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The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 1S-THE LITHMIDOE HIHALD Saturday, January M, 1174 6Taxes are too high in district hamlets9 But Reeve Dan Vandenberg said, "No, I don't think we imlets in the County of Forty have lie, Coun. George McFall Reeve Vandenberg said when these matters go to the Forty-Mile briefs Old basement structures will be filled, levelled The County of Forty-Mile at its Friday county council meeting: Approved a motion by Coun. George McFall that the coun- ty establish a policy of filling and levelling old basement structures in the hamlets on tax recovery property and seed the sites to grass; Counselor Low Profile BATHROOM SCALE Plush orlon-covered scale In smart low profile design with wide solid platform Orion cover is washable and replaceable Colors Pink Green Gold Blue or White Spwiil' Call HouMwnrw 327-5767 DOWNTOWN Decided to reply to a letter from the district engineer on railway crossing signals and state that the county requires signals on railway crossings north of Foremost to the Highway 3 road and at Whitla only under the new policy of 100 per cent of the cost burden taken from the county; Decided to submit a recommendation to the FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLOC. GUARANTEED SERVICE To SONY, LLOYDS, PIONEER, NORE8CO, and moat other of ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT 2 technicians lo oorve you ANQLO STEREO ft PHOTO SERVICE DEPT. 410 ath Street South phone aas-osrs Association of Alberta Municipal Districts and Coun- ties that it send a further letter to the board of in- dustrial relations to hold the hours of work for road con- struction and maintenance to 12 hours per day or 242 hours per month, otherwise, said secretary treasurer Roy Wallman, "you will pay over- time after eight Approved renewal of a lease of a quarter section of land to Walter Brodin five miles north of Orion for one year, (the land being transferred from grazing permit to the county by the separtment of lands and with notification it will be offered for sale by Jan. 31, 1975; Discussed Etzikorn school principal Mrs. Rosalie Doig's complaint that dogs are runn- ing loose in large numbers in the hamlet, that a girl had been bitten. Hazardous driving A light snow which fell on Lethbridge Friday night dims the lights and makes driving hazardous on 3rd Avenue and 13th Street S. A half an inch of snow fell overnight and the temperature got down to 28. Today will be cloudy with snow flurries throughout the day. The high temperature will be between 30 and 35 and the low tonight will be 25. The high for Sunday will be 35 with sunny periods. PCs to consider farm 'give-away programs' A resolution "give-away" critical of programs administered by the High school plans report Winston Churchill High School will present a report Feb. 5 to parents of its students on various activities The 7.30 p.m. meeting will also include a discussion about parents' organizations. Metro NDP plans meeting INSTALLATION HUMIDIFIERS 1709 2nd he. S. 321-5973 The Lethbridge Metro New Democratic Association will hold its annual meeting Wednesday. To be preceded by a "Pot Luck in the Rainbow Hall at 6 p.m., the business meeting will convene at 8 p.m. Howard Leeson, provincial secretary for the NDP, will be the guest speaker. Delegates to the provincial party's annual convention in Edmonton March 8 and representatives to the provincial NDP council will be elected. The "Metro" association combines both the provincial constituencies of Lethbridge East and West. Session for disabled set Lethbridge city council has been urged to attend a meeting to discuss transportation for the SMILEY'S PLUMBING GLASS LINED WATER HEATERS 1130 INSTALLED Phono 3M-2176 physically disabled The organization, Disabled on the Move, says in a letter to council, intent of the Feb 5 meeting will be to seek solutions for those unable to use existing transportation The group hopes to bring all organizations and businesses concerned with the problem together at the 8 p.m. meeting department of agriculture is to be considered by the provincial Progressive Conservative annual convention. Drafted by the Lethbridge East Conservative association, the resolution criticizes blanket aid programs for farmers. Jock Gourlay, association president, said Friday that the department "is trying to do things in too much of a hurry without thinking them out." The department is building up a "give-away" image, he said. Mr Gourlay said that help in specific areas is needed but that blanket programs are not necessary. He suggested that a hay transportation subsidy was inappropriate in Southern Alberta because hauling hay has been a standard practice here for some time. The association will also forward to the convention starting Feb. 1 a resolution asking for closer government scrutiny of privately-run nursing homes. "We are expressing the concern that some nursing homes under private operation should be said Dave Elford, a director of the association FOREMOST (Staff) Tax- es are too high in small ha: Mile said Friday. But Reeve Dan Vandenberg turned thumbs down on his idea that an obsolescent bylaw could be passed by the county council, allowing for tax reduction as a property becomes obsolete. So things remain as sure as death and taxes at Etzikom and other hamlets in the coun- ty. Said Coun. McFalT "Hamlets are in a very depressed economic state. Hamlets are dying. Now I have some tax notices here for the hamlet of Et- zikom. For a two-room house with no services the taxes are (187. "In my opinion, this is an un- reasonable tax for a little two- roomed house. "Here is a business es- tablishment This one isn't so bad; the taxes are for a year. "Here's a house; it's a two- bedroom home with a base- ment one of the better homes in Etzikom. The taxes are "This is an old house, just absolute junk. Nobody can live in it. It's not fit to be lived in but the taxes are "I presume other hamlets in the county are in similar categories. "I think the time has com- e. .when we should introduce an obsolescent factor into hamlets of the county. If we don't do something we are go- ing to have more businesses back on our hands. The hardware was over It wasn't that bad as long as it was an active business. Now it's closed out, sitting there." Coun. Russell Scratch agreed the assessment on a two-room house worth about was "pretty heavy." Coun. Marg Dragland said, "When you pay taxes you are supposed to be getting some services and in these towns, what do you Coun. McFall continued: "Here are a couple of lots taxes for a lot and the only improvement is a little fence around it. As f unders- tand it, we have the authority to introduce an obsolescent factor court of appeal, "he has already allowed so much for an obsolescent factor." "Let's find said Coun. McFall. Lakes considered for recreation FOREMOST (Staff) County of Forty Mile coun- cillor Marg Dragland Friday was appointed by the county council as a committee of one to spur development of Forty Mile Lake and possibly Yellow Lake northeast of here as recreational areas. Coun. William George McFall's motion, that Coun. Dragland get a committee of local citizens working on the project, was approved after council learned financial assistance is available from the water resources division for lake management projects which enhance recreation op- portunities. "Keep it away from council as much as caution- ed Coun. McFall in emphasiz- ing the moving force must come from a community ef- fort Council learned financial assistance is available "if less than 25 per cent of the shoreline lands are publicly owned, but if the shoreline land is not 100 per cent privately owned, government will contribute assistance up to a maximum of 75 per cent of the costs according to a sliding scale. Right-of-way for development will be provided by the local authorities or in- terested group." But if "the shoreline land is 100 per cent privately owned, the government sees no just cause for expenditure of public funds unless other public benefits can be clearly demonstrated However, lakes may qualify if the re- quested amount of land is donated to the crown or purchased by it in the public interest Coun. Russell Scratch said the water resources division has assistance available "for these drainage projects that are costing us quite a bit of money each year." Youth fined for hunting in Waterton Lakes Park A Lethbridge youth had the dubious honor of being the first person to be tried in Lethbridge's auxiliary courtroom Friday. Reno Frank Trentini, 16, was found guilty of hunting in Waterton Lakes National Park and was fined Trentini and three other men were found Nov. 24 just inside the park boundary. A park warden, David Cardinal, observed the youth scare an elk that run outside the boundary. Trentini was not carrying a gun at the time, but a friend outside the park fence was in possession of a gun and a hunting licence. The new courtroom, built to handle the increased provincial court load, will be used mainly for trials, said Const Doug Harris, court liaison officer It is located above the police station A 17-year-old Stirling youth was found guilty in provincial court Friday of dangerous driving and public mischief. Lyle Mezgar was fined on the public mischief charge and on the dangerous driving charge. His driving privileges were suspended for one month. The charges arose out of a Halloween incident when Mezgar and some friends set fire to straw bales on a street in Stirling. Some residents of the village pursued Mezgar by car, and in the ensuing chase, Mezgar hit and killed a calf which jumped out into the road in front of his car. Coun Scratch told council he was interested in a drainage control area for south of the Grassy Lake area. He noted the Yellow Lake project had been brought to the county's attention by the SMMRD and the county was expected to share the costs. Nature of the project and the costs were not revealed. Coun. Frank Romeike said the Forty Mile Lake had good recreation potential but "the community would have to become involved." Coun. Dragland said Charlie Luca and Kenneth Proud, farmers in the area, "have wanted it so much and they still do." County secretary treasurer Roy Wallman noted "they would have to put a lot more fresh water in there if you want to water ski." Coun. Scratch agreed the water level would need to be raised a bit with water runn- ing through. Reeve Dan Vandenberg said Murray Lake, south of Seven Persons, is "different because irrigation water is coming into it." "Once it gets below Et- zikom Road it becomes a dead said Coun McFall, ap- parently referring to the For- ty Mile Lake. He said a plan was proposed earlier ny MLA Harry Strom to breathe life into the lake but "it was going to cost a lot of money to take the water out of the east end of the lake and get it running into Seven Persons Creek. Coun. Scratch said water could be supplied from a nearby flume. Coun. McFall said in 1967 the county was experiencing water drainage problems and the government made them stop putting water in the lake. "When the big flood came in 1967 the lake was already full so it aggravated the said Coun. McFall Asked Coun. Romeike "Why don't we get some ad- vice from people who know Coun. Lyle Nattrass said there is a salinity problem in Forty Mile Lake CLIFF BLACK. BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL ILDG. Lower Level PHONE 327-3122 Why buy a larger tractor when your present one will do the An M W TURBOCHARGER will unleash new power from your present engine The M W TURBOCHARGER will increase this power anywhere from 15 lo 25 percent This means more muscle to work with It also means 1) Cleaner and More Efficient Combustion ol Fuel 2) Lower Fuel Costs per Horsepower 3) Longer Life to Vital Engine Parts Before you decide on a whopping investment lor a new tractor see your Dealer or write to us directly tcf specific information about the TUFISOCKARGER CO WITH THE LEADER i FIE kKnwKn __, GEAR HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324 9th St. 8. 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