Clear Spring briefs

August 16, 2012

Geocaching program suggested for town

CLEAR SPRING — The Clear Spring Town Council heard a presentation Monday night about having a geocaching program in town.

Geocaching is a worldwide program in which people search for hidden treasures using a GPS device or a smartphone.

Dwight Wingert, a Mount Aetna resident who gave the presentation, said there are 3 million treasures hidden throughout the world.

Wingert said geocaching is very popular, and people who search for the treasures spend money in towns where it is offered.

“The interstate is right here,” Wingert said. “The people will come in here.”

Officials remind residents open burning prohibited

CLEAR SPRING — The Clear Spring Town Council on Monday night emphasized that open burning is not allowed in town.

Town officials said during the meeting that there have been problems with people in town building fires.

There is a statement on the town’s water and sewer bill about the town’s open burning law, town officials said.


Historical society seeks funding for Brown house

CLEAR SPRING — The Clear Spring Historical Society is looking for financial help from the town council for the organization’s renovation of the Brown meeting house on Clear Spring Road.

The organization will have to send the town its budget and monthly treasurer’s report before any consideration of financial help is made.

Vice Mayor Steven Blickenstaff sought the requirement that the town get a copy of the historical society’s budget and monthly treasurer’s report.

Blickenstaff said during the Clear Spring Town Council meeting Monday night that he thinks that is important “before we just hand them money.”

— Dave McMillion

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