Clear Spring Town Council briefs

April 15, 2003

Town may be repaid for some snow expenses

CLEAR SPRING - When a major snowstorm hit on President's Day weekend, a number of small towns in Western Maryland reached and exceeded their snow removal budgets within the first few hours.

Clear Spring was no exception, having spent $11,429.60 over the Feb. 15-17 duration of the storm to remove snow from the side streets in town.

When Town Clerk Juanita Grimm and town officials learned there might be a way to get a partial reimbursement, they filled out the forms, and did the work necessary to meet Federal Emergency Management Agency requirements.

After attending several meetings, Grimm said she learned the town would have to pick a continuous 48-hour period for a 75 percent reimbursement of $6,431.04.


"That's a little more than half, which is certainly better than nothing," said Mayor Paul Hose Jr.

Summer programs noted

CLEAR SPRING - If all goes well this summer, the sounds of children having fun will fill the Clear Spring Park from June 23 through Aug. 8.

"There will also be programs for adults," said Jaime Dick, recreation manager of the Washington County Recreation Department.

Dick attended the town meeting Monday night to introduce the spring and summer schedule for all Washington County sites in general and Clear Spring's in particular.

Summer day camp for children ages 6-12 will be held in two-week sessions at the Clear Spring Park, Dick said.

Each two-week session costs $75 for Washington County residents and $85 for out-of-county residents.

A final one-week session from Aug. 4-8 is $35 a week, Dick said.

The sessions include arts and crafts, sports and other activities for youngsters.

For more information call 240-313-2805.

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