“Welcome to Clinton” Signs

Clinton City Council has approved the construction of new signs to welcome folks to Clinton. They’ll be placed for viewing from both the east and west bound lanes of I-26 Exit 54 (SC 72).

Back in June, council was set to approve construction of signs when a problem arose. The contractor explained that changes in tariffs had increased the cost of aluminum and steel and they could no longer produce the signs at the agreed upon price. The cost had increased by some $10,000. City Manager Bill Ed Cannon asked that he be allowed to bid the project again rather than agree to the increase in cost and council, by consensus, agreed.

At the November meeting of council, Mr. Cannon presented the new bids for the project and recommended that council approve a bid from Hilton Display in the amount of $58,136.31.

Council Member Danny Cook asked if the signs were to be lighted. “I think so” said Mr. Cannon. Mr. Cook pointed out that he saw no mention of lighting contained in the proposed contract and asked that this be verified. Mr. Cannon advised that if lighting was not included at this price it could cost “a little extra”.

Council did, though, vote to award the contract to Hilton Display with the lighting issue to be addressed later. The vote was unanimous.