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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - December 11, 1987, Bedford, Pennsylvania Jet Umfreer combined Everett Republican de 175thyear 17 december 1967 usps0477 2000 single copy 35 cents trash dumping fees at Landfill to triple by Nancy Wylie staff writer Hopewell the soaring Cost i of trash disposal is about to take the area into a new local haulers tipping fees Are expected to jump to about a ton i when an emergency Transfer station opens at the bed Ford county the new figure includes a sur charge of a ton that will be dropped when pit 4 is ready to go in to according to Landfill of the present tipping fee is per cubic the equivalent of a the expected new fee represents a 272 percent local trash haulers were to be notified today of the projected new said Tom executive director of the Bedfor Fulton Huntingdon solid waste the figure represents the emergency surcharge plus the higher Basic fee of per cubic Yard a ton which originally was supposed to take effect the Badowski explain is needed to cover the costs of constructing and operating a relatively simple Transfer leasing 20ton Ope top trailers and paying a contractor to haul trash 70 Miles to the Brand new lined Franklin county which charges a tipping fee of a Badowski said he expects to know by this Friday exactly what the Transfer station tipping fee will depending on such items As what contractor is chosen and How Many open trailers Are the authority Engineer has estimated the tipping fee could be about a ton or As High As a although is considered a very High Badowski the numbers Are appreciably higher than earlier estimates of to a no special meeting of the authority is expected to be called this month to Okay the emergency station or fee Badowski said the authority Landfill committee already has the godhead to approve whatever necessary in View of the Tri county Landfill crisis less than four weeks Worth of space the state department of environmental resources Der has been notified by phone of the emergency Badowski he expects to submit a written application for an emergency Transfer station permit by Friday of this Debbie an aide to state senator Robert said the senators office Learned tuesday that Der has agreed to Issue that a process that should take Only a few engineering costs for preparing the application Are expected to be less than Badowski approval of the authority application glitter be Fords Public Square is glitter with tiny White lights Strung on the new Trees and shrubs planted As part of the Square renovation the project by the chamber of com Merce and its merchants committee is concentrated in the Northern quadrants of the and includes Christmas Trees placed in the Sci cites costs in Cable rate hikes by Terry Kanari staff writer approximately Sci Cable subscribers in Bedford county will see their monthly Bill beginning due to higher operating according to the because our costs continue to so must our Sci wrote in a letter mailed to its the monthly increases will depending on the customers Loca subscribers residing in Everett and Hyndman areas will see their Bills jump from to for the 18channel Basic Cable customers in the Schellsburg area will pay for a 12channe up from new Baltimore subscribers will pay for a 10channel up from according to Dave general manager of Sci of the up coming rate hikes Are necessary our Cost has he added the company had to in crease its rates in order to maintain the Quality and Quantity of channels on its asked to give examples of higher operating Diehl noted Many television stations carried by Sci have increased their royalties per subscriber a lot of them fees have doubled Over the last he also noted Sci has purchased and installed additional needed including three new satellite to maintain ser vices that we have and to add new channels in the Diehl stressed the upcoming rate hikes Are not unique to Bedford and will take place at All of this this is something that the corporation and has nothing to do with the local of conceding the upcoming rate hikes will upset Many Diehl insisted they Are not out of although becoming More sex Cable 24 hours a is still much cheaper compared to go ing to the he this is the second time Sci has raised its monthly fees in the past eight last the com Pany raised its Basic Cable fee from to for Bedford Borough in All other except for Schellsburg and new the rate was increased from to the change of Price accompanied a six Channel expansion of those Sci also no longer billed subscribers for additional with the upcoming Sci subscribers in Bedford have seen their monthly Bills Rise by 46 percent since and by percent in All other except for Schellsburg and new once the hikes take Sci subscribers will be paying one of the highest per Channel fees in this according to a Gazette at a monthly Bill for an 18channel subscribers will be paying about 75 cents per in customers of Tri state Cable in Mcconnellsburg pay a monthly rate of for a 19channel Basic Cable package 60 cents per customers of Altoona Warner Cable communications currently pay 71 cents per Channel for a 12channel the lowest rate is paid by Cablevision subscribers in that company charges 36 cents per Channel for a 33channel Basic Huntingdon is the Only nearby Community where customers pay a higher per Channel Huntingdon to Cable charges 79 cents per Channel for a 12channel in which is serviced by the monthly rate will go up to in january for an 18channel package 75 cents per when told of the gazettes Diehl said the lower figures May be due to different maybe they other companies dont have As High of an overhead expenses As we he explain the Only thing i am aware of is that our Cost has gone he also added Cable to in much of the coun try has been Diehl the average nationwide on Page 8 to Der for a Grant to help defray those costs is still he said if things go according to he will be the last Day haulers can actually dump trash into the present Landfill itself until a new pit area is approved by Der and actually made ready to the Transfer station can be built in a few Days time and is expected to be in operation on Landfill operator James Krieger will construct the which on Page 5 water search to focus on Bowman Well its Back to the Bowman tract to search for a new water source for the Bedford at the request of the Bedford development the informal water search committee has asked the Borough and county to contribute to an Effort to Drill one or two More test Wells on the Council owned property along Imle town As the first body to meet this the county commissioners agreed tuesday morning to con tribute the the Bedford township supervisors followed suit tuesday the full fledged Well Effort at the Bowman tract almost two years ago resulted in a Large volume of but attempts to pump and Airlift the Silt and rocks from the water drilling at other locations on the pro Perty was Blaine who chairs the and hoc water said he brought the idea Back to the development Council this month after an informal discussion with an acquaintance who is a water Consul the new drilling will not be As elaborate As the first bar Ron said the decision was to have local Driller Jeff Pyle go 200 if we want to go the and hoc group will probably get together again to discuss Barron the first Well was was cased and and with the geological pumping and testing that was Cost about the new Effort will Cost for the first and if it is half Price for a second the object is to determine if there is accessible water near the original Well but away from the fractured Rock that be Barron said the drilling will be done As soon As the informal water search com Mittee or task Force met last week to hear the development councils re Bedford Borough manager John Montgomery said there also was some discussion at the committee meeting of the proposal from Hoffman that water be piped about 10 Miles from a watershed he and the game commission own in on Page 8 Hospital appeals sewer by David oilman staff writer Everett another clog has in thrown into the proposed Snake Spring sewer system and it May Lake some time to get the plan flow ing smoothly attorneys for the memorial Hospital of Bedford county have appealed the townships plans for the system that have been submitted approved by the state depart sent of environmental Appeal could delay approval of million loan from the Ermers Home administration Oney which the Snake Spring municipal authority needs to begin instruction of the the authority meeting Mon Natalie state Engineer had questions for the authority on the proposed sewer item that would serve the mile Camp Hartley and pen Wood As of Snake Spring township Long the systems proposed Stomers Are the pen All Village and the Bedford Erett area vocational technical the three facilities currently size the hospitals private sewage treatment the which stands to lose its sewage treatment facility without compensation if the authority goes ahead As has challenged authority Engineer Ron stauffers design on 13 among the reasons for the Challenge is the plan is not cos effective is and in and is not consistent with a comprehensive program of water Quality the sewage system plan is also challenged on the basis that it is not the most practical alternative scheme the plan is in adequate and and the action was taken without consider ing All factors required by the Appeal was according to attorney Robert Thompson of the Pittsburgh firm of Bebenek because if the Hospital did not act before it would lose its right to approval of the sewage system plan was published in the Pennsylvania bulletin on authority members wondered if the Hospital want just trying to drag out the knowing that the Omha loan could not be used if there was pending litigation As Atkins we Are being held one authority member Thompson assured the authority that that want the the Hospital does want its position heard and an agreement reached that will Benefit the the original plan for the system was to incorporate the sewage treat ment plants at the Bedford Plaza and the the authority could not reach an agree ment with Bedford Plaza and moved on to other something bet stauffer said a system that would serve the Community unfortunately the new approved by Der and would not utilize the hospitals Plant and once the new treatment Plant and system was in the Hospital would be required to use the Hospital countered with a proposal in september whereby the authority would Purchase the hospitals Plant for As an alternative to an outright the Hospital proposed donating the Plant on Page 5 students at la Yudina primary school Imide a Banner to help celebrate the 114th anniversary of education in the Lyyii Diau it contains a Hyndman bed Ford school Globe and other displaying the Banner Here Are from Tabatha Shane Mary Beth Parsons and Josh photo by jail Armogast

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