The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

September 21, 2013

City to adopt vision statement, mission plan

Liberty Ave. name change on agenda

By Katie Dahlstrom
Assistant Editor

---- — CLINTON — The city of Clinton will adopt its vision statement, mission and values during the Tuesday night Clinton City Council meeting.

City Council members and Mayor Mark Vulich made suggestions for the vision statement, mission and values, which were then voted on by the public, city staff and elected officials earlier this month.  

The most popular choices will be adopted by the council Tuesday.  

The council also will vote on a resolution to change the name of Liberty Avenue to Veteran's Memorial Drive from South 14th Street to South Fourth Street.  

Council members will take action on three resolutions to pay property owners to acquire their land as part of the 19th Avenue North extension project.  

Also, the council will sell $4.3 million in general obligation bonds during their Tuesday meeting.  

As part of the consent agenda, the council will vote to move forward with improving the Riverview Park Bandshell. The city will issue a request for proposal, advising potential contractors the project needs to be complete by Dec. 30.

The bandshell improvement project was suggested by the Clinton volunteer group, Vision 8. Since the group's first suggestion came to the council, the city has revised the plans in order to meet structural safety standards.  

During the Committee of the Whole meeting, council members will review the options for water at the Lincolnway Railport.

At the Aug. 13 Committee of the Whole meeting, the council heard three options for water at the industrial park, which ranged from $2.7 million to $3.5 million.

McClure Engineering staff, which is investigating water options for the city, was told to investigate the wells at the former Hawkeye Chemical site as a fourth option, which they will present during Tuesday's meeting. Getting water from the Hawkeye Chemical site could cost between $4 million and $4.5 million, according to the information being presented to council members.  

Recreation Director Gregg Obren will discuss the contract between the city and the Symphony of Lights for use of the Eagle Point Park Lodge. Officials with the Symphony of Lights would like to change some of the terms in the three-year agreement that was approved last year.  

Council members during the Committee of the Whole also will discuss the proposed changes to the city's medical plan design and the proposed non-bargaining personnel policy manual.  

The council will end its Committee of the Whole session with a discussion on a strategic planning session.  

The Clinton City Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Clinton City Hall.