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The Clinton City Council Monday night agreed to purchase property on the southeast side of the city.

The property is near the yard waste facility on South Cain Street and according to Mayor Carolyn Peters, the property has a storage facility, the current animal shelter and a vacant lot. The cost of the property will be just over $151-thousand.

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According the Mayor, the City intends to build a new structure for the street department to house their equipment because their current facility is ready to fall apart.

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The Mayor adds, the County will retain possession of their storage facility for two years while they sort through what is there and prepare to move to the old Black's Heating building with the new animal shelter.

Additionally, the city acquired more property on Washington Street. The Mayor explains they have been working for almost two years to purchase the Ameren property on Washington Street.

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If the city is going to want to move any utilities on the property, it will have to come out of their pocket. According to the Mayor, that is a very common clause to have in a contract.

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