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Clear Spring Briefs

February 14, 2006|by MARLO BARNHART

Town to fund the spring cleanup



CLEAR SPRING - After a bit of debate at Monday's meeting, the town council unanimously approved the town's spring cleanup at no cost to residents again this year.

"I like it, it's needed," Councilman Terry Baker said, as he moved that the town absorb the costs. "Let's try it again one more time."

Baker said he thought the town might want to consider charging residents but he wasn't sure how that could be accomplished fairly.

"Last year, it cost us $1,500," Mayor Paul Hose Jr. said.

Town Clerk Juanita Grimm said that some recyclables were pulled from the items removed last year and taken to a recycling center, resulting in about $100 to defray the overall cost to the town.

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The date, which is usually in early May, will be announced later.




Summer activities for young people planned



CLEAR SPRING - Plans are in the works for organized summertime activities for young people on Wednesday evenings at the Washington County Park in Clear Spring.

Debbie Rauer of the Hilltop Christian Fellowship in Big Pool introduced herself at Monday night's town meeting and briefly outlined the initial plans for the endeavor.

"We are hoping to have activities from 7 to 9 p.m. one night a week from June through August while schools are closed for summer vacation," Rauer said.

As plans develop, Rauer said there will be information distributed to schools and area churches.




Emergency regulations adopted by council



CLEAR SPRING - At Monday night's town meeting, the National Incident Management System regulations were adopted unanimously by the town council.

Certificates were handed out to the council members who underwent training necessary for the adoption of those regulations.

The purpose of the regulations is to ensure that in case of emergencies that affect homeland security, all governmental groups will work together more efficiently and effectively to recover from such events.

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