The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Clinton

September 7, 2013

New finance director hiring expected Tuesday

CLINTON — The Clinton City Council is slated to hire a new city finance director during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

Anita Dalton, of Camanche, has been selected by City Administrator Jessica Kinser to fill the position that Kinser held before being chosen as the city administrator.

Dalton has worked at Archer Daniels Midland as a cost analyst for the past two years. Before ADM, the Camanche native was an accounting manager at the Wild Rose Casino and director of accounting for the Frontier hospitality group for more than 19 years.  She has her bachelor's degree in accounting from Mount St. Clare College.

Her salary will be $75,705 and she will start working for the city on Oct. 7.

A hiring committee consisting of three council members, three department heads, one Finance Department employee, the City Clerk, and the City Administrator conducted an initial interview, which was then followed by a one-on-one interview with the City Administrator and a group interview with the Finance Department.  

The appointment is ultimately Kinser's decision, but will come before the council for formal approval on Tuesday.

Outside of approving Dalton's appointment, council members will vote on a contract with McClure Engineering for $338,055 to Rittmer, Inc., of DeWitt, for construction of the south access road into the Lincolnway Railport. Earlier this year the city received a Revitalize Iowa's Sound Economy grant to cover up to $283,516 for construction costs of the road.  

The council also will take action on a resolution that would bar residents from temporarily discontinuing their solid waste service.

During the Committee of the Whole meeting immediately following the council meeting, council members will discuss a change to the alcohol monitoring plan that applies to bars that allow patrons under the age of 21.

The Gateway ImpACT coalition came to the Rules and Regulations Committee meeting Tuesday to ask that bars with under 21 exemptions be required to issue wristbands to anyone between the ages of 21 and 30, which is a change from the current monitoring plan.  

Changing the name of Liberty Avenue to Veterans Memorial Drive is also on the Committee of the Whole agenda for discussion.  

Council members also will discuss issuing a request for proposal for engineering firms to collect data on the city's basin 6, which is bordered by Bluff Boulevard, the Mississippi River, Eighth Avenue South and Seventh Avenue North.

As part of the long-term control plan, the city will need to improve the sewers in this area, but staff is unsure how much will need to be improved and what the costs associated with the improvements will be. The cost of the data collection would be $100,000 or less and is currently accounted for in the sewer capital improvements plan.  

The Clinton City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Clinton City Hall with the Committee of the Whole meeting immediately following.

1
Text Only
Clinton
  • Fire alarm evacuation at Eagle Heights

    Students of Eagle Heights Elementary School were evacuated Thursday afternoon after staff smelled something being emitted in the first-grade hallway and main office areas.

    According to a press release from the Clinton Community School District, staff noticed the smell at approximately 1:10 p.m. It was then determined the fire department should be notified, and the fire alarm was pulled. The building was evacuated quickly and the Clinton Fire Department responded immediately.

    April 17, 2014

  • JUST IN: McColley found not guilty of sex abuse

    A Clinton County jury today found Russell McColley, 39, not guilty of second-degree sexual abuse.

    McColley was accused of abusing a 3-year-old girl on July 29, 2013. If convicted of the class B felony, he could have faced as much as 25 years in prison.

    April 17, 2014

  • AGENDA: 4-21-14 Clinton School Board Committee of the Whole

    The Clinton Community School Board will meet April 21 at 6 p.m. at the Clinton Administration Center.

    April 17, 2014

  • Court denies man's appeal in robbery CLINTON -- The Iowa Court of Appeals has upheld a conviction of a man who robbed a Clinton pawn shop in 2012. Darrell L. Thomas recently appealed his first-degree robbery conviction to the Iowa Court of Appeals. The court released its decision Wednes

    April 17, 2014

  • 4-17-14 Trees forever photo 2 Let it grow (with Video)

    CLINTON - A new generation of trees will be planted by a young generation of Irish. Wednesday during class, Lisa Golden's Prince of Peace Prep third-graders continued their year-long biology education with the help of Clinton's Trees Forever organiza

    April 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • LumberKings let one get away vs. Dayton DAYTON, Ohio -- For eight innings, the Clinton LumberKings were on their way to ending a three-game losing streak, as their pitchers mowed down Dayton's batters. But the Dragons finally struck in the ninth inning, tying the game, then they handed the

    April 17, 2014

  • CCDA will match funds to secure van

    CLINTON -- One local non-profit organization soon will benefit from a donation from the Clinton County Development Association but it's not their typical form of grant giving. During a meeting Wednesday, CCDA members discussed the possibility of matc

    April 17, 2014

  • Jury deliberating in sex abuse case CLINTON -- Jurors were set to return to court this morning to continue deliberating on the trial of a man accused of sexually abusing a 3-year-old girl. The jury deliberated for more than two hours on the Russell McColley case Wednesday afternoon, be

    April 17, 2014

  • 4-19-14 FBLA photo CHS Future Business Leaders of America attend conference Thirty members of the Clinton High School Future Business Leaders of America attended their spring leadership conference at the Marriott Coralville from March 26-29. Students attending the conference competed against other Iowa students in state and

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-16-14 1B-Photo, Robinson Kings' Robinson trying to keep up with himself CLINTON -- Deshond Robinson knew he was fast, but he didn't know how fast he had become since winning the open 400-meter dash at the Iowa high school state meet last spring. Earlier in his high school career, Robinson was pretty reluctant about comp

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

Clinton Herald Photos


Browse, buy and submit pictures with our photo site.

Facebook