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The Clinton City Council convenes this evening for the second of their October meetings.

The Council has some unfinished purchases to take care that will upgrade several operations throughout the city. The Council will be approving the new radio system for CENCOM. Clinton Police Chief Mike Reidy explains the system cost is split three ways between the Clinton, Farmer City and DeWitt County based on population.

[audio:councilpreview1.mp3]A Word From Chief Reidy[/audio]

The salt storage building needs some roofing upgrades made to the building. Public Works Director Steve Lobb had hoped his crew would have been able to do it to save the city money, however, they do have the materials together to do it now so all they need is a contractor to do it.

[audio:councilpreview2.mp3]A Word From Lobb[/audio]

City Administrator for the City of Clinton, Tim Followell has been driving around a Range Rover after the Police Department confiscated it. However, Range Rover's are not the most economic vehicles in relation to gas mileage and Followell does a lot of in-town driving as City Administrator. Clinton Mayor Carolyn Peters says, the Council will be looking to sell the Range Rover for a more gas friendly vehicle.

[audio:councilpreview2.mp3]A Word From The Mayor[/audio]

The Council this evening also purchase a 2012 Chevy Malibu, which will replace the Range Rover Followell has been driving.

The Council meets this evening at 7 pm at City Hall.

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