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Clinton City Officials Ask For Water Conservation; Cooling Centers Open

With this major heatwave and major drought conditions continuing on for the foreseeable future, Clinton city officials have a few reminders and recommendations for residents.

Clinton has not had to ration water for some time. And while things are not bad enough for those measures yet, Commissioner of Public Property John Wise is asking residents to conserve water as much as possible with the lack of rain and extreme heat currently dominating the weather patterns recently.

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The relentless heat wave over the past week has forced city officials to look into additional cooling centers. Clinton Police Chief Mike Reidy notes the DeWitt County Friendship Center should be the first stop. Those seeking to use the library as a cooling center are going to have to find an alternative cooling center as Monday their air conditioning went down and they will be closed until Thursday.

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Residents needing transportation can contact Show Bus for a ride and information about rates. Chief Reidy notes once the library opens back up Thursday, it is a good spot to give those without air condition a spot to be through the heat of the day. He does not anticipate needing any overnight shelters at this point in time.

In other business from the Monday Clinton City Council meeting:

> The Council approved the appointments of Karren Osborne and Brian Ennis to the DJWH Board of Directors to replace Julie North and Harold Weinberg's openings.

> Harold Allen was appointed to the Tree City Commission.

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