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Clear Spring briefs

August 14, 2007

Brennan Drive water line to be replaced

CLEAR SPRING - The Clear Spring Council will move forward with a plan to replace a water line on Brennan Drive.

The mayor and council decided at their monthly meeting Tuesday to advertise for bids on the project, which will involve replacing a 650-foot water line that serves seven houses on the residential street.

The current line needs to be replaced because it is too small and is not sturdy, Mayor Paul D. Hose, Jr. said.

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"We have two or three leaks on this line every year," Hose said.

Bids will be due Aug. 27.

Garden Club asks to hang scarecrows

CLEAR SPRING - The Clear Spring Garden Club asked the council Tuesday for permission to hang scarecrows from light poles downtown this fall.

Linda McNamee of the garden club said the group wants to hang life-size scarecrows from light poles during the month of October that would be taken down just before Halloween.

"It would be a neat, unique way to celebrate the fall season," McNamee said.

The scarecrows would be created by local businesses, organizations or people and collected by the garden club, which would be responsible for hanging and maintaining the scarecrows and taking them down at the end of the month.

The council said they supported the idea but asked Town Clerk Juanita Grimm to call Allegheny Power, which owns the light poles, for permission.

If approved by the power company, the scarecrows would be in place by Oct. 1 and would stay up until Oct. 27.

Hunting permits to be issued

CLEAR SPRING - Clear Spring will issue hunting permits to town residents again this year.

The council unanimously approved a motion Tuesday to allow hunting this fall on town-owned property surrounding the reservoir west of town.

The permits will be available only to town residents whose names are on water bills issued by the town.

The council decided to continue last year's ban on doe hunting this year and also to add a stipulation that anyone behind on their bills is not eligible to receive a permit.

The town issued 11 permits last year, Town Clerk Juanita Grimm said.

- Joshua Bowman

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