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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 13, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, June 13, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 19 Engineer recommends against reservoir for Cardston By CATHERINE HULL CARDSTON (HNS) Cardston town council has received a letter from D. R. Low, engineer with the Strong, Lamb and Nelson firm of Calgary in regard to the Alberta Government report on Lee Creek flooding and the Cardston water supply. The letter stated that because of the research that had gone into the preparation of the document, it was worth at least to the town. He felt that while the department of the environment was very thorough in its recommendations of procedures of flood control, the alternatives for water supply were very preliminary in nature. He concurred with the following items of the report: A large storage reservoir for flood control, raw water storage and recreation, is not recommended. An intake structure must be constructed very soon as the existing structure is not adequate. The report was fairly vague as to where this should be located. Water use control measures and leakage detection measures should be intensified. Additional sources of water in the amount of 100 gallons per minute or supplementary storage is required to handle the peak loads required for the system. Treatment or filtration should be conditioned upon the future demand on the system after the leakage has been reduced to a reasonable minimum. The diversion weir fin-take) is proposed in two locations at the existing town dam site and approximately one-half mile west. He commented that the advantage of the first site is that the existing 14-inch supply main can be used without further line extension. Mr. Low stated that there are two advantages to the second location. It will give more storage. It will allow gravity flow to the existing upper 10 million gallon reservoir at the treatment plant site. However, it also involves an additional one-half mile of 14-inch supply main, He suggested that the alternates should be carefully considered and evaluated as to cost and suitability for the system before a decision is made on the final location. The 10-inch feeder main into the town is suspected of heavy leaks and consideration must be given to either abandoning this line if the leaks are general, or repairing it if the leaks are concentrated in one or two places. The report went on to say that if the town decided to institute an intensified program of leak detection, they would .recommend the use of geophones. There are two waterworks people in Calgary who. on weekends, make their services available to towns for special leakage problems. Council moved that this be done. The Herald District Warner County decides to back sub-division WARNER (Staff) Warner County councillor Murray Holt of Raymond this week contradicted advice on a proposed subdivision sought for a rural residence by Gerard Plettell of Lethbridge. It concerns a little corner oi a section cut off from the remainder of a farm by the rail line. It is about two miles west of Raymond on the northwest quarter of section 11. township 6. range 21. This 9.5 acres is to be used for a residence but the planners told the county council "it does not comply Vauxhall grads honored by 250 Road to nowhere Actually this truck is proceeding south on the Blue Trail from Fort Macleod to Glenwood, leaving in its dust some picturesque strip farming land and the Ewelme Hutterite Colony buildings just to the right of the road in the distance. The area fosters cattle and sheep ranching besides the traditional cereal crop and hayland agriculture. Dairy farms, mostly supplying milk to the new Glenwood cheese factory, are numerous in the area. VAUXHALL (HNS) "Success is a journey, not a destination" was the motto chosen by the 70 graduands of the Vauxhall High School. The exercises began with a banquet held in the community hall with more than 250" guests. Eugene Dutchak was master of ceremonies for the evening. The formal program was held in the gym of the high school. Father Jim Lynn gave the invocation and Tom Parkinson brought greetings from the Taber School Board. Ted Laverty. principal, expressed his best wishes to the graduating class. Cindy Garrett presented a tribute to the parents and Laurel Garrett responded. (trner County briefs 1974 budget won't be ready until July council meeting WARNER i Staff) County of Warner secretary-treasurer Ken Duncan told council this week his 1974 budget won't be ready until the July meeting. Mr. Duncan said. "We have never officially received our equalized assessment. They (the provincial government) couldn't tell me what is owed to the School Foundation Program." Council moved the date of the July meeting ahead to Friday. June 5. instead of Tuesday. July 9. to accommodate councillors planning holidays. The school committee meets Tuesday. July 2. and the public works committee Thursday. July 4. Coun Marvin M. Dahl of Raymond reminded the secretary that a submission should be sent to the Alberta Boundary Commission regarding several sections in the Cardston Municipal District that could be switched over to the Warner County. Although in the Cardston MD. several families are serviced, both for roads and for schools, by the Warner County. They reside south of Raymond on the Milk Ridge. Coun. Murray Holt noted the commission will sit until the end of next year. Councillors were reminded a public hearing on the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission preliminary regional plan will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday. June 13. at l.ethnridge. The provincial fish and wildlife division has started a pheasant habitat program in the west em section of the county in ranges 20 and 21. "11 they don't restrict hunters, there is no point in it." said Reeve .1. H. Otto. Mr Duncan said it has been restricted. Coim. said loses have taken the pheasants the hunters left. Council aiithomod proceedings to acquire fl cravcl pit site two miles south of the Milk Ridge Ne'scrvoir. the south half of section 36. township 4. rancr 20. Owners listed on the most recent county map are Douglas Costley and Oorotnv C. Dahl. Council learned three university students are sampling section 12 in every township in the county for weeds, presumably, for the department of agriculture. "Maybe they will gain something." said Reeve Otto. "But I don't know just what it will be. I suppose the intent would be to pick the type of weeds at random." The secretary will check insurance carried on school buses that will be used by the two recreation areas to transport athletes and spectators to the Southern Alberta Summer Games Aug. 5 at Fort Macleod. Participants will be charged SI each for bus transportation. Full-time recreation director Andy Grasspointer of Milk River will be assisted for Vz months by Celeste Schoen of New Dayton at a salary of S300 per month. Dates for the regional playoffs have not yet been set. Warner hopes "to send a strong contingent of track and field and slow pitch athletes to the Games. Council approved the purchase of a Gestetner (Canada) Ltd. offset duplicating machine for S4.941. The secretary recommended the machine for "simplicity of operation." The competitor's bid was The planning commission informed council Marathon Realty has appealed the planning board's recent decision, setting certain conditions on the transfer of CPR leaseholdings to Marathon, with the provincial planning appeal board. 1 STIRLING MILL RATE 1 SET AT 77 3 STIRLING (HNS) Monday's town council meeting announced the ft: new mill rate to be 77 mills. This is a decrease V: over past years" taxation. A number of lots are now available for commercial and S residential building as S well as lots at the mobile home site, all with convenience services to be connected. -x Don Dillon has been engaged to enforce local penalty bylaws. Those mainly involved are the parks! dog. livestock. water, and curfew bylaws. A delegation of the early childhood training S committee was at the S meeting. The women :j; involved requested to participate in the village celebration day coming Saturday July Council advises reclaiming roadbeds WARNER (Staff) Coun. Don Christensen of Stirling this week prompted the Warner County council to advise officials redrafting a land surface conservation and reclamation act that old railway roadbeds should be reclaimed. Coun. Christensen said: "One thing that hasn't been done in the past is see that old rail grades are put back in their original state. These should be' bulldozed out and reseeded back to grass." Council agreed erosion should be prevented by reclaiming old gravel pits, areas where pipe lines have been installed and old access roads. "They are asking for suggestions." noted Coun. Jim Blackmef. "Sites should be left as close to the original condition as possible." Said Coun. Leif Trockstad of New Dayton: "They don't even mention rail lines." Carclslon orders signs down Brenda Friesen thanked all the teachers for their help and kindness through the years and Elaine Burbank replied on behalf of the teachers. Bob Powers gave a tribute to the graduands with a reply from Mark Powers. The class history was written and presented by Beverly W i e s t. Cindy- Dorchak." Blaine Engel. Bruce Butts. Ann Maruno. Darlene Hayden dnd Lois Epp. The valedictorian address was given by Richard Pepneck and the torch of knowledge was passed by Gerhard Wall. The class prophecy was presented by Dorothy Loewan. Cheryl Wright. Richard Pepneck. Lawrence Redekop. Calvin Hauserman and Bruce Tonneson. Class rings and scrolls were presented by Elizabeth Van and Bovd Dunn. with the commission policy regarding rural residences." The planning commission noted various other objections, such as failure tc comply with "transfer regulations" and others. Coun. Holt was strong in his objections to the planning advice. He noted it is right on a highway and ideal for a residence. "It is really not good, agriculturally productive land." he said. "That is the right way to subdivide it." he said, opposing the planners. Coun. Don Christensen. council's member on the commission, said one of the objections was that it would take prime land out of production. Said Coun. Holt: "It has always been a nuisance to farm it because it is too small an acreage. You are cutting across the highway with equipment. It is just a nuisance. It is cut off by the railway and it would be better ;o use it for what he is trying to use it for." He said the 19-acre piece "really is a problem and should be subdivided and the planners object. You just show me the logic on that. Coun. Elda Mueller of Wrentham said: "You can't sit in an office. I don't care what anybody says, and know all these facts. This is the problem." "This has good access on both sides." said Coun. Holt. "Nothing wrong with a subdivision like this. It might do somebody some good." Canadian ism The Warner County Foundation, operator of the Ridge View at Raymond, informed council it is faring a heavy deficit for -June on top of a SLOW deficit for its operation in May. Council approved an advance for the foundation, to tide it over until it can send the county its requisition. Earlier the Foundation wanted 1o increase its requisition by having the county raise the special levy .6 of a mill 1o one mill. The levy oi .6 of a mill raised for the Foundation last year, not enough to blunt a sharp deficit lor'the year of Sl-S.WO. COALDALK HNS The topic "What are we doing about Canadianisrn in our home and school." was led by Charles Bryant, teacher at Kate Andrews High School, at a recent meeting of the Coaldalc Home and School Association meeting. Numerous ideas were expressed with a stress pu1 forth on learning to respect all people of 1he world regardless of ethnic, cultural or religion. CARDSTON (HNS) Cardston town council has rejected a request by Fern's Chocolates and Flowers to erect signs at the town entrances. Council felt that signs are unsightly, and with high winds are soon blown over. All existing advertising signs will be removed. Three bear-style garbage cans will be ordered for the town. It is hoped the children will be interested in "feeding the bears" and consequently keep the streets cleaner In the police report for May there were 13 motor vehicle accidents in the town with estimated property damage of S3.800. This compared with 14 accidents in April. Property damage that month was S5.700.vLiquor control offenses were also down from 60 to 47. Highway traffic offenses were up from 37 in April to 41 in Mav. Students BLAIRMORE