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The Clinton City Council meeting Monday evening was one of primarily minor reports and updates.

Commissioner of Streets and Public Improvements, Nan Crang updated her fellow council members of the streets departments progress in leaf clean up and transitioning into the snow ready mode. She also says the streets department uses the winter months to cut down trees.

[audio:councilreview1.mp3]A Word From Commissioner Crang[/audio]

The Fire Department made a purchase from their own money to get a piece of equipment that will help them in many aspects. According to Public Health and Safety Commissioner Jerry Milton, the basket stretcher purchase will allow the department to be more flexible with where they can go to rescue people, and will also be ideal with the new fire engine.

[audio:councilreview2.mp3]A Word From Commissioner Milton[/audio]

Commissioner of Accounts and Finances, Tom Edmunds also reported good news in the area of the city's sales taxes, that they are up from this time last year.

[audio:councilreview3.mp3]A Word From Commissioner Edmunds[/audio]

In other business from the Monday Council Meeting:

> The Council approved the ammended section of the placement of trash receptacles.

> They approved the purchase of the 4 sets of bunker gear for the Fire Department.

> They approved the purchase of 2 Panasonic Toughbook 31 and Accessories for the Police Departments unmarked vehicles.

> They approved an ordinance for the Dr. John Warner Hospital to a borrowing line of credit. The vote was 4-1 with Commissioner Crang being the 'No' vote.

> And the Council approved the sale of real estate on East Washington Street for $90-thousand. The vote was 3-2, Commissioners Crang and Milton were the two no votes.

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