A reduction in first-time penalties for nuisance policy offenders may still be considered by Clinton City Council members.

Mark Vulich, at-large councilman, suggested at Tuesday’s Rules and Regulations committee meeting that the council take another look at fines administered in the new nuisance policy being developed.

Violations in the new plan start at $500 for first-time violations, $750 for a second offense and $1,000 for a third penalty. During the Clinton City Council Committee of the Whole meeting June 8, council members will discuss reducing the first-time penalty to $250, while also making other revisions to the proposed ordinance.

Under the current policy, first-time offenders face a $100 penalty and $200 for a second violation.

“I feel that $100 is too low, but $250 for a first violation is a fair amount,” Vulich said.

Much of the discussion regarding the nuisance ordinance stemmed on how the new policy would affect landlords and tenants.

Read the entire story in today's Clinton Herald.