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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta WodnwJay, September i He LbTHBRlDGE The Herald---------------------------> BILL GROENEN photo Miners' retreat An aging cabin in Kootenay country of south- eastern B.C. is a home away from home for Joe Rollheiser and Bob Williams at their mining lease on Perry Creek. MD council threatens to plug tax loophole Get permit first, council insists CARDSTON (Staff) The Cardston Municipal District council Monday decided to hear municipal jurisdiction resolutions to close tax loophole on certain agricultural operators in the Foothills Little Bow Municipal Association conven- tion. It is slated for p.m. Oct. 7 at Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant at Lethbridge. Council discussed two resolutions tentatively Mon- day but was unable to come up with the precise ording. The general consensus is to find a way to tax farm operators who claim not to be farm operators. And to close various other loopholes. Secretary treasurer Roy Legge posed this academic question: "Say he has got all his land in the MD of Rockyview and two acres and a beautiful house here. He pays his taxes to the MD ol Rockyview and he comes to you to build him a road to his house." The councillors scratched their heads on that one. Then Coun. David Wilde of Welling said tax the hypothetical case on the land because somebody else might have all his land in the Cardston MD and his home in the MD of Rockyview. "The only problem I can see with this is defining what a legitimate fanner said Coun. Wilde. Coun. Keith Olsen of Gienwood said, "Without the school tax, this takes on a whole new light." He added that taxes on buildings would have the tendency to discourage building and beautification. "We are in agreement on one said Coun. Olsen. At present things aren't fair that there are too many peo- ple using it as a dodge." There was little discussion on the provincial planning act but Jhs Cardston MD council is on record of being opposed to having ux> much planning power in the hands of civil ser- vants instead of elected representatives. Nominations will be received by the Reluming Officer Wed., Sept from 10 a.m. to 12 noon tor the ejec- tion for three School Trustees for Stirling 3.O. at the office of Stirling School, ateo app'ications will be received by the Board of Stirling School for the office of Sec. Treas. of Stirling; S.O. Duties to commence March 1st. 1975. Mrs. tf yrtte Christonson RETURNING OFFICER CARDSTON (Staff) Alberta Government Telephones and Canadian Western Natural Gas com- panies will receive requests from the Cardston Municipal District to arrange for development permits before projects are commenced, not afterwards. The MD council Monday decided to send out bills for road damages alleged to have been caused by the utility companies. Problems have arisen in the Del Bonita, Spring Coulee and Beazer road areas, said three councillors. "Okay, what do you fellows want me to asked secretary treasurer R. W. Legge. "I believe they should be billed." said Coun. Ken Beswick of Spring Coulee. He said about two weeks ago the "natural gas people decided they were going to put in natural gas to a new house at Spring Coulee. "They dug across that oiled road with a backhce." said Coun. Beswick. "I: is a mess." He said he had iried to hurry the utility crew to get the work done before the MD oiling crew came on the scene but was un- successful in bis efforts. "I am cross about that." he "That wi33 r.c-ver be tii Vs.n'1 got com- ..J..J :ti tije contractor out M ;n> area last summer." foan. Xeitti of lijtnivood. Coun. Bob Arnold of Del Sonita said: "We are passing permits, the work has already been done. They have got to gel permits first." "If we are going to patch it up." said Coun. David Wilde of '.Veiling, Jiire a ri.-m jR Lelhi-ridgt io fix it tp theirs auily com- pany) the bill. Maybe the next time they would be a little iiiuic concerned." Conn. Norman Henderson of Mountain View said the same problem has occurred on the Beazer road. "We don't even have time to do our own work." said Coun. Olsen. "We have got to go back out there and patch. Let's make them do it... they should fix it." Coun. Arnold spurred the discussion by stating AGT put a ditch through an MD oiled road at Del Bonita. Burns and Rulon Harker of Magrath (Norton Farms) were given permission to in- stall an irrigation pipe near Highway 5 in the Magrath area. An unlicensed dam south of Spring Coulee must go. coun- cillors agreed, because it is causing a hardship to a farmer below the dam site. He wants it moved immediately because the creek is dry. Council concurred. Secretary treasurer Roy Legge said it also poses the problem of flooding an MD road allowance next spring. A dugout, prepared under the direction of the ?FHA (Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Act) for the Welling Water Users Association, has been turned over to the MD bv the PFRA. The MD council Mon- day decided to turn it over to the water users because Mr. Legge sax! "ft cou3d be a wh; jr livestock n; -u" Ytiide i'_ ;h th. Y.ellng group. Council caused a tola! of in the MD to dale this year, including and in two separate fires at the Rockpori Halterite colony south of Magrath There is no progress on the proposed seed cleaning piani. council iearnec. aittjough it has been established the proposed sue at Spring Coulee is owned by the MD. "The seed cleaning plant is really said Mr. Legge. South in Short Fire termed accidental SPARWOOD (HNS) A fire that took the life of a 10-year- old Elkford youth June 29 was termed accidental Monday by a coroner's jury investigating the boy's death. Elkford Fire Marshall Bill Bowan, said the fire that took the life of Mark Anthony Morrell, stepson of Donald Dunkley of Elkford. started in the master bedroom of Mr. Dunkley's trailer. The cause was undetermined. J. S. Sun. a pathologist from Cranbrook. said the boy died from asphyxiation, shock and burns about 3 a.m. Coroner was Ernesto Luzod from Sparwood. Cranbrook permits lagging CRANBROOK. B.C. (HNS) For the first lime in several years, city building permit values are lagging behind the com- parative tallies for the same period in the previous year. In September, the inspector issued 24 permits for an es- timated value of This included nine housing unit starts and brought the tally for 1974 so far to an estimated compared with for the same period last year. Number of 1974 permits issued was 182. compared to 243 for the previous eight months. Largest permit issued last monir. was for a new warehouse in the Industrial Park for Ackland Limited automobile equipment, now located in the city's business area. Taber airport made safer TABEH HNS) Runway identification painting has made labor's municipal airport more easily located by the air traveller. Town crews have completed painting the dash centre line, threshold striping, and direction numbers at runway ends. Power has been provided at the airport, and progress on a service building is expected shortly Nominations due I> CARDSTON 4 Staff) Nomiiwu; mayor and six coun- cilors lo serve on tlie Disinrl council and hospital board members must be received by the returning before noon Sept. 18 for Hhe Oct. 16 municipal election. Candidates must be residents of Alberta for 12 months and residents of the municipality for six months The elector must be a resident for months. Discussing whether hospital shcoaJd be elected or appointed, the MD cwnri] ihcrc is no reason why tihey can't go out and get Ihc nominalaon paper signed, each of J want lo Slav 3 5 :r. View. Del Kiilspring. Spring Coulee, Wooiforc, Magrath and Welling. Coon. SneJton Ririe of Magrath quipped that poi'nng stations should be set op at all the Hutterite colonies because "they have threatened to vote if I decide to run again." District Cable stringing was tough task FRANK (CNP Bureau) Stringing feet of power cable up an almost perpendicular rock mountainside is no easy task as 25 volunteers found out Saturday morning when they volunteered their services to help the town of Coleman. Mayor Holyk commented "the heavy fog that cut visibility to less than 15 feet was a blessing because if we could have seen the job that lay up the mountain ahead of us I think we would have The men, directed by local electricians, carried the heavy reels of power line up the mountainside and strung the cable in the trees from the power station at the base of the mountain to the point where a Satellite rebroadcast station for the entire Crowsnest Pass is being erected by the town of Coleman. Now that the power has been brought to the site services of a helicopter have been arranged for Friday, and the tower, tran- smitter, building to house the unit and other material will be airlifted to the site. Cement in buckets will also be airlifted so that the building and tower can be anchored on the side of the mountain. When the job is completed all residents in the Crowsnest Pass area will receive a good CFCN-TV signal. Many in the dis- trict are unable to get the Calgary Station. Water said strong in Warner County By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald Staff Writer WARNER (Staff) "You can't even smell it because it will knock you New Dayton Hotel manager Walter Oakley said Tuesday in a dis- cussion about the water he would use to wash his beer glasses, if he sold any beer. Interviewed after the Warner County council's regular meeting that morning, at which it decided Mr. Oakley must continue to pay a month to the county for water, the hotel manager said, "it isn't even fit for laundry if you leave it in the tub it will turn brown in about five minutes." The water isn't being used to clean beer glasses now because of the strike-imposed drought. When he paid a water bill, he sent a letter to the county council saying, "I am sure no place in Alberta would be charged for unuseable water." He said the new water rate "is very exorbitant since we cannot use this water except for restrooms." The hotel manager says he has to pay at least another a month to have drinking water trucked to the hotel. It comes from Warner or Raymond. Looking at his beer glass washer, he said, "We have to buy expensive additives to keep the sink clean for washing glasses. This is an up- to-date glass washer." Mr. Oakley says the residents of this hamlet should get together and pipe clean water in from an irriga- tion ditch. Instead of filling the water tank with water from the well below, hamlet residents should use the facility properly, he says. "I don't see why they can't get good water. I don't see why they are pumping that junk in." At the county council meeting that morning, Coun. Leif Trockstad of New Dayton said, "I expect that certainly is poor water." Said Coun. Ed Pittman of Milk River: "I don't think it is any more offensive than what they use in the school." Later, Mr. Oakley said the school was hooked up to the water tower and the offensive well water but the school is now closed. Said Coun. Don Christensen of Stirling: "Maybe we should consider a reservoir and pump it in from the ditch (and get) good water for the whole town." Coun. Jim Blackmer of Coutts said, "This would be something for the town people to look at." At the same time, council decided to write Mr. Oakley, explaining the charge is justified. "I don't think it is un- reasonable at all." said Coun. Pittman. He said the problem won't be solved until residents of these villages and hamlets can go to the tap and turn on the water. "Sure you can go to the lake and get a tank of water, but who wants to do that the day before he asked. "I know all about said Coun. Elda Mueller of Wrentham. "We hauled our first water in barrels." Coun. Pittman suggested secretary treasurer Ken Duncan write to Mr. Oakley "and tell him that until further improvements are made, we have to stay with the present arrangements." Coun. Mueller said. 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