Residents in Clinton got the unique opportunity Wednesday to talk with the Mayor about the soon-to-be built Continental tire plant.
Residents asked questions about the expected impact the plant could have on their community, and whether it could put a strain on the city's resources.
Many residents were concerned about possible environmental impacts, housing for workers, and increased traffic on area roads.
"Clinton's a small town, most people you run into people you know everywhere," said Clinton resident and realtor Barbara Bradley. If it gets too big then you won't have that. We want to keep the tight knit community that we have and embrace Continental tire into our town."
"I want people to know what's going on," said mayor Phil Fisher. "I want them to understand whats going on because Continental tire is going to be a welcome asset to our community and I want them to know that welcome asset is coming and they want to be a part of us."
Mayor Fisher told business owners in the crowd that Continental will meet with them in the near future. There they can learn how to modify their services to cater to the incoming businesses needs.
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