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Clear Spring briefs

December 14, 2004

Baker sworn in for second term


CLEAR SPRING - For Terry Baker, being sworn in for a second two-year term on the Clear Spring Town Council was a repeat but for new council member Steve Blickenstaff, it was a new experience Monday night.

Blickenstaff took the oath of office from Dennis Weaver, clerk of Washington County Circuit Court, in the presence of his fellow town leaders, his wife and children, and others.

Baker's wife and daughter were on hand to see him move from his former role of council member to his newly elected position of vice mayor. He, too, was sworn in by Weaver, who traditionally travels to Washington County municipalities for such ceremonies.

New permit fees will affect residents


CLEAR SPRING - It was announced Monday night that new permit application fees adopted by Washington County in November will affect town residents who get their permits through the town office.

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Effective Nov. 1, the residential permit application fees increased from $20 to $30; commercial application permit fees increased from $75 to $85; demolition permits rose from $20 to $30; and flood plain permits rose from $25 to $35.

Town Clerk Juanita Grimm said town residents get their permits at the town office and will pay the increased fees. The town keeps 25 percent of the fees collected, Grimm said.

- Marlo Barnhart

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