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Clear Spring briefs

May 11, 2009

American Tower contract to be reviewed by attorney

CLEAR SPRING -- The Clear Spring Town Council postponed a discussion Monday on the town's contract with American Tower.

Mayor Paul D. Hose Jr. said the discussion was delayed pending a review of the contract by the town's attorney.

The town has a history of leasing property to the company.

Town approves fiscal year 2010 budget

CLEAR SPRING -- The Clear Spring Town Council unanimously approved the town's fiscal year 2010 budget Monday.

The town's budget in the upcoming fiscal year will be $525,830 -- a decrease from $660,000 the year before.

Town Clerk Juanita Grimm said the decease was largely due to a drop in state revenue.

The town's fiscal year 2010 budget keeps property taxes at their current rate of 19 cents per $100 of assessed property value, according to the budget document. Residents also will continue to receive a 5 percent discount in July.

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Grimm said the town also will maintain the current rate of rental fees for houses owned by the town.

-- Erin Cunningham

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