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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - October 25, 2013, Bedford, Pennsylvania Township officials criticize development review fees by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette associate editor Breezewood a Bedford county officials will take a second look at a schedule of review fees the county was planning on charging for subdivision and land development plan reviews. Township officials reacted to the the fees that would be tacked onto developments and subdivisions with a Strong backlash monday during the Bedford county township officials associations convention in Breezewood. Bedford county planning director Don Schwartz whose department would conduct county reviews heard a harsh reaction from the county a township officials officials criticized the fees As simply a Way for the planning commission to generate More Money for More staff. They told Schwartz that township officials and not the county would Bear the Brunt of those who would have to pay the new fees As of Jan. I 2014. After the discussion commissioners chairman Kirt Morris said the fees would have to be a a researched before implementation. Schwartz said there Are about 15 townships that have ordinances which require that subdivision and land development plans go to the county for review. The director said the fee would help the county to support a part time administrator. South Woodbury township supervisor Mike Shaffer and his counterpart in Londonderry Stan Corley both said the planning staff already is paid through county taxes. A your salary and everyone that will be reviewing already Are receiving a county wage. Why is there a fee associated with it a Shaffer asked Schwartz. Bryon Mearkle supervisor in Monroe township said the fee Hasni to been charged for 40 years since his township began reviewing developments. A Why Are we starting now a Mearkle asked. A you Guys Arentt Gonna get the complaints for this we Melissa Singleton Secretary treasurer in Mann township wonders whether this added review will delay projects. Schwartz said the review period of 30 Days will go along with the townships own review. The planning office will review plans and give recommendations if appropriate hut will not give approval. And he acknowledge there is no penalty if a township does no to turn Over plans for review. The fees for subdivisions Range from $75 for a preliminary plan final plan. The review schedule ranges from a preliminary plan for one to two lots is $75 and $50 for the final plan review to Bachel Kasubski of Summit quest leads a Warmup for walkers before saturdays making strides. Kaszupski paired up with the curves fitness Center in Bedford to Lead the Zuni a session. Hundreds against cancer. A continued from Page i team Quot Williams said at Omni Bedford Springs for the finish line. She greeted team members from the Walmart sluggers As they completed the walk minutes later a the support is great. That a what gets you Williams said Nicole Abbott of Everett co chairwoman with Erlichman is an 11-year cancer survivor. She rallied the walkers and with her husband Patrick led the procession that started at Bedford Middle school and went through Bedford and Down route 220 toward the hotel. Abbott said her 22-year-old daughter now a senior at Penn state is studying to be a biochemist a hopefully i was an influence on her a said Abbott who was Leader for the team Pink ice increasing cancer education. She and other survivors wore Pink sashes to let others know they heat breast cancer. A the survivors that a Why we re doing this a Abbott said. While the final total Wasny to yet available Erlichman said the walk raised $10,000 More by last thursday than they had at the same Point in 2012 with less entrants. She expected that 2013 walk to meet or exceed the number of walkers last year which was about 780 by the time saturday s walk stepped off. A Light rain fell for a Short period of time but walkers were relatively dry at the end of the walk. Bedford Middle school bus Drivers provided rides from the Springs Back to the school. Bedford Sunrise rotary served As walk marshals providing traffic monitoring along the route and minding the Orange Cones. Donations can be submitted to Bedford county a making strides until dec. 31. To submit a donation Contact 695-9232 or Send Check or Money order to american cancer society attn making strides against breast cancer of Bedford 1004 n. Juniata st., Hollidaysburg a. 16648. Judge denies Walter retrial a continued from Page i do not think they were unavailable a Livengood said. According to seelye the school records were not available at that time because they were being kept in a different building than Walters High school and nobody knew it at the time. Therefore when Hickey requested Walters school records these did not come with the files. Seelye was hoping to be granted a retrial to have Walters sentence lowered and still has plans to seek a retrial by appealing. Higgins said he was satisfied with the result of the hearing and not surprised by it. A a Walter has nothing better to do than to try to find a Way out of jail a Higgins said a but the Bottom line is he killed a woman and deserves to be there. He also said Walter has never taken responsibility for what he did. A was Long As in a a i will do everything i can to make sure he Dies behind bars a a Higgins said. Seelye said his team plans to go Forward with this evidence by filing a notice of Appeal to the Superior court of Pennsylvania in the next 30 Days. Bedford outlines new test. A continued from Page i score a Turkovich said. Howe it a when looking below the Overall score she added that we found tremendous growth n the below Basic scores hat is individual students Vith lower scores were improving. The Middle school students grades 6-8 turned in what Ruhlman called a a very solid performance. Windows said he was pleased a since his school in the past has found itself a on report for not making Asp a a but we re looking to push toward 90 percent proficient and advanced because to not change anything will mean Well stay in the same All three principals noted that Reading writing and vocabulary proficiency appeared to be keys to doing Well on the keystones so they were placing emphasis on those areas in All courses in their improvement a person was Hurt in a vehicle wreck thurs in Snake Spring town i. Chevrolet driven by Lier Snyder of Clearville de from Foreman Road route 30 into the path of Mercury Oran Marquis ated by Barry Logsdon it 10 40 ., state police irked. Logsdon was West id on the Road at the time Ier suffered minor injury police said. An Alum Bank woman was arrested for driving under the influence in Bedford township. State police said Erin mus Selman 25, was stopped for traffic violations along business 220 on oct. 19 at 3 15 . And found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. Nobody was injured $200 plus $10 per lot for preliminary plans of More than to lots and for the final plan $100 plus $5 per lot. Land development fees Range from $80 plus $10 per unit per domicile for residential. Nonresidential is based on acreage and ranges from $150 for the base fee and $7 per 1,000 Square feet for up to five acres to the top end of $300 for the base fee and $7 per 1,000 feet for anything Over 25 acres. A state department of environmental Protection sewage planning module review will be $70 plus $30 per equivalent dwelling unit Edu for two models and $70 plus $35 per Edu for three modules. The fee schedule also comes with an application. Morris who was in attendance along with fellow commissioners Paul Crooks and Steve Howsare said there Are valid reasons for the review and review fees. Developments and sub Divi also at the meeting Board members were presented with plaques for years of service. The Board approved creation of a new position that of Bedford High school indoor guard coach and the appointments of several coaches including Steve Wise Junior High boys basketball Pete Bordi Junior High boys basketball assistant Blaine Shuke Junior High girls basketball coach and Rene Lingenfelter girls Junior High basketball assistant. Sions in townships that require a county review legally must be reviewed he argued. A if there a a problem the county could be liable As Well As the township a Morris said. Snake Spring township for example has no requirement that the county review subdivision and land development. But Southampton township does. South Woodbury township Secretary treasurer Genevieve Zebroski said perhaps those municipalities subject to the fees could just rescind their ordinances. Save Sanko the Pennsylvania state association of township supervisors said the county is within its rights to attach a fee. A at a time of trying to lower the Burden on taxpayers people Are hearing More creative ways to raise funds he said. Morris said the Money collected would Only help to pay for a part time position the county would pick up the rest. The plan reviews help a Small group Morris said and he believes taxpayers pay for something that benefits a limited number of people or enterprises. A if it benefits a Small group it should be a Small fee. If its just a Small group i done to want to use taxpayer dollars to do it a Morris said. Morris said the Issue needs to be researched More however before the fees kick in at the beginning of next year. A i think we need to Check a Little farther Quot Morris said. None of the township officials in the room gave the fee schedule any support. The group formed a committee to look at the Issue. Morris said he would like to sit Down with them and discuss the Issue. A it looks like some More work needs to be done in the next couple weeks a Morris said. Road to recovery. A continued from Page i members would have to take off work to take parents or siblings. The retired couple feel this program is a very Good Way to help. A a it a a need for people and for me i done to like to sit around. Id sooner be doing something. And you can help people Quot Ken said. The trips cancer patients in Bedford county must take Are the better part of an hour one Way to Johnstown Altoona Somerset or Maryland. Once there the patient sometimes is there for three hours or perhaps longer for a chemotherapy session. That a usually once every three weeks. Radiation treatments Are much Shorter visits a minutes instead of hours a but often that treatment is five Days a week for a number of weeks. The volunteers receive no reimbursement except for Turnpike tolls or parking. A people try to give you Money a said Volunteer Driver Bob Way of Osterburg. A i say a no make that a donation to the cancer Way has been a Volunteer Driver about a year. He too has been touched by cancer having lost his sister Marie to the disease in 1988 and then neighbor and Friend Wayne Riley about two years ago. Bob who retired from the Pennsylvania Turnpike in 2011 after 30 years used to transport his Friend Wayne to treatments and because he knew there was such a great need made the decision to join Road to recovery. It takes a training session of about 45 minutes. The Volunteer must undergo a state police background Check to become a Volunteer. Volunteers keep their patients information under wraps keeping confidences Between the patient and themselves. Beyond that Bob said its helpful if the Volunteer is a Good listener. A if they want to talk about it their cancer Fine if they done to that a Fine too a ways said. Drivers and the patients cover news sports basically whatever the patient wants to talk about during the drive. The Days can be Long no doubt. During a recent trip to take the patient to a chemo Gazette photo Elizabeth Coyle Bob Way of Osterburg said he enjoys his Volunteer work with american cancer society a Road to recovery. He and the men he transports to cancer treatment talk about a wide Range of topics during their trips to treatments. Treatment in Altoona. Bob left his House at 5 45 And did no to return Home until the afternoon. The volunteers said they done to mind Ken said when he transports a patient for chemo he sometimes visits the mall or a sporting goods shop or gets lunch. All three said More Drivers Are needed. Jan Ulmer the american cancer society a Mission delivery manager for Pennsylvania said the county has six eligible Drivers who have served five patients so far this year through the month of August. A a we be Given 27 rides to treatment but we could serve a lot More a she said. Road to recovery needs More volunteers and it needs patients to Call in if they need a ride Ulmer said. A a we re Happy to serve people. We just need to get the the shops said they believe people Are hesitant to Volunteer for a number of reasons. A i think too Many people think the patients Are sick and you re going to be with a sick person All the time a Ken said. But they re not sick in the Way that flu patient or a person with a cold is ill. Sue said possibly others think once they became a Volunteer that they turn Down a trip. But that a not True. A you can say no and they re not going to get upset a she said. A if a person can give four hours maximum a Bob said it would assist a patient. A even one Day a month would be a big anyone working part time or seasonally would be appreciated to give time when they can Ulmer said. Volunteers said they enjoy the time spent with the patients they transport. A for me i get As much out of it As they do. You feel better about yourself a Ken said. Sue said she is grateful to have the Chance to help others who Are in the shoes she once wore. A god has been Good to us we re supposed to serve others a sue said. A i just thank god everyday i m Able to do to become a Road to recovery Volunteer Call 800-227-2345. Anyone who would like a ride to treatment May Call the same number. Bun air sex worker charged from a hit and run Accident in Broad top township. According to state police Derik j. Van Pelt 36, of Robertsdale was stopped on Longs run Road on oct. 20 at 4 . In his 2004 Ford escape when an unknown vehicle sideswiped the left Side of his escape. The unknown Driver of the vehicle then fled the scene travelling North on Longs run Road. A continued from Page i to a fake email address of . Gottshall also allegedly changed the phone Contact information in the computer program to reflect his own personal cell phone number. The belongs also informed state police that Gottshall managed to Access the computer training system which is directly related to the Federal flight administration and deleted training records of eight different pilots that Are employed by and Fly for Bun air corporation. According to police it was discovered that since the Date of his termination on july 26, Gottshall has logged onto and accessed computer programs used by Bun air corporation at least 54 times without authorization by the company. In an interview with state police Gottshall admitted to logging into the computer programs after his termination but said he Only did approximately to times. According to a court document Gottshall told police that when he was terminated he was never told that this usernames were not to be used but he received notice at a later Date that he was not to use them and he then quit logging into the programs. Gottshall also told police that he was logging into the programs because he was monitoring the use of an aircraft that he was taking Possession of. According to police Gottshall said he did not recall cancelling any flights or deleting the training records of the eight pilots and said that he May have done this by Accident while he was a playing around in the computer programs. James and Jennifer Delong could not be reached for comment tuesday afternoon. Two District justices recently completed a continuing education program. Magisterial District judges Tonya Osman and Kathy Calhoun re certified for service As members of the Pennsylvania a unified judicial system after successfully completing continuing education course work through the minor judiciary education Board and the administrative office of Pennsylvania courts. The week Long educational program is designed to ensure that District judges remain current in a variety of Legal topics and managed techniques. T

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