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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 5, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta VISIT HAWAII with BILL MATHESON 16 dayi 15 nighti for information and booklngt call ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILIAOf MALL 321-3201 The LetKbtidge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, January 5, 1972 PAGES IS TO SO NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL IIDG. 740 4lh AVI. S. LETHBKIDGE, AUERTA 5E6 US FOI1 ALL YOUR OPTICAL NEEDS Chichester., Hembroff change votes Central School site chosen for library AGE IS SACRED The old Central School is safe from destruction- The library will be built on a 700 by 275-foot section ot the north (top) at leajt for now. City Manager Tom Nutting says thol while it is not end of the school grounds, across the street from the Bowman Arts Centre known yet which corner of the school grounds the ntv city at the top of the picure. The city will retain the rest of the school grounds public library will be built on, the old school stands inife where it is. block for future development. Kerber Photo By RICHARD BURKE Jfjff Writer The Central School property will be the home of the new li- brary. City council made it official Tuesday by designating 200 feet by 275 feet at the north end of the property as the site for the faculty. At the same time, council laid the groundwork for estab- lishing the entire block from 5th to 6th Ave. S. between 8th and 9th St. as public land for a pos- sible governmental building complex development. The decision was not unani- mous. Aldermen Bill Kergan, Ed Bastedo and Cam Barnes were opposed. In supporting her Central School resolution, Aid. Vera Ferguson referred to recom- mendations, favoring the Cen- tral School site, which came from several local agencies. By rejecting the location council would be rejecting the opinions of the experts and questioning their worth to the city, she said. On an emotional level, she said, the citizens of Lethbridge are "willing to forego some ne- bulous potential commercial de- velopment of the property" so (hat a library can be built there. Aid. Chick Chichester changed his vote to support the The days of the penny park- ing meter are gone, at least for the next year. City council Tuesday approv- ed a revised parking scheme for the downtown area includ- ing the elimination of 12-min- ute meters. The penny slots in all other parking meters will also be done away with and a new rate of five cents per half hour and 10 cents each hour estab- lished. In the car park, rates for the first half hour will drop to 10 cents from 15 cents and the hourly rate thereafter will re- main the same. An eight hour rate of 75 cents will also be adopted in the car park. Meters will be installed In the city lot behind the provin- cial court house adjacent lo the Civic Sports Centre. There, about 23 per cent