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Clear Spring briefs

November 09, 2009

Town council mulls charging residents for trash removal, increasing water rates

CLEAR SPRING -- Clear Spring Mayor Paul Hose Jr. said Monday the Town Council is considering whether to charge residents a fee for trash removal.

The fee would be used to help reduce the town's expenses by about $1,748 per month, he said. In addition, water rates could increase next year in an effort to generate more revenue.

"Those are just things to consider," Hose said.

Hose discussed the proposals after Clear Spring officials were told by an auditor that the town's total revenues were $634,795, compared to expenses of $499,470.

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Hose said the proposals would be considered to keep the town in good financial shape.

Snow removal bid approved

CLEAR SPRING -- The Clear Spring Town Council on Monday agreed to hire Licking Creek Paving to remove snow within town limits this winter.

Town Clerk Juanita Grimm said Licking Creek Paving will earn $70 per hour for the service.

Licking Creek Paving was the only business that submitted a bid, Grimm said.

Town to shut off water, sewer service to five customers

CLEAR SPRING -- The Town of Clear Spring will shut off services to five water and sewer customers Thursday, Town Clerk Juanita Grimm said during a Town Council meeting Monday.

The customers owe the town a total of $2,233.90, Grimm said.

Town hall to be closed Wednesday

CLEAR SPRING -- Clear Spring Town Hall will be closed Wednesday to observe Veterans Day.

-- Dan Dearth

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