Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 18, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
16 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD February 18, Monarch subdivision talks set for full council Thursday BILL GROENEN photos Drama fest Some 200 playgoers enjoyed an evening of drama in the Yates Centre Monday night, and have been invited to do so again tonight and Wednesday at the regional one-act drama festival. In the top photos, Fran Rude playing Dorothy Simple, and Bill Mathesori portraying a police officer, are shown in their roles for Coaldale Little Theatre's presentation Monday of The Case of the Crushed Petunias, written by Tennessee Williams. Gysbertus Timmermans and Debbie Rakes in the lower photo portray Lomov and Natalia in Quarter Theatre Troupe's pro- duction, The Marriage Proposal by Anton Chekhov. one from office About was reported stolen from an office at the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans Club, 517 5th Ave. S., Monday. A club official believes the suspected theft took place in the afternoon when someone entered the of- fice through an unlocked door. A window was broken at the Haig Clinic, 601 6th Ave. S., Monday in what police believe was an attempted break-in. Police believe the break-in at the Civic Centre and the attempted break-in at the Haig Clinic could lie connected as the same size .footprints were found in the vicinity of both buildings. Two flags, were reported stolen following a break-in at the-Civic Sports Centre. Entry was gained through an unlocked window, Lethbridge city police say. City Scene COLLECTORS! Get Your JEUX CANADA WINTER GAMES Nickle Plated Spoons Sterling Silver Spoons Gold trimmed Black Steins Take home a souvenir of the Games in Lethbridge! Call China 327-5767 DOWNTOWN Slide threat eased at Waterton Waterton Park is open to snowmobilers as the snow slide hazard is over, says the park's operations manager. Bill Henderson said the snowmobile route, the road to Cameron Lake, closed for 10 days, was opened today. 'The snow slides have come down in the critical areas and the hazard has been eliminated until we get more he said. CfftHbd Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BIDS. iemrUvtl PHONE 317-2122 when you buy a bucket or barrel of Kentucky Fried Chicken at the regular price. SVEN ERICKSENS FOOD AND PASTRY SHOP Sri Aw. J. M.M. Biln 3214111 328-7TS6 Tttw 8002 M._ MM 22I-27M Buchanan to close Games Indian Affairs Minister Judd Buchanan will participate in the official closing of the Canada Winter Games in Lethbridge Saturday. He will arrive in Standoff Saturday morning to meet with the Blood Reserve Band Council to discuss their problems and visit homes and industry on the reserve. Saturday afternoon he will pay a similar visit to the Peigan Reserve before closing the Games in Lethhridge. The Indian Affairs minister is also to visit the Blackfoot and Stoney Reserves near Calgary. He will attend a buffalo barbecue and the provincial Liberal convention in Calgary Fri- day evening. He will return to Ottawa Sunday. Public tax forum Feb. 25 "Income Taxes and a public forum designed to help the average taxpayer tackle his tax forms will be held Feb. 25 at Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant. Co-sponsored by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta, the Lethbridge and District Chartered Accountants Association and the Lethbridge Herald, the forum is free but seating will be available only for the first 200 people. The forum starts at p.m. and willfeature a panel of chartered accountants. Moderator is Bill Lord of Jarrett, Goold, and Elliott. Prepaid taxes down Prepaid.taxes received at city hall appear to be down from the total for the same period last year, but city officials say the figures are misleading. Payments to the end of last week totalled com- pared to for the ssame period in 1974. But the 1974 figure included education taxes no longer paid by property owners, tax department officials say. Coaching chief to speak Canada's poor showing in international athletic com- petitions will be the focus of a talk here Thursday by the president of the Coaching Association of Canada. John Hudson, 38, will dis- cuss whether that poor show- ing is a reflection of inade- quate coaching, financing or facilities, to the council of public affairs. The noon meeting at Ericksen's restaurant will also touch on what extent nations should use sport as an instrument of national policy. YAMAHA ORGANS New and Used COLLEGE MALL Phone By MURDOCH MACLEOD Herald Staff Writer A proposed subdivision near Monarch was tabled until Thursday by a planning ses- sion of Lethbridge County Council Monday. The move followed verbal sparring between council members and Code Clements, an Oldman River Regional Planning Commission planner, on the county's sub- division position. The application, tabled for the full council meeting, was from Karel Roelofs, a Monarch area farmer, who wants to subdivide the northern half of Section 34 and the northeast quarter of Sec- tion 33, just north of the County to face larid request Lethbridge County Council will soon face a subdivision application for land for a Pic- ture Butte sewage lagoon, an Oldman River Regional Planning Commission planner told the council's Monday planning meeting. Code Clements said the 20- acre site, about a mile south of the town, was the. original site of the first plan two years ago. The new concept, for an aerated lagoon, cuts the site requirement to 20 acres from 40, he said. Odor will be cut as well, he added. The site is in the northwest quarter of section 27, near a bend in the Oldman River. The council gave a tentative nod to subdivision of the Coaldale area farm of Peter Shologan. Mr. Clements said Mr. Shologan is retiring and a potential buyer doesn't want the northern portion of the farm. The farm covers about 198 acres in the northwest quarter of Section 32 and the southwest quarter of Section 5, 3Vz miles.north and 2% miles west of the town. It is across the road from Eight Mile Lake. Twenty-seven acres in the northern half of the farm are separated from the rest by a canal drain, and contain the homestead, he said. The buildings take in seven acres. The planner said an isolated country residence not a farm is required by bylaw to be more than one and less acres. If the northern portion other than the homestead were later sold, it would be 20 acres, but not an economic farm. The application was to sub- divide the farm at the canal. Council said it would approve subdivision of the northern part into two parcels of less than 20 acres each, if there is no further sub- division. The community reserve will be taken in cash and a development agreement made for domestic water supply. Mr. Clements said the farm is worth about J500 an acre, but the northern part is worth an acre as country residential land. Glen Snelgrove, the county development officer, said it did not matter what size parcel Mr. Shologan keeps, but added he would like to see two parcels for tax reasons under future owners. confluence of the Belly and Oldman Rivers and one-half mile south of Highway 3. He proposes to subdivide 29 parcels from a 282.5-acre parcel. They would include residential, community reserve and pasture lots. Both the subdivision application and the question of a bylaw to close the road between the two sections were on the agenda. Mr. Clements said the preliminary regional plan re- quires any country residential subdivision in the county to agree with guidelines. He said he would propose a policy of no such developments on land rated prime agricultural land in the Canada Land Inventory, or too close to a highway. He said he would recom- mend that country residential zoning be left in the county bylaws but all such zones not yet developed be removed from the map. The criteria should leave "quite a bit" of the county open to consideration for residential he added. "It doesn't mean every application in that area has to be approved but where it can be said Mr. Clements. ROAD QUESTIONED Reeve Dick Papworth questioned whether the road should be closed when the sub- division is not yet approved. "If we don't close said Coun. Otto Wobick, "Then legally there could be a road through those small parcels of land." Mr. Clements said it seem- ed physically impossible to build a road through the parcels. Coun. Jim Nicol said some past subdivision applications have been rejected by the county for being on prime farm land. Reeve Papworth said the county had approved one that ORRPC turned down. It cost developers a lot to prepare submissions for the county and the planning commission, he said. "I sometimes wonder why we're here holding a he said, again urg- ing that road closure await subdivision approval. It's not the approval of Lethbridge County that matters, but that of the regional planning com- mission, said Reeve Papworth. "They're God, not he said. Mr. Clements said not every case is like that of Clark Lundgren, referring to the Lethbridge chiropractor whose subdivision application for a site IVz miles west of West Lethbridge was rejected by ORRPC in January. Mr. Roelofs's application is so extensive the only remain- ing cost is that of development if it's approved, he said. If the county approves the subdivi- sion subject to commission approval and a development agreement, the agreement is the county's responsibility, he said. If not, the commission can't consider it, he told Coun. Wobick. OLDER APPLICATION The Roelof application originated in 1972 and is under appeal to the Provincial Planning Board, said 'Mr. Clements. It was "in the works 15 to 18 months before the Lundgren proposal he said. Coun. Wobick also suggested making the road closure dependant on commis- sion approval. He said the county should get some sub- divisions done, adding that it has been "going around and around" on them. Reeve Papworth said Lethbridge County is becom- ing the laughing-stock of Southern Alberta, with the city telling it what to do. After ORRPC's rejection of Dr. Lundgren's application, the reeve said the city opposes development west of West Lethbridge. The city's ORRPC representative, Aid. Vaughan Hembroff, had spoken against that proposal at the commission meeting. Coun. Nicol moved approval of the application with several conditions, but this was upset when Reeve Papworth turned the chair over to Coun. Wobick and made the successful tabling motion. Preparation time 'lack' cited Separate school teachers find it difficult to perform a professional job because of a lack of preparation time, ac- cording to the separate school teacher-board advisory com- mittee. The committee suggests separate school teachers should be provided with one 40-minute preparation period each school day. To achieve the objective of a period a day without increasing the number of students in each classroom, about four more teachers would have to be hired. The committee believes students require a "prepared and organized" school en- vironment and has recommended to the separate board that the additional staff be hired. The separate school board is expected to act on the recommendation after it has looked at its financial prospects for 1975 during the March budget meetings. The committee suggests teachers need more time to: Prepare, apply and evaluate plans in several sub- ject areas; Counsel, guide and observe students. Provincial windfall may not swell budgets FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est. 19Z2 PHOMB 327-I5C5 E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHIMD6E DENTAL LAB 2M MEDICAL DENTAL (LOG, BERGMAN'S NEW LOCATION i PAUISER DISTILLERY 9th AVENUE NORTH CONTRACT CARPET KMMM'S FIOM COVEMMS lit CMPET SPECIAL WAREHOUSE PRICES Jiwt on 9th Avtnut North and go Emtl BERGMAN'S FLOOR COVERING Council refused a proposed subdivision one-half mile north of Coalhurst. The proposal was for country residential use in the southwest quarter of section 28. It would have created 13 lots. Mr. Clements said Coalhurst may eventually ex- pand in that direction, but the application is premature. A per student grant to be received by the Lethbridge Public School Board for the upgrading of school libraries may not increase the" library budgets of some schools. Superintendent Bob Plaxton said all schools will receive at least per student of the provincial government grant with the other per student to be used in the public school central library. However, some school libraries may only receive the special government grant and not the budgets they had proposed for 1975. The department of educa- tion announced the one-time school library upgrading assistance grant in January. The grant will involve total payments of nearly million to school boards throughout the province. In response to concern ex- pressed by local school librarians that some libraries will not be receiving any ad- ditional funds despite the special grant, Dr. Plaxton said it "wouldn't be reasonable" to provide some libraries with their proposed budgets and the per stu- dent grant. "They couldn't accom- modate that he main- tained. The superintendent said he "didn't think" it was the government's intention to have the school board give each one of its schools the per student grant in addition to their regular annual budget. Education Minister Lou Hyndman, when announcing the grants, suggested they be used to purchase more materials of Canadian curriculum content and' provide materials for new instructional thrusts in con- sumer education, environ- ment conservation, educational television produc- tion and metrication. There was no mention of boards' being required to provide each school with a library grant equal to the per student government grant. School officials are involved with 1975 budget talks and a decision on the amount of money to be granted each school library is to be made in March when the public school board approves its 1975 budget. Pedestrian injury light A Lethbridge man was slightly injured after being struck by a car at 15th Street and Scenic Drive Sunday. Clark Barnes, 1907 15th. St. S., was in a crosswalk on Scenic Drive when he was struck by a westbound car driven by Valiant E. Kay of Magrath, Lethbridge city police say. No charges will be laid. Mr. Barnes was treated by his family doctor following the accident. ABTDIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC MnrtzlMg. 2225ft St. S. 1004 9th AuPimC N LETHBRIDGE and DISTRICT OLDTIMERS PEMMICAN CLUB ANNUAL MEETING Fib. In Cluh Roomt on Wh StrMt and 5th AVMIM South Immediately following the business meeting, will be hall hour show- ing ol a variety of movies from a private collection, Including development ot Lethbridge over a 20-year period, and recenl views Irom beautiful Butchart Gardens. A Evtnlng with Rtlrtthmmtt will fellow. WATCH AND WAIT FOR SHELDONS PROMOTION SALE 1 DAY ONLY-THURSDAY, FEB. 20th 516 3rd Avmue South Door to Sink ot MontrMl Please Gall me for WASHROOM and FLOOR MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT and SUPPLIES Mel Godlonton 2219-2nd Ave. N, Lethbridge 327-7400 L ALMOST EVERYWHERE YOU OOI GHWOOD 'Sanitation for tho Nation'