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The Clinton City Council met for their second meeting in the month of September.

The Council faced a couple of quick decisions they needed to make. The Illinois EPA has a program that runs out shortly, that distributes loans and has a 25% forgiveness on those loans. The City of Clinton has the opportunity to make a few upgrades to some wells and water mains that are causing problems. Tim Followell, City Administrator for the City of Clinton explains because the time to take advantage of the program is running out, now is the time to take action.

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Followell explains the loan will cover projects all over the city. He says it will include a new water well at Kiwanis Park, three water main extensions by Clinton Medical Waste Facility, the Elks Club on East South Street, and one near Lincoln School.

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Gregg Myroth is the engineer of the project with AMAC Environment, he says putting the project together last minute, with the 25% forgiveness on the loan from the I-EPA could save the City around 300-thousand dollars.

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The Council went to recess to reconvene next Monday afternoon to approve the loan from the I-EPA.

In other business from Monday evening's meeting...

> The Council approved the purchase of the 4 Fatal Vision Goggles for the Police Department at a cost of just over $827 plus shipping costs.

> The removal of asbestos  from the house at 523 East Julia Street at a cost of just under $5-thousand with Triple A Asbestos Services, Inc.

> The selling of surplus vehicles from the Clinton Police Department with the Clinton Auto Auction.

> And they approved the Facade Agreement for the south side of the Save-A-Lot building with Wilson-Schleder Construction, Inc., who's bid was $8,750.

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