The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Clinton

November 11, 2013

City officials pleased with large-item pickup

CLINTON — Despite the controversy and debate surrounding large-item pickup in Clinton, city crews have been pleased with how smoothly the process has unfolded.

“Pickup has been lighter than expected due to the 95-gallon container and enforcing the rules,” Grounds and Facilities Superintendent Tom Krogman said. “It’s been working real well actually.”

The pickup began Oct. 21, spanning the length of the city in just four weeks. According to Krogman, aside from the first week, the pick-up crews have only needed a day or two to complete the pickup in each section of the city.

“The first week people didn’t realize it was going on so we had to go back. That took a little longer,” Krogman said. “(Since), we’ve been averaging about a day and a half for pick up.”

City Administrator Jessica Kinser agreed the first week of the pickup displayed the most difficulty for the street crews but since then the process has unfolded relatively smoothly.

“Once we’re in an area we’re not coming back, so people have called about that, (otherwise) we haven’t heard much,” Kinser said. “I think with the limited time to advertise we didn’t have a lot of people participate. It’s gone much smoother than I expected.”

Concerns of whether the city would have the time and manpower to accomplish the large-item pickup haunted the City Council when making the final decision to offer the service, but since the process has started, Krogman said street crews have still been able to handle the daily workload.

“Crews vary by the week but I try to get about six guys out there,” Krogman said. “Since it’s been so light, though, we’ve been kind of able to keep up with some of the regular work.”

Another concern the council battled was whether people would follow the rules and guidelines specifically set to make the process easier or if the city would have trouble trying to enforce those.

“We planned for the worst, that there would be lots of stuff out,” Kinser said.

However, Krogman feels encouraged by what he has seen in the first three weeks of the pickup and said there have been little problems the street crews have had to deal with in that regard.

“Most people have been doing pretty good,” Krogman said. “We’ve only had a couple that we’ve had to tag so, as a whole, people are following the rules.”

The next large-item pickup could take place April 21 pending approval by the City Council, and Krogman is hoping that process will go as smoothly as the current pickup.

“We’ll just see what happens,” Krogman said.

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