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Clinton City Council Discusses Moving Forward With Kleeman Drive Project

The Clinton City Council had a full agenda awaiting them last night. Of the many things the City had on tap, the most discussion of the night came from the issue regarding the project on Kleeman Drive.

The Council faced the dilemma of moving forward with the project or losing the 1.5 million-dollars the state has allowed for the project. Clinton City Administrator Tim Followell explains the project was in the very preliminary stages just a few years ago and now the projects funds are available in this years fiscal budget, which began July 1. He says a decision needs to be made regarding the future of the project, or the funds may be forfeited back to the state.

[audio:councilreview1.mp3]A Word From Followell[/audio]

Clinton Mayor Carolyn Peters' biggest concern with moving forward was not receiving the 1.5-million dollars from the state. Commissioner Jerry Milton spoke in support of moving forward with the project, he said with the Douglass Second Addition going in out there right now, he felt the project would appeal to those driving by on US Highway 51 and also to potential businesses wanting to come to the area.

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

Commissioner Nan Crang gave input on the issue. She felt moving forward with the project would bring interest to the city of Clinton. She said making that part of the town nice would peak the improve the reputation of the city.

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

Commissioner John Wise was absent from the meeting last night, due to his absence, the Council put the issue off until next meeting to allow Wise to give his input on the situation as well.

In other business from Monday's meeting...

>The Council approved the 2-year contract with Dr. John Warner Hospital CEO Earl Sheehy.

> They approved the CBA for the Plumber and Pipefitters contract.

> They approved the purchase a 2011 Chevy Impala From Baum Chrevolet at a cost of just over $21-thousand for the Police Department.

> They also approved the purchase of new tires for Engine 8 of the Fire Department's Fire Engine which are almost 20 years old.

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