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December 4, 2013

Clinic options examined

CLINTON — A few options are off the table and a few more are on for the new health care clinic community leaders are trying to bring to Clinton.

A group of 13 people met at The Canticle on Monday to discuss the options that still seem viable for Community Health Care Inc.'s new site.

After the meeting, the group left with some options to further investigate: the lower section of Chancy Park, green space and parking lots south of the Roosevelt building and what appears to be less likely than the others, the area next to Hy-Vee.

None of the areas are a sure thing and with the backlash from the last location officials eyed, the group is taking a number of precautions before getting swept away with an idea.

"You don't want to get on a roll and then you get a pie in the face," At-large Councilwoman Jennifer Graf said.

CHC, a Quad-Cities based affordable health and dental clinic, has made several attempts to locate in Clinton, but has yet to find a location that will work and not spark consternation in the community.

The last location in particular, the parking lot adjacent to Clinton Park, caused several groups to come forward in opposition for various reasons, including preservation of park land and parking spaces for downtown.

The opposition sent a group consisting of standing, incoming and outgoing council members to brainstorm other options with city staff and the Sisters of St. Francis, who are helping to put together financing for the clinic.

Ward 3 Councilman-elect Ed O'Neill did research on a majority of the sites, including the lot on Eighth Avenue South and South Fifth Street, property adjacent to the Sawmill Museum, land next to Sterling Federal Bank and property at Fourth Avenue North and North Third Street, all of which are not available.

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