Clear Spring briefs

July 13, 2010

Fire-damaged garage to be razed

CLEAR SPRING -- A garage off Cumberland Street in Clear Spring soon will be demolished, officials said Monday night.

The Clear Spring Town Council agreed to award a demolition permit to destroy a storage garage behind 132 Cumberland St. that recently was damaged in a fire.

Clear Spring Town Clerk Juanita Grimm said the town contacted the county about deeming the garage structurally unsound after the fire so that it could be demolished.

The house on the property is in foreclosure and is listed for sale, she said.

A company has not yet been awarded the bid for the demolition work, she said.

The council also gave approval to close a portion of the alley behind the garage for a day so that a trash bin can be brought in during demolition.


Councilman Theodore Hovermale, who owns the neighboring Clear Spring Hardware store, said he has no problem with closing the alley for a day.

Mayor Paul D. Hose Jr. said a date for the demolition has not been set.

Town hall roof work completed

CLEAR SPRING -- Work on the Clear Spring Town Hall roof is finished.

The town council in May approved spending $5,750 to repair the roof, Mayor Paul D. Hose Jr. said.

The project cost the town $5,950, he said.

A ridge vent was installed, adding to the project cost, Councilman Theodore Hovermale said. The vent improves air circulation into the building's attic, he said.

Hose said the project was completed by the deadline of June 30.

Pink ribbons raise breast cancer awareness

CLEAR SPRING -- Breast Cancer Awareness Cumberland Valley Inc. will place pink ribbons in Clear Spring this fall for breast cancer awareness.

The ribbons will be on trees in town and on posts along Cumberland Street, Mayor Paul D. Hose Jr. said at Monday night's town council meeting.

The ribbons will be displayed from Oct. 11 to 15, he said.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Breast Cancer Awareness Cumberland Valley serves Washington and Frederick counties in Maryland, Franklin and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania, and Morgan, Jefferson and Berkeley counties in West Virginia, according to its website.

-- Kate Alexander

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