midnight, providing ample time for a wide variety of use. Miss Agr.es Short suggested the citv put up another street light at -1th St. and 3rd Ave. S. to alleviate the number of acci-( cuts and assaults she said occur at that intersection. Mayor Anderson said the suggestions will be investigated and the enquirers informed of the Ten boy scouts bolstered the attendance at the meeting but left shortly after some lengthy, involved discussion concerning reaming of certain Aug. 7 tvill be holiday City council Monday officially designated Aug 7, a Monday, as a civic holiday. The first Monday in August has for the past few years been declared a holiday to provide one long-weekend in the middle of summer. i u ii'iyni fm exceeds 1 The Heart Foundation's door-to-door canvass has surpassed the total received in 1971. The 550 volunteers accepted as compared with last year. The Heart Fund campaigners felt that the increase was due primariry to the Monday canvass. It has been held on a Sunday in previous years. The Lethbridge business contribution is not available, as the business campaign is not blitz 971 sum pleted. Don Bossert, business campaign chairman, said tbe businessmen will soon be canvassed and requests that the business kits be ready when they are called for. Heart Foundation officials said they are pleased by organizations which donated to the Heart Fund, among them the Ladle's Auxiliary to the Fraternity of Eagles who contributed from their bingo projects and the Green Acres Lodge, which collected ?200 from the 42 donors. Weight Watchers of Alberta las supported the campaign by agreeing to contribute five cents for pound lost during Heart Month. The average weight loss during that period is pounds. The over-all results of the city campaign mil be announced when they are completed. LEROY'S PLUMBING GASFITTING SERVICE WORK NEW INSTALLATIONS PHONE Do you have merchandise to consign? WE HAVE A Free Pick-Up Service AUCTION BARN 2508 2nd Ave. N. Phone continues Students at (lie Lethbridge Community College will have an opportunity Wednesday t o c isplay any pioneering talents they may have. The main activities for the Chinook Winler Carnival set for Wednesday at noon include a nail-driving contest and a log-cutting competition, in the main hallway of the Kate Andrews Building. The public may DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5th St. S. Phone McCready-Bai A Friend the far Pharmacy lily can rely on! Prescription? Just Call 327-3555 We Deliver! d, or just when you don't a prescription call us. [-BAINES HHHI -Y LTD. CHARGEX Ave. S. 7-3555 and USED ORGANS MUSICLAND WE TAKE GRAINI i une Airways unaffected Time Airways said today the increase of service between Kd-monlon and Grande Prnirie by CP Air, from seven to 12 flights weekly starting April 30, will not affect its plans on the same route. Time is applying to the provincial government for permission to operate 17 flights weekly between Edmonton ond (Irande Prairie, Time vice-president Richard Barton said. "It now appears (hat. the approval will come in two Mr. Barton When you're confined to be feel well enough to pick u; We deliver! McCREADl PHARMA( 614 3rd L Phono ALAN JACOBSON B.A. LL.B. Wishes to announce that he will carry on the PRACTICE OF LAW Under the Firm Name of RONALD A. JACOBSON BARRISTER and SOLICITOR With Offices at Holiday Village 415 Mayor Magrath Drive, IETHBRIDGE, AtBERTA Telehone 327-2159, P.O. Box 1106 And Fort Macleod Branch Office Credit Union Bldg. (Thursday closely with the school boards during the next year to deter- mine if HeadSlart can be transferred to the jurisdiction of the schools in 1973, Bob Bartlett, community services director said. The Meals on Wheels pro- gram will work on a budget of S3.740 this year. The city's share is That program has been or- ganized to "provide a nutri- tious meal five days a week to those persons unable to pre- pare adequate food.'' The Golden Mile Drop-In Centre has been established to provide for recreation and so- cial activities for senior citi- zens in the city. Council allocated of city funds to go toward the budget for the program. The Family Counselling Ser- vice consists of volunteers from the community who pro- vide a counselling and family life education program and at- tempt to hold together families which are tlireatening to break down. The budget for the program is of which the city pays The Family Homemakers Service provides four full-time and nine part-time "substitute mothers" who go into homes which for one reason or anoth- er are temporarily without a mother. Council allocated to go with the provincial share of S2S.9S8 for the project. The YMCA-supervised youth drop-in centre at Central every decision had to be made school was granted by by council. city as part Of an over-all The city will be asking a de-1 budget of S12.940. vcloper to make million-dollar j a report to council, Mr. decisions on the spur of the Nutting said it may be neces- sary to demolish the Central School this year and that the YMCA has been advised to look for other accommodations for the drop-in centre. executive director of the Old- man River Regional Planning Commission. Aid. Kotch said he would "se- riously challenge the right of council to take the power out of my hands and give it to five people." Mr. Nutting said although the bylaw is a departure from past operations, it is meant to provide the negotiating com- mittee with a continuity in day-to-day dealings on the west side which would be difficult if moment and the city should be prepared to do the same, Mr. Nutting said. According to the bylaw, the committee would be generally responsible for "the adminis- trative direction, organization and policy required to initiate and maintain an efficient and adequate development" of West Lethbridge following the guidelines established by coun- cil. There is no precedent in Western Canada where such a committee has been formed, John Hammond, city solicitor, said. The bylaw could be used as a basis for an agreement cs- j tablishmg a crown corporation for West Lethbridge develop- ment, which is still possible, Mr. Nutting said. Council will openly debate the bylaw at a committee-of- the-whole meeting next Mon- day. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BIDS. PHONE 327-2822 NO. 9 BIRCH ELECTRIC LOGS Illuminated with colored lamps 1o provide a warm realistic burning effect. 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