CLINTON — In other committee of the whole business Tuesday, the City Council on a 6-0 vote decided to place on the next regular agenda a request from two Clinton businessmen seeking to add a to-be-built restaurant’s land into a recently approved tax increment financing district.

Dan Jefferies and Steve Howes of Valley Bluff Development are requesting land that will house an Arby’s restaurant — a lot on a Lincoln Way frontage road just north of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car location — be included in the TIF district that also will include the Mississippi Belle II/Wild Rose Casino and other property the duo wants to have developed on Clinton’s west end.

Jefferies and Howes have said that in their previous discussions with lenders, they have shown the semiannual TIF payments based on a $25 million assessment of the Wild Rose Casino project, but since that amount has been amended to $24 million, the cash flow they predicted has been reduced by about $35,000 per year.

They say the addition of the Arby’s property into the TIF will help bridge that gap. That land currently is in another TIF district, which will be paid off and closed in mid-2007.

The council also:

n agreed to consider a Traffic Study Commission recommendation to eliminate a parking space to create a right turn only lane on the west side of southbound Fourth Street at Eight Avenue South;

n moved the Dec. 26 council meeting to Dec. 19; and

n placed two budget modifications on the next agenda. One is for upgrading Crashzone software for the police department at a cost of $300. The other is for a $320 purchase of carpeting for the planning department.

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