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Civic Corner: November 18, 2022

Ricki Garrett, Alderwoman at Large   In our meeting on Tuesday, November 15, the Board heard from Public Works Director, Phillip Lilley, who shared again with the Board the challenges he is facing maintaining a full contingent of workers in the department.  Although it is difficult to lose any employee, it is particularly hard to…

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Civic Corner: Board of Aldermen Recap – Nov 15, 2022

By Ricki Garrett, PhD, Alderwoman at Large   The Board of Aldermen met for their first meeting in November this week, and, for the most part, it was a fairly routine meeting. In its first action, the Board denied a request for a Dimensional Variance from the owner of 108 Keith Lane to add a…

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Civic Corner: Board of Aldermen Recap – Nov 2022

By Ricki Garrett, PhD, Alderwoman at Large The Board of Aldermen are dealing with a great deal of significant issues currently, and the meeting Tuesday night (October 18) highlighted some of those issues. Following the approval of the consent agenda, the Board heard a report from our Police Chief, Ford Hayman. The good news is…

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Board denies individual rezoning requests

By Randy Bell   As the City of Clinton considers whether to rezone all of its farmland, it’s refusing requests to allow individual pieces of property to be reclassified as agricultural. Rob Logan’s 143 acres at Williamson Road and Pinehaven Road had been rezoned residential estate (R-E), because the previous owner had planned to build…

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Local farmers have a beef with City’s zoning proposal

By Randy Bell Angry farmers crowded into a Board of Aldermen work session October 17 to fight a rezoning proposal which would push all agricultural land in Clinton into a residential classification. A Comprehensive Plan the City adopted in 2018 includes a map which shows all land previously zoned agricultural (A-1) moved into expanded residential…

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Community meeting planned to get park recommendations

By Randy Bell   Those who have ideas about what a new nature-oriented park in Clinton should include will get their chance to voice those opinions during a town hall-style meeting November 10. The consultants hired to develop an 84-acre “destination park” will assist the City with the community visioning workshop at the Wood Activity…

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Olde Towne to get more parking spots

By Randy Bell It’s a complaint you often hear from people visiting Clinton’s Olde Towne District – it’s sometimes hard to find a place to park. But the City has a plan to create about fifty additional spots. And there’s a reason it’s being done with a sense of urgency. “We’re just trying to get…

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Civic Corner: Board of Aldermen Recap – October 18 Issue

By Ricki Garrett, PhD, Alderwoman at Large Because of Neighborhood Night Out, the Board of Aldermen meeting [on October 7] was a brief one. In one action, the Board approved the designation of parking spaces in Olde Towne, along existing curbing, in order to provide additional parking in that area. The Board also approved advertising…

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Proposed change would eliminate agricultural zones

By Randy Bell A proposal to be considered by Clinton’s Planning and Zoning Review Board later this month could shrink—or eventually eliminate—the City’s farmland footprint. It would rezone all agricultural (A-1) land in Clinton to residential estate (R-E) to allow for the construction of more housing developments. Clinton’s Director of Community Development Roy Edwards says…

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