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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - September 25, 1987, Bedford, Pennsylvania My combined with the Everett Republican established 1612 17sth year 6 september 198 usps04772000 single copy 35 cents Manns Choice celebrates Centennial by Linda Williams staff writer for most 1987 is the year of the Bicentennial of the american but for the people of Manns the year has per Sonal it is the 100th anniversary of their Manns Choice native and resident Roy Kegg did most of the research which evolved into a yearlong Kegg grew up in Manns served in the army As a and returned to Manns Choice i had matured to appreciate the finer things in Manns Choice the apostrophe was in it Back but it later disappeared was organized As a Borough on March but it had existed for considerably More than a Century before the Bedford county court took action on the petition the Borough was incorporated out of Harrison which itself had been formed from Napier township in according to Keggs the land in Manns Choice in the 1700s was referred to As the Back coun try and had some of the choicest Bottom land West of the in addition to its other the land was Well favored by natural Springs of plentiful and excellent in Jacob Wertz secured a sizeable Block of land that became a Choice regional landmark at the foot of dry Wertz was looking at an economic oppor a facility was built near the foot of dry Ridge to accommodate travellers who streamed Over the ancient East West route that became the Glade a com plex of buildings with their various functions supported the prime operation of an inn which was a licensed conducted by Valentine Wertz until the Era of in the during the tenure of the honorable Job who represented the local District in the an application was made for a Post a Post office was approved and named Manns in Honor of in some of the Wertz including water rights from one of the copious Springs which served the was sold to a partnership formed for the purpose of operating a steam on Page 8 from Glade the town of Manns Choice nestles in a Valley that is backed by the towering Kin tons when the Borough was formed 100 years the Pike was called Glade Road travellers West would climb the Scenic Ridge from the Long North South keeping the town a booming to n g h a u i a a r bag e Steps in Bedford 9 w w m by Sharyn Maust associate editor since labor tractor trailers loaded with garbage have been Stop Ping at a trucking terminal at the Bedford interchange on their trips Between new Jersey and landfills in Western Pennsylvania and West about 40 loads of garbage an estimated 800 tons per Day at this Point Are being hauled by Penn a trucking firm based in White along interstate 80 in Luzerne the trucking firm apparently is under contract to Chambers development a giant Landfill operator whose Sites include one at Somerset coun and in Washington coun where local officials Are engaged in a Legal Battle to limit the unbridled development of a the presence of the trucks in the Bedford area began generating com plaints As soon As word spread that they were carrying the steel Box tractor trailers with Canvas tops pick up the household waste at a Transfer station in the they travel to a terminal in on 180 just outside Monroe coun then make their Way across the state on the interstates and the turn the trucks exit at Stop at the Penn Eastern rented Ter Minal near the then head West most appear to leave on route bound to and which is along the Ohio River South of first rumours about the trucks called their Stop in Bedford a Transfer implying the garbage was being unloaded and it is it is the Drivers who Transfer Penn Eastern rented second floor office space and parking space in a fenced lot from Somerset Mack occupies part of the old Eastern trucking terminal on the Road Between 220 and the Bedford before moving into Penn Eastern was operating its Driver Transfer station called a slip seat operation from a trucking terminal in the move to Bedford was promoted either by the Lack of space around the terminal or by complaint about the trucks loaded with garbage being parked depending on the source of the info local concerns about the garbage trucks Center on that same the feeling of some businesses and residents around the interchange is that if the trucks remain parked very Long a for example they will generate leak and possibly attract no one has reported seeing there have been conflicting reports about although those who on Page 8 this is the View from a residential neighbourhood in Bedford overlooking the Somerset Mack truck lot which is being used As a dispatching Point for Penn a trucking company hauling Gar Bage from new the trucks visible belong to Penn Eastern residents say they have seen More trucks than this parked in the lot some appear some depending on the there is an according to residents who say there also has been an increase in the Normal wheel spinning and tire changing noises that come from the lot since Penn Eastern moved in on labor the Road in the background is old route 220 leading to trucking manager explains garbage operation a Peau Eastern truck of tutus unto haute raw the Raad to the Somerset Mack Aud Wake eau trusting Jour by Motel in Howard Summerville Calls the trucking company he works for a Pony but Penn Eastern int hauling mail its hauling that garbage is now making a Stopover at the Bedford Turnpike in and its being watched with a wary Summerville is the Bedford Ter Minal manager for Penn its a Job Hes held for about three he having come Back from a Texas trucking Job to take on the Penn Eastern position for an old acquit Ance who owns the Penn Eastern is a new he Summerville said he want familiar with All the company dealings but the Chambers people Are part of Chambers develop ment is operating a number of landfills and contracted this sum Mer with four new counties to dispose of their household Summerville acknowledges that garbage is not a popular but it is a big problem he emphasizes that this is household waste the company and he pushes the economic benefits of the trucking operation to counter the in Savory image people May have of tractor trailer loads of the waste passing Summerville said Penn Eastern has More than 160 Drivers working for it now and has a goal of 250 As the loads there Are also dispatchers and Yard people on the and Penn Eastern has wreckers and equipment to clean up if one of its trucks is involved in an the need for a mid run terminal stems from the 10hour limit on driving it takes approximately seven hours to reach Bedford from the new Jersey Transfer station from its about two hours to the Washington county but he said it takes 10 to reach the Landfill in southwestern West Virginia where some of the loads the terminal area Here is called a slip because it is where Only the Drivers the Only time trucks Are according to is if there is a breakdown or a Gap in scheduling the company has a com Puter to keep track of its loads and when they and the Drivers Are due he the first terminal used in this area was at the Keystone truck Stop in Summerville said it was too Small for the and shop and repair facilities were that brought them to where there is Highway Access and Somerset Mack had space to the leasing company that supplies Penn Eastern apparently has a maintenance contract with Somerset theres still an of fice at were not we do honest work and pay a decent sum Merville he did note that the firm tries not to be conspicuous because of some Peoples reaction to its the he Are not allowed to Stop in any towns along their i believe the operation can go on Page 8 be Fords water ban continues Bedford boroughs water restrictions Are still in and even if rain continues at its present another two to three weeks will be needed to build up sufficient Levels in the Reservoir to lift the approximately four inches of rain have fallen so far this Borough manager John Montgomery reported to the water authority Mon the rain is adding about six in Ches per week to the on the Large Smith Reservoir was still 15 feet 3 inches below up from 16 feet 7 in Ches on 31 Todd Reservoir is now at 15 feet 5 inches below up from 16 feet 8 inches Over the same three the Small Milburn Reservoir is 13 feet 11 inches below but it is falling it was at 8 feet 5 inches on about two weeks after it was put Back into ser Montgomery said he does not want to lift the restrictions until the two big reservoirs have risen to about 14 feet below the Borough office has been get Ting Many inquiries from customers wanting to know if the ban on out door uses of water is still in one of the problems is that peo ple see these showers and dont think about How Many million Gallons it takes to add to the particularly with the moisture that the soil and vegetation was taking up after the Long dry Montgomery for at this Point it will take roughly 3 million Gallons of water to bring the Smith Reservoir up one he the Wolfsburg River pumping Sta Tion has been fully operational since Montgomery the pumping filtration Plant is taking in approximately Gallons of water per last the pumps were drawing Only around so he estimated the pump rebuilding work done this year has added More than Gallons per Day to the systems the pump work Cost just Over according to the Bill paid earlier this month to electric motor Supply in the Cost a lot of due to the manufacturer distributor of the parts needed for the that Layne fooled us around for three and then charged 25 per cent extra about As an expediting Montgomery noted that of the Borough and the Al Toona firm that if we never have to Deal with Layn Bowler Well be the pump project got started last january and the authority gave electric motor Supply the godhead for rebuilding the pumps in it took until june 1 to even get the information needed about parts from Layne and then until mid july to get the after the authority reluctantly agreed to pay the extra fee because dry weather had set in and the River station was needed Layne Bowler is a subsidiary of Layne Hydro one of the firms the Borough had talked to when it was considering another try at Clearing the exploratory Well along Imle town Montgomery also reported to the authority monday that the state Commerce department turned Down the boroughs application for fun Ding a water line on Sunnyside the department had requested for million and had Only the Borough manager said there Are not Many other sources available for water line re application cant be made until next the area the new line was to serve presently is served by a line across the Montgomery said he thought the fact that the River Cross ing served three major manufacturers who would be shut Down if the River line and the possibility that the new line also could serve the Imle town Road Well would he pluses for the they Montgomery noted that the com Merce department seems reluctant to consider applications from adjoin ing Bedford township has received Grant approval for More sewer the Borough has been turned once before on a water project and decided not to apply for Reservoir improvements another year because the township had sought

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