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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - July 31, 1981, Bedford, Pennsylvania Jutt Qwyn combined fhe Everett Republican established 1812 168th year 51 Bedford inquire Everett Republican july 1981 uses 017720 single copy ten cents Ca Energy requirements raise questions in county by Mike cab urn All new construction of buildings in Pennsylvania must now conform to Energy conservation regulations outlined by a new state Law which took effect july act the building Energy conservation administered by the state department of Community affairs stresses statewide uniformity in Home but the new Law has resulted in a variety of misunderstandings by Many municipal governments in Bedford county who oppose increasing state involvement in local the stumbling Block of act which was signed into Law last is a provision in the regulations which offers municipal governments the option of enforcing the new Energy conservation of the county 38 municipal governments 13 boroughs and 25 most councils and supervisors boards have tabled a decision on enforcing the twelve municipal govern ments have declined the enforcement and Only Woodbury has chosen to assume responsibility for inspecting new residential buildings under act the enforcement of the regulations has baffled Many Rural municipal officials who have no zoning ordinances or building of their and have no funds in their limited budgets to cover the costs of administering the we would have to appoint someone and pay someone to inspect new Hopewell township Secretary Henry Hall said noting that the expense of enforcing the regulations would be an added Burden to the there Are too Many Laws and King township supervisor Gerald Mowry if the state wants to have these Why dont they enforce both Hopewell and King townships have voted not to enforce the a Survey of the municipalities reaction to the act 222 proposal has revealed widespread misconceptions about the Law among local several officials responded that they believed the regulations were Only for municipal others said they had no room for new and one Borough Council threw All the papers the purpose of the enforcement Ca spokesman Mike Moyer said is to offer municipal governments control of residential buildings within their if local governments do not have the facilities or the funds to enforce the he Ca will administer the program and take charge of Little Kisha Taylor is too Young to know much about but she does know that the Jug on the players Bench contains cold water just the thing for a drug rec age i is the daughter of Denny and Mindy Taylor of new Enterprise re an Shower dampened the Effort of these Junior repairmen As they tried to fix a broken water Fountain on the Green in a Borough Workman eventually arrived to Cap the pipe and the boys returned to their soggy but refreshed on a hot considering the a Miliar Shower have invited adults and kids alike on Everett lifts remedial Reading freeze the Everett area school Board on thursday authorized the administration to interview applicants for a vacant remedial Reading position which had been Frozen earlier this year As a budget cutting the hiring freeze on the remedial Reading staff was according to District superintendent Rodney i because Federal subsidies under the title i i program have not been Cut As drastically As had been exit was kind of an Eye it was a Surprise and a pleasant Board president Richard Ling this was an item the Board had promised the Public would be reinstated if at All the which limited the remedial Reading staff to four after one member resigned this was a major topic of disagreement among some school directors last month when the Board approved its 198182 budget of the reduction in the number of Reading instructors had been expected to cause 50 to students to be dropped from the remedial Reading Kuhns said that when the administration made its budget proposal in May it was expecting title i funds to be Cut by about 25 percent a loss to the Kuhns said after the meeting that he had received unofficial reports that the District should now receive about in title i funds a reduction of Only about 6 percent from last years Kuhns suggested that the Board might be Able to fill the Reading position at a special meeting scheduled for August in another matter related to lunch prices raised to 75 Bedford adopts pay hikes the districts efforts to limit its instructional the Board authorized head English teacher Elizabeth Engle to restructure the English curriculum to compensate for a hiring freeze in her the Board approved payment of to Engle for writing courses of study for English 130 and English 135 to cover work handled last year under an instructional position which was Frozen when the teacher Board members also agreed to expand the districts cooperative education program to include More Kuhns said the which allows students to earn academic credits by working in private Industry and will be open to students who were ineligible in the past because they could not demonstrate economic the program had previously been primarily for students who qualified under the Federal comprehensive employment and training Kuhns he said the administration hoped to make the program available to More students next year As a Means of supplementing the districts growing emphasis on vocational technical acting on a motion by continued on Page 8 inspections to Check compliance with the Energy conservation it is our Hope that any municipal government which could enforce the regulations would do Moyer the program would be More effective if it was administered on the local Moyer said that while several Utility companies have their own Energy conservation requirements which must be met before electrical Power is hooked up to new residential the requirements vary from company to company in different areas of the act Moyer will provide a uniform Standard for the entire state for building Energy the Choice offered to municipal Moyer is either to accept the Legal responsibility of enforcing the act 222 requirements or to allow the continued on Page county librarian retires Board notice hanging the Bedford county com missioners on tuesday accepted the resignation of Ruth head librarian at he Bedford county but they did not mention that they also possess a letter of resignation from the entire seven member Library Hammer has worked at the county Library since in her letter to the she said she has decided to effective september last a letter was delivered to the com missioners from the county Library stating that its members Are resigning effective when the com missioners appoint a Federated Library those who said in the letter that they Are resigning Are Harold Bedford re Board president Paul Mowry of Orchard Bedford Don Bedford re 6 Martha Breezewood Dorothy Breezewood Dora and Margaret some Board members have indicated their resignations Are due to the amount of work they see upcoming to get a Federated Library system the new Board should be a working one member other members have said they feel that the federation that will provide the Everett and Saxton libraries with an Overall Board should begin with a clean slate of we have nothing but kind feelings toward the one Bedford Board member said when asked if the rumoured rivalry of the three libraries had any bearing on the the commissioners adopted a Resolution june establishing the but so far they have not appointed a Board of directors for it was suggested that each Library submit five names to the commissioners so they have a list of possible directors from which to choose the new seven members at least one Library has submitted such a the Everett free Library and the Saxton Community Library intend to retain local and it had been thought the Bedford county Library also might have a local the federation boards purpose is to secure additional state it will be the local boards thit inc expected to help raise Nimit cling funds for the one of the commissioners reservations about the and which led to a change in wording of their 9 was the amount of local Money the federation will need to get slate funds the county this year allocated to Library activities because the Library on South Juliana Street is the county almost All of this Money will be spent on mostly in salaries and building the county Library budget allocates a contribution o Saxton and to the study on which the federation is based Calls for local funds of by the end of five the com missioners have indicated it int possible for All this to come from county the problem of accepting the Bedford boards mass commissioners Alvo Hosteller and Gary Ibersole noted is that they Are unsure if they should appoint just a Federated or a local Board and a Federated one in the county boards As Ebersole if the Federated Board is also the Bedford Library its members will have double the three Library system and the operation of the Bedford he hinted that this might not please either the Federated Board or the boards of the other two if the Bedford Board is the choices will be either to put members on it from several areas of the because it is the county which could mean a duplication with the Federated Board name Only Bedford area thus changing the stature of the county Library the Resolution the com missioners passed did not specify what option from the study they were choosing for appointing a Federated the study had recommended reconstituting the Bedford county Board As the Federated Board the individual libraries had expressed some preference for a continued on Page 8 i the Bedford area school by a 54 approved a across the Board salary increase for school administrators on monday at the urging of president Gary i who warned that further delay on the raises would mean More i retroactive who noted that administrative pay hikes normally take effect on july recommended the raises for All administrators except Clyde who i supervises maintenance and i transportation for the the Board gave no reason for excluding Zembower from the salary increase nouse said Zembower wages would be aligned at a i later Board voted on houses propos41 without school directors Richard i Kenneth Charles Griffith and Donald May voted against the salary Board members Wayne Dorcil Ronald Fred Crissey and nouse voted for the in other the Board agreed to raise the Price of student lunches from 55 cents to 75 cents per lunch with the provision that an additional increase May be necessary at a later Date to compensate for decreasing Federal funding for school lunch this is the natural result of having the Federal support eliminated from the Cost of District superintendent Robert Duvis told the citing increasing costs of As Well As the rising costs of bread and other foods needed for Lun said the higher charge was needed to keep the program were not quite sure How extensive this problem will Davis noting that while funding for the lunch program has been nothing has been said officially about easing Federal regulations controlling what school districts must offer for student Davis said food service workers have had their time Cut by on half hour per Day and that vacated cafeteria positions will not be these he were also necessary to limit the costs involved in serving student the Board approved a Low bid from Beamer Ford sales re 6 for a 1981 three Quarter pickup the Price of the four wheel drive pickup included the Trade in value of the districts old bids from Ickes drug store and Rea and both of for medical and dental supplies were opened and tabled pending a review by a committee of Board the Board authorized the committee to approve the Purchase of the supplies from the lowest bids for from the Bedford Gazette and from Wakefoose office Supply and printing were approved for the Purchase of printed items such As report envelopes and miscellaneous the Board approved transportation contracts with District bus Drivers for the 198182 school zem Bower said the continued on Page 8 these unusual looking build Ings Are two of the seven condominium being built by the Bedford Springs the first five units along the West Side of route 220 South of the hotel Are scheduled for completion in the Holded units will have a Small Den and entry on the ground with a spiral staircase leading to the main the condominiums Are just some of the work started since the Springs underwent a change of ownership this additional Page 8

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