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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - August 7, 1987, Bedford, Pennsylvania Combined with the be real Republican established 1812 174th year 51 uses 0477 2000 single copy 35 cents the Public Square project in Bedford got under Way with a Crew from Tony Baiano con removing the sidewalks on the Northwest the now Concrete in some areas and Asphalt in others As can be seen in the will be replaced with a paving Stone that resembles the Brick also will be used to construct a pedestrian Plaza in the parking area along the South Side of the the work also started with the Maple Trees being Cut Down in front and along the Juliana Street Side of the three Trees on the two in front and one at the Corner of the adjacent veterans affairs office were those about 14 to 20 in Ches in diameter will be replaced with Lindens about 3 inches in the Maples had been chopped Back Many times Over the years because they grew into the overhead the which Are similar to but larger than the Trees in the Only grow to about 25 so they will not have to be according to the boroughs Tom Only tree stumps and some smaller Bushes and Trees will be removed from the other three parts of the Borough workers have removed some of those and replanted them in fort Bedford extensive particularly around the courthouse is part of the joint Borough county pro Bazanos work will Cost the Overall project is estimated at the rest of the Cost is in administration and some that Haven been bid the work in the Square will Progress moving from the quadrant in front of Trinity lutheran to the quadrant at the presbyterian the courthouse Corner will be some of the landscaping wont be done until after the fall foliage festival in Coaldale tries to Clear water contamination by Terry Kanari staff writer state and county officials were Busy monday trying to clean up the Coaldale area water contamination which has left 110 families without clean saturday someone dumped a Petroleum based product into the Coaldale six mile run water contaminating the water Supply of about 400 persons in Coaldale and Broad top following the Corpora Tion banned use of the the ban remains in effect until further notice and area residents Are advised to secure their water including from nearby such however must be thoroughly boiled before residents attempt to boil the contaminated municipal Bernie chairman of the reported that depart ment of environmental resources officials were on the scene monday Between and 1 Tak ing samples of the contaminated a total of four samples were taken two from area one from the Brewster intake where contamination is suspected to have taken and one from the corporations water Hofnar said he is awaiting test results today or which will determine whether or not the water Supply is Safe for human con the results will Tell How dangerous it the water and help officials know How to combat the he once we we can respond in an attempt to alleviate the pro Hofnar said he has flushed the water system for a Long period of time As recommended by the it is will help eliminate the chemical dumped into the water As of monday Hofnar said the water seemed to have in he noted it no longer had a Strong kerosene like that not enough to lift the water ban until tests prove it is completely he that is Why Ders analyses Are so like Many other area residents affected by the water Hofnar expressed astonishment How anyone decided to contaminate the somebody did something that could have jeopardized Peoples he adding that More Hospital presses sewage Plant proposal by David oilman staff writer memorial Hospital of Bedford county has again offered to sell its sewage treatment Plant to the Snake Spring municipal but this time the offer was made through its Gordon and a new element was added to the Snake Spring sewage problems the threat of court action if the authority does not consider and evaluate the hospitals at the monthly meeting of the authority monday the hospitals director James Vreeland and maintained that it would be More Cost effective to buy the existing Hospital Plant and incorporate it into a municipal the sewer system proposal now before the authority proposes a completely new treatment facility to handle the townships and the hospitals waste under that the Hospital stands to lose its private sewage treatment Plant and still have to participate in the municipal Snake Spring had five alternatives to chose from in a 1984 study of its sewage the most Cost effective plan was to incorporate both the hospitals treatment Plant and the Bedford Plaza treatment Plant into a system that would Han dle waste water problems along route 30 from mile level to the pen Wood that plan fell through when representatives of Bedford Plaza presented a lease offer that called for an initial payment of for Tapin fees and a monthly the authority original plan had needed both the Bedford Plaza and the so the authority moved on to the plan now on the Vreeland again said the Hospital was being held hostage because of the Bedford Plaza and he asked that the hospitals offer be considered on its own we believe the Hospital Plant can be expanded to meet the townships he at a much lower Cost than to scrap the existing Plant and Start from As a major user of the the Hospital cannot see closing a perfectly Good sewage Plant and having to pay a Large percentage of the Cost for a new Plant next along with the hospitals offer to sell the the treatment facility to the authority was the offer to sell the land surrounding the Plant some 45 both Vreeland and the hospitals Engineer Leonard fact Ciani noted that the surrounding land would be ample to expand the Plant to accommodate sewage treat ment facilities for a township according to some is Riding on the hospitals of under alternative 2 a completely new system the total Cost of the project is estimated to be just Over in alternative 3 incorporating the hospitals Plant and the facility at Bedford Plaza the Cost was estimated to be Vreeland asked the authority and its Engineer Ron Stouffer what the Cost would be with a modified alter native 3 utilizing and expanding the hospitals both Stouffer and his John explained that while it had been it would be impossible to figure the Cost without knowing what the authority would have to pay for the hospitals sewage continued on Page 8 new financing set for Springs hotel the Bedford Springs hotel owner ship is reported to have signed a Lon term financing agreement with a Pittsburgh Bank on no one from Bedford Springs associates could be contacted wednesday night regarding the loan but other sources con firmed an arrangement had been reached and the papers signed the amount of the along with the name of its was not available the Money will help finance improvements at the sources said conditions on the loan obviously involve payment of some outstanding a portion of the Money will be used to pay off the existing mortgages of More than million held by Johnstown Bank and or rather to refinance it through the new because the two mortgages that originally topped million were arranged through the Bedford county Industrial the authority holds title to the main hotel pro a spokesman said the authority has not voted on signing Over the to either directly to the new Hank or to the owners to pass the title was reported to have been available for the Pittsburgh with the Transfer to be ratified by the local authority the newest loan apparently also contains conditions for settling some other judgments filed against the particularly those from state agencies regarding sales and withholding the status of other creditors most of them apparently dating from the previous ownership under the new arrangement was not earlier this there were reports that letters had been readied to these unsecured appraising them of their status under the proposed it was said that those creditors May he asked to accept less than full but that could not be confirmed wednes the new financing has been in the works for a Long virtually from the time an agreement was reached Between the Fivey Earold hotel corporation in which Jack Kieffer was the principal to the new in which Bruce Cor Neal of Washington and Asher sky of Altoona Are the principal that ownership change occurred Early in although the Purchase agreement was announced a year earlier and the new owners financed the hotel operation through that financing included meeting the Kieffer groups mortgage payments at an accelerated rate when the Bank was in the process of foreclose Bedford Springs associates said often that the debts owed were from the previous last year Bedford Borough threatened to file against the hotel for unpaid sewer Bill payments have been worked out More than once Between the Borough and the hotel Over these Page 8 emergency water arrives two 500gallon emergency water tanks were delivered to Coaldale late tuesday to provide residents with clean the water corporation reported that one has been set up in the Church parking lot and the other just above the Post residents were urged to use the until further Bedford county emergency management director Legrand Perce said the water Buffalo tanks will be filled from the Saxton water the nearest stat approved water at least one water tank will be available in Coaldale As Long As deemed Perce we Hope we can alleviate the he said the tank is supplied by coordinated efforts of the Bedford county emergency management Pennsylvania emergency manage ment Agency and the Pennsylvania National than to families with children and elderly were exposed to chemical contamination and Are now coping without running i feel that whoever did it want thinking of the he state police Are involved in the an officer took a water Sample sunday and sent it to their Greensburg Laboratory to determine what the chemical according to state contaminating a water source is a first degree Misdemeanour with a possible penalty of a Fine and five years in Hofnar was optimistic the pro Blem will soon be we Hope the water ban can be lifted Early next he noted the water corporation has offered a Reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the responsible for the anyone with information is urged to Contact state Hofnar added that the ban on water is being respected by although it is causing them a great they Are being pretty he they Are doing the Best they several area residents contacted by the Gazette reported getting their water from nearby cold and Enid Springs in milk they were also perplexed Over the entire wondering Why anyone would want to Hurt the entire com in said Coaldale Resi Dent Elizabeth you cant understand it i dont see any reason for i the turnpikes computerized toll system is in operation at the Bedford and it is drawing mixed toll takers say accustomed to people handing them a stare at the yellow machine despite makeshift signs like the one at notice a helpful employees hand pointing at the get ticket sign humans can dispense the tickets faster than the and sometimes have to when traffic backs tall campers also confuse the and it pops the ticket out the top Slot for trucks rather than the lower one for a toll taker comes to the for Drivers there is a real person who slips the ticket into a compute Type it shows the Booth attendant the amount due on his screen and the Driver sees it pop up on the electronic sign in front of Good the tickets Are quite Small and the printing could cause Eye Strain for Driver and worker

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