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July 7, 2016

By virtue of certain writs of execution out of the Court of Common Pleas of Fulton County, Pa., and to me directed, I will expose at public sale by public venue or outcry in the hallway of the Fulton County Courthouse, McConnellsburg, Pa., July 7, 2016, at 10 a.m., on the above date, the hereinafter mentioned real estate. All parties in interest and claimants are hereby notified that a schedule of distribution will be filed by the sheriff on July 18, 2016, and that distribution will be made in accordance with said schedule unless exceptions are filed thereto within twenty (20) days thereafter.

Sale #1
Wells Fargo Bank
Bernard P. Kelly

All the following real estate, together with improvements thereon erected, situated in Mc- Connellsburg Borough, Fulton County, Pennsylvania. Being known as 312 North 1st Street, McConnellsburg, PA 17233. Being recorded in Deed Book 0374, Page 588. Tax Parcel #07-08-008..-000

Sale #2
Wells Fargo Bank
Raymond P. and
Kathryn D. Truax

All the following real estate, together with improvements thereon erected, situated in Bethel Township, Fulton County, Pa. Being known as 440 Cedar Flats Road, Warfordsburg, PA 17267. Being recorded in Deed Book 0568, Page 0587. Tax Parcel #03-06-011N.-000.


As soon as the property is knocked down to the purchaser, 10 percent of the purchase price or 10 percent of all costs, whichever may be higher, shall be delivered to the sheriff. If the 10 percent payment is not made as requested, the sheriff will direct the auctioneer to resell the property.

The balance due shall be paid no later than July 18, 2016, at 4 p.m. prevailing time.

Otherwise, all money previously paid will be forfeited and the property will be resold August 4, 2016, at 10 a.m. prevailing time in the hallway of the Fulton County Courthouse, McConnellsburg, Fulton County, Pa., at which time the full purchase price or all costs, whichever may be higher, shall be paid in full.

All sheriff’s sales can also be viewed online at

Keith B. Stains, Sheriff
Fulton County, Pa.


Notice is hereby given that Melvin Bricker intends to submit an application to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection requesting a NPDES permit for a concentrated animal feeding operation at East Dutch Corner Road (Dublin Township, Fulton County). The application will include a two new animal housing facilities and manure storage.

This farm will house up to 43,750 certified organic turkeys. The manure generated by the operation will be exported to local farms or certified manure brokers/ haulers as a source of fertilizer.

This application will be submitted under the provisions of the Clean Streams Law, the Act of June 22, 1937, P.L.1987, as amended. If you would like additional information regarding this permit application, you may contact Kent Himelright, Rosetree Consulting, 20 Glenbrook Drive, Shillington, PA 19607, 484.651.3370. If you would like to comment on the application, please contact DEP Southcentral Watershed Management Coordinator,

909 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg PA 17110; 717-705- 4826, after July 11, 2016.


Early Notice and Public
Review of a Proposed
Activity in a 100-Year
Floodplain and
Wetland Notices

To: All interested agencies, groups and individuals

This is to give notice that the Fulton County Commissioners, under Part 58, has determined that the following proposed action under the Community Develop Block Grant (CDBG) Program (pertaining to contracts # C000061758 and C000062140) is located in the 100-year floodplain and the Fulton County Commissioners will be identifying and evaluating practicable alternatives to locating the action in the floodplain and wetland areas and the potential impacts from the proposed action, 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 Protection of Wetlands. 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.

Project details

The Wells Tannery Water service is a private/public water source with an Authority that consists of a group of individuals within the service area of this system. This service area currently consists of a total of 30 service connections (27 residential and 3 commercial). The income survey process has been completed in year 2014 and has calculated at a 58.73 percent low- to moderateincome level.

The current water system is suffering from a deteriorating system. The current plumbing is approximately 40 years old with many leaks. The service mains are dissimilar materials and sizes and vary along the length. The existing system has no leak detection parameters built in and therefore it is nearly impossible to troubleshoot the leaks. As a result, this system is unable to keep up with the demand of the users. Currently, the system is only maintaining 16” of water in the reservoir with the existing wells and deteriorated system.

The system contains two (2) wells, both at approximately 500 feet deep, which only produce approximately 7.5 gallons per minute. However, the two wells cannot operate at the same time due to the way they were installed. Therefore the well pumps operate continuously to keep up with the water demand and leaks.

Currently the water system has been monitored by PA DEP. When the reservoir’s level is below the 16” operating range, the system must be shut down. Therefore if the operation is shutdown, the residents are without water.

The individual private laterals do not have meters or have meters that do not function. This does not allow the Authority to determine the water usage for each connection. This also minimizes the effectiveness to detect leaks in the system or in each individual lateral.

The CDBG funding will be used towards:

Water supply upgrades

The existing well capacities are not sufficient for the needs of the system. It is also noted in the water supply permit from PA DEP that the Authority is not allowed to pump more than 10 gpm and that they are only able to pump one well at one time due to the amount of water available in the aquifer. Therefore an additional well will be needed. This will include drilling of the well, supply casing, new pump and control panel to tie in existing pumps and new pump as required.

Water distribution upgrades

Replace existing water mains approximately 10,560 LF with new 4” HDPE lines, new valves, new curb stops, new water meters and connections to existing service laterals to the new water meter location. With replacing the old plumbing, installing an additional well and new meters, the system will once again have the opportunity to provide the water demand needed for the home owners and be able to maintain more economically.

Mapping of lines, ROW obtainments, etc.

This project will also consist of the mapping of the existing lines, right-of-way obtainment for each connection within the service area, up-grades to the existing chlorination building at the same location, reservoir, etc.

There are three primary purposes for this notice. First, people who may be affected by activities in the floodplain and 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. Commenters are encouraged to offer alternative sites outside of the floodplain and wetlands, alternative methods to serve the same project purpose, and methods to minimize and mitigate impacts. Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information and request for public comment about floodplain and 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 floodplain and 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 Monday, July 18, 2016, at 11 a.m., at the Fulton County CDBG Office at 116 West Market Street, Suite 205; Mc- Connellsburg PA 17233, Attention: Karen M. Hann, Community Development Coordinator. A full description of the project may also be reviewed from 8 a.m. to 4:30 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 Thompson Township supervisors will hold a special meeting on July 18, 2016, at 10 a.m., for the purpose of opening bids for road paving. Regular business may be conducted at this meeting. The meeting will be held at the Township Municipal Building located at 187 Gem Bridge Road, Needmore, PA 17238.

D. Gene Mellott, Sec.
Thompson Township


Notice is hereby given that letters testamentary on the estate of Cathy J. Richards, late of Todd Township, Fulton County, Pa., have been granted to the undersigned, and she requests all persons having claims against said estate to make known the same to Tamela Mellott Heming, 6602 Great cove Road, Needmore, PA 17238, and all persons indebted to said decedent to make payment to her at the above address without delay.

Lori L. Miller, Executrix
Heming Law Office
Tamela Mellott Heming,
6602 Great Cove Road
Needmore, PA 17238

Mellott Company
100 Mellott Drive, Suite 100
Warfordsburg, PA 17267

Mellott Company, operator of the Big Cove Quarry (non-coal surface mining permit #29920301), is providing notice that it will be conducting intermittent blasting operations at the quarry between July 1, 2016, and July 1, >2017. The entrance to the quarry is located on Corner Road near Pa. Route 928 in Big Cove Tannery, Ayr Township, Fulton County. Blasting will occur either between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., or 5 p.m. and sunset Monday through Saturday.

This schedule will be followed, except during adverse weather conditions that will prevent blasting, or if the operator or public safety requires unscheduled detonations. Warning signs will be posted at all entrances to the operation. A warning horn will be sounded three (3) times each of long duration (5 seconds plus), two (2) minutes before detonation. After the blast and once the area has been inspected by the blaster, one (1) long horn blast will be sounded as an “all clear” signal.

Any questions concerning surface mining operations should be directed to Mellott Company, Environmental 301-678-2133.



Sealed proposals will be received by Thompson Township, Fulton County, at 1298 Big Cove Tannery Road, Big Cove Tannery, PA 17212, until 10 am on July 18, 2016, for the following:

Item 1: 149 ton superpave scratch and leveling course, 9.5mm, in place.

Item 2: 895 ton superpave wearing course, 9.5mm, in place.

Liquidated damages apply at the rate of $870 per calendar day. Proposals must be upon the forms furnished by the municipality. For third- class cities the bid must be accompanied by a certified check or bid bond in the amount of 10 percent of the bid, made payable to the municipality. For other municipal type it is the discretion of the municipality. A performance bond or certified check in the amount of 100 percent of the contract shall be furnished by the successful bidder within 20 days after the contract is awarded.

The municipality reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.

Thompson Township
Gene Mellott, Sec.


Notice is hereby given that letters testamentary on the estate of Lester Ross Neuder also known as Lester Ross Neuder Sr., late of Taylor Township, Fulton County, Pa., have been granted to the undersigned, and he requests all persons having claims against said estate to make known the same to Glenn P. Neuder, 5863 North Hess Road, Harrisonville, PA 17228, or his attorney, and all persons indebted to said decedent to make payment to him without delay.

Glenn P. Neuder,
Dick, Stein, Schemel,
Wine & Frey, LLP
Paul T. Schemel, Esquire
119 North Second Street
McConnellsburg, PA 17233

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