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April 8, 2013

Sewer rates, humane society on agenda

CLINTON — A number of items including sewer rate increases, an interview with the Clinton Humane Society and eliminating large-item pickup will come before the Clinton City Council for approval during their Committee of the Whole meeting Tuesday.

Council members will consider increasing sewer rates by 9.5 percent, bringing the rate from $8.18 to $8.96 per 100 cubic feet. The sewer rate increase for this year would add $6.24 to an average residential customer’s bill, making the average bill $71.68 per month.

The council discussed the rate increases in February when interim City Administrator Jessica Kinser informed council members the subject would come before them in April for implementation by June 1.

Council members also will interview representatives of the Clinton Humane Society in order to get answers that could result in the organization being reinstated as the city’s animal-control provider.

Whether to eliminate large-item pickup in 2013 also will be discussed. During the March 27 City Services Committee meeting, the recommendation to drop the service was made. City officials cited the cost of providing the service, the length of time it takes, and the other jobs not being performed while the street department employees complete large-item pickup.

Council members also will discuss a number of items relating to RAIL.ONE and Nevada Railroad Materials locating at the Lincolnway Railport. They will discuss an offer to buy real estate with RAIL.ONE, building permits for the company, an engagement agreement for the sale of property to NRM and a restore Iowa’s sound economy grant for constructing a roadway at the railpark. Council members also will discuss allowing John Thomas to continue farming near the proposed RAIL.ONE property.

During the regular City Council meeting, members will vote to authorize $3,000 in incentive pay to the city attorney for acting as the city administrator from November of last year to January of this year. Council members will also take action on out of rank pay for the building and neighborhood services official, the wastewater superintendent, the grounds and facilities superintendent and the transit and fleet superintendent.

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