Clear Spring briefs

March 13, 2012

CLEAR SPRING — Students recognized as outstanding
The Clear Spring Town Council recognized Clear Spring High School freshman Hannah Woods and sophomore Collin Schultz as “outstanding students” at a town council meeting Monday night.
The students were nominated by their teachers for the award, which is issued quarterly, Mayor Paul D. Hose said.
They received $50 savings bonds and letters of recognition, and will be eligible to win a $500 scholarship from the town in their senior year of high school, Hose said.
Hannah and Collin both said they plan to attend college, but have not yet selected schools.

Complaints lodged about fire siren
Although it is a source of frequent complaints, the fire siren used by the Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Department is necessary, Chief Mike Reid told the Clear Spring Town Council Monday night.
“Last summer we cut it from seven cycles to four, but we are going to have to use that,” Reid said.
The siren is used to alert volunteers at home, and the station’s night-time driver will not hear a call without the siren, he said.
“I know it’s horrible,” Reid said of the siren. “You wouldn’t believe the amount of complaints I get, emailed, from people staying at the motel.”
Reid also told the council that a construction trailer sitting behind the fire station was donated to the fire department and will be moved to another site within the next few months for use in firefighter training.
“Hopefully, it’s going to be kept at the speedway so no one has to see it,” he said.

Spring cleanup day set for May 8
Clear Spring’s spring cleanup day is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8, Mayor Paul D. Hose said Monday.
On that day, residents may place bulk trash items at the curb for pickup, officials said.

 — Heather Keels

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