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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - June 5, 1987, Bedford, Pennsylvania
Try combined with fhe Ever eff Republican est blamed 1812 year 42 june 1987 uses 04772000 single copy 35 cents Borough to bid squares renovation project Bedford Borough will open bids june 29 for the joint Borough county project to renovate the Public the project to put in new benches and lights and construct a pedestrian Plaza on the South Side of the Cour Thouse has an estimated Cost of of will come from two state Borough Council and the boroughs historic District architectural review Board conducted a Public review of final plans thursday and agreed on the plans and the bidding county commissioners Joe Clapper and Jay Cessna also at Borough Council is sponsoring the project and decided to proceed with the bidding schedule before the department of Community affairs approves the final plans so much of the work can be completed before fall foliage festival in Ca is expected to take about 30 Days to approve the which will be submitted by Richard Sutler and associates next contracts could be awarded As soon As july 6 and work started in about 10 the project Calls for a 90 Day construction Borough manager John Montgomery said the plan is to have All the sidewalks installed and the three Borough squares in shape by the first festival planting and reseeding and finishing the Plaza area of the courthouse will be done after the there was Little criticism of the plans from the 20plus persons who reviewed them some earlier ideas on moving the veterans Monument and lowering a portion of the Stone Wall Between the Cour Thouse and Annex had drawn most of the the veterans memorial will be according to the final it will not be placed Back in the Square on the Southeast but will be positioned on the Southeast Corner of Juliana and Penn where the Cannon now the memorial will face the intersection at an backed by its flags and new the Cannon actually an Early 20th Century Field piece will be moved to the Northeast Corner to face the there Are no currently on that but the older Cannon now at fort Bedford once sat moving the veterans memorial will allow repositioning of the Walkway in that giving it a y shape with one Branch going to the Post office and the other to Penn the other two Cross quadrant walks will remain about the the new including those cutting through the squares and around the will be of a Brick shaped paving Stone set in a herringbone three shades described As a Rusty greyish and bleached Brick will be used in random combinations so the sidewalks will not be one solid color plans also Call for replacing the Maple Trees at the Side and front of the courthouse with Linden Trees similar to those planted in Concrete rings in the business the Montgomery will be 2vi3 inches in so they will not be saplings that will take years to the Lindens grow to Only about 25 so they also will not need to be Cut Back to accommodate wires above the also in the plans Are some 24 Ben 6 and 8 feet of cast Iron and the Iron ends have a sculpted look and the curved seat on Page 8 seniors final Day Bedford High school seniors Clad in Blue Robes and mortar boards marched into the gymnasium at the Start of graduation exercises Mon it was the first graduation in the county this and As Drew a Large crowd for the earlier in the seniors arrived Between using their Robes to protect themselves from the scattered a heavy downpour in late afternoon showed Why scheduling outdoor ceremonies is Seldom a Good one Good idea As it turned out was assistant Prin Cipal Jim Pratts Large Supply of Bobby pins he utilized to keep Caps from Omha commits million to Everett sewer by Terry Kanari staff writer Farmers Home administration is expected to obligate about million thursday to fund Everetts proposed sewer Plant according to an official of the Federal we expect the Money to be approved by Omha Linda District loan said wednesday during a phone interview from her Chambersburg of the approval comes from har Risburg state and she noted that the Money will be available to Everett As Long As they meet All the the conditions were reviewed during a meeting at Rodgers office on May in attendance were Borough of Everett municipal authority members Don Sylvester and Jeff Whetstone and Borough councilmen Ben Foy and Bill Zim at that on behalf of the signed a form con Taining Omha financial Aid Condi such As a loan repayment Everett plans to build a Low Load sewer Plant Able to treat up to Gallons of water per its estimated Cost is the project will be financed through a Omha Grant of and a loan of with a five percent interest rate to be repaid Over a 40year the new Plant will replace the boroughs present Plant which releases insufficiently treated sewage into the during heavy raw sewage is dumped into the River through bypasses due to overload of the the Borough is under strict Federal orders to clean up its sewage or face stiff obligating nearly million to Everett Means the Omha is com mitting that Money to Everetts sewer project and wont spend it Snake Spring sewer year from Start Snake Spring township municipal authority Hopes to break ground next april for a sewage treatment Plant and system that will solve contamination problems at mile Camp Hartley and the authority held a Public meeting monday night As part of the Farmers Home administration requirements for a million loan for phase one of the township and state officials outnumbered the Only one resident of upper Snake Spring came to find out if the system would reach As far As his property it apparently does the township authority Omha application reached the Harrisburg office on according to authority still pending is a department of environmental resources review of the revised Snake Spring the plan now Calls for a new rather than trying to acquire the Bedford Plaza two areas of concern monday night were whether the Plant operated by memorial Hospital of Bedford county will be required to connect to the municipal and which Section of the township win he connected Engineer Ron stauffer said mile level and much of pen Wood Are in the first authority officers said no decision has been made on which area to connect if All can not be connected at one supervisor Dawayne Diehl pointed out that although mile Levels sewage problems were what prompted the push for a system Star Ting several years Der has been prodding the township to solve Hartley problems since the residential cottage development along the River has outstripped the grounds capability to absorb the on the other Diehl said one private Well had to be closed Down in pen Wood last and from the standpoint of potential Revenue ver sus that residential area might be Best to connect it also does not require a pumping station to the proposed which will be located near the Diehl also asked about the Hospital Plant wondering about the status of the Lagoon Type Martin ferry of Der explained that his Agency never has favored privately owned he said that the hospitals 1970 permit includes the specific condition that if a municipal facility that is More acceptable becomes the Hospital shall abandon its he noted that some improvements to the private Plant were required in 1984 before Der would allow the Bedfor Deverett Voytech school to Hook authority solicitor said he expected that pen Knoll Village and the school were aware of the provi Sions when they were and the Price the Hospital charges them for treatment would not be binding on the in response to other ferry said the Hospital normally would be responsible for closing the private but that this could be a condition in the treatment agree continued on Page 8 chamber will move festival downtown eleven members of the Bedford area chamber of Commerce met at eds Steak House on wednesday morning and decided to give the appalachian festival another in downtown Myrna chamber executive said that while the festival lost this it was not As much As they had expected to total intake was and expenditures the festival was held this past weekend at the Bedford sponsored for the first time by the moving it to the Fairgrounds was not a Good said Bob a member of the it lacked the downtown bar Chart also noted that the rotary beef barbeque had declined a great Deal from the usual i town Myres said that several other Mer chants had rather loud about taking the festival to the she also noted that none of the comp Lamers attended the wednesday morning Elaine owner of deep Wood said she had not noticed a decline in customers and had remained open All three Days of the she the festival was much better when it was several suggestions were made on ways to bring the festival Back to town and still please the craftspeople who preferred being under cover in Case of its a Rainy time of another member if the crafts people want we will have to give it to Myres suggested tents and other members quickly Barnhart said he mind seeing All of Juliana Street under one big tent if it would keep the festival in Price indicated the subject of juried crafts crafts which Are chosen by a group of expert Craft Smen has been it raises the credibility of a she Myres and Price agreed that Flea Market items would have to be kept separate from Craft at this the Central focus of a Spring festival would probably he those present gave Little discussion to the possibility of revive on Page 8 once All paperwork and the design Are thus Clear ing the Way for actual closing of the loan and Grant Money will take Sylvester on wednesday said he was pleased with the Pace Everetts sewer project is although the Borough wont meet the original july Federal deadline for project Sylvester didst predict any major problems everything is moving he were probably behind but we feel were moving along at the Best Speed we predicted construction to begin by next Sylvester didst foresee the Federal environmental Protection Agency penalizing Everett for fail ing to meet the july deadline As Long As Progress is Borough recognizes 4 officers by Bill Clark staff writer four police officers were recognized monday for their work in solving the i Landrun Accident last August that claimed the life of Young Jeremy Borough police officers David Charwin Reichelderfe and William and retired state policeman Adam Kachurik were Given meritorious conduct awards by Borough police chief Earl Packer and mayor Jim Edwards for their part in the investigation and solution to the Beverly Jeremy Smiths speaking on behalf of the expressed appreciation to those who received the awards and other officers who helped in the our prayer is that this never happens again to someone in bed town that Jeremy she said before Borough the investigation led to the arrest and conviction of Susan Noel of Everett rd1 on charges of failure to Stop at the scene of an last month Noel was acquitted of a More serious vehicular homicide Council later agreed with chief packers recommendation that selected police officers be sent to training sessions to improve their crime scenes and homicide hostage and offences against children Are among the sessions Borough officers May be attending during the next six Packer also commented on the weekend incident in which police officers Mannion and Richard Koontz ended up wrestling with seven individuals on the Public he lamented that with 40 to 50 persons standing not one took action on behalf of the fortunately the officers didst get injured that Packer the Council approved filing a civil suit against the estate of Millie seeking a Public nuisance decree on adjoining properties at the Corner of Spring Street and Forest Avenue in on Page 8
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