Hydrants will be replaced before Center Street project


CLINTON — The city will replace two old fire hydrants before next year’s planned work to Center Street, commissioner John Wise said during Monday’s city council meeting.

“They’ve got to be from the early 1900s,” Wise said.  “I mean, they’ve got to be some of the older ones.”

Wise said the plan was to replace the hydrants before work began on Center Street to prevent tearing up new pavement later to fix an old hydrant.

“That’s something that will be put into the budget that we hadn’t really counted on,” Wise said.  “But, since we’re going to re-do the road, we’re looking to do that (hydrant replacement) ahead of time.”

The hydrants are located at Center and Jefferson streets and at Center and South streets.

“It was kind of odd how they were put in, no valve box and nothing to shut them off with,” Wise said.

Accounts and finances commissioner Tom Edmunds reported sales tax was down about $14,000 year-to-date but that the city had not yet seen reporting for sales tax generated by the new Tractor Supply Company and Goodwill stores.

Also, the council approved the sale of 40 used waiting room chairs and related furniture from Warner Hospital’s Family Medicine waiting room, and the purchase of a water leak detector for the water department from Subsurface Solutions at a cost of $4,603.50.  Subsurface Solutions submitted the lowest of the three bids presented.

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