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Clear Spring: Briefs

January 04, 2000

Mayor, Council to give money to library fund

CLEAR SPRING - The Clear Spring Mayor and Council agreed Tuesday to give money to the town's library building fund, but didn't decide how much.

The group Citizens for a Clear Spring Library has been raising money for the $800,000 library to be built at the school complex west of town.

Recently, when the group asked for a $100,000 state grant, the Washington County Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly asked whether there was local support.

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"The town's going to have to step forward and take some kind of leadership," said Councilman Bill Albowicz.

A local charitable foundation has pledged $300,000 and the Washington County Commissioners have pledged $200,000 for the library.

Local residents and businesses have donated $32,247 so far.




CLEAR SPRING - Town residents may put their Christmas trees outside for trash pickup Jan. 31, Town Council members said Tuesday.

They also can drop them off earlier in the parking area off North Hawbaker Circle, where the town will dispose of them.

For more information, call Town Hall at 301-842-2252.




CLEAR SPRING - Town Clerk Nancy Keefer plans to retire June 30 and town officials will soon start a replacement search.

The new town clerk will be paid a rate of $9 an hour while being trained by Keefer before she leaves.

Keefer has had the job since 1983.




CLEAR SPRING - The town approved a new snow removal contract with Hamby Brothers of Williamsport on Tuesday.

Hamby was the low-bidder at $55 an hour, said Councilman Mason Mundey.

In the last budget year, the town spent $927 of its $7,000 snow removal budget. The town has spent as much as $10,000 in a year.




CLEAR SPRING - A Cumberland Street family believes state road construction may be responsible for a backup in their sewer line.

Betty Blair, 10 Cumberland St., told the council Tuesday that she recently had to call Roto-Rooter and was told the blockage was 3 feet from the curb.

Town officials said they aren't responsible because the problem wasn't in their 8-inch main.

Mayor Paul D. Hose Jr. said he would talk to state officials overseeing the state highway beautification project.




CLEAR SPRING - The Clear Spring Mayor and Town Council named Stephanie Faith their outstanding student of the month for January.

Faith, a sophomore at Clear Spring High School, was presented with a $50 savings bond and a letter of commendation at the council meeting Tuesday.

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