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Clear Spring Town Council briefs

July 15, 2003|by MARLO BARNHART

Resident suggests July Fourth events


CLEAR SPRING - Margaret Cornett would like to see someone organize a Fourth of July celebration next year - of the people, by the people and for the people of Clear Spring.

"I think we could explore the possibilities at least," Cornett said.

A longtime resident and unabashed patriot, Cornett brought her idea to the monthly Town Council meeting Monday night.

She suggested a picnic, a parade or both. And she said she thinks there should be fireworks.

"I know Williamsport has a nice little celebration on the Fourth of July and I think Clear Spring could, too," Cornett said.

In 2004, the Fourth of July will fall on a Sunday since it is a leap year. At that time, the United States will be 228 years old.

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Hydrant finders considered for town


CLEAR SPRING - During the Presidents Day snowstorm of 2003, many of Clear Spring's 23 fire hydrants disappeared from sight.

"We had to hire someone to go around and dig them out so if there was a fire, the fire company would be able to find them," said Town Mayor Paul Hose Jr.

Town officials have decided to do something so that doesn't happen again.

At Monday night's monthly Town Council meeting, it was decided that Town Clerk Juanita Grimm would explore the possibility of ordering hydrant finders for each of those 23 hydrants.

A long springy pole permanently affixed to the top of the hydrants is designed to protrude through the deepest snow. Each hydrant finder costs $20.50, Grimm said.

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