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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - August 28, 1981, Bedford, Pennsylvania
Combined with the Everett Republican established 1812 168th year 55 Bedford Republican August 1981 uses 047720 single copy ten cents wafer system Transfer approved Everett authority established by Mike Coburn Everett Borough Council on monday unanimously approved an ordinance to in corporate a new seven member municipal authority which will take charge of a million project to rebuild the Borough water the Borough of Everett area municipal which is expected to assume control of the water system in three to four will handle financing of the water oversee the systems operation and set customers members of the new authority Are Lee Robert James August Dalla James Jackson Bussard and Geary they were appointed by the terms of the members currently Range from one to five years to permit staggering of posts throughout the 50year life of the a future appointments or reap ointments to the authority will be for five year authority Borough Engineer Joseph Lehman and Harrisburg Bond consultant Paul Lundeen at tended the special meeting monday scheduled for Public input on the proposal to establish the no members of the Public at tended the earlier this had stated its intention to turn the water system and control of the project Over to a new authority to avoid bureaucratic delays that could have extended work on the water project beyond its expected completion Date of december acting on Lundeen the councilmen agreed to relinquish control of the water project to avoid regulation by the state Public Utility the water which services customers outside the would be subject to Puc control if the Borough owned the the new which is a municipal body for the Everett can bypass the lengthy Puc review process and allow the project to move ahead according to the Only Issue blocking Progress on the project is an unpaid Bill for from lehmans firm for engineering services completed in Council last week agreed to table the Bill until the authority is functional and can borrow Money to pay for lehmans Lehman said monday that no further preliminary work on the project could be done until the Bill is Lehman said construction work on the system could begin in three and on half but until the Bill is we cant Advance the Borough solicitor John Koontz explained after the meeting that Council had already borrowed the maximum amount permitted on Short term Loans to cover in previous engineering if Council decided to borrow More Money to pay lehmans july Koontz the Legal process involved in borrowing the Money would take longer than waiting until he authority is established and legally Able to pay the Bill i dont see it As a great Koontz noting that the authority should be holding its first meeting in about three or four and arrangements in pay the Bill could be made then after the necessary paperwork to incorporate the authority is the new municipal body will assume full responsibility for financing the water project and for reimbursing the Borough for Money already spent on engineering tees the water project will be financed by an Grant and loan from the Farmers Home administration and a Matching continued on Page k Manns Choice delays on police the Everett Grace Brethren Church now has a Hanks to a donation by the late Hazel Ober a former member of the Ober made a provision in her will to Purchase the Steeple for the according to pastor emeritus Hamer the aluminium made by Verdin of was added to the 15yearold Church building by company workmen on Manns Choice Borough looking for ways to curb the rowdiness that going on in has agreed to seek increased Protection from the state police before proceeding with a proposal to hire a Borough Council agreed to table the proposal on the advice of Borough solicitor Donley who warned that hiring a policeman would be a costly and possibly ineffective Way to insure order in the councilmen and a group of about eight residents attended a special meeting last thursday to discuss ways to halt what they see As a higher than Normal incidence of underage disturbances and vandalism in the claiming that the state police do not provide adequate Protection for the Council has suggested either hiring a policeman or purchasing police services from a neigh Boring both according to Council president Thomas appear out of reach for the Borough at the present a request to buy police services from Bedford Borough rejected by the Bedford he and the proposal to hire and equip a Manns Choice policeman i Miller new environmental Queen Loysburg Jacalyn of Everett re 1 was chosen 1982 Bedford county environmental conservation Queen in Competition wednesday night at Northern Bedford county High Beverly 17 and also of Everett re was named first both Are seniors at Bedford area High crowning of the new Queen followed the annual awards banquet of the Bedford conservation Jackie Miller also was chosen miss she will spend her reign helping to promote conservation appearing in parades and writing informative newspaper articles and talking with local in her interview As part of the Competition among six miss Miller was asked what she considered to be the greatest concern in Bedford county in the area of she responded that soil conservation was of vital importance to this Rural Community that depends heavily on the environment gives us food and she runner up Beverly Diehl stressed water alluding to Reservoir problems this and also soil outgoing Queen Jackie Howsare said she has Learned a great Deal in the past year about our environment and the two go Handin recalling a humorous experience in speaking with elementary students in Centerville one she said a Little boy suggested As one important Way to conserve make sure you close your refrigerator door before you go to she will attend Gay tied mercy College near Philadelphia beginning next top winners in several contests were also honoured during the Christine Tomchick won As first prize in the poster and Brad Abbott won second prize both Are students at Defiance elementary Scott Fisher won a trophy Jackie is crowned 1982 environmental Queen by retiring Queen Jackie Doe rejects Grain fuels Grain fuels company president Kenneth Schulze said Friday he is still confident the proposed Multi million Dollar ethanol Plant can be despite word from Washington the previous Day that the Pleasantville firm has been dropped from consideration for some million in Federal loan said he was in by a department of Ruete was1 not among u of is across the country that have just been granted another months to continue negotiating for Low though he was Given no official Schulze said he believes the projects higher capital costs were a because the Grain fuels Plant would produce a by product for human con much of the equipment has to be of stainless about so percent More expensive than other he he estimates capital costs of per gallon to produce the plants main that will go to make gasohol fuel those he said at first the news from Wshington wag like falling off a he weve been at this Point alluding to a setback in planning last february when the Reagan administration decided to put a hold on department of Energy consideration of funding proposals for alter native Energy projects initiated under Carters at that Grain fuels turned in Earnest to a search for More private in the firm was notified that Federal loan guarantees were again open for negotiation among competing so efforts again turned in that with this latest Schulze said his firm will pick up where it left off in development of private with a heavy Reliance on european he expects this route will be More no doubt the requirements will be More stringent with private he but even though several months have been being highly of actual construction of the million Plant could begin in about eight Mon or next the firm has an option on a site in the Ward Industrial Park near Schulze said Altoona enterprises development Council has reaffirmed its offer to assist in the on the positive Side in terms of securing investment continued on Page 8 for placing first in land judging Bob Replogle was both Are Northern Bedford in the essay first place in the grades 46 division went to Uneeda Hockenberry of Bedford Middle school she received and a Crystal Mccartney of Defiance second won a in grades John Feaster took first winning and a and John Semanak was second both Are Bedford Middle school in grades Tom Rit Chey of no was receiving and a and John Elyard of Bedford High school was All received certificates of Field representative Donald Broadbent was Given a special judges for the Queen con test were Karen 1980 Queen the Kenneth Diable of Zion lutheran Church in Everett Edgar White of the soil conservation service and Quintin Plado of awards for the Queen contest were donated by Straub Mitchell jewelry and snap All of and by Everett Rexall sue Caro of wafd radio was a masterful and witty Northern Bedford and Juniata College graduate Terresa a third Grade teacher at be Fords Thomas school and award Winner at the miss Central Pennsylvania charmed the audience with vocal with Jeannee Mallow at the a skit entitled As the Field erodes was presented by Jackie Howsare Carol executive assistant of the conservation and Dick associate director of the the Michael trimmer of Catesville methodist Church gave the Bedford county Garden club donated table arrangements for the Ham a slide show explaining the county soil mapping project was presented by the local pcs would require a major tax noting that Many Manns Choice residents Are on fixed said the tax hike needed to support a policeman would be too costly to be Ball said that information obtained from the mar Ginsburg and Bedford police departments show that hiring a policeman and purchasing a car and equipment would Cost about Manns with a current budget of about would have to More than double tax Revenue to Start its own Council in addition to the Cost of supporting a police solicitor Logue warned that hiring an improperly trained policeman could add to the boroughs problems rather than solve citing Coaldale and Hopewell boroughs difficulties with officers who do not know the Logue urged Council to ask the state police for increased patrols before considering hiring a Borough policemen often do not know enough to make an arrest Logue the state cops i think the thing to do is to put pressure on the state Logue to in crease patrols in the i dont think the state police really want a Borough cop he Logue added that the Manns Choice area is not in a Distant part of the county like Coaldale or its 10 minutes away for the state police and theres no reason Why they cant come Down Here More he Logue told Council he would make an appointment with the state police next week and urge them to step up patrols in the i dont know if do but its Worth a he several who asked not to be identified to avoid possible retaliation from said Only about 10 people Are causing problems in the about 95 percent of the its the same people causing one resident Logue noted while state police have to see a crime happen if it is less than a felony to make an they can Send a summons for misdemeanours or summary and take the subject into custody if he fails to show up for a Logue said charges can be filed on information and urged residents to report crimes and be willing to testify if they truly want to restore order in the if residents Are not willing to cooperate with the Logue Council could hire a keeper of the peace rather than a policeman the keeper of the peace would provide information to the state police and serve As a witness rather than making the arrests id hate to see a situation Here where you get someone playing Tough Guy and Han Ding out a lot of Logue it turns the kids against the Abc approves investment of anticipated tax loan tax anticipation loan and investment plan expected to net the District was approved by the Northern Bedford school Board at tuesday nights first National Bank of Everett received the nod As High bidder among four Banks the Money will be borrowed at 11 percent in Terest and reinvested with the same Bank at percent Only one for was received for the Long unoccupied Bloomfield school building in Bakers that was from David Bruce Miller of new Enterprise re the Board voted 42 to accept the but the motion failed for Lack of the necessary majority of the entire voting for the Sale were Harold sell Dean Luther Steele and John opposed were Glenn Ritchey and Gene three members were Glenn Ritchey motion that an appraisal be secured before proceeding further failed for Lack of a after consulting with solicitor William it was determined that the Board president has the authority to seek such an appraisal without a Board the school districts insurance Kenneth Stover of roaring also a will be asked to look Over the building and its two acre plot and report Back to the it was noted that sewage rights might be a problem and that the building will require some although it is generally considered to be in Good it is presently used for in a move to save the Cost of one teachers the Board granted the administrations request to Combine two third Grade classrooms at the Smith school and Transfer a few students who live in Loysburg and Texas Corner to either the Woodbury or Replogle elementary the intent is to have each third Grade room contain continued on Page 8 Van Horn to retire Van superintendent of the nor Thern Bedford school system since its beginning 25 years has announced his retirement at the end of the 198182 school his resignation As of june was accepted at tuesday nights monthly school Board the move had been anticipated for some Board president Gene Biddle noted the District is relying on the Pennsylvania state University and other sources for referrals and did not plan to advertise the position in statewide educational in his statement to the the venerable chief administrator said he feels that his and the districts anniversary is an appropriate time for a years of service have been most pleasant and rewarding to me we feel that the goals and objectives for an effective and successful educational program have been realized to a favourable degree to Date and that there is a pattern established for continued he pledged to assist the Board and the new superintendent to achieve a smooth transition of administration in the Best interest of the school
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