CLINTON — The Clinton City Council could vote to approve five new ordinances tonight.

The first considerations of four ordinances have been approved and the ordinances are set for second and third considerations before adoption during the regular council meeting agenda. The ordinances include the rezoning of the Valley Bluff Horizons Subdivision from agricultural and industrial to general commercial and general commercial/light industrial, and the rezoning of 303 23rd Ave. North from single family residential to general commercial. Two ordinances will amend the deer management program/deer management zone and the firearm discharge area.

Early in the agenda, the council will hold a public hearing concerning a resolution authorizing the submittal of a Community Development Block Grant application to the Iowa Department of Economic Development for Economic Development Set-Aside funds.

If awarded, the grant would be used to reimburse Air Control for a land purchase made as part of an economic development project.

The council will consider the third reading and approval of an ordinance adopting the 2006 International Plumbing Code. At the council meeting held Aug. 14, the council approved a motion by a vote of 5 to 1 to amend the previous ordinance by striking the words “either/or” and “Uniform Plumbing Code” from the ordinance, leaving it to read for the approval of the International Plumbing Code. A second consideration of the amended ordinance also passed by a vote of 5 to 1. By adoption, the 2006 IPC would be added to the group of standardized codes referred to as the Clinton Building Code that becomes effective July 1, 2008.

The council also may take action on resolutions:

• Approving reorganization of Public Works/Planning/ Engineering;

• Accepting an amended one-year collective bargaining agreement with the Clinton Police Department Bargaining Unit for July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007;

• Approving the Airport Commission purchase of property described in exhibit A as required by the Federal Aviation Administrations from William Carl Cousins for $49,525; and

• accepting donation of a mobile classroom from Lyondell.

During the Committee of the Whole meeting to follow the regular agenda, the council will discuss Traffic Study Commission recommendations regarding a parking ban on the north side of 12th Avenue North, east of 11th Street; and a load limit sign at the north end of the 1100 block of North 10th Street.

The COW again will review an appeal of a demolition order for 653 Sixth Ave. South.

Later, the committee will discuss the possibility of re-establishing an Internal Operations Committee and four budget modifications before hearing the city administrator’s report.

Finally, the COW will enter closed session to discuss four items related to property acquisition.

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