Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 6, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Wednesday, November 0, LETHBRIDut HERALD 15 Minor hockey delegates draw sharp rebuke By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor FORT MACLEOD A seven man delegation from the Fort Macleod Minor Hockey Associati.on, protesting a proposed contract with the town for the operation of a concession stand Monday night was sharply rebuked for wasting council's time. Coun. John Viens said: "You have wasted 25 minutes of council's time but you could have taken it to the recreation board." And Coun. Phil Hodnett, chairman of council's recrea- tion committee, said the delegation had "circumvented the recreation board. They Council agrees to sell lots FORT MACLEOD (Staff) Town council Monday night agreed to sell Ken Luther two lots for a welding shop. Mr. Luther was permitted to move a mobile home to the site. Council decided it could not prevent a citizen from residing in an industrial area, although it can prevent an in- dustrial operation from being located in a residential area. Council heard a complaint from Frank Perkins that school buses parked on 23rd St. provide the only view he gets from his picture window. "I go along with said Coun. Ralph Webb It will be investigated. Dave Simpson will be asked what he intends to do with about eight acres of land he formerly intended to use for a riding academy. Coun. Ian Bennett's motion, approved, will instruct Mr. Simpson his option has expired and he has two weeks to reply. He obtain- ed the land two years ago. Council decided to pay for a new muffler for G. H. Jor- dan's vehicle, damaged on a town street at the fault of the town. Coun. Margaret Moses noted these matters should be turned over to the town's in- surance adjuster immediately after occurring. "It's poor public she said. "Let's get this to the in- surance company and get it Council has received tenders of and S3.500 for painting the police station. It was tabled for discussion later. Both were considered too high by councillors Coun. Webb, in charge of public works, says it's time the town stopped building sidewalks that don't line up. He said too often in the past the walks have been realigned so as not to spoil someone's lawn. At the same time, coun- cil decided to get work immediately after a surve; Procrastinating means th pegs get pulled up, sail superintendent John Bota. Ht said 22nd St. was surveyed three times. Mayor Charlie Edgar said officials at Ed- monton told him the town is wasting money in this regard. Waste paper containers will be provided on main street as soon as the town can obtain some. Coun. Webb said waste paper containers with the rounded tops and flapping doors are no longer being manufactured The town may manufacture its own. About six are needed for main street Hospital officials requested the parking lot on the west side of the hospital be levelled. They asked to be included in council's paving plans for 1975 Council ordered a crackdown on trucks parking on 4th and 7th avenues after Coun Webb said. "Why in the deuce are these big trucks allowed to park on the avenues." der the highway traffic act. Coun. Jim Coutts suggested three man committees supplant one man com- mittees to carry out the town business. It will be studied later. Council approved a motion designating Nov. 9 as Poppy Day Coun. John Viens' sugges- tion that a ditch be dug at the industrial airport to prevent vehicle trespassing was approved by council. It will be posted with signs. Reports lie, mayor says FORT MACLEOD (Staff) Public works superintendent John Bota told town council Monday night that rumors a five man crew was used to paint local fire hydrants are blatantly untrue. He said a three man crew did the job and was checked momen- tarily by the foreman and the superintendent. "That's what starts these said Mayor Charlie Edgar. are going over the heads of the recreation board. They are go- ing against the recommenda- tion of the recreation board, therefore I feel I must counter." The delegation protested a contract, not yet ratified, that would channel 10 per cent of the gross receipts of the arena concession stand to the town. The town was asked to reconsider its proposal, taking into account the equipment the minor hockey association has purchased, which, in effect, belongs to the town. Council was also advised the association's expenses last season totalled "What we are trying to show the Town of Fort Macleod is we have a lot of people doing a lot of work for said the delegation's spokesman. Minor hockey equipment costs were almost last season and it cost more than to send a girls hockey team to Calgary. The association made on the sale of pennants. The money was used to buy trophies for the winning team and the top players. "If we take over the concessions for Junior B and the Broncos, we don't want to stick it to them (the said the spokesman. "We are just about going to have to hire somebody to put in a lot of time. Not too many people like to spend 28 hours a week for nothing. We might have to pay somebody to manage the concession." Said Coun. Hodnett: "Minor hockey has been given a contract whereby they cannot lose by it and yet they are not satisfied. This goes entirely against the principle for concessions at the rink. This year will be the best year we will ever have and yet the minor hockey association says they cannot make money. The recreation board knows they can make money and will stand behind them." The delegation was advised to make a further presenta- tion at the recreation board meeting Wednesday night. South In short Chin pipelaying underway TABER (HNS) The "plowing in" of more than 250 miles of plastic pipe for the Chin Coulee Gas Co operative Associa- tion began Tuesday and will continue until mid December, weather permitting. Co op secretary treasurer George D. Leahy says the work s contracted out to Southern Ditching of Medicine Hat, and the Foremost area will be serviced first. Farm yard installation of gas piping in that area is already under way by Ferrel Plumbing and Heating of Bow Island. Rocky Mountain Trenching of Pincher Creek is installing farm service lines in the west portion of the Co op's franchise area. Each customer has the choice of doing his own yard service piping or hiring a contractor to do the work. To help finance the natural gas installation program, the Chin Coulee Gas Co op started charging interest on member's hen notes Nov. 1. Further financing has been received from the provincial government in the amount of 25 per cent of the total grant available to the Co op Restrictions slow land purchase CRANBROOK (Special) The East Kootenay Regional Hospital Board is not going to purchase property for Cranbrook Hospital without purpose or with restrictions. The directors have approved a resolution saying they will not purchase the 5'z acres being considered because of restric- tions the Cranbrook hospital board wanted on the property. If the hospital wants to purchase the property on its own. it has the opportunity. The issue of land purchase was raised when the EKRHB offered to purchase acres next to the Cranbrook hospital, which would be used for regional purposes, with part of it set aside for future expansion of the medical facility Purchase prirc was approximately EKRHB administrator Frank Bertoia told the board that at a recent meeting with the hospital board the hospital directors wanted a covenant placed on the property if the EKRHB made the purchase This would mean the land could only be used for ranbrook hospital purposes. The RCMP reported 40 peo- ple were charged with mtox- Sawlog harvest dcWII ication undrr liquor control ar' Ivn- v-, rHANBROOK (Special) Sevent> f-.v wen- detained ThP Kast West Kootenav in v.ir cells and released Ihc following day There were 36 offenders un- sraJr. compiled by the Service Nelson I STERN'S CUT-RATE FURNITURE 314 3rd St. S. Phone 327-3024 STILL SELLING FOR LESS District continued to drop in October Thr lotal scale was 27.011.- (176 nibir feet compared to 29.675.950 cubic feet for the previous October. The scale for the 10 months of 1974 now stands at 2fi5 cubic feet, compared to 205.257.665 cubic feet for the corresponding of 1973 Spruce at nearly eight million cubic feel continued Ihe leader, though down from 11 million comparatively Tlic Herald- District Unnamed offender threatened with unsightly premises bylaw WALTER KERBER photo POPLAR TREES IN LETHBRiDGE AND SOUTHERN ALBERTA HAVE TAKEN TO SPROUTING BUDS IN THE FACE OF UNSEASONABLY FINE WEATHER. FORT MACLEOD (Staff Council Monday night decided to throw the full weight of its "nuisances, untidy and un- sightly premises" bylaw on an alleged offender on 22nd St. here to see if the document does indeed have any weight. Council approved a motion by Coun. Phil Hodnett, seconded by Coun. Jim Coutts, that the town's solicitor, Ron Jacobson of Lethbridge, be asked to in- stitute a "test case." Said Coun. Hodnett: "I would still like to see that put right into Mr. Jacobson's hands and tested I am getting sick and tired of hav- ing the neighbors around there (22nd St.) complain." Coun. Ralph Webb, enquir- ing who the discussion was about, was told by Coun. Hodnett. "I hate to say it before the press. I can't, before the press, name names." Confused trees bud mistakenly Poplar trees in the Lethbridge district are bud- ding, thanks to a fall more springlike than wintery, but they should weather the com- ing cold despite their tender exposure, a city spokesman said. According to Bill Brown, city community services department, poplar trees have a habit of budding during un- seasonably warm periods. With winter not far away. Mr. Brown suggests gar- deners take precautions to help ensure plant survival dur- ing the cold weather. He said as a general prin- ciple, gardeners should ensure that plants have sufficient water applied to them in the fall to help over winter. Especially plants in grassed areas or near buildings will need more than normal amounts of moisture this fall to keep the land from drying out completely. With soil moisture at a reasonable Secretary treasurer Roy White said council could also use sections 239 and 241 of the municipal act. These say that a council may set standards for properties and see that these standards are main- tained; and council could abolish a business from aji area if it was considered un- desirable for that area. Coun. Hodnett said residents in the area "are willing to sign a petition and yet we are not willing to take a definite stand. We are sitting around the table here but yet we are not doing anything." He added that he would like Haga reeve for another county term VULCAN (Special) Ivan Haga was re elected reeve of the County of Vulcan council at its organizational meeting Donald McNiven was named deputy reeve. Committees were named as follows: School committee: Councillors McNiven, Carson McKay, Ed Robinson, Jim Ellis, Earl Helland and Mary Haga. Municipal committee Councillors Marshall Willard, Robert Umscheid, Ellis, Helland, Robinson and Steve Dixon. Agriculture committee: Councillors Frank Hubka, McKay, Dixon, Mary Haga and Robinson. Foothills Health Unit: Coun. McNiven. Vulcan Foothills Nursing Home: Reeve Haga and Coun. McNiven. Wyndham Park committee: Coun. Robinson. Ambulance committee: Reeve Haga and Coun. Haga. Marquis Foundation board: Reeve Haga and Coun. Umscheid. Oldman River Regional Planning Commission: Coun. Robinson. to see the town's bylaw tested because the municipal act sec- tions were loo broad and wouldn't stand up Said Mayor Charlie Edgar. "There is one across the tracks and he just laughs at vou Mobile site rental examined CLARESHOLM (HNS) Town council has named a committee to study the rental fee structure in the town mobile homes court here. There are 29 serviced lots ranging from 55 to 65 feet wide in the court at the north end of town The rent has been per month for the past five years. Coun. Don Johnston says the present return does not com- pare with the town's invest- ment in the project At the same time. Coun. Stanley Stoklosa says a proposed price of per front foot for the lots is not enough and would be unfair to other developers. Mayor E R. Patterson agreed, noting that "someone could buy all the lots if they wanted." In other business, the "pro- ject co ordinator" post, in- stigated last year by former mayor Len Bach, has been dis- continued, leaving Mayor Patterson as the ad- ministrative head here FOR SALE! 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