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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 24, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, Junt LETHBRIDGE HERALD-13 Forty Mile council discusses bridge, other matters FOREMOST (Staff) "They are going to replace the Milk River bridge maybe this year and maybe next Coun. William Kenneth Babe told the County of Forty Mile council Friday. Coun. Russell Scratch is to invite a former recreation director to attend a county council meeting and explain programs she could co- ordinate as a full-time recreation director at Bow Island. Coun. Scratch asked his colleagues for suggestions, noting, "I am not sure one person can serve the whole county and if you have to, the cost becomes pretty high." Richard Walters of Northwest Farms has 21 days to appeal the county committee's ruling that a pound claim of for damages and be allowed. Coun. Frank Romeike told council Canadian Montana Gas Company Ltd. should be urged to serve the county area south of Highway 61. Council is worried that residents now served by various gas wells may be ordered to join co- operatives. Council is trying to ensure that everyone will be served, regardless of how far they may be from gas lines proposed by Fortyr Mile, Chinook and Triple W gas co-ops, now on a map prepared by secretary Roy Wallman, and Rosemount and Bow Island co-ops, the boundaries of which will be determined later. Individual taps have been prohibited since 1973. Many homes are' served by private gas wells. Council agreed the natural gas picture is confusing. There are eight sources, counting co- ops and companies. School bus routes 37, 40 and 47 are without drivers and the school bus committee will meet the evening of July 8 to consider applications. Thirteen teacher residences in the county will be painted. A new custodian is required for the Conquerville School. The Foremost high School will introduce a music and band program for 3Vz days per week with a teacher coming from Bow Island to carry the instructional load. The school committee will approve purchase of larger band instruments, Coun. Romeike reported. The annual fall convention of the Alberta School Trustees Association will be held Nov. 3 to 6 at the Edmonton Plaza. An election will be conducted in Zone 6 for an executive member of the educational council. Coun. William George McFall has recommended that when proposals regarding schools are taken to the provincial government, those councillors who have done the groundwork should make the presentations themselves. The July school committee meeting has been cancelled. co-ordinator of volunteer and support services. The post replaces the emergency measures organization. A director of the Disaster Services Agency will be appointed after the agency is set up. Coun. Bill Gejdos, agricultural committee chairman, reported the county will spot spray thistles on- roadsides. Sixty-two farmers have drafted wild oats programs. Seventy are expected but the county hoped for 300 to use the entire grant. Concern has been expressed about the two- teacher staff at the Etzikom School for 1974-75. The school committee will reconsider its staffing decision again in September in the light of pupil enrolment figures then. The Herald District Canoe rally set A 50-mile canoe rally down the Oldman River will be held July 13 and 14, from Pincher Creek to Fort Macleod. The rally is co-sponsored by the Napi Friendship Centre in Pincher Creek, the Pincher Creek Recreation Department, and the Fort Macleod Recreation Department. Canoeists will camp overnight on the Peigan Reserve and will be entertained with a dance performance by members of the Sitting on Eagle Tail Society, and a discussion of Indian legends. Coaldale has new clerk COALDALE (HNS) Margaret Houweling has been employed as utilities clerk in the town office here. She replaces Brenda Weatherup who recently resigned to take a position with the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission. The deadline for applications for the town administrator's position is June 14. Mrs. Rae Yamasaki, the former administrator, resigned to accept a job with the provincial department of highways. Sneaky Fitch dies HIGH RIVER The planned summer festival production of the play Sneaky Fitch met an early demise recently when casting sessions failed to draw the required number of players. While the Windmill Theatre Players are keen to see summer production realized, holidays and summer work has cut a swath through the number of actors available, they said. Burden CPR rail station available Burdett Deputy-Mayor Ernie Pahl stands before the CP Rail sta- tion at Burdett, now available for historical purposes. Persons who want to use it as a meeting place for a historical association or as a museum may contact Burdett Mayor Raymond Clark or councillors Larry Weatherhead and Mr. Pahl. FABRIC SALE CLEARANCE Poly-Cottons 199 65% poly. 35% cotton prints. Key. yd.............yard A Acrylic Prints 199 Beg. yd! yard Poly-Cotton Voiles 129 45" prints and solid shades. Rag. yd...................yard Drapery RbreaUs. dralon. acrylic, fishnet and solid acrylics. Values to 53.99 yd.................................... yard Cotton Knits 60" solids and prints. Vahws to yd................... yard Denim Tye-dp. 50% poly. 50ty> cotton. yd.............. yard 3000 Yards Assorted fabrics .....................................yard Plus many unadvertised Specials such as polyesters, jerseys, etc. Coleman town hall still election issue COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) Coleman citizens will go to the polls July 12, to vote for a second time on a bylaw which would authorize the town council to borrow for construction of a new town hall and library complex. Returning officer John Kapalka announced that voting would be conducted from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The original plebiscite, held here recently, resulted in a tie, with 198 votes for and 198 votes against the bylaw with six spoiled ballots. The bylaw was declared defeated by the department of municipal affairs. Council was presented with a petition at its meeting which requested that the vote be conducted again. More than 100 citizens signed the petition. Taber council closes street TABER (HNS) The closing of 58th St. between 52nd and 34th avenues has been approved by the town council, subject to the statutory advertising of the closure and possible public hearing. The closure will allow a 66- foot expansion westward into the Diamond "S" property to provide space for movement of trucks west of the present potato storage building. The area involved is one acre. The green strip will be moved to just east of the lane behind 57th Ave. and remaining 2.25 acres will be offered to Calgary Power Ltd. for a central storage and materials distribution centre. Taber budget set, left over mr PUFF Fanny's The New Home of PFAFF SEWING MACHINES FA H N T'S FABRIC FACTORY LETHBRIDGE LTD 1239 Avenue S (OkJ John BWg Montfgy thru g JO m to 5 JO D m Phooe 329-3355 to 9 00 D m TABER With confirmation received from die department of municipal affairs of the equalized assessments lor Taber, the budget is now confirmed and the 1974 surplus estimated at out of revenue of Based on the 1973 taxable assessment of ttie equalized assessment lor residential properties is and for non- residential for a total of ol which public school accounts for and separate school This year, the town wiJl not coilect the provincial government's School Foundation Program requisition on residential property so that no refund to property-owners will be necessary. The millrate for residential properties is 54.5 mills and for non-residential 78 mills, compared with 87 last year. The total assessment for 1974 is Revenue from taxation. (frontage taxes, business tax at 23 mills, and special property assessments is estimated at Use of reserve fund for the replacement of equipment is Other revenue is expected to be from licences and permits from equipment rentals, land and rentals from fines and penalties from service charges from recreation and community from grants and subsidies and from land sales and miscellaneous Asphalt poured to raise bridge level By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor FOREMOST (Staff) Coun. William Kenneth Babe of Medicine Hat shocked his fellow councillors on the County of Forty Mile council Friday when he reported 900 tons of asphalt was dumped by department of highways workers to "raise the bridge higher than was expected." The bridge is on road 879 going north, near Bow Island. "Before the dumping operation you drove down to the bridge." "Now you drive up to said Coun. Babe. The department of highways doesn't want to be paid for the job "they want to trade work." he said. "We hauled seven loads with our own truck said municipal supervisor Frank Heck. Now the county wants to claim some money from the government for the work done. "How many tons did you asked secretary Roy Wallman in disbelief. said Mr. Heck, "A yard of gravel weighs pounds and our trucks haul 12 yards. We hauled seven loads." But the councillors were not persuaded. "Are you sure it wasn't nine tons? Or 90 came the chorus. Those in the know maintained it was 900 tons and wouldn't be bulldozed out of their opinion. Council also learned the department of highways wants permission to store gravel at Bow Island. Lake Blaine Resort 'The Place for Family Fun' APARTMENTS CABINS TRAILERS CAMPING ALL ELECTRIC AND WATER DUMP STATION BOATING CANOEING WATER SKIING ROLLER SKATING SNACK NO GASOLINE SHORTAGE Phone (406) 756-2891 11 miles East of Kalispell, Montana or 4 miles East of US No. 2 and No. 35 Junction on Paved Road. 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