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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - March 18, 2005, Bedford, Pennsylvania
Established 1812 192nd year 31 March 2005 uses 04772000 single copy 75 cents county advertises for bids on office Complex looking North from Vondersmith this is How the county engineers Drew the new office Complex to the left and rear of the courthouse and its present Juliana Street is on the right in this by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette staff writer with contractors supplies tightening and costs soaring in the county com missioners have posted an invitation to bid on the upcoming county offices Complex project that is scheduled to break ground in late commissioners chairman Steve Hov Svare said this is As Good a time As there will be to be building the proposed county building in an Esti mated to million pro he met with consultants Dobson and Foreman a Day after a request for bid proposals appeared in the we feel its a Good that there int a lot of major projects going on right now and people Are looking for were hoping that trans lates into competitive Howsare the dead line for bids is 9 april Dobson and Foreman project manager Fred Mellott said contractors have seen their materials prices jump in the last 12 weve seen construction costs Rise said Fred Mellott of Dobson and project construction Industry magazines have noted that costs for practically every material for building lumber have increased significantly in recent Mellott said the bid specifications for the county building allow for a number of alter Nate bids in the four major such As different finishes for the Interior and to try to give the com missioners some flexibility when they look at the bids in late april or Early he is still working on the final plans and Price Mellott the increase in construction has been attributed to the booming China Economy and the War in Mellott there Are Many things beyond out control and the county Mellott theres been a lot of things happening Over the last two Howsare i think we have a Good design and Good that will pay off on bids when they come the worry about rising costs continued on Page 8 14 suspects county to Aid Hyndman projects arrested in drug cases by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette staff writer a sweep by drug enforce ment agents netted 14 suspects Early tuesday morning following six months of investigation through the Pennsyl Vania state police and the Bedford county drug task suspects were arrested either at their Homes in a couple at their place of Bedford county District attorney William Higgins the sweep caught 13 adults and another juvenile who now face drug charges for Selling or manufacturing a variety of two of the Roy of East Penn and David of Secrest could face harsher penalties because their dealings occurred with in feet of a each of the defendants was jailed on straight Cash bail except for Jaime of Juliana whose bail was set at use the charges against the juvenile will be handled through the Bedford county probation the county drug task Force has been making inroads against the county illegal drug Trade in the past 14 thanks to cooperation and funding through the attorney generals Higgins Bedford county sheriffs and Bedford and Everett police depart ments assisted in some of the undercover work As part of the task were very satisfied with the Progress weve made in the past 14 Higgins referring to his first Days in the month before i took we were sending Money Back to the attorney general because we we rent using Higgins said he is using All that Money plus any pore that the attorney Gener als office can task Force has been credited by state police for its help in recent methamphetamine arrests along with tues Days drug of the charges Stem from As far Back As april of the most recent ones came just last the defendants and their charges Are As follows Rayson count each of Possession with intent to delivery of a con trolled criminal use of a communication facility cell phone and Possession of a controlled on april he allegedly sold Grams to a police informant at a location along Pitt Street in Mark on Page 8 by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette staff writer Federal funds granted to Bedford county will be split Between two infrastructure projects on either end of the the county commissioners decided the Coaldale six mile run area water corporation will receive and Hynd Man Borough municipal authority will receive More of the county Community Block development Grant the commissioners approved the distribution of the county Grant during their weekly the commissioners didst exactly match the planning commissions recommendation last the who also sit As the county a dog priority had ranked lateral hookups for customers of the Broad top township sewer As a higher priority than but commissioner Dick Rice said that both Coaldale and Hyndman had received letters of warning from the state department of environmental Protection that they must improve their Dep in late 2003 told Coal Dale six mile that its customers could no longer use a Well that serves As backup when groundwater Levels Are Vivian of the water corporation said Money will help with the primary task of revamping the Brewster Well which is no longer according to the the corporation had asked for for filtration system we Are Happy with this Foster we had estimated about of what we had asked for to move Green Sand filters and refurbish the Well this i feel pretty Good about till take care of our priority right she the water system didst need the Well last summer because of ample Foster said she and those living in 113 Homes served will have to Pray for rain until the new system is in Hyndman had requested to pay for a sewer Extension line that would enable the Borough to bypass its faltering pump the pump station was needed for the towns sewer sys but now Dep is allowing the the town to have its lines work through the state wants the pump station near wills Creek to be taken out of the service because it is susceptible to damage in a if the station is Dis the sewage from up to 450 Homes could Back up or end up in the the project had ranked fourth last week behind Coal Broad top and six mile continued on Paje 5 Coffee pot will be a museum by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette staff writer the Coffee pot will become a museum Fea Turing photographs chronicling the history of both the county which became its late in and the historical pot the Bedford county fair Board voted Mon Day to turn the 18foot wide circular Structure into a gallery of photos and said Board president John we have had several people say they have things they would we dont want that flowing in until we Are closer to being ready to have a place for Holbert the Board also will redesign the fair logo to incorporate the Coffee Holbert Olga executive director of the Lin Coln Highway heritage which coordinated the move of the Coffee pot in december of said the pot will be a fitting site to display the fairs extensive history and the 60 plus years of the we want to make sure it is done Herbert the association will help the fair Board seek a Small Grant to organize the inside of the pot and devise a strategy for the Coffee built in was listed last continued on Page 5 the restored Coffee pot Sites in front of the Bedford county Fairgrounds West of Everett police say More help is needed by Sharyn Maust Gazette associate editor Everett Borough coun cil handed out compliments to its police department but chief Wayne Emerick said it is personnel he could the discussion of boroughs needing help to fund police and other services that Are expected of came up during the depart ments monthly activity report to Borough Emerick said there is some work you cant get to trying Tobe administrator and meter he called the present workload it would be Nice to have a Secretary or someone in the office to handle Emerick the depart ments officers handled 147 incidents in ranging from parking tickets to Ordi Nance not just enforcement of state both criminal and he Council president Penny Mcfadden said that until i didst realize what is expected and not aware of All the paperwork just to get one Case to its a lot easier on this Side and we take our officers for councilman Frank Dunkle noted that there needs to be change at the state level for West Providence township receives a portion of traffic fines from Pennsylva Nia Turnpike and does Noth ing to provide Law enforce he mentioned Snake Spring townships published continued on Page 8 two local projects in Federal transportation Bill by the Gazette staff two Bedford county pro targeting economic development Are included in the Federal Highway Bill that passed the House of according to an announcement from Bill the billion Bill includes million to Relo Cate old route 220 and Sweet Root As Well As to com plete preliminary in other the Money is earmarked for relocating Busi Ness route 220 from the front to the Back of the Bedford Springs and to make a new connection for Sweet which currently ends at the Bedford Springs clubhouse it will be continued North to the end of the realigned route 220 near Nagels according to pen dots preliminary planning Penn Dot worked on Possi ble realignments using Mil lion left from a special Alloca Tion former Bud Shuster put in a previous transportation Penn Dot did Core archaeological digs and some preliminary Engi Neering with the one Highway official said recently that Penn Dot was for More Money and for something to happen with development of the before going further with the the other specific allocation Shuster mentioned thursday was million to upgrade the intersection of route 220 at this is the intersection at the Bedford Grange where an entry to Bedford county business Park i was planned when the Park was Bedford county business Park ii is in the works along country Ridge which goes West from the same Shuster said that his being chairman of the economic Public build Ings and emergency manage ment subcommittee of the House transportation and infrastructure committee puts him in a better position to do More for the ninth Dis this Bill is a demonstration of what seniority Means to the people of Central and Western we raised the figure from million to million this year for projects around the Shuster in a news the Bill passed the House 4179 but still needs Senate and the two versions must be reconciled by a Confer ence this is Good news but not a we need to make sure these figure remain through Shuster
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