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Clear Spring Town Council briefs

December 10, 2002|by MARLO BARNHART

Filter question unresolved



CLEAR SPRING - The Mayor and Town Council voted to take on the necessary indebtedness for a new water storage tank Monday night, but the question of how to filter that water remains unresolved.

"We've gotten our cost estimates back and they are sky high," said Mayor Paul Hose Jr.

The estimate for the old-style diatomaceous earth process was $660,000; for a method with ceramic filtering, $858,000; and the membrane method came in at $978,000.

"A meeting has been scheduled with our engineer on Dec. 16 at 1 p.m. to discuss the situation," Hose said.




Emergency plan discussed



Town representatives were told recently of a statewide pre-disaster program funded in Washington County with a $30,000 grant but customized for county towns that submit a plan.

Town Clerk Juanita Grimm said representatives from Boonsboro and Hagerstown showed up for the meeting along with Clear Spring.

"We will have to come up with an emergency plan," said Vice Mayor Julianna Albowicz.

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The council voted to piggyback with Washington County when it submits its emergency plan to the state.

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