Altoona Mirror, October 5, 2000, Page 7

Publication: Altoona Mirror October 5, 2000

Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - October 5, 2000, Altoona, Pennsylvania Thursday, October 5,2000 LOCAL Altoona Mirror Page A7 HASTINGS Grease being found in sewer lines HASTINGS-Borough Council members discussed various problems that have occurred within the borough recently because of an abundance of grease that is being found in the sewer lines. While many local restaurants, bars and other establishments within the borough already had been notified of the problem, several other potential sources of the grease problem were identified at the council’s most recent meeting and were to have been informed of the situation after its conclusion. Hnatkovich and council members are asking local business establishments and borough residents to be aware of the problem and dispose of their grease in another manner, such as letting it cool and placing it in a glass, plastic or metal container that can be discarded with their trash. An updated clause in the ordinance could be a future occurrence, Hnatkovich said. Kibler family makes donation HASTINGS-Borough council members recently announced a donation in the amount of $3,155 from the Kibler family toward the restrooms that are being constructed at the local park. The Kibler family traditionally has held their family reunion at the park for many years and made the contribution as a gesture of gratitude. Contributions are being accepted on an ongoing basis toward funding improvements at the park and pool, Borough secretary Christine Hnatkovich said. More information may be obtained by calling or stopping by the borough office. Compiled by Audrey Brothers-Hon tor Council authorizes storm water study By Beth N. Gray For the Mirror BEDFORD — Borough Council will undertake a $9,700 storm water study for lower Juliana Heights, Echo Vale and nearby neighborhoods after complaints from homeowners about wet basements and flooded yards during downpours. A similar study was done in 1985 but nothing came from that review. Since then, residential development and the amount of impervious surface have grown, which could be part of the reason for increased runoff problems. Stiftler, McGraw & Associates, Hollidaysburg, will do the new study. Residents who complained to the council in August, then reiterated their request for relief last month, blamed a lack of oversight of building plans by borough officials and overbuilding on steep terrain in adjacent Bedford Township for the problems. Councilman Robert Smith urged that the township be asked to help pay for the borough study. But Councilman Greg Pyle said that until the study is done, no one knows if the township is creating the runoff inundations. Township supervisors last month directed their consultant, CET Engineering Services of Huntingdon, to look into storm water runoff complaints from residents in the neighborhoods adjoining the borough.' Both borough and township officials said that increased runoff complaints this year can be pegged partly to wetter-than-usual spring and summer seasons. Engineers will meet with affected residents to ascertain particular problems and look at the possibility of building storm water detention facilities and other options for moving runoff away from private properties. Borough Manager John Montgomery said the study will provide greater detail than the 1985 review. The borough will pay for the project from an unallocated reserve of funds. Residents will receive education on recycling By Kevin OTT Staff Writer HUNTINGDON — A lot of people throughout Huntingdon County still are throwing soda cans in the garbage and dumping diapers in recycling bins. Ifs become a big problem since the county began its recycling program a decade ago. and recycling coordinator Lou Ann Shontz hopes that increasing education will be the answer. “There’s a good many doing it,” she said. “We have a few troubled sites.” Shontz will use a big part of a yearly state Department of Environmental Protection recycling grant to teach people about the finer points of separating their garbage. She’s requesting $21,000 from the DEP, which offers recycling education grants to counties each year. The county recycling program itself will provide a IO percent match. Last year’s grant brought $15,000 to the county recycling program. Recycling bins throughout the county have become a mess by peo ple who toss regular trash, including dirty diapers, into the compartments marked for aluminum, glass and paper. In other bins, such as the ones in Onieda Township, the piles get so high that people are forced to leave bags of legitimate recyclables sitting on the ground nearby. Others leave bags of trash sitting on the ground. To combat the situation, Shontz will use the $21,000 to increase awareness of the rules. The bulk of the money will be spent to produce television spots on local cable and buy advertising space in newspapers. She’ll spend $700 on coloring books that outline what can and can’t be recycled to be passed out to kids during the county fair in August. Shontz also will purchase a laptop computer with a projector to make presentations at local schools. The county recycling office will hold two special events: a plastic and magazine dropoff Oct. 28 at Ames Plaza and a household hazardous waste recycling day Oct. 14. Kevin Ottcan be reached at 94& 7457. Station    MallAltoona 806 Church Street, Hollidaysburg 111 W 13th Street, Tyrone Rt. 220 & Orchard Ave, Altoona Have ymchanged electricmppliers yet? 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  • Christine Hnatkovich
  • Greg Pyle
  • John Montgomery
  • Kevin Ott
  • Kevin Ottcan
  • Lou Ann Shontz
  • Robert Smith

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Publication: Altoona Mirror

Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania

Issue Date: October 5, 2000

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