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The Dr. John Warner Hospital Budget has been a point of emphasis for members of the Clinton City Council for over a year now, and Monday night that discussion continued.

As a part of approving the city budget, the Dr. John John Warner Hospital budget must also be approved as the hospital is owned by the City of Clinton. Commissioner of Finances, Tom Edmunds believes decisions like hiring a CEO and using a management firm, which were included in the hospital budget, should be left to a new board that is likely to come in soon.

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Clinton Mayor Carolyn Peters, speaking Tuesday morning, believes how the hospital board spends their money should not be left to the discretion of the City Council. She feels how the board spends their money is up to them and shouldn't need City Council approval.

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The changes were approved 4-1. The Mayor was the only "no" vote among the Council members.

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