Clear Spring briefs

January 15, 2008|By DAN DEARTH

Doctor's office construction eyed

CLEAR SPRING - The Clear Spring Town Council is considering whether to allow Antietam Health to build a doctor's office on the east end of town off U.S. 40.

Jeff Thompson, the former owner of Thompson Towing, and his Realtor, Tim Light, asked the council Monday for an idea where it stands on bringing Antietam Health to Clear Spring.

Thompson said he wants to sell some of his land, which formerly housed Thompson Towing, to Antietam Health so the regional health-care outfit can build a 5,000-square-foot doctor's office.

Light said in the hallway during the meeting that Antietam Health would staff one doctor and one nurse at the proposed facility 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Mayor Paul D. Hose Jr. said he hasn't heard anything from Antietam Health that says the business wants to buy the land and build a doctor's office there. He asked Light and Thompson to have Antietam Health write the town a letter of intent.

Half of Thompson's land sits in the town and the other half sits in the county, Light said. It would make sense for town officials to annex the portion that sits in the county so they could control its use in the future, he said.

Hetzer, Mills honored for academic success

CLEAR SPRING - Clear Spring High School students Aaron Hetzer and Aaron Mills were recognized as outstanding students Monday by the Clear Spring Town Council.

Hetzer and Mills each received $50 U.S. savings bonds. The award is presented to students who achieve academic success.

Flag stolen from Town Hall pole

CLEAR SPRING - Clear Spring Town Councilman Theodore Hovermale said an American flag was stolen over the weekend from the pole in front of Town Hall.

"I raised it Thursday and it was gone on Saturday," he said.

Town Clerk Juanita Grimm said the flag was valued at about $30.

Hanlin touts charter home rule

CLEAR SPRING - David Hanlin, a proponent of charter home rule, spoke Monday to the Clear Spring Town Council about the positive aspects of the program.

Charter home rule, among other things, would create a body of seven council members to govern the county rather than five commissioners.

The mayor and council said they would have to learn more about charter home rule before deciding whether to endorse it.

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