Two weeks, the Clinton City Council postponed a decision to increase the funding of a group dedicated to vegetation of the community.
The Clinton Tree Commission's budget has remained stagnant at $4-thousand for better than a decade, and discussion surrounding the commission recently has focused on changing that. Last week concerns were raised about not only how much to increase the budget, but for what purpose the funds would get used. Tree Commission Chair John Baker says if a $10-thousand budget is approved, it is highly unlikely the commission would spend it all in one year.
Commissioner John Wise was the one to voice a majority of the concerns about the expansion of the budget at the most recent meeting despite being an advocate for an expanded budget for the Tree Commission. Monday night he says is on board with the budget increase if the Commission is clear all the money cannot purchase trees exclusively.
The motion passed unanimously and now the Tree Commission will operate under a budget of $10-thousand through funds from the video gaming revenues.
Other business from the Monday meeting:
>>The City approved a redevelopment agreement with Steve Wilson of Wilson Chrysler Jeep for $25,700.
>>The Council discussed the future of property at 310 North Madison Street. We'll have more on this discussion in the coming days on Regional Radio News.