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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - April 15, 2005, Bedford, Pennsylvania
Jonq utter established 1812 192nd year 34 april 2005 uses 04772000 single copy 75 cents old barns new life for not for others he takes them Down one piece at a time by Holly Claycomb Gazette staff writer its not a Job for those afraid of bees or but thanks to Dar Rin Trout mans tenacity and the next Bass pro shop May sport Wood from a Bedford county who said he was at the right place at the right time to learn How to dismantle has been Honing his Craft for about five he is currently working on dismantling Marie Shuss barn in Snake Spring dismantling eight to 10 barns a year is just a Side the owner of an internet Troutman inter he said he took the Opportunity to help a Friend tear Down a building years i liked it and stuck with the Hopewell resident adding that its a great Way to keep in shape and gets him outdoors where he can enjoy the its also a really Good stress he said As he demonstrated the use of a crowbar to remove aged Sid because of the nature of dismantling a Trout Man said he likes to work he brings a barn Down Board by Board and piece by taking his time to preserve the Wood and remain it takes about four to six weeks to bring a barn completely he continued on Page 5 Darrin Troutman climbs to the top of the ladder in the Marie Shuss barn to begin pulling off Troutman used to work on Power line and now he uses those skills to dismantle old its been deteriorating for a but last week the barn at red Oaks Lake on the Bedford Springs hotel property the barn once had a red roof and two although one of those fell off several years the barn probably was More than 100 years since it was portrayed in Post cards from the resort in the Early route 56 curve project moving by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette staff writer the Pleasantville Mountain relocation project is Back on said a chief transportation official a year after it was put on hold because of the states funding the relocation of route which will bypass the Peggy Westover is now under going a wrap up of the preliminary engineering and Environ mental work will look different than the Public saw in the last presentation from the state department of project manager Monica Farabaugh of pen dots District 9 office in Hollidaysburg said the four Lane design has been changed to two lanes with a truck climbing Lane up the Side of the the Road will follow the same alignment a Large curve to the Northeast of the Westover curve As the pub Lic saw in its last meeting in the fall of Farabaugh the removal of the Westover curve was identified As the highest priority in a 1995 study of the route 56 an update of the study released last year maintained that it was still one of the major improvements needed along one of the major traffic corridors in the but last the state shelved some projects and put others on a reevaluation list while Penn Dot looked Over its funding required that Engi neers for the Westover curve scale Back the the route 56 study had suggested that eventually the Road should be four lanes in the 22mile Span from Cessna to Windber but the funding wont allow that for the Moun Tain Farabaugh we would like to have four lanes because it fits into a bigger Farabaugh a climbing Lane for truck traffic will address safety which is the first this will help the Basic she the adjustments reflect a More conservative but feasible design that coincides with recommendations from the reevaluation process and Public Farabaugh the preferred known As the red was shown to the Public As a four Lane design with a 22foot the adjusted preferred red alternative is a two Lane design with a four foot median and a truck climbing Lane for approximately half of the length of new construction but on the same the original estimate for the project was about million but Farabaugh said recently the plans Are to scale it Back to around the state pays 80 percent and Federal funding makes up the other she also said the anticipated let Date was now october about a year later than it had been last during the final design phase of the Farabaugh said there will be another Public meeting and a meeting of the Community advisory probably sometime next we we on Back on track and moving Farabaugh Deer Hunters sound off on size of Herd by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette staff writer the conflict Between local Hunters who fear their Deer Herd is shrinking toward nonexistence and the Pennsyl Vania game commission took Center stage at Bedford High school sportsmen criticized the game commissions Deer management which they say is killing off too Many White about 40 people on either Side of the debate though the majority were ant game commission attended the meeting organized by Bill Creps of Hunter and Gazette sports Creps designed a Survey about Hunters feelings about the Deer seasons and Popula the Survey showed that a majority of the respondents 439 of 500 dont like com Bining the Doe and antlered seasons a step the commission took about three years most of the respondents said they hunted with a Rifle 322 As opposed to 109 who said they Hunt during Archery the respondents also said they favored shortening the Archery season to provide a larger Herd for the More popu Lar Rifle seventy two percent 358 favored eliminating the Early muzzleloader Creps said he believed the combination of the two seasons has decreased the Deer the Survey also addressed predators which Many of the Hunters in the audience said were partially responsible for the drop in the eighty four percent 422 said that the number of coyotes have increased and 66 percent 331 thought the number of bears had John Imhoff of who is founder of Pennsylvania Deer quoted from a published article from the state College area from about three years he used As an example of what predators can do to the Deer he quoted the article As saying that of 46 Deer in one particular 25 didst make it through the Winter and 17 of them were killed by he said he voiced the frustration of Hunters in Pennsyl Vania who feel they have no say in How the Deer Herd is managed in the state though they spend Effort and their own Money to study the habits of the White George Corle of the Pavia sportsmen which helped to finance a infrared Survey of Deer in the Blue Knob area last said Hunters must be persistent in collecting facts to give to the game commission to support continued on Page 5 Everett Borough will ask court to resolve Derrick Park deed by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette staff writer Everett Everett Bor Oligh Council will refer the Sticky Issue of what to do about a steeply banked piece of property to county Council voted monday to ask the court to approve of the Sale of Derrick an eight acre plot of Hilly terrain that has caused headaches for the Bor Ough and for at least one Adja cent property owner and coun cil Council voted six to Zero to ask the court to determine whether a deed which Calls for the property to be used for a can be Council president Penny Mcfadden is one adjacent property owner who has been impacted by Derrick she abstained from last september during one of the tropical Trees from the Park which belongs to the Bor fell Down onto the Mcfadden one narrowly missing the the Derrick family willed the tract to the Borough in placing on it a deed restriction saying the property must be used As a the Borough first voted in january to pursue Selling the tract to avoid the liability of falling Trees and potential on attorney Brad Allison Council voted to ask the court to remove the deed the Borough would sell Derrick Park and put that Money toward development of Tenley a 7 7acre tract that is planned for Park and residential Council will ask the court whether we can fulfil the spirit of the derricks wishes to keep the property As a recreational space by Selling it and using the proceeds for Fenley councilman Frank Dunkle said the Borough has wrangled with the Issue of the Der Rick property for Many we tried to give it Back to the they take he its an Alba the Borough has had the property for 84 theres no no Access to it its a difficult Borough Man Ager Ron Wright Mcfadden said her concern is not solely for her which is Likely the least to be impacted by any other Earth disturbance on Derrick but also for others downhill from Derrick she objects to Selling the property and relinquishing control of one of the few Green spaces in the continued on Page 5
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