Clear Spring briefs

December 12, 2006

New town officials take oath of office

CLEAR SPRING - A few words were spoken, right hands were raised, pie and cookies were served Monday evening, and Clear Spring now has a new vice mayor and councilman.

Steve Blickenstaff took his oath of office as vice mayor with his family looking on.

Stewart Brennan began a new term as councilman, having served before in the 1980s.

Dennis Weaver, Washington County Circuit Clerk, took care of the swearing-in duties and had each town officer sign the official county registry.

Former town councilman Terry Baker attended the meeting and officially tendered his resignation. Baker, the newly elected vice president of the Washington County Commissioners, served two terms on the town council.

Baker suggested to the town that they get any requests for Project Open Space funds in quickly since the county will be working on those requests in the next two months.


Trash violation raises resident's water bill

CLEAR SPRING - A problem with out-of-town trash was brought up at Monday night's town meeting and quick action was taken.

Mayor Paul Hose Jr. said former residents who moved outside the town limits have been bringing their trash in and leaving at their former residence.

The landlord was informed but apparently the situation has been continuing, Hose said.

A unanimous decision was made to add $50 to that resident's water bill in the next mailing.

"We're paying almost $2,000 a month for trash removal in town limits as it is now," Hose said. He hinted that the town might soon have to revisit providing weekly trash removal at no cost to residents.

Santa Claus is due in town on Saturday

CLEAR SPRING - Santa Claus is coming to town Saturday, riding on a Clear Spring Fire Co. firetruck to Town Hall, where there will be a party from 6 to 8 p.m.

There will be hot chocolate and snacks for children.

Paving company wins snow removal bid

CLEAR SPRING - The snow removal contract for 2007 was awarded Monday night to Licking Creek Paving.

The Big Pool firm's successful bid was $55 an hour for its services.

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