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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - August 14, 1981, Bedford, Pennsylvania Established 1812 168th year combined with the Everett Republican 53 Bedford inquire Everett Republican August 1981 Isis 147720 single copy ten cents county humane society planned this nest of ugly baby Robins is located in a Small Apple tree in the inner courtyard of pen Knoll its difficult to imagine that their Bright red breasts and cheery notes will be the first harbingers of next How the seasons race by nearly 75 animal sympathizers turned out for the first meeting toward forming a Bedford county humane held tuesday evening in the Trinity lutheran the meeting was chaired by Ruth cum mings of with guest speakers Calvin director of the Bureau of dog department of agriculture and Don dog Law enforcement officer in Bedford Koontz was introduced by Cummings As being the Best dog Law officer in the she said he not Only picks up stray he takes them to his Home and shelter and food before taking them to out of town humane when he tries to find someone to adopt Koontz said he has been talking with county officials for several years about the possibility of building a holding facility for stray or a humane fifteen thousand dollars would be available from the department of agriculture for a said that providing the area could raise an additional Koontz explained dog License Money is used for the building of he also said Money collected in fines for animal cruelty or abandonment can be channelled in this this Money goes to the municipality in which it is he in asking that each of these local governments Volunteer to give it Back to a humane a holding which is of immediate would Cost about it could be As Small As 21 by 26 foot and would hold eight Koontz explained the necessity for a holding facility is created by having to transport the animals to shelters in John or the Perm state Spca it pay me to take Onedo Gat a he i wait until i have a he praised the generosity of these neighbouring counties for their willingness to share their if people could Only realize the importance of neutering their Koontz the he Are there Are Over licensed dogs in bed Ford there has been an increase of dogs in the last ten since cats Arent licensed and Many dog owners do not Purchase we have no idea Many More there might the enforcement officer we rank second out of ten local counties in dog Koontz pm Only Fulton has us believe this is nothing to Crow about Koontz said he has taken As Many As 42 animals to the shelter in one he makes about 25 arrests for animal cruelty each one recent Case involved a lady who had abandoned ten six of them have been found and were so thin they barely had skin stretched Over their an officer from the Penn state Gene ordered three of them the other three Are on the Road to four have not been when the woman returns to Pennsylvania she will have an abandonment charge waiting for Sebolt Koontz said he was sorry he could not pick up it just Doest work to haul cats and dogs he Ive tried it anyone knowing of cases needing the attention of the dog Law officer or other cruelty cases should Contact Koontz at for cruelty Contact Gene cruelty re Box Center 3641725 or the Central humane 1837 pleasant Valley Cummings emphasized the importance of doing something about animal welfare in the now she said that of the domesticated animals born in the next will we need a local she we need sterilization of animals and education of human beings on this in Bedford we have no humane no holding an individual who buys dogs for experimental and a Roadside menagerie near its she to questions from the floor were mostly directed at county commissioner Alva regarding the Purchase of land fora humane Hosteller admitted the county Home had been considered but some protest was raised by local a committee of six persons volunteered to talk to local township and county officials to see what help might be the six Are Ron Robert Margaret Lyn Luann and Willa another county meeting will be held on 1 at 7 to hear a report from this steering rec funding still undecided Colerain tables petition a petition urging the Colerain township super visors to place the question of funding for local recreational programs on the november ballot was tabled for review after a motion to approve i he referendum died for Lack of a chairman James who requested the petition last month As proof that the majority of township voters favored the moved to place the funding question on the after a Long period of silence and some discussion opposing the supervisor Carlton Livengood asked for an executive session to review the supervisor Allen charging the Colerain residents who circulated the petition with Arm twisting to obtain seconded the motion to close the meeting to the Public before discussing action on the referendum i know there was Arm twisting going in sure of Baker told a group of seven people who packed live goods cramped office to present the petition and urge action on the matter before the september deadline for placing a referendum on the Susan spokesperson for the denied Bakers charge and countered that rumours of a possible two Mill tax increase to cover recreation costs had been spread As a scare tactic to weaken support for the that not a scare that a Livengood in creased costs of running the township required cuts in areas ranging from equip ment purchases to fire were not As worried about recreation As we Are a lot of Livengood the petition contains the signatures of 267 of the townships 440 registered voters and an additional 50 no registered Diehl had said that if sufficient support for the referendum could be he would bring the matter up for a formal vote by the super the supervisors must petition the county com missioners for a referendum before a Public vote May be taken on the recreation the controversy surrounding Coleraine recreation program began two months ago when residents discovered that the supervisors had agreed to pay Only of the fee for services provided by the Bedford area Board of Parks and the Parks and rec citing a policy approved last threatened to drop the township from the program if full payment of the assessed program costs is not made by next this would mean children from the township would be ineligible to participate in Parks and rec activities except summer which is operated by at the urging of Parks and rec director James a group of More than 70 Colerain residents met in june to organize a protest of the supervisors decision to Cut funds for Hosteller told the group that a successful referendum would legally bind the supervisors to pay the Complete costs of the rec the residents Learned last when they brought the matter before the county that the referendum would not bind the supervisors to pay for the Only show them the opinion voters on continued recreation after a series of meetings last the Colerain residents decided to proceed with the petition for the referendum in the Hope that a show of support for the rec programs would Sway the the residents also reorganized their local rec Council and agreed to con Sider ways to raise Money to cover the remaining costs of the program if the super visors remain Adamant in their decision to pay half of the rec boards Falvey on wednesday urged the supervisors to cooperate with the rec Council in its efforts to insure continued rec services to the Why cant we work together 6rnnisr in not Here to beat the i just want recreation for my before closing the Livengood explained the township was faced with the necessity of cutting costs and concentrating on Only the most needed were in a Livingood weve Cut the the recreation weve cancelled plans to Purchase a new were at the of this easy Money weve spent Money like Drunken sailors for years and now continued on Page 8 Jill i Ailcy concentrates on a Watercolour of the weathered building in front of located on the Lull property in i she is participating in a workshop entitled rainbows As one of 1 artists in a program which takes the group in and around the Bedford area to paint on various Usi if All Art see Story and additional photo on Page Bedford workers get Union vote ten employees of Bedford Borough and the Bedford Borough water authority will be eligible to vote in a Union representation election according to an announcement at mondays Borough Council Borough superintendent John Montgomery said the councils Harrisburg at William informed him that an agreement has been reached with the Pennsylvania labor relations Board regarding the eligibility the not including a Hal dozen supervisors and office staff or the police will be choosing Between the american federation of county and municipal employees Law some As a bargaining agent or no the Borough is the second local government whose employees have requested a Union Bedford township recognized of some As the bargaining agent without an on the county government jail employees last year voted against of some the Union also is bargaining agent for state Highway Flannery is a member of the firm of Lewis and which was retained by the Borough in june for upcoming labor which Council did new owner takes Over Coral caverns promising new and energetic promotion of Coral Steve Hall of Cen has assumed ownership of the Cave at Manns one of Bedford county outstanding natural tourist a Spe Lunker since his College says he be happier with his Ive always dreamed of finding my own he since i Haven had time to do owning one is certainly the next Best the new Cave owner says he plans no immediate big changes at Coral he will erect several Large signs showing the Way to the caverns and is in the first stages of an advertising Campaign with new brochures and planned Hall will keep the Cave open Days a week until late in the he will reopen Early in assisting him with promotion and Tours will be Jane Siegle of excited about a discovered but unopened portion of the Hall says he has been exploring and has found it there Are lots of seashells and fossils and a big conch Shell sticking in the he he plans to open this Section to the there Arent too Many other changes you can make in a Hall nature has pretty Well taken care of everything what was first known As wonderland and later became known As Coral was first discovered in 1932 when workmen in an old Quarry broke through the Limestone surface of the Hillside and discovered an open area far several boy scouts of that among them Vaughn were lowered into the pit and discovered a remarkable array of stalagmites and other unusual the property was by Philip Hughes and Edgar and after further exploration and exit was formally opened to the Public in because of the great variety of its it was an instant and has drawn Spe biologists from All Over the world to Admire the Many unusual displays of a world which had lain buried for More than 300 million for Many Walter Law served As resident manager of what was then known As wonderland although both owners took an Active interest in the after the death of Hughes in the Cave property was sold to de Mcdevitt and Hugo both of whom were interested in promoting tourist attractions in Bedford they undertook an continued on Page 5 15 years of cd Mckevitt and Hugo Frear have sold Coral caverns at maims receiving the keys from Mcdevitt left is new owner Steve a Centerville while Frear not specify at that the same Law firm has in the past represented the Bedford school District in contract and a Borough spokesman noted that Council Felt it should have expert advice in its first experience with a Council approved the Bedford county housing authority plan to turn the fort Bedford inn into apart ments for the the endorsement allows the authority to proceed with the next step of its funding application to the Federal department of housing and Urban approval also was Given to a portion of Dale Arnolds Barclay Manor development the 15lot Section of the plan concerns the area around what was referred to As the old Borough Spring behind West John Montgomery said the zoning Board has already approved Arnolds requests for variances that reduce lot size from to Square feet and reduce the Side lot setback from 12 to 8 the lots involved Are along the new Lincoln drive and Butler Avenue opposite Arnolds Montgomery noted that Arnold apparently plans smaller one Story Homes on the facing a Small Park to be constructed at the Council authorized preparation of an ordinance to vacate an Alley Between Central Way and East Penn the Alley running from the Catholic parsonage to the rear of the Moose Lodge is Only partially opened and the property owners on All sides petitioned the Borough to abandon the strip so they can make use of the councilmen told Montgomery to proceed with cutting weeds on a property on West Pitt Street at the Corner of West Street and one on Barclay drive where the owners have not responded to notices from the under an if the Borough cuts the the owner is billed and the actual Cost of the mowing nonpayment of the Bill can result in a Lien against the mayor Dick Letrent requested that Council proceed with hiring a police officer to fill a vacancy in the two persons have received civil service approval for the and the matter was referred to the police com with Council vice president Thomas Reiley commenting that the com Mittee should make a recommendation on who or if to fill the vacancy for consideration at the next lot rent pointed out to Council that parking tickets have leaped from 46 in june to 172 in indicating an increase in violations of the 2 hour parking limit still in effect under the free meter parking revenues from police citations and parking tickets Are running about behind last according to the mayors police chief Joseph Clark attributed this to the fewer tickets handed out since the free meter parking Fook Council approved applications to Southern alleghenies planning and development commission to put two police department employees on the ont Ejob continued on Page 8

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