A small portion of community members have been critical of the Clinton fire department's training facility on Cain Street (pictured right) and Monday night the Clinton City Council rejected bids for a fence around the site.
The security of the area was a topic in a recent letter to the editor to the Clinton Journal and Monday night the Council rejected a fencing bid in hopes of using local manpower to save money.
The bids came in over $65,000 and City Administrator Tim Followell says that was the lowest bid they could get for what they wanted in a secure perimeter.
The City received just one bid for the project. Commissioner John Wise wondered if the City taking on the project internally would be an option. Followell indicates city crews are capable of taking on the project themselves however, there may not be enough manpower to do it.
The Council rejected the bid and decided to revisit next year to use city manpower.