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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - May 11, 1990, Bedford, Pennsylvania Tum pm combined the Everett Republican established 1812 177thyear 39 May uses 01772000 single copy 35 cents economic decisions will be made secretly by both Gray staff writer the Bedford county development association intends to make recommendations for implementing a countywide economic development but it will conduct its business behind closed Robert association vice presi chaired the first meeting thursday morning of the newly expanded to which the county office of economic development will now the Bedford county commissioners voted last month to turn responsibility for the office Over to the the move was made on the recommendation of the association which had been charged earlier this year with proposing a plan to make the office More until the economic office has been directly responsible to the county com the commissioners Are not members of the although Kim Coon attended All of thursdays meeting and Dick Rice and Gary Ebersole Atten ded referring to an economic development plan prepared last year by Urban research and development Ridenour we have agreed to take the material this group has provided and make it county economic development director Joe Lurie then announced on the opinion of the associations Gor Don future meetings of the association would be closed to the Public and Lurie reported that Stroup provided a verbal opinion that the association was not a Public body and therefore not subject to the states Sunshine Law requiring open in the this will be a closed Lurie a news reporter pointed out that similar economic development organizations in Somerset and Blair counties hold open Lurie countered that Huntingdon county organization is none of the economic development organizations in the Southern alleghenies is funded by As much tax Money As the Bedford group will be Over see related with the planned addition of an Assis Tant economic development the office that will be responsible to the association will have a yearly budget of some of Public there was no response to a reporters on Page 8 Borough considers a cruising Law by Sharyn Maust associate editor the weekend tradition of Cruis ing the Block in Bedford Borough May be coming to an Borough Council members agreed informally with mayor Jim Edwards monday night that they will consider enacting an anti cruising ordinance now that York boroughs ordinance has been upheld at the Federal appeals court this was the Case a lot of us were waiting Edwards we need to look at were getting More problems and com its not just local residents were handing out tickets to people from All and its not just kids some Are in their Middle Edwards Edwards suggested that Borough manager John Montgomery get a copy of the York ordinance for local under the York a Motorist can Only pass a Given spot twice every two hours be tween 7 and 3 the court Breeze Wood May add Lane Penn Dot is proposing a Mil lion project to ease congestion in Breezewood with an additional route 30 Access Lane from inter state 70 to the Turnpike the project surfaced recently in a proposed update of pen dots 12year Highway and Bridge and it be ready for construction As Early As next Al Laich of pen dots District 9 engineering staff in Hollidaysburg said the project is an attempt to alleviate the congestion without a major we believe we can make some in the plan still in the earliest stages with no drawings available Calls Abr a new Lane along the South Side of route 30 within the existing said this will a second Lane for traffic from 170 to reach the Turnpike which already two traffic on the inside eastbound Lane could also continue straight on route the new Lane would Start on i 70 so there is More storage space for traffic that backs up on the Laich along with there would be changes in traffic patterns on the existing route 30 so that there be a left turn Lane for the of the two regular westbound the inside one would be for left turns onto 170 Only and the outside Lane would be for both left turns and straight through that configuration currently Only exists when Deputy sheriffs Are directing traffic during Peak Laich said Penn Dot is considering repaying with Concrete because Blacktop moves around under the wheels of heavy trucks starting and Blacktop also tends to be Slicker when oily residue from vehicles builds the traffic lights will and some additional signs Are Laich the District 9 which originated the has received authorization to do some Early design Laich so he is hopeful the project will make it through to the project will have to be added to the 12yearplan and May need to be placed in a capital expenditure Laich said his office is working with the Turnpike commission on planning the project and its hoped the Turnpike will be Able to provide some funding toward the he expected the project to Cost something More than the million preliminary the project Hast been discus sed with adjacent property owners Laich because it int expected that any land acquisition will be Larry executive director of the Bedford county planning said his office didst learn of the project until a March 27 meeting with Penn Dot in preparation for updating the county suggestions for the 12 year Carter said he spoke to several Breezewood business owners and encountered no opposition to pen dots the project will go through the Public hearing Carter seniors revise costs for Breezewood site by Nancy Wylie staff writer Breezewood a revised sketch for a combination senior citizens and municipal building on three acres of township land near the firehouse was presented to the East Providence township super at their monthly meeting on the Cost estimate for a 70 by steel building is now plus water and according to Howard of Crystal president of area senior Elmore wants the township to build and own the Structure be cause that would mean sub Stan Cost and time seniors would rent or lease about Square feet for a Kitchen dining two crafts rooms and an office while the township would utilize Square feet including a meeting office and five garage according to his options for water include Drill ing a running pipe from the firewall or using bottled Elmore some expense Money for the seniors will be available from the area Agency on an things like a parking lot might eventually be funded through a Community development Block he Elmore said senior citizens make up More than 60 percent of the townships population he believes the combination building would be a Good thing for the he said the seniors would not compete with the firewall for private dinners and the township supervisors had intended to spend less than on a municipal they indicated they Are willing to consider a larger but will ask the township planning com Mission to discuss it May 9 before making any Elmore agreed that there Are numerous details to be worked the seniors group has More than 100 members from Bedford and Fulton said that this regulated but did not interfere with a Drivers right to use Public Montgomery said the problem is beyond it is a safety problem when the traffic backs up into Council member Norma Ickes said residents and merchants Are fed Council member Bill Lowry added that it is a problem even for someone trying to drop off and pick up another he noted in particular the cruisers who Stop to car to in the Middle of the Street while heading in opposite Edwards said the police on Page 5 about two dozen people turned out for sundays cleanup Day at fort Bedford the work focused around fort Bedford museum where the volunteers cleared Brush from the Hillside on the South Side of the created new flowerbeds where the stockade was recently removed and renovated older Shrub and Flower Beds surrounding the Park cleanup Day originated last year when the volunteers cleaned up trash and beautified a portion of Park near the is Trees and Flowers were planted there last Spring and again last organizers Felt the cleanup will help make the museum grounds More appealing to the Community and visitors alike since the old stockade was making the fort grounds More while the Hillside cleanup yielded the expected collection of soda and Beer cans and bottles and other workers also discovered some credit the cards were apparently discarded Over the embankment when a local woman car was broken into other groups in Region split on openness in the six county Southern alleghenies three economic development organizations open their meetings to the pour others hold closed but one of those includes among its members Media owners who air the organizations the same in Huntingdon also issues reports of its we like to keep the press in the Bedford county develop ment association announced thursday that its future meetings will be closed to the based on an opinion of its solicitor that the group is not answerable to the states Sun on Page 8 Bedford joins Rural lawsuit Over state Aid by Nancy Wylie staff writer the Bedford area school Board voted 50 in a special session tuesday night to join with other districts and various education related interest groups in a Law suit intended to Force the state to substantially increase its Basic millions of dollars a year Are at stake for local Northern Bedford and Chestnut Ridge had voted earlier to participate in the which claims that the present subsidy formula violates the state constitutions requirements for an equitable and efficient educational Well have to ask for a tax in crease this even though its Tough on local people on fixed in because the states proposed 2 percent subsidy hike is ridiculously Low and especially unfair to no Urban War Ned Board member Frank an expected Cost of per be Fords share of the Legal action will be about said District superintendent Robert it might take a Long time for the suit to go through the courts and produce financial but it looks like this May be the Only Way to actually bring about significant he in in another state legislative policy the Board decided to support efforts to pass he which would place tougher restrictions on strikes by teachers or other school the Bill proposes that a strike would have to be approved by More than 50 percent of All eligible that a Union vote must specify a particular Date for a strike to begin and that 48 hours notice must be Given to the school Board and local news the Bill would penalize illegal strikers by allowing for their immediate dismissal or five year loss of and parents would be Able to sue a striking Union and its members for the Bill has been endorsed by 34 school the school boards and certain school and on Page 8 county looked to for Turkey growers by Beth Gray staff writer Bross a divison of round Hill new is looking for six to 10 Bedford county landowners willing to build poultry housing and grow turkeys from Brooder age to Market weight on a contract participants need not have any farming announcement of the offering came at a news conference Mon Day called by county commissioner Gary Ebersole and county economic development director Joe in conjunction with Susan Bedford county Extension service i Ebersole said he had been talk ing with company representatives for nearly a enticing them to place their expansion efforts in Bedford round Hill currently raises million Birds a year on company farms and through it markets dressed Birds and processed poultry products throughout the plans Are for round Hill to expand its grow out operation 1 million torn turkeys Over the next two the program proposed for bed Ford county Calls for flocks of Toms with four flocks to be raised per year per Bross experience is that the Birds can reach 26 pounds during a 17week growing Bross would provide the technical assistance and transportation of the Birds to the grower would furnish All utilities and equipment in accordance with the firms Bross would pay the growers according to an established compensation basically 15 cents per Bird plus 6 cents per Pound of live Bird the firm estimates the growers Gross return at some an pegging Cost of construction and other Startup outlays at roughly continued on Page 5

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