Clear Spring briefs - Nov. 14

November 14, 2011

Plowing contract awarded

CLEAR SPRING — Licking Creek Paving & Hauling will plow Clear Spring’s streets again this winter.

The Clear Spring Town Council voted Monday to approve the bid by the Big Pool company for the town’s snow- removal contract.

Licking Creek was the only bidder, Mayor Paul D. Hose Jr. said. Its bid was for the same rates as the town paid last year, he said.

Hose said the bid was for $70 per hour.

It also included $70 per hour for the use of a backhoe, $75 per hour for a dump truck and $15 per hour for certified flaggers.

Licking Creek has held the contract for the past three or four years, Hose said.

22 citizens cast ballots in town election

CLEAR SPRING — It’s official. Twenty-two citizens cast ballots this year in the annual Clear Spring town election.

Mayor Paul D. Hose Jr. presented the official election results Monday during the town council’s meeting.

Mayor and two council positions were up for election this year.

Only the three incumbents, Hose, council members Theodore “Teddy” Hovermale and Carol Hovermale ran in the election.

A total of 22 votes were cast, Hose said.

Hose and Teddy Hovermale each received 22 votes, while Carol Hovermale received 21 votes, Hose said.

Town Clerk Juanita Grimm said previously that there are 358 residents eligible to vote in Clear Spring.

Hose and the Hovermales will be sworn into their new terms Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. by Washington County Circuit Court Clerk Dennis Weaver.

— Kate Alexander

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