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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - July 31, 1987, Bedford, Pennsylvania
Snitt re combined fhe Zvereff Republican established 1812 174th year 50 july 1987 lips 0477 2000 single copy 35 cents trash fees up second hike expected try Nancy Wylie staff writer Saxton As predicted months trash handling costs Are going up for local haulers and the tipping fee paid by haulers has been raised to per cubic up from As of 1 to help pay for keeping the Bedford county Landfill open one More the increase will be passed along proportionately in trash collection charges set by each and another Landfill rate hike to or per cubic Yard is Likely in the next few unless a pit 4 expansion permit is granted soon by the state depart ment of environmental resources the Landfill in Broad top township is expected to be full by Early november and would have to be the solid waste authority at mondays meeting passed a tipping fee in crease starting when it takes Over administration of the Landfill from the Bedford county commis on 4 the authority also is to receive the county solid waste a made up of tipping fees and expected to contain to at that according to authority executive director Tom a tipping fee of at least a cubic Yard is recommended by authority Engineer Peffer and the author Tys Landfill committee because preparing pit using it for about one year and monitoring the Landfill after its closed will Cost an estimated and tipping fees will be a major source of because of measures to Correct subsidence and other problems with the former strip mining the construction Cost for pit 4 is estimated by Peffer at in operating costs for one year include an estimated to James for equipment and manpower in handling the trash and covering it with to this Fisherman in waders and a wide rimmed Straw with two Trout on his decided the heat was just Loo much and he headed into the Cooling Shade of the Claycomb covered Bridge at old Bedford photo by Sharyn Maust Springs festivals debt grows by Sharyn a list associate editor the Bedford Springs festival for the performing arts is facing the music a deficit from the past five seasons and the Prospect of a debt for this at a Board meeting last the directors seriously considered Clos ing Down after this the Deci Sion has been made to go but it will take an enormous fundraising Effort this summer to slash the Anne who came to the festival As executive director in spoke bluntly this week about the problems of trying to sustain the it is getting better and she the administrative its been like get Ting on a sled at the top of a Hill and closing your weve been going into each season with our eyes Clos saying Well see How it goes this year and take a look at the end of the but you reach a Robinson refers to the festival As an Una opted child with 100 those parents Are the Volunteer Board of currently numbering the Board has an executive committee and regional boards in al Pitt Washington and the Board worries about break ing Robinson the arts dont make and it is the Burden of those directors to raise More than half of the festival costs through Robinson equates being a Board member with being a girl scout Leader you have to sell the the difference is that the festival is on a much larger and sup porting it is not a onetime the festival budget for this year is the prediction of a deficit the sixth season alone shows both the fundraising and ticket sales falling its not terrible but it is a Lack of acknowledgement of How much has been Robinson the festival had a deficit its first year it had another deficit last and some smaller ones in the accumulated deficit is divided about half and half Between actual Bills owed and Loans that some Board members have made to help the festival pay production costs Are about half of the the biggest costs on that Side of the Ledger Are room and Board for the orchestra at orchestra payroll is another and soloists will Cost another the administrative Robin son include year round opera not just the six weeks of perform the salaries of what is a three person staff and artistic director Maestro Jacques Bour mans salary Are included in these publication of the program is an enormous Robinson but she explained that the program is a on Page 5 Survey pinpoints festival audience More than 21 percent of the audience for the Bedford Springs festival comes from the Bedford while not in the local residents represent the biggest single category of except for the festival has been asking its audience to Complete a question Naire to help management find of who the people Are and what they through the first three some of the statistics show following the Bedford percen percent of the audience lives in the Altoona area another 12 in the Washingto Baltimore Bell and 9 percent each from the Johnstown Aud Pittsburgh because the other category was so festival management has changed the questionnaire to find out More specifically where the audience not just Check off one of a Hal dozen that could boost the Bedford segment in to first place some who live in bed Ford county May list other because they interpret Bedford to mean the immediate Borough or it May reveal whole new audience in the past five three other festival audience surveys have been the average of those three compared to the 1987 season shows the other category has grown from 18 but the audience from Bedford has dropped from 27 percent to 21 percent Johnstown Somerset and Down from 16 and 14 percent Altoona Down a the Washington category has grown from 4 percent in previous although the Baltimore residency May not have been stated in other statistics from the current percent of the audience continued on Page 5 landowner James from whom the county leases the Landfill and to fund the authority operating budget paid office Legal and engineering meeting place Ren the figure includes a percen Tage for contingencies and is based on the landfills current use rate of about cubic Yards tons of municipal trash per primarily from the three member counties and Southern Badowski said that other landfills charge to or More per cubic Yard and that a fee hike for the Broad top facility is Long the authority asked for in february but the county commissioners said one of the haulers in the Mike Wilson of Bedford told the authority that a hike is probably not a but another to on top of that is on Page 8 land Airport face dilemmas atuu1 new executive director of the Bedford Springs sits beside us concert Lent which has served As Home for the festival for six the Bedford county air Industrial Park authority did not resolve its land acquisition dilemma and the property owner who has opposed the taking of his farm land for a new Airport apparently faces one of his the authority had expected to decide Friday what Legal position to take on act the agricultural Security area the meeting lasted perhaps two minutes in open and More than two hours in an executive session called to discuss Legal and land Purchase authority efforts to acquire 46 acres in a a Security area were blocked by a state Board ruling july the meeting concluded with no a and Only the comments that the situation is in negotiation and it was Learned that property owner George Cayman has not rejected the authority offer to buy his even though he opposed the authority taking the land through Cayman was present during More than half of the executive because the authority requested that he attend the meeting and remain during the closed Cayman said later he promised the authority an answer to its Pur Chase offer by the Middle of the he also noted that contrary to what has been he had not received the offer in writing until this prior to he had Only a copy of the authority appraisal of the Cayman would not indicate what his decision will although he said act 43 was of primary my responsibility is to the act and i did advise the authority it should pursue other on july the agricultural land condemnation approval Board ruled against the authority taking Cayman land through condemnation Cayman said then he did not oppose the but he did not want about half of his farm taken the state condemnation Board ruled that the authority studies had not addressed act the Board left open the possibility that the authority could resubmit its project after further that does not mean the Board will approve the the state Board said in its written ruling that the Airport master plan did not in regard to act that the project would not adversely affect agricultural it commented that saying the Airport would affect Only 1 percent of the a Security area was not to agree to such piecemeal taking of land would Render act 43 according to the act 43 requires Public bodies to consider alternatives to taking land from the a and must show those alternatives Are not to the condemnation boards to win after the the authority directed its Engineer to prepare an addendum to the master addressing act authority members indicated after this weeks meeting that it does have the option of return ing with this information to the state the authority faces a to deadline to receive a Federal Avia Tion administration Grant of approximately to Purchase 180 acres of land for the 30 is the end of the fiscal Faa approved the Money which includes Legal other fees and is not All for land Purchase last but must give final approval of the project before appropriating the Faa state director Larry Walsh said the act 43 situation is the Only stumbling Block he has encountered in his review of the a the authority has not released in formation about the land appraisals it carried out As part of the Faa re it also has not said if its offers vary from those authority members indicated the Faa places restrictions on whether it can pay or than the a panel votes to support Gayman a Bedford township committee monday night supported the preservation of George Cayman land for agricultural adding its Roadblock to the condemnation of land for a county the township agricultural area advisory a five member group set up when the act 43 a Security area was established in voted 31 for the Farmland its vote follows a similar rejection of the Bedford county air Industrial Park author Tys application to take Cayman 48 acres As part of a 180acre Airport the Lone township committee vote in favor of the Airport came from Vince who said it troubled him that the committee appeared to be in a position of deciding what another person should do with his he also said hed like to see a new committee members Fred Koontz and supervisor Hermit Frazier voted for the a preservation without commenting on the Airport Frazier said the a Security area Means some government body just cant show up and condemn your committee member Elmer Claycomb voted with the he Felt the Issue depended on what Gayman wanted to Claycomb first said he hated to see someone deprived of the right to sell their his vote came after township solicitor Donley said act 43 does not deprive someone of the right to sell his it merely pro Vides Protection from condemn Gayman said he didst feel the process was quite that because the purpose of joining an a Security area was a commitment to agricultural use for seven years the time the a area is in Force it can be renewed after Gayman also said that he did not intend to withdraw from the a he said that when he referred to looking at Legal angles after attending a meeting of the air port authority it was not regarding any consideration of pull ing out of the a that possibility was mentioned in a Gazette Story Gayman said monday he was talk on Page 8
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