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Clinton City Council Moving Forward Quickly With Sidewalk Project

The Clinton City Council is moving quickly to get a street project going.

The council sent out bids to get the project that will take place on East Main Street, and got two bids back. Steve Lobb, Public Works Director for the City of Clinton explains with a deadline of September 15, or the Apple and Pork Festival date, he recommended to the council Tuesday evening, to begin getting the project in motion.

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The project will take place within a couple of blocks of the downtown square in Clinton. Lobb notes the project will take place in front of several businesses on Main Street. He says part of the contract will be to allow for the businesses tenants to have complete access to their property. He says that will keep the project moving along and will not be a stop-and -go project.

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Lobb says the funds for this particular project will come out of the downtown TIF fund. He says there was $50-thousand for the project and the bids came in well below that.

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The council approved the motion to move forward ahead of schedule with the project. Lobb recommended going with Rogers Complete Concrete at a total cost of just under $40-thousand. Lobb notes approving the project doesn't mean it will begin within the next couple of weeks, however, he says it will get things going and will put the project into the contractors schedule and to get the project completed before the September 15 deadline for the Apple and Pork Festival.

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