Vandalism of public property has been an issue in recent years, leading to the deterioration of popular parks, such as Kiwanis Park in Clinton.
Candidates for the Clinton City Council's Department of Public Health and Safety gave their opinions on how combat vandalism in public parks at a "Meet the Candidates Forum at Clinton High School March 24.
Challenger Danny Ballenger urged the public to be on the lookout for vandals and report them to the local police. He compliments the police department says they are always there to assist residents.
Incumbent Jerry Milton agreed with Ballenger that the public should notify the police when it comes to vandalism and too believes the Clinton Police Department does a great job of preventing vandalism, which he points out, has gone down in the last year. The Police Department was also complimented by Milton thanks to their work with unwanted trash in the community.
The election is April 7.