The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


September 19, 2013

LED lights on display at Autumn Fest

DEWITT — New LED lights will light up Lincoln Park for Friday’s Autumn Fest, City Administrator Steve Lindner told the DeWitt City Council this week. The new lighting has been funded through the Alliant Hometown Rewards Program.

The council approved the required annual Iowa Department of Transportation street finance report. Spending on street maintenance, construction and equipment used was listed as $4,154,586 with revenue at $4,827,728. With carryover balance, total funds available were $6,902,850 for an ending balance of $2,748,264.

The council approved a development agreement with RLR Enterprises for development of four lots in Cresseys subdivision located on 17th Avenue. Tires ‘N More intends to use the property for a new service and retail store. The developer, the city and the county assessor have worked together to ensure that the four lots can be combined into a single parcel without additional legal procedures.

If in the future, the lots are divided, a subdivision is required. Infrastructure has already been installed.

The first readings of a number of amendments to the city’s code of ordinances were approved. The amendment to the ordinance regarding snow removal clarifies that vehicles are not to be parked on city streets during a snowfall and that signs need not be posted to that effect. Accumulating snow indicates that vehicles need to be removed. This does not apply to the business area where signs need to be erected.

The ordinance relating to solid waste containers and their location was amended to reflect the now standardized waste containers that are now put on the line or on the edge of the roadway and thus on the city’s right-of-way.

A third amendment repeals a previous no-longer applicable ordinance that requires outside remote registers for meter reading. There are no longer any outside remote readers.

The final ordinance amendment pertains to lien exemptions. The amendment extends to commercial rental properties that the lien exemptions that are now given for residential property. Landlords must provide the city with written notice that their tenants are responsible for the water charges. The amended ordinance follows state code.

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    April 21, 2014

  • Camanche to host citywide garage sales CAMANCHE -- St. Mark's United Methodist Church will organize citywide garage sales scheduled for May 2 and 3. Those wishing to participate and have their garage sale listed in the advertising may obtain forms at Clinton National Bank, Citizens First

    April 24, 2014

  • Bald eagles Britton to present on lead effects MAQUOKETA -- A National Wildlife Refuge manager will present a program on lead's effects on bald eagles. Ed Britton, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Refuge manager, will deliver the presentation at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at Hurstville Interpretive Center in Ma

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Spring flea market is April 27 MAQUOKETA -- The annual Spring Flea Market, Antique, and Collectible Show will be Sunday, April 27, at the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Maquoketa. The show has been in existence for 27 years and is one of Iowa's largest shows with more than 150 sell

    April 24, 2014

  • Human trafficking Stickers highlight human trafficking CLINTON -- Area establishments are receiving added decor this week thanks to an anti-trafficking committee. Sisters of St. Francis Center for Active Nonviolence and Peacemaking Anti-Trafficking committee members are placing stickers in local establis

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cats outsmart the researchers

    I knew a lot had been written about dogs, and I assumed there must be at least a handful of studies on cats. But after weeks of scouring the scientific world for someone - anyone - who studied how cats think, all I was left with was this statement, laughed over the phone to me by one of the world's top animal cognition experts, a Hungarian scientist named Ádám Miklósi.

    April 22, 2014

  • Calling all munchkins CLINTON -- The Clinton Area Showboat Theatre is looking for munchkins. Local auditions will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 19, at the Showboat for munchkins in the upcoming "The Wizard of Oz" performance. Munchkins may be of any age as long as

    April 22, 2014

  • St. Paul grants Church awards grants

    CLINTON -- An area church recently awarded area organizations with grants. The Bickelhaupt Arboretum, the Felix Adler Children's Discovery Center, First Circle Friends, YWCA, Voices for the Land/Monarch Teacher Network and Haley Westerkamp were grant

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • On Iowa program selects Clinton residents CLINTON -- Four Clinton residents recently were named On Iowa student leaders. Keaton Fuller, Jacinta Jargo, Kenya Lewis and Allyson Naeve were among 235 people selected to serve as welcomers to new first-year and transfer students at the University

    April 22, 2014

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    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

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