CLINTON — The Clinton City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, with a presentation honoring Clinton motorists’ seat belt use topping the agenda.

Wendy Nerem of the Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau, will recognize drivers and passengers in Clinton, which recently attained a 90 percent seat belt usage rate.

Following that, the City Council will convene a public hearing regarding the proposed voluntary annexation of 8.91 acres of land, owned by the Clinton School District, located at Dunn Road and U.S. 30.

The proposal asks that the land, the base for the district’s transportation department, be annexed into the city of Clinton. The City Council will consider a resolution approving the annexation of the land and adjoining highway right-of-way.

Other motions, resolutions or ordinances to be considered are an ordinance amending zoning regulations chapter 165 and a resolution to approve an agreement with Ashford University for placement, maintenance, management and removal of street banners.

A resolution in front of the council also will ask members to set a hearing and direct advertisement of bids for construction of the new Riverview Park Band Shell.

Other resolutions include:

• the Clinton Riverboat Days lease for the 2006 Riverboat Days celebration;

• a lease with the Clinton Jaycees for the July 4 weekend carnival in the south part of the Alliant Energy Field baseball stadium parking lot;

• the liquor license, Sunday sales and outdoor sales privilege for Clinton Riverboat Days Inc. and issuance of a Class II letter of exemption;

• a request from the Downtown Partnership to use the city’s accounting system for the Sally Findley Park Improvements Project;

• a well permit application for Archer Daniels Midland Co. construction of well No. 7;

• the purchase of 1011 Roosevelt St. from the Luella A. Miller estate for $29,500; and

• accepting a bid and awarding the contract for one Freightliner MT-45LDV vehicle for the Clinton Police Department.

The Clinton City Council’s Committee of the Whole meeting will follow the regular session on Tuesday night.

Items on the agenda include:

• a report from Environmental Protection Agency representative Kevin Larson about the cleanup at the Allied Steel coal tar gas site;

• a Bridge Arch proposal. As part of the Great Places project, bridge arches are to be installed coming into Clinton on the U.S. 30 and Iowa 136 Mississippi River bridges. A committee has been working on the project, including Rodger Holm, Bette Oakley, Mayor LaMetta Wynn and City Administrator Jeff Kooistra. A recommendation will be made by the committee members.

• railroad crossing upgrades. City officials have been working with the Iowa, Chicago and Eastern Railroad on upgrading some of the crossings in town. The council will hear more about this proposal.

• closed session rules. The City Council has requested more information about rules, so a report will be given.

• a request from Habitat for Humanity. The organization is asking the city to waive its building permit fee for the project.

• the Ericksen Community Center and the site of the former Harding Elementary School. Councilman Ron Mallicoat will present an item concerning this location; and

• inflatable pools. Councilman Bob Soesbe will be discussing the pools.

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