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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 30, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Claresliolm man waits... and waits., .and ivaits 'E just want to move into my house' By PAUL ANDERSEN Herald News Service CLAHESHOLM-Gordon Ron- nie of Claresholm, and his fam- ily, are waiting for their home to be completed so they can stop paying rent and start to get on their feet financially. A year ago last Oct. 23 Mr. Rennie was introduced to a builder from out of lown, John! house at a reasonable cost and Bell. They met in a local mo- tel. The builder told him how he could build Mr. Rennie a fine have it ready by the end of Dc- ccmher, 1971. Agreements were signed and Mr. Rennie paid all of his hard- earned savings, and then some, I matter and there was nothing j they could do. "I just want to move into my house and stop paying high rent and start paying off the mort- gage." There is now only a little plumbing to be done, some tile to be laid and the gas to be hooked up. The concrete floor has to be poured and carpet laid. Mr. Hennie estimated a week's work would finish it up but all work has stopped. Some other homes built to clinch the deal. After many patient monllis of wailing the house was only just slowly taking shape. When fall was drawing near and the house was still far from finished, Mr. Ronnie sought help from, firstly the town coun- cil. It told him town lawyers advised it was not in council's power to do anything to speed up construction. He then sought help from a radio talk show man, Bill Knights of Calgary. From there he was put in touch with MLAs Art Dixon and Leyton Buckwell and MP Jack Homer of Crow- foot. He even contacted the om- budsman, George MacLellan, and officials of the Central Mortgage and Housing Corpora- tion at Lethbridge and Ottawa. Even the RCMP was consulted but all sponse. gave a negative re- NO COMPLETION DATE Gordon Rennie of Clarei- holm is itill wailing for his new home after 13 months. There was no complelion wrilten into the contract agreement he ligned. -Foul Andersen Photo They all said it was a civil Pavement program to proceed NATAL (HNS) -District of Spar wood's consulting en- gineers, Underwood, McLcllan and Associates, indicated Mid- Valley Construction has been advised of conditional accept- ance of its bid for the pave- ment program at Spar-wood. A second report was that of deficiencies in the new wafer Thursday, November 38, 1972 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID 3 Play regions may combine COALDALE (HNS) Town council learned at its recent meeting the picture of how rec- reation will be administered In 1673 is not clear yet. County 28 council recently again gave strong rec- ommendations that it be under a one-board system after 31. A steering committee was formed to study and make, pro- posals to the county council on advantages and disadvantages of a one-board system. A proposed new agreement Is being drafted. The Town of Coaldale, County of Lethbridge and other munici- palities in the county region are required to give one mil] to- wards recreation board gels. Councillor William council representative on the southern regional r e c r e ation board, stated the steering com- mittee wishes to meet with each municipal council in the county area. Council here said It first wished to study the proposed agreement in a special session. Die same firm are also standing only partly finished after down- payments were made by hope- ful home-owners. One legal problem seems to be lhat there was no comple- tion date written into the con- tract agreement. The builder had financial dif- ficulties and this is given as the reason for the delay. In the meantime Mr. Rennie and his family feel frustrated and unhappy as every avenue they could think of to relieve by I the problem has proven futile. reservoir system which will have to be corrected before the job can be considered com- pleted and final payment made. The conditional nature of the acceptance of the Mid-Valley Construction bid on paving is that Ihe project cannot be un- dertaken until the ratepayers have approved the project. Menard must pay his bill NATAL (HNS) District of Sparwood council recently re- ceived a letter from Harvey Menard disputing a bill re- ceived for a fire brigade call in the summer of 1971. Mr. Menard had taken out a burning permit to burn some trash from land clearing. Be- cause of a high forest fire haz- ard the forest ranger withdrew all permits and instructed all holders of permits to extinguish their fires. Mr. Menard reduced Ws fire to smouldering and it was spot- ted by a fire spotter. The forestry department or- dered the fire truck and accord- ingly Mr. Menard was billed. Council decided at the meeting to stand behind the billing and to remind Mr. Menard of the reason for the lire call. Tipplers win privilege BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) The Alberta Liquor Control Board has granted privileges to the Royal Canadian Legions in Crowsnest Pass towns to open club rooms for normal service on Grey Cup day, Dec. 3, from a.m. to 4 p.m. Members and invited guests will have this privilege. OK furnaces for Natal rink NATAL (HNS) District of Sparwood council has approved repairs to the Natal Curling Rink at and provision of two new furnaces at Council received a report a pump and equipment for the well at the skating rink has been stolen. The cost of replace- ment Is estimated between 000 and When the rink has to go on to Us own water system that amount of money will have to come out of the recreation bud get for the district. Two progress reports were presented to council concerning the Sparwood recreation com- plex. Construction of the com- plex is again on schedule. The Community Hall could be avail able for use in mid-December and the skating arena by mid- January. Sparwood fire 'truck comimg NATAL (HNS) District of Sparwood council heard Aid. Jo- seph Altomare report recently the new fire truck has been or- dered and it will be delivered before the end of the month. Council authorized the fire committee to inspect and ac- cept the fire truck and to make the first payment of which is due when the truck ar- rives. The second half of the pay- ment will nol be due until Jan- uary. Council decided to contract with EC. Hydro to have all the street lights in Sparwood re- paired in time for Christmas. More district ou page 11 Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS CIRCULATION JOB PRINTING VernJn Decoux, Resident Rep., Blolrmoro Phone 562-2149 COUNTRY NEWS These Are The Lethbridge Herald Correspondents in Your Area GRANUM MRS. ED. CESAR .................General Delivery CRASSY LAKE MRS. MARY TURNBULl Oin.ral D.llv.ry PICTURE BUTTE S. P. JOHNSON Gen. D.I. RAYMOND MRS. DELIA WOOLr Del. TURIN Mn. Paulin Juhar................Phone 738.4394 Contact these people fa- your District Ntwi or Classified Advertising It's this time of Ihe year again when w< must reduce our inventories oF new and used cars for year-end purposes. We've marked them down to move them out. It's our year-end write off sale. Pick quick and get your share of the savings. Dark green metallic in color, 2000 cc engine, 4 speed, ww tires, Blk healer SPECIAL NOW! SAVE HUNDREDS 400 2V analne, auto tram., P.S., P.B., factory air cond., radio rear ipeaken, radial tires, vinyl roof. Gingerglow metallic paint. 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