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Abilene City Council Approves Items Designed to Improve City, Safety

The City Council approved several items on the agenda Thursday, all of which are designed to help improve the city and the safety of its citizens.
The City Council approved several items on the agenda Thursday, all of which are designed to help improve the city and the safety of its citizens.

Abilene firefighters will be getting new light-wight protective clothing and equipment to help them fight wildfires.

The city council also removed the historical landmark designation from South 1 and Pecan, the site of the old Matera Paper Company.

Fire destroyed the old building near the center of downtown Abilene about a year and a half ago. Taking away the historic designation will allow the owner to build something new.

The city council also voted to accept a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation. That grant will pay for new sidewalks and crosswalks on South 1 street from Locust to Butternut. 

City officials say the project will make it safer and more attractive for pedestrians.

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