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Clear Spring briefs

April 15, 2008|By DAN DEARTH

Clear Spring seeking bids for furnace, central air for rental property

CLEAR SPRING - The Clear Spring Town Council on Monday decided to seek bids for a furnace and a central air-conditioning unit that will be installed in a rental property town officials purchased in 2006.

Town Clerk Juanita K. Grimm said the property, which is a two-story house with a finished attic, is at 12102 National Pike. The town rented out the property for the last two years until the previous tenant recently moved, she said.

Before the house is rented to another tenant, town officials have to purchase the furnace, central air-conditioning unit and find a contractor to renovate the bathroom, said Steven L. Blickenstaff, vice mayor.

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The council discussed raising the rent after the property is upgraded, but did not settle on an amount. Grimm said the previous tenant paid $575 per month.

Clear Spring seeks garbage contractor

CLEAR SPRING - The Clear Spring Town Council is looking for a garbage contractor to haul away trash for about 150 customers.

Mayor Paul D. Hose Jr. said contractors who are interested have to turn in bids at Town Hall by 4 p.m. on April 28.

Clear Spring receives $3,000 tax set-off from county

CLEAR SPRING - Clear Spring officials on Monday announced the town received a $3,000 tax set-off from the Washington County Commissioners.

Commissioner Kristin B. Aleshire, who attended the meeting, said the money was awarded to offset duplication of services costs between the county and Clear Spring.

Clear Spring to award scholarships to two seniors

CLEAR SPRING - The Town of Clear Spring will award two $500 academic scholarships to two Clear Spring High School seniors.

The names of the recipients will not be released until graduation in June, Hose said.

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