County increases marina emergency funds through July

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CLINTON — At the recent May meeting of the DeWitt County Board, board chairman Dan Matthews offered a motion to authorize up to $10,000 a month for maintenance repairs at Clinton Lake marina.

“The marina committee met this month, and we talked about a lot of general maintenance items,” Matthew said.  “It’s that time of year when it gets busy.  A lot of the boats are in there now.”

Matthews said there always was the possibility maintenance emergencies could arise at the marina during this time of the year. 

“Electricity could go down at the dock, or the sewage dump station, last year, broke,” Matthews said.  “If any repair is over $5,000, it could still come back to the full board.  We’re not changing that policy.”

Matthews said the spending flexibility would mean an emergency repair would not have to wait.

“I don’t want to call an emergency meeting for something that just needs fixed,” he said.  “And, those kinds of repairs, from now until the middle of July, there’s a lot of them out there.”

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