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The Michigan Daily-Friday, April 11, 1980-Page 9

A band entertains onlookers and
promotes the Collegiate Association
for the Research of Principles
(CARP) yesterday on the Diag.
Frequently interrupted by hecklers,
band members explained CARP
advocates the principles of the con-
troversial Rev. Moon.
Daily Photo by CYRENA CHANG

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council kills rezoning proposal,

blocks Hill crematoriu

By JOHN GOYER
Plans to build a cermatorium in a
cemetery near the Nichols Arboretum
were killed by City Council last night
ue to opposition from people who live
ar the Arb.
The Forest Hills Cemetery at Geddes
and Observatory Strests had asked
Council to change the city's zoning code
t. allow construciton of the
crematorium. But council voted
unanimously against any changes.
THE PROPOSED crematorium had
drawn criticism from. neighbors of the
cemetery who feared a crematorium
would emit an odor and who objected
tok the facility on aesthetic grounds.
In other action last night, city
council:
" heard that inflaton and a
greater-than-expected number of
retirements by city employees were
contributing to a shortfall in the pension
fund for city employees-a problem
that could mean a hike in property
taxes; and,
* resolved to apply for a grant from
the federal Department of Energy to
upport a study on whether the city
could find a user to a customer to buy
shredded trash for the city's landfill for
use as solid fuel

Council heard a presentation on the
city's pension fund from two trustees of
the fund and a consultant who said the
fund would experience a deficit of about
half a million dollars more than
expected. In addition to inflation and
increased retirements, the trustees and
a consultant attributed the shortfall to
overly liberal benefits to retirees in
their first years of retirement and too
meager payments as time progressed.
Revisions in" the investment strategy
for the fund were also a factor.
City Administrator Terry Sprinkel
cautiously suggested that a tax hike
might be the only solution to the pension
fund's problems. "I do not believe the

[m plans
current (city) budget proposal will
reflect picking up the additional
$500,000. Indeed, it may be necessary to
seek relief from this problem by
utilizing a more realistic millage (tax)
rate," he said.
If the energy study results in finding
a user for the shredded trash as fuel, it
could remove a major obstacle to
building and operating a trash shredder
at the city landfill. City voters last April
approved a $2.8 million bonding issue
for the shredder. The cost of energy
needed to operate the shredder and a
smaller-than-projected savings in land,
however, persuaded council to at lest
postpone the shredder project.

"FROM PAGE '9 STAGE"
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the UofM BLACK .STPENT UN/ON PRESENTS

Free Christian Science lecture
"The Direct Relationship
Between God and Man
GIVEN BY
Rose Adams Williams
APRIL 11-8:00 PM
ROOM 2235-ANGELL HALL
ALL WELCOME!
Sponsored by the Christian Science Organization at U of M

STOKELY
. CARMICIAE(,)
speaking on
THE STATE Of THE RACE:
THE GLOBAL STRUGGLE OF
BLACK PEOPLE
Sunday April 13. 1980 7:00PM
% ,ale Auditorium - School of Business AdministraWn,
Admission free

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