Improvements coming to crosswalks around DeWitt

By Andrew Hayes
Clinton County Chatter

DEWITT- The concrete around the brick crosswalks in downtown DeWitt has become uneven and made for a bumpy drive through town. The city has been in talks to fix the 20-year-old concrete at various intersections that has begun to expand due to harsh weather conditions, according to DeWitt City Administrator Daniel Coss. “We patch it every year,” said Department of Public Services Supervisor Rich Miller. “It’s deteriorating faster than I expected with the bad couple of winters we’ve had.”

Miller said he was hoping the city would get five years out of the current crosswalks before they find a more long-term solution but he was uncertain if the concrete would last that long.

DeWitt to make improvements to salt barn

By Andrew Hayes
Clinton County Chatter

DEWITT — The City of DeWitt will begin improvements to the Public Services salt barn this year. The current barn will eventually be replaced, but plans in the near future are to improve the current structure. The current barn was constructed over 20 years ago, according to an email interview with city administrator Daniel Coss. “The wood sides are starting to rot and deteriorate,” Coss said. “The doors have shifted and do not close properly.”

The city will provide $20,000 to fix the exterior and a malfunctioning garage door this fiscal year.