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Police to get new stun guns; new well tests OK

Posted: Friday, Sep 21st, 2012

CLINTON — It was back to routine business for the city council on Monday, its first meeting since the lifting of the video gambling ban.

The police, fire and public works departments benefited from council action. Members approved a radio and equipment service agreement with Buchanan Communications at a cost not to exceed $5,143.12.

The police department will receive stun gun upgrades thanks to the council’s approval of $6,778.45 to purchase five new-model Tasers. The new Tasers will replace current models in use that the manufacturer plans to phase out.

The Clinton Crime Stoppers might pay for a portion of the Taser purchase, said police chief Mike Reidy. See more Taser information in a story in Friday’s Clinton Journal.

The council also approved the sale of a city-owned leaf vacuum and the $1,786.05 cost of materials for Fire Prevention Week, in October. The coloring books and stickers are used by the fire department in its fire prevention education.

Water department

The new city well, located in Kiwanis Park, has passed testing, commissioner John Wise told the council.

“Now it’s just a matter of running a line to it from the water supply to get priming water into it,” Wise said. “And the power company hasn’t gotten their lines to the generator yet.”

Also, Wise mentioned the house owned by the hospital that has been donated to Habitat for Humanity would be moved beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday. Workers will move the house from White Street onto Grant Street and then west on Van Buren to Rt. 10 and over to Walnut Street north.

Citywide clean up

Citywide clean is scheduled for Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon. Residents must provide proof of address, such as driver’s license, in order to gain access to the yard waste facility.

Trick or Treat hours

Clinton Trick or Treat hours were set at 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31.

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