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By MARLO BARNHART | June 3, 1998
CLEAR SPRING - No increases in sewer or water fees or property taxes are in Clear Spring's 1998-99 town budget, which was approved Tuesday night. With little discussion, the $457,094 budget also gives town residents at least another year of free weekly trash removal courtesy of the town. The water rates will remain at $18 a quarter for in-town customers and $27 a quarter for those on the system who live outside town limits. Sewer charges are $85 a quarter for all users, no matter where they live.
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by MARLO BARNHART | November 12, 2002
CLEAR SPRING - A 35 percent increase in the water rate and 20 percent rise in the sewer rate may be necessary in order for the Town of Clear Spring to break even with the costs of actually providing those services. Pat Kline of Kline and Co., certified public accountants, recommended rate hikes that would increase the average yearly water bill by $120 and the average yearly sewer bill by $68. No action was taken Monday night on boosting those rates since the town is about a month away from getting the results of an analysis of the overall situation with several mandated improvement projects factored in. "We'll know very soon what we will need and how much the rates will have to increase," Town Clerk Juanita Grimm said.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | September 27, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - Despite a less expensive offer, Hagerstown will continue to buy its police uniforms from a downtown shop. The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a package of expenditures that included an $18,988 contract with Hoffman Clothiers on North Potomac Street in Hagerstown for city police uniforms. Howard Uniform Co. of Baltimore, the only other bidder, offered the uniforms for $17,567, or about 8 percent less. In a memo recommending Hoffman Clothiers, which has had the contract for many years, Hagerstown Police Capt.
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by ANDREA ROWLAND | April 2, 2003
andrear@herald-mail.com SMITHSBURG - In anticipation of Municipal Government Works Week later this month, Smithsburg officials on Tuesday honored town leaders dating back to 1882. About 30 people attended a ceremony at Town Hall to remember Smithsburg leaders' contributions to the town. Smithsburg Mayor Mildred "Mickey" Myers - the only female mayor in the town's history - unveiled a plaque engraved with the names of the burgesses and mayors who served the town over the past 121 years.
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by TRISH RUDDER | March 22, 2007
K-9 Butch contributes to drug arrests BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Bath Police Chief James Minton told the Bath Town Council on Monday night "the K-9 team has been extremely successful for these first two weeks. " Minton said about 20 drug arrests were made with the help of K-9 Butch. "We stop a vehicle for a traffic violation, and if we feel we have a reason, we bring out the dog, and drugs have been discovered," Minton said. "This town is not Mayberry anymore," Mayor Susan J. Webster said.
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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | June 5, 2007
Movie night slated for June 22 in park BOONSBORO - A movie night will be June 22 at Shafer Park in Boonsboro. Town Manager Debra A. Smith said "Madagascar" will be shown, and admission will be free. The movie will start at 8:30 p.m. Work on St. Paul Street approved BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Town Council voted Monday to seek bids for work on St. Paul Street. The vote was unanimous. Councilwoman Natalie J. Mose was absent. The bids will be for work that includes milling, overlay and curbing of part of St. Paul Street.
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By MARLO BARNHART | November 2, 1999
CLEAR SPRING - A Winchester, Va., car dealer plans to bring a 70-room motel to Clear Spring, tailor-made for skiers and short-stay travelers passing by on nearby Interstate 70. Former Washington Redskin Bill Brundage and his engineer, Stephen Gyurisin, also of Winchester, made their initial presentation to town officials Tuesday at the monthly meeting. "We've met with county and state officials," Gyurisin said of the plans for the motel just east of the McDonald's Restaurant off Md. 68. While most of the proposed site is in the county, the motel owner must secure Clear Spring town water and sewer hookups.
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September 22, 2008
Washington County Commissioners County Administration Building 100 W. Washington St., Room 226 Tuesday, Sept. 23, 9:30 a.m. Agenda o 9:15 a.m.: Closed Session (to discuss the appointment, employment and/or assignment of appointees, employee or officials over whom it has jurisdiction; and to discuss other personnel matters that affect one or more specific individuals) o 9:35 a.m.: Commissioners' Reports and Comments o 9:50 a.m.: Employee Recognition o 9:55 a.m.: Intergovernmental Cooperative Purchase of Tactical Vests for the Narcotics Task Force o 10:10 a.m.: Bid Results/Award Update, Electric Supply Services to the Frederick Area Cooperative Purchasing Committee o 10:30 a.m.: Citizens Participation o 10:40 a.m.: Other Business (1)
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July 29, 2008
County Commissioners County Administration Building 100 W. Washington St. Tuesday, July 29, 9 a.m. Agenda · 8:30 a.m.: Closed session (to discuss the appointment, employment, assignment, promotion, and/or compensation of appointees, employees or officials over whom it has jurisdiction; and to discuss personnel matters that affect one or more specific individuals) · 9:05 a.m.: Commissioners' reports and comments · 9:25 a.m.: Real property tax credit for police and correctional officers and fire/rescue/EMS personnel killed or permanently and totally disabled while on duty · 9:50 a.m.:Consolidation of communications · 10:30 a.m.: Citizens participation · 10:40 a.m.: Other business (1)
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July 2, 2003
EDC awards announced Mayor Mildred "Mickey" Myers announced four awards at Tuesday evening's Town Council meeting on behalf of the town's Economic Development Commission. The 2003 Property Management Award went to Edward Jones & Associates. The Citizen of the Year award was given to Judith Ferro, who has led an effort to build a new library branch in Smithsburg. "The library is her mission," Myers said. "Oh, my," Ferro said from the gallery, surprised by the award.
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