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Clear Spring briefs - Aug. 8

August 08, 2011

Potholes to be patched

CLEAR SPRING — The Town of Clear Spring will patch numerous potholes on Hawbaker Circle this year.

Clear Spring Town Council approved a bid Monday from Licking Creek Paving & Hauling LLC of Big Pool to patch the mile-long street.

Licking Creek was the low bidder at $2,000, Mayor Paul D. Hose Jr. said.

A combination of time, and wear and tear forced the town to put the project out to bid.

Town Clerk Juanita Grimm said previously that the town did not budget for any major street projects and would only do emergency road repair.

The town received $6,879 in highway-user revenue for fiscal year 2012.

Councilman Teddy Hovermale, the town’s street commissioner, said Monday that work will begin on Hawbaker Circle as soon as possible.

Town council agrees to have stone wall repaired

CLEAR SPRING — A stone wall at Tom’s Run is in jeopardy of falling and the Clear Spring Town Council agreed Monday to fund its repair.

The council approved hiring LeRoy Myers Inc. of Clear Spring for $5,685 to fix a 10-foot section of the wall that, if left alone, could collapse.

A tree stump has cracked the section of the wall, Councilman Teddy Hovermale said.

Town Clerk Juanita Grimm said the contractor will remove the stump, remove and relay the damaged section of the wall, add a new mortar cap and new stone to the top of the wall.

Council members questioned if it was the town’s responsibility to repair the wall.

Grimm said the town funded its prior repairs.

Mayor Paul D. Hose Jr. said the repairs will begin as soon as possible.

Permits available for hunting at Clear Spring reservoir

CLEAR SPRING — Clear Spring residents interested in hunting at the town reservoir this year may apply for permits at Town Hall.

Clear Spring Town Council agreed Monday to again allow hunting on the 314 town-owned acres at the reservoir.

Last year, the town issued 13 hunting permits, Town Clerk Juanita Grimm said.

She said she knew of two deer that were killed on town land.

As in past years, the council imposed stipulations on the permits Monday.

Only town water customers with no outstanding bills are eligible for the permits, Grimm said.  

Those awarded permits cannot hunt on the Hovermale Property or south of the power lines, and they cannot set up a permanent tree stand, she said. Hunters must obey all safety zone signs and regulations set by the state of Maryland, she said.

The permits are free, Grimm said.

Residents reminded of change in trash, recycling schedule

CLEAR SPRING — Mayor Paul D. Hose Jr. reminded residents that the designated days for trash and recycling pickup in Clear Spring have changed.

Trash is now collected every Tuesday morning, he said.

Recycling is collected every Thursday morning.

Residents need to have their trash and recycling out by 5 a.m. the day of collection, he said.

Residents putting trash or recycling out on other days of the week should note the change, he said.

Anyone who needs a toter for recycling or who has questions about the new dates can stop by Town Hall.

Refuse collection dates in Clear Spring changed this summer when the town contracted with a new hauler, Apple Valley Waste of Kearneysville, W.Va.

— Kate S. Alexander

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