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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - July 8, 2005, Bedford, Pennsylvania Snetter established 1812 192nd year 46 july 2005 uses 04772000 single copy 75 cents Darrin Troutman pulled the floor out of this barn belonging to Jackie sleek of new sleek said after the floor was the barn began to work delays irk barn owners by Danielle Hart Gazette staff writer shortly after the gazettes article on Darrin Trout mans barn dismantling business ran on april owners of col lapsing barns across the county started popping Troutman is the owner of the former Cypher Beach roller rink that was the target of neighbouring property owners complaints in a Story in mondays As with the skating Troutman had reasons Why the barn razing we rent David a former Saxton resident who currently lives in Vermil sent a letter to the Gazette on May 28 explaining his experience with Troutman and his dissatisfaction with his Jackie sleek of seeks Orchard in new Paris and Joe Manspeaker of Saxton both had barns left collapsing after Troutman started to tear them about three years Troutman contacted Workman sister about his barn in Workman said when Troutman discovered it was his he started calling when the two finally a verbal contract was which Workman said was a in the Workman told Troutman that he could have the barns timbers for if he Tore the barn Down completely and cleaned the whole thing right Down to the Stone foun he Troutman began tearing the barn Down during the fall of when he started pulling the Workman on Page 5 census estimates show county growing by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette associate editor four years after the last decennial figures show the county continues to grow slowly but steadily and the More densely populated Down town areas continue to lose ground while the outlying areas Bedford county itself gained in nearly 200 peo ple Between 2003 and to an estimated that is up from reported in the 2000 weve had steady growth for the last 40 said Frank senior plan Ner with the Bedford county planning where other counties have been such As Bedford has been Able to stave commissioners accept bids for office building by the Gazette staff the Bedford county com gave final approval tuesday to the new county building bids they tentatively approved May 31 and will give notice to proceed next the bids total about Cullen construction of Pittsburgh landed the general contracting bid with a million the lowest of three the ventilation and air conditioning contract went to John Hall of Ligonier with a million it was the lowest of three bids Darr construction of Berlin won the plumbing construction contract with a two contractors originally bid for the Church and Murdock of Johnstown won the contrast for electrical construction with a million that contract interested six the commissioners have yet to award a bid for filing sys tems within the an unsuccessful bidder listed a Mobile filing system at but the commission ers said that they May be Able to save Money by going through the state procurement Fred Mellott project Man Ager with fore said and contracts have All been returned and the demolition and construction of the new three Story office building will begin 15 Days after the commissioners give the notice to which expected next a pre construction meeting is expected to be july the commissioners also Are expected to talk More about the next round of borrowing that will occur for the con in december of the commissioners approved a Bond million of which was secured for the new building the remainder went toward refinancing existing county jail gets poor state rating by Robert Igoe Gazette staff writer Bedford county jail was among the worst in a report revealing How county jails measure up to state but county officials insist the numbers Are misleading and that major improvements Are already Well the jail scored a 68 was the top in complying with a list of 25 state Stan cleanliness and Lack of certain policies and training were two of the big factors that caused such a poor showing for the said commissioners chairman Steve our duct work was very Howsare and mildew around the Shower areas is a chronic problem As in Bedford county jail Warden Brian Clark announced at a prison Board meeting that he had obtained the services of the Krivac sanitizing which is being used to sanitize All parts of the prison on a regular rotating Clark says Appa Ratus is similar to those used to clean operating rooms of major hospitals and uses pressurized powerful vac and nontoxic chemicals to clean Walls and ducts while eliminating germs and other inspectors rate county jails on a number of items food medical and health Access to Legal religious inmate death investigations and its hard to get 100 but that what we aim he but on the other its not hard to earn deficiencies for something As relatively minor As chipped paint on a but in confident that the inmates Here Are get Ting the Best care and services we can offer Clark said that the jail received a in health care and was one of the few prisons in the state that saw no complaints from inmates about food be Fords inspection was held in Howsare one month before Clark told the about some of the prisons in said that As the average age of incoming inmates discipline problems increase due to a Lack of respect for continued on Page 5 off the population a lot of that is due to the varied business and we have a solid agricultural its a varied Economy and it seems to hold its Burggraf the county growth was about 18 percent Between 1970 and 2000 and edged up a Little since South Woodbury Wood Bury Bedford 20 and Juniata 20 appeared to gain the most population Between 2003 and 2004 and since the 2000 Bedford Borough has lost about 120 since the 2000 Cen according to the other boroughs remained at about the same Fred planning com Mission chairman for South said his township has seen an increase in new housing thanks in part to the sewer the new Community service has allowed infill develop or building where it was it possible before because the land allow a septic Over the last 18 months or we at the township plan Ning commission have definite lighting up the 4th Gazette Hart spectators on the Richard Street Bridge Are silhouetted by monday nights fire works bursting from fort Bedford Gazette Maust the Crew from random shootings loads shells in their firing tubes in fort bed Ford the rack in the foreground was the More Page by seen an increase in sub Divi he now its potentially devel Pable real Mellott there Are positives to the new notably in the increased tax base for the but it could come at the Cost of Farmland or open and in Public roads and continued on Page 5 West Nile is absent this year by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette associate editor alls quiet on the West Nile virus front in Bedford it already Well into the season for the virus carrying mosquitoes to potentially deadly virus to humans certain there Hast been a Peep from any surveil Lance program across the its really Guy West Nile pro Gram coordinator for Bedford county conservation said this its been kind of a Boring West Nile virus Noth ing interesting has he since april he and pro Gram assistant Brett Bowser have have treated some spots where larvae were growing and monitoring potential trouble spots pooled water along in tire for adult mosquitoes carrying the so the testing and collecting has come up with a big the thing there Arent a lot of samples to the surveillance technician has been really were probably ahead of other As far As the were having trouble finding Stottlemyer it May be drier conditions Are preventing Stottlemyer the web site for the depart ment of environmental protections West Nile surveillance shows that none of the 67 counties has a virus present this year As of thurs fifty two Birds have been collected and 39 actually tested for the Stottlemyer said there have been some dead Birds residents were concerned about in Bedford county but none have been tested because they we rent the Breeds that usually carry the the state is most concerned about dead Blue crows and raptors because they apparently have trouble fighting off the illness where As other Birds do Stottle myer Stottlemyer said he and Bowser Are averaging about 30 traps a week for thus they have collected 256 samples of mosquitoes which contained adults and Lar a Small amount of them was they have conducted some treatment of tire piles with the landowners Stottlemyer said another reason he is not finding As Many mosquitoes could be that people Are taking advice and continued on Page 5

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