The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Clinton

November 14, 2012

Clinton residents to see changes on sewer bills

CLINTON — On a split vote, the Clinton City Council voted to alter the minimum billable amount for sewer bills during its regular meeting Tuesday night.  

The ordinance ammendment changes the billable volume for sewer customers to one unit, or 100 cubic feet, per month. The minimum per quarter would be altered to three units, 300 cubic feet, per quarter.  

The ordinance also will add a new section that states sewer users who are not customers of Iowa American Water and do not have a meter for water usage will be billed a minimum usage of 8 units, 800 cubic feet, per month or 24 units, 2,400 cubic feet, per quarter. According to City Finance Director Jessica Kinser, 16 customers are affected by this change.

Under the ordinance that was passed in 2005, customers were paying $72 per quarter, which Kinser said equated to 24 units by the rates at the time.  

Council members John Rowland, at-large and Maggie Klaes, Ward 1, cast the “no” votes.  Council member Jennifer Graf, at-large, was absent.    

The Council also took action on the Animal Protection and Control Ordinance, which has been volleying between committees and the Council for months.  The ordinance was passed on the first reading by the Clinton City Council on Tuesday.  

The revised ordinance first appeared in the Rules and Regulations Committee in July where it was met with opposition over the proposed limit on dogs, cats or ferrets at 10.

Throughout the course of the discussion at various levels, the ordinance was altered so no limit would be set on the number of animals.  Instead, the ordinance dictates the pet owner cannot have a number of animals that creates an unhealthy or unsanitary condition for the animals or human.

Several other concerns about the stipulated fees, discipline for people violating the ordinance, and many other items within the ordinance caused repeated discussion and extra scrutiny before it reached the Council for approval Tuesday night.   

The Council approved the first reading of the ordinance 6-0 with Council member Jennifer Graf, at-large, absent.  

Both ordinances will need to go through two more readings before they are finally adopted. 

1
Text Only
Clinton
  • photo-55.JPG UPDATE: 17-year-old fell, airlifted at Eagle Point Park (with VIDEO)

    A 17-year-old male was airlifted to Iowa City Monday afternoon after he fell approximately 80 feet from the bluff at Eagle Point Park. The male was not identified by authorities.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Interest in Ernst rises as his game does, too

    Brady Ernst is having a summer to remember.
    The rising River King senior is spending the summer playing for the Iowa Barnstormers traveling basketball team. This weekend they're playing in the Fab48 tournament in Las Vegas.

    July 26, 2014

  • PHOTOS: Clinton Junior Baseball 2014 Tournament Winners

    Clinton Junior Baseball 2014 Tournament Winners - Majors, Minors, Pee Wee

    July 25, 2014

  • JUST IN: Man shot in downtown Clinton

    A 32-year-old man was shot in downtown Clinton early today.

    July 25, 2014

  • YWCA offers lifeguard training

    CLINTON — The YWCA will offer lifeguard training in August.The course will be held from Aug. 4 to 10 at the YWCA. This 30-hour class will meet from 5 to 9 p.m. for four weeknights and from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. A possibility of adding a class from 1

    July 25, 2014

  • Concurrent terms ordered in burglary case

    CLINTON — A Clinton man will serve four concurrent prison terms for his role in a string of 2012 burglaries.Assistant Clinton County Attorney Amanda Myers on Thursday requested the court to order Cory Mitchell, 38, to serve as much as 10 years in pri

    July 25, 2014

  • Whitecaps take away Clinton offense CLINTON — The Clinton LumberKings (13-19, 43-57) mustered only five hits as the visiting West Michigan Whitecaps (20-12, 61-41) shut down the hometown club at Ashford University Field.Whitecaps’ starter Jonathon Crawford (6-2) allowed only four men t

    July 25, 2014

  • 7-25-14 1B-Photo, Clinton track Clinton king of Brady DAVENPORT — It might not have been the blue oval, but Clinton track can place its mark at the top of the hill.The quartet of Barrion Collins, Marquis Robinson, Quavon Jones and Deshond Robinson won the high school boys division of the Battle Up Brady

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Habitat for Humanity hosts fundraiser

    CLINTON — Habitat for Humanity will host a fundraiser in Thomson, Illinois.The Clinton County group will showcase Laid Back Luau from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, at Heirloom Cafe in Thomson. The event will feature games, prizes, music train rides for

    July 25, 2014

  • 7-24-14 1B-Photo, Choice 2 Cinderella run ends DUBUQUE — The playoff run was fun while it lasted. Dubuque Hempstead, the No. 1-ranked baseball team in Class 4A entering Wednesday, ended Clinton’s chances at back-to-back appearances in the state tournament in Des Moines. The Mustangs knocked out t

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

Clinton Herald Photos


Browse, buy and submit pictures with our photo site.

Facebook