City council recognizes Clinton Youth Initiative

Gordon Woods

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CLINTON — City commissioner John Wise recognized the Clinton Youth Initiative program during Tuesday’s city council meeting.

“Those kids were out doing all kinds of projects this summer,” Wise said.

Wise mentioned work performed by the group at the future The Vault teen and community center, among other projects.  Members of Youth Initiative worked on Saturday on some final interior demolition of the building.

“You just have to see them,” Wise said.  “Whether its cleaning up or picking up or taking things here and there.  They just do a good job.”

Youth Initiative performed work at Little Galilee Christian Camp, Clinton Lake, Weldon Springs State Park, and a variety of other sites over the summer.  They also perform work on a monthly basis during the school year.

“I appreciate them, and I hope everything works out for those kids,” he said.  “There are things kids do around the community that they don’t usually get enough credit for.”

Wise also mentioned the city’s summer concert series, which recently concluded its season.  Commissioners were happy with that event and acknowledged city attorney Steve Myers, who coordinates the concerts.

Commissioner Nan Crang said the city’s Jericho Road street project was nearing completion.

“Hopefully, in another four weeks, that will all be wrapped up,” Crang said.

Crang also said barricades were ordered to block streets for the upcoming Apple n’ Pork Festival.

In additional business, 

the council

•  passed exemptions for vendors for the Apple n’ Pork Festival.

• approved $188,961 for a new city street sweeper.

• approved the city’s portion $2,842.50, amending a façade grant agreement with Joe Sartie.

• placed on file bids for removal and installation of filter media at the water plant from All Service Contracting Corp. for $35,238, and Tech Coat, Inc. for $42,600.

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