Clear Spring briefs

September 09, 2008|By DAN DEARTH

Applications being accepted to run for town offices

The Town of Clear Spring will accept applications until Oct. 6 at Town Hall from residents who want to run for a seat on Town Council or the office of vice mayor during the Nov. 3 election.

Candidates have to be at least 21, a qualified voter, a resident of Clear Spring for at least two years and a permanent resident while they hold office.

The Town Council seat is held by Councilman Stewart C. Brennan, 88, who said Monday night he will not seek re-election.

"I'll help out all I can, but I don't want to run again," Brennan said.

Vice Mayor Steven L. Blickenstaff said it was "too early to tell" whether he would run for office.

The town election will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Nov. 3. Applications from candidates will be accepted until 9 p.m. Oct. 6 at Town Hall.


Both seats are two-year terms. The council seat pays $60 a month. The vice mayor seat pays $80 a month.

Town land available for hunting

Applications are being accepted at Clear Spring Town Hall for permission to hunt on about 315 acres of municipal property that sits to the west of town on Fairview Mountain.

Among other things, hunters must be town water customers and have a Maryland hunting license to apply.

Snow-removal bids sought

The Town of Clear Spring will accept snow-removal bids at Town Hall until 4:30 p.m. Oct. 3.

The job includes removing snow and salting all alleys, the access roads to the water and wastewater plants, and the parking lots at Hawbaker Circle and Town Hall.

Town officials wants applicants to submit hourly rates for plowing and removal.

Clear Spring Town Hall is at 146 Cumberland St.

-- Dan Dearth

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