Monday night's Clinton City Council meeting was one with brief discussions highlighted by a grant from FEMA for gear for the Clinton Fire Department.
Gear valued at roughly $25-hundred was approved but Commissioner John Wise wanted a clarification on why the lowest bid was not approved. According to Assistant Fire Chief Jason Karr and City Administrator Tim Followell, the extra cost was minimal for gear that is much better.
The grant paid for 16 sets of turn out gear.
Other news from the Monday night Clinton City Council meeting:
>>With the continued reduction of services with the Human Resource Center in DeWitt County, the City of Clinton has purchased HRC's west facility of Route 54 in Clinton. The facility, purchased for $175-thousand, will be marketed for new business in the community.
>>Demolition was approved for the building at 117 West Webster Street in Clinton by Krumsick Excavating for a cost of $27,600.