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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 16, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Warner County gives for ambulance New bridge over VID canal A United Irrigation District crew hammers a piling for a new bridge over its main three miles south of Hillspring. The district constructed its headworks in 1922 and serves Hartley and Glenwood farmers. Magrath residents unwilling to part with vacant lots MAGRATH Most applications for reduced tax assessments were refused at the recent court of Magrath town council reports. Several applications were made following the recent increase in land tax notices ju.st put out. Most were refused as council policy is to iitilixe vacant lots. There are daily requests at. the town office for building but many residents are unwilling to sell lots they are not using. This prompted the increase in land assessments to encourage development of lots. Two representatives of the Oldniau River Regional Planning Bill Mclntyre and Jay with council to discuss Distriet I calendar Boat races from the Milk River bridge to Gold Springs Park will start at 12 noon Sunday. May to be followed by slow pitch at. the park at 1 p.m. and a fishing derby The Warner Women's Institute will collect clothing at. Jack Carr's Garage May 30 and spectacles arc needed The Warner Baseball Association will benefit from a bake sale scheduled to be held at 2 p.m. June in the New Horizons Senior Citizens' Drop In Centre at Warner. subdivision of blocks in town. Mr. Simons recommended development of the centre of large blocks in the town area rather than developing agricultural land on the outskirts. Block 50 has a cul de sac developed already with three new houses arid applications in for three more. The town hopes -to develop other blocks for more housing. The town consulted with the commission on the possibility of developing Blocks 69 and 70 for the next subdivision if the ratepayers on both blocks are interested in selling to the town. There is a performance clause requiring houses to be built within a year on all lots sold by the town in each subdivision. Councillor John Moors reported the cemetery committee is working for improvements there. Lawrence Ehlert has drawn up plans for an irrigation system the committee hopes to have in operation this summer. Garth representing the agricultural gave a report on the new fairgrounds east of the golf course. The rodeo club has been working on the track and chutes. The Mclntyre Ranching Co. has purchased one gate for the chutes and others will be purchased through advertising of the gates. Council suggested a hookup on the power line from the golf course to the fairgrounds and that trees be planted along the north side of the fair grounds to beautify the approach to the golf course. Mr. Veale was commended for his effort in going ahead with his project to be ready for Magrath's birthday celebrations in July. He was advised to hold the concessions for district clubs and organizations. Garbage collection was discussed and a motion passed to refuse an applicant from Raymond and keep the system with a Magrath citizen in charge of collection. He will be encouraged to expand his business by advertising and making residents aware of his service. W. A. Brown commended council for the excellent condition of the the best he has seen in 50 years. The usual spring breakups have been repaired and no roads are in bad condition now. In other an application to lower the pool hall age to 14 was refused. The current hv law 16. WARNER The Milk River Volunteer Fire Department moved one step closer to driving a ambulance Tuesday when the Warner County council agreed to pay 53 per cent of the purchase price. Bert Ainscough of Milk vice chairman of the Border Counties General Hospital sold the county council on the need for a new ambulance. The hospital district extends into the north of the county as far as McNab. Coutts and Milk River have agreed to the said Mr. and now he will meet with the Village of Warner and County of Forty Mile councils. He explained that the County of Forty Mile has joint ambulances at Foremost and Bow Island- is also County can't spare gravel WARNER The County of Warner council Tuesday decided it does not have any gravel to spare to the Lethbridge County 26 from its Owen gravel pit It doesn't help us if we run out in a couple of said Coun. Ed Pittman of Milk River. The Lethbridge County approached the district highways engineer and then the request was referred to the Warner County. Coun. Elda Mueller of Wrentham said the Warner County will have to regravel seven or eight miles of road after the highways department const- ruction crew finishes hauling over its route north of east and then south on Highway 3d. The department is putting another layer of oil and gravel on Highway from Tabor to Warner. It was oil treated last year. The Lethbridge County is short of gravel for its own road program this it is experiencing legal problems over its pit on an island in Hie Oldman River Culvert bid rejected WARNER A Lethbridge firm's bid to install a 52 foot culvert for a was rejected by the Warner County council Tuesday. The bid was for punching a hole under a road for the 24 inch culvert. But council didn't like the idea of making a 30 inch hole for a 24 inch culvert. The firm's plan was to seal off both ends. served at the southwest end by the Milk River unit. Coun.-Jim Blackmer of Coutts moved support for the purchase of a new ambulance. Reeve J. H. Otto advised council to buy the ambulance unit rather than a panel truck that would cost an estimated The each with a tire phone for emergency now man a 1965 Pontiac station wagon for ambulance calls. A nurse travels with the unit and the hospital picks up the cost for all surgical dressings. Mr. Ainscough said the unit made 10 calls at 14 at 11 at Milk River and 23 transfers from Milk River to Calgary or Edmonton hospitals from to April 1974. Ratepayers in the hospital District district are charged for a pickup and 35 cents a others are charged 50 cents a mile. Mr. Ainscough said Lethbridge charges a mile. He said the unit serves the area south of sometimes travelling 120 miles on a round trip. is quite a trip but when the doctor says you you don't ask for money before you Said Coun. Ed Pittman of Milk you save a person's then it's pretty hard to talk about it in dollars and He little ambulance you have now does a pretty good In his Mr. Ainscough said doctors advise more head room is needed for heart attack patients who sometimes must sit up for the trip. He said there is only room in the unit now in use for a doctor and nurse. Mothers who want to ride with injured children are turned down. Mr. Ainscough said some people1 you have Raymond will want He said. have had one for 10 years and Raymond never had one.'' Said Coun. seems like we should go along with it and get an efficient piece of Coun. Larry Atkins would be better to skimp on something Coun. Leif Trockstad of New Dayton said he has had difficulty obtaining an ambulance for highway accident victims in the New Dayton area. He supported purchase of a new unit. sections in County of Warner'1 Hutterite deals watched WARNER The Warner County Tuesday indicated continued interest in current Hutterite land acquisitions when minutes of a recent special meeting revealed two councillors had been delegated to attend a protest meeting at Carmangay about one month ago. It was noted Hutterite land holdings have increased by llVa sections in the Warner county no since the repeal of the communal properties act in the spring of 1973. One councillor told The Herald the Hutterites are not consulting with the advisory committee on land acquisitions prior to obtaining No county float in park parade WARNER The Warner County council Tuesday decided not to enter a float in the 9th annual Writing On Stone parade scheduled to be held at 11 a.m. June 1. The Lucky Strike Community Club is in charge is WARNER The County of Warner has received notice it will get its municipal assistance and municipal incentive grant in the amount of secretary treasurer Ken Duncan informed council this week. The provincial municipal affairs department will pay the grant in two the first on Friday and the second one month later. will just about lake care of inflation said Reeve .1. H. Otto.' ''I would have to doubt said Coun. Ed Pittman of Milk River. Appointments WARNER Chester Greeno of Wrentham and Hovey Reese of Milk River have accepted appointments to the County of Warner development appeal board but the council has received no word from appointee Robert Fraser of Ravmond. of the parade under the chairmanship of Diane Hosek. is a motion on the book last year that did away with the entry because it involved too much said a councillor. thank them for that said Reeve J. H. Otto. Judging for the parade will start at 10 a.m. The rodeo will begin at 2 p.m. June 2. Entries for the rodeo close at p.m. May 30. Writing On Stone Provincial Park is about 80 miles southeast of about miles east of Milk River. the land. He said the in his are acquiring land now because they fear controls will be replaced. The minutes of the special read noted Coun. Jim Blackmer of Coutts and Coun. Don Christensen of Stirling attended the Carmangay meeting. Coun. Blackmer said their attendance was evidence of the Warner county's concern about Hutterite land acquisition. sounds like the people in the area there are quite said Coun. Blackmer. think they have reason to At the first of the Coun. Christensen submitted a map of the Warner county to the special advisory committee. The map showed the location of land holdings of Severn Hutterite colonies in the Warner county and parts of three other Hutterian groups' holdings. Coun. Christensen said half of a county subdivision is owned by Hutterites. Reeve J. H. Otto noted MLA Ray Speaker has asked for a meeting of interested groups and Municipal Affairs Minister David Russell. It could be held the first or second week in June at Edmonton. Gas co-op decision withheld WARNER The proposed boundary of the Chin Coulee Gas Co operative was not approved Tuesday by the Warner County council because a councillor says it conflicts with the franchise area of the Triple W Gas Co operative. Coun. Elda Mueller of Wrentham asked that the request for boundary approval from the Chin co -op be tabled until she has time to consult with Triple W manager Roy Nelson of Wrentham. Until 1 talk to Roy 1 don't think we dare approve said Coun. Mueller. She said the Triple W Co op signed some of these people un in our original deal and they carne in and signed them up saying this was the only way they could get The Chin co op proposed boundary extends into the Warner Countv. 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