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Clear Spring Town Council briefs

October 13, 2009|By DAVE McMILLION

No contested races in Clear Spring town election



CLEAR SPRING - There will be no contested races in Clear Spring's Nov. 2 town election, town officials said Monday night at the Clear Spring Town Council meeting.

The three incumbents up for re-election - Mayor Paul D. Hose Jr. and council members Carol and Theodore Hovermale - have decided to run again, Hose said.

Hose and Theodore Hovermale previously said they were not sure if they were running again. Carol Hovermale said she planned to run for re-election.

Voting will be Nov. 2 from 2 to 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

Water leak detected at Cumberland and Martin streets



CLEAR SPRING - A leak detection project was conducted Sept. 22 and 23 in Clear Spring to determine if there were any leaks in the town's six miles of water lines, town officials said Monday night at the Clear Spring Town Council meeting.

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One leak was detected at Cumberland and Martin streets, but it was decided pavement and sidewalks should not be torn out to repair it, Mayor Paul D. Hose Jr. said.

It was determined the leak was related to packing material around a valve, Hose said.

The leak detection work is conducted every other year, Hose said.

Boy Scouts granted $800 request for luminaria display



CLEAR SPRING - The Clear Spring Town Council received two requests Monday night for funding from the town's hotel and motel tax revenue.

The first request was an $800 request from a Boy Scout group so Scouts can organize a luminaria display in December at Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown.

"I think that's a lot of money," Councilman Theodore Hovermale said.

Despite Hovermale's concerns, the council approved the request.

A second funding request for $1,200 was made by the Clear Spring Historical Society.

The money request was for a band at a Clear Spring Historical Society event, Mayor Paul D. Hose Jr. said.

The council denied the request.

Town seeks bids for snow removal



CLEAR SPRING - The Town of Clear Spring will accept bids for snow removal in town until Nov. 6, the Clear Spring Town Council said Monday night.

Bid sheets can be picked up at Town Hall at 146 Cumberland St.

Fire hydrants to be flushed every Tuesday in October



CLEAR SPRING - Fire hydrants in Clear Spring are being flushed every Tuesday in October, the Clear Spring Town Council said Monday night.

Residents might notice cloudiness in water while the hydrants are being flushed, officials said.

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