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Estate of Hazel B. Deshong, late of Belfast Township, Fulton County, Pa., deceased.

Letters testamentary on the above estate having been granted to the undersigned, all persons indebted to said estate are requested to make payment and those having claims are required to present same, duly authenticated, without delay.

Susan J. Swope,
454 Swope Road
Needmore, PA 17238
Stanley J. Kerlin, Esquire
204 North Second Street
McConnellsburg, PA 17233


Estate of Janet M. Bartholow, late of Bethel Township, Pa., deceased.

Letters testamentary on said estate having been granted to the undersigned, all persons indebted thereto are requested to make immediate payment, and those having claims or demands against the same will present them without delay for settlement to the undersigned.

Sheri L. Bartholow
13000 Thyme Ct.
Germantown, MD 20874
Michael A. Bartholow
1170 Cedar Ave.
Shady Side, MD 20764
James T. Yingst, Esquire
Guthrie, Nonemaker,
Yingst & Hart
40 York Street
Hanover, PA 17331
717-632-5315 7-21-3x


Estate of Earl M. Edwards Sr., late of Thompson Township, Fulton County, Pa., deceased.

Letters testamentary on the above estate having been granted to the undersigned, all persons indebted to said estate are requested to make payment and those having claims are required to present same, duly authenticated, without delay.

Earl M. Edwards II
405 Arrowhead Lane
Big Cove Tannery, PA

Stanley J. Kerlin, Esquire 204 North Second Street McConnellsburg, PA 17233 717-485-4151 7-21-3x


A meeting of the Citizens Advisory Council for the Huntingdon-Bedford-Fulton Area Agency on Aging will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 29, 2016, at Hopewell Senior Center, Hopewell, Pa.



To: All interested agencies, groups and individuals

This is to give notice that the Fulton County Commissioners, under Part 58 have conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Order 11988 and 11990, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management and Wetlands Protection. The activity is funded under the Community Development Program (CDBG) under contract numbers C000061758 and C000062140. The proposed project(s) is located in Wells Township, Fulton County, Pa.

Environmental information

A small portion of the proposed water project for the Wells Tannery Water Supply System is located within the 100-year floodplain. The floodplain affected is part of the Laurel Fork Zone A and is shown on FIRM 42009C0385D dated March 1, 2012, and FIRM 42057C0060D dated February 18, 2011. This stream is classified as a High Quality Cold Water Fishery (HQ-CF) and a Migratory Fishery (MF) as per PA Chapter 93.

There are some wetlands that will be slightly impacted by this portion of the project, according to the CES ER Report and Wetlands Map. The same floodplain crossings contain some wetlands that will require being crossed with the new water mains. However these crossings will be performed by directional horizontal drilling and no open cutting will be performed.

CES Engineering LLC has considered the following alternatives and mitigation measures to be taken to minimize adverse impacts and to restore and preserve natural and beneficial values:

Alternatives were evaluated and are a part of CES ER Report. Alternatives conclude that the most cost effective and best design alternative was to locate the water main at these crossings shown. This is common engineering practice throughout the state and country. The homes on each side of the stream are currently in the existing service area of the water system and the existing water main already exists in the Zone A flood zone. Therefore no alternative exists preventing the temporary impact.

Direct impacts include the construction of the water main that will be located within the 100-year floodplain for 2 crossings. The water main in these locations will be installed by directional horizontal drilling and all final grading will be restored to existing elevations and land cover. The impact of the drilling operation is very minimal to none.

Indirect impacts include the possible increase in flood velocities due to topography that may accelerate erosion around the site only during construction and would be temporary. However, during construction, the contractor will be utilizing horizontal directional drilling that will create no above-ground disturbance, resulting in no impact on the floodplain and/or wetlands.

All impacts will be kept to a minimum, according to CES floodplain analysis found in the above referenced report on Page 7 titled “Floodplains.”

All impacts will be kept to a minimum, according to CES wetlands analysis found in the above-referenced report on Page 7 titled “Wetlands.”

The design of the water system will be done to minimize flood restrictions as well as withstanding flood pressures, velocities, uplift forces and impact from the 100-year base flood.

The floodplains and wetlands affected by this project will have minimal impact on the surrounding topography and will not affect flood waters on other nearby streams. Therefore no real threat occurs and no other alternatives will be required.

CES Engineering LLC has re-evaluated the alternatives to building in the floodplain/wetland and has determined that it has no practicable alternative. Environmental files that document compliance with steps 3 through 6 of Executive Order 11988 and 11990, are available for public inspection, review and copying upon request at the times and location delineated in the last paragraph of this notice for receipt of comments.

There are three primary purposes for this notice. First, people who may be affected by activities in floodplains/ wetlands and those who have an interest in the protection of the natural environment should be given an opportunity to express their concerns and provide information about these areas. Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information and request for public comment about floodplains/wetlands can facilitate and enhance federal efforts to reduce the risks and impacts associated with the occupancy and modification of these special areas. Third, as a matter of fairness, when the federal government determines it will participate in actions taking place in floodplains/ wetlands, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk.

Written comments must be received by Fulton County Commissioners at the following address on or before August 5, 2016, at the Fulton County CDBG Office at 116 West Market Street, Suite 205, McConnellsburg, PA 17233, Attention: Karen M. Hann, Community Development Coordinator. A full description of the project may also be reviewed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, by appointment only at the same address listed above. Comments may also be submitted via e-mail at For more information, please contact me at 717-485-6864.

Karen M. Hann


The Fulton County Commissioners will receive sealed bids for “Upgrades and Renovations for Buck Valley Park” at 116 West Market Street, McConnellsburg, PA 17233 until 11 a.m., prevailing time on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at which time and place, all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.

The project consists of ADA accessible ramps, walkways, and parking spaces.

A pre-bid conference will be held for prospective bidders on Thursday, August 11, 2016, at 10 a.m., at Buck Valley Park.

Copies of the contract documents may be examined and obtained at the office of the Fulton County CDBG Office located at 116 West Market Street, Mc- Connellsburg, PA 17233, Attn: Karen Hann. Bidding Documents may be obtained for a nonrefundable fee of $75. Checks shall be made payable to CES Engineering LLC. Telephone inquiries regarding the Invitation to Bids may be made to the Engineer, CES Engineering, LLC at 717-328-0108, (Denny Newcomer); or via e-mail at

A certified check or bank draft payable to the order of The Fulton County Commissioners, or a satisfactory bid bond executed by the bidder and an acceptable surety authorized to do business in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania in an amount equal to ten percent (10 percent) of the total of the Bid, shall be submitted with each bid.

A performance and payment bond in an amount equal to 100 percent of the amount of the contract and issued by a corporate surety authorized to do business in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania will be required to be furnished by the successful bidder.

Compliance with Act 127 of 2012 requiring all contractors and subcontractors to use e-Verify for verification of employment eligibility for all employees will be required. Verification form shall be provided to the Fulton County Commissioners as a precondition of being awarded a contract.

In addition to the Equal Employment requirements of Executive Order 11246 regarding discrimination, the Contractor must establish a 6.9 percent goal for female participation and a 1 percent goal for minority participation in his/her aggregate onsite construction workforce for contracts in excess of $10,000.

Fulton County is utilizing federal funds for this project, and has adopted a Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE) in accordance with Executive Orders 11625, 12138, and 12432 and a Section 3 Action Plan in accordance with Title 24 Part 135 Code of Federal Regulations. As such, the bidders/ offerors must submit documentary evidence of minority and women business enterprises and Section 3 business concerns who have been contacted and to whom commitments have been made. Documentation of such solicitations and commitments shall be submitted with the bid.

The Fulton County Commissioners reserve the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any or all defects, errors, omissions, irregularities or informalities in any bid.

Moreover, the contractor shall strive to meet the MBE goal of 5% and the WBE goal of 3% for contracts of $25,000 or more. The Section 3 Action Plan applies to contracts of $100,000 or greater and requires the contractor to strive to meet the minimum participation level of 10 percent of the contract amount to be awarded to Section 3 business concerns, and 30 percent of all new hires shall be Section 3 residents. The county, in accordance with its Section 3 Action Plan, may provide a bid preference to a bidder who is a Section 3 business concern. MBE/WBE and Section 3 business concerns shall be afforded full opportunity to bid without discrimination. Davis-Bacon and related acts apply to this project.

The project is federally funded and subject to all related federal regulations. Davis-Bacon and related acts apply to this contract.

Awards shall be made only to responsible bidders that possess the potential ability to perform successfully under the terms and conditions of this procurement. Consideration shall be given to such matters as bidder integrity, compliance with public policy, record of past performance and financial and technical resources when determining responsibility.

Fulton County
Stuart Ulsh
Rodney McCray
Larry Lynch



Notice is hereby given that letters testamentary on the estate of Gerald N. Minnich, a/k/a Gerald Newton Minnich, late of Harrisonville, Fulton County, Pa., deceased, have been granted to the undersigned and the undersigned requests all persons having claims against said estate to make known the same to the undersigned and all persons indebted to said decedent to make payment to the estate without delay.

William F. Fritts II
480 N. Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740


A public hearing will be held on the proposed 2017-18 Needs-Based Plan and Budget and on the 2016-2017 Implementation Plan and Budget for the Fulton County Services for Children Agency. These plans also contain the local plan to implement Act 124-Child Protective Services Law and its amendments as well as the planned budget for Juvenile Probation placements and in-home services.

The hearing date is Tuesday, August 9, 2016, and will be held in the Fulton County Services for Children conference room, 219 North Second Street, Suite #201, McConnellsburg, PA 17233, beginning at 1:30 p.m. until all comments have been received. All comments must pertain to the specific plan or budget with a ten-minute time limit for each person commenting. Those wishing to make oral comment who cannot attend during the above hours should contact the agency at 717- 485-3553 prior to the hearing date to set up an appointment.

Written comments will also be accepted until Tuesday, August 11, 2015, and may be sent to the agency at Fulton County Services for Children, 219 North Second Street, Suite #201, Mc- Connellsburg, PA 17233.

Copies of the proposed plan will be available for inspection at Fulton County Services for Children, 219 North Second Street, Suite #201, McConnellsburg, PA 17233.


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