Downey Park equipment approved


CLINTON — The Clinton City Council approved on Tuesday $101,778 for new playground equipment at Downey Park.  The decision on the equipment had been delayed since COVID restrictions began early last year.

The equipment will come from the Molanda Company.

The equipment will be designed for children ages 5-12 and will be colored blue and red, in keeping with the police and fire departments theme in the park.

“It has a taller height than all of our other playground equipment,” said Tim Followell, city administrator.  “That’s to lend to maybe the activity of the slides.”

“It’s a three to four-month delay on shipping,” Followell said. 

  “As soon as we get this done tonight, we will let them know tomorrow so it can get put into the stream as fast as it can.”

The equipment price tag is about $71,000 with the difference covering installation cost.  City officials have not yet decided if they will choose to pay the additional amount for installation.

“We still have a couple of months to decide that,” Followell said.  “But, we’re asking that price to be included for now.”

In additional business, the council also approved $603,316 to Stark Excavating, Inc. to do site construction work for the city’s Illini Drive subdivision.  Placed on file for action at the council’s next meeting were the establishment of building lot prices in the subdivision, $25,000 for building lots and $2,000 for out-lots.

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