Clear Spring briefs

March 15, 2006|by TIFFANY ARNOLD

Town to replace worn equipment

CLEAR SPRING - The town of Clear Spring will pay a little more than $7,000 to replace run-down equipment at its wastewater treatment plant.

The Town Council, during its monthly meeting Monday, accepted a $4,628.40 bid to replace a broken wastewater generator switch and another $2,599 bid to replace the aluminum doors covering the plant's aerator pumps.

"Ouch," Councilman Steven Blickenstaff said after Mayor Paul D. Hose announced the bid.

In the event of a power outage, a wastewater generator switch enables the plant to operate on a diesel-fueled generator, Councilman Theodore Hovermale said.

The Washington County Department of Water Quality, which operates the plant for the town, told town officials last month that the switch could not be repaired and needed to be replaced, Hose said.


Apparatus Repair and Engineering (ARE), a Hagerstown-based company, will replace the switch.

The plant's aerator pumps, which Hose said "keep everything stirred up," are covered by aluminum doors in order to keep water and sewage from splattering and freezing.

LeRoy Myers Inc. will replace those doors, Hose said.

Deadline for mowing contract bids nears

CLEAR SPRING - One week remains for bidders seeking a grass-mowing contract from the town of Clear Spring, the town council announced Monday during its monthly meeting.

The deadline to submit bids is March 21. Applications are available at Town Hall.

The winner is responsible for mowing the grass around the town's wastewater treatment plant, said Mayor Paul D. Hose. The grounds usually are mowed weekly.

East Coast Mowing was awarded the bid last year, at $57 per cut, Town Clerk Juanita K. Grimm said.

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