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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 8, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, January 8, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 15 Fort land lease rates go up FORT MACLEOD (Staff) Town council 'Monday night approved a new land leasing policy that calls for a substan- tial increase in rates Jan. 1, Coun. John Viens announced the new policy point by point as follows: Three-year leases Tax discount to continue TABER (HNS) Town council will continue to dis- count property taxes that are prepaid. Taxes paid in January are subject to a five per cent dis- count. Taxes paid in February or March are subject to a four per cent discount. Taxes paid in April or May are subject to a three per cent discount. Tax- es paid in June or July are subject to a two per cent dis- count. Council here favors a straight percentage discount. Lady councillor tried garbage truck PINCHER CREEK (HNS) Coun. Carol Pinkney told council this week that the gar- bage collection service here is running smoothly. Her report to council should be accurate she worked as a gar- bage collector for one full day to collect the data. As head of the sanitation, gas, lights, health and welfare com- mittee, Coun. Pinkney was asked to make some recommendations to council on possible amendments to the gar-, bage collection bylaw. She spent an eight hour day on the.truck with sanitation worker Andy Kunkel and handl- ed garbage along with the men. Part of her job was to check the distance gar- bage had to be carried. Extra trips were made to businesses. "Everything is A- said Coun. Pinkney. The City of Lethbridge favors a per annum rate, now eight per cent. That is to say, when a Lethbridge property owner pays his taxes early, he receives eight per cent interest on the money until the end of June. Then the city sends out a cheque for the amount of interest earned. Town secretary Thomas M. Anton says prepayments are accepted on the basis of the 1974 tax notices, with ad-1 justments to be made after the current mill rate has been set and the tax notices com- pleted and mailed. For example, if the proper- ty owner's taxes were he would pay less than this amount in January and get credit on his account.. At Taber penalties are add- ed on a compounded basis of two per cent on Sept. 1, another two per cent on Nov. 1, and an additional three per- cent on all taxes unpaid at the end of the year. Mr. Anton told the council that fewer ratepayers took ad- vantage of the discounts last year then previously, probably because of the higher interest rates in effect during the past year. will run from January January of each year. The right to terminate the lease by either party is con- tained in each agreement. There will be no subleasing without the town's per- mission. Water and fencing, supplied by the town, will increase the value of the lease. Anything over the size of one town lot will be leased for a minimum of per year. A single lot will lease for per year. Each additional lot will lease for per year. Parcels of under five acres will be leased at a flat charge of per year. Parcels of five to 20 acres would be leased at for the first five acres and 510 per acre on all acreage over five acres. There will be a per month charge for water supplied by the town. Any parcel larger than 20 acres will be leased after a call of tenders. Ex- cepted is the crown land leas- ed by the town from the province for the stampede grounds. Any improvements revert to the town. "The thing I like about this said Coun. Ian Bennett, "is that we can come back to it every once in a while and up it." Cardston trustees Business Federation grows in South better paid About 450 Southern Alberta businessmen and professionals have joined the Canadian Federation of Independent Business since May, 1974, adding their voices to the member federal lobby group. The federation, formed in 1971 to promote and protect a system of free competitive enterprise in Canada, provides independent businessmen with an organiz- ed voice in all levels of government. Ted Rudd of Lethbridge, district manager for the federation, said Tuesday membership in the national group is growing by per month. His area ranges across Alberta from Brooks and Claresholm south to the United States border. Memberships have been ob- tained in most towns and cities in his area. Lethbridge leads the way with 134. Medicine 'Hat boasts 76 members, Brooks 57, Taber 40 and Fort Macleod 17. Mr. Rudd said a monthly publication is sent to all voting members while the federal parliament is in session. This publication spells out for members all bills and proposed legislation which might affect the business communitty or the nation. Through a pre-printed voting form, members can ex- press opinions about any proposed legislation or government sction and add their comments. This form is sent to a central tabulation centre which then informs all elected members of federal and provincial parliaments, senior civil servants and senators. Mr. Rudd said through this organized communication channel, small businesses can make their position known. He said the federation helps more than small businessmen combat big labor, big business and government. As a non profit organization, the federation has no set membership fee. It does limit the fee or donation to per year to maintain its objective stand. Mr. Rudd said the membership drive in the federation is starting to "snowball" and there should be no difficulty in reaching the objective of by 1977. Included in the list of members are doctors, lawyers, veterinarians, manufacturers, farmers, sign painters and transportation firms. All sizes and all sectors of business are represented. With 10 Canadian businessmen on the board of directors on a voluntary basis, the federation is designed to preserve free enterprise in this country, said Mr. Rudd. Sunny A Iberta pineapple Despite the cold weather, the Alberta sunshine produced a pineapple for Mrs. Marilyn Liska of Blaiimore. The potted plant was given her by a friend several years ago. It was started by rooting the tip of a pineapple in a flower pot CARDSTON (HNS) Cardston school division trustees this week increased their honorarium by to per day for attendance at day- long meetings. The 14 cents a mile rate remains the same. A biology room in the Cardston high school will be named the William H. Blackmore Biology Laboratory in honor of the late Mr. Blackmore, a teacher in the division for many years and later assis- tant superintendent. High school teacher Dr. Keith Shaw requested that Mr. Blackmore be honored in this way. The board learned that total salary costs for 1975 will be about Teacher salaries will account for of this. The board approved purchase of a new score clock for the Glenhil! School as the present model, purchased by the community, is beyond repair. Glen Powlesland has been named board chairman. Eric Hohm is vice chairman. Duties were assigned as follows: Byron Smith, bus committee chairman; Eric Hohm, Southern Alberta School Authorities Associa- tion director; and Wiilard Brooks, Alberta School Trustees Association zone six director. Brooks ambulance shorthanded BROOKS (Staff) The Town of Brooks ambulance service faces an urgent situa- tion until Jan. 13. The only driver is on holiday until that time. Town ad- ministrator E. L. Lindquist said Monday a special meeting will be held, possibly next week to discuss the am- bulance operation. He said two people have volunteered to drive the am- bulance if needed. The hospital supplies two attendants, and this is not enough, says Mr. Lindquist. "Hopefully the Brooks General Hospital will even- tually take operation of 'the he said. Town council learned recently it is awkward to operate the ambulance after hours. The driver must first travel to the hospital to pick up the ambulance. Wrong photo A photograph that appeared with the story about Alex Moravek of Barnwell was wrongly identified in the Dec. 31 edition of The Herald. A photograph of Don Dobranski of Barnwell was used in error with a story on Mr. Moravek. The Herald apologizes to Mr. Dobranski and Mr. Moravek and regrets any in- convenience the mistake may have caused. Light snow The open winter has left no drifts on the CP Rail line south of Lethbridge. The Wilson elevator is in the distance. used to be a log skidder But now it's playing an important role in reducing the overhead on all kinds of operations. With versatility limited only by imagination, log skidders are fast becoming one of the.most useful machines on the market. Built for punishment, both the gear driven and Power Shift models can be found helping to cut costs in many different applications. Take a Look: Farm Tractors Pulling Road Packers Moving Rail Cars Clearing Right-Of-Way Compacting Garbage Hauling Supplies Snow Clearing Fork Lifts Backhoes Per- sonnel Carriers. WtTH FEATURES LIKE THESE, NO WONDER THE SKIDDERS ARE SO. VERSATILE! Positive Four-Wheel Drive Low Operating Costs Simple to Operate Super Tough Reliable Simple to Maintain Come with Winch Roll-Over Protection Included SO NO MATTER WHERE YOU HAVE A JOB TO DO, THESE TOUGH, ALL-TERRAIN SKIDDERS WILL PERFORM ECONOM- ICALLY AND RELIABLY. AND DON'T FORGET THE ADDED BONUS NO SALES TAX IN MOST APPLICATIONS! SEE CONECO'TODAY FOR TOP BUYS ON ALL MAJOR MAKES OF USED LOG SKIDDERS CONECD Edmonton 16116- 111 Ave. 489-1971 Calgary 6204 6A SI.. 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