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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 23, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 'Strong protest' by city on freezing of grants City council Monday unanimously endorsed a resolution to "strongly protest" the action of toe provincial government in freezing municipal grants from oil and gas royalties at $38 million. Recycling fund request is tabled The matter of city support for a Pollution Control-Southern Alberta sponsored recycling campaign in the city was tabled by city council Monday for further discussions between the sponsors and the city manager. The group had asked for $1,000 to aid in advertising and help from the city in supplying storage depots and in picking up refuse from householders. Mr. Nutting expressed some doubts about whether the campaign as it had been outlined was actually concerned with recycling or simply pollution control. Alderman Vera Ferguson aid that in any event the campaign would give some indication of how many people in the city were really concerned with pollution control. PC-SA plans to pile the collected refuse in separate piles at the sanitary landfill "in an effort to show what is recyclable and what is destined to be ploughed under... "with no hope of reclamation." The campaign is to end with a rally in Henderson Park on the May 24 weekend. Move toward camp sites in valley An initial step toward approval of two sites for camping facilities in the river valley was taken by city council Monday. Council passed a motion by Alderman C. W. Chichester that authorizes the preparation of a soning bylaw amendment to rezone the two land parcels for such development. The specific type of tourist accommodation that would be permitted was not spelled out; this is to be ironed out later. The two sites are located on either side of the Oldman River, north of the Highway 3 traffic bridge. It also pledged support of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association in its efforts to stop the legislation. A delegation will be sent to an April 1 meeting in Edmonton of the AUMA to plan further action and to present a brief to the provincial government. Five aldermen said they would make every attempt to attend the meeting. Alderman Vaughan Hem-broff said the freeze was another example of the "arro-gance" of the provincial government and that the city's protest should be registered with the province. Mayor Andy Anderson said any action should be taken through the AUMA, which would present a united front to the government. 'Esthetic' bylaw turned down A zoning bylaw amendment that would have given the Municipal Planning Commission increased discretionary powers regarding the esthetic quality of projects and tigher control over factory fabricated houses was defeated by city council Monday on third reading. The zoning bylaw already gives the MPC the right to refuse an application if it is felt to be incompatible with the surrounding area. The defeated revision would have allowed the commission to look at all aspects of design rather than just the exterior and to consider location of the project. The short debate centered, as it had previously, on whether individuals could make dependable and consistent judgments on esthetic considerations The regulations for factory fabricated housing were designed to ensure that isolated houses were consistent with the quality of he neighborhood and that large developments had sufficient variety. Water system to be analysed An analysis of the city's water distribution system and treatment plant is to be done by Associated Engineering Services Ltd. City council Monday authorized the contract award, at a cost within the budgeted $15,-000. Construction of a reservoir in the northeast part of the city is to be delayed until the analysis is completed. The financial loss to the city because of the province's action has been given as $80,000 to $100,000. The AUMA estimates all municipalities stand to lose a total of $7,472,000 this year and $32 million next year. It was a long session City council may have set some kind of record Monday for the number of adjournment motions that we re voted down. Council members sat in closed session from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. discussing the west side. They went into the regular 8 p.m. session without a break (not counting some quick kg - stretching and coffee-drinking). At ll p.m. Alderman Vera Ferguson commented that the aldermen were getting a trifle "punchy'' and might function better another day. But no suitable day could be agreed upon. Adjournment motions at 11:30 and 12:20 were also disregarded. At 12:26 a motion ostensibly signed by Aid. Vaughan Hembroff was read. It had actually been signed by city clerk John Gerla to expedite matters. By the time the vote was called several aldermen were already out the door. Whoop-up Hag made official for Lethbridge City council Monday passed a resolution authorizing the official adoption of the Fort Whoop-Up flag as a city flag. The flag was first suggested by the Lethbridge Historical Society in 1987. It is a replica of the flag flown at Fort Whoop-Up, which operated as a whiskey trading post between 1869 and 1874. Alderman C. W. Chichester felt the flag was too "American" and not dignified enough. Aid. Joe Balla also opposed the adoption of the flag Support came from Deputy Mayor Rex Little, who said the city could "get a lot of mileage out of it." He noted the flag's historical significance and the fact that it was unique to the city. Volunteers being sought for recycling campaign About 20 people gathered Monday night to discuss the next stages in the Pollution Control - Southern Alberta refuse recycling program set for May. The group is seeking volun- teers for a number of jobs in the campaign, which is designed to acquaint Lethbridge residents with the various means of recycling, and with the quantities of garbage which can be recycled - used again. Appeal board members likely named this week Names of the two Taber and Vauxhall members of the new Lethbridge region public assistance appeal board will not be released until the end of the week, according to an official of the provincial social development department. Three of the committee's five regular members, plus one alternate member, are from Lethbridge. Their names were released last week by Ray Speaker, social development minister. The committee, once all members have been appointed, is to begin hearing appeals into charges of abuses of public assistance. The department official said Monday cabinet approval of the two district names has been held up by the current controversy in the legislature over a cabinet minister's mention of a citizen's fin a n c i a 1 background. The new appeal committee, one of 30 in the province, is expected to meet a few times each month to consider appeals. All members will serve on a volunteer basis and will receive only compensation for incidental expenses pertaining to their committee work- Beny art featured The art of Roloff Beny was featured last month in Canada House, New Delhi, India, at celebrations for Canada's Flag Day. About 1,200 persons attended the event. Included in Mr. Beny's exhibition were copies of his pho-tography books on Japan, Greece, India, Canada and Ceylon. Bottles can be refilled, crushed and melted down to be made into more bottles or other products; cans, metal-bottle tops, aluminum foil and similar products c a n be melted down for re-use, and other purposes; paper can be ground up, chemically treated and made into blank paper again. Shirley Wilson, chairman of PC-SA's recycling committee, plans to involve housewives, schools and school students, teachers, service clubs, businesses and businessmen and as many other people as possible. Mrs. Wilson told the meeting she will soon need volunteers to man the group's office at 328 6th St. S., and telephone (328-3013); to arrange pickups of sorted garbage from city residents' homes; and for a number of other jobs including sale of special recycling kits. Households are being urged by the committee to start sorting their garbage into separate piles or plastic bags of cans (with both ends cut out they can easily be flattened) and other metals, bottles, paper and other material. CADET NEWS The Navy League Wrenette Corps No. 26 (Commander Jerome) will parade tonight at 6:45 aboard ship at 10th Ave. and 17th St. S. New recruits who wish to join the corps are welcome to attend the parade. Girls must be 13 to 18 years. THE BETTER TO BE SEEN - The new light bar on one of the Lethbridge police cars is designed to make the car more noticeable. The roof-mounted lights, siren and chrome bar represent a major savings of tax dollars. The old single-mount light in the middle of the roof meant a large hole had to be punched in the roof for mounting; the siren had to be mounted in the engine- well under the hood. The new light bar and siren simply clamp on the roof and may be easily transferred from car to car as new vehicles are purchased - no more holes need be drilled or punched - making the used police cruisers easier to sell and giving them a higher trade-in value. Tuesday, March 23, 1971 - THE UETHBRIDGI HERALD - 19 Chamber dinner tonight Claude Lemelin, economist and associate editor of the Montreal paper Le Devoir will address the 82nd Annual Dinner of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce in the El Rancho Convention Centre tonight at 7 o'clock. Mr. Lemelin is substituting for the originally - scheduled speaker Claude Ryan, editor of the paper, who was forced to cancel due to illness. Mr. Lemelin has worked with Quebec Premier Robert Bourassa on the Quebec Commission of Enquiry for Taxation and as an economic correspondent for the CBC French network. Wilf Bowns, chamber manager, said about 550 people are expected for the dinner, with representatives from Great Falls, Cutbank and Shelby, Montana, Calgary and most south Alberta Chambers. Tickets for the event are priced at $6.50 per person and are on sale at the chamber office. Arrangements can be mads to have the tickets picked up at the door by phoning the office at 327-1586. 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