CLINTON — A contract that will pay new Clinton City Administrator Jeffrey Horne $95,000 a year was approved by the Clinton City Council on Tuesday.

The council hired Horne earlier this month but there was no contract in place stating what he would be paid. The city advertised $95,000 per year when advertising for the position.

Horne, city administrator in Mitchellville, will take over for interim city administrator Paul Walter on Oct. 12.

For the past three years, Horne worked in Mitchellville and prior to that was the city administrator in Eldora from 2005 to 2006 and the budget coordinator for Johnson County from 2000 to 2005.

Horne, 43, is a native of Iowa City and earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at the University of Iowa and a master’s of business administration at Dominican University in River Forest, Ill.

Other city news

• Signs along the riverfront warning people to not feed the animals could be put up in three to four weeks, according to Public Works Director Gary Schellhorn. The signs are in response to complaints that people feeding the birds along the riverfront is increasing the population of birds and rats in the area.

• Clinton officials looked at offering brown paper leaf bags for residents earlier this year, but Schellhorn said the city will use up its large stock pile of plastic bags before making the switch.

• City engineer Jason Craft said 38 blocks of the 107-block plan to repair Clinton’s streets have been completed so far. Craft said he expects to have 70 blocks completed by the end of the year and wrap up the remaining 37 by next July.

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