The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

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April 10, 2014

Funding for DeWitt project approved

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A sum of $30,000 is on hand, he said.

The council approved closing parts of Eighth Street today for Operation Prom, hiring graduate student Kevin Randle as a summer planning intern at $8.75 an hour for 14 weeks to work on the city’s comprehensive plan, releasing a lien for property maintenance at 721 12th St., and denying a sidewalk waiver at 523 12th Ave. on the corner with Sixth Street. Councilman Verlyn Scheckel said there was no sidewalk on Sixth Street and the sidewalk should be put in.

Sixth Street dead ends and a street is not expected to go through there, Lindner said. Although Ketelsen voted no on the denial on the grounds there would be no development, the council voted 4-1 on the basis that the sidewalk policy should be followed.

The council began its first attempts to deal with the emerald ash borer by approving the first reading of an addition to an ordinance to regulate chemical treatment of ash trees. Previously city forester Kevin Rice had informed the council the EAB was just outside a 15-mile radius of the city. He suggested treating some large trees in Lincoln Park and start taking down small trees in the city’s boulevard.

According to a 1998 inventory, there are 75 ash trees in boulevards.

The ordinance calls for chemical treatment of trees on private property or city right-of-way at the expense of the property owner and performed by a licensed commercial pesticide applicator. The permit fee is yet to be established.

The council approved the first reading of an ordinance revision changing the time limits on city ordered sidewalk repairs. In order to complete the maintenance program in one construction season, the time before the city makes the sidewalk repair was cut from 90 days to 45 days.

The final readings of ordinance revisions to increase sewer rates and water rates by 3 percent were also approved.

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