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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - June 26, 1987, Bedford, Pennsylvania Combined with the Everett Republican a6 she 3 1812 174th year 45 june 1987 tips 0477anno single copy 35 cents tests confirm contamination in yellow Creek by David oilman staff writer yellow Creek and its tributaries in Northern Bedford county have a serious pollution tests of the groundwater in the yellow Creek watershed have con firmed the Bedford county Conser vation districts worst fears about possible pollution in the Dairy farm ing water taken from six Sites in the Morrison Cove area was found to contain up to 200 times the allowable amount of focal col form bacteria and total focal both tests indicate that a serious disease potential exists if the pollution pro Blem is not we were expecting these kind of Terry manager of the county conservation said wednesday after a tour of the watershed with representatives of the state soil conservation the pollution problem became apparent when water supplies began failing tests by milk several Farmers in the yellow Creek area have installed expensive water treatment facilities to insure a pollution free water others have treated water supplies by pour ing bleach into the Wells periodical the conservation District began groundwater sampling in May to gather the necessary data in preparation for applying for pm 566 Public Law 566 funds to control pollution of the three tests Are scheduled for this year Mays a summer test and a fall both groundwater sup plies and private water Wells will be tested for bacteria and the six Sites where samples were gathered in May Are the Mouth of yellow Creek where it empties into the called yellow Creek 1 at Loysburg or yellow Creek 2 Beaver Creek three Springs a Section of the Dallas Railroad Bridge is a Crew had been working on the apparently under contract to removing rails and motorists passing on route 30 were surprised to notice wednesday that a portion of the steel Bridge itself was the Public Utility commission ordered removal of the abandoned Structure last there was some local since it was one of the last reminders of the rail service to Bedford county saving the Stone piers in the River was information on How extensive the removal will be want available the photo above shows the two ends of the at left is the View from the Everett end of the looking West above route 30 the end or the Bridge and pier above the run Potter Creek and yellow Creek 3 above the Woodbury Reser Hickory Bottom Creek will be sampled in the the test results revealed that the bacteria counts exceed state Stan Dards in All for recreational use swimming focal counts should not exceed 100 per 100 Millilitre of according to the Pennsylvania High Quality water raw drinking water untreated should have counts of less than 1 per 100 and treated water should not exceed counts of per 100 Millilitre in either focal count or total focal Streptococci As the counts exceed state Stan the probability of disease occurring goes Miller theres no need for Miller the counts Are High but not the results from the yellow Creek on Page 5 Bedford school has extra Cash by David oilman staff writer the Bedford area school District May have an extra million in its if previous budget proposals Are any since the 198485 school year budget was proposed in May of the District has consistently presented a budget that showed expenditures exceeding but instead of seeing the general fund balance decline by each years the districts Kitty has actually grown by More than at times the difference Between the estimated general fund balance and the actual amount in the fund has exceeded in the Bedford school District eliminated 16 teaching positions and raised real estate taxes by 20 the following then superintendent Robert Davis said because of the actions the year the District was in Good financial he then presented a proposed budget that was just Short of the million spending the 198384 school year budget had an estimated beginning balance of and Davis projected revenues of the operating budget for the school year called for the District to spend or More than revenues for the the school would still have Over a million when the year when budget time rolled around in May the District estimated it had in the general fund to begin the next school the years revenues from All sources state and Federal were anticipated to be anticipated expenses for the 198485 school year were budgeted at meaning the District would spend More than it would receive and the balance in the general funds budgetary Reserve would drop to in View of the increased expend the Board voted to raise taxes by 3 Mills to 94 Mills on property in the the estimates we rent even the proposed budget for the 198586 school year estimated a beginning general fund balance of about or More than million Over the estimates of a year an audit of the districts accounts showed that the actual balance in the general fund at the beginning of the 198586 school year was that was million More than the administrators estimated would be estimates being what they the Money men of the Bedford area school District were predicting another budget with expenditures exceeding revenues by million for local employers dont support minimum wage hike by Terry Kanari staff writer a proposed minimum wage in crease in the state legislature is receiving Little or no support from area businesses surveyed by the a Bill intended to raise the minimum wage from to in january 1988 was recently introduced in the state House by Mark the if passed by the Calls for additional hikes to in january 1989 and in january 1990 the decline of the minimum wage in real dollars is a primary Factor reducing the incentive for persons on welfare to take minimum wage chair Man of the House labor relations recently told the associated he also feels the present minimum wage hits Young people the hardest and diminishes their chances of a College education because students have to work Many hours to pay for local business representatives expressed mixed reactions to the pro posed although most believed some kind of an increase is they Felt was too much too soon and would cause them economic hard Joe co owner of the Everett is in favor of raising the minimum wage within he feels the legislature is jumping too fast by raising it to in one step and Call ing for additional hikes within a Short he was in favor of in creasing the minimum wage by 50 cents and keeping it that Way for three to four if the proposed Bill becomes Appleby predicted the Iga will have to make some changes in order to Cope with higher labor alter natives would Range from cutting employees work schedules to Possi ble part timers would he hardest Appleby one Way or its going to Hurt somebody hours or somebody Allie manager of Masoodi Iga in echoed similar although feeling a minimum wage increase is he Felt is too High and predicted such an increase will be particularly detrimental to Many Small businesses already struggling for increasing the present minimum wage to is too drastic a said Craig owner of two Burger King restaurants in he feels a 20cent hike is More a larger increase will undoubtedly Hurt the fast food he no Way can we afford because fast food restaurants Are labor a Large hike would cause few he the Industry would have to increase prices to make up for Timoney with All fast its going to be like he predicted students will have a rougher time finding jobs if the minimum wage is raised to Leo owner of the bed Ford giant warned the pro posed increase will make Penn Sylvania economic climate less favourable for businesses due to in creased labor the Cost in Pennsylvania is already much higher than in Many he Mazman warned the consumer is going to pay for any substantial mandatory wage in ceases imposed by the Rick president of the Everett area business voiced the strongest opposition to the pro posed minimum wage per hed like to see the minimum wage employers today recognize the contribution of a worker and would com continued of Page 8 revenues for the year were projected at but the school districts expenses were projected to top million for the first time the District expected to have about in the general fund balance at the end of the the audit told a different the actual amount available in the general fund on july was Revenue projections were with the District realizing in come of expenditures were almost less than an at the Bedford area school instead of having in the general fund at the end of the 1985 fiscal actually had in its savings things got even better last with million in the general the administration proposed expenditures of for based on anticipated revenues of with another million expenditures exceeding revenues the District anticipated an ending fund balance of in its latest budget the District now says that the general fund balance at the beginning of the 198687 school year was Over million and the estimated actual Revenue for the year was giving the District to spend during the expenses for the District for the 198687 with a month to go before the fiscal year ends on june were estimated to be on Page 8 contract let for Sepa site work by Terry Kanari staff writer Saxton Borough Council and the Broad top chamber of com Merce awarded a contract relating to the Sepa expansion project Dur ing a joint meeting Stone Valley construction com presented the lowest bid of for paving and the installation of water and sewer according to Borough councilman Alan Saxton will pay the Bill with Grants from the department of Community he the Low bid was accepted follow ing recommendation of Dob son consulting Engineer of Altoona and solicitor Gordon Stroup of one condition was no work will begin until the title to the property for the Access Road and fire Lane is deeded to Saxton Smith the deed is currently owned by the action is necessary to enable the Borough to receive Grants from the since it wont finance any project on private work is scheduled to begin in three weeks and completion is projected by the end of Smith this is what everyone has been waiting he most things Are moving fairly before Council and the chamber put Olin project in charge of reviewing wage and labor practices during present at the joint meeting were Borough councilmen Paul Dick Bill Kelley and chamber officials were Beverley Larry Darvis Bill Al Rob Steve Stoud Jon Bau Grunan

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