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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    July 25, 2014

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  • GPS race Teams race to complete challenges THOMSON, Ill. — A challenge in August will pit teams against each other to complete a series of challenges.The event will begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 16 at the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge in Thomson. Armed with GPS units, teams

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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 week nights and from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. A possibility of adding a class from 1

    July 25, 2014

  • Fire departments undergo grain bin rescue training OMAHA — The Goose Lake and Lost Nation Volunteer Fire Departments each have received lifesaving grain bin rescue equipment through a donation from Farm Credit Services of America.Goose Lake received its equipment July 14 and Lost Nation on July 15. E

    July 24, 2014

  • ADM donates $75K for fire boat purchase CLINTON — Archer Daniels Midland Company has donated $75,000 to the city of Clinton for a new fire and rescue boat for the Clinton Fire Department.The boat will help the fire department respond to fires, administer emergency medical services and resp

    July 24, 2014

  • Students get first-hand look at non-profits CLINTON — An upcoming event will showcase Clinton area’s non-profits to incoming Ashford University students.The second Fresh START (Serving to Achieve Results Together) event will be held Saturday, Aug. 16. Students and staff members will serve at v

    July 23, 2014

  • Friend of the Fair Two honored as 'Friends' MORRISON, Ill. — The Whiteside County Fair recently announced its 2014 Friend of the Fair. Paul Vock and Dan Heusinkveld are this year’s honorees. The two men have been involved with the fair for decades.Vock started with the fair in 1971 as the Heav

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bice Nurses earn Daisy awards

    CLINTON — Two Clinton nurses recently earned Daisy awards.Mercy Medical Center nurses Jodie Atkinson and Kristen Bice earned the awards that is rewarded to extraordinary nurses. Atkinson began her career in nursing at Mercy Medical Center in 1995 on

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Revolver goes for $400 at auction CLINTON — Selling in two locations on June 21 proved to be a winner. I was selling in the first location with my son Jon and we had a strong bidding crowd. The second location had Jeff Lohr and Bill McWilliams holding firm with a nice crowd of bidder

    July 19, 2014

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