Clear Spring Town briefs

April 10, 2007|by MARLO BARNHART

Eagle Scout candidate outlines hydrant plan

CLEAR SPRING - In his quest to become an Eagle Scout, Robert Hockenbury is hoping to make the residents of Clear Spring a little safer.

Coordinating his Scout work with the Clear Spring Fire Department, Hockenbury plans to oversee pressure testing of the town's 29 fire hydrants - something he said hasn't been done since 1983.

"I will also be tagging and mapping the location of the hydrants and then painting them," Hockenbury said. The color of the paint will be determined by the pressure level of the hydrant.


Hockenbury presented his proposal to the mayor and town council Monday night. They agreed to furnish him with the paint and painting supplies.

Hockenbury also wants to explore the possibility of placing permanent universal hose adaptors on each hydrant on Cumberland Street (U.S. 40). Currently, each firetruck carries one adaptor, he said.

Purchase of patriotic banners proposed

CLEAR SPRING - Cindy Downs, president of the Clear Spring Garden Club, approached the town council Monday night to see if a new set of patriotic banners could be purchased for the street lights on Cumberland Street (U.S. 40).

"We are thinking about applying for L.P. Snyder funds for an additional set of banners," Downs said. "We would need at least two dozen."

The town now has Christmas-style banners and green-and-white banners bearing the name of the town with a picture of a Conestoga wagon.

Downs suggested going with the same company that supplied the two existing sets because of their proven quality, durability and good looks.

"There has never been any mildew, tearing of the fabric or fading," she said.

Downs said the patriotic theme was proposed to honor the town's observance of Independence Day and might involve keeping the patriotic banners up all summer.

Mowing bids opened

CLEAR SPRING - Bids for mowing at the Clear Spring Wastewater Treatment Plant this summer will be accepted until May 11 at 4 p.m., according to Town Mayor Paul Hose Jr.

Spring cleanup week scheduled

CLEAR SPRING - Spring cleanup week will be May 7 to 11 for residents within the town limits of Clear Spring.

On Monday, May 7, all areas north of Cumberland Street will be provided with trucks removing unwanted items set out for pickup.

Used appliances set out throughout town will be picked up Tuesday, May 8.

All areas south of Cumberland Street will have unwanted items removed Wednesday, May 9.

Brush will be removed Thursday, May 10.

For more information, call Town Hall at 301-842-2252.

CSHS junior named student of the month

CLEAR SPRING - The student of the month from Clear Spring High School is Asya Brown, a junior.

She received a gift certificate for a U.S. Savings Bond at Monday night's town meeting.

With her selection, Asya is eligible to apply next year for the town scholarship, which is given out to one senior who plans to attend college.

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