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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - May 8, 1987, Bedford, Pennsylvania Combined with the Everett Republican established 1812 174tm year 38 May 1987 single copy 35 cents Board asked to raise taxes 23 Mills by David oilman staff writer superintendent Jerry Dunkle pro posed tuesday that the Bedford area school Board increase property taxes by 23 Mills and Cut pro Grams and staff by in order to meet the districts spending needs for the next school we can not continue to operate with no significant tax increase locally and an attempt to reduce expenditures in the 198788 school he told the nine school direct Dunkle said that even with reductions in past revenues have not kept Pace with final figures for 198687 budget will show a expenditure exceeding revenues and a proposed million budget for the coming year would mean expenditures would exceed revenues by More than Dunkle sex he asked the Board to con Sider raising taxes by 25 percent to 117 Bedford last raised taxes in the 198485 school year from 91 Mills to the current 94 since that enrolment in the Bedford area school District has dropped by More than 300 going from in the 198283 school year to the current the state Basic education sub Sidy has decreased with Only the guaranteed 2 percent increase adding Money to the schools its not possible to survive another year without making significant increases in revenues and significant reductions in expend Dunkle the tax increase proposal did not sit Well with several Board Paul Mcallister charged that the Over the past two had made capital improvements at the expense of the Basic educational needs of i find it hard to justify spending Money to refinish the gym floor or buy a mat when we Are cutting Back on science he we have to prioritize our spending and address Basic educational directors Gary nouse and the Bedford Springs hotel opened for the season last repeating the pattern or weekends Only in May and Rul time operation beginning in but the year round operation owner Bedford hotel associates envisions wont happen this year work has not begun on converting rooms for a Winter improvements have been made to the clubhouse at right in this View from Sweet Root the main hotel is in the Center and background the White building with the bar like roof is referred to As the but is eventually slated to be part of the convention Cente spa and on the Hillside at left is the Barclay which is connected to the upper floor of the main hotel by an enclosed Springs season Only the Bedford Springs hotel has opened for the but this will not be the season the resort hotel becomes a year round the hotel will be open weekends this then full time june through the hotel Bedford Springs had planned for the past two Winters to convert a Core of rooms to year round and last year outlined a convention Center and spa they hoped to work on Over this past the convention according to reports last is still in the design work will not take place during the summer More outdoor general fix up and expanded Park ing at the Barclay House Exten Sions of last Summers renovations Are in the works for this the convention Center plans hinge on Lon term and accor Ding to that financing through a Pittsburgh Bank is still in phone Calls made since mid March to corneal development and Mclntyre construction have brought responses from management employees not the principal owners that financing was Immi plans and details were to be announced As soon As paperwork was the amount of the Lon term financing is not but sources said it should be sufficient to pay off the mortgages held by John town Bank Trust through the Bedford county Industrial development those mortgages apparently Are being paid on time under an accelerated repayment plan worked out after the Bank came close to foreclosing in Early another category the financing must cover is termed accounts payable those Bills that have been outstanding since before the current owners took a letter and schedule for making those payments have been in process for some a similar situation occurred last one concern of the current according to several was that those owed Money would file moving them up from accounts payable to the must Alfirst according to courthouse judgments have been filed for one judgment for More than was filed in March against both Bedford Springs the former and Bedford Springs associates by Frank Trovato of Trovato was one of the former group of owners and was Golf pro at the he was not rehired when his contract expired this apr which reportedly prompted him to protect his by filing on Page 8 air authority asks for Money by Sharyn Maust associate editor the Bedford county air Industrial Park authority is submitting a re quest for the Federal aviation administration to release to buy land for a new Airport near the authority met thursday to approve the and make application through the state Bureau of aviation for in assistance for the first phase of Airport develop the Faa Money was approved in and the authority has now reached the Point where it can re quest the actual funds to Purchase authority Secretary Meredith Beegle explained that the applications amount to 100 percent of the expected Money Faa will fund 90 percent of the amount the through Airport use fees and aviation fuel usually funds 5 percent of Airport develop excluding land Beegle said the state application was made because the authority has has indications the state May fund 5 percent of the first phase develop including land that would reduce the local Lane Purchase share to 5 percent of the total Beegle said the authority has enough Money in the raised through to match either the 5 or 10 he indicated the authority has enough Money in hand or pledged to meet the 5 percent Cost of the first phase of although Overall it must raise approximately for the million Overall the Federal and state Money sought through thursdays applications is not just for land it includes administrative which Means the engineering fees the surveying and appraisals that have already been architects fees to Start the design attorneys any possible relocation and a archaeological the authority thursday approved the hiring of Paul her bling associates of Huntingdon to carry out the required archaeological a Juniata College and his Crew will dig pits in the Airport area to determine if there Are any Indian that would need preservation or Herb Lings work will take about seven the proposed Airport site involves about 190 most of it to be Pur chased for the main run Way and Access some air easement right purchases also Are the nine parcels Are owned by a Hal dozen according to the All but one have been contacted and that should be done in the next week when the owner returns from according to authority member Roger Beegle said the authority has been assured by the Faa that its Money will be available about 30 Days after receiving the request for at that Concrete offers can be made to the property Nave said during that meeting that he expects the land purchases to go through condemnation pro for tax he said there May be some litigation Over the on Page 8 Everett housing project gets godhead by Terry Kanari staff writer Everett the West Providence township supervisors on monday gave the Green Light to developers planning a Large housing project East of they found Riverview estates which will encompass 25 acres and will be comprised of 50 lots conform with applicable sub division and other municipal ordinances and the supervisors received a writ ten request for approval during their april meeting from William Grohn on behalf of Daniel w Klocic who represents Riverview the housing Complex is to be located Mues East of South of route 30 near the Shuster at their previous they decided to refer the plans for review to their solicitor Barry Engineer Joesph Lehman and the Bedford county planning commis Sion to assure the plans Are consistent with county in a human wrote we have reviewed the planning modules for the Riverview estates develop ment and we recommend the township sign the transmittal letter and Resolution and Forward one copy to the state department of environmental resources for further pea must Issue the developers a sewage treatment permit before they can proceed with construction during mondays Secretary Carol Clark read a state ment of approval from the planning among the let Ter stated at this the com Mission found this proposal to be consistent with the county sewage the which was addressed to Rodger Musselman of Ders Bureau of water Quality management in Al asked two questions How Many licensed operators will be employed at the treatment facility who will these operators work for the developers previously stated that water will be provided through a new groundwater a Richard Blackburn took exception to Mcallister remarks that the Board was creating a two class school with the capital improvements seemingly entered at Bedford nouse reminded Mcallister that the District spent some million to renovate the Hyndman Middle senior High school two years before Mcallister came on the in not against increasing Mcallister my con Cern is the Money we spend what we spend it on and How it is sanitary sewage system will also be built with a capacity of Gallons per discharge will be into the at their last the super visors welcomed the proposed pro they agreed it will give the township a stronger tax base and More on another supervisors chairman Don Wilt said a local owner of an abandoned House near Hollars Extension signed for a registered letter on april 8 asking him to Abate the Galen j was told he has 30 Days from receipt of notification to alleviate the the Abado aed House has been a continued on Page 8 the proposed tax increase would raise the average taxpayers Bill by per according to with the average assessment at the tax increase would raise Dunk Les figures show one Mill of tax District wide is Worth approximately Dunkle also pointed out that the districts share of the school budget has declined to 38 with the state paying 59 the Federal government makes up approximately 3 percent of be Fords expend on Page 5 the locusts Are coming by Vicki Henry staff writer Home and land owners throughout Bedford county have noted the appearance of unusual looking holes popping up everywhere around Trees the last few the holes Are not the result of snakes or other reptiles and pests burrowing from they simply Mark the Sites of entry for the 17year which makes it reappearance nationwide this the or 17year is a Large winged resembling a Grasshopper in which feeds on Plant roots for 17 years while living according to John assistant county agent with the Bedford county Extension the Locust first usually in late april or Early As a which crawls a Short distance to the nearest Fence or Plant before shedding its hard Shell and flying off to fair notes that the mated Locust females then find Small tree bran Ches or usually about one fourth to on half Inch in in which they Lay their the females Cut into the branches and Lay the eggs in the within six to 10 the eggs Hatch and the new nymphs drop to the Burrow in to the tree and begin another 17year feeding the branches which previously housed the eggs become weakened and usually fall fair says his office has received Many Calls from area residents the last few weeks wondering what damage the locusts May cause and methods for preventing that the Locust is a menace because its presence can be a plea just like other but the Locust really is not destructive to older fair fair says the Locust causes the most damage to younger which have not yet had time to establish proper limb the most obvious Type of according to is done by the locusts during the egg laying pro Cess when the females puncture Small tree limbs in an Effort make nests for the older Trees Are not affected because they have had proper time to establish limb structures that can survive losing a few smaller bran fair there is no real chemical treat ment for keeping the locusts off the Young fair we Are recommending that property owners cover their Young Trees with this is the most successful method for Preven Ting fair says the damage done by the Locust is similar to that done by other insects that depend on or other growing things for survival whether it be As food or As a place to Lay you Are always going to As is the Case with older Trees and the that the hardier the the better the survival chances for that fair hotter weather also seems to provoke More insect fair from the research we have the Locust pro Bably will not cause extensive damage in this fair adds that his office is con stantly receiving updated information about the Locust As it makes its 17year reappearance this we Are receiving information from Penn state on a regular basis and will keep landowners notified on on Page 8 i Harry Potts of up holds few of the hard dirt tunnels he has found on the ground near his Potts Learned from the Bedford county Extension service that the tunnels have been made by although Potts has witnessed four other re appearances of 17year said he has never seen hew Wake

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