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Dental clinic funding restored

Aldermen voted unanimously Monday night to reverse the city manager’s recommendation and restore funding for the children’s dental clinic that operates out of the Civic Center basement.

Aldermen said they saw little sign that alternative providers could be found to provide the services now used by about 1,800 low income children a year.

Aldermen voted unanimously Monday night to reverse the city manager’s recommendation and restore funding for the children’s dental clinic that operates out of the Civic Center basement.

Aldermen said they saw little sign that alternative providers could be found to provide the services now used by about 1,800 low income children a year.

The program costs $153,000, and the aldermen asked the city manager to keep looking for some other organization that could provide the service.

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