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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - October 16, 1987, Bedford, Pennsylvania Combined with the Everett Republican d 1812 175th year 9 october 1987 uses 0477 2000 single copy 35 cents mayor explodes at police by Terry Kanari staff writer Everett mayor Ray Hillen Brand threatened to resign saying he is nearing a Point where he has had enough problems in at tempting to run the boroughs police a heated Exchange erupted bet Ween Hillenbrand and police meter safety committee chairman Paul Shaffer Over a recent decision by officer Douglas Diehl to use Speed tapes on North Spring during councils regular Hillenbrand accused Diehl of using the Speed tapes without asking him for i found out about it in the he told Council once aware of the mayor said he then met with Diehl and demanded he not use the Speed device without Hillen Brand explained that he wanted to await an upcoming ruling from District Justice Marion Morgart regarding a Challenge of the use of Speed tapes the mayor said he got a defiant response from he til run it threatened with suspension if he acted in such the mayor said Diehl told him to go ahead with the quoting him As say within 10 ill be reinstated by Borough Hillenbrand complained Council is not letting him take Complete charge of the police and he blasted Shaffer for causing problems by giving the officers the impression he Shaffer is the visibly Hillenbrand angrily told in getting sick and tired of Ive had it up to Here in ready to resign he later said he experienced health problems from recent confront Shaffer said he Felt the Speed tapes were used for a Good but declined to take sides on who is right or complaining of he its time we do he stressed the Speed tapes Cost a lot of Money and should be adding Many Everett residents Are in favor of using wed like to see it used because we got tax Money tied up in Shaf Fer when told of the mayors decision to await a ruling from Morgart on the use of Speed Shaffer that just passing the despite Shaffer Felt Everetts police officers should listen to the mayor and do what they Are they Are supposed he explain the problem is the mayor and his police Force dont hit it they dont see Eye to the police officers Are out there doing a Job and the mayor should support Shaffer they Are just out there doing their Council president Ronald Mcfarland theres a Lack of communication and i think our mayor has to take charge of the police he said theres no question that the mayor is the and the police Force will soon be instructed to follow the mayors our mayor is in charge of the continued on Page 5 Hud approves housing Grant Washington the department of housing and Urban development has approved an Grant to the Bedford county housing a spokesman at John Heinzs office reported the Money will be released on by the spokesman it is intended to help finance saxons ongoing elderly housing construction of the 16unit Complex on main Street is slated to get under Way in the Spring of 1988 and should he finished within nine the units will be ready for occupancy late next the spokesman said Heinz and congressman Bud Shuster worked together with the Hud department Secretary Sam Pierce in acquiring the Grant for Bedford Krista Bollman Waves to the crowd in front or the courthouse saturday afternoon just after being named the 1988 fall foliage the daughter of Keith and Kathryn Bollman of Everett re is a Junior at Everett area High foliage festival concludes Dave Lewis was one of the Craft Smen at the crafts festival held on saturday at Thomas Fred Shannon Smith and the clubman Drew a Large and appreciative crowd saturday after his stage band entertained fall foliage visitors before the anti que car during the ceremonies following the at the Harvest Ball at the Bedford Snake Spring selects project the Snake Spring township municipal authority has voted to proceed with a million sewage including a new treatment Plant that will replace the Bedford hospitals Plant and May Lead to a Legal the authority last week selected one of four alternatives for a system to serve mile Camp Hartley and the pen Wood Engineer John Smith of stauffer Veign recommended it As the most Cost effective of the two of the alternatives would have used existing either a combination of the Hospital and shopping Center plants or an expanded Hospital two alternatives called for a new the alternative selected has the cheapest Overall according to the engineers the most expensive is estimated at average monthly household Cost for the system elected is estimated at just Over the system will serve 480 edus equivalent dwelling including the pen Knoll Village nursing the Bedford Everett Voytech and businesses along route 30 in the mile level the which must serve an area More than two Miles in will require More than feet of either Gravity sewer lines or Force have two pumping 60 grinder units and a gallon per Day the Snake Spring authority has a Farmers Home administration loan guarantee of and along with tap is counting on As Many As six annual Community facilities act Grants if the construction is done Over a period of the authority Hopes to break ground next March or the timetable could run into a Snag if memorial Hospital of bed Ford county decides to Challenge the Hospital administrator James Vreeland said the Hospital and its Engineer have doubts about the authority Cost and estimate that the authority plan will Cost the Hospital around million in either direct or indirect Vreeland said the Hospital will account for about 25 percent of the projected usage and Revenue for the he set the million by Figur ing in some As the value of the existing Hospital system and which serve pen Knoll and the Voytech As Well As the plus approximately of the project that the Hospital will in directly finance by paying sewer authority meetings attended by the Hospital administrator and Board plus Engineer Leonard have at times been the authority and Facciani have tangled when the authority tried to reach agreement to acquire the shopping Center plans to use the Bedford Plaza Plant fell through last year when the authority wanted the Plant for and the Plaza owners wanted As an upgrading and annual capital plus per month use As with the the shopping Center plants Der permit is valid Only until a municipal system becomes the Hospital and the authority also have a wide disagreement Over in a 10 Vreeland said the hospitals figured at 1988 replacement is Worth on Page 8 Bedford looks at water idea the Bedford Borough township water search committee is informally looking at several More ranging from another River pumping station to a dam to Miles from bed the committee met wednesday for the first time in several and members queried Bedford Borough manager John Montgomery about a water source suggested by local veterinarian Bedford development Council had also discussed hoffmans idea recently member Harold Hill talked with looked at the site and made a the develop ment which has helped fund the water source searches to recommended the and hoc water committee look into hoffmans idea Hoffman said that he feels a dam could be built on properties he and the game commission own in Cumberland Valley the streamed Lake or dammed at a narrow is High enough Mcfarland damaged in Blaze by Terry Kanari staff writer Everett firemen from three area companies wednesday after noon fought a Blaze which destroyed a Large portion of Mcfarland furniture store at 616 main the fire began around 2 according to Everett fire chief Ron whose volunteers were assisted by firemen from Bedford and no cause for the fire has yet been we dont really have a Bulger but noted an electrical problem is the fire gutted the West Side of the shaped Brick store which contained a Large amount of fur the remaining portion of the store suffered heavy smoke and water according to figures Given to Bulger by owner Ron Structure damage was set at and for lost the according to was reported by employees of builders who were raising a pitched roof on the building Bob Waugerman of one of the said one while on the saw the fire through the stores he told the three workers on the who fled to while on the Waugerman said the workers Felt no heat and had no idea there was a fire beneath nobody was inside the store the business is Only open from 8 to noon on the alarm was turned in at Everett firemen called for full assistance from Bedford and Breezewood within upon Bulger said firemen found no visible signs of but lots of the he was because the Blaze was concentrated Between a false ceiling and the roof of the its believed the fire started in that that Why it the fire was so stubborn and he and that caused a we get to the main source of the unable to extinguish the Blaze from the inside the Bulger said firemen Cut a Hole in the roof and used be Fords Aerial water Tower to direct a Hose inside the building aimed at the top of the drop Ped once the lire was under firemen entered the building and pulled the ceiling Bulger and got to the major source of the during their Bulger noted firemen were exposed to toxic fumes from burning fabrics and plastics in Side the furniture he said about 5060 air bottles were several firemen who battled the Blaze described it As one of the worst in it was very bad said an Everett Volunteer another Volunteer described it As an the whole thing was engulfed when we pulled another Volunteer the fire was the biggest in a while in noted Only one fireman was injured Dur ing the Monte Steed of Everett suffered a badly sprained Bulger but was treated and later released from Bedford county state police fire marshal Gary Trivelpiece inspected the building Early wednesday he didst speculate on what caused the i on Page 8 to feed by Gravity to the Milburn Reservoir on county Home according to hoffmans idea has surfaced several times Over the and Montgomery said he and the boroughs Engineer from Eads will look at the Montgomery estimated the Cost at to with a lot of ifs in in addition to about Miles of water main that would be needed and the dam construction Montgomery pointed out that the department of environmental resources now re quires a filtration Plant for any new surface water the filtration regulation went into effect several years ago when Der took Over water Quality enforcement from the Federal environmental Protection Der is also working on regulations that Are expected to require filtration facilities at All surface sources by the Borough water authority is expecting this May require expensive filtration Plant or plants at existing reservoirs in a few Montgomery said the Cost of filtration at hoffmans source would de Pend on whether there was a need for clarifies and How extensive chemical treatment would have to a few of the other issues to be explored would be rights Otway and regulations regarding crossing the Texas Eastern Gas members of the and hoc water group also asked Montgomery to look again at the first exploratory Well drilled near old Bedford and the possibility of another River pumping nothing further was decided about the Well along Imle town no further pumping or other attempts to Clear Seal out mud from the Well Are planned at this the formation of a joint Borough township water authority whose sole task would be the search for and development of a new water source around Bedford is still in the hands of both Borough Council and the township supervisors have approved the but the lawyers must work out the bylaws to meet regulations of the state municipal authorities

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