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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - October 2, 1987, Bedford, Pennsylvania combined the Everett Republican established 1812 175th year 7 october 1987 Fps 0177 2000 single copy 35 cents Gypsy Moth Spray program doubled for 88 a record number of acres in bed Ford county will he sprayed next Spring in an attempt to control the voracious Gypsy Vicky the coordinator for the Gypsy Moth spraying pro Gram in the said wednesday that private landowners have contracted for 410 blocks containing acres o be sprayed next the new figure represents a 40 per cent increase Over the past while private landowners Are in creasing their participation in the spraying the slate is More than doubling the acreage it will from the acres of Forest land sprayed in the Bureau of forestry will increase the amount of acreage in the More than acres designated to be sprayed in 1988 is less than 15 percent of the acres that suffered either moderate or heavy damage from the Leal eating pest this late summer rain has brought some of the Back to but the county Oak Irce population was severely and the Bureau of forestry currently is compiling Mortalia data for according to the Spray program is but How Well it is working is not known what she does know is that the Moth is spreading into the Western parts of the Bureau of forestry entomologists expected the county Moth Popula Tion to com apse in but the col lapse dirt not the seeking new leaves to spread to Kast Lair and Napier Spring had trapped the Moth Between the wills and Tussey leading the forestry peo ple to predict that the with Little left to would die Back to More controllable the Moths found enough forage to sus Tain a destructive this years defoliation prompted More people to sign up for the Spray program despite an increase in prior to the 1987 private landowners who qualified Lor the Gypsy Moth Spray program paid per for next landowners will pay per and that fee May Rise in the the 50 percent in crease was a result of budget cutting on the county when the county commissioners deleted a per acre contribution to the the per acre still does not cover the entire Cost of the and the state pays for the remainder of the program now that All townships also have dropped their monetary the per acre fee is still one of the lowest in the neighbouring Fulton county charges acre and others charge if the pro Gram continues to grow in bed Fairri conservation District personnel Are considering adding a administrative the Spray program is not considered a Panacea for the Moth pro the states goal is to Knock Back Gypsy Moth populations o Levels that can be handled allowing the state to concentrate on localized hot next Spring could he crucial to the county Oak if the Oaks suffer severe defoliation for the fourth year in a mortality rates could in crease Williams is already looking for Ward to next planning is she with the Large amount of acreage to be we will be adding extra Crews and work ing an extra it will be a big state police Arthur ller Shey left and Steve Shelley Slack up marijuana plants they were unloading outside the Bedford state police station wednesday they had harvested 21 growing plants and Iii plants bring dried at a property in Southampton township several hours earlier and arrested the property Many of the hush plants had stems More than one Inch in police Harvest marijuana state police harvested an impressive crop of marijuana at a Southampton township property wednesday afternoon and arrested the Edward Allen of Clearville re 3 was charged with Possession of marijuana and posses Sion with intent to he was arraigned before District Justice Cyril Bingham and jailed in lieu of police said they received an Anonymous phone Call about the crop and decided to Check it the property is located along 303 state Road just North of the Maryland along with marijuana slate police confiscated marijuana seeds for future the ones in he Pill Container at the right and tin two Small seeds near it Are Normal but the plastic hag and the one other seed in front of it were generally described As the largest police had seen officers said a woodpile and a plastic Sheet ostensibly to cover the Wood did not hide what was growing behind the More than 6 feet showed above the officers secured a search warrant from i Hoof fice of District Justice Marion Morgret and served it on when he returned Home just before 5 confiscated were 34 full grown plants most of them 6 to 7 feet Bushy and with massive the plants reportedly had been planted indoors last then transplanted when the weather was the plants All appeared to be which Are the ones that con Tain the derivative with the Ston ing Twenty one of the plants were still another 13 were found dry ing in an with the assistance of two Maryland state police John Thomas and Dwayne officers also found containers of six bags of processed marijuana and marijuana related the marijuana filled the trunks and Back seats of two police the Street value of the marijuana officially was placed at although it could have been Bedford Board adopts aids policy by David oilman staff writer the Bedford area school Board on tuesday adopted a policy to Deal with aids victims within the school system and passed a Resolution that would give new and expanding businesses school tax Relief under the local economic revitalization tax assistance the adoption to the Lerta Resolution followed a 30minute Public hearing at which no one objected to the no one other than school officials Dur ing the hearing the Board decided that tax Relief would apply to the entire school full tax Relief under Lerta is contingent three taxing bodies adopting the but superintendent Jerry Dunkle said that he hoped All boroughs and townships in the Bedford area school District would adopt Lerta for their in adopting the bed Ford became the second school District in the county to offer the tax Chestnut Ridge adopted a similar Resolution in three other districts still have to act on the five year tax Relief Joe director of the county office of economic said that an Effort is being made to have Northern Tussey Mountain and Everett adopt Lerta of the three Everett is ready to Lurie and he Hopes to have someone explain Lerta to the other similar to the Effort made in the Chestnut Ridge de vice president and general manager of exact level and tool company in the Pleasantville Industrial mounted a major Campaign to have Lerta passes by both municipalities and the Chestnut Ridge school District prior to announcing plans in september Tor a expansion he estimated that the building tools manufacturer would save up to under the Board passed the districts aids policy without the policy guidelines will permit staff and employees to re main in the school after they have contracted acquired immune deficiency syndrome As a first con each situation will be made on a Caseb Case Dunkle said the precedent for the state wants Fishertown sewer Survey by Bill Clark stall writer state funds for the East Clair township sewage system will be delayed until it can be shown the project will Benefit mostly Low and moderate income the decision by the state depart ment of Community affairs to re quire an income Survey for households in the project area will hold up funding until at least Early Pandora the county planning commissions Community development Block Grant told the commission members at mondays meeting that a Survey letter will be mailed to area residents very the purpose of the Survey is to determine the percentage of Low and moderate income households in the Fishertown area to be serviced by Hie million sewage in order to qualify for the in a dog 51 percent of those in the Survey area must meet he income while East Clair township As a whole meets the income guideline with Ca decided the figure was so close that a Survey of just the area to be severed should be its going to be real predicted about the surveys out she said the number of older Homos and senior in Fisher town May help keep the figure above 51 if the Survey indicates the entire project area Doest Tho a dog application could to adjusted so it would fund work in just thai portion of Tho project area which moots Tho Stales Tho letters and accompanying forms will to sent out As soon us the mailing addresses Aro As the planning staff will follow up with a Doort door canvass another got a stamp of approval from the planning Buck run a 30lot develop ment atop Shaffer Mountain in Napier township was described by Developer Duano Dillard As summer Homo Tho development is just North of Buck run a 55lot develop ment which Tuscarora land established More than a year although Tho planning commission has no Power to make a formal review of the Napier township asked it to look at the Buck run ii As it did for Buck run although basically Tho same com Tho development firm is listed As Mountain land and Cabin with Dillard As president and giving a now Paris Tuscarora has Boon involved in developments in surrounding including Fulton Dillard said he expects to sell the 30 new lots within 60 Days because of the Success of Buck run approximately 15 houses on the Buck run i site should Speed sales in the now Dillard adding that Tuscarora has already sold 51 of the 55 lots in Buck run Mountain land and Cabin of fers unimproved lots for prices in the to although a Small Shell building or starter kit can be included in a package raising the Price to Between and Tho lots Range from eight tenths of an acre to Throe Dillard told Tho planners that buyers have come from the Johnstown and Greensburg with some trom the developments Aro located along the Somerset Bedford county and Many of the Par time residents drive in from the Somerset county Side rather than climb the stoop bed on Page 8 aids policy was set in june when Northern Bedford adopted an almost identical by insuring that the Community had input certainly helped us address a sensitive Issue he Dunkle also said that to hoped that aids was something the school District would never have to and but if it should come the District would have a policy in in other the Board approved a change order for the auditorium renovation project in the amount of and awarded a con incl to John Taylor and associates of to resurface the High school Taylor will be paid for his the Board also awarded a contract to american Tennis courts of in the amount of to resurface the six Tennis courts at the Hyndman and Bedford Dunkle also reported that traffic lights for the curve below Hyndman on Page 8 Borough approves application for inn by Bill Clark staff writer Bedford Borough approved a second Grant application for the pro posed fort Bedford inn project at a special meeting tuesday since the Council has approved two such seeking More than half a million the Council unanimously supported the application for from the state department of Community the Grant would come from Dias Community development Block Grant unlike most a dog these funds Are being sought on a competitive like the earlier request under another Ca the Borough is applying on behalf of the Bedford county housing which cannot apply for the funds housing authority director Robert Harbaugh said the Grant would be used to acquire the unoccupied and neglected Structure and make emergency repairs to prevent further the second for would be used to Complete design work and begin the renovation project that would turn the former land Mark into 41 apartment units for the while the special meeting was called to Deal with the a dog a Council used the Opportunity to approve in bids for fixtures trash posts and lamps Lor the Public Square renovation pro Borough manager John Montgomery said a meeting of the a project county commissioners and Borough officials resulted in a recommendation to Council to Purchase the More expensive which looked at the benches Montgomery noted that the for the fixtures is within the architects estimate for that phase of the Pete Jeffries and associates will Supply the trash receptacles and planters for a Little More than Spring the lamp posts for and Gray bar of pit the lamps for in other the Council endorsed a Parade committee decision to ban throwing of Candy or other items from Parade the Parade com Mittee made Tho decision in the in Terest of noting that children have come close to being hit by Parade vehicles As they scrambled Lor Montgomery suggested to Council it consider a proposal for trial use of a Large vacuum unit to collect leaves and Clear catch the unit mounts on a dump Montgomery said the Only Cost involved in the trial use would be pick ing up and returning the the Western Pennsylvania manufacturer has Cut the Price of the slightly use vacuum from to if Council approves the trial use at its october Montgomery the unit could be used for tall Leaf last he the Borough spent about on Leaf Ridge to sell land Fishertown the Chestnut Ridge school District will sell nearly an acre of ground adjacent to the Imler fire Hall to the fire the Board unanimously approved the Sale at tuesday nights according to solicitor Gordon the of an acre will be sold to the Imler area Volunteer fire for the Price was determined by Stroup in As required by the states school the transaction is subject to court approval and state the Board indicated it wished to sell the land for less than the Price but cannot do so under state under a new future graduating classes will have to deplete their activity accounts and cannot Transfer them into separate accounts to be used Lor future class the policy Stales that disbanding including graduating must use the unexpended balance of their account Lor a pro school related purpose prior to when administrators said the policy was being pushed by the because of troubles with school account audits while he knows of no funds miss ing for Ridge High school principal Larry Giovacchini said that the District has been cited by the auditors to change the which has allowed classes to Lake their Money with the classes of 19h7 and Ihli still have funds in the schools activity they will be Given 30 Days to determine How the funds should be future classes will lose their funds to the student activities account it they graduate with a balance

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