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Another community park in Clinton needs significant repairs and Monday night the Clinton City Commissioner for Public Safety proposed the demolition of Kiwanis Park behind the Clinton YMCA on Alexander Street.


Commissioner Ballenger has been working with his wife to clean up trash left behind at the community park which has seen significant patchwork repairs done in recent years but the Commissioner says it is time for it to come down.



Commissioner Ballenger does not like taking another area for kids to play on but says it is not safe at this time and reiterated his call for the park to be demolished.



Mayor Roger Cyrulik wanted to wait on the demolition until later in the year when City crews could work on it themselves. Ballenger believes it needs to be brought down now before kids start playing on the playground and disregarding the taped off play equipment. The Council voted, at the advisement of City Attorney Steve Myers, to start the process to send out the demolition for bid. 


The City was recently forced to tape-off and ultimately bring down the playground equipment at Downey Park. Playground equipment there was set to be installed this summer, however, those plans were put on hold due to the COVID pandemic. 


Also at the Monday night City Council meeting:


>>The Council approved the use of non-highway vehicles on city streets. Permit paperwork is ready at City Hall now and after inspections, those vehicles could be on the road as soon as Tuesday. 


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