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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - October 5, 2000, Altoona, Pennsylvania Thursday, October LOCAL Altoona Mirror Page AT BOROUGH Grease being found in sewer lines HASTINGS Borough Council members discussed various problems that have occurred within the borough recently because of an abun- dance of grease that is being found in the sewer lines. While many local restau- rants, bars and other estab- lishments 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 man- ner, such as letting it copl 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 from the Kibler family toward the restrooms that are being con- structed at the local park. The Kibler family tradition- ally has held their family reunion at the park for many years and made the contribu- tion as a gesture of gratitude. Contributions are being accepted on an ongoing basis toward funding improvements at the park and pool, Borough secretary Christine Hnat- kovich said. More information may be obtained by calling or stopping by the borough office. Compiled by Audrey Brothers- Konior Council authorizes storm water study BY BETH N. GRAY For the Mirror BEDFORD Borough Council will undertake a storm water study for lower Juliana Heights, Echo Vale and nearby neighbor- hoods after complaints from home- owners 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 sur- face have grown, which could be part of the reason for increased run- off problems. Stiffler, 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 build- ing 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 com- plaints from residents in the neigh- borhoods adjoining the borough.' Both borough and township offi- cials said that increased runoff com- plaints this year can be pegged part- ly to wetter-than-usual spring and summer seasons. Engineers will meet with affected residents to ascertain particular prob- lems and look at the possibility of building storm water detention facili- ties and other options for moving runoff away from private properties. Borough Manager John Mont- gomery said the study will provide greater detail than the 1985 review. The borough will pay for the pro- ject from an unallocated reserve of funds. Residents will receive education on recycling BY KEVIN OTT StaffWriter HUNTINGDON A lot of people throughout Huntingdon County still are throwing soda cans in the garbage and dumping diapers in recycling bins. It's become a big problem since the county began its recycling program a decade ago, and recycling coordi- nator Lou Ann Shontz hopes that increasing education will be the answer. "There's a good many doing she said. "We have a few troubled sites." Shontz will use a big part of a year- ly state Department of Environmen- tal Protection recycling grant to teach people about the finer points of separating their garbage. She's requesting from the DEP, which offers recycling educa- tion grants to counties each year. The county recycling program itself will provide a 10 percent match. Last year's grant brought 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 to increase aware- ness of the rules. The bulk of the money will be spent to produce tele- vision spots on local cable and buy advertising space in newspapers. She'll spend on coloring books that outline what can and can't be recycled to be passed out to kids dur- ing 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 Ottambe reached at 946-7457. If you haven't changed electric suppliers yet, you're missing out on the chance to save money, try new services 01 show your support for the environment. The Pennsylvania Electric Choice Program gives you the choice. Electric generation suppliers are competing for your business: You r' can choose the supplier that best meets your needs. And GPU Energy wants to help you choose. 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