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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta TliMday, Junt LETHBRIDGE Herald" Birds of a feather may flock together, but the sheep and cattle grazing together in this pasture beside Waterton River south of Macleod council will consider 1974 budget at special meeting Grazing Fort Macleod are more interested in food than they are in adages. By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor FORT MACLEOD (Staff) Town council Monday night checked item by item the 1974 budget that, if passed by a special meeting scheduled to be held at 7 p.m. Friday, will see capital expenditures down and education spending down from last year. Secretary Roy White told council the residential property owners' tax rate would come in at 60 mills if the budget is approved as it now stands. It calls for in capital expenditures and total expenditures of A total of is budgeted for the industrial airport. But councillors have four days to study the proposal and there could be some changes. Mr. White is now budgeting for a surplus of The commercial property owners' tax rate was not mentioned. Under the tentative budget's expenditure side there are spending allotments of for the recent assessment: for the upcoming October election; Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS-CIRCULATION-JOBPRINTING VERNON DECOUX, RMident Rep., 562-2149 WATCH AND WAIT FOR SHELDONS PROMOTION SALE 1 Day Thursday, June 20th 516-3rd AVENUE SOUTH Next Door to Bank of Montreal for fire protection; for street lighting; pests and weeds; streets and roads; sidewalks, sanding and snow removal, paving on Main St. and 5th Ave., and sanitation and waste removal, A total of is budgeted tentatively for education compared to last year and in 1972. A total of is budgeted for debt charges and for utilities. "Last year we had a deficit under the secretary said, noting, "Our water situation is just on that edge everything has got to go right in line or we are going to have a deficit. I feel our electricity is a little too high and our water a little bit too low." On the revenue side, the town expects to receive in fines; from the rink and pool; community services (Ambulance and others) and in grants and subsidies, including recreation grant. Real property taxes will provide the town with and local improvements, Mobile home owners will put into the town coffers. AT YOUR SERVICE Home Improvement Department Whatever Your Building Requirements May Be Extra Bathroom Rumpus Room Miscellaneous Remodelling We will be pleased to quote you on the material you require or on the COMPLETE JOB INCLUDING... Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, Heating, etc. PLSASE NOTE In addition to our regular working hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays we are now open ALL DAY a.m.to 5 p.m. ADVANCE LUMBER CO. LTD. 2nd Ave. and 13th St. S. Phone 328-3301 "YOUR PIONEER LUMBER DEALER SINCE 7925" I Coalhurst taxpayers I meet tonight at 8 p.m. i COALHURST (HNS) The Coalhurst Taxpayers' S Association will hold its annual meeting at 8 p.m. S tonight in the Coalhurst Community Hall. Mayor to police costs with gov't FORT MACLEOD (Staff) Mayor Charlie Edgar's continuing battle with the RCMP here took a new turn at Monday night's council meeting when Coun. Phil Hodnett noted the police force occupied a town building without permission. Mayor Edgar has been involved in a running battle with the force that founded his town. He says the town is getting a bill for prisoner accommodation that the province should be footing. Monday night Coun. John Davis suggested "we might have or laying there for rental of our premises." (The RCMP here moved its offices to a town building and turned the former Macleod nose count too low? FORT MACLEOD (Staff) There are people in this town, the latest census shows. Secretary Roy White told council Monday night it is-an increase of 128 people from the 1971 census. He said the nose count disappointed him. "I thought it would be closer to "They always seem to be low." said Coun. Phil Hodnett. "We have got more than 128 people living in mobile said Coun. Grant Day. "We are still said the secretary. "We are checking all the cards over to make sure they haven't missed any. I think ours should be closer to headquarters into a residence Said Coun. Hodnett: them) you didn't have any blankety-blank permission to go down there." Mayor Edgar plans to meet with Solicitor-General Helen Hunley, Municipal Affairs. Minister Dave Russell and possibly Provincial Treasurer Gordon Miniely to get the jail costs straightened out. He says the town is paying too high a price to accommodate prisoners who are en route to Standoff from Lethbridge and who are nabbed by the RCMP in the Fort Macleod area and jailed in this town. Mayor Edgar said there were 14 of these, for example, by 2 p.m. Saturday. This amounts to about 280 prisoner hours for these incarcerated transients on one weekend. Coun. John Davis said he talked with the RCMP sergeant recently and learned the town pays 75 per cent and the province 25 per cent of the cost of guards at the jail. "Because they are picked up in town they are our responsibility." said Mayor Edgar. "This is something we have got to go to Edmonton said Coun. Davis. District Highway junction improvement near COALDALE (HNS) The highways department has advised town officials the long-awaited improvement to the junction of Highway 3 and 13th Street here will begin soon. The change involves omission of the new street formerly proposed to replace the lane east of 13th St., between 19th Ave. and Highway 3, and a change in the south end of the new 12th Street connection to avoid right-of-way problems now being encountered. It has been suggested the town acquire a small parcel of land in the intersection area which is too small for most commercial developments. Council is concerned about pedestrian crossing signs along the highway through town. Council is considering amber lights on the highway at each side of town, an overhead pass (already rejected once by the highways department officials) and a slower speed limit. Coun. Peter Letkemann will contact Coaldale police for their recommendations. Russell book to schools PINCHER CREEK (Special) Waterton guide and naturalist Andy Russell's book Horns in the High Country will be given to five schools in the Pincher Creek school division by the Capt. McPhail Chapter of the IODE. Leila Bustard is the new vice-regent and Rose Wollman is the provincial councillor. Several members will be attending the Zone meeting to be hosted by the F. H. Mewburn Chapter of Lethbridge June 20. The Alexander Gait Chapter, Lethbridge will be celebrating its 60th anniversary and will be honored at this time. Leila Bustard reported having placed 200 magazines and 20 pocket books at Brocket for Indian neighbors, while Hazel Reeves placed 20 papers and pocket books at the RCMP office for the prisoners. The members objection to Schmid bringing rec grant FORT MACLEOD (Staff) Culture, Youth and Recreation Minister Horst Schmid will present a recreation grant to the Town of Fort Macleod at 3 p.m. Wednesday at a gathering at the Fort Macleod Golf Course. Coun. Phil Hodnett, told town council Monday night. "He is bringing a small cheque for recreation purposes." said Coun. Phil Hodnett, adding that the Fort Macleod Rotary Club had spent about for improvements to the golf club. This grant is for 1973. The town has applied for the 1974 grant as well, said Coun. Hodnett. Child care clinics COALDALE (HIVS) The Barons-Eureka Health Unit is sponsoring the following infant and pre-school clinics: ENCHANT: Tuesday. June 18. in the school from 1 to 3 p.m. TABER: Tuesday. June 18, in the health unit office in the Administration Building, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and to 4 p.m. COALDALE: Thursday, June 20. in the health unit office in the town office building (upstairs) from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and to 4 p.m. HARDIEVILLE: Friday. June 21, in the school from to p.m. Speech Therapy for preschoolers is available at the health unit by 'phoning 345-4877 for appointment. For social service appointments telephone: Coaldale 345-3388 or Taber 223- 3911. Spokesman for little guy' Jim the fighter dies COALHURST